Meet the composer Murray Schafer. Friday November 23th at the Bard and Banker


New Music in New Places
5pm – 7pm Friday, November 23rd, 2012
Bard & Banker Public House, 1022 Government St, Victoria
Admission: FREE!

This is a rare chance for you to have a drink with CMC Associate Composer R. Murray Schafer to celebrate the premiere of his new work Figures in the Night Passing with the Victoria Symphony on November 24th and 25th.

R. Murray Schafer will also be signing copies of his new autobiography, My Life on Earth & Elsewhere. Copies
will be available for purchase at the event from Munro’s Books.

Born in Sarnia, Ontario in 1933, R. Murray Schafer has gained an international reputation not only for his work as a composer, but also as an educator, researcher, writer, ecologist, and visual artist. A highly prolific composer, R. Murray Schafer has produced works in every musical genre, from opera to music theatre, to chamber and orchestral music, and works for choir.

“His diversity belies generalizations of style; his work could be described as a synthesis of 20th-century avant-garde techniques with the 19th-century romantic spirit.”  from the Canadian Music Centre website.


Tickets to to world premiere of R. Murray Schafer’s Figures in the Night Passing, performed by the Victoria Symphony, are available online or by phoning the box office at 250.385.6515.

Victoria Symphony at the Royal Theatre

Saturday Nov 24 at 8pm, Sunday November 25 at 2:30pm
Tickets $18-75



R. Murray Schafer : Figures in the Night Passing (World Premiere)
Copland : Appalachian Spring
Mozart : Requiem


Tania Miller : conductor
Victoria Choral Society
Nancy Argenta : soprano
Sarah Fryer : mezzo-soprano
Benjamin Butterfield : tenor
Alexandre Sylvestre : bass


Disclaimer: I will be attending the world premiere of R Murray Schafer’s composition as a guest of the Victoria Symphony.  I was neither required nor paid to write an article.  As always, I retain full editorial control over all content on my blog.
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