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Friday, May 30, 2008

Les soirłęes Cooking arrivent dans les chaumił«res!

La populaire słęrie de CD łŢ succł«s Cooking inspire de folles soirłęes !

Avec les soirłęes COOKING

les chaumił«res ont de quoi faire la fłüte !

Montrłęal, le lundi 5 juin 2008 ĺ─ý ł─ la suite du succł«s remportłę par la słęrie de disques Cooking, łÔdith Provost, conceptrice des albums Cooking, propose de transposer chez vous lĺ─˘art de vivre et de bien manger contenue sur CD, alors que sont aujourdĺ─˘hui lancłęes les Soirłęes Cookingĺ─ quĺ─˘elles soient placłęes sous le signe de la gastronomie franł▀aise, italienne ou asiatique !

Bien davantage que des rłęceptions privłęes łŢ la maison, ces soirłęes sĺ─˘annoncent comme de vłęritables happenings. Le concept, łŢ la fois simple et des plus efficaces, vise la rłęussite totale dĺ─˘une soirłęe au cours de laquelle un hłąte convie ses invitłęs dans le confort de son foyer, tandis que les spłęcialistes de La brigade Nord veillent łŢ tout. Lĺ─˘hłąte en question nĺ─˘a quĺ─˘łŢ choisir la destination culinaire de son choix (France, Italie ou Asie), et le tour est joułę ! Au menu, on retrouve la prłęsence dĺ─˘un chef expłęrimentłę, vłęritable cordon-bleu proposant pas moins de cinq services, agrłęmentłę dĺ─˘un cours et dłęmonstration culinaire. Concert privłę ou słęlection musicale sur CD selon le thł«me choisi viennent complłęter cet allłęchant tableau, sans oublier quĺ─˘un disque-souvenir Cooking sera remis łŢ chacun des convives.

Vous serez ainsi lĺ─˘invitłę de votre propre rłęception privłęe, sous les heureux auspices dĺ─˘un małĂtre-cuisinier qui concoctera ses merveilles culinaires sous vos yeux et ceuxĺ─ de vos invitłęs ! Une soirłęe qui trouvera certes łęcho auprł«s de vos invitłęs des annłęes durant ! La brigade Nord, prłęconise une approche łŢ la fois stylłęe et audacieuse en proposant łŢ sa clientł«le un service quatre łętoiles des plus personnalisłęs, ce qui ne fera pas dłęfaut łŢ lĺ─˘occasion de ces savoureuses soirłęes intimes.

Trois types de soirłęes sĺ─˘offrent aux amoureux de la gastronomie, soucieux de partager avec leurs proches leur passion de la bonne chł«re :

Les soirłęes Cooking łŢ la franł▀aise :

Chef privłę, serveur sur place, menu cinq services et cinq łętoiles, cours et dłęmonstration sur le Foie gras pour lĺ─˘hłąte et ses convives, concert privłę de musique typiquement franł▀aise ou encore słęlection musicale sur CD axłęe sur les classiques du rłępertoire dĺ─˘artistes de lĺ─˘Hexagone, de młüme quĺ─˘une copie du disque łŢ succł«s intitulłę Cooking chansons pimentłęes pour cuisine frenchy, laquelle sera remise łŢ chacun des convives.

Cooking łŢ lĺ─˘italienne :

Chef privłę, serveur sur place, menu cinq services et cinq łętoiles, cours et dłęmonstration sur lĺ─˘art dĺ─˘apprłüter les płótes pour lĺ─˘hłąte et ses convives, concert privłę de musique typiquement italienne ou encore słęlection musicale sur CD axłęe sur les classiques du rłępertoire dĺ─˘artistes de Č┤ la botte Ȭ, de młüme quĺ─˘une copie du disque łŢ succł«s intitulłę Cooking chansons pimentłęes pour cuisine al dente, laquelle sera remise łŢ chacun des convives.

Cooking łŢ lĺ─˘asiatique :

Chef privłę, serveur sur place, menu asiatique cinq services et cinq łętoiles, cours et dłęmonstration sur lĺ─˘art dĺ─˘apprłüter les sushis pour lĺ─˘hłąte et ses convives, concert privłę de musique typiquement asiatique ou encore słęlection musicale sur CD axłęe sur les airs de lĺ─˘Orient, de młüme quĺ─˘une copie du disque łŢ succł«s intitulłę Cooking chansons pimentłęes pour cuisine łępicłęe, laquelle sera remise łŢ chacun des convives.

Enfin, rappelons que La brigade Nord offre un service łŢ la carte ou clłę en main comprenant la prise en charge de tout łęvłęnement, en voyant łŢ la gestion globale du projet, de sa conception łŢ sa rłęalisation.

Pour en savoir davantage, rendez-vous au www.labrigadenord.com.

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Iturbi Music Competition Winners to Perform on Queen Mary 2

May 29, 2008 - In addition to first place prizes of $50,000, the winners of The 2008 Josłę Iturbi International Music Competition at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall (June 16-21, 2008) will present Cunard Command Performances aboard Queen Mary 2 during the April 26, 2009 Transatlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton, England, it was announced by Donelle Dadigan, president of the Josłę Iturbi Foundation. Cunard Line is the presenting sponsor of the competition.

Also during the voyage, Donelle Dadigan will be joined by members of the esteemed judging panel to present a series of classical music discussions and Q&As in association with Cunard Insights, the Line's award-winning Guest Enrichment Programme. Guests sailing on this voyage will also hear from the winners about their experiences as young musicians competing to win the world's only weeklong competition that adds features of "American Idol" to the world of classical music. Highlights of the 2008 Competition will be broadcast via Cunard's onboard stateroom television system.

"We thank Cunard for its generous support of this exciting week of competition that showcases the world's greatest classical music talent of tomorrow," said Donelle Dadigan, president and co-founder of the Josłę Iturbi Foundation. "Cunard is helping ensure that the Josłę Iturbi Foundation can continue to accomplish its mission to expand the popularity of classical music and live concert performances worldwide."

"Guests who sail Cunard have a profound appreciation for classical music and we are delighted to be part of an event that shines a spotlight on the exceptionally talented young people who will soon enough grace the great stages and concert halls of the world," said Carol Marlow, president and managing director of Cunard Line. "We are delighted to share their gift of music onstage in Queen Mary 2's Royal Court Theatre," added Marlow.

The Josłę Iturbi International Music Competition gives 48 of the world's most gifted young pianists and singers the opportunity to compete for the largest cash prizes (more than $250,000) of any classical piano and singing competition worldwide.

For more information about the 2008 Competition performance schedule, go online to www.joseiturbifoundation.org. To make reservations on the April 26, 2009 Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing, contact your travel professional, call 1-800-7-CUNARD or visit www.cunard.com.

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About The Jose Iturbi Foundation
Created in 1985 by Donelle Dadigan and Marion Seabury, The Josłę Iturbi Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to continuing the legacy of concert great Josłę Iturbi, and to fulfill his desire of bringing to the public's attention today's greatest emerging classical pianists and vocalists. The foundation's goal is to globally expand the passion for classical music through dynamic competition and compelling live performance. The competition distinguishes itself by giving the largest cash prizes ($50,000 each) for first place winners for solo piano and voice in the world. Last year, the foundation gave away $268,000 in prize money for the winners of The Josłę Iturbi International Music Competition.

One of the greatest concert pianists of his time, Josłę Iturbi was also a composer, conductor and performer of international acclaim who starred as himself in seven MGM musicals including "Anchors Away" (1945) starring Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly. He was the first classical musician to receive a Gold Record representing record sales in excess of one million and to receive a star on the world-famous Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame. Iturbi felt that classical music should be a more recognizable part of everyone's entertainment. It was his hope that through live concerts, motion pictures, recordings, international competitions and public forums, a larger number of people would learn to love classical music and attend live concert performances.

For rules and regulations on The 2008 Josłę Iturbi International Music Competition, go to www.joseiturbifoundation.org. Ticket requests are available online for the public to attend all rounds of the competition on a first-come first-served basis.

About Cunard Line
Cunard Line, operator of the luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2, QE2 and Queen Victoria, has long been synonymous with the quest for new discoveries and the epitome of British refinement since the company's first paddle-wheeled steamer, Britannia, crossed the Atlantic in 1840. Cunard voyages bring together like-minded travelers who relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable White Star ServiceTM, fine dining, sophisticated adventure, the legacy of historic voyages and transatlantic travel.

Cunard Line is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. The exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and The Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. Together they offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.

For additional information contact:
Jackie Chase, Cunard Line, (661) 753.1035, jchase@cunard.com

For additional information regarding the Jose Iturbi Foundation, contact:
Christopher Robins, The Michael Russell Group, (310) 939.9024, chris@michaelrussellgroup.com

Chris Robins

The Michael Russell Group

1601 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 509

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Tel 310.939.9024

Fax 310.939.9034

Thursday, May 29, 2008

NACO, June 4-5: Stewart Goodyear and Jun Młžrkl perform Saint-Sał┤ns and Schumann


Ottawa, Canada ĺ─ý Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear is the guest soloist when the National Arts Centre Orchestra gives a rare performance of Saint-Sał┤nsĺ─˘ exotic Piano Concerto No. 5, composed amid the ancient splendours of Egyptian temples. These Ovation Series concerts on Wednesday, June 4 and Thursday, June 5 at 20:00 in the NACĺ─˘s Southam Hall also feature the NAC Orchestra debut of German conductor Jun Młžrkl (pronounced JEUN MARE-kel) who will open the concerts with the Orchestraĺ─˘s debut performance of the Overture to Schumannĺ─˘s Manfred. The programme concludes with Schumannĺ─˘s joyful ĺ─˙Springĺ─¨ Symphony No. 1, which drew its inspiration from the composerĺ─˘s beloved young bride Clara.

Both concerts are preceded by free Musically Speaking talks at 19:00 led in English by music critic Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer, entitled ĺ─˙Schumannĺ─˘s music as payment for lifeĺ─Âĺ─¨

Stewart Goodyear is known for his imagination, for his graceful, elegant style and his exquisite technique. The career of this accomplished young artist spans many genres ĺ─ý concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer. Mr. Goodyear has performed with many of the major orchestras of the world. His regular appearances with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (where he made his debut at age 12) include recitals and chamber music concerts in addition to orchestral. In addition to his talents as a pianist, Stewart is a composer and frequently performs his own works, one of which will be heard on the June 10 Music for a Sunday Afternoon chamber concert. He has written on commission for the Toronto Youth Symphony for its 25th anniversary, as well as for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. A new work for chorus was premiered by the Nathaniel Dette chorale of Canada in Toronto (June 2005).

Jun Młžrkl is in his third season as Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon, and his first as Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony. Both orchestras have embarked upon ambitious recording projects with Naxos, for whom Młžrkl will record Mendelssohn in Leipzig and Ravel, Debussy and Messiaen in Lyon. Młžrkl has long been a regular guest with leading German orchestras, and in 2008 returns to the Munich Philharmonic and the Radio Sinfonie Orchester Berlin. Every season he conducts the NHK Symphony, with whom in 2006 he recorded the complete Schumann symphonies as part of an ongoing commitment to EXTON Records. He has also conducted the Orchestre de Paris, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, to name only a few.

Tickets for these Ovation Series concerts on Wednesday, June 4 and Thursday, June 5 at 20:00 are on sale now at $19.00, $29.00, $49.00, $59.00, $69.00 with box seats at $83.00 (GST and Facility Fee included) at the NAC Box Office (Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00), and through Ticketmaster (with surcharges) at 613-755-1111. Ticketmaster may also be accessed through the NACĺ─˘s website at www.nac-cna.ca.

Half-price tickets for students in all sections of the hall are on sale in person at the NAC Box Office upon presentation of a valid student ID card. Same-day Live Rush tickets (subject to availability) for full-time students (aged 13 to 29) are $10 at the NAC Box Office between 14:00 and 18:00 on the day of performance only, upon presentation of a valid Live Rush card.

Groups of 10 and more save 15% to 20% off the regular price of tickets to NAC Music, Theatre and Dance performances. To reserve your seats call 613-947-7000 ext. 384 or email grp@nac-cna.ca.

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival - Free in NYC this August

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

2008 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival annually assembles some of the finest musicians in the world who reflect Parker's musical individuality and genius, to promote appreciation for this highly influential and world-renowned artist. The two days of free concerts take place in neighborhoods where Charlie Parker lived and worked, in Historic Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park and in Tompkins Square Park within Manhattan's Lower East Side. The festival is produced by the City Parks Foundation.

FREE. All programs throughout the festival begin at 3:00 p.m.

Marcus Garvey Park

124th St. & Mt. Morris Park

Saturday, August 23rd

Hank Jones

Henry "Hank" Jones believes that when you listen to a pianist, each note "should have a soul of its own." Jones' precise interpretations have been called "Eloquent, lyrical, and impeccable." The highest accolades possible have been given to this legendary musician, including the "NEA Jazz Masters" award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a "Jazz Living Legend" award from The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Mr. Jones has over sixty albums to his credit and countless others on which he has appeared, including collaborations with legends Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Charlie Parker.

Vanessa Rubin

Jazz musicians are talking about Vanessa Rubin. They all want her unique phrasing and velvety smooth tone to make their compositions come alive. After leaving Cleveland and moving to New York, she almost immediately began gigging with greats like the Pharaoh Sanders Quartet. She has eight albums to her credit, and has amassed a list of outstanding collaborations, partnering with Lionel Hampton, the Mercer Ellington Orchestra and Grover Washington, Jr. Ms. Rubin recently completed international tours with Herbie Hancock, the Woody Herman Orchestra, and the Jazz Crusaders.

Rashied Ali

Rashied Ali is the father of "free jazz" drumming and one of the most harmonic and innovative drummers to ever grace the world of jazz. He has sat in and collaborated with many R&B and jazz experimenters, most famously with the great John Coltrane. As the leader of the Rashied Ali Quintet, he continues to refine his art while discovering and nurturing new talent.

Robert Glasper

Pianist Robert Glasper is a perfect example of how old and new school can create the future. Classically trained, but moved by his own muse, Glasper has commanded the stage of jazz festivals throughout the world. The profundity of Glasper's talent is no longer a secret, making him an in-demand musician for numerous hip hop and R&B greats including Mos Def, Common, Jay Z, Erykah Badu and Me'Shell Ndegeocello. Robert Glasper's three albums have been met with widespread acclaim and his most recent, In My Element, has been called "ravishing."

Tompkins Square Park

E. 8th St. Between Aves. A & B

Sunday, August 24th

Randy Weston

Inspired by Jamaican roots and global travels, Randy Weston's jazz is like none other. Although Weston cites Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk as inspirations, what makes him unique is his unusually percussive and highly rhythmic piano compositions. In 2002, Weston performed with bassist James Lewis for the inauguration of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt. In June 2006, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Music by Brooklyn College, CUNY. His great compositions include "Hi-Fly," "Little Niles," "Berkshire Blues," "African Sunrise," "The Healers," "Blue Moses," and "African Cookbook."

Jerry Gonzales and Fort Apache

"I am bilingual...I can play blues and I can play Rumba," says Jerry Gonzales of his multi-cultural sound. After several attempts at finding a musical home, Gonzalez finally found his voice in his own band. Their 1989 release, Rumba Para Monk, received critical acclaim and was honored by The Academie Du Jazz, naming it "Jazz Album of the Year." They have also been nominated for two Latin Jazz Grammy's for Rumba Para Monk and Y Los Pyratas de Flamenco.

Eric Lewis

With profound intensity, Eric Lewis is already a prodigious jazz pianist. A musical contortionist, Lewis' compositions twist, turn, and careen between styles, sounds, and emotions, resulting in a stunning aural experience. At the age of 22, Lewis began touring with legends Wynton Marsalis and Cassandra Wilson. At the age of 26 he won the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition and became a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Mr. Lewis will perform a work specially commissioned by City Parks Foundation to premier at the 2008 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.

Gretchen Parlato

Herbie Hancock says of Gretchen Parlato's voice that it is "a deep, almost magical connection to the music." She combines classic Sinatra-esque vocals with insightful forays into melodey, unexpected scatting and Afro-Latin rhythms. In 2004 she walked away with first place at the Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition and has teamed up with Diane Reeves, Roy Hargrove's Big Band and Terence Blanchard. All About Jazz magazine has called Gretchen Parlato's vocal musings "delicious."


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Christina Petrowska Quilico winner of 2007 CMC/CLC Friends of Canadian Music Award

Christina Petrowska Quilico winner of

2007 CMC/CLC Friends of Canadian Music Award

May 29, 2008 (Toronto) ĺ─ý The Canadian Music Centre and the Canadian League of Composers are pleased to announce Christina Petrowska Quilico as the recipient of the 2007 Friends of Canadian Music Award. This annual $1,000 award is a joint venture between the CLC and the CMC, honouring those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to Canadian composers and their music. This award will be presented at a reception on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Toronto's Music Gallery ĺ─ý immediately following the Penderecki String Quartet's presentation of Intra/Introspections: Piacentini & Gentile.

A National jury (comprised of composers Keith Hamel, Melissa Hui and Christien Ledroit) recognized Christina Petrowska Quilico for her dedication to Canadian contemporary classical music as well as her unwavering support of this country's composing community. Throughout her exceptional performing and recording career Chrisina Petrowska Quilico has had a profound impact on Canada's classical music community from coast to coast to coast.

Born in Ottawa, Canada, Christina Petrowska Quilico was a child prodigy. She made her concert debut at ten years of age. A short time later, she was offered a scholarship to The Juilliard School where she studied under Rosina Lhłęvinne, Jeaneane Dowis and Irwin Freundlich. At fourteen, she won the High School of the Performing Arts Concerto Competition, a prize she shared with fellow student Murray Perahia, and made her New York City debut at the Town Hall.


After graduation, she studied in Europe, first at the Sorbonne in Paris and later in Darmstadt and Berlin under the tutelage of composers Karlheinz Stockhausen and GyłĆrgy Ligeti. In 1971, she married her first husband, the avant-garde French-Canadian composer Michel-Georges Brłęgent. From 1962 to 1980, Petrowska Quilico lived in New York City, where she performed extensively as a soloist and in collaboration with her husband.

In the late 80s, she returned to Canada where she became the recitalist of choice for many Canadian composers including, Glenn Buhr, Chris Paul Harman, Christos Hatzis, Larysa Kuzmenko, Alexina Louie, Heather Schmidt and Ann Southam. She debuted close to twenty piano concerti and solo works and toured extensively through North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Christina Petrowska Quilico has recorded 20 CDs as a soloist and four CDs in partnership with her second husband, the late Metropolitan Opera baritone, Louis Quilico. In 1992, her CD Virtuoso Piano Music of Our Time traveled into space with Canadian astronaut Steve Maclean and debuted aboard the Space Shuttle Colombia. Maclean reprised his role as music director to the stars by taking Eclipse, featuring Christina on piano, on his most recent trip. Recent recordings include Canadian Composers Portraits: Ann Southam and 16 Portraits: Michel-Georges Brłęgent.

Christina Petrowska Quilico has written three books, Mr. Rigoletto: In Conversation With Louis Quilico, Opera Illustrated: An Artistic Odyssey and Go Away Sisyphus, a volume of poetry. She is also a competitive ballroom dancer and appears in the short film, Tango Amore. Currently, Petrowska lives in Toronto where she is a Professor of Piano and Musicology at York University.

Established in 1959, the Canadian Music Centre exists to stimulate the awareness, appreciation and performance of Canadian music, making the music of its Associate Composers available through its music libraries and through various promotional and outreach activities. The CMC is Canada's primary information resource, producer, distributor of concert music and sound recordings.

Founded in 1951, the Canadian League of Composers is the voice of Canada's professional composers. Through advocacy, communications, and partnerships, it seeks to uphold and nurture an environment where composers' work is sought after, heard, and valued.


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Slavery and the Absence of Truth. Online Solo Exhibition by Juan Carlos Llera

Slavery and the Absence of Truth
Online Solo Exhibition by Juan Carlos Llera


Click image to download PDF


Where will you be in 100 years and how prepared are you for this crushing reality? Can you separate the real from the delusional? Why do we, as a society, create the world we inhabit on a daily basis and feel victimized over what we see on the 10:00 p.m. news all the while never becoming conscious of the role we play in our own self created suffering?

Contemporary Cuban American Artist Juan Carlos Llera presents a series of virtual works intended to encourage reflection and ignite consciousness in the viewer. Through a virtual world of ones and zeros you are cordially invited to download and view his one man show "Slavery and the Absence of Truth" in the form of a PDF file which contains the unreal conceptual snapshots of the thoughts that generate them. It is the conceptual world and its relationship to natural truth which is being explored here. It is visual poetry constructed to break through thought and gain access to consciousness and awareness in its purest form.

Please accept an invitation to participate in the work by downloading, viewing, reflecting and commenting on the material presented.

For more information, please contact the artist at: llera@bellsouth.net



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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

TR : Festival International Nuits d'Afrique

13 jours de concerts et d'activitłęs pour toute la famille

LE TOUR DU MONDE EN MUSIQUEĺ─Â 5 FOIS PLUTłţT QU'UNE!

Montrłęal - Si on devait compter les kilomł«tres łŢ parcourir pour relier Montrłęal łŢ chacun des 27 pays dont sont originaires les artistes qui cette annłęe composent la programmation de cette 22e łędition du Festival International Nuits d'Afrique (grosso modo 195 000 kilomł«tres, aller simple!), on se rendrait vite compte que la distance cumulłęe łęquivaut łŢ celle de prł«s de 5 tours du monde! łßa, c'est ce qu'on appelle un voyage!

Du 8 au 20 juillet 2008, le Festival International Nuits d'Afrique offrira aux Montrłęalais et visiteurs de la młętropole un large łęventail de la richesse des rythmes d'ascendance africaine. Afrique, Antilles, Amłęrique Latine : entre tradition et nouveaux courants, 13 jours de spectacles en salle mais aussi 4 jours d'activitłęs et de concerts extłęrieurs pour toute la famille.

ĺ─ó Le message d'Idir, parrain du festival ĺ─ó

Idir, lłęgende de la musique kabyle, dont le spectacle marquera le lancement officiel de la programmation le 10 juillet au Młętropolis, a acceptłę d'łütre le parrain de ce 22e festival. Son message, Č┤ ne pas oublier d'oł╝ l'on vient, pour mieux construire un prłęsent et un avenir, en essayant de les rendre les plus harmonieux possible Ȭ, reflł«te bien l'approche particulił«re de l'artiste, qui tout au long de sa carrił«re a eu la volontłę de permettre aux diffłęrentes cultures de dialoguer łŢ travers la musique. Cette rencontre des cultures, c'est aussi ce qui motive Nuits d'Afrique. Et preuve que cela rłęsonne auprł«s de tous, le succł«s est au rendez-vous depuis 22 ans!

Monica Freire, łętoile de la scł«ne des musiques du monde łŢ Montrłęal depuis de nombreuses annłęes, agira quant łŢ elle en tant que porte-parole de l'łęvłęnement.

ĺ─ó 23 spectacles en salle ĺ─ó

De grands łęvłęnements en dłęcouvertes, les spectacles intłęrieurs auront lieu au Club Balattou, centre nerveux du festival depuis sa crłęation, au Kola Note, au National et au Młętropolis.

Č▀ Słęrie Grands łÔvłęnements

Leur carrił«re est internationale. Ils font indiscutablement partie de ceux qui ont permis de dłęmocratiser les musiques du monde. Ils nous feront l'honneur d'łütre łŢ Montrłęal cet łętłę.

On ne prłęsente plus Idir (Algłęrie). Quand les kabyles expatriłęs pensent łŢ leurs pays d'origine, ce sont ses chansons qui rythment leurs doux souvenirs. Seun Anikulapo Kuti (Nigłęria) est le fils du grand Fela. Avec son groupe, Egypt 80, il revisite d'une touche de hip hop le toujours trł«s actuel afrobeat de son pł«re. Black Umfolosi (Zimbabwe), icłąne des a capella, gospels, danses zulus et gumboots caractłęristiques du sud de l'Afrique, a fłütłę l'an dernier ses 25 ans de scł«ne, ce qui n'empłüche pas ses membres d'łütre toujours aussi survoltłęs! Les Go de Koteba, ces deux Č┤nanasȬ łŢ la vitalitłę contagieuse, chantent et dansent sur des grooves mandingues aux vibrations urbaines. Le Č┤ Brazilian Jamaica reggae Ȭ unique des 5 musiciens aveugles et du chanteur brłęsilo-italo-libanais de Tribo de Jah sillonne les continents.

Č▀ Słęrie Grande Premił«re

Ils sont connus de tous, foulent les scł«nes les plus prestigieuses de la planł«te, mais ne se sont encore jamais produit łŢ Montrłęal avant aujourd'huiĺ─Â

L'image emblł«me du Festival International Nuits d'Afrique reprłęsente un des leurs. C'est dire si la prłęsence des nomades peul-wodaabes de Etran Finatawa (Niger), dont le blues magnłętique a łętłę nominłę aux BBC3 World Music Awards, est haute en signification. Premier griot du slam, Souleymane Diamanka (Słęnłęgal) est un digne reprłęsentant de cette nouvelle głęnłęration de poł«tes qui dłęclament le quotidien des gens de leurs głęnłęrations. Fallou Dieng (Słęnłęgal) est la nouvelle idole du mbalax dans son pays. Joueur de Sabar łęmłęrite, il a łętłę le laurłęat d'un Djembłę d'Or.

Č▀ Słęrie Prłędilection

Les artistes de cette słęrie ont fait les beaux jours du festival et c'est avec grand plaisir qu'on les retrouve une nouvelle fois non seulement pour entendre leurs standards, mais aussi pour dłęcouvrir leur actualitłę.

Dobet Gnahorłę (Cłąte d'ivoire) słęduira le public avec ses rythmes modernes et avec sa personnalitłę de jeune femme dynamique bien ancrłęe dans son łępoque. Shimita El Diego (Rłępublique Dłęmocratique du Congo), figure emblłęmatique de la rumba et du soukous congolais, ramł«nera chacun łŢ la grande łępoque oł╝ ces genres musicaux, qui n'ont rien perdus de leur entrain, łętaient au sommet des palmarł«s. Andrłę-Marie Tala (Cameroun), laurłęat d'un prix Kora Č┤ meilleur artiste d'Afrique centrale Ȭ, offrira une fois de plus une prestation digne de James Brown (qui l'a d'ailleurs plagiłę!), malgrłę sa cłęcitłę. Quant łŢ Kadan's (Guadeloupe), en dire qu'il s'agit probablement du groupe qui, de młęmoire de festival, a fait danser les foules de la manił«re la plus convaincante, c'est dire l'essentiel !

Č▀ Słęrie Dłęcouvertes

Trł«s talentueux, ils sont les ambassadeurs de la nouvelle głęnłęration d'artistes des musiques du monde.

Menwar (łÚle Maurice) prłęsentera son Sagałě, une łęnergie musicale qui transperce l'łóme, un style oł╝ prłędominent les sons acoustiques et les percussions, parfois inventłęes de toute pił«ce. Une łęnergie immense se dłęgage du Groovy people, menłę par le charismatique HAJAmadagascar (Madagascar), chanteur, guitariste, multi instrumentiste de talent. łÔpicłęe et colorłęe par les traditions des diffłęrents membres du groupes, issus de l'Afrique et de sa diaspora, sa musique dłęmłęnage !

Č▀ Słęrie Rythmes d'ailleurs, gens d'ici

Le nom de cette słęrie parle de lui-młüme. Ils vivent ici mais l'origine de leur musique est ailleurs. Chaque jour, tout au long de l'annłęe, ils enrichissent la vie culturelle de notre petit coin de pays.

Le collectif Frank ESP et ses invitłęs (Qułębec) avec ses skas, jazz, funk, rock, pop et envolłęes latino dłęmontre łŢ quel point un joyeux młętissage de culture peut donner un spectacle du tonnerre. Estał▀łúo da Luz (Brłęsil / Qc), un collectif dirigłę par Vovłą, rłęcipiendaire du Syli d'Or de la musique du monde 2008, prłęsente Odara, 300 ans d'africanisme au Brłęsil, łŢ Cuba et Hałěti, fłütłęs dans une profusion de percussions incendiaires, de danses endiablłęes et de costumes łęclatants. On ne prłęsente plus Pierre-Michel Młęnard (Hałěti / Qc), le Č┤ showman Ȭ le plus łęclatant de la scł«ne des musiques du monde montrłęalaise, qui łŢ chaque coup słęduit son public łŢ coup de salsa, zouk, compas et merengue ravageurs. La musique de James Azola (Cameroun / Qc) donnera une toute autre dimension aux contes de Boucar Diouf (Słęnłęgal / Qc), toujours drłąles et remplis de paraboles łęvocatrices. Papo Ross (Rłępublique Dominicaine / Qc), accompagnłę d'Orquesta Pambiche, combine avec łęlłęgance les meilleures salsa, cumbia et versions de merengue pambiche. Les gnaouas du 21e sił«cle de Salaam (Maroc / Qc) młülent avec bonheur blues, jazz et funk aux harmonies ancestrales pour un rłęsultat łętourdissant.

Č▀ Słęrie Les Etoiles de Nuits d'Afrique / Les Rendez-vous des concerts nocturnes

Nouveautłę 2008, la słęrie Les łÔtoiles de Nuits d'Afrique est rendue possible grłóce au soutien du Conseil des arts du Canada. Zal Idrissa Sissokho (Słęnłęgal), małĂtre de la kora, invite plusieurs artistes małĂtres de leur propre art traditionnel łŢ partager la scł«ne avec lui pour trois rencontres exploratoires inłędites. Ces spectacles sont gratuits pour tous ceux qui dłętiennent un billet du Festival International Nuits d'Afrique 2008.

Avec Celso Machado (Brłęsil / C-B), łŢ la guitare, ils salueront ancłütres mandingues et orishas. Avec Toumany Kouyatłę (Burkina Faso), lui aussi koriste virtuose, leurs histoires impłęriales exploseront en notes magiques. Hedi Arquillł«re (Espagne / Qc), danseuse experte du Mektoub Flamenca, apportera une autre dimension aux rythmes mandingues traditionnels de Zal.

ĺ─ó 4 jours de spectacles et activitłęs gratuits pour toute la famille ĺ─ó

La Place łÔmilie-Gamelin (carrłę Berri, Sainte-Catherine, St-Hubert, De Maisonneuve), au cëýur du centre-ville de Montrłęal, vivra aux rythmes chauds de l'Afrique, des Antilles et d'Amłęrique Latine les 17, 18, 19 et 20 juillet 2008, tandis que s'animera le Village des Nuits d'Afrique.

27 groupes locaux et internationaux, prł«s de 400 artistes sur scł«ne, tous plus łęlectrisants les uns que les autres, se succł«deront sur la grande scł«ne LOTO-QUłÔBEC extłęrieure amłęnagłęe pour l'occasion. Plusieurs ateliers sont łęgalement organisłęs le matin, pour toute la famille : danse africaine, percussions marocaines, instruments malgaches, n'en sont que quelques exemples.

Mais le Village des Nuits d'Afrique, c'est surtout une ambiance qu'on ne retrouve nulle part ailleurs qu'en Afrique, dans les Antilles ou en Amłęrique Latine ; un vłęritable bouillonnement culturel oł╝ l'on chante, danse et baragouine pour le plaisir avec les commerł▀ants du Marchłę Tombouctou, rivalisant d'ingłęniositłę pour vendre leurs boubous, percussions et autres produits de beautłę et bijoux traditionnels ; un espace convivial oł╝ on s'assoit sur la terrasse amłęnagłęe łŢ cet effet ou dans l'herbe, Č┤ łŢ la bonne franquette Ȭ, pour dłęguster un poulet grillłę sauce yassa, plat typique du Słęnłęgal, un bëýuf jerk łępicłę łŢ la mode jamałěcaine, ou encore une crł«me glacłęe aux saveurs exotiques.

Pour une premił«re annłęe, l'Agor'Afrique Loto-Qułębec, lieu de rencontres ouvert sur le monde, sera le thłęłótre d'expositions de photos, de signatures d'artistes, d'animations gratuites, conteurs et ateliers d'initiation łŢ la musique africaine.

La tente du Montrłęal Multicolore rłęjouira les plus jeunes. Sous le pinceau łŢ maquillage magique de Allison (Carałěbes), les enfants deviendront fleur multicolore ou lion roi des forłüts. Leurs jolis dessins, inspirłęs de conte africains ou d'animaux de la savane, seront quand łŢ eux exposłęs au regard de tous les festivaliers.

ĺ─ó Le 10e anniversaire de la compilation du Festival ĺ─ó

DłęjłŢ la 10e łędition de la Compilation du Festival International Nuits d'Afrique! Cette annłęe, 14 titres łęlectrisants des artistes qui seront acclamłęs durant l'łęvłęnement : Les Go de Kotłęba, Monica Freire, Zon del Barrio, Andrłę-Marie Tala, Fallou Dieng, Dobet Gnahorłę, Menwar, Hakim Salhi, Yawo, Mad'Moi Zł«le Giraf, Tribo de Jah, HAJAmadagascar, James Azola et Seun Anikulapo Kuti. En vente dans tous les magasins de disques!

Compilation 2008

Festival international Nuits d'Afrique

22ł«me łędition

Rłęfłęrence : AFR2-2104

Label : Disques Nuits d'Afrique

Distribution : Słęlect

Nouveaux opus sous le label Disques Nuits d'Afrique :

Č▀ Compilation 2008 ĺ─ý Syli d'or de la musique du monde

Č▀ Hakim Salhi (Algłęrie)

Č▀ Tribo de Jah (Brłęsil)

Č▀ Les Go de Koteba (Cłąte d'Ivoire)

ĺ─ó La fłüte continue au Club Balattou ĺ─ó

Tous les soirs, aprł«s les spectacles, la fłüte se poursuit au mythique Club Balattou, coin Saint-Laurent et Marie-Anne. Rythmłęes par les musiques populaires africaine, antillaise et latino-amłęricaine, de celles auxquelles nos hanches ne peuvent rłęsister, ces soirłęes sont le rendez-vous informel des artistes du festival et de leur public. Une ambiance unique et chaleureuse!

ĺ─ó Nuits d'Afrique remercie ses partenaires ĺ─ó

Le Festival International Nuits d'Afrique est fił«re que Loto-Qułębec se soit une nouvelle fois associłę łŢ l'łęvłęnement łŢ titre de prłęsentateur officiel.

L'organisation tient łęgalement łŢ remercier ses partenaires d'horizons divers :

Č▀ Commanditaires : Western Union, Belle Gueule, Guitares Godin

Č▀ Partenaires publics : Patrimoine Canadien, Ministł«re de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition fłęminine du Qułębec, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Qułębec, Ministł«re des Affaires municipales et des Rłęgions, Tourisme Qułębec, Ville de Montrłęal, Arrondissement Ville-Marie, Tourisme Montrłęal

Č▀ Partenaires młędias : La Presse, The Gazette, RDI, ARTV, CBC Television, TV5, CBC Radio 2, Espace Musique, Mix 96, CHOM, CJAD, CINQ FM, CKUT, CKDG, CIBL,

CHOQ FM

Č▀ Partenaires de soutien : Publicitłę Sauvage, Archambault, Groupe Berger, Blue Communications, Olłę Sangrita.

ĺ─ó Informations głęnłęrales ĺ─ó

Pour plus d'informations sur les spectacles, les activitłęs, la billetterie :

www.festivalnuitsdafrique.com

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514 499-FINA (3462)

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Une premił«re tournłęe en France pour Hert LeBlanc

(Moncton) - Cĺ─˘est maintenant confirmłę : Hert LeBlanc et ses musiciens seront en France cet łętłę afin dĺ─˘effectuer une premił«re tournłęe. Cette słęrie de spectacles outre-mer se veut la concrłętisation dĺ─˘un rłüve de longue date pour le Roi du gros tyme acadien qui a su se faire remarquer par des diffuseurs franł▀ais lors de la dernił«re FrancoFłüte en Acadie.

Č┤ Aprł«s 22 ans de carrił«re, je pars finalement en tournłęe en France. Cĺ─˘est un nouveau marchłę musical pour la musique traditionnelle acadienne et lĺ─˘intłęrłüt est lłŢ ! Moi et tout le groupe nous somme trł«s excitłęs dĺ─˘y aller car cĺ─˘est une occasion unique de vendre notre musique et en młüme temps, notre culture acadienne Ȭ, affirme Hert LeBlanc.

La tournłęe sĺ─˘arrłütera dĺ─˘abord dans la ville de Tullins 28 juin pour le Festival Sur la route de Tullins (www.surlaroutedetullins.com) ; le 3 juillet łŢ Słęchoir łŢ Noix de Vinay (www.legrandsechoir.fr) ; le 4 juillet au Golf Hłątel de Saint Quentin łŢ Saint Quentin sur Isł«re (www.golfhotelcharmeil.com/uk_index.php) et le 8 juillet au Festival des Musiques dĺ─˘Ici et d'Ailleurs łŢ la Place d'Austerlitz de Ste-Młęnłęhould (www.musiques-ici-ailleurs.com).

Spectacle łŢ venir en Acadieĺ─Â

Les fans incontestables de Hert auront la chance de le voir en spectacle tout le mois dĺ─˘aoł¬t dans son coin de pays : 1er aoł¬t - Frolic du vendredi soir au Pays de la Sagouine, łŢ Bouctouche ; le 2 aoł¬t - Mega Party acadien au Minic avec le groupe Rłęveil et Scott et Głęrald Delhunty en premił«re partie, łŢ Tracadie-Sheila ; le 3 aoł¬t - Festival du Choux de Bruxelles łŢ Rogersville ; le 15 aoł¬t łŢ Dieppe ; le 16 aoł¬t - Campagne de financement pour la Sociłętłę canadienne du cancer łŢ lĺ─˘Arłęna de Shippagan ; le 30 aoł¬t - Soirłęe de musique au Festival acadien de la rłęgion łÔvangłęline łŢ Abram Village, IPE.

Un album qui swingĺ─Â

Lĺ─˘artiste acadien a quatre albums łŢ son actif dont le plus rłęcent Voyages vłęcus et imaginłęs sorti en juin 2007. Ce dernier album se retrouve dans le top 5 du palmarł«s des albums les plus vendus chez Distribution Plage Ltłęe. Ses airs cajuns, acadiens, country et bluegrass ont su faire danser des gens dĺ─˘un peu partout en Atlantique et au Qułębec.

www.hertleblanc.com

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Luminato Transforms Yonge-Dundas Square

KPMB Architects help Luminato to shine brightly this June

TORONTO, {May 28, 2008} ĺ─ý For the first six nights of Luminato (June 6-11), the heart of downtown Toronto ĺ─ý Yonge-Dundas Square ĺ─ý will be transformed into a beacon of arts and creativity.

Yonge-Dundas Square is dramatically re-imagined as a stunning display of light and interactivity as Torontoĺ─˘s KPMB Architects transform the space into the eye of Luminato with a huge suspended web of illuminated spheres.

The Yonge-Dundas Square Transformation features 250 lit balloons tethered to over 10,000 feet of rope and suspended over the Square. The lights within each balloon respond visually to sound and establish an interactive relationship with the audience below as participants dance and groove to various Luminato musical performances.

The public square transforms into a huge open-air dance hall for Luminatoĺ─˘s six night series of TELUS Light on Your Feet, where live bands celebrate different musical genres each night, including swing, Scottish square dancing, salsa, tango, disco, hip hop and Bollywood. Early-evening dance lessons are offered, making these the ultimate dance parties for all ages and skill levels.

Thirsty festival-goers are invited to enjoy the limited time Mill Street Brew Pub on-site. Grab a cold refreshment and enjoy the many shows and performances live at the Square.

Yonge-Dundas Square is not the only local landmark glowing for Luminato. National and local Toronto icon the CN Tower will be lit with Luminato colours for the duration of the Festival. This world renowned dining and entertainment destination will feature lighting programs from dusk to sunrise each day of the Festival. Torontoĺ─˘s City Hall follows suit with its own lighting program as the building glows Luminato blue throughout the Festival.

Mill Street Brew Pub Hours

June 6-11, 2008

12:00 p.m. ĺ─ý 11:00 p.m.

CN Tower Lighting Program

June 6, 2008 Solid blue with shows at the top of each hour

June 7-14, 2008 Blue and White with shows at the top of each hour

June 15, 2008 Solid blue with shows at the top of each hour

Luminatoĺ─˘s Yonge-Dundas Square transformation is presented in association with KPMB Architects and the Mill Street Brewery, with support from Lĺ─˘Orłęal Paris.

Luminatoĺ─˘s free opening weekend celebrations are presented by TELUS.

For more information about the Yonge-Dundas Square transformation, please visit www.luminato.com

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Sherrie Johnson to receive John Hobday Award in Arts Management

Ottawa, May 28, 2008 ĺ─ý Independent theatre producer Sherrie Johnson will be presented with the John Hobday Award in Arts Management, which celebrates outstanding achievement in the field of arts management, during the Festival TransAmłęriques in Montreal.

