Browsing: Classical Music

How the West Was Scored. Giuseppe Tornatore’s documentary Ennio celebrates the late, great composer of some of the most innovative movie soundtracks of the last 60 years. At more than 150 minutes, Giuseppe Tornatore’s documentary about Ennio Morricone has the epic sweep and length of some of those classic films he scored – The Good the Bad and the Ugly, 1900, Once Upon a Time in America, The Mission, etc. And, appropriately enough, given Morricone’s gift for defying expectations, it’s bookended with quirky surprises in both the opening and closing scenes of his life. During his formative years (Morricone was…

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Montreal, Tuesday November 22, 2022 – Faithful to tradition, Bourgie Hall offers again this year a rich and varied program that is sure to delight music lovers this Holiday season. Jazz, classical music, Christmas songs old and new, family concerts… everything is in place for audiences to enjoy the spirit of end-of-year celebrations with music. The first concert to launch the celebrations will take place on December 4, at 2:30 p.m.  Ensemble Alkemia offers a tour of the world in songs and music for children aged 6 and up. In this family concert titled Un monde pour Noël, soprano Dorothéa…

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In this Tête à tête segment, Don Adriano interviews American baritone John Brancy for La Scena Musicale during his performance in Montreal with Opera de Montreal’s La Beauté du Monde! On YouTube: Interview with John Brancy: About John Brancy Grammy Award-winning baritone John Brancy is known for his intense musicality and communicative power. Hailed by the New York Times as “a vibrant, resonant presence,” Mr. Brancy is equally at home in staged opera, concert performance, and recital, with a wide-ranging repertoire that includes classical, contemporary world premieres, and musical theater.  www.johnbrancy.com MORE Opera de Montreal’s La Beauté du Monde concludes…

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TITLE : Director of the Atelier lyrique LOCATION : Montreal, Quebec DATE LIMITE : 9 janvier 2023 The Company A leading artist residency for Canadian opera singers and pianist opera coaches, the Atelier lyrique is a collaborative professional development springboard at the heart of the Opéra de Montréal. The Atelier lyrique’s mandate is to provide professional internships for emerging Canadian opera artists, combining training and stage experience, with the aim of ensuring a future for the opera world. Unique in Québec, the Atelier lyrique is the only program in Canada to train its artists in both French and English, a…

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November 24, 2022 – Karl Hirzer, the associate conductor of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, has been announced as the recipient of the Heinz Unger Award. This privately funded award, administered by the Ontario Arts Council, is presented biennially to Canada’s most promising emerging conductor. Karl will receive this $8,000 award at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra concert taking place on Saturday, November 26 – where Karl will be conducting a program that includes Stravinsky’s The Firebird (featuring dancers from the Alberta Ballet School), as well as dance-inspired works by Manuel de Falla, Maurice Ravel and Erik Satie. About Karl Hirzer Karl…

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Montréal, le 25 novembre 2022 – Le Conseil québécois de la musique est heureux de dévoiler les finalistes du 26e gala des Prix Opus. Cette édition récompensera les réalisations marquantes en musique de concert au Québec de la saison 2021-2022. En outre, il marque le retour de 9 prix de concerts vivants ainsi que celui du Rayonnement à l’étranger, prix suspendus lors de la dernière édition. Cette année, malgré la présence de la pandémie, la musique a su rejoindre son public et le retrouver en salle, tant au Québec qu’à l’étranger. Pour cette grande fête de la musique, 28 Prix Opus…

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Legendary Eros Ramazzotti was back in Canada with his Battito Infinito World Tour at the Bell Centre in Montreal on November 16th and at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on November 18th. We gave away free tickets to a few lucky winners. Congrats to the winners: Denise Dufresne Carine Harman Barbara Cwioro Olivier Dellaire Isabelle meduri Lina Zavaglia “Thanks a lot for the great tickets to the Eros show yesterday. I totally enjoyed it. Even danced in front of my chair and sang along!” – Denise Dufresne “The show brought back memories of my youth” – Carine Harman  

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Ottawa’s Parkdale United Church Orchestra, led by new music director and conductor John Kraus, knocked it out of the park on Nov. 19 with their most ambitious concert since the start of the pandemic. What you missed? Under the theme of A Night at the Movies, the orchestra immediately commanded the audience’s attention with the bellowing timpani from Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, popularized by its use in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. After a fantastic rendition of Salute to the Cinema, arranged by Carl Strommen, the program featured dynamic suites that transported listeners into the cinematic worlds of…

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TORONTO — MESSIAH/COMPLEX, the acclaimed film from Against the Grain Theatre (AtG) has won the Noteworthy Project award at the inaugural OPERA America Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera. New York-based OPERA America announced the winners of the first-ever Awards for Digital Excellence in Opera on November 7th, recognizing the best work created for digital platforms by individual producers and organizations across the U.S. and Canada, in four categories: Artistic Creation (AtG’s Sāvitri was a finalist), Education/Enrichment Material, University/Conservatory Projects, and Noteworthy Projects (MESSIAH/COMPLEX). The 2022 winners were selected from over 100 submissions and only 14 finalists. “With the Awards…

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Montréal, Thursday, November 17, 2022 – The Orchestre classique de Montréal (OCM) returns with its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah in the Crypt of Saint Joseph’s Oratory on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. This traditional concert will provide the perfect family outing to get everyone in the holiday spirit! Patrons who purchase one adult ticket will receive free admission for a child aged 12 or under. The OCM is dedicating this Messiah performance to the late conductor Gilbert Patenaude, who passed away on November 13. As the Artistic Director of the Chantres Musiciens choir, Gilbert Patenaude was a regular at OCM’s Messiah for several years. Maestro…

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