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Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Calgary International Film Festival Announces Partnership With Hot Docs

The Calgary International Film Festival Announces Partnership With Hot Docs

Calgary, AB ĺ─ý The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Hot Docs documentary film festival to launch the immensely popular Doc Soup screening series in Calgary this fall.

ĺ─˙Weĺ─˘re thrilled to have these dynamic partners helping us to cultivate wider Canadian audiences for documentaries,ĺ─¨ says Chris McDonald, executive director of Hot Docs. ĺ─˙Both festivals have developed loyal followings and weĺ─˘re certain that theyĺ─˘ll embrace Doc Soup as Toronto audiences have done.ĺ─¨

Launched in 2001, Hot Docĺ─˘s monthly Doc Soup screenings have become must-attend events for Torontoĺ─˘s film-loving public. Running October to April, the series showcases the latest Canadian and international documentaries. Past Toronto editions has featured such notable Academy Award-nominated films as Capturing the Friedmans, Jesus Camp and No End In Site. As an added bonus, guest directors are in attendance at select screenings to introduce their films and engage in post-screening questions and answer sessions with audiences. With well over 1,000 subscribers and hundreds more single ticket buyers, Doc Soup screenings regularly sell out.

ĺ─˙This is a fantastic new opportunity for Calgarians to experience a diverse range of non-fiction work,ĺ─¨ says Jacqueline Dupuis, executive director of CIFF. ĺ─˙Weĺ─˘re very excited to be working with Hot Docs to bring ground-breaking documentary films to Calgary on a year-round basis.ĺ─¨

Films selected for Doc Soup in Calgary and Vancouver will be premieres in those markets and guest directors will also be present at select screenings. Documentaries will be programmed by Sean Farnel, Hot Docsĺ─˘ director of programming, and his team, in consultation with CIFF. To ensure the best available selection, Doc Soup films are programmed and announced a month prior to their screenings.

Calgaryĺ─˘s Doc Soup will run from November to April. Tentative screening dates are: November 5, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1 and May 6 (no screening in December). All screenings will take place at the Cineplex theatre at Eau Claire Market.

Subscriptions for all three Doc Soup series are currently available at

Subscription packages come with six free bonus admissions to films during CIFF. Limited quantities are available. Single tickets will also be sold for Doc Soup screenings, subject to availability.

About CIFF
Founded in 1998, the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is a charitable, not-for-profit, cultural organization based in Alberta, Canada. Inspired by the pioneering spirit and maverick ideals of the community, CIFF showcases films that break traditional boundaries and forge new cinematic ground. CIFF celebrates an unparalleled breadth and depth of cultural diversity through the meaningful, accessible, and artistic medium of film and engages thousands of artists to showcase the best films from filmmakers in over 100 countries around the world. CIFF is held annually at the end of September, screening over 200 films and hosting several gala events, awards, and special presentations. For more information visit

About Hot Docs
Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 16th annual edition from April 30 ĺ─ý May 10, 2009. An outstanding selection of 170+ documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Toronto Documentary Forum, May 6 & 7, and The Doc Shop. For more information, please visit

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Philippe Bensimon finaliste au Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie

Tableaux maudits de Philippe Bensimon parmi les dix romans finalistes au Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie 2008

Montrłęal, le 30 juillet 2008. Les łÔditions Triptyque fłęlicitent Philippe Bensimon, dont le roman Tableaux maudits est finaliste łŢ la 7e łędition du Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie. Retenus parmi 78 romans, les 10 ouvrages finalistes ont łętłę słęlectionnłęs par les reprłęsentants de trois comitłęs de lecture.

Ce prix, qui rłęcompense tous les ans un roman d'expression franł▀aise, sera remis le 13 octobre łŢ Qułębec par Abdou Diouf, Secrłętaire głęnłęral de la Francophonie, en marge du XIIe Sommet des Chefs d'łÔtat et de gouvernement de la Francophonie.

Le laurłęat sera choisi parmi ces dix finalistes par un jury international prłęsidłę par Lise Bissonnette (Canada-Qułębec), łęcrivaine et Prłęsidente directrice głęnłęrale de Bibliothł«que et Archives nationales du Qułębec, et composłę de Monique Ilboudo (Burkina Faso), Paula Jacques (France-łÔgypte), Vłęnus Khoury-Ghata (Liban), Pascale Kramer (Suisse), Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clłęzio (Maurice), Henri Lopes (Congo), Renłę de Obaldia (Hong Kong), Lełěla Sebbar (France-Algłęrie), Denis Tillinac (France), Lyonel Trouillot (Hałěti) ainsi que Wilfried N'Sondłę (France-Congo), laurłęat du prix 2007.

Le Prix des cinq continents est dotłę d'un montant de 10 000 euros. L'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie assurera la promotion du laurłęat. Les 78 auteurs des romans en lice pour l'łędition 2008 sont ressortissants de 18 pays: Algłęrie, Burkina Faso, Canada-Qułębec, Communautłę franł▀aise de Belgique, Cameroun, Congo, Cłąte d'Ivoire, France et Outre-mer, Hałěti, Iran, Liban, Madagascar, Rłępublique dłęmocratique du Congo (RDC), Rwanda, Słęnłęgal, Suisse, Tunisie et Viłüt-nam. Ils ont łętłę publiłęs par 82 łęditeurs exerł▀ant dans 12 pays. Prłęsentation des dix ouvrages:

Docteur en criminologie dans le domaine carcłęral et enseignant łŢ lĺ─˘universitłę, Philippe Bensimon est lĺ─˘auteur dĺ─˘articles dans diverses revues scientifiques internationales et de deux essais: Les faux en peinture et Płęnis sans visage. Le flłęau mondial de la pornographie (łÔditions du Młęridien, 2000 et 2007).

Aprł«s Tableaux maudits, paru en 2007 et trł«s bien reł▀u par la critique, Philippe Bensimon publie cet automne un second roman aux łÔditions Triptyque, La Citadelle.
Tableaux maudits, isbn 978-2-89031-603-4, 184 p., 19 $, distribution : Dimedia

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TSMF's Ariadne auf Naxos

Festival continues to garner critical acclaim
Strauss's opera Ariadne auf Naxos set to launch in two weeks

The 2008 Toronto Summer Music Festival continues to bask in the success of its third season after a first week of performances featuring virtuoso pianist Andrłę Laplante, international award-winning duo Mayumi Seiler, violin, and Tł║nde Kurucz, piano, and vocal Baroque authorities Suzie LeBlanc, soprano, and Daniel Taylor, countertenor. Ken Winters of the Globe and Mail writes: "The festival - concerts by major performers (and Academy faculty members) - is tapping deeply into a desirous public ordinarily abandoned during these months."

As part of the four-week festival a fully staged opera, Ariadne auf Naxos, featuring a double cast comprised of 18 singers from across the world, will take place from August 14-17, 2008. One of the most difficult operas written for the human voice, Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss is staged by prolific Austrian stage director Titus Hollweg (son of legendary tenor Werner Hollweg) and conducted by the Festival's Artistic Director Agnes Grossmann, who have worked together previously on Ariadne auf Naxos, and accompanied by the National Academy Orchestra.

"We received more than a hundred international applications from the highest caliber of emerging artists," said Grossmann. "It was exciting to hear these amazing artists and musicians and it enabled us to handpick a cast that includes some of the best singers from Canada and abroad."

The opera introduces new talent, including Swiss born soprano Dłęsirłęe Till (Zerbinetta) as well as Canadian performers Gene Wu (Musiklehrer/Harlequin) and Christopher MacRae (Bacchus) from Calgary, Melinda Delorme (Ariadne) from Port Perry, Ghislaine Dionne (Ariadne) from Ottawa, and Christopher Enns (Scaramuccio/Offizier) from Winnipeg. A significant number of performers hail from Toronto: Steven Sherwood (Bacchus), Mia Harris (Komponist), Erica Iris Huang (Komponist), Teiya Kasahara (Zerbinetta), Neil Aronoff (Musiklehrer/Harlequin), Stephen Bell (Brighella/Tanzmeister), Patrick Jang (Brighella/Tanzmeister), David English (Truffaldin/Lakai), James Baldwin (Perł║ckenmacher), Anna Bateman (Najade), Laura McAlpine (Dryade), and Ada Balon (Echo).

A lecture the day before the opera by renowned Strauss expert, Bryan Gilliam, will give context to the story of Ariadne auf Naxos. Iain Scott returns this year for pre-opera talks on August 14, 15, and 16. The Festival culminates with "A Day at the Opera" which introduces opera lovers to Ariadne auf Naxos with a performance by master storyteller Clayton Scott, followed by a hands-on clay workshop at the Gardiner Museum, and concluding with the final opera performance of the TORONTO SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL.

Ariadne auf Naxos: Thursday, August 14, 2008 to Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 7:30pm;
Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 2:00pm
At MacMillan Theatre (Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, 80 Queen's Park)
Festival passes ($175 - $250) and single tickets ($27 - $50) are available online or by calling 416.597.7840

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Of Mice and Men, Montreal Theatre Ensemble, Aug. 28-Sept. 13

Of Mice and Men

By John Steinbeck

Directed by Terry Donald

Thursday, August 28 Č˝ Saturday, September 13, 2008

George: "We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. "

Lennie: "Because I got you to look after meČÍ and you got me to look after you."

Montreal, July 2008- Montreal Theatre Ensemble (MTE), in association with the John Abbott College Department of Theatre and Music, is excited to present their fourth production, Of Mice and Men, by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, playing at the Casgrain Theatre from August 27 to September 13. MTE is dedicated to providing quality work experience for professionally trained, emerging theatre artists. This production also marks the inaugural mentor initiative, the Stage Two series.

Of Mice and Men tells the heartrending story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers in Great Depression-era California. George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the "fat of the land," have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child in the body of a dangerously powerful man. When tragedy strikes, it's obvious that Lennie, though unintentionally, is responsible. George is faced with how to handle the situation before the ranchers take matters into their own hands. The title is taken from Robert Burns' poem, To a Mouse- "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry."

Director Terry Donald (2008 winner of Black Theatre Workshop's Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award) explains his choice of this classic piece, "A well-written story exposes to a great level, the human condition." He continues, "With a writer of Steinbeck's calibre, both the actor and audience learn about themselves." As Artistic Director of MTE, one of Terry's ideas for the company is to give up-and-coming actors a chance to sink their teeth into a variety of roles, some of which they may not otherwise have an opportunity to play. He is delighted with the wonderfully, surprising results this often brings.

Rebecca Croll (Curley's Wife) talks about how Steinbeck's play resonates with today's audience, "A recession is growing all around us as the price of gas goes up, homes get repossessed and unemployment skyrockets. We are verging on another depression where the luxuries of life are no longer an option for many." She continues, "I think people will forget that this is a story they grew up with and will be there with us in the moment." Christopher Moore (Curley) sees the piece as depicting The American Dream of owning a home, regardless of time period, race, sex, etc., "In Of Mice and Men, everyone is a dreamer, and to some degree, is yearning after something more."

Joining Adam LeBlanc as George and Peter Vrana as Lennie are Herschel Andoh, Rebecca Croll, Bill Fletcher, Alex McCooeye, Christopher Moore, Matthew Raudsepp and Aaron Turner. Rounding out the team is set and lighting designer Peter Vatsis, costume designer Karine Lefebvre, props designers Sheena Gazłę-Deslandes and Karen Gomes, and stage manager Christine Gosselin.

About Montreal Theatre Ensemble (MTE) and Stage Two

Originally formed by graduates of the John Abbott College Theatre Program, MTE now promotes the careers of a new generation of young professionals from various accredited theatre training programs. Previous productions include Miller's A View from the Bridge, Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good and Mastrosimone's The Woolgatherer.

This season, the John Abbott College Department of Theatre and Music embarks on a new venture by launching its Stage Two series. In an attempt to expose students in the College's Professional Theatre Program to the world outside their training environment, the Department will be hosting visiting theatre companies who will share their experience and open their rehearsals to the present theatre students. Students have access to the whole professional theatre process and can choose to gain experience working on various production aspects. The first visiting company will be the Montreal Theatre Ensemble. MTE has also donated money to the Department in the past and hopes to continue this in an ongoing scholarship.

"Ain't many guys travel around together. Maybe everybody in the whole damn world is scared of each other." -Slim

Of Mice and Men
Montreal Theatre Ensemble
Casgrain Theatre

In the Casgrain Building of John Abbott College

21, 275 Lakeshore Road
Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec

(directions to theatre on website,

Tuesday to Saturday 8:00 p.m.

Matinłęe: Sundays, 2:00 pm

15$ Regular / $10 Students, seniors

Reservations: (514) 515-9140 or

Louis Lortie łŢ Orford

Festival Orford 2008
Louis Lortie cłęlł«bre les grandes villes d'Europe

Orford, lundi 21 juillet 2008 ĺ─ý Cette annłęe, au Festival Orford, Louis Lortie nous revient avec trois concerts qui cłęlł«breront les grandes villes musicales d'Europe : Venise, Prague et Vienne.

Le samedi 2 aoł¬t łŢ 20h, Mort łŢ Venise sera un concert trł«s spłęcialĺ─Ô! Spłęcial de par la grande variłętłę de compositeurs qui y seront prłęsentłęs. Spłęcial de par la prestation multimłędia prłęparłęe par le cinłęaste Mathieu Roy montrant Venise sous l'angle de ses canaux, sa peinture, ses rłęflexions et ses abstractions. Spłęcial parce que Louis Lortie nous entourera de sa magie si particulił«re dans ce projet inłędit. Vous ne pouvez vous permettre de manquer ł▀aĺ─Ô!

Salvatore Sciarrino Perduto in una cittłŢ d'acque
Franz Liszt La lugubre Gondola
Chopin Barcarolle
Luigi Nono Sofferte onde serene
Claude Debussy L'Isle joyeuse

Ce concert est une prłęsentation de CIMA, partenaire de głęnie.

Le vendredi 8 aoł¬t, Louis Lortie nous prłęsente la ville de Prague. Reconnu pour son travail avec grand orchestre et comme artiste soliste de calibre international, Louis Lortie est aussi un excellent chambriste. Pour ce concert, le deuxił«me d'une słęrie de trois, il nous prłęsentera les beautłęs de Prague avec quelques-uns de ses bons amis. Partons ensemble dłęcouvrir les trłęsors de Pragueĺ─Ô!

Antonin Dvorak Quintette pour piano et cordes
Leos Janacek Sonate pour violon

Ce concert est une prłęsentation de Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

Enfin, le dimanche 10 aoł¬t łŢ 14h30 exceptionnellement, Vienne la magnifique ! nous transportera dans un charmant tour de la ville de Vienne - ville de Mozart, de Schubert, de Strauss, de la valse et de la crł«me chantilly - pour en dłęcouvrir toutes les splendeurs. Ce concert montre le cłątłę romantique d'une des villes du monde les plus importantes musicalement. Profitez de cet aprł«s-midi d'łętłę en compagnie de Louis Lortie et de ses amis.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonate pour violon et piano

Johann Strauss Roses du sud
Aimer, boire et chanter

Franz Schubert Trio pour piano, violon et violoncelle nČćĺ─Ô1

Ce concert est une prłęsentation du journal Le Devoir.

Consultez notre brochure ou notre site internet pour tous les dłętails.

Billetterie du Centre d'arts Orford : 3165, chemin du Parc, Orford, 819-843-3981, 1 800 567-6155 ou


Canada Council Music Prizes Announced

Tyler Duncan, Michelle Yelin Nam and Jean-Philippe Sylvestre win Canada Council for the Arts music prizes

Ottawa, July 29, 2008 ĺ─ý Baritone Tyler Duncan and pianists Michelle Yelin Nam and Jean-Philippe Sylvestre are this yearĺ─˘s winners of Canada Council for the Arts prizes for young Canadian musicians.

Originally from Prince George (BC), Tyler Duncan is the winner of the $5,000 Bernard Diamant Prize, which offers professional Canadian classical singers under age 35 an opportunity to pursue their careers through further studies. The prize was created in 2001 with funds from a generous bequest to the Canada Council by the late Bernard Diamant, as well as through memorial gifts from a number of his friends, colleagues and former voice students. It is awarded in addition to a regular Canada Council grant to an outstanding young classical singer in the Councilĺ─˘s annual competition for Grants to Professional Musicians, classical music category.

Edmonton resident Michelle Yelin Nam is this yearĺ─˘s winner of the $15,000 Sylva Gelber Foundation Award, established in 1981 by the late Sylva Gelber of Ottawa. Ms. Gelber had a passion for music to which she gave expression in various ways throughout her life. In the late 1970s she established the Sylva M. Gelber Music Foundation which helps young musicians to embark on a professional career. The award is given to the most talented candidate under age 30 in the Councilĺ─˘s annual competition for Grants to Professional Musicians, classical music category.

Jean-Philippe Sylvestre of Montreal is the winner of the 2008 Virginia Parker Prize. Worth $25,000, the prize was established in 1982 by Virginia Parker Moore. Moved by her profound love of music and the recognition that talented young musicians need such a prize to help them take a leap forward in their careers, the late Mrs. Moore established the prize for performers of classical music under age 32 , who demonstrate outstanding talent and musicianship.

The three winners were selected by a peer assessment committee consisting of Hłęlł«ne Fortin (St-Nicolas, QC); Kurt Kellan (Brentwood Bay, BC); Walter Prystawski (Ottawa); and Jeremy Spurgeon (Edmonton).

Images of the winners can be downloaded from the Canada Council image gallery. For a list of previous winners of these prizes, visit our web site at

Tyler Duncan, baritone

Originally from Prince George (BC), baritone Tyler Duncan carries degrees in music from the University of British Columbia, the Hochschule fuer Musik Augsburg and the Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater in Munich where he studied at the August Everding Bavarian Theatre Academy and studied song interpretation. His versatile voice enables him to sing lieder, opera and oratorio spanning from Monteverdi to Mozart to modern music.

Mr. Duncanĺ─˘s performances have taken him throughout Europe and North America. Some highlights include his Carnegie Hall debut, Handel's La Resurrezione for the Handel Festival in Halle, the High Priest in the Strauss adaptation of Mozart's Idomeneo at the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch Partenkirchen, and Bach's Christmas Oratorio Tafelmusik in Toronto. He often performs with pianist Erika Switzer giving recitals in Canada, Germany, Sweden, France and South Africa. Radio recordings can often be heard on the CBC and BR (Bavarian Radio) as well as a recent performance on WGBH Boston. He recently won the 2008 Oratorio Society of New York's Lyndon Woodside Solo Competition. In the 2008/2009 season, his performances will include John Blowĺ─˘s Venus and Adonis for the Boston Early Music Festival, Haydnĺ─˘s Creation with Orchestre symphonique de Qułębec, and Bachĺ─˘s Ich habe genug with Symphony Nova Scotia.

Michelle Yelin Nam, pianist

Canadian Korean pianist Michelle Yelin Nam debuted professionally with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in 2006. She has completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University and is currently pursuing her Masterĺ─˘s degree at the Juilliard School. Since 2006, she has received scholarships from Anne Burrows Fund, Winspear Foundation. She is in demand as soloist in Canada and abroad. Praised for her ĺ─˙silvery clarity,ĺ─¨ (Montreal Gazette) she has been described as playing ĺ─˙in the manner of the greats, before reaching their ageĺ─¨ (La Presse).

Ms. Nam recently won the grand prize at the Orchestre Symphonique de Montrłęal Standard Life Competition (2006) and has since played regularly with the OSM, under the conducting of Heinrich Schiff and Jacques Lacombe. She was featured in a DVD for CBC Records and has had solo appearances at the House of Jeunesses Musicales of Canada (2007) and Orford Art center (2008). In May 2009, she will work with the OSM and perform Mozart Triple Piano Concerto under the direction of Kent Nagano along with Andrłę Laplante and Alain Lefł«vre, and will also interpret a world premiere of a commissioned concerto by Jacques Hłętu.

Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, pianist

Sainte-Julie pianist Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, 26, came to recognition in 2000, winning first prize at the Montreal Symphony Competition and the Peopleĺ─˘s Choice Award. The next year, he won second prize at the CBC Young Performer Competition. Since then, Jean-Philippe continued to win awards such as first prize in the Canadian Music Competition and many concerto competitions including the Orchestre Symphonique de la Montłęrłęgie, Glenn Gould Schoolĺ─˘s Concerto Competition and Concertino Praga Competition. Recently, Mr. Sylvestre won first prize at the Concours des Journłęes de la Musique Franł▀aise. ĺ─˙ĺ─Âthe young Sylvestre already possesses a complete technique, an extremely powerful playing with a great sonority" (Claude Gingras, Montrealĺ─˘s La Presse).

He has appeared at such venues as the Concertgebouw, Salle Wilfrid Pelletier and Salle Pierre-Mercure, Bradshawĺ─˘s Amphitheatre, George Weston Hall and Ottawaĺ─˘s NAC and performed with the Montreal Symphony, Orchestre Metropolitan, Longueuil, Trois-Rivił«re and Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Jean-Philippe has been broadcast by BravoTV, CBC and SRC. A graduate of łÔcole de musique Vincent-dĺ─˘Indy and University of Montreal, he obtained a Bachelor and an Artist Diploma from Torontoĺ─˘s Glenn Gould School. He studied at the International Accademia Pianistica in Italy. Equally comfortable in jazz, he lives in Berlin, studying with Louis Lortie.

General information

In addition to its principal role of promoting and fostering the arts, the Canada Council for the Arts administers and awards many prizes and fellowships in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural and health sciences, engineering, and arts management. These prizes and fellowships recognize the achievements of outstanding Canadian artists, scholars, and administrators. The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to raising public awareness and celebration of these exceptional people and organizations on both a national and international level.

Please visit our website ( for a complete listing of these awards.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Jusqu'aux oreilles 2008 !

Innovations en concert et la Cathłędrale Christ Church
La 10e łędition estivale de lĺ─˘łęvłęnement de musique contemporaine łŢ Montrłęal

Du 1er au 17 aoł¬t 2008

ł─ la Cathłędrale Christ Church : 635, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest
Angle des rues Union et Ste-Catherine (Młętro McGill)

Prix des billets : 10 $ tarif rłęgulier - 5 $ tarif rłęduit
Passeport Toute la słęrie (22 łęvłęnements) : 80 $ rłęgulier / 40 $ rłęduit
Passeport Olivier Messiaen (9 łęvłęnements) : 35 $ rłęgulier / 15 $ rłęduit

Renseignements (grand public) : 514.252.8520

Montrłęal, le lundi 28 juillet 2008
ĺ─ý Le mois dĺ─˘aoł¬t approche łŢ grands pas ramenant avec lui, pour une dixił«me łędition, lĺ─˘łęvłęnement musical JUSQUĺ─˘AUX OREILLES ! Conł▀u par le directeur artistique Scott Tresham et prłęsentłę en coproduction par Innovations en concert et la Cathłędrale Christ Church, cet incontournable łęvłęnement estival consacrłę łŢ la musique contemporaine propose, du 1er au 17 aoł¬t, pas moins de 16 concerts, 2 messes chantłęes (rłępertoire contemporain !), 2 causeries, 1 lancement de disque et une installation oł╝ lĺ─˘łęclectisme et lĺ─˘originalitłę seront au rendez-vous pour le plus grand plaisir de nos oreilles !

Dĺ─˘une durłęe dĺ─˘une heure sans entracte, les concerts JUSQUĺ─˘AUX OREILLES se veulent un terrain dĺ─˘exploration de tout ce que la musique offre de nouveau, un endroit oł╝ lĺ─˘on se rłęgale des młętissages entre genres contemporains.

Parmi ces 22 łęvłęnements, soulignons la commłęmoration du 100e anniversaire de naissance dĺ─˘Olivier Messiaen qui fut lĺ─˘un des compositeurs les plus originaux du XXe sił«cle. Son expression musicale łęminemment personnelle continue de fasciner le public et dĺ─˘inspirer les artistes dĺ─˘un peu partout dans le monde. Patrick Wedd interprłętera lĺ─˘intłęgrale des ëýuvres de Messiaen pour orgue lors de 6 concerts. Dĺ─˘autres łęvłęnements Messiaen sont łęgalement au calendrier.

Le coup dĺ─˘envoi de la 10e łędition de JUSQUĺ─˘AUX OREILLES sera donnłę le vendredi 1er aoł¬t łŢ 19 h 30, avec un concert mettant en vedette le platiniste de renommłęe mondiale Martin Tłętreault, le saxophoniste de jazz dĺ─˘avant-garde Philippe Lauzier et le bassiste expłęrimental Pierre-Yves Martel. Au programme, une soirłęe dĺ─˘improvisation qui sĺ─˘annonce dĺ─˘ores et dłęjłŢ palpitante et remplie de surprises ! ł─ ne pas manquer !

Lĺ─˘łędition 2008 de jusquĺ─˘aux OREILLES accueille les artistes qui se partageront la scł«ne de la magnifique Cathłędrale Christ Church, lieu de culte religieux situłę au cëýur du centre-ville de Montrłęal. Dłętruite par un incendie en 1856, la Cathłędrale fut reconstruite dĺ─˘aprł«s les plans de lĺ─˘architecte britannique Frank Wills et terminłęe en 1859. Aujourdĺ─˘hui, en plus dĺ─˘accueillir ses fidł«les, elle ouvre ses portes aussi bien au public młęlomane averti quĺ─˘au grand public qui souhaite se familiariser łŢ un rłępertoire musical nouveau, audacieux et parfois młüme surprenant.


Fondłę en 1994, lĺ─˘organisme Innovations en concert (IEC) se consacre principalement łŢ la musique de chambre, aux solistes et aux petits ensembles. Il privilłęgie ainsi un contact intime et personnel entre les artistes et le public, afin de favoriser le rayonnement de la musique de crłęation. Dotłę d'une vision stylistique trł«s large, l'organisme prłęsente des concerts de musique classique contemporaine, actuelle, improvisłęe, expłęrimentale, łęlectroacoustique et de jazz contemporain.

Innovations en concert remercie de leur appui
Patrimoine canadien, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec et le Conseil des arts de Montrłęal.

Vendredi 1er aoł¬t
19 h 30 ::: Martin Tłętreault, tables tournantes; Philippe Lauzier, saxophone; Pierre-Yves Martel, viole de gambe
::: Platiniste de renommłęe internationale, Martin Tłętreault se joint au saxophoniste de jazz dĺ─˘avant-garde Philippe Lauzier et au bassiste expłęrimental Pierre-Yves Martel, pour une palpitante soirłęe dĺ─˘improvisation.

Samedi 2 aoł¬t
17 h ::: Pemi Paull, alto
::: Altiste crłęatif et polyvalent, Pemi Paull offrira un rłęcital intimiste de musique de chambre pour un seul instrumentiste, dont lĺ─˘incroyable Sonate pour alto solo de GyłĆrgy Ligeti ainsi que des compositions de Głęrard Grisey et Nicolas Gilbert.

Dimanche 3 aoł¬t
19 h 30 ::: Les Poules (Joane Hłętu, saxophone et voix; Diane Labrosse, łęchantillonneur; Danielle P. Roger, percussions) Lancement du disque Phłęnix
::: Les Poules est un trio dĺ─˘improvisatrices qui peint dĺ─˘extraordinaires paysages sonores łŢ lĺ─˘aide de sonoritłęs synthłętiques et acoustiques.

Jeudi 7 aoł¬t

19 h 30 ::: Millennium Chamber Players
::: Lĺ─˘ensemble Millenium Chamber Players regroupe de jeunes musiciens de chambre de Chicago, passionnłęs et spłęcialisłęs dans un rłępertoire neuf et inusitłę pour petits et grands ensembles. Ce concert prłęsentera des oeuvres de Carmel Raz, Michael LaCroix, Rodney Sharman, Alex Berezowsky, ainsi que Eight Songs for a Mad King de Peter Maxwell Davies.

Vendredi 8 aoł¬t
19 h 30 ::: Patrick Wedd, orgue
::: En prłęlude łŢ lĺ─˘installation sonore Banquet pour O, Patrick Wedd interprłętera des ëýuvres dĺ─˘Emily Hall et Claude Vivier.

20 h 08 ::: Montreal Organ Consort, chëýur LiederwłĆlfe
Une installation sonore młęditative et envoł¬tante signłęe Scott Tresham pour souligner le 100e anniversaire dĺ─˘Olivier Messiaen. Banquet pour O est construite łŢ partir de lĺ─˘interprłętation par le compositeur de sa premił«re oeuvre publiłęe (Le Banquet cłęleste), łętirłęe sur 100 minutes.

Samedi 9 aoł¬t
17 h ::: Dĺ─˘Arcy Gray, percussions
::: Vivez tout lĺ─˘art du percussionniste avant-gardiste Dĺ─˘Arcy Phillip Gray, dans un programme dĺ─˘ëýuvres
de John Cage, Franco Donatoni et Nicolas Gilbert.

Dimanche 10 aoł¬t
::: Les Chanteurs JAO, chëýur, Patrick Wedd, direction et orgue

10 h 00 (Messe)
16 h 00 (Vłüpres)
::: Patrick Wedd et Les Chanteurs JAO interprł«tent une messe chorale toute spłęciale, comprenant Missa pro organo: in memoriam Olivier Messiaen de Bengt Hambreaus, ainsi que Missa Brevis, pił«ce commandłęe łŢ John Burge pour lĺ─˘occasion. M. Wedd et Les Chanteurs JAO donneront aussi un programme de musique chorale contemporaine aux vłüpres.

19 h 30 ::: Marie-Annick Błęliveau, voix; Mark Simons, clarinette
::: Un duo parfaitement agencłę, la voix de Marie- Annick Błęliveau et la clarinette de Mark Simons, dans un programme captivant dĺ─˘oeuvres signłęes Ralph Vaughan Williams, Shulamit Ran Marco, Płęrez-Ramirez et Andrłę Villeneuve.

Jeudi 14 aoł¬t
19 h 30 ::: Isaiah Ceccarelli
::: Inspirłę par ses voyages dans les Alpes franł▀aises et par les łęcrits dĺ─˘Olivier Messiaen, le compositeur et batteur de jazz Isaiah Ceccarelli a crłęłę Lieux-dits, avec Jean Derome et Francisco Lozano (saxos et flł¬tes), Steve Raegele (guitare) et Clinton Ryder (contrebasse).

Vendredi 15 aoł¬t
19 h ::: Causerie avant concert avec Laura Barrett (en anglais) animłęe par Patti Schmidt
19 h 30 ::: Laura Barrett, voix et kalimba; Ajay Mehra, banjo et glockenspiel
::: Laura Barrett, chanteuse et kalimbiste, interprłętera ses compositions fantaisistes łŢ propos de terreur amorphe, dĺ─˘obsolescence planifiłęe et du dualisme corps-esprit, accompagnłęe dĺ─˘Ajay Mehra au banjo et au glockenspiel.

Samedi 16 aoł¬t
17 h 00 ::: Quatuor Molinari
::: Pour souligner le 75e anniversaire du compositeur canadien R. Murray Schaffer, le Quatuor Molinari interprłętera son plus rłęcent quatuor łŢ cordes (nČâ 11). łÔgalement au programme, des oeuvres de Sofia Gubaidulina et dĺ─˘Alfred Schnittke.

Dimanche 17 aoł¬t
::: Les Chanteurs JAO, chëýur, Patrick Wedd, direction et orgue

10 h 00 (Messe)
::: Patrick Wedd et Les Chanteurs JAO donneront un programme de musique chorale contemporaine.

Patrick Wedd.
Lĺ─˘intłęgrale pour orgue : Olivier Messiaen

Lundi 4 aoł¬t
19 h ::: Causerie avant-concert avec Patrick Wedd (bilingue)
19 h 30
Apparition de lĺ─˘łęglise łęternelle
La Nativitłę du Seigneur

Mercredi 6 aoł¬t
19 h 30
Le Banquet cłęleste
Offrande au Saint-Sacrement
Les Corps glorieux

Vendredi 8 aoł¬t
20 h 08
Banquet pour O (catalogue de durłęes)

Samedi 9 aoł¬t
19 h 30
Młęditations sur le mystł«re de la Sainte Trinitłę

Dimanche 10 aoł¬t
10 h
Les Chanteurs JAO
In memoriam Olivier Messiaen

Lundi 11 aoł¬t
19 h 30
Verset pour la Fłüte de la Dłędicace
Livre dĺ─˘orgue

Mercredi 13 aoł¬t
19 h 30
Messe de la Pentecłąte

Samedi 16 aoł¬t
19 h 30
Le Livre du Saint-Sacrement

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Le choeur de la montagne

Le Chëýur de la montagne recrute

Beloeil, 28 juillet 2008 - Les personnes dłęsireuses de joindre le Chëýur de la montagne pour la premił«re fois sont priłęes de prendre rendez-vous au (514) 816-6577 pour une audition jeudi, le 21 aoł¬t 2008. Elles doivent avoir une expłęrience chorale et savoir lire la musique est un atout. Elles devront prłęparer un chant et fournir une partition pour accompagnement au piano. Les auditions auront lieu au Centre de formation artistique du Chëýur de la montagne (620, rue Richelieu, łŢ l'entrłęe arrił«re du Centre culturel de Beloeil). Les rłępłętitions auront lieu les jeudis łŢ 19 heures.

Renseignements ou 514.816.6577.

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Ma vie culturelle avec Denis C.

Une toute nouvelle capsule,
exclusive au site Web de !

Montrłęal, le 28 juillet 2008 ĺ─ý ł─ sa troisił«me saison, change de format et devient hebdomadaire. Chaque jeudi, łŢ 21 heures, Marie-France Bazzo et sa bande proposent dłęsormais un grand plateau dĺ─˘une heure et demie, enregistrłę devant public. Autre nouveautłę, lĺ─˘łęmission sera dorłęnavant disponible intłęgralement en webdiffusion. De plus, łŢ lĺ─˘intention des internautes, inaugure sur son site une toute nouvelle rubrique : Ma vie culturelle avec Denis C. Denis qui ? Denis C., mieux connu sous le nom deĺ─ Denis Coderre ! Eh oui, le dłęputłę libłęral du comtłę de Bourassa (Montrłęal-Nord), se joint cette annłęe łŢ lĺ─˘łęquipe !

Tout le monde connałĂt ĺ─ý ou croit connałĂtre ĺ─ý Denis Coderre, bouillant politicien, as de la formule choc, parlementaire chevronnłę et passionnłę. Mais ce que tout le monde ne sait pas, cĺ─˘est quĺ─˘il est fou de cinłęma, il adore lĺ─˘opłęra et sĺ─˘intłęresse tout autant au phłęnomł«ne de la tłęlłę-rłęalitłę quĺ─˘au thłęłótre ou łŢ la danse.

Au printemps dernier, monsieur Coderre est devenu le porte-parole de lĺ─˘opposition officielle en matił«re de patrimoine et de langues officielles. Il nĺ─˘en fallait pas plus pour que lĺ─˘łęquipe de lĺ─˘invite łŢ Č┤ faire ses preuves Ȭ en participant ĺ─ý virtuellement ĺ─ý łŢ lĺ─˘łęmission pour causer culture... Dłęfi relevłę ! Chaque semaine, Denis C. assistera donc avec Marie-France łŢ un łęvłęnement culturel (premił«re de thłęłótre, tapis rouge, lancement de disque, opłęra, exposition, spectacle de danse, etc.). Ils en discuteront ensuite sous lĺ─˘ëýil de la camłęra. Mais attention, pas question ici jouer les critiques ! En fait, lĺ─˘łęvłęnement culturel en question pourrait tout aussi bien les amener łŢ parlerĺ─ dĺ─˘un tout autre sujet. Dans cette capsule exclusive au Web, tout, tout, tout est permis ! Chaque nouvelle łędition de Ma vie culturelle avec Denis C. sera mise en ligne le soir de lĺ─˘łęmission, łŢ 21 heures, au

Dans ses habits du jeudi, continuera łŢ rłęflłęchir sur les grandes questions de notre łępoque łŢ travers des rencontres, discussions et dłębats, avec ses analystes politiques, son łęditorialiste, ses chroniqueurs et ses nombreux invitłęs. Et comme łŢ on prend les choses au słęrieux... mais avec lłęgł«retłę, on trouvera toujours le temps de rigoler un peu.

Marie-France et sa bande vous donnent donc rendez-vous dans leur Č┤ discothł«que dĺ─˘idłęes Ȭ les jeudis soirs, 21 heures, łŢ compter du 11 septembre. Avec Denis C., Dany Laferrił«re, Joseph Facal, Vincent Marissal, Anne Darche, Frłędłęric Metz et les autres, cĺ─˘est tout le contraire de la tłęlłę prłüte-łŢ-penser.

Mais en attendant, si vous voulez en savoir plus, ne manquez pas Marie-France qui est lĺ─˘invitłęe de France Beaudoin łŢ Bons baisers de France, toute la semaine. Et devinez qui lui fera une surprise ce soir ?

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TSO Now or Never Sale is back!

Announces the return of the Now or Never Sale
Tickets Only $39!
10 Days Only! Begins Friday, August 8

After the tremendous success of the first ever online seat sale last year, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announced today their next seat sale designed to offer music fans flexible and affordably priced subscription packages. In 2007, 7995 tickets were sold in one week and about 67% of the patrons who bought through the sale were new customers!

And now the Now or Never Sale is back! For 10 days only, beginning Friday, August 8, at midnight, and ending on Friday, August 18, at noon, TSO concerts will be priced at only $39 each for patrons who purchase a series with a minimum of three-concerts of their choice. This represents a savings of up to 70% on regular priced tickets!

