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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Jan Rubes, 1920-2009

Jan Rubes
June 6, 1920 - June 29, 2009

With deep regret, the Rubes family today announced the passing of renowned Canadian singer and actor, Jan Rubes, at the age of 89.

Born in Volyne, Czechoslovakia Jan Rubes emigrated to Canada in 1948. A graduate of the Prague Conservatory of Music, Jan Rubes was a founding member of the Canadian Opera Company performing for the company over 1000 times between 1949 and 1989 and creating more than 100 operatic roles singing in English, French, German, Italian, Czech, and Russian.

A pioneer in many media, Jan took part in the very first CBC telecast with Glenn Gould in 1953. He later sang on the opening telecasts of CTV, TVO, and CITY TV, as well as in many operas specially produced for TV such as La Boheme, Bluebeard's Castle, Don Giovanni, Falstaff, Rigoletto, Oedipus Rex, Barber of Seville, Electra, and Down in the Valley with Jon Vickers.

Jan became quite well known in Canada on the strength of his weekly radio show entitled The Songs of My People.
He also became a mainstay on television; guest starring in U.S. and Canadian series, mini-series, and movies of the week. While his wife, Susan, was founding the first North American professional theatre for children, Young Peoples' Theatre, Jan was busy creating 80 episodes of a children's television show called Guess What. Never forgetting the value of live performance, his school appearances numbered in the thousands.

With his Oscar worthy portrayal of the Amish grandfather in Paramount Pictures' Witness, starring Harrison Ford, Jan began his transition from singing to acting. Jan created roles in 40 motion pictures in Canada, the United States and Europe, including Dead of Winter, Something About Love, The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick, Class Action, Deceived, and Never Too Late.

Besides the applause Jan's efforts have been recognized in the form of The Queen's Jubilee Medal in 1978, The Canadian Centennial Medal in 1967, the 1991 Earl Grey Award for lifetime achievement in television, an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Guelph, an Honourary Citizenship of Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Sydney N.S, Honourary degrees from the universities of Windsor and Guelph, and the Order of Canada in 1995.

When time permitted he shared his lifetime of experience through teaching and directing at various universities and opera companies across Canada.

In 1995, at the age of 75, Jan Rubes starred in his first Broadway play, James Lapine's Twelve Dreams at the Lincoln Theatre Centre.

Married to Susan Douglas Rubes for almost 60 years, he leaves sons Jonathan (Judith) and Tony (Brenda), and grandsons Morgan, Colin and Jasan. Jan is predeceased by son Christopher in 1996 and brother Miroslav.

Jan will be missed by his family, friends and colleagues, all of whom loved him very much.

The Rubes family appreciates all the support and understanding of well-wishers and asks that their privacy be respected. In accordance with Jan's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral. A celebration of Jan's life will be planned for the future. Condolences to the family should be addressed to 70 Mathersfield Drive, Toronto ON M4W 3W5. No flowers please.

Symphony Nova Scotia to perform Macmillan's Suite Silver Dart at Celtic Colours

Symphony Nova Scotia to perform Macmillanĺ─˘s Suite Silver Dart at Celtic Colours

Halifax, NS ĺ─ý Symphony Nova Scotia takes to the road this fall to be part of the annual Celtic Colours Festival in Cape Breton. The orchestra will perform the world premiere of Nova Scotia guitarist/composer Scott Macmillanĺ─˘s newest work, Suite Silver Dart, on Friday, October 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm at Glace Bayĺ─˘s Savoy Theatre and on Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 pm at Mabouĺ─˘s Strathspey Place.


The Suite Silver Dart commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight in Canada. Spearheaded by Alexander Graham Bell and the Aerial Experiment Association, the first flight of the Silver Dart took place on February 23, 1909 in Baddeck, Cape Breton. Commissioned by Celtic Colours, the Silver Dart Centennial Association, and the Centre Bras d'Or, Suite Silver Dart is a musical exploration of the hard work, anticipation, and celebration surrounding this historic event.

Suite Silver Dart will be conducted by Symphony Nova Scotia resident conductor (and native Cape Bretoner) Martin MacDonald, and will feature Chris Stout, violin; Catroina McKay, harp; Paula-Jane Francis, piano; and of course, composer/guitarist Scott Macmillan. The concert program will also include highlights of Alexander Graham Bellĺ─˘s favourite symphonic music, featuring vocalists Peter Gillis and Laurel Brown.


ĺ─˙Iĺ─˘m so excited about returning home to Cape Breton for the second time in a year with Symphony Nova Scotia,ĺ─¨ says Symphony Nova Scotia resident conductor Martin MacDonald. ĺ─˙Itĺ─˘s such an honour to be collaborating with Scott Macmillan and Celtic Colours to present the Suite Silver Dart on this very special occasion.ĺ─¨

Tickets for both performances range from $20-35 and are available at 1.888.355.7744 or www.celtic-colours.com.


About Symphony Nova Scotia
Symphony Nova Scotia is Nova Scotiaĺ─˘s orchestra. Each year more than 50,000 audience members (including 15,000 young music lovers) join us in communities across Nova Scotia for performances of the music they love ĺ─ý from baroque and classical to pop and rock and folk. Under the inspirational leadership of Music Director Bernhard Gueller, Symphony Nova Scotia is recognized as one of the finest orchestras in the country. Visit
www.SymphonyNovaScotia.ca to learn more, listen online, or subscribe today!


Symphony Nova Scotia is grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts, Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture, and Heritage, and the Halifax Regional Municipality for their continued support.

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NAC Orchestra makes 150 rare recordings available online for free

National Arts Centre Orchestra / News Release

June 30, 2009

For immediate release

A gift for Canada Day: National Arts Centre Orchestra makes 150 rare recordings available online for free

NAC Musicbox features podcasts with Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and others

Ottawa (Canada) ĺ─ý The National Arts Centre ĺ─ý to celebrate Canada Day and its 40th anniversary ĺ─ý is launching the NAC Musicbox, a first-of-its-kind, online music archive of National Arts Centre Orchestra recordings as part of ArtsAlive.ca, the NACĺ─˘s award-winning performing arts educational website.

The NAC Musicbox is an online music collection with a player that allows users to search, create playlists and stream more than 150 select archival performances by the NAC Orchestra from the past 40 years. The website also contains a virtual music exhibit that enriches the music collection with an enticing array of related photos, essays about the historical background, ideas of what to listen for, and educational activities.

Key highlights of the NAC Musicbox are two, six-part podcast series on the history of the NAC Orchestra. Renowned writer-broadcaster and classical music specialist Eric Friesen hosts the English programs while Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer, musicologist and longtime music critic for LeDroit newspaper, hosts the French version.

Eric Friesen is joined by special guests and music superstars Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Yefim Bronfman, Angela Hewitt, Jon Kimura Parker, Anton Kuerti, and others. For his part, Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer delves deep into the orchestral works drawing from his 40 years of personal experience with the NAC.

ArtsAlive.ca is the National Arts Centreĺ─˘s performing arts education website targeted at Canadian teachers, students, parents and the general public. The website helps the NAC pursue its strategic goals of strengthening performing arts education across Canada and developing audiences among Canadian youth. The NAC Musicbox could not have been made without the generous support of CBC Radio 2 and is made possible in part through the Culture Online program of Canadian Heritage.


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Valłęrie Milot en concert

LA JEUNE HARPISTE VALłÔRIE MILOT SERA EN CONCERT TOUT L'łÔTłÔ


Valłęrie Milot

Qułębec, le 30 juin 2009. - C'est un łętłę chargłę qui s'annonce pour la jeune harpiste qułębłęcoise Valłęrie Milot. En effet, elle jouera au Camp Musical du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean le 1er juillet, au Festival de musique de Lachine le 11 juillet ainsi qu'au Festival de Lanaudił«re, le plus grand festival de musique classique au Canada, le 30 juillet. Elle participera ensuite łŢ la słęrie Musique de chambre łŢ Sainte-Płętronille, qui aura lieu łŢ l'łÔglise de Sainte-Płętronille (łÚle d'Orlłęans) le 6 aoł¬t. Elle terminera par une performance lors du Festival d'łętłę de la Maison Trestler le 19 aoł¬t.

Valłęrie Milot fera aussi plusieurs apparitions łŢ l'automne, soit avec la Sociłętłę de musique contemporaine du Qułębec (SMCQ) le 1er octobre dans le cadre des cłęlłębrations en l'honneur du compositeur Gilles Tremblay et avec l'Ensemble Appassionata łŢ la fin du mois de novembre. Ces deux łęvł«nements se dłęrouleront łŢ Montrłęal.

Depuis 2008, la jeune artiste a łętłę grandement rłęcompensłęe pour son talent. De fait, elle a reł▀u le Prix d'Europe 2008, le Prix Jeune Soliste 2009 des Radios Francophones Publiques, le Prix spłęcial pour la meilleure interprłętation de l'ëýuvre contemporaine au Concours international de harpe de la Citłę des arts de Paris, elle a łętłę proclamłęe Dłęcouverte de l'annłęe au gala des prix Opus du Conseil qułębłęcois de la musique (CQM) et plus rłęcemment, elle a gagnłę le Prix des arts de la scł«ne Louis-Philippe-Poisson des Grands Prix Culturels 2009 de la ville de Trois-Rivił«res.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Trois głęnłęrations de chanteurs au Festival de Knowlton


Trois głęnłęrations de chanteurs au Festival de Knowlton

Montrłęal, le 29 juin 2009 ĺ─ý Lors de cette deuxił«me saison, le festival de Knowlton offre aux młęlomanes l'opportunitłę unique d'łęcouter des artistes de renommłęe internationale aux voix les plus łęblouissantes, dont June Anderson, Sumi Jo, Ben Heppner dans une rare prłęsence au Qułębec, Thomas Hampson, Marie-Nicole Lemieux et Susan Platts. Ces chanteurs chanteront sous la baguette de Kent Nagano, directeur artistique du Festival. Ce dernier dirigera dans les quatre symphonies de Brahms, les deux reprłęsentations de La Sonnambula et des extraits de l'opłęra d'Eugł«ne Onłęguine.

Le Festival permet łęgalement de dłęcouvrir une nouvelle głęnłęration d'artistes lyriques qui iront bientłąt les rejoindre au sommet. Notons tout particulił«rement la prłęsence de la jeune soprano canadienne Hłęlł«ne Guilmette, 2e prix du prestigieux Concours international Reine łÔlisabeth de Belgique en 2004 qui, avec les Violons du Roy, placłęs sous la direction de Bernard Labadie, interprł«tera quelques uns des plus beaux airs de Handel dans un concert entił«rement consacrłę łŢ ce compositeur, concert qui comprendra łęgalement la cłęlł«bre Water Music.

Conscient de la nłęcessitłę de promouvoir la relł«ve, le Festival prłęsentera certains des laurłęats des plus rłęcentes łęditions du concours Operalia de Plł░cido Domingo. Č┤ Dł«s les tout dłębuts du Festival, nous avons choisi d'inviter de grandes vedettes mais aussi de trł«s jeunes chanteurs, afin de leur offrir une plateforme qui leur permettent de s'exprimer Ȭ, a expliqułę Marco Genoni, directeur exłęcutif du Festival. De larges extraits de I Capuletti ed I Montecchi de Bellini, dirigłęs par Massimiliano Muralli et d'Eugł«ne Onłęguine de Tchałěkovski, dirigłę par Kent Nagano, permettront notamment d'apprłęcier Ekaterina Lekhina, jeune soprano russe dont la carrił«re prend un essor remarquable suite łŢ ses dłębuts remarqułęs łŢ Covent Garden dans le rłąle d'Olympia des Contes d'Hoffmann et łŢ la sortie du DVD de Załěde de Mozart ĺ─ý dans lequel elle tient le rłąle-titre enregistrłę ĺ─ý, captłę au festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2008. ł─ ses cłątłęs quatre chanteurs des plus prometteurs et dłęjłŢ habitułęs des grandes scł«nes internationales : Ketevan Kemoklize, mezzo soprano głęorgienne, Oksana Kramaryeva, soprano et Dmytro Popov tłęnor, tous deux ukrainiens, ainsi que Christopher Magiera, baryton amłęricain.

Enfin, six jeunes chanteurs de l'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome), qui ont łętłę encadrłęs dans leur travail par la grande soprano Renata Scotto proposeront une soirłęe bel canto, allant de Bellini łŢ Rossini en passant par Donizetti, sous la direction du maestro Carlo Rizzari de l'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Leur participation est rendue possible grłóce łŢ la collaboration de son prłęsident, le professeur Bruno Cagli.

L'ensemble de la distribution de La Sonnambula, soit Sumi Jo, Barry Banks, Riccardo Zanelatto, Ekaterina Lekhina Susan Platts et Juan Novol-Moro, confirme de plus que cette deuxił«me saison du Festival de Knowlton s'affirme comme un łęvł«nement incontournable pour tout amateur de musique et de beau chant.

Devant le remarquable succł«s remportłę l'łętłę dernier, le Festival de Knowlton devient manifestation annuelle d'envergure internationale. Du 4 au 16 aoł¬t, se succłęderont concerts symphoniques, soirłęes d'airs d'opłęra, prłęsentation en version concert de La Sonnambula de Vincenzo Bellini, rłęcitals, concerts de la relł«ve, classes de małĂtre pour jeunes chanteurs et activitłęs d'initiation łŢ la musique pour enfants.

Biographies d'artistes, programmation et billetterie au www.festivaldeknowlton.com

Le Festival de Knowlton est prłęsentłę par la sociłętłę Festival de musique de Knowlton inc. avec la participation de l'Orchestre symphonique de Montrłęal et avec la collaboration de l'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia de Rome. Le Festival s'appuie łęgalement sur l'apport important de plusieurs commanditaires et partenaires financiers dont Bombardier inc., BFL Canada, le Cabinet de relations publiques NATIONAL, le Mouvement des caisses Desjardins, Tourisme Qułębec, La Ville de Lac Brome, Swiss International Air Lines, Groupe StrataTech et Ultramar.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mireille Proulx pour aoł¬t-septembre

Mireille Proulx en concert au Qułębec et en Ontario

Montrłęal, le 25 juin 2009 ĺ─ý La violoniste et compositeure de jazz Mireille Proulx donnera un concert łŢ Qułębec au Kiosque Edwin-Błęlanger le 6 aoł¬t, puis en Ontario au All Canadian Jazz Festival Port Hope le 26 septembre.

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 (maintenant distribułęs par Scandinavian Record Import) ĺ─ý ainsi que des ëýuvres inłędites.

Mireille Proulx sera accompagnłęe au piano łŢ Qułębec par Franł▀ois Bourassa, son complice des annłęes 90, et par John Sadowy pour le concert de Port Hope.

Le Kiosque Edwin-Błęlanger est situłę sur les Plaines dĺ─˘Abraham.

Pour information : 418-648-4687

Le concert dłębute łŢ 20 heures.

Le concert du All Canadian Jazz Festival Port Hope a lieu au Memorial Park, rue Queen.

Pour information : 905-885-6210

Le concert dłębute łŢ 14 heures.

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Orford Arts Centre: Major Modernization Project

ORFORD ARTS CENTRE - CANADA

MAJOR MODERNIZATION PROJECT

QUEBEC GOVERNEMENT ALLOCATES $6.85 MILLION DOLLARS

Orford, Canada, June 27, 2009 ĺ─ý It was during a press conference held Thursday afternoon at the Orford Arts Centre that the Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women, Christine St-Pierre, and MNA for Orford, Pierre Reid, announced an agreement in principle for an amount of $6.85 million dollars that will permit the advancement of a major modernization project for the Orford Arts Centre (OAC) and the upgrading of the infrastructure of its site and buildings.

The Orford Arts Centre is located in the heart of beautiful Mount Orford Provincial Park in Quebec, Canada and was founded in 1951 by Mr. Gilles Lefebvre and the Jeunesses musicales du Canada movement. The main mission of the Centre is the training of talented young musicians at the university and postgraduate level by some of the worldĺ─˘s greatest masters in classical music, as well as the presentation of works in various artistic disciplines focusing on local artistry, artistic potential and innovation.

ĺ─˙The Orford Arts Centre has the exceptional potential to attract music and art lovers from all over the world to our region. The project announced today will give the Centre a well-deserved new lease on life and encourage the full development of its potential,ĺ─¨ said Pierre Reid, MNA for Orford.

On behalf of the Orford Arts Centreĺ─˘s Board of Directors, President Mathieu Bouchard warmly welcomed this news. Said Bouchard, ĺ─˙We thank the Government of Quebec for the recognition it has given us and for its assistance. This financial support will allow us to ensure the longevity of the OAC and assert its place as a major heritage site in Quebec, an essential cultural institution both nationally and internationally, and a touristic and economic engine for the region.ĺ─¨

"This financial support will also permit us to continue the Orford Arts Centreĺ─˘s mission throughout the year. What an extraordinary vote of confidence! Our artists here and abroad, our students from 35 different countries, and our public, applaud you,ĺ─¨ said Davis Joachim, Executive Director of the Orford Arts Centre.

The site of the Orford Arts Centre equally possesses great historical and architectural value. Today it is one of the few places in Quebec where you can find a significant concentration of buildings designed in the modern expressionist style. The Gilles-Lefebvre Concert Hall (1960), Lĺ─˘Homme et la Musique Pavilion (1967) and the J.A.-DeSł«ve Pavilion (1968) are all part of a formal renewal in Quebec architecture that coincided with the entry of Quebec society into modernity. The dynamic shapes of its pavilions and the originality of the methods used by architect Paul-Marie Cłątłę (1921-1969) make these buildings historical masterpieces of modern Quebecois design.


There is also something extremely interesting and unique about the architecture of the Gilles-Lefebvre Concert Hall, and the Lĺ─˘Homme et la Musique and J.A.-DeSł«ve pavilions: their designs are all linked to music. The Gilles-Lefebvre Concert Hall is in the shape of a grand piano. Lĺ─˘Homme et la Musique Pavilion is in the shape of an organ case. And the J.A.-DeSł«ve Pavilion is in the shape of the musical key F.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Canada Council welcomes $25 million funding renewal

Canada Council welcomes $25 million funding renewal

Ottawa, June 26, 2009 ĺ─ý Canada Council for the Arts welcomes todayĺ─˘s announcement that the Government of Canada has renewed for five more years the $25 million in annual funding scheduled to sunset at the end of the current fiscal year. This represents total funding of $125 million over the next five years. Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages James Moore made the announcement in Vancouver, and Canada Council Director and CEO Robert Sirman was there to hear the good news.

ĺ─˙This funding confirmation couldnĺ─˘t come at a better time,ĺ─¨ said Mr. Sirman. ĺ─˙It gives the Council a solid base for planning the implementation of the third year of its Strategic Plan 2008-11, and helps stabilize the arts sector during a particularly challenging economic period.ĺ─¨

Todayĺ─˘s announcement recognizes the important role of the arts in Canada and the value which the Councilĺ─˘s support of professional arts practice brings to all Canadians. According to Statistics Canada, there are approximately 600,000 cultural workers in Canada of whom over 140,000 are practising artists. Further, a study by the Conference Board of Canada reported that the economic impact of the culture sector was $46 billion. A special examination of the Canada Council in 2008 by the Office of the Auditor General reinforced the efficiency and effectiveness of the Councilĺ─˘s work with the finding: ĺ─˙The systems and practices we examined had no significant deficiencies. In fact, the Canada Councilĺ─˘s systems and practices have contributed to its success in several areas.ĺ─¨

Canada Council for the Arts

Canada Council for the Arts is a federal Crown corporation created by an Act of Parliament in 1957. The role of the Council is to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. To fulfill this mandate, the Council offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in dance, integrated art, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts, and writing and publishing. It also promotes public awareness of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities.

The Council administers the Killam Program of scholarly awards, the Governor Generalĺ─˘s Literary Awards and the Governor Generalĺ─˘s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Public Lending Right Commission operate within the Council. The Canada Council Art Bank, which has some 17,400 works of contemporary Canadian art in its collection, rents to the public and private sectors.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Classical Caberet at the Old Mill Inn

CLASSICAL CABARET AT THE OLD MILL INN FALL SEASON

LAUNCHES WITH QUARTETTO GELATO, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Followed by Fiddle on Fire October 20 and

Vera Lynn Tribute with the Grand Salon Orchestra November 3

The Old Mill Inn continues to serve up classical concerts with excellent cuisine. Classical Cabaret at The Old Mill Inn kicks off its fall series with Canadaĺ─˘s internationally celebrated Quartetto Gelato, Tuesday, September 22 at 21 Old Mill Road (minutes from the Old Mill subway; ample free parking).

Dinner is served from 6 p.m., with live music beginning at 7 p.m. For $65, patrons can enjoy the concert and a three-course meal. For information and reservations, call 416-207-2020, e-mail info@oldmilltoronto.com, or visit www.oldmilltoronto.com/entertainment_concert.html.

Classical in intent, eclectic by design, Quartetto Gelato has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with its exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion and charismatic presence. The artists ĺ─ý Peter DeSotto, tenor/violin/mandolin; Alexander Sevastian, accordion; Kornel Wolak, clarinet; and Carina Reeves, cello ĺ─ý thrill audiences with the mastery of six instruments, plus the unexpected bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor. Performed without scores, their shows radiate a sense of spontaneity and excitement rarely seen on the classical stage. (www.quartettogelato.ca)

Violin virtuoso Lance Elbeck takes the stage on October 20 for Fiddle On Fire, a delightfully entertaining musical theatre presentation. The versatile Elbeck stars as ĺ─˙The Fiddlerĺ─¨, with an accompanying pianist, and a dancer performing in Celtic and modern dance styles. The great Leonard Bernstein recognized Elbeckĺ─˘s talents at an early age, and conducted the Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic with Elbeck as soloist. Fiddle on Fire portrays the historical relationship of several famous violin virtuosi, while the ĺ─˙Fiddlerĺ─¨ dazzles the audience with a fascinating display of violin wizardry.

Orchestra conductor and Classical 96.3 radio personality Kerry Stratton is the effervescent master of ceremonies for Classical Cabaret at The Old Mill Inn. Having opened the series in April with his elegant Grand Salon Orchestra, he brings the Orchestra back on Tuesday, November 3 for Vera Lynn: Weĺ─˘ll Meet Again ĺ─ý an evening of dining and dancing.

As a Remembrance Day prelude, the powerfully moving mezzo-soprano voice of Barbara Sadegur recreates the memorable songs of the ĺ─˙Forces Sweetheartĺ─¨ Vera Lynn, which buoyed the Allies during World War II. Such memorable 1940s favorites as White Cliffs of Dover and Weĺ─˘ll Meet Again provide an unforgettable close to the first season of the Classical Cabaret at the Old Mill Inn series.

The Old Mill Inn and Spa, on the Humber River, is Torontoĺ─˘s premier place for great dance music and excellent cuisine in a party atmosphere. Live dance music has been an Old Mill tradition since 1921. Michael Kalmar, President of The Old Mill Inn, says, ĺ─˙Music and dancing are fabulous social activities that make you feel great! The element of dining adds an up-close and personal experience that is hard to find today.ĺ─¨

Classical Cabaret at The Old Mill Inn: Historical Notes:

The series concept originated in New Yorkĺ─˘s ballrooms in the 1960s and lasted 30 years as the ĺ─˙inĺ─¨ place to go. Celebrities, such as famed pianist/conductor Skitch Henderson, jazz pianist Billy Taylor, and journalist and broadcaster Alistair Cooke, read the program notes for the audience ĺ─ý much as Kerry Stratton does at the Classical Cabaret at the Old Mill Inn series.

The Old Mill became an entertainment hub as a tea garden and place of leisure on the first day of World War I, 95 years ago (1914). A destination for live dance music since the early 1920s, the Old Mill featured the resident duo of pianist Nelson Hatch and violinist Cec Ryder. After playing dance music for patrons since 1921 in the Print Room, in 1929 they expanded to a nine-piece live orchestra.

More info on The Old Millĺ─˘s history, with photos is at www.oldmilltoronto.com/History.html.

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Boeing Boeing

Thłęłótre Juste pour rire 2009 prłęsentłę par TENAČĂ
Boeing Boeing toujours dans les airs !
Supplłęmentaires du 6 au 18 juillet.


Montrłęal, le 25 juin 2009 ĺ─ý Lĺ─˘łęquipage de Boeing Boeing prłęsentłę par TENAČĂ a pris son envol łŢ Montrłęal il y a une semaine et des supplłęmentaires sont dłęjłŢ annoncłęes! La version qułębłęcoise de la comłędie franł▀aise la plus joułęe łŢ travers le monde continuera de crłęer des turbulences łŢ Montrłęal du 6 au 18 juillet au Monument-National.

Adaptłę et mis en scł«ne par Serge Postigo, Boeing Boeing met en vedette Pierre-Franł▀ois Legendre dans le rłąle dĺ─˘un joyeux cłęlibataire qui se retrouve au centre dĺ─˘un dłęsopilant quadrilatł«re amoureux. Postigo interprł«te son meilleur ami qui va tenter de le sortir de lĺ─˘embarras. Catherine-Anne Toupin, Marie Turgeon et Karine Belly incarnent trois hłątesses de lĺ─˘air hilarantes, belles et irrłęsistibles et Alexandrine Agostini complł«te la distribution en se glissant dans la peau dĺ─˘une gouvernante łŢ lĺ─˘humeur et aux rłępliques assassines.

Les billets sont en vente dł«s aujourdĺ─˘hui sur Admission!


Une escale łŢ Bromont
Boeing Boeing prłęsentłę par TENAČĂ se posera au Chapiteau Bromont dł«s le 6 aoł¬t et y fera escale pour un mois.


Concours Boeing : histoires dĺ─˘avions
De plus, depuis le 8 juin, participez au concours Boeing : histoires dĺ─˘avions et courez la chance de gagner des billets pour le spectacle Boeing Boeing prłęsentłę par TENAČĂ ainsi que deux billets dĺ─˘avion offerts par WestJet. Allez sur le www.hahaha.com/boeing pour plus dĺ─˘informations!

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Projet majeur de modernisation au Centre d'arts Orford


PROJET MAJEUR DE MODERNISATION DU CENTRE D'ARTS ORFORD

QUłÔBEC OCTROIE 6,85 MILLIONS DE DOLLARS



Orford, le 25 juin 2009 ĺ─ý C'est lors de la confłęrence de presse prłęsentłęe cet aprł«s-midi au Centre d'arts Orford que la ministre de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition fłęminine, Mme Christine St-Pierre, et le dłęputłę d'Orford, M. Pierre Reid, ont annoncłę un accord de principe au montant de 6,85 M$ qui permettra au Centre d'arts Orford (CAO) d'aller de l'avant avec le projet majeur de modernisation et de mise aux normes des infrastructures de son site et de ses błótiments.


Č┤ Le Centre d'arts Orford possł«de un potentiel d'attraction exceptionnel pour notre rłęgion auprł«s des amoureux de la musique et des arts de tout le sud du Qułębec. Le projet annoncłę aujourd'hui donnera au Centre un nouveau souffle bien młęritłę et favorisera le plein łępanouissement de son potentiel Ȭ, a dłęclarłę Pierre Reid, dłęputłę d'Orford.


Au nom des membres du conseil d'administration du Centre d'arts Orford, M. Mathieu Bouchard, le prłęsident, a accueilli trł«s favorablement la nouvelle. Il a dłęclarłę : Č┤ Nous remercions le gouvernement du Qułębec de la reconnaissance qui nous est accordłęe et de son appui. Cette aide financił«re nous permettra d'assurer la płęrennitłę du CAO et d'affirmer sa place comme lieu patrimonial majeur du Qułębec, institution culturelle incontournable tant sur le plan national qu'international, et moteur touristique et łęconomique de la rłęgion Ȭ.


Č┤ Ce soutien financier nous permettra łęgalement de poursuivre toute l'annłęe la mission du Centre d'arts Orford. Quel vote de confiance extraordinaire! Nos artistes d'ici et d'ailleurs, nos stagiaires provenant de 35 pays et notre public vous applaudissent Ȭ, a ajoutłę Davis Joachim, directeur głęnłęral du Centre d'arts Orford.


Rappelons que le Centre d'arts Orford est situłę au cëýur du superbe parc national du mont Orford, et qu'il a łętłę fondłę en 1951 par M. Gilles Lefebvre et le mouvement des Jeunesses musicales du Canada. La principale mission du Centre est la formation par les plus grands małĂtres du monde en musique classique, de jeunes musiciens particulił«rement doułęs de niveau universitaire et postuniversitaire, ainsi que la diffusion des diverses disciplines artistiques en misant sur le savoir-faire local, le potentiel artistique et l'innovation.

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Premił«re ChałĂne 106,3 FM - Une słęrie radiophonique sur la vie et lĺ─˘ëýuvre de Claude Nougaro

LES DIMANCHES ł─ 16 H ł─ LA PREMIłÓRE CHAłÚNE (106,3 FM łŢ Qułębec)

HIER NOUGARO, DEMAIN NEWGARO

Une słęrie radiophonique sur la vie et l'ëýuvre de Claude Nougaro

Montrłęal, le jeudi 25 juin 2009 - Chaque łętłę, la Premił«re ChałĂne (106,3 FM łŢ Qułębec) fait place dans sa grille łŢ un portrait d'une personnalitłę de la chanson francophone. Aprł«s les Aznavour, Renaud, Higelin, place en 2009 łŢ Claude Nougaro, une voix singulił«re et puissante qui a su młüler les genres musicaux et intłęgrer les musiques du monde łŢ son rłępertoire unique. Tous les dimanches łŢ partir du 28 juin jusqu'au 30 aoł¬t, les auditeurs pourront dłęcouvrir l'un ou l'autre des aspects de sa vie et de son ëýuvre.

