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New Year, New Workshop

We were thrilled to have accordionist Simone Baron lead a workshop on January 16th ahead of our April concert, 'Jests in Time'. The Spectrum composers, as well our 2019 New Voices Composer Residency applicants, discovered the possibilities of writing for the accordion - from the fundamentals to extended techniques. The main takeaway? Every accordion is different! The workshop was also open to the general public for those curious composers in the community!

We'd like to thank Array Space for the use of their venue, as well as all those who joined us that evening. From our New Voices Composer Residency applicants, one will be selected to write and present a new work alongside Spectrum on April 6th. Stay tuned for the results!

If you're a composer and you're interested in getting involved with Spectrum, we host a residency each year. Not only do you have the chance of creating a new work and having it presented at one of our concerts, you also have the opportunity of working alongside like-minded composers.


More information about the NVCR is available under our Outreach tab. You can also find more information about Simone from her website.


- The Spectrum Team


P.S. Join us on February 23rd at Gallery 345 for our concert, 'Breaking Down Barriers' - new works inspired by rebellion. Come hear classical choir juxtaposed with jazz trio. For those outside Toronto, there will be a second performance of the event in Hamilton on February 24th at the Church of St. John the Evangelist. Tickets are available now!

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