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The mountain goes vintage on summer Thursdays Montreal, July 4, 2019 –The flute will take the spotlight on July 11, with a captivating program that will charm everyone. The performance will take place at the Mordecai Richler gazebo on Park Avenue, a stone’s throw from the Sir George-Étienne-Cartier monument. In the tradition of popular summer concerts in public parks at the beginning of the 20th century,Harmonie Laval and it’s various ensembles will offer free performances at 7 p.m. Music lovers will be transported back to a time when people gathered for evening concerts under the summer sky, rain or shine…

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Guest performers include a legend of the guitar, Les Violons du Roy and a star of the opera stage Joliette, July 2, 2019 – The second week of the 42nd edition of Festival de Lanaudière will be emotionally rich: literally bursting with vocal and instrumental talent. Piemontesi, Bach and, a Schubertian Apotheosis On Tuesday, July 9, pianist Francesco Piemontesi performs at Église de Sainte-Mélanie. This artist’s exquisite poetry, elegant virtuosity and mindful thinking magnify the universe of Bach as well as Schubert’s great Sonata in D major, D. 850. A Miloš exclusive For his first performance in Quebec, guitarist Miloš Karadaglić…

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After two years of planning and enhancement, the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau (SPJD) and the Metropolitan Orchestra organized a free concert for the inauguration of the Espace 67, preserving the symbol of community and sharing from the 1967 International and Universal Exposition. Created for people-gathering activities, the new Espace 67 is now ready to accommodate 65,000 people in a charming and welcoming site along the Saint-Laurent, facing the city of Montreal. The vast site accommodates several sitting areas for possible picnics, including food trucks, and other outdoors activities. To celebrate the new site, 77 musicians from the Metropolitan Orchestra performed…

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Never one to leave his audience short of music, Beethoven wrote this oratorio for an 1803 Vienna concert that already consisted of his first two symphonies and his third piano concerto. Since he only finished the oratorio on the morning of the concert, rehearsals were scratchy and the musicians bad-tempered. Even at this distance of time, it is hard to tell how they made any sense of this episodic work, which veers from flights of inspiration to pedestrian note-filling. At its most sublime – the orchestral introduction and the tenor aria ‘my soul trembles’, we hear Beethoven finding raw materials…

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The mountain goes vintage on five summer Thursdays Montreal, June 27, 2019 –The Beatles will take the spotlight as the jazz group Big Band Intersection will launch a series of five free concerts on July 4. The concerts will take place at the Mordecai Richler gazebo on Park Avenue, a stone’s throw away from the Sir George-Étienne-Cartier monument. In the tradition of popular summer concerts held in public parks at the beginning of the 20th century, Harmonie Laval and various ensembles will offer five free performances at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, July 4, 11 and 18 and August 1 and…

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The OSM, the OM and the Venice Baroque Orchestra will be performing Joliette, June 25, 2019 – To kick off its 42nd season, the Festival de Lanaudière will receive the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM), the Orchestre Métropolitain (OM) and the Venice Baroque Orchestra. The OSM and Altinoglu open the season The opening concert will be presented by the OSM on Friday, July 5, under the renowned French conductor Alain Altinoglu, back after his highly successful Montreal debut last fall. On the programme are works inspired by the great classics of literature: Felix Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard Wagner’s Prelude and Death of Isolde,…

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Montreal, June 26 2019 – Montreal’s OFF Jazz Festival turns 20 this year! From the 3rd through the 12th of October, the festival is proud to present international musical collaborations, as well as several exclusive shows. A not-to-be missed crossroads for jazz fans and music lovers alike, The OFF Jazz Festival will welcome musicians from here and abroad, taking the stage for 19 concerts, held in eight of the most vibrant venues in the city. Its programming is of the highest quality and brimming with new discoveries. It shines a spotlight on seasoned artists, as well as on young creators…

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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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One of the marvels of English music-making in the past couple of years has been the emergence of Roderick Williams in mid-career as one of the most pleasing lieder baritones of our time. Williams, who is 54, has sung Billy Budd and Don Giovanni among other operatic roles. He is also a composer. But it is in Lieder that he has found a true vocation and his performance of Schubert’s love-struck cycle captures all the colours of a bucolic landscape and the clouds of an unattainable desire. What I particularly like is that, unlike Fischer-Dieskau for instance, he neither hardens…

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