#MusicMonday David Kaplan


Musicians in Saskatchewan will know David L. Kaplan very well. He was an influential figure at the University of Saskatchewan for many years and helped shape the musical community to what it is today. This #musicmonday I'm recommending the autobiography Kaplan: The Well-Tempered Klezmerer written by David L. Kaplan and Darlene Polachic. If you're in Saskatchewan you can get it from the library, check out the link here.

 At our May 16th concert at St. Andrew's Church in Saskatoon Melissa will perform Prayer and Dance for solo clarinet so be sure to check that out!

#MusicMonday John Burke


For the next few #MusicMonday Posts I'll be sharing some more information about the composers of pieces we are currently working on for our next set of concerts. I will start with John Burke the composer of Stealth for bass clarinet and marimba. As I mentioned before Stealth was commissioned for Lori Freedman and Sal Ferreras and if you would like more information on them check out the post from February 19. 

John Burke is an Ontario composer who studied at McGill University, McMaster University, as well as in France. He has taught at McGill, MacMaster as well as University of Victoria and has been awarded numerous commissions. For more details on his biography check out his biography on the Canadian Music Centre website. 

Check out Remember Your Power, a recording of pieces by John Burke through Naxos.