Calgary Philharmonic Project

On the Road to the True North Documentary Episode 6. Click here for more information on this cool project.

Premiere Performance of Tree Rings

A recording of the premiere performance of Tree Rings for John Lowry and Evelyn Glennie from May 26, 2017 — Bella Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta. Part of the 20th Anniversary concert presented by Land's End Ensemble (Calgary) and Evelyn Glennie, featuring world premieres by Allan Bell, Omar Daniel, Luna Pearl Woolf, Vincent Ho, and myself.

Take a read through this thoughtful and detailed review of the concert by Stephan Bonfield of the Calgary Herald.

BETA Quartet performs Raga Sept

Here's a live recording of Raga Sept with the BETA Quartet. Amazing performance!

An Elemental Expedition with the Cheng2 Duo

A preview video for the Cheng2 Duo project featuring commissions from five Canadian Composers. Water Flows Serpentine was composed for this project.

In Sonorous Falling Tones Spotify Picks

The title track of In Sonorous Falling Tones is featured in Spotify’s Classical New Releases: Spotify Picks playlist with over 160000 subscribers

In Sonorous Falling Tones Trailer

A trailer video has been created for In Sonorous Falling Tones by John D.S. Adams of Stonehouse Sound. Check it out! Includes an excerpt of What do the Birds Think? and Lachrymose.

In Sonorous Falling Tones Album

New CD available June 2, 2017. Includes four works: In Sonorous Falling Tones, Lachrymose, What do the Birds Think?, and WARNING! Gustnadoes Ahead.

Featuring the WIRED! Ensemble & myself on flutes. Conducted by Mark Hopkins.

Performers include: Eileen Walsh, clarinets; Gillian Smith, violin; Susan Sayle, viola; Norman Adams, cello; Max Kasper, bass; Mark Adam, percussion; Naoko Tsujita, percussion. Produced by John D.S. Adams of Stonehouse Sound, and released on Centrediscs (Toronto).

More information will be posted when it's available. A huge thanks to all involved!

UPDATE May 10, 2017: the album is now available for pre-order on iTunes.

Derek Charke In Sonorous Falling Tones Cover

Charke / Cormier Duo Website Updated

Check out the new Charke / Cormier Duo website! With new photos by James Ingram, Jive Photographic Productions, Halifax, NS.

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The Equation of Time on YouTube

A live performance of The Equation of Time with Eugene Cormier, guitar and myself on bass flute (Charke/Cormier Duo) is now on YouTube. From our performance on the annual Tom Regan concert at Acadia University.

Lachrymose recorded by Natalie Schwaabe

Excited to announce that Lachrymose has been recorded by German piccolo virtuoso Natalie Schwaabe. Her CD includes an incredible array of music, including works by Levente Gyöngösi, Gert Wilden jr, Franco Donatoni, Mike Mower, Franz Kanefzky, and Jan Erik Mikalsen, in collaboration with pianist Jan Philip Schulze. The CD will be available on iTunes on February 17, 2017

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