The Canada Council for the Arts, which administers these awards, announced the creation of the John Hobday Awards in May 2006. The awards were made possible by a $1 million endowment from The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation. John Hobday was executive director of the Foundation between 1983 and 2002, and director of the Canada Council from 2003 to 2006. Ms. Johnson is one of the first two recipients of the John Hobday Awards. The other recipient is Santee Smith, artistic director of the Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, who was presented her award on May 20 in Hamilton.

Sherrie Johnson's award is for professional development. She will enroll in the executive MBA (master of business administration) program at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto to develop her marketing, financial and business skills. Ms. Johnson plans to expand the scope of her work as an independent producer and exporter of Canadian theatre by working with philanthropists, banks, corporations and other patrons to build foundations for the performing arts in Canada.

News release and biographical notes are available on our website: The Canada Council for the Arts - Sherrie Johnson and Santee Smith win first John Hobday Awards in Arts Management.

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Queen Elisabeth Competition - Results Singing 2008

SINGING 2008
RESULTS


1st Prize
Szabolcs BRICKNER
tenor

2nd Prize
Isabelle DRUET
mezzo-soprano

3rd Prize
Bernadetta GRABIAS
mezzo-soprano

4th Prize
Anna KASYAN
soprano

5th Prize
Yury HARADZETSKI
tenor

6th Prize
Gabrielle PHILIPONET
soprano
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unranked laureates : Elizabeth BAILEY
soprano
Michł«le LOSIER
mezzo-soprano

Layla CLAIRE
soprano
Tatiana TRENOGINA
soprano

LIM Changhan
baritone
YOON Jung Nan
soprano

VOD (video on demand) of the final and the semi-final
until 15 September 2008 on www.qeimc.be


Order your 2 CD box live : www.cd-elisabeth.be

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The Vancouver International Song Festival


The Vancouver International Song Festival Full Concert Schedule Announced
June 8 - 22, 2008
Vancouver, BC - The Vancouver International Song Institute announces the full concert schedule of the 2nd annual Vancouver International Song Festival, taking place June 8-22, 2008 at the School of Music on the beautiful campus of the University of British Columbia. This festival focuses on Art Song, the powerful realm of fused poetry and music - gateway to a rich world where history, sociology, psychology and philosophy meet in a musical experience of unforgettable intensity.
Vancouver International Song Festival: June 8-22, 2008
All concerts at the Recital Hall, UBC School of Music
(6361 Memorial Road, two blocks south of the Museum of Anthropology)
Immerse yourself in the art of song with great artists and thinkers
Song Evening Concerts
All concerts at 8:00 PM; Free pre-concert conversations at 7:15 PM.
Tickets only $28. ($15 for students) Save 19% with a 6-concert Song Evening Package: just $136! Tickets available at www.ticketstonight.ca, 604.684.2787 or at the door.
Friday, June 13, 2008 at 8:00pm
Join stage legend Joy Coghill in a tribute to composer Jean Coulthard. With Robyn Driedger-Klassen (soprano), Terence Dawson (piano), John Wright (theatre director), David Gordon Duke (librettist), Phoebe MacRae (soprano), Tyler Duncan (baritone) and Erika Switzer (piano).
Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 8:00pm
Don't miss this unforgettable evening of stunning intensity and intimate disclosures of the heart with three internationally acclaimed performers: Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Susan Platts (mezzo-soprano) and Rena Sharon (piano).
Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 8:00pm
Oh Canada! From far wide, the repertoire on this concert celebrates the vibrancy, freshness and diversity of Canadian song with a host of brilliant performers and genres.
Monday, June 16, 2008 at 8:00pm
Experience the immediacy of the composer/poet/performer relationship when American song expert Paul Sperry (tenor) joins renowned pianist Alison d'Amato for a performance of musical gems from America, alongside delights by France's Francis Poulenc.
Friday, June 20, 2008 at 8:00pm
Vive la France! Here's a rare chance to hear French baritone Franł▀ois Le Roux with his long time collaborator, Belgian pianist Mikhail Hallak. Together they weave the story of French song with words and music by leading French artists.
Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 8:00pm
What a fun way to round off this year's Song Festival! Join dozens of Song Festival artists and gifted particpants of The Audible Soul in a memorable evening of French and English song. With a programme that ranges from heart-stopping beauty to laugh-out-loud funny, including legendary collaborative pianist Margo Garret performing Dominik Argento's hilarious song cycle "Miss Manners on Music," this concert will leave you with a smile in your heart.
Noon Hour Concerts
All concerts at 12:30 PM. Tickets just $10! Available at the door, cash only. (Students & UBC Card Holders: $5)
Monday, June 9, 2008 at 12:30pm
Martha Guth, soprano | Alison d'Amato, piano
Faurłę's Chanson d'Eve and songs by Olivier Messiaen
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 12:30pm
Lynne McMurtry, mezzo-soprano | Alison d'Amato, piano
Debussy's Chansons de Bilitis, John Musto's Recuerdo, and Robert Fleming's Confession Stone
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 12:30pm
Phoebe MacRae, soprano | Gayle Shay, mezzo-soprano
Contemporary songs for solo voice, including Cathy Berberian's Stripsody
Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 12:30pm
Martha Guth, soprano | Lynne McMurtry, mezzo-soprano | Alison d'Amato, piano | Erika Switzer, piano
A musical journey through Paris during the Second World War
Friday, June 13, 2008 at 12:30pm
Lambroula Pappas, soprano | Robert Holliston, piano
Songs by Olivier Messaien and Darius Milhaud
Monday, June 16, 2008 at 12:30pm
Tyler Duncan, baritone | Erika Switzer, piano
Canadian music by Lothar Klein, Imant Raminsh and Nancy Telfer
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 12:30pm
Martha Guth, soprano | Robyn Driedger-Klassen, mezzo-soprano | Terry Dawson, piano
Lili Boulanger's Clairił«res dans le Ciel & Poulenc's Tel jour, telle nuit
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 12:30pm
Emerging Artists from The Audible Soul 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 12:30pm
Martha Guth, soprano | Laura Loewen, piano
The "100 Mile Diet" in song!
Friday, June 20, 2008 at 12:30pm
Emerging Artists from The Audible Soul 2008
In addition to 6 evening concerts and 10 noon hour concerts, The Vancouver International Song Festival also offers an assortment of engaging and insightful masterclasses, lectures and Listeners' Studies. Learn more about Art Song by leading experts in the field! Visit www.songinstitute.ca for more details.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Vancouver International Song Institute Society has been formed through the collective efforts of an international group of renowned musicians, music scholars, poets, composers, and social scientists, as a stronghold to support the perpetuation of Art Song as a vital human legacy.
MORE INFORMATION
Phone: 778.868.6531| Email: info@songinstitute.ca | Website: www.songinstitute.ca

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

coOpłęra

Le projet coOpłęra

En 1998, la Ville de Montrłęal et de nombreux partenaires ont mis sur pied un projet intitulłę Les Arts de la scł«ne, visant lĺ─˘apprentissage des matił«res scolaires łŢ travers lĺ─˘łęlaboration dĺ─˘un spectacle. En 2004, lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal, dans le cadre de son volet łęducatif en milieu scolaire, se joint łŢ cette initiative avec la mise sur pied de coOpłęra, et sĺ─˘engage dans quatre łęcoles primaires de lĺ─˘arrondissement du Sud-Ouest, Jeanne-LeBer, La Petite Bourgogne, Saint-Zotique et Notre-Dame-du-Perpłętuel-Secours.

Depuis quatre ans, une centaine dĺ─˘łęlł«ves, avec la complicitłę de leurs formateurs et professeurs de ces quatre łęcoles, conł▀oivent collectivement, dans le cadre de plusieurs ateliers, leur propre spectacle musical, de la conception scłęnique au livret dĺ─˘opłęra, en passant par des ateliers sur la voix, les dłęcors, les costumes, le maquillage, etc. Ils błęnłęficient du concours de lĺ─˘łęquipe technique et artistique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal et des chanteurs de lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal.

Depuis septembre 2007, les łęlł«ves se sont rłęunis chaque semaine dans leur łęcole pour łęcrire les textes, composer la musique, transposer lĺ─˘intrigue, crłęer les personnages, concevoir les dłęcors et costumes. Les rłępłętitions vont bon train... Aprł«s Didon et łÔnłęe, Trahison et cie, Le monde de la lune, ces Č┤petits rats de lĺ─˘OpłęraȬ prłęsenteront devant public, leur production originale inspirłęe de lĺ─˘opłęra Un bal masqułę de Verdi, les 28 et 29 mai 2008 łŢ 10 h, 13 h 15 et 19 h 30, łŢ la salle Jean-Grimaldi [1111, rue Lapierre (La Salle), młętro Angrignon]. Des głęnłęrales ont lieu les 26 et 27 mai łŢ 10 h et 13 h 15, łŢ la młüme salle.

Ce projet a permis une diminution mesurłęe de lĺ─˘absentłęisme scolaire et connałĂt un immense succł«s auprł«s des łęlł«ves qui mettent łŢ profit leur crłęativitłę et leur ouverture łŢ lĺ─˘autre.

Lancement du dvd : coOpłęra, tout un monde !

Le projet coOpłęra est un succł«s indłęniable. Afin de faire connałĂtre au plus grand nombre cette formidable rłęussite płędagogique, artistique et communautaire, lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal a produit un DVD intitulłę coOpłęra, tout un monde ! qui sera distribułę dans plusieurs łęcoles primaires de Montrłęal.

Durant lĺ─˘annłęe scolaire 2006-2007, une łęquipe de tournage a accompagnłę les jeunes łęlł«ves dans lĺ─˘łęlaboration du spectacle Le Monde de la Lune, qui sĺ─˘inspirait de lĺ─˘opłęra łŢ lĺ─˘affiche de la 27e saison de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal, Il Mundo della Luna de Joseph Haydn. Le documentaire, dĺ─˘une durłęe de 10 minutes, prłęsente chacune des łętapes du projet coOpłęra, depuis la formation des enseignants jusquĺ─˘au soir de la premił«re, en passant par la visite des coulisses de la salle Wilfrid-Pelletier de la PDA, la prłęsentation du młętier de chanteurs dĺ─˘opłęra par des chanteurs de lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique, lĺ─˘łęcriture des textes, les ateliers de musique, de danse, de chants, la confection des costumes et des dłęcorsĺ─Â. Tous ont cłątoyłę de prł«s le monde magique de lĺ─˘opłęra, pour concevoir ensemble leur propre production, et vivre une expłęrience artistique et płędagogique stimulante.

Rłęalisłę par Anim-Młędia et soutenu financił«rement par La fondation de la famille J. W. McConnell, le documentaire se termine par des tłęmoignages enthousiastes de jeunes et dĺ─˘adultes ayant travaillłę ensemble pendant prł«s de huit mois.

Les projets łęducatifs de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal błęnłęficient du głęnłęreux soutien financier de La fondation de la famille J. W. McConnell. CoOpłęra błęnłęficie du soutien financier de lĺ─˘Entente sur le dłęveloppement culturel de Montrłęal intervenue entre la Ville de Montrłęal (Arrondissement du Sud-Ouest), la SDM et le ministł«re de la Culture et des Communications du Qułębec (Programme La culture łŢ lĺ─˘łęcole), du Ministł«re de lĺ─˘łÔducation, Sport et Loisir (Programme Soutenir lĺ─˘łęcole montrłęalaise), et est rłęalisłę en collaboration avec la commission scolaire de Montrłęal, et la Place des Arts.

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NAC announces Summer Music at the National Arts Centre

Summer Music at the NAC includes Great Composers Series with Pinchas Zukerman, Orchestras in the Park, Through Roses, and visiting orchestras

Ottawa, Canada ĺ─ý The National Arts Centre today announced details of Summer Music at the NAC, a festival of summer concerts by the NAC Orchestra and others. The line-up includes three ĺ─˙Great Composers Concertsĺ─¨ featuring Pinchas Zukerman and the NAC Orchestra in Southam Hall; a special presentation of Marc Neikrugĺ─˘s music-theatre piece Through Roses starring Pinchas Zukerman and Saul Rubinek; four Orchestras in the Park concerts outdoors in LeBreton Flats Park presented in collaboration with the National Capital Commission beginning with Measha Brueggergosman and Richard Margison in ĺ─˙Opera Under the Starsĺ─¨; and concerts by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, lĺ─˘Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Concerts are either free or priced at special low summer prices.

The three ĺ─˙Great Composers Concertsĺ─¨ by the NAC Orchestra led by Pinchas Zukerman in Southam Hall take place on Thursday, July 3 (Rachmaninovĺ─˘s White Night with pianist Katherine Chi and Pinchas Zukerman as violin soloist as well as conductor); Tuesday, July 8 (Zukermanĺ─˘s Romance featuring the 2008 Gilmore Young Artist Adam Golka on piano, and Zukerman again as violin soloist as well as conductor), and Thursday, July 10 (Mendelssohnĺ─˘s Italy featuring pianist Angela Cheng).

These three concerts start at 7:30 pm and are available at the special summer price of $19 per concert or $39 for all three. Le Cafłę is providing a tempting summer menu in the newly renovated Outdoor Terrace for those who would like to begin or end their evening by the canal.

Through Roses is a gripping and sensitive music-drama for narrator and eight solo instruments depicting the inner turmoil of a Holocaust survivor who was once destined to be a great violinist. Through Roses was composed in 1980 by acclaimed composer Marc Neikrug (well known to Ottawa audiences as Pinchas Zukermanĺ─˘s recital partner) and has been performed hundreds of times and translated into 11 languages. On Tuesday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 16 at 7:30 pm, Saul Rubinek, Canadian star of stage and screen, is the narrator and Pinchas Zukerman is the violinist for two special performances of Through Roses in the Barney Danson Theatre at the Canadian War Museum presented in conjunction with Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, an exhibition organized and circulated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Tickets at $24 are available at both the NAC and the Canadian War Museum.

From July 17 to 20 at 7:30 pm, the National Arts Centre Orchestra will present its second season of Orchestras in the Park in collaboration with the National Capital Commission in the special outdoor performance space developed at LeBreton Flats Park in front of the Canadian War Museum. The series begins on Thursday, July 17 with ĺ─˙Opera Under the Starsĺ─¨ featuring two Canadian superstars ĺ─ý soprano Measha Brueggergosman and tenor Richard Margison ĺ─ý in a programme of operaĺ─˘s greatest hits conducted by Alain Trudel with the Opera Lyra Chorus directed by Laurence Ewashko. On Friday, July 18, the Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne takes over the outdoor stage led by Jean-Philippe Tremblay and featuring soprano Marianne Fiset, Grand Prize winner of the 2007 Montreal International Musical Competition. The National Arts Centre Orchestra returns on Saturday, July 19 with Canadian folk-country icon Ian Tyson celebrating his 75th birthday. Orchestras in the Park concludes with pianist Jon Kimura Parker and NAC Orchestra violinist Jessica Linnebach as soloists with the NAC Orchestra led again by Alain Trudel in a programme including dazzling showpieces by Rachmaninov and Sarasate. Orchestras in the Park concerts are free with no tickets required.

Three visiting orchestras will perform in Southam Hall as part of Summer at the NAC. On Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 pm, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra makes its NAC debut in an exciting programme by the best and brightest composers of today featuring the NAC Orchestraĺ─˘s principal horn Lawrence Vine as soloist. Tickets are $15. Two free concerts complete the summerĺ─˘s musical offerings: On Wednesday, July 23 at 7:30 pm, the Orchestre de la francophonie canadien led by Jean-Philippe Tremblay will return, and on Friday, July 25, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada led by Jacques Lacombe makes its annual visit to the Capital.

There are also numerous public concerts presented as part of the 10th annual Summer Music Institute during the month of June. These have been announced separately.

And donĺ─˘t forget to visit the National Arts Centre on Canada Day where activities will take place all day long including a massed choral performance by Unisong 2008 at 10 am in Southam Hall and two concerts by the NAC Orchestra led by Pinchas Zukerman at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

Tickets for Summer at the National Arts Centre are on sale now at the NAC Box Office (Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00), and through Ticketmaster (with surcharges) at 613-755-1111. Ticketmaster may also be accessed through the NACĺ─˘s website at www.nac-cna.ca.

CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING OF EVENTS

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, June 28

Southam Hall at 7:30 pm

Anne Manson, conductor

Lawrence Vine, horn

WOJCIECH KILAR Orawa

LARS-ERIK LARSON Concertino for Horn and String Orchestra, Op. 45

REGER Scherzino for Horn and String Orchestra

JOHN ESTACIO Such Sweet Sorrow (MCO commission)

BARTOK Divertimento

PETER HEIDRICH Theme and Variations on Happy Birthday

Tickets: $15

Canada Day

Tuesday, July 1

Southam Hall at 10 am

Unisong Massed Choir

Mark Sirett, director

A massed choir of 400 voices from across Canada sings in honour of Canadaĺ─˘s birthday.

Southam Hall at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm

National Arts Centre Orchestra

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor

Unisong Massed Choir

Members of the NAC Summer Music Institute

Free admittance: No tickets required

Great Composers: Rachmaninovĺ─˘s White Night

Wednesday, July 3

Southam Hall at 7:30 pm

National Arts Centre Orchestra

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor / violin

Katherine Chi, piano

RACHMANINOV Vocalise

PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3

RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 2

Tickets: $19 (or all three Great Composers concerts for $39)

Great Composers: Zukermanĺ─˘s Romance

Tuesday, July 8

Southam Hall at 7:30 pm

National Arts Centre Orchestra

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin

Adam Golka, piano

BEETHOVEN Romance for Violin and Orchestra

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1

Tickets: $19 (or all three Great Composers concerts for $39)

Great Composers: Mendelssohnĺ─˘s Italy

Thursday, July 10

Southam Hall at 7:30 pm

National Arts Centre Orchestra

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor

Angela Cheng, piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1

MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, ĺ─˙Italianĺ─¨

Tickets: $19 (or all three Great Composers concerts for $39)

Through Roses (music-drama)

Tuesday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 16

Barney Danson Theatre (Canadian War Museum) at 7:30 pm

Saul Rubinek, actor

Pinchas Zukerman, violin

Jethro Marks, viola

Amanda Forsyth, cello

Emily Smethurst, flute

Charles Hamann, oboe

Michael Rusinek, clarinet

Beverly Johnston, percussion

Angela Cheng, piano

Marc Neikrug, conductor and piano

MOZART Piano Quartet in G minor

MARC NEIKRUG Through Roses

A unique collaboration between the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Canadian War Museum in conjunction with ĺ─˙Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Raceĺ─¨, an exhibition organized and circulated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Tickets: $24 (also available at the Canadian War Museum)

Orchestras in the Park: Opera Under the Stars

Thursday, July 17

LeBreton Flats Park at 7:30 pm

National Arts Centre Orchestra

Alain Trudel, conductor

Measha Brueggergosman, soprano

Richard Margison, tenor

Opera Lyra Chorus

Laurence Ewashko, director

Two Canadian vocal superstars join forces with the NAC Orchestra for a programme of operaĺ─˘s greatest hits.

Free admittance: No tickets required

Orchestras in the Park: Lĺ─˘Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne

Friday, July 18

LeBreton Flats Park at 7:30 pm

Lĺ─˘Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne

Jean-Philippe Tremblay, conductor

Marianne Fiset, soprano

JULIEN BILODEAU Commission for OFC

R. STRAUSS selected songs

BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Free admittance: No tickets required

Orchestras in the Park: Ian Tyson with the NAC Orchestra

Saturday, July 19

LeBreton Flats Park at 7:30 pm

National Arts Centre Orchestra

Ian Tyson, vocalist / guitar

The NAC Orchestra celebrates the 75th birthday of Canadian folk-country legend Ian Tyson, composer of ĺ─˙Four Strong Winds".

Free admittance: No tickets required

Orchestras in the Park: National Arts Centre Orchestra

Sunday, July 20

Lebreton Flats Park at 7:30 pm

National Arts Centre Orchestra

Alain Trudel, conductor

Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Jessica Linnebach, violin

One of Canadaĺ─˘s most gifted, popular and charismatic pianists and an equally talented member of NACO perform two dazzling showpieces ĺ─ý Rachmaninovĺ─˘s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini for piano, and Sarasateĺ─˘s finger-busting Carman Fantasy for violin.

Free admittance: No tickets required

Lĺ─˘Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne

Wednesday, July 23

Southam Hall at 7:30 pm

Lĺ─˘Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne

Jean-Philippe Tremblay, conductor

MARQUEZ Danzon 2

JULIEN BILODEAU Commission for OFC

WAGNER Prłęlude et mort de Tristan

R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegelĺ─˘s Merry Pranks

Free tickets: available in person at the NAC Box Office (donations welcome)

National Youth Orchestra of Canada

Friday, July 25

Southam Hall at 7:30

Jacques Lacombe, conductor

MURPHY NYOC commission

PROKOFIEV Scythian Suite

MAHLER Symphony No. 1

Free tickets: available in person at the NAC Box Office (donations welcome)

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Canadian Opera Company - End of Season

Canadian Opera Company's 2007/08 Season: Second Year at 99% Capacity

Toronto, Ontario ĺ─ý The Canadian Opera Company is pleased to announce a second consecutive year with an average attendance of 99%. Celebrating its second season in the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the COC staged seven mainstage productions: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Carlos, Tosca, From the House of the Dead, Eugene Onegin, The Barber of Seville, and Pellłęas et Młęlisande.

The 2007/08 season subscriptions were strong at close to 99,000 tickets sold with gross revenue of over

$10 million. In total, 135,000 patrons attended 66 COC performances, with overall ticket-related revenue grossing close to $12 million. In addition, 9,500 $20 tickets were sold ĺ─ý 8,500 to patrons under 30.

Sales for the 2008/09 season remain strong with over 91,000 seats sold, representing close to $9.7 million in gross sales. Less than 24% of total ticket inventory (subscriptions and single tickets) remains available for sale.

Four of the mainstage productions were generously supported by corporate sponsors: RBC Financial Group for The Marriage of Figaro, Harry Winston for Don Carlos, CIBC World Markets and CIBC Mellon for Tosca, and National Bank Financial for The Barber of Seville. In addition, the new production of Tosca was generously underwritten by Mrs. Delia M. Moog.

ĺ─˙The 2007/08 season was a particularly challenging one for the Canadian Opera Company, and its success is a testament to the companyĺ─˘s and, in particular, the Boardĺ─˘s extraordinary energy, ability, and foresight,ĺ─¨ says Rob Lamb, Acting General Director. ĺ─˙We are grateful for the commitment and caring support of our subscribers, patrons and generous donors who have proven once again that they are the force behind the company, helping us achieve another successful season ĺ─ý the first seven-opera season in the new house. Weĺ─˘re extremely encouraged that next year is shaping up to be another exciting one for the company.ĺ─¨

The COCĺ─˘s successful 2007/08 season began with Mozartĺ─˘s The Marriage of Figaro, which was ĺ─˙brilliant instrumentallyĺ─¨ (Toronto Star), and continued with Verdiĺ─˘s Don Carlos, ĺ─˙a solid musical and dramatic successĺ─¨ (Concertonet). The winter run began with the ĺ─˙sumptuous new productionĺ─¨ (Opera U.K.) of Pucciniĺ─˘s Tosca, followed by Janł░čšekĺ─˘s From the House of the Dead, which was a ĺ─˙smashing successĺ─¨ (The Buffalo News). Running in repertory during the spring run were Tchaikovskyĺ─˘s Eugene Onegin which was ĺ─˙a visual treatĺ─¨ (Toronto Star), Rossiniĺ─˘s The Barber of Seville, hailed ĺ─˙a cut above the restĺ─¨ (National Post), and the ĺ─˙superbly sungĺ─¨ (Globe and Mail) production of Debussyĺ─˘s Pellłęas et Młęlisande.

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Opłęra de Rimouski- La belle Hłęlł«ne

Lĺ─˘Opłęra au temps de la Grł«ce antique!


Lĺ─˘Opłęra-Thłęłótre de Rimouski prłęsentera, les 27 et 28 juin 2008, łŢ 19h30 et le 29 juin, łŢ 13h30, lĺ─˘opłęra La Belle Hłęlł«ne de Jacques Offenbach.

La Belle Hłęlł«ne ĺ─ý La Grł«ce antique en toile de fond. La guerre de Troie nĺ─˘a pas encore eu lieu! Mais Vłęnus mł«ne la belle Hłęlł«ne dans les bras de Płóris tandis que les rois de la Grł«ce, le bouillant Achille et Młęnłęlas, lĺ─˘łępoux de la Reine, font la fłüte łŢ Sparte et łŢ Nauplie. Cĺ─˘est la fatalitłę! Offenbach avec sa musique łętincelante nous conduit au royaume des rois et des reines, des dieux et des dłęessesĺ─ Dĺ─˘une place publique łŢ Sparte łŢ la chambre de la reine puis aux bains de Nauplie, cet opłęra-bouffe en trois actes sera haut en couleurs tout comme les prłęcłędentes productions de lĺ─˘Opłęra-Thłęłótre de Rimouski.

Mis en scł«ne par Odette Beauprłę, dans un dłęcor de la Grł«ce antique, lĺ─˘opłęra La Belle Hłęlł«ne mettra en vedette Caroline Bleau, soprano, dans le rłąle dĺ─˘Hłęlł«ne tandis que le tłęnor Antoine Błęlanger tiendra le rłąle de Płóris. Le bouillant Achille sera personnifiłę par Marc-Andrłę Pronovost, tłęnor et le baryton Dominique Cłątłę jouera le rłąle de Młęnłęlas, lĺ─˘łępoux de la reine Hłęlł«ne. Le grand augure de Jupiter, Calchas, sera parmi nous en la personne de Robert Huard, baryton-basse. Plusieurs autres artistes se joindront łŢ la distribution. Nommons łÔtienne Cousineau, sopraniste, Mario Brillant, tłęnor, Alexandre Sylvestre et Marc-Antoine dĺ─˘Aragon, barytons, pour les voix dĺ─˘hommes. Les autres rłąles fłęminins sont tenus par Nadia Drapeau, mezzo-soprano, łÔmilie Tremblay et Anne Hardt, sopranos. Le Chëýur de Rimouski interprłętera les nombreux airs du Chëýur de lĺ─˘Opłęra. Lĺ─˘Orchestre symphonique de lĺ─˘Estuaire sera sous la direction de Jean-Franł▀ois Lapointe et les chorłęgraphies sont signłęes Esther Carrłę.

Les billets, au coł¬t de 50$ et de 25$ pour les 18 ans et moins, sont dłęjłŢ en vente łŢ la billetterie de la Salle Desjardins-Telus au 724-0800 et auprł«s de lĺ─˘Opłęra-Thłęłótre de Rimouski au 722-1985. Il est aussi possible de sĺ─˘en procurer auprł«s des choristes du Chëýur de Rimouski.


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Festival de musique de chambre de Montrłęal : Un franc succł«s !

Festival de musique de chambre de Montrłęal
13e łędition ĺ─ý 1er au 24 mai 2008


Un franc succł«s !



Č┤ La programmation offerte aux festivaliers łętait plus diversifiłęe que jamais. Lĺ─˘excellence des artistes et la qualitłę des prestations łętaient telles que tous les concerts se sont terminłęs par des ovations debout ! Que les spectateurs soient ravis de leur soirłęe, quĺ─˘ils repartent du Festival heureux et souriants, cĺ─˘est pour moi la premił«re des rł«gles. Un public enthousiaste, stimulłę et comblłę, cĺ─˘est la preuve que nous avons rłęussi notre mission Ȭ.

- Denis Brott, fondateur et directeur artistique du Festival.


Montrłęal, 26 mai 2008 ĺ─ý Cĺ─˘est sur un formidable marathon de six heures consacrłę łŢ Beethoven quĺ─˘a pris fin, samedi dernier, la 13e łędition du Festival de musique de chambre de Montrłęal. Cette ultime soirłęe est venue clore en beautłę quatre semaines de musique de chambre de tous les horizons.

Prł«s de 5 000 młęlomanes ont rłępondu łŢ lĺ─˘appel du Festival et sont venus entendre lĺ─˘un ou lĺ─˘autre des seize concerts proposłęs łŢ lĺ─˘łÔglise Unie St-James. La programmation, dłębridłęe et dĺ─˘une qualitłę artistique irrłęprochable, proposait aux młęlomanes des prestations musicales de prł«s de 80 artistes de renom tels que Natalie Choquette, Rachel Barton Pine, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Ranee Lee, Simone Dinnerstein, Quartango, Gary Graffman, Florence K et Les Violons du Roy, en plus dĺ─˘accueillir de prestigieux ensembles tels que le Festival de musique de chambre de Jłęrusalem, Socalled
, le Bell Orchestre, composłę de membres du populaire groupe Arcade Fire et le Trio Janł░čšek.

Fort de ce succł«s, le Festival de musique de chambre de Montrłęal est fier dĺ─˘annoncer son retour, pour une quatorził«me łędition, en mai 2009. Cĺ─˘est un rendez-vous !

Le Festival de musique de chambre salue ses głęnłęreux commanditaires de leur appui et pour avoir rendu la 13e łędition du Festival possible.

www.festivalmontreal.org

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The 7th Biennial ASHKENAZ Festival!


THE 7th BIENNIAL ASHKENAZ FESTIVAL
Harbourfront Centre
August 26 - September 1, 2008
MOST EVENTS FREE!

The 7th ASHKENAZ FESTIVAL takes place August 26 to September 1, 2008, at Harbourfront Centre and various satellite locations throughout Toronto, Canada.
Programming highlights include Jewish funk supergroup Abraham Inc. (featuring Fred Wesley, David Krakauer, and Socalled); Argentinian Yiddish Tango diva Zully Goldfarb; legendary mandolinist/clarinetist Andy Statman; Ukrainian brass band Konsonans Retro; Kosher Gospel with Joshua Nelson; Russian Klezmer garage band Nayekhovichi; Sephardic Jewish music with Pharaoh's Daughter, Flory Jagoda and Spain's Mashala; and from Canada, jazz pianist Marilyn Lerner, Ken Whiteley & David Wall, Theresa Tova, Shtreiml, Beyond the Pale, Michael Wex, Allen Merovitz, Sisters of Sheynville, and many more.

The ASHKENAZ FESTIVAL is one of the world's largest public celebrations of Yiddish and Jewish culture. Each edition of this multidisciplinary event presents approximately 50-75 artists/groups from Canada and around the world, working in music, film, theatre, dance, literature, craft, and visual arts. This year's festival promises as diverse a program as ever, with artists from over a dozen countries. Once again the famous Ashkenaz Parade will enliven Harbourfront Centre on Labour Day with a community celebration featuring music, dance, massive puppets, stilt-walkers, and overall group revelry, featuring Shadowland Theatre.

The ASHKENAZ FESTIVAL was founded in 1995 by David Buchbinder, Bruce Rosensweet, and Dianne Wienrib. The 2008 Festival celebrates the organization's "Bar Mitzvah," and will be the first Ashkenaz Festival presented by the new (as of fall 2006) management team of Executive Director Karen Tisch and Artistic Director Eric Stein.

The Ashkenaz Foundation is a community-based non-profit organization which fosters an increased awareness of Yiddish and Jewish culture through the arts. Showcasing the work of leading contemporary artists from Canada and around the world, Ashkenaz places an equal emphasis on preservation and innovation within its cultural milieu. ASHKENAZ FESTIVAL programming incorporates many other manifestations of Jewish music and art beyond Klezmer/Yiddish, and actively pursues fusion and cross-cultural exchange with artists from outside Jewish cultural traditions through commissioned work and special projects. The Ashkenaz Foundation places a strong emphasis on local and emerging talent, as well as on education and community outreach.


THE 7th BIENNIAL ASHKENAZ FESTIVAL
August 26 - September 1, 2008
HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
MOST EVENTS FREE!
416.979.9901 or www.ashkenazfestival.com
416.473.4000 or www.harbourfrontcentre.com

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Award Announcement 2008: Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation

The Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that Meghan Forsyth of Toronto has been awarded $12,000 as the recipient of the Foundation's 2008 advanced music study award. The 2008 award was offered in the area of research in Canadian music and was open to candidates from across Canada under thirty years of age.

The Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation Award is intended to provide significant career development opportunities to a young Canadian musician or music scholar, typically at the graduate level. The recipient is chosen through a competitive process that is national in scope. The award, $12,000 in recent years, is offered annually or biennially.

Reflecting Sir Ernest's wide-ranging endeavours, the award is offered in different areas of music, areas that are not funded appreciably from other sources. Awards have been offered in composition, conducting, instrumental and vocal performance, pedagogy, early music, chamber music, collaborative piano and music education.

Twenty-four awards have been given since 1985, and past winners include: Bernard Labadie, James Sommerville, Marc-Andrłę Doran, The Tokai String Quartet, The Lloyd-Carr Harris String Quartet, Jens Lindemann, Jonathan Oldengarm, Robert May, Meredith Hall.

More information on the MacMillan Foundation Award is provided at Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation Award

http://www.macmillanfoundation.com/e~semmf_award.html

Information:

Dr. Robin Elliott, 416 978-4798, robin.elliott@utoronto.ca



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Do it in ... June at Yonge-Dundas Square!


YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE
DO IT IN PUBLIC... THIS JUNE!

This June, Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) invites everyone to... DO IT IN PUBLIC! Or, at the very least, watch, listen, dance, and shop Čń in public! With two free original concert series, a summer of big-screen romances, indie arts markets and spectacular guest events such as Luminato and North by Northeast, YDS is bursting with fun all summer long.

SERENADES IN THE SQUARE, Wednesdays @ Noon, Free Admission
Do it on your lunch hour Čń in public! YDS hosts Serenades in the Square, a weekly series of free midday concerts featuring some of Canada's hottest new performers. Concerts start at 12 Noon. Lunchtime is about to get a whole lot tastier!

Wednesday, June 18 Flat Fifth
Pop meets jazz in this melodic five-piece from South Shore, Nova Scotia. With piano, guitar, fiddle, double bass, harmonica, percussion and vocals, Flat Fifth creates an infectious, fresh sound that shows the influence of artists such as Steely Dan, Ben Folds, The Beatles, Nat King Cole, Monte Alexander, Duke Ellington and Joe Jackson.

Wednesday, June 25 Ciara Adams
With her incredible vocal prowess and undeniable charisma, Ciara Adams is a talent that, once experienced, is never forgotten. A classically trained opera singer with a background in cabaret and a love of jazz, Adams blends cabaret, pop, electronica and jazzy grooves to create a style all her own.


Citytv and OMNI Television present
MONDO MUZIKO A-GO-GO!
Fridays, June 27 - September 19, 8-10 pm, Free Admission
Do it on Friday nights! Mondo Muziko A-Go-Go sets your burner to sizzle with a concert series that'll get hips swaying and temperatures rising - muy caliente !

Fri. June 27 Psychotropical Orchestra
It's a psycho-tropical brew of Latin rhythms, afrobeat, dub-reggae and straight-up rock with a dash of psychedelia, served up in a groove-busting, high-energy show.
Future Shop presents CITY CINEMA
ROMANTIC REELS 2008
Tuesdays at Sunset, June 24 - August 26, Free Admission
Tuesday night is movie night at YDS and this summer, the season is dedicated to the most romantic movies of all time Čń as voted by you! Our countdown begins with that sweeping saga of southern love, lust and war. Lawzy!

Gone With the Wind (Part I - June 24; Part II - Mon. June 30)
It won a record-setting 10 Academy Awards, was named the 6th greatest movie of all time by the American Film Institute, and was voted by Torontonians as one of the most romantic movies ever made. Don't miss this opportunity to see virile Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and wily flirt Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) as they were meant to be seen - on a huge screen!


ARTS AT THE HEART
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and all Holidays, May 9 - October 26, Free Admission
Yonge Dundas Square
hosts ARTS AT THE HEART, a fabulously eclectic marketplace featuring unique work from local artists, artisans and designers.


MORE FREE EVENTS AT YDS
June 6-11 Luminato - Toronto's Festival of Arts and Creativity
June 12-14 North By Northeast (NXNE) concerts and music marketplace
June 28 Mexico: Cultural & Gastronomic Festival
July 1 Multicultural Canada Day Festival


Admission is FREE to all these events at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE!
Programming is subject to change.
For more information visit
http://www.ydsquare.ca.

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Grande rentrłęe Montrłęalaise : Retrouver les sens dĺ─˘Ariane Moffatt

GRANDE RENTRłÔE MONTRłÔALAISE : RETROUVEZ LES SENS D'ARIANE MOFFATT
Au Club Soda les 15, 16 et 17 octobre 2008

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NACO June 15-July 1: 10th edition of NAC Summer Music Institute - public events


The 10th edition of the NACĺ─˘s Summer Music Institute offers a wealth of public events from June 15 to July 1

Ottawa, Canada ĺ─ý The National Arts Centreĺ─˘s 10th Summer Music Institute (SMI) will see 90 talented young musicians, conductors and composers from across Canada and around the world gather in Ottawa from June 9 to July 1 to study with an international faculty headed by Pinchas Zukerman, the Music Director of the NAC Orchestra. The celebratory 10th edition of the SMI offers more opportunities than ever for the public to view these exceptional participants in performance.

The NAC Summer Music Institute was founded by Pinchas Zukerman in 1999, his first year as Music Director of the Orchestra. With this summerĺ─˘s edition, the SMI will have provided training to 581 participants from 34 countries including Canada. The SMI consists of the Young Artists Programme (YAP) for highly talented string, wind and piano musicians ĺ─ý and this year for the first time, a vocal quartet; the Conductors Programme (CdP), added in 2001 giving experienced conductors the chance to hone their skills in workshop format; and the Composers Programme (CmP), added in 2003 during which composers develop an original work on a live ensemble. All three programmes include concerts showcasing the talents of these stars of the future. (A chronological list of public events follows.)

The 2008 Young Artists Programme (YAP) offers 68 highly talented students from across Canada and around the globe the opportunity to take part in junior and senior levels of technical study. Exceptional students aspiring to be tomorrowĺ─˘s best classical musicians are chosen by audition to participate in this intense programme of study. Chamber music coaching is a key element of the studentsĺ─˘ instruction and all the participants perform publicly in their chamber ensembles. There also three open masterclasses.

Two separate concerts of piano and string ensembles will take place at the Canadian Museum of Civilization on June 18 and 19 using Glenn Gouldĺ─˘s famous piano. Attendance at Glenn Gould I and II is free with admission to the Glenn Gould Exhibit currently taking place. Three concerts will take place on June 24, 25 and 26 under the Plaza Bridge beside the NAC as part of the NCCĺ─˘s Noon Under the Bridge series. Three final recitals will take place at the University of Ottawa: Spotlight on Winds on June 24, and two Spotlights on Strings and Vocals on June 29 and 30. And finally, members of the YAP will participate in the Canada Day concerts with the NAC Orchestra led by Pinchas Zukerman on July 1. Summer Music Institute public events also include three masterclasses ĺ─ý with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec on June 20, with Hans Jorgen Jensen on June 21 and with vocal coach Benita Valente on June 27. The NAC Summer Music Institute is presented in collaboration with the University of Ottawa.

The NAC Composers Programme (CmP) concludes with a Celebration of Future Classics on June 25 at which the audience joins the performers on the stage of Southam Hall to hear compositions by the participants and their mentors. An earlier Celebration of Future Classics on June 23 will feature works by Gary Kulesha (Lead Composer of the 2008 CmP), and Canadian composers Alexina Louie and Ana Sokolovic. It will also feature renowned percussionist Colin Currie performing the Canadian premiere of Time Release by American composer Steven Mackey.

The NAC Conductors Programme (CdP) concludes on June 26 with the five skilled participants leading the NAC Orchestra in a concert of musical classics. For the first time this year, the Conductor Programme has the benefit of the full-sized Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne to practice on throughout the programme under the expert guidance of Kenneth Kiesler, conductor and mentor-to-conductors, as well as Pinchas Zukerman.

Canadian participants of the Summer Music Insitute ĺ─ý senior YAP, conductors and composers ĺ─ýare considered for full scholarships, and private donations help provide partial scholarships for Junior Strings and international students. The National Arts Centre Summer Music Institute is generously supported by private and corporate donations and through the NAC Foundationĺ─˘s National Youth and Education Trust (Founding Partner TELUS). Major supporters include: Scotiabank, Universal Music, University of Ottawa, Galaxie ĺ─ý The Continuous Music Network through its Galaxie Rising Stars Program of the CBC and the NAC Foundation Donorsĺ─˘ Circle.

