Victoria Composers Collective

Interior Tour 2018

Title: Victoria Composers Collective on Tour, Kelowna
Date: July 6, 2018
Time: 8pm concert, 7:30 pre-concert talk
Location: Salloum Hall @ the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Ticket: $10 door/eventbrite.ca
Genre: Experimental Music/New Music/Contemporary Classical Music
Online Tickets: eventbrite.ca
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/417098208805605/

 

Title: Victoria Composers Collective on Tour, Kamloops
Date: July 9, 2018
Time: 8pm concert, 7:30 pre-concert talk
Location: Kamloops United Church, 421 St Paul Street
Ticket: $10 door/eventbrite.ca
Genre: Experimental Music/New Music/Contemporary Classical Music
Online Tickets: eventbrite.ca
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/456582468085598/

 

Victoria-based composers Nathan Friedman, Lynne Penhale, and Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins, venture into the BC Interior performing original works as well as pieces by other BC composers including Jean Ethridge (Salmon Arm) and Sylvia Rickard (Victoria). Their ensemble of voice, piano, and clarinet is joined by Bailey Finley on flute, bringing contemporary classical music from Victoria into the Thompson, Okanagan, and Shuswap regions.

About Victoria Composers Collective:

Founded in 2014, the Victoria Composers Collective is a Victoria-based community of emerging composers dedicated to the performance and promotion of new music from the local community and across Canada.

http://www.victoriacomposerscollective.com/

Sound examples on the VCC’s SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/victoria-composers

Composer/Performer bios:

Originally hailing from Quesnel, Lynne Penhale is a composer based in Victoria. She began her career as a songwriter and then pursued a composition degree at the University of Victoria. In her spare time she likes to knit and hang out with her orange and white cat, Carlton.

Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins is a composer, music director, and concert organizer living in Victoria. After initiating her piano studies in 2006, Maria completed a bachelor’s degree in music composition at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Subsequently, Maria moved to Canada in 2013 to pursue a master’s degree in music composition from University of Victoria. Outside of composing, Maria enjoys writing stories and watching movies.

Originally from Kamloops, Nathan Friedman is a composer and clarinetist based in Victoria. He has an MA in Composition/Experimental Music from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and a Bachelor of Music in composition from the University of Victoria. When he’s not busy composing, Nathan enjoys reading strange books and looking at maps.

Bailey Finley is a diverse flautist who avidly promotes new music. Originally from Kamloops, she left to pursue music on the West Coast. In spring 2017, Bailey received her Bachelor of Musical Arts, Comprehensive from the University of Victoria. Bailey is a self-proclaimed taco connoisseur and is a co-founder of @triotaco, a contemporary flute trio based in Victoria. https://www.facebook.com/triotaco/