1999-2000 SEASON

Anne-Marie Donovan, Artistic Director

I Cello | Oct. 1, 1999  |  Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building (University of Waterloo)

NUMUS continues its tradition of highlighting one instrument in its contemporary habitat. Tonight, we explore the late 20th Century musical landscape through the eye of the violoncello with cellist, Paul Pulford.

Paul Pulford, cello

Laurier’s Offspring| Nov. 12, 1999  |  Maureen Forrester Recital Hall (Wilfrid Laurier University)

As the constant creative energy from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Music continues to flow into this community and beyond, NUMUS dwells for an evening on the contribution made by graduates from the composition program and pays tribute to the Faculty of Music on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

Natasha Campbell, soprano
Julie Baumgartel, violin
Matthew Jones, recorder
Carol Baumann, percussion
TACTUS vocal ensemble


Makrokosmopolitan – A George Crumb Festival| Feb. 3, 4, 5 2000

Meet the Composer: George Crumb  |  Feb. 3, 2000  |  Maureen Forrester Recital Hall (Wilfrid Laurier University)

We bring in the 21st Century with a tribute to one of the great voices in contemporary music, American composer George Crumb. As we welcome this illustrious composer into our midst, we are treated to some of the 20th Century’s greatest chamber works. We also pay homage to one who was and remains one of this country’s inspirational voices, composer Harry Somers.

AnneMarie Donovan, mezzo soprano
Sibylle Marquardt, flute
James Mason, oboe
Sophie Drouin, mandolin
Lori Gemmel, harp
Heather Toews, piano
Carol Baumann, percussion
Richard Moore, percussion

Music for a Summer Evening  |  Feb. 4, 2000  |  Maureen Forrester Recital Hall (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Perhaps the weather will oblige us as we leap forward into an imaginary summer. Sponsored by the Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University. Lecture presented with Laurier Lectures.

Heather Toews, piano
New Art Quartet: Beth Ann DeSousa & Terry Kroetsch, piano
Carol Baumann & David Campion, percussion

Black Angels  |  Feb. 5, 2000  |  The Theatre Auditorium, Aird Building (Wilfrid Laurier University)

The members of the Penderecki String Quartet bring George Crumb’s Black Angels to life, premiere a new work by Canadian Barbara Croall and are joined by pianist Jamie Parker for the Schnittke Piano Quintet.

Jamie Parker, piano
Penderecki String Quartet

As It Might Happen | Mar. 31, 2000  |  Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building (University of Waterloo)

For starters, Andrew Stewart’s fantasy on The Art of Japanese Bed Fighting. Then the premiere of Sound Dreaming by Wende Bartley using “sound spacialization”. Finally, the premiere of Tim Brady’s As it Happened, using as text an interview with Linda MacDonald on CBC Radio One’s As it Happens, conducted by Judy Rebick, concerning her experiences at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Montreal in 1963, where she was subjected to five months of intensive brain-washing experiments against her will in a programme funded by the CIA and the Canadian Department of Defense. Three powerful works and the MIRROR IMAGE vocal ensemble combine to make this concert a technological and emotional powerhouse.

MIRROR IMAGE vocal ensemble

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