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CCC Performance Event Will Feature Works of Winners on March 31st, 2019, From 4:00PM – 7:00PM at Longy School of Music of  Bard College in Cambridge, MA  Guest Composers Richard Festinger and Paul Brust to Present Talks March 18, 2019 – Boston, MA – Collage New Music, Boston’s most revered new music group just announced the composition winners of its Collage Composers Colloquium. To be eligible, the applicants had to be currently enrolled in a composition program in a Boston-area college or university, a recent graduate from a composition program from a college or university, or a current high school…

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Coalition of Canadian music organizations sign Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct, announce training & education resources will be available through Unison Benevolent Fund March 16, 2019, London, ON: A coalition of Canadian music community groups has joined in solidarity and is working towards environments free of harassment, discrimination, violence, and bullying for the music community. Today the coalition announced that 42 music groups have formally signed on to the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct. By signing on to the Code, the organizations are acknowledging their responsibility to build safe, respectful workplaces, and are committing to improving and implementing…

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At first hearing, these three violin concertos dated 1790 sound like Haydn. The second of them could even be Mozart if we didn’t know that Mozart only wrote five concertos and these are numbered 13 to 15. So who was Giornovich if he could write so well, and why have we never heard this music before, given that this is a world premiere recording? Giornovich was, if nothing else, well connected, A Croat whose name has at least 30 misspellings, he was raised in Palermo and became a French citizen because it was the best passport to hold in those…

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If you haven’t heard of Grace Williams, it’s not entirely down to vicious male suppression. The Welsh composer (1906-1977) studied in London with Ralph Vaughan Williams around the same time as Elizabeth Maconchy and Imogen Holst. Women composers were emerging in the 1920s and receiving strong encouragement. Grace Williams was particularly friendly with Benjamin Britten, as their extant letters attest. She remained in London through the 1930s and was a visible part of its musical life. During the War she began to suffer from depression. She returned home to Barry in 1945 for the last 30 years of her life.…

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Musique Française Featuring Berlioz’s Magnificent Song Cycle Les Nuits d’été With a special performance by students from Encore!Sistema Québec Sunday, March 31, 7:30 pm at Oscar Peterson Hall For Immediate Release, March 4, Montreal, QC … The McGill Chamber Orchestra and Maestro Boris Brott invite you to Musique Française, a beautiful evening featuring music by Berlioz, Ravel, Bizet and more. Highlights of the concert on Sunday, March 31 at 7:30 pm at Oscar Peterson Hall include Berlioz’s sumptuous song cycle Les Nuits d’été with soprano Sharon Azrieli and a special performance by students from Encore!Sistema Quebec, the world-renowned music educational…

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Bach Specialist, Harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour makes Festival Debut Two concerts directed by Artistic Director John Abberger Vocal Soloists Hélène Brunet, Daniel Taylor, Lawrence Wiliford, Joel Allison Instrumental Virtuosi: violinist Julia Wedman, cellist Elinor Frey, flutist Alison Melville, oboist John Abberger The Toronto Bach Festival Singers and Orchestra New Canadian Music for Baroque Cello Free Lecture by Noted Bach Scholar and Author Ellen Exner “Toronto is fortunate to be home to brilliant period music performers, such as those participating in the Toronto Bach Festival.” – Toronto Concert Reviews, 2018  “Seventy per cent of Bach’s music is unknown to the average music…

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The Corporation of Christ Church Cathedral Montreal has today announced that its next Director of Religious Music is to be Dr Jonathan White. Born in the UK, Jonathan White studied music at the University of Oxford where he was organ scholar at Lady Margaret Hall. Following his graduation, he spent a year at Canterbury Cathedral, where he was responsible for accompanying the daily services and training the choristers, as well as playing for numerous special services, broadcasts and recordings. Following this, he returned to Oxford to undertake doctoral research into the symphonic works of Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. Jonathan subsequently…

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On Thursday, February 28, l’Atelier d’opéra de l’Université de Montréal presented Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte to a near-full Salle Claude-Champagne. Since Claude-Champagne has not pit, as has been done in recent years, the production was on a raised stage, giving the orchestra an artificial pit. This year they had trouble with the sound engineering. Microphones were present to archive the performance and there monitors on stage to allow the singers to hear the orchestra and harpsichord better. However, the monitors seemed too loud and it resulted in the singers randomly having spikes of volume, and it was particularly obvious when…

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Busoni is a great baffler. One of the most interesting musical minds of his time – the only pianist that Mahler considered an intellectual equal – his music so often falls short of his written ideas that one is tempted to dismiss both as inconsequential. Yet there is always something in Busoni that draws you back, just in case you missed the point first time round. The piano concerto, premiered by the composer in 1904, is a case in point. It sounds for the most part like an overlong symphony – 72 minutes, for heaven’s sake – in which the…

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MONTREAL, Feb. 25, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – This morning, an open letter signed by the President & Chief Executive Officer of the festival, Mr. Jacques-André Dupont, in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Tourisme Montréal, the Association des hôtels du Grand Montréal, the Regroupement des événements majeurs internationaux (RÉMI), the Fashion & Design Festival, Montréal complètement Cirque, Just for Laughs and Festival international Nuits D’Afrique, was published by some of the Montreal media.  This group urgently appeals to public decision makers and other stakeholders from the business community. In short, to everyone who is committed to the…

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