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Montréal, Aug. 18, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – After many months of hard work, the Montréal Symphonique concert will finally be presented to the public! Designed with the public in mind and in the spirit of offering an evening of unforgettable memories, the 375th Anniversary of Montréal Celebrations official programming and GSI Musique even will be happening in a few hours at the foot of the Mount Royal. Official list of participants In addition to the event’s headliners – the three orchestras (the Orchestre Métropolitain, the McGill Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal), here are the artists who will appear onstage…

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In the June 2017 issue of La Scena Musicale, we reported on a collaboration between Odawa composer Barbara Croall and the Highlands Opera Studio (read here). The project, entitled Wiikondiwin (meaning feasting or feast) was commissioned by general director Valerie Kuinka in partnership with the Atelier Lyrique de L’Opera de Montreal. It was set to be premiered on August 19 at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavillion in Haliburton, Ontario. Unfortunately, Barbara Croall withdrew Wiikondiwin on July 10, citing “ongoing and increasingly critical family health issues,” which have restricted her ability to complete the opera on time. “After receiving this…

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MONTRÉAL, July 31, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – The date had already been set for a while by the official programming of the 375th anniversary of the city of Montréal and GSI Musique. On August 19th at 9pm at the foot of the Mount Royal, music lovers will be able to witness, for the first time ever, three of the city’s major orchestras putting their talent together: The McGill Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal being the featured guests of the evening. This popular gathering is under the direction of Monique Giroux and the musical arrangements have been made by Simon Leclerc who will also conduct the more than 400 musicians, artists and choir…

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HALIFAX, NS – This summer, Symphony Nova Scotia proudly presents its first-ever summer season, featuring 13 FREE concerts and events in public venues throughout Halifax from July 17 to 31. The festivities will feature Symphony Nova Scotia musicians giving live performances at venues like the Alderney Landing Theatre, the Keshen Goodman Public Library, and the Halifax Central Library’s O’Regan Hall. Highlights include the RDV 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Celebration on the waterfront with Natalie MacMaster, full-orchestra performances celebrating Nova Scotia with singer Reeny Smith and Mi’kmaq drummer Trevor Gould in Halifax and Dartmouth, and a charming afternoon Tea Dance with Halifax Pride at the Halifax Citadel. The full-orchestra concerts will be conducted by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Symphony Nova Scotia’s Artist in Residence and Community…

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Montréal, June 19, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary proudly launched its special Sessions 375 program today, 4 amazing experiences created to help celebrate all that is Montréal. At the invitation of the 375th, 4 major renowned organizations, Montréal International Jazz Festival, the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, ÎleSoniq, and POP Montréal have each created a free day of artistic and participative activities sporting the Society’s signature and colours. “Sessions 375 is out to bring the musical sound of our city to life. Montréal is a city on the move, vibrant, alive, and energized. A city that…

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Montréal, Thursday, June 15, 2017 — The Celebrating Our Diversity! Event—presented June 27 by Les FrancoFolies de Montréal and Canada 150 in collaboration with Radio-Canada—now unveils its performing artists. Alongside the multicultural picnic scheduled on the Parterre symphonique, 5 concerts and 4 dance performances will be presented from 3 p.m., offering an entire day of rhythm and groove! These concerts involve the participation of festival friends (Vision Diversité, the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique de Montréal and Mundial Montréal), while the dance performances will be presented in collaboration with Mondial des Cultures de Drummondville. This special event is scheduled outside the…

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Montréal, Thursday, June 8, 2017 – This coming August 19 at 9 p.m., at the heart of the official events for Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations will be Montréal Symphonique. For the very first time ever, this free show will bring together three of Montréal’s most prestigious symphony orchestras on the same stage. Joining these illustrious ensembles will be a number of pop artists who promise to touch spectators’ hearts and souls as they offer music and art lovers a unique, accessible and memorable evening of music. Under the musical direction of conductor Simon Leclerc, based on an original idea by Nicolas Lemieux, and produced by GSI Musique, this major 375th anniversary performance will…

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Montreal, June 6, 2017 – Aboriginal Day Live links all Canadians to celebrate opportunities and learn more about First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. It showcases the unparalleled talent that is woven into the mosaic of this country, and the experience starts right when you set foot on the grounds. All eight host cities will offer free daytime activities – and each will be as unique as the culture and Peoples of the region. The cities will be united, despite the distance, through significant traditions. One will be the round dance or drum dance, which vary from community to community. Originally, a healing dance…

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2017 is a big year for Canada and for Montreal, and for La Scena Musicale magazine too! That’s why our 21st annual national Summer Festival Guide is all colour, glossy and in a bigger 3-column format with its own cover. The Guide is a supplement to  this June-July-August issue of La Scena, which came out on June 2, 2017 in separate English and French editions, doubling our normal distribution from 25,000 to 50,000 copies. This is Canada’s largest directory of summer arts and music festivals — classical music, jazz, world, folk, country, pop and rock music, theatre, dance, film, visual…

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2017 is a big year for Canada and for Montreal, and for La Scena Musicale magazine too! That’s why our 21st annual national Summer Festival Guide is all colour, glossy and in a bigger 3-column format with its own cover. The Guide is a supplement to  this June-July-August issue of La Scena, which came out on June 2, 2017 in separate English and French editions, doubling our normal distribution from 25,000 to 50,000 copies. This is Canada’s largest directory of summer arts and music festivals – classical music, jazz, world, folk, country, pop and rock music, theatre, dance, film, visual…

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