Current and Upcoming Events

Australian Images,
a string quartet by Jana Skarecky in memory of Peter Sculthorpe,
is on the 40th anniversary (2021) January playlist of
the Association of Canadian Women Composers (ACWC/AFCC):…/sets/acwc-40th-anniversary-1
On the 15th of every month this year there will be a new playlist at featuring music by Canadian women composers.

The Path before Me – A Woman’s Journey

by Jana Skarecky
will be premiered online
on November 11, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.
by Clarisse Tonigussi, soprano
and Narmina Afandiyeva, piano

 concert link:

FB event link:


Luminous 2020

 photography exhibit at Heliconian Hall in Toronto

Sunday Oct 4, 2020 Zoom Reception: Music, poetry, and dance created in response to the photographs including two new piano compositions by Jana Skarecky:
Monarch Butterfly
Intimate Conversation – The Desert Snail and Cholla

(photographs by Lucie Collins & Linda Briskin)

& Photographs by Jana Skarecky
from Crystal Moments and Frozen Treasures


Fantasy on J’Entends le moulin
for string orchestra by Jana Skarecky

was performed September 20, 2020, 3 p.m.
by the Whispering River String Orchestra
at an outdoor concert in Parry Sound,
part of the Riversongs Cultural Fall Fair


Australian Images
In Memoriam Peter Sculthorpe
string quartet by Jana Skarecky

 was performed on Friday March 13th,  2020, at 7:30 p.m
at Heliconian Hall, Toronto
by Nora Pellerin &Victoria Yeh, violins;
Velma Ko, viola; Elaine McLeod, cello
part of Folkloric concert by Canadian women composers


Excerpts from Emily, the Way You Are
by Jana Skarecky with libretto by Di Brandt

were performed by
Rosemarie Van Der Hooft (mezzo soprano)
and Laura Loewen (piano)
on Nov 25, 2019 in Winnipeg
part of Glitter & Fall: A Gala Poetry/Music Recital
celebrating the poetry of Winnipeg Poet Laureate Di Brandt
set to music by Canadian composers:


by Jana Skarecky
was sung by Lauren Estey
on November 21, 2019 at 12p.m.
at Walter Hall, University of Toronto
part of the concert by graduate voice students
“A woman for All Seasons”

Paintings and photographs
by Jana Skarecky

will be part of the 3rd Annual Art Show
at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene
477 Manning Ave., Toronto

on Friday  Nov. 15, 7-10 p.m. and
Saturday Nov. 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

From Fear to Courage

by Jana Skarecky

(based on the Czech Hussite chorale “Kdož jste boží bojovníci”)

will be performed by cellist Rachel Mercer as part of the AYR Trio concert
 Czech Tales (Smetana, Dvořák & Skarecky)

Saturday November 2, 2019, 3 p.m.
at First Unitarian Church, 170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton

by Jana Skarecky
text by P.K. Page

 will be performed by Clarisse Tonigussi, soprano,
& Narmina Efendiyeva, piano
 on Saturday May 18, 2019 at 8 p.m.
at Conrad Grebel Chapel/University of Waterloo
140 Westmount Rd N., Waterloo, ON

 part of the ACWC Art Song Concert
 in honour of Rebekah Cummings (1980 – 2019)

 Music by 9 ACWC composers: 
Rebekah Cummings, Jana Skarecky, Carol Ann Weaver,
Edith Covach, Christie Morrison (also singing), 
Nephenee Rose, Karen Sunabacka, Julia Jacklein & Fiona Evison.
Tickets: $20-regular/$10-youth
Planet Earth

will be sung by Kellie Masalas,
with Brahm Goldhamer, piano
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7 p.m.
at Array Space, 155 Walnut St., Toronto

Molly’s Veil
an opera scene from the life of Charlotte Whitton

 Music by Jana Skarecky, text by Sharon Bajer

will be performed by
Deanna Hendriks, soprano, Maria Soulis, mezzo-soprano,
& Dora Krizmanic, piano
as part of A Night at the Opera

Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
at the Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto

 Opera glasses in hand, prepare for an evening of spectacular operatic solos and ensembles, transcriptions, and overtures. Along with opera’s greatest hits, the programme will include selections by Heliconian composers
Jana Skarecky and Kye Marshall.
Come and enjoy an evening of intrigue on an operatic scale!
Tickets $25

Sisters & Summer
by Jana Skarecky
will be performed by Clarisse Tonigussi, soprano
and Narmina Efendiyeva, piano
 on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 8 p.m.
at the Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
Tickets: Advance $8 student/senior/arts worker,$12 regular 
($10/$15 at the door)
Time Traveller: Canadian Women’s Compositions through the 20th and 21st Centuries
 Also featuring soprano Anna Boyes
Shadowscape and Through Stained Glass for piano, 

composed and performed by Jana Skarecky, 
will be part of the Canada Music Week ORMTA concert 
on Sunday November 18, 2018, 7 p.m.
at St. Matthew on the Plains, 126 Plains Rd. E., Burlington
 In the afternoon composers Jana Skarecky and Sharona Clarke will lead a workshop showcasing some of their compositions and discussing the creative process


On Nov. 16 and 17 (Friday evening and Saturday), paintings by Jana Skarecky will be part of the Second Annual Art Show and Sale at the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Toronto.

Sonata for Viola and Piano

by Jana Skarecky (1st movement)
will be performed by Velma Ko, viola and Louise Morley, piano
on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto
part of the concert
General admission $25

Two of my paintings  (Uluru and Kata Tjuta – Valley of the Winds)
are in the Heliconian Summer show,
Opening reception Sat. July 14, 2018, 1-4 p.m.

From my performance at Heliconian Hall May 5/18,
with the blue C# singing bowl:

Shadowscape for piano, and
Through Stained Glass
for piano, three singing bowls, and wind chime
composed and performed by Jana Skarecky

Saturday May 5, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto
 opening reception of the Luminous 2018 Photography Show,
which also includes some of Jana’s photographs

Performers in the fields of dance, music, theatre arts, and poetry respond to photographs by nine photographic artists.
Opening reception 1-4 p.m. Admission free.
Green and Gold

by Jana Skarecky(text and above painting by P.K. Page)
 performances by Clarisse Tonigussi, soprano:
Friday, April 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto Waldorf School, Thornhill, Ontario

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7 p.m.
Halton Waldorf School, Burlington, Ontario
[Jana, Carol Ann Weaver, Clarisse, Narmina, Julia Jacklein] 

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2 p.m.
St. Francis-in-the-Wood, Vancouver, British Columbia

​Sunday, January 28, 2018, 5 p.m.
The Point Artist-Run Centre, Whistler, British Columbia

Sonata for Viola and Piano

by Jana Skarecky

will be performed by Velma Ko, viola & Louise Morley, piano
on March 18, 2018, in Toronto,
in a concert of the Toronto Home Music Club

Louise Morley, Velma Ko
Dec 7, 2017
Birds of Canada
(for children’s voices & pentatonic recorders)

performed by The Discovery Montessori
in Mississauga, Ontario
Piano music by Jana Skarecky:

(Bridge of Dreams, photograph by Sheila Craig)
Bridge of Dreams performed by Jana Skarecky;
Chickadee and Woodpecker
performed by Jon Bilek
at the ORMTA Canadian Composers’ Concert
on December 3, 2017,
at St. Matthew’s-on-the-Plains, Burlington

Green and Gold 
(Sisters & Summer) by Jana Skarecky
was performed by Clarisse Tonigussi, soprano:

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 7:30

Festival Pontiac Enchanté, Venturing Hills Farm, Luskville, Québec

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 2 p.m.
George Street United Church, St. John’s, Newfoundland

​Sunday, July 16, 2017, 2 p.m.
Woody Point Heritage Theatre, Woody Point, Newfoundland

​Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
Charlotte Street Arts Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick

​Sunday, July 23, 2017, 2 p.m.
Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick

​Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 12 p.m.
St. James Presbyterian Church, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 7 p.m.
Milton Community Hall, North Milton, Prince Edward Island

Friday, September 22, 2017, 7 p.m.
St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Regina, Saskatchewan

​Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3 p.m.
Gallery 345, Toronto, Ontario

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7 p.m.
St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Ottawa, Ontario


November 17, 2017
Paintings by Jana Skarecky in the Art Show
at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto:

Photographs from Time Tributaries, Nov. 11, 2017:
(with my daughters Renata and Juliana) _____________________________________________

Time Tributaries
Music and Art by Jana Skarecky
Saturday, November 11/17

This Is Our Countrymy song celebrating Canada, sung by the preschool children of The Discovery Montessori, Mississauga:

Coming soon: Time Tributaries
 Music and Art by Jana Skarecky

in celebration of her 60th birthday
Saturday, November 11, 2017
at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto
1-4 p.m. Art Reception; 8 p.m. Concert – to benefit the
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

of Canada

Magdalene Mass
(Riversongs Choir) and
Fantasy on J’entends le Moulin
(Whispering River String Orchestra)

These two pieces by Jana Skarecky

will be performed on June 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.,
part of the Riversongs Festival,
at St. James Centre for Community,
24 Mary St., Parry Sound, Ontario

Green and Gold
(Sisters & Summer)
by Jana Skarecky

will be performed on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
at 46 Essex Street, Guelph, Ontario (Sounds of Silence)
by Clarisse Tonigussi, soprano & Narmina Esendiyeva, piano
Composer interview with Jana Skarecky:

New Music for Young Pianists
by Canadian Women Composers
will include
 Mountain Lake
and excerpts from Water Colours
by Jana Skarecky

 performed by Eric Xu, piano
 Sunday, May 28, 2017, 3 p.m.
at Conrad Grebel College Chapel,
140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo
Admission free

Bridge of Dreams

(in response to photograph by Sheila Craig)
composed and performed by
Jana Skarecky, piano & singing bowls & wind chimes

Saturday May 27, 2017 1:30 p.m.
at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto

Luminous Forest
and Bridge of Dreams

composed and performed by Jana Skarecky, piano

Saturday May 6, 2017 2 p.m.
at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto 

 Five of Jana’s photographs are part of the
LUMINOUS photography exhibit 

The opening reception (1-4 p.m.) includes
poetry, dance and music in response to photographs by Linda Briskin, Sheila Craig, Simone Creed, Kye Marshall, Mary Perdue, Jana Skarecky, and Patricia Stamp.

Performers are dancers Meiko Ando, Ashley Burton, and Aviva Fleising, musicians Kye Marshall and Jana Skarecky, writers Josie DiSciascio-Andrews, Bianca Lakoseljac, Carla Wilson.  

Admission free 

 The photographs will be exhibited May 4 – 31, 2017
To view by appointment, contact 416-922-3618

Green and Gold

(Sisters & Summer)

by Jana Skarecky
will be performed on Friday March 31, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
at Walter Hall, University of Toronto
by Clarisse Tonigussi, soprano & Narmina Esendiyeva, piano

From the Mar 11/17 concert of
The Land Sings

L to R: Kathryn Ladano, Jana Skarecky, Jeff Reilly, Peter Togni, Richard Burrows
Deep Peace &
Let the Winds of the Heavens

by Jana Skarecky 

 will be sung by The Bader International Study Centre Chamber Choir, conducted by Shelley Katz

 on Saturday March 18, 7:30 p.m.
at Robinson College Chapel, University of Cambridge, UK

The Land Sings
 by Jana Skarecky
will be premiered on Saturday, March 11, 8 p.m.
at First United Church, Waterloo, 16 William St. (at King)
by Kathryn Ladano & Jeff Reilly, bass clarinets,
Richard Burrows, percussion, & Peter Togni, organ
part of Duel of the Duos concert, NUMUS

