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The Czech National Symphony Orchestra Announces Maestro Steven Mercurio as Music Director

The Czech National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) announced today that Steven Mercurio will become its new Music Director as of the upcoming 2019/20 season. Maestro Mercurio, an American conductor and composer known for his exceptional versatility and dynamism, has fostered a vibrant, ten-year affiliation with the orchestra, with extensive collaborations taking place across multiple musical genres and in every capacity: symphonically,…

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Ensemble Made in Canada’s MOSAÏQUE PROJECT On Tour!

Winter tour of “unique and ambitious” (The WholeNote) project includes concerts in Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Alberta & the Yukon  NEW WORKS BY 14 COMPOSERS CELEBRATE CANADA’S DIVERSITY [Français ci-dessous] Ensemble Made in Canada (EMIC), fast becoming Canada’s premiere piano quartet, continues to crisscross the country this winter with their Mosaïque Project, featuring 14 new works by 14 Canadian composers,…

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Enter a Haunting World of Dreams & Lullabies with Angel Heart: A Musical Storybook

“Angel Heart is a story designed to slip straight into the imagination of a young mind … it has both the simplicity and the dark undertow of a fairy tale.” – The New York Times Haunting, gentle spirits from far-flung worlds meet in the pulsing sphere of dreams and lullabies that is Angel Heart, a music storybook. With an original tale…

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collectif9: No Time for Chamber Music

Montreal’s dazzling classical string band launches a new album of music by & inspired by Gustav Mahler [français ci-dessous] Montreal’s trailblazing 9-piece classical string band, collectif9, returns to Toronto on Monday, November 12 to launch its sophomore album featuring music by and inspired by Gustav Mahler. Satirical and serious, frivolous and intense, No Time for Chamber Music delves into rich and…

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Sondra Radvanovsky Toronto Recital Program Announced

RADVANOVSKY RETURNS TO TORONTO FOLLOWING HER ASTOUNDING PORTRAYAL OF ANNA BOLENA AT THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY AND NEW TRIUMPHS IN PARIS AND SAN FRANCISCO Fresh from new operatic triumphs in Paris and San Francisco, where she once again astounded audiences with her magnificent portrayals of opera’s great dramatic heroines, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky returns to her hometown of Toronto for a rare…

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Isang Yun: Sunrise Falling, a Centenary Composer Portrait

From a life wrought with struggle and torture, comes extraordinary music of stunning virtuosity and raw emotional power. Uncompromising in his life as he was in his music, Korean composer Isang Yun(1917–95)held fast to his dream of a united people, even as he was unjustly accused of espionage for North Korea and sentenced to imprisonment and death. From this life of unimaginable…

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The Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers ~ Concert & Prize Gala

[Français ci-dessous] The inaugural edition of the Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers, presented by the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, culminates on Saturday, September 29 with the Concert and Prize Gala at 7:00 pm at Pollack Hall in Montreal. Part of the 22nd edition of Quebec’s Journées de la culture, the event is free to the public and…

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World Premiere Honouring the Life of Saint Kateri by Odawa Composer Barbara Croall

(Version française ci-dessous) The McGill Chamber Orchestra (MCO), in collaboration with the cultural leadership of the Kahnawake community, is proud to present Indigenous Visions & Voices, featuring a new multimedia orchestral theatre work commemorating the life and legacy of Saint-Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680), with performances taking place in both Kahnawake and Montreal. Kateri Tekakwitha died in 1680 in the region now called…

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Dompierre en cinémascope ~ La musique de François Dompierre

Un des compositeurs les plus célèbres et les plus appréciés d’aujourd’hui, les notes évocatrices de François Dompierre sont entendues dans des films tels que « le Déclin de l’Empire Américain » et « Jésus de Montréal ». Elles ont dominé le cinéma québécois dans les années 1980 et continuent de révolutionner le genre aujourd’hui. Le OCM et le directeur artistique Boris Brott sont ravis…

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Tippet Rise OPUS 2017: Daydreams ~ 2nd Edition of Performance Highlights from Tippet Rise Arts Center in Montana

Music by Bach, Chopin, John Luther Adams, Eugène Bozza, George Enescu, Jeffrey Kahane & a World Premiere Commission by Aaron Jay Kernis Tippet Rise OPUS 2017 is the second compilation album to emerge from the summer music season at Montana’s Tippet Rise Arts Center, a 10,260-acre working ranch where monumental sculptures and performance spaces of acoustic perfection nestle against the Beartooth Mountains…

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