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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 – 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, today revealed details of the diverse concerts that will make up the 13th concert season at The Royal Conservatory of Music. “As a community, we have managed to navigate through some extraordinary times, but I am proud to say that our beautiful Conservatory will be, once again, a hive of artistic activity. Music is such an essential and intrinsic part of the human…

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New Digital Pass opens Tafelmusik concerts to the world Guest artists include Jonathon Adams, Leila Schayegh, Masaaki Suzuki, Krisztina Szabó, and Nick Wallace Toronto, August 31, 2021 – Following the resounding success of its first all-digital season, Music Director Elisa Citterio and Executive Director Carol Kehoe have unveiled Tafelmusik’s 2021/22 digital season of eight full-length, newly recorded digital concerts that span almost two centuries of repertoire. Today’s announcement includes the launch of a new Digital Season Pass that invites music lovers to explore the beauty of Tafelmusik on demand, wherever they live. Passholders will also enjoy priority access to live concert ticket…

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The Festival will take place from November 20 to December 5 Tickets are on sale now  Festival Bach Montréal is proud to announce Canimex Group as its Presenting Sponsor for 2021 Message from the Artistic Director In our 15th anniversary season, we are grateful to finally be able to welcome our audience back in person. Nothing can compare with the intensity and emotion of a concert where artist and public are able to meet face-to-face. It is the intense energy between attentive listener and gifted artist, this give-and-take, which makes a live performance infinitely exciting and so unique. The idea to feature the…

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Nikolai Kapustin had to die before the world took note of his music. A love of jazz left him scratching a living in Moscow as house pianist for the radio orchestra, playing everyone else’s music but his own. His Toccata for piano and big band, written in 1964, declared his creatve intentions. The commissars were not impressed. Though Kapustin obtained a few performances and publications, it was only in the 21st century that a western edition took an interest. When he died a year ago, he left 161 works in print, including six piano concertos and 20 sonatas. To modern…

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Montreal, August 25, 2021 – Centaur Theatre is very excited to be able to announce its 53rd season: an exceptional blend of mainstage productions, a history-making artistic partnership, a momentous anniversary, and a whole new way to commit to a year of live theatre through the new Go Live @ Centaur membership program. “We thought celebrating our golden anniversary three years ago was a remarkable milestone but after the last year and half, the return to live theatre makes this season stand out like no other in Centaur’s prestigious history!” – Eda Holmes, Centaur’s Artistic and Executive Director. As of today, Go…

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Rafael Payare will be in masterpiece mode for his inaugural season at the helm of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. The Venezuelan conductor’s indoor opening act on Sept. 14 comprises Shostakovich’s Fifth, arguably the most popular of all post-Mahlerian symphonies; Ravel’s La Valse, a venerable OSM showpiece; and Pierre Mercure’s Kaléidoscope, a Canadian favourite since its premiere by the OSM in 1948. The closing concerts in May and June feature Beethoven’s Ninth. “I would not say anything against this,” the 41-year-old said Monday when it was put to him that a playlist including Brahms, Bruckner, Debussy and Sibelius reflects a…

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AUGUST 19, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre today launches the 2021-2022 season and announces ticket sales for in-person programming this fall. The excitement will begin on September 10 with a concert by Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Southam Hall, followed by the Zones Théâtrales festival on September 13. For the last year and a half, the NAC has supported the renewal of the Canadian performing arts by working with artists and arts organizations across the country on a number of digital initiatives, including livestreamed performances. Now, with public health measures beginning to lift and provincewide vaccination rates increasing, the NAC will safely reopen for live performances, setting the stage for…

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The Philadelphia International Music Festival resumed in-person summer programs this summer on the campus of the Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne, Pennsylvania for over 250 campers taught by members of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra and others, and completed all four weeks of instruction, rehearsal, and performances under stringent health and safety protocols that resulted in no Covid-19 infections among staff or attendees. “It was a resounding success!” says PIMF President Sandy Marcucci, “ZERO Covid, thanks to everyone abiding by a plan that was months in the making, with copious research and consultation right up until the first…

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Vancouver, Canada (August 18, 2021) – Today the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) announced a remarkable donation of $500,000 from a long-time VSO supporter to help the VSO on its road to recovery from the pandemic. The anonymous supporter has a deep history with the VSO and strongly believes in the ability of a thriving orchestra and arts scene to reunite our community. The $500,000 donation is made as a matching gift. All donations this fall to the VSO will be matched until a total of $1,000,000 has been raised to support the VSO’s recovery. Every donation now will be doubled…

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The founder of the Dohnanyi dynasty achieved early success, political controversy and posthumous oblivion. His son, Hans, was an anti-Nazi resistant, hanged on Hitler’s orders in 1945. His grandson, Christoph, became an international conductor. Dohnanyi himself was investigated after the War for having held a Budapest post under the Horthy regime and settling to Vienna in November 1944. No concrete evidence of collaboration was ever presented. He migrated to the US in 1949, teaching for a decade until his death at the University of Florida at Tallahassee. It is hard to take entirely seriously who wrote a comic opera about…

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