Commissioned with the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council

February 2017
Magdalene Mass

by Jana Skarecky for SATB choir
is now available from Alliance Publications (WI)

Nicomekl Ravine 1
by Jana Skarecky
was part of the E-Scapes Art Exhibit
at Heliconian Hall, Toronto
during July and August 2016

Performances of Jana Skarecky’s compositions
Mountain Lake (performed by Jana Skarecky) and
Birds in the Hickory Tree
(performed by her piano students)
took place in June 2016 in Oakville, Ontario
On June 2, 2016
The children of the Discovery Montessori
premiered songs by Jana Skarecky in Mississauga:
The Owl Babies
I Know You Love Me
Song of the Four Seasons

They also sang her songs

A Good Way to Live, Little Winds,
I Like Me, Earth Song, and
 The Earth Is My Home

Jana Skarecky will perform
her two new piano compositions,
Mountain Lake and Down River

on Saturday, May 7, 2016
at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave, Toronto
 Opening Reception for

an exhibit of eight women photographers
(including Jana Skarecky)
1 – 4 p.m.

 Four dancers, two poets and two musicians
will engage with the spirit of the photographs
 Two different performances at 2 pm and 2:40 pm.
 Admission free.


for piano by Peter Sculthorpe
will be performed by
Jana Skarecky
Friday March 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto
part of the concert
All Aboard on a Musical Discovery
Tickets $25

The Elves and the Shoemaker

a musical play by Jana Skarecky 

was performed by The Discovery Montessori
February 11, 2016
Erindale Presbyterian Church, Mississauga, ON 


Kata Tjuta – Valley of the Winds

by Jana Skarecky

will be premiered
by The Penderecki String Quartet

 on Saturday, January 30, 2016, 8 p.m.
at the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall,
Wilfrid Laurier University,

75 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON 

 as part of the Laurier New Music Festival


Magdalene Mass

by Jana Skarecky
will be premiered by the Gallery Choir,
Church of St. Mary Magdalene,
Ulster & Manning Streets, Toronto
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at 11 a.m. 

Weave and Mend

for piano
composed and premiered by Jana Skarecky 

 Wednesday Oct 21, 2015, 6 p.m.
at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto 

 on the occasion of the launch of Laundry Lines, 
a new book by Ann Elizabeth Carson

Jana Skarecky & Ann Elizabeth Carson

Earth Songs

Three vocal duets by Jana Skarecky
sung by Gordon Burnett and Valerie Nunn
September 18, 2015, 8 p.m.
at Conrad Grebel College Chapel, U of Waterloo

From Fear to Courage
for solo cello by Jana Skarecky

was performed by Maksim Velichkin
June 3, 2015, 8pm
at Music@MimodaJazzo
5772 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, USA
From Fear to Courage

for solo cello
 by Jana Skarecky
premiered by Maksim Velichkin
on May 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
5705 Noble Ave., Sherman Oaks, California, USA

a series of photographs by Jana Skarecky
 will be part of
 a photography exhibit featuring eight artists

 Opening reception Sat. May 2, 2015, 1-4 p.m.
and Open Doors Toronto Sat. May 23, 2 p.m.

performance with dance & poetry
at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto


Drops of Water Shimmering

by Jana Skarecky
will be part of

60×60 Dance Louisiana Mix
presented by
the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts

 Fri. April 10, 2015, 7:00pm & 9 p.m.

