"A Canadian          masterpiece"

Victor's opera Transit of Venus was premiered to great acclaim by Manitoba Opera in 2007.


 

 

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"A lively,
exhilarating affair!"

- Ken Winters,
Globe & Mail
 


 

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ORDER OF CANADA - Lily Pad Productions is delighted to announce that Victor Davies has been awarded the Order of Canada today.

COLOURS OF JAZZ, ART DECO FANTASY, SILHOUETTES - "Presenting the jazzy side of our eminent Canadian composer Victor Davies"! Maxine Willan & The Swinging Strings: Sunday, June 29, 2 pm Toronto Islands, www.standrewbythelake.com

JAZZ CONCERTO FOR ORGAN & ORCHESTRA - US premiere! Salt Lake City Utah, Mormon Tabernacle's Temple Square Conference Ctr - July 18-19, 8pm Richard Elliott, Principal Tabernacle Organist, plays - Hot Pipes (Ragging the Pipes!) conducted by Mack Wilberg, on one of the largest and best sounding organs in the world! Live video!

The Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces' Major Dave Shaw, commissioned eight new works for concert band. Welcome The Champions greeted "Soldier On Afghanistan Team" at Ottawa City Hall, May 8th; on Parliament Hill, National Day of Honour Parade, May 9th and The Spirit of Canada was heard June 15th at the Canada Aviation & Space Museum.

A reading of the libretto for THE ECSTASY OF RITA JOE (an opera), (adapted by Victor Davies from George Ryga's play), was given a very successful workshop organized by Guillermo Silva Marin through Opera In Concert on May 11, 2014.

CONCERTO FOR TUBAMEISTER & ORCHESTRA (US premiere) will be presented October 5th 2014 by the Olympia Symphony Orchestra (WA), with tuba soloist Jc Sherman, conducted by Huw Edwards, at the Washington Centre for the Performing Arts.

Toronto Operetta Theatre announces EARNEST, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING for next season - April 30, May 1, 2, 3, 2015! TOT reprises Davies' and Benson's delightful operetta that brought audiences to their feet in their February 2008 production.

BUTTERFLY DANCE (for Concert Band) A new band arrangement commissioned by The Bromley (London UK) Concert Band premiered March 1, 2014.

TRANSIT OF VENUS - chosen again for the Opera America Conference, Showcase of New Opera in Vancouver 2013!

A JAZZ PIANO CONCERTO on youtube! Toronto premiere performance by Maxine Willan piano, and Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, Norman Reintamm conductor.

EXCURSIONS (Visits to Manitoba Statues) US premiere, Teresa Payne woodwind doubler, Yu-Chien Chen piano, Sunday January 26th 2014 - the Florida Flute Association 38th annual convention "The audience loved it", "A wonderful piece".

Exciting World Premiere CD
live concert recording:

"The Journey" (violin concerto #2)!
paired with a brilliant new performance of The Mennonite Piano Concerto!

Featuring:
Leanne Regehr - Piano
Rosemary Siemens - Violin
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Mickelthwate - Conductor

Victor Davies' Store

Whether you're looking for rental scores for your orchestra or band, looking to purchase a CD for your friend's birthday, this is where to go!

You can find all this in the store:

Commission Your Own Music
    by Victor Davies

Victor Davies is available on commission to compose a new piece to commemorate that special occasion in your personal, professional or community life which would be a unique gift to be treasured for years to come. A living legacy of music by one of Canada's foremost composers.

Victor has been commissioned by a wide range of individuals and organizations. Here is a list of some of the people who have commissioned works by Victor.


 


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