Review – Orillia Packet and Times

Singing the song of remembrance

ChamberMusicOrillia“All eyes were on Jeffrey Moellman as he raised his arms to begin the concert with the full-voiced choir singing Gloria from Missa Pax by Canadian composer Timothy Corlis. This piece highlighted dynamic contrast, smooth legato lines, dramatic expression and some rich unison singing — a great start to the concert. Corlis’s Benedictus followed with long build-ups to the climaxes and some interesting colour from the clarinetist, James Hilts.”

- Nancy Telfer, November 16, 2015


Audience reviews – Raven and the First Men for string quartet

Winnipeg, New Zealand String Quartet, Igor Begelman

“I am enthralled with the first part of the program tonight. The Corlis was like nothing I have heard before. It made music different and lovely and wonderful…. More music like this will bring young faces & me to the concerts happily… The group: fantastic; sparkling; great energy.”

“The Raven piece was very moving and expressive. The visuals were helpful.”

“Corlis piece outstanding.”

“Corlis -  brilliant; listeners and performers were totally caught up in the music, unaware of the amazing technique required to make it happen. Bravo!”

Raven and the First Men – University of Winnipeg

The New Zealand String Quartet

With Igor Begelman, Clarinet

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 8PM, Eckhardt Gramatte Hall

PROGRAMME: Timothy Corlis Raven and The First Menwith film by David N. DorringtonJohn Psathas “Manos, Unbridled”; Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 12; MozartClarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581

Here is a sample of what will be performed on Saturday’s concert, this excerpt features James Campbell on clarinet with the New Zealand String Quartet…