CHRONOLOGICAL CALENDAR OF SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE EVENTS

Sunday, June 15 at 6:30 pm

Friends of NACO Young Artists Programme Appreciation Concert

Freiman Hall, Perez Building, University of Ottawa

Tickets: $5 (free for members of Friends of NACO; memberships on sale at door)

Wednesday, June 18 at 12 noon

In Honour of Glenn Gould I

Chamber music by piano and string ensembles of the Young Artists Programme

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Free with admission to Glenn Gould Exhibit

Thursday, June 19 at 7 pm

In Honour of Glenn Gould II

Chamber music by piano and string ensembles of the Young Artists Programme

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Free with admission to Glenn Gould Exhibit

Friday, June 20 at 7:30 pm

Summer Music Institute Masterclass

Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec, violin and viola

Freiman Hall, Perez Building, University of Ottawa

Tickets: $5 at the door

Saturday, June 21 at 9:30 am

Meet the Maestro: Kenneth Kiesler

Behind the Music, presented by Friends of the NAC Orchestra

Freiman Hall, Perez Building, University of Ottawa

Tickets: $14 (Friends of NACO members: $12; Students: $6)

Saturday, June 21 at 7:30 pm

Summer Music Institute Masterclass

Hans Jorgen Jensen, cello

Freiman Hall, Perez Building, University of Ottawa

Tickets: $5 at the door

Monday, June 23 at 7:30 pm

Celebration of Future Classics: Time Release

National Arts Centre Orchestra

Members of the Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne

Jean-Philippe Tremblay, conductor

Julian Wachter, conductor

Colin Currie, percussion

Southam Hall

Tickets $15 (or all 3 Celebration of Future Classics for $30 ĺ─ý June 23, 25, 28)

Tuesday, June 24 at 12 noon

Noon Under the Bridge

Outdoor chamber music with participants in the NAC Young Artists Programme.

Presented in collaboration with the National Capital Commission
Plaza Bridge
(beside the NAC)

Alternate site in case of rain: Freiman Hall, Perez Building, University of Ottawa

Free ĺ─ý no tickets required

Tuesday, June 24 at 7 pm

Young Artists Programme: Spotlight on Winds

Chamber music by the highly talented Canadian and international young musicians of the YAP in recital.

Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa

Tickets: $10 ($15 for two concerts; $22 for all three ĺ─ý June 24, 29, 30)

Wednesday, June 25 at 12 noon

Noon Under the Bridge

Outdoor chamber music with participants in the NAC Young Artists Programme.

Presented in collaboration with the National Capital Commission
Plaza Bridge
(beside the NAC)

Alternate site in case of rain: Freiman Hall, Perez Building, University of Ottawa

Free ĺ─ý no tickets required

Wednesday, June 25 at 7:30 pm

Composers Programme: Celebration of Future Classics

Ensembles from the NAC Orchestra and lĺ─˘Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne

Jean-Philippe Tremblay, conductor

Gary Kulesha, conductor

Roberto Sierra, guest composer

Sit on Southam Hall stage with the performers and experience brand new creations by members of the sixth annual Composers Programme and their mentors.

Southam Hall: onstage seating

Tickets: $15 (or all 3 Celebration of Future Classics for $30 ĺ─ý June 23, 25, 28)

Thursday, June 26 at 12 noon

Noon Under the Bridge

Outdoor chamber music with participants in the NAC Young Artists Programme.

Presented in collaboration with the National Capital Commission
Plaza Bridge
(beside the NAC)

Alternate site in case of rain: Freiman Hall, Perez Building, University of Ottawa

Free ĺ─ý no tickets required

Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 pm

Conductors Programme Concert

A free concert of orchestral classics performed by the National Arts Centre Orchestra under the baton of the five Canadian and international conductors participating in the 2008 Conductors Programme.

Southam Hall

Free tickets available in person at the NAC Box Office

Friday, June 27 at 7:30 pm

Summer Music Institute Masterclass

Benita Valente, vocal

Freiman Hall, Perez Building, University of Ottawa

Tickets $5 at the door

Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 pm

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Special Concert (Celebration of Future Classics ĺ─ý not part of Summer Music Institute)

Southam Hall

Tickets $15 (or all 3 Celebration of Future Classics for $30 ĺ─ý June 23, 25, 28)

Sunday, June 29 at 7 pm

Young Artists Programme: Spotlight on Strings and Vocals I

Chamber music by the highly talented Canadian and international young musicians of the YAP in their final recital.

Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa

Tickets: $10 ($15 for two concerts; $22 for all three ĺ─ý June 24, 29, 30)

Monday, June 30 at 7 pm

Young Artists Programme: Spotlight on Strings and Vocals II

Chamber music by the highly talented Canadian and international young musicians of the YAP in their final recital.

Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa

Tickets: $10 ($15 for two concerts; $22 for all three ĺ─ý June 24, 29, 30)

Tuesday, July 1

Canada Day Celebrations

400-voice massed Unisong Choir 2008

Southam Hall, 10 am

National Arts Centre Orchestra

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor

musicians of the NAC Young Artists Programme

400-voice massed Unisong Choir

Southam Hall, 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Free (no tickets required)

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Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash takes place August 3rd


The 19th annual Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash
a highlight of the Festival 150 weekend joins Festival 150 in celebrating the best of BC

Victoria, BC - The 19th annual Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash will take place on Sunday, August 3, 2008. This year, the Victoria Symphony presents a very special performance celebrating BC's 150th anniversary, including participation by BC musicians, the introduction of a young Victoria soloist and the premiere of a new piece by a BC composer, Tobin Stokes.
Tania Miller will conduct the Victoria Symphony when it takes the stage at 7:30 opening with the world premiere of composer Tobin Stokes' piece Inner Harbour Overture. Inspired by the sights and sounds of the Victoria's Inner Harbour this piece will not only showcase the incredible talent of this BC composer but will make the busy historical harbour a star of the show.
As one of the mainstage highlights of the BCFestival 150 weekend celebrations Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash will showcase music by BC composers, music from 150 years ago and some of the incredible musical talents BC has to offer.
"We are delighted that this year's Splash event can be part of an entire weekend of festivities!," says Patricia Mariash, vice-president of Bayview Residences.
Annually a young BC soloist is chosen to perform with the Victoria Symphony. Auditions will be held on June 6th. Tania Miller will announce the 2008 young performer on June 7th as well as more event programming details.

"There is an amazing amount of musical talent in BC and this year we are extremely excited to introduce yet another musical talentadd another name to the list of BC performers to at Festival 150 when we choose the young soloist who will perform debut with the Symphony on August 3rd." exclaims Tania Miller, Music director for the Victoria Symphony
This year's Splash Kids Tent sees a part of the Legislature lawns transforming into a zoo! An Instrument Petting Zoo. Run by musical youth volunteers the Instrument Petting Zoo will the Symphony's biggest yet. The Instrument Petting Zoo take place from 2-5pm on the Legislature Lawn near Belleville Street. Thanks to Long and McQuade, the zoo will feature over 20 musical instruments that young audience members can hold, blow and bow. Studies have shown that early exposure to music and musical instruments can promote better cognitive, memory and learning skills later in life. The Victoria Symphony's Instrument Petting Zoo is present at every Concerts for Kids show and also visits community events and organizations.

This year marks the second in a five year commitment for title sponsor Bayview Residences In 2007 Bayview Residences came to the rescue of the annual event replacing the previous title sponsor when a change in corporate directive no longer provided funding for the Victoria-based event.
Several other sponsorships have also been confirmed for the 2008 Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash: Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash is presented by Bayview Residences and the Victoria Symphony and the following corporate and community sponsors:
Community Partners:
The Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation,
Splashes Bath & Kitchen Centre and
WAX Partnership
Volunteer Sponsor:
Thrifty Foods
Event/Vendor Sponsors:
Level Ground Trading Ltd, .
Long and McQuade
Government Supporters:
British Columbia Arts Council,
Canada Council for the Arts,
City of Victoria,
CRD,
Province of British Columbia

Tania Miller's reputation as a consummate musician, leader, and communicator has grown rapidly in today's orchestral scene. Maestra Miller was the youngest current music director of a major Canadian orchestra and the first Canadian woman to be appointed to such a significant position in Canada. The 2008-2009 season will mark Maestra Miller's sixth season as music director of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra.
The Victoria Symphony is Vancouver Island's largest and most active arts organization offering its audiences 67 years of tradition, a commitment to fostering new music and a dedication to community involvement through music education. Showcasing the outstanding talents of its musicians and guest artists the Victoria Symphony's 2008-2009 season offers a diverse and exciting line-up of over 100 concerts led by its vibrant Music Director Tania Miller.
Bayview Residences is part of a 20-acre hilltop community being created on Victoria's Inner Harbour. When completed, this Urban Resort Community will include residential towers as well as retail and commercial services as part of the revitalized CPR Roundhouse - a designated National Historic Site. Bayview Residences offers spacious one, two and three bedroom residences with exceptional interior design and attention to detail. The community's Amenity Clubhouse will feature squash and tennis courts, gym facilities, lap pool and cafe. Bayview is a strong supporter of the community, sponsoring numerous national and local events including the Canadian National Junior Squash Championships and the annual Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash. For further details, visit the on-site presentation centre at 80 Saghalie Road or www.bayviewresidences.com.
Each year, the Victoria Symphony performs on Sunday of the BC Day long weekend for 40,000 people from a floating stage in Victoria's picturesque Inner Harbour during the Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash. Recognized as one of North America's most popular and successful outdoor family, cultural and community events, the Victoria Symphony plays to an audience of more than 40,000 people.
while sitting on a floating stage in Victoria's Inner Harbour. The event concludes with a spectacular fireworks display.

For more information, please visit www.victoriasymphony.ca.

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Lancement QBANITO !


Montrłęal, le 26 mai 2008

Rappel

QBANITO

De 0 łŢ 25 degrłęs

Cĺ─˘est ce vendredi 30 mai 2008 que toute lĺ─˘łęquipe de COPA Records vous reł▀oit pour le lancement du 4e album de QBANITO Č┤ De 0 łŢ 25 degrłęs Ȭ. Le succł«s radiophonique de leur chanson Č┤ Seł▒orita Ȭ, łŢ Cuba et au Qułębec, inspire le thł«me du lancement qui sera basłę sur un vol ałęrien łŢ destination de Cuba.

Le dłęcollage se fera łŢ 15:30 aux portes du Club Copacabana. Le capitaine de bord et ses hłątesses vous attendent avec un cocktail spłęcialement conł▀u pour lĺ─˘occasion. Durant le vol, vous aurez le privilł«ge de visionner les huit nouveaux vidłęoclips, tirłęs des chansons de lĺ─˘album Č┤De 0 łŢ 25 degrłęs, que QBANITO a enregistrłęs sous le soleil chaud de Cuba ainsi que la musique du Dj maison. Atterrissage prłęvu : 17:00.

A la fin du płęriple, vous aurez droit łŢ des prestations en direct de QBANITO et Cindy Chavez, artiste de renommłęe nationale.

Pas de rłęservation, pas de place, pas de vol !

Alors, dłępłüchez-vous et rłęservez vos places en tłęlłęphonant au (514) 788-2123 (RedFlag2.0) ou en vous rendant directement au Club Copacabana situłę au 1106 boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest.

DłÓS VOTRE ARRIVłÔE SUR PLACE, DEMANDEZ VOTRE 0 ł─ 25oC

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Festival Montrłęal Baroque

* Prix du Conseil des Arts de Montrłęal *

ĺ─ţ Laurłęat musique 2007 ĺ─ţ

Lettres dĺ─˘amour au soleil levant

Premier concert dans la Tour de Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

Montrłęal, le lundi 26 mai 2008. Du haut de la Tour de Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, admirer le soleil se lever sur le fleuve aux rythmes du luth et du pipa accompagnant des lettres dĺ─˘amour, cĺ─˘est lĺ─˘expłęrience enchanteresse qui attend les lł«ve-tłąt au Festival Montrłęal Baroque.

Pour son cłęlł«bre concert matinal, dimanche 22 juin łŢ 7h, Montrłęal Baroque invite les festivaliers łŢ un łęchange łępistolaire entre deux amoureux chinois, Yuan et Sassa. Lĺ─˘un vivant maintenant łŢ Montrłęal et lĺ─˘autre łŢ Shangałě, leurs lettres dĺ─˘amour inspirent, de leur młęlancolie et passion, les musiciens Wen Zhao (pipa) et Luc Harris (luth).

Le concert intitulłę ĺ─˛Lettres Chinoisesĺ─˘, de lĺ─˘oeuvre de la romancił«re sino-canadienne Ying Chen, qui aborde le dłęracinement et le choc des cultures, se traduit dans une performance de musique aux traditions orientales et occidentales. Pour cet łęchange amoureux sur deux continents, Le Festival Montrłęal Baroque propose un site au bord du fleuve: la Tour de la Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours. Aprł«s un rłęveil tłąt dimanche matin, les Festivaliers devront gravir les 90 marches de la Tour pour se rendre au lieu de concert, aux boiseries et vitraux magnifiques.

Nombre de places trł«s limitłę, les billets sĺ─˘envolent rapidement.
Billetterie łęlectronique au
www.montrealbaroque.com.

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

The North/South Chamber Orchestra Premieres Four Works by American Composers on June 10 (Tuesday) at 8 PM!

Ethnic Echoes
Chamber Orchestra Works by Three Generations of American Composers
premieres by

Hayg Boyadjian, Max Lifchitz,
Hilary Tann, & Mary Jeanne van Appledorn

Lisa Hansen, alto flute;
Virginia Shaw,
oboe;
Claudia Schaer,
violin
Max Lifchitz, conductor

The North/South Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, June 10 at 8 PM

Christ & St Stephen's Church

120 West 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), NYC
Free Admission. No tickets required.
http://www.northsouthmusic.org


North/South Consonance, Inc. continues its 28th season with a concert featuring music by three generations of American composers The North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of conductor Max Lifchitz will be joined by guest artists flutist Lisa Hansen; oboist Virginia Shaw; and violinist Claudia Schaer.

The event will be held on Tuesday, June 10 at 8 PM at the auditorium of Christ & St. Stephen's Church (120 West 69th St) in Manhattan. Admission is free.

The program will open with the New York premiere of Ayre for strings by Texas based Mary Jeanne van Appledorn who is celebrating her 80th birthday this season. Born in Holland, MI, van Appledorn studied with Howard Hanson at the Eastman School of Music. She has taught at Texas Tech University in Lubbock since 1951 and has earned yearly ASCAP Award for the last 25 years. Her works have been performed throughout the US, Japan, Russia and Latin America and appear on many recordings including those issued by the North/South label. Commissioned by he Music Teachers National Association, Ayre is a single-movement work inspired by 19th century American Hymns. Its simplicity and directness is both moving and refreshing.

The program will continue with the US premiere of Sevan for alto flute, strings and timpani by Hayg Boyadjian, the Armenian-American composer. Born in 1938 in Paris to Armenian parents, Boyadjian lived in Argentina before settling in the Boston area in 1958. His composition teachers included Alberto Ginastera, Seymour Shiffrin, Alvin Lucier and Edward Cohen. His works have been performed in Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, Europe, Korea, Japan and throughout the US. The Boston Globe referred to his music "as displaying the fine craftsmanship associated with a master like Hindemith." Sevan is the name of the large lake in the Caucasus Mountains of Armenia that provided inspiration to the composer.

Flutist Lisa Hansen will be the featured Sevan soloist. Ms. Hansen's recent recording of Nielsen's Flute Concerto was warmly praised by Fanfare Magazine and her recording of Rodrigo's Concerto Pastoral for the EMI label has been broadcast by radio stations throughout the world. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Ms. Hansen has performed with North/South Consonance since 1988.

English oboist Virginia Shaw will be the featured soloist in the US premiere of Shakkei, a recently completed concerto by Welsh-born Hilary Tann. The John Howard Payne Professor of Music at Union College in Upstate New York, Ms. Tann's orchestral compositions have been performed by prominent ensembles including among others, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; the European Women's Orchestra; the National Orchestra of Wales; the San Francisco Women's Philharmonic; and the KBS Philharmonic in Seoul, Korea.

Shakkei, a term used in Japanese landscape design, means "borrowed scenery." The first movement of the work was inspired by Mount Hiei as viewed from Shoden-ji, a temple with a dry landscape garden. The second movement was inspired by the hills of Arashimaya as viewed from Tenryu-ji, a temple with a lush garden. Its musical language is somewhat reminiscent of Impressionism.

Oboist Virginia Shaw was joint first prize winner of the 1995 Isle of Wight International Oboe Competition. A founder of the new music collective Okeanos, Ms. Shaw has premiered several oboe concerti written especially for her by British composers including Kenneth Leighton and John McCabe.

The concert will close with the New York premiere of Intervencion (Intervention) for violin and chamber orchestra by North/South Consonance's founder Max Lifchitz. Born in Mexico City, Mr. Lifchitz has resided in New York since 1966 where he maintains an active career as performer and composer. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Harvard University, Lifchitz has received grans and fellowships from among others, the ASCAP, Ford and Guggenheim Foundations; the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Canadian violinist Claudia Schaer will be the featured soloist. A graduate of The Juilliard School and SUNY Stony Brook, Ms. Schaer and taught has performed throughout the US, Canada, Europe and China where she was named guest professor at the Guangxi Arts College of Nanning. An advocate of contemporary music, Ms. Schaer has performed at the Lucerne Music Festival under the baton of Pierre Boulez.

Intervencion was composed in the summer of 1976 under a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts commemorating the US Bicentennial. The title of the three movement work refers to the instrumental plan of the work: while the solo violin clearly dominates the first movement of the composition, the ensemble gradually "intervenes" in the soloist's territory eventually assuming an equal role to that of the solo instrument in the closing movement. Intervencion was premiered in Minneapolis, MI on September 28, 1976 by violinist Romuald Tecco and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dennis Russell Davies.

The composers will be on hand to introduce their works and meet with the audience during intermission and after the concert. All participants in the event are available to the press for interviews and may be contacted through our office at (212) 663-7566 or by e-mail at ns.concerts@att.net

North/South Consonance's 2007-08 season is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For further information about its activities, including concerts and recordings, please visit http://www.northsouthmusic.org/

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Olivier Messiaen

OLIVIER MESSIAEN

ET UNE CRłÔATION MONDIALE DE NICOLAS GILBERT

C'est encore les doigts agitłęs de chants d'oiseaux que Louise Bessette se prłępare pour un autre concert soulignant l'importance d'Olivier Messiaen sur la scł«ne musicale. Le 8 juin, łŢ 15h, dans le site historique du Sharon Temple, łŢ Sharon, Ontario, elle interprłętera le Quatuor pour la fin du temps en compagnie de Simon Aldrich (clarinette), Yegor Dyachkov (violoncelle) et Olivier Thouin (violon).

Oeuvre marquante dans l'łęvolution expłęrimentale du compositeur, le Quatuor pour la fin du temps a łętłę łęcrit alors qu'Olivier Messiaen słęjournait au Stalag VIII A pendant la deuxił«me guerre mondiale, en Silłęsie. La formation instrumentale correspond aux instruments disponibles dans le camp de prisonniers. Malgrłę des contraintes physiques et łęmotionnelles extrłümes, Messiaen compose, sans les instruments sous la main, une musique dans un langage essentiellement immatłęriel, spirituel et catholique qui le mł«nera indubitablement vers les recherches musicales plus poussłęes des annłęes łŢ venir. Crłęłęe au camp, trois jours avant sa libłęration, avec Messiaen lui-młüme au piano, cette Č˙uvre reste un hommage musical poignant łŢ la vie et łŢ l'humanitłę. Au młüme programme, le Trio opus 11 en Sib Majeur pour piano, clarinette et violoncelle de Beethoven, une oeuvre de chambre trop peu joułęe, dłędiłęe łŢ la comtesse Maria Wilhelmine von Thun, protectrice du compositeur łŢ Vienne. łÔgalement, le public entendra en crłęation mondiale Le temps des impossibles du compositeur qułębłęcois Nicolas Gilbert, quatuor łęcrit pour les quatre musiciens en hommage łŢ Olivier Messiaen, grłóce łŢ une subvention du Conseil des Arts du Canada.

Musicienne chevronnłęe et pianiste de haute voltige, Louise Bessette est une artiste constamment recherchłęe et estimłęe. Elle a une vingtaine d'enregistrements łŢ son actif. Premier Prix au Concours International de Musique Contemporaine de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Premier Prix au Concours International Gaudeamus, Prix Opus Č┤soliste de l'annłęeȬ, 1996-1997, pour son rłęcital consacrłę aux Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jłęsus d'Olivier Messiaen, membre de l'Ordre du Canada, Officier de l'Ordre national du Qułębec, Louise Bessette cumule les distinctions honorifiques, soulignant l'importance de son apport musical. Depuis 1996, elle est titulaire d'une classe de piano au Conservatoire de Musique de Montrłęal.




OLIVIER MESSIAEN

AND A WORLD PREMIERE BY NICOLAS GILBERT

Her fingers still hot with Messiaen's "birdcalls" from her last performance, Louise Bessette is getting ready to attack another masterpiece by the French composer. On June 8, at 3PM, on the historical landmark of Sharon Temple, in Sharon, Ontario, she will perform the Quartet for the end of time with Simon Aldrich (clarinet), Yegor Dyachkov (cello) and Olivier Thouin (violin).

Significant composition for the experimental evolution of the composer, Quartet for the end of time was written when Olivier Messiaen was a prisonner of the Second World War, in Stalag VIII A, in Silesia. The chamber formation corresponded to the available intruments in the camp. Through extreme physical and emotional pressure, and without the instruments at hand, Messiaen composed a work glowing with ethereal, spiritual and catholic musical qualities, which would paved the way for his foray into musical research of future years. Created at the camp, three days prior to his release, with him at the keyboard, this masterpiece remains one of the most poignant homage and celebration of life and humanity. Completing this program is Beethoven's Trio opus 11 in Bb Major for piano, clarinet and cello, a delightful chamber work not performed often enough and dedicated to the Countess Maria Wilhelmine von Thun, a patron of the composer in Vienna. Finally, the public will hear Le temps des impossibles, a world premiere by quebecer composer Nicolas Gilbert, a quartet specially written for the four musicians, thanks to a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, and a musical tribute to Olivier Messiaen.

A versatile musician with an acrobatic mastery of the keyboard, Louise Bessette is appreciated throughout the world. She performs frequently with renowned formations and is seen regularly in festivals throughout Europe and America. She won the First Prize at the Concours International de Musique Contemporaine in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the First Prize and the Special Prize for Piano at the International Gaudeamus Competition, the 1991 Flandre-Qułębec Award, and the Prix Opus for "soloist of the year" 1996-97, awarded by the Conseil Qułębłęcois de la Musique. Piano teacher at the Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal since 1996, she is transmitting to young virtuosos her passionate love of music.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Scarborough Society of Musicians

Scarborough Musicians want to keep the Music Alive

A quartet of Scarborough graduates have formed the Scarborough Society of Musicians with the mission of keeping music alive for post-secondary students who are not pursuing professional studies in music. They plan to provide an environment for the members to continue developing and exercising their talent.

Their goal is to involve those graduates who would like to keep involved in music but do not have the time to be involved in community groups that practise weekly and in most cases meet on week nights. Musicians will meet twice a month for practices and the quartet hopes that students who are now studying out of town will be able to attend the practices on Saturday
mornings. The tentative rehearsal location is Dr. Norman Bethune C.I. which has an award winning music programme and fostered the musical interests of some of these students who now want to give back to the community.

Because they benefited from participation in music studies in elementary and high schools, the group also plans to contribute to the community by helping to keep music alive in the community and fostering links.

For further information about this new venture check the website:
www.continuingmusic.ca or e-mail ssm@continuingmusic.ca.

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Concert d'inauguration de l'orgue Casavant

ł─ l'heure oł╝ plusieurs de nos łęglises catholiques ferment, de nombreux et valeureux orgues quittent le pays ou sont abandonnłęs avec l'łędifice ou pire, destinłęs łŢ la dłęmolition. C'est avec fiertłę que les paroissiens de Sainte-Angł«le vous invitent au concert d'inauguration de leur orgue Casavant. L'instrument, rłęcemment installłę łŢ Sainte-Angł«le et qui provient du Couvent des Franciscains du boulevard Renłę-Lłęvesque, est composłę de 17 jeux, rłępartis sur deux claviers et un płędalier. Ce concert qui rłęunira trois grands noms du monde de l'orgue montrłęalais, Hłęlł«ne Dugal, Christopher Jackson et Rłęjean Poirier, se tiendra le dimanche 8 juin łŢ 16h, łŢ l'łęglise Sainte-Angł«le, au 5275, boul. Lavoisier, łŢ Saint-Lłęonard (entre Viau et Lacordaire, au nord du boulevard Młętropolitain). Le programme musical est composłę d'ëýuvres de Poulenc, Bonnet, Piernłę, Capocci, Durante et Boł┤lmann. Un vin d'honneur suivra. L'entrłęe est libre. Pour se procurer les laisser-passer, vous łütre priłęs de tłęlłęphoner au 514-321-3644. Un łęvłęnement łŢ ne pas manquer.

PROGRAMME

Hłęlł«ne DUGAL

Francis POULENC (1899-1963)

Č┤ Priez pour paix Ȭ, Texte de Charles D'Orlłęans *


Joseph BONNET (1884-1944)

- Trois versets sur l'hymne Ave Maris Stella (op.5, nČć 5)
- Rłüverie (op.5, nČć6)
- Moment musical (op.10, nČć 4)
- Consolation (op. 10, nČć 5)

Gabriel PIERNłÔ (1863-1937)
- Prłęlude en sol mineur, op. 29, nČć1

Rłęjean POIRIER

Filippo CAPOCCI (1840-1911)

- Meditazione

- Andante con moto

- Preludio e Fuga

Christopher JACKSON

Francesco Durante (1684-1755)

"Vergin tutto amor" *

Lłęon BOłŃLLMANN (1862-1897)

Suite Gothique, opus 25

- Introduction et Choral

- Menuet Gothique

- Prił«re łŢ Notre Dame

- Toccata

* chantłę par le baryton Jean-Pierre Couturier

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The award-winning Mississauga Waterfront Festival


The Mississauga Waterfront Festival is again celebrating Great Canadian Music at Port Credit's Memorial Park, June 13 - 15 Father's Day Weekend with Matthew Good June 13th Colin James June 14th & Suzie McNeil & Rik Emmett June 15th.

At Festivals & Events Ontario the festival won numerous awards including being one of Ontario's Top 100 Festivals for the 5th year in a row and winning the prestigious Best Overall Media, Marketing and Promotional Campaign Award. They also won Best Fundraising Idea for Full Circle, a fundraiser for their Sponsor a Child Program. The Mississauga Waterfront Festival is again proud to present an exciting festival weekend with four of Canada's most popular artists: MATTHEW GOOD, COLIN JAMES, SUZIE MCNEIL AND RIK EMMETT who are enjoying record-breaking CD and video success and appearing in concert worldwide. Supporting acts include JOHNNY MAX, THE SPADES, CRASH PARALLEL, BACKDRAFT & Australian newcomer, MARTA. Attractions include extreme jet-ski & water-ski shows, Purina dog show, petting zoo, pony rides, carnival, great food, First Nations Stage, McDonald's Sports Zone, crafters, vendors, BMX competition, YTV WOW, Mississauga Future Stars Finals, Pizza Nova & Home Depot workshops & World Vision's One Life Experience. Children's stage highlights include TOOPY & BINOO, MISS SPIDER, MEET & GREETS WITH MAX FROM MAX & RUBY and DORA THE EXPLORER, RONALD MCDONALD AND TRIBUTES TO HANNAH MONTANA AND HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL.

A weekend wristband will get you to all concerts, attractions and events! Prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children and seniors Advance price: $13 for adults and $8 for children and seniors available on our Web site: www.mississaugawaterfrontfestival.com




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Festival Montrłęal Baroque

Photo : directrice artistique : Suzie Napper

FESTIVAL MONTRłÔAL BAROQUE

PROGRAMMATION

CONCERTS

LA TRAVERSłÔE MIRACULEUSE

Charbonniers de lĺ─˘Enfer, Meredith Hall (soprano), La Nef, Lisa Ornstein (fiddle qułębłęcois) et David Greenberg (fiddle nłęo-łęcossais)

Musiques traditionnelles nłęo-łęcossaises et qułębłęcoises

Vendredi 20 juin łŢ 19h30 ĺ─ý Grand Concert - Hangar 16, Quais du Vieux-Port (vis-łŢ-vis la rue Bonsecours)

CHINOISERIES - Premił«re montrłęalaise

Qian Yi et Samantha Louis-Jean (sopranos), Ensemble Tsuni Shou, Les Voix Humaines

Chansons dĺ─˘amour franł▀aises et chinoises du XVIIe; extraits dĺ─˘un opłęra Kun banni en Chine lors de la Rłęvolution culturelle.

Vendredi 20 juin łŢ 21h30 ĺ─ý Grand Concert - Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (400, rue Saint-Paul Est)

I MERCANTI DI VENEZIA!

Les Borłęades de Montrłęal, Consort des Voix Humaines

Musique vłęnitienne du XVIIe sił«cle pour vents, cordes, violons et violes de Bassano, Rossi, Cima et Fontana

Samedi 21 juin łŢ 17h30 - Grand Concert - Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (400, rue Saint-Paul Est)

KLEZMER : VENEZIA-VARSOVIE / CONCERT BłÔNłÔFICE

Ensemble Budowitz

De Budapest, Berlin et New-York, Budowitz est un des rares groupes łŢ interprłęter le Klezmer sur instruments du XIXe sił«cle. Concert suivi dĺ─˘une soirłęe dansante avec la ĺ─˛callerĺ─˘ Avia Moore.

Samedi 21 juin łŢ 20h00 ĺ─ý Grand concert - Cirque łÔloize/Gare Dalhousie (417, rue Berri)

LETTRES CHINOISES

Wen Zhao (pipa), Lucas Harris (luth), 2 comłędiens

Luth et pipa sur les łęcrits de la canadienne Ying Chen : les lettres dĺ─˘amour entre Yuan, immigrłę łŢ Montrłęal, et Sassa łŢ Shanghai.

Dimanche 22 juin łŢ 7h ĺ─ý Concert intime matinal - Tour de Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (400, rue Saint-Paul Est)

Note : 90 marches łŢ monter

CANTATES DE BACH : HOMMAGE ł─ GOULD

Monika Mauch (soprano), Daniel Taylor (contre-tłęnor), Bande Montrłęal Baroque, Eric Milnes, direction.

Point culminant de la journłęe consacrłęe łŢ Glenn Gould, les Cantates BWV 170 et 210

Dimanche 22 juin łŢ 17h30 ĺ─ý Grand Concert - Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (400, rue Saint-Paul Est)

PLANXTY Oĺ─˘CAROLAN

Ensemble La Cigale, Sara Lackie (harpe)

Musique irlandaise du XVIIIe sił«cle, dont celle du bien connu Oĺ─˘Carolan!

Lundi 23 juin łŢ 15h ĺ─ý Concert intime - Galerie Pangłęe (40, rue Saint-Paul Ouest)

SOIRłÔE SAFRAN

OHSO SQUARE, OU LE MARCHłÔ DE CALCUTTA!

Ensemble Notturna (nouvel ensemble montrłęalais)

Les soirłęes musicales des employłęs de la British East India Company telles que relatłęes dans des lettres datant du XVIIIł« sił«cle.

Dimanche 22 juin łŢ 19h30 ĺ─ý Concert intime - Cirque łÔloize/Gare Dalhousie (417, rue Berri)

TABLA Dĺ─˘HAUTE!

Pandit Sharda Sahai (tabla), Ramesh Mishra (sarangi)

Rłęcital de musique Č┤ classique Ȭ indienne par des artistes de renommłęe internationale. Le Pandit Sharda Sahai compte parmi ses ancłütres le premier virtuose de tabla, nłę en 1775 łŢ Błęnarł«s en Inde.

Dimanche 22 juin łŢ 21h30 ĺ─ý Grand Concert - Cirque łÔloize/Gare Dalhousie (417, rue Berri)

SOIRłÔE DES CARAłŔBES

LE COULICAM, ROI DE PERSE !

Ensemble Masques

De talentueux jeunes montrłęalais interprł«tent lĺ─˘intłęgrale des Č┤ Pił«ces de clavecin en concert Ȭ de Rameau, compositeur trł«s populaire chez les colons franł▀ais dĺ─˘Hałěti au XVIIIe sił«cle.

Lundi 23 juin łŢ 17h30 ĺ─ý Concert intime - Galerie Pangłęe (40, rue Saint-Paul Ouest)

VERSAILLES VAUDOU!

Samantha Louis-Jean (soprano), Chris Coyne (tłęnor) Ensemble Diolkidi (percussions), Oswald Duran (flł¬te hałětienne), Ensemble Caprice; Jeanty, Jocelyne Leger, Marie-Nathalie Lacoursił«re (chorłęgraphes)

Lĺ─˘histoire fascinante dĺ─˘Hałěti, pays oł╝ la France et lĺ─˘Afrique se croisent... en musique et

en danse. Oeuvres du Chevalier de St-George, Rousseau, Rameau, Grłętry; danses et musiques vaudous.

Lundi 23 juin łŢ 20h ĺ─ý Grand Concert - Hangar 16, Quais du Vieux-Port (quai vis-łŢ-vis la rue Bonsecours)

ACTIVITłÔS Dĺ─˘ANIMATION ET PłÔDAGOGIQUES

DłÔFILłÔ

Vendredi 20 juin łŢ 18h45 - Dłępart de la Place Jacques-Cartier

avec des artistes des Quatre Coins du Globe, dont des joueurs de raras hałětiens

FOIRE

Samedi 21 et dimanche 22 juin, de 11h łŢ 21 h - Place de La Dauversił«re

Concerts gratuits, produits artisanaux, souvenirs, billetterie

Free concerts, crafts, souvenirs, box office

SOIRłÔES AU CAFłÔ

Du vendredi 20 au lundi 23 juin de 23h łŢ ... au Cafłę łŢ propos

Ateliers dĺ─˘improvisations et rencontres amicales avec les artistes et les festivaliers.

Improvising with, learning from & meeting with the artists and festival goers.

ATELIERS ET CONFłÔRENCES

MUSIQUES DU MONDE

Samedi 21 juin - Chłóteau Ramezay

10h Chinoiseries : musique classique chinoise

Atelier-confłęrence avec Qian Yi et Shuni Tsou

11h Musique classique hałětienne?

Confłęrence de Claude Dauphin

12h Fiddlersĺ─˘ Fayre

Class with David Greenberg

14h Whatĺ─˘s this Klezmer?

Class with Tamas Gombei & Joshua Horowitz of Budowitz

15h An Indian improvisation

Class with Pandit Sharda Sahai and Shawn Mativetski, tabla

JOURNłÔE GLENN GOULD ET LE BAROQUE

Dimanche 22 juin - Chłóteau Ramezay

10h Espace Goldberg

Table-ronde animłęe par Rachelle Taylor, experte en matił«re Gould, avec des confłęrenciers internationaux.

Round Table : Gould-berg Variations.

14h Gould, the Renaissance Man!

Rachelle Taylor (virginale) interprł«te et commente des pił«ces prłęfłęrłęes de Gould : Byrd et Gibbons.

Rachelle Taylor will perform, and comment on, some of Gouldĺ─˘s favourite music by Byrd, Gibbons

15h Gould au cinłęma

Archives rares CBC et LAC

Extasis (SRC)

Glenn Gould : Au-delłŢ du temps (ARTE)

Glenn Gould Lĺ─˘Alchemiste (ORTF)

La journłęe Gould se termine avec le concert des Cantates de Bach łŢ 17h30, łŢ la Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

BILLETTERIE

AVANT LE FESTIVAL, ON PEUT SE PROCURER DES BILLETS :

Via le site Web : www.montrealbaroque.com

Par la poste : Montrłęal Baroque, 3589, rue Sainte-Famille, Montrłęal (Qułębec) H2X 2L2

Par tłęlłęphone : 514.845.7171 ; 1.866.845.7171

PENDANT LE FESTIVAL

Billetterie łŢ la Foire (Place de la Dauversił«re), samedi le 21 juin et dimanche le 22 juin de 13h łŢ 16h30; et łŢ lĺ─˘entrłęe des salles de spectacles, une heure avant le concert.


ADULTES

AłÚNłÔS (60+)

łÔTUDIANTS

PASSE GRANDS CONCERTS

220 $

160$

70 $

GRANDS CONCERTS

35 $

25 $

10 $

[#1] La Traversłęe Miraculeuse, 20/06 łŢ 19h30




[#2] Chinoiseries, 20/06 łŢ 21h30




[#3] I Mercanti di Venezia!, 21/06 łŢ 17h30




[#4] Klezmer: Venezia-Varsovie, 21/06 łŢ 20h




[#6] Cantates de Bach, Volume V, 22/06 łŢ 17h30




[#9] Tabla dĺ─˘Haute!, 22/06 łŢ 21h30




[#11] Versailles Vaudou!, 23/06 łŢ 20h




CONCERTS INTIMES

20 $

15 $

10 $

[#5] Lettres chinoises, 22/06 łŢ 7h




[# 8] Ohso Square..., 22/06 łŢ 19h30




[#7] Planxty Oĺ─˘Carolan, 23/06 łŢ 15h




[#10] Le Coulicam, roi de Perse ! 23/06 łŢ 17h30




PROGRAMME SOUVENIR : 10 $




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Romeo et Juliette July 24 and 26 at Merrill Auditorium



PORTLAND, Maine ĺ─ý PORTopera will present Charles Gounod's Romłęo et Juliette at Portland's Merrill Auditorium on Thursday, July 24 and Saturday, July 26, under the direction of Dona D. Vaughn, Artistic and Stage Director, with guest conductor Israel Gursky. Tickets for this romantic opera, based on Shakespeare's classic tragic drama Romeo and Juliet, are on sale now through PortTix, 207-842-0800.

For more information about Romłęo et Juliette visit www.portopera.org. Tickets are available online at www.porttix.com, by phone, 207-842-0800 or in person at the 20 Myrtle St. box office in Portland, Maine between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

About PORTopera:
PORTopera is Maine's only opera company performing fully staged operas with nationally and internationally acclaimed singers. PORTopera will be celebrating its 14th season in 2008 with two performances of Gounod's Romeo et Juliette in late July.


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Music of the Mediterranean in Westben Jazz Series

3Westben_'Concerts'_logoCanadian multicultural artists perform Music of the Mediterranean in the

Jazz Out of This World series at Westben ĺ─ý Concerts at The Barn

August 2 ĺ─ý 3, 2008

Campbellford, Ontĺ─Â Three of Canadaĺ─˘s highly-renowned multicultural artists perform Music of the Mediterranean in Westben ĺ─ý Concerts at The Barnĺ─˘s Jazz Out of This World series on August 2 and 3, 2008, featuring performances of Portuguese Fado, Spanish Flamenco and Greek Rembetika.

On August 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. vocalist Catarina Cardeal and guitarist Mike Siracusa of Musica 15 Fado Blues present Portuguese Fado with a contemporary twist. Fado, considered amongst the oldest urban folk music in the world is described as music played for pleasure and to relieve the pain of life. In 2000, Cardeal was the co-winner for best interpretation in Portugalĺ─˘s first annual Festival de Communidades, broadcast by RTP ĺ─ý Porto Portuguese National. The group collaborated with Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana performing a sold out concert at Torontoĺ─˘s Glenn Gould Studio in 2004.

Robert Michaels, double Juno winner and Canadaĺ─˘s foremost Spanish Flamenco style guitar player returns to Westben on August 2, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. Michaels guitar playing has exceeded gold and platinum sales on all five of his recordings. In 2006 he released his sixth recording The Spanish Guitar Collection that includes a sampling of music from all five of his previous CDs that give the listener a summary of his exquisite style.

Calgaryĺ─˘s nationally-acclaimed Greek artists Rembetika Hipsters close Westbenĺ─˘s 9th season on August 3, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Since 1996, the group has thrilled audiences across Canada with their unique blend of Greek, Balkan and Middle Eastern music, ranging from belly-dance instruments to jazz-influenced bouzouki pop. The Hipsters write and record original songs in the rembetika tradition, coloured by their backgrounds in jazz, rock and experimental music. They have recorded two acclaimed CDs during a busy touring schedule that has taken them from the Maritimes to the Yukon.

Tickets for Jazz Out of This World! ĺ─ý Music of the Mediterranean, range from $10 - $33 and can be purchased by calling 1-705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777, or online at www.westben.on.ca

Westben Concerts at The Barnĺ─˘s season runs from Saturday, June 28 through Sunday, August 3, 2008. For a complete schedule of performances log on to www.westben.on.ca. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777 or online.

Founded by internationally renowned musicians, soprano Donna Bennett and pianist Brian Finley, Westben is where music and nature come wonderfully to life in each otherĺ─˘s company. Audiences of all ages continue to enjoy an array of musical styles from classical to Broadway and jazz to world music at The Barn, Westbenĺ─˘s main performance venue. This 400-seat custom-built, timber-frame theatre is located 3 km outside of Campbellford. Ontario. Situated on a fifty acre farm, The Barn is 40 minutes from Peterborough, Belleville and Cobourg, or 100 minutes east of Toronto.

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Shakespeare season opens with aboriginal theme

The work of Shakespeare will prove its timelessness once again this summer when Mount Royal's Shakespeare in the Park (SITP) stages a fresh and strikingly relevant production of The Tempest with an aboriginal theme.

"I have always loved and wanted to do The Tempest, and I've been looking for the right context for the play," says Martin Fishman, artistic director of SITP, which kicks off its 21st season on July 3 at Prince's Island Park.

"We ended up going with an aboriginal theme in order to explore the different images we have of aboriginal people, and to showcase the best talent in the aboriginal community," he says.

