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Grammy Nomination for LUNA PEARL WOOLF: Fire and Flood

Composer-Portrait Album on PENTATONE Oxingale Series Features Powerful and Profound Vocal & Choral Music Spanning 25 Years Featuring Cellist Matt Haimovitz, the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY, conducted by Julian Wachner & More LUNA PEARL WOOLF: Fire and Flood has been nominated for a 2021 GRAMMY Award in the category of Best Classical Compendium. The composer-portrait album, released in February, encompasses 25 years of…

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Jaap Nico Hamburger: Chamber Symphonies Nos.1 & 2

With Ensemble Caprice conducted by Matthias Maute  & l’Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal conducted by Vincent de Kort In honour of Remembrance Day and the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands, Canadian composer Jaap Nico Hamburger presents Chamber Symphonies Nos.1 & 2, featuring Ensemble Caprice and l’Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal. The album will be released November 6, 2020 on the Canadian label, Leaf Music. While confronting serious and challenging…

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The Show Must Go On(line)!

THE NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF CANADA LAUNCHES COMPREHENSIVE VIRTUAL SEASON  in its 61st year as Canada’s Premiere Orchestral Training Institute Last spring, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYO Canada) joined the rest of the nation – and the world – in struggling to meet the new realities of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the many challenges, NYO Canada was determined not to let down…

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MON AMI, Mon Amour

MATT HAIMOVITZ, cello    MARI KODOMA, piano Joie de Vivre in Times of Darkness WORKS BY FRENCH MASTERS: FAURÉ, DEBUSSY, POULENC, RAVEL, MILHAUD, LILI AND NADIA BOULANGER The vibrant, expressive musical palette of cellist Matt Haimovitz and the graceful insight of pianist Mari Kodama meld in MON AMI, Mon amour, the new album from the PENTATONE Oxingale Series, available internationally on November 6, 2020….

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2020 Azrieli Music Prizes Gala Concert Features Four World Premieres

Medici TV to livestream the performance with works by 2020 Azrieli Music Prize-Winners Keiko Devaux, Yotam Haber and Yitzhak Yedid Performers include Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne led by Lorraine Vaillancourt, mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó and soprano Sharon Azrieli [Français ci-dessous] The Azrieli Foundation presents its biennial Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP) Gala Concert on October 22, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET featuring world premieres by the three 2020 AMP…

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Vivaldi: Manchester Sonatas

Violinist Mark Fewer and Harpsichordist Hank Knox Are First Canadian Artists to Record Exquisite Sonatas, Unearthed from a Manchester, UK Library in 1973 “I’d be glad to hear these gentlemen play anything … they make me want to hear whatever else they want to do. The ensemble and intonation are perfect …” – American Record Guide Leaf Music is proud…

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Stick&Bow present Resonance ~ music from Bach to Radiohead for marimba and cello

Marimba and cello form a vibrant and compelling – if unconventional – duo in the hands of Stick&Bow, comprised of Canadian marimba player Krystina Marcoux and Argentinian cellist Juan Sebastian Delgado. Resonance, the debut recording from the Montreal-based award-winning musicians, explores a wide palette of repertoire and styles, transcending tradition with new arrangements of music from Bach to Boccherini, and from Nina Simone to Radiohead….

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First Canadian appearance of the Violins of Hope

The Montreal Holocaust Museum, in collaboration with the Orchestre Métropolitain, present The Violins of Hope, a concert under the direction of the internationally-renowned Dutch conductor Vincent De Kort. Following select performances in Europe and the United States, the Violins of Hope will be played for the first time in Canada by musicians of the Orchestre Métropolitain at Maison symphonique de Montréal, Place des Arts on Saturday, November 2nd at 7:30 pm.  The Violins of Hope are a collection of more than 70 string instruments restored…

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Paul Merkelo and “The Enlightened Trumpet” on Sony Classical

“A spectacular soloist” (Montreal Gazette) … who “knows no limits” (Der Spiegel) Recognized among the finest trumpet virtuosos of his generation, Paul Merkelo releases The Enlightened Trumpet, his first recording for Sony Classical. Hailed as “a spectacular soloist … a most impressive master of his instrument” (Montreal Gazette) who “knows no limits” (Der Spiegel) and with “unusual lyrical gifts” (Gramophone), Merkelo has been…

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The Frenergy Tour ~ 4 Cities, November 12-17

The Exceptional Young Musicians of The National Youth Orchestra of Canada & The European Union Youth Orchestra Join Forces for The Frenergy Tour SASCHA GOETZEL, conductor    BLAKE POULIOT, violin First-Ever Collaboration Between the Two Orchestras Made Possible by the European Union Delegation to Canada [Français ci-dessous] The National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYO Canada) and the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) are joining forces for The…

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