Thursday Headlines: Classical music concerts more popular than football in Germany

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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.

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  • The former artistic director of the Orchestre symphonique du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and former director of the Conservatoire du Saguenay, Jacques Clément, received the 2016 Hommage Opus Prize. Read about it on [mySCENA].
  • Great performance of piano improvisation in the prelude at the CMIM 2017 with François Dompierre. [mySCENA].
  • Opera McGill @ 60. Learn about the upcoming B!NGE festival in a special article on [mySCENA].

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INTERNATIONAL

  • Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, organised a special concert inviting musicians across the world to protest against the Trump’s travel ban (including from Iran and Iraq). [New York Times]

Alain Gilbert

  • New Partnership between the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Leipzig’s Gewandhausorchester. [mySCENA].
  • In honour of Women’s History Month: Forgotten female artists since the 17th century. [Huffingtonpost]

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