A co-production with Mount Royal's Iniskim Centre ĺ─ţ dedicated to supporting aboriginal students and promoting their cultures ĺ─ţ the play tells the story of Prospero, an exiled duke who takes over an island and enslaves its native inhabitants.

Fishman's interpretation will feature aboriginal dancers and drummers, as well as actor Telly James in the role of Prospero's slave, the downtrodden Caliban.

"I'm pretty excited because, essentially, native theatre and mainstream theatre are coming together in this production," says James, a graduate of Mount Royal's Theatre Arts Performance Diploma program. "And as a native person, I definitely see relevance in Shakespeare's story. It's relevant because he deals with human nature. The settings can change, the times change, but human nature doesn't change."

Fishman adds that Shakespeare is extraordinary partly because his plays are open to a vast array of interpretations. "The language is remarkable, the characters so rich and the stories so universal that they speak to your heart.

"I think a lot of people still come to Shakespeare with fear and trepidation but, when we present it in a way that makes sense to them, the audience comes away with total understanding."

This season, SITP will also bring a new perspective to The Merry Wives of Windsor by setting the comedy in the 1950s. "If Shakespeare wrote a sit-com, this would be it," Fishman says, laughing. A noon-hour production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) will also run from August 6ĺ─ý16, starting at 12:10 p.m.

Mount Royal's 2008 Shakespeare in the Park season
The Tempest
The Merry Wives of Windsor

Dates: July 3ĺ─ýAugust 23 (no Sunday performances)
Time: 7 p.m. nightly
Location: Prince's Island Park

For more information, visit www.myshakespeare.ca or call 440-6374.

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The VSO's Season Finale with cellist Daniel Muller-Schott!

The VSOĺ─˘s Blockbuster Season Finale with renowned

cellist Daniel Mł║ller-Schott

Vancouver BC ĺ─ý The VSOĺ─˘s blockbuster 2007/2008 season finale features one of the finest young musicians in the world. Cellist Daniel Mł║ller-Schott will play the lavish Dvorł░k Cello Concerto ĺ─ý one of Mł║ller-Schottĺ─˘s personal favourites. Other highlights of the concert are Shostakovich's monumental Symphony No. 5, one of the most important symphonies ever written, and Deliusĺ─˘s enchanting Song of Summer. There will be three finale performances which take place from Saturday to Monday, June 7th to 9th at the Orpheum Theatre. VSO contrabassoonist Sophie Dansereau will deliver a pre-concert talk on the Saturday and Monday evenings, and Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts.

Daniel Mł║ller-Schott has found international acclaim for his high degree of musicality, the wealth of nuances in his playing, and his uncompromising passion for music. Mr. Mł║ller-Schott, although a virtuoso in his own right, has also absorbed influences from his many great teachers and mentors, including Anne-Sophie Mutter, Steven Isserlis, and Heinrich Schiff.

ĺ─˙Daniel Mł║ller-Schott has the power and dramatic fire to bewitch the audience.ĺ─¨

- Uwe Mitsching

ĺ─˙A fearless player with technique to burnĺ─Âĺ─¨

- The New York Times

Daniel Mł║ller-Schott was recently featured on live television performing the Brahms Double Concerto with violinist Julia Fischer and Mozartĺ─˘s Piano Trio No. 5 with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Sir Andrłę Previn. In high demand world-wide, Mr. Mł║ller-Schott will be featured in concerts in Germany, Norway and Mexico in the month leading up to his performance in Vancouver. This epic season finale concert will mark Daniel Mł║ller-Schottĺ─˘s debut with the VSO.

The Dvorł░k Cello Concerto has taken its place as the greatest cello concerto ever written, as well as the most popular. Written during Dvorł░kĺ─˘s three-year stint as Director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York, the piece received its premiere in London on March 16th, 1896.

Forty-one years after Dvorakĺ─˘s Cello Concerto, Shostakovichĺ─˘s Symphony No.5 received its first public performance in Leningrad, to a resoundingly positive reception. The composer needed to have a ĺ─˙bounce backĺ─¨ piece after his emotionally brutal opera Lady Macbethĺ─¨ which was met with harsh criticism by Soviet officials as the kind of ĺ─˙formalistĺ─¨ and pessimistic music that composers should not be writing. Much was at stake here, as Shostakovich would likely have been subject to a ĺ─˙disappearanceĺ─¨ the like of which were commonplace in the Stalinist purges of the time. Although there was some mild grumbling by officials suspicious about the sincerity of the ĺ─˙apologyĺ─¨ symphony, Shostakovich came through with flying colours. When the work had become entrenched the following year, Shostakovich had this to say about the piece: ĺ─˙The theme of my symphony is the making of a man. I saw man with all his experiences at the centre of the compositionĺ─Â In the Finale, the tragically tense impulses of the earlier movements are resolved in optimism and the joy of living.ĺ─¨

Of course, Shostakovich was no fan of Stalin and his regime, to say the least, and one wonders if in fact he was pulling something. Later on, Shostakovichĺ─˘s book of memoirs (published after his death in 1975) offers a much different story than what he had said about the work in 1938 while still living under the Stalinist yoke: ĺ─˙The rejoicing is forced, created under threat. Itĺ─˘s as if someone were beating you with a stick and saying, ĺ─˛Your business is rejoicing, your business is rejoicing,ĺ─˘ and you rise, shaky, and go marching off, muttering, ĺ─˛Our business is rejoicing, our business is rejoicing.ĺ─˘ What kind of apotheosis is that? You have to be a complete oaf not to hear that.ĺ─¨ But is the finale of this piece actually triumphant? Much depends on the conductorĺ─˘s view of the work, and their approach to the conclusion ĺ─ý a faster tempo indeed makes the music sound positive, festive ĺ─ý a slower tempo, favoured by the composer himself (and this perhaps reveals the real answer) makes it sound like an agonized funeral march. This music says different things to different people, but its message is an important and relevant one. Shostakovichĺ─˘s reaction to oppression is a complex one, resulting in complex music. It is impossible to hear it in a live concert with a full symphony orchestra and not be affected by it at an emotional level, especially such a powerful and relevant work as Symphony No.5.

This concert features a Pre-Concert Talk at 7:05pm on June 7th & 9th, free to ticketholders. The Pre-Concert Talk features VSO orchestra member Sophie Dansereau speaking about the eveningĺ─˘s program, as well as her role in the orchestra.

CONCERT INFO

Masterworks Diamond Series / Beltone Symphony Sundays Series

The VSOĺ─˘s Blockbuster Season Finale!

Saturday & Monday, June 7 & 9, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Sunday, June 8, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre


Bramwell Tovey conductor

Daniel Mł║ller-Schott cello

Sophie Dansereau bassoon

Delius Song of Summer

Dvorł░k Cello Concerto

Shostakovich Symphony No.5

Ticket prices for June 7 & 9: $25 - $78 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)

Ticket prices for June 8: $20 - $55 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)

Tickets Available at VSO Customer Service, 604.876.3434; Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone, 604.280.3311; online at www.vancouversymphony.ca

Symphony Sundays Series Generously Sponsored By:

Beltone

Radio Sponsor:

CKNW AM 980

BIOGRAPHIES

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

A musician of striking versatility, Bramwell Tovey is acknowledged around the world for his artistic depth and warm, charismatic personality on the podium. Toveyĺ─˘s career as a conductor is uniquely enhanced by his work as a composer and pianist, lending him a remarkable musical perspective.

His tenures as Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony, Luxembourg Philharmonic and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras have been characterized by his expertise in the opera, choral, and British repertoire. Tovey recently garnered a 2007 Grammy Award and a 2007 Juno Award for his recording with violinist James Ehnes and the Vancouver Symphony. Recently named Principal Guest Conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, he works frequently with the Toronto Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras, among many others. He has presided as host and conductor of the New York Philharmonicĺ─˘s Summertime Classics series at Avery Fisher Hall since its founding in 2004.

A champion of contemporary music, Tovey developed the highly regarded New Music Festival in Winnipeg, during his tenure as Music Director. As a composer, he was honored with the Best Canadian Classical Composition Juno Award in 2003 for his Requiem for a Charred Skull. Upcoming new works include a co-commission for the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonicsĺ─˘ respective 2008 summer seasons as well as a full-length opera for the Calgary Opera, The Inventor, to premiere in January of 2011.

Tovey has been awarded honorary degrees, including a Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Music in London, honorary Doctorates of Law from the universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba, and Kwantlen University College, as well as a Royal Conservatory of Music Fellowship in Toronto. In 1999, he received the M. Joan Chalmers National Award for Artistic Direction, a Canadian prize awarded to artists for outstanding contributions in the performing arts.

Daniel Mł║ller-Schott, cello

In only a few years, Daniel Mł║ller-Schott has succeeded in establishing himself on the worldĺ─˘s important concert stages. With his technical brilliance and authority, coupled with great intellectual and emotional esprit, he fascinates his audiences. In recent years, Daniel Mł║ller-Schott has found international acclaim for his high degree of musicality and the wealth of nuances in his playing, his constant search for a musical vision, and his uncompromising passion for music. It is especially important for him to discover unknown works and to extend his repertoire on the cello, for example through his own transcriptions, in particular to work closely with composers and to perform the music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

He created a furore internationally by winning first prize at the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. It was after this win that his steady and remarkable career began. Since then he has appeared in concerts all over the world with such renowned conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Gielen, Alan Gilbert, Hartmut Haenchen, Marek Janowski, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Andrew Litton, Mario Venzago, Gianandrea Noseda, Yakov Kreizberg, Michail Jurowski, Kurt Masur, Sakari Oramo and Sir Andrłę Previn. Furthermore, he plays with internationally famous orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the NDR-Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de Paris, the Israel Symphony Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Philharmonia Orchestra London.

During the 2006/07 season, Daniel Mł║ller-Schott performed recitals and appeared with renowned orchestras in many European countries and also in North America, South Africa and Japan. The real highlight was his debut at the Tanglewood Music Festival before an audience of 10,000 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrłę Previn, a performance which was lauded by the New York Times. In August he will be performing Ligeti's Cello Concerto at the Schleswig-Holstein festival of music, with Peter Ruzicka conducting the NDR-Sinfonieorchester.

During the autumn of 2007, further concerts are planned with the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra under Michail Jurowski, with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra under Carlos Prieto ĺ─ý when Daniel Mł║ller-Schott can again be heard playing Ligeti's Cello Concerto ĺ─ý and the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra under Andrew Davis, and the Tapiola Sinfonietta under Olli Mustonen. In Germany, audiences can also enjoy the cellist together with Julia Fischer and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrł║cken under Christoph Poppen, and with the Potsdam Kammerphilharmonie, also with Julia Fischer and Martin Helmchen under Michael Sanderling. In November he will be making guest appearances in Germany and neighbouring countries with the Nationales Sinfonieorchester of Polish Radio under Daniel Raiskin. Over the next two years, Daniel Mł║ller-Schott will be performing together with Angela Hewitt in connection with the release on Orfeo in the spring of 2007 of Bach's Gamba Sonatas.

Major concert appearances scheduled for 2008 include another invitation to perform at the Tanglewood Music Festival with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink, his appearance with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra at the Roskilde Festival (Northern Europe's biggest music festival) and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival when - with Daniel Mł║ller-Schott as the "resident artiste", various orchestral and chamber music concerts and workshops are planned. In addition, Daniel Mł║ller-Schott will be appearing with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg under Simone Young, with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Yakov Kreizberg, the Strassbourger Philharmoniker under Marc Albrecht, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under Bramwell Tovey and the Wiener Symphoniker under Yakov Kreizberg in Vienna's Musikvereinssaal. Together with the Brabant Orchestra, and with Reinhard Goebel conducting, Daniel Mł║ller-Schott will be playing Haydn's Cello concerto in several cities in the Netherlands. A tour is being planned for July with Christoph Eschenbach and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchester.

Recitals, solo evenings and trio concerts will find him performing, among other venues, at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Musikhalle Hamburg, the Philharmonie Mł║nchen, the Salzburg Mozarteum, London's Wigmore Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, for the Vancouver Recital Society, and in Zł║rich's Tonhalle. His chamber music partners include Renaud Capuł▀on, Julia Fischer, Jonathan Gilad, Angela Hewitt, Steven Isserlis, Robert Kulek, Olli Mustonen, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Sir Andrłę Previn, Denys Proshayev, Quatuor Ebł«ne, Vadim Repin, Christian Tetzlaff, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the Vogler Quartett and Lars Vogt.

Daniel Mł║ller-Schott is a regular guest at international festivals of music, for example in Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Schwetzingen and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Festival Lucerne, the Ravinia Festival Chicago, the Saratoga Festival, the Festival of Chamber Music in Vancouver and the City of London Festival.

Daniel Mł║ller-Schott studied under Walter Nothas, Heinrich Schiff and Steven Isserlis. He benefited from the personal sponsorship and support of Anne-Sophie Mutter as the holder of a scholarship from her Foundation.

Encouraging young people to understand the fascination of music, and helping them to experience the magical moments that music provides, is a matter of course for Daniel Mł║ller-Schott, and something he introduces, with enormous delight and commitment, into the "Rhapsody in School" project.

Since his childhood, Daniel Mł║ller-Schott has felt a great love for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Consequently, it is hardly surprising that when he came to record his first CD, he chose the Six Suites for Cello Solo (Glissando Records).

In the meantime, Daniel Mł║ller-Schott has made recordings for several well-known labels, and he works closely with the Orfeo label. His recordings delight both the public and the press, and have also been awarded several prizes as the Gramophone Editorĺ─˘s Choice, Strad Selection or the Edison Award Nomination. For his release with Elgar and Walton Cello Concertos he was decorated with "Vierteljahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik".

In the autumn of this year, Daniel Mł║ller-Schott will be releasing another CD on the Orfeo label, namely performing Shostakovich's Cello Concertos, together with the Symphony Orchestra of the Bayerischer Rundfunk conducted by Yakov Kreizberg.

Daniel Mł║ller-Schott plays the Saphir "Ex Shapiro" Matteo Goffriller cello, made in Venice in 1727.

He lives in Munich, his home-town. In his spare time he is an enthusiastic jogger and badminton player. He is very interested in art, and feels a strong affinity with 19th century French painters; it is the way they treat colours and light which constantly fascinates and inspires him.

Sophie Dansereau, bassoon

Born in Sorel-Tracy, Sophie Dansereau obtained the "Prix avec Grande Distinction łŢ lĺ─˘unanimitłę" in bassoon and chamber music from the Conservatoire de Musique du Qułębec as well as a Masters of Music from Yale University. Her main teachers are Richard Gagnon, Frank Morelli, Christopher Millard and Stłęphane Lłęvesque.

Contrabassoonist and assistant principal bassoonist of the Vancouver Symphony and principal bassoonist of the CBC Radio Orchestra, Sophie has performed with the Auckland Philharmonic (New Zealand), the New World Symphony, the National Art Centre and lĺ─˘Orchestre Symphonique de Qułębec, as well as several major music festivals around the world. She has worked on several occasions with the finest conductors, such as Bramwell Tovey, Seiji Ozawa, Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, Pinchas Zukerman, Alain Trudel, Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, and Charles Dutoit. Sophie has been awarded many prizes in major national and international competitions and was featured as a soloist on many occasions with the APO and the VSO. A sought after bassoonist in chamber music, she is a member of the Admare Quintet.

Sophie, who had received the Governor General Medal for Academic Merit in 1992, has also served on the faculty of the University of British Columbia. She is now teaching at the Vancouver Academy of Music and is the instructor for the woodwind section.

Besides her full work schedule, Sophie is an enthusiastic runner and swimmer. Her unexpected time at the 2007 Vancouver Marathon gave her the qualification for the legendary Boston Marathon, which she plans to train for and run in 2008.


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Create a Meditation Oasis with New Deva Premal CD Into Silence

Deva Premal's CD Into Silence Invites Stillness

Picture (Metafile)From the moment you arise in the morning your life is filled with noise: conversation, electronics, traffic, the ĺ─˙inner noiseĺ─¨ of busy-ness. Into Silence, a new CD from Deva Premal and Miten, offers the perfect antidote: a soothing collection of down-tempo, meditative chants selected to help you create a personal oasis of stillness.

With a voice spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle calls ĺ─˙pure magic,ĺ─¨ Deva Premal is known the world over as the superstar of sacred chant. Arranged as a sequenced stairway of devotional chant into the ecstatic heart of the Divine, Into Silence features Deva Premalĺ─˘s personally-selected collection of music for meditation.

Learn more about the album: www.devapremalusa.com
Listen to sample tracks: http://store.soundstrue.com/mm01258d.html
Deva Premal has released 14 albums with her partner, Miten. She is a classically trained singer and musician known around the globe for her serene, sacred chants. Raised in a German home permeated with Eastern spirituality, Deva Premal was chanting the Gayatri Mantra by age five and has practiced meditation throughout much of her life. The healing effects of her music are informed by her training in shiatsu, reflexology, craniosacral therapy, and massage. Many of her records have topped the New Age charts including The Essence, Love is Space, Embrace, and Dakshina.

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2008 AVS Primrose Competition Update


ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITIONS TO BE HELD IN TEMPE, ARIZONA JUNE 1-8
Phoenix, AZ - The Primrose International Viola Competition (PIVC), one of the most renowned string instrument competitions in the world, takes place June 1 through June 8, 2008 at Arizona State University's Herberger College of Music.

The 11th Competition features the world's best young violists up to age 29. The competition received a record number of entries this year - up thirty percent from 2005. The 75 competitors represent the countries of Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United States. The 2008 Competition awards over $30,000 USD in cash and prizes, including a viola by Italian master luthier Carlo Testoni and select engagements in the United States and Europe. The Competition offers the Phoenix area one week of exceptional international competition, exquisite music and an exhilarating finish. All rounds are open to the public, and audiences can expect to hear a broad survey of the viola repertoire.

Renowned violist and 1993 Competition First Place winner Nokuthula Ngwenyama serves as current director of the Primrose International Viola Competition. She is joined by former Competition director Claudine Bigelow of the United States, who serves as this year's jury chair. Joining the Competition as jurors for the first time will be Amir Shiff of Israel, Bruno Pasquier of France, Steven Tenenbom of the United States, Eugene Sarbu of Romania, and Ensik Choi of Korea. Carol Rodland of the United States will return having served as juror for the semi-final and final rounds in 2005.

In addition to the performances, which include the world premiere of Recitativo for solo viola by New Orleans composer and violist Scott Slapin, there will be many exhibits and educational symposiums as part of the 36th International Viola Congress, concurrently held June 4 through June 8, 2008.

Founded in 1979 as the first international competition solely for violists, William Primrose served as chair of the jury for its inaugural year. The American Viola Society (AVS), through an endowment established by memorial contributions made by friends, collegues, artists, and admirers, has sponsored the competition since 1986. The Competition continues to function as an inspiration to young artists. Over the last thirty years it has continued to attract the most distinguished jurors and most talented applicants worldwide. The Competition has an international reputation for identifying the talent of tomorrow and is respected for its artistic and professional integrity. Its laureates occupy principle seats of major symphony orchestras, act as professors in major centers of higher education, and have achieved success as international soloists.

Opening ceremonies and the competitors' drawing of lots are held Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 5 PM. Competition performance rounds begin Monday, June 2 at 9:30 AM.
For more information email info@primrosecompetition.org or go to www.primrosecompetition.org.


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Spectacle de Roch Voisine


Festival acadien de Caraquet

Spectacle de Roch Voisine : billets en vente !

Premił«re partie avec Isabelle Cyr

Les billets pour le spectacle de Roch Voisine sont disponibles depuis vendredi le 16 mai. Pour la premił«re fois en carrił«re, Roch Voisine sera en spectacle au Festival acadien de Caraquet le mercredi 6 aoł¬t prochain, łŢ 20 h, au Carrefour de la mer de Caraquet. Les billets seront en vente łŢ travers le rłęseau de la billetterie Accł«s au coł¬t de 38 $, 33 $ et 28 $.

En prłęparation pour son prochain album, Roch Voisine revient dans son coin de pays le temps dĺ─˘un spectacle. Originaire du nord-ouest du Nouveau-Brunswick, le chanteur roule sa bosse depuis la fin des annłęes 1980, suite au lancement de son premier album Hłęlł«ne. Auteur-compositeur-interprł«te maintes fois rłęcompensłę, il a łŢ son actif de nombreux album et a fait des tournłęes un peu partout dans le monde. Avec une rłęputation qui nĺ─˘est plus łŢ refaire, Roch Voisine demeure une idole de chez nous.

Isabelle Cyr en premił«re partie

La premił«re partie du spectacle sera assurłęe par la chanteuse acadienne Isabelle Cyr. Isabelle Cyr est une artiste multidisciplinaire quĺ─˘on connałĂt surtout de la tłęlłęvision et du cinłęma avec des rłąles dans Karmina, Les Aimants, Nos łętłęs, Rumeurs, Chambres en ville, etc. Lĺ─˘auteure-compositrice-interprł«te a lancłę son tout premier album łęponyme en fłęvrier dernier, album dont elle a signłę les onze pił«ces. Sur scł«ne, sa douceur et son charisme savent envoł¬ter son public.

Les billets sont en vente łŢ travers rłęseau de la billetterie Accł«s łŢ partir de ce vendredi 16 mai. On peut łęgalement effectuer des achats par tłęlłęphone au (506) 727-7665 et 1-800-992-4040 ou encore en ligne en visitant le www.billetterieacces.ca. Pour plus de dłętails, visitez le www.festivalacadien.ca.

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Le trio de 'popłęra' Destino enchante le public / "Popera" trio Destino enchants audiences

LE TRIO DE 'POPłÔRA' DESTINO ENCHANTE LE PUBLIC AVEC LEUR FUSION MUSICALE

Toronto, ON ĺ─ý le groupe Č┤ popłęra Ȭ incontournable Destino prłępare le lancement de son premier album Forte le 8 juillet, 2008. Le son du groupe, dit Č┤ popłęra Ȭ, młęlange l'opłęra avec les styles de musique pop, R&B, soul, jazz et gospel. La musique est passionnłęe et captivante, et a dłęjłŢ attirłę un grand nombre d'amateurs dłęvoułęs. Un montage de douces harmonies młęlodiques et de solos enflammłęs, le trio de Vancouver łęlargit le paysage musical grłóce łŢ son unique son et aux voix puissantes des membres, mis en łęvidence sur leur premier extrait, Č┤ Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart, Ȭ łęcrite par la sensation musicale Diane Warren.
Č┤ Nous voulons łęlargir le contexte et l'opinion des gens sur l'opłęra, et rendre cette musique plus accessible aux gens qui ne pensent pas l'łęcouter. Notre son permet aux adeptes de l'opłęra et de la pop d'apprłęcier un młęlange de diffłęrents styles musicaux, et c'est un style qu'ils n'auront pas sitłąt oubliłę ! Ȭ dit Joey Niceforo.
Simplement, les voix de Destino continuent łŢ hypnotiser les auditoires lors de leurs prestations. Avec une gamme vocale si variłęe, Leon Leontaridis, Joey Niceforo et Paul Ouellette attirent et intriguent leurs fans avec leur unique superposition de voix classiques et apparences łęlłęgantes et stylłęes. łÔtant tous chanteurs d'opłęra łŢ formation classique, on ne peut ignorer leur prłęsence sophistiqułęe sur scł«ne, alors qu'ils chantent en anglais, franł▀ais, italien, et espagnol. C'łętait par chance que le trio s'est formłę lorsque les trois membres furent engagłęs pour travailler sur un młüme projet. Leur chimie est rapidement devenue łęvidente. Voyant que leurs talents naturels se complłętaient bien, leur destin en tant que groupe łętait dłęcidłę.
Słęparłęment, chaque membre a connu du succł«s avant de se joindre łŢ Destino. Leontaridis, qui łętudiait le chant dł«s l'łóge de huit ans, a travaillłę avec des professeurs de renom tels la soprano Wendy Nielson et Theodore Baerg. Il a joułę Giuseppe dans La Traviata, en plus d'avoir joułę dans La Bohł«me et Filumena. Niceforo connu ses dłębut sur scł«ne lors de l'łęvł«nement Č┤ Toronto Opera in Concert's Canadian Gala Concert. Ȭ Il a rłęcemment partagłę la scł«ne avec le tłęnor notoire Salvatore Licitra lors d'un gala łŢ New York. En plus de Destino, Ouellette fait partie de l'ensemble de tournłęe Vancouver Opera Touring Ensemble, et a donnłę 150 prestations en tant que Tamino, le personnage principal de l'opłęra allemande La flł¬te enchantłęe. Gagnant trois fois consłęcutives les auditions dans le district de l'Ouest du Metropolitan Opera National Council, Ouellette poursuit sa participation dans divers concerts, rłęcitals, films, et łęmissions tłęlłęvisłęes en Colombie Britannique.
Č┤ Lancer son premier album, pour un musicien, c'est une initiation au monde musical. C'est un passage au niveau supłęrieur, d'un chanteur sur scł«ne łŢ un artiste qui s'ouvre łŢ l'apprłęciation, les critiques, l'amour ou le dłęgoł¬t du monde entier, c'est un grand pas. C'est łęmouvant et effrayant en młüme temps, Ȭ dit Leontaridis.
Spectacles canadiens:
1 juillet Vancouver, BC Canada Place
12 juillet Peterborough, ON Parc Del Crary, Summer Festival of Lights
31 juillet Toronto, ON First Canadian Place
1 aoł¬t Elora, ON Festival Elora
Liste de pistes sur Forte:
1) Adagio
2) Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart
3) Il Canto
4) My Baby You
5) Una Furtiva Lagrima
6) Someday
7) Hymme a L'amore
8) Breath Again
9) Malinciona d'amore
10) Keep The Dream Alive
Lien Web : www.destinotenors.com ou www.myspace.com/destinotenors

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"POPERA" TRIO DESTINO ENCHANTS AUDIENCES WITH THEIR MUSICAL FUSION

Toronto, ON ĺ─ý "Popera" powerhouse group Destino are set to release their new album Forte on July 8, 2008. The group's sound, coined "popera", combines pop and opera with the musical influences of R&B, soul, jazz and gospel. The music is passionate and captivating, and is already garnering the group a dedicated fanbase. A union of quiet, melodic harmonies and fiery solos, the Vancouver trio is expanding the musical landscape through the blending of their unique sound and incredibly commanding vocals, demonstrated with the first single "Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart", written by music sensation Diane Warren.
"We want to expand the scope and opinion that people have of opera music and make it more accessible to those who might not think about listening to it. Our sound allows fans of both opera and pop to enjoy a mix of different types of music, and it's a style they won't quickly forget!" says Joey Niceforo.
Simply put, the voices of Destino consistently mesmerize audiences with their live performances. With such a diverse vocal range, Leon Leontaridis, Joey Niceforo and Paul Ouellette allure and intrigue their fans with the unique amalgamation of their classic voices and stylish, elegant looks. All classically trained operatic singers, they exude sophistication on stage, performing in English, French, Italian and Spanish. It was only by a chance encounter that the trio first met when they were all hired to work on a project together. It wasn't long before their chemistry was apparent. Discovering that their individual talents complemented each other, their destiny as a group was sealed.
Each member of the group had enjoyed success on an individual level prior to Destino. Leontaridis, who has studied voice from the age of eight, has worked under such renowned instructors as soprano Wendy Nielson and Theodore Baerg. He has performed as Giuseppe in La Traviata, in addition to performing in La Boheme and Filumena. Niceforo made his professional stage debut in Toronto at the 'Toronto Opera in Concert's Canadian Gala Concert'. He recently shared the stage with notable tenor Salvatore Licitra at a gala in New York City. In addition to Destino, Ouellette is part of the Vancouver Opera Touring Ensemble and has performed in 150 shows as Tamino the lead character from the German Opera The Magic Flute. A three-time consecutive winner of the Western district level of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Ouellette continues to participate in concerts, recitals, film and television work in British Columbia.
"Releasing a debut album as a musician is like an initiation into the music world. It's taking it to another level of just being a performer on a stage to exposing yourself worldwide for all to enjoy, criticize, love or hate and that's a big step of faith. It's exciting and scary at the same time", says Leontaridis.

Canadian shows:
July 1st Vancouver, BC Canada Place
July 12th Peterborough, ON Del Crary Park, Summer Festival of Lights
July 31st Toronto, ON First Canadian Place
August 1st Elora, ON Elora Festival
Forte Track List:
1) Adagio
2) Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart
3) Il Canto
4) My Baby You
5) Una Furtiva Lagrima
6) Someday
7) Hymme a L'amore
8) Breath Again
9) Malinciona d'amore
10) Keep The Dream Alive
Weblinks: www.destinotenors.com or www.myspace.com/destinotenors

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Culture Montrłęal lance "Vieux snoreaux, p'tits nouveaux"



www.culturemontreal.ca


Culture Montrłęal lance Vieux snoreaux, pĺ─˘tits nouveaux
Des soirłęes-rencontres de haute voltige pour les artistes de la relł«ve et des pratiques łęmergentes

Vous rłüvez de trinquer avec un bonze de la scł«ne musicale? De prendre le pouls des grandes tendances en danse en cłątoyant une chorłęgraphe rłęputłęe? De discuter gestion dĺ─˘organisme culturel avec un spłęcialiste? De boire, le temps dĺ─˘une soirłęe, łŢ la młüme source dĺ─˘inspiration quĺ─˘une auteure montrłęalaise de talent? Cĺ─˘est exactement ce que propose Vieux snoreaux, pĺ─˘tits nouveaux, une toute nouvelle activitłę de Culture Montrłęal dont la premił«re aura lieu le 16 juin 2008.

Č┤Vieux snoreaux, pĺ─˘tits nouveaux a łętłę imaginłę par le comitłę Relł«ve et Pratiques łęmergentes (RPłÔ) de Culture Montrłęal afin de rłępondre au besoin des jeunes artistes et crłęateurs, dłębutant dans le młętier, de se constituer un rłęseau, dĺ─˘approfondir leur savoir et dĺ─˘entrer en contact avec des individus dĺ─˘expłęrience qui les aideront, par leurs conseils, łŢ faire leurs armes dans lĺ─˘univers des arts Ȭ, explique Marie-Claude Parenteau-Lebeuf, prłęsidente du comitłę RPłÔ de Culture Montrłęal, membre du conseil dĺ─˘administration de Culture Montrłęal et łęco-designer.

Le concept? Vieux snoreaux, pĺ─˘tits nouveaux, ce sont des soirłęes de pairage oł╝ les jeunes de la relł«ve et des pratiques łęmergentes sont conviłęs łŢ une rencontre exclusive avec des personnalitłęs montrłęalaises, łęmanant des arts ou dĺ─˘un autre secteur, des individus dĺ─˘expłęrience respectłęs pour leur savoir-faire, pour leur feuille de route et pour leur approche.

Le lieu? Le Thłęłótre des Deux Mondes, dans le quartier Villeray. Le dłęcor? Un bar et trois tables mises pour le souper. ł─ chaque table, trois jeunes de la relł«ve et trois professionnels aguerris qui, pendant deux heures, łęchangent sur leurs expłęriences; refont le monde łŢ leur fał▀on; et, surtout, tissent des liens qui pourraient devenir le noyau de nouvelles dynamiques ou collaborations. Parce quĺ─˘on ne peut philosopher le ventre creux, les membres du comitłę RPłÔ, hłątes de la soirłęe, serviront repas et commentaires protłęinłęs aux convives.

Č┤ Vieux snoreaux, pĺ─˘tits nouveaux reprend lĺ─˘idłęe du blind date, dans un contexte professionnel bien sł¬r! rigole Marie-Claude Parenteau-Lebeuf. En matił«re dĺ─˘accompagnement de la relł«ve, de nombreux programmes de mentorat existent dłęjłŢ. Nous voulions pour notre part aller vers le jeu, lĺ─˘intuitif, lĺ─˘organique. On rłüvait dĺ─˘une formule qui nourrirait lĺ─˘inspiration et lĺ─˘imaginaire des jeunes crłęateurs, qui vivent parfois une płęriode dĺ─˘incertitude au sortir de leur formation. Vieux snoreaux... est entił«rement axłę sur le plaisir de lĺ─˘apprentissage par lĺ─˘łęchange dłębridłę. Nous espłęrons que cela donnera lieu łŢ de belles rencontres.Ȭ

Tout artiste de la relł«ve et des pratiques łęmergentes łógłę de moins de 35 ans est invitłę łŢ sĺ─˘inscrire en ligne au www.culturemontreal.ca avant le 26 mai 2008 ou łŢ contacter Culture Montrłęal au (514) 845-0303. Dites-nous qui vous aimeriez rencontrer ; Culture Montrłęal mettra son rłęseau łŢ votre service! Faites vite, les places sont limitłęes. Dĺ─˘autres soirłęes Vieux snoreaux, pĺ─˘tits nouveaux sont prłęvues łŢ lĺ─˘automne ĺ─ý les inscriptions sont reł▀ues dł«s maintenant.

Cette premił«re soirłęe Vieux snoreaux, pĺ─˘tits nouveaux a łętłę łęlaborłęe grłóce au soutien obtenu du Forum Jeunesse de lĺ─˘łĂle de Montrłęal dans le cadre du projet Outiller la relł«ve artistique montrłęalaise.

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Fondłę en 2002, Culture Montrłęal est un mouvement citoyen et non partisan dont le mandat est dĺ─˘affirmer le rłąle central des arts et de la culture dans toutes les sphł«res du dłęveloppement de Montrłęal. Par le biais dĺ─˘activitłęs dĺ─˘analyse, de communication, de recherche et de concertation, Culture Montrłęal contribue łŢ łędifier lĺ─˘avenir de Montrłęal, młętropole culturelle. Lĺ─˘organisation błęnłęficie du soutien de ses membres, du ministł«re de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition fłęminine du Qułębec, de la Confłęrence rłęgionale des łęlus de Montrłęal, de la Ville de Montrłęal et du Cirque du Soleil.

Les membres du comitłę Relł«ve et Pratiques łęmergentes de Culture Montrłęal sont :

Marie-Claude Parenteau-Lebeuf, łęco-designer, prłęsidente du Comitłę et membre du conseil dĺ─˘administration de Culture Montrłęal
Annie Ranger, Thłęłótre I.N.K., vice-prłęsidente du Comitłę et membre du conseil dĺ─˘administration de Culture Montrłęal
Karine Landry, Culture Montrłęal
łÔlisa Belhache, Festival TransAmłęriques
Franł▀ois Bergeron, Oxy-Jeunes
Martin Choquette, Diversitłę artistique Montrłęal, membre du conseil dĺ─˘administration de Culture Montrłęal
Słębastien Croteau, APLAS
Katy Fortin, Conseil de la culture de la Montłęrłęgie
Martin Giroux, SOPREF
Martin Gladu, SODRAC
Annie Morin, Annie-mots
łÔlisabeth Locas, La Sociłętłę des anges
Dominic Pilon, Hyperzic
Kim Robert, En Piste

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Lineup Announced for 2008 IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival

ĺ─˙Queen of the Bluesĺ─¨ Koko Taylor

Headlines 2008 IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival Lineup

Festival Highlights Include Kids Teaching Kids the Blues

and a Journey Back to the Roots of the Blues

DAVENPORT, Iowa-GrammyČĂ-award winner Koko Taylor, dubbed ĺ─˙The Queen of Bluesĺ─¨ for having won more Blues Awards than any other blues artist-male or female, returns to the 2008 IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival.

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society (MVBS) has announced the festival lineup of 28 acts performing on two stages, July 3 - 5, in Davenport, Iowa. Produced by MVBS and presented by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union, the event draws nearly 15,000 to LeClaire Park-a blues-inspiring outdoor venue located at the crossroads of U.S. Route 61, known as the Blues Highway, and the Mississippi River-for three days of music, food, fun and friends.

ĺ─˙People loved having blues legend Koko Taylor play our festival in 2001, and weĺ─˘re certain this firecracker of a performer will light up the bandshell stage again this Fourth of July,ĺ─¨ said Karen McFarland, co-chair of the MVBS Entertainment Committee, which books the acts for the Festival. ĺ─˙And no matter what day, time or stage you find yourself at during our three-day fest, you will be entertained by very talented musicians-from Grammy-award- winning headliners like Koko to opening acts like Kilborn Alley Blues Band, who was nominated for their first Blues Award this year.ĺ─¨

In addition to Taylor, other headliners include Elvin Bishop, Otis Taylor and the Black Banjo Project, Billy Boy Arnold with Jody Williams, The Holmes Brothers and Denise LaSalle.

Former Iowa farm boy Elvin Bishop, known to the mainstream for his one-hit wonder, ĺ─˙Fooled Around and Fell in Love,ĺ─¨ is known to blues fans as a founding member of the legendary Paul Butterfield Blues Band and his ĺ─˙Booty Bumpinĺ─¨ resurgence in the blues scene after his daughterĺ─˘s murder.

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ĺ─˙Bishop always seems to engage the audience with his performance, and heĺ─˘s not the only crossover artist playing our festival this year,ĺ─¨ continues McFarland. ĺ─˙Donald Kinsey has crossed over from blues to heavy metal to reggae and back to blues again.ĺ─¨ Donald Kinsey, the front man for The Kinsey Report, started his blues career with Big Daddy Kinsey and Albert King. In the ĺ─˛70s he formed the heavy metal band White Lighting before switching genres again to tour and record with reggae legends Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and then returning to the blues in 1984 to form the Kinsey Report.

ĺ─˙Weĺ─˘re really excited about our daylong focus on ĺ─˛Roots of the Bluesĺ─˘ on Thursdayĺ─˘s tent stage,ĺ─¨ said McFarland. ĺ─˙The use of blue notes, call-and-response format and primitive instruments-such as the banjo and diddley-bow-will be featured in performances by artists specializing in the origin of blues music and its subgenres.ĺ─¨

Ben Prestage opens this special daylong tribute to the ĺ─˙Roots of the Bluesĺ─¨ performing on the diddley-bow. Steve James and Del Rey will play a hillbilly, smarty-pants style of old country blues, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band, will play the rich tradition of fiddle and banjo music from Carolinasĺ─˘ Piedmont. Otis Taylor and the Black Banjo Project, featuring Guy Davis, close the day by tracing the banjoĺ─˘s history back four centuries to the African xalam.

Other artists playing at this yearĺ─˘s festival include: Kal David; Little Bobby and the Storm; Phil Guy; Teresa James; Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers; Kent Burnside and New Generation; Paul Geremia; Big Pete Pearson and the Rhythm Room Allstars; Great Black Music Ensemble; Alexis P. Suter; John Nemeth with Junior Watson; Tinsley Ellis; Boo Hanks; Doug MacLeod; Marie Knight; and Big George Brock.

ĺ─˙Kids will have a special treat at this yearĺ─˘s BlueSKool,ĺ─¨ says McFarland. ĺ─˙Kids who received lessons and tips at the River Music Experienceĺ─˘s Winter Blues Academy will assist blues artists Hal Reed and Ellis Kell teach other kids the blues at this yearĺ─˘s festival, and then theyĺ─˘re going to jam together.ĺ─¨

The mission of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society is to educate the public about the native art form of blues-related music and to keep the blues alive. The IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival offers adults free workshops and children BlueSKool to get hands-on instruction from blues artists. The festival also includes a free photo exhibit of blues artists and past festivals at Union Station across the street from the festival.


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RiverRoad Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented this year to soul blues artist and businesswoman Denise LaSalle and Chicago harp-master Billy Boy Arnold. The Mississippi Valley Blues Society annually presents this award to recognize artists who have devoted their lives to bringing river blues, music that runs deep with soul, to anyone they meet on lifeĺ─˘s highway. The artists may not have been as recognized as the ĺ─˛stars,ĺ─˘ but they are the true legends of the blues and the art formĺ─˘s living history.

Now in its 24th year, this blues festival is one of the longest-running in the country and is operated by an all-volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to providing top-notch entertainment at a reasonable price. According to the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, the festivalĺ─˘s economic benefit to the area is $2.5 million.

Sponsors for this yearĺ─˘s festival include presenting sponsor IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union, and blues supporters River Citiesĺ─˘ Reader, the Illinois Arts Council, Scott County Regional Authority, Samĺ─˘s Club, National Reso-Phonic Guitars, The City of Davenport, KALA 88.5 & 105.5, The Lodge Hotel & Conference Center, AAA Rents and ME&V Advertising & Consulting.

ĺ─˙For the fourth straight year, we are proud to partner with the Mississippi Valley Blues Society as the festivalĺ─˘s presenting sponsor,ĺ─¨ says Dennis Hall, president, IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union. "We believe in supporting organizations and events that make the Quad Cities a great place to live and work. This family event over the fourth of July is a great addition to our community.ĺ─¨

Advance three-day passes are available for $40 and must be purchased before June 30. Advance one-day passes are $15 per day for MVBS and IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union members. Children ages 14 and under will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Advance tickets may be purchased at all IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union branches, at the River Center/Adler Theatre box office in Davenport, or through Ticketmaster. One-day tickets will be sold at the gate for $18.

About IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
For 24 years, the IH Mississippi Blues Festival has attracted local, regional and national legendary blues acts, making it one of the most highly regarded blues festivals in the nation. Musicians performing at past festivals include Buddy Guy, Dr. John, James Cotton, Clarence ĺ─˙Gatemouthĺ─¨ Brown and John Lee Hooker. For more information about the festival, artists and lodging, please visit http://www.mvbs.org or call 563-32-BLUES.