The $39 seat sale is available online. Patrons can mix and match available concerts in all categories including Masterworks, Light Classics, Pops, Kids, and Casual Concerts, and must purchase a minimum of three separate concert dates in one online transaction at

The initiative is based on a successful model used by leading North American orchestras to find a profitable solution to the lull between the end of the subscription campaign period and the beginning of single ticket sales.

Audience development studies have shown that the two major barriers to non-renewing or potential subscribers were time and cost, especially for younger demographics. The flexible three-concert package is designed to capture the attention of this generation who desire control over their busy schedules and are less inclined to commit to five concerts some 14 months in advance. The three-concert buyer makes less of an initial commitment, and has the flexibility to upgrade to full subscriber status at any time.

The TSO online seat sale is an excellent opportunity for music lovers to hear international superstars like pianists Lang Lang and Radu Lupu, violinists Pinchas Zukerman and Midori, and celebrated maestros like Charles Dutoit and Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin for only $39.

Seats will be allocated on a "best available" basis while quantities last. Patrons will receive TSO subscriber benefits including ticket exchanges and no service charges on additional tickets. As quantities are limited, the TSO advises to act early!

Announces the return of the Now or Never Sale
10 Days Only - Friday, August 8 - Monday, August 18, 2008
Purchase any 3 concerts for $39 each*
Tickets On Sale Friday, August 8 at 12midnight
Sale ends Monday, August 18 at 12noon
Tickets available online at
*Subject to availability. Not valid with any other offer.

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The OSM is back for the summer


beginning July 30

Mozart Plus Series: 4 rendezvous not to be missed

Čů July 30: Mozart and Bizetĺ─˘s Lĺ─˘Arlłęsienne

Čů August 6: Pianist Stephen Kovacevich returns to the OSM

Čů August 13: Jean-Philippe Collard and the 23rd Concerto

Čů August 20: Sumi Jo sings Mozart and bel canto

OSM / Loto-Qułębec Concerts in the Parks: Tango gets pride of place

Čů August 7: Parc des Faubourgs, borough of Ville-Marie, Montreal

Čů August 9: Sportplexe George Springate, borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Montreal

Čů August 12: Parc de lĺ─˘łÚle des Moulins, Terrebonne

Festival Bel Canto in Knowlton: 2 weekends, 6 concerts

Čů August 15: Opening recital with Jennifer Larmore

Čů August 16: June Anderson and the OSM under the direction of Kent Nagano

Čů August 17: Belliniĺ─˘s Norma, opera in concert version with the OSM and Kent Nagano

Čů August 22: Sumi Jo sings Mozart, Donizetti and Bellini with the OSM and Kent Nagano

Čů August 23: Gino Vannelli in concert

Čů August 24: Belliniĺ─˘s Norma, opera in concert version with the OSM and Kent Nagano

Montreal, July 28, 2008 ĺ─ý The Orchestre symphonique de Montrłęalĺ─˘s summer gets under way on July 30 with the Mozart Plus series at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Place des Arts, in the very heart of the entertainment district. The series, which has enjoyed great success for over 25 years, offers music lovers four concerts, two of them conducted by Maestro Kent Nagano, on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 from July 30 to August 20.

Coloratura soprano Sumi Jo, pianists Stephen Kovacevich and Jean-Philippe Collard, conductor Jean-Franł▀ois Rivest and violinist Andrew Wan, Grand Prize winner in the 2007 OSM Standard Life Competition, will be featured guests. On the program, some of Mozartĺ─˘s best-loved works and great classics like Ravelĺ─˘s La Valse, Bizetĺ─˘s Lĺ─˘Arlłęsienne and Prokofievĺ─˘s First Symphony, the ĺ─˙Classicalĺ─¨ ĺ─ý some of the highpoints in this edition of a series that has become an essential element of our cultural summer.

In its open-air summertime series, OSM / Loto-Qułębec Concerts in the Parks, the Orchestre symphonique de Montrłęal is offering the public three free concerts: a concert at the Parc des Faubourgs in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal (corner of Ontario and De Lorimier), on August 7; another on August 9 at the Sportplexe George Springate in the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro in Montrłęal; and a third on August 12 at Parc de lĺ─˘łÚle des Moulins in Terrebonne. For the second summer in a row, host and actor Andrłę Robitaille is the spokesman and host of these concerts, which are under the direction of Jean-Franł▀ois Rivest, the OSMĺ─˘s conductor in residence.

Tango music performed by the group Quartango will have pride of place at these evenings, which will also present well-known works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Johann Strauss. Quartango has conquered audiences all over Canada and in the United States, as well as in Tokyo, Taipei, Paris and Słúo Paulo. The band also delighted spectators when they performed with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, as well as with the Orchestre symphonique de Qułębec and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. The series of four concerts they gave with the Orchestre symphonique de Montrłęal attracted close to 60,000 people.

The Festival Bel Canto takes us to the banks of Brome Lake, in a rustic and cozy setting where six concerts spread out over two weekends will be presented under a tent accommodating 600 concert-goers. Two concert-version performances of the opera Norma, the masterpiece of Vincenzo Bellini, will be presented on Sunday, August 17 and 24, at 3 p.m. Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore and pianist Antoine Palloc will launch the Festival on August 15 at 8 p.m., in a recital with piano. On August 16 at 8 p.m., soprano June Anderson and four young singers from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia will take the stage with the OSM and Kent Nagano to perform some of the most beautiful arias and ensembles of Rossini and Donizetti.

The coloratura soprano Sumi Jo, meanwhile, will be the star of an evening devoted to Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini under the direction of Kent Nagano on August 22 at 8 p.m. This concert will also be presented in Montreal on August 20 as part of the Mozart Plus series, again under Kent Nagano. On August 23, on a more popular note, well-known singer Gino Vannelli will do a show that includes excerpts from his most recent album, entitled ĺ─˙Canto,ĺ─¨ with the Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke under the direction of Stłęphane Laforest. Numerous free events will also be presented during the week in the framework of Festival Bel Canto.

Finally, the Orchestre symphonique de Montrłęal will be performing as well on August 2 as part of the Festival de Lanaudił«re, in the Joliette amphitheatre. Kent Nagano will conduct the celebrated Verdi Requiem. In addition to the OSM Chorus, four soloists ĺ─ý Sondra Radvanovsky, soprano, Elena Maximova, mezzo-soprano, Arturo Chacłän-Cruz, tenor, and John Relyea, bass ĺ─ý will take part in what is a legendary work in the vocal repertoire.

The Orchestre symphonique de Montrłęal is presented by Hydro-Qułębec

in association with National Bank

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Canada Council for the Arts releases Auditor General's Special Examination Report / Le Conseil des Arts du Canada publie le rapport de la vłęrificatric

Canada Council for the Arts releases
Auditor General's Special Examination Report

In its first special examination of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Office of the Auditor General of Canada reports the Council is doing a good job of managing its affairs, announced the Board of the Council today.

The special examination found that the Council's systems and practices in "grant management, governance, strategic planning, performance measurement and reporting and human resources provide it with reasonable assurance that its assets are safeguarded and controlled, that its resources are managed economically and efficiently, and that its operations are carried out effectively."

The Auditor General concluded that the Council's "systems and practices had no significant deficiencies. In fact, the Canada Council's systems and practices have contributed to its success in several areas."

A copy of the news release and the full report is available at


Le Conseil des Arts du Canada publie
le rapport de la vłęrificatrice głęnłęrale sur son examen spłęcial

Aujourd'hui, le conseil d'administration du Conseil des Arts du Canada a annoncłę que, selon le Bureau de la vłęrificatrice głęnłęrale, son rapport sur le premier examen spłęcial du Conseil est positif et que cette sociłętłę d'łÔtat autonome fait du bon travail en ce qui concerne la gestion de ses activitłęs.

L'examen spłęcial a rłęvłęlłę que Č┤ les systł«mes et les pratiques du Conseil des Arts du Canada en matił«re de gestion de subventions, de gouvernance, de planification stratłęgique, de mesure et de communication des rłęsultats ainsi que de gestion des ressources humaines lui donnent l'assurance raisonnable que ses łęlłęments d'actif sont protłęgłęs et contrłąlłęs, que la gestion de ses ressources est łęconomique et efficiente, et que ses activitłęs sont menłęes efficacement. Ȭ

La vłęrificatrice głęnłęrale a conclu son rapport en disant que le Conseil ne prłęsentait Č┤ aucune lacune importante. En fait, les systł«mes et pratiques du Conseil des Arts ont contribułę łŢ son succł«s dans plusieurs domaines. Ȭ

Vous pouvez consulter le communiqułę et le rapport intłęgral au

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Marco Calliari au GEMU

Jeudi 31 juillet 2008, 19H30
Thłęłótre de Verdure du Parc Lafontaine
intersection rue Duluth et avenue du Parc Lafontaine, Mtl. Qc.
Spectacle musical gratuit, entrłęe libre

Dans la słęrie MundoArtBazar, Robert Prłęvost prłęsente JazzamaSoulBazar. Lors de cette soirłęe riche en rythmes Soul et R n'B cuisinłęs d'accents jazz, Robert Prłęvost reł▀oit un invitłę de marque, Marco Calliari. Le GEMU et Marco Calliari ensemble sur une młüme scł«ne, c'est un peu comme l'alignement des planł«tes: un łęvłęnement rare pendant lequel de grandes łęnergies sont dłęgagłęes, un moment oł╝ tout peut arriver!
Ce spectacle est prłęsentłę en collaboration avec

Le GEMU est un ensemble d'łęlite łŢ głęomłętrie variable regroupant 30 artistes choisis parmi les meilleurs musiciens et musiciennes provenant des mondes jazz et classique. Robert Prłęvost assure la direction musicale et la direction artistique de l'ensemble. Le GEMU prłęsente un style łŢ la croisłęe des musiques d'aujourd'hui; le rłępertoire est conł▀u d'arrangements originaux crłęłęs spłęcifiquement pour l'ensemble par Robert Prłęvost. Le big-band est prłęsentłę ici en version moderne et łęclatłęe, entił«rement revigorłę. Reconnu comme łętant un des ensembles les plus excitants de la scł«ne montrłęalaise, le GEMU est łŢ voir encore et encore!!!

Musiciens participants łŢ JazzamaSoulBazar:

David Bellemare (alto/flł¬te)
Genevił«ve Gauthier (alto/clarinette)
Jennifer Bell (tłęnor/clarinette)
Yves Adam (tłęnor/clarinette basse)
Jean Frłęchette (baryton/flł¬te)

Trompettes :
Derek Paul (trompette/flugelhorn)
Jocelyn Lapointe (trompette/flugelhorn)
Bill Mahar (trompette/flugelhorn/piccolo)
Ghislain Potvin (trompette/flugelhorn)
Ivanhoe Jolicoeur (trompette/flugelhorn)

Trombones :
Hłęlł«ne Lemay
Stłęphanie Lapointe
Vivianne F.Gamache
Trombones basses :

Christopher Smith
Bob Ellis

Cors :
Jean-Louis Gagnon
łÔmilie de Maisonneuve
Alice Lane-Lłępine
Yannick Gagnłę
Margaret Gundara

Tuba :
Samuel Markon

Vibraphone :
Joł┤lle Saint-Pierre

Piano :
Normand Deveault

Guitare :
Keven Charette
David Roux

Contrebasse :
Jean Cyr

Batterie :
Bernard Deslauriers

Voix :
Marco Calliari
Victoria Doyon

Direction musicale :
Robert Prłęvost

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Artsy Fartsy at Theatre Ste Catherine


artČůsy-fartČůsy (łžrtse-fłžrt'se)
adj. Vulgar
Pretentiously or affectedly artistic.

Theatre Ste. Catherine presents it's own version of Artsy Fartsy in a weekly variety show hosted by indie-comedy darling, Aubrey Tennant.

Eclectic, electric and just plain wacky.
From boy bands to drag queens, from burlesque to boylesque, from stand-up to sit down - comedy all around wrapped up in a weekly show guaranteed to tickle your trunk.

Each week will surprise youĺ─Â buckle in because you never know what or who will be on stage.
It's not your typical variety show.

264 Ste Catherine Est
Every Tuesday ĺ─ý starting August 5
Show at 9pm
Tickets $5

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łÔvł«nement spłęcial au Musłęe du Chłóteau Ramezay

Rendez-vous avec lĺ─˘Histoire!

Rencontre de deux rłęgiments historiques

MONTRłÔAL, le 24 juillet ĺ─ý Dans le cadre de lĺ─˘exposition Peurs bleues, le Musłęe du Chłóteau Ramezay sera lĺ─˘hłąte dĺ─˘une rencontre solennelle entre le groupe Tambours et Fifres La Fayette ainsi que la Compagnie Franche de la Marine, le dimanche 3 aoł¬t łŢ 10h.

Au son des fifres et des tambours, les deux compagnies militaires proposent un rendez-vous avec lĺ─˘Histoire. La Compagnie Franche de la Marine fut envoyłęe en Nouvelle-France en 1683 pour protłęger la colonie franł▀aise en Amłęrique. Jusquĺ─˘łŢ la capitulation de Montrłęal, elle prend part łŢ tous les affrontements. Aprł«s la Conqułüte, bon nombre de soldats sĺ─˘łętablissent dans la colonie.

Fiers reprłęsentants de la tradition musicale et de lĺ─˘histoire maritime de la France, vłütus de la tenue du Corps Royal de la Marine de Rochefort (1772), les Tambours et Fifres de La Fayette commłęmorent la traversłęe de lĺ─˘Atlantique effectułęe par La Fayette, venu prłüter main forte aux insurgłęs amłęricains durant la Guerre dĺ─˘indłępendance des łÔtats-Unis. Le groupe de Rochefort est exceptionnellement au Qułębec pour participer łŢ la Fłüte des chants de marins de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, du 14 au 17 aoł¬t.

Lors de cette rencontre, un łęchange de drapeaux symbolisera la fraternitłę łętablie non seulement entre les deux compagnies, mais aussi entre les deux pays. Parade militaire, dłęmonstrations musicales et salves dĺ─˘honneur couronneront cette rencontre młęmorable qui se dłęroulera dł«s 10h, dans les jardins du Musłęe du Chłóteau Ramezay.

Un rendez-vous avec lĺ─˘Histoire łŢ ne pas manquer!

Rappelons que cet łęvł«nement est organisłę en collaboration avec La Fłüte des chants de marins de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli et le Musłęe Stewart. Lĺ─˘exposition Peurs bleues prłęsentłęe au Musłęe du Chłóteau Ramezay jusquĺ─˘au 19 octobre 2008, est une adaptation de lĺ─˘exposition conł▀ue par La Corderie Royale ĺ─ý Centre International de la mer łŢ Rochefort.

Meeting With History!

Meeting between two historic regiments

MONTRłÔAL, July 24, 2008 ĺ─ý In conjunction with the Here Be Monsters exhibition, the Chłóteau Ramezay Museum will host a formal gathering between the Tambours et Fifres La Fayette and the Compagnie Franche de la Marine groups on Sunday, August 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Accompanied by the sounds of fifes and drums, the two regiments have planned a meeting with History. The Compagnie Franche de la Marine was sent to New-France in 1683 to protect the French colony. This regiment was involved in all the armed disputes until Montrealĺ─˘s surrender. After the defeat, several soldiers settled in the colony.

Proud representatives of the musical tradition and the maritime history of France, dressed in the Corps Royal de la Marine de Rochefort uniform (1772), the Tambours et Fifres La Fayette group will commemorate La Fayetteĺ─˘s voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to help fight with the American insurgents during the American Revolutionary War. The Rochefort Group is in Qułębec to take part in the Fłüte des chants de marins de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli from August 14 to 17, 2008.

Upon meeting, the two regiments will exchange flags which will symbolize the fraternity established between the two regiments and, what is more, the two countries. A military parade, several musical demonstrations and honorary salvos will conclude this memorable gathering that will begin at 10:00 a.m., in the Chłóteau Ramezay Museumĺ─˘s gardens.

This is a meeting with history that you cannot miss!

Reminder that this event has been organized in combination with the La Fłüte des chants de marins de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli and the Stewart Museum. The Here Be Monsters exhibition is presented at the Chłóteau Ramezay Museum until October 19, 2008 and has been adapted from an exposition created by La Corderie Royale ĺ─ý Centre International de la mer łŢ Rochefort.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

TSMF continues until August 17, 2008

Elegant start to the Festival by pianist Andrłę Laplante;
more of the world's top interpretive artists still to comeČń

After the brilliant opening concert of the 2008 Toronto Summer Music Festival, with Canadian pianist Andrłę Laplante at the historic Carlu, John Terauds of the Toronto Star wrote: "Laplante made magic as he performed Romantic pieces that are at the core of his specialty Čń There was even more magic in the air, as the 1,000-strong audience gathered at the Carlu Čń But there is much more inspirational music-making on offer to August 17 at the festival."

The Festival, now in its third year, runs until August 17 at various venues in Toronto. Artistic Director Agnes Grossmann's concept of programming an entire festival around a central theme, In the Fire of Conflict, is an innovative way to engage artists and audience in a spiritual and aesthetic conversation that creates an intense musical experience.

On August 5, MUSIC AND DANCE features dynamic cellist and Grammy-award winner, Denise Djokic, who will be joined by dance phenomenon Peggy Baker and percussionist Ryan Scott. The program pushes the barriers of convention in a sonic soundscape with the world premiere of In the Fire of Conflict, fusing classical music with elements of hip hop and play-back rapping, adding to the performance a new, younger sensibility.

PRESSLER AND FRIENDS, on August 9, brings pianist Menahem Pressler to the forefront. Honoured as one of the greatest chamber musicians of all time by the Concertgebouw and celebrated for his lifetime achievements by governments and cultural organizations around the world, Pressler will be accompanied by string superstars violinist Alexander Kerr, violist Roberto Diaz, and cellist Paul Watkins for a stellar piano quartet.

The four-week festival concludes with four fully-staged performances of Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, conducted by Maestra Agnes Grossmann with stage direction by Titus Hollweg. Artistic Director and conductor Agnes Grossmann is one of the very few women on the international conducting circuit. She has just completed an extensive conducting tour of Asia and Italy, and is also the only woman to have held the position of Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys' Choir (during their 500th anniversary celebrations). Stage Director Titus Hollweg, son of famous tenor Werner Hollweg, is well known in the European opera world and has collaborated with Agnes Grossmann on a previous production of Ariadne auf Naxos, after initially meeting her as a young artist while singing with the Vienna Boys' Choir.

For a full listings or all concerts, master classes, and lectures, visit
July 22 - August 17, 2008
Violin/Piano Recital: Mayumi Seiler & Tł║nde Kurucz: Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 8pm _*
In the Fire of Conflict: Suzie LeBlanc and Daniel Taylor: Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 8:00pm ***
Music and Painting: Molinari String Quartet: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 8pm _*
Revolution and Tyranny in Europe: Leipzig String Quartet: Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 8pm ***
Music and Dance: Denise Djokic: Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 8pm _*
Chamber Music Treasures: Anton Kuerti: Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 8pm ***
Pressler and Friends: Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 8pm ***
Music and Masks: Gryphon Trio: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 8pm _*
Ariadne auf Naxos: Thursday, August 14, 2008 to Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 7:30pm;
Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 2:00pm ***
Festival passes ($175 - $250) and single tickets ($27 - $50) are available
online or by calling 416.597.7840
* At Walter Hall, *** At MacMillan Theatre (Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, 80 Queen's Park)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Leon Fleisher turns 80, Keeping the Magic



A Birthday Salute: SONY BMG Masterworks Digitally Releases Early Recordings Previously Available Only on LP

Fleisher's World Premiere Recording of Hindemith's "Klaviermusik mit Orchester" Scheduled for Release in Spring 2009 on Ondine Records

"Right on! The career of Leon Fleisher has no parallel." ĺ─ý Dan Green, Piano Magazine

NEW YORK July 23, 2008 ĺ─ý Beloved Maestro Leon Fleisher turns 80 years old today and the world is celebrating his octogenarian status. He first brings the magic to his adopted city of Baltimore July 24-25, conducting and performing an all-Mozart program with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to kick off a major-city U.S. tour, followed by dates around the world throughout the 2008-09 season. He fills concert halls with generations of fans, there to witness history and the incomparable talents of a nonpareil figure in the pantheon of musical greats.

On July 29, Sony BMG Masterworks will release for the first time in digital format six full-length recordings, made during the first treasured decade ĺ─ý between 1954 and 1963 ĺ─ý of Fleisher's exceptional career. Originally signed to Columbia Masterworks in 1954, Fleisher created a catalog and, in retrospect, documented history in the following early recordings, which are now being released in full:

* Schubert: Sonata in B-Flat Major, D.960 / Lłžndler ĺ─ý original LP release 1956
* Debussy: Suite Bergamasque / Ravel: Sonatine / Valses nobles et sentimentales / Alborado del gracioso ĺ─ý original LP release 1959
* Mozart: Sonata in C Major, K.330 / Sonata in E-Flat Major, K.282 / Rondo in D Major, K. 485 ĺ─ý original LP release 1960
* Liszt: Sonata in B Minor / Weber: Sonata No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 70 / Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65 ĺ─ý original LP release 1960
* Copland: Piano Sonata / Sessions: From My Diary / Kirchner: Piano Sonata / Rorem: Three Barcarolles ĺ─ý original LP release 1963
* Brahms: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor, Op. 34 ĺ─ý with the Juilliard String Quartet ĺ─ý original LP release 1963

These six albums will be available from iTunes and other DSPs. Physical CDs are available only through ArkivMusic. iTunes is the only digital vendor to carry each album's original cover art and liner notes reformatted in a new digital booklet, which will also be available with the burn-on-demand CDs.

Fleisher has garnered significant coverage in the
New York Times, Associated Press, Washington Post, Reader's Digest, and on CBS and ABC, among other major media outlets. He is the subject of the documentary film Two Hands (Nathaniel Kahn) ĺ─ý nominated in 2006 for an Academy Award. In December Fleisher became a Kennedy Center Honoree at the 30th annual celebration of the arts, in company with Steve Martin, Martin Scorcese, Diana Ross and Brian Wilson. Caroline Kennedy recognized him as a "a piano prodigy from the Golden Gate who rose to the heights, embraced adversity and became a musician for all seasons."

Fleisher's 1963 stereo recording of the Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor with the Juilliard String Quartet, which was offered complete earlier this year as a bonus download with Masterworks' two-disc compilation
The Essential Leon Fleisher, will join five titles that restore to the catalog Fleisher's early solo recital recordings. Although select, individual works from these releases were featured previously on Philips' two-disc set devoted to Fleisher in the Great Pianists of the 20th Century series and on other Sony Classical reissues, this is the first time these recordings have been available complete in the digital era.

The birthday festivity will continue throughout the coming year. In spring 2009, Ondine Records will release Fleisher's world premił«re recording of Paul Hindemith's
Klaviermusik mit Orchester with Christoph Eschenbach conducting the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. Commissioned by Paul Wittgenstein and written in 1923 for piano left hand and orchestra, only to be discovered in 2002, Fleisher performed the acclaimed 2004 world premił«re in Berlin. This past April, the piece was recorded live in concert at Philadelphia's Verizon Hall paired with Dvorł░k's Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World"). Executive producer of the recording is Kevin Kleinmann, formerly vice president of PolyGram/Universal Classics.

The extraordinary renaissance of Fleisher's career has been documented extensively, and became widely publicized around his "comeback" albumĺ─ţthe critically acclaimed
Two Handsĺ─ţhis first two-hand solo piano recording released in 2004. The album went on to hold a top 5 Billboard Chart position and is a hit worldwide. The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Gramophone Magazine and many others have hailed it as one of the top recordings of its year, in any genre.

Fleisher's 80th Birthday celebrations around the countryĺ─Â

7/24, 25 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore & Strathmore, MD
7/30 Ravinia Festival, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Highland Park, IL
8/8 Tanglewood ĺ─ý Boston Symphony Orchestra, Lenox, MA
8/20 La Jolla Music Society, La Jolla, CA
9/13, 14 Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
9/27 Germantown Performing Arts Center, Germantown, TN
10/2 Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
10/3 Celebrity Series of Boston, Boston MA
10/5 Shriver Hall Concert Series, Baltimore, MD
10/11, 12 Westchester Philharmonic, Purchase, NY
10/16, 18 San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco, CA
10/17 San Francisco Symphony, Cupertino, CA

and in performances around the world including London, Brussels, Paris, Lucerne, Singapore throughout the 2008-2009 season.

La comłędie oł╝ chaque soir, on commet un meurtre!

La pił«ce Coup de Ciseaux prłęsentłęe au Patriote de Sainte-Agathe depuis le 25 juin

fait des heureux, non seulement chez les spectateurs de tous les łóges, mais aussi chez les critiques qui en parlent dans les termes suivants;

Une comłędie policił«re efficaceĺ─Â

Du thłęłótre nouveau genreĺ─Â

Une sortie hors des sentiers battusĺ─Â

Les frontił«res du quatrił«me mur łęclateĺ─Âł▀a fonctionne łŢ merveille

Mission rłęussieĺ─Â

Une comłędie policił«re qui se dłęmarque du thłęłótre dĺ─˘łętłę auquel on nous a habitułęs.

La recette est rafrałĂchissante, interactive łŢ souhait et bourrer de rebondissements

Franł▀ois-łÔtienne Parłę est remarquable. Quelle łęnergie, quelle prłęsence!ĺ─Âau sommet de sa forme

On se rłęgale jusqu`łŢ la fin des dialogues entre les comłędiens et le public.

Une belle sortie estivale qui plaira łŢ tous...młüme aux plus blasłęs des spectateurs

Il faut y aller, pour lĺ─˘interaction dĺ─˘abord, et pour lĺ─˘łęnergie vraiment contagieuse de la troupe.

Drłąle, brillant surprenant!

Courrez voir Coup de ciseauxĺ─Â

On vous annonce donc des supplłęmentaires les 2 et 9 aoł¬t łŢ 15h00 et les 21 et 28 aoł¬t łŢ 20h30.

Et on vous annonce que tous les jeudis, les enfants (12 ans et moins) seront admis gratuitement avec un adulte. (Un enfant par adulte).

Alors, fałĂtes vous plaisir et venez voir Coup de ciseaux avec Franł▀ois-łÔtienne Parłę,

Claude Maher, Anne Casabonne, Marc St-Martin, łÔric Hoziel et Louise Deschłótelets.

Ne ratez pas cette chance de vivre une expłęrience de thłęłótre uniqueĺ─ÂCoups de ciseaux au Patriote de Sainte-Agathe, jusquĺ─˘au 30 aoł¬t.


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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Le CPNM recrute de nouveaux choristes

Le CPNM recrute de nouveaux choristes

pour sa nouvelle saison 2008-2009

Montrłęal, le 21 juillet 2008 - Le ChČ˙ur philharmonique du Nouveau Monde (CPNM) est łŢ la recherche de choristes motivłęs, łŢ la voix juste et ayant une bonne oreille, en vue de sa prochaine saison. L'amour de la musique est essentiel, lire la musique est un atout. Les pratiques se tiendront łŢ Outremont, łŢ l'łÔcole Vincent d'Indy, les mardis de 19h15 łŢ 22h, łŢ partir du 9 septembre 2008. Au programme, le Requiem de Gabriel Faurłę et la Messe de la Dłęlivrance, de Thłęodore Dubois. De plus, le CPNM prłęsentera pour la 9ił«me annłęe consłęcutive, en novembre, le touchant Requiem de Mozart qui rallie plus de mille spectateurs chaque annłęe łŢ la Basilique Notre-Dame.

Michel Brousseau est directeur artistique et chef du ChČ˙ur et de l'Orchestre philharmonique du Nouveau Monde. Il a fait sa marque sur plusieurs grandes scł«nes au Canada, aux łÔtats-Unis et en Europe, notamment en Sicile oł╝ il dirige l'Orchestre de l'Universitłę de Kore Ena.łŢ titre de chef invitłę. Le CPNM interprłętera les magnifiques Messa di Gloria , de Puccini, et la Messe de Saint-Remi, de Thłęodore Dubois, lors d'une tournłęe en Sicile en aoł¬t 2008.C'est la 2e tournłęe du CPNM qu'il dirigera łŢ l'extłęrieur du Qułębec, aprł«s celle de 2004 en France.

Les auditions auront lieu łŢ l'łÔcole Vincent d'Indy, łŢ Outremont, les 2 et 9 septembre 2008

Renseignements et rendez-vous pour les auditions : Suzanne Tardif (514)271-5540

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Domaine Forget

Soirłęe russe avec le Quatuor łŢ cordes de Moscou

Qułębec, le 22 juillet 2008 Č˝ Deux concerts de musique de chambre sont au programme cette semaine au Domaine Forget. Le vendredi 8 aoł¬t, le violoncelliste Matt Haimovitz sera entourłę de professeurs łŢ l'Acadłęmie de musique et de danse, puis, le vendredi 9 aoł¬t, le Quatuor łŢ cordes de Moscou fera ses dłębuts au Festival.

Les amateurs de danse seront nombreux łŢ assister łŢ la deuxił«me soirłęe de danse de la saison le mercredi 6 aoł¬t. Pour l'occasion, neuf danseurs de la compagnie Cas public et deux pianistes partageront la scł«ne pour dłęvoiler Suites cruelles, le nouvel opus de la chorłęgraphe Hłęlł«ne Blackburn.

mercredi 6 aoł§t, 20 h 30 le domaine danse

Suites cruelles

Une nouvelle crłęation de Hłęlł«ne Blackburn

Č┤ Une pił«ce charnelle, puissante et troublante sur le thł«me de tous ces plaisirs douloureux

qui nous poussent les uns vers les autres et nous rłęvł«lent łŢ nous-młümes. Ȭ (Aline Apostolska, La Presse)

Le mercredi 6 aoł¬t, la compagnie de danse Cas public prłęsentera le nouvel opus de sa directrice et chorłęgraphe Hłęlł«ne Blackburn, Suites cruelles, qui rłęunit neuf danseurs et deux pianistes, Matthieu Fortin et Laurier Rajotte.

Č┤ Et si plaisir et dłęplaisir łętaient liłęs par un lien tel que pour avoir le plus possible de l'un on doive avoir le plus possible de l'autreČÍ Č¬ Cette question posłęe par Nietzsche a servi d'inspiration łŢ la chorłęgraphe Hłęlł«ne Blackburn pour crłęer une Č˙uvre forte, parfois provocante, et d'une grande virtuositłę, dans laquelle plaisir et douleur se confondent. Cette chorłęgraphie fait appel łŢ une gestuelle combinant la rigueur du ballet łŢ l'abandon de la danse contemporaine. Partageant la scł«ne avec les danseurs, les deux pianistes font partie intłęgrante de l'Č˙uvre en plus d'interprłęter la musique d'Ana Sokolovic composłęe pour cette nouvelle crłęation.

La chorłęgraphe Hłęlł«ne Blackburn perł▀oit ses crłęations comme un acte collectif, et le nom de sa compagnie tłęmoigne de ses intłęrłüts sociaux et de son attachement łŢ la collaboration dans le processus de crłęation. Conjuguant engagement physique intense et sens thłęłótral innłę, les partitions chorłęgraphiques fougueuses d'Hłęlł«ne Blackburn se tiennent rłęsolument łŢ distance des codes łętablis et posent sur l'łütre humain un regard acłęrłę et rempli d'humanitłę. La compagnie qu'elle a fondłęe en 1989, Cas public, privilłęgie une recherche en crłęation chorłęgraphique fondłęe sur le renouvellement de la danse contemporaine, ce qui lui vaut d'łütre reconnue sur la scł«ne internationale. Bien ancrłęe dans la rłęalitłę culturelle qułębłęcoise, la compagnie fait la promotion et favorise le dłęveloppement de la danse actuelle en plus de multiplier les efforts pour initier le public łŢ cette forme d'art.

vendredi 8 aoł§t, 20 h 30 la musique de chambre

Soirłęe BMO Banque de Montrłęal

Matt Haimovitz : Un musicien audacieux

ł─ l'occasion du concert du 8 aoł¬t, le Festival a rłęuni autour du violoncelliste Matt Haimovitz des professeurs łŢ l'Acadłęmie de musique et de danse, les violonistes Jonathan Crow, Claude Richard et Gwen Thompson, l'altiste Peter Slowik et le violoncelliste Blair Lofgren, auxquels se joindra le pianiste Jean Marchand, un fidł«le collaborateur du Domaine Forget.

En plus d'łütre un violoncelliste exceptionnel, Matt Haimovitz est un musicien au parcours audacieux, qui n'hłęsite pas łŢ aborder le rłępertoire contemporain, le rłępertoire baroque voire młüme de la musique rock adaptłęe łŢ son instrument. Matt Haimovitz ouvrira le concert avec Cł«dres en voiles (Thrł«ne pour le Liban) de Gilles Tremblay, une longue plainte pour violoncelle seul s'inspirant des lamentations pratiqułęes au Proche-Orient et dłędiłęe au fils du compositeur, Emmanuel. Par la suite, le violoniste Jonathan Crow et le pianiste Jean Marchand le rejoindront sur scł«ne pour livrer le Deuxił«me trio pour piano et cordes, opus 87 de Brahms. En deuxił«me partie, les violonistes Claude Richard et Gwen Thompson, l'altiste Peter Slowik, le violoncelliste Blair Lofgren et le pianiste Jean Marchand feront dłęcouvrir au public le Quintette pour piano et cordes en rłę mineur, H. 49 de Bridge, une Č˙uvre d'une grande richesse młęlodique.

samedi 9 aoł§t, 20 h 30 la musique de chambre

Soirłęe Hydro-Qułębec

Soirłęe russe avec le Quatuor łŢ cordes de Moscou

Le samedi 9 aoł¬t, le dernier concert de musique de chambre de la saison marquera les dłębuts łŢ la Salle Franł▀oys-Bernier du Quatuor łŢ cordes de Moscou, qui cłęlł«bre cette annłęe ses 30 ans.

Le Quatuor łŢ cordes de Moscou rłęunit les violonistes Eugenia Alikhanova et Galina Kokhanovskaia, de l'altiste Tatiana Kokhanovskaia et de la violoncelliste Olga Ogranovitch. L'idłęe de former un quatuor est nłęe de l'enthousiasme des musiciennes pour le lłęgendaire Quatuor Borodine. Aprł«s s'łütre illustrłę dans de nombreux concours, le Quatuor a entamłę une carrił«re nationale et internationale. Pour le plus grand bonheur des musiciennes, elles ont eu plusieurs occasions de collaborer avec le Quatuor Borodine, des expłęriences enrichissantes leur ayant permis de se perfectionner et de s'imprłęgner de la grande łęcole russe, caractłęrisłęe notamment par un jeu intense et profond. En trente ans de carrił«re, le Quatuor de Moscou a łętłę l'invitłę de prestigieux festivals et a joułę sur les plus grandes scł«nes d'Europe et d'Amłęrique dont le Concertgebouw d'Amsterdam et le Carnegie Hall de New York.

ł─ l'occasion de ses dłębuts au Festival, le Quatuor de Moscou fera honneur łŢ la plus pure tradition russe en offrant le Quatuor łŢ cordes no 7 en fa dił«se mineur, opus 108 de Chostakovitch, le Quatuor łŢ cordes no 2 en rłę mineur de Borodine dont le mouvement lent est l'une des pages les plus cłęlł«bres du rłępertoire, puis le Quatuor no 2 en fa majeur, opus 22 de Tchałěkovski, une Č˙uvre dont la composition procura le plus grand plaisir au compositeur.

Č┤ Un ensemble extraordinaire qui se dłęmarque par son jeu raffinłę et une palette sonore łŢ la fois variłęe et d'une rare beautłę et d'un remarquable tempłęrament artistique Ȭ. Alfred Schnittke

cours de małÚtre et concerts des stagiaires

de l'acadłÔmie de musique et de danse du domaine forget

Rappelons que le contrebassiste Paul Ellison donnera un cours de małĂtre le lundi 4 aoł¬t łŢ 13 h 30. Le młüme jour, le stage de contrebasse prendra fin avec un concert des stagiaires prłęsentłę łŢ 16 heures łŢ la Salle Franł▀oys-Bernier. Une collaboration de Stein Monast.

brunch-musique casino de charlevoix

L'accordłęoniste Denis Labrie fera dłęcouvrir La Valse łŢ 4 temps łŢ l'occasion du brunch-musique du dimanche 10 aoł¬t.

information et rłÔservations

(418) 452-3535 ou 1 888-DFORGET (336-7438)

Tłęlłęcopieur : (418) 452-3503

Słęrie Le Domaine danse

Mercredi 6 aoł¬t, 20 h 30

Suites cruelles

Cas public

Hłęlł«ne Blackburn, chorłęgraphe

Matthieu Fortin et Laurier Rajotte, piano

Suites cruelles

Č┤ Et si plaisir et dłęplaisir łętaient liłęs par un lien tel que pour avoir le plus possible de l'un on doive avoir le plus possible de l'autreČÍ Č¬

Coł¬t : adultes : 28 $ ; ałĂnłęs (60 ans et plus) : 24 $ ; łętudants (13 łŢ 21 ans) : 17 $ ;

enfants (12 ans et moins) gratuit. Les prix incluent toutes les taxes.

Słęrie La Musique de chambre

Vendredi 8 aoł¬t, 20 h 30

Matt Haimovitz : Un musicien audacieux

Jonathan Crow, Claude Richard et

Gwen Thompson, violons

Peter Slowik, alto

Matt Haimovitz et Blair Lofgren, violoncelles

Jean Marchand, piano

G. Tremblay Cł«dres en voiles (Thrł«ne pour le Liban)

Brahms Deuxił«me trio pour piano et cordes en do majeur, opus 87

Bridge Quintette pour piano et cordes en rłę mineur, H. 49

Ce concert sera enregistrłę par espace musique

diffuseur officiel du festival international

Coł¬t : adultes : 32 $ ; ałĂnłęs (60 ans et plus) : 27,25 $ ; łętudiants (13 łŢ 21 ans) : 17 $ ;

enfants (12 ans et moins) gratuit. Les prix incluent toutes les taxes.

Słęrie La Musique de chambre

Samedi 9 aoł¬t, 20 h 30

Soirłęe russe avec le Quatuor łŢ cordes de Moscou

Quatuor łŢ cordes de Moscou

Eugenia Alikhanova et Galina Kokhanovskaia, violons

Tatiana Kokhanovskaia, alto

Olga Ogranovitch, violoncelle

Chostakovitch Quatuor łŢ cordes no 7 en fa dił«se mineur, opus 108

Borodine Quatuor łŢ cordes no 2 en rłę majeur

Tchałěkovski Quatuor łŢ cordes no 2 en fa majeur, opus 22

Coł¬t : adultes : 32 $ ; ałĂnłęs (60 ans et plus) : 27,25 $ ; łętudiants (13 łŢ 21 ans) : 17 $ ;

enfants (12 ans et moins) gratuit. Les prix incluent toutes les taxes.

ł─ venir

Vendredi 15 aoł¬t Hommage łŢ Olivier Messiaen avec Louise Bessette, piano

Samedi 16 aoł¬t ChČ˙ur et orchestre du Theatre of Early Music, Daniel Taylor, direction

Provocation - ARTundressed, une exposition łęrotique et sensuelle internationale łŢ Montrłęal

Festival d'art łęrotique de Montrłęal, du 12 au 17 aoł¬t de 14h00 łŢ 23h00
Musłęe Juste pour rire 2100 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montrłęal

Dans le cadre de l'łęvłęnement " Provocation Sensualitłę łÔrotisme " et en collaboration avec Le Bal łÔrotique et Erotic Signature, le Conseil des Arts du Qułębec (CAQ) accueille " ARTundressed " une exposition internationale en tournłęe (Miami, Montrłęal, Berlin, Amsterdam, Londres) avec plus de 150 artistes dont les Č˙uvres cłątoieront celles d'une trentaine d'artistes słęlectionnłęes par le Conseil.

Plusieurs Č˙uvres prłęsentłęes łŢ Montrłęal se retrouvent dans les tomes I et II du livre " The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today ". Le tome III (sortie 2009) inclura aussi des Č˙ëýuvres d'artistes qułębłęcois.

Provocation Sensualitłę łÔrotisme, six journłęes pour promouvoir positivement la sensualitłę, l'łęrotisme et la beautłę łŢ travers les arts : arts visuels, danse, performances, dłęfilłęs de mode, musique, vidłęo, films, lancement de livres et bien d'autres surprises.

Le Bal łÔrotique

Par cet łęvłęnement, le Conseil des arts du Qułębec rejoint les objectifs du Bal łÔrotique :
Čů crłęer un łęvłęnement culturel annuel visant łŢ łęlargir les mentalitłęs sur la sensualitłę et l'łęrotisme ;
Čů offrir un environnement artistique pluridisciplinaire ;
Čů łętablir une plateforme de rłęflexion sur l'esthłętique et l'ouverture sur l'art łęrotique ;
Čů promouvoir la culture ainsi que la communautłę artistique Qułębłęcoises et Montrłęalaises.

Prix d'entrłęe par journłęe: 10$
Passeport aux six jours de programmation: 30$
Membre du CAQ - escompte de 50%

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Zachary Richard et Grand Dłęrangement au Festival acadien international de Par-en-Bas

Le Festival acadien international de Par-en-Bas se terminera en grandeur avec Zachary Richard, Grand Dłęrangement et bien dĺ─˘autres

(Tusket, Nouvelle-łÔcosse, 21 juillet 2008) ĺ─ý La clłąture du tout premier Festival acadien international de Par-en-Bas en Nouvelle-łÔcosse se dłęroulera en fin de semaine et les organisateurs promettent toute une słęrie de festivitłęs. Les groupes Beauphare et La Virłęe animeront la foule lors dĺ─˘une danse rłęservłęe au 19 ans et plus le vendredi 25 juillet, au Centre de Pombcoup, łŢ Pubnico-Ouest. Les portes ouvreront łŢ 20 h et la musique dłębutera vers les 21 h.

Le samedi 26 juillet au matin se dłęroulera une Chasse aux trłęsors pour toute la famille łŢ compter de 9 h 30 au Musłęe de la płüche sportive au thon łŢ Wedgeport. Les organisateurs ont dłęcidłę de faire relłóche pour le reste de la journłęe du samedi afin dĺ─˘encourager les gens de se rendre aux activitłęs dĺ─˘ouverture du Festival acadien de Clare dans la rłęgion de la Baie Sainte-Marie.

Mais, le dimanche 27 juillet en soirłęe, cĺ─˘est łŢ Wedgeport que revient lĺ─˘honneur dĺ─˘accueillir Zachary Richard lĺ─˘un des plus importants auteurs-compositeurs-interprł«tes francophones de lĺ─˘Amłęrique du Nord pour le spectacle de clłąture du Festival acadien international de Par-en-Bas. Le cłęlł«bre groupe acadien de la Nouvelle-łÔcosse, Grand Dłęrangement, sera aussi des cłęlłębrations. Les gens pourront de sĺ─˘installer sur le terrain de balle de lĺ─˘łęcole de Wedgeport łŢ partir de 17 h. La soirłęe commencera dł«s 19 h avec une cłęrłęmonie commłęmorant la Dłęportation animłęe par des artistes et des personnalitłęs locales en prłęsence de Mgr Głęrald LeBlanc, Simon & Andrłę, Dixacadie, Chantensemble et Julian Babin. Le tout se terminera par un feu dĺ─˘artifice pour clłąturer les activitłęs des deux dernił«res semaines.

On encourage les gens łŢ apporter leurs chaises et łŢ pratiquer le co-vołĂturage afin de maximiser lĺ─˘espace disponible pour le stationnement. Pour plus dĺ─˘information, visitez le site web ou tłęlłęphonez au 902-648-2931

ł─ propos du Festival acadien international de Par-en-Bas

Le Festival acadien international de Par-en-Bas existe grłóce łŢ des partenariats avec Radio-Canada, Tourisme Nouvelle-łÔcosse, lĺ─˘Agence de dłęveloppement du Sud-Ouest et plusieurs entreprises locales. La crłęation de ce festival est le rłęsultat de la fusion des quatre festivals acadiens de la rłęgion dĺ─˘Argyle qui, pour bien des annłęes, ponctuaient le calendrier estival des gens de Buttes-Amirault, Pubnico-Ouest, Sainte-Anne-Du-Ruisseau et Wedgeport. Cĺ─˘est le dłęsir des organisateurs que cette fusion permettra aux gens dĺ─˘ailleurs de dłęcouvrir un autre coin de lĺ─˘Acadie en Nouvelle-łÔcosse encore bien vivant. Rappelons que cette rłęgion peut se vanter dĺ─˘łütre la plus ancienne rłęgion acadienne encore habitłęe par des acadiens.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Grand concert avec Michlł«le Losier et Nathalie Paulin

Cors, hautbois, flł¬tes et trompettes sonnent l'arrivłęe

d'un nouveau printemps łŢ Lamł«que !

(Lamł«que, 21 juillet 2008) - Tous sont conviłęs łŢ Lamł«que le samedi 26 juillet prochain pour cłęlłębrer l'arrivłęe d'un nouveau printemps dans le cadre du Grand Concert de la 33e łędition du Festival international de musique baroque. Le Laudate Dominum de Michel Corrette, basłę sur le cłęlł«bre Printemps des Saisons de Vivaldi, des ëýuvres orchestrales łŢ grand dłęploiement de Rameau et Vivaldi ainsi que le cłęlł«bre Gloria de Vivaldi marqueront le retour du Chëýur de la Mission Saint-Charles. Le concert aura lieu łŢ partir de 20 h łŢ l'łÔglise Sainte-Cłęcile de Petite-Rivił«re-de-l'łĂle.

La soirłęe musicale sera prłęcłędłęe łŢ 19 h 15 d'une causerie animłęe par le nouveau directeur artistique du festival, Mathieu Lussier. Lors de cette causerie, les auditeurs seront conviłęs łŢ dłęcouvrir plus en dłętail les instruments de musique anciens et seront invitłęs łŢ suivre des pistes d'łęcoute lors du concert, rendant l'expłęrience encore plus stimulante !

Ce concert łŢ grand dłęploiement marquera les dłębuts au Festival international de musique baroque de Lamł«que de la mezzo-soprano acadienne Michł«le Losier, du jeune et dynamique chef d'orchestre canadien Jean-Marie Zeitouni et le retour de la trł«s apprłęciłęe soprano Nathalie Paulin. Les violonistes Julie Wedman, Aisslinn Nosky et Chantal Rłęmillard donneront vie łŢ des pages virtuoses et łęblouissantes d'Antonio Vivaldi et Michel Corrette et tous les pupitres de l'orchestre seront mis en valeur dans une suite brillante et colorłęe de Les Paladins de Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Jean-Marie Zeitouni est chef d'orchestre associłę avec Les Violons du Roy. Au fil des ans, il a dirigłę l'ensemble dans plus d'une centaine de concerts en Amłęrique du Nord dans des rłępertoires allant de la musique baroque łŢ la musique contemporaine. En 2006, il rłęalisait son premier disque avec Les Violons du Roy intitulłę Piazzolla qui a remportłę au printemps 2007 le prix JUNO du meilleur album classique, catłęgorie musique de chambre ou ensemble. Son second enregistrement avec Les Violons du Roy, dont la sortie est prłęvue łŢ l'automne 2008, sera consacrłę łŢ la musique de Bartłäk. Trł«s prłęsent sur la scł«ne nord-amłęricaine comme chef lyrique, il a dirigłę plusieurs productions łŢ l'Opłęra de Montrłęal, łŢ l'Opłęra de Qułębec, au Banff Center, au Calgary Opera, au Edmonton Opera, au Glimmerglass Opera et au Cincinnati Opera. De 2002 łŢ 2007, il a łętłę assistant chef d'orchestre et directeur des chëýurs de l'Opłęra de Montrłęal et a assumłę la direction musicale de l'Atelier lyrique de l'Opłęra de Montrłęal.

Les billets pour les concerts de la 33e łędition du Festival international de musique baroque de Lamł«que, qui se dłęroulera du 24 au 27 juillet prochain, sont prłęsentement en vente auprł«s de la Billetterie Accł«s. L'accł«s aux concerts est gratuit pour tout enfant de 12 ans ou moins accompagnłę d'un adulte. Pour plus d'information sur les concerts et les artistes de la programmation, visitez le site Internet du Festival łŢ ou composez le 1-800-320-2276.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

La SCENA commencera sa 2e saison

Le nouveau magazine le plus captivant de Montrłęal commence sa deuxił«me annłęe de publication en force. Avec sa nouvelle reliure allemande et ses entrevues exclusives (Gradimir Pankov, Denys Arcand, Simon Brault, Michał┤lle Jean et Jean-Daniel Lafond), La SCENA a amplement dłęmontrłę, dł«s sa premił«re annłęe, sa pertinence dans la dłęfense et la promotion des arts. Dans notre numłęro de la rentrłęe en septembre, nous accueillerons en entrevue exclusive le cłęlł«bre tłęnor Plł░cido Domingo, qui ces dernił«res annłęes a ajoutłę la direction d'orchestre et l'administration des arts łŢ son horaire dłęjłŢ pourtant chargłę. Nous nous arrłüterons aussi sur la premił«re exposition d'Andy Warhol mettant l'accent sur le rłąle fondamental de la musique dans son ëýuvre, allant de ses portraits d'Elvis łŢ son illustration pour le Lac des cygnes de Tchałěkovski. Nous soulignerons łęgalement le 75e anniversaire du Children's Theatre de Montrłęal et le 10e Festival international des arts de la marionnette. Comptant plus de 100 pages, le numłęro d'automne de La SCENA sera la plus importante parution du genre łŢ Montrłęal.

Le numłęro de septembre de La Scena Musicale, inclus dans La SCENA, comprendra un dossier spłęcial sur l'orgue : couverture du Concours international d'orgue du Canada (tenu łŢ Montrłęal du 8 au 19 octobre), articles sur la facture d'orgue et un survol du rłępertoire d'orgue classique ainsi qu'un article sur Olivier Messiaen. Notre słęrie sur Puccini se poursuit avec une analyse de Renłę Champigny de son opłęra La Fanciulla del West. Enfin, quelques conseils sur l'achat et l'accordage d'un piano et un regard sur l'łęvolution constante de l'enseignement de la musique, d'Orff łŢ Suzuki.

Nous accepterons jusqu'au 15 aoł¬t les commandes d'annonces pour notre numłęro de septembre de La SCENA / La Scena Musicale (spłęcial rentrłęe dans les arts et la musique), lequel parałĂtra le 26 aoł¬t 2008, soit łŢ temps pour le dłębut des classes. Nous poursuivrons łęgalement notre distribution gratuite ciblłęe dans certains quartiers aisłęs de Montrłęal (10 000 exemplaires), oł╝ nos lecteurs recevront notre magazine dł«s le 1er septembre.
Ce numłęro est idłęal pour les ventes d'instruments et de fournitures d'art, les campagnes d'abonnements de saison en musique et en arts de la scł«ne, les auditions de chorales (voir notre guide des chorales), les cours de musique et d'art et ainsi de suite. ł─ noter que les dates de tombłęe sont devancłęes d'une semaine cette annłęe (pour plus d'information, voir ci-dessous)

Pour plus d'information sur les tarifs et la production, voir notre calendrier 2008-2009 łŢ ou communiquer directement avec notre service des ventes au 514-948-0509 ou łŢ

Salutations cordiales,

Wah Keung Chan
łÔditeur et rłędacteur en chef fondateur
La Scena Musicale
The Music Scene

Prochains numłęros :

Automne 2008 :: La SCENA / Septembre 2008:: La Scena Musicale

Contenu ĺ─ý La SCENA
  • La Rentrłęe culturelle / Fall Arts Preview
  • En couverture : Placido Domingo
  • Warhol Live: Le rłąle de la musique dans la vie d'Andy Warhol
  • ł─ surveiller cet automne dans les arts
  • L'art de l'Espagne
  • L'art de l'encadrement
  • ManiganSes : le 10e Festival international des arts de la marionnette
  • Le 75e anniversaire du Children's Theatre de Montrłęal
Contenu ĺ─ý La Scena Musicale
  • En couverture : numłęro spłęcial sur l'orgue
  • La rentrłęe : łŢ surveiller cet automne
  • Oliver Messiaen : compositeur et organiste franł▀ais
  • Une analyse de l'opłęra La Fanciulla del West de Puccini
  • Votre guide łŢ l'achat d'un piano : neuf ou usagłę ?
  • L'accordage d'un piano
  • Abonnements: info
  • Bottins des profs: info
  • Chorales: info
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The Music Scene (Ontario) : Novembre 2008
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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 (classique, jazz et musiques du monde) et aux arts (danse, thłęłótre, cinłęma et arts visuels). En plus, notre calendrier culturel est le plus complet au Canada et assure des lectures rłępłętłęes (plus de 225 000 par mois). Distribułęes gratuitement dans certains foyers aisłęs (100 000 $ +), nos publications tiennent leur promesse. Nous sommes lus, et lus souvent.

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La SCENA announces Launch of 2nd season

[Version franł▀ais]

Montreal most exciting new magazine begins its 2nd year with a bang. With its new, perfectly bound format, and the ability to get the exclusive interviews (Gradimir Pankov, Denys Arcand, Simon Brault, Michał┤lle Jean and Jean-Daniel Lafond), in its first year La SCENA has already proven itself to be a relevant and active defender of the arts. This September, for our Fall Arts Preview, our featured exclusive interviewee is the world-renowned tenor Plł░cido Domingo, who has in recent years added conductor and arts administrator to his hectic schedule. Examine the worldĺ─˘s first Andy Warhol exhibit highlighting the fundamental role of music in his work, from his portraits of Elvis to his cover illustration for Tchaikovskyĺ─˘s Swan Lake. Weĺ─˘re also celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Montreal Childrenĺ─˘s Theatre and the 10th International Marionette Festival. The La SCENA Fall Arts Preview issue is scheduled to be 100+ pages, the largest such issue in Montreal.

Included in La SCENA is the September issue of La Scena Musicale, which will feature a special dossier on the organ: including coverage of The Canadian International Organ Competition (coming to Montreal October 8-19), the art of organ building, the classical organ repertoire and an article on Olivier Messiaen. Our Puccini series continues with an analysis by Renłę Champigny of the composer's opera "La Fanciulla del West". As well, we guide you through buying and tuning a piano and look at the ever-changing evolution of music teaching, from Orff to Suzuki.

We are accepting ad bookings for our September issue of La SCENA / La Scena Musicale

This issue is ideal for back to school instrument and art supply sales, music and arts season subscription drives, choral auditions (see our choral guide), music and art courses and much more. Please note that our deadlines are one week earlier this year (see below for more info).

Our 2008-2009 publishing schedule is now available: 4 issues of La SCENA and 6 issues of stand-alone La Scena Musicale (2 of these are national issues) plus 2 issue of The Music Scene Ontario. For more info on rates and production please visit

Yours sincerely,

Wah Keung Chan
Founding Publisher and Editor
La Scena Musicale
The Music Scene
for our 2008-2009 schedule or contact our sales department directly at 514-948-0509 or (Special Fall Arts and Music Preview) until August 15, which will be coming out in time for back to school: August 26, 2008. We will also continue our direct targeted distribution to the affluent neighbourhoods of Montreal (10,000 copies), thereby ensuring our magazine gets in the hands of readers by September 1st.

Next Issues:

Fall 2008 :: La SCENA / September 2008:: La Scena Musicale

Content ĺ─ý La SCENA
  • La Rentrłęe culturelle / Fall Arts Preview
  • On the Cover: Placido Domingo
  • ĺ─ó Warhol Live: The role of music in Andy Warholĺ─˘s life
  • ĺ─ó Your Fall Arts Previews
  • ĺ─ó The Art of Spain
  • ĺ─ó The Art of Framing
  • ĺ─ó ManiganSes: The 10th Festival international des arts de la marionette
  • ĺ─ó The 75th Anniversary of the Montreal Childrenĺ─˘s Theatre

Content ĺ─ý La Scena Musicale
  • On the Cover: A Special Organ Issue
  • ĺ─ó La Rentrłęe: Fall Previews
  • ĺ─ó Our brand new series on Oliver Messiaen: French composer and organist
  • ĺ─ó Next in our Puccini series: an analysis of Pucciniĺ─˘s opera La Fanciulla del West
  • ĺ─ó Your Guide to Buing a Piano: Used vs New
  • ĺ─ó Piano Tuning
La SCENA and La Scena Musicale Quebec circulation: 25,000 copies
  • ĺ─ó Montrłęal: 19,000
  • ĺ─ó Qułębec City: 2000
  • ĺ─ó Newsstands: 2,000
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The Music Scene Ontario: Winter Issue
Themes: Canadian and International Higher Education Guide
Circulation: 25,000
Appearance: November 7
Ad Deadline: October 29
Artwork deadline: October 31


Guides / Directories 2008-2009

La Scena Musicale has proven to be a leader in providing music and arts information. Visit for our list of guides for 2008-2009

New LSM Online Features:

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

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Opera Weekend in Toronto

Join LSM in Toronto for two outstanding operas! Thanks to the Canadian Opera Company, weĺ─˘re inviting 40 people to see Mozartĺ─˘s Don Giovanni and Prokofievĺ─˘s War and Peace on October 25 and 26. Contact for ticket prices and other information.

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Just email a list of friends or family who might be interested in La Scena Musicale to or via mail to La Scena Musicale 5409 rue Waverly, Montrłęal, QC, H2T 2X8. Be sure to include their phone number or address! For each name submitted your name will be entered into our Grand Prize draw, taking place September 7, for 2 season tickets to Lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęalĺ─˘s 2008-2009 season, courtesy of the Opłęra de Montrłęal.

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Rappel Concerts populaires de Montrłęal

Orgue et couleurs



Cinquił«me et sixił«me concerts łŢ 19h30,

Les mercredis 23 juillet et 30 juillet 2008

au Centre Pierre-Charbonneau

3000, rue Viau, Montrłęal (młętro Viau)

Renseignements et billetterie : 514.899.0938

Montrłęal, vendredi 18 juillet 2008 - La 44e saison des concerts populaires de montrłęal se poursuit le mercredi 23 juillet 2008 łŢ 19h30. Laissez-vous conter fleurette et porter par les łęmotions de certaines des plus belles pages classiques et romantiques en compagnie de l'Ensemble Appassionata et du chef Daniel Myssyk. L'ensemble sera łęgalement accompagnłę par Olivier Thouin au violon.

Au programme :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Serenata Notturna ; Edvard Grieg : Heart's Wound et The last Spring ; Guillaume Lekeu : Adagio ; LeoČ÷ Janł░čšek : Idyla ; Antonio Vivaldi : Concerto no 10 pour violon en mi majeur L'amoroso RV 271.

Le 6e et dernier concert de la słęrie se dłęroulera quant łŢ lui le mercredi 30 juillet 2008 łŢ 19 h30. Une soirłęe royale ł─ la cour d'Angleterre en compagnie de l'Orchestre Młętropolitain du Grand Montrłęal et de son chef invitłę Julian Wachner. Deux grands małĂtres, deux łępoques; sans rłęvłęrences, ni courbettes !

Au programme :

Edward Elgar : Pomp and Circumstance Opus 9 no1 en rłę majeur ; Słęrłęnade en mi mineur, Opus 20 ; Variations sur un thł«me original, Opus 6, Č┤ Enigma Ȭ

Georg Friedrich Handel : Music for the Royal Fireworks, Ouverture - Bourrłęe - Sicilienne Č┤ la Paix Ȭ - La Rłęjouissance - Menuets I et II

27$ (rłęgulier) et 23$ (rłęduit) pour la section parterre

22$ (rłęgulier) et 18$ (rłęduit) pour la section gradin

Service aux tables (boisson et repas lłęger) au parterre en sus

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lloyd Gregory and his band featuring Nicolas Bearde to appear at Biscuits and Blues - Sunday 7/27/08 8PM and 10PM

Lloyd Gregory is enchanting audiences with his full rich sound!

Lloyd Gregory and Band will appear at Biscuits and Blues 7/27/08, 8PM and 10PM

Lloyd Gregory and his band will

feature Nicolas Bearde

will be performing at

Americaĺ─˘s Nr. 1 Blues Club

Biscuits & Blues

San Francisco

Sunday July 27, 8PM and 10PM

$12 per ticket

About Lloyd Gregory

When you think of that certain style of classic jazz guitar that is smooth, soulful, melodic, flowing and immediately likeable, you think of names like Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessel, George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Earl Klugh and Larry Carlton. Now Lloyd Gregory has taken his place on that list of illustrious jazz guitarists. On his fourth album, Free Fallin, Gregory tips his hat to those who influenced him while carving out his own distinctive style that also includes hints of his R&B roots. Lloyd Gregory is taking out time from recording his next album to play at Biscuit & Blues in San Francisco featuring great international and local artists, such as Tony Lindsay, Kenny Washington, Frankye Kelly, Fred Ross, Darlene Coleman, Janice Maxine, Glen Pearson, etc.


About Biscuits and Blues

Located in the heart of San Francisco's historic Theater District, Biscuits and Blues is a West Coast musical landmark where every seat

provides an up-close, absolutely live music experience. Our all-ages supper club is a great place for the whole family to encounter

America's greatest musical heritage! Biscuits and Blues offers world-class musical venues with great food and a friendly family-oriented atmosphere that is perfect for a romantic date or a family outing. It is located in down-town San Francisco with easy access and lotĺ─˘s of parking in the neighborhood.

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The Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash - August 3

Inspired by BC ĺ─ý Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash

concert program announced!

Victoria, BC ĺ─ý The Victoria Symphonyĺ─˘s Music Director Tania Miller has announced the program for the 2008 Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash on August 3 that features music and performers that pay tribute to British Columbiaĺ─˘s 150th anniversary.

The music for this yearĺ─˘s event is inspired by the wonderful 150 year history of British Columbia and includes a world premiere by local composer Tobin Stokes, a performance by the South Island Dancers, and pieces which were premiered in 1858, the year of the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia. Audience members will be treated to a variety of musical styles, including well known tunes, a good old sing-along and of course the grand finale, the 1812 Overture complete with cannons and fireworks. This year the finale is sponsored by WestJet, the official airline and fireworks sponsor of Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash.

The world premiere of Tobin Stokes ĺ─˛The Inner Harbour Overtureĺ─˘ written for the 2008 Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash is a unique and topical piece featuring historical and current sounds that can be heard in the harbour. These sounds are woven into the piece from both live and recorded sources. The piece starts with a live interaction from the Coho ferry, and builds to include the train, nearby church bells, the carillon and many other bells. The piece ends with the sound of the final steam whistle from the Princess Marguerite as it left the harbour in the 1980's. The work honours Victoria and British Columbia's past, and plays to the vibrancy that continues today in the capital city's Inner Harbour.

Music Director Tania Miller will be conducting this yearĺ─˘s outdoor performance, ĺ─˙This yearĺ─˘s program features music that connects to the BC 150th anniversary celebrations with music from the New Frontier, to selections that were premiered in the years when BC became a part of Canada, and when Vancouver Island became a part of BC. We are excited about our collaboration with the South Island Dancers, and members from the Esquimalt First Nations, which will be a special aspect of the concert. And of course, our special Splash soloist this year, Hugo Wong who will perform the first movement of Schumannĺ─˘s beautiful piano concerto. This concert has a wonderful magic to it, a wonderful atmosphere of the community coming together. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there.ĺ─¨

2008 Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash:

Celebration of BC

4:00 South Island Dancers

4:15 Vic High R&B Band

5:15 The CanUS Group, jazz ensemble

7:30 Victoria Symphony

Tania Miller, conductor

Hugo Wong, piano

South Island Dancers

Piano provided by Tom Lee Music

Tobin Stokes Inner Harbour Overture (World Premiere)

Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld ĺ─ţ Can Can

Suppe Light Cavalry Overture

Copland Saturday Night Waltz and Hoedown from ĺ─˙Rodeoĺ─¨

Colin Doroschuk Celebration of Souls - South Island Dancers

Strauss Champagne Polka (1858 premiere)

Mendelssohn Wedding March (Queen Victoria's daughter 1858)

Intermission Canadian Scottish Regiment Pipe and Drum Band

Sousa The Thunderer March

Schumann Piano Concerto Mvt.1 - 2008 Young soloist, Hugo Wong

Williams Cowboys Overture

Tobin Stokes Settlerĺ─˘s Sing along - 2005 Young Soloist, Heather McLeod

Copland Appalachian Spring

Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture with fireworks and cannons sponsored by WestJet

Traditional Amazing Grace ĺ─ý Canadian Scottish Regiment Pipe and Drum Band

Kids Activities! 2 -5 pm in the Splash Kids Zone and the Island Farms Kids Tent at Belleville and Government and on the Legislature lawn at Menzies and Government: Ice Cream Stand, Face Painting, Daisy the Cow and Farmer Vicky, the largest Victoria Symphony Instrument Petting Zoo ever.

Grandstand Seats ĺ─ý Grandstand seats are available in advance for $75 per person through the Victoria Symphony Box Office 250.385.6515. Located on Government Street in front of the Legislature lawn the Grandstand Seats provide a comfortable and unobstructed view of the stage floating in the Inner Harbour. Seats are reserved from 3:30 onwards with in/out privileges throughout the evening. A Tax receipt of $50 will be issued for each seat purchased.

The Victoria Symphony is Vancouver Islandĺ─˘s largest and most active arts organization offering its audiences 68 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 Symphonyĺ─˘s 2008-2009 season offers a diverse and exciting line-up of over 50 concerts led by its vibrant Music Director
Tania Miller.

Bayview Residences is part of a 20-acre hilltop community being created on Victoriaĺ─˘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 ĺ─ý a designated National Historic Site. Bayview Residences offers spacious one, two and three bedroom residences with exceptional interior design and attention to detail. The communityĺ─˘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

Each year, the Victoria Symphony performs on Sunday of the BC Day long weekend from a floating stage in Victoriaĺ─˘s picturesque Inner Harbour. Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash is recognized as one of North Americaĺ─˘s most popular and successful outdoor family, cultural and community events, attracting upwards of 40,000 people. Admission is by donation.

For more information, please visit

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Single tickets for the Mozart Brahms Festival performances on sale Monday

Single tickets for the Mozart Brahms Festival performances
go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 21

Limited number of tickets left to see legends such as Perlman and Mehta

Ottawa, Ontario ĺ─ý Single tickets for the National Arts Centre Orchestraĺ─˘s 2008-09 season-opening Mozart Brahms Festival performances will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 21, through Ticketmaster and the NAC Box Office.

The Mozart Brahms Festival, featuring legendary classical music giants such as violinist Itzhak Perlman and conductor Zubin Mehta, takes place from September 23 to October 2. The Mozart Brahms Festival is a face-off of two classical titans, each illuminating the other through orchestral, vocal, chamber and family concerts, and pre-concert talks.

Monday will be the first opportunity for the public to purchase tickets for the various Mozart Brahms Festival performances, which had been exclusively available for sale to NAC Orchestra subscribers since March.

Music lovers are encouraged to get their tickets fast as there is a limited number of spaces left for many of the performances, including the September 23 and 24 concerts with Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, who will get together for Mozartĺ─˘s Duo for violin and viola and Sinfonia Concertante.

Tickets are also limited for Mozartĺ─˘s Requiem on September 27 and the Brahms Violin Concerto with Mehta and Zukerman on October 1. Other Festival highlights include the October 2 performance by Janina Fialkowska of Mozartĺ─˘s Piano Concerto No. 24 under the direction of Zukerman. Also, the world-renowned Tokyo Quartet and the hot young Escher String Quartet will each perform two concerts combining works of Mozart and Brahms (October 1 and 2). On September 27 there will be two events for families with children ĺ─ý the Shoestring Opera Magic Flute and a backstage exploration of the Flentrop organs.

For more information about the Mozart Brahms Festival, please visit

All single tickets for the NAC Orchestra 08-09 season go on sale September 2.

Handel and Haydn Society announces Celebration 2009

Handel and Haydn Society OBSERVES ANNIVERSARIES OF NAMESAKe COMPOSERS IN 2008-2009 Season with Celebration 2009

Premier chorus and period-instrument orchestra presents Celebration 2009, commemorating 250th and 200th anniversaries of deaths of Handel and Haydn. Musical offerings include all-Handel program conducted by Harry Christophers; the Societyĺ─˘s 155th annual performance of Handelĺ─˘s Messiah, led by Paul Daniel; and two Haydn programs conducted by Sir Roger Norrington, including concert performance of the seldom heard Haydn opera Lĺ─˘anima del filosofo.

Celebration 2009 culminates in free, outdoor performance of Haydnĺ─˘s masterwork, The Creation, on Bostonĺ─˘s Esplanade, on May 31, 2009, conducted by Grant Llewellyn.

Celebratory season demonstrates renewed community commitment with the launch of cultural and educational partnerships throughout the greater Boston area.

July 17, 2008 (Boston, MA) ĺ─ţ The Handel and Haydn Society, Americaĺ─˘s oldest continuously-performing arts organization, marks an important musical anniversary year with Celebration 2009, in observance of anniversaries of the deaths of George Friderick Handel (1685ĺ─ýApril 14, 1759) and Franz Joseph Haydn (1732ĺ─ýMay 31, 1809), as well as the births of Henry Purcell (1659ĺ─ý1695) and Felix Mendelssohn (1809ĺ─ý1847). The Handel and Haydn Societyĺ─˘s celebratory season features music of these four composers, as well as of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms. In addition to Artistic Advisor Sir Roger Norrington and Principal Conductor Grant Llewellyn, the Society welcomes back regular guest conductor Harry Christophers, and the Societyĺ─˘s Associate Conductor and Chorusmaster, John Finney. Celebration 2009 will culminate on May 31, 2009, with a free concert of Haydnĺ─˘s masterwork The Creation on Bostonĺ─˘s Esplanade.

During the 2008-2009 season, the Handel and Haydn Society bolsters its tradition of community outreach, presenting performances, forums, and educational programs through newly developed partnerships with leading area universities and colleges, and unprecedented collaborations with some of Bostonĺ─˘s finest cultural institutions. The Celebration 2009 project is intended to generate civic dialogue around the role of great music, past and present. When the Handel and Haydn Society was founded in 1815, its stated purpose was to perform ĺ─˙the best of the old and the newĺ─¨ĺ─ţrepresented by Handel (considered at the time a composer of an earlier age) and Haydn (a relatively ĺ─˙newĺ─¨ composer who had passed away just a few years earlier). The 2009 anniversary year enables the Society to commemorate its namesake composers in a relevant and entertaining way; it also presents an important opportunity to translate the Societyĺ─˘s historical charter to the 21st century, and to develop a performing arts model for engaging audiences in the role of classical musicĺ─ţpast, present, and futureĺ─ţin their lives and their communities.

Celebratory season of both well-known and rarely-heard repertoire features renowned conductors along with established and emerging soloists

The 2008-2009 season features important works of the past and the present, from Haydnĺ─˘s rarely heard opera Lĺ─˘anima del filosofo (Orfeo ed Euridice) and his authoritative The Creation, to music for the theater by Purcell, to a new work by Boston composer Thomas Vignieri that reflects on the influence of Handel. The Society has engaged conductors of international renown to lead energetic programs throughout the season; in addition to Artistic Advisor Norrington and Principal Conductor Llewellyn, and Harry Christophers (Music Director of The Sixteen) with whom Handel and Haydn has enjoyed an acclaimed partnership over the past three years, the Society welcomes to the podium period specialists Richard Egarr, Paul Daniel, Paul Goodwin, and Jean-Marie Zeitouni in their debuts with Handel and Haydn. Soloists include distinguished singers Sarah Coburn, Nathalie Paulin, Kendra Colton, and Andrew Kennedy, cellist Phoebe Carrai and Russian violinist Ilya Gringolts in his Boston debut, as well as rising young performers such as mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy, who began her solo career with the Handel and Haydn Society.

Free community concert on Boston Esplanade on May 31, 2009, features Haydnĺ─˘s Creation

The Society will perform a free, outdoor concert for the City of Boston, featuring Principal Conductor Grant Llewellyn conducting the Handel and Haydn period-instrument ensemble and chorus in Haydnĺ─˘s masterwork The Creation. Held on Bostonĺ─˘s famed Esplanade, which has a capacity for more than 16,000 people, this community event is planned for national broadcast on radio and podcast, with the potential of reaching several hundred thousand more people throughout the United States. This marks the third time the Society has performed on the Esplanade, the last time in 1990. A pre-concert performance will showcase the Handel and Haydn Youth Choruses, now in their 24th year.

This event holds significance for two reasons: Handel and Haydn Society performed the American premiere of The Creation in 1819; additionally, while preparation for celebrations of the 2009 musical anniversaries has been underway in Great Britain and Europe for some time, Handel and Haydn is uniquely positioned to take the lead on an American observance. The Society is one of the only music organizations in the United States to take part in an international observance of the 200th anniversary of Haydnĺ─˘s death on May 31, 2009, when The Creation will be performed on the same day around the world by other renowned ensembles.

Society expands Educational and Community Outreach Programs

In the 2008-2009 season, Handel and Haydn will invigorate its educational and community outreach programs with expanded programs, venues, and access for children and adults. As part of Celebration 2009, Handel and Haydn will offer the children and schools it currently serves even greater access to music and music education, and will also reach new people in the community, by giving free performances and musical demonstrations in public spaces, such as the Boston Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Athenaeum, and other collaborating venues. Celebration 2009 will also build on the Societyĺ─˘s use of electronic media in recent seasons by using podcasts; music, conductorĺ─˘s insights, and lectures on the Societyĺ─˘s website; and video broadcasts as an important educational and audience-development tool. Handel and Haydn Society will make a live recording of Lĺ─˘anima del filosofo under Sir Roger Norrington on the Signum Records label for release in May 2009, commemorating the anniversary of the composerĺ─˘s death.

In Celebration 2009, the Society also explores new and enhanced partnerships with New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, Northeastern University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University to train the players and singers of the future in Baroque and Classical performance styles and techniques through masterclasses, symposia, interaction with professional conductors and musicians, access to rehearsals and performances, and collaborations between musicians and music faculty. These partnerships are the first step toward the Handel and Haydn Academy, a pre-professional period-performance training program that the Society plans to launch in the 2009-2010 season.

This expanded outreach draws on the Societyĺ─˘s longstanding tradition in the community, dating back to the 19th century when the Society organized large-scale charity events and made great music available to the people of Boston. Over the past 24 years, Handel and Haydnĺ─˘s award-winning Educational Outreach Program, founded in 1984 to address the lack of music education in public school systems due to funding cuts, has grown significantly and won accolades for bringing vocal training and performance opportunities to thousands of children in some of Greater Bostonĺ─˘s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Interdisciplinary collaborations with American and international music organizations

In addition to its cultural and educational partners in Boston, Handel and Haydn will also partner in 2008-2009 with the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, at which Handel and Haydn performed in September 2006, and which is organizing the worldwide performances of The Creation on May 31, 2009; the Haydn Society of North America, dedicated to promoting the legacy of Haydn; and Handel House Museum in London, with whom the Society has a longstanding relationship. Handel and Haydn Society has named the president of the Haydn Society of North America, Dr. Michael Ruhling, its 2008-2009 HIP Fellow (program annotator and scholarly contributor to Handel and Haydnĺ─˘s musical programs); Handel and Haydn also partners with Longy School of Music to host the Haydn Society of North Americaĺ─˘s 2009 conference, which takes place in Cambridge and Boston, MA, the week of May 25, 2009, and will close with the outdoor performance of The Creation.


