Elisha Denburg

Composer

Concerts

February 4, 2017

The Music Gallery
197 John St
Toronto ON

8:00 pm
Tickets: $8 Members/Students |$12 Regular/Advance : BUY TICKETS

The Israeli-Iranian Music Initiative (I=I) has commissioned me to write a new work for saxophone and accordion, with financial support from the Toronto Arts Council.  El Nora Alila is based on a 12th-century Judeo-Spanish liturgical poem, and will be premiered by Olivia Shortt and Michael Bridge. Alongside works by the Caution Tape Sound Collective, this concert is part of the Music Gallery’s Emergents series, curated by Chelsea Shanoff.

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June 12, 2016

Heliconian Hall
35 Hazelton Ave, Toronto
3:00 pm

The Blythwood Winds present: HOGTOWN ROUNDUP: TORONTO GRAFFITI, four new works  for wind quintet and multimedia inspired by Toronto street art.  Featuring my new work Liveable Cities, inspired by the work and writings of urban activist Jane Jacobs, alongside premieres by Jason Doell, Alex Eddington, and Bekah Simms.

Admission: $15 – click here to get tickets

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April 1 & 2, 2016

Arts & Letters Club, Toronto

The Bicycle Opera Project & Toy Piano Composers present: TRAVELOGUE, a series of short operas based on travel.  Featuring my opera scene for tenor, baritone, and chamber ensemble, entitled Road Trip.  Part of the TPC Curiosity Festival.

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Nov 14, 2015

Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music
Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra presents JUBILANT RED, new Canadian works for string quartet and traditional instruments from the Middle-East and Asia. Featuring my work for santoor & string quartet, Like David’s Harp of Solemn Sound, inspired by Shape-note choral music and Biblical text.  Also featuring works by Jennifer Butler, Jim Hiscott, Lisa Cay Miller, Bob Pritchard, Jeffrey Ryan (title piece), Naomi Sato, and Rodney Sharman.

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Oct 8, 2015

Sir James Dunn Theatre
Dalhousie University, Halifax (in conjunction with the Marcie-Ann Gilsig Series of Jewish Arts & Culture)

Performance by Essential Opera of my chamber opera for five voices, violin, clarinet, accordion, and piano:
REGINA – a one-act opera about the first female rabbi, Regina Jonas.

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May 23 & 24, 2015

Toy Piano Composers & TorQ Percussion Quartet: IMPULSE

Conducted by Pratik Gandhi, this concert featured my world premiere for large chamber ensemble, pulse-impulse.

Array Space
155 Walnut Ave, Toronto

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April 30, 2015

HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: WHAT NEXT? FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC

“Discover the Unusual”

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January 15, 2015

COMPOSING COMEDY

– Both events featured my piece for amplified children’s toy & ensemble:

FISHER PRICE LAUGH & LEARN FUN WITH FRIENDS MUSICAL TABLE!

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October 5, 2014

University of Memphis Chamber Choir
Harris Concert Hall
3775 Central Ave
Memphis TN

3:00 p.m.
FREE

Included a performance of my work for wind quintet and choir, “Or Chadash (A New Light)“, conducted by Dr Ryan Fisher.

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September 20, 2014

TOY PIANO COMPOSERS
Pandora’s Box


The Music Gallery
197 John St
Toronto ON

World premiere of my piece for children’s toy & ensemble, “Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Fun With Friends Musical Table”!

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September 18, 2014

RHODES COLLEGE
Rhodes Less Travelled: New and Experimental Music Festival

Evergreen Presbyterian Church
613 University St
Memphis TN

Included my chamber ensemble piece “Hashiveinu“, conducted by Leah McGray.

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September 18, 2014

LADOM ENSEMBLE
Live at the CMC

Canadian Music Centre
20 St Joseph St
Toronto ON

Included my piece for cello, percussion, accordion & piano, commissioned by the Ladom Ensemble, “Tango for Four“.

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July 30, 2014

O.K. QUOI ?! CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL

A fantastic and innovative festival in Sackville featured a new music concert of the works of composer-in-residence Monica Pearce that also included my piece for piano, toy piano and Casio keyboard called Welcome to Warp Zone!

Brunton Auditorium, Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music, Mount Allison University

Sackville NB

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May 30, 2014

junctQín keyboard collectiveFIVE: 5th Anniversary Concert


This celebratory show included my piece for piano, toy piano, and Casio keyboard, called Welcome to Warp Zone! Written especially for junctQín in 2011, the work was featured alongside other works by Canadian and international composers.

Gallery 345
345 Sorauren Ave
Toronto ON

8:00 p.m.

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June 5-15, 2014

OPEN EARS FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & SOUND

Curated by Gregory Ohthis music festival in Kitchener featured two performances of my works, including Welcome to Warp Zone! (piano, toy piano, Casio keyboard) performed by junctQín keyboard collective on June 6 as part of their event RETHINK KEYBOARD.

Then on June 15, Essential Opera brought my chamber opera, Regina, to the festival, as part of:

ETIQUETTE/REGINA/HEATHER: a triple-bill of new Canadian chamber operas by myself, Monica Pearce and Chris Thornborrow.

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June 14, 2014

IT’S COMPLICATED: BLYTHWOOD WINDS at CMC

This afternoon concert included a performance of my wind quintet Extensions, dedicated to the Toronto-based ensemble Blythwood Winds.

Canadian Music Centre
20 St Joseph St
Toronto ON

3:30 p.m.
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June 15, 2014

SYMPHONY ON THE BAY

Conductor Pratik Gandhi led the chamber players from Burlington’s Symphony on the Bay in a concert that included my wind octet, Petite Musette.

St Matthew’s Anglican Church
126 Plains Rd E
Burlington ON

3:00 p.m.

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May 8, 2014

ONOMATOPOEIA

The Thin Edge New Music Collective commissioned me to write a new work for their spring concert, which featured GREX vocal ensemble.  The text is Rudyard Kipling’s iconic Just So Stories, adapted and set for vocal octet + chamber ensemble.  Thanks all for a great performance!

Array Space
155 Walnut Ave
Toronto ON

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April 13, 2014

UNDERSCORE

Blythwood Winds, a Toronto-based wind quintet, presented a diverse program of music from the 20th and 21st centuries, including a piece I have dedicated to them, titled Extensions.

Array Space
155 Walnut Ave
Toronto ON

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April 12, 2014

TENSION/RESOLUTION: NEW MUSIC FOR HARP & ENSEMBLE

Continuing collaborations with these amazing performers, I am thrilled to have had harpist Angela Schwarzkopf and Dan Morphy perform my Sonatina for Vibraphone & Harp. Angela joined the TPC Ensemble for the final concert of our 5th-anniversary season! The show featured brand-new works by the Toy Piano Composers.

Heliconian Hall
35 Hazelton Ave
Toronto ON

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April 5, 2014

ETIQUETTE/REGINA/HEATHER

Toronto opera company Essential Opera commissioned me to write a one-act chamber opera, with an original libretto by local playwright Maya Rabinovitch.  The opera is based on the true story of Regina Jonas, the world’s first female rabbi.  It was premiered alongside two other one-acts, by Monica Pearce and Chris Thornborrow.

Heliconian Hall
35 Hazelton Ave
Toronto ON

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February 23 & March 2, 2014

SAINTS & LEGENDS

I am delighted and honoured to have been chosen as the winner of this year’s Halifax Camerata New Song Competition!  I will be writing a newly-commissioned work for this choir, to be premiered at their Saints & Legends concerts in late February/early March.  Thanks to Jeff Joudrey and the Camerata Singers!

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014, 7:30 pm - Saint Patrick’s Church, Halifax NS

Sunday, Mar 2, 2014, 4:30 pm - Saint John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg NS

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October 12, 2013

TPC TURNS 5!

The Toy Piano Composers celebrated its fifth anniversary with re-imaginings of our favourite TPC works from the past five years, featuring the TPC Ensemble and junctQín keyboard collective, who performed my piece for two toy pianos, The Sinister Music Box.

Gallery 345
345 Sorauren Ave
Toronto ON

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October 6, 2013

GREAT CANADIAN HYMN COMPETITION

I was delighted and honoured to have been chosen as one of the finalists for Pax Christi Chorale’s Great Canadian Hymn Competition II!  My shape-note hymn, Palmerston, was be performed by PCC alongside other new Canadian hymns, in a choral concert hosted by mezzo-soprano Catherine Robbin.

Grace Church-on-the-Hill
300 Lonsdale Rd
Toronto ON

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June 13, 2013

KEY CHARACTERS

This final installment of the CMC 13th-St Winery Piano Series included my opera scene for soprano and piano, The Hipster Grifter (Maureen Batt, soprano; Wesley Shen, piano).  It also featured other short opera scenes by members of the Toy Piano Composers.

Canadian Music Centre
20 St Joseph St

Toronto, ON

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May 19, 2013


IN THE CAGE: TorQ Percussion Quartet & Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan

These two groups joined together to give the world premiere of my new percussion octet, Four By Four, written for Sundanese Gamelan and other percussion.

The Array Space
155 Walnut Ave

Toronto, ON

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Feb 21 & 28; Mar 21, 23 & 25, 2013

THRESHOLD

The Toy Piano Composers and I were very excited to have collaborated with Montreal’s Ensemble Paramirabo, a remarkable young quintet dedicated to performing cutting edge music of today.

The threshold concert series included the world premiere of my quintet, Rondo, and was performed in Banff, Regina, Hamilton, Toronto, and Montréal.

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Mar 19, 2013

Arraymusic at the COC

Members of the venerated Array Ensemble reprised their performance of works by the Toy Piano Composers, including my work Liaison for chamber ensemble.  Part of the free noon-hour series at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Queen St & University Ave, Toronto

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