Dłęcłędłę en 2004, Claude Nougaro aurait eu 80 ans cette annłęe. Il a laissłę derrił«re lui une ëýuvre immense, profondłęment moderne et populaire. Son rłępertoire est un vłęritable reflet des łępoques qu'il a traversłęes, bousculant les schłęmas classiques et explorant de nouvelles pistes. Les dix łępisodes d'Hier Nougaro, demain Newgaro permettent d'łęcouter sa musique, sa połęsie - une vłęritable langue en soi - et de parcourir en sa compagnie l'ensemble de son territoire crłęateur. De Toulouse łŢ Bidonville, en passant par Le jazz et la java, Le cinłęma ou Tu verras, ses chansons ponctuent cette grande odyssłęe sonore entrecoupłęe de tłęmoignages de personnalitłęs qui l'ont cłątoyłę, connu, aimłę, tels Manu Dibango, Abd Al Malik, Yvan Cassar, Jeanne Cherhal, Zebda, Nicole Croisille, Maurane, et bien d'autres. On entendra :

28 juin ëŻ Nouganaissance. L'enfance et l'adolescence.

5 juillet ëŻ Nougalangue. La langue selon Claude Nougaro.

12 juillet ëŻ Nougajazz. Le jazz selon Nougaro.

19 juillet ëŻ Nougaronne. Nougaro et Toulouse.

26 juillet ëŻ Nougafricain. Nougaro, explorateur de l'Afrique.

2 aoł¬t ëŻ Nougamłęricain. Nougaro, de New York au Pacifique.

9 aoł¬t ëŻ Nougaroscopie. Portrait en quatre thł«mes de Claude Nougaro.

16 aoł¬t ëŻ Nougavisions. Autoportrait philosophique.

23 aoł¬t ëŻ Nougaprł«s. Nougaro et la postłęritłę.

30 aoł¬t ëŻ Nougainsbourg. Nougaro, Gainsbourg : frł«res de sons. Portraits croisłęs.

Profitez de ces dimanches aprł«s-midi pour faire le plein de rythmes, d'histoires vłęcues, de voyages et de połęsie. Nous avons tous en nous un peu de Nougaro. Ne manquez pas Hier Nougaro, demain Newgaro tout l'łętłę sur les ondes de la Premił«re ChałĂne et sur Radio-Canada.ca.

Coproduction des Radios francophones publiques

Conception : Didier Varrod

Rłęalisation : Jłęrłąme Boulet

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11e Festival dĺ─˘automne Orgue et Couleurs


11e Festival dĺ─˘automne Orgue et Couleurs
vendredi 19 septembre au dimanche 4 octobre 2009, Montrłęal

łÔglises Saint-Nom-de-Jłęsus, Trł«s-Saint-Rłędempteur, St. James United, Saint-Viateur,
du Gesł╝, Chłóteau Dufresne, Planłętarium, Maison de lĺ─˘arbre (Jardin botanique) et le Chic Resto Pop

8 Concerts du soir ĺ─ý 1 Grand concert choral - 5 łÔvłęnements Apłęro
5 Rłęcitals Midi - Orgues ouvertes

Porte-parole Philippe Błęlanger,
organiste titulaire de lĺ─˘Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal

Renseignements : 514-899-0644 / www.orgueetcouleurs.com


Montrłęal, mercredi 25 juin 2009 ĺ─ţ ORGUE ET COULEURS, sous la nouvelle direction głęnłęrale et artistique de Yves Garand, prłęsente la 11e łędition de son grand łęvłęnement musical de lĺ─˘automne, qui se dłęroulera du 19 septembre au 4 octobre 2009, dans Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, son quartier dĺ─˘origine et dans dĺ─˘autres quartiers montrłęalais. Le FESTIVAL Dĺ─˘AUTOMNE a pour porte-parole cette annłęe, Philippe Błęlanger, organiste titulaire de lĺ─˘Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal łŢ Montrłęal, qui ouvrira les festivitłęs par une improvisation łŢ lĺ─˘orgue sur la projection dĺ─˘un grand classique du septił«me art. Et oui, lĺ─˘orgue se fait, dĺ─˘entrłęe de jeu, son cinłęma !

Les łÔglises Saint-Nom-de-Jłęsus, Trł«s-Saint-Rłędempteur, Saint-Viateur, St. James United Church, du Gesł╝, nous feront dłęcouvrir la variłętłę et la richesse des esthłętiques des orgues de Montrłęal. Le Chłóteau Dufresne, le Planłętarium, la Maison de lĺ─˘arbre (Jardin botanique) et le Chic Resto Pop seront łęgalement les espaces hłątes du Festival.

Vingt łęvłęnements, diurnes et nocturnes, accueilleront plus des artistes et ensembles de la scł«ne nationale. Au programme : Huit concerts du soir łŢ 20 h rłęvłęleront le cłątłę classique, moderne et ludique de l'orgue, qui se fera complice dĺ─˘autres instruments, provoquant des rencontres originales, dans des formations intimistes ou orchestrales ; un Grand concert choral rłęunira plus de 300 choristes, dans le cadre du Festival de musique sacrłęe, en collaboration avec lĺ─˘Alliance des chorales du Qułębec ; Cinq Rłęcitals Midi feront entendre des solistes sur cinq grandes tribunes dĺ─˘orgue ; Cinq łÔvłęnements Apłęro proposeront łŢ 17 h 30, des concerts intimes de musique de chambre avec orgue, voix, piano, flł¬te et guitare, suivis dĺ─˘une rencontre avec les artistes, agrłęmentłęe dĺ─˘un verre de vin. Le 28 septembre au Planłętarium, łŢ lĺ─˘heure de lĺ─˘apłęro, le quintette de cuivres BUZZ lancera son disque avec une version personnalisłęe de la suite symphonique de Gustav Holst, Les Planł«tes, qui dłępeint le tempłęrament astrologique de chaque planł«te du systł«me solaire ; et pour une neuvił«me annłęe, plus de trente łęglises łŢ Montrłęal et au Qułębec ouvriront leurs portes et leurs tribunes, avec Orgues ouvertes, un rendez-vous łętonnant avec le Roi des instruments, prłęsentłę lors des Journłęes de la culture 2009, le dimanche 27 septembre 2009 entre midi et 17 h.

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Four cultures, four rhythms, and a full orchestra: Symphony Nova Scotia teams up with DRUM!


Four cultures, four rhythms, and a full orchestra: Symphony Nova Scotia teams up with DRUM!


Halifax, NS - Youĺ─˘ve experienced the electrifying music, rhythms, and dance of DRUM! Now experience it with a full symphony orchestra for a truly incredible extravaganza. Symphony Nova Scotia joins DRUM! at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium for two very special performances on Sunday, October 4, 2009.


ĺ─˙Symphony Nova Scotia has had the pleasure of truly being a part of Nova Scotiaĺ─˘s cultural heritage,ĺ─¨ said Erika Beatty, Symphony Nova Scotiaĺ─˘s CEO, at the official announcement June 24 in Park Lane Mall.


ĺ─˙Weĺ─˘ve partnered with Ron Bourgeois and the Acadian community with concerts such as Grou Tyme; weĺ─˘ve performed with Miĺ─˘kmaq performer George Paul during the Atlantic Scene tour to Ottawaĺ─˘s National Arts Centre; weĺ─˘ve joined African Nova Scotian artists onstage for our Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concerts and sold-out Motown performances with artists like Dutch Robinson; and weĺ─˘ve also embraced the Celtic music community through concerts created by Scott Macmillan in our Maritime Pops series and tours to Cape Breton.


ĺ─˙We are so delighted to come full circle by being part of Brookes and Fiona Diamondĺ─˘s vision of bringing cultural elements together to showcase the best of Nova Scotiaĺ─˘s music with the extraordinary performers of DRUM!ĺ─¨


DRUM! runs this fall from September 29 to October 4 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. Symphony Nova Scotia performs with DRUM! for its final two shows on Sunday, October 4 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $49, and are very limited ĺ─ý call 494.3820 or visit http://artscentre.dal.ca.


About DRUM!

DRUM! is a powerfully moving musical extravaganza that for over a decade has brought audiences throughout North America and beyond to their feet. DRUM!ĺ─˘s heart-pounding combination of music, dance, rhythm and song tells of the arrival, settlement, struggles, and ultimate coming together of four of North Americaĺ─˘s founding cultures as seen through the lens of our first Nationĺ─˘s experience.


About Symphony Nova Scotia
Symphony Nova Scotia is Nova Scotiaĺ─˘s orchestra. Each year more than 50,000 audience members (including 15,000 young music lovers) join us in communities across Nova Scotia for performances of the music they love ĺ─ý from baroque and classical to pop and rock and folk. Under the inspirational leadership of Music Director Bernhard Gueller, Symphony Nova Scotia is recognized as one of the finest orchestras in the country. Visit
www.SymphonyNovaScotia.ca to learn more, listen online, or subscribe today!


Symphony Nova Scotia is grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts, Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture, and Heritage, and the Halifax Regional Municipality for their continued support.

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Concert plein-air gratuit

Le Choeur łÔolien, Ensemble de Cuivres
date:
samedi 4 juillet 2009, 19H00
endroit: Parc Molson
intersection rues d'Iberville et Beaubien, Mtl. Qc.
Spectacle plein air gratuit, apportez vos chaises!
informations:
514.721.6513
info@gemu.ca


Robert Prłęvost prłęsente Le Chëýur łÔolien et vous convie łŢ un spectacle plein-air de ce nouvel ensemble de cuivres. Le Chëýur łÔolien fait revivre l'esprit des fanfares populaires qui jouaient autrefois dans les parcs publics. Lors de cette prestation, vous pourrez une fois de plus apprłęcier les talents d'arrangeur de Robert Prłęvost, qui a concoctłę un rłępertoire de młęlodies connues apprłütłęes dans un esprit festif; marches, valses, polkas, extraits de comłędies musicales et quelques surprises vous attendent. Laissez-vous transporter par sa passion pour les cuivres et savourez ce nouveau vent de frałĂcheur estivale.


Musiciens :

Trompettes :
Thierry Champs
Diane Gagnon
Robert Prłęvost


Flugelhorns :
Aron Doyle

Ghislain Potvin


Trombones :
Hłęlł«ne Lemay
Grant Rummel

Cors :
łÔmilie Martel
Morgan Sara Gregory


Trombone basse :
Christopher Smith


Tuba :
Samuel Markon

Batterie :
Daniel Lemay

Direction musicale :
Robert Prłęvost

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New translation of Canadian classic

New translation of Canadian classic Albertine in Five Times begins previews at the Shaw Festival

A new translation of Michel Tremblay's Albertine in Five Times (Albertine en Cinq Temps) begins previews Wednesday, June 24 at the Shaw Festivalĺ─˘s Court House Theatre.

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell, thrilled to have one of Canadaĺ─˘s leading playwrights and his quintessential tragic heroine as part of this seasonĺ─˘s playbill, said: ĺ─˙Michel Tremblayĺ─˘s Albertine ĺ─ý a fascinating, conflicted woman who refuses to take lifeĺ─˘s knocks lying down ĺ─ý is one of Quebec theatreĺ─˘s most celebrated characters. We welcome her and Michel ĺ─ý Canadian icons both ĺ─ý to our Festivalĺ─¨.


Michel Tremblay first introduced audiences to Albertine, one of his greatest loves, in 1966. She quickly became a Qułębłęcois phenomenon appearing frequently in his plays and novels. Albertine en Cinq Temps, written in 1984, made its English premiere as Albertine in Five Times at the Tarragon Theatre in 1986. The play won the 1986 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award and has been produced around the world in English, Danish, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish and German.

Directed by Micheline Chevrier, this new translation of Albertine in Five Times by Governor Generalĺ─˘s Award winner Linda Gaboriau has Qułębłęcois theatreĺ─˘s most iconic character interacting with five versions of herself in varying stages of her life. The five Albertines review a lifetime of past pains, loves and losses. Their sister Madeleine is there to console, counsel and bear witness to how, for seventy years, Albertineĺ─˘s spirit has suffered, struggled, flourished and survived.

Albertine, in five pivotal stages of her life, is portrayed by Patricia Hamilton (who also starred in the original English production of the play), Wendy Thatcher, Mary Haney, Jenny L. Wright and Marla McLean with Nicolł░ Correia-Damude as Madeleine. Albertine in Five Times is designed by Teresa Przybylski, with lighting design by Ereca Hassell and original music and sound design by Marc Desormeaux. The stage management team includes Stage Manager Dora Tomassi and Assistant Stage Manager Leigh McClymont.

Albertine in Five Times preview performances begin on Wednesday, June 24; opens Friday, July 10; and plays in repertory until Saturday, October 10.

The Shaw Festival produces and presents the work of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) and playwrights writing anywhere in the world during, or about, the era of Shawĺ─˘s lifetime ĺ─ý plays about the beginning of the modern world.

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Minsoo Sohn | New York Concert | 8 Octoer 2009

MINSOO SOHN, FIRST LAUREATE OF THE 2006

HONENS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION,

MAKES HIS WEILL RECITAL HALL AT CARNEGIE HALL DEBUT THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2009, 8 P.M.

WORKS BY KIRCHNER, BEETHOVEN, AND LISZT; AND TRANSCRIPTIONS OF BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT AND MOZART


Minsoo Sohn, the First Laureate of the 2006 Honens International Piano Competition, will make his Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall debut in a solo recital on Thursday, October 8, 2009, 8 p.m.


The recital, presented by the Honens International Piano Competition, will feature Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Leon Kirchner's Interlude II as well as Liszt's transcriptions of works by Beethoven, Schubert, and Mozart.


In addition to winning the Honens International Piano Competition, Mr. Sohn was a top prizewinner at the Rubinstein, Cleveland, Busoni and Hilton Head International Piano Competitions, and received laureate prizes at Belgium's Queen Elisabeth and Santander's Paloma O'Shea Competitions. He has performed in recital halls, at festivals, and with orchestra across North America and Europe.


The Weill Hall program is highly personal to Mr. Sohn: "From my earliest years at the conservatory, I had a tremendous love for the Diabelli Variations without fully understanding the greatness of the composition. I later came to understand this as a triumphant and comprehensive representation of Beethoven's ingenious writing for piano. This musical journey confronts matters of life and death in a most genuine way, but always with humor and love. In some ways, this music is reflective of my life as well; through its ups and downs, it has endured, restoring the spirit of music within me."


William Aide, Chairman of the Fifth Honens International Piano Competition, speaks to Mr. Sohn's artistry: "Minsoo Sohn is an artist of Olympian magnitude. To the Diabelli and Goldberg Variations he brings a structural clarity and an expansive range of dramatic characterization. His Liszt is unsurpassable in its lyric refinement and sonic splendor, qualities reminiscent of great Lisztians of the past, such as Egon Petri and Grigory Ginzburg.


The complete program is as follows:

Kirchner Interlude II

Beethoven 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120

Intermission

Beethoven-Liszt Adelałěde, S.466

Schubert-Listz Gretchen am Spinnrade, S. 558 No. 8

Schubert-Liszt Der Mł║ller und der Bach, S. 565

Mozart-Liszt Rłęminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418


Tickets for the October 8 recital are $18 to $25, students and seniors $10 and available online at www.carnegiehall.org, or by telephone at Carnegie Charge: (212) 247-7800, or by visiting the Carnegie Hall Box Office Box Office: 57th Street and Seventh Avenue.


About Minsoo Sohn

The First Laureate of Canada's Honens International Piano Competition (2006), Sohn's masterful technique and astonishing artistic expression create performances rich in deep emotion and musical intelligence. His extraordinary interpretation of Bach's Goldberg Variations from the Honens Competition has been broadcast numerous times on the CBC and across the United States on NPR's Performance Today.


Minsoo Sohn was born in Korea and began piano studies at age three. One of his earliest inspirations was Henryk Szeryng's legendary recording of Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. While the violin first captured his attention, he grew to appreciate the piano's many voices and tonal colors. It wasn't until Sohn moved to Boston to study with Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun at the New England Conservatory of Music that he was reassured of his career as a concert artist. "I just wasn't sure I would be a musician," he says. "I had interests in many fields and stopped playing. I even dreamed of being an athlete."


Last season, Sohn performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, was part of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, and was soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique de Qułębec. His first CD ĺ─ý a disc of Liszt transcriptions and łętudes ĺ─ý was released last fall.


When not sitting at the piano, Sohn can be found watching his beloved Red Sox.


About the Honens International Piano Competition

Founded in 1992, Honens International Piano Competition is one of the world's great music competitions. It is known for its pursuit of the "complete artist" ĺ─ý not only an accomplished soloist, but a musician whose interpretations reflect a wide cultural context, whose well-balanced programs are designed with knowledge and imagination, and who excels in chamber and ensemble performance. Every three years, 21 pianists between the ages of 20 and 30, from all parts of the globe, compete for more than $100,000 CAD (approximately $90,000 USD) in cash prizes, including a comprehensive three-season Artistic and Career Development Program for the laureates, preparing the for the rigors and realities of a professional life in music. This includes arranging performance engagements, production of recordings, residencies at The Banff Centre, promotional and publicity support, professional development opportunities for self-management, and networking opportunities with presenters and artist managers.


Honens searches for musicians whose talent, in the credo of the Competition, "inspires the heart and engages the intellect," whose understanding of his or her art will stem not only from knowledge of a particular composition itself but also from a wide knowledge of related music, of musical literature as a whole, of the other arts, the humanities, and of contemporary culture. Honens is not a series of tests, but rather, a compelling festival of music.


Past Honens Laureates include Maxim Philippov who, in June, 2001, won the Silver Medal at the Van Cliburn Competition; Albert Tiu, who won Juilliard's prestigious William Petschek Award, giving him a debut recital at Alice Tully Hall; Sergei Babayan, appointed Artist-in-Residence at The Cleveland Institute of Music, who founded the Sergei Babayan International Piano Academy in Cleveland and his own chamber music festival in Mexico (Babayan has recorded on the Connoisseur Society, Propiano and Discover International labels); Krzysztof Jablonski, who has recorded two CDs as part of the Polish National Edition of the complete works of Chopin (he has recorded 14 more CDs in Germany, Japan and Poland); Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, who has recorded several CDs of music by Haydn, Schumann, Ohana, Debussy and Chopin, the complete piano works of Ravel, and the recently critically acclaimed complete piano works of Debussy on the Chandos label (he has been nominated Professor-for-Life at the Detmold Hochschule in Germany); 2003 Laureate Winston Choi, Head of Piano Studies at Chicago's Roosevelt University, whose debut CD of the complete piano works of Elliott Carter received rave reviews, and whose CD of the music of Jacques Lenot was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque de l'Acadłęmie Charles Cros; Xiang Zou, 2003 First Laureate, who teaches at the Central Conservatory in Beijing; and Honens 2000 First Laureate, Katherine Chi.


The Competition is named for Esther Honens, born in Pittsburgh and educated in Calgary, who became a successful businesswoman. She married John Hillier, who died in the 1970s, then Harold Honens, with whom she developed real estate holdings in Calgary. In 1991, Esther Honens made a capital gift to establish the international piano competition. She died five days after the first competition in 1992. After five competitions, Honens has distinguished itself as one of the most prominent competitions of its kind, worldwide. Additional information is available on-line at www.honens.com.

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An Enchanted Evening featuring Measha Brueggergosman rescheduled


An Enchanted Evening featuring Measha Brueggergosman rescheduled

New date scheduled for special concert as vocalist recovers from surgery


The Shaw Festival announced today that An Enchanted Evening, a concert featuring soprano Measha Brueggergosman originally scheduled to take place on July 12, 2009, will now take place on August 9, 2009. Canadian jazz sensation Michael Kaeshammer and acclaimed Broadway performer and bass/baritone soloist Marcus Nance both remain on the bill for this one-night only Shaw Festival presentation.

Patrons who have purchased tickets for the original July 12 date will be contacted to exchange their tickets for the new date in August, or they may contact the Box Office directly at 1-800-511-7429. Tickets are priced at $50 and $65 (accessible seating is available).

Measha Brueggergosman, one of CanadaČ╝s most critically acclaimed vocalists, underwent open-heart surgery on June 10, 2009. She is expected to make a full and complete recovery. Hailed by the New York Times as a singer of "ravishing and smouldering intensity" and noted by the San Francisco Chronicle as ĺ─˙a singer of rare gifts and artistic intensityĺ─¨, this Canadian soprano has emerged as one of todayĺ─˘s most magnificent performers and vibrant personalities. Her album, Surprise was released in 2007 and garnered a Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year.

An Enchanted Evening will commence at 8:30 p.m. and will be taped for future broadcast on BRAVO!

This special outdoor concert was made possible by the very generous support of the Ontario Ministry of Tourismĺ─˘s Celebrate Ontario 2009 initiative and the Government of Canadaĺ─˘s Marquee Tourism Events Program. Special thanks to Parks Canada.

Media Sponsors: BRAVO! and The Globe and Mail.

Event Supporter: Vintage Hotels.

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Soprano Measha Brueggergosman recovering well

Soprano Measha Brueggergosman recovering well and will return to performing in August


Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman underwent emergency open-heart surgery on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009.

After experiencing acute pressure in her throat, Ms. Brueggergosman was rushed by ambulance to a Toronto hospital where she was diagnosed with high blood pressure and hypertension and subsequently released. The following day she reported to her family doctor with continued pains in her chest. Her doctor sent her immediately back to the hospital.

Further tests revealed she had a dissection in her aorta and doctors immediately performed open-heart surgery to repair it. Currently, Ms. Brueggergosman is recovering well and is resting under doctorĺ─˘s orders.

As a result, Ms. Brueggergosman was forced to cancel her three appearances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, as well as performances as Bess in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess with Maestro Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Styriarte Festival in Graz, Austria.

Ms. Brueggergosman is expected to enjoy a full recovery and will return to performing on August 9, 2009 at the Shaw Festivalĺ─˘s presentation of An Enchanted Evening.

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Błęnłęvoles de l'annłęe (Choeur de la Montagne)


Denise Lamontagne, Stłęphanie Jalbert, Martin Masson et Andrłę Mercier

Les quatre fondateurs des Jeunes voix du cëýur łŢ l'honneur !

...
Beloeil, le 23 juin 2009. Lors de la soirłęe annuelle tout spłęcialement organisłęe par le Choeur de la montagne en guise de remerciements łŢ ses błęnłęvoles, les quatre fondateurs des Jeunes voix du cëýur, Denise Lamontagne, Stłęphanie Jalbert, Martin Masson et Andrłę Mercier ont łętłę łęlus błęnłęvoles de l'annłęe.

Grłóce łŢ leurs talents respectifs et leur amour de la musique, leur projet de chorale pour enfants a finalement vu le jour au printemps 2008 avec la contribution de leur directrice musicale, Julie Dufresne et de leur pianiste Marie Muller.


Pour l'occasion, le jeudi 11 juin dernier, les błęnłęvoles du Chëýur de la montagne ont łętłę convoqułęs au local de rłępłętition łŢ 18h00 pour un embarquement Č┤jauneȬ qui les a menłęs tout droit au Thłęłótre du nouveau monde łŢ Montrłęal oł╝ ils ont pu assister łŢ l'incroyable performance de la comłędienne Marie Tifo dans la pił«ce La dłęraison de l'amour. Tous ont grandement apprłęciłę la soirłęe et ont grassement applaudi les organisateurs, Francine Lacroix et Jean-Pierre Chavarie.


L'organisation du Chëýur de la montagne ne pourrait łütre qualifiłęe d'aussi performante sans la constante et głęnłęreuse contribution de ses błęnłęvoles, et c'est pourquoi toute l'łęquipe du Choeur de la montagne les en remercie profondłęment.


Encore MERCI łŢ tous les błęnłęvoles et toutes nos fłęlicitations aux błęnłęvoles de l'annłęe !

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The Canadiam Opera Company


CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY OFFERS EXCITEMENT BEYOND THE MAINSTAGE

Toronto, Ontario ĺ─ý During the 2008/09 season, the Canadian Opera Company hosted a variety of activities beyond the mainstage, aimed at opera novices and aficionados alike, attracting Torontonians and tourists to fresh and exciting experiences. Attendees were offered an abundance of diverse programming, from the incredibly popular Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, to guided tours of the critically-acclaimed opera house, as well as valuable education and outreach programs and exciting fundraising events. The COC is also proud to unveil new, innovative and interactive features on the COC website, coc.ca.

During the 2008/09 season, nearly 20,000 audience members of all backgrounds and ages enjoyed over 80 free events as part of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. The Free Concert Series highlighted 45 Canadian composers, 5 world premieres and 600 artists, and featured events ranging from classical, jazz, and renaissance concerts to world music events and contemporary dance performances. "Three seasons in, the lunchtime performance series and its venue are an example to the world of the very best kind of sharing between the arts and its surrounding community." (Toronto Star). The 2009/10 series begins September 24, 2009 with a concert by the new and returning artists from the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio. The full 2009/10 performance schedule will be available soon at coc.ca.

In 2008/09, COC special projects and fundraising efforts benefitted from the generosity of its remarkable donors and supporters raising over $325,000. Operanation V, the COC's exclusive cocktail reception for young professionals, presented by TD Bank Financial Group, was held at the Four Seasons Centre in October 2008. Over 1,000 guests enjoyed a mixture of classic culture and a bohemian-inspired atmosphere based on Puccini's opera La Bohł«me, and raised more than $85,000. In April 2009, the Annual Fine Wine Auction was held at Crush Wine Bar and Restaurant. Two hundred and fifty wine lovers helped to raise over $90,000 by bidding on a collection of exquisite and hard-to-find wines from private cellars. On June 1, 2009, 100 golfers teed-off at the 15th annual Opera Golf Classic, presented by BMO Capital Markets and BMO Nesbitt Burns, at the Scarboro Golf and Country Club and raised over $150,000.

The COC is pushing its digital boundaries and adding new ways to connect with its audience through its newly renovated website, coc.ca and social networking opportunities. The COC's website has undergone a substantial transformation to include a new look, interactive features and exclusive content. Developed by digital marketing services firm Delvinia Interactive and supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage, coc.ca gives visitors the inside scoop on all things COC, including a new blog by General Director Alexander Neef. Users can test their opera knowledge with fun quizzes and polls, glossary of opera terms, journey through the COC production archives with a magical behind-the-scenes look at the making of the COC's Madama Butterfly, or become a COC history buff by exploring the historical timeline as it highlights company milestones with commemorative photos, posters, interviews and audio and video excerpts (see attached news release for more information). For up-to-the-minute news, web users can follow the COC on Twitter, join the COC's Facebook network or sign-up for eOpera, the COC's monthly e-newsletter, and receive company news right to their inbox. To sign up for eOpera or to check out the COC's latest tweets, visit coc.ca.

For over 20 years the COC's Ensemble Studio School Tour has delighted school children across Ontario. This year, the Xstrata Ensemble Studio School Tour introduced opera to 16,000 children from kindergarten to Grade 6 with performances of Dean Burry's The Brothers Grimm and Rossini's The Barber of Seville. The Xstrata Ensemble Studio School Tour returns to Ontario schools in November 2009 with Rossini's The Barber of Seville and a compilation of Rossini's and Massenet's Cinderella. In the GTA, the COC's popular After School Opera Program provided children ages seven to 12 with creative and fun after-school activities with an emphasis on the core elements that make up opera. The Toronto Opera Program celebrated its second year introducing "at risk" youth to opera while working alongside members of the Toronto Police Service and COC professional artist-educators to write and create an operatic performance. In July 2009, the COC's week-long Summer Opera Camp returns to the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre. Youth ages seven to 13 will enjoy daily music and drama sessions, as well as design, movement and makeup workshops.

Opera 101, a free series of events geared toward opera novices and young adults celebrated its ninth year in 2008/09. The popular series, hosted by CBC Radio's Brent Bambury, discussed 2008/09 COC operas and featured special guests and live musical entertainment. Special guests included director Tim Albery (War and Peace), sopranos Adrianne Pieczonka and Virginia Hatfield (Fidelio), as well as conductor Ann Manson (A Midsummer Night's Dream). Opera 101 returns October 2009 and details will be available soon at coc.ca. Over 500 opera aficionados attended the COC's informative

Opera Exchange series, the in-depth symposia on featured COC operas is led by an array of academic specialists and members of the COC's creative teams. The Opera Exchange is presented in partnership with the Jackman Humanities Institute, the Munk Centre for International Studies and the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto.

