GBS Program Notes : April 1, 2017

Jubilee Overture - Malcolm Forsyth (1936-2011) Malcolm Forsyth was a Canadian composer, conductor, trombonist and music educator. Born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, he studied trombone, conducting, and composition at the University of Cape Town, receiving a Bachelor of Music in 1963. He played trombone with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, completing his Master of Music in 1966 and Doctorate of Music in 1969. He emigrated to Canada in 1968 after landing a job with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, playing tenor and bass trombone. As well, he was appointed Professor of Music at the University of Alberta, a position he held for 34 years. He also became Composer-In-Residence in 1996 and re

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