& Sat. April 11, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.
LSMSA CPT Black Box Theatre, 715 University Parkway
Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA

The Eye of the Phoenix

for solo cello by Jana Skarecky

 performed by Brenda Muller
on February 21, 2015
at the opening of the Whispering River Music Studio

McDougall, ON (near Parry Sound)

Spring Haiku
by Jana Skarecky

for soprano & piano

performed by Liana Valente
on Thursday January 8, 2015, 11 a.m.
at the Collington Retirement Community
in Mitchellville, Maryland,

presented by the Music Club of Washington, DC, USA

 “The cold without stirs the warmth within”
and “Balance”
by Jana Skarecky

will be exhibited as part of
Moved by Colour

at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto,
Jan 8 – Feb 2, 2015

Reception Saturday Jan 10, 1-4 p.m.

Flame of Roses

for flute, cello, & piano

by Jana Skarecky
will be  part of the concert
‘Canadian Women’s Works’
on Nov. 9, 2014, at 8 p.m.

K-W Chamber Music Society, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo, ON

Performers: Diana Dumlavwalla, piano; Liesel Deppe, flute; Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, cello
also on the program - music by Alice Ho, Larysa Kuzmenko, Alexina Louie, Heather Schmidt, Leslie Uyeda,
Carol Ann Weaver

Tickets $25 (sr $20; st $15)

For more information, see:
‘By Women About Women’
art show at Heliconian Hall


‘Lullaby’ and ‘Take My Hand’ by Jana Skarecky
October 16 – Nov 6, 2014
Reception Saturday Nov 1, 1-4 p.m.
‘Performance in the Round’ – with music, poetry, and dance inspired by photography,
including ‘Stirling Falls, Milford Sound’ by Jana Skarecky

November 1, 7-9 pm
35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto

60 x 60 Dance Toronto
at Harbourfront,
Oct. 16, 2014, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

including RAIN by Jana Skarecky

Pairing 60 Toronto choreographers with each of 60 Canadian composers’ 1-minute miniatures, this 1-hour performance spans the gamut of contemporary music and contemporary, traditional, classical and hybrid movement disciplines.

  Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Two New Choral Works Published

 Deep Peace and O Earth
by Jana Skarecky for SATB a cappella

 Texts by John Gracen Brown
Part of the Bruce Kotowich Choral Series
Published by Alliance Publications Inc.

Score excerpts can be seen at
Copies can be ordered at,
(608)748-4411(608)748-4411 x124, or

Encounters with Light
a photography art exhibition
including photographs from New Zealand

by Jana Skarecky
at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto 
opening reception Saturday May 3, 2014, 1-4:30 p.m.

Images from Emily, the Way You Are
Apr 8/14, Brandon, MB:

Emily Diehl, soprano;  Kimi Allan, (Little Emily);
Mindy Sondag, piano; Edith Smith, percussion

Emily, the Way You Are

an opera celebrating the life and work of Emily CarrMusic by Jana Skarecky
Libretto by Di Brandt

April 8, 2014, 8:00 pm

 Performed by Emily Diehl, soprano,
Mindy Sondag, piano, Edith Smith, percussion

 at Lorne Watson Hall, Brandon University,
Brandon, Manitoba
(image: from The Crazy Stair, by Emily Carr)

One More Veil that Falls Away
Flame of Roses

by Jana Skarecky
will be performed by the

Ardeleana Trio
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014, at 7:30P.M.

celebrating 25 years of performing
music by Canadian Women

 Brenda Muller, cello
Catherine Maguire, piano
Ann Marie Kopp, flutewith Amy Dodin, soprano
suggested donation $20

3 Lakeside Drive, off Centre Road, McKellar
(near Parry Sound, ON)

Will You Dance?

by Jana Skarecky

will be performed by
Velma Ko & Joyce Lai, violins
(world premiere)
 part of the concert ONEs, TWOs & THREEs
Music by Canadian Women Composers
on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 8pm
at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto

In celebration of International Women’s Day,
 a program of solos, duets and trios written by Canadian women composers including Joanna Estelle, Kye Marshall, Monica Pearce, Jana Skarecky, and Ann Southam

Meet featured composers at the conclusion of the program
Co-sponsored by the
Association of Canadian Women Composers
Underwater, & Westbrook

