Rosetown, Saskatchewan, who was one of the first
conductors of the Grant MacEwan Community College
Wind Ensemble, which became The New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia. For more than two decades, he
performed with and conducted the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
In 1983, he
took over for Malcolm Smith as the Director of the Alberta College
Conservatory of Music. He
conducted the premiere of Malcolm Forsyth’s “Kaleidoscope”
on 28th October 1989 at the Convention Centre in Edmonton. In 1997, he appeared on the Edmonton
Wind Ensemble’s album, Snake
adventures have taken him all over the globe, as in 2007 when he taught
master classes in Hong Kong, Korea, and Tokyo. Back home, he started up the
Edmonton Cantando Festival, an annual
non-competitive musical event that takes place at the Winspear
Centre for Music.
In 2009, he
was on another CD, Northern Arch/Arc
du Nord, an all-Albertan affair that featured music dedicated to him, “aa69/coloratura
for Dennis Prime, thirteen mini-pieces for basset-horn alone”.
Edmonton Wind Ensemble recordings
Snake Fence Country (Howard Cable)
SMCD 5165 (Snake Fence Country)
Conductor – Harry Pinchin