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When Paul Frankenburger was taken on as Bruno Walter’s assistant conductor in Munich in 1920, he was one among thousands of highly-trained musicians in a city of deep-rooted musical traditions. When he fled Germany for Palestine in 1933, Paul Ben-Haim (his Hebraised name) was by some distance the most accomplished musician in a land with no musical tradition since King David. He saw his new life more as a responsibility than an opportunity, immersing himself in the micro-tones of Judeo-Arab liturgies and nurturing two new generations of composers. His own music, a fusion of west and east, is seldom heard…

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(Updated: May 6, 2019) Intern: Sales/Fundraising (1 available) La Scene Musicale Location: Montreal, Quebec Posted: April 23, 2019 Deadline: until positions are filled Salary: $12.50/hr + commission on sales Duration: 10 weeks (beginning as soon as possible) Full time: 35 hrs/week Funding: thanks to Canada Summer Jobs Canada Summer Jobs: Must be 30 years old or less, Canadian or Landed Immigrant. No need to be a current student. Description (Sales/Fundraising) Assisting the Publisher in his duties; Participate in generating revenues for an arts magazine and website; advertising sales subscriptions represent the magazine at events other duties as needed Qualifications Related field of study…

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts have joined forces with Volvo Car Canada, which was named their official automotive partner effective March 1, 2019. With their shared commitment to performance and design excellence, the partnership is a natural fit for both organizations. “We are delighted to welcome Volvo Car Canada as the official automotive partner of the Canadian Opera Company and Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,” says COC General Director Alexander Neef. “Volvo’s values of creativity, innovation and excellence so closely mirror our own and we look forward to…

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The Metropolitan Opera’s 2019 Summer Recital Series features six free concerts, bringing opera to all five boroughs Met stars Ying Fang, Ben Bliss, and Nathan Gunn will sing in the recitals at Central Park SummerStage and Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 10 and 12 Rising young artists Leah Hawkins, Mario Bahg, and Joseph Lim will sing in the remaining four recitals in the series The series is presented in collaboration with City Parks Foundation New York, NY (April 23, 2019)—The Metropolitan Opera’s 2019 Summer Recital Series once again brings free outdoor recitals, featuring established artists and young talents of the…

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April 23, 2019—Juno Award-winning rock icons Lighthouse, internationally celebrated piano duo Anagnoson & Kinton, and foremost arts patron BMO Financial Group have been named Honorary Fellows of The Royal Conservatory of Music. They will receive the designation — the highest one conferred by the organization — on May 15, 2019 at The Royal Occasion. The Royal Occasion is The Royal Conservatory’s signature fundraising gala. The event celebrates individuals and organizations that have made an extraordinary impact on society through their contributions to the arts. This year’s Royal Occasion is presented by Tricon Capital Group Ltd. and Renette & David Berman.…

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Poulenc’s operatic masterpiece stars Isabel Leonard, Adrianne Pieczonka, and Karita Mattila  Dialogues des Carmélites will be transmitted live to movie theaters around the world on Saturday, May 11, as part of The Met: Live in HD series  New York, NY (April 19, 2019)—The Metropolitan Opera’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, concludes his first season in the position with three performances of Dialogues des Carmélites. Poulenc’s opera about an order of nuns whose faith is tested during the height of the French Revolution, returns to the Met on May 3, 2019. Isabel Leonard and Adrianne Pieczonka sing the leading roles…

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Montreal, April 18, 2019 – Artistic and Executive Director, Eda Holmes, proudly announces a striking line-up for Centaur Theatre’s 51st season with carefully selected plays and events that cater to every taste. As the theatre steps into a new era under the aegis of Ms. Holmes, the spectrum of entertainment, informative initiatives, and ancillary events continues to expand, offering unparalleled, engaging theatre that reflects today’s world and the people shaping it. With a new season come thrilling new opportunities. The main stage ESSENTIAL SERIES is condensed to five productions, leaving room to add new, exciting events to the CENTAUR PRESENTS SERIES and…

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As proof that the Devil has the best tunes, it is an established fact that atheists write the best religious music. Verdi, Elgar, Saint-Saens, Janacek, Ravel, Vaughan Williams, Britten… the list of unbelievers who wrote great sacred works extends to the limits of the known universe. And while we know little of Rossini’s state of faith, it is safe to assume that a man of his dedicated hedonism was not one of the godlier composers. His ‘little mass’, written in 1863 when the composer was in poor health and mourning a friend’s death, has all the Rossini hallmarks of hummable…

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Hard to fault the Mahler Third Symphony heard Saturday night (April 13, 2019) in Salle Claude-Champagne. Very hard, if the criteria are performing standards and the grasp of the score shown by Jean-François Rivest, founding artistic director and principal conductor of the Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal. It should be noted, however, that the 100-plus players on stage included a high proportion of professors and alumni, including veterans we see often enough in professional situations. Only three of the eight double bassists, to judge by the printed program, were students. The first timpani part was undertaken by none other than…

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Local boy makes good. Not that Jordan de Souza is, strictly speaking, a Montrealer. “Né à Toronto” were the first words we read in the program biography Friday (April 12, 2019) at the Maison symphonique. But this conductor learned his craft at McGill and had some good innings at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul before ascending to the position of Erster Kapellmeister at the Komische Oper in Berlin. Thus the special interest of his return to town at the helm of the Orchestre Métropolitain. Spring was the supposed theme of the evening but the real focus was…

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