(for piano)  by Jana Skarecky
will be performed by Karen Quinton
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 11 a.m.
at Oriole-York Mills United Church,
2609 Bayview Ave., Willowdale, ON

by Jana Skarecky

will be performed by Liana Valente, soprano

on Sunday November 17, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.

at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church,
351 East 74th Street, New York City, NY


Flame of Roses
by Jana Skarecky

Laurie Glencross, flute; Brenda Muller, cello; Bonnie Shewan Jeffrey, piano

will be broadcast on FM 98.5 CKWR (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON)
on Monday November 4, 2013, 9-11 p.m.
(probably between 9:30-10 p.m.)
as part of a program on Canadian women composers
Hosted by Tom Quick, the program ”Women in Music”
will be broadcast on FM 98.5 CKWR
(originating from the Kitchener-Waterloo area).
If you do not live in the immediate broadcasting area, you can listen on the internet by going to the station’s URL

and clicking on the icon “Listen Live Now”
on the right hand side of the home page.

Also included will be an interview with Carolyn Lomax, Founder of the Association of Canadian Women Composers, and current Chair, composer Joanna Estelle
Playlist:  Hour One (9-10 pm):

Christina Petrowska Quilico: Piano.
Glass Houses #3. by Ann Southam.

Gloria Jean Nagy: Voice; Elaine Keillor: piano.
Three Love Songs. by Mary Gardiner.

Calixa Lavallee Ensemble: Song of Abwoon. by Joanna Estelle.

Cameron Lowe: Cello; et al.
The Sky Came Down. by Laura Pettigrew.

Ardeleana Trio: Flame of Roses. by Jana Skarecky.
(Laurie Glencross: Flute; Brenda Muller: Cello;
Bonnie Shewan Jeffrey: Piano.)

Hour two (10-11pm):

Elaine Keillor: Piano. Aegean Sketches. by Jean Coulthard .

Nancy Delong: Vocal. Yarrow. by Brenda Muller.
(Lilac Cana: Vocal; Angela Hammar: Flute; Brenda Muller: Cello; Catherine Maguire: Piano.)

Nancy Delong: Vocal. Eurydice’s Song. by Brenda Muller.

(Angela Hammar: Piccolo; Laura Ridd: Flute; Brenda Muller: Cello; Catherine Maguire: Piano.)

Ben Reimer: Percussion. On the Glacier. by Diana McIntosh.

Diane Berry & Gail Olsen: Flutes; Dorothy Giesbrecht: Violin.
Mountains. by Diane Berry.

Christina Petrowska Quilico: Piano.
Glass Houses # 13. by Ann Southam.
Sleep Thou… (Titania’s Lullaby)

by Jana Skarecky

will be performed by   

Katherine Crawford mezzo-soprano &
& Rebecca Ashe, flute

 on Sunday, September 15, 2013 is 1:00 p.m.

at the Jan Hus Church, 351 East 74th Street, New York City

free admission
(donations of food, clothing & toiletries for the Homeless Outreach & Advocacy Program are encouraged)


The Warriors’ Chorale
for cello
by Jana Skarecky

(Cubist Cityscape by Aristarkh Lentulov)

will be performed again by

Maksim Velichkin

on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm

at MiMoDa Studio, 5772 West Pico Blvd.,
Los Angles, California, USA 

Link to the event on Facebook:

The Warriors’ Chorale

for cello
Jana Skarecky

will be performed by Maksim Velichkin

on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm

at the Los Angeles Public Library (Silver Lake),
2411 Glendale Blvd., Los Angles, California, USA

(The Warriors’ Chorale is based on the 15th-century Czech Hussite war hymn “Kdož jste boží bojovníci”)

Maksim Velichkin is an accomplished cellist, pianist, and harpsichordist who has been active as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra artist. He has worked with conductors such as James Levine, Kurt Masur, and Christoph von Dohnanyi, and as an improviser and interpreter of contemporary and popular music with Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea, and Burt Bacharach. He has released three albums of piano improvisations, as well as creating cello and harpsichord improvisations for film. He performs and tours frequently with the Verbier Chamber Orchestra.


