I will be delivering a lecture-recital on my DMA research topic Monday April 4th, 2015 at noon in Roy Barnett Hall in the UBC School of Music. This lecture will explore how art, specifically clarinet music, is an effective action in Canadian multiculturalism. I will also look at ways in which clarinet music is critical of multiculturalism. Baha Poureslami and Elizabeth Mee will join me to perform works by Milton Barnes, Robert Rosen, Elliot Weisgarber, and Derek Charke.
I’m not sure why I didn’t think of this sooner! Often people ask me about “good” Canadian works. In my research I have examined over 200 works for clarinet in the Canadian Music Centre’s collection. I have numerous bibliographies of works that I have complied which are consolidated into a “Shawn’s Favourite” list of works which I have included here. ENJOY!!! Shawn’s Favourite Canadian Clarinet Works