Appetite for Opera, a combination of cultural and culinary arts in two separate, innovative gourmet evenings was designed to delight and intrigue opera novices and seasoned fans. In collaboration with the Hilton Toronto's Tundra restaurant and Hilton Executive Chef Kreg Graham, guests explored specially prepared menus inspired by Dvo뢳░k's Rusalka and Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. An additional 200 guests between the ages of 16 to 29 experienced the COC's Bite Series, which featured one COC opera each evening, Don Giovanni, Rusalka, or La Bohł«me. Young patrons enjoyed a tasty opera-inspired meal while learning about a COC opera followed by a performance at the Four Seasons Centre.

Last season over 3,000 people participated in public and private Guided Tours of Canada's only purpose-built opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Trained docents discussed features of the world-class facility including the unique glass system used on the fał▀ades, the remarkable engineering used to build the world's longest free-span, glass staircase and the advancements in modern engineering and acoustic design that went into creating R. Fraser Elliott Hall, the Four Seasons Centre's horseshoe-shaped auditorium. Guided tours, open to the general public, continue throughout the summer and cost $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and are free for children 12 and under. A full tour schedule is available online at coc.ca. For more information, call the COC Box Office at 416-363-8231.

From free concerts for all ages, to special events and activities, the COC has exciting programming both on and beyond the mainstage. For more information, please visit coc.ca.

The COC Ensemble Studio is Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals and provides advanced instruction, hands-on experience, and career development opportunities. The Ensemble Studio is supported by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, RBC Financial Group and other generous donors.

The work carried out by Delvinia Interactive on the COC website was generously supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

About the Canadian Opera Company

Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America, and has an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation. The COC currently enjoys a remarkable 99% attendance rate for its mainstage season. The company's new home, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, was designed by Diamond and Schmitt Architects Inc. and is Canada's first purpose-built opera house. Acclaimed as one of the best opera houses in the world, the Four Seasons Centre is also the performance venue for The National Ballet of Canada.

Canadian Opera Company Website

The Canadian Opera Company's website, coc.ca, contains information on all productions and programs and includes fun and informative interactive features.

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Canadian Opera Company hits high note with new website


The amalgamation of strategy and art is performed through COCĺ─˘s digital experience

(TORONTO) June 24, 2009 ĺ─ý One of North Americaĺ─˘s leading opera companies, the Canadian Opera Company (COC), recently unveiled the latest evolution of its website coc.ca, demonstrating an advance in how the COC is looking to the web as a digital channel to reach and build relationships with its audiences. Delvinia Interactive, with its insight driven approach, created the digital experience so visitors get exactly what they want and are allowed the ability to connect with opera and the COC in a specialized way. It was also designed to change interest in ticket purchase into advocacy for the arts.

The COC recognized it would benefit from a clear understanding of its customerĺ─˘s digital behaviour in order to deliver on the needs of opera lovers both during and between opera seasons.

ĺ─˙Our patrons are passionate and loyal, and we wanted to make sure we delivered on their expectation and with every interaction they have with the COC,ĺ─¨ said Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company. ĺ─˙Weĺ─˘re pleased with the notion that visitors of the website can expect the same quality from our digital experience that we demonstrate with our productions in our beautiful opera house.ĺ─¨

As part of the transformation, a key feature of the new digital experience was the ability to navigate quickly and easily through the site. With full navigation available at every turn, users can move quickly through the site and easily access the information they need.

But what brings the digital experience to life are the deeper more enhanced features that enable site visitors to become more engaged with the COC, including:

Čů A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the COCĺ─˘s production of Madama Butterfly.

Čů A historical timeline highlighting the companyĺ─˘s milestones including commemorative photos, posters, interviews, and audio and video excerpts.

Čů COC podcasts featuring musical excerpts and video highlights of select operas and exclusive artist interviews.

Čů Fun and interactive quizzes, polls, and a glossary of opera terms.

Čů A blog by Neef, who shares his thoughts on COC productions and artists, and encourages visitors to ask questions. Starting this summer, visitors can follow Neefĺ─˘s journey through Europe.

Čů Deployment of an online panel within the COC site to provide ongoing feedback for the organization.

Prior to designing the COCĺ─˘s new website, Delvinia analyzed five years of transactional data from the COC and overlaid this data with its proprietary insight engine and segmentation tool, the Delvinia Digital Mosaic (DDM). The insight engine showed that while only 20 per cent of those interacting with the COC transacted through the website, that opera goers were in fact more digitally inclined than the average Canadians. In fact, while 85 per cent of the COCĺ─˘s audience fit into five of 20 DDM segments, 40 per cent of the base fit into segments called ĺ─˙Loaded and Overloadedĺ─¨ and ĺ─˙City Clickers.ĺ─¨

Additionally, Delvinia used online consumer research panel, AskingCanadians.com to further validate the data and trends that would enhance the digital experience, and the relationship with the COC. The model for the experience became about conversion ĺ─ý by encouraging their audience to use the enhanced website, the COC could build the relationship and evolve the experience to develop more loyal relationships, converting ticket buyers into subscribers, and subscribers into donors.

With a validated understanding of the COCĺ─˘s audience and grounded insight of their digital behaviours, Delvinia was able to design and build an experience to reflect their needs and desires.

ĺ─˙Keeping COC patrons engaged with the opera experience through the digital space required a great deal of insight into the digital behaviours of the opera lover,ĺ─¨ said Adam Froman, President and CEO of Delvinia. ĺ─˙This insight provided the foundation that allowed us to build a site that can be easily navigated, while also providing a deep and rich experience to those craving more of a connection to this exciting art form, whether you are new to the opera or a seasoned opera lover.ĺ─¨

To experience the new Canadian Opera Company website, visit www.coc.ca.

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National Arts Centre Board of Trustees


Founder of Cavalia and former Cirque du Soleil executive named to
National Arts Centre Board of Trustees

(Ottawa, Canada) ĺ─ý The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, has announced the appointment of Normand Latourelle as viceĺ─Űchair of the National Arts Centreĺ─˘s board of trustees.

ĺ─˙I am pleased that Mr. Latourelle has agreed to serve on the Board of Trustees,ĺ─¨ said Minister Moore. ĺ─˙He is one of Canadaĺ─˘s leading innovators in performing arts, and his creativity and leadership have enhanced Canadaĺ─˘s presence on the international stage. I have no doubt that he will be a great asset to the National Arts Centre Board of Trustees.ĺ─¨

Mr. Latourelle is the president and founder of the renowned multimedia equestrian show ĺ─˙Cavalia,ĺ─¨ which attracts millions of spectators around the world. He was the executive viceĺ─Űpresident and director general of Cirque du Soleil.

"Canadaĺ─˘s National Arts Centre is delighted to welcome Normand Latourelle as the new vice-chair to its Board," said Julia Foster, Chair of the NAC Board of Trustees. "Mr. Latourelle has had an illustrious career as a creative and artistic force, helping to build the famed Cirque du Soleil and creating a multitude of high-calibre national and international productions. His considerable skills and experience will be most helpful to the NAC.ĺ─¨

Mr. Latourelle has also created major productions, including the sound and light show on Parliament Hill and the Lłęgendes Fantastiques production in Drummondville, which has been presented for the last ten years.

Mr. Latourelle has worked as an agent, editor, and producer of records and shows for Quebec performing artists. He developed tours for a number of Quebecĺ─˘s top artistic talents, including Jean-Pierre Ferland, Diane Dufresne, and Robert Charlebois. He has been awarded many honours, including Chevalier of the Ordre national du Qułębec (2007), the Prix Hommage (2004) from La Sociłętłę des Attractions Touristiques du Qułębec, and was Personnalitłę de la semaine by La Presse (2004 and 2009).

The National Arts Centre (NAC) is a federal cultural organization dedicated primarily to developing and showcasing the performing arts in the National Capital Region and across Canada. Home to the acclaimed National Arts Centre Orchestra, the NAC is a multidisciplinary performing arts centre that features classical music, dance, English- and French-language theatre, variety shows and regional programming. The NAC takes part in co-productions with other organizations throughout the country, hosts festivals, and, through its new technologies and international tours, reaches out to audiences across Canada and around the world. The Corporationĺ─˘s website is at www.nac-cna.ca.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Harbourfront Centre launches its spectacular summer season, as scheduled!

WHAT: Harbourfront Centre launches its spectacular summer season, as scheduled! Harbourfront Centre is not affected by the current City of Toronto strike. All of Harbourfront Centre's incredible events and programmes are taking place as scheduled. This summer, visitors are invited to travel the globe as part of the exciting Summer Festivals taking place every weekend; catch their favourite film under the stars with the Free Flicks series; register their child in the excellent summer day camp programme that features over 35 camps and busing from 37 locations; take in one of the 10th anniversary performances of the Summer Music in the Garden series at the Toronto Music Garden; check out the unparalleled outdoor photo exhibition RESPECT: A Photo Odyssey Celebrating Canada's Boreal Forest; and more! Harbourfront Centre is the perfect downtown summer getaway! Most programmes are free. Check out Harbourfront Centre's exciting summer season at harbourfrontcentre.com or call 416-973-4000.

WHY: Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization. It is not part of the City of Toronto operations.

WHO: Harbourfront Centre provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, all within a collection of distinctive venues in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront.

WHEN: Harbourfront Centre presents incredible programming all summer long!

WHERE: Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West at the heart of Toronto's waterfront and accessible via the TTC.

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The Devil's Disciple now in previews at the Shaw Festival


The Red Coats have returned to Niagara-on-the-Lake in a new production of George Bernard Shawĺ─˘s rollicking adventure The Devilĺ─˘s Disciple. Known for his flair for revitalizing theatre classics, director Tadeusz Bradecki presents an inventive interpretation of Shawĺ─˘s most successful play. Last seen at the Shaw Festival in 1996, this seasonĺ─˘s production of The Devilĺ─˘s Disciple is currently in previews at the Festival Theatre.

Itĺ─˘s the height of the American Revolution and Dick Dudgeon (Evan Buliung) ĺ─ţ the black sheep son ĺ─ý is known as the Devilĺ─˘s Disciple. When he is mistaken for a crusading minister (Peter Krantz) and imprisoned by English forces, the ministerĺ─˘s wife (Fiona Byrne) begins to question who is really saint and who is really sinner? A comedy, an adventure and a love story, its first production in 1897 was so successful that Shaw was able to quit his day job as a critic.

The Devilĺ─˘s Disciple also features Richard Stewart, Ali Momen, Craig Pike, Micheal Querin, Donna Belleville, Lucy Campbell, Jonathan Widdifield, Lorne Kennedy, Anthony Bekenn, Guy Bannerman, Peter Millard, Jim Mezon, Al Kozlik, Ijeoma Emesowum and Billy Lake.

Set and costumes designed by Peter Hartwell and lighting design by Kevin Lamotte. The stage management team includes Stage Manager Allan Teichman and Assistant Stage Manager Eamonn Reil.

The Devilĺ─˘s Disciple began preview performances on Sunday, June 14; opens Thursday, July 9; and plays in repertory until Sunday, October 11.

The Devilĺ─˘s Disciple is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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Berkshire Choral Festival in/łŢ Montrłęal

Internationally Renowned Berkshire Choral Festival debuts in Montrłęal

Hear "the voices of summer" perform Mendelssohn's captivating oratorio Paulus

Montrłęal, QC ĺ─ý The internationally renowned Berkshire Choral Festival makes its Montrłęal debut, performing Felix Mendelssohn's Paulus (St. Paul) at the łÔglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste on Friday, July 3 at 8pm Led by distinguished composer and conductor Julian Wachner, and accompanied by L'Orchestre Metropolitan du Grand Montrłęal, more than 180 singers will perform the glorious biblical work in its native language of German.
The 2009 season marks the Berkshire Choral Festival's first visit to Montrłęal, which joins the internationally recognized list of Berkshire Choral Festival venues along with Sheffield, Massachusetts, and Prague, Czech Republic. Already in its 28th season, the festival provides choral singers from around the globe with the opportunity to live on the sprawling campus of McGill University, while participating in a weeklong singing intensive from June 26 to July 4, 2009.
Under the direction of world-class conductor Julian Wachner, former music director for the Bach-Academie de Montrłęal and current director for the Grammy award-winning Washington Chorus, participants will rehearse daily and also take classes in musical history and theory, while learning best audition practices and caring for their voice. The week culminates with a breathtaking performance of Paulus at the historic łÔglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste.
The Berkshire Choral Festival will perform one concert only on Friday, July 3 at 8pm at the łÔglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Tickets are Adults: $25 and Seniors/Students (with valid ID): $10, and may be purchased online at Admission.com, or by calling 1.514.780.1245.
About Berkshire Choral Festival
The Berkshire Choral Festival was founded in 1982 with a unique purpose: to provide choral singers with the opportunity to rehearse and perform masterpieces of the choral repertoire under the direction of world-class conductors and with the help of a professional musical staff.
Twenty-eight years later, the Berkshire Choral Festival still holds to this philosophy ĺ─ý that choral music is best when it is studied, absorbed, discussed and mulled over by choristers and conductors together ĺ─ý in total immersion ĺ─ý until it makes sense as a genuine revelation and expression of the human spirit.
Paulus ĺ─ý Felix Mendelssohn
Felix Mendelssohn (1809ĺ─ý1847), a German composer, pianist, organist, and conductor, is now recognized as one of the most popular composers of the Romantic era.
In 1834, Mendelssohn began to compose his sweeping oratorio Paulus, which tells the story of Paul's conversion from Judaism to Christianity. Widely considered to be central to the revival of the German oratorio tradition in the early 19th century, Paulus was first performed on May 22, 1836 at the Rhenish Music Festival in Dł║sseldorf, German.
Containing a wealth of wonderful music, Paulus is a carefully calculated mixture of recitative, arias, and choruses. Especially noteworthy is the diversity of the choruses, several of which offer complex and challenging contrapuntal fugues. These are balanced by the varied chorales, which appear as beautiful "resting points" spread throughout the work. Today, Paulus remains one of Mendelssohn's most performed and popular works, holding a distinct place of reverence in the choral repertoire.
Julian Wachner, Music Director, Washington Chorus
Born California, conductor-composer Julian Wachner began his musical education at age 4 with cello and piano lessons and studied improvisation, composition, organ and theory under Gerre Hancock while a boy chorister at the St. Thomas Choir School in New York City.
He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University's School for the Arts, and in 1990, was appointed University Organist and Music Director of Boston University's Marsh Chapel with subsequent appointments to the faculty of the BU School of Theology and School for the Arts. He quickly became one of Boston's most prominent musicians, and in 2001, following a decade of extraordinary conducting activity and compositional output in New England, Wachner was appointed to the faculty of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University.
Today, Wachner is one of the most active and versatile artists of his generation, having appeared with such esteemed companies as the Toronto Operetta Company (Candide), Montreal Symphony Orchestra, The Boston Pops, Calgary Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Handel & Haydn Society, The Metropolis Orchestra (Chicago), Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and L'Orchestre Młętropolitain du Grand Montrłęal.


Le rłęputłę Berkshire Choral Festival łŢ Montrłęal

Entendez les Č┤ voix d'łętłę Ȭ performer le captivant oratorio Paulus de Mendelssohn.

Montrłęal (QC) ĺ─ý Le Berkshire Choral Festival, un łęvłęnement de renommłęe internationale, fait ses dłębuts łŢ Montrłęal avec l'interprłętation de la pił«ce Paulus (Saint-Paul) łŢ l'łÔglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, le vendredi 3 juillet łŢ 20h00. Menłęs par le distingułę compositeur et chef d'orchestre Julian Wachner et accompagnłę de l'Orchestre Młętropolitain du Grand Montrłęal, plus de 180 chanteurs performeront la cłęlł«bre pił«ce biblique en allemand.

L'łędition 2009 marque la premił«re visite du Berkshire Choral Festival łŢ Montrłęal. Ainsi, Montrłęal se joint łŢ une liste słęlecte d'endroits visitłęs par le Berkshire Choral Festival avec Sheffields, au Massachussetts, et Prague, en Rłępublique tchł«que. Entamant dłęjłŢ sa 28e saison, le festival offre aux chanteurs de musique chorale, qui proviennent d'un peu partout au monde, l'occasion de vivre sur le campus de l'Universitłę McGill tout en participant łŢ une semaine intensive de chant du 26 juin au 4 juillet 2009.

Sous la direction du renommłę chef d'orchestre Julian Wachner, ancien directeur de la Bach-Acadłęmie de Montrłęal et actuel directeur du Chëýur de Washington, rłęcipiendaire d'un Grammy, les participants auront des rłępłętitions quotidiennes et suivront des classes d'histoire de la musique et de thłęorie, apprendront les meilleures tactiques d'audition tout en en s'occupant de leur voix. La semaine se terminera avec une performance łępoustouflante de la pił«ce Paulus łŢ l'łÔglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

Le Berkshire Choral Festival prłęsentera un seul concert, le vendredi 3 juillet łŢ 20h00, łŢ l'łÔglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Billets pour adultes : 25$ et billets pour słęniors/łętudiants (avec preuve d'identitłę valide) : 10$. Les billets peuvent łütre achetłęs en ligne łŢ l'adresse suivante : Admission.com ou en composant le 1-514-780-1245.

ł─ propos du Bershire Choral Festival
Le Bershire Choral Festival a łętłę crłęłę en 1982 avec un seul but : offrir aux chanteurs de chorale une opportunitłę de rłępłęter et performer des cłęlł«bres pił«ces du rłępertoire de musique chorale sous la direction de chefs d'orchestres renommłęs avec l'aide d'employłęs professionnels de musique.
Vingt-huit ans plus tard, le Berkshire Choral Festival conserve toujours cette philosophie ĺ─ý que la musique chorale est meilleure lorsqu'elle est łętudiłęe, absorbłęe, łęvalułęe et interprłętłęe par des choristes et des chefs d'orchestres travaillant ensemble ĺ─ý dans une symbiose totale ĺ─ý jusqu'łŢ ce que l'on y retrouve une rłęvłęlation vłęritable de l'esprit humain.

Paulus ĺ─ý Felix Mendelssohn
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), compositeur allemand, pianiste et chef d'orchestre, est aujourd'hui reconnu comme łętant l'un des compositeurs les plus populaires de l'ł«re romantique.

En 1834, Mendelssohn a commencłę łŢ composer son cłęlł«bre oratorio Paulus qui raconte l'histoire de la conversion de Paul du judałěsme au catholicisme. Paulus, qui est grandement considłęrłę comme łętant central łŢ la renaissance de la tradition d'oratorios allemands au dłębut du 19e sił«cle, a łętłę performłę pour la premił«re fois le 22 mai 1836 au Festival de musique du Rhenish łŢ Dł║sseldorf en Allemagne.

Comportant une richesse de musique incroyable, Paulus est un młęlange consciencieusement calculłę de rłęcitatif, d'arias et de refrains. La diversitłę des refrains est notable, plusieurs offrent des fugues en contrepoints complexes et dłęfiantes. Celles-ci sont balancłęes par les chorales variłęs qui apparaissent comme des jolis points de repos tout au long de la pił«ce. Aujourd'hui, Paulus demeure l'une des ëýuvres les plus performłęe et populaire de Mendelssohn. Il tient aussi une place distincte de rłęvłęrence dans le rłępertoire de chorale.

Julian Wachner, directeur musical, Washington Chorus
Nłęe en Californie, le compositeur et chef d'orchestre Julian Wachner a dłębutłę son apprentissage de la musique łŢ l'łóge de 4 ans en suivant des leł▀ons de piano et de violoncelle et en łętudiant l'improvisation, la composition, l'orgue et de la thłęorie sous la supervision de Gerre Hancock tout en łętant choriste łŢ la St Thomas Choir School łŢ New York.

Il s'est młęritłę le Č┤ doctor of Musical Arts degree Ȭ łŢ la Boston University's School for the Arts et a łętłę nommłę comme organiste de l'universitłę et directeur de musique de la Boston University's Marsh Chapel ainsi Č┤ que des nominations ultłęrieures Ȭ łŢ la Facultłę de thłęologie et l'łÔcole des arts de la Boston University. Il est rapidement devenu l'un des musiciens les plus prołęminents de Boston et en 2001, łŢ la suite d'une dłęcennie extraordinaire d'activitłęs de chef d'orchestre et de compositions en Nouvelle-Angleterre, Wachner a łętłę nommłę łŢ la Facultłę de l'łÔcole de Musique Schulich, łŢ l'Universitłę McGill de Montrłęal.

Aujourd'hui, Wachner est l'un des artistes les plus actif et versatile de sa głęnłęration, ayant apparu avec des compagnies importantes comme le Toronto Operetta Company (Candide), l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montrłęal, The Boston Pops, Calgary Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, l'Orchestre du Centre national des Arts, Handel & Haydn Society, The Metropolis Orchestra (Chicago), Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, et l'Orchestre Młętropolitain du Grand Montrłęal.


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Classical Archives Celebrates NY Philharmonic Maestro Lorin Maazel

CLASSICAL ARCHIVES (WWW.CLASSICALARCHIVES.COM)

HIGHLIGHTS ITS EXPERT APPROACH TO ONLINE CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH TWO NEW FEATURE SPOTS


Palo Alto, CA -- The Classical Archives (www.classicalarchives.com), the ultimate classical music destination on the web for listening (on-demand streams), hi-definition downloads, and expert musicology, showcases its array of unique offerings with two feature spots in addition to a number of free concerts.


The featured entertainment includes:


  • A special page, in partnership with the New York Philharmonic, dedicated to the New York Philharmonic's heroic celebration of Maestro Lorin Maazel's tenure as Music Director (2002-09). It features a live digital recording of The Complete Mahler Symphonies, Part 1: Symphonies 1-5 (recorded 2003ĺ─ý2006) ĺ─ý complete with an overview of the symphonies, original liner notes, and PLAY buttons to enjoy each symphony performance with one click.

  • An intriguing review of Sony's new release Bach in Havana, where the spicy adaptations by Latin Jazz group Tiempo Libre are directly compared to the original source works by J.S. Bach. The original works include those performed by a stellar roster of classical artists such as: Hłęlł«ne Grimaud, Itzhak Perlman, Mstislav Rostropovich, Wanda Landowska, and many others. The Classical Archives features works by more than 7,800 composers and over 27,000 artists.

In addition to the feature spots, Classical Archives continues to offer free top-notch concerts by celebrated artists. The site's new Home page layout offers dynamic presentations of this week's Featured Composer (Tchaikovsky); Featured Artist (pianist Piotr Anderszewski); and an array of New Releases by the major classical labels.


Classical Archives is also showcasing its free One-Click ConcertsĺĐó, including a 2-hour Modern era concert generously provided by the Naxos label. Each program offers a brief commentary to introduce the newcomer to classical music with some guidelines and important considerations, as they enjoy these musical tours.


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Toronto Summer Music Festival Highlights

For Immediate Release: June 23, 2009 o Please include in your listings/announcements

Fourth Annual
TORONTO SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Highlights include opening night concert featuring
James Ehnes and Jon Kimura Parker

For the second consecutive year the popular Toronto Summer Music Festival will open at the historic and spectacularly refurbished Carlu Concert Hall. On Tuesday, July 21, two extraordinary Canadian artists will appear together for the first time - Grammy and Juno Award-winning violinist James Ehnes and Leeds International Competition winner, pianist Jon Kimura Parker. The duo will perform Mozart's Sonata in G, Prokofiev's Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Kernis's Air, and Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Piano.

The rest of the festival will be as stellar as this very special opening. Imaginative Artistic Director Agnes Grossmann has once again planned her festival around a central theme. This year's theme, Eternal Stars, will reflect shining star artists as well as three star composers whose anniversaries are being celebrated this year - Joseph Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn and Bohuslav Martinu.

Festival favourites, such as legendary pianists Menahem Pressler and Anton Kuerti, violinist Mayumi Seiler, the Gryphon Trio, and the Leipzig String Quartet, return to Toronto again this year. They will be joined by other chamber music greats - popular Canadian duo pianists James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton, French star flutist Patrick Gallois and Swedish pianist Cecilia LłĆfstrand, cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi with violinist Yasuko Ohtani and violist Yoshiko Kawamoto, clarinetist Karl Leister, soprano Monica Whicher, and Penderecki String Quartet, Cecilia String Quartet, and Tokai String Quartet.

The Festival will close with Opera Extravaganza on Thursday, August 13, featuring some of the star alumni of the TSM Opera Studio, accompanied by the National Academy Orchestra, and conducted by Maestra Agnes Grossmann.

TORONTO SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
July 21 - August 13, 2009
James Ehnes & Jon Kimura Parker: Tuesday, July 21 at 8pm *
Pressler & Friends: Thursday, July 23 at 8pm ***
Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi & Friends: Saturday, July 25 at 8pm **
Anagnoson & Kinton: Tuesday, July 28 at 8pm **
Leipzig String Quartet with Karl Leister: Thursday, July 30 at 8pm ***
Penderecki String Quartet: Friday, July 31 at 8pm **
Anton Kuerti: Saturday, August 1 at 8pm ***
Swensen & Seiler: Tuesday, August 4 at 8pm **
Cecilia String Quartet & Tokai String Quartet: Thursday, August 6 at 8pm **
Gallois & LłĆfstrand: Saturday, August 8 at 8pm **
Gryphon Trio with Monica Whicher: Tuesday, August 11 at 8pm **
Opera Extravaganza: Thursday, August 13 at 7:30pm ***
Festival passes ($120 - $300) and single tickets ($20 - $75) are available online www.torontosummermusic.com or by calling 416.597.7840

*Carlu Concert Hall, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto

**Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, 80 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto

***MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, 80 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Concerts populaires de Montrłęal


ORGUE ET COULEURS
prłęsente la 45e saison des
Concerts populaires de Montrłęal
Lĺ─˘łÔVłÔNEMENT DE Lĺ─˘łÔTłÔ DANS Lĺ─˘EST DE MONTRłÔAL !
Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, direction artistique
Lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, ensemble officiel des CPM
Six concerts łŢ 19 h 30,
Jeudi 2 juillet, mercredis 8, 15, 22, 29 juillet & 5 aoł¬t 2009
au Centre Pierre-Charbonneau
3000, rue Viau, Montrłęal (młętro Viau)

Avec lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, Angł«le Dubeau et La PietłŢ, Quartango, lĺ─˘Orchestre de chambre de Montrłęal, lĺ─˘ensemble de cuivres Opus Lib, les chefs Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, Ałěrat Ichmouratov, Franł▀ois Dompierre et Wanda Kaluzny, ainsi que les solistes Gianna Corbisiero, Marc Hervieux, Marianne Lambert, et Marie-Josłęe Lord.

Renseignements : 514-899-0644
Billetterie du Centre-Pierre Charbonneau : 514-255-4222
(pour les concerts et le service aux tables)
www.orgueetcouleurs.com

łÔvłęnement majeur de lĺ─˘łętłę musical montrłęalais, Les Concerts populaires de Montrłęal, crłęłęs en 1964 łŢ lĺ─˘initiative du maire Jean Drapeau pour rendre plus accessible la musique symphonique łŢ la population montrłęalaise, cłęlł«bre en 2009 ses 45 ans.

Prłęsentłęe depuis ses dłębuts les mercredis en soirłęe łŢ lĺ─˘Arłęna Maurice-Richard, la słęrie estivale se dłęroule depuis 2001 au Centre Pierre-Charbonneau et est prłęsentłęe depuis 2003 par ORGUE ET COULEURS, en collaboration avec lĺ─˘arrondissement de Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

Cette 45e saison haute en couleurs a łętłę concoctłęe conjointement par le chef dĺ─˘orchestre Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin et par Yves Garand, nommłę le 6 avril dernier łŢ la direction głęnłęrale et artistique de ORGUE ET COULEURS. Ce sympathique rendez-vous annuel rassemble des milliers de personnes et se distingue par son lieu de diffusion inusitłę qui donne aux concerts une ambiance dłęcontractłęe, et par la possibilitłę de se restaurer avant et pendant les prestations musicales.

Le Centre Pierre-Charbonneau accueille cette annłęe encore, six concerts prłęsentłęs le 2 juillet (exceptionnellement un jeudi) et les mercredis 8, 15, 22, 29 juillet & 5 aoł¬t 2009, łŢ 19 h30, oł╝ musicalitłę rime avec virtuositłę.
Attention, plaisir contagieux !

Billetterie du Centre Pierre-Charbonneau : du dimanche au samedi de 10 h łŢ 21 h - 514-255-4222
Abonnement : Section parterre : 138 $ / 126 $ (rłęgulier & rłęduit) - Section gradin : 102 $ / 90 $ (rłęgulier & rłęduit)
Demi-abonnement, section gradin : 60 $ / 51 $
Billets łŢ lĺ─˘unitłę : Č┤ parterre Ȭ : 28 $ & 24 $ - Č┤ gradin Ȭ : 23 $ / 19 $
Service aux tables au parterre seulement (en sus du prix du billet)

Boissons (eau, jus, bił«re et vin) et nouveau service de traiteur assurłę par Les Sentiers gastronomes et son chef cuisinier Franł▀ois Parłę qui a concoctłę un petit goł¬ter orchestral, pour les becs salłęs et sucrłęs (de 2$ łŢ 12$)
Stationnement : 5 $


IL łÔTAIT 45 FOIS DANS Lĺ─˘EST !
PROGRAMMATION 2009 ĺ─ý SUIVEZ LE GUIDE !



Lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, orchestre favori des Concerts populaires depuis 2001, donnera, comme łŢ lĺ─˘habitude, trois concerts :
- Le jeudi 2 juillet, les amoureux de la Citłę des Doges sont invitłęs łŢ naviguer Sur le Grand canal de Venise, sous la houlette du gondolier en chef, Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, avec lĺ─˘enfant chłęri du quartier Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, le tłęnor Marc Hervieux, dans des extraits dĺ─˘opłęras italiens. [ëýuvres de Verdi, Puccini et Mascagni.] - Prłęcłędłę dĺ─˘une imitation du maire Jean Drapeau par lĺ─˘humoriste et comłędien, Jean-Guy Moreau.

Les deux autres concerts de lĺ─˘OM sont confiłęs łŢ des chefs invitłęs :
- Le mercredi 15 juillet, le chef russe Ałěrat Ichmouratov nous entrałĂne dans un Voyage dans le temps, pour le grand Concert-anniversaire des Concerts populaires, avec la soprano Marianne Lambert. [ëýuvres de Mozart, Schubert, Strauss et Sieczynsky.]
- Le mercredi 29 juillet, cĺ─˘est łŢ une soirłęe chaleureuse que lĺ─˘homme de musique aux multiples talents, Franł▀ois Dompierre nous convie avec entrain łŢ son łÔpopłęe musicale. [ëýuvres pour piano de Dompierre, et pour orchestre de Bizet et Handel]

Ensembles et solistes qułębłęcois viennent complłęter la programmation 2009 :
- Le mercredi 8 juillet, place łŢ lĺ─˘imagination populaire et au monde merveilleux, avec Angł«le Dubeau et les musiciennes de la PietłŢ, orchestre łŢ cordes avec piano. Un płęriple envoł¬tant dans lĺ─˘univers fascinant des Mythes et lłęgendes. [ëýuvres de Philip Glass, les cłęlł«bres Diableries de Franł▀ois Dompierre, Gibbs, De Falla, Piazzolla, Desmarais et Ginastera.]

- Le mercredi 22 juillet, cĺ─˘est Tangopłęra ! ici, le tango trouve sa voix. Prouesses musicales et lyriques avec les musiciens de Quartango et la soprano Gianna Corbisiero. Un cocktail inattendu fait de grands classiques dĺ─˘opłęra et des rythmes ensorcelants du tango. [ëýuvres de Hunt, Piazzolla, Villoldo, Plaza, Bizet, Rodriguez, Gardel, Demare, Ponce, Brubeck, Laurenz et Mores.]

- Le mercredi 5 aoł¬t sera romantique avec Summernight qui clłąt en beautłę la 45e słęrie estivale, avec le meilleur de Gershwin. Avec lĺ─˘Orchestre de chambre de Montrłęal - qui cłęlł«bre en 2009 ses 35 ans -, sous la direction de son chef Wanda Kaluzny, lĺ─˘ensemble de cuivres Opus Lib et la soprano Marie-Josłęe Lord. [ëýuvres de George Gershwin]


La saison 2009 des Concerts populaires de Montrłęal est rendue possible grłóce łŢ lĺ─˘appui de ses partenaires : lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, la Ville de Montrłęal, lĺ─˘Arrondissement de Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

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2009 Crested Butte Music Festival ĺ─ý Featuring Top Talent in Innovative Ways

Crested Butte Music Festival opera performance.


2009 Crested Butte Music Festival ĺ─ý Featuring Top Talent in Innovative Ways

This music festival is as unique and free-spirited as the place it calls home


GUNNISON-CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO (June 22, 2009) ĺ─ţ Highlights from the Crested Butte Music Festivalĺ─˘s 12th season, ĺ─˙Follow the Generations throughParadise,ĺ─¨ point to the fact that this is no ordinary music extravaganza. From July 4 ĺ─ý 26, festival-goers will hear more than strings and woodwinds in concert halls, they can drink beer and listen to Beethoven in a barn, take in the sounds of a ney (Persian flute), attend home soirees for an intimate concert setting, see what happens when dance troops from Boston and Las Vegas come together to form Rhythm Fusion, and watch stars from the Met and a conductor from the Royal Opera House present Mozartĺ─˘s ĺ─˙TheMarriage of Figaro.ĺ─¨

Festival Highlights
Čů A celebration of the 200-year anniversary of Joseph Haydnĺ─˘s death, the most famous composer of the classical period at the time, and the birth of Felix Mendelssohn, one of the most well-known composers of the early romantic period, along with composers of the generations in between.

Čů For the first time, Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) will have two conductors, who also will represent two generations: 29-year-old Benjamin Wallfisch, who is already acknowledged as one of Europeĺ─˘s leading and upcoming conductors and will direct symphony performances, and David Syrus, longtime conductor at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London, will lead the CBMF opera.

Čů Mozartĺ─˘s Le Nozze di Figaro ĺ─˙TheMarriage of Figaroĺ─¨ opera also will feature stars from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and around the country. Keith Miller, a bass-baritone who has performed frequently with the Met, will serve as artistic manager.

Čů New York-based jazz saxophonist and composer-in-residence Daniel Schnyder will work and perform with the CBMF symphony orchestra and jazz band from the University of North Texas.

Čů A free patriotic concert on July 4 by Alpen Brass, a symphonic brass ensemble that includes 12 professional brass musicians and percussionists, kicks off the festival.

Čů Continuing the tradition of highlighting unique instruments, the ney (Persian flute) will be played by Bassam Saba from Beirut, one of Yo Yo Maĺ─˘s Silk Road musicians.

Čů Performances by The Blue Canyon Boys, winner of the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass competition, and The Infamous Stringdusters, considered the new vanguard of acoustic music.

Čů ĺ─˙Have a Beer with Beethovenĺ─¨ with Symphony Number 6 ĺ─˙Pastoraleĺ─¨ on tap.

Čů CBMFĺ─˘s annual fundraising Celebration featuring entertainment by Wylie and The Wild West, best known for his world-famous Yahoo!łÝ yodel.


Čů Rhythm Fusion, a new dance ensemble that brings Boston-based Coast 2 Coast Dance and Las Vega-based Tap Ensemble together in a new collaboration by CBMF and Crested Butte Dance Festival/Dansummer.

Čů Home soirees featuring CBMF musicians in private homes.

Čů Fourth annual Opera Young Artist Program in Paradise, recognized as one of the best training programs for young opera singers in the United States.

Čů Free Divine Family Concert Series on Saturday mornings in July, including ĺ─˙Jump Up & Danceĺ─¨ with Rhythm Fusion on July 10, ĺ─˙A Morning in Persiaĺ─¨ by ney musician Bassam Saba of Beirut on July 18, and ĺ─˙AChildrenĺ─˘s Operaĺ─¨ on July 25.

A full schedule is posted at www.crestedbuttemusicfestival.com, where tickets can be purchased online. For more information, call 349-0619.

Visitor Information & Personalized Vacation Packages
Crested Butte Mountain Resort is the official lodging partner of the Crested Butte Music Festival. Go to www.skicb.com and click on ĺ─˙Lodgingĺ─¨ and ĺ─˙Specials/Packages.ĺ─¨ Packages include discounted lodging, tickets, opportunities to meet the performers and more.

To find out about other events and personalized vacation packages in Gunnison County, call the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Associationĺ─˘s toll-free line, (800) 814-8893, or visit www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com. During summer and fall, air access to the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport is provided by United Airlines.


About Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colorado
Gunnison-Crested Butte is nestled among almost two million acres of pristine wilderness in southwest Colorado. Winter sports enthusiasts know the area for its world-class alpine skiing and snowboarding at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing. Gunnison-Crested Butte is also a haven for outdoor summer activities. In the warmer months, visitors can choose from recreational activities such as hiking, climbing, mountain biking, boating, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, camping and horseback riding. Year-round visitors enjoy distinctive restaurants, unique shops and stimulating cultural opportunities, and have a wide range of lodging options ĺ─ţ from rustic inns to guest cabins and bed-and-breakfasts to full-service resort hotels.

Recognized as the ĺ─˙Official Wildflower Capital of Coloradoĺ─¨ by the Colorado Legislature and one of the National Trust for Historic Preservationĺ─˘s ĺ─˙Dozen Distinctive Destinationsĺ─¨ in 2008, Crested Butte is the site of rich mining, ranching and skiing heritage and home to the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Only three miles up the road is the resort village of Mt. Crested Butte, home to the ski area, an active base area, the areaĺ─˘s conference center, and outstanding hiking and biking trails.

Gunnison, a real western town located 28 miles from Crested Butte, is home to the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, Gunnison Whitewater Park, Gunnison Valley Observatory, Pioneer Museum and Western State College, a four-year institution offering majors in the liberal arts and sciences and professional fields. Both Crested Butte and Gunnison have thriving historic central business districts packed with shopping and dining opportunities.

In Gunnison County, visitors will find the Curecanti National Recreation Area, where dinosaur fossils were recently discovered; the Blue Mesa Reservoir, Coloradoĺ─˘s largest body of water and home to the largest Kokanee salmon fishery in the United States; and The Black Canyon of the Gunnison, one of our countryĺ─˘s newest national parks. Gunnison County includes the quaint and historic towns of Pitkin, Gothic, Tin Cup, Marble, Powderhorn, Almont and Crystal, plus the better-known communities of Gunnison, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte. Gunnison County is part of the West Elk Loop and Silver Thread Scenic & Historic Byways.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst conducts The Cleveland Orchestra in Shostakovichĺ─˘s Symphony No. 5


Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst conducts The Cleveland Orchestra in Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 at the Blossom Festival on July 18

Nikolaj Znaider is soloist in the Beethoven Violin Concerto

Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst will conduct The Cleveland Orchestra in a program featuring Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 at the Blossom Festival on Saturday, July 18, at 8:00 p.m. The program also will feature Nikolaj Znaider as soloist in Beethoven's Violin Concerto.

Following Mr. Znaider's performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto with The Cleveland Orchestra and guest conductor Pinchas Steinberg in February 2009, the Cleveland Plain Dealer commented, "Znaider met Brahms' challenge with a commanding, Apollonian technique. His bowing was flawless, moving among the strings seamlessly, and the triple-stopped chords in the lengthy first movement were played as precisely as if they had been sounded on a keyboard. Yet there was fire aplenty. Beneath Brahms' hard-fought logic there is a suppressed passion that Znaider emphasized brilliantly in his phrasing and attack."

The July 18 program will begin with Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D major, Opus 61. After intermission, the program concludes with Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D minor, opus 47. The Cleveland Orchestra and Mr. Welser-MłĆst will perform the Shostakovich symphony in four cities during their fall 2009 European Tour/Musikverein Residency, which begins in Toronto, Canada, and takes place from October 20-November 3.

New this season, Lawn/General Admission tickets allow patrons to sit on the lawn or in newly designated General Admission areas in the rear corner sections of the Pavilion, adding 1,500 lower-priced seats in the Pavilion. These seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis to any ticketholder.

Also new in 2009, children 12 and under will be admitted free to the Lawn for all concerts. For each adult ticket purchase, two children will be admitted free to the Lawn. Each child will receive a free Kids' Lawn Pass. Kids' Lawn Passes will be available at the Severance Hall Ticket Office, the Blossom Box Office, and the Lawn Ticket Booth at Blossom, and also will be available for downloading and printing online at BlossomLawnFun.com. Kids' Lawn Passes are required for all children 12 and under on the Lawn. The passes are not valid for entry into the Pavilion. Anyone wishing to sit in the new General Admission area of the Pavilion needs to have a Lawn/General Admission Ticket.

Biographical information on Franz Welser-MłĆst follows. Biographical information on Nikolaj Znaider is available on request.

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TICKET PRICES: Pavilion $42, $31, $26; Lawn/General Admission $19. $82 box seats include complimentary parking in FirstEnergy Lot A and access to the Kulas Plaza VIP services. Children ages 12 and under are admitted to the Lawn seating area for free for all Blossom Festival concerts.

TICKETS for all 2009 Blossom Festival concerts are now on sale through the Severance Hall Ticket Office, the Blossom Music Center Box Office, online at clevelandorchestra.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets. The Severance Hall Ticket Office is located in the Smith Lobby. The entrance and 15-minute Ticket Service parking are along the west side of the building on East Boulevard. The Ticket Office is open during the summer Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (closed Monday, July 6). The Blossom Music Center Box Office is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (and through intermission on Blossom Festival concert dates).

To charge tickets by telephone on American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard and Visa, call Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at (216) 231-1111 (local call for 216 and 440 area codes) or (800) 686-1141 during the regular Severance Hall Ticket Office hours listed above. Subscriptions and single tickets are also available through The Cleveland Orchestra's website at clevelandorchestra.com. The website offers secure ticket transactions with any major credit card and provides complete concert listings. Please note: There are no added service charges or handling fees for Blossom Festival concert tickets purchased in person or by phone through the Blossom or Severance Hall ticket offices, or online through the Orchestra's website.

PARKING: Ample free parking is available. Patrons who buy Pavilion tickets at least 10 days prior to these performances will receive a free dated parking pass for one of Blossom's paved parking lots. (The 10-day advance purchase requirement is to allow time for postal delivery.) These paved parking lots are ADA accessible with ADA transport services to the Pavilion. In addition, there are a limited number of paid parking spaces available in the FirstEnergy Lot A (behind the Box Office) for purchase at $15 per vehicle (10-day advance purchase required). Call (216) 231-1111 or (800) 686-1141 for further details.

CALENDAR LISTING

Saturday, July 18, 2009, at 8:00 p.m.

Blossom Music Center

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

FRANZ WELSER-Mł˝ST, conductor

NIKOLAJ ZNAIDER, violin

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

TICKETS: Pavilion $82 (box), $42, $31, $26; Lawn/General Admission $19

Lawn seating for children 12 and under: FREE

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Dancing Monkey Theatre presents I AM I

I AM I
A dark, comedic, Rock n' Roll alternative
to Montreal's festival frenzy
written by Mike Czuba
directed by Larry Lamont
starring Patricia Mckenzie, Tristan D. Lalla and George Bekiaris
Players' Theatre
3480 McTavish, 3rd Floor
July 8 - 24

"I AM I" Revealsĺ─ÂUs!

Dancing Monkey Theatre offers a wild and quirky alternative to the endless stream of festivals parading through Montreal this summer with I AM I, the latest from Montreal playwright and screenwriter, Mike Czuba, author of The Elusive, (Mirror's Best Play of 2007-08). Audiences can escape the madding crowds of frenzied festival fans to see this dark and multi-layered comedy at the Players' Theatre, located at 3480 McTavish on the McGilll University Campus in the heart of downtown from July 8 - 24. Directed by Larry Lamont and starring Patricia Mckenzie, George Bekiaris and Tristan D. Lalla, the new work features the added attraction of live music by electro-acoustic sound designer, Tai Timbers. Mylł«ne Choquette designs with assistance from Phillip Kadowaki and Allie Smith stage manages as well as assists in the direction.

Man 1 and Man 2 are locked in a life long struggle between wants and needs, the desired and the rational, never fully understanding that one without the other means nothing. This battle of ideals comes to a head with the introduction of Sonya, the latest object of interest and the metaphor for all that came before. Not only does she represent the women, but their dreams and identities as well.

Using deceptively simple language, Czuba explores the quagmire where our inner voices run rampant, exposing every fear, base instinct and childish need with sharp and ruthless wit He explains, "Right now, today, how do we connect with each other, and more importantly, with ourselves? We create a persona for each of the roles we play in our daily routine; labels that we inadvertently get caught up in and that confuse us."

MAN 2: I don't care what anyone says, a man has to be strong, in command, emotional but reserved, an anchor.

MAN 1: A man has to be sensitive, caring, nurturing, considerateĺ─Â

Czuba continues, "We know we are more than our masks and want to connect with our deeper selves and in turn, have more meaningful connections with those around us, yet we don't seem to be able to do that. We can't reconcile the contradictory pieces of ourselves that don't fit in. We struggle with those grey areas of our psyches, are ashamed of them and try to bury those bits, not realizing that we're hiding that which makes us unique and also unites us, the very qualities that would enable us to connect."

MAN 1: ĺ─ÂWe like to make these grand statements, proclamations.

We do it without even knowing it, every time we describe ourselves.

I'm happy, I'm confident, I'm neurotic, I'm shyĺ─Â It's false, because these

things are based on arbitrary controls, it's false but if we say it enough times,

we start to buy it. But truth, the good stuff, the things that you wish someone else

could see, are only visible in the quiet. When we're no longer trying, thinking, singing and dancing,

then we're seen. If I was gone, I'd be revealed, ĺ─Â

Czuba playfully refers to his work as "sneaky", the everyday dialogue disclosing subtle layers of deeper truths and insights, slowly drawing the audience in, peeling away the separation between them and the actors until they merge, becoming "truly connected". As the characters externalize all the thoughts and impulses that monopolize the space between our ears; the twisted, irrational, perverse, even moronic things that everyone is thinking in any given millisecond and that God forbid, anyone should actually hear, the audience bonds with each other and the actors in their common experience.

MAN 2: ĺ─Âno more sensitive bullshit. I want to fuck and touch and taste and consume and experience!

And I'm sick and tired of you [MAN 1] getting in my way!

"There isn't a person in the audience who won't relate on at least one level. The play is totally accessible. We demolish the fourth wall as it becomes obvious that I, as an audience member, am the actor and the actor is me. The play reveals us to ourselves! Who's not up for that?"



I AM I - July 8 to 24

Opening Night:

Wednesday, July 8 20:00

Dates & Times:

July 8 - 11 20:00

July 15 - 18 20:00

July 22 - 24 20:00

Tickets:

Adult: $20.

Seniors/Students: $15

Venue:

Players' Theatre

3480 McTavish, 3rd Floor

Box Office:

(514) 369 - 6954

theatredancingmonkey@gmail.com

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La Scena Musicale numłęro de juillet-aoł¬t 2009 - publicitłę

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Lĺ─˘łętłę est enfin arrivłę et La Scena Musicale continue de vous apporter toute lĺ─˘actualitłę dans le monde de la musique. ł─ parałĂtre le 2 juillet, notre numłęro de juillet-aoł¬t mettra en vedette le violoniste virtuose Jonathan Crow et parlera notamment de sa participation łŢ la formation du Č┤ nouveau Ȭ Quatuor Orford. Crow sera łęgalement lĺ─˘artiste du mois dans notre CD Dłęcouverte prłęsentłę par LSM et les Disques XXI (offert uniquement aux abonnłęs payants). Le numłęro comprendra aussi des portraits des gagnants du Concours Musical International de Montrłęal, du Prix dĺ─˘Europe et dĺ─˘autres concours ainsi quĺ─˘un aperł▀u du Concours de musique du Canada, dłęjłŢ en cours, dans une entrevue avec le chef Jean-Franł▀ois Rivest. En outre, le maestro Kent Nagano nous parle de son łętłę oł╝ Brahms occupera la premił«re place. Nous soulignons łęgalement la premił«re canadienne de la Messa per Rossini łŢ Lanaudił«re; cette ëýuvre grandiose est un requiem łęcrit en collaboration par treize des plus łęminents compositeurs italiens contemporains de Rossini peu aprł«s sa mort. Tout cela et plus encore, y compris les calendriers, des critiques et des lectures dĺ─˘łętłę.

Le numłęro de juillet-aoł¬t de La Scena Musicale sera distribułę le 2 juillet et la date de tombłęe pour les annonces est le 26 juin 2009.

Si nous regardons vers lĺ─˘automne, nous sommes heureux dĺ─˘annoncer que le tout premier Rłępertoire annuel des arts de La SCENA sera en kiosques le 12 aoł¬t 2009. Ce rłępertoire, le premier du genre au Qułębec, sera sans nul doute une source prłęcieuse dĺ─˘information pour les artistes professionnels, les łętudiants et les amateurs dĺ─˘art de la province. Les lecteurs y trouveront des listes complł«tes dĺ─˘łęcoles, de conservatoires, de professeurs, de programmes, de concours, de sites Web, de salles, de chëýurs et ensembles amateurs et professionnels, de magasins de fournitures, de boutiques pour audiophiles, dĺ─˘agents, etc., dans les domaines de la musique, de la danse, du thłęłótre, du cinłęma et des arts visuels. Le rłępertoire comprendra des sections rłęgionales ainsi que nationales, en plus dĺ─˘une section internationale de ressources payantes. Ce rłępertoire bilingue parałĂtra łŢ temps pour la rentrłęe scolaire et constituera un guide essentiel pour lĺ─˘enseignement et la pratique des arts et de la musique.

La rentrłęe culturelle en musique et en art occupera la premił«re place dans le numłęro dĺ─˘automne de La SCENA, qui parałĂtra le 3 septembre. En couverture, łŢ notre grande joie, lĺ─˘homme de thłęłótre, cinłęaste et artiste multimłędia de Qułębec et mondialement connu Robert Lepage. On trouvera łęgalement dans ce numłęro dĺ─˘automne le numłęro de septembre de La Scena Musicale, mettant en vedette le tłęnor Marc Hervieux. Ce numłęro prend peu łŢ peu la forme dĺ─˘un numłęro spłęcial sur lĺ─˘opłęra.

LSM planifie dłęjłŢ deux week-ends dĺ─˘opłęra łŢ lĺ─˘automne : łŢ Toronto pour les productions de la Canadian Opera Company de The Nightingale and Other Short Fables de Stravinski et Madama Butterfly de Puccini, et łŢ Montrłęal pour les productions de lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal dĺ─˘I Pagliacci de Leoncavallo et de Gianni Schicchi de Puccini. Veuillez communiquer avec nous au 514-948-2520 ou łŢ operaweekend@scena.org pour obtenir des billets.

Rejoignez plus de 100 000 lecteurs avec 25 000 exemplaires distribułęs łŢ Montrłęal et au Qułębec et 25 000 exemplaires de plus au Canada anglais. La Scena Musicale contient des articles primłęs, un calendrier complet des łęvłęnements (y compris łŢ la radio et la tłęlłę pour le Qułębec) et des critiques de produits; les lecteurs consultent chaque numłęro 4,5 fois par mois, pour un total de 450 000 consultations par mois.

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NOTEZ : Aucune augmentation des tarifs en 2009-2010.

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La Scena Musicale
La SCENA
The Music Scene

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La Scena Musicale : juillet/aoł¬t 2008

50 000 lecteurs
Distribution : 25 000

  • Qułębec : 2 500
  • Montrłęal : 18 500
  • En kiosque : 2 000
  • Abonnements : 2 000

Sortie : le 2 juillet
Tombłęe publicitaire : le 26 juin
Maquettes : le 26 juin


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En octobre 2009 :
Weekend d'opłęra łŢ Toronto


> Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
> The Nightingale and Other Short Fables (Stravinsky), mise-en-scł«ne de Robert Lepage

Canadian Opera Company
Les 18 et 19 octobre 2009

1 (877) 948-2520
operaweekend@scena.org

Nombre de places limitłę


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Płętition pour le rłętablissement du financement par le Conseil des Arts du Canada en faveur des płęriodiques łŢ diffusion contrłąlłęe

Le Conseil des Arts du Canada, dans ses procłędures de demande de subvention pour 2009, a abandonnłę le soutien qu'il accordait aux płęriodiques łŢ diffusion contrłąlłęe. Donc, La Scena Musicale (LSM), The Music Scene Ontario et La SCENA nĺ─˘ont plus droit łŢ cette source de financement.

En 2007-08, le Conseil des Arts du Canada a subventionnłę 106 magazines dĺ─˘art et littłęraires pour un total de 2 661 900 $. Dĺ─˘aprł«s nous, il faut traiter tous les płęriodiques consacrłęs łŢ lĺ─˘art et łŢ la littłęrature de manił«re juste et łęquitable, ce qui signifie notamment que leurs demandes de soutien devraient łütre łętudiłęes par un jury. Cĺ─˘est pourquoi La Scena Musicale a dłęcidłę de lancer une campagne visant łŢ faire annuler ce changement de politique.

Nous vous prions de manifester votre soutien łŢ lĺ─˘łęgard de tous les płęriodiques dĺ─˘art łŢ diffusion contrłąlłęe (y compris les nłątres) en signant la płętition et en la faisant circuler.

Pour en savoir plus, lisez lĺ─˘article suivant dans notre carnet Web : http://www.scena.org/blog/2009/02/le-conseil-des-arts-du-canada-ne.html

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Vous voulez toucher une population aisłęe, informłęe et urbaine de 35 ans et plus, ou encore les musiciens et artistes professionnels ou łętudiants ? La Scena Musicale vous invite chez 100 000 Canadiens parmi les plus instruits, avertis en matił«re de culture et de consommation. Nos lecteurs sont passionnłęs de musique, de danse, de thłęłótre, de cinłęma et dĺ─˘arts visuels, et ils sĺ─˘intłęressent łŢ la nourriture, la mode, la dłęcoration.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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Laissez LSM vous aider łŢ obtenir des prix plus concurrentiels pour vos imprimłęs (affiches, dłępliants, brochures, programmes, etc.). Forte de ses 15 annłęes dĺ─˘expłęrience en achat dĺ─˘outils de marketing chez des imprimeurs de partout au pays, LSM peut vous ouvrir un accł«s aux meilleurs prix dĺ─˘impression existants. Investissez lĺ─˘argent łęconomisłę dans de meilleures surfaces publicitaires (annonces plus grandes ou mieux placłęes) parmi les divers produits młędias de LSM.

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Dons et błęnłęvoles demandłęs

La Scena Musicale/The Music Scene est un organisme de bienfaisance enregistrłę qui fait la promotion des arts et de la musique en publiant trois magazines et un site Web. Nous rapprochons les musicien(ne)s et les artistes avec la communautłę artistique, les młęlomanes et les amateurs dĺ─˘art. Aidez-nous łŢ poursuivre notre travail avec un don (d'argent ou de biens) ou par du travail błęnłęvole.Communiquer avec nous au 514-948-2520 ou łŢ info@scena.org

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Sonnez Ici !, le nouveau rendez-vous estival de musique contemporaine !


INNOVATIONS EN CONCERT
prłęsente

Sonnez ici !
Le nouveau rendez-vous estival de musique contemporaine

Six concerts
6, 7, 8 aoł¬t
ĺ─ó 13, 14, 15 aoł¬t
19 h 30

Au Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal
4750 Henri Julien (Młętro Mont-Royal)
Prix des billets : 5 $
Renseignements (grand public) : 514.252.8520



Montrłęal, le vendredi 19 juin 2009 ĺ─ý Sonnez ici !, voilłŢ ce que propose la toute nouvelle słęrie estivale dĺ─˘Innovations en concerts. Prłęsentłęs du 6 au 8 et du 13 au 15 aoł¬t inclusivement et dĺ─˘une durłęe dĺ─˘une heure sans entracte, les six concerts de la słęrie Sonnez ici ! se veulent le reflet de la diversitłę des tendances du milieu de la nouvelle musique de chambre.

Ce nouveau rendez-vous estival porte un nom qui reflł«te bien son emprise dans le temps et lĺ─˘espace. Il sĺ─˘adresse dĺ─˘une part łŢ lĺ─˘auditoire, qui est invitłę łŢ Č┤ sonner ici Ȭ, łŢ entrer dans lĺ─˘univers inoułě de la musique dĺ─˘aujourdĺ─˘hui. Les musiciens, quant łŢ eux, sont invitłęs łŢ faire sonner leurs instruments dans les nouvelles salles du Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal pour une expłęrience sonore palpitante.

Michel Frigon, directeur artistique de Sonnez ici !, a concoctłę une słęrie haute en couleur. Au programme: de la musique łęlectroacoustique, de la musique instrumentale dĺ─˘influence japonaise et occidentale, de la musique inspirłęe de diffłęrents folklores et la crłęation de plusieurs nouvelles ëýuvres en compagnie dĺ─˘artistes dĺ─˘ici et dĺ─˘ailleurs tels que Louis Dufort, In Extensio, Yuki Isami, Jłęrłąme Ducharme, QAT, Jeremy Brown, Luciane Cardassi et Quasar.

Sonnez ici !
Six concerts envoł¬tants et intrigants qui ne manqueront pas de piquant !

La programmation dłętaillłęe sera dłęvoilłęe au dłębut juillet.

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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. La programmation est partagłęe entre les compositeurs et interprł«tes rłęgionaux et nationaux, et l'accueil łŢ Montrłęal des artistes łętrangers en tournłęe.

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

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La Scena Musicale's July-August Issue - Call for advertising

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Summer has finally arrived and La Scena Musicale continues to provide you with whatĺ─˘s hot on the music scene. Appearing July 2, our July-August issue looks at virtuoso violinist Jonathan Crow, including his involvement with the formation of the New Orford String Quartet. Crow is also our featured July Discovery CD artist presented by LSM with XXI Records (available only to paying subscribers). As we celebrate competitions, youĺ─˘ll get in-depth profiles on winners of the Montreal International Music Competition, the Prix dĺ─˘Europe, and other competitions as well as a look at the coming Canadian Music Competition in an interview with conductor Jean-Franł▀ois Rivest. In addition, Maestro Kent Nagano discusses his Brahms-filled summer. We also look at the Canadian premiere of the Messa per Rossini at Lanaudił«re; this grandiose work is a collection of requiems written in collaboration between 13 of Rossiniĺ─˘s most prominent contemporary Italian composers. All of this and more, including calendars, reviews and summer reading.

