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May 4, 2020: The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO) is proud to announce that Eugene Zhang, a 16-year-old double bass player is the recipient of the 2019/20 TSYO Stingray Rising Stars Award. Before learning about his award, Eugene was already working on a virtual performance with his fellow youth orchestra members to make up for the cancelled final performance of their season, scheduled for May 3. The virtual performance, produced, mixed, and edited by Eugene, is a testament to his commitment and talent as a musician and leader. In place of their cancelled final performance, presented by Stingray, here is…

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✨ In this particular period, the Atelier lyrique stays on course for the future while continuing to offer training to its artists in residence. Today, we are very pleased to announce the new cohort of artists in residence who will join the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal next September! Our new recruits: Sarah Dufresne, soprano, Sydney Frodsham, mezzo-soprano, Lucie St-Martin, soprano, Geoffrey Schellenberg, baritone and Andrea Van Pelt, pianist. Returning for another year: Vanessa Croome, soprano, Matthew Dalen, tenor, Holly Kroeker, pianist, Kirsten LeBlanc, soprano and Jean-Philippe Mc Clish, baritone-bass. Congratulations to all! https://www.operademontreal.com/en/atelier-lyrique

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The current confinement and the closing of international borders do not prevent music from traveling and coming to us. Inspired by the lyrics of Robert Charlebois’s Je reviendrai à Montréal, the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) invites you to an International Online Festival. On the very dates the Piano 2020 edition was to be held, the CMIM invites you to discover several of the young pianists selected for the 2020 edition and who have already announced their return to Montreal for the 2021 edition. Every day at noon from May 4 to 14, 2020, from their respective living environment all…

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The modernist Greek composer Skalkottas left Berlin in 1933 and returned to Athens, where he lived in poverty and poor health. When the Germans occupied his country, he was placed in an internment camp. Lthough he found love and finally married in 1946, he died three years later of what is said to have been an untreated ruptured hernia. He was by a long chalk the foremost Greek composer of the first half of the 20th century, but the Greeks are not good at preserving musical heritage and his legacy has mouldered. The present release pulls together three new recordings…

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Interns: Editorial, Fundraising and Web Programming (3 available) La Scene Musicale Location: Montreal, Quebec Posted: May 1, 2020 Deadline: until positions are filled Salary: $14.25/hr Duration: 8 to 12 weeks (beginning May 15, 2020) Full time: 35 hrs/week or part-time Funding: subject to funding from Canada Summer Jobs Note: work remotely available Volunteers welcome Canada Summer Jobs: Must be 30 years old or less, Canadian or Landed Immigrant. Description (Editorial) Assisting the Editor in chief in his duties; Taking part in all tasks related to the preparation and publication of an arts magazine; Taking part in all editorial and production meetings; Working…

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Montreal, April 29, 2020 – After launching the Do Mi Si La Do Ré (“Home Sweet Home”) Contest, which will award $10,000 in grants to the grand prizewinner, Jeunesses Musicales Canada Foundation has announced a jury of 10 members. “We are very pleased to be able to count on the participation and commitment of these great names in Canadian classical music for this competition,” said Gabrielle Blackburn, executive director of the Foundation. The official members of the jury: Marc David, Music Director, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra Gustavo Gimeno, Music Director, Toronto Symphony Orchestra Isolde Lagacé, Executive and Artistic Director, Salle Bourgie/Fondation Arte Musica Chantal…

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Tafelmusik premieres excerpts from Elisa Citterio’s new orchestral arrangement of Bach’s The Goldberg Variations Toronto, April 30, 2020 … Tafelmusik takes the music of Bach online with newly recorded excerpts of the Goldberg Variations in an original orchestral arrangement by Music Director Elisa Citterio. Originally scheduled for live performance earlier this month, the world premiere of Citterio’s arrangement of Bach’s masterpiece was to be a major highlight of Tafelmusik’s 2019/20 season, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of several concerts. This short video offers a peek at the larger work, which Tafelmusik hopes to present live…

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“We’re going low-tech,” Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb said in an introduction to the company’s At-Home Gala broadcast on the internet on Saturday afternoon (evening for the many participants sequestered in Europe). Maybe so, but the vocal results were as high as could be hoped for, from living rooms and kitchens and in some cases with accompaniments as modest as an iPod. To say nothing of the remarkably coordinated players of the Met Orchestra, each pre-recorded and reassembled digitally. Here are some favourites as selected by La Scena Musicale writers, including performances still available on YouTube. Justin Bernard Many…

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How one indie opera company is looking to the future, and doubling down on its value of empowering diverse voices Toronto, ON. (April 29, 2020) – Amplified Opera announces that they have recruited mezzo-soprano Marion Newman and tenor Asitha Tennekoon as Co-Founders in order to grow the organization in a way that embodies their core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. In addition to their wealth of experience performing on stages across the country, Newman brings her perspective as a mixed Kwagiulth/Stò:lo, English/Irish/Scottish opera artist, and Tennekoon brings his background as a western classical singer who was born and raised…

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April 28, 2020, VANCOUVER, B.C.  – Vancouver Opera is mobilizing to answer the public need for non-surgical grade masks during COVID-19. The costume shop is transitioning from creating stage costumes and working backstage to building masks for the community. “We have been hearing about workers in essential and vulnerable positions who are unable to access masks,” said Tom Wright, Vancouver Opera General Director. “Vancouver Opera was eager to find a way to help those with a need. Our goal is to get these into the hands of those who need them as quickly as possible. With the cancellation of our…

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