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Name  Andrew Ager

Role  Composer
Andrew Ager wwwmusiccentrecasiteswwwmusiccentrecafiles
Education  Dalhousie University, University of Toronto
Similar People  The Bach Choir, Daniel Taylor, Opera Lyra Ottawa, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company

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Andrew Ager (born February 12, 1962) is a Canadian composer.

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Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Ager has performed in Canada, Europe, and the United States. He began his studies in piano at age four, and as a teenager studied piano in Ottawa. He began composing seriously at sixteen when the family moved to Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. He was described in the Toronto Star as ´´One of Toronto´s most intriguing classical musicians´´.

Ager's piece "Autumn Overture" was premiered by the Georgian Bay Symphony October 2003. Ager moved to the Quebec countryside in October 2010 to compose full-time. On April 9, 2017, "The Unknown Soldier", his work for choir, chamber orchestra and baritone, was performed at the Canadian War Museum as part of the Centennial Commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. His new work "The Talk of the Town", which was commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for the Canada 150 Celebration, will be premiered in Toronto on November 18, 2017.


Recent premieres (2010-2016) include

  • ´´Frankenstein´´ Op.40 (full opera) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • ´´Concerto for Organ and Orchestra´´ Op. 41 Albuquerque, USA
  • ´´Symphony no.1´´ Op.44 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • ´´Ovid Songs´´ (tenor and piano) Op. 43 Sulmona, Italy
  • ´´Un Amore Doloroso´´ (soprano and piano) Op.42 Venice, Italy
  • "Suite from ´´The Wings of the Dove´´ Op.47 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • ´´The Wings of the Dove´´(chamber opera) Op. 45 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • ´´Casanova´´ (chamber opera) Op.49 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • ´´Divertimento for Horn and Orchestra´´ Op 51(version for horn and organ) Goerlitz, Germany
  • ´´Fuhrerbunker´´ (chamber opera) Op. 52 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • ´´Divertimento for Piano Quartet´´ Op. 53 Barrie, Canada.
  • " Concerto for Piano and Orchestra" New York, 2014, composer as soloist, Justin Bischof, conductor.
  • "The Unknown Soldier", Ottawa, Canadian War Museum, for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, conducted by the composer.
  • As well as a large body of liturgical music, Ager has composed for solo voice, orchestra and chamber ensemble.

    Andrew ager toccata et fugue pour orgue toccata and fugue for organ


    References

    Andrew Ager Wikipedia


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