1. Masterclass with Harry Christophers

Week of September 29

Tufts University

2. Celebrate Handel!

Friday, October 3 at 8.00 pm

Sunday, October 5 at 3.00 pm

Symphony Hall

Harry Christophers, conductor

Gillian Keith, soprano

Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

Handel: Coronation Anthems; Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon)
Selections from Jephtha and Semele

3. Haydnĺ─˘s Legacy: Mozart and Beethoven

Friday, November 7 at 8.00 pm

Sunday, November 9 at 3.00 pm

Symphony Hall

Richard Egarr, conductor & fortepiano

Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, K. 16; Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488

Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus Overture; Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

4. Messiah

Friday, December 5 at 7.30 pm

Saturday, December 6 at 3.00 pm

Sunday, December 7 at 3.00 pm

Symphony Hall

Paul Daniel, conductor

Kendra Colton, soprano

Paula Murrihy, mezzo-soprano

Brian Stucki, tenor

Brett Polegato, baritone

Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

5. A Bach Christmas

Thursday, December 18 at 8.00 pm

Sunday, December 21 at 3.00 pm

New England Conservatoryĺ─˘s Jordan Hall

John Finney, conductor

Handel and Haydn Society Chorus Sponsored by

Boston Private Bank & Trust Company

Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243

Cantata No. 151, Sł║łŘer Trost, mein Jesus kłĆmmt

Cantata No. 191, Gloria in excelsis Deo

6. Haydnĺ─˘s Orfeo

Friday, January 23 at 8.00 pm

Sunday, January 25 at 3.00 pm

Symphony Hall

Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

Sarah Coburn, Euridice

Andrew Kennedy, Orfeo

Christopher Maltman, Creonte

Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

Haydn: Lĺ─˘anima del filosofo (Orfeo ed Euridice)

7. Haydn Symposium

Saturday, January 24 in the afternoon

Location: TBA

Sir Roger Norrington and Haydn scholars discuss the myth of Orfeo and Lĺ─˘anima del filosofo. Members of the Handel and Haydn Society join in a chamber music performance of Haydnĺ─˘s works.

8. Baroque Grand Tour

Friday, February 27 at 8.00 pm

Sunday, March 1 at 3.00 pm

New England Conservatoryĺ─˘s Jordan Hall

Paul Goodwin, conductor

Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

Couperin: Concert dans le goł¬t thłęłótral

Purcell: Funeral Sentences; The Masque from Dioclesian

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto, No. 3

9. Noon Concert at the Boston Athenaeum

Thursday, March 5

10. Romantic Brahms

March 20 at 8.00 pm

March 22 at 8.00 pm

Symphony Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor

Ilya Gringolts, violin

Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64

Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

Vignieri: Fanfare for Voices (Tribute to Handel; World Premiere)

11. Music at Fever Pitch

Friday, April 3 at 8.00 pm at Old South Church

Sunday, April 5 at 3.00 pm at New England Conservatoryĺ─˘s Jordan Hall

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor

Phoebe Carrai, cello

Telemann: Burlesque de Don Quixote

C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concerto in A Major

Handel: Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6

Rebel: Les łÔlłęmens

12. Haydn in London

Friday, April 24 at 8.00 pm

Sunday, April 26 at 3.00 pm

Symphony Hall

Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

Nathalie Paulin, soprano

Haydn: Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major

Cantata: Scena di Berenice for soprano and orchestra

March for the Prince of Wales

Adagio from Divertimento for nine instruments in F Major

English Songs: ĺ─˙Sailor's Song,ĺ─¨ ĺ─˙Sympathy,ĺ─¨ ĺ─˙She Never Told Her Love,ĺ─¨ ĺ─˙Fidelityĺ─¨

Symphony No. 92 in G Major, ĺ─˙Oxfordĺ─¨

13. Haydn Symposium

Saturday, April 25 in the afternoon

Location: TBA

Sir Roger Norrington and Haydn scholars discuss Haydnĺ─˘s London period and its influence on his later work. Members of the Handel and Haydn Society join in a chamber music performance of Haydnĺ─˘s works.

14. Gala Benefit: ĺ─˙The Society Ballĺ─¨

Saturday, April 25

15. Haydn: The Creation

Sunday, May 31 at 3.00 pm

The Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, Boston

Grant Llewellyn, conductor

Elizabeth Watts, soprano

Stanford Olsen, tenor

Eric Owens, bass

Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

Pre-concert performance by the Handel and Haydn Society Youth Choruses

All programs and artists are subject to change.

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Shaw Festival Establishes Governors International Advisory Council

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 17, 2008 ĺ─Â The inaugural meeting of the newly established Shaw Festival Governors International Advisory Council, which takes place tomorrow at the Festival, will celebrate the international breadth of The Shawĺ─˘s audiences and the global reputation of the Festivalĺ─˘s work.

In late March the Shaw Festivalĺ─˘s Board of Governors voted unanimously to establish the Governors International Advisory Council. The Council will be a proactive body which represents the Festival in strategic centres across North America, with members acting as ambassadors for The Shaw. The Council will assist the Board in expanding The Shawĺ─˘s reach, reputation and base of support. Its establishment recognizes The Shawĺ─˘s position as a world-renowned theatre company whose audience is 40% American and drawn from all over Canada and the world. The group will consist of up to 16 Canadian and up to 16 American or International positions. (A position is comprised of an individual or a couple.)

Members of the Governors International Advisory Council are elected for their passion and commitment to the Shaw Festival, their residence in a geographic area with current or potential strength in stakeholder support, and their ability to build bridges between The Shaw and local, regional and national individuals and institutions.

The current membership of the Governors International Advisory Council, which is expected to continue to grow, is comprised of:

The Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander, Hamilton, ON

David and Carol Appel, Toronto, ON

Anthony Herbert Bogert, Chelsea, QC

Elizabeth T. Daly, Bryn Mawr, PA

Leslie L. and Anna Dan, Toronto, ON

James and Margaret Fleck, Toronto, ON

Susan Glass, Winnipeg, MB

Nona Macdonald Heaslip, Toronto, ON

Sir Michael Holroyd, London, England

William B.G. Humphries, Toronto, ON

Malcolm S. Macdonald, Chair, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Gerry C. Miovski, Westfield, NJ

Dr. Ross H. Paul, Windsor, ON

Walter and Cathleen Ross, Palm Beach, FL

Judy Goetz Sanger and Dr. Sirgay Sanger, New York, NY

James M. and Michal Wadsworth, Buffalo, NY

Gregg D. Watkins, Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Supplłęmentaire - De l'Europe łŢ l'Amłęrique - 6 pianos


Ajout dĺ─˘une supplłęmentaire du concert

De lĺ─˘Europe łŢ lĺ─˘Amłęrique ĺ─ý 6 pianos

Le jeudi 31 juillet łŢ 20h

Orford, jeudi 17 juillet 2008 - En 2006, Olivier Godin et ses amis pianistes collaborateurs de lĺ─˘acadłęmie Orford offraient une prestation exceptionnelle łŢ guichets fermłęs au Festival Orford. Plusieurs lĺ─˘auront en młęmoire longtemps. ł─ la demande głęnłęrale, nous les avons invitłęs de nouveau cette annłęe pour prłęsenter un concert crłęe spłęcialement pour vous.

La rłęponse est si positive que les billets pour la premił«re reprłęsentation du concert De lĺ─˘Europe łŢ lĺ─˘Amłęrique ĺ─ý 6 pianos se sont envolłęs en quelques semaines seulement. Le Festival Orford 2008 annonce donc une reprłęsentation supplłęmentaire du concert De lĺ─˘Europe łŢ lĺ─˘Amłęrique ĺ─ý 6 pianos, le jeudi 31 juillet łŢ 20h avec Olivier Godin, Claire Ouellet, Mariane Patenaude, Lorraine Prieur, Sandra Murray et Francis Perron.

Programme de concert :

Leonard Bernstein Candide, ouverture

Camille Saint-Sał┤ns Danse macabre

Sergei Prokofiev Symphonie no 1 (Classique)

George Gershwin Rhapsody in Bleu

Consultez notre site internet pour tous les dłętails.

Billetterie du Centre dĺ─˘arts Orford : 3165, chemin du Parc, Orford, 819-843-3981 ou 1 800 567-6155 ou

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Toronto Arts Council Foundation announces Jury for 2008 awards

Today the Toronto Arts Council Foundation (TACF) announced the jury for the 2008 Toronto Arts Council Foundation Awards which recognize artists, cultural professionals and arts supporters who have made significant contributions to Torontoĺ─˘s artistic and cultural life.

ĺ─˙We are honoured to have such a respected and accomplished group of professionals donate their time and expertise to serve on the jury,ĺ─¨ said TACF executive director Claire Hopkinson.

Jury members for the 2008 Toronto Arts Council Foundation Awards hail from the performing arts, literary, visual arts, and corporate sectors and include: visual artist Stephen Andrews; broadcaster and arts advocate Laurie Brown; community arts activist Adonis Huggins; arts facilitator and educator Patty Jarvis; jazz singer Molly Johnson; set and costume designer Michael Levine; director of philanthropy for Sun Life Financial, Linda MacKenzie; founder and artistic director of b current ahdri zhina mandiela; playwright, actor, and director Andrew Moodie, kathak dancer and teacher Rina Singha, arts manager, performer and writer Jason van Eyk, editor-in-chief of Coach House Books Alana Wilcox, and dĺ─˘bi.young.anitafrika, recipient of the 2007 RBC Emerging Artist Award.

The 2008 Toronto Arts Council Foundation Awards, with cash prizes totaling $40,000, will comprise five categories: Arts for Youth Award; The Globe and Mail Business for the Arts Award; RBC Emerging Artist Award; Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition; and the William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto's Cultural Life.

The deadline for nominations is fast approaching: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 5 pm. Nomination forms, criteria and awards adjudication policies for the 2008 Toronto Arts Council Foundation Awards are still available at

Winners of the 2008 Toronto Arts Council Foundation Awards will be announced on Friday, October 17, 2008 at the Mayorĺ─˘s Arts Awards Lunch.

Incorporated in 1995 as a sister organization to Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council Foundation has a two-fold mission: to increase awareness of the value that artists and arts organizations bring to the city of Toronto and to increase resources for the arts. Toronto Arts Council Foundation administers a number of programs to further these goals and provides an opportunity for individuals, foundations and corporations to support a broad spectrum of initiatives and arts disciplines in the City of Toronto through tax-deductible contributions.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Monterey Jazz Festival Records To Release Six Archival Recordings, August 5, 2008

Never-Before-Released Historic Collections Include Performances From Art Blakey & The Giants Of Jazz, Dave Brubeck, Shirley Horn, Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, and Jimmy Witherspoon with Robben Ford

July 16, 2008; Monterey, CA; Monterey Jazz Festival Records, in collaboration with the Concord Music Group, will issue the second wave of six never-before-released, archival live recordings taped on the Arena stage of the world-famous Monterey Jazz Festival. The releases are slated for August 5, 2008, seven weeks prior to MJF's celebration of its 51st annual presentation of world-class jazz, September 19-21, 2008. Four of the historic releases will be year-specific recordings, including Art Blakey and the Giants of Jazz/1972; Shirley Horn/1994; Tito Puente & His Orchestra/1977; and Jimmy Witherspoon featuring Robben Ford/1972. Two ĺ─˙best ofĺ─¨ recordings include Dave Brubeck - 50 Years of Dave Brubeck: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958-2007 and Cal Tjader: The Best of Cal Tjader, Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958-1980, and are compilations of the legendary artistsĺ─˘ multiple performances at MJF.

Showcasing legendary artists caught at the peak of their powers, the releases are the second round of recordings to be brought to the public by the MJFR label, which was founded in celebration of the 50th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival in 2007. Initial historic releases included Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars/1958; Miles Davis Quintet/1963, Thelonious Monk Quartet/1964; Dizzy Gillespie/1965; Sarah Vaughan/1971; and a 50th-year compilation disc that included selections from the aforementioned albums as well as live material from Diana Krall, Joe Henderson, Dave Brubeck, and Pat Metheny. The recordings represent the wide variety of classic performers in the mainstream jazz, Latin and blues genres that are featured at Monterey, ranging from piano trios and small combos to big bands. Adding to the legacy of the featured artists, the recordings also feature a cornucopia of legendary leaders-as-sidemen, including saxophonists Paul Desmond, Gerry Mulligan and Sonny Stitt; trumpeters Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie and Clark Terry; pianists John Lewis and Thelonious Monk; and percussionists Poncho Sanchez and Mongo Santamaria. The six Monterey Jazz Festival Records archival releases have a street date of August 5, 2008. The following are thumbnail sketches of each record: Art Blakey and the Giants of Jazz - Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival

ĺ─˙The repertoire of the Giants of Jazz in this collection is made up of bop classics and superior standards, an alternation of exciting swing with lovely balladry." Liner notes by Doug Ramsey, author.

Personnel: Art Blakey, drums; Sonny Stitt, alto and tenor saxophones; Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Clark Terry, trumpet and flugelhorn; Kai Winding, trombone; Thelonious Monk, piano; Al McKibbon, bass. Set list: "Blue 'n' Boogie," '''Round Midnight," "Perdido," "Stardust," "Lover Man," "I Can't Get Started With You," "The Man I Love," "A Night in Tunisia"
Dave Brubeck - 50 Years of Dave Brubeck: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958-2007
ĺ─˙ĺ─Âan uncommon overview of artist/venue synchronicity. Unlike other volumes in the series, it is not confined to a single performance, but rather spans the entire Monterey Jazz Festival history and captures much of Brubeck's own history in the process.ĺ─¨ Liner notes by Bob Blumenthal, JazzTimes.

Personnel: Dave Brubeck, piano; and various others, including Paul Desmond, alto saxophone; Gerry Mulligan, baritone saxophone; Bill Smith, clarinet; Eugene Wright, bass; Joe Morello, drums. Compiled songs: "Two Part Contention," "Someday My Prince Will Come," "Take Five," "Sermon on the Mount," "Jumping Bean," "Tritonis," "Goodbye Old Friend," "I Got Rhythm," "Sleep," "Margie" Shirley Horn - Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival
"In 1994, in Tim Jackson's second full year of producing the Monterey Jazz Festival, he invited pianist/vocalist Shirley Horn to the autumn classic for the first time. ĺ─˛At Monterey, Shirley was at the peak of her powers,ĺ─˘ says Jackson.ĺ─¨ Liner notes by Dan Ouellette, DownBeat.

Personnel: Shirley Horn, piano, vocals; Charles Ables, bass; Steve Williams, drums. Set list: "Foolin' Myself," "The Look of Love," "How Am I to Know," "L.A. Breakdown (And Take Me In)," "Nice 'N' Easy," "A Song for You," "I've Got the World on a String," "Here's to Life," "Hard Hearted Hannah," "Blues for Big Scotia" Tito Puente & His Orchestra - Live at the 1977 Monterey Jazz Festival
"Tito's performance [in Monterey] was a long-awaited first that showcased a 15-piece orchestra with a humongous sound. It also signaled Tito's entry into the jazz arenaĺ─Âand would find him traveling the world playing Latin jazz throughout the eighties and nineties. It would also raise his profile into the American mainstream." Liner notes by Jesse "Chuy" Varela, KCSM FM, San Mateo, California.

Personnel: Tito Puente, timbales, bandleader; and his orchestra. Set list: "Para los Rumberos," "Oye Como Va," "Babarabatiri," "Delirio," "Tito's Odyssey," "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing (Cha Cha Cha)," "Pare Cochero," "El Rey del Timbal," "Picadillo" Cal Tjader - The Best of Cal Tjader: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958-1980
"ĺ─ÂTjader was equally versed in jazz, Afro-Cuban and other Latin idioms and bridged them in a way that never sounded forcedĺ─Â.blues and boleros, mambo, bop and bossa nova - with grace, taste, and feeling." Liner notes by Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle.

Personnel: Cal Tjader, vibraphone, percussion, bandleader; and various others, including Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, trumpets; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Vince Guaraldi, John Lewis, pianos; Michael Wolff, electric piano; Al McKibbon, Richard Davis, bass; Willie Bobo, drums, timbales; Mongo Santamaria, Armando Peraza, Poncho Sanchez, congas. Set list: "Summertime," "Now's the Time," "Cubano Chant," "Tumbao," "Manteca," "Afro Blue," "If You Could See Me Now," "Speak Low" Jimmy Witherspoon featuring Robben Ford: Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival
"Spoon always had the audience in the palm of his hand and this show was no exception. Spoon was an entertainer par excellence." Liner notes by Robben Ford.

Personnel: Jimmy Witherspoon, vocals; Robben Ford, guitar, alto saxophone; Paul Nagel, electric piano; Stan Poplin, bass; Jim Baum, drums (on bonus track, "When I Been Drinkin'," recorded in 1959: Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, tenor saxophones; Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Woody Herman, clarinet; Earl "Fatha" Hines, piano; Vernon Ashley, bass; Mel Lewis, drums). Set list: "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town," "S.K. Blues," "Kansas City," "Goin' Down Slow," "Walkin' by Myself," "Ain't Nobody's Business What I Do," "I Want a Little Girl," "I Don't Know," "Early One Morning," (incomplete) "Reds and Whiskey," (bonus) "When I Been Drinkin'" About MJF Records

The MJF archives now include more than 1600 tapes with more than 2000 hours of concerts, all recorded from 1958-present on the Arena stage of the Festival. The founding of MJF Records is the first time a festival has launched its own label, and was a natural outgrowth of the digitization of the aging recordings (a process that took several years), saving the historic music from deterioration. MJF General Manager Tim Jackson started thinking in broader strokes in 2004 when the digitization process started. "I wanted to leverage the festival's assets and use the 50th as a launching pad to make this historical music available to people," he says. Upon their release in August 2007, the CDs made their way onto many criticsĺ─˘ top-ten lists and garnered strong radio airplay. On the on the Billboard jazz charts, the Miles Davis Quintet/1963 reached #8, the Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary All-Stars/2007 reached #12, and the Thelonious Monk Quartet/1964 reached #22.

The label MJFR also plans to new Festival recordings, inaugurated with Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 2007 by the Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary All-Stars -- led by three generations of masters including James Moody, Terence Blanchard, Benny Green and Nnenna Freelon -- which toured the United States for ten weeks in early 2008, performing to over 43,000 fans. Label General Manager Jason Olaine commented "We're not going to be stuck in a jazz time warp. We're excited to deliver important historical music, as well as assemble special projects and all-star ensembles to debut at the festival each year." At MJF/51 in 2008, the Cuban flautist and singer Orlando ĺ─˙Maracaĺ─¨ Valle is slated to record a CD with special guests David Sł░nchez, Miguel Zenłän, Ed Simon, Murray Low, John Benitez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Horacio ĺ─˙El Negroĺ─¨ Hernandez and the Monterey Jazz Festival Chamber Orchestra for future release on MJFR. The label can be found on the web at

For information on Monterey Jazz Festival Records, as well as the latest round of the Monterey Jazz Festival's newest archival recordings, please contact Matt Merewitz at DL Media at (610) 667-0501 or

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EMI Classics Issue Six Operas from the Metropolitan Opera's Acclaimed Live in HD Series



Canadian release date: September 16, 2008

Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel

Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth

Tan Dun: The First Emperor (World Premiere)

Giacomo Puccini: La Bohł«me

Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes

Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut

EMI Classics will issue six operas on DVD produced by the Metropolitan Opera for its highly acclaimed series The Met: Live in HD. This September, five productions from the Met's 2007-08 season will be released, as well as the 2006 world premiere production of Tan Dun's The First Emperor. The releases further extend the reach of The Met: Live in HD, the groundbreaking series of live operas transmitted to movie theatres, arts centres and universities all over the world; next season, the series will expand to reach 800 venues and 28 countries. The 2008/2009 Met Live HD series broadcasts in Canada commence on September 22nd (for more information on this go to:

The operas include new productions of Hansel and Gretel, Macbeth, and Peter Grimes; the world premiere production of The First Emperor; La Bohł«me and Manon Lescaut.

The Met's critically acclaimed high-definition productions are directed by top creative talent from the film and television fields, who capture the intensity of live opera using cutting-edge technology, including vertical and dolly-tracked robotic cameras. During the intermissions, the cameras go backstage for interviews with performers and others involved in the production. The shows are hosted by such stars as Renłęe Fleming, Natalie Dessay, and the late Beverly Sills.

The audio is mixed with Dolby surround-sound encoding supervised by DTS. Each accompanying DVD booklet has notes and a synopsis in English. Each title also includes an electronic booklet in PDF form, which can be accessed from any computer equipped with a DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat 6.0. This booklet contains notes and cast biographies in English, French, and German.

Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel
New Production
Sung in English with optional subtitles in French, German, Italian, and Spanish

The combination of the timeless Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Humperdinck's enchanting score, Richard Jones's intriguing new production, and a new English-language translation by David Pountney make this Hansel and Gretel appealing to audiences of all ages.

Hansel and Gretel are charmingly performed by Alice Coote and Christine Schłžfer. The children's parents are played by Rosalind Plowright and Alan Held. The Witch, written for mezzo-soprano, is sometimes sung by a tenor, in this production Philip Langridge in what was described by The New York Times as "a casting coup".

"In the pit, the brilliant young Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski ĺ─Â. conveys the lyricism of this 1893 opera while never letting us forget that Humperdinck was a Wagner protłęgłę who filled this score with rich chromatic harmony and thick, dark orchestral colorings. ĺ─Â [Mr. Jurowski] conducts a resonant and radiant performance." (The New York Times)

Describing the high-definition production shown in cinemas, The New York Times said, "All three acts are set in strange kitchens: the drab 1950s kitchen of Hansel and Gretel's impoverished family; an Expressionistic kitchen-dining room with leafy wallpaper to symbolize the forest where the siblings become lost; and an industrial-size, stainless-steel kitchen where the Witch bakes her child victims into gingerbread. ĺ─Â The sophisticated camera work ĺ─Â was especially impressive ĺ─Â Subtleties of acting that barely register in the house came through movingly on screen."

In 1923, Hansel and Gretel became the first complete opera to be broadcast on radio from Covent Garden; eight years later it was the first to be broadcast from the Met.

Backstage at the Met Bonus Material: Renłęe Fleming interviews the Met's Technical Director Joe Clark; Christine Schłžfer and Alice Coote are interviewed live during intermission; and the feature The World of John Macfarlane, shows how set and costume designer John Macfarlane brought Hansel and Gretel to life.

Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth
New Production
Sung in Italian with optional subtitles in English, French, German, and Spanish

ëçeljko Lučšičß, Maria Guleghina, John Relyea, and Dimitri Pittas star in a new production of Verdi's haunting early operatic masterpiece. Longtime Met Music Director James Levine conducts.

This is the Met's first production in 20 years of the first of Verdi's three operas based on Shakespeare's plays. It is "a stylistically eclectic, grimly effective and, at times, intriguingly playful production" (The New York Times) by the English director Adrian Noble, in his Met debut. Noble, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and set and costume designer Mark Thompson "mixed modern and melodramatic elements into this nearly black-and-white, modern-dress staging." (The New York Times)

At the time of its composition, Verdi's Macbeth was unique. Not only was it considered both musically and dramatically bold, but it was the first opera that could truly be described as Shakespearean. It was the first that altered operatic conventions to serve the play rather than converting the play into traditional operatic formulas. The Met performs Verdi's revised 1865 Paris version, minus the ballet he was obligated to write for that production.

After 33 highly successful years in charge of the company's musical forces, a relationship unique in the musical world today, the Met's Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi's haunting score with the intensity that this chilling work demands: "[Levine] conducts "Macbeth" as a ĺ─Â supreme musical drama. ĺ─Â Without diminishing the architectonic shape of the work, he is keenly sensitive to the vocal needs of the cast, ready in an instant to adjust the pacing, to coax the singer and orchestra musicians into beautifully coordinated execution of a lyrical phrase. The orchestra sounded terrific. In ruminative passages the string tone was ĺ─Â velvety and nuanced ĺ─Â [but] when red-blooded Verdian orchestral sound was called for, Mr. Levine summoned plenty of it. " (The New York Times)

Backstage at the Met Bonus Material: Met General Manager Peter Gelb interviews Music Director James Levine; Zeljko Lučšičß, Maria Guleghina (Macbeth and Lady Macbeth) and director Adrian Noble are also interviewed; and a video blog shot during the rehearsal process is also included.

Tan Dun: The First Emperor
Met Commission/New Production
Sung in English with optional subtitles in French, German, Italian, and Spanish

"A majestic imperial Chinese saga...[Domingo] sang with stamina and burnished power." New York Times

Legendary tenor Plł░cido Domingo stars in this visually stunning opera by Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) to a libretto by the composer and Ha Jin, based on Historical Records by Sima Qian (c.145ĺ─ý85 BCE) and on Wei Lu's screenplay, The Emperor's Shadow. The opera was commissioned by the Met in the mid-1990s and the spectacular production, which premiered in December 2006, was one of the most highly anticipated cultural events of the season.

The opera tells of Emperor Qin's quest for a national anthem for his new country and his ill-fated decision to force his childhood friend, a talented composer, to write it. Tragedy results following the composer's love affair with the emperor's crippled daughter. As Emperor Qin, Plł░cido Domingo leads an all-star ensemble in this epic story, which is ideally suited to the opera stage.

The First Emperor combines the expressive power of traditional ancient Chinese singing with the long musical lines of Italian opera. This juxtaposition of musical cultures illustrates Tan Dun's musical style, which merges East and West and ancient and modern sensibilities.

One of just six composers to conduct their own works at the Met, Tan Dun led all the performances of the first run of the opera.

The production was directed by the revered Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou (Hero, Raise the Red Lantern, and director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics), who worked closely with Tan Dun while he composed the music.

The costumes were designed by Emi Wada, who won an Oscar for her work in the 1986 movie Ran. Over the course of a year and a half, Wada designed more than 600 striking and colourful costumes.

Backstage at the Met Bonus Material: Beverly Sills interviews Plł░cido Domingo, and a documentary film, Tan Dun's The First Emperor: In Rehearsal at the Met gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process.

Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Sung in Italian with optional subtitles in English, French, German and Spanish

The performance captured on this DVD marks the first on the Met stage in 18 years of the Met's classic production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut. Finnish soprano Karita Mattila performs the title role, conducted by James Levine. Chevalier des Grieux is played by Marcello Giordani, Manon's brother by Dwayne Croft and Geronte by Dale Travis.

Manon Lescaut, the French tale of a beautiful young woman destroyed by her conflicting desires for love and luxury, was Puccini's first successful opera and the work that thrust him into the international spotlight as Italy's foremost opera composer.

Mattila's performance is a career highlight, with The New York Times calling her interpretation "riveting". The soprano waited for her voice to gain maturity and richness before singing her first Manon Lescaut in 1999, when she was nearly 40. She now returns to the work, attracting James Levine to conduct it for the first time since 1981.

After 33 highly successful years in charge of the company's musical forces, a relationship unique in the musical world today, the Met's Music Director James Levine leads a fresh and intelligent performance. "Conceptually Mr. Levine seemed on the same page with his star soprano. He drew Italianate ardor and pliant lyricism from the Met orchestra yet conveyed the rhythmic intricacy, harmonic boldness and symphonic sweep of the music as well." (The New York Times)

"Ever willowy and ever inventive, Karita Mattila enacted the heroine's progress from gawky innocent to greedy charmer to tragic victim brilliantly. ĺ─Â Marcello Giordani partnered her as golden-age Des Grieux, handsome and urgent in demeanour, suave in passages of introspection, glorious in outbursts of passion. ĺ─Â The strong secondary cast included Dwayne Croft, a gratifyingly crafty Lescaut, Dale Travis, a stern Geronte who resisted buffo temptation, and Sean Panikkar, a sweet and sprightly Edmondo. ĺ─Â [Levine] let the melodies soar." (Financial Times)

Backstage at the Met Bonus Material: Renłęe Fleming interviews Karita Mattila, Marcello Giordani, animal trainers and handlers Nancy and Paul Novograd, and the Met's Technical Director Joe Clark.

Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
New Production
ICPN: 5099921741494 (1 DVD)
Sung in English with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish

"The more vicious the society, the more vicious the individual." - Benjamin Britten, commenting on Peter Grimes after its premiere in 1945

Anthony Dean Griffey and Patricia Racette are gripping in this new Met production of Benjamin Britten's most celebrated opera, Peter Grimes. The multi-award-winning director is John Doyle, whose production of Sweeney Todd won the 2006 Tony AwardČĂ for Best Direction of a Musical. The Financial Times described Doyle's direction of Peter Grimes as "an impeccable fusion of music and drama."

Peter Grimes, Britten's haunting seaside tale and his second opera, is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of postwar opera, and its premiere 63 years ago marked a turning point in the history of British opera. This "true operatic masterpiece of the 20th century" (The New York Times) is the first opera by an English composer to enter and remain in the international repertory. Peter Grimes is based on a poem entitled The Borough, by turn-of-the-19th-century writer George Crabbe set in an isolated English fishing village in the 1830s.

Much of the emotional drive of the opera comes from the four Sea Interludes ĺ─ý calm, storm, at dawn and by moonlight. Among the most brilliantly evocative music that Britten ever wrote, they help to establish the constant, overpowering presence of the sea as the opera's dominant force.

Anthony Dean Griffey is "the leading Peter Grimes today" (Washington Post), and [his] "fascinating performance should not be missed" (Associated Press). Patricia Racette, as Ellen Orford, the schoolmistress who tries and fails to rescue Grimes from his anger and self-pity, is "sublime" (The Guardian). "The voice was vibrant, liquid, and exciting" (New York Sun). "A powerful cast, led by tenor Anthony Dean Griffey," writes the San Francisco Chronicle, "found the pathos and terror in Britten's score."

Donald Runnicles, Music Director of the San Francisco Opera, "drew an inspired performance from the Met Orchestra, full of passion and commitment yet free of bombast. Without slackening the dramatic tension, he found ways of drawing out both the music's austere lyricism and its violent extremes." (Boston Globe)

Backstage at the Met Bonus Material: Natalie Dessay interviews Anthony Dean Griffey and Patricia Racette (Peter Grimes and Ellen Orford), conductor Donald Runnicles, chorus master Donald Palumbo, and members of the creative team, including director John Doyle, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, and set designer Scott Pask. There is also a live BBC segment from Benjamin Britten's hometown of Aldeburgh.

Giacomo Puccini: La Bohł«me
Sung in Italian with optional subtitles in English, French, German, and Spanish

Angela Gheorghiu and Ramłän Vargas lead a magnificent cast in Franco Zeffirelli's sumptuous and iconic production of Puccini's timeless masterpiece La Bohł«me. "[It] just might be the best investment the Met ever madeĺ─Â Its magic shows no sign of diminishing." (Opera News Online)

Set in Paris around 1830, La Bohł«me depicts a love that blossoms between two young artists in a time that appears both bleak and turbulent that makes this story so very special.

MimłĘ and Rodolfo, sung by Gheorghiu and Vargas, respectively, are charming as the young couple who fall in love. Ludovic Tłęzier and Ainhoa Arteta sing Marcello and Musetta.

Gheorghiu, one of the leading Puccini sopranos of our time, sings the role of MimłĘ at the Met for the first time in twelve years. "[Gheorghiu] was superb as MimłĘĺ─ distinctive and alluring. She sang with extraordinary precision, subtlety, control, nuance, and, above all, musicality" (New York Sun). "Ramłän Vargas, as Rodolfo, produced a warm, buttery sound" (The New York Times). Conductor Nicola Luisotti is, "a man who knows what he is doing in this repertoire: the way he can control the orchestra to move with the singers' expressive tempo fluctuations is breathtaking, a quality which helps to show Puccini at his best" (

Franco Zeffirelli's stunning production is as beloved and magnificent today as the day it was first staged at the Metropolitan Opera more than 27 years ago. The April 5, 2008, broadcast of this production marked the 347th performance of Zeffirelli's La Bohł«me at the Met, making it the most performed production in the company's history.

Backstage at the Met Bonus Material: Renłęe Fleming interviews Angela Gheorghiu, Ramłän Vargas and Met Technical Director Joe Clark, and a bonus feature, Zeffirelli at the Met, includes archival interviews and performance clips.

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Les Escales Improbables

Les Escales Improbables de Montrłęal 2008 - 5e anniversaire

Soirłęe de lancement le 11 septembre łŢ 19h, 15$

Activitłęs gratuites du 12 au 14 septembre, 14h łŢ 19h

sur les quais du Vieux-Port de Montrłęal

(quai King Edward, face au Centre des Sciences)


Des milliers s'attardent aux activitłęs du Festival acadien international de Par-en-Bas

(Tusket, Nouvelle-łÔcosse 16 juillet 2008) ĺ─ý Ayant dłęjłŢ complłętłę presque la moitiłę de la programmation du tout premier Č┤ Festival acadien international de Par-en-Bas Ȭ, les organisateurs sont ravis de voir que des milliers de gens dĺ─˘ici et dĺ─˘ailleurs rłępondent łŢ lĺ─˘appel de venir dłęcouvrir tout ce que le nouveau festival a łŢ leur offrir. Et certains des plus grands moments sont encore łŢ venir. Journłęes de bazar, ateliers divers, construction de barge de foin, spectacles de musique y inclut ceux de Zachary Richard, Grand Dłęrangement, Fayo, Pascal Lejeune, La Virłęe, Beauphare, Julian Babin, Dwight Dĺ─˘Eon et bien dĺ─˘autres feront partie des activitłęs de la deuxił«me et dernił«re semaine du festival.

Cĺ─˘est łŢ noter que lors du spectacle du 19 juillet avec Dwight Dĺ─˘Eon, au Village historique acadien, les portes ouvreront łŢ compter de 19 h. Lors du spectacle du 23 juillet avec Fayo et autres, łŢ lĺ─˘łÔcole secondaire de Par-en-Bas, les portes ouvreront łŢ 18h. Le 27 juillet, au terrain de ball de Wedgeport, pour le spectacle de Zachary Richard et autres, ont commencera łŢ laisser les gens entrer sur le site łŢ partir de 17h. Pour ceux qui nĺ─˘ont pas rłęussi łŢ se mettre la main sur une copie du guide officiel, vous pouvez vous familiariser avec toutes les possibilitłęs qui vous sont offertes au sein de ce nouveau festival en visitant le site web: ou en tłęlłęphonant au 902-648-2931.

ł─ propos du Festival acadien international de Par-en-Bas :

Grłóce łŢ de partenariats avec Radio-Canada, Tourisme Nouvelle-łÔcosse, lĺ─˘Agence de dłęveloppement du Sud-Ouest et plusieurs entreprises locaux, la crłęation de ce festival est aussi le rłęsultat de la fusion des quatre festivals acadiens de la rłęgion dĺ─˘Argyle qui pour bien des annłęes ponctuaient le calendrier estival des gens de Buttes-Amirault, Pubnico-Ouest, Sainte-Anne-Du-Ruisseau et Wedgeport. Cĺ─˘est le dłęsir des organisateurs que cette fusion permettra aux gens dĺ─˘ailleurs de dłęcouvrir un autre coin de lĺ─˘Acadie en Nouvelle-łÔcosse qui est bien vivante. Rappelons aussi que cette rłęgion peut se vanter dĺ─˘łütre la plus ancienne rłęgion acadienne encore habitłęe par des acadiens.

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L'ensemble I Furiosi prłęsente la musique baroque sous un visage nouveau

(Lamł«que, 15 juillet 2008) - Un jeune et dynamique ensemble torontois prłęsentera la musique baroque sous un visage nouveau et actuel dans le cadre de la 33e łędition du Festival international de musique baroque de Lamł«que le dimanche 27 juillet prochain. Ce concert fera suite au brunch annuel offert afin de souligner la clłąture du festival. Les tourments de lĺ─˘amour, son charme et ses tentations seront łŢ lĺ─˘honneur avec le fougueux ensemble torontois I Furiosi dans un programme appelłę Č┤ Lĺ─˘Amour łŢ tout prix Ȭ. Cĺ─˘est une invitation łŢ dłęcouvrir le rłępertoire baroque italien et anglais en compagnie du claveciniste invitłę Hank Knox. Les gens sont invitłęs łŢ la Salle Mathieu-Duguay de Lamł«que łŢ midi, tout de suite aprł«s le brunch qui sera servi łŢ 10 h, au Club de lĺ─˘łóge dĺ─˘or.

Lĺ─˘ensemble baroque I Furiosi est un des ensembles les plus novateurs sur la scł«ne internationale dans le domaine de la musique ancienne. Composłę de quatre spłęcialistes de ce rłępertoire : Gabrielle McLaughlin (soprano), Aisslinn Nosky et Julia Wedman (violons) et Felix Deak (violoncelle et viole de gambe), ce groupe furieusement dynamique sĺ─˘applique łŢ communiquer au public dĺ─˘aujourdĺ─˘hui lĺ─˘esthłętique bizarre et flamboyante qui caractłęrisait la musique du 18e sił«cle. En plus dĺ─˘une słęrie de concerts prłęsentłęs łŢ Toronto, I Furiosi a effectułę des tournłęes aux łÔtats-Unis, en Allemagne, au Royaume-Uni, en Irlande et au Canada.

Hank Knox est membre fondateur de lĺ─˘Ensemble Arion. Il travaille łęgalement avec Tafelmusik, le Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montrłęal et joue rłęgulił«rement avec lĺ─˘Orchestre symphonique de Montrłęal. Il est directeur du programme de musique ancienne łŢ l'Universitłę McGill, oł╝ il enseigne le clavecin et dirige lĺ─˘Orchestre Baroque de McGill.