“Future Memory” by Jana Skarecky

and “Light and Dark” by Jana Skarecky
are part of the
art show at Heliconian Hall,
35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto

May 30 – September 6, 2013

The world premiere of

by Jana Skarecky will be performed by
Georgeta Stoleriu, soprano
and Violetta Stefanescu, piano

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
at the Romanian Athenaeum Bucharest, Romania

as part of Honoring Poet Eugene Van Itterbeek

Rain(for piano) by Jana Skarecky
(part of the 60 x 60 Canada Mix 2012)
performed March 30, 2013, 3 p.m.
at MacAloney Room, Arts Centre 406,
Dalhousie University, 6101 University Avenue,
Halifax, NS

sponsored by Dalhousie University Department of Music & Oscillation

Spring Haiku

for soprano & piano
by Jana Skarecky
will be performed by Liana Valente
on Tuesday March 12, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.
at the Music Club of Lakeland, 421 East Park St.,
Lakeland, Florida, USA

 Facebook event page:


(for piano) by Jana Skarecky
will be performed by Karen Quinton
Sunday February 10, 2013, 11 a.m.
at Oriole – York Mills United Church,

celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Church Women


The Heliconian
All Members’ Art Show
Jan 3 – Feb 11, 2013 at 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto includes two paintings by Jana Skarecky:
‘Deep peace of the running waves to you’ and ‘Autumn Gold’

Opening reception Sat. Jan. 5, 2013, 1-4 p.m.
The Heliconian Art Section
Small Works Show
December 2012- Jan 3, 2013
at 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto

includes three paintings by Jana Skarecky:

 Circle, Moon Flower, & Dream Flower

Jana Skarecky’s Czech Carol
‘Jesus Christ Is King of Kings’
is available on the CD ‘Christmas around the World’
by The Renaissance Singers

Jana Skarecky’s Czech Carol

‘Softly She Sang’

was sung by a vocal quintet at Bethel Chapel, Waterloo Ontario 

on Sunday December 16, at 11am
Jana Skarecky’s Czech Carol

 ‘Softly She Sang’

was sung by the Renaissance Singers

at the concert “Noel with Thanks”

celebrating the choir’s 40th anniversary

Saturday, December 15, 2012,  8 p.m.
in the Rotunda at City Hall,

Birds in the Hickory Tree

by Jana Skarecky
Eleven Pieces for Piano
(level: preparatory – grade I)
available for $15 (order from


60×60 (2012) Canada Mix
RAIN (for piano)  by Jana Skarecky

was presented Nov. 8, 2012, 8 p.m.
Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland

60×60 (2012) Canda Mix

RAIN by Jana Skarecky 

was presented Sunday, October 21, 2012,7:00 PM

at BC Creative Hub, 837 Davie St., Vancouver, B.C.×60/2012_Canada_Mix.htm
This is the fifth annual Canadian mix of a worldwide project that features Canadian composers. It contains 60 works, each 60 seconds long,  presented continuously in an hour-long performance synchronized with an analog
clock. 60×60 presents a slice of what is happening in the contemporary music scene by representing 60 works that are diverse in aesthetic and style. Works are selected from an international pool of composers, and sequenced in order. The resulting mix is presented as a continuous one-hour performance.

