2016 | November 06
Advanced Flute Course, November 6-14. Lunenburg Academy of Music and Performance, Lunenberg Nova Scotia. http://www.lampns.ca/
2016 | October 23
Power On, Esprit Orchestra at Koerner Hall, featuring R. Murray Schafer’s Flute Concerto. 7:15pm pre-concert chat, 8:00pm concert. http://bit.ly/2dtsl2K
2016 | October 16
Flute Day, at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. 2:00pm – 5:00 pm Robert Aitken Master Class; 7:00pm Concert at Walter Hall with Robert Aitken and Flute Orchestra. Program: Berio Sequenza, JS Bach Partita in a minor with Aitken’s Gigue à la Bach, Doppler Chanson d’amour, Aitken Solesmes for flute orchestra and Stamitz Concerto in D major. FREE EVENT. http://bit.ly/2dtssuV
2016 | October 12
Magic Flutes, Soundstreams Canada, 8:00pm at Koerner Hall. Featuring flutists Claire Chase, Patrick Gallois, Marina Piccinini, Leslie Newman and Robert Aitken who performs Takemitsu’s Towards the Sea with harpist Erica Goodman and his own Plainsong for solo flute. http://bit.ly/2dLMVq9
2016 | September 30
Beijing Memories, New Music Concerts’ opening event of the 2016-2017 season, featuring new works first performed in NMC’s Chinese tour to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. http://bit.ly/2ds2XoW
2016 | September 16
Soundstreams Salon 21 at the Gardiner Museum, featuring flutists Robert Aitken and Leslie Newman.
2016 | August 11
National Flute Association 44th Annual Convention, San Diego, California, August 11-14. August 10th, jurist for the Young Artists Competition which included Aitken’s Plainsong for solo flute. August 11, “Remembering Aurèle Nicolet”: talk and performance of …tierre, tierre, tierre… by Diego Luzuriaga with flutist Jan Junker. August 12, Gala Concert: performed Concertstücke Op. 3 by Joachim Anderson with pianist Colette Valentine. August 13, presented Marcel Moyse Society Master Class. August 14, performed improvised short closing ceremony solo based on the 1934 version of Varèse Density 21.5. http://www.nfaonline.org/
2016 | July 31
Robert Aitken in Italy 2016, July 31-August 8. Master classes at Rechsteiner di Florian von Stepski-Doliwa with Jan Junker and pianist Matteo Andri.
2016 | July 07
2016 Beijing International Composition Workshop. July 7-18, 2016. Conducted and performed for New Music Concerts’ Chinese tour, including July 17 lecture-performance, “Music as a Language”.