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Dłępart sur scł«ne_4

Essais chorłęgraphiques des danseurs du Jeune Ballet du Qułębec

4 et 5 juin > Maison de la culture du Plateau Mont-Royal
6 juin > Centre Culturel Henri-Lemieux, LaSalle
11 juin > Maison de la Culture Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie (salle Jean Eudes)

En juin prochain, les danseurs du Jeune Ballet du Qułębec vous convient łŢ venir dłęcouvrir leurs essais chorłęgraphiques dans trois lieux de diffusion culturelle de lĺ─˘łÚle de Montrłęal. Complł«tement assumłęes par les danseurs et interprłętłęes par leurs collł«gues du JBQ, ces crłęations sont une opportunitłę dĺ─˘entrer en contact avec un univers chorłęgraphique en devenir, quelquefois loufoque et dłębridłę mais toujours touchant et rłęvłęlateur des prłęoccupations de la jeunesse dĺ─˘aujourdĺ─˘hui.

Pour Dłępart sur scł«ne_4, se joignent aux danseurs actuels du Jeune Ballet du Qułębec des anciennes diplłąmłęes de lĺ─˛Ecole supłęrieure de ballet contemporain de Montrłęal : Ingrid Proulx, Roxane Bouvrette, Leyla Theunissen, Genevił«ve Bolla et łÔmilie Gratton. Depuis leur graduation, ces jeunes artistes ont dłęjłŢ usłę leurs souliers de danse. Ingrid sĺ─˘est baladłęe du cłątłę de lĺ─˘Europe, notamment en Hollande et en Espagne oł╝ elle a remportłę le prix du public pour son interprłętation dans ELMER de Franł▀ois Chirpaz et Kristen Cere lors du Concours Masdanza. Roxanne, quant łŢ elle, a łętłę stagiaire avec la compagnie Cas Public et a participłę łŢ lĺ─˘łęvłęnement de danse contemporaine de Qułębec, Symbiose. Enfin, Genevił«ve Bolla et łÔmilie Gratton ont formłę leur propre compagnie de danse : łÔvolucidanse. Cette dernił«re a pour mission de promouvoir la danse contemporaine en crłęant des spectacles qui se dłęmarquent de la vague actuelle. Sous l'influence de la danse classique et tout en s'inspirant de la culture du Moyen-Orient, la compagnie prłęsente une philosophie chorłęgraphique riche et innovatrice. De plus, elle souhaite exploiter la polyvalence de ses danseurs afin de faire communier l'individu et l'artiste łŢ l'intłęrieur du młüme corps.

Cĺ─˘est dĺ─˘ailleurs łÔvolucidanse qui ouvrira la soirłęe avec ROOTS, une chorłęgraphie de Genevił«ve Bolla sur une composition musicale de lĺ─˘artiste NGABO. La chorłęgraphie ROOTS a dłęjłŢ słęduit le public et la critique lors du festival LOLA (London Ontario Live Arts).

Tous ces danseurs polyvalents, formłęs łŢ lĺ─˘łęcole supłęrieure, possł«dent une excellente technique qui leur permet dĺ─˘łęvoluer dans tous les styles de danse. Avec Le Jeune Ballet du Qułębec, ils ont travaillłę sous la direction de chorłęgraphes dĺ─˘horizons artistiques variłęs comme Mario Radacovsky (ancien premier danseur au Grands ballets canadiens de Montrłęal) et Hłęlł«ne Blackburn (directrice artistique de la compagnie Cas Public), interprłętant des ëýuvres tout autant nłęo-classiques que contemporaines.

Avec Dłępart sur scł«ne_4, les danseurs mettent łŢ profit leurs expłęriences dĺ─˘interprł«tes et passent de lĺ─˘autre cłątłę du miroir en devenant chorłęgraphes. Une soirłęe de danse łęclectique qui promet dĺ─˘łütre des plus divertissantes en compagnie de ces talents de la relł«ve.


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News from Calgary Reggae Festival Society

Calgary International Reggae Festival

Calgary Reggae Festival Society




REGGAEFEST 5 LINE UP ANNOUNCED

CALGARY, Alberta Saturday, May 10, 2008..... REGGAEFEST 5 - Best of the Fest

The Calgary Reggae Festival Society today announces its line up for the 2008 Calgary International Reggae Festival. Now in its 5th year, ReggaeFest 5 - Best of the Fest - will see the return of selected performers from past festivals and a line up of new and exciting ones. "Many people have been asking to see artistes from the past again and we figured that the celebration of this milestone was the right time to fill their requests," says Leo Cripps, the producer of the festival.

ReggaeFest 5 will see the return of Steele, Souljah Fyah, Brinsley Forde, Jason Wilson and Tabarruk, Aktivate, JFK and the Conspirators, Michael St. George, Bianca, Tinga Stewart and Sugar Minott. Making their first appearance at ReggaeFest will be Culture Brown, 2008 Juno nominee LJX, 2008 Juno winner Mikey Dangerous, Oral Fuentes Reggae Band, Michael Thompson aka the Visionary, Spirit of World Drumming, La Comuna, Lynn Olagundoye and Guerrilla Funk Monster, Queen Ifrica and Tony Rebel.

"We are extremely ecstatic to have this line up of artistes for this year," says Cripps. "We believe it is our most ambitious effort to date and we believe Calgary will be as excited about it as we are."

ReggaeFest 5 runs this year from August 14 - 16 and will feature Red, White and Dread - Canadian Reggae Music Summit and Showcase. Tickets for the Main Event go on sale May 15 online at www.ticketweb.ca and June 2 at all Calgary Coop food stores.

More information on the Main Event and Red, White and Dread as part of ReggaeFest 5 can be found at www.CalgaryReggaeFestival.com

The CRFS is a 100% volunteer group and it is diligently working to ensure that REGGAEFEST 5 - Best of the Fest is the best family friendly summer festival in Calgary this year.
REGGAEFEST 5 is sponsored in part by: Global Calgary, Vibe 98.5 fm Radio, CJSW 90.9 fm, Big Rock Brewery.

Calgary Reggae Festival Society
ReggaeFest 5 - Best of the Fest ~ August 14 - 16, 2008
T: 403.355.5696
On The Web
W: www.CalgaryReggaeFestival.com
W: www.myspace.com/CalgaryReggaeFestival

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Dilettantes

Be part of the global classical music uprising - upload your music online now!


Dilettantemusic.com, the first online classical music community, has launched an mp3 uploads tool and Events Calendar, offering its growing network of composers, musicians, orchestras and ensembles the opportunity to showcase their music and publicise their concerts.

mp3 Uploads
Now Dilettantes can enhance their user profiles by uploading mp3s of their own performances or compositions. The upload function gives emerging musicians and composers an opportunity to make themselves and their music heard by listeners and potential collaborators. Those looking to hire musicians for a wedding or other event have a portfolio of talent at their fingertips.

Mp3s are linked to Dilettantemusic.comĺ─˘s extensive classical music data. This means that users searching for a work in the siteĺ─˘s Music Pages will find membersĺ─˘ mp3s on the page describing that work.

Juliana Farha, the companyĺ─˘s founder says ĺ─˛For a musician or composer, the most effective CV is the music itself. Weĺ─˘re looking forward to seeing Dilettantes use this tool to show off their skills and passion.ĺ─˘

Events Calendar
The user-generated Events Calendar provides a unique online diary that brings together a range of classical music events from full orchestral concerts to intimate student recitals.

Dilettantes can upload details of any classical music event that they are organising, participating in or attending, with those events linked to the profiles of Dilettantes who created them. Dilettante calendars are organised by city, although users can switch calendars to search events anywhere they like.

The Dilettante Site
At the heart of the Dilettantemusic.com site is an unprecedented level of integration between the Membersĺ─˘ network and Music pages.

Web 2.0 tools enable classical music lovers and novices alike to harness the power of the Internet for covert exploration and discovery. Members of the Dilettante community create online profiles that showcase their musical lives, from favourite composers to works in their repertoire. They can share news and views in blogs, ĺ─˛small talkĺ─˘ and through private messages.

The Dilettante Music catalogue is enhanced by the webĺ─˘s most comprehensive data about classical performers, composers and their works, supplied by All Media Guide.

Dilettante Launch
Since its launch in January 2008, the Dilettante community has attracted users from as far afield as China, Argentina and Iceland, joining professionals and organisations such as Tasmin Little and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Rising Stars Webcast Series
The series continues with Matthew Schellhorn performing Chopinĺ─˘s Scherzo No.4 in E. Musicians are welcome to submit webcasts for broadcast on the Dilettante site.

Classical Club Night Collaboration
Dilettante is launching a collaborative club night series with Blank Canvas, which takes place at 93 Feet East in Londonĺ─˘s Brick Lane on Wednesday 9 July 2008. More details can be found at www.dilettantemusic.com/member/blankcanvas.




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La scł«ne alternative łŢ l'łęvłęnement Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir

LE MłÔLANGE DES GENRES
Provoquer les rencontres entre artistes, młęlanger les genres, favoriser l'łęmergence de nouveaux axes de crłęation, c'est ce que proposera La Scł«ne alternative du Parc des Compagnons de Saint-Laurent. Chaque spectacle rłęunira un artiste issu de la scł«ne musicale alternative et un illustrateur qui proposeront des spectacles qui sortent des sentiers battus. Les duos formłęs pour l'occasion seront les suivants :
Č▀ Webster + Monk-e, jeudi 5 juin łŢ 19 h 30
Č▀ Skip Jensen + Caro Caron, vendredi 6 juin łŢ 19 h 30
Č▀ Garbanzo + Sara Fortier, samedi 7 juin łŢ 15 h
Č▀ Jean-Franł▀ois Lessard + Richard Suicide, samedi 7 juin łŢ 19 h 30
Č▀ Nałěla + Genevił«ve Gułęnette, dimanche 8 juin łŢ 15 h

Toujours sur le thł«me des rencontres artistiques, les Apłęros-rłęsidence proposeront au public de dłęcouvrir la naissance et l'łęvolution pendant quatre jours d'une oeuvre rłęalisłęe conjointement pendant toute la durłęe de l'łęvłęnement par le compositeur-interprł«te łęlectronique Ben Shemie et par l'artiste en arts visuels Janicke Morissette. Chaque jour łŢ l'heure de l'apłęro, l'exploration sera donc au rendez-vous au parc des Compagnons de Saint-Laurent. Une activitłę prłęsentłęe en collaboration avec Mutek.
Jeudi 5, vendredi 6 et samedi 7 juin łŢ 17 h
Vernissage de l'oeuvre, dimanche 8 juin łŢ 13 h

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Canadians Rally to Save Their CBC Radio 2!

May 14, 2008, Toronto, ON - Canadians of all ages are coming together on Saturday May 24 to save their CBC Radio 2. The Toronto Committee of Stand on Guard for CBC Radio, a nationwide coalition protesting the impending evisceration of our nationĺ─˘s public broadcaster, is meeting at 1 pm in Simcoe Park, adjacent to the CBC Broadcast Centre in downtown Toronto. Similar demonstrations will take place in Vancouver and Calgary.

CBC Radio, throughout its existence, has acted as a partner to the classical music community through nurturing, developing and broadcasting emerging and established talent throughout this country and abroad. This is how classical music artists have been able to establish their profile and to distribute their music. Suddenly without serious and meaningful consultation (aside from an extremely limited stakeholder study) CBC management has pulled the plug on this well-established partnership. Sadly, no mutual and collective solution-based discussion of how the classical music community could continue successfully in a partnership with CBC Radio took place.

The new CBC Radio 2 will no longer provide quality classical programming during morning or evening prime time. The new CBC Radio 2 plans to eliminate vital longstanding initiatives, including the Young Performersĺ─˘ and Young Composersĺ─˘ Competitions, and the CBC Radio Orchestra. Many of the serviceĺ─˘s most important and popular programmes are being cancelled. Money for commissioning and performance of new works is being severely curtailed. CBC Records will cease to produce classical recordings.

CBC is aspiring to target its new Radio 2 to the 35 to 49 year old demographic and has made an assumption that classical programming cannot be geared to this age group. Instead of creating innovative classical programming that is appropriate for this age group, CBC has decided to reduce classical music programming from 120 to 25 hours per week. Canadians of all ages will be affected by this decision.

With the assumption that classical music programming cannot be geared to working Canadians driving to and from their work place, CBC has cancelled classical programming from 7 am to 10 am and during the afternoon rush hour. Many working Canadians will no longer have weekday access to classical programming.

With the assumption that classical music programming cannot be geared to parents and children driving to and from school, CBC has scheduled classical music when Canadaĺ─˘s children and youth are at school. CBC Radioĺ─˘s classical programming, broadcasts of live Canadian orchestras, ensembles and soloists, and broadcasts of original Canadian classical compositions will no longer be regularly heard by an entire generation of listeners.

Many Canadian commercial broadcasters play a wide variety of genres. However, there currently is no other radio broadcaster dedicated to reaching all regions of Canada to champion the music and originality of Canadaĺ─˘s contemporary classical composers. There is no other broadcaster that reaches all regions of Canada that champions classical music and the music-making of Canadaĺ─˘s orchestras and classical musicians. This is the unique function of our national public broadcaster ĺ─ý to bring music not played on other commercial stations to people in all regions of Canada.

The purpose of a publicly funded broadcaster is to enlighten, educate and inspire.

Its purpose must be different than a commercial broadcaster. CBC Radio 2 has the opportunity to be fuelled by the greatest accomplishments civilization has and is producing, and to differentiate itself from its commercial counterparts. It is not an appropriate paradigm for a public broadcaster to be almost singularly focused on ratings and specific audience demographics.

CBC, with its plans for the new CBC Radio 2, will be negligent in the fulfillment of its mandate as a public broadcaster.

Composers, conductors, singers, instrumentalists, arts administrators, colleagues from other artistic disciplines and concerned citizens of every description will convene at the Broadcast Centre on May 24 in a concerted effort to defend and protect our national legacy.

Come and join us to help save our CBC Radio 2!

What: Save Our CBC Radio 2 Rally

When: Saturday, May 24 ĺ─ý 1:00pm

Where: Simcoe Park, Toronto (adjacent to the CBC Broadcast Centre)

For more information view our website, www.standonguardforcbcradio.ca.

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TIME SPEAKER
MUSIC: Brass Fanfares
1:00 *Walter Pitman
*Alain Trudel
*Jean Ashworth Bartle
Michael Saunders
Wayne Strongman
Chan Ka Nin
MUSIC: Bach Chorale
1:30 *Victor Feldbrill
Albert Greer
Chris Thornborrow
*William Littler
Larry Beckwith
*Lawrence Cherney
*RH Thomson
MUSIC: Ode to Joy
2:00 *Mario Bernardi
* James Somerville
Eugene Astapov
*Carl Morey
Lydia Adams
Ruth Watson Henderson
MUSIC: TBA
2:30 Francine Shutzman (Kathleen)
*Dr. Richard Wells (Olena)
*Jamie Parker (Lydia)
Ezra Schabas (Jessie)
*John Oliver (Ivars)
*Catherine Robbin (Ivars)
MUSIC: Missenĺ─˘s Round
3:00 *James Rolfe (Neil Gardiner)
Mary Willan Mason (Olena)
Robert Anderson (Olena)
Zimfira Poloz (Lydia)
*Ivars Taurins
*Rosario Marchese (Ivars)
MUSIC:Hallelujah Chorus
3:30 Theresa Rudolph Koczo (Kathleen)
Glen James (Robert)
Heidi Mackenzie (Robert)
*Sam Bulte (Ann La Plante)
*Russell Smith (Kathleen)
MUSIC: O Canada


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Friday, May 23, 2008

France, Nouvelle-France. Naissance d'un peuple franł▀ais en Amłęrique

Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re prłęsente
FRANCE, NOUVELLE-FRANCE
NAISSANCE Dĺ─˘UN PEUPLE FRANłßAIS EN AMłÔRIQUE


Une exposition qui pose un nouveau regard sur la grande aventure du peuplement franł▀ais sur le continent

Du 21 mai au 12 octobre 2008

Lĺ─˘exposition France, Nouvelle-France. Naissance dĺ─˘un peuple franł▀ais en Amłęrique rappelle les jours historiques de la fondation des premiers łętablissements franł▀ais en Amłęrique du Nord et la nature du peuplement franł▀ais sur le continent.

Lĺ─˘exposition est une coproduction de Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re, musłęe d'archłęologie et d'histoire de Montrłęal et du Musłęe dĺ─˘histoire de Nantes/Chłóteau des ducs de Bretagne, deux musłęes situłęs de part et dĺ─˘autre de lĺ─˘Atlantique qui ont rłęalisłę un fructueux partenariat pour explorer cette fascinante aventure.

Par des objets łęmouvants et des moyens originaux, lĺ─˘exposition prłęsente les łętapes mouvementłęes au fil desquelles la prłęsence francophone sĺ─˘est ancrłęe en Amłęrique du Nord, avant młüme la venue de Jacques Cartier en Amłęrique, en 1534: tentatives dĺ─˘abord infructueuses, premiers łętablissements ĺ─ý l'łÚle Sainte-Croix et Port-Royal en 1604 et 1605, Qułębec en 1608, Montrłęal en 1642 ĺ─ý, expansion de la Nouvelle-France, dłęchirures et dłęfis nouveaux...

Mais lĺ─˘exposition se distingue par le fait quĺ─˘elle pose un nouveau regard sur la nature du peuplement en Nouvelle-France, ce qui permet de lever le voile sur le caractł«re singulier et unique du peuplement colonial en terre dĺ─˘Amłęrique. Quelque 150 objets ĺ─ý documents anciens, ethnographiques et dĺ─˘autres provenant de lieux fondateurs ĺ─ý vont ponctuer ce parcours original.

Lĺ─˘originalitłę du peuplement : un apport fłęminin remarquable

Le regard diffłęrent que porte France, Nouvelle France sur le caractł«re singulier du peuplement du continent repose sur un fait inusitłę : dans lĺ─˘histoire de lĺ─˘immigration et de la colonisation europłęennes en Amłęrique du Nord, jamais lĺ─˘immigration familiale initiale venue de France nĺ─˘aura łętłę aussi pauvre.

Ainsi, sur une płęriode de 100 ans environ, łŢ compter de 1608, la majoritłę des quelque 3200 unions pionnił«res łŢ la base du peuplement sont łŢ plus de 90% de jeunes couples formłęs en sol laurentien et non de młęnages dłęjłŢ constitułęs. Cela mł«nera łŢ une Č┤canadianisationȬ rapide de la population et dł«s le dłębut des annłęes 1700, on pourra parler de lĺ─˘existence dĺ─˘une sociłętłę canadienne.

La formation systłęmatique de couples ĺ─ý couples qui sĺ─˘avłęreront trł«s fłęconds, notamment łŢ cause de leur jeunesse ĺ─ý repose sur trois apports fłęminins remarquables :

* Lĺ─˘envoi massif dĺ─˘łępouseuses ĺ─ý les Filles du roi ĺ─ý, surtout entre 1663 et 1673 afin de retenir en colonie les cłęlibataires masculins, des soldats et des engagłęs venus au dłępart travailler en Amłęrique et non pour sĺ─˘y łętablir de fał▀on permanente;

* Le mariage en trł«s bas łóge des premił«res Č┤Filles du paysȬ, entre 1680 et 1700, aux cłęlibataires masculins, toujours en surnombre, qui continuent de venir en Nouvelle-France sur une base temporaire;

* La contribution des Amłęrindiennes des Pays dĺ─˘En Haut ĺ─ý la Nouvelle-France amłęrindienne ĺ─ý qui deviennent les łępouses des Canadiens de la vallłęe du Saint-Laurent impliqułęs dans le commerce des fourrures.

Une colonie łŢ lĺ─˘avenir incertain

On pourra aussi dłęcouvrir, dans lĺ─˘exposition, les motivations des monarques franł▀ais, de Franł▀ois 1er łŢ Louis XIV, łŢ vouloir coloniser et revendiquer les territoires du Nouveau Monde. On verra ce qui incitait les sujets franł▀ais łŢ quitter leur mł«re patrie pour choisir une colonie łŢ l'avenir incertain : recherche d'une vie meilleure, contrat de travail de courte durłęe, service militaire, dłępart plus ou moins volontaire d'orphelines... ou simple besoin d'aventure.

Les fondations de Trois-Rivił«res (1634) et de Montrłęal (1642) en plus de quelques-uns des centres nłęvralgiques de France et de lĺ─˘Amłęrique franł▀aise comme Nantes, La Rochelle, lĺ─˘Acadie, la vallłęe du Saint-Laurent, la rłęgion des Grands Lacs et enfin la Louisiane font aussi partie du propos de lĺ─˘exposition.

Une attention toute particulił«re est accordłęe aux Amłęrindiens. La survie des colons, lĺ─˘expansion politique et łęconomique et la connaissance młüme du territoire de la Nouvelle-France reposent dans une large mesure sur la contribution incontournable, mais combien młęconnue, des nations amłęrindiennes. La Nouvelle-France, 20 fois moins peuplłęe que la Nouvelle-Angleterre, a rłęussi łŢ se maintenir en position de force grłóce łŢ ses alliłęs amłęrindiens.

Cinq płęriodes cruciales

Par une approche humaine et intimiste plutłąt quĺ─˘łęvłęnementielle de lĺ─˘histoire, lĺ─˘exposition couvre cinq płęriodes majeures de lĺ─˘implantation franł▀aise en Nouvelle-France, łŢ compter des annłęes 1500, depuis lĺ─˘arrivłęe de płücheurs et explorateurs dans les Č┤terres neuvesȬ du Nord-Est, jusque sur les chauds rivages de la Louisiane.

1500 ĺ─ý 1600 : Tentatives
Le 16e sił«cle voit les premił«res explorations de Jacques Cartier, en 1534 et 1535, et l'afflux de płücheurs europłęens attirłęs par la richesse des eaux des Č┤ terres neuves Ȭ et de l'estuaire du Saint-Laurent. Des millions d'Amłęrindiens łętant prłęsents depuis longtemps sur le continent nord-amłęricain, leurs premiers contacts avec des Europłęens constituent un propos majeur.

1600 ĺ─ý 1650 : Ancrages
Le 17e sił«cle sĺ─˘avł«re la płęriode la plus dłęcisive de l'implantation franł▀aise en Amłęrique du Nord. Aux tentatives prłęcłędentes succł«dent les fondations qui se veulent permanentes, vłęritables coups dĺ─˘envois łŢ la colonisation : łÚle Sainte-Croix et Port-Royal (Acadie) en 1604-1605 ; Qułębec en 1608 ; Trois-Rivił«res en 1634 ; Montrłęal en 1642.

1650 - 1700 : Assises
Il sĺ─˘agit de la partie la plus importante de lĺ─˘exposition, celle oł╝ lĺ─˘on comprend en quoi consiste lĺ─˘originalitłę du peuplement. Nous observerons en particulier le rłąle des Canadiennes comme pionnił«res, un aspect assez peu traitłę dans lĺ─˘histoire de la Nouvelle-France. En 1663, la France adopte une vłęritable politique coloniale, par le biais de mesures visant łŢ peupler de Franł▀ais les territoires explorłęs par ses ressortissants ĺ─ý et sur lesquels elle entend exercer sa prłędominance. Louis XIV envoie, par centaines, des filles łŢ marier, les Č┤ filles du roi Ȭ. Ces mesures, et la fłęconditłę des unions ainsi formłęes, łętablissent de manił«re irrłęversible une population franł▀aise sur le continent.

1700 ĺ─ý 1750 : Expansions
Les personnes nłęes en Nouvelle-France constituent dłęsormais la majoritłę de la population. Lĺ─˘apport de lĺ─˘immigration młętropolitaine nĺ─˘est plus dominant, mais garde son importance par le type dĺ─˘immigrants qui arrivent au pays. Il y a aussi des mouvements migratoires intłęrieurs, alors que les Č┤ enfants du pays Ȭ sĺ─˘en vont coloniser dĺ─˘autres territoires de la Nouvelle-France, dont la Louisiane.

1750 ĺ─ý 1800 : Finĺ─Â et suite!
La Guerre de Sept Ans, au cours de laquelle France et Angleterre s'affrontent par colonies interposłęes, donne lieu łŢ d'importants mouvements migratoires entre la Nouvelle-France et l'Europe. La dłęportation des Acadiens (1755) constitue l'un des plus importants dłęplacements de population de cette płęriode agitłęe. Des hommes, femmes et enfants dłębarqułęs de force dans les colonies britanniques ou en Europe, certains reviendront en Acadie, alors que d'autres s'installeront en Louisiane, lłŢ oł╝ des Cajuns se sont łętablis.

Mais si la Conqułüte britannique a mis un terme łŢ la Nouvelle-France, colonie franł▀aise d'Amłęrique du Nord, elle n'a pas pour autant effacłę une prłęsence franł▀aise dłęsormais solidement ancrłęe en terre d'Amłęrique. Acadiens, Qułębłęcois, francophones du reste du Canada ou des łÔtats-Unis... ils sont 15 millions, aujourd'hui, łŢ continuer de parler franł▀ais en Amłęrique du Nord.

Programmation thłęmatique

En marge de cette exposition, Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re prłęsente tout au long de lĺ─˘annłęe 2008 une importante programmation dĺ─˘activitłęs sous la thłęmatique France, Nouvelle-France. Cette programmation comprend des expositions, des confłęrences, des activitłęs culturelles, des animations, des circuits guidłęs et des visites virtuelles. Voir document ci-joint. (Prog_FN-F.pdf)

Une lecture indispensable

Complłęment idłęal łŢ lĺ─˘exposition, un ouvrage accessible et magnifiquement illustrłę prłęsente lĺ─˘aventure du peuplement franł▀ais en Amłęrique. On y dłęcouvre le rłąle crucial des alliances franco-amłęrindiennes dans lĺ─˘essor de la Nouvelle-France, et lĺ─˘apport croissant de lĺ─˘archłęologie dans la comprłęhension du młętissage des communautłęs. Lĺ─˘ouvrage łęponyme est une coproduction de Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re et du Musłęe dĺ─˘histoire de Nantes/Chłóteau des ducs de Bretagne.

Lĺ─˘exposition a łętłę prłęsentłęe łŢ Halifax en 2004, puis łŢ Moncton en 2005. La tournłęe franł▀aise a dłębutłę au Musłęe dĺ─˘histoire de Nantes/Chłóteau des ducs de Bretagne en 2007. Elle a ensuite łętłę accueillie par la maison Champlain łŢ Brouage et par le Chłóteau-musłęe de Dieppe; elle a finalement fait un arrłüt au dłębut 2008 łŢ la Maison de lĺ─˘łęmigration franł▀aise au Canada de Tourouve avant de revenir łŢ Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re oł╝ elle sera prłęsentłęe łŢ compter du 21 mai dans une version revue et augmentłęe.

L'exposition France, Nouvelle-France. Naissance dĺ─˘un peuple franł▀ais en Amłęrique est rłęalisłęe en coproduction par Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re, musłęe d'archłęologie et d'histoire de Montrłęal et le Musłęe dĺ─˘histoire de Nantes/Chłóteau des ducs de Bretagne.

Cette exposition błęnłęficie du soutien du ministł«re du Patrimoine canadien pour les programmes suivants : Aide aux musłęes, Partenariat culturel et łęconomique du Canada atlantique de l'Agence de promotion łęconomique du Canada atlantique et l'Accord Canada-France pour la coopłęration et les łęchanges dans le domaine des musłęes. Le ministł«re des Affaires łętrangł«res et du Commerce international du Canada a aussi apportłę son soutien par son Programme Canada-France 2004.

Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re remercie ses prłęcieux partenaires : le Ministł«re de la culture et de la communication de France, la Direction des musłęes de France, la Mairie de Nantes, Air Canada, Tourisme Montrłęal, Historia, Le Centre Sheraton Montrłęal, La Presse et The Gazette. Cette activitłę est accrłęditłęe par la Sociłętłę du 400e anniversaire de Qułębec.

Le Musłęe est subventionnłę par la Ville de Montrłęal

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Variations sur Pellłęas

Lĺ─˘łęcole supłęrieure de thłęłótre,
en collaboration avec lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal
prłęsente
Variations sur Pellłęas
Mise en scł«ne dĺ─˘Oriol Tomas

Les lundi 26 et mardi 27 mai 2008 łŢ 20 h
Studio-dĺ─˘essai Claude-Gauvreau
UQAM, Pavillon Judith Jasmin (local J-2020)
405, rue Ste-Catherine Est, Montrłęal, Młętro Berri-UQAM
Billetterie de lĺ─˘UQAM (5$)
Renseignements et rłęservation : 514-987-3456

Montrłęal, mardi 20 mai 2008 ĺ─ţ Oriol Tomas figure parmi les premiers jeunes de la relł«ve artistique montrłęalaise formłę pour devenir metteur en scł«ne dĺ─˘Opłęra. En 2007, tout en complłętant sa małĂtrise en mise en scł«ne dĺ─˘opłęra łŢ lĺ─˘łÔcole supłęrieure de thłęłótre de lĺ─˘UQł─M, dirigłęe par Frłędłęric Maurin, auteur du livre Robert Wilson : le temps pour voir, lĺ─˘espace pour łęcouter (Actes Sud), Oriol Tomas dłębute un stage de formation łŢ lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal, łŢ titre de metteur en scł«ne.

Dans le cadre de sa małĂtrise en thłęłótre, Oriol Tomas prłęsente (pour son młęmoire-crłęation), Variations sur Pellłęas, quatre tableaux extraits du drame lyrique franł▀ais Pellłęas et Młęlisande de Claude Debussy, dĺ─˘aprł«s le livret de Maurice Maeterlinck. Il a choisi de mettre en scł«ne les premiers tableaux de lĺ─˘acte I (Une forłüt), II (Une fontaine dans le parc) et III (Une des tours du chłóteau dominant un chemin de ronde) et le troisił«me tableau de lĺ─˘acte III (Les souterrains du chłóteau), selon une esthłętique diffłęrente. Quatre propositions scłęniques - nłęo-rłęalisme, constructivisme des łęmotions, formalisme, nłęo-expressionnisme - seront ainsi prłęsentłęes.

Quatre artistes issus de lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal, la soprano Charlotte Corwin (Młęlisande), le tłęnor Thomas Macleay (Pellłęas), le baryton-basse Alexandre Sylvestre (Golaud) et la pianiste Marie-łÓve Scarfone, ainsi que trois danseuses contemporaines Judith Allen, Caroline Sirois et Lucie Vigneault se partageront la scł«ne. La chorłęgraphie est de Joł┤lle Charest, les dłęcors et costumes de Pierrick Frłęchette, les łęclairages de Dominique Gauthier. Barbara Therrien et Ludevie Lepage sont aux maquillages et coiffures. Une production de lĺ─˘łÔcole supłęrieure de thłęłótre de lĺ─˘UQł─M en collaboration avec lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal.

Č┤Rendre visible lĺ─˘invisible et donner łŢ entendre lĺ─˘inaudible : cĺ─˘est ce quĺ─˘ont cherchłę łŢ faire le librettiste Maurice Maeterlinck et le compositeur Claude Debussy dans Pellłęas et Młęlisande. Płętri de symbolisme, cet opłęra transforme lĺ─˘espace physique, rigoureux et mathłęmatique, en un paysage sensoriel et połętique qui confł«re une łóme aux silences, aux mots, łŢ lĺ─˘immobilitłę. Jouer, rejouer, remettre toujours en jeu : Pellłęas et Młęlisande devient ici le terrain de cet exercice, prłütant quatre de ses scł«nes łŢ une exploration de la variłętłę stylistique qui se dłęcline en autant de types de gestuelle ĺ─ţ un pour chacune. La scł«ne devient alors le lieu privilłęgiłę de la variation.Ȭ Oriol Tomas

Lĺ─˘action se dłęroule dans le royaume dĺ─˘Allemonde, en des temps lłęgendaires. Golaud prend pour łępouse, dans son chłóteau, une crłęature łęnigmatique, du nom de Młęlisande. Son frł«re Pellłęas veut quitter le chłóteau, mais il reste se sentant attirłę par Młęlisande, et rłęciproquement. Golaud assassine Pellłęas. Młęlisande met au monde un enfant de Golaud et meurt. Dans lĺ─˘univers dramatique de cette ëýuvre thłęłótrale dans laquelle les personnages łęvoluent dans un monde onirique, lĺ─˘action extłęrieure ne progresse que par allusions, la musique et lĺ─˘imagination complłętant ce qui nĺ─˘est pas montrłę sur scł«ne.

Debussy (1862-1918), compositeur liłę łŢ lĺ─˘impressionnisme autant quĺ─˘au symbolisme, cherchait une expression libre et accordait une signification particulił«re łŢ la couleur sonore.

MłÔDIAS : MARIE MARAIS, attachłęe de presse
514-845-2821 ĺ─ý marais@cooptel.qc.ca

BIOGRAPHIES


Oriol Tomas, metteur en scł«ne
Oriol Tomas suit actuellement une formation łŢ Lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique de Montrłęal. En plus dĺ─˘avoir interprłętłę quelques rłąles sur la scł«ne artistique de Montrłęal et notamment łŢ lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal, Oriol Tomas dirige des chanteurs lyriques depuis 2001. Il fait du coaching dĺ─˘interprłętation auprł«s de la soprano Marianne Lambert pour lĺ─˘enregistrement audio de lĺ─˘ëýuvre Hozro, de Michel Gonneville et auprł«s de plusieurs autres chanteurs dont les sopranos Monique Pagłę et Kimy Mc Laren, dans le cadre du dłęmo vidłęo et de lĺ─˘enregistrement dĺ─˘un extrait de lĺ─˘opłęra fantastique, Le Quatrił«me Enfant-Lune, dont il en est lĺ─˘auteur et qui a łętłę mis en musique par Gabriel Thibaudeau. Il fait łęgalement la mise en scł«ne des spectacles de divers groupes de musique populaire, dont celle du groupe Eden 106, dans le cadre des Coups de cëýur francophones de 2005.

Oriol Tomas a assistłę Gilbert Turp łŢ la mise en scł«ne de L'heure espagnole et de Il segreto di Susanna, production double prłęsentłęe par Lĺ─˘atelier lyrique dans le cadre de la 28e saison de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal. Aux cłątłęs de la metteure en scł«ne Marie-Lou Dion, il a łęgalement effectułę la tournłęe du spectacle Trois sopranosĺ─ et leurs divos produit par le Conseil des Arts de Montrłęal dans les Maisons de la Culture de l'łĂle de Montrłęal et a assistłę la directrice de scł«ne lors des opłęras Romłęo et Juliette et Le barbier de Słęville prłęsentłęs par lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal.

Il assistera Renaud Doucet dans la mise en en scł«ne de lĺ─˘opłęra Thałěs qui sera prłęsentłę au Pacific Opera Victoria (BC), et sera assistant łŢ la mise en scł«ne du Cosi fan tutte, la prochaine production de lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal et collaborera łŢ Macbeth, qui sera mis en scł«ne par Renłę-Richard Cyr lors de la 29e saison de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal.

Charlotte Corwin (Młęlisande)
Charlotte Corwin a obtenu son baccalaurłęat et sa małĂtrise en interprłętation vocale et opłęra łŢ l'Universitłę McGill łŢ Montrłęal. ł─ McGill, elle a participłę aux productions Les Contes dĺ─˘Hoffmann, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Semele, The Turn of the Screw, Christopher Sly et Dialogues des Carmłęlites. Charlotte a łętłę engagłęe łŢ titre de soliste par plusieurs orchestres montrłęalais, notamment l'Ensemble Contemporain de McGill et I Medici di McGill. En mai 2005, elle a łętłę invitłęe łŢ chanter le Requiem de Brahms avec le Civic Orchestra of Victoria. Depuis 2005, elle est membre de l'Atelier lyrique de l'Opłęra de Montrłęal oł╝ elle a eu le plaisir d'interprłęter les rłąles de la Deuxił«me Sorcił«re (Didon et łÔnłęe), la Gouvernante (The Turn of the Screw) et Flaminia (Le monde de la lune), ainsi que Asphodł«le (L'łÔtoile) et Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica) avec lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal. En mai 2007, elle a fait ses dłębuts łŢ l'Opłęra de Qułębec dans le rłąle de Juliette (Romłęo et Juliette). Cette annłęe, elle a chantłę lors des concerts du Palm Court Light Orchestra de Victoria en Colombie-Britannique (fłęvrier 2008) et du Green Bay Civic Symphony (mars 2008).

Alexandre Sylvestre (Golaud)
Natif de Lanaudił«re, Alexandre a łętudiłę au Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal qui lui a dłęcernłę, en mai 2005, un Premier Prix avec Grande distinction. Il en est łŢ sa troisił«me annłęe avec lĺ─˘Atelier Lyrique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal. Au Conservatoire, il a chantłę diffłęrents rłąles dont le Comte Almaviva (Les Noces de Figaro), Paquiro (Les Goyescas) et Gianni Schicchi dans lĺ─˘opłęra du młüme nom. Avec lĺ─˘Orchestre du Conservatoire, on lĺ─˘a entendu dans la Messa di Requiem de Verdi, ainsi que le Magnificat et le Messie de Handel. Il a interprłętłę le rłąle de Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola) au Centre dĺ─˘arts Orford et a łęgalement chantłę avec La Sinfonia de Lanaudił«re, La Nouvelle Sinfonie, la Sinfonia de Montrłęal et le chëýur Polymnie. Il a participłę łŢ diffłęrentes classes de małĂtre avec Roger Vignoles, Grace Bumbry, Martin Isepp et Carlo Bergonzi. En novembre 2005, Alexandre a fait ses dłębuts łŢ lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal dans les rłąles de Zalzal et du chef de police (Lĺ─˘łętoile) et il a łętłę invitłę au Gala de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal en dłęcembre 2006. Il a reł▀u des bourses de lĺ─˘ARAM, de la Fondation Wilfrid Pelletier et des Jeunesses Musicales du Canada et a remportłę, en fłęvrier 2006, les auditions du New Discoveries Ottawa. En novembre de la młüme annłęe, il a remportłę le Deuxił«me Prix ex aequo dans la catłęgorie chant, au Concours OSM. Au cours de lĺ─˘łętłę 2007, il a chantłę les rłąles de Figaro (Les Noces de Figaro) avec le Centre dĺ─˘opłęra łŢ Sulmona en Italie et de Pausanias (Une łęducation manqułęe) avec lĺ─˘Institut Canadien dĺ─˘Art Vocal. Durant la saison 2007-2008, il est, entre autres, le duc de Vłęrone (Romłęo et Juliette) et le prince Yamadori (Madame Butterfly) łŢ lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal et participe łŢ la crłęation dĺ─˘une ëýuvre sur des łęcrits de Jacques Cartier dans le cadre du 400e anniversaire de Qułębec.

Thomas Macleay (Pellłęas)
Thomas Macleay a fait ses łętudes en musique et art dramatique łŢ lĺ─˘Universitłę dĺ─˘Alberta, łŢ lĺ─˘Universitłę McGill, au CNIPAL łŢ Marseille et au Centre dĺ─˘arts de Banff. Il est prłęsentement membre de lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal pour une troisił«me saison. Rłęcemment, il a interprłętłę Michael (Frobisher) au Centre Banff et Azał┤l (Lĺ─˘enfant prodigue) avec lĺ─˘Institut canadien dĺ─˘art vocal. Il a chantłę dans plusieurs productions łŢ lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal incluant Norma, Il tabarro et Lakmłę, ainsi que dans The Turn of the Screw et Il mondo della luna avec lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique. Il a aussi chantłę le Jeune Matelot (Tristan und Isolde) avec lĺ─˘Orchestre symphonique de Montrłęal sous la direction de Kent Nagano. Il a collaborłę avec dĺ─˘autres chefs dĺ─˘orchestre, notamment Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Bernard Labadie, Paul Nadler, Alexander Platt, Patric Davin, Dominique Trottein, Franł▀ois-Xavier Bilger et Evelino Pido. Son rłępertoire de concert inclut le Messie, Elijah et le Requiem de Mozart. Durant la saison 2007-2008, il fait partie de la production Carmen avec Edmonton Opera et de Lĺ─˘heure espagnole avec lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal.

