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The Astonishing Eybler Quartet Completes Their Much-Awaited Survey of Beethoven’s Op. 18 Quartets

“Simply stunning … jaw-dropping agility, clarity and accuracy in the playing, allied with terrific dynamics and nuance, outstanding ensemble work …I doubt if you’ve heard these works sound like this before – it’s absolutely essential listening.” – The WholeNote (on Beethoven, Op. 18, Vol. 1) [Français ci-dessous] When British label CORO Connections released their first recording from Toronto’s Eybler Quartetlast spring, they…

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NYO Canada’s Odyssey Tour!

“The National Youth Orchestra of Canada has clearly set the bar high … The string sound glistens and shimmers, while brass are rich yet mellow … NYOC were invariably confident and assured.”  – The Scotsman (2018 International Tour) [Français ci-dessous] The National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYO Canada) celebrates its 59thSeason with a 5-city Canadian tour, followed by the Orchestra’s first trip…

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Festival de musique de chambre Montréal : Beethoven Chez Nous !

[Français ci-dessous] The Montreal Chamber Music Festival Proudly Presents BEETHOVEN CHEZ NOUS! JUNE 7-16, 2019 | 24THANNIVERSARY SEASON               *SPECIAL OPENING NIGHT EVENT!* THE PHENOMENAL GREGORY CHARLESPRESENTS THE MONTREAL PREMIERE OF L’AIR DU TEMPS – FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH, 8 p.m. |  Pollack Hall Founder and Artistic Director Denis Brott proudly unveils the Montreal Chamber Music Festival’s 24thseason. This…

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Violinist Roman Mints Releases a New Exploration of Hindemith’s Works for Violin & Piano

Possessing a passion for the avant-garde and an extraordinary creative energy, Roman Mints is considered one of the most original musicians of his generation. The acclaimed Russian violinist is joined by Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winner Alexander Kobrin for a new recording of Hindemith’s Complete Works for Violin and Piano, available from Quartz Music on April 5, 2019. A…

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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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