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Ana Sokolovic (Photo : Alain Lefort)Ana Sokolovic on Serbian FolkloreBy Viktor Lazarov Composer Ana Sokolovic is very well known to most contemporary classical music lovers in Canada. In its 2011-2012 season, the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) dedicated its third Série Hommage to Ana Sokolovic and brought her music to new listeners in the far corners of the country. Today, Ana Sokolovic is an icon of the Canadian contemporary music scene – an artist whose work is a unique blend of two very distinct cultures. Ana Sokolovic’s success story is of special interest to me as we share…

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By Christine LeeFRIDAYBy 5 p.m. many people had already gathered to sit and listen to the music at Saint-Lambert’s Festival Classica, the town’s first classical music festival. The festivities really began at around 9 p.m. with the Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil, directed by Marc David. As they began to play the first notes of a waltz, dancers in magnificent dresses and tuxes appeared and began their choreography, astounding spectators. As the night progressed, the parking lot turned into a dance hall; the music of the Bee Gees and ABBA compelled people of all ages to dance. A quick headcount showed well…

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Scenes from Tim Supple’s One Thousand and One Nights (Photos: Cylla von Tiedemann)One Thousand and One NightsA Dash Arts Production and Luminato CommissionDramatized and Directed by Tim SuppleStories Adapted by Hanan al-ShaykhJune 7 -9 (preview) 10 – 19 (performances)Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front StreetBy Joseph K. SoNow in its fifth season, Toronto’s Luminato Festival of Art and Creativity has always focused on exploring edgy and provocative re-imaginings of all facets of the performing arts. This year, the centerpiece of the Festival is its commission of Tim Supple’s One Thousand and One Nights, an audacious re-telling of the…

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