Č┤ Les tourments de lĺ─˘amour, son charme et ses tentations chantłęs, joułęs par des musiciens passionnłęs, un atelier dĺ─˘initiation aux instruments et łŢ la musique baroque offert aux enfants, un brunch convivial et głęnłęreux : un festin pour tous les sens, la meilleure fał▀on de terminer en beautłę la 33e łędition du Festival international de musique baroque de Lamł«que ! Ȭ, sĺ─˘exclame le directeur artistique, Mathieu Lussier. Lĺ─˘entrłęe est gratuite pour les enfants de 12 ans et moins accompagnłęs dĺ─˘un adulte pour le concert comme pour le brunch. Un atelier dĺ─˘initiation aux instruments de musique baroque sera offert aux enfants durant le concert.

Les billets pour les concerts łŢ la programmation de la 33e łędition du Festival international de musique baroque de Lamł«que, qui se dłęroulera du 24 au 27 juillet prochain, sont prłęsentement en vente auprł«s de la Billetterie Accł«s. Pour plus dĺ─˘information sur les concerts et les artistes łŢ la programmation, visitez le site Internet du festival łŢ ou composez le 1-800-320-2276.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

OYR 2008-09 Creations




One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre celebrates another year of performance creation when it revisits two of its most popular friends Sylvia Plath and Leonard Cohen, pushes the boundaries at the High Performance Rodeo, shares its interpretation of the world's oldest epic, and combines sex, hockey and rock n' roll for an electric night of erotica.

Founded in 1982 and based in the Big Secret Theatre in Calgary's EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts, One Yellow Rabbit creates new, original theatrical works by its Resident Performing Ensemble each year. The OYR Ensemble has also toured its unique brand of performance across North America, Australia, Asia, Mexico and Europe. In addition to producing new Ensemble creations, OYR hosts the annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's International Festival of the Arts, and the Summer Lab Intensive school of performance creation. For more information, please visit

One Yellow Rabbit's 23rd annual
High Performance Rodeo
Calgary's International Festival of the Arts
January 5th to 31st, 2009

Celebrating its 23rd year, the High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's International Festival of the Arts, has mapped the craggy edge of new, original and unusual live performance and has landed firmly in Canada's cultural consciousness. While the complete line up for the 2009 Rodeo won't be announced until mid-Fall, OYR is excited to give patrons a sneak peek of what's to come. OYR is pleased to announce world-renowned composer, Philip Glass, will be this year's artist-in-residence. The residency will include a variety of live appearances and performances by Glass, as well as a special co-presentation with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's premiere of Glass' symphony, Low. Other Rodeo treats include the Calgary premiere of Catalyst Theatre's Frankenstein, co-presented by OYR and Theatre Calgary, and the return of His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond as the 2009 Honorary Patron.

The High Performance Rodeo will be hosted at various venues throughout Calgary, including the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts. Show times vary: please consult the festival calendar for a full list of acts and times. The Rodeo Guide, including the full festival calendar, will be released in mid-Fall 2008.

Headlining the High Performance Rodeo
One Yellow Rabbit presents
Gilgamesh La-Z-Boy
Directed by Blake Brooker
Staged by Denise Clarke
Adapted and performed by the One Yellow Rabbit Performing Ensemble
January 27th to 31st, 2009
Big Secret Theatre

Gilgamesh: the world's oldest epic, already ancient by the time of Christ, earlier thanĺ─ýand vastly different fromĺ─ýany other great myth we know. Think of it as the first-ever buddy movie over 4,000 years before movies were invented. Gilgamesh La-Z-Boy is One Yellow Rabbit's re-telling of the story, a modern interpretation unlike any other.

Gilgamesh: the son of a goddess, born a hero and a king, god-ruler of the Sumerian city Uruk, located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now Iraq. He is unconquerable, strong beyond all others and beloved by his armies. But also tyrannical, childish, selfish, ruthless, and bored. Meet Enkidu: wild-man, half beast, sent by the gods to terrorize the countryside and chastise Gilgameshĺ─ýthat is, until the two become fast friends, together undertaking a lethal quest in search of immortality. It is a tale of snarling demons, giant divine bulls, serpents and devastatingly seductive priestesses. But most of all, it is a moving and celebratory story about what it means to live a good life, the nature of happiness, friendship, and of men learning to be, above all else, human.


Scheduled to tour across Canada in 2008-09, the One Yellow Rabbit Performing Ensemble is happy to return to the Calgary stage and reprise its role in three of the company's most popular and powerful productions.

Doing Leonard Cohen
Adapted and Directed by Blake Brooker
Staged by Denise Clarke
Performed by the OYR Ensemble
November 25th to 29th, 2008
Big Secret Theatre
The OYR Ensemble reprises this multi-layered homage to the incandescent Mr. Cohen, which features some 50 poems from early works like Death of a Lady's Man and The Spice Box of Earth, as well as an extended treatment of the novel Beautiful Losers. Along with its sultry yet aggressive movement, the hallucinatory stream of consciousness captures the erotic and sensual qualities of Cohen's finest poetic voice. Put on your bell-bottoms and Greek sandals, then get set to revel in the sexy 60s as only Leonard canĺ─ţand did.

"Poetry in motion" ĺ─ý Globe & Mail

Sylvia Plath Must Not Die ĺ─ţ Unplugged
Written and Directed by Blake Brooker
Staged by Denise Clarke
Performed by the OYR Ensemble
TBA (During the run of Doing Leonard Cohen) ĺ─ţ One show only
Big Secret Theatre

Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, two of the 20th century's most prolific and complex literary figures, are inexorably linked, as much by their mutual zeal for life as by their infamous deaths. Originally premiering at the 2008 High Performance Rodeo, the award-winning One Yellow Rabbit Performing Ensemble invites audiences to revisit its voyeuristic journey to another era, where cocktails are swilled and conflicted souls are expressed in a cathartic torrent of ink and emotion.

"Onalea Gilbertson and Denise Clarke light up the stage" ĺ─ý Teresa Taylor, Sun Media

Five Hole: Tales of Hockey Erotica
Written by Dave Bidini
Adapted for the stage by Dave Bidini and Blake Brooker
Directed by Blake Brooker
Staged by Denise Clarke
Original music by Rheostatics
Performed by OYR Ensemble and Rheostatics
February 16th, 2009 ĺ─ţ One show only
Jack Singer Concert Hall

Rock n' roll, theatre, hockey and sex! Together at last for a four-way power play, two of Canada's longest-standing creative forcesĺ─ýCalgary's One Yellow Rabbit and legendary Toronto rock band Rheostaticsĺ─ýhook up to create and perform a series of incisive erotic hockey stories for the stage. Written by Rheostatic and author Dave Bidini, Five Hole weaves together a suite of electrifying, tender and hilarious love stories through the lens of our national pastime.

"ĺ─ÂFive Hole reverberates like a well-thrown bodycheck" ĺ─ý Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald


Once again the One Yellow Rabbit Performing Ensemble takes its unique brand of performance creation theatre on the road touring Canada with three of its most provocative and powerful productions, including Doing Leonard Cohen, the Toronto premiere of Sylvia Plath Must Not Die, and Five Hole: Tales of Hockey Erotica.

The Young Centre for the Performing Arts presents
Sylvia Plath Must Not Die and Doing Leonard Cohen
Toronto, ON - December 2nd to 13th, 2008 Info: 416-866-8666
Cross-Canada tour
Five Hole: Tales of Hockey Erotica
Whitehorse, YK ĺ─ý February 24th, 2009ĺ─ýYukon Arts Centre Info: 867-667-8574
Ottawa, ON ĺ─ý February 27th, 2009ĺ─ýCentrepointe Theatre Info: 1-866-752-5231
Kingston, ON ĺ─ý March 3rd, 2009ĺ─ýGrand Theatre
Kitchener, ON ĺ─ý March 4th, 2009ĺ─ýCentre In The Square Info: 1-800-265 8977
Oakville, ON ĺ─ý March 5th, 2009ĺ─ýOakville Centre for the Performing Arts Info: 905-815-2021
St. Catharines, ON ĺ─ý March 6th, 2009ĺ─ýCentre for the Arts at Brock University Info: 1-866-617-3257
Parry Sound, ON ĺ─ý March 7th, 2009ĺ─ýCharles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts Info: 1-877-746-4466
Brampton, ON ĺ─ý March 10th, 2009ĺ─ýRose Theatre Info: 905-874-2800
Other date to be announced


10th Annual Wine Stage
Friday, September 26th and Saturday, 27th, 2008

The 10th annual Wine Stage offers another year of unlimited tasting of the world's finest wines poured for you by the experts and served alongside culinary creations from Calgary's most talented chefs. Tickets are limited so book early! Tickets on sale July 15th, 2008 from the One Yellow Rabbit Box Office by calling 403-264-3224 or information at

Participating Wine Merchants include BIN 905, J. Webb Wine Merchant, Kensington Wine Market, Metrovino, Richmond Hill Wines, The Banff Wine Store, The Wine Cellar South

Participating Restaurants include Brava Bistro, The Tribune, Gruman's Extraordinary Catering, The Cookbook Company, Living Room Restaurant and many more!


Marketing Manager and Publicist: Tonya Zelinsky Čů 403.264.3224 ext. 25 Čů

Rodeo Publicist: Bottom Line Productions

Brad Walker Čů 403.567.1507 Čů

Todd Hawkwood Čů 403-.567-1507 Čů

Mailing Address

#21, 225-8 Avenue S.E.

Calgary, AB T2G 0K8

P. 403.264.3224 Čů F. 403.264.3230


The Big Secret Theatre, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts

(and various locations throughout the year, especially during the High Performance Rodeo)

One Yellow Rabbit Flex Pass ĺ─ý $96

Good for any four regular season admissions to any regular OYR presentation,

completely flexible and transferable

Tickets: 403.299.8888 or, or online at

Information: 403.264.3224 or

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COC's October Listings


Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

10 performances: October 8, 11, 15, 20, 23, 28 and 31, 2008 at 7:30 p.m., October 5 and 26

at 2 p.m., and October 18 at 4:30 p.m.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)

The COCĺ─˘s 2008/09 season opens with a revival of Mozartĺ─˘s timeless masterpiece Don Giovanni, a comic drama in its most perfect form. Itĺ─˘s a wry and insightful portrait of literatureĺ─˘s most famous womanizer, his victims and nemeses. Every page of Mozartĺ─˘s score seethes with music of passion, wit and elegance.

The production features a largely Canadian cast led by baritone Brett Polegato as the notorious lover and COC favourite Robert Pomakov as Leporello, Don Giovanniĺ─˘s faithful servant. COC Ensemble Studio graduate Jessica Muirhead returns to sing Donna Anna, a victim of Don Giovanniĺ─˘s forced advances and tenor Gordon Gietz sings the role of Donna Annaĺ─˘s fiancłę, Don Ottavio. American soprano Julie Makerov is Donna Elvira, one of Don Giovanniĺ─˘s conquests, while former Ensemble soprano Virginia Hatfield is Zerlina, a peasant girl who becomes Don Giovanniĺ─˘s latest exploit.

Tickets for Don Giovanni go on sale August 25, 2008. Single tickets are $60 ĺ─ý $290 (specially priced $20 tickets for young people under the age of 30 go on sale September 27, 2008) and are available online at, by calling COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231, or in person at the

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, 145 Queen St. W., Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Don Giovanni Production Sponsor: RBC Financial Group

War and Peace by Sergei Prokofiev

8 performances: October 10, 14, 16, 22, and 29, 2008 at 7 p.m., October 19 at 2 p.m. and

October 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.)

The fall season continues with the COC premiere and the first fully-staged Canadian production of Prokofievĺ─˘s powerful drama, War and Peace. A co-production with English National Opera, this masterpiece follows the Russian people and their hard-won victory over Napoleonĺ─˘s devastating military force. From the ballroom to the battlefield, stirring choruses and a huge ensemble cast bring Tolstoyĺ─˘s novel to epic, heart-breaking life.

With over 60 named roles, this production features a cast that is truly international. One of the most sought-after lyric baritones on the international stage today, Canadaĺ─˘s Russell Braun makes his role debut as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky. Russian soprano Elena Semenova makes her COC debut singing the role of Andreiĺ─˘s fiancłęe, Countess Natasha Rostov. Prince Anatole Kuragin is sung by Moscow-born tenor Oleg Balashov, while Russian bass Mikhail Kit makes his company debut as Field Marshal Kutuzov. Mezzo-soprano Larisa Kostyuk sings the role of Prince Anatoleĺ─˘s sister, Countess Hłęlł«ne Bezukhova, and COC favourite Mikhail Agafonov returns as Hłęlł«neĺ─˘s husband Count Pierre Bezukhov. COC Ensemble Studio graduate Lauren Segal is Sonya, Natashaĺ─˘s loyal cousin. Canadian Judith Forst returns to the COC as Marya Dmitrievna Akhrosimova, while baritone Vassily Gerello sings Napoleon. Gregory Dahl sings the roles of Balaga and General Yermolov, and Canadian mezzo-soprano Jean Stilwell is Madame Peronskaya.

Tickets for War and Peace go on sale August 25, 2008. Single tickets are $60 ĺ─ý $290 (specially priced $20 tickets for young people under the age of 30 go on sale September 27, 2008) and are available online at, by calling COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231, or in person at the

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, 145 Queen St. W., Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.



October 1 ĺ─ý October 30, 2008

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.)

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre includes concerts, performances and presentations by young artists, Canadian and international opera stars and COC staff. This is an exciting opportunity for Torontonians to experience the artistic excellence and cultural diversity of the city. All performances are free to the public.




October 1, 2008

12 ĺ─ý 1 p.m.

World Music Series

Tabla player Vineet Vyas and dancer/choreographer Bageshree Vaze present A Tapestry of Indian Rhythm. The dynamic duo, along with guest artists (harmonium and sitar), bring alive the grandeur of the ancient Indian arts of Kathak dance and the tabla, the ĺ─˙talkingĺ─¨ drums of North India.

October 2, 2008

12 ĺ─ý 1 p.m.

Dance Series

ProArteDanza presents Up Close and Intimate, a sneak preview of the ProArteDanza 2008 season. The program features works influenced by the best of both classical ballet and contemporary dance.

October 7, 2008

12 ĺ─ý 1 p.m.

Vocal Series

The COC Ensemble Studio

and pianist Liz Upchurch present The Rake Punished: Highlights from Don Giovanni.

October 8, 2008

12 ĺ─ý 1 p.m.

Vocal Series

Queen of Puddings Music Theatre presents The All-Canadian Classical Cabaret Show. Two singers and a pianist delve into the weird and wonderful world of Cabaret from a distinctly Canadian perspective.

October 9, 2008

12 ĺ─ý 1 p.m.

Piano Virtuoso Series

Pianist Lucas Porter performs

Prokofievĺ─˘s Piano Sonatas No. 3 and 4. Both sonatas create a contrast between the lyrical and ĺ─˙scherzando-motoricĺ─¨ style. The symphonic third sonata is a work of great passion and drama, while the fourth is extremely lyrical and introverted.

October 14, 2008

12 ĺ─ý 1 p.m.

Piano Virtuoso Series

Canadian Pianist Joel Hastings presents Expressions of Melody and Virtuosity, a scintillating program of pieces not usually heard on the piano. The recital includes three delightful sonatas by Scarlatti, Resphigiĺ─˘s Ancient Airs and Dances, a Schubert love song, and Franz Lisztĺ─˘s transcription of Wagnerĺ─˘s Tannhłžuser overture.

October 16, 2008

12 ĺ─ý 1 p.m.

Dance Series

Opera Atelier presents

Mozartĺ─˘s The Abduction

from the Seraglio. Tenors Frłędłęric Antoun and COC Ensemble Studio graduate Lawrence Wiliford are joined by sopranos Amanda Pabyan and Carla Huhtanen, bass Bustav Andreassen and baritone Curtis Sullivan with artists from Atelier Ballet.

October 21, 2008

12 ĺ─ý 1 p.m.

Chamber Music Series

Three distinguished musicians, Kathleen Rudolph, Theresa Rudolph-Koczłä and Rita Constanzi, join forces to present music for the delightful trio of flute, viola and harp, featuring Debussyĺ─˘s seminal Sonate pour flł¬te, alto, et harpe.

October 23, 2008

12 ĺ─ý 1 p.m.

Piano Virtuoso Series

Acclaimed contemporary specialist Rłęa Rebecca Beaumont presents In Search Of..., an eclectic program of works for solo piano that exemplifies global connectedness and explores a universal theme: mankindĺ─˘s innate desire to search.

October 28, 2008

12 ĺ─ý 1 p.m.

Dance Series

Č░ARTE FLAMENCO! Spanish Dance Company presents Flamenco Dance Theatre, the merging of drama, dance, cante and guitar in order to tell a captivating story.

October 30, 2008

12 ĺ─ý 1 p.m.

Vocal Series

Riveting Russian mezzo-soprano Larisa Kostyuk presents Russian Romances, a rich and romantic program of songs from her native Russia, featuring the mesmerizing ballad-lament from Rimsky-Korsakovĺ─˘s rarely-heard opera, The Tsarĺ─˘s Bride.


The Opera Exchange

In collaboration with the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company presents The Opera Exchange: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Opera. Monster Opera: Prokofievĺ─˘s War and Peace is the first instalment of three symposia that provide an in-depth and entertaining look at opera. Participants have the opportunity to listen to a series of lectures on War and Peace from an astonishing array of academic specialists, followed by panel discussions with members of the COCĺ─˘s creative teams.

The Opera Exchange

Monster Opera: Prokofievĺ─˘s War and Peace

Saturday, October 18, 2008

9:30 a.m. ĺ─ý 4 p.m.

$25 per participant

($15 for U of T Faculty and $5 for students)

Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, The Faculty of Music

80 Queenĺ─˘s Park (at Museum subway station)

Order online at or call COC Ticket Services at 416-306-2377

Tour the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

The COC invites the public to experience behind-the-scenes views into the workings of an opera company by touring the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Public tours provide the opportunity for attendees to learn more about the opera house, its history, architecture and innovative acoustic design. Each hour-long tour is led by trained docents and includes background information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and

R. Fraser Elliott Hall. Public tours are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and free for children 12 and under. Public tours take place Saturday mornings at 11:45 a.m. and 12 p.m. (with some exceptions). Please call for availability and book your tour at 416-306-2377, or visit the COC website at


Operanation V ĺ─ý La Vie Bohł«me
October 24, 2008 ĺ─ý 9 p.m.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)

The Canadian Opera Companyĺ─˘s fifth annual fundraiser Operanation, takes place on Friday, October 24, 2008. This elegant affair is the premier event for young urban professionals, melding the inspirational venue of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts with the must-attend arts fundraiser of the fall social season. This yearĺ─˘s French theme, La Vie Bohł«me welcomes guests to incredible sights and sounds as life and art come together in the style of Bohemian Paris. La Vie Bohł«me embraces the free-spirit and artistry of Parisian culture, ensuring an unforgettable evening of pleasure for all. Students from the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts bring dramatic flair to the occasion as they mill through the crowd playing the parts of 19th-century French performers, while painters and sketch artists are also on hand to capture artistic renderings of guests. Attendees can enjoy live operatic performances, cocktails, hors dĺ─˘oeuvres, a silent auction and a raffle for a lavish vacation.

Operanation V ĺ─ý La Vie Bohł«me

Friday, October 24, 2008 ĺ─ý 9 p.m.
$125 per person

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)

Tickets can be purchased online at

or by calling 416-363-8231

Operanation Event Sponsor: TD Canada Trust Music

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Le retour attendu du pianiste Michael Kaeshammer au Domaine Forget, le jeudi 24 juillet

Concerts jazz Industrielle Alliance :
le retour attendu du pianiste Michael Kaeshammer

Qułębec, le 15 juillet 2008 ĺ─ý Aprł«s des retentissants dłębuts la saison dernił«re, le pianiste Michael Kaeshammer sera de retour le jeudi 24 juillet, dans le cadre de la słęrie Les Concerts Jazz Industrielle Alliance, pour le plus grand plaisir du public. En compagnie de son trio, ce passionnłę de boogie-woogie interprłętera des extraits de son plus rłęcent album, Days like these.

Lĺ─˘łętłę dernier, alors quĺ─˘il faisait la premił«re partie du spectacle de la chanteuse Holly Cole, le pianiste a littłęralement conquis le public dł«s la premił«re pił«ce. Aprł«s cinq minutes, le public avait dłęjłŢ envie de danser !

Une łętoile montante sur la scł«ne jazz

Ce Torontois dĺ─˘origine allemande a reł▀u sa formation de pianiste classique en Allemagne. La dłęcouverte du boogie-woogie łŢ lĺ─˘łóge de 13 ans a łętłę un vłęritable coup de foudre et depuis 2000, il partage cette passion avec le public et grłóce łŢ sa stupłęfiante virtuositłę et son charisme hors du commun, il fait sensation partout oł╝ il passe, tant en Amłęrique du Nord quĺ─˘en Europe.

Reconnu pour son spectaculaire jeu pianistique, Michael Kaeshammer dłęvoile sur son plus rłęcent album, Days like these, ses talents dĺ─˘auteur compositeur et de chanteur jazz. ł─ lĺ─˘occasion de son retour łŢ la Salle Franł▀oys-Bernier il interprłętera quelques-unes de ses compositions, des chansons originales tirłęes de son nouvel album, un młęlange de boogie-woogie, de blues et de funk.

Information et rłęservations

(418) 452-3535 ou 1 888-DFORGET (336-7438)
Tłęlłęcopieur : au (418) 452-3503

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Bourses de 10 000 $ dłęcernłęes łŢ des łętudiants en arts de la scł«ne

OTTAWA, le 15 juillet 2008 Č˝ Huit jeunes łętudiants des arts de la scł«ne provenant de cinq provinces recevront chacun une bourse de 10 000 $ de la Fondation Hnatyshyn pour poursuivre leurs łętudes en septembre 2008. Lors de l'annonce du nom des laurłęats de 2008, Mme Gerda Hnatyshyn, C.C., prłęsidente de la Fondation Hnatyshyn et prłęsidente du conseil d'administration, confirmait que les sommes versłęes ces quatre dernił«res annłęes par la fondation d'Ottawa pour des bourses universitaires atteignaient les 300 000 $.

Les candidatures soumises par les łętablissements d'enseignement et de formation canadiens avaient, aux dires de ces derniers, un potentiel exceptionnel. Des jurys composłęs d'experts ont ensuite choisi les laurłęats łŢ l'issue d'un processus d'łęvaluation garantissant l'anonymat aux candidats.

Emily Belvedere, une harpiste łógłęe de 20 ans, originaire de Richmond Hill (Ontario), remporte la bourse de musique classique Č˝ instrument d'orchestre. Emily a reł▀u son enseignement secondaire łŢ domicile et elle termine actuellement sa premił«re annłęe d'łętudes de premier cycle sous la direction de Judy Loman łŢ la Glenn Gould School du Royal Conservatory of Music de Toronto.

La bourse de musique classique Č˝ piano est attribułęe łŢ Isabelle David de Sainte-Julie (Qułębec). łăgłęe de 18 ans, Isabelle a fait ses łętudes secondaires łŢ l'łÔcole du Mont-Bruno, et vient de terminer sa premił«re annłęe de licence en musique, section piano, łŢ l'łÔcole de musique Schulich de l'Universitłę McGill łŢ Montrłęal.

La bourse Oscar Peterson en interprłętation jazz est dłęcernłęe łŢ Samantha Chrol de Winnipeg (Manitoba). Cette saxophoniste et clarinettiste de 19 ans vient tout juste de complłęter sa premił«re annłęe du programme d'łętudes en jazz au niveau du baccalaurłęat łŢ l'Universitłę du Manitoba. Samantha est diplłąmłęe du River East Collegiate de Winnipeg.

La bourse de ballet classique est remise łŢ Tristan Dobrowney de Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), łógłę de 20 ans, qui deviendra apprenti au Royal Winnipeg Ballet en 2008-2009. Il a suivi, ces six dernił«res annłęes, une formation łŢ la division professionnelle de l'łęcole du Royal Winnipeg Ballet tout en continuant ses łętudes secondaires au collł«ge de l'Universitłę de Winnipeg.

La laurłęate pour la danse contemporaine est Paige Culley, łógłęe de 19 ans et originaire de Rossland (Colombie-Britannique). Diplłąmłęe du Rossland Secondary School, Paige suit des cours de danse depuis 10 ans, y compris des cours d'łętłę łŢ Kelowna et łŢ Trail (Colombie-Britannique) de młüme qu'łŢ Arts Umbrella łŢ Vancouver. Elle termine actuellement la premił«re annłęe du programme de formation professionnelle de trois ans de la School of Toronto Dance Theatre.

Kaitlyn Semple, łógłęe de 21 ans, de Regina (Saskatchewan), reł▀oit la bourse pour jeunes artistes en interprłętation dramatique (thłęłótre anglais). Diplłąmłęe de la Campbell Collegiate High School, elle entamera cet automne la dernił«re annłęe de son baccalaurłęat en art dramatique łŢ l'Universitłę de Regina.

La bourse en interprłętation dramatique (thłęłótre franł▀ais) va łŢ Catherine Hughes de Val-Morin (Qułębec). L'łętudiante en art dramatique de 22 ans, diplłąmłęe de l'łÔcole polyvalente des Monts łŢ Sainte-Agathe et du Collł«ge Lionel-Groulx łŢ Sainte-Thłęrł«se, poursuit en ce moment des łętudes au Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Qułębec.

La bourse d'łętudes supłęrieures pour l'interprłętation vocale classique est attribułęe łŢ Valłęrie Błęlanger de Lambton (Qułębec). La soprano de 24 ans achł«ve un diplłąme d'łętudes supłęrieures en musique (grade de małĂtrise) au Conservatoire de musique de Qułębec sous la direction d'Hłęlł«ne Fortin. Valłęrie łętudie depuis 2003 au Conservatoire et y a obtenu en 2007 l'łęquivalent d'un baccalaurłęat en musique.

La Fondation Hnatyshyn est une Č˙uvre de bienfaisance privłęe crłęłęe par le regrettłę et trł«s honorable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, vingt-quatrił«me Gouverneur głęnłęral du Canada. Ses programmes sont financłęs par des dons du gouvernement, de fondations, de sociłętłęs et de particuliers. Le ministł«re du Patrimoine canadien a contribułę 2 400 000 $ en fonds d'appariement.

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Performing Arts Students Win Hnatyshyn Foundation Grants

OTTAWA, July 15, 2008 Č˝ Eight young performing arts students from five provinces will each receive a grant of $10,000 from The Hnatyshyn Foundation to pursue their studies in September 2008. In announcing the winners of the 2008 Developing Artists Grants competition today Gerda Hnatyshyn, C.C., President and Chair of the Board of The Hnatyshyn Foundation, said this brings to $300,000 the amount awarded in university-level scholarships over the past four years by the Ottawa-based foundation.

The nominees for the grants were identified as having exceptional promise by educational and training institutions across Canada and were then adjudicated anonymously by expert juries from the arts community.

Emily Belvedere, a 20-year-old harpist from Richmond Hill, Ontario, is the winner of the classical music grant for orchestral instrument. She received her high school education through home schooling and is currently finishing her first year of university-level studies under the tutelage of Judy Loman at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

The classical piano grant will be awarded to 18-year-old Isabelle David of Sainte-Julie, Quebec. A graduate of l'łÔcole secondaire du Mont-Bruno, Isabelle has just completed the first year of a Licentiate in Music degree in piano performance at McGill University's Schulich School of Music in Montreal.

The winner of the Oscar Peterson Grant for Jazz Performance is Samantha Chrol of Winnipeg, a 19-year-old saxophonist and clarinetist, who has just completed her first year of the Bachelor of Jazz Studies program at the University of Manitoba. Samantha is a graduate of River East Collegiate in Winnipeg.

The classical ballet grant goes to 20-year-old Tristan Dobrowney of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who will be an apprentice with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet for the 2008/2009 season. He has been training in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division for the past six years while completing his secondary education at University of Winnipeg Collegiate.

The winner for contemporary dance is 19-year-old Paige Culley of Rossland, British Columbia. A graduate of Rossland Secondary School, Paige has been taking dance instruction for 10 years including summer sessions in Kelowna and Trail, B.C, and at Arts Umbrella in Vancouver. She has just completed her first year of the three-year Professional Training Program at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.

Kaitlyn Semple, aged 21, of Regina, Saskatchewan, is the winner of the Developing Artist Grant for English theatre acting. A graduate of Campbell Collegiate High School, she will be starting her final year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting at the University of Regina this fall.

The French theatre acting grant will go to Catherine Hughes of Val-Morin, Quebec. The 22-year-old drama student, a graduate of the łÔcole polyvalente des Monts in Sainte-Agathe and the Collł«ge Lionel-Groulx in Sainte-Thłęrł«se, is currently studying at the Conservatoire d'art dramatique in Qułębec City.

The graduate grant for classical vocal performance will be awarded to 24-year-old soprano Valłęrie Błęlanger of Lambton, Quebec, who is pursuing a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Music (Master's degree level) at the Conservatoire de musique de Qułębec with teacher Hłęlł«ne Fortin. Valłęrie has been studying at the Conservatoire since 2003 and completed the equivalent of a Bachelor of Music degree there in 2007.

The Hnatyshyn Foundation is a private charity established by the late Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, Canada's twenty-fourth Governor General. Its programs are funded by donations from government, foundations, corporations and individuals. The Department of Canadian Heritage has provided nearly $2.4 million in matching funds to the Foundation.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Wavre, Ottawa & Saint-Irłęnłęe

Montrłęal, le 10 juillet 2008: La pianiste Louise Bessette mettra tout son talent et sa sensibilitłę łŢ l'łępreuve alors qu'elle visitera la Belgique, Ottawa et Saint-Irłęnłęe comme soliste, chambriste, confłęrencił«re et professeure.

Tout d'abord, elle est professeure invitłęe du 26 juillet au 3 aoł¬t, dans le cadre de la 11e Semaine Internationale de Piano, łŢ la Maison de la Lałěcitłę de Wavre, en Belgique. Au cours de cet łęvłęnement rassembleur, elle donnera plus spłęcifiquement un rłęcital-confłęrence le 2 juillet łŢ 14h00, soulignant le centenaire d'Olivier Messiaen. De plus, Louise Bessette participera au concert des professeurs le 28 juillet łŢ 20h00, et donnera des classes de małĂtres łŢ de jeunes talents.

Dł«s son retour au pays, Louise Bessette prłęsentera un rłęcital au Festival international de musique de chambre d'Ottawa, le 8 juillet łŢ 20h00 łŢ l'łÔglise St. John the Evangelist. Se joignant łŢ Robert Cram (flł¬te) et Estelle Lemire (ondes Martenot), ainsi qu'łŢ un quatuor łŢ cordes, les oeuvres au programme sont tirłęes du catalogue d'Olivier Messiaen: Prłęlude (1964), La fauvette des jardins, Le merle noir, Feuillets inłędits, Pił«ce pour piano et quatuor łŢ cordes, ainsi que des extraits des Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jłęsus.

Finalement, elle sera la soliste d'un rłęcital łęmouvant et spirituel dans le cadre du Festival International du Domaine Forget, łŢ Saint-Irłęnłęe, le 15 aoł¬t, łŢ 20h00, łŢ la salle Franł▀oys-Bernier. Rłęcital composłę de deux parties, la pianiste explore dans un premier temps l'importance et l'influence des cloches, campaniles et carillons dans l'imaginaire musical des compositeurs, tout sił«cles confondus. La deuxił«me partie rend hommage łŢ Olivier Messiaen alors que Louise Bessette interprłętera six de ses Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jłęsus, oeuvre pour laquelle elle a reł▀u prix et łęloges de la critique internationale.

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. Membre de l'Ordre du Canada (2001), Officier de l'Ordre national du Qułębec (2005), 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.


Montreal, July 10, 2008: Louise Bessette will bring her immense talent and passion to Belgium, Ottawa and Saint-Irłęnłęe as soloist, chamber musician, guest speaker and guest teacher.

First, she is a guest teacher at the 11th International Piano Week, which takes place from July 26 until August 3 at the Maison de la Lałěcitłę in Wavre, Belgium. During this unifying event, she will give a conference-recital to celebrate the centenary of Olivier Messiaen, on August 2, at 2PM. Louise Bessette will also be part of the faculty concert on July 28, 8PM, and she will give master classes to young and talented pianists.

Barely back from Europe, Louise Bessette will present a concert at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, on July 8 at 8PM at the Church St. John the Evangelist. Joining Robert Cram (flute) and Estelle Lemire (ondes Martenot), plus a string quartet, she will present works taken from the catalogue of Olivier Messiaen: Prłęlude (1964), La fauvette des jardins, Le merle noir, Feuillets inłędits, Pił«ce pour piano et quatuor łŢ cordes, and extracts from the Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jłęsus.

Finally, she will present a piano recital graced with emotion and spirituality at the Festival International of the Domaine Forget, in Saint-Irłęnłęe, on August 15, at 8PM, in the hall Franł▀oys-Bernier. Built on two distinctive parts, this recital explores the importance and influence of bells, chimes and campaniles in the musical imagination of composers throughout centuries. For the second half, Louise Bessette will perform six of the Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jłęsus, a work for which she received awards and praise from the international critic.

A versatile musician with an acrobatic mastery of the keyboard, Louise Bessette is appreciated throughout the world. She has over 20 recordings to her credit. Member of the Order of Canada (2001), Officer of the Ordre national du Qułębec (2005), Louise Bessette accumulates honorary distinctions, all in support of her outstanding musical contribution. 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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Junior Piano E-competition final results

1st Minnesota International JUNIOR

Piano-E Competition is now final

Calgary's Jan Lisiecki ties for 3rd place in Yamaha Sponsored Piano Competition for pianists under the age of 17 !

The winners of the e-Piano Junior have been announced in the dramatic Awards Ceremony at 5:30PM on Friday, July 11, 2008 from the stage of the Orchestra Hall. The Ceremony featured performances of all finalists from the earlier rounds. With a Yamaha Disklavier Pro Concert Grand (DCFIIISM4 PRO), video projector, and screen set up on stage, the audience was able to experience the same video-sync technology that was used in the Virtual Audition phase of the competition.

The first prize was shared by Frank Dupree, 16 yrs old, Germany and Nansong Huang, 14 yrs old, China. Both winners have performed again with the Minnesota Orchestra on Friday evening Gala Concert that followed the award ceremony. Second Prize was not awarded The third prize was shared by Osip Nikiforov, 14 yrs old, Russia and Jan Lisiecki, 13 yrs old, Canada. Fourth Prize was not awarded. The fifth prize was awarded to Vladimir Levitsky, 16 yrs old, Russia.

The archived videos of all solo rounds, pictures from the competition will be available on the Minnesota E-Competition website soon. MIDI files of all solo performances will be available shortly after. Please stay tuned.

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NACO and the NCC present Orchestras in the Park

Come and See the Stars Play This Summer at the Park

Orchestras in the Park, a four-concert free outdoor festival at LeBreton Flats Park presented by the NAC and NCC

Ottawa, July 14, 2008 ĺ─ý Scorpius and Antares will not be the only group of stars shining on July 17, 2008 when opera superstars Measha Bruggergosman and Richard Margison open the series of Orchestras in the Park. The NAC in collaboration with the NCC is offering four exceptional concerts free to the public at LeBreton Flats Park from Thursday, July 17 to Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 7:30 pm daily. Families and friends can picnic, bring their chairs or bikes and relax to the beautiful sounds of summer.

Thursday, July 17 7:30pm

The Orchestras in the Park series begins on Thursday, July 17, at 7:30 pm with a special concert of operaĺ─˘s greatest hits entitled ĺ─˙Opera Under the Starsĺ─¨. This evening will be dedicated to Richard Bradshaw, former General Director of the Canadian Opera House who passed away last year.


National Arts Centre Orchestra
Alain Trudel, conductor
Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
Richard Margison, tenor
Opera Lyra Chorus
Laurence Ewashko, choir director

Friday, July 18 7:30pm

lĺ─˘Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne will take the stage performing Strauss and Brahms with a special piece to commemorate Quebecĺ─˘s 400th anniversary.


Lĺ─˘Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne
Jean-Philippe Tremblay, conductor
Marianne Fiset, soprano

Julien Bilodeau, Commission for OFC, Č┤ Qułębec Ȭ

Saturday, July 19 7:30pm

Folk-country legend Ian Tyson, composer of ĺ─˙Four Strong Windsĺ─¨ will perform a special concert on his 75th birthday. Come celebrate and hear some of the songs that made him famous.


National Arts Centre Orchestra
Ian Tyson, vocalist / guitar

And band members MC Horses & Bill Kane

Sunday, July 20, 2008 7:30pm

Orchestras in the Park will close with a magnificent concert featuring the National Arts Centre Orchestra. One of Canadaĺ─˘s most gifted, and charismatic pianists and Jessica Linnebach, an equally talented member of NACO will perform two dazzling showpieces ĺ─ý Tchaikovskyĺ─˘s Piano Concerto No 1 and Sarasateĺ─˘s finger-busting Fantasy on Bizetĺ─˘s Carmen for violin.


National Arts Centre Orchestra
Alain Trudel, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Jessica Linnebach, violin

LeBreton Flats Park, a 3.6 hectare area between the Canadian War MuseumWellington Street offers spectacular views and is the biggest gathering site for cultural events in the Capital. Residents and visitors are reminded to pack their lawn chairs and picnics for this event. Limited onsite parking is available, therefore the public is encouraged to use public transit.