Marie-łÓve Scarfone (Pianiste)
Jeune artiste au sein de l'Atelier lyrique de l'Opłęra de Montrłęal pour une troisił«me saison, la pianiste Marie-łÓve Scarfone aborde avec łęgal bonheur le rłępertoire d'opłęra, de lied et de młęlodie. Diplłąmłęe de la Manhattan School of Music oł╝ elle a travaillłę avec Warren Jones, elle dłętient aussi une małĂtrise en interprłętation de l'Universitłę de Montrłęal.
ł─ lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal, on lĺ─˘a entendue au continuo dans Le monde de la lune et elle fut rłępłętitrice pour The Turn of the Screw. On lĺ─˘a aussi retrouvłęe rłęcemment comme accompagnatrice au Concours Musical International de Montrłęal et au Concours OSM.
Marie-łÓve Scarforne s'est distingułęe łŢ titre de collaboratrice en remportant le prix de piano de la Marilyn Horne Foundation Song Competition, le prix de la Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation et la bourse des directeurs de l'Opłęra de Montrłęal. Elle est aussi boursił«re de nombreux organismes dont la Music Academy of the West (Santa Barbara) et les Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.
Elle collabore depuis 2004 avec l'International Vocal Arts Institute (Montrłęal, Puerto Rico, Tel Aviv) ainsi que la Marilyn Horne Foundation qui l'a invitłęe łŢ deux reprises łŢ jouer lors du Festival Č┤The Song ContinuesȬ łŢ Carnegie Hall.
Au cours de la saison 2007-2008, Marie-łÓve Scarforne a łętłę la rłępłętitrice pour la production Lĺ─˘heure espagnole et Il segreto di Susanna de lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal. Elle a accompagnłę łęgalement la soprano Marianne Fiset sur un enregistrement pour Analekta.



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McGill Chamber Orchestra


THE McGILL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Presents an All-Beethoven Program

Featuring celebrated pianist

SARA DAVIS BUECHNER



The MCO performs its last concert of the season Monday, May 26, 2008 at 7:30 pm, in Pollack Hall. Boris Brott, the MCO's Artistic Director, will conduct an all-Beethoven program: Coriolan Overture, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3 in C minor, Opus 37, and Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Opus 60.

The featured guest for the evening is Sara Davis Buechner. Celebrated as a pianist of noteworthy accomplishment, virtuosic mastery, artistic sensitivity and extraordinary versatility; a major prizewinner of many of the world's most prestigious international piano competitions, she established her early career by winning the Gold Medal of the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah, and a Bronze Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow.

With an active repertoire of nearly 100 piano concertos ranging from Bach to Wuorinen, she has appeared as soloist with America's most prominent orchestras. She was a featured artist at the "Piano 2000" Gala Concerts in the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony, and made her debut at Lincoln Center's "Mostly Mozart" Festival. In addition to her frequent North American concert appearances and radio broadcasts, she tours widely throughout the Far East on a yearly basis.

Sara Davis Buechner has toured as a soloist throughout Canada. She has given premił«res of important new music and film scores by Larry Bell, Pierre Charvet, Richard Danielpour, Dick Hyman and Henry Martin. She appears regularly with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, as one of the few pianists to actively perform piano scores to silent movies.

In 2003, Ms. Buechner was appointed Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of British Columbia Č˝ Vancouver. She is a former faculty member of New York University, and has presented lectures and masterclasses worldwide, from the Royal Academy in London, to the Juilliard School, to the Kobe-Yamate Gakuen in Osaka, Japan. Sara Davis Buechner plays the Yamaha Piano exclusively.


Tickets are $38 |$30 | $25 |$10/Students

For more information: Susan McKinnon Bell, Executive Director

5459 Earnscliffe Avenue, Montrłęal, Qułębec H3X 2P8

514-487-5190 | 514-487-7390 (fax) |514-830-6033 (cell)
www.ocm-mco.org

sbell@ocm-mco.org

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Orchestre de Chambre de McGill


L'ORCHESTRE DE CHAMBRE McGILL

prłęsente un programme tout Beethoven

En vedette : la cłęlł«bre pianiste

SARA DAVIS BUECHNER


L'OCM prłęsente son dernier concert de la saison, le lundi 26 mai 2008 łŢ 19 h 30 łŢ la salle Pollack. Sous la direction de son directeur artistique Boris Brott, l'OCM prłęsente un programme entił«rement consacrłę aux Č˙uvres de Beethoven : l'Ouverture Coriolan, le Concerto pour piano et orchestre no 3 in do mineur, opus 37, et la Symphonie no 4 en si błęmol majeur, opus 60.

La soliste invitłęe Sara Davis Buechner, dotłęe d'une virtuositłę, d'une sensibilitłę artistique et d'une polyvalence hors du commun, młęrite largement sa rłęputation d'excellence. Plusieurs fois primłęe lors de prestigieux concours internationaux de piano, elle a entamłę sa carrił«re professionnelle en remportant la młędaille d'or de la Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition de Salt Lake City, Utah, en 1984, puis la młędaille de bronze au Concours international de piano Tchałěkovski de Moscou en 1986.

Son rłępertoire comprend prł«s de cent concertos de Bach łŢ Wuorinen. Elle a łętłę la soliste invitłęe avec la plupart des grands orchestres amłęricains. Elle a łętłę l'artiste invitłęe lors des concerts gala Č┤ Piano 2000 Ȭ au Kennedy Center avec le National Symphony, et elle a fait ses dłębuts au Festival Č┤ Mostly Mozart Ȭ du Lincoln Center. En plus de ses nombreuses apparitions et radiodiffusions sur la scł«ne nord-amłęricaine, elle participe chaque annłęe łŢ d'importantes tournłęes en Extrłüme Orient.

La popularitłę de Sara Davis Buechner au Canada ne cesse de crołĂtre. Elle a crłęłę d'importantes nouvelles Č˙uvres et des trames sonores cinłęmatographiques composłęes par Larry Bell, Pierre Charvet, Richard Danielpour, Dick Hyman et Henry Martin. Elle se produit rłęgulił«rement avec la Film Society of Lincoln Center, l'une des seules pianistes łŢ interprłęter des partitions pour piano accompagnant les films muets.

En 2003, madame Buechner a łętłę nommłęe assistante-professeure de piano łŢ l'universitłę de la Colombie-Britannique łŢ Vancouver. Elle a łętłę membre de la facultłę de la New York University et prłęsente des confłęrences et des classes de małĂtre łŢ l'łęchelle mondiale au Royal Academy de Londres, łŢ l'łęcole Juilliard de New York, en passant par le Kobe-Yamate Gakuen d'Osaka, au Japon. Madame Buechner joue exclusivement sur les pianos Yamaha.


Les billets sont aux prix de 38 $ |30 $ | 25 $ |10 $/łÔtudiants

Pour plus de renseignements : Susan McKinnon Bell, directrice administrative, 5459, avenue Earnscliffe, Montrłęal, Qułębec H3X 2P8

514-487-5190 | 514-487-7390 (fax) |514-830-6033 (cellulaire)
www.ocm-mco.org

sbell@ocm-mco.org

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Mathieu Lippłę 30 mai au Studio-Thłęłótre de la Place-des-Arts


Un spectacle dans le cadre des Weekends de la chanson Quebecor

Au Studio-thłęłótre de La Place des Arts de Montrłęal

Vendredi le 30 mai, Mathieu Lippłę vous invite łŢ cłęlłębrer en musique, mots et histoires l'łęmerveillement tant face au quotidien qu'łŢ l'łępatant! Qu'il emprunte le chemin du conte, de la chanson ou du slam, la magie est au rendez-vous. Vous avez l'łóme dansante, le cČ˙ur bondissant et les neurones gigotantes? Parfait car Mathieu Lippłę propose non seulement de vous faire danser avec les pieds mais aussi avec l'esprit, par sa połęsie ludique et son imaginaire narratif contagieux.

Vłęritable artisan de l'oralitłę, Mathieu Lippłę marque la scł«ne depuis plusieurs annłęes avec des spectacles hors du commun. L'artiste fait łęvolułę sur scł«ne une forme de chansons thłęłótrales vers une forme de chansons groovy et lumineuses en les ponctuant de textes połętiques et de contes surrłęalistes. Inusitłę, mais rafrałĂchissant! Le rythme des mots est accompagnłę par le rythme irrłęsistible d'une musique d'inspiration world, performłęe par d'excellents musiciens : Nicholas Williams (piano, flł¬tes, accordłęon), Słębastien Hinse (batterie), David Da Castello (basse), Rłęmi Giguł«re (guitare), Shawn Mativetsky (tabla) et Nathalie Cora (cora). L'ensemble du spectacle dłęgage une łęnergie profondłęment positive et inspirante!


C'est avec fiertłę que cette performance s'inscrit dans la programmation des Weekends de la chanson Quebecor au Studio-Thłęłótre de La Place des Arts. Un lieu idłęal pour l'aventure que propose Mathieu Lippłę : un chemin de paroles młęlodieuses qui vont LłŢ oł╝ le cČ˙ur mł«neČÍ

Vendredi 30 mai 20h

Studio-Thłęłótre de La Place des Arts, 175 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest,

Billet en vente dł«s maintenant łŢ la billeterie de La Place des Arts 514-842-2112

Ou łŢ matlip77@hotmail.com

et le soir młüme łŢ la porte

20$

Pour toutes demandes d'informations, billets de presse et entrevues

Relationniste : Marie-Paule Grimaldi communications@mathieulippe.com

514-570-2263

www.mathieulippe.com

www.myspace.com/mathieulippe

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The Rhythms of the Sea with Canadian pianist Marc-Andrłę Hamelin

Extraordinary Canadian pianist Marc-Andrłę Hamelin performs

Mozart and Messiaen

Vancouver BC ĺ─ý The final Accenture Masterworks Gold series concert of the season features French-Canadian pianist Marc-Andrłę Hamelin and takes place on Saturday & Monday, May 31st & June 2nd at the Orpheum Theatre. Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts.

This concert is an Impressionist canvass. The fascinating exploration of the sounds of various exotic birdsong that is Messiaenĺ─˘s Oiseaux exotiques (Exotic Birds) is utterly unique and entirely characteristic of Messiaen. The piece explores the sounds of over forty species of birds, but not in a literal manner; rather, the music is a sonic fantasy on the inspiration provided to Messiaen by the songs of those birds, telling a story rather than imitating the birds or painting a literal picture. Impressionism at its finest!

One of Messiaenĺ─˘s great muses was Claude Debussy, that giant of the time who single-handedly provided much of the transition from the late-Romantic era to modernism. A lover of the arcane and mysterious, and a deep appreciator of visual art, his body of work speaks of impressionism and mystery, flavoured with an elusiveness uniquely his own. Similar to the Oiseaux exotiques, Debussyĺ─˘s La Mer creates an emotional soundscape rather than telling a literal and detailed story. La Mer is like an Impressionistic sonic mosaic, rich in colour, motifs and evocation of feelings as opposed to direct description. Deeply felt and powerful music, Debussyĺ─˘s La Mer is one of the greatest of Impressionistic works.

Montrłęal native Marc-Andrłę Hamelin is internationally renowned for his musical virtuosity and refined pianism. The 2008 JUNO Award Winner (for Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble) collaborates with the JUNO and GRAMMY winning VSO to perform the type of exotic and adventurous repertoire that has made him famous, including Messiaenĺ─˘s Oiseaux exotiques and Mozartĺ─˘s Rondo in D Major.

"Hamelin's legend will grow - right now there is no one like him"
~ The New Yorker

"One of the most adventurous and certainly the most courageous pianists of recent times..."
~ International Piano Quarterly

ĺ─˙Ultimate Perfection.ĺ─¨

~ The Times

In special recognition of his body of work, Mr. Hamelin was made a Chevalier de lĺ─˘Ordre national du Qułębec and an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005. In 2006, he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada. A distinguished recording artist, Marc-Andrłę Hamelinĺ─˘s Grammy-nominated recording of Haydnĺ─˘s Piano Sonatas was on the ĺ─˙Best of 2007ĺ─¨ lists of the Boston Globe, the New York Times, and the New Yorker Magazine.

Both evenings of this concert will include a pre-concert talk by VSO Principal Percussion Vern Griffiths, at 7:05pm. The pre-concert talk is free to ticket holders.

CONCERT INFO

Accenture Masterworks Gold Series

The Rhythms of the Sea

Saturday, May 31, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Monday, June 2, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Bramwell Tovey conductor

Marc-Andrłę Hamelin piano

Vern Griffiths percussion

Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn

Messiaen Oiseaux exotiques

Mozart Rondo in D Major

Debussy La Mer

Ticket prices: $25 - $78 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)

Tickets Available at VSO Customer Service, 604.876.3434; Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone, 604.280.3311; online at www.vancouversymphony.ca

Series Generously Sponsored By:

Accenture

Radio Sponsor:

CKNW AM 980

BIOGRAPHIES

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

A musician of striking versatility, Bramwell Tovey is acknowledged around the world for his artistic depth and warm, charismatic personality on the podium. Toveyĺ─˘s career as a conductor is uniquely enhanced by his work as a composer and pianist, lending him a remarkable musical perspective.

His tenures as Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony, Luxembourg Philharmonic and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras have been characterized by his expertise in the opera, choral, and British repertoire. Tovey recently garnered a 2007 Grammy Award and a 2007 Juno Award for his recording with violinist James Ehnes and the Vancouver Symphony. Recently named Principal Guest Conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, he works frequently with the Toronto Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras, among many others. He has presided as host and conductor of the New York Philharmonicĺ─˘s Summertime Classics series at Avery Fisher Hall since its founding in 2004.

A champion of contemporary music, Tovey developed the highly regarded New Music Festival in Winnipeg, during his tenure as Music Director. As a composer, he was honored with the Best Canadian Classical Composition Juno Award in 2003 for his Requiem for a Charred Skull. Upcoming new works include a co-commission for the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonicsĺ─˘ respective 2008 summer seasons as well as a full-length opera for the Calgary Opera, The Inventor, to premiere in January of 2011.

Tovey has been awarded honorary degrees, including a Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Music in London, honorary Doctorates of Law from the universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba, and Kwantlen University College, as well as a Royal Conservatory of Music Fellowship in Toronto. In 1999, he received the M. Joan Chalmers National Award for Artistic Direction, a Canadian prize awarded to artists for outstanding contributions in the performing arts.

Marc-Andrłę Hamelin, piano


Marc-Andrłę Hamelin began the 2007/08 season in debuts with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood for Beethoven "Emperor" Piano Concerto No. 5 led by Jens Georg Bachmann, and at the Mostly Mozart Festival performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453 with Louis Langrłęe. In recital this season, Mr. Hamelin debuts with Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center, with Chicago Symphony Presents, at the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, at Mostly Mozart, and with the Celebrity Series of Boston. He performs in chamber concerts with Midori at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and at the Kennedy Center, returns to San Francisco Performances for a two-recital series, and performs recitals throughout Europe and North America.

Recent highlights include the world premiere of Kevin Volans' Piano Concerto for his debut with the San Francisco Symphony, led by Michael Tilson Thomas; Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 for a return to the Detroit Symphony with Kwame Ryan; Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 with Sir Neville Marriner and the Montreal Symphony; Messiaen's "Turangalila" with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Sir Andrew Davis; Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Vancouver Symphony led by Tania Miller, and Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 to close the Kansas City Symphony's season with Michael Stern.

Under exclusive contract with Hyperion Records, Mr. Hamelin's recent two-disc set of Haydn Piano Sonatas was named on "Best of 2007" lists in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, and the New Yorker magazine, and is nominated for a "Best Solo Instrumental" Grammy. In 2001, with a double nomination for the epic Busoni Concerto with the CBSO under Mark Elder and the Chopin-Godowsky, Mr. Hamelin was the only classical artist to play live at the Grammy Awards. He received another Grammy nomination in 2002 for his recording featuring the works of Alkan. His double album of the complete Chopin-Godowsky Etudes won the 2000 Gramophone Instrumental Award, and in December 2006, he was awarded the Preis der Deutsche Schallplattenkritik, in special acknowledgement of his complete body of recorded works.

In 2005 Mr. Hamelin was honoured to be made an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Qułębec.

Vern Griffiths, percussion

Vern Griffiths quickly established himself as a respected performer, educator and collaborator after joining the Vancouver Symphony as Principal Percussionist in 1997. He also currently plays with the CBC Radio Orchestra and two new music chamber groups: Standing Wave and the Turning Point Ensemble. Vern can be heard on recordings with all of these groups, as well as on soundtracks for Disney, ABC, IMAX, NFB, EA Sports, and DreamWorks. Other recent performances include Festival Vancouver, Music on Main, FUSE, the John Cage Festival, Music in the Morning, and substituting as timpanist with the Victoria Symphony.

Born and raised in North Vancouver, Vern has degrees in both Commerce and Music from the University of British Columbia, studying percussion with John Rudolph who was the VSOĺ─˘s Principal Percussionist at the time. Vern then moved to New York and earned his Master of Music degree in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, as a scholarship student of Chris Lamb of the New York Philharmonic and Duncan Patton of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Other studies include the Aspen Music Festival, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the National Orchestral Institute (Maryland), the Altenberg Music Festival (Germany), and the Leigh Stevens Marimba Seminar.

A committed educator, Vern has been teaching at UBC since 1997, becoming head of the percussion department and director of the Percussion Ensemble in 2005. Students of his have gone on to study with Alan Abel, Russell Hartenberger, John Rudolph, Don Liuzzi, Jack Van Geem, and Nancy Zeltsman; and have participated in the Aspen Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, and National Youth Orchestra of Canada. One former student is now the Principal Percussionist of the Chicago Symphony.

Vern has been featured as a soloist on numerous occasions with the VSO and is proud to be a part of the VSOĺ─˘s Kids Koncert series this season with a very fun show he wrote called Wall to Wall Percussion. It features all the musicianship, zaniness and creativity that go into being a percussionist. The show takes place "at Vernĺ─˘s house", and thus the stage will be full ĺ─˙literally from wall to wall ĺ─˙with instruments, a kitchen, an instrument-making workshop, living room, and more. There is plenty of audience participation (think "boom-chagalagalaga") and fun for everyone!

Vern takes an active role in other facets of the VSO family, including being the Chair of the Artistic Advisory Committee, a member of the Programming Committee, and one of the musician representatives on the VSOĺ─˘s Board of Directors. He has also become acquainted with many of the Patrons and Volunteers of the VSO, and is extremely grateful to these generous members of our community who support symphonic music in Vancouver.

Vern is very proud that the Principal Percussion chair is endowed by his friend and generous patron of the arts, Martha Lou Henley.

-VSO-

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Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest Tickets Now on Sale

TICKETS ON SALE FOR 4th ANNUAL RENO-TAHOE BLUES FEST

Gladys Knight, The Whispers and Jonny Lang Headline the Festival

RENO, Nev. ĺ─ţNamed ĺ─˙Festival of the Yearĺ─¨ by the Bay Area Blues Society in 2005, the Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest continues to earn the title by bringing in some of the biggest names in the business including 2008 headliners Gladys Knight, The Whispers and Jonny Lang to celebrate the history, culture and spirit of the blues. Tickets are available online at www.RenoTahoeBluesFest.com for the 4th annual festival scheduled for Aug. 16-17, 2008 at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno, Nev.

ĺ─˙Each year the Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest continues to grow, showcasing different artists, more amenities and exciting new opportunities for blues fans to really immerse themselves in music,ĺ─¨ said Charles McNeely, president of the Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest and Reno City Manager. ĺ─˙This year, as in years past, weĺ─˘re continuing to provide one of the best blues experiences on the West Coast bringing both veteran musicians as well as relative newcomers to entertain and delight Reno-Tahoe audiences.ĺ─¨

The festivalĺ─˘s closes on Sunday with headliner Gladys Knight who has more than four decades of chart-topping hits and is a six-time Grammy Award winner. Critics applaud Knightĺ─˘s smooth vocals and heartfelt emotion which lend to a variety of musical styles from rhythm and blues to soul, gospel to Motown and beyond. Originally singing with her brother and cousins as Gladys Knight and the Pips, Knight earned a level of superstardom with the smash hit ĺ─˙Midnight Train to Georgia.ĺ─¨ Recent album releases highlight her amazing diversity, with ballads, jazz standards and gospel songs all touched on in albums including ĺ─˙At Lastĺ─¨ and ĺ─˙Before Me.ĺ─¨

Veteran R&B group The Whispers co-headline Saturdayĺ─˘s performances bringing more than four decades of hits to the stage including ĺ─˙Rock Steady,ĺ─¨ ĺ─˙Lady,ĺ─¨ ĺ─˙Letĺ─˘s Go All the Wayĺ─¨ and their biggest hit ĺ─˙And The Beat Goes On.ĺ─¨ Jonny Lang also co-headlines the Saturday festival schedule. Releasing his solo debut ĺ─˙Lie to Meĺ─¨ at just 15, Jonny Lang shot into the limelight of blues music with what U.S. News and World Report calls ĺ─˙the voice of a grizzled blues veteran.ĺ─¨ The Grammy-nominated Lang has polished his skills alongside blues heavyweights B.B. King and Buddy Guy and continues to churn out searing blues and rock and roll including 2006ĺ─˘s ĺ─˙Turn Around,ĺ─¨ his fifth album.

In addition to the daily headline performers, the 2008 Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest line-up features Delta-bluesman Bobby Rush, soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples and others including Mel Waiters, Latimore, E.C. Scott, Betty Wright, Ernie Johnson and more. Daily tickets include access to all performances and VIP packages are available to attend both days.

Annually the festival draws more than 10,000 attendees to Renoĺ─˘s Rancho San Rafael Park for two days of musical performances beginning at 12 p.m. and continuing into the twilight. The ongoing entertainment is complemented by a variety of dining options including classic Southern specialties and ice-cold beverages that combine to provide a first-class blues experience.

Tickets for the Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest are on sale now, with one-day tickets starting at just $58 and two-day value tickets from $106. VIP passes, valid for both days of the Festival, are just $210 and offer premium seating for the entire event. Tickets purchased prior to June 15, 2008 qualify for a 10 percent early bird discount. Group pricing and Platinum and Blues Cabana ticket packages are also available.

For more information, visit the Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest online at www.RenoTahoeBluesFest.com or call 775-857-3378. Tickets are on sale now, online at www.Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 775-787-8497.

The Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest, founded in 2005, was created to bring world-class blues to the Reno-Tahoe region and to celebrate the history, culture and spirit of the blues. Staged annually at Renoĺ─˘s Rancho San Rafael Park, the two-day festival attracts audiences from around the country to hear some of the biggest names in blues including Etta James, Clarence Carter, Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush, Keb Mo, Bobby Blue Band and others. Established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest supports music education for youth in the Reno-Tahoe area through a scholarship program and ongoing assistance for school music equipment purchases and jazz band programs. Funds for the festival are raised through corporate sponsorships and ticket sales.

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Ensemble KORE 10ł«me anniversaire / 10th anniversary

Ensemble KORE prłęsente
10 ans !

Concert du 10e anniversaire


lundi 26 mai, 20h

La Sala Rossa

4848, boul. Saint-Laurent

10 $


Marie-Annick Błęliveau, mezzo-soprano

Jonathan Barriault, guitare

Isabelle Bozzini, violoncelle

Xavier Brossard-Młęnard, clarinette

Isabelle Choquette, saxophone

John Corban, violon

Marc Couroux, piano

Genevił«ve Dłęraspe, flł¬te

Mathieu Gaulin, saxophone

D'Arcy Gray, percussions

Philip Hornsey, percussions

Claire Marchand, flł¬te

Clemens Merkel, violon

Pemi Paull, alto

Steve Raegele, guitare

Michiel Schrey, tłęnor

Mark Simons, clarinette


Kore cłęlł«brera son 10e anniversaire en mettant en lumił«re l'un des nos plus grands atouts, les musiciens de membres l'ensemble. Quinze performances solo et duo dłęmontreront la profondeur du talent de nos interprł«tes. Le rłępertoire au programme comprendra plusieurs grands moments de nos dix premił«res saisons, et quelques premił«res de pił«ces composłęes en l'honneur de cette occasion.

Čň


Oeuvres de Martin Arnold, Allison Cameron, Laurence Crane, Christopher Fox, Anthony Genge, Scott Godin, Peter Hatch, Tom Johnson, Nicole Lizłęe, Gyorgy Ligeti, Marco Perez Ramirez, Gerhard Staebler.







Ensemble Kore presents

10 ans !

Concert 10th anniversary


Monday, May 26, 8pm

La Sala Rossa

4848 Saint-Laurent

$10


Marie-Annick Błęliveau, mezzo-soprano

Jonathan Barriault, guitar

Isabelle Bozzini, cello

Xavier Brossard-Młęnard, clarinet

Isabelle Choquette, saxophone

John Corban, violin

Marc Couroux, piano

Genevił«ve Dłęraspe, flute

Mathieu Gaulin, saxophone

D'Arcy Gray, percussion

Philip Hornsey, percussion

Claire Marchand, flute

Clemens Merkel, violin

Pemi Paull, viola

Steve Raegele, guitar

Michiel Schrey, tenor

Mark Simons, clarinet


Kore will celebrate its 10th Anniversary by putting the spotlight on one of our greatest assets, the musicians who make up the ensemble. Fifteen solo and duo performances will demonstrate the depth of talent of our performing artists. The repertoire will include some of the highlights of our first ten seasons, and several premił«res of pieces by composers who have written short tributes to help us mark this occasion.


Works by Martin Arnold, Allison Cameron, Laurence Crane, Christopher Fox, Anthony Genge, Scott Godin, Peter Hatch, Tom Johnson, Nicole Lizłęe, Gyorgy Ligeti, Marco Perez Ramirez, Gerhard Staebler.


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Moments sacrłęs

Le Choeur de la montagne prłęsentera son concert MOMENTS SACRłÔS Mozart - Handel - Mendelssohn les 24 mai łŢ 20 heures et 25 mai łŢ 14h30 łŢ l'łÔglise Saint-Matthieu, 1014, rue Richelieu łŢ Beloeil.

La soprano Karine Michon est la soliste-invitłęe. Les laurłęats du Concours de musique assureront la premił«re partie : les pianistes Lysandre Młęnard (14 ans, 1er prix catłęgorie 7 łŢ 14 ans) et Aude St-Pierre (19 ans, 1er prix catłęgorie 15 łŢ 21 ans) joueront le 24 mai tandis que le
Trio Ouater (violon, violoncelle et piano) et le grand laurłęat Thierry Błęgin-Lamontagne, guitariste de 21 ans, joueront le 25 mai.

Billets en vente au Musłęe des beaux-arts de Mont-Saint Hilaire (450.536.3033) et chez Multi łÔlectronique łŢ Beloeil (450.467.8273)

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Of Stage and Screen: Favourites from Movies and Musicals

Of Stage and Screen: Favourites from Movies and Musicals

In their 16th season, Cumberland Community Singers present their 2008 Spring Concert entitled "Of Stage and Screen".

The Orleans-based choir will present a fun evening of music, ranging from Plaisir d'Amour, from the 1949 Academy Award winning film The Heiress, and The Lion Sleeps Tonight, featured in over 100 films, to Medlies from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat and Les Miserables, both accompanied by a band. Also featured in the concert will be the Orleans and Alta Vista based Cross Town Youth Chorus.

A fun evening for all, says Cumberland Community Singers Director Kurt Ala-Kantti. We always look forward to having the children's choir involved, and the chance to hear the choir accompanied by the band shouldn't be missed!

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for children and youth. Tickets are available at the door.

More information is available on the choir's website: www.CumberlandCommunitySingers.com

"Of Stage and Screen: Favourites from Movies and Musicals
performed by the Cumberland Community Singers
with guests Cross Town Youth Chorus
Saturday, May 24th, 7:30 pm
Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd.
Featuring medleys from Les Miserables and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Tickets available at the door
$15 adults; $10 seniors and students; children and youth free

www.CumberlandCommunitySingers.com

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I Musici łŢ Repentigny !


Lĺ─˘Association de Repentigny pour lĺ─˘Avancement de la Musique
Prłęsente

I MUSICI

Avec la grande gagnante du
Concours de Musique de Repentigny łędition 2008 :

Marjolaine Lambert, violon

Samedi 24 mai 2008, 19 h 30

Billets : 30 $ (rłęgulier), 25 $ (ałĂnłę-łętudiant)


Monsieur Georges Nicholson, animateur bien connu des młęlomanes canadiens,
animera une causerie portant sur les ëýuvres au programme
45 minutes avant le concert.


łÔglise de la Purification
445, rue Notre-Dame, Repentigny
Information : 450.582.6714
www.aramrepentigny.ca


Pour clore la saison 2007-2008 en beautłę, lĺ─˘ARAM prłęsente le rłęputłę ensemble I Musici pour un concert qui sĺ─˘annonce dĺ─˘ores et dłęjłŢ młęmorable avec, en premił«re partie, la violoniste Marjolaine Lambert, grande gagnante du Concours de Musique de Repentigny łędition 2008, volet provincial.
Ce concert aura lieu le samedi 24 mai, 19 h 30, łŢ lĺ─˘łÔglise de la Purification de Repentigny.

Programme de concert :
Mozart
Divertimento K 136

Mozart
Concerto pour violon no 3
Marjolaine Lambert, violon

Tchałěkovski
Słęrłęnade opus 48
I. Pił«ce de forme Sonatine : Andante non troppo └▄ Allegro moderato
II. Valse : Moderato, tempo di valse
III. Elłęgie : Larghetto elegiaco
IV. Finale : Thł«me russe : Andante └▄ Allegro con spirito


Marjolaine Lambert, violon
Aprł«s avoir complłętłę son DEC au Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal sous lĺ─˘enseignement de Johanne Arel, Marjolaine Lambert sĺ─˘est młęritłę le Prix du Lieutenant-Gouverneur. Elle vient tout juste de complłęter son baccalaurłęat en performance musicale łŢ lĺ─˘łÔcole de musique Schulich de lĺ─˘Universitłę McGill, dans la classe de Denise Lupien. Pendant ces annłęes dĺ─˘łętudes supłęrieures, elle fut rłęcipiendaire des Bourses James McGill, Mary H Beatty et Bridgestone Firestone, en plus dĺ─˘łütre invitłęe łŢ faire partie de la Golden Key International Honnour Society. Elle sĺ─˘est produite comme concertmaster dans de nombreux projets, sous la direction de Julian Wachner, Alexis Hauser et Yaniv Attar. Elle eut lĺ─˘honneur de jouer entre autres pour Igor Oistrakh et Martin Beaver.. Son inclinaison pour les łętudes lĺ─˘amł«ne łŢ faire une mineure en Culture Asiatique, en apprenant les rudiments du mandarin. Elle a dĺ─˘ailleurs participłę łŢ la Tournłęe 2007 en Chine de lĺ─˘Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, sous la direction de Jean-Philippe Tremblay. Marjolaine dłębutera en Septembre 2008 sa MałĂtrise łŢ lĺ─˘Universitłę Yale dans la classe de Ani Kavafian.

I Musici
Fondłę et dirigłę par le violoncelliste Yuli Turovsky, I Musici de Montrłęal est un orchestre de chambre permanent de 15 musiciens dont le vaste rłępertoire s'łętend de la musique baroque łŢ la musique contemporaine. Ensemble prolifique, le rayonnement dĺ─˘I Musici de Montrłęal łŢ lĺ─˘łętranger est remarquable, avec plus de 100 concerts par annłęe de par le monde. Une impressionnante feuille de route qui classe I Musici parmi les plus importants orchestres de chambre des Amłęriques. Depuis ses dłębuts en 1983, I Musici de Montrłęal a enregistrłę plus de 40 disques compacts pour les łętiquettes Chandos et Analekta, disques qui sont distribułęs dans plus de 50 pays.

On a attribułę łŢ l'orchestre montrłęalais de nombreuses et prestigieuses distinctions dont un Diapason d'or pour son enregistrement de la Symphonie nČâ 14 de Chostakovitch en 1988 et une Rosette du Penguin Guide to Compact Discs and Cassettes en 1992 pour celui des Concerti grossi, opus 6, de Haendel, consacrant cette version comme l'enregistrement de rłęfłęrence. En dłęcembre 1998, le Conseil qułębłęcois de la musique dłęcernait łŢ l'Orchestre deux Prix Opus
Č┤ łÔvłęnement discographique de l'annłęe Ȭ et Č┤ Meilleur enregistrement, musique contemporaine Ȭ pour le disque regroupant des ëýuvres de Gorecki, de Płžrt et de Schnittke. En aoł¬t 2001, le BBC Music Magazine saluait le quarantił«me disque compact de l'Orchestre, composłę d'ëýuvres de Miaskovsky, de Schnittke et de Denisov, en le słęlectionnant comme Č┤ Pick of the Month Ȭ. En 2007, le dernier enregistrement dĺ─˘I Musici sous łętiquette Analekta, Autour de Chostakovitch, a reł▀u le Prix Opus du Č┤ Disque de lĺ─˘annłęe, musiques moderne, contemporaine Ȭ, en plus de recevoir une nomination aux prix Juno.

Sous la direction fougueuse et inspirłęe de Yuli Turovsky, comme chef ou comme soliste, I Musici de Montrłęal a joułę dans les grandes salles du monde : le Lincoln Center łŢ New York, le Palais des Beaux-Arts łŢ Bruxelles, le Seiji Ozawa Hall łŢ Tanglewood, la Gewandhaus łŢ Leipzig, le Kioi Hall łŢ Tokyo, la Tonhalle łŢ Zł║rich, la Sala Mozart łŢ Zaragoza et la Philharmonie de Luxembourg, entre autres. L'łęloge de la critique qui souligne la prłęcision, la virtuositłę et le haut niveau dĺ─˘excellence de l'Orchestre et lĺ─˘enthousiasme du public confirment la place considłęrable qu'occupe I Musici de Montrłęal, autant sur la scł«ne musicale nationale qu'internationale.

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Peurs bleues / Here Be Monsters


Peurs bleues

Quand la mer crłęe les lłęgendesĺ─Â


MONTRłÔAL, le 14 mai 2008
ĺ─ý Dans le cadre des festivitłęs de 2008 entourant l'łętablissement de la colonie franł▀aise en Amłęrique, le Musłęe du Chłóteau RamezayPeurs Bleues, une exposition qui aborde la relation de l'homme łŢ la mer, depuis le 15e sił«cle jusqu'łŢ nos jours. prłęsente, du 21 mai au 19 octobre,

Peurs bleues, une adaptation de l'exposition conł▀ue par La Corderie Royale ĺ─ý Centre International de la Mer łŢ Rochefort, en

Collection Nelson Cazeils

France, propose un voyage au cëýur de l'univers marin. Que pouvait reprłęsenter la mer pour ceux qui s'y aventuraient? Un monde sans repł«re, peuplłę de monstres, frappłę par les tempłütes, la maladie et la piraterie.

Premił«re łępreuve łŢ surmonter pour s'łętablir en Amłęrique, la mer a fał▀onnłę l'identitłę qułębłęcoise. De l'Europe aux rives du Saint-Laurent, sabre d'abordage, figure de proue, cartes anciennes et autres objets inusitłęs rłęvł«lent les secrets de cet univers hostile.

Embarquez-vousĺ─Â la mer vous attend!

Le Musłęe du Chłóteau Ramezay est situłę en plein cëýur du Vieux-Montrłęal, łŢ deux pas de la Place Jacques-Cartier et du młętro Champ-de-Mars, face łŢ l'Hłątel de Ville de Montrłęal.


Here be Monsters

When the Sea spawns Legendsĺ─Â

MONTRłÔAL, May 14, 2008. The love-hate relationship between people and the sea, from the 15th century to today, is the fascinating subject of the exhibition "Here be Monsters" presented by the Chłóteau Ramezay Museum, from May 21 to October 19, 2008, as a contribution to the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of the first French colony in the New World.

Adapted from an exhibition created by La Corderie Royale- Centre international de la Mer in Rochefort, France, "Here be Monsters" takes you on a voyage that plumbs the depths of human imagination and the deep blue sea. To early explorers, the sea was a world without landmarks, inhabited by monsters, threatening tempest, sickness and piracy.

As the first obstacle to be overcome when venturing to settle in the Americas, the sea put its stamp on the cultural identity of Quebec. From the shores of Europe to the barks of the St. Lawrence, maps, charts, travel accounts, cutlass, figurehead and much else reveal the secrets of this hostile universe.

Set your sailĺ─Â. the sea is calling you!

The Chłóteau Ramezay Museum is located in the heart of historical Old Montreal, just east of Place Jacques-Cartier and across from the Montreal City Hall.


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CD launch: Whirlwind at Jello Bar, Fri. May 23, 5pm

Nilia Berkin releases Whirlwind, her debut CD,

with a record launch party:

Friday, May 23 @ 5pm

Jello Bar -151 Ontario East

(Martinis and goodies will be served!)

And at midnight, when you're chasing sheep across the sky and aching for a lullaby,

Let me be, please let me be, let me be the one to sing to you,

To you, to sing to you, to you, to sing to you, to you, to you. -Dusty White Moon

Nilia Berkin's debut show at the Sala Rossa on May 2 was a great success with Matt Lipscombe and Subcollisions playing after her set to a packed crowd and glowing reviews. She is thrilled to launch her debut CD, Whirlwind, on Friday, May 23 at Jello Bar at 5pm.

Nilia is a singer/songwriter based in NDG. She grew up in Sherbrooke, Quebec and came to the big city to realize her musical aspirations studying classical piano at Vanier College and Concordia University.

Nilia has also studied jazz under the tutelage of Lorraine Desmarais and has been performing in a jazz duo with her partner, TJ Plenty (ex-Asexuals) since 1998.

In early 2000, after a musical contract in a hotel in Japan, Nilia returned to Montreal and started writing the 12 songs for her debut CD.

Whirlwind is Nilia's first album and an intensely intimate work. "The songs are mostly musings of the world and question what happens in the spaces we can't see. Where do we go when we fall asleep, when we die, when we daydream? I've always been interested in symbols and coincidences. Sometimes when you're perfectly still, the world starts to reveal itself in ways you can't pick up on when you're distracted by all this living."

Whirlwind was recorded at the church where she sang as a soloist for over a decade and in her home. TJ Plenty produced and played guitars. The CD is available online from Nilia's website as well as www.CDBaby.com which describes Whirlwind as 'Indie pop creations that are a blend of pop, jazz and classical with a sprinkle of punk-rock. The music is sultry, mysterious, retro.' It is also available at independent record stores around the city.

Nilia will be playing songs from this album on May 23rd with help from backup singers Stefanie Buxton and Danielle Desormeaux as well as guitarist TJ Plenty at Jello Bar, 151 Ontario East (between Saint- Laurent and Saint- Denis).

Come early and get a good seat- martinis and goodies will be served.

For more information and to hear clips from Whirlwind: www.niliaberkin.com


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Emerging Artist Series

BLACK BOX FIRE presents THE EMERGING ARTISTS SERIES

"Every year we produce a series of plays put on by
local, up-and-coming theatre artists. This year's
line-up is amazing and includes eight productions
performed over the course of four weeks beginning May
15, 2008," says Stephanie Yantsis, Black Box Fire's
Co-Founder. "Some shows are comedies. Some are dramas.
Some border on the absurd. Some take a serious look at
issues in the media today. Some were written by
published authors. Some were written by emerging
playwrights here in the city. There's something for
everyone and lots of opportunities to explore
different styles of theatre while supporting our local
arts community."

WHAT: Black Box Fire's Emerging Artists Series
WHERE: Hamilton Theatre Inc. Studio Theatre - 140
MacNab Street North, Hamilton, Ontario
WHEN: May 15 to June 7, 2008 every Thursday, Friday,
at 7pm and Saturdays at 2 and 7pm
TICKETS: $10 evening entrance. Cash Only. Pay at the
door. Make reservations at www.blackboxfire.com
CONCESSIONS: Available between shows and at
intermissions.

WEEK ONE (Thursday May 15 to Saturday, May 17, 2008) ĺ─ý
DOUBLE BILL: 2 ONE-ACTS

THE CARDBOARD BOX
Written and Directed by Jason Lamb
Starring Dave Disher, Krista Janke, Bryan Gauer and
Michael Herman

The Cardboard Box is the tale of four people (an
average Joe, a theatre/film critic, a fool and a
scientist) stuck in a cardboard box in the middle of
the ocean. They're not quite sure how they got there,
what they'll do, why they'll do it, or how they'll get
out of their predicament.

ALICE: THE TEA PARTY
Written by Warren Graves
Directed by Tim Mauch
Starring Jessica Perkins, Sally Panavas, Geoff Hymers,
Kathleen McGrath, Kim Staffleiner, Nerlind Sheshi and
Cary Ferguson

Alice, a young girl, left with the responsibility of
watching a treat covered table at an afternoon garden
fete falls asleep with a head full of her friends
story-time characters and suddenly finds herself on a
ridiculous ride filled with nonsense and silliness.

WEEK TWO (Thursday May 22 to Saturday, May 24, 2008) ĺ─ý
SINGLE SHOW: 1 TWO-ACT

THE GOOD BODY
Written by Eve Ensler
Directed by Meg Banks and Laura Pomeroy
Starring Mohini Bhavsar, Carlyn Christian, Graham
Jenner, Sophie Mancini, Alicia Micallef, Amanda
Nesbitt, Alison Nicholson, Michelle Urbano and Allison
Warwick

The author of 'The Vagina Monologues' attempts to come
to peace with her own body. Through monologue, the
play explores the stories of many individuals. Often
humorous, and always poignant, 'The Good Body'
explores the concept of body within our culture,
through our own eyes. (Includes a 15 minute
intermission)

WEEK THREE (Thursday May 29 to Saturday, May 31, 2008)
ĺ─ý TRIPLE BILL: 3 ONE-ACTS

PROMISE YOU WON'T MARRY ME
Written and Directed by Ellen S. Jaffe
Starring Meredith Heyland, Dan Sanderson, Michelle
Lahaise and Eric Delmer Millen

Two characters, named only One and Two, who have had
an on-and-off relationship for several years, meet
again and drive along a country road, finally talking
about their feelings, hopes, and longings - past,
present, and perhaps future.