Composers in 60×60 (2012) Canada Mix include:
Aaron Acosta, James Andean, James Bailey, John L Baker, Michael Baker, Bob Paul Bauer, Brian Beaudry, Myriam Bleau, Rolf J. Boon, Sarah Boothroyd, Ede Cameron, David Neil Campbell, Maxime Corbeil-Perron, John G Coutanche,
Jeremy Peter Curry, Albérick Demontreuille, Jonathan Desjardins, Nicolas Diab, Suzy Easton, Arne Eigenfeldt, Joanna Estelle, Terry Gambarotto, Shaun Gamboa, Helene Garcia, Soressa Gardner, Victor Garibaldi, Mario Gauthier,
Sophie Mercedes Genest, Thomas Francois Giros, Christopher Gorman, Lorne F. Hammond, Mark Mark J. Hannesson, Todd Harrop, Dry Heeves, David Kettle, Ben Jisoo Kim, Ferdows Laraya, Sebastien Lavoie, Emilie Cecilia LeBel, Hope KW Lee, Marco Liy, Scott Mallory, Jr., Andrew James Noseworthy, James O’Callaghan, Keith Odell, John Oliver, Alex Olsen, Dubravko Pajalic, Robin Parmar, Emilie Payeur, Dimitar G Pentchev, Robert James Pierson, Sylvain Poitras, Ambrose Pottie, Quaternin, Justin Rito, Jana Skarecky, John Sobocan, Gamble Tron, and Jamie Woollard

Art Exhibition:

At Opus II, Kitchener

Paintings and Music

by Jana Skarecky

Visit the music store Opus II in Kitchener

(100 Ahrens St. at Victoria St., next to the train station)

to see paintings by Jana Skarecky

(some from the ”Healing Light” exhibit at WLU Chapel, & others).

 Musicians know Opus II as a great place to buy whatever music you might need, supplied by helpful and knowledgeable owners
Joyce and David Knarr.

 Opus II now also has available the following music
by Jana Skarecky:

* ”Water Colours” (short pieces for piano, grades 2-5,
illustrated with photographs of water)*

* ”Children’s Songs” (unaccompanied pentatonic songs
for young children)* 

* ”Grade I and Grade II songs” (unaccompanied songs,
written for and used in Waldorf school classes)*


Heliconian Summer Saturday Art Afternoons, July & August 2012

 including Veils 4 & Veils 5,

and Bowen Falls, NZ, 1 & 2,

by Jana Skarecky

(the Heliconian Art Section group show)

35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto

The world premiere of

Back to Babylon

Text by Viggo Mortensen
Music by Jana Skarecky

(abridged and specially adapted for this performance)

Performed by the Cantores Choir
of Dunedin, New Zealand,
conducted by Greg Peyroux

May 27, 2012, 3:30 p.m.

at the Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin, New Zealand

February 2, 2012, 12 noon

Emily, the Way You Are
one-woman opera
Music by Jana Skarecky; libretto by Di Brandt 

at Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Ramona Carmelly, mezzo-soprano 

Joseph Ferretti, piano

John Brownell, percussion

to see/hear an excerpt of “Emily, the Way You Are”, go to:

October 28, 2011, 8 p.m.

Water Colours

 for piano (2011)

by Jana Skarecky

 part of the concert

Innovation & Inspiration

A Celebration of Canadian Women Composers

at the Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto

September 23, 2011, 8 p.m.

Emily, the Way You Are
Music by Jana Skarecky;
Libretto by Di Brandt

Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave, Toronto

featuring Ramona Carmelly, mezzo-soprano,

Joseph Ferretti, piano,Victoria Hathaway oboe,

& Kevin Mulligan, percussion

also music for clarinet, cello, voice and piano
by Jana Skarecky

 and excerpts from writings of Emily Carr read by Ann Carson

Heliconian Hall:

Ramona Carmelly, mezzo-soprano:

Rita Greer, clarinet, Brenda Muller, cello; Joie Chow, piano; Deanna Hendriks, soprano, Jane Blackstone, piano

September 23 & 24, 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Tapestry New Opera presents:

Opera Briefs

Opera scenes from the Librettist/Composer Lab 2011
including “Perfect Night” by Jana Skarecky

Elisabeth Mehl Green, Katya Pine, Darren Russo, Jana Skarecky, Christiaan Venter

Sharon Bajer, Nick Carpenter, Sheldon Rosen, Anusree Roy, Norman Yeung
at Theatre Passe Muraille,
16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto