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The Rolston String Quartet ’16Norfolk has been named the new fellowship quartet-in-residence at the Yale School of Music. The group, whose previous residencies include the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in the summer of 2016, will begin their tenure at YSM this fall. While at Yale, the quartet will work closely with the Brentano String Quartet — YSM’s quartet-in-residence — perform recitals, and participate in education-outreach programs. “The Rolston String Quartet is very eager to come to New Haven as the Yale School of Music’s fellowship quartet-in-residence,” the group said in a statement. “We are incredibly optimistic about the possibilities for…

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The Milton Quartet wins the Gold Medal & Grand Prize at the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Following in the footsteps of the Lloyd Carr-Harris Quartet, winner in 2005, the quartet studies under the tutelage of Prof. André J. Roy, director of the McGill International String Quartet Academy (MISQA). Home in South Bend, Indiana, the Fischoff Competition is the largest chamber of its kind in the world.  Each year, an average of 125 ensembles, representing 22 nationalities enter the competition. The Schulich School of Music of McGill University is very proud of the achievement of the Milton Quartet and…

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Montréal, May 10, 2017 – Jeunesses Musicales Canada is launching its 2017-2018 season, which features varied repertoires performed by a passionate group of talented young musicians and opera singers. Young audiences will also have the opportunity to be exposed to music through a number of concert series in theatres and schools, with several exciting new additions to the programme. The general public is invited to embark on a journey of musical discovery, whether it be at the JMC House’s Joseph Rouleau Hall in Montréal, or outside the city, through the tours of the Emerging Artist Concerts and Concerts for Young Audiences.…

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This week, many concerts are taking place in Montreal. Here are our picks! CMIM 2017 begins Don’t miss the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) 2017, this year being a piano edition. For more information, read our special article [mySCENA]. Plus, this year, renowned pianist Dang Thai Son will be one of the judges of the competition. Our journalist Arthur Kaptainis met him to discuss the CMIM and how contestants can perform their best. [MySCENA] Halleluja! – Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal Under the direction of Andrew McAnerney, the chamber orchestra will revive the music of Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), Johann Hermann…

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Orford, April 20, 2017. – Orford Music is proud to present the 2017 edition of its international Festival, Wonny Song’s second as artistic director. More than 70 events will take place throughout the summer, with Canadian artists figuring prominently as Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation. “This summer promises to be a spectacular season, with some 20 performances in the Great Concerts series, and something for every taste. I am firmly committed to making classical music accessible to everyone and, with this in mind, we are creating opportunities to meet and discuss with the artists, as well as question-answer sessions…

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Montreal, April 18, 2017 – CBC/Radio-Canada announced that the Treasury Board of Canada has approved the new Maison de Radio-Canada (MRC) construction project led by Broccolini. The approval also includes the sale of the existing facility and western part of the lot to Groupe Mach. In the coming months, CBC/Radio-Canada will now work to finalize its agreements with the promoters and complete other steps with the City of Montreal before ground is broken. “Receiving Treasury Board approval is a critical step in making this project a reality, said Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada. It’s another vote of…

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(MONTREAL)—In the week following Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Downwind Quintet, comprising McGill University graduate and undergraduate students, presents “Petr’s Moon,” a powerful recital in memory of the composers, artists, and children who perished in the Holocaust. The quintet performs on April 25, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in Tanna Schulich Hall, in a dynamic and thought-provoking concert that incorporates narration, poetry, and film projection. Admission is free. The recital features music by composers Pavel Haas and Erwin Schulhoff, both of whom were killed in the concentration camps of World War II. Haas’ Wind Quintet, Op. 10, is a Modernist masterpiece, deeply…

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On 11 April 2017, Kent Nagano, General Music Director of the Hamburg State Opera and Chief Conductor of the Philharmonic State Orchestra, together with GeorgesDelnon, director of the State Opera Hamburg, and John Neumeier, director of the Hamburg Ballet, announced their season 2017/18. Even before the official start of the opera and concert season, the Philharmonic Academy, as in the past two years, features music by composers who lived and worked in Hamburg, such as Telemann and Ligeti. On 2 and 10 September 2017, Kent Nagano and the Philharmonic State Orchestra present two Academy days of concerts at the Laeiszhalle…

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IN CANADA’S LARGEST SIMULTANEOUS SING-ALONG 13th  Annual Music Monday will be led by National Showcase Concert at National Arts Centre, Ottawa! DETAILS ON THE MONTREAL EVENT ON MONDAY, MAY 1 TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! For Immediate Release, April 7 (Toronto, Canada) – On Monday, May 1st, thousands of students, musicians, parents and community members across the country will sing together creating the world’s largest single event dedicated to raising awareness for music education.  A testament to the unifying power of music, from coast to coast to coast the nation comes together each year with the simultaneous singing of the Music…

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MAHLER, BEETHOVEN, MOZART AND VERDI HIGHLIGHT THE OSM SEASON WITH SUBLIME WORKS Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” opens the season on a grand scale A finale with the complete Beethoven symphonies Mozart tints the season in a series of concerts featuring bold combinations Four sacred works: Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s C Minor Mass, Saint-Saëns’s Christmas Oratorio and Bach’s Magnificat The premiere of Matthew Ricketts’s Blood Line will celebrate 150 years of Confederation Nordic Festival from Mathieu to Sibelius: with Alain Lefèvre and Samian Science and fiction: a week in images and music when the OSM meets E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Express concerts:…

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