CHESHIRE CATS
Written and Directed by Anjie Schwartz
Starring Tanya Sitko, Michael Anania, Kayla Deverson
and Jim Molloy

Alice is a failed artist and barely functioning
alcoholic. Her husband James is a successful
businessman who has just closed an important deal.
Their once happy relationship is in the midst of
falling spectacularly apart as each realizes they no
longer know who the other is and wonder if they ever
really knew each other to begin with?

WASP
Written by Steve Martin
Directed by Andrew Hadden
Starring Jason Dick, Lauren MacKinlay, Jessica
Pannetta, Matthew Dyck, Courtney Hamara and Nick Kozij

The title of Steve Martin's one-act piece, WASP, is an
acronym for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. The play
explores and critiques the values of this particular
North American ethnicity and culture. Set in a 1950's
household it focuses on a family of four: Dad, Mom,
Sister and Brother.

WEEK FOUR (Thursday, June 5 to Saturday, June 7, 2008)
ĺ─ý DOUBLE BILL: 2 ONE-ACTS

LOW LIFES
Written by Brent Purvis.
Directed by Andrew Noble.
Starring Matt Szpirglas, Erik Canaria, Caroline
Concordia, Parker Martin, Aaron Middlemiss, David
Spring and Joe Gull

Benny and Dante, two twenty-something small-time drug
dealers, thought they had it made until they have to
flush their stash. Now Benny and Dante have two days
to come up with $10,000 or else... But they've got a
plan.

TWO ROOMS
Written by Lee Blessing.
Directed by Lauren Repei.
Starring Graham Jenner, Rahkee Sapra, Alex Holbrook
and Jaclyn Scobie

Michael Wells is being held hostage in Beirut,
blindfolded, handcuffed and alone. Half a world away
his wife Lainie has made a prisoner of herself in her
husband's empty study. As months turn into years,
Lainie and Michael find strength in their love, which
allow them to speak and see one another in a
dream-like place.

BLACK BOX FIRE & THE EMERGING ARTISTS SERIES:

Sponsors: CopyDog, Hamilton Theatre Inc., McMaster
Theatre & Film Society, My Dog Joe Coffee House,
Staircase Cafe and Theatre, Tailgate Charlie's, QQs
Teashop, and The Vine

Black Box Fire: Based in Hamilton, Ontario Black Box
Fire is an independent theatre company that was formed
in 2006. Its members believe in the principles of
cooperative development and necessary theatre. The
company treats the development and performance of
theatre as a collaborative, holistic process. It seeks
to develop production methods and performances which
are innovative, challenging and effective.

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La symphonie des vents de Montrłęal: 10e anniversaire

10E ANNIVERSAIRE !

LA SYMPHONIE DES VENTS DE MONTRłÔAL EN CONCERT LE 24 MAI 2008

Animłę par Christopher Hall

C'est le samedi 24 mai, dł«s 20 h łŢ la salle Claude-Champagne de l'Universitłę de Montrłęal qu'aura lieu le concert soulignant le dixił«me anniversaire de la SYMPHONIE DES VENTS DE MONTRłÔAL (SVM). Le concert sera animłę par Christopher Hall, animateur humoristique et clarinettiste de formation.

L'ensemble, composłę d'instruments łŢ vent et łŢ percussion, offrira un programme trł«s variłę et relevłę, invitant les młęlomanes łŢ explorer la musique dans toute sa splendeur et sa complexitłę. Dans le cadre des cłęlłębrations de son dixił«me anniversaire, la SVM interprł«tera Telegram-Winds, une ëýuvre inłędite que le compositeur Tim Brady a łęcrite exclusivement pour l'ensemble. Pour cette pił«ce, les musiciens auront la chance d'łütre accompagnłęs par le groupe de saxophones Quasar de renommłęe internationale. Parmi les autres pił«ces choisies pour souligner l'łęvł«nement, la SVM interprłętera aussi Une nuit sur le mont-chauve de Modeste Moussorgski, transcription de Mario Chaussłę.

Les billets seront en vente dł«s 19 h 15 łŢ l'entrłęe de la Salle Claude-Champagne au coł¬t de 15 $ pour tous et de 10 $ pour les łętudiants. La salle est accessible par la station de młętro łÔdouard-Montpetit et le stationnement est gratuit.

La SYMPHONIE DES VENTS DE MONTRłÔAL est un organisme sans but lucratif, fondłę en 1998 par son actuel chef et directeur musical, Monsieur łÔric Levasseur. La SVM a pour mission de rłępondre aux besoins des jeunes musiciens de talent, d'entretenir leur passion et de rendre la musique plus accessible au grand public. L'ensemble permet aux musiciens d'aborder plusieurs genres musicaux et de perfectionner et d'acqułęrir une importante expłęrience de scł«ne.

Parmi ses rłęalisations, la SVM a gagnłę plusieurs prix prestigieux dont le trophłęe Č┤ Performance instrumentale exceptionnelle Ȭ lors du Heritage Festival de New York en 2002 et a lancłę son premier album studio en dłęcembre 2004.

Concert de la SVM

Samedi, 24 mai 2008, łŢ 20 h

Salle Claude Champagne (Universitłę de Montrłęal)

220, avenue Vincent-d'Indy, Outremont, Montrłęal

Station de młętro łÔdouard-Montpetit

Stationnement gratuit

Prix pour une entrłęe - 15 $

Prix pour les łętudiants (sur prłęsentation d'une pił«ce d'identitłę) - 10 $

Renseignements :
Gilles Dupuis ĺ─ý prłęsident du CA de la SVM
(514) 833-7834
dupuis.gilles@uqam.ca


Isabelle D'Amico - administratrice de la SVM
(514) 494-0353
isabelle.damico@videotron.ca


www.symphoniedesvents.com


4th Annual WAWA (We Are Women Artists) Show

www.thewawashow.com

The Beautiful People Association and CKUT 90.3FM are pleased to present the 4th edition of the WAWA Show, an evening of women's performance by Montreal singers, dancers, comediennes and artists. The event will take place on Thursday, May 29 at 8:30 p.m. at Sala Rossa (4848 blvd. Saint Laurent). Tickets are $10 and available at the door.

Participants include:

Music & Performance
Empire Isis (SOBA award-winning hip hop reggae star)
Amanda Mabro (Cabaret pop noir vocalist)
Briga ĺ─ý Brigitte Dajczer (Eastern European folk violin & vocals)
Annabelle Chvostek (Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist folk chanteuse)
Jordi Rosen (Singer/songwriter and accordionist)
Raylene Campbell (Accordionist and electro acoustic performer)
DJ Amyl Nitrate
Erica Ruth Kelly (Poet)

Burlesque/Comedy
Miss Sugarpuss, Emcee (Actress, singer & burlesque dancer)
DeAnne Smith (Just for Laughs comedienne)

Art/Film/Dance/Writers/Designers
Amy Arnott for Black Sheep Betty (Design), Celine Vautour for WA'OU creations (Design), Eva Blue (Photography), Mary Jane Caro (Photography), Nadia Nespeca (Photography), Caroline Jean (Painting), Adrianna Coluccio (Multimedia), Catherine Rizzetto (Crafts) Amanda Rhodenizer (Painting), Amanda Schurman (Painting), Anita Abbasi (Film), Brigitte Dajczer (Film), Andrea Fryett (Dance), Tony Elias (Magic), Jill Murray (author), Erica Ruth Kelly (poet), Four Minutes to Midnight (zine), Hannah Byrne and Shayl Prisk for SNAP! Magazine
The following night, Friday May 30, 8:30 p.m, WAWA will host a second event showcasing Montreal's women designers at an interactive fashion show at Black Sheep Betty, an art and fashion gallery in Montreal's Mile End district (4816b Avenue du Parc). Admission is $5.

The WAWA show's creator, Amanda Mabro, took partial inspiration from comedienne Gilda Radner's Legendary "Baba Wawa" sketch when creating this annual event. WAWA is about fostering community among female artists in all fields and is proud to bring women together in a positive and inspiring forum.

For more information visit the website at www.thewawashow.com

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Vłüpres de Rachmaninoff

Dirigłę par Marika Kuzma, chef du choeur de l'OSM, le choeur Saint-Laurent donnera en concert les Vłüpres de Rachmaninoff. Ce chef-d'oeuvre - un vrai dłęlice pour les basses qui descendront jusqu' au si-błęmol sous la portłęe des basses - sera executłęe dans son contexte liturgique avec des chantres de l'Eglise orthodoxe de Montrłęal.

Samedi 31 mai, 2008 łŢ 19 h 30
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Grłóce
5333, av. Notre-Dame-de-Grłóce, Montrłęal
Adulte: $20 Age d'or: $15 Etudiant: $10

Au plaisir de vous y voir !

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Trioxyde au Quai des Brumes

TRIOXYDE sera au Quai des Brumes, au 4481 St-Denis (coin Mt-Royal),
lundi le 26 mai prochain łŢ 21h; entrłęe: 6$.

www.myspace.com/quaidesbrumes

Le guitariste et compositeur Jean-Franł▀ois Girard est entourłę des
musiciens Guillaume Dostaler au piano, Michel Mergaerts łŢ la basse et
Charles Beauregard łŢ la batterie.

Le CD de Trioxyde est en vente chez tous les bons disquaires.

www.trioxyde.biz
www.myspace.com/trioxyde

Thursday, May 22, 2008

L'Ensemble Masques, samedi le 24

L'Ensemble Masques vous invite łŢ son prochain concert, samedi le 24 mai łŢ 17h (durłęe du concert environ 1h) łŢ l'łęglise St. John the Evangelist (l'łÔglise au toit rouge, situłęe łŢ cłątłę de la Place des Arts).

Venez prendre l'apłęro en musique alors que l'ensemble montrłęalais Masques prłęsentera un concert intitulłę Florilł«ge Musical mettant au programme un łęventail printanier de compositeurs baroques tels Vivaldi, Purcell, Telemann et J.-S. Bach. Ne manquez pas cette rare occasion d'entendre łŢ Montrłęal l'exceptionnelle violoniste australienne Sophie GENT. De plus, les non-moins łęclatantes Młęlisande CORRIVEAU łŢ la flł¬te łŢ bec et Anne THIVIERGE au traverso seront accompagnłęes par leurs complices Stephen Freeman, Margaret Little, Nicolas Lessard et Olivier Fortin. Un verre de vin sera offert avant le concert (ouverture des portes de l'łęglise łŢ 16h30).

Rłęservez dł«s maintenant au 514.279.0074

Admission głęnłęrale : 10$

Ensemble MASQUES
7140 St- La urent, Montrłęal, Qc, H2S 3E2

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L'łÔlite montante de la scł«ne musicale internationale en concert

Les łÔluard-Poulenc, Hugo-Faurłę et Mallarmłę-Ravel se joignent au Chëýur de la
Radio de Radio-Canada (CRRC) pour vous inviter łŢ venir passer un moment en
leur compagnie dans le cadre de la soirłęe inaugurale de la neuvił«me łędition
du Marchłę de la połęsie de Montrłęal.

Montrłęal, le 20 mai 2008 ĺ─ý Dans le cadre de la soirłęe inaugurale de la
neuvił«me łędition du Marchłę de la połęsie de Montrłęal, le Chëýur de la Radio de
Radio-Canada, en association avec la Maison de la połęsie de Montrłęal,
prłęsente en concert

LES MOTS ENCHANTłÔS
le jeudi 29 mai 2008 łŢ 19 h 30 ĺ─ý łęglise de l'Immaculłęe-Conception ĺ─ý 1855
rue Rachel Est, coin Papineau

Nous vous convions łŢ assister łŢ la remarquable union de la musique avec
celle de l'esprit. Ravissement assurłę chez ces poł«tes łŢ l'łóme de musicien et
musiciens au cëýur de poł«te !

Au programme notamment : Les Chansons madłęcasses (Parny ĺ─ý Ravel)
Trois poł«mes de Stłęphane Mallarmłę (Ravel)
Sept chansons (Apollinaireĺ─ý łÔluard ĺ─ý Poulenc)
Deux poł«mes d'Anne Hłębert (Jean Lesage)

Le Chëýur est particulił«rement heureux de recevoir łŢ cette occasion madame
Julie Boulianne, jeune łętoile de la scł«ne lyrique dont la carrił«re
internationale est en plein essor. Madame Boulianne s'est fait remarquer
rłęcemment dans le rłąle de Rosine (Le Barbier de Słęville) łŢ l'Opłęra de
Montrłęal et łętait de la distribution de la premił«re new-yorkaise du cłęlł«bre
Our Town prłęsentłę en avril dernier au Juilliard Opera Center.

Le concert est placłę sous la direction de Jean-Michał┤l Lavoie, directeur
artistique adjoint du CRRC et chef adjoint dłęsignłę de l'Ensemble
intercontemporain de Paris, premier Canadien łŢ remporter cet honneur.

Le Chëýur de la Radio de Radio-Canada est fier de s'associer łŢ l'łęlite
montante de la scł«ne musicale internationale.

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Shaw Festival Set to Open 47th Season

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 21, 2008 . . . The Shaw Festivalĺ─˘s 47th season officially opens tonight with J.B. Priestleyĺ─˘s compelling and mysterious drama An Inspector Calls at the Festival Theatre. Four other productions also open this week: Bernard Shawĺ─˘s provocative comedy Getting Married; the North American premiere of Githa Sowerbyĺ─˘s undiscovered gem The Stepmother; Lillian Hellmanĺ─˘s timeless tale of family and greed, The Little Foxes; and Leonard Bernsteinĺ─˘s musical adventure Wonderful Town.

The Shaw Festivalĺ─˘s Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell, who joins The Shawĺ─˘s Board of Governors Chair Richard D. Falconer and the rest of the Company in celebrating the launch of the season, says of the weekĺ─˘s events: ĺ─˙We head into Opening week with a sense of celebration and pride. The five fine productions weĺ─˘re about to present are a testament to the talent and spirit of The Shawĺ─˘s artists, both on and off the stage. Iĺ─˘ve been thrilled with the audience response to these shows during the preview period and thank everyone involved for their dedication and enthusiasm in bringing these stories to life on stage.ĺ─¨ In commemoration of the achievements of The Shawĺ─˘s creative team, gala dinners attended by dignitaries from all levels of government and Canadaĺ─˘s artistic and business communities, and by Shaw supporters, are held throughout Niagara-on-the-Lake prior to the opening night performances.

Government of Canada officials attending will include: The Honourable Josłęe Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage; The Honourable Art Eggleton P.C., Senator; Mr. Stephen Brereton, Canadian Consul General ĺ─ý Buffalo; Mr. Robert Noble, Canadian Consul General ĺ─ý Detroit; Dr. Carolyn Bennett P.C., MP St. Paulĺ─˘s; and Mr. John Maloney, MP Welland. Foreign dignitaries attending will include: His Excellency H.E. William Fisher, Australian High Commissioner and Mr. Nicholas Armour, British Consul General ĺ─ý Toronto. Provincial government officials attending will include: The Honourable David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; The Honourable Aileen Carroll, Minister of Culture; Ms. Marguerite Rappolt, Deputy Minister of Culture; The Honourable Donna Cansfield, Minister of Natural Resources, MPP Etobicoke Centre; The Honourable John Wilkinson, Minister of Research and Innovation; Ms. Julia Munro, MPP North York, PC Culture Critic; Ms. Joyce Savoline, MPP Burlington; and Mr. Greg Sorbara, MPP Vaughan. Municipal government officials attending will include: Lord Mayor Gary Burroughs, Mayor of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake; Mr. Dennis Parass, Chair, Niagara Economic Development Corporation; Mr. Patrick Gedge, CEO, Niagara Economic Development Corporation; and Mr. Peter Partington, Regional Chair, Regional Municipality of Niagara.

Arts community members attending will include: Martin Bragg, Executive Producer, The Canadian Stage Company; John Brotman, Executive Director, Ontario Arts Council; Antoni Cimolino, General Director, Stratford Shakespeare Festival; Martha Durdin, Chair, Ontario Arts Council; Julia Foster, Chair, Board of Trustees, National Arts Centre; John Goddard, Executive Director, Theatre Ontario; Peter Herrndorf, President & CEO, National Arts Centre; Jack Lightstone, President, Brock University; Dan Patterson, President, Niagara College; Richard Rose, Artistic Director, Tarragon Theatre; Robert Sirman, Director, Canada Council; Janet Stubbs, Director, Ontario Arts Foundation; and Nancy Webster, President, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres.

The 2008 season is proudly presented by HSBC Bank Canada/HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

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Gabrielle Maes' A Farewell Concert- May 31



Gabrielle Maes'

A Farewell Recital

-One night only-

Saturday, May 31, 8pm


Gabrielle Maes, last seen in the show-stopping role of Lady Doyle in Houdini at the Segal, is excited to present A Farewell Recital before moving to Malaysia. The concert will be on Saturday, May 31, at the Westmount Baptist Church, which, according to Gabrielle, has the best-damned piano in the city. Accompanying her will be pianist extraordinaire, Amy Zanrosso.


Though singing is her main love, Gabrielle also acts. Performing everything from musical theatre to opera, she has come to understand that it takes more than someone with a pretty voice to draw an audience into a song or aria.


For A Farewell Recital, Gabrielle will be singing a wide range of musical styles and composers. The first half of the evening will include opera arias, Spanish folksongs and a little Purcell and Caccini. For the second half, she turns to her other love, songs from the musical theatre canon. Gabrielle explains the eclectic mix; "This concert has all my favourite songs in it. That's why it is sort of a mishmash of various styles." She continues, "I love the voice as an instrument, and seeing as I am going away, I wanted to have the chance to compile all the songs I have wanted to sing into one night." Gabrielle will be moving to Malaysia, starting a totally different life. She will still be singing, but being in a foreign land will give her the chance to have a different musical perspective. She plans on continuing her career.


About Gabrielle Maes


An acclaimed Canadian singer, Gabrielle grew up in Montreal and Holland. After many years of studying piano with famed Israeli teacher Shoshana Cohen, Ms Maes decided to focus on her second instrument and complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advanced Vocal training from Concordia University in Montreal. While attending Concordia, Ms Maes won the coveted Mills Purchase Prize for Best Performing Artist. She went on to win three consecutive scholarships at the prestigious Abingdon School of Music in England.


Gabrielle is a versatile musician singing everything from classical opera and choral works to 20th century music and American song. In her career she has debuted pieces written specifically for her including works by the avant-garde French director Pierre Carniaux. While in Paris she wrote and performed a three-person cabaret, which she since adapted to the one-woman Bedraggled, which enjoyed two Montreal runs. She was nominated for a MECCA award as best actress for her performance in Bedraggled. Gabrielle continues to sing as a soloist for leading orchestras as well as with ensembles throughout France and Canada. She toured Europe in the summer of 2007. Gabrielle received great reviews for her role as Lady Doyle in the Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre production of Houdini. Ms Maes was the winner of Le Spotlight Musical Theatre Challenge 2007 and sat as a judge for the Le Spotlight 2008 edition.


She will sorely miss the changing of the seasons, but feels sure she will be back to see it again and again.


Amy Zanrosso received a Master's Degree in piano performance from McGill University in 2001. She has since been freelancing in Montreal as a chamber musician and collaborative pianist.


Where and When

Westmount Baptist Church, May 31, 8pm

411 Roslyn

For tickets and information: (514) 277-2359

$20-Regular, $10- Students/Seniors

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Madame Butterfly, łŢ guichets fermłę - Autre chance de voir l'opłęra 7 juin retransmission en direct sur grand łęcran

Lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal annonce que toutes les reprłęsentations de Madame Butterfly de Puccini sont łŢ guichets fermłęs.
Une autre chance sĺ─˘ajoute de voir lĺ─˘opłęra : la reprłęsentation du jeudi 7 juin 2008 łŢ 20 h, sera retransmise en direct sur grand łęcran głęant, installłę sur lĺ─˘esplanade de la Place des Arts. En prime, łŢ midi, au młüme endroit, trois jeunes sopranos de lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal interprłęteront de grands airs dĺ─˘opłęras. Ces deux łęvłęnements sont gratuits.
Voir le communiqułę ci-dessous

Marie Marais, attachłęe de presse
(514) 845-2821 | marais@cooptel.qc.ca

COMMUNIQUłÔ ĺ─ý POUR DIFFUSION IMMłÔDIATE - MERCI


Du złęnith aux łętoiles !
samedi 7 juin 2008
Esplanade de la Place des Arts ĺ─ý Entrłęe libre

Midi : Concert des trois sopranos
20 h : Madame Butterfly sous les łętoiles,
projection en direct de lĺ─˘opłęra sur łęcran głęant extłęrieur

UNE PRłÔSENTATION DE



Pour clore en beautłę sa 28e saison, lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal, avec le co-partenariat du Mouvement des caisses Desjardins et du ministł«re des Affaires municipales et des Rłęgions, est particulił«rement heureux de pouvoir offrir gratuitement deux łęvłęnements lyriques en plein air qui se dłęrouleront sur lĺ─˘Esplanade de la Place des Arts (coin Ste-Catherine et Jeanne-Mance), le samedi 7 juin 2008, du złęnith łŢ lĺ─˘heure des łętoiles. Apportez vos chaises pliantes, les łęvłęnements auront lieu beau temps, mauvais temps.

AU ZłÔNITH, DE MIDI ł─ MIDI 45, place łŢ trois jeunes sopranos de lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal, Caroline Bleau, Leticia Brewer et Marianne Lambert, qui interprłęteront en solo, duo et trio des extraits dĺ─˘airs dĺ─˘opłęras connus et de comłędies musicales [La Wally, Lakmłę, Porgy and Bess, Les contes dĺ─˘Hoffmann, La fille du rłęgiment, My fair Lady, des airs napolitainsĺ─Â]. Un coup de chapeau au talent des jeunes chanteurs de lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique qui forment, depuis 1984, une relł«ve canadienne de chanteurs dĺ─˘opłęra, dont plusieurs dĺ─˘entre eux font aujourdĺ─˘hui carrił«re sur la scł«ne nationale et internationale.

SOUS LES łÔTOILES, ł─ 20 H, la dernił«re reprłęsentation de lĺ─˘opłęra Madame Butterfly de Puccini, prłęsentłę łŢ la salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, sera retransmise en direct sur grand łęcran głęant, installłę sur lĺ─˘Esplanade de la Place des Arts. Lĺ─˘opłęra est prłęsentłę en italien avec surtitres franł▀ais et anglais. Pendant lĺ─˘entracte, les spectateurs pourront dłęcouvrir sur grand łęcran lĺ─˘activitłę fłębrile de lĺ─˘arrił«re-scł«ne et faire connaissance avec les artistes, concepteurs et techniciens qui ont donnłę vie łŢ cette production. La visite guidłęe des coulisses sera menłęe par le musicologue Pierre Vachon, directeur des communications et du marketing łŢ lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal. Tout ce que vous avez voulu savoir sur les coulisses de lĺ─˘opłęra, sans jamais avoir osłę le demander, vous sera enfin dłęvoilłę!

Cet łęvłęnement en plein air sĺ─˘inscrit dans la mission de dłęmocratisation, sociale et communautaire que sĺ─˘est fixłęe lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal. Sous les łętoiles a łętłę initiłę en juin 2005, avec la retransmission en direct de Carmen de Bizet et clłąturait avec łęclat la 25e saison de la compagnie, puis en juin 2006 avec Ałěda de Verdi. Pour chacun des deux łęvłęnements, plus de 10 000 spectateurs avaient alors afflułę vers lĺ─˘Esplanade de la Place des Arts et avaient assistłę, envoł¬tłęs łŢ la projection en direct de lĺ─˘opłęra sur grand łęcran. Du złęnith aux łętoiles se rajoute aux activitłęs satellites que lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal a mis en place, avec le soutien de ses partenaires (prłęOpłęra, coOpłęra, młętrOpłęra, głęnłęrales ouvertes aux łętudiantsĺ─Â), pour permettre une plus grande accessibilitłę de lĺ─˘art lyrique au plus grand nombre.

Madame Butterfly, grand classique de lĺ─˘łęmotion lyrique du grand Puccini, se dłęroule au pays du soleil levant. La jeune geisha Cio-Cio-San surnommłęe Madame Butterfly dłęshonore la religion de ses ancłütres par amour pour le lieutenant amłęricain Pinkerton. ł─ peine mariłę, il repart sur les mersĺ─ Trois ans ont passłę avant quĺ─˘il ne revienne auprł«s de Cio-Cio-San pour reprendre lĺ─˘enfant nłę de leur passionĺ─ une trahison qui sera fatale łŢ Cio-Cio-San.
Dans les rłąles principaux, la soprano japonaise łŢ la voix dĺ─˘or Hiromi Omura (Butterfly), le tłęnor amłęricain Richard Troxell (le lieutenant Pinkerton de Frłędłęric Mitterrand), la mezzo-soprano canadienne Annamaria Popescu (Susuki, rłąle dont elle est dłętentrice łŢ la Scala), le baryton canadien James Westman (Sharpless) et le tłęnor amłęricain Jon Kolbet (Goro).

Madame Butterfly, cĺ─˘est 13 solistes, 67 musiciens de lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain du Grand Montrłęal dirigłęs par leur chef Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, 30 choristes du Chëýur de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal, 10 figurants (dont un enfant), dans une production dĺ─˘Opera Australia.

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MłÔDIAS : Marie Marais, relations de presse
T (514) 845-2821 | marais@cooptel.qc.ca







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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

En juin, La SCENA / La Scena Musicale en distribution nationale

(English version)

Nous sommes fiers dĺ─˘annoncer que pour la premił«re fois La SCENA sera en distribution nationale. Lĺ─˘article-vedette du numłęro de juin de La SCENA portera sur la gouverneure głęnłęrale du Canada, Michał┤lle Jean. Dans une entrevue spłęciale, Son Excellence et son mari Jean-Daniel Lafond parlent de leur amour des arts et de la signification de lĺ─˘art dans leurs vies. Ce numłęro comprendra łęgalement des articles sur la gravure et lĺ─˘art de lĺ─˘encadrement. Notre dossier spłęcial, Č┤ Destination Qułębec Ȭ, prłęsentera les activitłęs culturelles de la rłęgion de la capitale, dont notre choix parmi les cłęlłębrations du 400e anniversaire de la ville. Nous honorons łęgalement lĺ─˘agent artistique et producteur Michel Buruiana, actif depuis 25 ans dans le domaine des arts.

Imprimłę en combinaison avec son cousin trimestriel La SCENA, le numłęro de juin de La Scena Musicale mettra en vedette le baryton canadien Jean-Franł▀ois Lapointe. On y trouvera łęgalement une entrevue avec le fondateur et prłęsident dĺ─˘Analekta, Mario Labbłę, pour souligner le 20e anniversaire de sa maison de disques, ainsi quĺ─˘un article sur le Festival international dĺ─˘orgue de Montrłęal. Bien entendu, nous continuons de suivre les changements łŢ CBC Radio 2 et la situation de la radio classique au Canada.

Et ce ne serait pas un numłęro de juin sans notre 12e Guide annuel des festivals dĺ─˘łętłę ! Le Guide dresse une liste complł«te des festivals de musique classique et les arts dans lĺ─˘ensemble du pays.

On trouvera enfin les autres sections rłęgulił«res de La Scena Musicale sur le jazz et les musiques du monde, les critiques de disques et de DVD et, bien sł¬r, le calendrier rłęgional de musique de juin.

Nous publierons łęgalement un rłępertoire des compagnies qui offrent des abonnements de saison 2008-2009. Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter :


La SCENA łÔtłę 2008
La Scena Musicale : juin 2008
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łÔdition Qułębec

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łÔdition Canada anglais

  • Vancouver : 4,500
  • Victoria : 2,500
  • Calgary : 2,500
  • Edmonton : 2,500
  • Ottawa : 3,000
  • Toronto : 10,000

Sortie : le 2 juin
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La Scena Musicale : juillet/aoł¬t 2008

50 000 lecteurs
Distribution : 25 000

  • Montrłęal : 20 500
  • Qułębec : 500
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  • Abonnements : 2000

Sortie : le 1 juillet
Tombłęe publicitaire : le 16 juilllet
Maquettes : le 18 juillet


Festivals
Au sujet des festivals de musique et des arts, La Scena Musicale, La SCENA et The Music Scene sont les ressources łŢ consulter pour trouver les festivals de musique et des arts internationaux et canadiens en 2008 (en imprimłę et en ligne). Les numłęros suivants couvriront tous les festivals de 2008 :

  • Festivals internationaux de musique et des arts : numłęro de printemps 2008 de The Music Scene et numłęro de printemps 2008 de La SCENA (comprenant le numłęro dĺ─˘avril de La Scena Musicale).
  • Festivals canadiens de jazz, de musique du monde et folk : numłęro de mai 2008 de La Scena Musicale. Cĺ─˘est un numłęro national (distribution doublłęe łŢ 50 000 exemplaires) et les tarifs publicitaires sont 1,5 fois les tarifs habituels.
  • Festivals canadiens de musique classique et des arts : numłęro dĺ─˘łętłę 2008 de La SCENA (comprenant le numłęro de juin de La Scena Musicale). Cĺ─˘est un numłęro national (distribution doublłęe łŢ 50 000 exemplaires) et les tarifs publicitaires sont 1,5 fois les tarifs habituels.
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Nouveautłęs chez www.scena.org: blogue et fil de presse!

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Vous dłęsirez trouver des lecteurs de 35 ans et plus avertis et plus łŢ l'aise financił«rement que la moyenne ? Ou bien des musiciens/artistes professionnels et les łętudiants ?

La Scena Musicale vous invite chez 100 000 Canadiens łęduqułęs, młęlomanes, passionnłęs de culture. Nos lecteurs s'intłęressent łŢ la musique, la danse, le thłęłótre, le cinłęma, les arts visuels, la cuisine et la mode.

Nos revues renommłęes La Scena Musicale, La SCENA et The Music Scene publient des articles et critiques qui font rłęflłęchir. La Scena Musicale et La SCENA sont les seules publications bilingues łŢ Montrłęal consacrłęes łŢ la musique de concert (classique, jazz et musiques du monde) et aux arts et łŢ la culture (la musique, la danse, le thłęłótre, le cinłęma et les arts visuels). En plus, le calendrier culturel le plus complet au Canada assure que la lecture sera rłępłętłęe (plus que 225 000 par mois).

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

CMIM Piano 2008: lĺ─˘łętape quart de finale / Quarter Finals

For English, see below

Piano 2008: Aujourd'hui !

C'est aujourd'hui que dłębute l'łętape quart de finale du 7e Concours Musical International de Montrłęal (CMIM), consacrłę cette annłęe au piano. Suite au dłęsistement d'Eun-Shik Park de la Corłęe-du Sud, c'est 23 pianistes (11 hommes et 12 femmes) de 12 pays qui prendront part łŢ cette premił«re portion de la compłętition.


Photo: Gunther Gamper

Voici l'ordre de passage, dłęterminłę par tirage au sort :

Salle Pierre-Mercure
Centre Pierre-Płęladeau
300, boul. de Maisonneuve Est
Montrłęal
Rłęservations : 514-987-6919
Rłęseau Admission : 514-790-1245
www.admission.com

Mardi 20 mai

13 h Chun-Chieh YEN - Taiwan
13 h 50 Andrejs OSOKINS - Lettonie
15 h Wei-Jen YUAN - łÔtats-Unis
15 h 50 Irina SHKURINDINA - Russie
19 h Marie-Hłęlł«ne TREMPE - Canada
19 h 50 Vladimir MILOSEVIC - Serbie
21 h Sara DANESHPOUR - łÔtats-Unis
21 h 50 Alexandre MOUTOUZKINE - Russie


Mercredi 21 mai

13 h Lang Ning LIU - Canada
13 h 50 Kotaro NAGANO - Japon
15 h Sanja BIZJAK - Serbie
15 h 50 Michelle NAM - Canada
19 h Yu-Lin SHEN - Taiwan
19 h 50 Sergei SARATOVSKY - Canada
21 h Dorel GOLAN - Israł┤l
21 h 50 Piotr Tomasz SZCZEPANIK - Pologne

Jeudi 22 mai

13 h Gintaras JANUSEVICIUS - Lituanie
13 h 50 Aiko YAJIMA - Japon
15 h Elizabeth SCHUMANN - łÔtats-Unis
15 h 50 Masataka TAKADA - Japon
19 h Jiny CHOI - Corłęe du Sud
19 h 50 Carlos AVILA - łÔtats-Unis
21 h Nareh ARGHAMANYAN - Armłęnie


L'identitłę des 12 candidats qui seront retenus pour l'łętape demi-finale sera dłęvoilłęe łŢ l'issue de la dernił«re session du jeudi 22 mai. Rappelons que l'łępreuve quart de finale est diffusłęe en direct, en son et en images, sur le site Internet de Radio-Canada au www.radio-canada.ca/cmim De plus, toujours en direct sur ce młüme site web et łŢ l'issue de chaque session, l'animatrice Franł▀oise Davoine recueillera les commentaires du pianiste franł▀ais Bruno Rigutto. Notons par ailleurs que CBC Radio Two, 93,5 FM łŢ Montrłęal, diffusera les meilleurs moments du quart de finale et de la demi-finale, lors d'une łęmission spłęciale, le dimanche 25 mai łŢ 15 h 30. L'animateur Kelly Rice sera alors entourłę du pianiste canadien David Jalbert et de la rłęalisatrice Martha de Francisco.

Horaire complet

Tous les dłętails du CMIM 2008 au www.concoursmontreal.ca


Piano 2008 : Today !

The Quarter Final round of the 7th Montreal International Musical Competition, dedicated to piano, begins today. Following South Korean Eun-Shik Park's withdrawal, 23 pianists (11 men and 12 women) will take part in this first part of the Competition.



Photo: Gunther Gamper

Here is the candidates' order of appearance, determined by random draw:

Salle Pierre-Mercure
Centre Pierre-Płęladeau
300, Maisonneuve East Bwd
Montrłęal
Berri-UQAM Subway
Rłęservations : 514-987-6919
Rłęseau Admission : 514-790-1245
www.admission.com

Tuesday, May 20

1 p.m. Chun-Chieh YEN - Taiwan
1:50 p.m. Andrejs OSOKINS - Latvia
3 p.m. Wei-Jen YUAN - United States
3:50 p.m. Irina SHKURINDINA - Russia
7 p.m. Marie-Hłęlł«ne TREMPE - Canada
7:50 p.m. Vladimir MILOSEVIC - Serbia
9 p.m. Sara DANESHPOUR - United States
9:50 p.m. Alexandre MOUTOUZKINE - Russia



Wednesday, May 21

1 p.m. Lang Ning LIU - Canada
1:50 p.m. Kotaro NAGANO - Japan
3 p.m. Sanja BIZJAK - Serbia
3:50 p.m. Michelle NAM - Canada
7 p.m. Yu-Lin SHEN - Taiwan
7:50 p.m. Sergei SARATOVSKY - Canada
9 p.m. Dorel GOLAN - Israel
9:50 p.m. Piotr Tomasz SZCZEPANIK - Poland


Thursday, May 22

1 p.m. Gintaras JANUSEVICIUS - Lithuania
1:50 p.m. Aiko YAJIMA - Japan
3 p.m. Elizabeth SCHUMANN - United States
3:50 p.m. Masataka TAKADA - Japan
7 p.m. Jiny CHOI - South Korea
7:50 p.m. Carlos AVILA - United States
9 p.m. Nareh ARGHAMANYAN - Armenia

The names of the 12 candidates who will move to the Semi-final round will be announced following the outcome of the last Quarter Final session on Thursday, May 22. Remember that video and audio of the Quarter Final round is broadcast live on Radio-Canada's website at www.radio-canada.ca/cmim. In addition, also live on the same website at the end of each session, host Franł▀oise Davoine will take comments from French pianist Bruno Rigutto. Please note that CBC Radio Two, 93.5 FM in Montreal, will broadcast highlights of the Quarter Final and Semi-final rounds on a special show on Sunday, May 25 at 3:30 p.m. Host Kelly Rice will welcome Canadian pianist David Jalbert and producer Martha de Francisco to the studio.

Complete schedule

Complete MIMC 2008 details can be found at www.concoursmontreal.ca

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Let It Be: The Beatles songs of Lennon & McCartney

Roy Thomson Hall, Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 8 p.m.

Tickets on sale to FriendsFirst on Thursday, May 22, at 10 am

Tickets on sale to the GENERAL PUBLIC on Saturday, May 24, at noon

Tickets: $74.50 ĺ─ý $94.50

National Arts Centre, Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 8 p.m.

Tickets on sale to the GENERAL PUBLIC on Friday, May 23, at 10 am

Tickets: $79.50 ĺ─ý $89.50

Lennon. McCartney. Rescuers of rock ĺ─˘nĺ─˘ roll. Leaders of a generation. No songwriting duo ever ĺ─ý or since ĺ─ý has made such an indelible imprint not only on people around the world but also across generations. This October, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Rik Emmett, mesmerizing singer/songwriter Damhnait Doyle, Prairie Oysterĺ─˘s celebrated frontman Russell deCarle and renowned multi-instrumentalist Andrew Craig come together for Let it Be, a once-in-a-lifetime concert celebrating the legacy of Lennon and McCartney.

Let it Be marks the first time these four talented vocalists will take the stage together. They will be accompanied by the 9-piece Day Tripper Band, which includes the exceptional musicianship of Canadaĺ─˘s best touring and studio artists: Tim Bovaconti (lead guitar), Kevin Fox (cello), Blake Manning (drums), Maury LeFoy (bass), Kevin Adamson (keyboards), and Marcus Ali (saxophone). Musical Director Fergus Hambleton, best known as Sattalitesĺ─˘ front man, lends his own talents on rhythm guitar and vocals.

Let it Be features a cadre of outstanding vocalists representing a wide spectrum of musical backgrounds from gospel, and jazz to pop, rock and country. ĺ─˙Canada is one of the richest and most diverse musical communities the world over and this unique collection of artists have touched every corner of that spectrum. The fact that each of these accomplished musicians has been influenced by what Lennon and McCartney gave to the world is a testament to the power of this music,ĺ─¨ Hambleton, a life-long Beatles fan, explains. ĺ─˙We are all excited about putting on a show that honours the history of this songwriting phenomenon.ĺ─¨

John Lennon and Paul McCartney comprised the most important songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. In total, the duo co-wrote an astonishing 23 No. 1 singles, and changed the voice of popular music forever. Some of these hits will be featured in Let it Be, including Yesterday, In My Life, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Hey Jude and Magical Mystery Tour.

Produced by Phil Bathols and Andrew McKinnon, Let it Be was an unprecedented hit in their native Australia. Featuring a lineup of some of their countryĺ─˘s beloved vocalists, including the legendary Leo Sayer, Let it Be: Australia gave audiences a unique chance to re-live the Beatlesĺ─˘ music with the help of multitalented artists who lent their style and vocal ability to some of the most famous lyrics, and who shared their own personal and captivating connections to the music of Lennon and McCartney, creating an unforgettable concert event.

Let it Be features:

Rik Emmett

One of the most proficient and eclectic guitarists of his generation, Rik Emmett is best known as a rocker with an approach that incorporates blues, jazz and classical styles. Rik is a founding member of the Canadian Hall of Fame rock band Triumph, who are heading back out on their first tour dates since '88 later this year. A versatile vocalist and recording artist he also has two new projects in the works: a follow up to the melodic-rock hit ĺ─˙Airtimeĺ─¨, with Mike Shotton, as well as a new follow-up CD to ĺ─˙Strung-Out Troubadoursĺ─¨, a duo with Dave Dunlop, which earned the 2006 Canadian Smooth Jazz Album and Group Of The Year honours.

Damhnait Doyle

An award winning artist, Damhnait Doyle has just released a new solo cd ĺ─˙Lights Down Lowĺ─¨ which is getting rave reviews across the country. A hit-making songwriter with covers by numerous Canadian artists and placements in film and television, Damhnait is also a member of Shaye. Damhnait has toured Canada extensively, opening for legends such as Willie Nelson and sharing the stage as special guest with Nelly Furtado, Dido and Jann Arden, among others.

Russell deCarle

Lead singer, bass player, and founding member of Prairie Oyster, one of Canada's most enduring and celebrated country groups, Russell has received the Canadian Country Music Associationĺ─˘s All-Star Band Bass player of the year citation nine times, has earned numerous CCMA, Juno and SOCAN awards. deCarleĺ─˘s latest project is ĺ─˙Under The Big Big Skyĺ─¨, a solo album slated for release later this year. The album is produced by John Sheard and engineered by Juno Award winning L. Stu Young, known for his work on Prince's album Musicology among others.

Andrew Craig

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, director, composer, broadcaster and impresario, whose work in jazz, world music, R & B, gospel and classical music has won him acclaim in North America and abroad. He has worked with a diverse range of musical artists, including Molly Johnson, Jackie Richardson, Measha Brueggergosman, Ashley MacIsaac and Wynton Marsalis.

