Music on the Point – Oskar Morawetz Centennial

Celebrating the Oskar Morawetz Centennial
Claudia Morawetz speaker/host
Music, Commentary, Projections, celebrating the life of Canadian Composer Oskar Morawetz

Oskar Morawetz was one of Canada’s leading composers of contemporary music. In a career that spanned more than 50 years, he composed over 100 orchestral and chamber works which have been performed on five continents, and by prominent artists such as Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Glenn Gould, Yo-Yo Ma, Maureen Forrester and Ben Heppner.

His compositions have been commissioned by internationally acclaimed artists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, the Orford String Quartet, Jeanne Baxtresser, Dorothy Maynor, James Campbell, Julian Milkis and Angela Hewitt. They have been recorded by the leading labels and have been broadcast numerous times on CBC, and many American networks.

Morawetz’ compositions have garnered him many awards, including two Junos for Best Classical Composition. He has been bestowed the Order of Ontario, the Order of Canada, and the Golden Jubilee Medal, among many other distinctions. More

J. Patrick Raftery tenor
Mark Anderson piano
Jasper Wood violin
David Gillham violin
Andrew Brown viola
Eric Wilson cello
Brenda Fedoruk flute
Ingrid Chiang bassoon
Fantasy in D minor for piano
Tribute to Mozart (String Quartet No. 5)
Three selected songs:
Piping Down the Valleys Wild
Land of Dreams
I Love the Jocund Dance
Four Duets for Flute and Bassoon
7:30 pm, Barnett Hall, UBC School of Music, 6361 Memorial Rd, UBC
Tickets: $20 Adults | $10 Students
BOX OFFICE: Available at the door (cash only) or in advance online at
A UTown@UBC Community Concert in partnership with the UBC School of Music