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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

LSM February 2008 Newsletter

[Version franł▀aise]

Marchĺ─˘s La Scena Musicale: Internationally Renowned Violinist Laurence Kayaleh and Pianist Paul Stewart!

LSMĺ─˘s March issue will feature violinist Laurence Kayaleh and her recital partner, pianist Paul Stewart. Together, they are releasing a disc this month on the Naxos label covering the remarkable violin and piano works of the oft-neglected Russian master, Nikolay Medtner. This will be the second of two discs they have recorded with Naxos in as many years, and together, the two-disc set represents the complete output for violin and piano by Medtner. As part of Quebec Cityĺ─˘s 400th anniversary celebrations, the Orchestre symphonique de Qułębec will perform one of the most audacious orchestral pieces ever composed, Mahlerĺ─˘s Eighth Symphony: we invite OSQ artistic director Yoav Talmi to share his thoughts on this magnificent work in our Musicianĺ─˘s Corner. Lucie Renaud will sit down with Raoul Sosa, a Montreal-based pianist who is celebrating the 40th year of his career here in Quebec. A longtime piano teacher at the Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal, Mr. Sosa has won a great number of awards and international recognition; he also remarkably overcame an injury to his right hand by exploring the piano repertoire for the left hand. We will invite some esteemed conductors to share their thoughts on the legacy of Herbert von Karajan: 2008 marks the centenary of his birth and while his stature as a legendary recording conductor may never be equalled, some are troubled by his political past.

The guide for this month features summer music and arts camps: comprehensive listings will be provided for a variety of programs that will take place across the country this summer.
Download the form here.

Our other regular features this month include the Jazz and World music sections, CD and DVD reviews, and of course, the March regional music calendar. Finally, March will also see an installment in Renłę Bricaultĺ─˘s continuing series on Claude Vivier, one of Canadaĺ─˘s greatest composers.

Please note that the Spring 2008 issue of our arts magazine, La SCENA, will now be released in April in order to coincide with our 2008-2009 Season Subscription Guide. The issue will also include our 1st Annual International Festivals Guide.


Talking about music and arts festivals, La Scena Musicale, La SCENA and The Music Scene are the place to find International and Canadian music and arts festivals in 2008 (in print and online). The following three issues will cover all the 2008 festivals:
  • International Music and Arts Festivals: Spring 2008 issue of The Music Scene and the Spring 2008 issue of La SCENA (including the April issue of La Scena Musicale).
  • Canadian Jazz, World and Folk Festivals: May 2008 issue of La Scena Musicale. This is a national issue (double distribution to 50,000 copies) and the ad rates are 1.5 times the regular rates.
  • Canadian Classical Music and Arts Festivals: Summer 2008 issue of La SCENA (including the June issue of La Scena Musicale). This is a national issue (double distribution to 50,000 copies) and the ad rates are 1.5 times the regular rates.
  • Visit for more info.

New LSM Online Features: Blog and Newswire

We are proud to unveil the LSM Blog (, which is the ideal place to check out commentary and news on music and the arts in Canada and around the world. Our writers will be posting regularly to keep you up to date on the latest developments throughout the musical world.

We would also like to tell you about our new free service called LSM Newswire. E-mail your press release to The text must be in the body of the e-mail. We will post it in our newswire page We will also put a direct link to your press release in the "LSM Newswire" section at the bottom of our home page Please note that this service will not work with if the info is in a file attachment (PDF, Word, etc.). The text must be in the body of the e-mail.


  • Get your press release seen by a larger audience
  • Searchable by Google: is indexed by Google daily
  • It's FREE

NEW: La Scena Musicale, La SCENA and The Music Scene introduces its New Releases Page
Our readers are always on the lookout for something new. Concertgoers and music lovers want to know about the latest CDs, DVDs, and books. Musicians want to know about new instruments and accessories for themselves and their students. Why not show them your latest goodies? Whether it's musical or relevant to any of the arts (theatre, dance, visual art, etc.), your product will benefit from great visibility in our magazines' latest feature, the New Releases Page. This is a new and remarkably affordable advertising supplement, starting at only $25 per listing! It will appear next to the Reviews section in all three of our magazines, creating national exposure for your product. Best of all, our culturally passionate and musically inclined readers are tailor-made for your new releases, allowing you to appeal to an ideal targeted market.

Pricing (based on a listing inserted in ONE of our magazines):
  • Basic listing: $25
  • Descriptive listing: $85 (includes cover image and 50-word description)
  • Frequency discounts available
  • Glossy colour page
  • Location: next to Reviews page
  • In all three magazines
  • Products: CDs, DVDs, Books, Instruments, Accessories
  • Open to Music and the Arts
For more info visit this page or contact

Why advertise in La SCENA/La Scena Musicale?

Reach Canada's most cultured consumers

Want to reach the affluent, sophisticated, urban 35+ demographic, or professional and student musicians/artists?

Highly educated and with sophisticated tastes in culture and lifestyle: La Scene Musicale invites you into the lives of 100,000 Canadians. Our readers are passionate about music, dance, theatre, film, visual arts, as well as food, fashion and their homes.

Our award-winning magazines La Scena Musicale, La SCENA and The Music Scene contain thought-provoking articles and reviews. Furthermore, La Scena Musicale and La SCENA are the only bilingual Montreal publications dedicated to covering concert music (classical music, jazz and world music), and arts and culture (music, dance, theatre, film and visual arts). In addition, the inclusion of Canada's most in-depth cultural calendar ensures repeat viewings, over 225,000 per month. Our new direct distribution to affluent households ($100K+) means our magazines truly deliver, meaning they are read and read often.

Enclosed is more info on the next issues of La Scena Musicale, La SCENA, and The Music Scene. For more info on rates and production, please visit, or contact our sales department directly at 514-948-2520 or

Yours sincerely,

Wah Keung Chan
Founding Publisher and Editor
La Scena Musicale
The Music Scene

La Scena Musicale: March 2008

  • 50,000 readers
  • Quebec circulation: 25,000 copies
  • Montreal: 20,500
  • Qułębec City: 500
  • Newsstands: 2,000
  • Mailing: 2,000
  • Distribution date: February 29
  • Advertising deadline: February 22
  • Materials deadline: February 22

La SCENA: Spring 2008 / La Scena Musicale: April 2008

  • 50,000 readers
  • Quebec circulation: 25,000 copies
  • Montreal: 20,500
  • Qułębec City: 500
  • Newsstands: 2,000
  • Mailing: 2,000
  • Distribution date: April 2
  • Advertising deadline: March 19
  • Materials deadline: March 20

The Music Scene: Spring 2008

  • 50,000 readers
  • National circulation: 25,000 copies
  • Toronto: 15,000
  • Ottawa: 5,000
  • Rest of Canada: 5,000
  • Distribution date: March 17
  • Advertising deadline: March 5
  • Materials deadline: March 7



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