LET IT BE

Roy Thomson Hall,
Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale to FriendsFirst on Thursday, May 22, at 10 am
Tickets on sale to the GENERAL PUBLIC on Saturday, May 24, at noon
Tickets $74.50 - $94.50
National Arts Centre, Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale to NAC Members on Thursday, May 22, at 10 am
Tickets on sale to the GENERAL PUBLIC on Friday, May 23, at 10 am
Tickets $79.50 - $89.50
For tickets and information

Roy Thomson Hall National Arts Centre
60 Simcoe Street, Toronto 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa
(416) 872-4255 (613) 755-1111
www.roythomson.com www.ticketmaster.ca


La SCENA / La Scena Musicale goes National for the Summer

(Version franł▀aise)

In June La SCENA goes national for the first time with a doubling of the normal print run distributed in English Canada; the Summer 2008 issue features a cover story on the Governor General of Canada, Michał┤lle Jean. In a special interview, Her Excellency and her husband Jean-Daniel Lafond discuss their love of the arts and the meaning of art in their lives. This issue will also feature articles on printmaking and the art of framing. Our special feature "Destination Qułębec" explores the Quebec City region's cultural offerings, including our favourite picks of its 400th anniversary celebrations. We also profile arts agent and producer Michel Buruiana in honour of his 25 years on the arts scene.

Printed in combination with its arts quarterly cousin La SCENA, the June issue of La Scena Musicale features a cover interview with Canadian baritone Jean-Franł▀ois Lapointe. Inside, we also interview Analekta's founder and president Mario Labbłę on the occasion of his label's 20th anniversary. Of course, we continue our coverage of the changes at CBC Radio 2 and the future of classical radio in Canada. And it wouldn't be a June issue without our annual Summer Festival Guide! The Guide will offer comprehensive listings for classical music festivals, plus a look at Arts festivals across Canada.

Our other regular La Scena Musicale features include the Jazz and World music sections, CD and DVD reviews, and of course, the June regional music calendar.

June will also feature a guide to subscriptions for the 2008-09 season. Keep an eye out for our summer classical festival guide in June. For more information on these guides, please consult:

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La SCENA: Summer 2008 National Edition
La Scena Musicale: June 2008
National Edition

  • Guides to classical music and arts festivals
  • Subscription Guide

50,000 copies (100,000 readers)

Quebec Edition (25,000 copies)

  • Qułębec City: 2 500
  • Montreal: 18,500
  • Newsstands: 2,000
  • Mailing: 2,000

English Canada Edition (25,000 copies)

  • Vancouver: 4,500
  • Victoria: 2,500
  • Calgary: 2,500
  • Edmonton: 2,500
  • Ottawa: 3,000
  • Toronto: 10,000

Distribution date: June 2, 2008
Advertising Deadline: May 23

Materials: May 26


La Scena Musicale: July/August 2008

50,000 readers

Quebec circulation: 25,000 copies

  • Montreal: 20,500
  • Qułębec City: 500
  • Newsstands: 2,000
  • Mailing: 2,000

Distribution date: July 1
Advertising deadline: June 16

Materials deadline: June 18


Festivals:

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.

To register your festival, visit the info page .


New LSM Online Features: Blog and Newswire (over 400 posts in 4 months)

We are proud to unveil the LSM Blog (www.scena.org/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 newswiresubsmit@scena.org. The text must be in the body of the e-mail. We will post it in our newswire page http://www.scena.org/blog/newswire. We will also put a direct link to your press release in the "LSM Newswire" section at the bottom of our home page http://en.scena.org

. 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.

Advantages:

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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.

For more info on rates and production, please visit http://ads.scena.org, or contact our sales department directly at 514-948-0509 or sales@scena.org.


Donations Requested

La Scena Musicale is looking for the donation of two used PCs (3 to 5 years old) for our office staff. We would be gratefully issue a tax receipt for the donation. Cash donations are also appreciated.
Please contact 514-948-2520 or info@scena.org

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Monday, May 19, 2008

C4: the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective Concert Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 13, 2008
Contact: Jonathan David, (917) 596-9931
info@c4ensemble.org

C4 Presents Hit It!
New Yorkĺ─˘s Premier New Music Chorus Offers up Voices + Crotales, Lionĺ─˘s Roar, Tam-tam, Spatulae, Marimba, Coffee Grinders, and a Plethora of Other Percussion

Saturday, June 7, 2008
St. Josephĺ─˘s Church
404 East 87th Street between 1st and York Avenues, NYC
8 PM
$10
Closest Subway: 4, 5 or 6 to 86th St. Station

C4: the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective will present the third concert of its season on Saturday, June 7, offering a wide range of music by living composers in collaboration with percussionists Levy Lorenzo and Dennis Sullivan.

The concert will include five world premieres, by C4 composers Jonathan David, Asia Mei, Ian Moss, Malina Rauschenfels, and Karen Siegel. Davidĺ─˘s Kallyope Yell sets the ecstaticly deranged words of eccentric Amercian poet Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, complete with a whip-snapping reciter/ringmaster and a battery of circus percussion. Eine kleine morning music captures Rauschenfelsĺ─˘s morning routine, from that first cup of coffee to her daily fried eggs. Siegelĺ─˘s Hellgate Beach, a mini-concerto for two percussionists and choral obbligato, is inspired by a moment in time at the deserted Queens beach. In Remember Eternity, Mei offers a sumptuous treatment of a mystical poem by Andres D.S. Wilson. Mossĺ─˘s She Didnĺ─˘t Mean To Do It represents a departure from his usual intricate and thickly-textured style, racing through a tale of deception with a cynical, hard-edged sheen.

The evening will also feature the East Coast premiere and second performance of Lisa Bielawaĺ─˘s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. In this multi-movement work for chorus and percussion, commissioned and premiered by the Dale Warland Singers, Bielawa sets excerpts from William Blakeĺ─˘s monumental, Dante-inspired guidebook to Hell. She draws on musical techniques from the ancient to the modern to illuminate the texts that Blake himself illustrated with his remarkable copper-plate etchings. The concert will also include favorite choral works by Veljo Tormis and Eric Whitacre, both of which include prominent roles for percussion.

C4 is a unique chorus that is directed and operated collectively by its singing members, functioning not only as a presenting ensemble in its own right but also as an ongoing workshop and recital chorus for the emerging composers and conductors who form the core of the group. The ensemble exists in both 16-voice chamber choir and larger symphonic chorus formats, allowing for flexibility in presentation depending on the needs of each work. It is the first organization of its kind and one of the few choral groups in the nation to focus exclusively on the music of our time.

For booking, interviews and complimentary tickets for reviews, please contact:
Jonathan David, (917) 596-9931
info@c4ensemble.org
www.c4ensemble.org


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Kotzschmar Organ Summer Series Opens June 17



For Immediate Release
Contact: Kathleen Grammer, 207-883-4234

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ
Summer Season 2008

All concerts begin at 7:30 pm

Pre-concert talks begin at 6:30 pm

Admission: $12.00 suggested at the door; under 21, free, unless otherwise noted.

All performances at Merrill Auditorium, City Hall, Portland, Maine

June 17 Ray Cornils, Portland Municipal Organist Classical with Kotzschmar Festival Brass

June 24 Felix Hell - Classical

July 1 Geroen Krahfoerst, Germany, improvisation - Classical

July 8 John Schwandt, Oklahoma - Classical/Pops

July 15 Frederick Hohman - Classical

July 29 Silent film - Tom Trenney featuring Buster Keaton Silent film in The General

August 5 Classical -Ken Cowan (John Weaver Celebratory Concert)

August 12 Dave Wickerham, Boca Raton, FL - Pops

August 19 Peter Conte Wanamaker - Classical

August 26 James Vivian Temple Church, London - Classical

Summer Demonstration-tour concerts - please check www.foko.org for detailed schedule, dates to be determined.

About the Kotzschmar Organ:
The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, built in 1912 by the Austin Organ Company of Hartford, Connecticut, was given to the City of Portland by Cyrus H. K. Curtis. It is this nation's oldest working municipal organ. With 5 manuals (keyboards) for the hands, a 32-note pedal board for the feet, over 6800 pipes from Čç inch to 32 feet in length, over 100 miles of wiring and weighing more than 50 tons, it is truly one of this nation's musical treasures.

In addition to the concerts listed above, FOKO presents an annual education program, "Meet the King of Instruments," in May and has commissioned the design and construction of the Kotzschmar, Jr., a small, portable, working organ intended for demonstration and educational outreach in school classrooms.

About the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ (FOKO):
The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ (FOKO) was founded as a non-profit organization in 1981 to relieve the City of Portland of the tasks of raising funds for the organ's care and repairs. FOKO present a wide variety of concerts including a summer classics and pops organ series, a silent film series and Music from the World's Great Cathedrals series.

For more information about the Kotzschmar Organ and the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, visit www.foko.org.

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Le Spotlight- Montreal's Musical Theatre Challenge, May 21 at Salle du Gesu

Le Spotlight: Montreal's Musical Theatre Challenge 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 8:00pm

See the Le Spotlight 2008 Finals at the Gesu!

Le Spotlight: Montreal's Musical Theatre Challenge 2008 is proud to invite you to the second annual edition of this exciting musical extravaganza. The ten finalists are ready to show off their skills in competition at Salle du Gesu on Wednesday, May 21 accompanied by an eight-piece orchestra in front of a live audience.

Le Spotlight 2008 will also feature guest performances by Frayne McCarthy, formerly of Les Misłęrables and soon to be in the Canadian national tour of The Sound of Music, Yanick Lanthier, who toured Asia with Rent and is about to star in the Canadian premiere of Altar Boyz and Patrick Olafson, whose one-man tribute to the music of Michel Legrand plays at Place des Arts two days after his appearance in Le Spotlight.

Le Spotlight audience members will be treated to excerpts from such varied musicals as Bajour and Funny Girl. As usual, the emphasis will be on dramatic interpretation rather than vocal performance alone. The winner of Le Spotlight will earn the right to have a featured performance in August at The Next Wave Festival of New Musicals to be held at the Gesu and the McCord Museum.

As a unique event designed to showcase the combined power of music and theatre by Montreal artists, Le Spotlight will be a full evening of heartfelt emotion and exceptional thrills.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Je me souviens 3&4 _NFB

Here is the communiqułę for Je me souviens event. dedicated to sound creation at the National Film Board of Canada

contact : Eric Mattson oral@videotron.ca , tel : 514 598-8605

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Communiqułę :


Je me souviens, a series of exploratory music events presented over two more days: 22 and 23 May 2008. La Sala Rossa, 4848, boulevard Saint-Laurent 10$



Introduction
Each Je me souviens evening is made up of two parts. The first will enable the audience to listen to archival recordings of exploratory music (electro-acoustic, electronic and experimental). The second part will present four new works by innovative Quebec composers. To my mind, these composers, all of whom are stimulated by experimenting with sound and by the unexpected things that can arise from improvisation and collaboration, are the worthy heirs of those who, in the 1970s, forged the basis of today's work.

Experiments in electro-acoustic and electronic composition from 1950 until the late 1980s in Quebec were carried out for the most part in universities. McGill University and, more precisely, its Electronic Music Studio, the Universitłę de Montrłęal, Universitłę Laval and later Concordia University were places where knowledge went hand in hand with experimentation. At the same time, at the National Film Board of Canada, Norman McLaren carried out sound experiments by working directly on the film's optical sound track. Maurice Blackburn followed in his footsteps a little later and established the Atelier de conception et de rłęalisations sonores at the NFB, which was short-lived but of great importance. These institutions were the only places where professors, students, scholars and composers on the look-out for discoveries could analyze developments in electric and later electronic music using modern instruments and to employ them in musical compositions. With the advent of miniaturisation and personal computers, these practices underwent radical changes.

Je me souviens
invites you to experience a few fragments of this past and to plunge into an exploration of bygone days in order to better hear and understand what is going on today.

Eric Mattson : curator oral@videotron.ca www.oral.qc.ca
Thanks: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec, Carol Faucher, National Film Board of Canada, La Sala Rossa, all the participants.



Je me souviens 3. NFB

Part 1: an introduction by Mario Gauthier and Rłęal La Rochelle to the Atelier de conception et de rłęalisations sonores at the National Film Board (NFB). Audio listening of soundtracks and projection of cinematic extracts from the years 1970-1980.
Program 1940 to 1960 : Experimentations and birth of an idea..

Screenings and hearings :
Norman McLaren - L'animateur musicien - 2005
Norman McLaren: expłęrimentations inłędites de musique synthłętiques faites sur pellicules C. 1950
McLaren et Maurice Blackburn - Blinkity Blank - 1955Maurice Blackburn extr du film : L'Homme orchestre 2005 Jour aprł«s jour, bande-son de M. Blackburn: 1962
Pierre Mercure: Manipulations (Musique de danse rłęalisłę pour Franł▀oise Riopelle) - 1964 -
McLaren: Synchromie - 1971
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Part 2: four unique live sets, four unreleased works by today's composers.

Alexandre St-Onge (Et Sans)
Eric Normand (p.o.w.e.r)
Ricardo (Ghost Limbs)
skoltz_kolgen

La Sala Rossa, 4848, boulevard Saint-Laurent 10$
Thursday May, 22 . 2008
Doors open at 7:30 pm - Concert starts in time: 8:30 pm

Je me souviens 4. NFB

Part 1: continuation of the program by Mario Gauthier and Rłęal La Rochelle dedicated to the Atelier de conception et de rłęalisations sonores at the National Film Board of Canada.

Program L'Atelier de conception sonore: breaks and continuity

Screenings and hearings :

Gilles Tremblay vs Maurice Blackburn, 1967, L'eau
Gilles Tremblay - Dimension soleil 1970
Alain Clavier: l'atelier
Alain Clavier - Młętadata - 1971
Jacques Leduc /musique de Yves Daoust - Le Plan sentimental (extrL'łăge de chaise (extrait de la bande son du film)
Yves Daoust -Quatuor
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Part 2: four unique live sets, four unreleased works by today's composers.

Aun
Steve Bates
Erin Sexton
Martin Tłętreault + Michel Langevin (Voivod)

La Sala Rossa, 4848, boulevard Saint-Laurent 10$
Friday May, 23 . 2008
Doors open at 7:30 pm - Concert starts in time: 8:30 pm



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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jacques Marquis honorłę par UQAM / honoured by UQAM

For English see below


Jacques Marquis honorłę

M. Jacques Marquis, directeur głęnłęral et artistique des Jeunesses Musicales du Canada (JMC), et du Concours Musical International de Montrłęal (CMIM), recevait le mercredi 7 mai dernier, le Prix Reconnaissance 2008 de l'łÔcole des sciences de la gestion de l'Universitłę du Qułębec łŢ Montrłęal (UQAM). Le prix, remis devant de nombreuses personnalitłęs montrłęalaises et qułębłęcoises, souligne la qualitłę exceptionnelle du cheminement de carrił«re de ce diplłąmłę en administration de l'UQAM et sa contribution au rayonnement et łŢ l'essor, non seulement des JMC et du CMIM, mais de l'ensemble de la collectivitłę.

Č┤ Je suis particulił«rement touchłę et remercie bien sincł«rement mon alma mater pour cet honneur prestigieux; une carrił«re se construit łŢ force de travail et de persłęvłęrance; elle repose cependant sur une łęquipe formidable qui, chaque jour, contribue de fał▀on incroyable łŢ la rłęussite de nos ambitions Ȭ dłęclarait M. Marquis au moment de recevoir son prix.

Symbole par excellence de la rłęussite, le Prix Reconnaissance UQAM est une rłęcompense annuelle qui souligne la qualitłę exceptionnelle du parcours de ses diplłąmłęs qui, par leurs rłęalisations et leurs engagements, contribuent au dłęveloppement de leur secteur d'łętudes et de leur sphł«re d'activitłę professionnelle.

Jacques Marquis est le directeur głęnłęral et artistique des Jeunesses Musicales du Canada depuis 2002. Sous sa gouverne et grłóce łŢ son dynamisme et łŢ ses qualitłęs professionnelles, les JMC connaissent prłęsentement une forte expansion, tant par le nombre des concerts donnłęs que par le public rejoint. Mentionnons aussi que dł«s sa premił«re annłęe łŢ la barre des JMC, il a contribułę łŢ mettre sur pied le Concours Musical International de Montrłęal, considłęrłę aujourd'hui comme l'une des grandes manifestations culturelles au Canada, et dont il dirige depuis les destinłęes. La prochaine łędition du CMIM, consacrłęe au piano, se dłęroulera du 19 au 29 mai 2008.

M. Marquis sił«ge aussi łŢ plusieurs conseils d'administrations. Il vient d'ailleurs d'łütre nommłę membre du CA de la Fłędłęration Mondiale des Concours Internationaux de Musique, lors de l'assemblłęe głęnłęrale tenue tout rłęcemment łŢ Tbilissi, en Głęorgie. Fondłęe en 1957, cette fłędłęration sise łŢ Genł«ve entretient un rłęseau universel d'organisations musicales reconnues mondialement. Seuls les concours satisfaisant łŢ des normes musicales et organisationnelles łęlevłęes peuvent y adhłęrer.

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Jacques Marquis honoured

Mr. Jacques Marquis, Executive and Artistic Director of Jeunesses Musicales of Canada (JMC) and the Montreal International Musical Competition (MIMC), received the 2008 Award of Recognition (Prix Reconnaissance) from the School of Management Sciences (łÔcole des sciences de la gestion) at the Universitłę du Qułębec łŢ Montrłęal (UQAM) this past May 7. This award, presented before a crowd of many Montreal and Quebec personalities, highlights the exceptional career path of this UQAM Administration graduate, and his contribution to the reach and reputation of not only JMC and the MIMC but the community as a whole.

"I am especially touched and I sincerely thank my alma mater for this prestigious honour; a career is built on hard work and perseverance; however, it relies on an extraordinary team that, each day, contributes in an incredible way to the realization of our ambitions," stated Mr. Marquis upon receiving his award.

A symbol of success par excellence, UQAM's Award of Recognition is an annual award that highlights the exceptional quality of the career paths of its graduates who, through their accomplishments and commitments, contribute to the development of their field of study and their sphere of professional activity.

Jacques Marquis has been the Executive and Artistic Director of Jeunesses Musicales of Canada since 2002. Under his leadership, and thanks to his vitality and his professional attributes, JMC is currently undergoing a major expansion, in terms of the number of concerts it presents, as well as the number of spectators it reaches. It should also be mentioned that as of his first year at the helm of the JMC, he contributed to the establishment of the Montreal International Musical Competition ĺ─ţ today considered to be one of Canada's major cultural events ĺ─ţ whose destiny he has since guided. The next edition of the MIMC, dedicated to piano, will take place from May 19 to 29, 2008.

Mr. Marquis also sits on several boards of directors. He was appointed to the board of directors of the World Federation of International Music Competitions at their general assembly, held recently in Tbilisi, Georgia. Founded in 1957, this federation, whose home office is in Geneva, represents a worldwide network of internationally recognized musical organizations. Membership in the Federation is open exclusively to competitions that meet its high musical and organizational standards.


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Photo: Franł▀ois Delagrave, UQAM

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Monday, May 12, 2008

[Montreal] May 17, 2008 Benefit Concert for Theatre of Early Music Young Artists Program

Le THEATRE OF EARLY MUSIC et la compagnie de danse COLEMAN LEMIEUX ET COMPAGNIE
Vous invitent łŢ :


CONCERT BłÔNłÔFICE

BENEFIT CONCERT


Date : samedi 17 mai 2008

Heure : 20:00 - 21:00

Lieu : Chapelle Notre-Dame-De-Bon-Secours

Adresse : 400 Saint-Paul Est (vieux Montrłęal)

Ville : Montreal, QC

Coordonnłęes www.theatreofearlmusic.com

Tłęlłęphone : 514-982-2535

Adresse e-mail :temadmin@hotmail.com

Description : le 17 mai 2008 łŢ 20 heures

łÔvł«nement błęnłęfice en collaboration avec la compagnie de danse Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, dans le cadre du nouveau programme JEUNES ARTISTES du Theatre of Early Music. Les sommes recueillies lors de l'łęvł«nement serviront łŢ la crłęation de bourses d'łętudes qui seront distribułęes dł«s l'łętłę 2008.

Programme d'oeuvres chorales (a cappella) et de danse.
Entrłęe libre. Don suggłęrłę de 20$.

Pour les dons plus łęlevłęs, un reł▀u pour fins d'impłąt sera łęmis.
www.theatreofearlymusic.com /rłęservations: 514 982 2535

Saturday may 17th at 8 p.m.

Benefit concert in collaboration with the dance company Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, as part of the new program YOUNG ARTISTS of the Theatre of Early Music. Sums gathered during event will be used for the creation of grants of studies which will be distributed in the summer of 2008.

Choir (a capella) and dance.
Free admission. Suggested donation of 20$.

For more substantial donations, an income tax receipt will be issued.

www.theatreofearlymusic.com/ reservations: 514 982 2535


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HDtracks, iTrax & Gimell Partner with IODA to Make High Definition Recordings Available to Audiophiles Worldwide

San Francisco, Calif., May 13, 2008 ĺ─ţ IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announced partnerships with HDtracks. iTrax and Gimell, three digital retailers that continue to set the standard for the digital high definition marketplace. Under the terms of the partnership, IODA will make its rich catalog of high definition recordings available on HDtracks, iTrax and Gimell retail sites, providing its labels access to the important audiophile market.

"HDtracks offers an alternative to those music enthusiasts who will not compromise and accept recorded music that is compressed, flat, lifeless, and represents a mere fraction of the original performance," said David Chesky, co-founder of HDtracks.

HDtracks is a high-quality music download service offering a diverse catalog of independent music from around the world. In an age when there is a computer in every home, HDtracks makes world-class music, unrivaled sound, and files that play in any environment. In addition to a thriving download business, HDtracks has lossless audio files of works from Ringo Starr, Joan Baez and Jerry Garcia.

"IODA and iTrax.com offers independent labels and distributors that have produced real High Definition tracks the ability to offer them through the web...in the quality that they were captured and in stereo or surround," said Mark Waldrep Ph.D., founder of iTrax and AIX Records. "Our partnership enables IODA's impressive roster of labels to connect with their audiophile fans around the world."

iTrax was the first and is the world's only online retailer of exclusively high definition, surround music offering discriminating music consumers the opportunity to acquire new music tracks that were actually recorded, mixed and mastered using high definition digital production equipment. iTrax offers new HD recordings of works by Willie Nelson, Paul Williams, Albert Lee, John Gorka and Ernest Ranglin.

Gimell Records was set up in 1981 to make and sell recordings by The Tallis Scholars. In 1987 it became the first independent label to win the prestigious Gramophone Record of the Year Award. Gimell has recently developed a successful Studio Master Download platform for its award-winning catalogue and is the first commercial store to offer 5.1 Surround Sound Downloads in the FLAC format. Gimell now plans to offer High Definition recordings from a select group of guest artists and labels.

"Previously, high definition recordings were only available on disc, and audiophiles had no way to truly enjoy the growing digital music scene," said Kevin Arnold, founder and CEO of IODA. "Now, companies like Harmonia Mundi and NAXOS are bringing a catalog of high definition recordings including classical, jazz, world and folk music, to the digital marketplace. We are delighted to partner with high end online retailers like HDtracks, iTrax and Gimell to connect this music with the fans that are eager to buy it."

About IODA

IODA, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance, is the industry- leading digital distribution company for the global independent music community. IODA provides comprehensive services to record labels, physical distributors, and artists, including license negotiations; media encoding and metadata management; and royalty payment administration and reporting. The company also offers promotional support through a dedicated marketing division and through the IODA Promonet (http://www.iodapromonet.com/), a promotional distribution network that provides qualified podcasts, blogs, and other promotional sites with access to pre-cleared, legal music and other promotional assets from IODA's labels. Founded in 2003, IODA represents a rapidly expanding roster of over a million tracks from thousands of independent labels around the globe. IODA was named one of FORTUNE magazine's 25 Breakout Companies for 2005. The company's website is

http://www.iodalliance.com/.

Prłęsentation publique de la Č┤ Messe musicale du 400e Ȭ

Qułębec, le 12 mai 2008 - FideArt vous convie łŢ la prłęsentation publique de la Č┤ Messe musicale du 400e Ȭ, composition originale et du coup, prłęsent offert łŢ la Ville pour son 400ł«me anniversaire, par FideArt, Centre-Dieu de la foi et de la culture. L'łęvłęnement aura lieu łŢ l'łÔglise St-Charles-Garnier, sise sur le boulevard Laurier łŢ Sillery (coin Chanoine Morel) le dimanche 18 mai prochain, łŢ 11:00.

Rappelons qu'au printemps 2006, souhaitant s'inscrire aux activitłęs religieuses des Fłütes, FideArt avait lancłę auprł«s des łęcoles de musique du Qułębec, un concours visant la crłęation de la Č┤ Messe musicale du 400e Ȭ. Notre appel a łętłę entendu, neuf (9) propositions ont łętłę inscrites łŢ la compłętition.

En ce prochain dimanche de la Pentecłąte, nous prłęsenterons l'ëýuvre de monsieur Jocelyn Lafond, sous l'interprłętation de la Chorale de madame Danielle Parłę, de Drummondville. M. Lafond est le laurłęat du Premier prix au concours FideArt, ex-aequo avec madame łÔdith Beaulieu. Rappelons que la Messe de madame Beaulieu avait łętłę prłęsentłęe dans le cadre de la Messe des Artistes de FideArt, łŢ la Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur et ce, avant sa fermeture.

La Messe sera prłęsidłęe par le Pł«re Głęrard Blais, marianiste, et par le curłę Michel Fortin, de la paroisse St-Charles-Garnier. Monsieur Denis Angers, directeur de la promotion et des communications łŢ la Commission de la capitale nationale du Qułębec sera lecteur du jour. Le manuscrit des oeuvres laurłęates sera remis de fał▀on officielle aux autoritłęs de la Ville.

Notons qu'au rłępertoire actuel, il n'existe qu'une seule Messe qułębłęcoise, soit celle du compositeur Pierrick Houdy. Bien plus, cette dernił«re est davantage assimilłęe łŢ la province qu'łŢ la ville elle-młüme. Pour la prłęsidente du conseil d'administration, Dominique Fortin, Č┤ les festivitłęs du 400e constituaient sans conteste aux yeux de FideArt une occasion unique d'ajouter łŢ la trop courte liste de ce catalogue, avec des ëýuvres totalement originales et spłęcifiquement destinłęes łŢ enrichir le patrimoine culturel de la Vieille capitale Ȭ.

Le młętro vous fait une scł«neĺ─Â lyrique

Montrłęal, lundi 12 mai 2008 ĺ─ţ Le dernier młętrOpłęra de la 28e saison de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal se dłęroulera les 20, 21, 22 mai 2008, autour de Madame Butterfly de Puccini, dans trois stations du rłęseau de la STM. Les usagers du młętro de Montrłęal pourront ainsi entendre les plus grands airs dĺ─˘opłęra chantłęs par les jeunes artistes de lĺ─˘Atelier lyrique de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal. Cet łęvłęnement urbain est conł▀u par lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal et la Sociłętłę de transport de Montrłęal.

Mardi 20 mai 2008, de 16 h łŢ 16 h30 ĺ─ý station Berri-UQAM
Mercredi 21 mai 2008, de 16 h łŢ 16 h30 ĺ─ý station Atwater
Jeudi 22 mai 2008, de 16 h łŢ 16 h30 ĺ─ý station Berri-UQAM
Au programme : des airs de Puccini et de lĺ─˘opłęra Madame Butterfly.

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Madame Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)
Tragłędie japonaise en trois actes de Giacomo Puccini
En italien, avec surtitres franł▀ais et anglais
Une production de Opera Australia, prłęsentłęe par lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal
łŢ la salle Wilfrid-Pelletier de la Place des Arts
les 24, 28 mai, 2, 5, 7 juin 2008 łŢ 20 h + 31 mai 2008 łŢ 14 h

PrłęOpłęra - Prłęsentation de lĺ─˘ëýuvre par Pierre Vachon : 18 h 30 / 12 h 30 (matinłęe)
avant chaque reprłęsentation, au Piano Nobile de la PDA.

Aprł«s lĺ─˘łęblouissant Lakmłę, lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal prłęsente, pour clore sa 28e saison, une seconde production lumineuse dĺ─˘Opera Australia : Madame Butterfly (Madama Butterfly), tragłędie japonaise en trois actes du grand Giacomo Puccini, le małĂtre de lĺ─˘łęmotion musicale. Dans le rłąle-titre, la soprano japonaise łŢ la voix dĺ─˘or Hiromi Omura qui fait ses dłębuts nord-amłęricains łŢ la compagnie, aprł«s avoir chantłę le rłąle au Deutsche Oper de Berlin. ł─ ses cłątłęs, le tłęnor amłęricain Richard Troxell, en lieutenant Pinkerton, rłąle quĺ─˘il interprłętait dans le film łęponyme de Frłędłęric Mitterand. Pour complłęter la distribution, le baryton canadien James Westman - que lĺ─˘on a pu entendre dans le rłąle de Frłędłęric (Lakmłę) - sera Sharpless, le consul amłęricain łŢ Nagasaki, Annamaria Popescu, mezzo-soprano canadienne au timbre soyeux, revient łŢ la compagnie en Suzuki, la servante de Cio-Cio-San, rłąle dont elle est la dłętentrice łŢ La Scala de Milan, et le tłęnor amłęricain Jon Kolbet sera Goro, et Le Bonze, la basse amłęricaine Young-Bok Kim.

Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin dirigera cette ëýuvre pour la premił«re fois et sera łŢ la tłüte de son ensemble, lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain du Grand Montrłęal, et du Chëýur de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal tous les soirs de reprłęsentations, exceptłę le 31 mai qui sera sous la baguette de Giuseppe Pietraroia. La mise en scł«ne est de lĺ─˘Australien Moffatt Oxenbould, aux cłątłęs dĺ─˘une łęquipe de concepteurs dĺ─˘Opera Australia : Peter England (dłęcors) ; Russell Cohen (costumes) ; Robert Bryan (łęclairages).

La jeune geisha Cio-Cio-San, surnommłęe Madame Butterfly, tombe follement amoureuse dĺ─˘un lieutenant amłęricain, Pinkerton. Elle est prłüte łŢ tout abandonner de ses racines pour lui. Mais pour lui, ce nĺ─˘est lłŢ quĺ─˘un caprice exotique et passager; il repart sur les mersĺ─ Trois ans ont passłę avant que ne revienne Pinkerton auprł«s de Cio-Cio-San pour reprendre lĺ─˘enfant nłę de leur passionĺ─ une trahison qui sera fatale łŢ Cio-Cio-San.

Głęnłęrale ouverte - aux groupes dĺ─˘łęlł«ves des łęcoles secondaires et Cegeps, jeudi 22 mai, 19 h

infOpłęra : operademontreal.com
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Billets łŢ la pił«ce łŢ partir de 44 $.

NACO, May 18: Music for a Sunday Afternoon celebrates music and art

Ottawa, Canada ĺ─ý The next Music for a Sunday Afternoon concert has been especially programmed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the National Gallery of Canada with three works inspired by art ĺ─ý two solos and one ensemble piece ĺ─ý on Sunday, May 18 at 14:00 in the Auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada, where the series has been taking place since the Gallery opened in 1988. The concert will include a talk on the relationship between music and art by the NAC Orchestraĺ─˘s longtime programme annotator Robert Markow.

Stephen Chatmanĺ─˘s Varley Suite for solo violin was inspired by six paintings by Frederick Horsman Varley, one of the famous Group of Seven, renowned for both his landscapes and his portraits. Chatman, an American-born composer who has lived in Canada since 1976, wrote each movement based on one of Varleyĺ─˘s paintings, three of which (Maud, Green Wings and Vera) hang in the National Gallery of Canada. (A touring exhibition of Varleyĺ─˘s works is due to open in Ottawa on May 23.) The Varley Suite will be performed by NACO violinist Jessica Linnebach.

The renowned American composer John Harbison began Six American Painters as a musical description of six paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, though when the work was finished, he titled the movements after the artists rather than the paintings. The artists he chose rank among the greatest America produced in the 19th and 20th centuries, four realists and two Abstract Expressionists. This piece will be performed by Charles Hamann, oboe; Jessica Linnebach, violin; David Thies-Thompson, viola; and Leah Wyber, cello.

The final work is Mussorgskyĺ─˘s famous Pictures at an Exhibition which the NAC Orchestra performed in its orchestral setting for the first time in 2002. Here it will be heard in its original version for solo piano performed by Vancouver pianist Ian Parker. Mussorgsky composed the piece as a tribute to his close friend Viktor Hartmann, an artist, designer and sculptor, whose death had devastated the composer. Ian Parker (a cousin of Jon Kimura and James Parker), was First Prize winner at the 2001 CBC National Radio Competition, and also won the Grand Prize at the Canadian National Music Festival, among others.

Tickets for Music for a Sunday Afternoon on May 18 are on sale now at $29.00 (GST and Facility Fee included) at the NAC Box Office (Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00), and through Ticketmaster (with surcharges) at 613-755-1111. Ticketmaster may also be accessed through the NACĺ─˘s website at http://www.nac-cna.ca/. They may also be purchased at the National Gallery one hour before the concert.

Qułębec en hłęritage

Qułębec, le 12 mai 2008 ĺ─ý Le samedi 17 mai prochain, łŢ 20 h, au Palais Montcalm, le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes prłęsente Qułębec en hłęritage. Sous la direction de David Romprłę, le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes prłęsente des musiques des temps et des continents, pour cłęlłębrer le 400e anniversaire de Qułębec. Le Corps de cornemuses et tambours du 78e Fraser's Highlanders se joindra łŢ la chanteuse Tess Leblanc et łŢ un ensemble instrumental pour accompagner les choristes dans cette łęvocation musicale de ceux qui ont błóti Qułębec. Les billets sont disponibles au Palais Montcalm (418 641-6040) et sur l'ensemble du rłęseau Billetech.

Le Palais Montcalm rłęsonnera tour łŢ tour des chansons de marins qui ont franchi l'Atlantique, des chants de bienvenue des Hurons, des musiques amenłęes des provinces franł▀aises et des sonoritłęs et chants celtiques transportłęs depuis l'łÔcosse et l'Irlande. Avec Qułębec en hłęritage, le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes propose une vłęritable traversłęe dans le temps et l'espace, depuis le dłępart des marins de Honfleur jusqu'łŢ l'arrivłęe des łÔcossais et des Irlandais.

Le concert Qułębec en hłęritage comprendra notamment la crłęation de Totem, l'ëýuvre composłęe pour le Chëýur par Martin Gravel łŢ partir des chants de bienvenue des Hurons. Cette ëýuvre sera reprise par le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes le 18 juillet prochain, lors du grand concert Č┤ Et si Qułębec m'łętait chantłęe... Ȭ, qui rassemblera plus de 2 000 choristes de France et du Qułębec. Les Rhapsodes ont en effet łętłę invitłęs en tant que chëýur soliste łŢ cette manifestation majeure du 400e anniversaire de la fondation de Qułębec.

Avec Qułębec en hłęritage, David Romprłę et le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes poursuivent le cycle des concerts imaginłęs afin d'accompagner le 400e anniversaire de la fondation de Qułębec. Le 29 mars dernier, le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes entamait ce cycle avec Č┤ ł─ la Cour de France Ȭ, consacrłę aux joyaux de la musique baroque franł▀aise, dont le cłęlł«bre Te Deum de Charpentier.
Ce concert est commanditłę par STEAMATIC. L'ensemble de la saison est rłęalisłę en partenariat avec INDUSTRIELLE ALLIANCE valeurs mobilił«res.

L'ensemble de la saison 2007-2008 est commanditłę par PLACEMENTS IA CLARINGTON, VOYAGES FUNTASTIQUE, l'INSTITUT CANADIEN DES PRODUITS PłÔTROLIERS et le MOUVEMENT DESJARDINS. Le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes błęnłęficie de l'appui du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec, du Service de la culture de la Ville de Qułębec, de Patrimoine canadien et de la Facultłę de Musique de l'Universitłę Laval.

ł─ propos du Chëýur Les Rhapsodes

Le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes prłęsente en 2007-2008 sa 46e saison. Il compte prł«s de soixante-dix choristes placłęs sous la direction musicale et artistique de David Romprłę depuis 2000. Le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes est reconnu comme l'un des organismes musicaux majeurs de la Capitale nationale. Il a pour mission de promouvoir l'art musical et en particulier le chant choral, de dłęvelopper de nouveaux publics et de favoriser le dłęveloppement des nouveaux talents łŢ Qułębec en engageant łŢ chacun des concerts de sa saison des solistes et instrumentistes professionnels de la rłęgion. Pour plus d'information, visitez le site Internet du Chëýur, www.lesrhapsodes.com

Friday, May 9, 2008

[Mai 2008] Mise łŢ jour au site Web de La Scena Musicale

[English version]

Le site internet de La Scena Musicale : http://www.scena.org, vient d'łütre remis łŢ jour avec les informations suivantes :
  • Le numłęro de mai 2008 de La Scena Musicale mettant en vedette l'orchestre Big Band de Lincoln Centre et les festivals jazz, monde et folklorique, est maintenant disponible en version PDF. Voir l'łęditorial ci-dessous pour plus de renseignement. La revue imprimłęe est dłęjłŢ en circulation et sera en kiosque le 16 mai 2008.
  • Notre blogue : http://blog.scena.org, est frłęquemment enrichi de nouvelles, de commentaires et d'informations diverses, telles que les anniversaires des musiciens cłęlł«bres.
  • Section newswire (http://newswire.scena.org) : maintenant plus de 280 communiqułęs publiłęs.
  • Nouveau blogue de jazz qui couvre les festivals d'łętłę : http://jazzblog.scena.org
  • Offres d'emploi : La Scena Musicale a reł▀u des subventions d'Emplois d'łętłę Canada et peut offrir des postes d'łętudiant en marketing, vente et rłędaction. La Scena Musicale cherche un infographist, exp. avec Quark, PS, Illus., pigiste, t-partial, cv@scena.org, 514 948-2520. Voir http://jobs.scena.org


Idłęe cadeaux fłüte des Mł«res, DVD gratuit
La prochain collecte de fonds pour le magazine est le 24 mai prochain.
Vous pourrez obtenir des billets pour aller voir l'opłęra de Puccini : Madame Butterfly łŢ l'Opłęra de Montrłęal. Pour plus d'information.

Prochainement dans La Scena Musicale:
Le mois prochain, notre numłęro national de juin sera consacrłę łŢ plus de 90 festivals de musique classique et comprendra en outre un Guide des festivals d'arts au Canada.

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Quelle meilleure fał▀on d'oublier le long hiver que de passer les mois du printemps et de l'łętłę łŢ respirer le grand air au son de la musique des nombreux festivals tenus au Canada. Pour la douził«me annłęe consłęcutive, La Scena Musicale cłęlłębrera la belle saison en musique. Notre couverture des festivals a commencłę le mois dernier avec notre premier Guide international des festivals. Ce mois-ci, nous prłęsentons notre Guide national annuel comprenant plus de 120 festivals de jazz, de musique du monde et de musique folklorique (plus douze festivals de musique classique prłęcłędemment mentionnłęs). Le mois prochain, notre numłęro national de juin sera consacrłę łŢ plus de 90 festivals de musique classique et comprendra en outre un Guide des festivals d'arts au Canada.

Nous avons lancłę l'annłęe dernił«re notre numłęro spłęcial sur le jazz pour attirer l'attention des lecteurs sur la richesse des festivals de jazz d'łętłę tenus partout au pays. Ce mois-ci, le responsable de la section jazz Marc Chłęnard et son łęquipe prłęsentent un dossier sur les orchestres de jazz. Aprł«s un article sur le Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra de Paul Serralheiro et un autre de Chłęnard sur les grands ensembles du swing, nos rłędacteurs y vont de leurs choix personnels en festivals de jazz (voir p. 17). Vous trouverez łęgalement des critiques de disques de formations qui se produiront łŢ l'un ou l'autre des plus de 40 festivals de jazz au Canada (voir plus loin notre calendrier complet des festivals de jazz).

Les bouleversements touchant le rłąle de la musique classique łŢ la SRC-CBC inquił«tent l'ensemble de la communautłę artistique au Canada. Partout, des gens ont manifestłę leur młęcontentement face łŢ l'avenir incertain de la maison de disques de la SRC, łŢ la soudaine disparition de l'Orchestre de la Radio CBC de Vancouver, fondłę il y a 70 ans, et aux changements radicaux de la programmation de Radio Two. Michael Vincent aborde ces questions łŢ la p. 16 et parle des suites de ces dłęcisions regrettables.

Ce mois-ci, nous avons łęgalement demandłę łŢ certains des chefs les plus en vue du Canada de nous faire part de leurs impressions sur l'hłęritage de Herbert von Karajan, sujet qui a suscitłę beaucoup d'intłęrłüt en cette annłęe centenaire de sa naissance. Si l'influence de Karajan sur le monde orchestral et sur l'industrie de la musique classique enregistrłęe demeure unique dans l'histoire, ses liens avec le parti nazi aux dłębuts de sa carrił«re continuent de faire sourciller et ont soulevłę de vives controverses.