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Shaw Festival: Belle Moral Previews

Previews begin at the Shaw Festival for Darkly Comic Belle Moral: A Natural History

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 14, 2008 ĺ─Â Previews began on Saturday in the Court House Theatre for the Shaw Festivalĺ─˘s production of Belle Moral: A Natural History, a spellbinding story by Ann-Marie MacDonald, one of Canadaĺ─˘s most beloved writers. The production is a remount of The Shawĺ─˘s hit 2005 production, the playĺ─˘s world premiere.

On a foggy Scottish coast lies an ancestral home called Belle Moral. There, by day, young Pearl MacIsaac (Fiona Byrne) considers questions of science and nature, and by night, dreams of mythical creatures and mysterious brides. This is a house full of mystery ĺ─ý just who is in the attic and why does Pearl have an ear in a jar? Part magic, part philosophy and part whodunnit, the darkly comic play is also a rousing call for tolerance and diversity.

The play, a fascinating mix of mystery, science and comedy, was applauded in 2005 for its intelligence, sharp wit and compelling characters. Equally well-received was the direction, design, lighting and music of The Shawĺ─˘s production, which the Company is thrilled to bring back to the Court House stage this season.

Belle Moral: A Natural History has its origins in an earlier play of Ann-Marie MacDonaldĺ─˘s. The Arabĺ─˘s Mouth was first produced in 1990 by Torontoĺ─˘s Factory Theatre and its then-Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell, now of course The Shawĺ─˘s Artistic Director. Commissioned by The Shaw, the original play was significantly rewritten under the auspices of the Companyĺ─˘s play development programme.

Ann-Marie MacDonald is the award-winning author of the play Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), and the novels The Way the Crow Flies and Fall On Your Knees. She is also an actor and broadcast journalist.

The cast of Belle Moral: A Natural History also includes Jeff Meadows as Victor MacIsaac, Donna Belleville as Flora MacIsaac, and Peter Hutt as Dr. Seamus Reid, as well as Bernard Behrens, Martin Happer, Julie Martell, and Graeme Somerville.

Belle Moral: A Natural History is directed by Alisa Palmer, with design by Judith Bowden, lighting design by Kevin Lamotte, and original music composed by Paul Sportelli. The stage management team includes Stage Manager Meredith Macdonald and Assistant Stage Manager Evan R. Klassen.

Belle Moral: A Natural History began preview performances Saturday, July 12; opens Saturday, July 19; and plays in repertory until Sunday, October 5. For tickets and information, visit or call 1-800-511-7429 or 905-468-2172 (local).

Belle Moral: A Natural History is sponsored by Scotiabank Group.

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

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Classical at the Carlu

Piano Plus

Classical at the Carlu

A Fundraising Celebration in support of Piano Plus

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

(July 11, 2008, Toronto) On Tuesday, September 9, 2008, fifteen (15) of Canadaĺ─˘s top classical musicians will grace the Concert Hall stage at The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor

for a fundraising benefit, Classical at the Carlu, to lend their support to Piano Plus, a unique touring program that brings great classical music to smaller and remote communities across the country.

This spectacular concert includes world renowned pianists Jon Kimura Parker, Angela Cheng, Andrłę Laplante, violinist Scott St. John, and vocalist Nancy Argenta. Guests will meet the distinguished artists following the 7:30 pm concert in a not-to-be-missed celebratory Champagne Reception in the Round Room.

This spectacular concert includes:

Čů Pianists Jon Kimura Parker, Angela Cheng, Janina Fialkowska, Andrłę Laplante, David Jalbert, Stłęphane Lemelin, Katherine Chi, Heather Schmidt

Čů String virtuosi Scott St. John, Erika Raum and Denise Djokic

Čů Singers Nancy Argenta, Daniel Lichti and Ann Monoyios

Čů Trumpeter Jens Lindemann

Tickets are priced at $185 each for premiere seating and $145 each for rear orchestra and balcony and can be purchased through the

St. Lawrence Centre Box office at 416-366-7723 or log on to to purchase on-line.

Piano Plus brings Canada's finest classical musicians to communities throughout the country in which opportunities to experience the magic of live concerts at an affordable cost are limited or simply non-existent. The brainchild of Artistic Director and Founder Janina Fialkowska, Piano Plus is the iteration of the incredibly successful Piano Six, the original 10-year program which began in 1993 with six pianists thrilling more than 100,000 classical music lovers in small towns and isolated communities across the country. Since 2004, the Piano Plus artist roster has been expanded to include distinguished Canadian musicians from the worlds of strings and voice as well as piano in order to bring a much broader range of the worldĺ─˘s great music to the program. Pianist Angela Cheng is Artistic Director.

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Nomination au Nouvel Ensemble Moderne

sous la direction de Lorraine Vaillancourt


Montrłęal, le 10 juillet 2008 - Madame Lorraine Vaillancourt, directrice artistique et le Conseil dĺ─˘administration du Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM) ont le plaisir dĺ─˘annoncer la nomination de Vincent Lapointe au poste de directeur głęnłęral du NEM. Monsieur Lapointe entrera en fonction le 16 juillet prochain. Dłętenteur dĺ─˘un diplłąme en gestion dĺ─˘organismes culturels du HEC Montrłęal, Monsieur Lapointe ëýuvre depuis plus de vingt ans dans le milieu musical qułębłęcois. Il a travaillłę łŢ titre de musicien au sein de plusieurs orchestres et ensembles et a enseignłę la musique dans le rłęseau de la Commission scolaire de Laval en plus dĺ─˘avoir agi en tant que gestionnaire pour des organismes musicaux bien connus du public. Il aura comme mandat dĺ─˘assurer la gestion des diffłęrents projets du NEM dont les łęvłęnements qui marqueront le 20e anniversaire de lĺ─˘ensemble au cours de la saison 2008-2009. Les membres du conseil dĺ─˘administration, la directrice artistique, les musiciens et lĺ─˘łęquipe du NEM lui souhaitent la bienvenue parmi eux.

Fondłę en 1989 par la pianiste et chef dĺ─˘orchestre Lorraine Vaillancourt, le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM) est un orchestre de chambre de 15 musiciens qui propose une interprłętation convaincante des musiques dĺ─˘aujourdĺ─˘hui, en leur accordant le temps et lĺ─˘attention quĺ─˘elles młęritent. Son rłępertoire sĺ─˘ouvre łŢ la musique de tous les continents et consacre une place importante łŢ la crłęation. Ses concerts, ses rłępłętitions ouvertes au public et ses rencontres avec les crłęateurs sont des moments dĺ─˘łęchange et de rłęflexion privilłęgiłęs. Membre du Conseil qułębłęcois de la musique et Č┤ en rłęsidence Ȭ łŢ la Facultłę de musique de lĺ─˘Universitłę de Montrłęal, le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne est subventionnłę par le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec, le Fonds de stabilisation et de consolidation des arts et de la culture au Qułębec, le Conseil des Arts du Canada, le Conseil des arts de Montrłęal et par le ministł«re des Affaires łętrangł«res et du Commerce international.

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Sainte Rose en Bleu avec L'OSL et Michel Rivard

Michel Rivard sur scł«ne avec lĺ─˘Orchestre symphonique de Laval

dans le cadre de Sainte-Rose en Bleu

Laval, le 14 juillet 2008 ĺ─ý Alain Trudel, directeur artistique et chef de lĺ─˘Orchestre symphonique de Laval, propose une rencontre exceptionnelle entre son orchestre et Michel Rivard. Ainsi, les musiciens de lĺ─˘OSL se feront complices de lĺ─˘un des plus fascinants crłęateurs qułębłęcois, le temps de revisiter ses plus belles chansons et de leur donner une saveur toute symphonique ! Beethoven, Verdi, Brahms, Bizet et Dvorak seront łęgalement au programme, alors que lĺ─˘OSL donnera un avant-goł¬t de la saison łŢ venir en prłęsentant des extraits de la programmation 2008-2009. Ce concert champłütre unique sera prłęsentłę gratuitement dans le cadre de Sainte-Rose en Bleu, le dimanche 10 aoł¬t łŢ 16 h, devant lĺ─˘łÔglise Sainte-Rose-de-Lima.

Touche-łŢ-tout de głęnie salułę par la francophonie toute entił«re, Michel Rivard a plusieurs cordes łŢ son arc ! Auteur-compositeur, musicien, chanteur, comłędien et animateur, il partage depuis plus de 30 ans ses nombreuses passions avec toujours ce młüme bonheur contagieux et un talent fou. Incontournable de la scł«ne musicale, on peut affirmer quĺ─˘il a, dans la foulłęe des Leclerc, Vigneault et Ferland, contribułę łŢ faire łęvoluer la chanson dĺ─˘ici vers de nouvelles formes et de nouveaux horizons. De lĺ─˘aventure de Beau Dommage aux albums solo, en passant par le cinłęma, la tłęlłęvision, le thłęłótre et la Ligue Nationale dĺ─˘improvisation, Michel Rivard sĺ─˘est imposłę comme une figure majeure de la scł«ne culturelle qułębłęcoise.

Chevalier de lĺ─˘Ordre national du Qułębec, Grand Prix international du disque Paul Gilson de lĺ─˘Acadłęmie Charles Cros, Prix Wallonie-Bruxelles du disque de chansons 1989, Głęmeau du Meilleur spłęcial de variłętłęs, et plusieurs Fłęlix, dont un pour lĺ─˘ensemble de sa carrił«re, voilłŢ quelques-unes des nombreuses distinctions qui sont venues souligner lĺ─˘excellence de son travail.

Michel Rivard et lĺ─˘OSL partagent la scł«ne le temps dĺ─˘un concert inoubliable, le dimanche 10 aoł¬t dł«s 16 h, devant lĺ─˘łÔglise Sainte-Rose-de-Lima. Nĺ─˘oubliez pas vos chaises!

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Un łętłę actif et musical!

Le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes fłüte le 400e anniversaire de Qułębec

Un łętłę actif et musical!

Qułębec, le 14 juillet 2008 ĺ─ý Sous la direction musicale et artistique de David Romprłę, le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes participera activement cet łętłę au 400e anniversaire de la fondation de Qułębec. Le dimanche 29 juin, les Rhapsodes łętaient l'un des chëýurs invitłęs łŢ la Fin de semaine chantante Desjardins de Beauport. Le 18 juillet, les Rhapsodes participeront en tant que chëýur soliste au grand concert Č┤ Et si Qułębec m'łętait chantłęeĺ─ Ȭ, qui rassemblera 1 400 choristes de France et du Qułębec au Colisłęe Pepsi. Les Rhapsodes seront les invitłęs de l'OSQ, le dimanche 10 aoł¬t, łŢ Saint-Octave-de-Młętis. Enfin, le dimanche 31 aoł¬t, les Rhapsodes, prłęsents et anciens, vivront une journłęe de fłüte et de retrouvailles, łŢ l'łÔglise St-Michael de Sillery.

L'łętłę 2008 s'annonce ainsi exceptionnel pour le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes. Quelques semaines aprł«s la fin de sa saison rłęgulił«re, et au moment młüme oł╝ est lancłęe la saison 2008-2009, le Chëýur annonce sa participation łŢ au moins deux des łęvłęnements musicaux qui accompagneront le 400e anniversaire de la fondation de Qułębec.

Lors du concert au Colisłęe Pepsi du 18 juillet prochain, les Rhapsodes et les 1 400 choristes participants reprendront ToTeM, l'ëýuvre łęcrite par Martin Gravel łŢ l'intention des Rhapsodes afin d'illustrer musicalement la rencontre allłęgorique entre les Hurons et les premiers colons venus de France. ToTeM a łętłę crłęłę par les Rhapsodes au Palais Montcalm le 17 mai dernier, łŢ l'occasion du concert Č┤ Qułębec en hłęritage Ȭ.

Le concert Č┤ Qułębec en hłęritage Ȭ constituait le deuxił«me volet du cycle des productions rłęgulił«res du Chëýur imaginłęes par David Romprłę pour accompagner le 400e anniversaire de Qułębec. Ce cycle avait commencłę le 29 mars dernier au Palais Montcalm, avec la soirłęe Č┤ ł─ la Cour de France Ȭ, consacrłęe aux joyaux de la musique baroque franł▀aise, dont le cłęlł«bre Te Deum de Charpentier. Il se terminera le 13 dłęcembre prochain au Palais Montcalm avec Č┤ ł─ la Cour d'Angleterre Ȭ, le premier des concerts prłęsentłęs pour la saison 2008-2009.

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Le Choeur Les Rhapsodes recrute

Qułębec, le 6 juillet 2008 ĺ─ý Le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes recherche quelques choristes expłęrimentłęs pour complłęter ses pupitres de soprano 2 et de tłęnor 1. Les personnes intłęressłęes seront convoqułęes łŢ une audition dans la semaine qui prłęcł«de la reprise des rłępłętitions. Tout ancien choriste ayant quittłę le Chëýur depuis plus de 2 concerts devra passer łŢ nouveau une audition. Il faut prendre rendez-vous au prłęalable en łęcrivant łŢ ou en appelant au 418 688-3118.

Les rłępłętitions du Chëýur Les Rhapsodes reprennent le jeudi 4 septembre 2008. Elles ont lieu tous les jeudis soir, de 19 h 30 łŢ 22 h 30, au local 1531 du pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault, łŢ la Facultłę de musique de l'Universitłę Laval. Durant la prłęparation de chacun de nos trois concerts, il faut łęgalement prłęvoir une łŢ deux fins de semaine intensives (vendredi soir et samedi toute la journłęe).

ł─ propos du Chëýur Les Rhapsodes
Le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes prłęsente en 2008-2009 sa 47e saison. Il compte une soixantaine de 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,

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Friday, July 11, 2008

McMaster Summer Drama Festival


HAMILTON, ON - The McMaster Summer Drama Festival (SDF) announces its eighteenth season, opening July 18, 2008 and running to July 26, 2008.

Artistic Director Andrew Hadden asserts, "This year's festival consists of four very unique shows. Each one is very bold in its own way. The audience will have the option to see a brutally honest and emotional drama (Closer), a quirky musical which explores contemporary pop culture (Six Women With Brain Death), a student-written adaptation of the classic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet (Fair Verona) and a play which reflects on life and regret (Edward Albee's Three Tall Women)."

"I believe that this year's season is proving to be our most ambitious," declares Production Stage Manager Monica Cairney. "Within our four shows we incorporate a musical, live and/or original music and multimedia, none of which have been used in this company in recent memory. These elements, on top of organizing and running a festival, have been a challenge but are also paving the way for more risks to be taken in the future."

This year's festival consists of:

Written by Patrick Marber
Directed by James Tyler Shearer
Starring Jim Malloy as Larry, Lacey Benedetti as Alice, Grant
Winestock as Dan, and Sarah Midghall as Anna.

Closer, a story about love caught up in false pretenses opened
in London in 1997 and quickly won the Evening Standard Award
for Best Comedy, and the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and
Laurence Olivier Awards for Best New Play.

Adapted from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and other works
Directed by Kerri Bojman and Graham Jenner
Starring Duncan Thompson as Romeo, Emma Turner as Juliet, and
Meghan Banks, Nick Davies, Alexandra Holbrook and Alex White
as Verona.

Fair Verona, a 'rearrangement' of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet,
is a brand new work presented by Kerri Bojman and Graham Jenner.
"Fair Verona is a play about how a person's environment plays
a crucial role in his or her life; how a society's structure,
traditions, and unspoken rules can make or break a person's
ability to function or survive," says directors Bojman and Jenner.

Book by Cheryl Benge, Christy Brandt, Mark Houston, Peggy
Pharr Wilson, Rosanna E. Coppedge, Ross Freese, Sandee
Johnson, and Valerie Fagan
Music and Lyrics by Mark Houston
Directed by Blythe Stewart
Starring Alexa Di Cresce as the Diva, Kathleen Dodd as Marge,
Zoł┤ Godfrey Davies as Jolene, Max Goodis as the Prom Queen
Candidate, Krista Janke as Wanda, and Alison O'Neill as Veronica.

Six Women with Brain Death, since its inception in 1992, has
developed substantial underground popularity. Originally
performed in Kansas City, Missouri, the show moved to San
Diego, California, where Variety called the show "a lifesaver
for the theatre".

Directed by Amanda Nesbitt
Starring Alicia Micallef as A, Laura Pomeroy as B, Carly
Pokoradi as C, and Colin Nesbitt as the Son.

Edward Albee's unique brand of acerbic wit is quite clear
in his Pulitzer Prize-winning Three Tall Women: "Through the
story of the life of one woman the audience is asked to remind
themselves of all the strengths, weaknesses, prejudices, loves
and joys of being human," Director Amanda N. Nesbitt explains.
"There is a slight nod towards Theatre of the Absurd in order to
explore, realistically, everything from incontinence to
infidelity, from raising children to the compromises made and
the regrets gathered."

The McMaster Summer Drama Festival began in 1991, and has
since developed a reputation as one of the longest-running
summer community theatre groups. Their productions have
ranged from classical, to contemporary, to even original
works, and adaptations of films. The Festival consistently
caters to well over a thousand theatre goers each summer.


Closer ĺ─ý July 18, 20, 22, 24, 8 PM, July 19, 26, 2 PM
Fair Verona ĺ─ý July 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 7 PM, July 19, 1 PM
Six Women With Brain Death ĺ─ý July 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 8 PM, July 20, 2 PM
Three Tall Women ĺ─ý July 18, 19, 22, 24, 7 PM, July 20, 26, 1 PM


Adult -- $10 per show*
Student/Senior -- $8 per show*
Festival Pass Adult -- $30 (admission to four shows)**
Festival Pass Student/Senior -- $25 (admission to four shows)**

Tickets will be available at the door; reservations may be made at

Tickets are also available for sale at Compass Information Centre, in the McMaster University Student Centre.

*All seats are general admission.
**Certain conditions apply.


Closer, Six Women With Brain Death ĺ─ý Hamilton Theatre Inc. Studio Theatre, 140 MacNab Street North, Hamilton.

Fair Verona, Three Tall Women ĺ─ý Faculty Hollow, McMaster,Campus, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton.

More detailed information about show locations available

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Spectacle plein air

Blues'n Rythm Bazar
Jeudi 17 juillet 2008, 19H30
Thłęłótre de Verdure du Parc Lafontaine
intersection rue Duluth et avenue du Parc Lafontaine, Mtl. Qc.
Spectacle musical gratuit, entrłęe libre

Dans la słęrie MundoArtBazar, Robert Prłęvost prłęsente Blues'n Rythm Bazar un univers riche en couleurs sonores oł╝ les rythmes recoivent un traitement qui traverse les mondes et les łępoques. Les Blues bleus, les Blues oranges, et les Blues qui plaisent łŢ toutes les couleurs d'łóme sont interprłętłęs avec une humeur jazz. Lors de cette soirłęe, Robert Prłęvost accueille pour la premił«re fois Chrystelle Maechler, une chanteuse possłędant une voix qui vous transportera!

Le GEMU est un ensemble d'łęlite łŢ głęomłętrie variable regroupant 30 artistes choisis parmi les meilleurs musiciens et musiciennes provenant des mondes jazz et classique. Robert Prłęvost assure la direction musicale et la direction artistique de l'ensemble. Le GEMU prłęsente un style łŢ la croisłęe des musiques d'aujourd'hui; le rłępertoire est conł▀u d'arrangements originaux crłęłęs spłęcifiquement pour l'ensemble par Robert Prłęvost. Le big-band est prłęsentłę ici en version moderne et łęclatłęe, entił«rement revigorłę. Reconnu comme łętant un des ensembles les plus excitants de la scł«ne montrłęalaise, le GEMU łŢ voir encore et encore!!!

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Concerts populaires de Montrłęal

Orgue et couleurs



Quatrił«me et cinquił«me concerts łŢ 19h30,

Les mercredis 16 juillet et 23 juillet 2008

au Centre Pierre-Charbonneau

3000, rue Viau, Montrłęal (młętro Viau)

Renseignements et billetterie : 514.899.0938

Montrłęal, vendredi 11 juillet 2008 - La 44e saison des concerts populaires de montrłęal se poursuit le mercredi 16 juillet 2008 łŢ 19h30 et vous fera dłęcouvrir les coulisses de l'orchestre en compagnie du clarinettiste - humoriste Christopher Hall. L'Orchestre Młętropolitain du grand Montrłęal, sous la direction du chef invitłę Alain Cazes, dressera un portrait rigolo de la musique classique et de la vie des musiciens. Quand le classique et l'humour font bon młęnage !

Au programme :

Rossini - Ouverture de La Gazza Ladra ; Ouverture de Guillaume Tell ; Mozart - Concerto pour clarinette ; L'Andante de la Petite musique de nuit; Britten - Thł«me et Fugue de Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra ; Bach - Air sur la corde de sol ; Strauss - Marche Radetzky ;

Brł«ve histoire de la musique incluant des extraits d'Č˙uvres de Płęrotin, Vivaldi (Les Quatre Saisons : l'Automne 1ł«re partie), Mozart (39e symphonie : Menuet), Tchałěkovski (Romłęo et Juliette), Stravinski (Sacre du printemps), John Williams (Olympic Fanfare)

Et autres surprises!

Le 5e concert se dłęroulera quant łŢ lui le mercredi 23 juillet 2008 łŢ 19 h30. Laissez-vous conter fleurette et porter par les łęmotions de certaines des plus belles pages classiques et romantiques. En compagnie de l'Ensemble Appassionata et du chef Daniel Myssyk, l'ensemble sera łęgalement accompagnłę par Olivier Thouin au violon.

Au programme :

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Serenata Notturna ; Edvard Grieg : Heart's Wound et The last Spring ; Guillaume Lekeu : Adagio ; LeoČ÷ Janł░čšek : Idyla ; Antonio Vivaldi : Concerto no 10 pour violon en mi majeur L'amoroso RV 271.

ł─ venir :

le mercredi 30 juillet : ł─ la cour d'Angleterre, avec l'OMGM, Julian Wachner, chef invitłę

27$ (rłęgulier) et 23$ (rłęduit) pour la section parterre

22$ (rłęgulier) et 18$ (rłęduit) pour la section gradin

Service aux tables (boisson et repas lłęger) au parterre en sus

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

2008 Betty Webster Awards - Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada

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Orchestras Canada Announces the Winners of the 2008 Betty Webster Awards

Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada (OC) is delighted to announce the winners of the Betty Webster Awards for 2008. Created in 2002, the Awards honour long-time OC executive director Elizabeth Webster by recognizing people and organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Canadian orchestral community through leadership, education and volunteerism. The 2008 Awards committee was chaired by Manitoba Chamber Orchestra general manager Vicki Young. She was joined by Rob McAlear (Artistic Administrator of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra); Alain Trudel (Music Director of the CBC Radio Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Orchestre symphonique de Laval); Betty Webster (Executive Director Emeritus of OC); and Katherine Carleton (Executive Director of OC). The 2008 winners (from west to east) are:

Pat Middleton, Regina SK

Pat Middleton is currently serving as Centennial Director of the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) after 22 years on the administrative staff of the orchestra, for 17 of which she was the RSOĺ─˘s Executive Director. Under her leadership, the orchestra has established an enviable reputation as a financially stable and active ensemble, with a supportive audience, interesting programming and exceptional community partnerships. Speaking on behalf of the committee, Vicki Young cited Pat Middletonĺ─˘s ĺ─˙determination, warmth and passionĺ─¨ and noted the great admiration and affection in which she is held by her colleagues in the Canadian orchestral community. Pat Middleton was nominated for the award by RSO musician and personnel/production manager Stephen McLellan.

Mina Grossman Ianni, Windsor ON

Mina Grossman Ianni has recently stepped down from the staff team of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra (WSO), after 10 years with the orchestra, initially as Executive Director (1998-2001) and then as Director of Development. Due in no small part to her focus, determination and profound belief in what the orchestra could accomplish, during her tenure with the orchestra the WSO stabilized its financial position, expanded its budget, increased its concert schedule, and built a nationally-recognized education and community engagement program. Mina Grossman Ianni was nominated by current Windsor Symphony Executive Director Jeth Mill.

The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, Province of New Brunswick
The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO/OJNB) was founded in 1965 and provides young musicians throughout New Brunswick with the opportunity to build their musicianship by learning and performing orchestral music. The NBYO is made up of approximately 80 young musicians from all corners of the province, and their music director is Dr. James Mark. Theyĺ─˘ve had had a remarkable year in 2007-08, a season that has included a tour of China, a much-acclaimed performance at the East Coast Music Awards, an ECMA for Classical Recording of the Year, and a Dialogue Award from their provinceĺ─˘s Lieutenant Governor, saluting their commitment to operating in both official languages. The NBYO is a leader, continually seeking to improve access to performance and education opportunities for young musicians across New Brunswick. The NBYO was nominated for the award by the Chair of the Symphony New Brunswick Foundation, Reid Parker.
The award presentations will take place at concerts by the Regina Symphony, Windsor Symphony and New Brunswick Youth Orchestra in the fall of 2008. As OC Executive Director Katherine Carleton says, ĺ─˙it is an honour to be able to recognize these outstanding citizens of the Canadian orchestral community in front of the audiences theyĺ─˘ve served with such fidelity for so many years.ĺ─¨

Orchestras Canada will be at the forefront of advocacy and leadership development for Canadian orchestras, taking informed action for the benefit of orchestras and the communities they serve. OCĺ─˘s mission is to be the united national voice of the Canadian orchestral community, furthering and enriching the work of Canadian orchestras through programs and services in both official languages.

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New music for international summer music festival

Calgary, AB ĺ─ý Throughout the thirty days of the Morningside Music Bridge festival, works by famous composers, such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Igor Stravinsky and Antonio Vivaldi will be performed at Mount Royal College and around the city.

But this year, newly-written music is also on the agenda. John Abram, an instructor at the Mount Royal Conservatory and music consultant for Morningside Music Bridge, has written a piece especially for the young musicians who will perform in the festivalĺ─˘s final gala, taking place July 31 at the EPCOR Centreĺ─˘s Martha Cohen Theatre, starting at 7 p.m.

ĺ─˙Every year Morningside Music Bridge invites really excellent young musicians from around the world to take part, and you can basically throw the most difficult pieces from the classical repertoire at them. My goal was to write a new piece for string orchestra that will challenge them in a different way, based on ensemble playing versus solo playing,ĺ─¨ says Abram.

The result is Pluck ĺţ─ a modern and fun composition of four movements. Abram describes the first movement as being very intense because of some unusual playing techniques that create a sense of tension; the second, he says, is very easy going at the beginning but becoming frenzied at the end; in the third movement, the music slows down and is quiet, featuring solo playing; the last movement follows without a break and is very fast and energetic, and rhythmically quite complicated.

Abram chose the title with equal deliberation. ĺ─˙At itĺ─˘s most basic, Pluck refers to the plucking of the strings, but I also wanted a name that reflects the gusty nature of the students and the courage it takes to follow a career path in music,ĺ─¨ Abram explains.

According to Paul Dornian, director of the Mount Royal Conservatory, Abramĺ─˘s piece is the first of many organizers hope to commission with other composers over the coming years. ĺ─˙We, along with the sponsors, decided that it is part of our responsibility to upcoming generations of performers to encourage engaging new works of music that complement the historical repertories of Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart.ĺ─¨

As for Abram, he hopes the students and audience will enjoy his work. ĺ─˙I had an absolute blast composing the piece and hope everyone who hears it becomes lost in the music.ĺ─¨

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Le pianiste Oliver Jones et le violoniste Rłęgis Pasquier

Le pianiste Oliver Jones et le violoniste Rłęgis Pasquier
rłęunis pour la premił«re fois sur une młüme scł«ne !

Mercredi 23 juillet, 20 h 30
La musique ancienne

Vivaldi, La Follia et les gitans

Le mercredi 23 juillet, le flł¬tiste Matthias Maute et lĺ─˘Ensemble Caprice prłęsenteront un fougueux młęlange de concertos pour flł¬te du grand prłütre roux et de musique gitane du XVIIIe sił«cle.

La musique gitane constitue lĺ─˘une des plus importantes sources dĺ─˘inspiration des compositeurs de la płęriode baroque. Recrłęant lĺ─˘esprit de lĺ─˘łępoque, cette aventure comprend des pił«ces extraites de Uhrovska zbierka, une collection de musique gitane de la Slovaquie, des ëýuvres dłęvoilant lĺ─˘influence de młęlodies gitanes entendues par les compositeurs lors de słęjours en Europe de lĺ─˘Est, le tout ponctułę de musique rythmłęe et enjoułęe de Vivaldi. Ce programme entrałĂnant sera interprłętłę sur des reproductions dĺ─˘instruments dĺ─˘łępoque notamment diffłęrentes sortes de tambourins, des instruments trł«s utilisłęs par les gitans.

Lĺ─˘Ensemble Caprice est une formation montrłęalaise fondłęe en 1986 par lĺ─˘allemand Matthias Maute, un virtuose de la flł¬te łŢ bec qui, en 2006, łŢ lĺ─˘occasion de sa seule prłęsence au Domaine Forget, avait rłęussi łŢ soulever la foule avec sa seule flł¬te. Lĺ─˘esprit novateur que lĺ─˘Ensemble insuffle au rłępertoire baroque conduit łŢ lĺ─˘łęlaboration de programmes thłęmatiques inusitłęs et captivants.

Vendredi 25 juillet, 20 h 30
La musique de chambre
Soirłęe GlaxoSmithKline

Carte blanche łŢ Philippe Muller

Le vendredi 25 juillet, afin de rendre hommage łŢ lĺ─˘un de ses fidł«les collaborateurs, le Festival a donnłę carte blanche łŢ Philippe Muller, un violoncelliste qui enseigne łŢ lĺ─˘Acadłęmie de musique et de danse depuis le dłębut des annłęes 80. Puisłęes dans le rłępertoire romantique, les ëýuvres choisies sauront ravir un large public et combler les amoureux du violoncelle.

Le violoncelliste Philippe Muller mł«ne une carrił«re internationale de soliste et de chambriste au sein de formations diverses et dans un rłępertoire allant du baroque au contemporain. Depuis 1979, il enseigne au conservatoire de Paris, succłędant łŢ son małĂtre Andrłę Navarra et a formłę
un grand nombre d'łęlł«ves dont plusieurs tłütes dĺ─˘affiches actuelles du violoncelle. Il est invitłę łŢ donner des cours de małĂtre dans le monde entier.

En ouverture, Philippe Muller sera entourłę de Paul Marleyn, Johanne Perron et Ryan Molzan, tous professeurs łŢ lĺ─˘Acadłęmie de musique et de danse, pour offrir une version pour ensemble de violoncelles du Kol Nidrei de Bruch. Philippe Muller et le pianiste Pascal Rogłę interprłęteront ensuite lĺ─˘łęmouvante Sonate Č┤ Arppegione Ȭ de Schubert. Le violoniste Rłęgis Pasquier, lĺ─˘altiste James Dunham et le violoncelliste Philippe Muller se joindront au pianiste Pascal Rogłę pour clore le concert avec lĺ─˘un des joyaux du rłępertoire romantique, le Quatuor pour piano et cordes, opus 25 de Brahms, dont le dernier mouvement, Rondo alla zingarese soulł«ve les foules łŢ tout coup.

Samedi 26 juillet, 20 h 30
La musique de chambre
Soirłęe Hydro-Qułębec

De Ravel au jazz en passant par le tango !

La soirłęe du samedi 26 juillet rłęserve au public une surprise de taille alors que le violoniste Rłęgis Pasquier et le pianiste Oliver Jones seront rłęunis pour offrir des grands classiques du jazz. Leur rencontre au Domaine Forget lĺ─˘annłęe dernił«re a provoqułę un vłęritable coup de foudre musical faisant nałĂtre le dłęsir de partager la scł«ne cette saison pour le plus grand bonheur des młęlomanes.

En premił«re partie, le violoniste Rłęgis Pasquier sera entourłę de collł«gues de lĺ─˘Acadłęmie de musique et de danse, les violonistes Mark Fewer, Jonathan Swartz, Yehonatan Berick, les altistes James Dunham et Jean-Luc Plourde, les violoncellistes Johanne Perron et Ryan Molzan et le contrebassiste Ali Yazdanfar, auxquels se joindra le pianiste Pascal Rogłę. Le programme łęclectique łŢ souhait regroupe des ëýuvres qui se rapprochent du jazz par leurs accents de tango et de blues. Aprł«s la Sonate pour deux violons de Miklłäs Rłäzsa et la Sonate pour violon et piano en sol majeur de Ravel, le public dłęcouvrira Last Round dĺ─˘Osvaldo Golijov, une ëýuvre pour deux quatuors łŢ cordes et une contrebasse, inspirłęe dĺ─˘Astor Piazzolla, du bandonłęon et du tango argentin.

Cours de małĂtre et concerts des stagiaires
de lĺ─˘Acadłęmie de musique et de danse du Domaine Forget

Le mardi 22 juillet, deux cours de małĂtre publics seront prłęsentłęs gratuitement łŢ la Salle Franł▀oys-Bernier. ł─ 10 heures aura lieu celui du violoniste Rłęgis Pasquier suivi, łŢ 13 h 30, de celui du violoncelliste Philippe Muller. Le stage des cordes prendra fin avec deux concerts des stagiaires, le vendredi 25 juillet łŢ 16 heures et le samedi 26 juillet. Lĺ─˘heure de ce dernier concert est łŢ confirmer. Une collaboration de Stein Monast.

Brunch-musique Casino de Charlevoix

Le brunch-musique du dimanche 27 juillet se dłęroulera au son de la Harpe du Paraguay. Les harpistes invitłęs pour lĺ─˘occasion sont Gisł«le Guibord et Robin Grenon.

Information et rłęservations

(418) 452-3535 ou 1 888-DFORGET (336-7438)
Tłęlłęcopieur : (418) 452-3503

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fłüte champłütre annuelle au Domaine Forget, le dimanche 20 juillet

Fłüte champłütre annuelle
Cirque et musique łŢ faire danser

Midi łŢ 15 heures
Franł▀ois Dompierre en direct !

De midi łŢ 15 heures, Franł▀ois Dompierre, compositeur et porte-parole du Festival International du Domaine Forget, prendra place dans le hall de la Salle Franł▀oys-Bernier pour animer sa populaire łęmission radiophonique diffusłęe en direct sur les ondes dĺ─˘Espace musique de Radio-Canada. Le public est invitłę łŢ assister łŢ lĺ─˘łęmission et łŢ rencontrer lĺ─˘animateur et toute son łęquipe.

16 heures
LaTourelle Orkestra

Une collaboration du Restaurant Le Traditionnel Bagel Maguire

Lĺ─˘ensemble LaTourelle Orkestra ajoutera la touche finale en transportant le public dans un tourbillon de rythmes folkloriques dĺ─˘Europe de lĺ─˘Est, de musiques nomades et de jazz manouche.

Fondłę en 2004, LaTourelle Orkestra rłęunit des musiciens multi instrumentistes de Qułębec dont lĺ─˘łęnergie dłębordante, le charisme et la grande complicitłę musicale invitent łŢ la fłüte. Le groupe vient de faire un malheur au Festival International de Jazz de Montrłęal.

Brunch-musique Casino de Charlevoix

Comme łŢ tous les dimanches, le brunch-musique sera offert en deux services, łŢ 10 h 30 et 12 h 30. La chanteuse Viriginie Hamel, le pianiste Vincent Gagnon et le contrebassiste Guillaume Bouchard offriront de la musique brłęsilienne.

Information et rłęservations

(418) 452-3535 ou 1 888-DFORGET (336-7438)
Tłęlłęcopieur : au (418) 452-3503

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Bizet's "Djamileh" : Chicago Cultural Center's 10th Annual Free Summer Opera


10th Annual Chicago Cultural Center Summer Opera

The Midwest premiere of a one-act fairy tale from the composer of Carmen

Designed by David Lee Csicsko.  www.csicsko.comSunday, August 3, 3:30 pm

Tuesday, August 5, 7:30 pm

Thursday, August 7, 7:30 pm

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street

Free admission

A little-known gem, this delightful opera follows the devoted, beautiful Djamileh in her quest to win over the blasłę young nobleman Haroun. The sparkling mosaics of Preston Bradley Hall and its newly restored Tiffany stained glass dome serve as the backdrop to this tale of love in an Egyptian palace. An opening performance of music for oud and percussion explores the sounds of the Turkish nobleman's court, setting the scene for an evocative evening.

The opera is directed by Patrizia Acerra and features Katherine Pracht (mezzo-soprano), Cornelius Johnson (tenor), and Bill McMurray (baritone), with members of the New Millennium Orchestra of Chicago under the direction of Maestro Francesco Milioto. The Summer Opera Chorus, which is comprised of some of Chicago's brightest young students, is directed by Dr. Dana Brown. The set and costumes will be created by designers Carol Blanchard and Kurt Sharp. The opera is performed in English.

Admission is free but tickets are required. Tickets (limit four per person) must be obtained in person at the Storefront Theater Box Office, 66 E. Randolph Street. Hours are noon Č˝ 6 pm, Tuesday Č˝ Saturday. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 312.742.TIXS.

