Notes & Reviews:
Elizabeth Raum has established herself as one of Canada's most eminent composers with commissions coming from such important performing groups as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Calgary Philharmonic, the CBC, the Hannaford Street Silver Band, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Music Toronto, Concours de Musique du Canada, Scotia Festival, Eckhardt-Gramatté National Competition, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Regina Symphony Orchestra as well as many other performing organizations. Raum has been presented with the Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan, the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada medal and in 2010 received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. In 2004 she was given an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters From Mt. St. Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Raum received a commission from the Maritime Concert Opera supported by the Ontario Arts Council to write a full length opera to be completed in 2015. "Myth, Legend, Romance" features three of Raum's stellar concertos that weave together stories and folklore with superb performances by Canadian soloists.