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2013 - 2014 Season - Main Events


Bradyworks + VivaVoce at FIMAV - May 16, 2013
Breaking News:
Tim Brady's ATACAMA: SYMPHONY#3 nominated for a JUNO award!
Best New Classical Composition - awards ceremony -Mar. 29/30, 2014
"Tim Brady's Third Symphony, Atacama, (is) a work of haunting and explosive power. It receives an intensely vibrant performance on this new disc featuring the Montreal-based ensemble VivaVoce and the instrumental group Bradyworks...Brady's 50-minute journey is relentless and affecting, especially shaped with urgent commitment by the combined forces of VivaVoce and Bradyworks."
Donald Rosenberg - Gramophone Magazine - June 2013

"The most striking (performance) was Tim Brady's Atacama: Symphony #3. Brady is a Montreal guitarist who thinks big. The movements evolve in interesting ways, alternating choral and instrumental parts for a while, then sort of smashing everything into everything else at high velocity...and it worked wellA CD of the piece was recently issued by ATMA, and it's highly recommended."
Byron Coley - WIRE Magazine - June 2013


World Premiere: The How and the Why of Memory: Symphony #4
Mar. 27, 2014 - Symphony Nova Scotia - Rebecca Cohn Hall - Halifax
After the spectacular success of the Violin Concerto for SNS concertmaster Robert Uchida in April 2012, Brady teams up again with this extraordinary orchestra to create his first-ever full orchestral symphony. The new work will be a 22-minute composition in a single movement form, and will feature Brady's characteristic syncopated harmonies, soaring melodies, dramatic structural shifts and haunting atmospheres.  The superb musicanship of SNS will be on display in this premiere performance.

World Premiere: The Same River Twice: Symphony #5.0
Feb. 5, 2014 - Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur - Montréal
A 30-minute symphony - for electric guitar quartet?  Why not?!
This concert, and this new work, marks the launch of Brady's newest ensemble:
- an electric guitar quartet called : INSTRUMENTS OF HAPPINESS
Featuring Brady and 3 other top Montreal guitarists (Gary Schwartz, Michel Héroux and Antoine Berthiaume), the group will also present premieres of specially commissioned pieces by Rainer Weins and Antoine Berthiaume, plus a performance of "Composure" a quartet by the American composer Kyle Gann.
Watch for more Instruments of Happiness concerts and tours in the future!

Bradyworks + Tom Buckner: Tour 2014
3 members of Bradyworks (Brady, clarinetist Lori Freedman and violist Pemi Paull) join forces with celebrated New York baritone Tom Buckner for a series of quartet concerts in Canada, the USA and Australia.  The programme features works by Brady (premiere), Erik Griswold (permiere), John Encarnacao (premiere), Annea Lockwood, John Cage and Christian Wolfe
Live Recording by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for "New Music Up Late".
Mar. 19 - Montréal
Mar. 20 - New York
Mar. 30 - Los Angeles
Apr. 1 - San Francisco
Apr. 5 - Perth (Australia)
Apr. 7 - 9 - Adelaide
Apr. 11 - Clayton
Apr. 14 - Melbourne
Apr. 16 - Brisbane
Apr. 18 - Sydney

photo: Laurence Labat