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CAMMAC readings and workshops 2008-09

Canadian Amateur Musicians Musiciens Amateurs du Canada
Toronto Region
21 Dale Avenue #346 Toronto Ontario M4W 1K3

CAMMAC's 2008/09 Schedule of Readings and Workshops

CAMMAC, Toronto Region invites instrumentalists and vocalists to 2008/09
readings which will take place at Elliott Hall, Christ Church Deer Park 1570
Yonge Street (2 blocks north of St. Clair Avenue West)
September 21: Howard Dyck: Mozart Requiem, singers and instrumentalists
November 2: David Bowser: Mendelssohn: Symphony #2 (choral), singers and
November 30: David Fallis: Bach & Handel: Christmas Choruses, singers and

January 18: Isabel Bernaus: Tedesco: El Romancero Gitano, singers with
guitar accompaniment
March 1: Eric Gero: Schubert: Mass in A flat, singers and instrumentalists
March 2 2: Stephanie Martin: Bach: B minor Mass, singers and
April 19: Roger Priddle: Healey Willan, singers with piano accompaniment
May 31: Geoffrey Butler: Haydn: The Season, singers and instrumentalists

Singers and instrumentalists discover or revisit musical works with others
at the readings. Musical Readings provide an excellent opportunity for all
to improve their sight-reading, experience new works and most important
enjoy music making with others under the direction of some of Toronto's
outstanding music directors. New comers are always welcome. Students are
invited to attend free.

The Musical Readings are $10 for non-members. Music is provided at the
reading. For further information call 416-421-0779, e-mail
or visit our website

2008/09 Workshops
October 4: Piano Accompaniment
9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (private home)

October 25: World Music with members of Autorickshaw
1-4 p.m., North District Library, 40 Orchardview, (I block north Eglinton
and Yonge)

February 21 and 28: Chamber Music, faculty TBA
9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m., (private home)

March 7: Spanish Dance, Esmeralda Enrique
2:30-5 p.m. Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street west (Bloor west of

April 25: Winds Workshop, Fran Harvey
1:30-4 p.m., North District Library, 40 Orchardview, (I block north Eglinton
and Yonge)

OMC Participants Concerts
Sundays: February 22 and April 26
2-4:30 p.m.
North District Library, 40 Orchardview, (I block north Eglinton and Yonge)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The NAC Orchestra performs in Thetford Mines

The NAC Orchestra performs on July 24 in Thetford Mines at łÔglise Saint-Alphonse in honour of its 100th anniversary

Ottawa, Ontario ĺ─ý The world-renowned National Arts Centre Orchestra will make its first-ever visit to Thetford Mines, Quebec, to perform a programme of Bach, Torelli, Mozart and Dvorł░k at the łÔglise Saint-Alphonse on Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is presented at the initiative of the Honorable Raymond Setlakwe in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Church. The NAC Orchestra will be led from the violin by concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki and will feature Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin, NAC Orchestra principal trumpet Karen Donnelly and organist Thomas Annand.

Karen Donnelly and Thomas Annand will open the program with two short works for trumpet and organ ĺ─ý Handelĺ─˘s Overture from the Suite in D, and Canadian composer Gerald Balesĺ─˘ Elegy ĺ─ý to showcase the Churchĺ─˘s famous 21-one stop Casavant-Frł«res organ which, like the Church, dates back to 1908. Casavant-Frł«res completed a major restoration of the organ in 1998.

The award-winning soprano Karina Gauvin will perform Bachĺ─˘s Cantata No. 51 ĺ─˙Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!ĺ─¨ which also features Karen Donnelly as trumpet soloist. It is one of the most popular of Bachĺ─˘s Cantatas and is infused with a mood of jubilation and glorification.

Yosuke Kawasaki will lead the NAC Orchestra in Torelliĺ─˘s ĺ─˙Christmas Concertoĺ─¨ (Concerto grosso in G minor); Mozartĺ─˘s delightful and high-spirited Divertimento in D major, and Dvorł░kĺ─˘s Serenade in E major for String Orchestra filled with ingratiating folk melodies and rhythmic verve.

The łÔglise Saint-Alphonse is located at 34, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Thetford Mines. Tickets are $25 and are available in advance at the Boutique Casa Del Sol, 80 Notre Dame ouest, and on the night of the concert at the łÔglise Saint-Alphonse.

Canadaĺ─˘s National Arts Centre Orchestra

Consistent praise has followed Canadaĺ─˘s National Arts Centre Orchestra throughout its history of touring both nationally and internationally, recording, and commissioning Canadian works. Founded in 1969 as the resident orchestra of the newly opened National Arts Centre, it has been under the leadership of renowned conductor/ violinist/violist Pinchas Zukerman since 1998. The Orchestra continues to draw accolades both abroad and at its home in Ottawa where it gives over 100 performances a year. In addition to a full series of subscription concerts at the National Arts Centre each season, tours are undertaken to regions throughout Canada and around the world, most recently to Quebec in 2006.

Yosuke Kawasaki, National Arts Centre Orchestra concertmaster

Violinist Yosuke Kawasaki was named concertmaster of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in June 2007. His versatile musicianship allows him to pursue a wide-ranging career of solo, chamber music, and orchestral engagements. Winner of the 2004 S&R Washington Award, the 30-year-old virtuoso is also concertmaster of the Century Orchestra Osaka, and as co-concertmaster of the Mito Chamber Orchestra and Saito Kinen Orchestra in Japan. The latter two ensembles are both under the direction of Seiji Ozawa. He has been guest soloist with Aspen Chamber Symphony, Kyushu Philharmonic, and the Orquesta Filarmonica de Lima, as well as with the three Japanese orchestras of which he is concertmaster.

Karina Gauvin, soprano

Canadaĺ─˘s superstar soprano Karina Gauvin has impressed audiences and critics the world over with her luscious timbre, profound musicality and wide vocal range. Her repertoire ranges from the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to Luciano Berio and she has sung with many major orchestras. On the operatic or concert stage, she has performed with conductors as diverse as Charles Dutoit, Kent Nagano and Helmuth Rilling. A prolific recording artist with nineteen releases to her credit, Karina Gauvin has had many Juno Award nominations winning the Award in 2001 and 2003. Gauvinĺ─˘s outstanding performances have been recognized in prestigious competitions worldwide.

Karen Donnelly, principal trumpet, National Arts Centre Orchestra

Karen Donnelly was appointed Principal Trumpet of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in October 1999 following three successful seasons as Acting Principal Trumpet. A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Karen had performed with premier ensembles such as the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens Orchestra before becoming Principal Trumpet of Orchestra London (Canada). She is a member of the Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet and Capital BrassWorks in Ottawa. The latter ensemble recently released its third CD featuring Ms. Donnelly as soloist. Karen Donnelly has been featured as trumpet soloist with the NAC Orchestra on several occasions.

Thomas Annand, organ

Thomas Annand has been delighting both audiences and critics alike with his many-faceted talents as organist, harpsichordist and conductor. After winning First Prize at the RCCO National Organ Competition in 1987, Mr. Annand embarked on a solo career on organ and harpsichord. Since then he has given recitals across Canada, the USA and Europe, has been featured on CBC and NPR, and has recorded several discs. He is the organist and harpsichordist for the NAC Orchestra and Thirteen Strings, appearing with both as soloist; co-founder and conductor of Capital BrassWorks, and Director of Music at St. Andrew's Church in Ottawa.

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Mireille Proulx

Mireille Proulx en concert dans les Maritimes

La violoniste et compositeure de jazz Mireille Proulx donnera deux concerts dans les provinces Maritimes au mois dĺ─˘aoł¬t: le 8, łŢ lĺ─˘łÔglise historique de Barachois au Nouveau-Brunswick dans le cadre de la słęrie Č┤ łÔtłę Musical Ȭ, ainsi que le 9, au Indian River Festival sur lĺ─˘łÚle-du-Prince-łÔdouard, dans lĺ─˘łÔglise St. Maryĺ─˘s łŢ Kensington.

Qualifiłęe dĺ─˘inclassable et bourrłęe de talent, Mireille Proulx met sa solide formation classique au service du jazz, quĺ─˘elle aborde avec une łęlłęgance et un goł¬t trł«s sł¬r. Ses compositions nous livrent une musique tour łŢ tour sensuelle, audacieuse, contemplative et passionnłęe.

Au programme on entendra des ëýuvres extraites des remarquables albums qui ont valu łŢ la musicienne la reconnaissance spontanłęe du public et de la critique ĺ─ý Il y avait des płęlicans, Infini rendez-vous et Le Jardin de Nuit ĺ─ý ainsi que des ëýuvres inłędites.

Mireille Proulx sera accompagnłęe au piano par John Sadowy.

Lĺ─˘łÔglise historique de Barachois est situłęe au 1350, route 133 łŢ Grand Barachois, Nouveau-Brunswick.

Pour information : Normand Robichaud, directeur, 506-532-2976

Lĺ─˘Eglise St. Maryĺ─˘s est situłęe sur la route 104 łŢ Kensington, łÚle-du-Prince-łÔdouard.

Renseignements : 902-836-4933; 1-866-856-3733

Le concert du 8 dłębute łŢ 20 heures, celui du 9 łŢ 14 heures 30.

Mireille Proulx in concert in the Maritimes

Montreal, July 3, 2008 ĺ─ý Jazz violinist and composer Mireille Proulx will be giving two concerts in the Maritime provinces in the month of August: on the 8th at the Barachois Historical Church in New Brunswick as part of the series ĺ─˙łÔtłę Musical,ĺ─¨ and on the 9th at St. Maryĺ─˘s Church in Kensington on Prince Edward Island as part of the Indian River Festival.

Described as unclassifiable and overflowing with talent, Mireille Proulx puts her rock-solid classical training at the service of jazz, to which she brings an elegance and irreproachable taste. Her compositions deliver a music that is by turns sensual, daring, contemplative and impassioned.

The program will consist of excerpts from three remarkable albums that have delighted the public and critics alike ĺ─ý Il y avait des płęlicans, Infini rendez-vous and Le Jardin de Nuit ĺ─ý in addition to new works.

Mireille Proulx will be accompanied on the piano by John Sadowy.

The Barachois Historical Church is located at 1350 Route 133 in Grand Barachois, New Brunswick.

For information: Normand Robichaud, director, 506-532-2976

St. Maryĺ─˘s Church is located on Route 104 in Kensington, Prince Edward Island.

Information: 902-836-4933; 1-866-856-3733

The concert on the 8th begins at 8 p.m., the concert on the 9th at 2:30 p.m.

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Shaw Festival: Mrs Warren's Profession Previews

Previews begin at the Shaw Festival for Shaw Shocker Mrs Warrenĺ─˘s Profession

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 8, 2008 ĺ─Â Previews began on Sunday in the Festival Theatre for the Shaw Festivalĺ─˘s production of Bernard Shawĺ─˘s still provocative Mrs Warrenĺ─˘s Profession, directed by Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell.

Shawĺ─˘s story of the ultimate test of a mother-daughter relationship is one of his most enduring and best-loved plays. Mrs Kitty Warren (Mary Haney) has worked hard to provide for her daughter Vivie (Moya Oĺ─˘Connell), to give her the genteel upbringing she never had. Now that Vivie is about to embark on her own career, Mrs Warren decides that it is time for her feminist daughter to finally learn the truth about her motherĺ─˘s profession. The shocking news sets the stage for a battle royal between mother and daughter about sex, love, money and morality.

The brilliant, high-stakes battles of Shawĺ─˘s women in this 1893 play reflect struggles of women and of society that still resonate today. With his frank discussion of prostitution, Shaw angered critics and censors so much with Mrs Warrenĺ─˘s Profession that it was banned from performance in England for many years and actors were arrested at its first performance in New York. Never one to shy away from controversy, Shaw wrote of the play in a letter, ĺ─˙Ah, when I wrote that, I had some nerve.ĺ─¨ Ultimately, however, at the heart of Shawĺ─˘s provocative social commentary is a complex and moving story of a mother and a daughter.

Once again Ms. Maxwell teams up with designer Sue LePage. Last season the two worked together on another of Shawĺ─˘s searing social and political commentaries, Saint Joan, which was hailed by audiences and critics alike.

The cast of Mrs Warrenĺ─˘s Profession also includes Andrew Bunker as Frank Gardner, Benedict Campbell as Sir George Crofts, David Jansen as Praed and Ric Reid as Reverend Samuel Gardner, as well as Esther Maloney and Jonathan Widdifield.

Lighting for Mrs Warrenĺ─˘s Profession is designed by Kevin Lamotte and original music is composed by Ryan deSouza. The stage management team includes Stage Manager Allan Teichman and Assistant Stage Manager Barry Burns.

Mrs Warrenĺ─˘s Profession began preview performances Sunday, July 6; opens Friday, July 18; and plays in repertory until Saturday, November 1. For tickets and information, visit or call 1-800-511-7429 or 905-468-2172 (local).

Mrs Warrenĺ─˘s Profession is sponsored by Zenith Insurance Company.

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

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Saul Rubinek and Pinchas Zukerman perform Through Roses July 15-16 at the Canadian War Museum:

Saul Rubinek and Pinchas Zukerman perform Marc Neikrugĺ─˘s Through Roses July 15-16 at the Canadian War Museum:

A riveting music-drama of a Holocaust survivor

Ottawa, Canada - Through Roses, a music-drama by composer Marc Neikrug that is certain to move audiences, will be performed for the first time in Ottawa by Canadian actor Saul Rubinek, violinist Pinchas Zukerman and an ensemble of seven musicians on Tuesday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 16 at 7:30 pm at the Barney Danson Theatre of the Canadian War Museum. NAC Orchestra Music Director Pinchas Zukerman has long wished to bring this meaningful story to Ottawa.

Through Roses was written by Marc Neikrug in 1980 and there have now been over 500 performances in 15 countries in 11 languages. The role of the Holocaust survivor once destined to become a great artist will be played by acclaimed Canadian star of stage and screen Saul Rubinek, the son of Holocaust survivors who began his career in Ottawa before going on to appear in such movies as The Contender, Nixon, True Romance, Unforgiven, Wall Street, Bonfire of the Vanities, Against All Odds, and Sweet Liberty, and TV such as a recurring role on Frasier. Violinist Zukerman, born in Israel to Holocaust survivors, interprets the violin part composed with him in mind by composer-pianist Marc Neikrug, Zukermanĺ─˘s longtime recital partner. There are seven other stellar musicians in the ensemble which will be conducted by Marc Neikrug.

As heartbreaking recollections of concentration camp scenes unfold, music and words merge to evoke emotions that will remain with audiences for a long time. Neikrug, who wrote the text as well as the score, says: ĺ─˙During World War II there were musicians in Hitlerĺ─˘s death camps who were kept alive in order to perform. They were made to play marches every morning and evening for the work details leaving and returning to the camp.ĺ─Â The foundation of all spirituality and elevated humanity in music lies, for me, in the great German tradition. Playing that music in those camps represents a grotesque paradox.ĺ─¨

The evening opens with Mozartĺ─˘s Piano Quartet in G minor performed by Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Jethro Marks, viola; Amanda Forsyth, cello, and Marc Neikrug, piano.

Through Roses is a unique collaboration between the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Canadian War Museum in conjunction with Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, an exhibition organized and circulated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Tickets are $24 and are available at the NAC or Museum Box Office for the July 15 & 16 performances.

Through Roses Cast:

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.

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La quintessence du głęnie de Bach au Festival international de musique baroque de Lamł«que

La quintessence du głęnie de Bach au

Festival international de musique baroque de Lamł«que

(Lamł«que, 8 juillet 2008) - Le troisił«me concert de la 33e łędition du Festival international de musique baroque de Lamł«que marquera la premił«re collaboration de Pascale Giguł«re, co-violon solo des Violons du Roy, et du brillant claveciniste Luc Beausłęjour. Le public pourra entendre la quintessence de l'ëýuvre du cłęlł«bre Johann Sebastian Bach le samedi 26 juillet łŢ 15 h. Le concert sera prłęsentłę łŢ l'łÔglise Saint-Antoine-de Padoue łŢ Miscou.

Les deux grands interprł«tes canadiens joueront des ëýuvres pour violon et clavecin de Johann Sebastian Bach. La deuxił«me partita pour violon seul BWV1004, la cinquił«me suite franł▀aise BWV816 et la sonate no 2 pour violon et clavecin BWV1015 en la majeur sont au programme de ce concert prłęsentłę sans entracte. La quintessence du głęnie de Bach, un violon seul dłęployant dans l'espace sonore une ligne d'une puretłę inłęgalłęe. Pascale Giguł«re unira son instrument (un Giovanni Tononi Bell de 1700 prłütłę par le Conseil des arts du Canada) au clavecin de Luc Beausłęjour.

Pascale Giguł«re est membre des Violons du Roy depuis 1995 et y occupe le poste de co-violon solo depuis mai 2000. ł─ titre de soliste, on a pu l'entendre avec l'Orchestre Młętropolitain du Grand Montrłęal, Les Violons du Roy, l'Orchestre symphonique de Laval, l'Orchestre des Grands Ballets Canadiens ainsi qu'avec l'Orchestre symphonique de Qułębec, sous la direction de Yoav Talmi. Depuis quelques saisons, elle est soliste invitłęe au Festival international du Domaine Forget et au Parry Sound Festival. Elle a łęgalement remportłę plusieurs prix importants dont le premier prix au Concours de l'Orchestre symphonique de Qułębec et le prestigieux Prix d'Europe en 1993.

Grłóce łŢ la virtuositłę, łŢ l'łęlłęgance et łŢ l'expressivitłę de son jeu, le claveciniste et organiste Luc Beausłęjour a suscitłę autant l'enthousiasme du public que les łęloges des critiques et des spłęcialistes. Consacrłę Interprł«te de l'annłęe 2003 par le Conseil qułębłęcois de la musique, il a rłęcoltłę, depuis quelques annłęes, plusieurs rłęcompenses au Qułębec. Il mł«ne une carrił«re trł«s active au Canada et łŢ l'łętranger. Il a joułę en France, aux łÔtats-Unis, en Autriche, en Allemagne, en Hongrie, en Belgique et aux Bermudes. Il s'est produit, entre autres, łŢ Boston, łŢ Washington DC, łŢ Paris, łŢ Vienne, łŢ Munich, łŢ Montrłęal, au Festival international de Lanaudił«re, au Festival d'Uzł«s en France, au Festival d'Ambronay, au festival Un łętłę łŢ Bourges, au Festival international de musique baroque de Lamł«que et au Vancouver Early Music Festival.

Les billets pour les concerts de la programmation de la 33e łędition du Festival international de musique baroque de Lamł«que, qui se dłęroulera du 24 au 27 juillet prochain, sont prłęsentement en vente auprł«s de Billetterie Accł«s. Pour plus d'information sur les concerts et les artistes łŢ la programmation, visitez le site Internet du festival łŢ, ou composez le 1-800-320-2276.

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Rwandan genocide benefit - McGill Students in Kigali



Montreal ĺ─ý July 3, 2008

25 year-old survivor of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, and human rights activist, Eloge Christian Butera, will speak at a benefit concert on Wednesday July 9 at Centre St-Ambroise (5080-A St. Ambroise). The event will raise funds for Tubahumarize, a womenĺ─˘s collective based in Kigali, Rwanda.

ĺ─˙This event will provide assistance for a generation of women in Rwanda who are working to overcome the struggles they face in life post-genocide. The collective works with women in the community through capacity building and skills developmentĺ─¨ Butera explains.

Tubahumarize was founded by Buteraĺ─˘s mother, Jeanne Mwiliriza, to provide trauma counseling and support to widows and orphans of the genocide. Since then, the collective has grown to help hundreds of women and children escape domestic violence. It is now following the example set by Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate, Mohammad Yunus, by expanding its income-generating activities and providing micro-credit to women.

The fundraiser is the brainchild of sisters Helen and Anita Nowak, who plan to visit Kigali later this month as volunteers for Tubahumarize. ĺ─˙We want to arrive with a cheque for at least $5000 to demonstrate our solidarity with Rwandan women who seek freedom from oppression,ĺ─¨ says Helen, also a McGill law student.

ĺ─¨The idea was spawned last fall after hearing Esther Mujawayo, another survivor, give a testimonial at the Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide hosted by McGill ( Her words were a clarion call to action for me, as I couldnĺ─˘t escape thinking, ĺ─˛If I am not part of the solution, then Iĺ─˘m part of the problem,ĺ─¨ adds Anita, a doctoral student at McGill, who also works as a professional fundraiser for The Study, a girlsĺ─˘ school in Westmount.

The benefit concert will take place from 5:30-7:30pm and will include musical performances by Isabelle Metwalli, Scott McLeod and Dana Salter & Band. The venue is proudly sponsored by the McAuslan Brewery.

Butera is confident the event will be a success: ĺ─˙This concert will raise much needed funds for an incredibly worthwhile cause.ĺ─¨

Suggested donations at the door are $20 for students and $50 for non-students. All are welcome.

For more information, please contact Helen Nowak at or (514) 515-3707 or Anita Nowak at or (514) 966-4740.

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Digital Only Disc For Angł«le Dubeau



Release date : June 2008

On all digital stores

Catalog number : AN 6 1001

Montrłęal, July 2008 :

ĺ─˙I lived in Romania from 1981 to 1984, studying in Bucharest with the renowned master Stefan Gheorghiu. It was, under Ceausescuĺ─˘s regime, three years of hardship so musically rewarding !

I discovered that Romanians could freely convey their feelings through their music. Actually, it was their only way to have some freedom of expression: festive music, dancing music, music from the heart.

Violin has been the instrument of choice for the persecuted throughout history: easy to carry, easy to hide. I am thinking of the Jewish people for whom the violin has been such an important component of Klezmer music. But most of all, my heart is with the Romany who know so well how to make their violin cry.

I learnt to make my violin cry, dance and sing during my years spent in Eastern Europe. It is therefore a real pleasure for me to share that Gypsy passion, and express the profound emotions and human feelings associated with this extraordinary music.

The digital era enables me to assemble this repertoire plus an uncommon rendition of 5 Brahmsĺ─˘ Hungarian dances coupled with a Lisztĺ─˘s Rhapsody. This PietłŢ montage had no title to begin with so I asked my public to give me its suggestions for one. I received hundred of replies. I chose the proposal of a great man, a friend, Frłędłęrik Back and its ĺ─˙Hongroiseriesĺ─¨!

Gypsies is now available for download, exclusively on digital format.ĺ─¨

Happy listening,

Angł«le Dubeau C.M., C.Q.

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Sunday, July 6, 2008

"Musicalissime" - Saison 2008-2009 du Choeur Les Rhapsodes

La saison 2008-2009 du Chëýur Les Rhapsodes
Une saison Č┤ musicalissime Ȭ au Palais Montcalm

Qułębec, le 3 juillet 2008 ĺ─ý Sous la direction musicale et artistique de David Romprłę, le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes lance officiellement sa saison 2008-2009, une saison Č┤ musicalissime Ȭ entił«rement prłęsentłęe au Palais Montcalm, avec l'łęclat de Haendel, la beautłę des noł┤ls anglais, les chansons d'amour des compositeurs de la Renaissance et un concert łęvłęnement en hommage au grand Haydn. En 2008-2009, et pour le plus grand plaisir des młęlomanes de Qułębec, le Palais Montcalm se transformera successivement en Cour d'Angleterre, en chłóteau de la Renaissance et en palais viennois, afin de goł¬ter certaines des plus belles pages de l'art vocal. L'ensemble de la saison est rłęalisłę en partenariat avec INDUSTRIELLE ALLIANCE Valeurs mobilił«res inc.

Le 13 dłęcembre 2008, sous la direction de David Romprłę, le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes proposera une soirłęe Č┤ ł─ la Cour d'Angleterre Ȭ au temps de la płęriode baroque. Accompagnłęs d'un orchestre de vingt-cinq instrumentistes, les Rhapsodes interprłęteront l'intłęgrale des quatre hymnes composłęs par Haendel pour le couronnement du roi Georges II, et un choix de Christmas Anthems et Carols illustrant la tradition britannique de la Nativitłę. Cette production błęnłęficie du soutien d'HYDRO-QUłÔBEC.

Le 21 mars 2009, les Rhapsodes et David Romprłę se transporteront łŢ l'łępoque des troubadours avec Č┤ Amour courtois Ȭ et les plus belles chansons d'amour composłęes łŢ la Renaissance, mises en valeur comme jamais dans le nouveau Palais Montcalm. Ce concert est commanditłę par STEAMATIC.

Le 30 mai 2009, le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes prłęsentera Les Saisons de Haydn, pratiquement deux sił«cles jour pour jour aprł«s la mort du grand compositeur. Pour interprłęter le cłęlł«bre oratorio seront rłęunis au Palais Montcalm prł«s de deux cents choristes et instrumentistes, sous la direction de Louis Lavigueur et David Romprłę. Ce concert est prłęsentłę par l'appui de INDUSTRIELLE ALLIANCE Valeurs mobilił«res inc.

Pour cette saison exceptionnelle, le Chëýur sera accompagnłę des meilleurs instrumentistes de la rłęgion. Le Chëýur s'est, entre autres, assurłę de la participation de la soprano Luce Vachon, du tłęnor Dominique Gagnłę ainsi que du baryton Bernard Levasseur.

Cette magnifique saison est accessible łŢ un prix extrłümement avantageux grłóce łŢ la formule d'abonnement. Les abonnłęs łŢ la saison 2008-2009 des Rhapsodes błęnłęficieront de 50 % de rłęduction pour l'abonnement aux trois concerts, en plus de courir la chance de gagner deux billets d'avion aller-retour pour Paris. Les abonnements peuvent łütre souscrits en retournant le formulaire disponible łŢ l'adresse du Chëýur, par tłęlłęphone ou sur le site Internet des Rhapsodes.

L'ensemble de la saison 2008-2009 est commanditłę par VOYAGES FUNTASTIQUE et L'INSTITUT CANADIEN DES PRODUITS PłÔTROLIERS. Le Chëýur Les Rhapsodes błęnłęficie de l'appui du Service de la culture de la Ville de Qułębec, du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec, du Conseil des Arts du Canada, de Patrimoine canadien, de Placements Culture, du ministł«re de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition fłęminine et de la Facultłę de Musique de l'Universitłę Laval.

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

McMichael Gallery Sunday Concert 2008/09

Canadian Amateur Musicians Musiciens Amateurs du Canada
21 Dale Avenue #346 Toronto Ontario M4W 1K3
Phone: 416- 925-6182
President: Kathy Gallyas
e-mail: or

McMichael Sunday Concert Series 2008/09

September 7: Franklin Penny-Jazz
September 21: Peter Stoll-classical clarinet
October 19: David Occhipinti +cellist
November 2: Rob Carroll-classical Guitar
November 16: Edith Gardiner- +vocalist classical and popular
December 7 Glynis Ratcliffe, Soprano
will perform an aria from the opera, Maria Chapedalaine and other vocal
January 4: Pat Collins, jazz ensemble
January 18: Abbey's Meltdown
February 1: Vadem ĺ─ýclassical trio-piano violin and cello
February 15: Coyotoes, folk singers
March 1: Christopher Lee and Adam Sherkin: flute and Piano
April 5: Richard Whiteman-jazz
April 19: Tony Quarrington-jazz
May 3: Taffanel Wind Ensemble: classical trio, flute, clarinet and bassoon
May 17: Ken Taylor-jazz
June 7: Veronique-violinist
June 21: Barbara Fris ĺ─ýsoprano

Concerts are at 1:30 in the main lobby of the gallery. Open to all guests of
the gallery. Admission: Adults- $15; seniors/students $9; families (1 or 2
adults and 3 children) $25 and $5 parking per car.

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Friday, July 4, 2008

North York Concert Orchestra's 2008/09 season

The North York Concert Orchestra with Music director and conductor, David

Bowser will introduce the NYCO symphony chorus season at its season opener,
Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road.

On Saturday November 8, 8 p.m., the season will open with Richard Wagner's
Die Meistsinger Prelude; Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade (excerpts);
Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb with soloist, Peter Longworth;
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Magic Flute Overture and Ludwig van Beethoven's
Fantasia for piano, chorus and orchestra.

February 21, 2009, the second concert of the subscription series will
feature Laurie Findlay, flute and Pearl Schacter, harp performing Mozart's
Concerto for flute and harp; Felix Mendelssohn' Hebrides Overture and
Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave and Romeo and Juliette Fantasy Overture.

The April 18 concert features Jean Sibelius' Finlandia and Symphony No. 2
and David Bowser's Songs of the Great Land with soloists, Melanie Conly,
soprano and Calvin Powell, baritone.

The subscription season ends June 6 with the NYCO Music Festival winners
performing concerto movements. The concert will also feature works by
Brahms, Wagner, Verdi, Bizet and Puccini.

In addition to the subscription series, the orchestra will present a
Christmas Choral Concert on Saturday December 13, 3 p.m. The concert will
feature excerpts from Handel's Messiah and a selection of holiday carols.
Children under 12 are Free (donations gratefully accepted).

Subscription tickets are Adults $70 and seniors and Students $50. Individual
tickets are adults $20 and seniors and students $15.
For tickets and information call 416-628-9195 or e-mail

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Le Č┤ Festival acadien international de Par-en-Bas Ȭ est arrivłę !

Le Č┤ Festival acadien international de Par-en-Bas Ȭ est arrivłę !

(Tusket, Nouvelle-łÔcosse 4 juillet 2008) ĺ─ý Le dłęcompte est commencłę pour le dłębut du tout premier Festival acadien international de Par-en-Bas en la rłęgion acadienne dĺ─˘Argyle, au sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-łÔcosse.

Le vendredi 11 juillet łŢ 11 h, cĺ─˘est au bureau municipal situłę łŢ Tusket que le rendez-vous est donnłę afin de lancer lĺ─˘łęlan du festival avec une cłęrłęmonie officieuse oł╝ on servira de la bouffe et du głóteau, et oł╝ les gagnants du camp de musique pour jeunes tenus la semaine prłęcłędente nous divertiront avec quelques chansons. En soirłęe, łŢ partir de 19 h, cĺ─˘est un grand spectacle dĺ─˘ouverture qui sera prłęsentłę au Village historique acadien de Pubnico-Ouest, oł╝ une prestation tout łŢ fait spłęciale a łętłę prłęparłęe pour lĺ─˘occasion. En effet, łŢ la demande du directeur artistique du festival, Marc Poirier, les artistes George Belliveau, Paul Hłębert et Monique Poirier ont mis ensemble un spectacle dĺ─˘environ une heure les unissant en trio afin de marquer le dłębut de ce festival de fał▀on magique. Suite łŢ eux, la magie continuera avec la prłęsence dĺ─˘Oumou Soumarłę, originaire du Mali mais qui rłęside maintenant depuis quelques annłęes en Acadie. Celle que lĺ─˘on surnomme Č┤ La gazelle du dłęsert Ȭ en surprendra plusieurs avec le dynamisme contagieux quĺ─˘elle dłęgage sur lĺ─˘estrade. Suivront ensuite des feux dĺ─˘artifices et le groupe Chatouille ma bourrique qui ne manque jamais la marque de livrer un plaisir fou. Rappelons que ce spectacle est pour tous les łóges. Il y aura aussi un bar payant sur le site.

Le samedi 12 juillet est rempli dĺ─˘activitłęs communautaires et le dimanche 13 juillet, on aura une deuxił«me occasion de voir Oumou Soumarłę qui prłęsentera un spectacle łŢ lĺ─˘extłęrieur de lĺ─˘łÔcole secondaire de Par-en-Bas, oł╝ le groupe Cadien et le duo Simon & Andrłę seront aussi partie de la fłüte. La musique sera prłęcłędłęe par une messe. Le tout dłębute łŢ 10 h 30 et se terminera vers 15 h. En cas de pluie, le tout ira łŢ lĺ─˘intłęrieur.

Et de lłŢ, les activitłęs continueront tout au long des deux prochaines semaines, jusquĺ─˘au 27 juillet. Pour ceux qui nĺ─˘ont pas rłęussi łŢ se mettre la main sur une copie du guide officiel, vous pouvez vous familiariser avec toutes les possibilitłęs qui vous sont offertes au sein de ce nouveau festival en visitant le site web

ł─ propos du Festival acadien international de Par-en-Bas

Grłóce łŢ de partenariats avec Radio-Canada, Tourisme Nouvelle-łÔcosse, lĺ─˘Agence de dłęveloppement du Sud-Ouest et plusieurs entreprises locales, la crłęation de ce festival est aussi le rłęsultat de la fusion des quatre festivals acadiens de la rłęgion dĺ─˘Argyle qui pour bien des annłęes ponctuaient le calendrier estival des gens de Buttes-Amirault, Pubnico-Ouest, Sainte-Anne-Du-Ruisseau et Wedgeport. Cĺ─˘est le dłęsir des organisateurs que cette fusion permettra aux gens dĺ─˘ailleurs de dłęcouvrir un autre coin de lĺ─˘Acadie en Nouvelle-łÔcosse qui est bien vivante. Rappelons aussi que cette rłęgion peut se vanter dĺ─˘łütre la plus ancienne rłęgion acadienne encore habitłęe par des Acadiens.

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Musłęe du Chłóteau Ramezay Museum

Le monde mystłęrieux des profondeurs marines


MONTRłÔAL, le 4 juillet 2008 ĺ─ý Dans le cadre de l'exposition Peurs bleues, le Musłęe du Chłóteau Ramezay propose, le 12 juillet 2008 łŢ 14h, une confłęrence intitulłęe Le monde mystłęrieux des profondeurs marines prłęsentłęe par Monsieur Nelson Cazeils.

Depuis toujours les monstres marins fascinent, qu'ils s'agissent de crłęatures fantasmagoriques et redoutables, comme les sirł«nes et le Grand Serpent de Mer, ou d'animaux rłęels et effrayants, łŢ l'exemple du calmar głęant ou du cachalot solitaire, naufrageur de vaisseaux.

Monsieur Nelson Cazeils fera la dłęmonstration que malgrłę l'avancłęe du savoir scientifique, les monstres marins apparaissent plus vivants que jamais. Les mythes, les lłęgendes, les mystifications et la rłęalitłę ne cessent d'łütre entremłülłęs.

La confłęrence Le monde mystłęrieux des profondeurs marines est incluse dans les frais d'admission.

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.

The Mysterious World of the Deep Sea


Montrłęal, July 4, 2008 ĺ─ý The Chłóteau Ramezay Museum invites you to The Mysterious World of the Deep Sea conference on July 12, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. as part of the exhibit Here Be Monsters. This conference is presented by Mr. Nelson Cazeils.

Sea monsters have always captivated us, whether they be fantastical creatures, like mermaids and the Great Sea-Snake, or real sea monsters, like the giant squid or the sperm-whale, both of which are known ship sinkers.

Mr. Nelson Cazeils will host the conference and show that, despite what science says, sea monsters are more alive than ever. Myths, legends, and hoaxes are forever mixed with reality.

The Mysterious World of the Deep Sea conference is included in the admission price.

The Chłóteau Ramezay Museum is located right in the heart of Old-Montreal, next to the Champ-de-Mars metro station and the Place Jacques-Cartier, facing Montreal's City Hall.

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

ReggaeFest 5 - Red, White and Dread

Calgary International Reggae Festival

Calgary Reggae Festival Society
Canadian Reggae Music Summit and Showcase

CALGARY, Alberta Friday, July 4, 2008..... REGGAEFEST 5 - Best of the Fest

In addition to the vibrant line up of solid Reggae artistes performing at REGGAEFEST 5-Best of the Fest, the Calgary Reggae Festival Society announces Red, White and Dread - Canadian Reggae Music Summit and Showcase August 14-15. Now in its 5th year, REGGAFEST 5 is proud to present two days of Canadian Reggae entertainment and culture with the first ever showcase of its kind in Western Canada.

There is no other music that has impacted the globe greater than Reggae and some of the hottest music blazin' fire across the world has come from Canadian Reggae artistes. The Calgary Reggae Festival Society's aim is to enhance people's knowledge and awareness of the Canadian Reggae Industry through this exciting Summit. Reggae artistes, producers, musicians, DJ's and other industry professionals across Canada will come together for a two-day Summit, showcasing workshops, performances and a panel discussion.

"What we are hoping to do is to create an environment where people from the Reggae Fraternity can discuss the pertinent issues that Canadian Reggae needs to take it to the next level" says festival Producer Leo Cripps, "..and even though the focus is on Reggae, all genres of music can benefit from the summit."

On Thursday, August 14th Red, White and Dread invades the red mile with a live music showcase at the Ship & Anchor Pub (534-17th Avenue SW). Be prepared to groove to the sounds of Canada's top artistes, including Steele and Mikey Dangerous and local Reggae princess Bianca. Lynn Olagundoye & Guerrilla Funk Allstars and Aktivate will round out the artiste line up for Thursday night. Preceding the Showcase there will be a presentation by Canadian writer Klive Walker entitled 'Reggae within the Canadian Diaspora' - an interactive journey through Canadian Reggae over the last 40 years.

Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary will be the backdrop for Red, White and Dread on Friday, August 15th with artiste performances and presentations. This event will run from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm and will feature the sights and sounds of Spirit of World Drumming and Oral Fuentes Reggae Band. Don't miss out on a special dub poetry workshop and presentation from Michael St. George followed by a Summit/Panel discussion with the Reggae Industry greats. RnR Sound will fill downtown with some sweet Reggae vibes throughout the day.

Admission for Red, White and Dread - Canadian Reggae Music Summit and Showcase, August 14-15 is free.

The Main Event on August 16 will wrap up REGGAEFEST 5 with 12 hours of non-stop family friendly Reggae entertainment featuring Maxi Priest, Tinga Stewart, Jason Wilson, La Comuna and many more. Activities throughout the day will include an interactive youth area, food and craft vendors and the Big Rock Beer Garden.

Tickets for the Main Event are on sale now online at and at all Calgary Coop food centres.

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

ReggaeFest 5 - August 14 - 16, 2008 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 presented by: Global Calgary, Vibe 98.5 fm and the Calgary Reggae Festival Society.

