David Occhipinti Camera

An Evening of Chamber Music

  • April 30, 2012 7:30 PM

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This concert will feature new compositions by guitarist/composer David Occhipinti.

The pieces combine improvisation in a chamber setting, including a cycle for guitar and string quartet. This evening's performance will feature some of the great classical and jazz musicians in Canada as they prepare for a recording of this material. To be released later in 2012.






 

 

 

Camera Ensemble

Max Christie - clarinet

Robin Dann - voice

Steven Dann - viola

Andrew Downing - bass

Amanda Goodburn - violin

David Hetherington - cello

Aline Homzy - violin

Beverley Johnson - marimba/percussion

Nadina Mackie Jackson - bassoon

David Occhipinti - guitar/compositions

 

Guitarist/composer David Occhipinti composes music that is influenced from a variety of sources. He has four CD featuring his own compositions, including Forty Revolutions, which was nominated for a 2007 Juno Award in the contemporary jazz category. David has also released two duo CD's with saxophonist Mike Murley. Their first CD, Duologue, was nominated for a Juno Award in 2003. As a composer, David has received commissions to compose for solo artists, chamber groups and large ensembles. He has performed all across Canada, in the U.S., Europe, Japan and in Italy where he lived for a short time.  David studied in New York with the legendary jazz guitarist Jim Hall during the mid 1990's. David presently teaches guitar, composition, and leads ensembles at the University of Toronto and Humber College.

 

Please visit www.davidocchipinti.com for more info.


Admission. $18.00 Regular, $10 Student, Seniors and Artists.







Presented by:

David Occhipinti

"Returnings" Eve Egoyen



The late Anne Southam's "Returnings" with Eve Egoyan on Piano chosen as number one album by the Globe and Mail.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/music/our-verdict-is-in-this-was-the-years-best-music/article2283910/page4/

It was a privilege to be part of this project here at the Gould. Congratulations to our engineer Dennis Patterson and Producer David Jaeger. 

Glenn Gould Studio in Variety

Are you interested in Studios? If so see David Friend's article"Setting The Score".

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118042009

Mulroney the Opera

mulroney.jpgApril 15, 2011 - Joyously irreverent, Mulroney: The Opera blends political satire with an original operatic score. It is at once a comedy, a tragedy and always thoroughly epic in its portrayal of contemporary political life in Canada. Within the 'Holy Grail' of musical forms - the Opera - these stories, scandals and real-life politicians are finally given the larger-than-life platform they deserve.

Muloney: The Opera is being released April 16th with an encore presentation  April 27th, 7 PM.
Directed by Larry Weinstein, Composed by Alexina Louie, Libretto by Dan Rideican, conducted by Alex Paulk, recorded by Dennis Patterson in CBC Sound Studio 211

Hip Hop Summit receives rave reviews

20110330CBCHipHopSummit.jpgMarch 29, 2011 - When CBC announced a Canadian rap concert to end all rap concerts at Glenn Gould Studio, it was met with skepticism in some sectors.  Well, doubters, they pulled it off. With wild style.  Starting from an idea from GGS own producer/technician Chris Jackson, the team at CBC cast off its cloak of fuddy-duddyness for a full night and produced what most agree was an amazing, inspiring, and cool event.

The three hundred people lucky enough to be in attendance at Tuesday's Hip Hop Summit concert were treated to a party that was anything but sedate. Performers included Maestro, Saukrates, Kardinal Offishall, Michie Mee, Choclair, k-os, K'naan, Dream Warriors, Shad (Canada's newest hip-hop Juno award winner), Cadence Weapon, Skratch Bastid, and the list goes on.  (Torontoist)

http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/concerts/20110329hiphop

GGS Juno Nominations and Winners

March 27, 2011  - Of the many recordings we did this year in Glenn Gould Studio and CBC Sound, two were nominated this year for Junos awards.  
-  Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year - Adrean Farugia Ricochet,
R-Murray-Schafer-150x150.jpgMixed by Dennis Patterson in Studio 211
- Classical Album of the Year - Amici Ensemble Armenian Chamber Music
Recorded in GGS - Assisted by Dennis Patterson(uncredited)

And the winner for - CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
R. Murray Schafer -Duo For Violin And Piano, WILD BIRD
Recorded in GGS - Assisted by Dennis Patterson(uncredited)
Produced by David Jaeger

 

Performing Arts Laureates Annouced

MAR 3, 2011 - Glenn Gould Studio was proud venue host of the prestigious Governor

General's Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA), as 2011 laureates of the ultimate recognition in Canada's performing arts were named: Yvon Deschamps, Margie Gillis, William Shatner, Howard Shore, Leslee Silverman, Paul Thompson, Jean-André Élie, and Denis Villeneuve.

 

ggpaa.jpgHis Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada expressed "It is important that we nurture Canada's vibrant performing arts community so that they may continue to capture our spirits and to inspire our minds for years to come."

 

These individuals are being recognized for their outstanding body of work and enduring contribution to the performing arts in Canada. Presented annually since 1992, these Awards are bestowed by Canadians to Canadians whose accomplishments have inspired and enriched the cultural life of our country.

 

The Hip Hop Summit: Celebrating a quarter-century of Canadian hip hop culture at Glenn Gould Studio

Thumbnail image for hiphopsummit.jpgFEB 24, 2011 - Almost two years ago, GGS's Chris Jackson asked his colleague; Radio Music Producer and Recording Engineer, Ron Skinner - Why we don't record and showcase more Rap music? Shortly thereafter, Jackson put forward his proposal of a Canada Live record, and the broadcast of a 'Hip Hop History' concert. Jackson had been planning to put together the event himself, yet when it was pitched to CBC Radio, the electricity of his idea was evident.

The CBC Radio music team; in particular, Ann MacKeigan, Ron Skinner and Malcolm Gould, thought an exposé on the history of Hip Hop was an excellent way to reach their listening audience. MacKeigan felt that Jackson's idea could be much bigger than just a concert, and an excellent outreach opportunity for CBC. Thus, morphed: The Hip Hop Summit. The Hip Hop Summit pays respect to Canadian Hip Hop by documenting its history through performance.Chris Jackson will be co-producing his premier concert for CBC Radio on March 29th, 2011. The concert will be live-to-air on Radio 3 and will be available as a podcast shortly following the live performance.

For more information, please go to the link below:

http://themanifesto.ca/cbc-partners-with-manifesto-celebrates-over-25-years-of-canadian-hip-hop-with-the-hip-hop-summit/

 

GGS Gives Back

CIMG2177.JPGDEC 21, 2011- GSS welcomed "FYI (Follow Your Instinct) Kids" for education and fun! GGS technician, Chris Jackson, facilitated a learning "talk & tour" for the group of youths. Following a visit to the radio drama studio and CBC Museum, FYI Kids took in all the sights and sounds of GGS and CBC Sound: Studios 210 and 211. 

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At GGS, the youths listened and experienced the raw recorded score from the movie "Cooking With Stella", one of many complete musical scores recorded here at GGS.

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