The July-August issue of La Scena Musicale is distributed on July 2 and the deadline for advertising is June 26, 2009.

Looking towards the fall, we are pleased to announce the first-ever annual La SCENA Arts Directory, which will hit stands August 12, 2009. The directory will be the first of its kind in Quebec and promises to be a premier source for professional artists, students, and arts-lovers in the province. Through the directory, readers will have access to comprehensive listings of schools, conservatories, teachers, programs, competitions, websites, performance spaces, amateur and professional choirs and ensembles, supply stores, high end audio, agents and much more in the fields of music, dance, theatre, film, and visual arts. There will be regional listings as well as a national section, plus a fee based international section. The appearance of the bilingual directory is timed for back to school, and will be the essential guide for arts and music learning and participation.

The fall arts and music scene will be extensively covered in the Fall Edition of La SCENA, which will appear on September 3, 2009. We are thrilled to grace its cover with Canadian auteur Robert Lepage, the internationally-acclaimed playwright, filmmaker, and multimedia artist. Included in the Fall issue will be the September issue of La Scena Musicale, featuring tenor Marc Hervieux. This issue is shaping to be a special issue on Opera.

LSM is already planning two fall opera weekends: Opera Weekend in Toronto features the Canadian Opera Companyĺ─˘s productions of Stravinskyĺ─˘s The Nightingale and Other Short Fables and Pucciniĺ─˘s Madama Butterfly, and Opera Weekend in Montreal presents Opłęra de Montrłęal in performances of Pagliacciĺ─˘s Leoncavallo and Pucciniĺ─˘s Gianni Schicchi. Call 514-948-2520 or e-mail us at operaweekend@scena.org for tickets.

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Reach over 100,000 readers with 25,000 copies distributed in Montreal and the province of Quebec, and another 25,000 copies in English Canada. La Scena Musicale contains award-winning editorial features, an extensive calendar of events (province of Quebec including radio and TV listings) and product reviews; readers consult each issue 4.5 times a month, generating 450,000 viewings per month.

For more info on rates and production please visit http://ads.scena.org for our 2009-2010 schedule or contact our sales department directly at 514-948-0509 or sales@scena.org.

NOTE: There is no increase in advertising rates for 2009-2010.

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Yours sincerely,

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


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Upcoming Issues:

La Scena Musicale: July/August 2008

50,000 readers

Quebec

circulation: 25,000 copies

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

Distribution date: July 2
Advertising deadline: June 26

Materials deadline: June 26


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Opera Weekend in Toronto


> Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
> The Nightingale and Other Short Fables (Stravinsky), Robert Lepage, director

Canadian Opera Company
October 17 and 18, 2009

1 (877) 948-2520
operaweekend@scena.org

Nombre de places limitłę / Number of tickets limited.
> Details

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Petition: Restore Canada Council Funding to Controlled-Circulation Magazines

The Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) has recently dropped support for controlled-circulation print magazines in its 2010 application process, rendering La Scena Musicale (LSM), The Music Scene Ontario and La SCENA ineligible to compete for CCA grants. In 2007-08, the Canada Council funded 106 arts & literary magazines for a total of $2,661,900.

We feel that all arts and literary magazines should be treated equally and fairly, and this means the ability to submit an application that is reviewed by a peer jury.

Consequently, La Scena Musicale has launched a campaign to reverse the Canada Council policy change.Please show your support for all controlled-circulation arts magazines (including our family of magazine) by signing up and circulate this appeal.

See our blog article for details: http://www.scena.org/blog/2009/02/canada-council-drops-support-for.html

Online petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/restore-canada-council-funding-to-controlled-circulation-magazines

and a Facebook group Restore Canada Council Funding to Controlled-Circulation Magazines

OR download the petition in PDF format

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New LSM Online Feature:

NEW: RSS Feeds for our news, blogs and Lebrecht Weekly: http://www.scena.org/RSS_SCENA .html


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Advertise with us and reach Canadaĺ─˘s most cultured consumers:

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

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

Readership Profile

  • 50,000 readers per issue
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  • Music and arts professionals and students

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PRINTING: Make Your Budget Work Smarter for You!

Let LSM help you secure more competitive prices for your printing needs (posters, flyers, pamphlets, programs, etcĺ─Â).SAVE on your printing needs and GAIN better advertising exposure!

With over 15 years of experience sourcing marketing materials from printers across Canada, LSM can help you access the best available printing prices. Invest the money you save on better advertising ĺ─˛real estateĺ─˘ (larger ads and/or better ad positioning) in LSM through its varied media product offering.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Honens International Piano Competition


TWENTY-ONE PIANISTS FROM 12 NATIONS TO COMPETE IN THE SIXTH HONENS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION


CALGARY, AB, June 18, 2009 ĺ─ý Today, Honens announced the names of the 21 Quarterfinalists to compete in the Sixth Honens International Piano Competition, which takes place in Calgary, October 22 to November 6, 2009. The pianists come from 12 nations: Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States.


"Honens continues to attract some of the top young talent from around the world," says Angela Cheng, Chairwoman of the Honens First Jury. "We have selected an incredibly strong group of pianists to advance to the Quarterfinals."


The Honens First Jury selected the 21 Quarterfinalists after a week of deliberations earlier this month at the Banff Centre. Pianists Angela Cheng, Katherine Chi (2000 Honens First Laureate), Matthias Kirschnereit and Ronan O'Hora reviewed 90-videotaped performances from the Competition's first public stage that took place in Calgary, New York and Munich earlier this spring.


"The 21 pianists are musicians one wants to hear again and again," says Stephen McHolm, Honens Executive Director. "They truly represent the kind of complete artist we aim to discover."


The 21 Quarterfinalists include 17 men and 4 women: Michael Brown (from the United States, residing in New York), Michael Bukhman (from Israel, residing in New York), Yunjie Chen (from China, residing in New York), Yue Chu (from China, residing in Chestnut Hill, MA), Ran Dank (from Israel, residing in New York), Jonathan Floril (from Ecuador/Spain, residing in New York), Stanislav Khristenko (from Russia, residing in Oberlin, Ohio), Sangyoung Kim (from South Korea, residing in Boston), Natacha Kudritskaya (from the Ukraine, residing in France), Alexey Lebedev (from Russia, residing in Germany), Ka-ling Colleen Lee (from Hong Kong, residing in Germany) , Soyeon Lee (from South Korea, residing in Princeton, NJ), Misha Namirovsky (from Israel, residing in Germany), Tom Poster (from the United Kingdom, residing in the United Kingdom), Evgeny Starodubtsev from Russia, residing in Russia), Georgy Tchaidze (from Russia, residing in Russia), Gilles Vonsattel (from Switzerland, residing in New York), Daniel Wnukowski (from Canada, residing in the United Kingdom), Chun-Chieh Yen (from Taiwan, residing in Los Angeles), Feng Zhang (from China, residing in China), and Kirill Zwegintsov (from the Ukraine, residing in Switzerland).


Pianists compete for more than $100,000 CAN in cash prizes and one of the competition world's most lucrative career development programs valued at more than $500,000.


Each pianist will perform two recitals in the Competition Quarterfinals (October 22 to 28): a 50-minute solo recital that includes a new work by Canadian composer Brian Current; and a second 40-minute concert for violin and piano with violinist Tereza Stanislav. Twelve pianists move on to the Semifinals (October 30 to November 1) to perform 65-minute recitals that include ten minutes of art song / lieder with Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux. Five finalists perform with Austrian conductor Christoph Campestrini and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (November 5 and 6). The prizewinners will be announced on November 6, 2009.


Tickets range from $12 to $85 and are available by calling (403) 299-0140 or online at honens.com.


About Honens

Honens International Piano Competition is among the world's most prestigious events of its kind. It searches the world to discover "Complete Artists" ĺ─ý 21st century musicians for 21st century audiences. The Sixth International Piano Competition, presented by Nexen Inc., and supported by Steinway & Sons, Irene Besse Keyboards Ltd, Macleod Dixon LLP, TransAlta and Enbridge Inc., takes place in Calgary, October 22 to November 6, 2009. For more information visit www.honens.com.

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MałĂtriser l'art et la technique de la musique de film


MałĂtriser l'art et la technique
de la musique de film

-Nouveau programme de 2e cycle łŢ l'UQAM

Seul programme francophone du genre au Canada, le Diplłąme d'łętudes supłęrieures spłęcialisłęes (DESS) en musique de film de l'UQAM vise łŢ former les łętudiants aux techniques de conception et de production musicales propres aux ëýuvres cinłęmatographiques, vidłęo ou Web.
Selon une approche par projet, ce programme de deuxił«me cycle permet łŢ des musiciens de s'allier łŢ des collł«gues rłęalisateurs. Les compositeurs, comme les rłęalisateurs sont ainsi appelłęs łŢ travailler conjointement łŢ la crłęation et łŢ la production de films entił«rement originaux, de manił«re łŢ favoriser la synergie et le dłęveloppement des talents disciplinaires respectifs.

Offert conjointement par l'łÔcole des młędias et le Dłępartement de musique de l'UQAM, le DESS en musique de film permet notamment d'acqułęrir les compłętences suivantes :

  • Illustration des intentions du scłęnario au moyen de la musique.
  • MałĂtrise des contraintes techniques associłęes łŢ l'łęlaboration de la trame sonore
    d'un film.
  • Connaissance des particularitłęs touchant la relation entre le compositeur et le rłęalisateur.
  • łÔtablissement d'un rłęseau de contacts dans le milieu cinłęmatographique.

-Le DESS en musique de film

  • Durłęe d'un an, 30 crłędits de 2e cycle
  • Offert uniquement łŢ temps complet en trois trimestres : automne, hiver et łętłę
  • Accessible au programme de prłüts et bourses du Ministł«re de l'łÔducation, du Loisir
    et du Sport
  • Date limite d'admission : 1er aoł¬t 2009

-Information

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Une ode łŢ łÔdith, Calixte, Donat et Raymond


Une ode łŢ łÔdith, Calixte, Donat et Raymond
pour lĺ─˘ouverture de la deuxił«me Phase du Village Historique Acadien


(Rivił«re du Nord, le 18 juin 2009) - Le dimanche 28 juin prochain, ce sera une journłęe de grande cłęlłębration pour le Village Historique Acadien (VHA), mais łęgalement pour lĺ─˘ensemble de lĺ─˘industrie touristique de la Płęninsule acadienne.

Le VHA a retenu les services des Productions Ode pour lui prłęparer un spectacle dĺ─˘envergure afin de souligner lĺ─˘łęvłęnement depuis fort longtemps attendu. Ce sera la grande Fłüte au Village sur le site de la deuxił«me phase.

Le groupe Ode, Annie Blanchard, Pascal Lejeune, łÔric Thłęriault et Fayo rendront hommage aux piliers de la chanson de la Płęninsule acadienne, les łÔdith Butler, Calixte Duguay, Donat Lacroix et Raymond Breau. Ces trois derniers monteront sur scł«ne afin d'interprłęter de leurs chansons. La direction musicale du spectacle a łętłę confiłęe łŢ Isabelle Thłęriault et Franł▀ois łÔmond. Les musiciens Daniel LeBlanc, Briand Melanson et Benoit Picard complłęteront lĺ─˘orchestre maison.

Les directeurs artistiques du spectacle, Monique Poirier et Allain Roy, se sont dit comblłęs de pouvoir monter un spectacle dans ce trł«s beau cadre historique. Č┤ Nous voulons saisir cette occasion pour cłęlłębrer, avec leurs paroles et leur musique, ceux que nous qualifions, affectueusement et respectueusement, les piliers de la chanson dans la Płęninsule acadienne. Ils ont łętłę des łęveilleurs de conscience ; ils ont contribułę łŢ nous rłęvłęler łŢ nous-młümes et łŢ enrichir notre culture par leur talent et leur travail.

Nous avons invitłę des artistes que nous aimons pour rendre hommage łŢ chaque pilier que nous cłęlłębrerons. Nous voulons ainsi crłęer des rencontres łętonnantes, partager des belles chansons et favoriser des moments magiques qui se produisent parfois sur une scł«ne, entre des artistes et le public. Cĺ─˘est tout prł«s de la magnifique gare que nous allons dresser une grande scł«ne extłęrieure pour faire la Fłüte au Village. Ȭ

Le grand spectacle dłębutera łŢ 14 h, le dimanche 28 juin prochain. Les spectateurs pourront emporter leurs chaises pliantes. Toutefois, des bancs du sanctuaire de la Sainte-Anne seront disponibles.

ł─ compter de 10 h, le public pourra revoir la premił«re phase du Village trł«s amłęliorłęe, qui les mł«nera au pont couvert, lien entre les deux sił«cles qui sera ouvert łŢ midi.

Il y aura de lĺ─˘animation avant le spectacle principal avec les artistes La trappe łŢ homard et le duo de Roger et Lłęonide. Plusieurs dignitaires se dłęplaceront pour lĺ─˘łęvłęnement dont lĺ─˘Honorable Shawn Graham, le Premier ministre du Nouveau-Brunswick.

Pour remercier sa nombreuse clientł«le, le prix dĺ─˘entrłęe pour cette journłęe dĺ─˘ouverture officielle sera rłęduit de 50 %. Le prix spłęcial est donc de 8 $ pour un adulte et de 16 $ pour une famille avec des enfants de 16 ans et moins. Lĺ─˘entrłęe est gratuite en tout temps pour les enfants de moins de 6 ans. Comme il y a beaucoup de nouvelles choses łŢ voir, beaucoup de personnages łŢ rencontrer au Village, le billet donnant accł«s au site historique sera bon pour une deuxił«me visite.

Le directeur głęnłęral du Village Historique Acadien, M. Clarence LeBreton, se dit heureux dans un premier temps de pouvoir compter sur lĺ─˘expłęrience et la notoriłętłę de Monique Poirier et dĺ─˘Allain Roy pour monter un spectacle qui cadre trł«s bien avec les objectifs du Village Historique Acadien, soit de promouvoir et de faire connałĂtre lĺ─˘histoire et la culture sous toutes ses facettes.

Le directeur głęnłęral tient łęgalement łŢ remercier le public de lĺ─˘appui quĺ─˘il manifeste, et ce depuis les 33 dernił«res annłęes, au Village Historique Acadien, ainsi que ses employłę.e.s et ses interprł«tes.

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Le Festival acadien de Caraquet lance sa programmation 2009 !


Le Festival acadien de Caraquet lance sa programmation 2009 !

(Moncton, le 18 juin 2009) - Le Festival acadien de Caraquet dłęvoile la programmation de son łędition 2009. Belles soirłęes, Soirłęes cabarets et Młęchants partys, deux semaines qui s'annoncent bien remplies en cłęlłębrations, en musique et en activitłęs culturelles de toutes sortes ! Du 1er au 15 aoł¬t, le Festival acadien de Caraquet promet des moments inoubliables, le tout culminant avec le Grand Tintamarre 2009.

Č┤ Notre programmation va faire bien des heureux avec des artistes łŢ ne pas manquer comme Zachary Richard, łÔdith Butler, Pascal Lejeune, 1755, La Virłęe, la Revue acadienne, Wilfred Le Bouthillier, Mes Ałěeux, La Compagnie Crłęole, Richard Desjardins, Damien Robitaille, Annie Blanchard et bien d'autres, avance Daniel Thłęriault, directeur głęnłęral du Festival acadien de Caraquet. De la chanson franł▀aise, des soirłęes de cłęlłębration avec l'occasion de danser, du thłęłótre, de l'art visuel, de l'humour, c'est tout un menu que nous proposons pour cette łędition 2009. Ȭ

Le Festival acadien de Caraquet propose des łęvłęnements et rassemblements incontournables qui reflł«tent łŢ la fois le talent de nos artistes et l'esprit de cłęlłębration et de fiertłę bien ancrłę dans la Płęninsule acadienne. Le vendredi 31 juillet, place łŢ la relł«ve avec le Gala de la chanson de Caraquet qui propose un spectacle fort impressionnant du jeune talent en Acadie. L'ouverture officielle du Festival acadien de Caraquet aura lieu le samedi 1er aoł¬t au Centre culturel suivi du lancement du Festival acadien de połęsie et du vernissage de l'exposition ArtCADIE. Le dimanche 2 aoł¬t, diverses activitłęs familiales sont au programme : la Fłüte populaire łŢ l'extłęrieur du Carrefour de la mer mettant en vedette Bruce Daigrepont, Andrłę Thłęriault et Les Matelots du Roy ; la traditionnelle Błęnłędiction des bateaux et en soirłęe le Feu d'artifice avec le chef artificier Bernard Frigault.

Du talent d'ici et d'ailleurs

Le samedi 1er aoł¬t, le public aura l'occasion d'assister łŢ un concert de la soprano Suzie LeBlanc. C'est un rendez-vous łŢ l'łÔglise St-Pierre-aux-Liens de Caraquet pour l'une des voix les plus douces en Acadie. Ce concert sera captłę par la radio Espace Musique. Un peu plus tard en soirłęe, Annie Blanchard et Wilfred Le Bouthillier uniront leur voix au Carrefour de la mer.

Dł«s le dimanche 2 aoł¬t, le bal des Młęchants partys sera lancłę avec la cłęlł«bre formation qułębłęcoise Mes Ałěeux. Toujours des soirłęes survoltłęes, les Młęchants partys du Festival acadien mettront en vedette Trans Akadi le vendredi 7 aoł¬t et le groupe folk qułębłęcois Quimorucru suivi du groupe SurołĂt le samedi 8 aoł¬t. Denis Richard sera en spectacle le 14 aoł¬t łŢ 18 h et la soirłęe du 14 aoł¬t sera chaude et rythmłęe avec La Compagnie Crłęole suivie d'un młęchant party avec les incontournables Hert LeBlanc et George Belliveau. La soirłęe du 15 aoł¬t se terminera aussi avec un Młęchant party mettant en vedette 1755 et La Virłęe. Tous les Młęchants partys sont rłęservłęs aux 19 ans et plus.

Le lundi 3 aoł¬t, les amateurs de country seront servis : Irvin Blais, Paul Dwayne et Vłęronique Labbłę seront en spectacle au Carrefour de la mer. En exclusivitłę au Nouveau-Brunswick le mercredi 12 aoł¬t, la tournłęe Quand le country dit bonjourĺ─ fera un arrłüt au Festival acadien. Font partie de ce spectacle Jean-Franł▀ois Breau, Marie-łÓve Janvier, Wilfred Le Bouthillier, Annie Blanchard, Antoine Gratton, Les Respectacles, Paul DarałĂche et Młęlanie Renaud, entre autres. Le lundi 10 aoł¬t au Carrefour de la mer, l'une des grandes de la chanson acadienne, łÔdith Butler, et la jeune Lisa LeBlanc, łętoile montante sur la scł«ne musicale acadienne, sauront charmer le public.

Chanson franł▀aise, jazz et humour, les Belles soirłęes auront de quoi plaire. Le mardi 4 aoł¬t, Raphał┤l Torr chante Joe Dassin et Andrłę Thłęriault chante Fłęlix Leclerc pour le plus grand plaisir de tous les nostalgiques. Les auteurs-compositeurs-interprł«tes de Petit-Rocher, Marie-Philippe Bergeron et Danny Boudreau, monteront sur scł«ne le jeudi 6 aoł¬t avec la formation de la Płęninsule Les Particulił«res. Les amateurs de pop et jazz seront ravis le samedi 8 aoł¬t avec Nathalie Renault et Maxime Belzile, finaliste au Sommet de la chanson de Kedgwick. L'humour sera au rendez-vous le dimanche 9 aoł¬t avec deux łęditions spłęciales de la Revue acadienne prłęsentłęes łŢ l'occasion du Congrł«s mondial acadien 2009. La Revue acadienne prłęsentera un florilł«ge de ses sketchs depuis 2004, annłęe du congrł«s prłęcłędent. Le lundi 10 et mardi 11 aoł¬t, le public pourra assister au spectacle 5e saison du Collł«ge de Bathurst sous la direction artistique de Calixte Duguay. L'artiste acadien Pascal Lejeune et le Franł▀ais Tibert seront sur scł«ne le mercredi 12 aoł¬t. Tous les spectacles Belles soirłęes auront lieu au Centre culturel de Caraquet.

Les soirłęes Cabarets au Carrefour de la mer permettent au public de dłęcouvrir des talents d'ici et d'ailleurs dans une ambiance intime et des plus chaleureuses. Le dimanche 9 aoł¬t, le Festival acadien prłęsente le duo Chuck et Albert suivi du chanteur bluegrass Paul Hłębert. Lise Hannick, le chanteur de blues Charles Pasi de Paris et le bluesman acadien JP LeBlanc seront au cabaret du Carrefour le mardi 11 aoł¬t. Le jeudi 13 aoł¬t aura lieu la soirłęe La Francophonie des Amłęriques avec Zachary Richard, Richard Desjardins, Florent Vollant, Samian, Damien Robitaille, Genevił«ve Toupin, Joseph Edgar, Michel Marchildon et la formation louisianaise Feufollet, suivi d'une soirłęe festive avec le groupe Ouanani.

Une Fłüte nationale des plus młęmorables

Cette annłęe, le Festival acadien de Caraquet mise sur la crłęativitłę des gens et met tout en ëýuvre pour mousser la participation au Grand Tintamarre 2009. Le samedi 15 aoł¬t aura lieu la naissance de la premił«re głęante d'Acadie crłęłęe par les artistes Pauline Dugas et Bernard Dugas. Soulevłęe par le rythme de l'accordłęon elle entrera dans la danse qui lui est dłędiłęe.

Le Festival acadien encourage les gens łŢ prendre part au cortł«ge de la głęante en participant łŢ divers ateliers de crłęation d'łęlłęments allłęgoriques en vue du Tintamarre. Tous les participants ainsi que les enfants et les familles sont conviłęs dans l'aprł«s-midi du 15 aoł¬t łŢ la place du Tintamarre derrił«re l'łęglise de Caraquet. Sur place auront lieu ateliers, animation, musique, maquillage, jonglerie et bien plus ! En fait, les 20 et 21 juin prochains, les gens sont invitłęs łŢ s'inscrire łŢ des ateliers de crłęation offerts łŢ Tracadie-Sheila en prłęparation au Tintamarre. De l'information sur ces ateliers est disponible au www.festivalacadien.ca.

En soirłęe, place łŢ la fłüte avec la lłęgendaire formation 1755 et le groupe La Virłęe qui feront lever la foule sur la scł«ne Alpine sous le Grand Chapiteau sur le site de l'łÔcole Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux łŢ partir de 22 h 30. Cette soirłęe est rłęservłęe aux 19 ans et plus. Les festivitłęs du 15 aoł¬t sont organisłęes conjointement avec le Congrł«s mondial acadien. La programmation complł«te de cette journłęe exceptionnelle sera dłęvoilłęe lors du lancement officiel de la programmation du CMA 2009 le 25 juin prochain.

Tous les billets pour les spectacles et łęvłęnements de l'łędition 2009 du Festival acadien de Caraquet seront en vente łŢ partir du lundi 22 juin dans le rłęseau de la billetterie Accł«s. Il est possible de se les procurer au www.billetterieacces.ca ou encore au 1.800.992.4040 ainsi que dans divers points de vente.

Toute la programmation du Festival acadien de Caraquet au www.festivalacadien.ca.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Saxophonist Wallace Halladay wins the 2009 Virginia Parker Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts


Saxophonist Wallace Halladay wins the 2009 Virginia Parker Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts

Ottawa, June 17, 2009 ĺ─ý Toronto saxophonist Wallace Halladay is the 2009 winner of the Virginia Parker Prize, announced today the Canada Council for the Arts.

The $25,000 prize was established in 1982 by Virginia Parker Moore for performers of classical music under age 32, who demonstrate outstanding talent and musicianship.

Saxophonist Wallace Halladay captures the qualities of the modern virtuoso, being at home in numerous styles, from the classical repertoire to the performance of contemporary music. Mr. Halladay has performed the concerti of Ibert, Schmitt, Husa, Scelsi and Donatoni, as well as premieres of Michael Colgrass, Mauricio Kagel and Scott Good. A soloist with the Vancouver Symphony and the Esprit Orchestra, he also inaugurated the Kitchenerĺ─ŰWaterloo Symphony's Intersections Series.

Mr. Halladay recorded the two saxophone Sequenzas of Berio and the Colgrass concerto for NAXOS. He is in demand as a performer with new music groups across Canada and the United States. He holds a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, and studied at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Arno Bornkamp. Mr. Halladay has taught at Memorial University and Eastman, and currently teaches at the University of Toronto. He is a Connĺ─ŰSelmer Artist and plays Selmer (Paris) saxophones.

An image of Mr. Halladay can be downloaded from the Canada Council image gallery. For a list of previous winners of the Virginia Parker Prize, visit the Canada Council website at www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes.

Mr. Halladay was selected by a peer assessment committee consisting of Terence Fullerton (Vancouver), Jane Leibel (St. John's, NL), Claire Marchand (Montreal) and Katharine Rapoport (Toronto).

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 (www.canadacouncil.ca) for a complete listing of these awards.

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Le saxophoniste Wallace Halladay remporte le Prix Virginia-Parker 2009 du Conseil des Arts du Canada


Le saxophoniste Wallace Halladay remporte le Prix Virginia-Parker 2009 du Conseil des Arts du Canada

Ottawa, le 17 juin 2009 ĺ─ý Le Conseil des Arts du Canada a annoncłę aujourd'hui que Wallace Halladay, saxophoniste de Toronto łętait le laurłęat 2009 du Prix Virginia-Parker.


Le prix d'une valeur de 25 000 $ a łętłę crłęłę en 1982 par Virginia Parker More pour les musiciens de musique classique de moins de 32 ans qui dłęmontraient un talent et un sens musical exceptionnels.

Le saxophoniste Wallace Halladay a toutes les qualitłęs du virtuose moderne, se sentant łŢ l'aise dans de nombreux styles que ce soit le rłępertoire classique ou les prestations de musique contemporaine. M. Halladay a joułę en concert des ëýuvres d'Ibert, de Schmitt, de Husa, de Scelsi et de Donatoni, et a prłęsentłę en premił«re des ëýuvres de Michael Colgrass, de Mauricio Kagel et de Scott Good. Comme soliste avec l'Orchestre symphonique de Vancouver et l'Esprit Orchestra, il a en outre inaugurłę la słęrie de concerts Intersections de l'orchestre symphonique de Kitchener-Waterloo.

M. Halladay a enregistrłę deux Sequenzas de Berio pour saxophone et le concerto de Colgrass sur l'łętiquette NAXOS. On le rłęclame partout au Canada et aux łÔtats-Unis pour qu'il se produise avec des groupes de musique nouvelle. Il est titulaire d'un doctorat de l'łÔcole de musique d'Eastman et a łętudiłę au Conservatoire d'Amsterdam auprł«s d'Arno Bornkamp. M. Halladay, qui a dłęjłŢ enseignłę łŢ l'Universitłę Memorial et łŢ Eastman, enseigne prłęsentement łŢ l'Universitłę de Toronto. ł─ titre d'artiste Conn-Selmer, il joue sur des saxophones Selmer (Paris).

Vous pouvez tłęlłęcharger une image de M. Halladay łŢ partir de la galerie des images, sur le site web du Conseil. Pour consulter la liste des prłęcłędents laurłęats de ces prix, visitez le site web du Conseil au www.conseildesarts.ca/prix.

M. Halladay a łętłę słęlectionnłę par un comitłę de pairs indłępendants composłę des artistes suivants : Terence Fullerton (Vancouver), Jane Leibel (St. John's, T.-N.-L.), Claire Marchand (Montrłęal) et Katharine Rapoport (Toronto).

Renseignements głęnłęraux

Outre son rłąle premier de promouvoir et de favoriser les arts, le Conseil des Arts du Canada administre plusieurs bourses et prix prestigieux en art, sciences humaines, sciences sociales, sciences naturelles, sciences de la santłę, głęnie et gestion des arts. Ces prix et bourses reconnaissent les rłęalisations d'artistes, de chercheurs et d'administrateurs canadiens exceptionnels. Le Conseil des Arts du Canada s'est engagłę łŢ accrołĂtre la sensibilisation du public envers ces personnes et organismes d'exception, et łŢ leur rendre hommage łŢ l'łęchelle nationale comme internationale.

Pour obtenir une liste complł«te de ces prix et bourses, veuillez consulter notre site web (www.conseildesarts.ca).

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16e łędition du Marchłę public de Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re

L'Union des producteurs agricoles prłęsente

Le Marchłę public de Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re,
dans lĺ─˘ambiance du 18e sił«cle
16e łędition

Samedi 29 aoł¬t, de 10 h łŢ 20 h
Dimanche 30 aoł¬t, de 10 h łŢ 18 h
Sur la place Royale et aux abords du Musłęe
łÔVłÔNEMENT GRATUIT

Montrłęal, le 17 juin 2009 ĺ─ý Le Marchłę public de Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re dans l'ambiance du 18e sił«cle vous propose, pour sa seiził«me łędition, une incursion authentique au cëýur du premier marchłę public de Montrłęal, vers 1750. Lĺ─˘łęvłęnement se dłęroule beau temps mauvais temps, sur la place Royale et aux abords du Musłęe, les samedi 29 et dimanche 30 aoł¬t prochain.