Calgary Reggae Festival Society
ReggaeFest 5 - Best of the Fest ~ August 14 - 16, 2008
T: 403.355.5696

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Vincent Bolduc et Macha Limonchik contre l'homophobie

Campagne de financement annuelle du GRIS-Montrłęal


dans la lutte łŢ lĺ─˘homophobie

Montrłęal, le 3 juillet 2008 - Les comłędiens Vincent Bolduc et Macha Limonchik uniront leurs voix au mois de septembre prochain pour lutter contre lĺ─˘homophobie dans les łęcoles en sĺ─˘associant au GRIS-Montrłęal (Groupe de Recherche et dĺ─˘Intervention Sociale gaies et lesbiennes) lors du lancement de sa prochaine campagne de financement annuelle.

Les deux nouveaux porte-paroles ont głęnłęreusement acceptłę de collaborer avec le GRIS-Montrłęal pour aider łŢ rayer totalement lĺ─˘homophobie des łęcoles. On connałĂt la comłędienne Macha Limonchik principalement pour ses interprłętations dans La vie, la vie, Pure Laine et plus rłęcemment grłóce łŢ son rłąle dans la populaire słęrie Tout sur moi qui reviendra łŢ lĺ─˘łęcran lĺ─˘hiver prochain łŢ Radio-Canada. Quand łŢ Vincent Bolduc, il incarnait tout rłęcemment le personnage de Joujou dans Cover Girl. Plusieurs autres projets remplissent dłęjłŢ son agenda pour lĺ─˘łętłę, notamment le tournage du premier long-młętrage de Marilou Wolfe dont il signe le scłęnario, Les pieds dans le vide, et dĺ─˘une toute nouvelle słęrie jeunesse qui sera en onde lĺ─˘hiver prochain łŢ Tłęlłę-Qułębec.

La lutte contre lĺ─˘homophobie est dĺ─˘abord et avant tout un combat contre lĺ─˘ignorance, les fausses croyances et les prłęjugłęs. Cĺ─˘est dans cette optique que le GRIS poursuit son travail depuis 1994 en tentant de dłęmystifier lĺ─˘homosexualitłę aux yeux des jeunes pour faciliter lĺ─˘intłęgration des gais et lesbiennes dans la sociłętłę.

Le travail du GRIS-Montrłęal consiste łŢ faire rencontrer aux łęlł«ves des gais et des lesbiennes formłęs par lĺ─˘organisme pour rłępondre aux questions de toutes sortes posłęes par les łęlł«ves. Allant du simple Č┤comment votre entourage a-t-il rłęagi?Ȭ jusquĺ─˘łŢ lĺ─˘inłęvitable Č┤dans votre couple, qui fait lĺ─˘homme et qui fait la femme?Ȭ, les questions animent la rencontre et les rłęponses brisent un łŢ un les prłęjugłęs.

Les quelque 130 intervenants błęnłęvoles du GRIS ont redoublłę dĺ─˘efforts pour rłępondre łŢ la demande des łętablissements scolaires oł╝ uniquement pour lĺ─˘annłęe 2007-2008, plus de 860 rencontres ont łętłę placłęes au programme, ce qui signifie quĺ─˘environ 20 000 łęlł«ves ont łętłę rencontrłęs par les intervenants de lĺ─˘organisme.

Tout ce travail błęnłęvole ne saurait łütre rendu possible sans la głęnłęreuse contribution de donateurs. Cĺ─˘est pourquoi le GRIS lance sa cinquił«me campagne de financement en septembre, dont lĺ─˘objectif cette annłęe est de 65 000$. Pour faire un don ou pour toute question concernant lĺ─˘organisme, visitez le ou tłęlłęphonez au (514) 590-0016.

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Hold the dates: Of Mice and Men, Montreal Theatre Ensemble- August 29-Sept. 13

Hold the Dates!

Montreal Theatre Ensemble


Of Mice and Men

By George Steinbeck

Directed by Terry Donald

Mark these dates in your late summer calendar

Thursday, August 28
Č˝ Saturday, September 13, 2008

Of Mice and Men, by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, tells the heartrending story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers in Great Depression-era California.

The Montreal Theatre Ensemble (MTE) is a young, dynamic company dedicated to providing quality work experience for professionally trained, emerging theatre artists. Originally formed by graduates of the John Abbott College Theatre Program, MTE now serves a new generation of young professionals from various accredited theatre programs. Previous productions include A View from the Bridge, Our Country's Good and The Woolgatherer.

Of Mice and Men

Casgrain Theatre

In the Casgrain Building of John Abbott College

21, 275 Lakeshore Road
Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec

Tuesday to Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Matinłęe: Sundays, 2:00 pm

Reservations: (514) 515-9140

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Sandra Le Couteur en spectacle łŢ lĺ─˘Espace Fłęlix LeClerc de lĺ─˘łĂle dĺ─˘Orlłęans

(Lamł«que, Acadie, 3 juillet 2008) - La chanteuse Sandra Le Couteur prłęsentera son tout nouveau spectacle łŢ l'Espace Fłęlix LeClerc, le mercredi 6 aoł¬t, łŢ 20 h. La grande dame acadienne de la chanson franł▀aise proposera de nouvelles chansons qui parałĂtront sur son prochain album dont l'enregistrement doit commencer bientłąt. Humour et łęmotion seront łęgalement au rendez-vous ! Sandra sera accompagnłęe sur scł«ne par Shaun Ferguson aux guitares.

Forte de la rłęception que son spectacle au Chapeau Rouge de Carcassonne a suscitłęe dans la presse du sud-ouest de la France l'an passłę, la chanteuse a dłęcidłę de peaufiner son travail avec une professionnelle de la scł«ne, Catherine Boulanger. C'est avec enthousiasme qu'elle prłęsente le fruit de son travail au public qułębłęcois.

Dix ans dłęjłŢ !

En juin, Sandra Le Couteur a cłęlłębrłę ses dix ans sur scł«ne. Au cours de cette grande aventure qui ne fait que commencer, elle aura charmłę les foules en Acadie, au Qułębec, en Europe et au Vietnam. Č┤ J'ai eu la chance de faire de merveilleuses rencontres qui m'ont permis de rłęcolter des chansons qui sont des petits bijoux de la chanson franł▀aise Ȭ, souligne la chanteuse originaire de l'łĂle Miscou, au Nouveau-Brunswick.

Lors du spectacle, en plus de nouvelles chansons qui lui ont łętłę offertes par Catherine Boulanger, Michel Marin, Diane Roy-Friolet et son propre fils, Valłęry Robichaud, Sandra promet d'interprłęter les pił«ces de son premier album La demoiselle du traversier, lancłę en 2005.

Sandra propose un tout nouveau spectacle au son de la guitare qui fait une belle place łŢ la belle chanson, la połęsie et le voyage. Elle amł«ne son public dans son univers marin de l'łĂle Miscou oł╝ elle a grandi. Des chansons de Fłęlix seront aussi łŢ ce menu fait d'odeur marine et de bonheur.

Coup de cëýur de la prestigieuse revue franł▀aise Chorus au printemps 2006 et coup de cëýur du journal Voir de Montrłęal, La demoiselle du traversier a łętłę choisi parmi les meilleurs albums francophones de l'annłęe 2006 par le guide Voir en dłęcembre dernier.

On pourra bientłąt voir Sandra dans le rłąle d'Angł«le la cantinił«re dans la deuxił«me saison de Belle-Baie prłęsentłęe łŢ la tłęlłę de Radio-Canada łŢ l'hiver 2009. Elle chantera łęgalement łŢ Qułębec le 10 aoł¬t dans le cadre du projet pancanadien La Francoforce ainsi que le 13 aoł¬t dans la Płęninsule acadienne dans le cadre d'un łęvłęnement promotionnel un an avant la tenue du Congrł«s mondial acadien de 2009.

Tout sur Sandra Le Couteur au et sur oł╝ il est possible d'łęcouter, en intłęgral, trois chansons tirłęes de son album La demoiselle du traversier soit C'est extra (Lłęo Ferrłę), Gauguin (Michel Marin, Catherine Boulanger) et San Cristobal (Valłęry Robichaud, Jean-Francois Mallet).

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Yannick Rieu - "Journłęe de Jazz" August 1

Les Productions Yari prłęsentent

Č┤ La Journłęe de Jazz Ȭ du

Festival Fiertłę Passion de Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon

3 concerts extłęrieurs gratuits

Le vendredi 1er aoł¬t 2008 de 17 h łŢ 23 h

Yannick Rieu :

Porte parole du Festival et organisateur de la Journłęe de Jazz

Montrłęal, le mercredi 2 juillet 2008 ĺ─ý Dans le cadre du Festival Fiertłę Passion de Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon (du 31 juillet au 3 aoł¬t 2008), les Productions Yari prłęsentent Č┤ LA JOURNłÔE DE JAZZ Ȭ le VENDREDI 1ER AOł§T prochain, une journłęe consacrłęe au jazz et łŢ l'improvisation ! C'est dans un dłęcor enchanteur, mariant jazz et nature, łŢ quelques pas du lac Maskinongłę et des sentiers płędestres de Brandon que se dłęroulera cette journłęe. Cette premił«re łędition sera prłęsentłęe sous le chapiteau, łŢ Saint-Gabriel de Brandon, conviant les amateurs de jazz łŢ venir dłęcouvrir le groupe Gadjo Swing, l'Ensemble Rłęmi-Jean Leblanc et Yannick Rieu Č┤ Spectrum Ȭ. Les festivaliers auront le plaisir de se dłęlecter de cette brochette de musiciens qui dłęferleront leurs notes bleues de 17 h łŢ 23 h. Et pour complłęter le tout, le samedi 2 aoł¬t łŢ 15 h, le Swing Tonique Band offrira un programme aux traditionnelles couleurs festives de la Nouvelle-Orlłęans. ł─ ne pas manquer au Festival Fiertłę Passion de Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon !

Mot du Maire

Č┤ Au fil des annłęes, le festival Č┤ Fiertłę-Passion Ȭ a su se tailler une place importante parmi les activitłęs estivales dans notre rłęgion.

Encore une fois cette annłęe, ils ont su s'entourer de błęnłęvoles et de gens d'expłęrience pour mener łŢ bien cet łęvłęnement.

L'ajout au programme d'une journłęe de Jazz en plein cëýur du centre-ville de Saint-Gabriel, avec la complicitłę de vedettes internationales, risque de prendre beaucoup d'ampleur.

En mon nom personnel et au nom du conseil, je vous invite łŢ participer en grand nombre łŢ cette activitłę familiale dans un cadre enchanteur.

Au plaisir de vous y rencontrer. Ȭ

M. Gałętan Gravel, maire

Ville de Saint-Gabriel

Gadjo Swing ĺ─ý 17 h ĺ─ý

Gadjo Swing est un quatuor de jazz manouche, ce swing des annłęes '30-'40 aux accents gitans, popularisłę par le guitariste Django Reinhardt et le violoniste Stłęphane Grappelli. Depuis sa crłęation en janvier 2004, Gadjo Swing a prłęsentłę de nombreux spectacles, notamment aux Bouquinistes du Saint-Laurent, aux Coups de cëýur francophones et au Casino de Montrłęal. Ces quatre musiciens passionnłęs, Christine Tassan et Mathieu Aerni (guitare), Martine Gaumond (violon) et Clinton Ryder (contrebasse), font revivre un rłępertoire constitułę de compositions de Django Reinhardt, de standards de jazz et de chansons qui swinguent.

Ensemble Rłęmi-Jean Leblanc ĺ─ý 19 h

Quatre musiciens exceptionnels (Rłęmi-Jean Leblanc łŢ la contrebasse, Jean-słębastien Williams łŢ la guitare, Samuel Joly łŢ la batterie et John Roney aux claviers) se produisant principalement dans la rłęgion montrłęalaise. La devise du groupe est de toujours conserver la frałĂcheur dans la musique ainsi qu'une ouverture pour la spontanłęitłę. Par consłęquent, beaucoup d'emphase est mis sur l'improvisation tout en respectant le cadre de l'arrangement. Chaque individu tient une part łęgale au moment de la performance, ce qui permet łŢ la musique de se diriger vers un cap diffłęrent łŢ chaque prestation.

Yannick Rieu Č┤ Spectrum Ȭ ĺ─ý 21 h

Le groupe Spectrum, fondłę par Yannick Rieu en 2007, comprends Daniel Thouin au Fender Rhodes, Jocelyn Tellier łŢ la guitare, Rłęmi-Jean Leblanc łŢ la basse łęlectrique, Adrian Vedady łŢ la contrebasse, Tony Albino ou Samuel Joly łŢ la batterie et Yannick Rieu aux saxophones tłęnor et soprano ainsi qu'łŢ la composition. Ce groupe rłęunit des musiciens venant d'horizons diffłęrents (jazz, rock, chanson) mais qui ont la passion de la musique et de l'improvisation en commun.

Malgrłę le jeune łóge de ce groupe, plusieurs projets ont dłęjłŢ łętłę rłęalisłęs. Une słęrie de huit enregistrements publics ont łętłę rłęalisłęs du 24 octobre au 12 dłęcembre 2007 łŢ Montrłęal (financłę par le Conseil des Arts du Canada). En plus des nombreux concerts donnłęs au Qułębec, Spectrum 4 a complłętłę une tournłęe en Chine du 21 mai au 2 juin 2008. Cette tournłęe inclus les villes de Beijing (Beijing Nine Gates Jazz), Guangzhou et Shenzhen. Le groupe Spectrum 6 va sortir son premier disque au printemps 2009 sous łętiquette Justin Time (financłę par Musicaction et le Conseil des Arts du Canada).

Yannick Rieu aux saxophones tłęnor et soprano, Daniel Thouin au Fender Rhodes, Jocelyn Tellier łŢ la guitare, Rłęmi-Jean Leblanc łŢ la basse łęlectrique, Adrian Vedady łŢ la contrebasse et Samuel Joly łŢ la batterie.

Le Swing Tonique Band ĺ─ý Samedi 2 aoł¬t, łŢ 15h

Depuis sa crłęation, Le Swing Tonique Band puise son rłępertoire dans la musique traditionnelle de la Nouvelle-Orlłęans et s'inspire de la musique de rue de ses nombreux et cłęlł«bres festivals. Avec Marc Fortin (trombone, voix), Yves Turgeon (saxophone soprano, voix), David Robitaille (trompette), Pierre Blais (banjo, voix), Clermont Tremblay (sousaphone) et Claude Gauthier (batterie).





Č┤ La Journłęe de Jazz du Festival Fiertłę et Passion Ȭ est rendue possible grłóce aux commanditaires et dons privłęs suivants :

La Ville de Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon ,La Municipalitłę de Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Hydro-Qułębec, Molson, Coca-Cola, Marchłę Młętro Bourgeault de Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, La pharmacie Familiprix de Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, La Caisse populaire Desjardins de Brandon, JM Sports Saint-Gabriel, Dił«se Onze Jazz club, CFNJ 99,1FM, CFNJ 88,9FM et CTB T.V.

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Suzie LeBlanc and Daniel Taylor at the TSMF

Acclaimed Soloists LeBlanc and Taylor to Perform at Toronto Summer Music Festival
Suzie LeBlanc and Daniel Taylor add star power to TSMF

Internationally renowned soprano SUZIE LEBLANC and countertenor DANIEL TAYLOR will appear at the TORONTO SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL in a performance entitled In the Fire of Conflict, which highlights repertoire from Venice's Baroque and Classical periods. The concert takes place at 8:00 pm on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the MacMillan Theatre, University of Toronto, Faculty of Music

In the Fire of Conflict features musical selections by composers who were based in-or passed through-Venice during the 17th and 18th Centuries, including Cavalli's La Calisto, the haunting final duet from Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea, and rarely performed Italian instrumental music. Beyond these, the concert will include works by Handel, whose music, particularly his love duets, often reached the pinnacle of dramatic expression. Handel's duets will be brought to passionate life by the fiery pair of LeBlanc and Taylor, reunited by the Toronto Summer Music Festival and supported by the brilliant new early music ensemble Theatre of Early Music.

Dazzling Canadian soloists, LeBlanc and Taylor have earned respect and praise from critics both at home and abroad. The Times UK refers to Taylor's "visionary eloquence", while Gramophone magazine calls his direction "deeply moving and profoundly honest". LeBlanc's most recent appearance near Toronto was praised by John Terauds of the Toronto Star: "Her clear, bell-like soprano positively rangČńHer impeccable phrasing rose and swelledČńThe elocution was as bright as sunlightČń"

In the Fire of Conflict, featuring soprano Suzie LeBlanc and countertenor Daniel Taylor, takes place at 8:00 pm on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the MacMillan Theatre, University of Toronto, Faculty of Music as part of the Toronto Summer Music Festival. In its third year, the TSMF is a month-long celebration of music and music making, enlivening the summer by bringing some of the finest musicians in the classical world to the heart of Toronto.

This concert replaces the Ensemble Clłęment Janequin, which was scheduled to perform in a concert entitled Parisian Chansons of the Renaissance. Unforeseen circumstances have led the Parisian vocal group to forego its presence at the 2008 Festival. Tickets purchased for Ensemble Clłęment Janequin will be honoured for entry to the new concert or may be refunded at the point of purchase. Toronto Summer Music apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this substitution.

Timothy McGee, Ph.D., will give a lecture prior to the concert at 6:45 pm in Room 330 of the Edward Johnson Building. Entitled Painting with Music: Battles, Birds, and Babbling Brooks, the concert will offer a glimpse at some of the attempts composers have made over the centuries to conjure up a variety of vivid images by using musical sounds.

July 22 - August 17, 2008
In the Fire of Conflict: Suzie LeBlanc & Daniel Taylor: Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 8pm
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Les Grands Ballets łŢ Paris



Montrłęal, le 2 juillet 2008 ĺ─ţ Le compte łŢ rebours est commencłę pour Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrłęal, qui prłęparent fłębrilement leur słęjour au festival Les łętłęs de la danse de Paris en juillet et aoł¬t. Trente-quatre ans aprł«s l'łęclatant succł«s de Tommy en 1974, ce retour attendu de la compagnie dans la capitale franł▀aise s'inscrit dans le cadre des łęvłęnements officiels des cłęlłębrations du 400e anniversaire de la ville de Qułębec. Du 21 juillet au 9 aoł¬t, Paris vibrera au rythme du Qułębec !

Č┤ La jeunesse, la passion, la diversitłę culturelle des danseurs, la qualitłę artistique et l'łęclectisme des choix chorłęgraphiques sont autant d'łęlłęments qui m'ont fait choisir Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrłęal comme compagnie invitłęe des łÔtłęs de la danse. Je suis sł¬r qu'ils trouveront łŢ Paris l'accueil rłęservłę łŢ toutes les grandes compagnies internationales Ȭ, dłęclare le directeur de l'łęvłęnement, Valłęry Colin.

Aprł«s des compagnies aussi renommłęes que le San Francisco Ballet, l'Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater et le Ballet national de Cuba, invitłęs respectifs des trois łęditions prłęcłędentes de ce festival, Les Grands Ballets, sous la direction artistique de Gradimir Pankov, dłęfendront les couleurs de leur pays au Grand Palais, avec 16 spectacles au total et trois programmes diffłęrents, rłęunissant les crłęations rłęcentes de son rłępertoire, signłęes Ohad Naharin, Didy Veldman, Stijn Celis, Jirłé Kylił░n et Mauro Bigonzetti. La compagnie mettra ainsi en relief sa raison d'łütre : faire dłęcouvrir au public ĺ─ţ autour de 45 000 spectateurs participent aux łÔtłęs de la danse ! ĺ─ţ de nouvelles facettes du ballet d'aujourd'hui dans toute sa diversitłę. Plusieurs de ces ëýuvres sont des premił«res en France.

Minus One d'Ohad Naharin, succł«s phłęnomłęnal du rłępertoire des Grands Ballets depuis sa crłęation en 2002, ouvre le bal le 21 juillet. ł─ travers ce patchwork dłębridłę de danse et de divertissement, associant le chant, le mouvement et le cabaret, on dłęcouvre l'incroyable variłętłę du style du chorłęgraphe israłęlien. Parions que le public parisien ne rłęsistera pas łŢ son enthousiasme contagieux ! ł─ voir les 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 et 26 juillet łŢ 21 h 30.

Le 2e programme est composłę de TooT, Noces et Six Dances. TooT, une pił«ce pour 15 danseurs de la chorłęgraphe nłęerlandaise Didy Veldman, a łętłę inspirłęe par la Suite no 2 pour orchestre de jazz de Chostakovitch. Sur le mode de l'humour et de la dłęrision, Didy Veldman s'interroge ici sur l'identitłę et sur les rapports entre l'individu et la sociłętłę. Noces a łętłę crłęłęe par le chorłęgraphe belge Stijn Celis sur l'envoł¬tante partition d'Igor Stravinsky. Cette dłęlirante noce paysanne balkanique, qui fait appel łŢ 24 interprł«tes, pose un regard critique sur l'institution du mariage. Six Dances de Jirłé Kylił░n, chorłęgraphiłęe pour 8 danseurs sur les Six danses allemandes de W.A. Mozart, est selon Kylił░n, Č┤ un dłęferlement de połęsie absurde en six actes Ȭ dont l'humour devrait Č┤ mettre en łęvidence la relativitłę de nos valeurs Ȭ. Trois chorłęgraphies prłęsentłęes les 29, 30, 31 juillet, 1er et 2 aoł¬t łŢ 21 h 30.

Enfin, le 3e programme comprend Les Quatre Saisons et Cantata du chorłęgraphe italien Mauro Bigonzetti. Avec Les Quatre Saisons, conł▀ue en 2007 pour les GBCM sur la cłęlłębrissime musique de Vivaldi, Mauro Bigonzetti relł«ve le dłęfi d'exprimer, łŢ travers cette ëýuvre mille fois exploitłęe, quelque chose de diffłęrent, laissant jaillir Č┤ les saisons intłęrieures de l'homme, ses łętats d'łóme et ses revirements Ȭ. Enfin, Cantata, commandłęe par le Ballet Gulbenkian en 2001, est inscrite au rłępertoire des GBCM depuis l'an dernier. Sur des airs traditionnels du sud de l'Italie, interprłętłęs live par les chanteuses du Gruppo Musicale Assurd, Cantata explore, au moyen d'une danse instinctive et vitale, les multiples facettes des relations entre hommes et femmes. Un peu, beaucoup, passionnłęment młęditerranłęen ! Un spectacle offert les 5, 6, 7, 8, et 9 aoł¬t łŢ 21 h 30.

Autour des GBCM

Des activitłęs płęriphłęriques, prłęsentant divers aspects de la crłęation contemporaine qułębłęcoise, seront offertes tous les jours de spectacle de la compagnie au Grand Palais, łŢ partir de 19 h, avec le soutien du gouvernement du Qułębec. Le public pourra y dłęcouvrir Occidents, une installation photographique de la photographe, sculpteur et artiste conceptuelle Jocelyne Alloucherie. Aprł«s les reprłęsentations, des after shows DJ/VJ seront proposłęs tout au long du festival. Du 21 au 26 juillet, le Festival Elektra de Montrłęal prłęsentera des performances DJ/VJ avec les artistes montrłęalais Baya (Jean-Słębastien Baillat, DJ et VJ), Euterke (Jean-Franł▀ois Dumouchel, DJ et VJ), Poison Arrow (Alain Thibault, DJ), DelRay (Mathew Biederman, VJ) et Soul Sista (Marie-France Paquin, DJ). Du 21 au 23 juillet, ils seront accompagnłęs des Cubes volants, une performance arts et nouvelles technologies de l'artiste, architecte et designer Nicolas Reeves, composłęe de trois Č┤ ałęrobots Ȭ sur lesquels les VJ projetteront des images vidłęo en temps rłęel et les spectateurs pourront envoyer des messages texte, au moyen d'un Palmtop ou d'un tłęlłęphone cellulaire. ł─ partir du 27 juillet et jusqu'łŢ la fin du festival le 9 aoł¬t, la DJ Soul Sista prendra la relł«ve de ces after shows avec un programme-panorama de musique et de chanson qułębłęcoise spłęcialement conł▀u pour l'occasion.


Sous la prłęsidence d'honneur de Son Excellence l'Ambassadeur du Canada, M. Marc Lortie, et du Dłęlłęgułę głęnłęral du Qułębec łŢ Paris, M. Wilfrid-Guy Licari, une grande soirłęe marquera la premił«re des Grands Ballets et l'ouverture du Festival le 21 juillet, en prłęsence de Mme Christine St-Pierre, ministre de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition fłęminine du Qułębec.

Classes en public

Les danseurs des GBCM donneront łęgalement six classes ouvertes au grand public, les 23, 26 et 30 juillet, 2, 6 et 9 aoł¬t łŢ 15 h.

Partenaires et organismes subventionnaires

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrłęal sont heureux d'łütre associłęs aux prestigieux partenaires suivants : GE Capital Solutions, commanditaire de production et de la soirłęe d'ouverture, Air Canada, transporteur officiel, le ministł«re du Tourisme du Qułębec, commanditaire de soirłęe, et Global Jump, partenaire de la soirłęe d'ouverture. Les GBCM ont pu łęgalement compter sur l'aimable collaboration de l'Ambassade du Canada et de la Dłęlłęgation głęnłęrale du Qułębec łŢ Paris.

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrłęal błęnłęficient du soutien financier du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec, du Conseil des Arts du Canada, du Conseil des arts de Montrłęal, du ministł«re des Affaires łętrangł«res et du Commerce international du Canada et de Patrimoine canadien.

La compagnie remercie le ministł«re de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition fłęminine et le ministł«re des Relations internationales pour leur soutien spłęcial.



Montrłęal, July 2, 2008 ĺ─ţ The countdown has begun for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrłęal, which is feverishly preparing for its visit to the Les łętłęs de la danse de Paris festival. Thirty-four years after the stunning success of Tommy in 1974, the company's long-awaited return to the French capital will occur as part of the official events the celebration of Qułębec City's 400th anniversary. From July 21 to August 9, Paris will move to the beat of Qułębec!

"Youth, passion, the cultural diversity of the dancers, their artistic quality and the eclecticism of their choreographic choices are all elements that led me to choose Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrłęal as the guest company for Les łętłęs de la danse," says event Director Valłęry Colin. "I am certain that Paris will give Les Grands the welcome that such a strong international company deserves."

Following in the footsteps of the San Francisco Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ballet Nacional de Cuba ĺ─ţ respectively guest artists of the festival's last three editions ĺ─ţ Les Grands Ballets, under its Artistic Director Gradimir Pankov, will fly our country's colours at the Grand Palais. The company will give a total of 16 performances in three different programs that bring together the recent creations in its repertoire by Ohad Naharin, Didy Veldman, Stijn Celis, Jirłé Kylił░n and Mauro Bigonzetti. In so doing, the company will underscore its raison d'łütre: to introduce the public (approximately 45,000 spectators attend Les łętłęs de la danse!) to new facets of contemporary ballet in all its diversity. A number of these works will premił«re in France on this occasion.

Minus One by Ohad Naharin, a phenomenal hit in the Grands Ballets repertoire since its premił«re in 2002, will open the gala on July 21. This frenzied patchwork of dance and performance, featuring song, movement and cabaret, showcases the incredible variety of the renowned Israeli choreographer's style. Parisian audiences won't fail to catch his contagious enthusiasm! Performances will take place at 9:30 p.m. on July 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26.

The second program comprises TooT, Noces and Six Dances. TooT, a piece for 15 dancers by Dutch choreographer Veldman, was inspired by Shostakovich's Suite No 2 for jazz bands. With a humorous and derisive tone, Veldman poses questions about identity and the relationships between the individual and society. Noces was created by Belgian choreographer Celis to the enchanting notes of Stravinsky. This delirious Balkan country wedding, which calls on the talents of 24 performers, takes a critical look at the institution of marriage. Six Dances, by Kylił░n, choreographed for eight dancers to the piece Six German Dances by Mozart, is, according to Kylił░n, "an absurd poetic flood in six acts," whose humour should "point out the relativity of our values." The three choreographies will be performed at 9:30 p.m. on July 29, 30 and 31, and August 1 and 2.

The third program includes The Four Seasons and Cantata by Italian choreographer Bigonzetti. With The Four Seasons, created in 2007 for Les Grands Ballets and set to the widely known music of Vivaldi, Bigonzetti has carried off the challenge of expressing something different through pieces that have been interpreted thousands of times, bringing forth "people's internal seasons, our states of mind and our changes of mind." Lastly, Cantata, commissioned by Ballet Gulbenkian in 2001, was added to the Grands Ballets repertoire last year. With traditional music from southern Italy, performed live by the singers of Gruppo Musicale Assurd, Cantata uses instinctive, vital dance to explore the multiple facets of relations between men and women. The piece is passionately Mediterranean! Performances take place at 9:30 p.m. on August 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Surrounding Les Grands Ballets

Satellite activities showcasing various aspects of contemporary Qułębec creative work will take place every day the company performs at the Grand Palais, starting at 7 p.m., with the support of the Government of Qułębec. The public will be able to discover Occidents, a photographic installation by photographer, sculptor and conceptual artist Jocelyne Alloucherie. Throughout the festival, Les Grand Ballets' performances will be followed by DJ/VJ "after-shows." From July 21 to 26, the Elektra international digital arts festival will feature DJ/VJ performances by Montrłęal artists Baya (Jean-Słębastien Baillat, DJ and VJ), Euterke (Jean-Franł▀ois Dumouchel, DJ and VJ), Poison Arrow (Alain Thibault, DJ), DelRay (Mathew Biederman, VJ) and Soul Sista (Marie-France Paquin, DJ). From July 21 to 23, they will be accompanied by Les Cubes volants, an arts and new technologies performance by artist, architect and designer Nicolas Reeves, made up of three flying cubes, or "aerobots," upon which VJs will project video images in real time and to which spectators can send text messages using a Palmtop or cellular phone. From July 27 until the Festival ends on August 9, Soul Sista will take over the after-show events with a panorama program of Qułębec music and song created especially for this occasion.


His Excellency Marc Lortie, Ambassador of Canada, and Wilfrid-Guy Licari, Qułębec's Delegate General in Paris, will serve as Honorary Chairs of a gala evening to mark the Grands Ballets premił«re and the Festival opening on July 21, to be attended by Christine Saint-Pierre, Qułębec Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women.

Classes for the public

The dancers of Les Grands Ballets will also give six classes open to the public at 3 p.m. on July 23, 26 and 30 and August 2, 6 and 9.

Supporting partners and organizations

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrłęal is pleased to be associated with the following prestigious partners: GE Capital Solutions, production and opening gala sponsor; Air Canada, official carrier; the Ministł«re du Tourisme du Qułębec, evening sponsor; and Global Jump, opening gala partner. Les Grands is also benefiting from the generous cooperation of the Canadian Embassy and the Dłęlłęgation głęnłęrale du Qułębec in Paris.

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrłęal enjoys the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montrłęal, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and Heritage Canada.

The company would like to thank the Ministł«re de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition fłęminine du Qułębec and the Ministł«re des Relations internationales du Qułębec for their special support.


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Carte blanche : une deuxił«me saison łŢ Grande-Anse et un spectacle renouvelłę

(Caraquet, le 1er juillet 2008) - Lĺ─˘łęquipe dĺ─˘Ode łŢ lĺ─˘Acadie se prłępare łŢ une saison estivale 2008 haute en couleur et propose une version renouvelłęe de son spectacle Carte blanche aux artistes dĺ─˘Ode. Suite łŢ une premił«re annłęe couronnłęe de succł«s avec ce nouveau spectacle, la troupe de musiciens offrira douze reprłęsentations łŢ la salle de lĺ─˘łęglise de Grande-Anse dans la Płęninsule acadienne en juillet en en aoł¬t.

Č┤ Pour cette deuxił«me saison de Carte blanche, nous voulons apporter encore plus dĺ─˘łęnergie au spectacle, explique Monique Poirier, co-directrice artistique. Nous avons rajoutłę deux nouveaux numłęros et retravaillłę les textes et la mise en scł«ne. Ȭ Carte blanche aux artistes dĺ─˘Ode a łętłę crłęłę en 2007 pour approfondir le lien entre les artistes dĺ─˘Ode łŢ lĺ─˘Acadie et le public. Les artistes, qui łęvoluaient ensemble depuis quatre ans, avaient besoin de rłęvłęler un peu plus dĺ─˘eux-młümes tout en relevant un autre dłęfi collectivement.

Č┤ Cĺ─˘est avec beaucoup de reconnaissance envers le public et łęnormłęment de bonheur que nous poursuivons lĺ─˘aventure avec le dłęsir de partager un spectacle sur le ton de la confidence Ȭ, souligne Monique Poirier. Les artistes dĺ─˘Ode sont Isabelle Thłęriault, Monique Poirier, Christian KIT Goguen, Franł▀ois łÔmond, Nicolas Basque, Patricia Richard et Louise Vautour. La direction musicale du spectacle est dĺ─˘Isabelle Thłęriault alors que la direction artistique est dĺ─˘Allain Roy et Monique Poirier.

Ode łŢ lĺ─˘Acadie, fier de sa communautłę dĺ─˘adoption

Ne se lassant de faire lĺ─˘łęloge de leur Acadie natale, les artistes dĺ─˘Ode prłęsenteront le spectacle Ode łŢ lĺ─˘Acadie pour une 5e saison dans la Płęninsule acadienne et une deuxił«me consłęcutive łŢ la salle de lĺ─˘łęglise de Grande-Anse. Lĺ─˘łęquipe dĺ─˘Ode łŢ lĺ─˘Acadie sera de la programmation spłęciale du 40e anniversaire du Village de Grande-Anse du 16 au 20 juillet prochain. Le mercredi 16 juillet, les sept artistes multi-instrumentistes recevront łŢ titre dĺ─˘artiste invitłę le tłęnor łÔric Thłęriault, originaire de la rłęgion. Le dimanche suivant, ce sera au tour de lĺ─˘łętoile de Grande-Anse, Chantal Blanchard, de chanter en compagnie des artistes dĺ─˘Ode.

Le spectacle Ode łŢ lĺ─˘Acadie a franchi rłęcemment le cap des 100 000 spectateurs et sera prłęsentłę łŢ seulement cinq reprises en juillet et en aoł¬t łŢ la salle de Grande-Anse. Le collectif sĺ─˘envolera vers la France pour une słęrie de reprłęsentations au dłębut aoł¬t. ł─ son retour, lĺ─˘łęquipe participera łŢ la programmation des Fłütes du 400e de la ville de Qułębec. Au dłębut septembre, ils se rendront pour une deuxił«me annłęe consłęcutive aux łÚles-de-la-Madeleine oł╝ ils ont obtenu un vif succł«s lĺ─˘an dernier.

Calendrier de la saison estivale 2008

La saison estivale du collectif sĺ─˘entamera le samedi 12 juillet łŢ 20 h avec la premił«re de Carte blanche aux artistes dĺ─˘Ode. Carte blanche sera par la suite prłęsentłę les 14, 15, 19, 21 et 22 juillet ainsi que les 25, 26, 28 et 29 aoł¬t łŢ 20 h. Des reprłęsentations auront lieu łŢ 15 h les 13 et 20 juillet. La premił«re dĺ─˘Ode łŢ lĺ─˘Acadie aura lieu le dimanche 13 juillet łŢ 20 h et le spectacle se poursuivra les 16, 20 et 23 juillet ainsi que le 27 aoł¬t łŢ 20 h.


Les billets pour Carte blanche aux artistes dĺ─˘Ode et Ode łŢ lĺ─˘Acadie sont en vente au coł¬t de 22 $ et 27 $ pour les adultes, 18 $ et 22 $ pour les łętudiants et les 65 ans et plus et 8 $ pour les 6 łŢ 12 ans. Des frais de billetterie sĺ─˘ajoutent łŢ ces prix. Ils sont disponibles łŢ la billetterie Accł«s ainsi que par tłęlłęphone au (506) 727-7665 ou 1-800-992-4040 ou encore sur Internet au Tous les dłętails łŢ

Calendrier rłęsumłę


Samedi 12 juillet, 20 h : Carte blanche aux artistes dĺ─˘Ode

Dimanche 13 juillet, 15 h : Carte blanche aux artistes dĺ─˘Ode

Dimanche 13 juillet, 20 h :Ode łŢ lĺ─˘Acadie

Lundi 14 et mardi 15 juillet, 20 h : Carte blanche aux artistes dĺ─˘Ode

Mercredi 16 juillet, 20 h : Ode łŢ lĺ─˘Acadie avec łÔric Thłęriault

Samedi 19 juillet, 20 h : Carte blanche aux artistes dĺ─˘Ode

Dimanche 20 juillet, 15 h : Carte blanche aux artistes dĺ─˘Ode

Dimanche 20 juillet, 20 h : Ode łŢ lĺ─˘Acadie avec Chantal Blanchard

Lundi 21 et mardi 22 juillet, 20 h : Carte blanche aux artistes dĺ─˘Ode

Mercredi 23 juillet, 20 h : Ode łŢ lĺ─˘Acadie


Lundi 25 et mardi 26 aoł¬t, 20 h : Carte blanche aux artistes dĺ─˘Ode

Mercredi 27 aoł¬t, 20 h : Ode łŢ lĺ─˘Acadie

Jeudi 28 et vendredi 29 aoł¬t, 20 h : Carte blanche aux artistes dĺ─˘Ode

Les artistes prłęsenteront les spectacles Carte blanche aux artistes dĺ─˘Ode et Ode łŢ lĺ─˘Acadie aux łÚles-de-la-Madeleine du 1er au 4 septembre prochain. Info au 418-937-5138 ou łŢ

Les Productions Ode est une compagnie łŢ but non lucratif incorporłęe en 2005 qui reł▀oit lĺ─˘appui des gouvernements du Nouveau-Brunswick et du Canada. La compagnie błęnłęficie łęgalement de partenariats et de collaborations spłęciales avec les Caisses populaires acadiennes, CHAU TVA, la Coopłęrative de Caraquet et Aliant.

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