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Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival September 1 – 3, 2017 Festival Packages and Passports on sale Wednesday, April 19 at 12 noon Individual tickets on sale Wednesday, May 3 at 12 noon Banff Centre Box Office: 403.762.6301 or 1.800.413.8368 BANFF, AB, April 19, 2017 – The spirit of the Banff International String Quartet Competition returns to Banff this summer with the inaugural Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival – a three-day festival designed to showcase the finest in international classical music to audiences through a completely immersive experience. Led by Banff International String Quartet Competition director Barry Shiffman, the…

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ONEONTA, NY—Hartwick College will host the Foothills Opera Experience, an opera camp for graduate, undergraduate, and some gifted high school students going into opera performance, from June 9-18, 2017. This is the first year the Foothills Opera Experience has been held outside of Binghamton, and the first major summer music program to be held on the College campus since 2012. The program will take students from “page to stage” in one week. It will offer an intensive, personal curriculum that will focus on creative process, diction, opera coaching, voice coaching, and movement/dance. Participants will also perform in at least two…

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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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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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