On Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018, the Ottawa Finnish SIngers performed the Lord's Prayer setting in a service of the St. Michael's Finnish Lutheran Church congregation held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Ottawa.
Participating were Susan Morse - flute, Karen Jarvlepp - violin, Jan Jarvlepp - cello, and Mai-yu Chan - organ.
On February 3 and 5, 2018, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, under the direction of Alain Trudel, gave four performances of the first movement of the Garbage Concerto in a series of student concerts, known as Symphony Hack Lab, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The soloists were Ken Simpson, Jonathan Wade, Reynaliz Herrera, Kristofer Maddigan and Andrew Harris.
On January 20, 2018, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of George Del Gobbo, performed the Garbage Concerto in the Bill Heard Theater at the RiverCentre for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Georgia. Paul Vaillancourt & Up/Down Percussion were the featured percussion soloists.
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On September 8, 2017, Navona Records of New Hampshire, U.S.A released the orchestral CD, Tomorrow's Air, which includes Jarvlepp's string work In Memoriam. It was recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Petr Vronsky in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It is available worldwide through the Naxos distribution. Buy the entire album here, here and here. You can get the mp3 of In Memoriam for only 99¢ here.
On April 21, 2017, the Parkdale United Church Orchestra, under the direction of Angus Armstrong, gave the first performance of the orchestral version of Street Music in a concert entitled Canada's 150th: A Celebration of Canadian Composers. This piece started life as the last movement of the Symphony for Brass and Percussion which was also premiered by Armstrong conducting Capital Brassworks. The event took place at the Plant Recreation Centre, Ottawa. The next evening they performed it at their usual venue, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa. See the YouTube video of their performance:
On July 18, 2017, Gordon Slater performed an all-Canadian carillon recital on the 53-bell Peace Tower Carillon, at the Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Canada. Included in the program were Morning Music and Afternoon Music from the Time Traveller Suite.
Tarantella was performed on July 17, 2017 at the gala closing concert of the Music and Beyond festival by Marc Djokic, violin and Roddy Ellias, electric guitar. The event took place at at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, Ottawa.
On July 16, 2017, the Junior Thirteen Strings ensemble, conducted by Brigitte Amyot, performed the Suite for Strings and In Memoriam as part of the Ottawa Family Music Expo held on the University of Ottawa campus.
On July 11, 2017 In Memoriam was performed at the Music and Beyond festival by Marc Djokic, Jasper Wood, David Marks, Julian Armour and Paul Mach. The event took place at First Baptist Church, Ottawa as part of a Canada 150 concert.
The Junior Thirteen Strings ensemble, under the direction of Brigitte Amyot, gave the first performance of In Memoriam on June 30, 2017 at École Trille des Bois, Ottawa, Canada.
The American music publisher J. W. Pepper is making available, at moderate price, the score and parts of In Memoriam either as paper parts delivered by mail or a digital print-it-yourself download. Details:
On March 17 and 19, 2017, the National Orchestra of Mexico, under the direction of Brazilian conductor Alexandra Arrieche, performed the Garbage Concerto at the Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes), Mexico City. Tambuco were the featured soloists. This is the fourth orchestra in Mexico City to perform this piece.
On May 10, 2016, bassoonist Igoris Kazlauskas performed woodwind music by Jan Jarvlepp in a chamber music concert at the LTMA Academic Theatre, Vilnius, Lithuania.
On May 8, 2016, St. Peter's Estonian Church used the Lord's Prayer setting in their church service. Margit Viia-Maiste conducted the church choir.
On April 9, 2016 at the MacOdrum Library of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ottawa New Music Creators and the Canadian League of Composers gave a workshop featuring new trios for the unusual combination of flute, tuba and piano. Included was an incomplete new work by Jan Jarvlepp. Performing were Casey Granofsky - flute, Andrew Nowry - tuba and Daniel Medizadeh - piano, also known as the Pft! Trio.
On March 30, 2016 trombonist Dale Sorensen and percussionist Rob Power gave the first performance of Light in Fog and Daylight at D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
On August 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2015, the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), under the direction of Giancarlo Guerrero, performed the Garbage Concerto in Sala São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (including a free matinée concert). The Mexican ensemble Tambuco were the featured soloists. The program was broadcast on the radio.
On July 13, 2015, a program of Jan Jarvlepp's works was presented at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, Ottawa as part of the Music and Beyond Festival. Trio No. 3 was premiered.
Just before the July 13, 2015 concert, Curtis Perry interviewed Jan Jarvlepp for Apt 613.
The 2015 Now Hear This festival, run by New Music Edmonton, presented the Woodwind Quintet on March 21, 2015 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Edmonton, Alberta. The players were Chenoa Anderson - flute, Beth Levia - oboe, Julianne Scott - clarinet, Allene Hackleman - horn and Matthew Howatt - bassoon. The core of this group is the oboe-clarinet-bassoon ensemble The Windrose Trio.
After nineteen years of successful performances by several orchestras, conductors and percussion ensembles on four continents, the Garbage Concerto returned home to the orchestra that launched it in the first place. The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Alain Trudel, played part of this work on March 2, 2015 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada. The University of Ottawa Percussion Ensemble (Zachary Pulak, Dominique Moreau, Andrew Harris, Alec Joly Pavelich and Ken Simpson - instructor) were the featured soloists.
Jennifer Thiessen gave the first performance of Blinded By Love for solo viola d'amore, a piece written for her. This took place on February 19, 2015 in the Kildare Room of St. Brigid's Centre in Ottawa, Canada in an event sponsored by the ONMC.
Starting October, 2014 with a handful of pieces, musicians around the world will be able to purchase Jan Jarvlepp scores either as digital downloads for home printing or in printed editions from the publishing giant J. W. Pepper of the USA. Now available are: