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NEW YORK, NEW YORK (June 4, 2019) — Michael Tilson Thomas announced today that he is withdrawing from all engagements beginning June 17 until September 3 in order to undergo a cardiac procedure. The operation, which will take place in Cleveland, is scheduled to follow his performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 with the San Francisco Symphony on June 13, 14, 15, and 16. “I deeply regret missing concerts and projects that I have been greatly anticipating,” said Tilson Thomas. “On the advice of my doctors, I need to undergo this procedure at this time in continuation of treatment for a heart condition I have…

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The governing theme of the Montreal Baroque Festival this year was sprezzatura, an Italian word defined as nicely-calibrated nonchalance by Baldassare Castiglione in his Book of the Courtier (1528). The choice allowed for a preponderance of Italian repertoire, a concentration on venues in Little Italy, a philosophical attitude toward late starts and, on Sunday, the spectacle of co-artistic directors Susie Napper and Matthias Maute locking arms on the stage of the Théâtre Le Chateau, each with a glass of wine, and thanking the various collaborators who made the 17th edition possible. “Concert” would not quite do justice to the show,…

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Toronto, ON June 15, 2019​ – A treasured Canadian choral tradition, the celebrated ​National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs ​inspires choirs to strive for excellence, provides visibility for amateur choirs of all types and traditions, and encourages the creation and performance of Canadian works. The Competition, presented by Choral Canada in collaboration with the ​Canada Council for the Arts​, and with support from ​CBC Music​, ​Centre d’excellence artistique de l’Ontario​ and ​UNISONG​ is open to all Canadian amateur choirs and attracts diverse participants from coast to coast. Please note that finalists are listed in alphabetical order. The ​2019 Finalists​ are​:…

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TORONTO – Toronto Summer Music announced programming details for the free concerts, masterclasses and events offered during the 2019 Festival, which runs July 11 to August 3.  All free events at TSM’s 2019 Festival are part of the TD Free Concert Series. TSM Connect is a series of free daytime events running during the festival in Walter Hall at University of Toronto (80 Queen’s Park). TSM Connect – Masterclasses are open to the general public to observe with pianist Warren Jones (July 12, 10 a.m. – Noon); violinist Bryan Lee (July 16, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.); Art of Song…

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Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Queen’s University announces the  BADER AND OVERTON CANADIAN CELLO COMPETITION Applications open September 2nd, 2019 Kingston, Ontario …. On September 2, 2019, the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University will launch a new major cello competition for Canada, the BADER AND OVERTON CANADIAN CELLO COMPETITION. The competition will be held May 6-9, 2020 at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (“the Isabel”) in Kingston, Ontario. The Bader and Overton Canadian Cello Competition has been made possible through the generosity of the Isabel Bader Fund, A Bader Philanthropy, whose vision,…

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WINNIPEG, SUMMER (2019) — After yet another enriching season of workshops and outreach in Manitoba’s hospitals, libraries, and penitentiaries, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s Fiddlers on the Loose (FOTL) perform their finale: a multi-week tour of remote communities in Manitoba to play and work-shop fiddle and folk music. There is, of course, already a strong tradition of fiddle music in Manitoba, and our initiative helps to build on the good work of communities as well as the Frontier School Division to sustain and foster that tradition. This year, the six professional musicians, librarian, and stage manager who make up Fiddlers on the…

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A great artist in the service of autism and intellectual disability Montréal, le 19 juin 2019 – The acclaimed pianist Alain Lefèvre will unveil his new compositions at a concert for the benefit of Les Foyers de la Création. This event will be held under the honorary chairmanship of Isabelle Brais, First Lady of Quebec.  The event will take place on Saturday, September 28 at 7:30 pm at Saint-Pierre Claver Church (2000 Saint-Joseph Boulevard East, Montreal). Les Foyers de la Création is a permanent shelter and respite center working with adults with autism and intellectual disabilities.  Since its founding in…

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OPERALIA, PLÁCIDO DOMINGO´S WORLD OPERA COMPETITION, COMES TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME The National Theatre and the Domingo-Mozart-Prague organization will host the 27th edition of the prestigious international opera competition Operalia. The competition will take place from July 21 to 26 July. The National Theatre Orchestra, the oldest orchestra in the Czech Republic, will accompany the competition’s finals concert conducted by Maestro Plácido Domingo. Prague, June 12, 2019 – OPERALIA, the international Opera competition founded by Plácido Domingo in 1993, will be presented in the Czech Republic for the very first time this summer. The competition will…

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LEGENDARY PIANIST RELEASES NEW ALBUM EXCLUSIVE SONY CLASSICAL ARTIST Toronto, Canada (Tuesday, June 18, 2019) – As the climax of his hugely successful 2018/19 season, in which he celebrated both his sixtieth birthday and the fortieth anniversary of the launch of his sensational career, legendary Croatian pianist Ivo Pogorelich releases an eagerly-anticipated new recording on Sony Classical. This will be his first new album since 1998. The repertoire comprises two sonatas by Beethoven – No. 22, Op. 54, and No. 24, Op. 78 – and a work written just over a hundred years later, Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Sonata Op. 36.…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Toronto, ON … The outstanding young musicians of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYO Canada) and the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) are joining forces for the first time for a four-city Canadian tour in November of 2019. This celebration of international musical collaboration and friendship will feature a total of 76 musicians between the two orchestras. This ground-breaking tour is made possible by the generous support and vision of the Delegation of the European Union to Canada. Peteris Ustubs, Ambassador of the European Union to Canada, comments: “We are delighted to bring the European…

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