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Artio performs “A Wilderness of Days”, May 6, 2017

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Peter’s new choir piece, “A Wilderness of Days”, a musical setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, “Alone”,  will be performed by the Artio choir directed by Jean-Louis Bleau in a concert of new works from MRU Composers including John Abram, George Fenwick, Tim Janz, Scott Ross-Molyneux, Veronica Tapia and Peter

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Baetica Variations for Piano (2008)

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Composed by Peter Jancewicz in 2008 at the suggestion of and dedicated to his wife Susan, who gave the first performance, the Baetica Variations are based on the intermezzo from Manuel de Falla’s “Fantasia Baetica”, composed in 1919. The name is derived from the old Roman province of Baetis, which

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Sonata for Cello and Piano (2014)

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The Sonata for Cello and Piano was commissioned by my dear friends Julia Haager, piano and Kirill Kalmykov, cello (Duo Polaris). To discuss what they had in mind, my wife Susan and I met them for dinner one evening, and the topic of conversation was travel, more specifically, their travels

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Klezmer for Saint Nicholas

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For many Christmases past, I’ve written an arrangement of a Christmas carol and sent it out to my friends and colleagues all over. It’s been some time since I’ve done that. This one was born when I was whooping it up with some colleagues at the Bistro Praha in Edmonton

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Recitals in Calgary and Edmonton, November 2016

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The Conservatory at Mount Royal University and The Conservatory of Music at MacEwan University present in recital Frank Ho, violin Peter Jancewicz, piano Susan Hlasny, piano (Calgary only) Programme Suite Italienne – Igor Stravinsky Sonata (1897) – Maurice Ravel Red Coat (piano duet) – Peter Jancewicz (premiere) Fantasy Sonata (piano

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Duo Polaris performs Cello Sonata at Mount Royal University, Oct. 16, 2016

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Duo Polaris recital as part of the MRU Conservatory’s Spotlight Series,  our brand new faculty concert series! ~ When: Sunday October 16th at 2:00pm (it will be a 60-minute recital, with no intermission) ~ Where: Conservatory’s TransAlta Pavillion (up the staircase from the Bella Concert Hall lobby) ~ Admission: there are no

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Peter Jancewicz solo piano recital

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“The Spice of Life” Please join Peter Jancewicz at the magnificent new Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts for an evening of piano music from around the world. Programme William Byrd – Sellinger’s Round; Peter Jancewicz – Evening Rain, Three Haiku; Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata in A-flat major Op.

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Duo Polaris performs World Premiere of new Sonata for Cello and Piano

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Duo Polaris in Concert – Lieder Ohne Worte (Songs without Words)  presented by The Instrumental Society of Calgary Come hear the premiere performance of Calgary composer Peter Jancewicz’s new Sonata for Cello and Piano, commissioned by Duo Polaris, (Julia Haager, piano, and Kirill Kalmykov, cello). Also featured on the program

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Suite for Violin and Piano, 2015

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The Suite for Violin and Piano was commissioned by my friend, Edmonton violinist Frank Ho and written in 2014-2015. It was premiered by Frank and pianist David Tutt in a recital at Muttart Hall, Alberta College Conservatory on September 12, 2015. Frank requested a suite of lighter pieces using as

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CD Now Available at iTunes & Amazon

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“Music for Piano” is now available on CD or digital download format at iTunes and Amazon.com. CDs can also be purchased at the reception desk at Mount Royal University Conservatory. “Music for Piano” is a recording of contemporary classical piano music with beautiful melodies, captivating harmonies and fascinating rhythms composed

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