Glenn Buhr Releases New CD at WAG’s Jazz Under the Rooftop

Glenn Buhr—composer, band leader, pianist, producer—will release his newest CD, Deeper Still, at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s first Jazz on the Rooftop concert of the new year. It will take place on Friday, January 7 at 8pm in the Muriel Richardson Auditorium. Buhr will be accompanied by Gilles Fournier on electric bass and Daniel Roy on drums/percussion.

Glenn Buhr became well known in Canada in the mid-80's when the Toronto and Montreal Symphony Orchestras first championed his work, and in the mid-90's as front man, with conductor Bramwell Tovey, of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's New Music Festival. He was Composer-in-Residence with the WSO and curator of the New Music Festival from 1990 to 1996.

Buhr has received commissions from many important performers and ensembles including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Penderecki String Quartet, the Detroit Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, the Verdi String Quartet, pianist Janina Fialkowska, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Children's Chorus and the Esprit Orchestra. His music has been performed all over the world by such diverse ensembles as the London Sinfonia, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Buhr is Professor of Music Composition and Improvisation in the Contemporary Music Program at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also the founding Artistic Director of the Music in the Ruins Festival at the St. Norbert Arts Centre in Manitoba and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony's New Orchestra Series. He is the current Artistic Director of NUMUS Concerts in Kitchener-Waterloo.

$21 WAG members • $23 seniors and students • $25 adults • Ticket price includes admission to the Gallery the day of the concert • Tickets available in person at the WAG or through all Ticketmaster outlets.

Tickets will be on sale soon for the final Jazz under the Rooftop concert on Saturday, February 19 with David Braid—Juno Award winner, 2009 Pianist of the Year in Canada, 2007 SOCAN Composer of the Year, Canada Council for the Arts JazzID Award

Jazz under the Rooftop is the winter edition of the ever popular Jazz on the Rooftop presented by the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Jazz on the Rooftop has been running since 1977.

Media sponsor for Jazz under the Rooftop is the Winnipeg Free Press.



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