łÔvłęnement incontournable du Vieux-Montrłęal,
Le Marchłę public de Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re offre une expłęrience unique łŢ qui souhaite se divertir en frłęquentant, lĺ─˘espace dĺ─˘un week-end, un marchłę aux airs festifs qui, par le biais dĺ─˘aliments, de produits et dĺ─˘animations, revisite la rłęalitłę quotidienne sous le Rłęgime franł▀ais.

Lĺ─˘łęvłęnement se dłęroule sur la Place Royale, soit łŢ lĺ─˘emplacement młüme du premier marchłę łŢ Montrłęal. ł─ cette łępoque, on trouvait de tout au marchłę et dans les boutiques avoisinantes. Le marchłę avait lieu deux fois par semaine et les gens łętaient tenus de se rendre au marchłę pour faire la vente de leurs produits. Aussi, comme la place du marchłę constituait, suivant la tradition europłęenne, la principale place publique de la ville, c'est lłŢ que l'huissier faisait lecture des ordonnances, et que paysans, commerł▀ants, cabaretiers, ouvriers, voyageurs, soldats, matelots, nobles, bourgeois et fonctionnaires se cłątoyaient pour vendre et acheter, tout en łęchangeant nouvelles et potins... C'est lłŢ encore que musiciens ambulants, amuseurs publics et artisans faisaient d'une journłęe au marchłę un vrai plaisir!

Et cĺ─˘est ce voyage au cëýur de lĺ─˘histoire que propose Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re, plus de 250 ans plus tard.

Produits et denrłęes de lĺ─˘łępoque

En flłónant parmi les nombreux łętals du Marchłę public de Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re, les visiteurs peuvent dłęguster produits et denrłęes caractłęristiques du 18e sił«cle, et sĺ─˘approvisionner en produits divers : gelłęe de fruits sauvages et confitures, truffes au chocolat, produits de lĺ─˘łęrable, fromages, fines herbes, galettes de sarrasin, marinades de tłütes de violon, hydromel, alcool de fruits, cidre, savons artisanaux, sans oublier la fameuse bił«re dĺ─˘łępinette de Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re.

Le Marchłę propose aussi des alcools, du miel, de la moutarde, des fines herbes, de la gomme de sapin, de lĺ─˘huile dĺ─˘olive (łŢ cette łępoque, importłęe de France), des canneberges et des bleuets, des cerises de terre, des plantes młędicinales, des produits de chanvre et des vinaigres aromatisłęs.

Les produits vendus aux łętals du marchłę ont fait lĺ─˘objet de recherches rigoureuses, afin de sĺ─˘assurer quĺ─˘ils łętaient bel et bien communs łŢ la Nouvelle-France de lĺ─˘łępoque; ces produits sont vendus selon les normes sanitaires actuelles. Dans un souci de respect des faits historiques, les producteurs agricoles tout comme les artisans, musiciens et animateurs revłütent des costumes et prłęsentent des animations qui rappellent lĺ─˘ambiance du 18e sił«cle.

Une fin de semaine riche en animation

Des personnages dĺ─˘łępoque, des Amłęrindiens et les soldats dĺ─˘un rłęgiment militaire łętablissent leurs quartiers łŢ Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re et animent avec verve la place publique durant tout le week-end. Partout sur le site, des conteurs, musiciens et artisans vous łęblouiront de leur savoir-faire. Pour rappeler la nouvelle exposition du Musłęe, Pirates, corsaires et flibustiers, et le fait que Montrłęal est une ville portuaire vous serez invitłę łŢ participer łŢ une chasse au trłęsor, łŢ aider le małĂtre-coq łŢ faire le samilgondis des grands jour ou łęcouter les projets du marin Pierre qui rłüve de faire le corsaire sur les mers des Antilles et de lĺ─˘Atlantique.

Aussi, łŢ ne pas manquer, le nouveau conte
Le Diable aux vaches ĺ─ý Un conte de lĺ─˘UPA crłęłę spłęcialement par Eric Michaud pour le Marchłę public. Ce conte du terroir, pour petits et grands, sera prłęsentłę sur la scł«ne de lĺ─˘auberge le samedi et le dimanche. Ubert Sansprłę raconte comment le diable a laissłę des traces de son passage dans nos campagnes....

Plusieurs activitłęs du
Marchłę public sont destinłęes aux tout-petits qui auront la chance de se costumer łŢ la mode de la Nouvelle-France, faire la parade des petits soldats et jouer łŢ des jeux dĺ─˘łępoque comme les pinnes et les dames.

Zone contemporaine

Le Marchłę public propose aussi une zone contemporaine appelłęe Młęmoires de Nouvelle-France, oł╝ les curieux peuvent essayer de retracer leurs origines et reprendre contact avec des traditions franł▀aises gardłęes vivantes depuis plus de deux sił«cles. Plusieurs partenaires du Musłęe sont invitłęs łŢ partager avec les visiteurs leur savoir historique, archłęologique et głęnłęalogique. La Sociłętłę głęnłęalogique canadienne-franł▀aise et la Sociłętłę historique de Montrłęal sont prłęsentes dans cette section.

Dĺ─˘autres parts, en marge du Mois de lĺ─˘archłęologie, deux activitłęs spłęciales sont prłęsentłęes lors du
Marchłę public. Avec La ville sous la ville - sur les traces du Fort de Ville-Marie, rencontrez et discutez avec les archłęologues qui collaborent łŢ lĺ─˘łÔcole de fouilles archłęologiques de Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re. Ils vous expliquent lĺ─˘historique du site de la fondation de Montrłęal ainsi que leurs plus rłęcentes dłęcouvertes.

Pour les plus jeunes, lĺ─˘animation
Archłęologues en herbe deviens une occasion idłęale pour en apprendre un peu plus sur le młętier dĺ─˘archłęologue. Dans un espace de dłęcouvertes, les jeunes vont participer łŢ une simulation de fouilles en compagnie dĺ─˘un guide-animateur archłęologue. Leur mission : mettre au jour les traces liłęes łŢ diffłęrentes płęriodes de lĺ─˘histoire de Montrłęal.

Lĺ─˘activitłę culturelle Le Marchłę public de Pointe-łŢ-Callił«re dans lĺ─˘ambiance du 18e sił«cle est prłęsentłęe par lĺ─˘Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA). Ce projet est rłęalisłę dans le cadre de lĺ─˘Entente sur le dłęveloppement culturel de Montrłęal et błęnłęficie du soutien du Secrłętariat aux affaires autochtones. Le Musłęe remercie łęgalement ses autres partenaires : Unibroue ainsi que les quotidiens La Presse et The Gazette.

Le Musłęe est subventionnłę par la Ville de Montrłęal.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sobeys Symphony Under the Sky brings summer sounds to Hawrelak Park


Your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra concludes summer with the 15th annual

Sobeys Symphony Under the Sky

Friday, September 4th - Monday, September 7th

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park

Edmonton, AB ĺ─Â Concluding the summer festival season in Edmonton is Sobeys Symphony Under the Sky. Taking place Labour Day weekend, September 4th ĺ─ý 7th, 2009, this annual festival is sure to delight concert-goers of all ages, by bringing the invigorating sounds of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) to the beautiful river valley setting of Hawrelak Park.

Charismatic Conductor Bob Bernhardt returns to lead the ESO in five outdoor concerts that will celebrate the 15th annual outdoor festival of orchestral music. Over the course of four days, audiences can sample the varied music programming presented by the ESO all through the concert season. From classical masterpieces, operatic classics, Hollywood movie favourites, and a tribute to Sinatra, there is something for every musical taste and style!

ĺ─˙It is with delight and great pleasure that Iĺ─˘m back for my fourth season of Sobeys Symphony Under the Skyĺ─¨ says Maestro Bernhardt. ĺ─˙As always, we strive to provide a wide variety of excellent and entertaining programs for the entire family that has become the hallmark of this festival. We hope that you find much to enjoy!ĺ─¨

This year, the ESO is also extremely pleased to have Bullfrog Power as a partner to lower the electricity-related emissions footprint of the festival with Alberta-made wind power. Bullfrog Power is a leading Canadian provider of 100 per cent green electricity, and the only all-green electricity provider in Alberta. Providing green power for this event will not require any special equipment or wiring. Bullfrog Power will simply inject clean, emissions-free EcoLogoM-certified electricity to the Alberta electricity grid to match the amount of power used by the event, just as it does for thousands of homes and hundreds of organizations in Alberta and Ontario.

ĺ─˙By choosing to use Bullfrog Power, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is setting an important example about how easy it is for organizations and companies to lower their electricity-related emissions footprint,ĺ─¨ says Theresa Howland, Vice President, Western Region, Bullfrog Power.

On Friday, September 4th, the festival opens with ESO Music Director Bill Eddins stepping into the role of guest piano soloist, taking on Gershwinĺ─˘s vivacious, jazz-influenced Concerto in F. Bob Bernhardt will conduct two other treasured works of classical music, Mussorgskyĺ─˘s rousing A Night on Bare Mountain and Mendelssohnĺ─˘s shimmering ĺ─˙Italianĺ─¨ Symphony, in this 7:00pm concert of Sparkling Classics.

Saturday, September 5th welcomes Canadian soprano Kathleen Brett for an afternoon performance of operatic delights, and an evening performance of glorious music from Oscar-winning movies. The 2:00pm matinee concert Operamania!, will bring some of the greatest orchestral as well as vocal works from opera to the Amphitheatre stage, with a showcase of music by Mozart, Rossini, Lłęhar, and Strauss.

Following the matinee, stick around for the 4th annual Family BBQ, as ESO musicians cook up burgers from Sobeys on party-sized BBQs provided by Big Top Rentals. All proceeds to support Kids Kottage ĺ─ý a charity that assists families in crisis situations.

The day concludes with Hollywood Adventures and Romances ĺ─ý our annual ĺ─˙movie nightĺ─¨ which has rapidly become one of the festivalĺ─˘s favourite concert programs. Enjoy a summer night of familiar music and themes from The Lion King, The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, The Lord of the Rings, and so much more! This evening performance begins at 7:00pm.

The festival continues on Sunday, September 6th, at 2:00pm, with a move-along, sing-along event for the entire family, The Hi-Lo Big Top Circus. In a colourful and lively circus setting, parents and children will learn musical concepts through storytelling and audience participation. This hour-long concert which will highlight music of the great composers of classical music, including Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn, does not include musicians of the ESO.

Fun for the whole family continues immediately following the concert with the Teddy Bear Picnic! Enjoy games, face painters, and inflatable activities, plus meet ESO musicians and make some music at the ESOĺ─˘s original instrument petting zoo! Instruments are provided in part by the Edmonton Public School String Enrichment Program. Festival favourite Fat Franks will also be onsite selling delicious hot dogs, with all proceeds to support the ESOĺ─˘s education programs.

Sunday concludes with a tribute concert to Old Blue Eyes himself. Steve Lippia brings his uncanny Sinatra style to the Heritage Amphitheatre for a night of vocal magic in Simply Sinatra with Steve Lippia, at 7:00pm. Bob Bernhardt conducts your ESO through songs that include New York, New York, My Way, Thatĺ─˘s Life, You Make Me Feel So Young, Cheek to Cheek, and many more.

Finally, on Monday, September 7th, at 2:00pm, your ESO wraps up its annual summer festival in a tradition of grand proportions. Hometown favourite trumpeter Jens Lindemann brings extraordinary musicianship and a disarming stage presence to the festivalĺ─˘s final afternoon, presenting a dynamic mix of virtuosity and lyricism. Following dramatic pieces by Gershwin, Haydn, and Bizet, the guns of the Royal Canadian Artillery, as ever, will supply the awe-inspiring cannonades to Tchaikovskyĺ─˘s 1812 Overture in the weekendĺ─˘s grand finale.

This year, do your part and join your Edmonton Symphony in going Green! Thinking of driving to the park? Avoid the long waits in your car and limited parking space at the park ĺ─ý simply leave your vehicle at the U of A Stadium lot (pay-parking lot located northwest of the Butterdome ĺ─ý 116 St and 88 Ave) and ride Hybrid ETS buses for free directly to Hawrelak Park. Or better yet, ride your bike! Free, supervised bike racks will be available on site, courtesy of the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society. Bringing a picnic lunch for the family? Summertime snacks have never tasted better than when they come packed in reusable containers!

This yearĺ─˘s festival will once again play host to our digital concert attendees - bloggers and tweeters. Blogging Under the Sky is open to anyone with a personal blog/Twitter account, who is interested in blogging/tweeting live from Sobeys Symphony Under the Sky. Those interested should email their blog address to esoblognight@winspearcentre.com. Festival tickets will be given to participating bloggers and tweeters.

For a full concert listing of Sobeys Symphony Under the Sky, please visit www.edmonontonsymphony.com. All events will be held at Hawrelak Park.

In case of inclement weather, listen to Shine 105.9 FM. Any venue changes will be announced on air, posted on edmontonsymphony.com and http://twitter.com/edmsymphony, and noted at (780) 428-1414 and 1-800-563-5081.

In addition to the generous support of Sobeys, festival supporters include Bullfrog Power, TELUS, the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council, The REALTORSČĂ Association of Edmonton, The Edmonton Journal, AM 930 The Light, and 105.9 Shine FM.

The Monday, September 7th performance is generously sponsored by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada.

Ongoing support to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is provided by The Canada Council for the Arts, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and The Edmonton Arts Council.

Box Office and Tickets

The Box Office at Hawrelak Park opens two hours prior to the first performance of each day of the festival. The amphitheatre gates open one hour prior to each performance. The amphitheatre is closed between matinee and evening performances.

Weekend passes range from $82 to $120, and single tickets prices range from $18 to $27. All child grass seating is FREE* and child reserved tickets are $13. Agency fees apply. The 2 for 1 New Subscriber Promotion applies to weekend passes.

Non-refundable/non-exchangeable tickets are available now through the Winspear Centre Box Office: in person at #4 Winston Churchill Square, by phone: (780) 428-1414 or 1-800-563-5081, or on-line at www.edmontonsymphony.com. Please note that the Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre Box Office is CASH ONLY. An ATM machine will be available on site.

*Ticket still required for child grass seating.

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Art at the Harbourfront Centre

Nine spectacular visual arts exhibitions set to open at Harbourfront Centre, June 27-September 13

This summer, Harbourfront Centre is excited to showcase an array of visual arts exhibitions. Highlights include the unparalleled outdoor photo exhibition RESPECT: A Photo Odyssey Celebrating Canada's Boreal Forest; exhibitions that are part of World Routes 09 presented by RBC feature works by Canadian and international contemporary Aboriginal artists, along with the work of a Taiwanese artist; and new works by Craft Studio artists-in residence.

The public opening reception takes place on Friday, June 26, 6-10pm at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. Admission to the reception and the exhibitions is free. Exhibitions run from June 27-September 13. Exhibition hours for main gallery: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, noon-6pm; Friday and Saturday, noon-8pm; closed Monday except holiday Mondays, noon-6pm; Regular hours for the Craft Studio: Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm. For information, the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit harbourfrontcentre.com/visualarts/yorkquaycentre.cfm

Planet IndigenUs Exhibitions
Visual arts exhibitions form part of Harbourfront Centre's Planet IndigenUs festival, August 14-16 and 21-23, which explores contemporary expressions of world indigenous cultures. Planet IndigenUs is co-produced with Woodland Cultural Centre, Brandford ON, and generously supported by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

ALTERNATION: Terrance Houle, Hannah Claus, Tom Jones, Mark Igloliorte, George Littlechild, Jewel Shaw
Curator Ryan Rice has brought together artists from across Canada and the US to explore the day-to-day shifts in traditional and contemporary Indigenous cultures and societies in photography, video and mixed media installations. It is about reaction and distraction, oppression and sovereignty, and absence and presence. Each Indigenous artist represents their relationship to their nation, through alter-nations and sub-cultures that define their multi-centered selves as ever-changing sites to a global/local environment of expansion and contraction/integration and segregation, that is public and/or private. Issues of land, personality/identity, integrity, hybridity, erasure, preservation, community, peace and love are a continuum of tradition; a paradox between transitions and consistency are explored within the exhibition.

Shaping Stories: Michael D. Massie
This exhibition highlights the artist's work in stone and metal. Massie's work is a reflection of his mixed Inuit, Młętis and Scottish heritage. In it, he investigates both traditional and contemporary themes. This fusion of ideas, techniques and traditions is a hallmark of Massie's work. He has achieved renown for his innovative teapots that express his sublime skill at amalgamating powerful imagery and stories from his Inuit heritage with a contemporary European aesthetic. The tea ceremony, ritualized around the world and the teapot, an iconic form used by many craft artists is a signature image for Massie. His intimate portrayals of the teapot celebrate and pay homage to his grandmother. This exhibition is co-presented with Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver BC.

Flight to the moon: Keesic Douglas
Douglas explores issues surrounding First Nations issues from an insider's perspective through his own Indigenous lens of being an Ojibway artist. Selections from Keesic Douglas' still photography and video work The Vanishing Traceĺ─ţwinner of Best Short Documentary at the 2007 imagineNATIVE Film Festival, Toronto as well as Landscapes are installed within York Quay Centre and on its fał▀ade.

maang (message stick): r e a
r e a (Aboriginal, Australia) presents a three channel video with sound entitled, maang (message stick), 2007, as part of a larger body of work where the artist works exclusively within the parameters of Indigenous language as comment on loss of land and language, but also the possibility of renaissance, revitalization and regeneration of people, land, language and culture.

Communities II: Frank Shebageget
Communities IIĺ─ţthe exhibition at Service Canada at Harbourfront Centreĺ─ţis an ongoing art piece. A large tarpaper surface (9 x 16 feet) contains the written names of 688 Aboriginal, Inuit, and Metis reserves, communities and bands. The drawing is completed on tarpaper, because the current list is temporary, and will always need continuous updating.

TELUS TAIWANfest: A New Journey Exhibition
Mother Nature: Chen Shu-yen

Mother Nature is a fibre-based installation by Chen Shu-yen, using the indigenous techniques and materials of Taiwan. Chen also presents Soul House, a larger site specific work during Planet IndigenUs and TELUS TAIWANfest: A New Journey, which takes place August 28-30.

Craft Studio Exhibition
2 X 6: Lizz Aston, Deborah Freeman, Shuyu Lu, Adriana McNeely, Meredith Robb, Rachel Robichaud
Harbourfront Centre presents possibility. This exhibition introduces the work of recent additions to the Craft Artist-in-Residency programme. It showcases new work in metal, jewellery, glass and ceramics.

RESPECT: A Photo Odyssey Celebrating Canada's Boreal Forest
Harbourfront Centre is proud to present the remarkable outdoor photo exhibition RESPECT: A Photo Odyssey Celebrating Canada's Boreal Forest. More than 70 giant-sized aerial photographs of Canada's boreal forest will occupy the grounds of Harbourfront Centre through October 12. The exhibition is open to the public seven days a week, 24 hours a day. This impressive exploration of one of Canada's most important natural resources is presented in partnership with Montrłęal-based Boreal Communications and SAJO.

RESPECT is the result of a journey that began in 2006 to document and capture the quintessence of Canada's boreal forest in order to raise awareness for the preservation of our natural environment, and promote the boreal region as one of the Earth's most crucial resources. Outstanding works from a team of nine renowned photographers demonstrate the complexity and beauty of the boreal region. The exhibition at Harbourfront Centre features exclusive, never-before-seen photographs of the Far North of Ontario taken between October, 2008 and June, 2009.

RESPECT is curated by Louise Larivił«re. Prominent photojournalists Allen McInnis, Kazuyoshi Ehara, Jim Ross, John Woods, Todd Korol, Dan Riedlhuber, Jeff Bassett, Chris Young and Andy Clark are the lens through which the public will see the boreal region of Canada. For information and bios about the team and the story behind RESPECT, visit harbourfrontcentre.com and www.borealcommunications.com. RESPECT is generously supported by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Natural Resources Canada.

People We Met Along the Way: a photo essay on the boreal forest of Canada and those who live there
Part of RESPECT on exhibition through September 13

Photographer Chris Young provides intimate portraits of the unique communities who live in this region. Also included is the short documentary Take me to the River. This video loop is a journey through the seasons as the Albany River and Ontario north unfold their secrets. It is an exceptional aspect of the RESPECT project which highlights the immensity of this land mass north of the 50th parallel in Ontario. Take me to the River premieres at the opening reception from 7-9 pm (Studio Theatre). Curator Louise Larivił«re will also be on hand to introduce the film.

FOCUS: Shift

Harbourfront Centre wants you to shift gears.

What does it mean to change your perspectives on idea, explore new ways of approaching an old notion or to literally shift gears? From June to September, Harbourfront Centre explores the idea of "shift" throughout its programming. How does an ever-changing culture influence the lives and experiences of artists? What happens when we view the world from a different vantage point? What can be learned from migration, relocation and transformation?

Harbourfront Centre: Change perspectives.

SHIFT is part of an ongoing focus in programming. Our Lens. Your View.

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Les Impatients au Musłęe des religions du monde


Le Musłęe des religions du monde prłęsente son exposition vedette pour l'łętłę 2009 : Une certaine idłęe de Dieu.

Depuis le 9 juin, et ce, jusqu'au 15 novembre 2009, les visiteurs pourront admirer les gigantesques toiles crłęłęes par quelques membres de l'organisme montrłęalais Les Impatients, un lieu d'expression et d'interprłętation de l'art thłęrapeutique et de l'art brut. L'organisme a comme double mission d'offrir un lieu d'expression artistique aux personnes atteintes de problł«mes de santłę mentale et de favoriser les łęchanges avec la communautłę par la diffusion de leurs rłęalisations.

Les 21 toiles mesurant chacune 9 pieds par 12 pieds expriment une rłęflexion individuelle ou collective sur la reprłęsentation d'un Dieu. De la tortue aux poissons, d'Adam et łÓve aux dieux łęgyptiens, chacune des ëýuvres est diffłęrente et fascine par ses couleurs flamboyantes tout en nous proposant une vision du Crłęateur qui est parfois bien loin de l'imagerie traditionnelle.

Afin de rendre l'exposition encore plus intłęressante et interactive, le Musłęe des religions du monde propose aux visiteurs d'exprimer łŢ leur tour leur propre vision de Dieu en peignant sur un mur de la salle leur perception de l'łütre suprłüme.

Une certaine idłęe de Dieu, łŢ voir sans hłęsiter!

Le Musłęe des religions du monde se situe au 900, boul. Louis-Frłęchette łŢ Nicolet.

Pour plus d'informations : 819-293-6148 ou www.museedesreligions.qc.ca

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Jayne Watson appointed CEO of the National Arts Centre Foundation


Jayne Watson appointed CEO of the National Arts Centre Foundation

Ottawa (Canada) ĺ─ý The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced that Jayne Watson has been appointed CEO of the National Arts Centre Foundation, the organizationĺ─˘s fundraising arm.

Ms. Watson is currently NAC Director of Communications and Public Affairs, as well as Corporate Secretary of the NAC Board of Trustees. She will assume her new responsibilities on August 10.

Ms. Watson has more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive, political advisor and consultant. Prior to joining the NAC in 2001, she served as Director of Communications at Export Development Canada, and held senior communications roles the Office of the Speaker of the House of Commons and Canada Post Corporation.

In 2007, Ms. Watson co-chaired the NACĺ─˘s strategic planning process and helped write the NACĺ─˘s 2008-2013 strategic plan, ĺ─˙Performing for Canadiansĺ─¨. She recently coordinated a major fundraising campaign for the 2009 Governor Generalĺ─˘s Performing Arts Awards Gala, raising a record amount from private donors and sponsors.

ĺ─˙We considered a number of candidates, but we concluded that Jayne Watsonĺ─˘s remarkable leadership and communications skills, her team building capacity, her energy and enthusiasm, and her recent fundraising success with the Governor Generalĺ─˘s Performing Arts Awards Gala made her an exceptional choice,ĺ─¨ said Gail Oĺ─˘Brien, Chair of the NAC Foundation.

Ms. Oĺ─˘Brien was part of the committee that selected Ms. Watson as the new Foundation CEO, along with Toronto businessman and NAC Foundation Board Vice-Chair Grant Burton, and NAC President and CEO Peter Herrndorf.

ĺ─˙Jayne is extremely talented and has proven she has what it takes to lead the NAC Foundation,ĺ─¨ said Mr. Herrndorf. ĺ─˙We are delighted that Jayne will continue her association with Canadaĺ─˘s National Arts Centre in this new capacity.ĺ─¨

Ms. Watson succeeds Darrell Louise Gregersen, who left the position in January 2009 to become head of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation in Toronto.

The National Arts Centre Foundation was established in July 2000 and has raised more than $42 million for artistic and educational programming by the National Arts Centre. The Foundationĺ─˘s mission is to inspire individuals, corporations and foundations to invest in the National Arts Centreĺ─˘s vision of artistic innovation, development of young talent, and creation of new works, to benefit all Canadians.

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Bastille Day in Boston


The Beehive Makes Bastille Day Musical History

Boston, MA - Based Restaurant and Live Music Venue Makes Bastille Day Musical History

(Boston, MA) ĺ─ý The Beehive, the uber-hip award-winning restaurant and live music venue, named one of the Top 100 Jazz clubs in the world by Downbeat Magazine, will be making musical history during their 2nd Annual Bastille Day Celebration on July 14, 2009 from 5:00PM ĺ─ý 2:00AM.

The Boston, MA-based ĺ─˙The Beehiveĺ─¨, known for their world-class talent and musical innovation, will once again be pushing the envelope as they present a special reunion/tribute concert to the iconic and often controversial French singer-songwriter, musician, actor and director Serge Gainsbourg. While Gainsbourg passed away in 1991 his legacy has lived on as an icon, often referred to as one of the worldĺ─˘s most influential musicians, and has become part of the fabric of French-pop culture.

Performed for the first time ever in North America by ĺ─˙Gainsbourg Etcetera" - a musical collaboration of Gainsbourgĺ─˘s wife Bambou Gainsbourg, son LuLu Gainsbourg and five of Gainsbourgĺ─˘s former musicians including: Gary ĺ─˙Mr. La Javanaise" Georgett, Mike Rathke, Tony ĺ─˙Thunderĺ─¨ Smith, John Kumnick and Stan Harrison, this event is truly musical history in the making as the group performs renditions of Gainsbourgĺ─˘s works and original arrangements by LuLu Gainsbourg.

ĺ─˙The impact that Gainsbourg had on not just French culture, or music culture, but on popular culture itselfĺ─Â is immeasurable. Weĺ─˘re honored to have been able to work with the incomparable Tony Smith, Bambou Gainsbourg, LuLu Gainsbourg and everyone involved to make this event happen. The event is truly about ĺ─˙La France Todayĺ─¨ ĺ─ý these performers are not only world-class, but a strong representation of modern French pop culture,ĺ─¨ Said Bertil Jean-Chronberg, General Manager of The Beehive and event organizer.

The event will be not only an all-star collaboration, but also a joint performance bringing in the contemporary French pop sensation ElodieO to the stage to both open the show and perform live with Gainsbourg Etcetera! ElodieOĺ─˘s music has been described as an elegant mix of 60's Nico-esque pop
and 90's golden era trip-hop and down-tempo. Intermittent French Electro-Pop and Gainsbourg re-mixes will be provided by Christopher Muther Djĺ─˘ing for the event.

So as Boston becomes Paris for one night only, The Beehive will also feature casual-French inspired fare and specials via the restaurant, flowing champagne bubbles (with the most extensive champagne list in New England featured at The Beehive) and one of the most authentic and exclusive Bastille Day celebrations in the U.S.

Full dinner reservation guarantees you an ĺ─˙inĺ─¨ - Advanced tickets are only $25.00(USD) or a mere $10.00(USD) at the door if this event isnĺ─˘t sold out by the time you are finished reading this! Call 617-423-0069 for more information or visit beehiveboston.com to get your tickets online!

This exclusive event is brought to you not only by The Beehive, but in-part by the in-kind sponsorship of: Kronenbourg, Absolut Vodka and The Lenox Hotel, Back Bay Boston.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hamilton Fringe Festival Show

"Type 2- A Tragic Comedy" by Jason Gale

BEST IN WINDSOR FRINGE, 2008

Our 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival Show Synopsis

"Type 2- A Tragic Comedy" is a sensitive, realistic portrayal of the highs and lows of bipolar disorder. The story chronicles the career of a stand up comic who suffers from the illness. We also see how her periods of depression and mania affect her husband and their relationship. "Type 2" is a rags to riches to reality tale that pulls no punches from either viewpoint. The show features the re-teaming of comic genius Michelle Mainwaring, who won WODL Best Actress award for her dark, dramatic portrayal of Annie Wilkes in "Misery" and her partner in that production Jason Gale who was nominated for best actor. Gale wrote the script, utilizing his research and personal battle with the illness. If you know or think you know someone who is bipolar, you must see this show.

* Warning-Strong language and mature content

For more information about "Type 2", please visit our site,
www.type2bipolarshow.com

2009 HAMILTON FRINGE FESTIVAL ĺ─ţ DATES FOR TYPE 2 - A TRAGIC COMEDY

Venue: Hamilton Theatre Inc., 140 McNab St. North, Hamilton ON

Dates and Times:

Saturday July 18 - 12:00 noon
Sunday July 19 - 5:00 p.m.
Monday July 20 - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday July 22 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday July 23 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday July 25 - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday July 26 - 3:00 p.m.

