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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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Running July 22 to August 4, the Ottawa Chamberfest is bound to please with featured guests Miró Quartet, Rolston String Quartet, Cinquecento, Stephen Hough, Julian Rachlin, and the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge – returning to Ottawa for the first time in 20 years. La Scena Musicale asked Roman Borys, artistic Director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society and founding cellist of the Gryphon Trio about this year’s Chamberfest, Canada 150, and the state of the arts in Canada. “Chamberfest 2017 is a true celebration of chamber music,” says Borys. “We want to show both local residents and newcomers the…

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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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On the occasion of its 75th anniversary, Carleton University will award a Doctor of Literature, honoris causa, to celebrated Québécois poet and singer-songwriter Gilles Vigneault. Where: Carleton University Art Gallery, St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University When: Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Guests are asked to arrive at 1:15 p.m., ceremony to take place at 1:45 p.m. Info: Seating is limited and registration is required. RSVPs may be sent to presidents.office@carleton.ca by May 26, 2017. Media are welcome to attend the ceremony and are not required to RSVP. Vigneault will be recognized for “his extraordinary contribution to music and poetry in `son pays’ of snow and Quebec traditions.” From the 1950s to the early 1960s, Vigneault…

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The concert “Bonne Fête Montréal” was held at Centre Bell last night in celebration of Montréal’s 375th anniversary. Guy A. Lepage hosted the event organized by Juste pour rire and theatre director Serge Denoncourt. The audience of 11,617 was treated to a diverse mix of music and comedy. The Orchestre Métropolitain and its dynamic conductor Yannick Nézet-Seguin accompanied the featured performers and kicked the evening off with an excerpt from Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin. Local star Boogat then took the stage with his eclectic mix of hip-hop and Latin music. Laurent Paquin, Louis-José Houde and Gad Elmaleh headlined the comedians to…

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Montreal, Thursday, May 11, 2017 — In this year of celebrations around Canada 150, the FrancoFolies de Montreal proudly present the event Fêtons notre diversité (Celebrate Our Diversity)! On June 27, 2017, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, festival fans from every background are invited to assemble on the Parterre symphonique from 2 p.m. to midnight to enjoy a Gigantic BBQ while attending concerts and dance performances by tons of the finest cultural ambassadors from our local communities! This very special event is scheduled outside the official run of the 29th edition of the FrancoFolies de Montréal, presented June 8 to 18 by Bell…

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Leonard Cohen in Five Seasons From December 5 to 9, Leonard Cohen’s voice, music and poetry will fill the Place des Arts, ­accompanying the agile ­interpreters of the Montreal Jazz Ballets through the ­seasons that make up a ­lifetime. Drawing on the man and his work, this hour and twenty minutes of spectacle is by the same stroke an ode to Montreal. It’s a considerable adventure punctuated by challenges for one of the most internationally-renowned local dance companies. Montreal in the International Spotlight While it’s currently a work in progress, this long program will be part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary…

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DOUBLE-TAKE: Review of Opera Philadelphia’s special event, Two Queens, One Night – February 24, 2017 at the Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Be it stipulated:  mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe can do just about anything – and apparently will! That includes slapping on her Baba the Turk beard and ‘stache; strapping on – ahem – a magnificent Greek warrior cuirass and plumed helmet; and belting out just about the entire bel canto and romantic tenor songbook – plus a raft of pop and show tunes, to boot – all in raucous consort with Philadelphia’s premier drag performer, “Martha…

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CANADA OSM Pop Serie : Half Moon Run, Bruno Pelletier and Véronique DiCaire will perform with the OSM. [More infos – Radio-Canada] City of Gatineau finance the construction of artists’ co-op. [More infos – LaPresse] Three concerts in Granby for the Valentine’s Day. [More infos – LaPresse] « L’Amossois Charles Trudel, claviériste du Ben Racine Band [remporte le 1er prix] à Memphis lors de l’International Blues Challenge. » [More infos Radio-Canada] « The 2017 [Hindemith] prize, worth 20,000 Euros, goes to the Montreal-born composer Samy Moussa. Based in Paris and Berlin, Moussa, 32, was among the last proteges of Pierre Boulez.» [More infos Slippedisc]…

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