Watershed: The Music of Earth’s Waters
A Symphonic exploration of Earth's Waters.
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 3:00pm
Pre-concert chat at 2:15 with Michael Newnham
As Earth Day approaches, Orchestra Toronto presents a meditation on Earth’s waters.
Michael Newnham – Conductor
Unity Vocal Ensemble*
On the Program
Christine Donkin – Canoe Legends*
Bedřich Smetana – Vitava (The Moldau)
Anatoly Lyadov – The Enchanted Lake
Duke Ellington (arr. R. Collier) – The River Suite
George Weston Recital Hall
Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6R8
Christine Donkin composes award-winning, critically acclaimed music that appeals to a broad range of listeners and performers. Described as “stunning” (ConcertoNet.com), "highly imaginative" (American Record Guide), and having “enormous impact” (The Washington Post), her work is promoted by several publishers and is performed all over the North American continent and beyond.
Christine composes music for musicians of all kinds. High calibre concerts at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Moscow Conservatory are interspersed among frequent performances featuring young soloists, community orchestras, and church choirs. The Toronto Symphony, Symphony New Brunswick, Symphony Nova Scotia, Thirteen Strings, Elektra Women’s Choir, DaCapo Chamber Choir, and the Canadian Guitar Quartet are just a few of the ensembles that have performed her music in Canada.
Christine is frequently called upon to work with music students and teachers as a guest speaker, clinician, and adjudicator. Over one hundred of her pedagogical compositions, arrangements, and figured bass realizations appear in The Royal Conservatory of Music graded repertoire and studies books.