Monday Headlines: First Montreal visit of the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Montreal since 1984

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra will play at the Maison Symphonique on. Their last visit was in 1984. The young director Andris Nelsons will perform the Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 with soloist Emmanuel Ax. [Le Devoir] [OSM]

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  • Return of the Symphonie du Millénaire, which was initiated by Walter Boudreau and Denys Bouliane in 2000 and involved more than 40,000 people. [Le Devoir] [La Presse]


  • Jordi Savall, in a project financed by the European Commission, has organised a series of concerts to financially assist refugee musicians to let them transmit their culture to their new homeland. [Le Devoir]
  • Loud music over 70 decibels is banned at Sydney Opera House after too many complaints by their neighbours. [Slippedisc]

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  • Death of Muscovite harpist Irina Pashinskaya at the age of She was well-known around the world for her solos in Swan Lake[Slippedisc]

  • Son of Nazi governor returns art stolen from Poland during the Second World War. “This is probably the first time that the member of a family of one of the most important Nazi occupiers is giving back art that was stolen from Poland during the war,” said Ryszard Czarnecki, a vice-president of the European parliament and a member of the Polish Law and Justice party. [The Gardian]

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