Browsing: Classical Music

The seventh Oper’Actuel project by Chants Libres will be the first project under the artistic direction of mezzo-soprano and musician Marie-Annick Béliveau, who will take over from Pauline Vaillancourt, Chants Libres founder and historic figure in the creation of vocal works. Béliveau would like to create an artistic community of her own, though she is cognizant of the requirements and principles Chants Libres has held for more than 30 years. “Leading a company as a musician is a unique opportunity,” Béliveau said. “This, of course, means that I will ask people to collaborate with me and I will create teams.…

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Last time we looked at what a good recording consists of for an opera singer. This time I’m proposing and comparing three microphone placements that can be used when recording a piano-voice duo. The Natural Setup A pair of microphonesA pair of microphones (spaced six inches from each other) facing the piano-voice duo from a certain distance (three to six feet from the singer, for example), represents the most natural setup because it corresponds well to what a listener would hear if he/she were at that distance. In addition, this position represents well the usual perspective of the audience in…

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On YouTube: Interview with Nils Wanderer (5 PM): Interview with Hugo Laporte (3 PM): Interview with Meredith Wohlgemuth Join us on Wednesday, June 8 at 1 PM EST on YouTube Live as La Scena Tête-à-tête returns for a special on CMIM 2022 as host Don Adriano interviews three of CMIM’s finalists: 1 PM: American soprano Meredith Wohlgemuth 3 PM: Canadian baritone Hugo Laporte 5 PM: German countertenor Nils Wanderer Joignez-vous à nous mercredi le 8 juin à 13 h HNE sur YouTube, alors que La Scena Tête-à-tête revient pour une émission spéciale sur le CMIM 2022. L’animateur Don Adriano interviewera…

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Montreal, June 7, 2022 – Clavecin en concert is pleased to unveil the schedule for its 2022-2023 season as well as its guest artists. Through its concerts, Clavecin en concert promotes an appreciation of the repertoire of the Baroque period through harpsichord works, ensemble music and works for the voice. It offers a variety of concert programs for a wide audience. Hervé Niquet, founder and musical director of the Concert Spirituel, which has established itself internationally as one of the leading ensembles in the interpretation of Baroque music, will open the season with two concerts devoted to Marc-Antoine Charpentier (Quebec…

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THREE CANADIANS ADVANCE TO THE FINAL ROUND OF THE ARIA DIVISION Montréal, June 7, 2022 – The Semifinal of Voice 2022, the 20th edition of the Concours musical international de Montréal, concluded today at the Maison symphonique de Montréal. Over the last two days, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM), the official orchestra of the CMIM, accompanied the Semifinalists of the Aria division, resulting in a breathtaking performance. The ten Semifinalists performed with heart and passion the greatest works for voice and orchestra, fueled by the energy of the orchestra under the direction of Maestro Jacques Lacombe. Following the last…

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Fort Worth, Texas (June 6, 2022) — Marin Alsop, chairman of the Jury for the Sixteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (taking place June 2–18, 2022, at Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU and Bass Performance Hall) announced the 12 pianists advancing to the Semifinal Round. 2022 CLIBURN SEMIFINALISTS Dmytro Choni, Ukraine, 28 Anna Geniushene, Russia, 31 Masaya Kamei, Japan, 20 Uladzislau Khandohi, Belarus, 20 Honggi Kim, South Korea, 30 Yunchan Lim, South Korea, 18 Jinhyung Park, South Korea, 26 Changyong Shin, South Korea, 28 Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 27 Clayton Stephenson, United States, 23 Yutong Sun, China, 26 Marcel Tadokoro, France/Japan,…

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This review contains spoilers. Thunderous applause greets a pianist as he takes the stage. The audience is thrilled to see this world-renowned musician perform again after his unexplained hiatus. He is a hero to many. But he is also just a man. He falters during his performance, paralyzed by fear and loneliness, and as concern murmurs throughout the concert hall, he begins to believe his performing days are numbered. Sir Patrick Stewart wonderfully portrays pianist Henry Cole’s internal conflict in CODA: Life With Music. Of the three main actors, Stewart is the most nuanced in his delivery of dialogue. The…

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Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, and James Anagnoson, Dean of The Glenn Gould School, revealed today the details of the 14th concert season since the opening of Koerner Hall in 2009. Two Gala Concerts  Jan Lisiecki with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in October “Rhapsody and the Blues” with Jens Lindemann, Jon Kimura Parker, and the Yamaha All Star Big Band in February Special event to Commemorate Truth and Reconciliation Day  featuring Tomson Highway, Rebecca Cuddy, Sarain Fox, and more Jazz series pays homage…

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Renaud Loranger has been artistic director of the Lanaudière Festival since 2019. After a very promising first season, he and the team were preparing to relaunch the festival in 2020 and 2021 in a revised version. Of course, all their plans fell through because of the pandemic. As Loranger explains: “2022 is the first large-scale post-pandemic edition with guests from home and a little bit of everywhere else. This year is a kind of rebirth for everyone, I think, and we hope that the public will find its way back to the halls, the amphitheatre, the churches everywhere. I invite…

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San Francisco, California (June 6, 2022) — The first prize of the 37th Irving M. Klein International String Competition, carrying a purse of $13,000, including performance contracts with the Peninsula and Santa Cruz Symphonies, Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series, and Music in the Vineyards has been awarded to 20-year-old cellist GAEUN KIM.  It is given in honor of Oliver Herbert, by Paul Wayne Osborne. She was also awarded the Pablo Casals Prize for best performance of Bach.  In addition to a live audience at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, thousands worldwide watched seven semifinalists via livestream on the Violin…

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