portrait concert Helmut Oehring
Contact Contemporary Music, Toronto, Canada
Contact Contemporary Music is a contemporary music producing/presenting organization that highlights collaborations with other media, established and emerging composers, performances in aletrnate spaces, and outreach to underserved communities within Toronto that stress diversity, collaboration and accessibility. Transcending stylistic boundaries while bending and blending genres, Contact Contemporary Music presents and performs the music of our time.
In its effort to present provocative, daring, and engaging repertoire, the organization has established the potential for a fruitful, working relationship with visionary German composer Helmut Oehring. Contact has programmed a portrait concert of the composer’s chamber music for the 2010 concert season in Toronto. Both the ensemble and the composer are exited for the potential of presenting a newly commissioned work at this event. While Oehring enjoys tremendous success in Europe, his presence in North America and even more so in Canada is unduly limited. Performances of his works are rarely mounted – mostly because he is not yet known by the new music audience. It is with confidence and foresight that Contact Contemporary Music is embracing his unique music, inspired to introduce it to the Canadian audience.
October 16th 2010, Premiere
Music Gallery Toronto, Canada