PROJECTS

KITCHEN SINK POCKET ORCHESTRA

2021

Kitchen Sink Pocket Orchestra is a fresh and exciting mixed string and wind ensemble designed to introduce orchestral instruments in accessible and non-traditional settings.

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ALLEGRA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 

FestivELLE 2021

The Allegra Chamber Orchestra is proud to present FestivELLE, a three day virtual celebration of female-identifying and emerging composers from across Canada. One of the only all-female orchestras in the world, over its five year history Allegra has commissioned, featured, and championed the works of dozens of female and minority composers, with a mandate to equalize and diversify our concert stages while enacting social change through music. 

Alderwood Ensemble

Chamber Music 

The Alderwood Ensemble’s mission is to perform classical chamber music and make it accessible to all audiences. Like our namesake, the Alder tree, we strive to incorporate resilience and flexibility into our playing and programming. Stemming from our aspiration to reach the community in new and diverse ways we are adapting constantly to our ever changing times.

Adults playing double bass on a sunny patio

Human Shadow Etched In Stone 

Rita Ueda: let us not be the reason someone is out there praying for peace (2020)

Little Chamber Music presented Human Shadow Etched in Stone Livestream on August 6, 2020 in partnership with The Polygon Gallery and in association with Opus 59 Films.

West Coast Amateur Musicians society

Double bass & Chamber Music Coach

The West Coast Amateur Musicians Society is a nonprofit organization of amateur musicians based in British Columbia, Canada. Each July, WCAMS offers a week-long residential camp led by top professional musicians.

Adults playing double bass on a sunny patio

Little Chamber Music

Isolation Commission

To support front line artists in this unprecedented time, and to foster reflections on that time from our musical community, Little Chamber Music has created the Isolation Commissions.

For $200, donors got to choose an artist to film a 4min video of themselves performing at home, something that reflects the impact our extraordinary social situation is having on their artistic practice. It might be an improvisation, a favourite piece, a work that brings comfort, a work in progress….that was up to the artist.

Vancouver Bass Players

Interview

Laurence Mollerup interviews Okanagan Symphony (Principal), Vancouver Opera, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra bassist Meaghan Williams. We discuss scordatura tuning and working with living Canadian Composers like Mark Haney and Veronika Krausas.

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CBC North by Northwest

Interview about bass playing

CBC North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay: Sunday February 2, 2020

CBC North by Northwest

Interview about Placentia Bay: Summer of 1941

CBC North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay: Sunday, November 17, 2019

Cover photo of Placentia Bay Summer of 1941 Score

International Society for Contemporary Music String Orchestra

Concert, November 2017

Victoria Symphony and Yannick Nézet-Séguin

January 2016

Victoria Symphony with Yannick Nezet-Seguin January 2016