Pics

JW Profile at NAC (Sept 2015) - edited (artistic effect)

James Wright backstage at the National Arts Centre, hosting collaboration with Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China (29 September 2015, photo by James Park)

 

With Allyson Rogers and Governor General David Johnston, Canadian Embassy, Beijing, China (14 July 2017)

With Allyson Rogers and Governor General David Johnston, Canadian Embassy, Beijing, China (14 July 2017)

Rathburn "Romance of Improvisation" recording sessionaArrangers/producers Adrian Matte and Allyson Rogers (upper left).  At bottom: Ed Lister (tpt), Mike Essoudry (drums), Alex Bilodeau (bass), Alex Moxon (guitar, seated), Petr Cancura (sax), Steve Boudreau (piano)

Rathburn “Romance of Improvisation” recording session arrangers/producers Adrian Matte and Allyson Rogers (upper left). At bottom: Ed Lister (tpt), Mike Essoudry (drums), Alex Bilodeau (bass), Alex Moxon (guitar, seated), Petr Cancura (sax), Steve Boudreau (piano)

Introducing 50th Anniversary Gala: Carleton Music (1967-2017)

Introducing 50th Anniversary Gala: Carleton Music (1967-2017)

 

The "Listen Up!" 2017 team!

With the “Listen Up!” 2017 team!

 

Working on the Sesquicentennial 2017 "Listen Up!" project with AVPS, Gryphon Trio and the Cantiamo Choir, directed by  Jackie Hawley (photo by Colin McFarland, November 2016)

Working on the Sesquicentennial 2017 “Listen Up!” project with students at ACES, Gryphon Trio and the Cantiamo Choir, directed by Jackie Hawley (photo by Colin McFarland, November 2016)

 

Matt Devost, James Wright and Jamie Parker (pianist, Gryphon Trio) at Launch of "Listen Up!" 2017

Matt Devost, James Wright and Jamie Parker (pianist, Gryphon Trio) at Launch of “Listen Up!” 2017

 

Holding MusikOttawa 2016 Cup

Holding the MusikOttawa 2016 Cup

 

With 12 Carleton BMus students at Hanban Office, Beijing, China (4 July 2016)

With 12 Carleton BMus students at Hanban Office, Beijing, China (4 July 2016):
Deanna Ponnuthurai, Michael Ricciardi, James Wright, Phillip Tippins,
Brenden Steele, Kelly Tang, Bronwyn Thies-Thompson, Beatrix Wong,
Emma Fleet, Anita Pari, Matt Devost, David Davies
(Kelsey Hayes missing)

 

Music students from Kenya (in yellow), Carleton University, Canada (in blue) and South Korea (in red) at entrance to Central Conservatory of Music campus, Beijing (July 2016)

Music students from Kenya (in yellow), Carleton University, Canada (in blue) and South Korea (in red) at entrance to Central Conservatory of Music campus, Beijing (July 2016)

 

With gifted young Chinese composer Sun Xiaosong, after July 6th 2016 closing concert at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing (CCOM). Sun Xiaosong wrote the piece titled “Beside a Clear Spring – A Canadian Song Caprice,” performed by the Carleton Chamber Orchestra together with the CCOM orchestra (traditional Chinese instruments) at the NAC Theatre on September 28, 2015, conducted by Barbara Clark, OC.  The piece incorporated three Canadian melodies: Leonard Cohen’s “Halleluiah,” “A la claire fontaine” and “O Canada” http://newsroom.carleton.ca/2015/09/25/carleton-musicians-join-chinese-music-soiree-at-national-arts-centre/ http://en.ccom.edu.cn/wn/news/2015f/201511030003.shtml

With gifted young Chinese composer Sun Xiaosong, after July 6th 2016 closing concert at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing (CCOM). Sun Xiaosong wrote the piece titled “Beside a Clear Spring – A Canadian Song Caprice,” performed by the Carleton Chamber Orchestra together with the CCOM orchestra (traditional Chinese instruments) at the NAC Theatre on September 28, 2015, conducted by Barbara Clark, OC. The piece incorporated three Canadian melodies: Leonard Cohen’s “Halleluiah,” “A la claire fontaine” and “O Canada”
http://newsroom.carleton.ca/2015/09/25/carleton-musicians-join-chinese-music-soiree-at-national-arts-centre/
http://en.ccom.edu.cn/wn/news/2015f/201511030003.shtml

 

With baritone Zhao Shuguang, following July 6th 2016 concert (and performance of the last movement of “Letters to the Immortal Beloved") at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing

With baritone Zhao Shuguang, following July 6th 2016 concert (and performance of the last movement of “Letters to the Immortal Beloved”) at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing

FRONT ROW: Mr. Qi Lei (Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing), Prof. Zhang (CCOM), Prof. Cho Hwan Sung (S. Korea),  Prof. James Wright (Canada), Prof. Liu (CCOM), Four Professors (CCOM), Justin Li (Carleton University, Confucius Institute)SECOND-FIFTH ROWS: Music students from Carleton University, Canada (in blue), University of Nairobi Kenya (in yellow), Korean University of the Arts (in red), CMI Australia (in green), Royal Danish Academy of Music

FRONT ROW: Mr. Qi Lei (Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing), Prof. Zhang (CCOM), Prof. Cho Hwan Sung (S. Korea),
Prof. James Wright (Canada), Prof. Liu (CCOM), Four Professors (CCOM),
Justin Li (Carleton University, Confucius Institute)
SECOND-FIFTH ROWS: Music students from Carleton University, Canada (in blue), University of Nairobi Kenya (in yellow),
Korean University of the Arts (in red), CMI Australia (in green), Royal Danish Academy of Music (in black)

 

Carleton Chamber Orchestra with students and faculty of the Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China), NAC Theatre, 29 September 2015

With Soprano Deanna Singh and Governor General David Johnston (23 June 2015, Hnatyshyn Foundation Evening, Rideau Hall rose garden)

With Soprano Deanna Singh and Governor General David Johnston (23 June 2015, Hnatyshyn Foundation Evening, Rideau Hall rose garden)

John Shepherd (Dean, Grad Studies), James Wright (SSAC/Music), Aboriginal Community Rep, Peter Ricketts (Provost), John Osborne (Dean or Arts & Social Sciences), Petr Cancura (Music Alumnus), Kim Matheson (VP Research & International), Suzanne Blanchard, Roseann Runte (President)

John Shepherd (Dean, Grad Studies), James Wright (SSAC/Music – Hon Doc citation for Eli Kasner), Aboriginal Community Rep, Peter Ricketts (Provost), John Osborne (Dean or Arts & Social Sciences), Petr Cancura (Music Alumnus), Kim Matheson (VP Research & International), Suzanne Blanchard, Roseann Runte (President)

J Wright & Angela Hewitt (28 September 2014)

James Wright with Angela Hewitt (28 September 2014, Tabaret Hall, Ottawa)

 

CD (December 2014): "A Few of Our Favourite Things" (pianists James Wright & Elena Ilin)

CD (December 2014): “A Few of Our Favourite Things” (pianists James Wright & Elena Ilin)

Immortal Beloved recording session - CBC GG Studio Recording - May 28 2014

Roman Borys, Annalee Patipatanakoon, James Wright, Julie Nesrallah, Jamie Parker, 28 May 2014, CBC Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto (“Letters to the Immortal Beloved” recording session, Naxos CD release January 2015)

Ottawa Chamberfest, July 27 featured two-time Juno Award winning Gryphon Trio and mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah performing "Letters to the Immortal Beloved" by Ottawa composer and musicologist, Dr. James Wright. Dr. Wright, in rear, discusses the score with pianist, James Parker in rehearsal prior to the concert. Foreground from left, Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin, Julie Nesrallah.and Roman Borys, cello (Vancouver Sun, July 2012, Photograph by Bill Blackstone)

Ottawa Chamberfest, July 27 featured two-time Juno Award winning Gryphon Trio and mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah performing “Letters to the Immortal Beloved” by Ottawa composer and musicologist, Dr. James Wright. Dr. Wright, in rear, discusses the score with pianist, James Parker in rehearsal prior to the concert. Foreground from left, Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin, Julie Nesrallah.and Roman Borys, cello (Vancouver Sun, July 2012, Photograph by Bill Blackstone)

Jim with Nuria

With Nuria Schoenberg-Nono, 2007

James with Student

Teaching at Carleton U., 2008

Wright in Formal attire

Studio photo, 2007

James Wright and Julie Nasrallah

With Julie Nesrallah, 2009

James Wright and Julie Nasrallah

Teaching at Carleton U., 2010

Wright at a Piano

At masterclass with Marni Nixon, Carleton University, 2011

With Colin Cooke (Chair, Chamberfest, 2007) and Lawrence Schoenberg (Arnold Schoenberg’s youngest son), Schoenberg Symposium, Ottawa, July 2007 (photo by Mike Heffernan – used by permission)

Announcing launch of Canada’s first Carillon-studies program Carleton U. Art Gallery, March 2011

Soprano Doreen Taylor-Claxton and dancer Shayna in performance of James Wright’s “Quilled Sonnet,” Chamberfest, Ottawa, 4 August 2009

Jim and Julie (27 July 2012) 2

Receiving applause with mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah and Gryphon Trio, premiere performance of “Letters to the Immortal Beloved” (Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, July 27, 2012) (Ottawa Citizen photo by Bill Blackstone – used by permission)

JW & Jean Teron

With Jean Teron, Patrick Cardy Tribute Concert, Carleton University Art Gallery (June 3, 2013)

JW with Leading Note Orchestra and Choirs

James Wright with Orkidstra, KidSingers, Ottawa Children’s Choir, Cantiamo Choir and soloist Jenna Glatt at first performance of “To Young Canadians.” The lyrics of “To Young Canadians” are excerpted from a “Letter to Canadians” written by the late Jack Layton (1950-2011) two days prior to his death on 22 August 2011. The first performance took place in the presence of the Honourable Olivia Chow (yellow dress, seated at right)

Photo taken by Richard Glatt at Sept 22nd recording session

Filming the music video of “To Young Canadians,” with conductor Jackie Hawley and the Cantiamo Choir, on the helicopter pad behind the Canadian Museum of Civilization, across the Ottawa River from the Canadian Houses of Parliament.