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May 31 Met Live Streams: Strauss’s Salome Starring Karita Mattila, Ildikó Komlósi, Kim Begley, Joseph Kaiser, and Juha Uusitalo, conducted by Patrick Summers. Transmitted on October 11, 2008. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org May 30 Met Live Streams: Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore Starring Pretty Yende, Matthew Polenzani, Davide Luciano, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, conducted by Domingo Hindoyan. Transmitted on February 10, 2018. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org  David Hyde Pierce, Jamie Barton, and Anthony Roth Costanzo to Headline “Opera Jukebox” Benefit Each singer will offer up three selections for audience members to choose from, which will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube and https://artistrelieftree.com…

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Around the turn of the century, an Argentine-Israeli composer living in Massachusetts was suddenly all the rage. Osvaldo Golijov was a maker of fusions, welding symphonic, jazz and folk music  into orchestral scores, often with a choral component. Such was his success, that he was showered with commissions by Big Five US orchestras and film deals from Hollywood. It all got a bit much for Golijov, who missed one deadline after another before eventually pronouncing himself blocked. Nothing has been heard from him for a decade and eclecticism has gone totally out of fashion. So I was quite thrilled to…

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“Darlings of the Muses.” Brahms: Symphony No. 1. Schumann: Symphony No. 1. Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto Op. 7. Gabriela Montero: Five Improvisations. Gabriela Montero, piano. National Arts Centre Orchestra/Alexander Shelley. Analekta AN 2 8877-8. Total Time: 122:17. Clara, Johannes and Robert (Schumann, Brahms and Schumann) have long been a source of voyeuristic fascination. In 1947 there was a sentimental movie, Song of Love, supposedly based on the triangle. Now there is Darlings of the Muses, a serious-minded album from the National Arts Centre Orchestra under Alexander Shelley combining orchestral music by all three with a set of improvised piano miniatures intended to…

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We continue to think of you during these difficult times and we hope that you are well. We are writing with important information about your organization’s potential eligibility for emergency funding relief during the COVID-19 crisis.  You are receiving this email because you are listed as one of the key contacts in our granting portal for an arts organization that received a project or core grant from the Canada Council over the past three years.  If you are no longer a key contact for an organization that has received funding from the Canada Council, please share this email with the…

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I wish more piano albums were like this, formed by an original idea and a lot of unfamiliar sounds to tweak the ear. All five composers performed were involved in some way with the Bauhaus that Walter Gropius founded at Weimar in 1919 to rethink the look of the built environment. Gropius was wedded to visual austerity even while he was married to Alma Mahler and the composers who gathered around him were not entirely a bundle of laughs. (One who does not feature here is Erwin Ratz, Gropius’s secretary, who went on to become a hugely controversial editor of…

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Lachine, May 13, 2020 – Concerts Lachine is very proud to have adapted its summer programming in order to allow the public to discover classical music without leaving the comfort of your home. Between July 4 and 19, you will be able to enjoy the Lachine Music Festival via Facebook and/or on other platforms. Obviously, this solution will not replace live events in the concert hall, but we believe that this initiative will be particularly appreciated by our artists and by our existing and new audience members to this exciting series that has been presented for over 40 years. As…

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Montreal, May 14, 2020. Undaunted by the challenges and constraints the current pandemic has imposed on us all, the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur (FASS) has created an innovative way to bring you a unique and memorable FASS 2020 edition. Focusing on Quebec resilience, solidarity and creativity, it is with great pride that Guillaume Côté, the artistic director of the Festival, announcesthis remarkable project: A Shared Solitude. Conceived as a collaboration between Guillaume Côté, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur and the Orchestre Métropolitain, this 29th edition of FASS truly enables us to fulfil our mission of creativity…

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TORONTO, May 14, 2020 /CNW/ – Music lovers across the country and social media platforms have benefitted from the generosity of Canada’s music creators since the start of the COVID-19 crisis with live online concerts on Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram. SOCAN is now reciprocating the love by launching Encore!, a program that compensates music creators and publishers for their invaluable work. “Like so many Canadians, SOCAN member songwriters, composers, and music publishers are facing tough times, with the loss of revenue from touring and in-person concerts,” said Jennifer Brown, Interim-CEO of SOCAN. “Many of our members have stepped up for fans, staging…

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Montréal, May 12 2020 — CINARS, the Montreal-based organization, which every two years, organizes one of the most important international performing arts showcases in the world, intends to deploy all its logistical and creative means in order to ensure that CINARS’ 19th Biennale takes place this November. This was the announcement made by its president and founder, Alain Paré, who stated that with COVID-19, show presentation in the performing arts is treading in uncertain territory worldwide, as it is facing an unprecedented crisis. “The world has stopped turning for the performing arts industry. We wish to ensure that the relationships…

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The COVID 19 epidemic has once again shown how mutually supportive Quebecers and Canadians are in times of crisis. With the support of their governments, artists and cultural managers reacted promptly, reaching out to citizens throughout this collective challenge. Not only did the crisis reveal the fragility of the cultural sector but also its importance as a common good. Therefore, culture must and will play an important part of the economic recovery. Two recent surveys1 indicate that two thirds of Quebecers are not ready to go back to concert halls or visit a museum. Their concern could last up to…

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