Eugene Cormier and Derek Charke – YouTube

A recent guitar and flute concert with Eugene Cormier and myself is available to watch on YouTube:

Eugene Cormier and Derek Charke – Guitar/Flute Concert


Wednesday, Dec. 9 @ 7:00 pm | Manning Memorial Chapel | Wolfville, Nova Scotia | Free Admission

Eugene Cormier, guitar and Derek Charke, flutes will perform a varied recital including hits from: Piazzolla, Handel, Jacques Ibert, Villa-Lobos, and a world premiere from Derek Charke himself! An event not to be missed in a gorgeous concert hall setting (Manning Memorial Chapel).


And (2nd mvt. from Wired and Released) by Derek Charke

Entr’ Acte by Jacques Ibert

Distribuçào De Flôres by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Sonata in A minor by Georg Friedric Handel
1. Larghetto
2. Allegro
3. Adagio
4. Allegro

The Engine Continuum (world premiere) by Derek Charke

Histoire Du Tango by Astor Piazzolla
1. Bordel 1900
2. Café 1930
3. Nightclub 1960
4. Concert d’aujourd'hui

Song of the Tides posted on YouTube

Song of the Tides has been posted on YouTube. Mark Hopkins, conductor; Acadia University Wind Ensemble with soloists: Melanie Reeks, Stephanie Josselyn, Derek Charke, flutes; Alex Kall, double bass

Click here for more information.

Wired and Wound posted on YouTube

Wired and Wound performed by Tristan De Borba and Simon Docking has been posted to YouTube. The work is dedicated to Steve Martland.

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East Coast Music Awards

Kitchen Party (with Mark Adam and myself) won Classical Album of the Year at the 2015 East Coast Music Awards this weekend. Congratulations to the composers, including: Bob Bauer, Anthony Genge, Jeff Hennessy, Jim O’Leary, Steven Naylor, and John Plant. My work 'Reel Variations' tied with percussionist/composer Rob Power (NL) for Classical Composition of the Year. For more information visit the Canadian Music Centre.



Raga Saat at Theorore Presser

Raga Saat has been published by Theodore Presser. Visit their website for more information.

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8th Annual Shattering the Silence Music Festival (Feb. 2-6, 2015)

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The Acadia New Music Society proudly presents its eighth new music festival, Shattering the Silence, on the campus of Acadia University in Wolfville, from February 2 to 6.  

This year’s festival features guest cellist, Jeffrey Zeigler, well known for his work with the award-winning Kronos Quartet.  There are lectures, concerts and a CD launch at the Anvil Pub during the festival, and you can find all the details at Some events are free, and tickets will be available at the door for all shows.

Check out great new music on their Facebook page, AcadiaNewMusicSociety or call (902) 585-1244 or (902) 585-1270 for more information.