Ticket prices - $9.00 available at the venue box office before each
show or online at www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Three ESO musicians move on to new musical and personal endeavours


Three ESO musicians to make final performances as core members of the orchestra

Edmonton, AB ĺ─Â As the 2008-2009 Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) concert season draws to an end, three remarkable ESO musicians and friends move on to new personal and musical endeavours. Charles Hudelson, Susan Ekholm, and Aaron Au will be retiring as core members of the orchestra after this weekendsĺ─˘ Masters series and season finale, A Dramatic Conclusion. Combined, these three musicians have made music within the ESO for 78 seasons.

"It's always bittersweet when musicians retire. The orchestra will be losing decades of experience and knowledge, and we'll miss making music with these wonderful friends and colleagues. We wish them continuing good health and happiness, and they leave with the respect and affection of everyone at the ESO." ~ Bill Eddins

ESO Principal Clarinet since 1975, Charles ĺ─˙Chuckĺ─¨ Hudelson had also been the Calgary Philharmonicĺ─˘s Principal Clarinet for the previous 6 seasons (1969-1975), making him a 40-season principal player between Albertaĺ─˘s two largest orchestras. He will be named the orchestraĺ─˘s Principal Clarinet Emeritus this weekend.

A graduate of Northwestern University, with both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music, Susan Ekholm joined the viola section of the ESO in 1976, following several years performing with the New Zealand National Symphony. In November of 2007, Susan Ekholm assumed the position of Education & Outreach Manager for the ESO, and maintains this position today.

Aaron Au began his tenure with the ESO in September, 1999. Aaron has studied violin and viola under Thomas Riebl at the Universitaet Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and previously studied under Andrew Dawes and Gerald Stanick at the University of British Columbia where he graduated as Head of the Class. Aaron has seen much success as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.

Alvin Lowrey was the ESO's Principal Trumpet for 33 years, from 1975 until last year, when he retired. He will be named the orchestra's Principal Trumpet Emeritus this weekend.

Alvin and Chuck will hold the first two emeriti positions ever named by the ESO.

ESO Concertmaster Martin Riseley is taking a one year leave of absence, for the 2009-2010 concert season. Martin will travel to Wellington, New Zealand ĺ─ý where he was born - to be Head of Strings at the New Zealand School of Music. The 2008-2009 season marks Martinĺ─˘s 15th season as Concertmaster with the ESO.

The ESO wishes Charles, Susan, Aaron, and Martin all the very best in their future endeavours.

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Finalistes des prix Głęmeaux 2009 ĺ─ý neuf mises en nomination pour des membres de l'APFC

Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada

Finalistes des prix Głęmeaux 2009 - neuf mises en nomination pour des membres de l'APFC


Une rłęcolte encore jamais vue pour des productions indłępendantes de la francophonie canadienne

Ottawa, le 12 juin 2009 - Alors qu'elle vient d'annoncer qu'elle fłüte ses 10 ans d'existence, l'Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada se rłęjouit d'apprendre que quatre productions de ses membres sont finalistes aux prix Głęmeaux. En tout, ce sont neuf mises en nominations dans huit catłęgories : du jamais vu.

Les słęries Belle-Baie II (Productions Phare-Est), Destination Nor'Ouest II (Les Productions R. Charbonneau & Les Productions Rivard), et Młętłęo + (Les Productions R. Charbonneau), ainsi que le documentaire Frłędłęric Back - La nature avant tout (Productions Phare-Est) ont tous le privilł«ge de figurer parmi les finalistes de ces prix, qui seront remis en septembre. Les catłęgories dans lesquelles ses nominations figurent sont jointes en annexe.

Č┤ C'est la dłęmonstration tangible que les productions indłępendantes des communautłęs francophones en situation minoritaire sont apprłęciłęes du grand public. Lorsqu'elles sont diffusłęes en heures de grande łęcoute, les gens sont au rendez-vous et aiment ce que nous leur offrons, mentionne Mark Chatel, prłęsident de l'APFC. Nous croyons que nos productions prłęsente une perspective diffłęrente et un regard privilłęgiłę sur notre culture, nos rłęalitłęs. C'est une richesse dans le paysage młędiatique canadien, qu'il n'y aurait pas sans le travail des producteurs, artistes et artisans de l'industrie que nous reprłęsentons. Ȭ

Depuis 1987, les prix Głęmeaux sont remis annuellement aux meilleures productions tłęlłęvisuelles de langue franł▀aise du Canada. Pour plus de renseignements : www.academy.ca/awards/gemeaux.cfm?lang=F

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Diana Krall 'Live In Rio' DVD

Diana Krall "Live In Rio" Is #1!

~ Eagle Rock Entertainment Dominates Canadian Music DVD SoundScan Charts With 24% Share Of Top 50 And 5 Releases In Top 10 This Week ~

Toronto, ON (June 11, 2009) - In its second week of release Diana Krall's Live In Rio is #1 on the Canadian Music DVD SoundScan charts. Released on DVD and Blu-ray May 26 via Eagle Rock Entertainment, Live In Rio features the Grammy-winning Jazz Vocalist gracing the stage of the Historic Vivo Rio Theater in November 2008 to perform a catalogue of her standards including "The Boy From Ipanema" and "Quiet Nights" (from her recently released album of the same title).


Live In Rio was launched across Canada with an exclusive national engagement on the big-screen in High-Definition at 70 Cineplex Entertainment theatres on May 20.


Since her debut in 1993, Diana Krall has topped both the pop and jazz charts, selling millions of records worldwide. Her previous Eagle Rock release Live In Paris has surpassed 6x platinum in Canada and is one of the top selling DVDs world-wide for Eagle Rock. In her 17+ year career, this Grammy-Award winning artist has also accrued a strong international fan base, continuing to sell out amphitheaters in many countries. Live in Rio is a spectacular showcase of the artistry of Diana Krall.


Eagle Rock Entertainment also celebrates another milestone this week, with a 24% share of the Canadian Top 50 Music DVD Charts, including 5 releases on the Top 10 DVD Chart this week:

Diana Krall Live In Rio DVD - #1

ZZ Top Live From Texas DVD - #4

Bee Gees One Night Only DVD - #5

Jeff Beck Performing This Week... DVD - #6

Eminem Live From NYC DVD - #7


With an exciting schedule of upcoming releases from the likes of Quincy Jones, Ted Nugent, Black Crowes, Jethro Tull, Gary Moore, Jason Aldean, The Chieftains, and Willie Nelson, 2009 is shaping up to be the year of the 'Rock!


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Les 45es Concerts populaires de Montrłęal


ORGUE ET COULEURS
prłęsente la 45e saison des
Concerts populaires de Montrłęal
Lĺ─˘łÔVłÔNEMENT DE Lĺ─˘łÔTłÔ DANS Lĺ─˘EST DE MONTRłÔAL !
Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, direction artistique
Lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, ensemble officiel des CPM
Six concerts łŢ 19 h 30,
Jeudi 2 juillet, mercredis 8, 15, 22, 29 juillet & 5 aoł¬t 2009
au Centre Pierre-Charbonneau
3000, rue Viau, Montrłęal (młętro Viau)

Avec lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, Angł«le Dubeau et La PietłŢ, Quartango, lĺ─˘Orchestre de chambre de Montrłęal, lĺ─˘ensemble de cuivres Opus Lib, les chefs Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, Ałěrat Ichmouratov, Franł▀ois Dompierre et Wanda Kaluzny, ainsi que les solistes Gianna Corbisiero, Marc Hervieux, Marianne Lambert, et Marie-Josłęe Lord.

Renseignements : 514-899-0644
Billetterie du Centre-Pierre Charbonneau : 514-255-4222
(pour les concerts et le service aux tables)
www.orgueetcouleurs.com

łÔvłęnement majeur de lĺ─˘łętłę musical montrłęalais, Les Concerts populaires de Montrłęal, crłęłęs en 1964 łŢ lĺ─˘initiative du maire Jean Drapeau pour rendre plus accessible la musique symphonique łŢ la population montrłęalaise, cłęlł«bre en 2009 ses 45 ans.

Prłęsentłęe depuis ses dłębuts les mercredis en soirłęe łŢ lĺ─˘Arłęna Maurice-Richard, la słęrie estivale se dłęroule depuis 2001 au Centre Pierre-Charbonneau et est prłęsentłęe depuis 2003 par ORGUE ET COULEURS, en collaboration avec lĺ─˘arrondissement de Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

Cette 45e saison haute en couleurs a łętłę concoctłęe conjointement par le chef dĺ─˘orchestre Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin et par Yves Garand, nommłę le 6 avril dernier łŢ la direction głęnłęrale et artistique de ORGUE ET COULEURS. Ce sympathique rendez-vous annuel rassemble des milliers de personnes et se distingue par son lieu de diffusion inusitłę qui donne aux concerts une ambiance dłęcontractłęe, et par la possibilitłę de se restaurer avant et pendant les prestations musicales.

Le Centre Pierre-Charbonneau accueille cette annłęe encore, six concerts prłęsentłęs le 2 juillet (exceptionnellement un jeudi) et les mercredis 8, 15, 22, 29 juillet & 5 aoł¬t 2009, łŢ 19 h30, oł╝ musicalitłę rime avec virtuositłę.
Attention, plaisir contagieux !

Billetterie du Centre Pierre-Charbonneau : du dimanche au samedi de 10 h łŢ 21 h - 514-255-4222
Abonnement : Section parterre : 138 $ / 126 $ (rłęgulier & rłęduit) - Section gradin : 102 $ / 90 $ (rłęgulier & rłęduit)
Demi-abonnement, section gradin : 60 $ / 51 $
Billets łŢ lĺ─˘unitłę : Č┤ parterre Ȭ : 28 $ & 24 $ - Č┤ gradin Ȭ : 23 $ / 19 $
Service aux tables au parterre seulement (en sus du prix du billet)

Boissons (eau, jus, bił«re et vin) et nouveau service de traiteur assurłę par Les Sentiers gastronomes et son chef cuisinier Franł▀ois Parłę qui a concoctłę un petit goł¬ter orchestral, pour les becs salłęs et sucrłęs (de 2$ łŢ 12$)
Stationnement : 5 $


IL łÔTAIT 45 FOIS DANS Lĺ─˘EST !
PROGRAMMATION 2009 ĺ─ý SUIVEZ LE GUIDE !



Lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, orchestre officiel des Concerts populaires depuis 2001, donnera, comme łŢ lĺ─˘habitude, trois concerts :
- Le jeudi 2 juillet, les amoureux de la Citłę des Doges sont invitłęs łŢ naviguer Sur le Grand canal de Venise, sous la houlette du gondolier en chef, Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, avec lĺ─˘enfant chłęri du quartier Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, le tłęnor Marc Hervieux, dans des extraits dĺ─˘opłęras italiens. [ëýuvres de Verdi, Puccini et Mascagni.]
Les deux autres concerts de lĺ─˘OM sont confiłęs łŢ des chefs invitłęs :
- Le mercredi 15 juillet, le chef russe Ałěrat Ichmouratov nous entrałĂne dans un Voyage dans le temps, pour le grand Concert-anniversaire des Concerts populaires, avec la soprano Marianne Lambert. [ëýuvres de Mozart, Schubert, Strauss et Sieczynsky.]
- Le mercredi 29 juillet, cĺ─˘est łŢ une soirłęe chaleureuse que lĺ─˘homme de musique aux multiples talents, Franł▀ois Dompierre nous convie avec entrain łŢ son łÔpopłęe musicale. [ëýuvres pour piano de Dompierre, et pour orchestre de Bizet et Handel]

Ensembles et solistes qułębłęcois viennent complłęter la programmation 2009 :
- Le mercredi 8 juillet, place łŢ lĺ─˘imagination populaire et au monde merveilleux, avec Angł«le Dubeau et les musiciennes de la PietłŢ, orchestre łŢ cordes avec piano. Un płęriple envoł¬tant dans lĺ─˘univers fascinant des Mythes et lłęgendes. [ëýuvres de Philip Glass, les cłęlł«bres Diableries de Franł▀ois Dompierre, Gibbs, De Falla, Piazzolla, Desmarais et Ginastera.]

- Le mercredi 22 juillet, cĺ─˘est Tangopłęra ! ici, le tango trouve sa voix. Prouesses musicales et lyriques avec les musiciens de Quartango et la soprano Gianna Corbisiero. Un cocktail inattendu fait de grands classiques dĺ─˘opłęra et des rythmes ensorcelants du tango. [ëýuvres de Hunt, Piazzolla, Villoldo, Plaza, Bizet, Rodriguez, Gardel, Demare, Ponce, Brubeck, Laurenz et Mores.]

- Le mercredi 5 aoł¬t sera romantique avec Summernight qui clłąt en beautłę la 45e słęrie estivale, avec le meilleur de Gershwin. Avec lĺ─˘Orchestre de chambre de Montrłęal - qui cłęlł«bre en 2009 ses 35 ans -, sous la direction de son chef Wanda Kaluzny, lĺ─˘ensemble de cuivres Opus Lib et la soprano Marie-Josłęe Lord. [ëýuvres de George Gershwin]


La saison 2009 des Concerts populaires de Montrłęal est rendue possible grłóce łŢ lĺ─˘appui de ses partenaires : lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, la Ville de Montrłęal, lĺ─˘Arrondissement de Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

International Music Village in Bamfield, BC, July 11 - 19

The organizers of the 4thd Annual Music-by-the-Sea are delighted to announce the 2009 Performance Residency taking place in Bamfield, BC, from July 11 to 19, 2009.

Music-by-the-Sea (MBTS), welcomes some of the world's best musicians to Bamfield, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, for a performance-residency and series of public concerts. The 11-day performance residency creates a musical community in which local, national and international artists form new collaborations and share their talents with the public and with each other. Additional activities include workshops and rehearsals free to the public as well as dinners prior to each concert.

The picturesque village of Bamfield is located in a protected inlet on the south shore of Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island. It is surrounded by portions of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and by the traditional territories of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, part of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations (formerly known as Nootka) who have flourished for thousands of years on this segment of the Pacific coastline.

The summer festival features a wide range of music genres -performances of classical and contemporary solo and chamber music, through to sophisticated jazz and alternative music. The international line-up of artists includes:

Adrian Anantawan, violin (Toronto, ON)
Aidan Pendleton, viola (Canadian living in Netherlands)
True North Brass Quintet (Ontario):
Joan Watson, horn
Al Kay, trombone
Brendan Cassin, trumpet
Richard Sandals, trumpet
Scott Irvine, tuba
Borealis String Quartet (Vancouver, BC):
Patricia Shih, violin
Yuel Yawney, violin
Nikita Pogrebnoy, viola
Shih-Lin Chen, cello
John Stetch, jazz pianist (Canadian living in Ithaca NY)
Sarah Hagen, piano (Courtenay BC)
Marc Destrubłę violin (Vancouver, BC)
Marcus Thompson, viola (Boston)
Hannah Addario-Berry,cello (Canadian in San Francisco)
Cris Dirksen cellist/singer-songwriter (Vancouver, BC)
Keith MacLeod, clarinet (Victoria, BC)
Nan Hughes, soprano (Banff, AB)
Marc Ryser, piano (Boston)
Joe Poole , jazz drums (Vancouver, BC)
Adam Thomas, jazz bass (Vancouver, BC)
Phil Dwyer, saxophones (Quallicum, BC)
Christopher Donison, piano (Victoria, BC)
Keith Allison, piano technician (Victoria)
Lynne Huras, Artist Coordinator (Banff, AB)
Nicholas Jacques, percussion / stage manager', (Vancouver)


Music performend is by Bach, Biber, Beethoven, Grieg, Brahms, Mozart, Schnittke, Schubert, Berio, Bartłäk, Britten, Falla, Enescu, Faurłę, Janacek, Debussy, Gershwin, Venables, Poulenc, Leclair, Schumann, Hłžndel-Halvorsen, Gardel, MacLeod, Dwyer, Derksen, Stetch, Donison, Sir Earnest MacMillan and Scott Irving. Jazz standards fill out the ten concerts, mixing classical and jazz programming together seamlessly. Concerts are variety programming-including as much diversity as possible in every concert. A full program is available on line at www.musicbythesea.ca.

True North Brass is featured in a presentation/workshop for the Community of Bamfield on Wednesday evening, July 15th in the Rix Centre for Ocean Discoveries.

The Opening Day on July 11th features the christening of a new vessel, MBTSS Soundwaves by The Honourable Iona V. Campagnolo. PC, CM, OBC. The rowboat which has been newly restored by Pamela Day of Port Alberni has been donated to MBTS by Ms. Day and her husband, David Whitworth. The christening will be accompanied by a Ceremonial Fanfare performed by True North Brass (new commissioned work) Location: Dock of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. 6:00PM

Though small in size, Bamfield offers a remarkable variety of lodgings, galleries, guided tours and eco-adventures for Festival attendees. Individual concert tickets are priced between $55 and $80. Festival passes and festival packages including air transportation and accommodation are available. Concert dates, package prices, and additional information are available at www.musicbythesea.ca. Concert tickets, festival passes and vacation packages are on sale now at 1-250-888-7772.

Music by the Sea (MBTS) began in 2005 in cooperation with Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC). It is a vision for the creation in BC of a permanent think-tank / retreat / mentoring and performance centre for the arts which will have the capacity to grow into a world-class institution -drawing on the unique and inspiring setting of the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Le virtuose Ara Malikian de passage łŢ Juste pour rire

Cet łętłę la musique classique et le rire feront bon młęnage łŢ Juste pour rire !

Le Festival Juste pour rire aura l'honneur de recevoir le virtuose armłęnien du violon Ara Malikian et ses complices du thłęłótre Yllana dans le cadre du spectacle Pagagnini, prłęsentłę du 8 au 12 juillet łŢ la Maison Thłęłótre. Un savoureux rłęcital oł╝ Malikian et ses complices de scł«ne forment un łętonnant et dłęroutant quatuor et revisitent łŢ leur manił«re quelques unes des plus grandes ëýuvres de Chopin, Mozart, Pachelbel, etc. Ce spectacle saura plaire aux plus fins des connaisseurs tout comme aux nłęophytes. L'objectif : rendre la musique classique la plus accessible possible pour tous et chacun.

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Nos stars cłęlł«brent le jazz łŢ Montrłęal - album en magasin le 30 juin




Nos stars cłęlł«brent le jazz łŢ Montrłęal

en magasin dł«s le 30 juin

Montrłęal, le mardi 9 juin 2009 ĺ─ţ Pour marquer de fał▀on spectaculaire le 30e anniversaire du Festival International de Jazz de Montrłęal, le label Spectra Musique est heureux d'annoncer la crłęation d'un album de classe internationale, sur lequel nos plus grandes vedettes reprennent admirablement certaines des plus cłęlł«bres chansons du rłępertoire jazz. Nos stars cłęlł«brent le jazz łŢ Montrłęal sera disponible dans tous les magasins, prłęcisłęment le jour de l'ouverture officielle de la 30e łędition du Festival, le mardi 30 juin prochain.

Cet enregistrement, qui se rłęvłęlera certainement un incontournable, permet aux plus grands artistes d'ici de renouveler les plus grands standards et de se les approprier en ajoutant une touche jazzy łŢ la personnalitłę musicale unique qui les a chacun fait connałĂtre. On y retrouve Isabelle Boulay, Cëýur de pirate, Cłęline Dion, Garou, Florence K, łÔric Lapointe, Stłęphanie Lapointe, Daniel Lavoie, Jean Leloup, Marie-Mai, Ginette Reno, Michel Rivard et Marieĺ─ŰłÔlaine Thibert.

L'album, dont la direction artistique a łętłę assurłęe par Andrłę Młęnard, a łętłę en majeure partie rłęalisłę par Dan Thouin, qui en signe aussi les merveilleux arrangements. Il permettra au grand public de dłęcouvrir ou redłęcouvrir ces superbes classiques intemporels ĺ─ţ et immortels ĺ─ţ, magnifiquement interprłętłęs par un łęventail sans prłęcłędent d'artistes de chez nous, enfin regroupłęs sur un młüme disque pour rendre hommage aux 30 ans du Festival International de Jazz de Montrłęal.

Un must !

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Jazz Festival Artists on Art & Fine Living with Jona

In the spirit of Montreal's International Jazz Festival's 30th anniversary, kicking off on June 30th for 12 days, Art & Fine Living with Jona, which airs on CJRS 1650 AM in Montreal, presents seven artists in an hour-long showcase on June 14th and 16th 2009.


The artists featured on this show represent a mix of local and international talents. These are: John Pizzarelli, Joshua Redman, Nikki Yanofsky, Andre Leroux, Al di Meola, Wynton Marsalis and Sylvain Provost.

This special program will air on June 14th and 16th, on 1650 AM in Montreal, and live stream on the radio's website at www.radio-shalom.ca.

Closed Captioning for the program is provided by: The Orford Summer Festival; I.D. Foods Corporation; Composer Lori Laitman.

Personal promos recorded by: Joshua Redman, Alain Caron, Lorraine Desmarais, Oliver Jones, Ben Heppner.

Music Selections: Al di Meola - Flesh on Flesh (Telarc); Wynton Marsalis - Village Vanguard (Columbia); Sylvain Provost - Desirs Demodes (Effendi Records); Nikki Yanofsky - Ella...(Universal); Joshua Redman - Elastic (Warner Bros); John Pizzarelli - with George Shearing Quintet (Telarc Jazz); Andre Leroux - Corpus Callosum (Effendi Records).

Art & Fine Living with Jona promotes and celebrates art and culture through insightful interviews with renowned and emerging talents in music, dance, theatre, cinema, visual arts and more. The bi-weekly show covers cultural events in Montreal and in Canada through calendar spotlights, feature segments and new musical releases. It is produced and hosted voluntarily by Montrealer Jona Rapoport on a unique, non-profit radio station, and receives global exposure through extensive marketing and publicity efforts.


For more information on the Montreal International Jazz Festival visit www.montrealjazzfest.com.


Jona Rapoport is also the manager and publicist of American composer Lori Laitman.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Pinchas Zukerman leads NACO's first-ever performance of Brahms' German Requiem


Pinchas Zukerman leads NAC Orchestra in its first-ever performance of Brahmsĺ─˘ German Requiem on June 18-19

Ottawa (Canada) ĺ─ý Music Director Pinchas Zukerman leads the National Arts Centre Orchestra in its first-ever performance of Brahmsĺ─˘ sublime German Requiem (Ein deutsches Requiem) as a grand finale to the 2008-09 season with soprano Nicole Cabell (making her NAC Orchestra debut), baritone Nathan Berg, and three choirs combined under the direction of chorus master Duain Wolfe ĺ─ý the Ottawa Choral Society (Matthew Larkin, director), Ottawa Festival Chorus (Laurence Ewashko and Duain Wolfe, directors) and Cantata Singers of Ottawa (Michael Zaugg, director). These Bostonian Bravo Series concerts on Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19 at 8 p.m. in the NACĺ─˘s Southam Hall open with Capital BrassWorks alternating with a womenĺ─˘s chorus in works by Bach and Brahms.

On Friday, June 19 only, there is a Musically Speaking pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. This exploration of the Brahms German Requiem will be led by star soprano-teacher Benita Valente (on the faculty of the NAC Summer Music Institute) and demonstrated by young soprano Maghan Stewart and baritone Jonathan Estabrooks accompanied by pianist Jean Desmarais. This entertaining and informative lecture-demonstration, hosted by Paul Lefebvre, is free.

Brahms considered calling this Requiem the ĺ─˙Human Requiemĺ─¨. With a gentle setting of ĺ─˙How lovely is thy dwelling placeĺ─¨ as its centrepiece, it is intended to comfort the bereaved and give them peace and hope. The composerĺ─˘s crowning achievement, the German Requiem ranges from radiant to dramatic. Brahms began the Requiem when he was only 23 and suffering from the loss of Schumann, his dear friend and mentor ĺ─ý and he completed it three years after the death of his mother.

The opening half of this program features Capital Brassworks, a 12-member ensemble made up of brass players from the NAC Orchestra, in transcriptions of three Bach numbers, two of which are introduced by the respective chorales upon which they are based performed by a womenĺ─˘s choir singing unaccompanied ĺ─ý ĺ─˙Jesu, Joy of Manĺ─˘s Desiringĺ─¨ (Jesus bleibet meine Freude) and ĺ─˙Sleepers, Wakeĺ─¨ (Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme). As an interlude in this Bach encounter, the womenĺ─˘s choir joins two horns and a harp for a group of Brahms songs that, due to their unusual scoring, are rarely heard in live performance but which are among the most divinely beautiful ever written. The evening opens with Bachĺ─˘s Fantasia in C major performed by Capital BrassWorks.

California-born soprano *Nicole Cabell, the 2005 Winner of the BBC Singer of the World Competition in Cardiff, and a DECCA recording artist, has received tremendous public and critical acclaim for her work in opera, concert and recital. This season included her debut season at the Metropolitan Opera, and this summer, she makes her Hollywood Bowl debut as Clara in Porgy and Bess. Next season she returns to the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Symphony.

Baritone Nathan Berg made his debut at the National Arts Centre in 1998, and his most recent appearance was last season, singing Mendelssohnĺ─˘s Elijah. A winner of prizes in the Royal Over-Seas League, Peter Pears, Kathleen Ferrier and Walther Gruner Lieder Competitions, Mr. Bergĺ─˘s musicality and artistry continues to receive international critical acclaim. His operatic credits include the Canadian Opera Company, New York City Opera, and Bayerische Staatsoper.

*Nicole Cabell replaces soprano Erin Wall. (However Erin Wall will perform with the NAC Orchestra in Opera Under the Stars on July 24 as part of Orchestras in the Park.)

Tickets for these Bostonian Bravo Series concerts on Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19 at 8 p.m. are on sale now at $19.00, $39.00, $49.00, $59.00, $69.00 and $86.00 (GST and Facility Fee included) at the NAC Box Office (Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.), and through Ticketmaster (with surcharges) at 613-755-1111. Ticketmaster may also be accessed through the NACĺ─˘s website at www.nac-cna.ca.

Half-price tickets for students in all sections of the hall are on sale in person at the NAC Box Office upon presentation of a valid student ID card. Live Rush tickets (subject to availability) for full-time students (aged 13 to 29) are $11 at the NAC Box Office from 2 p.m. the day before the concert to 6 p.m. the day of, upon presentation of a valid Live Rush card.

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

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Dido and ł▄neas


Montrłęal, le 5 juin 2009 - ł─ l'occasion du 350e anniversaire de naissance du compositeur britannique Henry Purcell (1659-1695), l'ensemble Masques, sous la direction musicale du claveciniste Olivier Fortin prłęsentera les 27 et 28 juin prochains une nouvelle version scłęnique de l'opłęra Dido and ł▄neas, dans une mise en scł«ne de Pierre Saint-Amand.

Le głęnie de Henry Purcell brille comme une łętoile rare et prłęcieuse dans le ciel musical anglais. Mort łŢ trente-six ans, il a illustrłę, chose rare łŢ son łępoque, tous les genres et avec un łęgal bonheur. Au milieu d'innombrables pages de musique de scł«ne, ouvertures, danses, airs et chëýurs qui servaient d'entractes ou s'intercalaient dans diverses pił«ces de thłęłótre, figure un seul opłęra vłęritable, c'est-łŢ-dire dont l'action, unique, est de bout en bout mise en musique. Il s'agit de Dido and ł▄neas, composłę sur un texte de Nahum Tate d'aprł«s Virgile.

La lumineuse Dido et la młęchante magicienne seront interprłętłęes par Vicki St.Pierre. La voix riche et chaleureuse de cette mezzo-soprano canadienne allie beautłę du timbre et clartłę d'expression. Madame St.Pierre a fait ses dłębuts avec le Early Music Vancouver. Depuis, elle a participłę łŢ plusieurs enregistrements łŢ la radio anglaise de Radio-Canada (CBC). Elle a travaillłę avec Tafelmusik, le London Symphonic Chorus, le Toronto Philharmonia Orchestra, le Claveland Opera, etc.

Originaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, le baryton Dion Mazerolle s'est fait connałĂtre tant en rłęcital qu'a l'opłęra, aux łÔtats-Unis, au Canada et en Europe. Ancien membre de l'Atelier lyrique de l'Opłęra de Montrłęal, Monsieur Mazerolle est aussi laurłęat de plusieurs prix, tel le Grand Prix du concours Jeunes Artistes de la SRC. Il est boursier de la Fondation Jacqueline Desmarais, ainsi que finaliste au concours Jeunes Interprł«tes de la SRC et des Jeunes ambassadeurs lyriques du Thłęłótre Lyrichoregra 20. Il interprł«tera le rłąle d'ł▄neas.

