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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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Leaf Music presents Origins, the debut album from Duo Kalysta

[Français ci-dessous] Leaf Music is proud to present Origins, the debut album from Duo Kalysta, the acclaimed flute and harp duo comprised of Lara Deutsch and Emily Belvedere. Origins, featuring entrancing music – both familiar and new – by Canadian and French composers, will be released on September 6, 2019 and celebrated in album launch events in Toronto (September 9), Ottawa (September 22), and in Montreal (September 23). Belvedere, praised for…

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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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Orchestre classique de Montréal ~ A New Name for The McGill Chamber Orchestra!

80th Anniversary Season [Français ci-dessous] In anticipation of its 80th anniversary season (2019-2020), the McGill Chamber Orchestra is to be rebranded Orchestre classique de Montréal or OCM, as announced today by Artistic Director Boris Brott and Executive Director Taras Kulish. The celebratory launch event took place at the headquarters of BMO Bank of Montreal, the orchestra’s presenting sponsor, with the orchestra’s friends and subscribers in attendance. Founded in 1939…

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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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