Sid Robinovitch’s music has been widely performed in Canada and abroad, having been featured by groups such as the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, the Canadian Piano Trio, and the Winnipeg, Toronto, and Louisville Symphony Orchestras. His works have been frequently broadcast on CBC radio, and he has also written music for film and TV where he is best known for his theme for the satirical comedy series, The Newsroom.
Klezmer Suite, a recording devoted entirely to his music performed by the Winnipeg Symphony, was nominated for a 2002 Juno award and received a Prairie Music Award for outstanding classical recording. Sefarad, a CD featuring his music for guitar, was released in 2008 on the Marquis label and received both Juno and Western Canadian Award nominations for classical recording of the year. In 2010 an entire concert of his choral works was presented by the Winnipeg Singers and subsequently recorded for a soon-to-be-released CD.
His topic for this evening is “Musical Roots.”