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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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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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Azrieli Music Prizes Gala Concert Soloists Announced

The Azrieli Foundation is pleased to announce the soloists for the Azrieli Music Prizes Gala Concert on October 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm at Maison symphonique de Montréal. The concert features two major works for chamber orchestra by the winners of  the 2018 Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP), two biennial $50,000 awards offering opportunities for the creation, performance and celebration of high…

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The Montreal Chamber Music Festival Proudly Announces its 2018 Season

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival is delighted to announce its 23rd season, offering a wonderful array of gems from the chamber music repertoire, exciting premieres, and new collaborations, with performances by many of our most revered artists along with brilliant new discoveries. Beginning with a new spring series at The Ritz-Carlton Montreal in April and May, the Festival moves to…

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Canada’s Largest Composition Prize Announced

The Azrieli Foundation is proud to announce that composer Avner Dorman is the winner of the 2018 Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music for his composition, Nigunim for Violin and Orchestra. The $50,000 cash prize is granted biennially to a composer who has written the best new major work of Jewish Music, and is accompanied by a world premiere gala performance…

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Maestro Kent Nagano Conducts the McGill Symphony Orchestra

The Schulich School of Music’s McGill Symphony Orchestra performs under the baton of Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Music Director Maestro Kent Nagano for the first time and for one night only on Tuesday, February 13 at 7:30 pm at Maison symphonique, in collaboration with the OSM. The superb, young orchestra performs a sumptuous programme including Schumann’s Symphony No. 1, Wagner’s…

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Violinist Nuné Melik Makes Recording Debut with Hidden Treasure

When violinist Nuné Melik moved from Moscow to Montreal alone in 2009 she felt déracinée, or rootless. To combat her loneliness, the Siberian-born violinist of Armenian and Georgian heritage began to play music from composers she had heard and loved growing up. Soon, Melik became inspired to dig more deeply into the music of her homeland, igniting a passion for…

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