Vinko Globokar, the pioneer of modern trombone technique returns to Toronto for a concert at Betty Oliphant Theatre featuring ensemble works spanning four decades. Globokar’s music, which combines virtuosity with spontaneity, humour and theatrics, promises an evening of intense musicality and entertaining wit. While in Toronto Globokar will participate in a composer’s forum at the University of Toronto and coach the Faculty of Music’s gamUT ensemble (November 29 & 30). He will also give improvisation and performance master classes in cooperation with the Music Gallery (December 1-9). To honour Elliott Carter’s 103rd birthday, which coincides with this concert, Robert Aitken, Erica Goodman and Max Christie will give the North American premiere of Trije glasbeniki for flute, harp and bass clarinet composed earlier this year and first performed by Aitken, Goodman and Virgil Blackwell at an Elliott Carter Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia in November.

Globokar Affiliated Events: As part of his residency at the University of Toronto Vinko Globokar will give a free public  lecture at the Faculty of Music on November 29 and the Faculty's gamUT ensemble will perform his music on November 30 ( He will direct improvisation workshops and masterclasses during the week leading up to a concert of his smaller works at the Music Gallery on December 9 (

Interview with
Vinko Globokar

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