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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Eckhart Gramatte Hall. Diana will curate a solo concert for GroundSwell featuring pianist Christina Petrowsky Quilico. The program, called “Global Sirens”, featuring piano music by national and international women composers including a work of mine.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. in Jean McNulty Recital Hall, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON. Diana, along with guest musicians Colleen Kennedy (English horn) and Vincent Ellin (bassoon) will give a concert of her music.

Sunday, May 8, 2016, at 2:30 pm at Convocation Hall, U. of Winnipeg.  Diana will give a solo concert of her theatrical works. She will be assisted by  bassoonist, Vincent Ellin, in her piece for solo bassoon, called  Porini, Porini, Porini,  and in the premiere of her  new  work for bassoon, voice, and tape .

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 7 pm, at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, Wpg., Diana will curate a GroundSwell concert  featuring the Winnipeg Singers in choral works. McIntosh will also  perform  her piece , O (as described below) and a piece for tape by Scott  Jodoin  will be premiered—commissioned by Ground Swell.

Monday, February 22, 2016, 12:30 noon, at the Faculty of Music, U. of MB,   Diana will give a noon-hour solo concert  of two of her theatrical works—a piece called  O for voice live electronics and tape,  based on a poem by Di Brandt, and All in Good Time for piano and tape.

Friday, May 29, 2015, Wilfrid Laurier University. Waterloo, ON. Diana`s string quartet, Gatheringfour: Broadening Perspectives, commissioned by the Penderecki String Quartet, will be premiered during the Quartetfest festival.

Thursday, April 9, 2015. Diana is curating a unique and beautiful GroundSwell concert , 'Music For a Lost Planet', at 8:00 pm in Eckhardt Gramatte Hall, University of Winnipeg. (the building behind the 'castle-looking' building on Portage Ave. ) It features the 'low-flute' specialist Peter Sheridan who is coming from Melbourne, Australia, to play this concert of enchanting, evocative and playful pieces for the 'low-flute' family — alto, bass, contra bass and subcontra bass flutes. The rich mellow sound of these large instruments is wonderful to 'listen' to and amazing to 'see'! Peter will be joined for some of the pieces by Winnipeg musicians Laurel Ridd on alto flute and Robin MacMillan on piano. Peter and Diana will premiere her new work, 'On The Far Side of Mars', which she wrote to reflect the sounds, colours and mysterious atmosphere we might find if we landed on the planet Mars. She's written it for bass flute and the myriad timbres produced from inside a grand piano. This will be a unique experience for the audience . Don`t miss it!!

Monday, Feb. 29, 2015 12:30 Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba. Diana will give a 50-minute solo concert of two of her theatrical / music works : Aunt Kate, an autobiographic piece about her eccentric and colourful aunt who lived in Banff ; and an excerpt from Diana`s dramatic work, Beryl Markham--- Flying West With the Night, an autobiographic piece about the intrepid British woman who lived in Kenya, and who became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west in 1936.

On Sunday afternoon, June 1, 2:30 pm,  2014, the Winnipeg Art Gallery presents 'Music in First Person', Diana in a retrospection of 8 of her unique theatrical works in the WAG`s Eckhardt Hall. The concert features dramatic, poignant and humorous works in a dynamic colourful solo concert.

On Thursday, May 22, 8:00 pm, 2014, Winnpeg`s GroundSwell new music series  presents an exciting and unusual concert featuring 2 major works------- `The 40- Minute Ring`, a contemporary take on Wagner`s Ring,   written and performed by Myra Davies,   and `McIntosh the Steinwa`, written and performed by Diana, plays with the  unique writings of Gertrude Stein.

On Wednesday, April 16, 8:00 pm, 2014,    Diana will give a theatrically- oriented solo concert in the Heliconian  Hall, Toronto .  The concert , features her autographic piece about her eccentric Aunt Kate, Diana`s alter ego Maude Pilly cooking up a recipe from The Joy of Cooking, at the piano, a funky piece for a toy piano and a poignant work about the huge Wapta Ice Field in the Rockies. The colourful program   has a strong dash of Diana`s playful sense of humour,  and is titled ‘IT`S  OK TO LAUGH’.

March 1, 2014 - Diana premieres her new solo piece, `O`, for extended vocal techniques, spoken text, tape and live electronics on a Cluster Festival concert , in the Urban Shaman Gallery., Winnipeg. this unusual work is based on a poem by the Manitoba poet, Di Brandt.

Thurs. April 23, 2013 8:00 pm Premiere of "Can We Talk?", a theatrical work for 3 musicians who communicate dialogue solely through the music and body language, but no spoken words. Commissioned by Vincent Ellin, the work will be performed by Ellin on bassoon, Beverley Johnston on percussion and Diana on piano. The premiere will be performed on a GroundSwell concert in Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, University of Winnipeg.

Tues. & Wed., March 5 & 6, 2013 12 noon 2 noon-hour concerts of theatrical works (including her popular "Aunt Kate") written and performed by Diana at the Pro Arts Society, to be held at The Cathedral of the Redeemer, Calgary, and at Gallery Hall, Nickle Arts Museum, Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary.

Thurs. and Sat. March 4 & 6, 2013 8:00 pm Theatrical concert, featuring McIntosh's "McIntosh, The Stein Way", a highly orginal and entertaining piece using texts by Gertrude Stein, at the Heliconian Club, Toronto.

Tues. Feb. 19, 2013 7:30 pm - "Meet the Composer" at McNally-Robinson Bookstore, Grant Avenue, Winnipeg An in formal presentation of live performances, of recordings of some of Diana's recent compositions and chats about the music with the audience.

Mon. Feb. 11, 2013 12 noon - Noon-Hour Concert of theatrical music written and performed by Diana, in Eva Clare Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba.