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Montreal, October 6, 2021 – Under Andrew Gray’s leadership, Voces Boreales presents Path of Miracles, a remarkable, captivating musical experience. This journey of lights and sound encourages visitors to walk around the church while taking in the atmosphere of this masterwork by English composer Joby Talbot. This a cappella, 18-part work has been described as “the most beautiful choral work of recent years.” Guided by the buildings’ beauty, visitors will be surrounded by lights projected on the vaults. This free, multi-sensory performance will be given at Sainte-Cécile Basilica Cathedral of Valleyfield on October 22 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.,…

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The event that brought beauty to the public and enhanced the Sicilian archaeological sites has consecrated itself as one of the most important and varied Italian musical events. There is no sign of diminishing the echoes of all the achievements of this summer by the Lyric Festival of the Stone Theaters, the event, now in its third year of activity, which took place in the main Sicilian archaeological sites, capturing over twenty thousand spectators with a truly extraordinary variety of high quality artistic manifestations, consecrating itself as one of the most important and varied Italian musical events. Not even Covid…

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Montreal, October 6th 2021 – Danse Danse is proud to announce an innovative partnership with Scènes Interactives Technologiques (SIT), a support program for digitally adapted works that will benefit the dance community. Designed and developed by artist-researchers Nicolas Berzi and Armando Menicacci, the program has received a $700,000 grant from Quebec’s Ministère de la Culture et des Communications. SIT represents a major advance with implications for the entire dance creation chain, right up to the audience’s experience of the work. The program is intended to be unifying, adaptable and sustainable. More than a technological toolbox, SIT is a complete digital reinforcement…

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FORT WORTH, Texas, October 4, 2021—Applications for the sixteenth edition of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, taking place June 2–18, 2022, at Bass Performance Hall and Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, are due on Thursday, October 14, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. CT. Applicants, age 18 to 31, must be born after June 12, 1990, and on or before June 2, 2004. An extra year of eligibility has been added, due to the pandemic-related postponement from 2021. Visit https://cliburn.org/2022-competition-application-rules/ for more information. Announced today, renowned pianist Alessio Bax will join the esteemed jury, chaired by…

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TORONTO, ON, Tuesday, October 5, 2021: A creative collaboration between The Toronto Zoo and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) will bring young audiences into the intriguing sounds of animals by illuminating them with performances by TSO musicians. Zoophony, a digital concert being filmed onsite at the Toronto Zoo on October 4, 5 and 6, will be released to schools on November 22, 2021. The digital concert collaboration for young audiences is part of a broader partnership between the Zoo and the TSO to explore new and creative ways to serve their communities. “Your Toronto Zoo is committed to serving our community…

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (OCTOBER 5, 2021) — The Minnesota Orchestra was named 2021 Orchestra of the Year during the international Gramophone Classical Music Awards earlier today. The awards, which were distributed in a livestreamed ceremony by the U.K.-based classical music magazine Gramophone, are considered among the highest honors in the classical music industry. The Orchestra of the Year prize is the only one of the Gramophone Awards decided by public vote with voters choosing from a pool of 10 world-renowned orchestras, selected by the magazine’s editors. The votes for the Minnesota Orchestra amounted to nearly a third of the 31,000 total votes cast.…

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Montreal, September 30, 2021 – Just hours before its season-opener concert, the Orchestre Métropolitain (OM) has received a donation of an unprecedented generosity from Louise and Sophie Desmarais. Donating a total of $2.5 million over 10 years to support the vision of the Orchestre and its conductor, they have become Artistic Development Patrons of the OM. For both donors, giving the OM the means to realize its ambitions is an act as natural as it is deliberated. “Art and music have always had the power to bring people together,” explain Louise and Sophie Desmarais. “They are essential to the well-being…

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England’s most adventurous living composer never bothered much with the piano. Harrison Birtwistle started out on the clarinet, composed operas in his head and wrote one without strings. Asked for a piano concerto, he delivered something called Antiphonies, which is more street fight than conversation between piano and orchestra. You get the impression he’s not that keen on anything in an instrument but percussive coloration. Now 87, Birtwistle has a unique sound imagination and an approach to music that misses out many of the building bricks. He once told me that the only symphony of Mahler he knew was the…

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FORT WORTH, Texas, September 28, 2021 – The Cliburn will host a special edition of its popular Cliburn Watch Party digital series on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. CT, as a thank you and tribute to the artists and community that came together safely during the pandemic to enjoy its Pop-Up Concerts. The video is a compilation of pieces taken from six concerts, recorded live at The Post at River East and TX Whiskey Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas from October 2020 to June 2021. It will premiere on the Cliburn’s YouTube and Facebook channels, as well as at cliburn.org/watchparty, and will…

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Montreal, September 27, 2021 – On October 1, The Azrieli Foundation and Analekta release New Jewish Music, Vol. 3 – Azrieli Music Prizes, featuring the world premiere recordings of works by the 2020 Azrieli Music Prize (AMP) laureates. We find on this album: Keiko Devaux (The Azrieli Commission for Canadian Music), Yotam Haber (The Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music) and Yitzhak Yedid (The Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music). The three inspiring pieces are brought vividly to life by the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (le NEM) under the direction of Lorraine Vaillancourt. Mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó joins for Yotam Haber’s Estro Poetico-armonico…

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