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On Saturday, the reputable Boston Symphony Orchestra played at the Maison Symphonique. The last time the orchestra visited Montreal was in 1984, more than 30 years ago. Boston Symphony Orchestra: Interview with the conductor, the young 38-year-old Andris Nelsons. [La Presse]  Boston Symphony Orchestra: Concert review by [La Presse] Some tough criticism of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Maison Symphonique. [Le Devoir] CANADA : The OSM has unveiled a new video on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSMconcerts/status/838396186407145472 Review of the all-Schubert concert by pianist András Schiff on Friday at the Maison Symphonique. [Le Devoir] The exposition Carnets naturalistes by Denise Blackburn runs until April…

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Here are your daily headlines in classical music and the arts ! Hard to believe, but it’s true: “Classical music concerts in Germany are officially more popular than football matches,” even though they have one of the best football teams in the world. [The Strad] [ClassicFM] CANADA OSM POP: Review of Arianne Moffatt’s concert with the OSM at the Maison Symphonique. [La Presse] [Le Devoir] Twittosphère : Yesterday at the McCord museum, guest speaker Monique Savoir said that Montreal should be more adventurous in its architectural projects. The former artistic director of the Orchestre symphonique du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and former director of the Conservatoire…

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Here are your daily headlines in classical music and the arts! After the illumination of Jacques-Cartier Bridge, the Montreal-based firm Moment Factory had received has been called to illuminate the Notre-Dame Basilica. Both events are part of the 375th anniversary festivities in Montreal. [Radio-Canada] [Canoë] [TVA] [CNW-Newswire] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh5a3Hd7lrY CANADA Interview with violinist from Trois-Rivières Antoine Bareil, for the Quartango band. [La Presse] Death of Quebecois artist Claire Guérette. She was well-known for his textile works. [La Presse] INTERNATIONAL Estonia is working on the project named “An instrument for each kid,” who, as the title said, try to democratise music for all. The project takes place in…

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CHABRIER: España. Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole. BIZET-SHCHEDRIN: Carmen Suite. Philippe Quint, violin. Austin Symphony Orchestra/Peter Bay. Long Center. Austin, Texas. February 24, 2017 Canadian readers with long memories may recall that in 1967 when the Bolshoi Ballet was scheduled to appear at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, the Bizet-Shchedrin Carmen Suite was intended to be one of the featured ballets, with the legendary Maya Plisetskaya in the lead role. But it never happened. Yekaterina Furtseva, the Soviet Culture Minister, apparently decided that the ballet was too erotic and couldn’t be used to show off the Bolshoi. This was yet another case of…

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Opera Lafayette is getting many positive reviews for their production of Léonare, ou l’Amour Conjugal, which has an all Canadian cast. The New York Times confirms that Opera Lafayette is absolutely right on the mark: “the strengths of Bouilly’s libretto and its resonance in times of political oppression are immediately apparent.”[New York Times] If you haven’t already, check out our interview with founder and conductor Ryan Brown. [My Scena] CANADA Sunrise Records, an Ontario-based music retail chain, is moving into 30% (70 branches) of HMV locations. [La Presse] [OttawaCitizen] [Le Devoir] The travelling exhibition of the MAC La question de l’abstraction is offered until…

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Monday, February 27 7:00PM. Maison de la culture Frontenac (Montréal), 2550 Ontario Est, Montreal. $0-2. Henry Purcell, Charles Avison, Georg Philipp Telemann, William Boyce, etc. 514-872-7882. 7:30PM. Music Faculty of University of Montreal, Jean-Papineau-Couture Concert-Hall (B-421), Montréal Québec, 200, avenue Vincent-d’Indy, Montreal. Piano Recital – Jean Saulnier’s Class. 8:00PM. Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place d’Arts, 175, Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montréal. $35-$65. Quatuor Hagen, cordes / strings: La réputation de l’ensemble n’est plus à faire. 514-845-0532. 8:00PM. Music Faculty of University of Montreal – Serge-Garant Concert Hall (B-484), 200, avenue Vincent-d’Indy, Montréal. Horn Recital – Louis-Philippe Marsolais’ Class: Mozart, Strauss, Dukas, Popper, Bozza et…

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Here are your daily headlines in classical music and the arts! The Boston Symphony Orchestra will play at the Maison Symphonique on. Their last visit was in 1984. The young director Andris Nelsons will perform the Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 with soloist Emmanuel Ax. [Le Devoir] [OSM] CANADA Return of the Symphonie du Millénaire, which was initiated by Walter Boudreau and Denys Bouliane in 2000 and involved more than 40,000 people. [Le Devoir] [La Presse] INTERNATIONAL Jordi Savall, in a project financed by the European Commission, has organised a series of concerts to financially assist refugee musicians to let them…

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Here are your daily headlines in classical music and the arts ! Watch a tribute video to Léhonard Cohen with the song “Traveling light” from his last album You Want It Darker (2016), made by his own son.  [Le Figaro] [Le voir] [Vancouver Sun] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KH29ERPpLw CANADA For the next five years, dance choreographers not be able to use Leonard Cohen’s works, due to an exclusive contract gave to the Ballets Jazz de Montréal. [Le Devoir] Theater is coming back to Rougemont this summer. [La Presse] This is the first weekend of the Montreal en lumières festival. See it in art. [Radio-Canada] [Montréal en lumières] A review…

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Try as I might, I can’t stop listening to these late works of a Russian composer who was close to Shostakovich but never tried, as others did, to imitate him. The eighth symphony, written in 2008 when Tishchenko was mortally ill, draws the ear into an eerie landscape of ghosts, trolls and spooks, weird and possibly political. The composer thought it might make a good companion piece to Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony. He was right: it would. But where is the conductor or orchestra manager that dares to do such a thing in timid 2017? Unlike Schubert, there are expressions here…

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CANADA Jean-Philippe Tremblay, Artistic director of the Société d’art lyrique du Royaume (Chicoutimi), explain his plans and ambitions for the orchestra. [La Presse – Le Quotidien] To celebrate the 50 anniversary of the SMCQ, Radio-Canada will publish a series of web and radio rendez-vous, highlighting the greatest contemporary. [Voir] Sherbrooke: Review of the concert with the pianist Anne-Marie Dubois, accompanied by the Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra. [La Presse] Demographics et numerical challenges for the cultural organisms in the East of Quebec.[Radio-Canada] INTERNATIONAL  Opéra Lafayette’s production of Léonore, ou L’amour conjugal a real success. – [washingtonclassicalreview] [TheWashingtonpost] [La Scena] European Union Baroque Orchestra: The orchestra will relocate…

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