La sëýur et confidente de Dido, Belinda, ouvre le rideau sur cette tragłędie annoncłęe. La soprano Samantha Louis-Jean prłütera ses traits łŢ ce personnage. Madame Louis-Jean est nłęe łŢ Paris oł╝ elle a commencłę sa formation artistique en musique et en danse classique. Puis, elle vient łętudier le chant łŢ l'Universitłę de Montrłęal oł╝ elle finit sa małĂtrise sous la direction de Rosemarie Landry et Catherine Słęvigny. Elle est deux fois rłęcipiendaire de la Bourse d'Opłęra Georges-Cłędric Ferguson, ainsi que de bourses des Jeunesses Musicales du Canada; elle a remportłę le 3e prix du Concours de l'Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivił«res ainsi que le 2e Prix Andrłę Bourbeau des Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.

L'ensemble Masques et un chëýur de huit personnes (les chanteurs Marie Magistry, Dorothłęa Ventura, Jean-Franł▀ois Daignault, Isabelle Plaisance, Michel Lłęonard, BenołĂt Leblanc, Franł▀ois Dubłę et Geoffroy Salvas) complł«teront la distribution, sous la direction musicale d'Olivier Fortin. Soliste et chambriste particulił«rement apprłęciłę, Monsieur Fortin a joułę, enregistrłę et participłę łŢ de nombreuses tournłęes en Europe, aux łÔtats-Unis, en Asie et au Canada avec des ensembles tels Masques, Capriccio Stravagante, Tafelmusik, Chanticleer, et Les Voix Humaines en plus de se produire rłęgulił«rement en concert avec les clavecinistes Skip Sempłę et Pierre Hantałě dans des programmes łŢ deux et trois clavecins.

Cette nouvelle production de Dido and ł▄neas, sera mise en scł«ne par Pierre Saint-Amand. Possłędant une grande expłęrience dans la crłęation, la gestion et la coordination technique de projets en arts de la scł«ne, Monsieur Saint-Amand est riche d'une expłęrience de plus de trente ans en tant que directeur de production, rłęgisseur de scł«ne, directeur technique, metteur en scł«ne, concepteur de dłęcors et d'łęclairages, tant pour la scł«ne que pour la tłęlłęvision. Il a łęgalement participłę łŢ la prłęparation et łŢ la rłęalisation de plusieurs tournłęes prestigieuses tant au Canada, et aux łÔtats-Unis, qu'en Europe (France, Belgique, Suisse, Angleterre), et en Asie. Depuis quelques annłęes, tout en continuant łŢ travailler łŢ des projets de gestion en musique baroque (Ensemble Masques, Les Idłęes heureuses); en chanson (Diane Dufresne, Daniel Lavoie, Jean-Pierre Ferland), en musique et opłęra contemporains (L'Archange de Chants libres, Festival MNM 2009 de la Sociłętłę de Musique contemporaine du Qułębec), au Festival international des arts de la Marionnette de Saguenay et łŢ d'autres projets faisant appel łŢ son expertise, il travaille entre autres au dłęveloppement de ses propres projets de crłęation artistique.

Deux reprłęsentations seulement:

le samedi 27 juin 2009 łŢ 20h30 łŢ la Salle Franł▀oys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, łŢ St-Irłęnłęe (dans le comtłę de Charlevoix) Billets: (418) 452 3535 ou 1 888 DFORGET

le dimanche 28 juin 2009 łŢ 20h łŢ la Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, dans le Vieux-Montrłęal, prłęsentłę au Festival Montrłęal Baroque. Billets: (514) 845 7171, poste 1 Pour plus de renseignements, visitez le www.montrealbaroque.com


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Nick Eanet to join Juilliard String Quartet Autumn 2009


NICK EANET TO JOIN JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET

AS NEW FIRST VIOLINIST IN AUTUMN, 2009


MR. EANET'S ARRIVAL WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL AFTER THE JSQ'S

JULY PERFORMANCES


The "debut" of the Juilliard String Quartet with its new first violinist, Nick Eanet, originally scheduled for July 8, 2009, at the Ravinia Festival, will be delayed for two performances (at Ravinia and the Centre d'Arts Orford in Canada). Mr. Eanet, currently one of two concertmasters of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, sustained a wrist injury from which he is gradually and successfully recovering.


About his injury, Mr. Eanet said, "I've definitely learned a few things from this experience. One is that the body repairs itself at its own pace. The healing process is coming along very successfully and I am close to being fully recovered. By the fall, I expect to be back in my chair and ready to dive into this next exciting chapter of my life."


Mr. Eanet expects to join the Quartet, which is known as one of the foremost chamber music ensembles in the world, for its full 2009-2010 schedule in the U. S. and abroad that includes a Japanese tour in the autumn of 2009 and a European tour in January, 2010.


Joel Smirnoff, the current first violinist of the Quartet who is leaving to become president of the Cleveland Institute of Music, will perform with the Quartet for the concerts in July that Mr. Eanet will miss. The existing members of the Quartet, after Mr. Smirnoff's departure, are Ronald Copes, violin; Samuel Rhodes, viola; and Joel Krosnick, cello.


The arrival of Nick Eanet marks a new era in the history of the world-renowned ensemble. Changes in the Quartet's personnel have occurred singly and slowly, with an average of eleven years' gap between changes. This will be only the ninth incarnation of the Quartet since its inception in 1946.


The goal of the existing members of the Quartet was to find a player who would take the ensemble into the next generation, and continue the Juilliard String Quartet's legacy with youthfulness and vitality. The qualifications for the new member included an interest in performing contemporary music and a dedication to teaching. Mr. Eanet was a natural choice, as he brings to the Quartet the ideal qualities of having a new viewpoint as well as a shared emotional connection and musical philosophy with his new colleagues.


For Nick Eanet, the connection to the Juilliard String Quartet is almost familial. He was a student of the founding first violinist, Robert Mann, and his memories of the JSQ date back to his early childhood.


About the Juilliard String Quartet

The Juilliard String Quartet was founded as Juilliard's resident string quartet in 1946 by then-Juilliard President William Schuman. The current Quartet with violinist Joel Smirnoff has been together since 1997, when the founding violinist of the Quartet, Robert Mann, retired after 50 years. At that time, Mr. Smirnoff assumed the first violin position, with Ronald Copes joining as second violin.


Nick Eanet was a member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet earlier in his career and had continued his chamber music performance while a member of the Met Opera Orchestra since 1999. He is also an experienced teacher of his instrument; while a member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet, he was in residence and taught at Harvard University. He also was a member of the faculty of the University of Delaware and the North Carolina School of the Arts.


As champions of contemporary music since their founding, the Juilliard String Quartet's commissioned works come from noted composers such as Milton Babbitt, Ralph Shapey, Ezekiel Vił▒ao, and Richard Wernick. In 2007-08, the Juilliard String Quartet offered special programming in honor of Elliott Carter's 100th birthday, and on April 29, 2008, at Juilliard, the Quartet, with clarinetist and Juilliard faculty member Charles Neidich, performed the world premiere of Elliott Carter's Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet. It is the latest milestone in the Quartet's history of performing contemporary works as if they had been written years ago, and to play the classics as if they had been written yesterday.

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Mobilization through Dramatization

As part of Torontoĺ─˘s Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS), Mixed Company Theatre will assist in the training of more police officers assigned to Torontoĺ─˘s priority neighbourhoods.

Mixed Company Theatre will help train officers to improve community relations. Using interactive Forum Theatre, Mixed Companyĺ─˘s troupe presents worst-case scenarios that police officers may encounter in 31 and 12 Division, giving them a chance to rehearse for reality.

This initiative falls under Mixed Company Theatreĺ─˘s Gang Violence Project, in partnership with The Toronto Police Services as a community mobilization, to bring together people in a neighbourhood ĺ─ý residents, businesses, community and government services, and the police - to improve their neighbourhoods.

Mixed Company Theatre produces innovative, socially relevant drama as a tool to educate, engage and empower for positive change.

http://www.mixedcompanytheatre.com/

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Monster Concert in Support of SickKids


Mary Kenedi and the North Toronto Institute of Music present


Monster Concert in Support of

SickKids Foundation
Massey Hall, Saturday, October 31, 2009, at 3 p.m.


Tickets $45.00 to $25.00 ĺ─ý Call 416-872-4255 or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office

Mary Kenedi is seeing monsters! The respected Canadian pianist, educator and founder of the North Toronto Institute of Music will present a Monster Concert at Massey Hall at 3:00pm on Halloween, Saturday, October 31st, 2009. This not-to-be missed concert extravaganza features popular works by Gottschalk, Rossini, Liszt, Saint-Saens and Bizet performed simultaneously on 10 Steinway grand pianos by 20 professional pianists alongside 30 North Toronto Institute of Music students ranging in age from 8 to 16. The always entertaining Luba Goy, star of the much-loved CBC comedy series Royal Canadian Air Farce is slated to host the Halloween themed fundraiser. Tickets for the family-friendly event are now on sale with all proceeds going to support SickKids Foundation.


The North Toronto Institute of Musicĺ─˘s Monster Concert continues the long-standing fundraising tradition begun in the 1830s by the composer Czerny and features multiple pianists performing solos, duets and ensemble works. The first known Monster Concert held in Toronto took place in 1931 and was orchestrated by influential pianist and teacher Mona Bates to raise funds for the underprivileged. The ensemble was comprised of the best-known Bates pupils and was conducted by Bates herself. Mary Kenedi, a noted student of Mona Batesĺ─˘ famed Jarvis Street music school, is dedicating the concert to the memory of her mentor. The October 31st tribute also marks the 120th Anniversary of Batesĺ─˘ birth in Burlington, Ontario.


ĺ─˙Iĺ─˘ve always been impressed by what Mona Bates accomplished during her lifetime,ĺ─¨ explains Mary Kenedi. ĺ─˙As a musician and teacher I understand the unique privilege we are given as educators to not only inspire passion in our students, but also to instill a lasting sense of discipline that will help them to achieve their goals, musical or otherwiseĺ─¨.


Mary Kenedi founded the North Toronto Institute of Music in 1995 as a welcoming environment for students of all ages to explore their creativity and develop an outlet for self-expression. Based on the understanding that an enhanced musical literacy provides an elevated appreciation of the art form, Mary strives to impart to her students the same passion for music that has fuelled her own compelling musical journey.


As a refugee of the Hungarian Revolution, Mary Kenedi credits her own motherĺ─˘s strength and resilience for inspiring her to surmount obstacles in both her performance and teaching careers. Whether launching her own teaching academy or embarking on remarkable projects, such as single-handedly staging the upcoming Monster Concert at Massey Hall, Mary Kenedi does so with a survivorĺ─˘s instinct. This extraordinary talent and drive has earned Mary a renowned reputation as an interpreter of the music of fellow Hungarians, Błęla Bartłäk and Zoltan Kodł░ly, as well as a respected interpreter of contemporary Canadian music. She last appeared at Massey Hall as an ensemble performer during the Royal Conservatory of Musicĺ─˘s 1990 Monster Concert and made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1983. She holds a Licentiate Diploma, Bachelor of Music in Performance and Master of Music in Music Education from the University of Toronto, and a Diploma from the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary. In addition to her 30+ years experience teaching at such noted establishments as the Royal Conservatory and McMaster University, Kenedi maintains a busy international performance and recording schedule in solo and concerto appearances.


North Toronto Institute of Musicĺ─˘s Monster Concert is sponsored in-part by Remenyi House of Music with media sponsorship provided by Classical FM. For more information about Mary Kenedi and the North Toronto Institute of Music or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities please visit www.ntimusic.com or call 416-488-2588.

Tickets for the North Toronto Institute of Musicĺ─˘s Monster Concert are $45.00 to $25.00 and are available in person at the Roy Thomson Hall box office, 60 Simcoe St., by calling 416.872.4255 or online at www.masseyhall.com.

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22nd Brott Music Festival Offers a Wide Spectrum of Music and Great Artists: June 13- Aug. 20

Beethoven in Burlington, Mendelssohn at 200, Russian masterpieces, plus opera favorites, choral masterworks, and even jazz and rock. Big orchestral concerts and intimate recitals, musical celebrities and up-and comers.

Under the artistic direction of Boris Brott, the 22nd Brott Music Festival has something for everyone. Between June 13 and August 20, music-lovers have at least 17 good reasons to head to the Hamilton area, and enjoy concerts in Burlington, Ancaster and the home base of Hamilton.

Details are available at www.brottmusic.com. Tickets may be ordered online or by calling 1-888-475-9377, or 905-525-SONG (7664).

As Maestro Boris Brott says, ĺ─˙You can enjoy both high tea and one of Canadaĺ─˘s finest pianists in a lovely Mendelssohn recital. Or you can catch a band and singer joining our National Academy Orchestra for an Elton John tribute. We have music inspired by paintings, which in turn inspired new works of art. We have Beethoven concertos and fine Canadian works, opera, Gilbert and Sullivan, jazz and for a grand finale, Carl Orffĺ─˘s magnificent oratorio Carmina Burana, which is by turns thunderous, lusty and delicate, and always mesmerizing. And of course, an excellent array of artists from Canada, the U.S. and abroad.ĺ─¨

A Beethoven Piano Festival at St. Christopherĺ─˘s Anglican Church in Burlington begins this yearĺ─˘s Brott Music Festival. For three Saturdays in June, starting June 13, 7:30 p.m., Boris Brott conducts the National Academy Orchestra in music by Beethoven and other greats, with special guest soloists. Patrons can save 10 per cent by purchasing all three concerts online.

The National Academy Orchestra gives 45 young Canadian musicians professional orchestral experience. Joining them are leading professional musicians who serve as mentors.

Following is the schedule for an unforgettable summer music experience at the 22nd Brott Music Festival, with locations:

Saturday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. ĺ─ý Lisiecki Plays Beethoven

St. Christopherĺ─˘s Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line (at New Street), Burlington

Fourteen-year old prodigy Jan Lisiecki (www.janlisiecki.com) joins Boris Brott and the NAO for Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3. The program includes the composerĺ─˘s rousing Symphony No. 2. Tickets: $25 $20 seniors $10 students

Saturday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. ĺ─ý A Fifth of Beethoven

St. Christopherĺ─˘s Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line (at New Street), Burlington

Pianist Valerie Tryon (www.artset.net/ValerieTryon.html) performs Franckĺ─˘s Variations Symphoniques and a piano concerto by Hamilton composer David Fawcett. Beethovenĺ─˘s immortal Fifth Symphony rounds out this program. $25 $20 seniors $10 students

Saturday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. ĺ─ý Mendelssohn Meets Beethoven

St. Christopherĺ─˘s Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line (at New Street), Burlington

The Festival marks the 200th anniversary of Mendelssohnĺ─˘s birth as Hamilton pianist Shoshana Telner (www.shoshanatelner.com) ĺ─ý whom Hamilton Magazine calls one of the cityĺ─˘s ĺ─˙most fascinating people and inspired individualsĺ─¨ ĺ─ý plays the composerĺ─˘s Piano Concerto No. 1. Boris Brott and the NAO also play Beethovenĺ─˘s Symphony No. 7. $25 $20 seniors $10 students

Saturday, July 4, 7:30 p.m. ĺ─ý Manoukian Plays Beethoven
Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton
Beethoven continues in Hamilton as violinist Catherine Manoukian (
www.catherinemanoukian.com) returns to the Festival to perform the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Also on the program is Tchaikovskyĺ─˘s Symphony No. 4. $25 $20 seniors $10 students

Sunday, July 5, 3 p.m. ĺ─ý High Tea with Shoshana Telner

Adas Israel Synagogue, 125 Cline Ave. S., Hamilton

Pianist Shoshana Telner returns to serve up an afternoon of piano favourites, including Chopinĺ─˘s Nocturne, Op. 27 No. 2, Bartokĺ─˘s Rumanian Folk Dances, Alexina Louieĺ─˘s Memories in an Ancient Garden and Lisztĺ─˘s Venezia e Napoli. Tea is served at intermission. $40 $35 seniors and students

Thursday, July 9, 8 p.m. ĺ─ý The Gryphon Trio Plays Mendelssohn

Christ`s Church Cathedral, 252 James St. North, Hamilton

Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin; Roman Borys, cello; Jamie Parker, piano
The extraordinary musicianship of the Gryphon Trio (www.gryphontrio.com) is on display in Christos Hatzisĺ─˘ Old Photographs, Chan Ka Ninĺ─˘s ... and the masks evoke..., Mendelssohnĺ─˘s Trio in D minor and a seductive selection of Piazzola tangos. $25 $20 seniors $10 students

Saturday, July 11, 8 p.m. ĺ─ý Pictures At An Exhibition

Christĺ─˘s Church Cathedral, 252 James St. North, Hamilton

Mussorgskyĺ─˘s brilliant Pictures at an Exhibition has inspired 10 new works of art by local artists ĺ─ý one for each of Picturesĺ─˘ movements. They will be unveiled this evening, and projected behind the orchestra as it performs. The NAO and Maestro Brott complete the musical tableau with Harry Freedmanĺ─˘s Images and Respighiĺ─˘s Trittico Botticelliano (Botticelli Triptych). $25 $20 seniors $10 students

ART CRAWL NOTE: NAO players will be playing in galleries in downtown Hamilton as part of the James North Art Crawl, Friday, July 10 between 7 and 11 p.m. Free admission.

Wednesday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. ĺ─ý Beethovenĺ─˘s Emperor

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton
Acclaimed pianist Sara Davis Buechner (
www.sarabuechner.com) performs Beethovenĺ─˘s Piano Concerto No. 5 (ĺ─˙Emperorĺ─¨). Boris Brott and the NAO also play Dvorakĺ─˘s cheery, folk-inspired Symphony No. 8 in G and Michael Parkerĺ─˘s Shanadithit, a 1983 composition inspired by Native Canadian folklore. $25 $20 seniors $10 students

Saturday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. ĺ─ý Gilbert & Sullivan Go to the Proms!
Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton
Arcady Singers and NAO; Brian Jackson, guest conductor
British operetta meets Proms highlights and hijinks in arias, duets and ensemble pieces from The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore and other G&S creations. Guest conductor Brian Jackson leads the Arcady Singers (
www.arcady.ca) and the audience in such favorites as Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia. $25 $20 seniors $10 students

Wednesday, July 22, 7:30 p.m. ĺ─ý Russian Romantics

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton
Wonny Song, piano (
http://wonnysong.com); Martin MacDonald, guest conductor

Wonny Song (winner of the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, and the 2003 Prix dĺ─˘Europe in Canada) plays Rachmaninoffĺ─˘s enduringly popular Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor with Maestro Brott and the NAO. Conductor Martin MacDonald (a former NAO associate conductor) returns from Symphony Nova Scotia to conduct Rimsky-Korsakovĺ─˘s Russian Easter Overture and Tchaikovskyĺ─˘s Symphony No. 2 in C minor (ĺ─˙Little Russianĺ─¨). $25 $20 seniors $10 students

Tuesday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. ĺ─ý Cerovsek Plays Tchaikovsky

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton
Sensational violinist Corey Cerovsek makes his Brott Festival debut, performing the scintillating Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D minor. Maestro Brott & the NAO perform Elgarĺ─˘s Enigma Variations, and a work based on Canadaĺ─˘s only connection to the great Beethoven ĺ─ý his father Alexander Brottĺ─˘s Paraphrase in Polyphony. The piece is based on a canon written by Beethoven and discovered on a document signed by Beethoven and dedicated to the Quebec music teacher composer Theodore Molt (1795-1856), who visited Beethoven in Vienna. $25 $20 seniors $10 students

(A bio on Corey Cerovsek is at www.mi.sanu.ac.yu/vismath/cerovsek/co7.htm. The National Library of Canada documents the Molt-Beethoven-Brott connection, with information and a picture of the Beethovenĺ─˘s composition, at http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/202/301/bulletin_nlc/2003/no4/p2-0403-01-e.html.)

Thursday, July 30, 7:30 p.m. ĺ─ý Jeans n Classics: Tribute to Elton John

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton
Jeans n Classics Band (drums, bass, piano and singer), Jean Meilleur, lead vocals; John Regan, vocals and piano

In an energetic fusion of symphonic rock, the band Jeans ĺ─˘n Classics (www.jeansnclassics.com) returns by popular demand to perform some of the Rocket Manĺ─˘s greatest hits, including Tiny Dancer, Bennie & The Jets and Iĺ─˘m Still Standing. Those who attended last yearĺ─˘s Queen tribute know the young and exuberant NAO loves to rock! $25 $20 seniors $10 students

Sunday, August 2, 3 p.m. ĺ─ý High Tea with Giampiero Sobrino

St. Johnĺ─˘s Anglican Church, 272 Wilson St. E., Ancaster

Famed Italian clarinettist Giampiero Sobrino returns to the Festival, performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto, Rossiniĺ─˘s Variations for Clarinet and Mendelssohnĺ─˘s jolly Symphony No. 4 ĺ─˙Italianĺ─¨. Traditional High Tea is served at intermission. $40 $35 seniors and students

Thursday, August 6, 7:30 p.m. ĺ─ý Opera Favourites

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton
Sinead Sugrue and Michele Bogdanowicz, sopranos; Mia Lennox-Williams, mezzo-soprano; Edgardo Ramirez, tenor; Alexander Hajek, baritone

The Festivalĺ─˘s superb selection of the worldĺ─˘s best loved operatic arias and duets has become an audience favourite. Tragedy and ecstasy spring to life in highlights from La Bohł«me, Carmen and many more. $25 $20 seniors $10 students

Saturday, August 15, 7:30 p.m. ĺ─ý Hot Jazz: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton
Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra; Sophia Perlman, singer

Ella Fitzgerald was known as ĺ─˙The First Lady of Song.ĺ─¨ Duke Ellington called Oscar Peterson the ĺ─˙Maharaja of the keyboard.ĺ─¨ Jazz saxophonist Darcy Hepner (www.darcyhepner.com) and his 16-piece jazz orchestra and Sophia Perlman, a singer who scats like Lady Ella, celebrate the legacy of these two legends. From Petersonĺ─˘s Canadiana Suite to such Ella hits as How High the Moon and Satin Doll, itĺ─˘s a jazz loverĺ─˘s dream concert. $25 $20 seniors $10 students

Sunday, August 16, 3 p.m. ĺ─ý High Tea with Valerie Tryon

St. Johnĺ─˘s Anglican Church, 272 Wilson St. E., Ancaster

Pianist Valerie Tryon, a Festival favorite, performs an all-Mendelssohn program to mark the 200th anniversary of the composerĺ─˘s birth. She has selected Variations Słęrieuses, Songs Without Words, Andante and Rondo Capriccioso and other works to perform. Traditional High Tea served at intermission. $40 $35 seniors and students

Thursday, August 20, 7:30 p.m. ĺ─ý Carmina Burana

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton

National Academy Orchestra conducted by Boris Brott; Leslie Fagan, soprano; John MacMaster, tenor; Peter McGillivray, baritone; Arcady Singers, Brott Music Festival Choir
Carl Orffĺ─˘s choral masterpiece Carmina Burana stuns the senses and runs the musical gamut with bawdy drinking songs, exquisite soprano solos and the overwhelming O Fortuna chorus.

Canadian tenor John MacMaster opens with three great tenor arias. The 2009 Festival and NAO take their final bows with Richard Straussĺ─˘s virtuosic tone poem Don Juan. $25 $20 seniors $10 students

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Dłętails programmation musicale de Nuit Blanche sur Tableau noir qui dłębute jeudi 11 juin

Voici la programmation musicale de Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir, qui se dłęroule du 11 au 14 juin (tous les concerts sont gratuits)

La scł«ne alternative
Prłęsentłęe par Chassłę Toyota en collaboration avec la SOPREF
Du jeudi 11 au dimanche 14 juin ĺ─ý Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent, Mont-Royal / Cartier

Jeudi 11 juin
17 h ĺ─ý Chinatown ĺ─ý

19 h 30 ĺ─ý Caillasse ĺ─ý

Vendredi 12 juin
17 h ĺ─ý Arvida Crew
19 h ĺ─ý Guillaume Arsenault .

Samedi 13 juin
16 h ĺ─ý Sylvie Paquette
18 h ĺ─ý Ariel

Dimanche 14 juin
16 h ĺ─ý Lake of Stew ĺ─ý Groupe łŢ głęomłętrie variable, Lake of Stew prodigue une musique dĺ─˘inspiration blue-grass, pleine dĺ─˘łęnergie et sans une once de nostalgie.

NOUVEAU : La Scł«ne łÔlectronique
Prłęsentłęe par Chassłę Toyota en collaboration avec MUTEK
Jeudi 11, vendredi 12 et samedi 13 juin łŢ 17 h et 19 h, Dimanche 14 juin łŢ 15 h ĺ─ý Scł«ne Ouest : Mont-Royal / de Bullion

Jeudi 11 juin
17 h - Bleuchut
19 h - Mossa ĺ─ý Młęlangeant techno minimale, house et rythmes syncopłęs, Jłęrłęmy Petrus, alias Mossa a su assembler avec brio un corpus musical łęclectique et impressionnant.

Vendredi 12 juin
17 h - Vincent Lemieux
19 h -
Xavier Lebuis
Sa musique est teintłęe de concepts hłęritłęs des diverses facettes de sa pratique comme lĺ─˘entropie, le vague et les possibilitłęs provenant dĺ─˘erreurs et dĺ─˘anomalies.

Samedi 13 juin
17 h - Pheek + Stefny (performance lors des apłęros-dłęcouvertes) ĺ─ý Musicien hyperactif, Pheek prłęsentera le projet Parrots and Purrows en duo avec lĺ─˘artiste basłęe łŢ Brooklyn Stefny Winter.

19 h
- Ostrich
Nadir Agha, alias Ostrich, fait partie de cette głęnłęration dĺ─˘artistes passionnłęs par la musique et le cinłęma. Son approche de la musique est narrative.

Dimanche 14 juin
15 h - Steve Beauprłę (Performance lors des apłęros-dłęcouvertes) ĺ─ý Steve Beauprłę crłęe des ambiances animłęes łŢ base de textures abstraites et organiques. Un łęquilibre entre house et techno teintłęe de funk.

NOUVEAU : Les Apłęros-dłęcouvertes
Jeudi 11, vendredi 12 et samedi 13 juin de 17 h łŢ 19 h ; dimanche 14 juin de 15 h łŢ 17 h ĺ─ý Scł«ne Ouest, Mont-Royal / de Bullion)
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lĺ─˘heure de lĺ─˘apłęro, le site Ouest de NBTN deviendra le lieu de performance de duos inłędits formłęs des artistes en arts visuels. Suivant un thł«me imposłę, chaque artiste rłęalisera une ëýuvre en utilisant une technique qui lui est propre. Au programme : graff, BD, body painting, peinture łŢ lĺ─˘huile, crłęation 3D en gazon etc. Chaque duo sera accompagnłę par la performance live dĺ─˘un musicien łęlectronique. Les artistes visuels et musiciens qui participeront aux Apłęros-dłęcouvertes sont Nicolas Vigneau et Valium avec le musicien Bleuchut ; Zema et Caro Caron avec Vincent Lemieux ; Laetitia Matrat et Yandel avec Pheek + Stefny ; Ida Rivard et Kłąma avec Steve Beauprłę (horaire dłętaillłę sur http://www.tableaunoir.com).

NOUVEAU : Artiste en rłęsidence ĺ─ý Kitmobile de Line Nault
Telle une saltimbanque łŢ lĺ─˘ł«re technologique, une femme crłęe des capsules performatives sur son chemin. Chacune des capsules qui constituent le projet est une ëýuvre en soi qui repose sur une fał▀on diffłęrente dĺ─˘aborder le corps, la reprłęsentation et la technologie. Ces capsules sont construites łŢ partir dĺ─˘une lutherie, dłęveloppłęe spłęcifiquement pour le projet. Kitmobile, un projet de Line Nault łŢ dłęcouvrir pendant les quatre jours de lĺ─˘łęvłęnement.
Jeudi 11, vendredi 12 et samedi 13 juin de 15 h łŢ 17 h ; dimanche 14 juin de 14 h łŢ 15 h ĺ─ý Scł«ne Ouest, Mont-Royal / de Bullion.

Połęsie et musique
  • Jeudi 11 łŢ 20 h30 łŢ la Salle des Jeunesses musicales : le Ciel nĺ─˘est pas la limite avec la mime Francine Alepin, le poł«te Josłę Acquelin et le guitariste Arturo Parra
  • Vendredi 12 łŢ 21 h, Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent : Tableaux dĺ─˘apesanteur : Tristan Malavoy, Amylie et musiciens
  • Samedi 13 juin łŢ 20 h Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent : Ciel couvert, fenłütre ouverte, avec le poł«te Gilles Matte, lĺ─˘łęlecroacousticien Pierre Dostie et la violoncelliste Rachel Burman




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Les Violons du Roy et le clarinettiste Paul Meyer : 20 juin 09

Le concert d'ouverture du Festival International du Domaine Forget, qui aura lieu le samedi 20 juin, sera le thłęłótre d'une rencontre entre Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie et le remarquable clarinettiste Paul Meyer. Vłęritable cłęlłębration de l'łępoque classique, le programme rłęunit des ëýuvres de Haydn, Gluck et Mozart dont le sublime Concerto pour clarinette, K. 622. Le Festival 2009, qui regroupe quelque 75 łęvłęnements musicaux, se poursuivra jusqu'au 6 septembre. Concert d'ouverture Soirłęe Desjardins

Le public sera ravi de retrouver Les Violons du Roy et Bernard Labadie qui offriront un programme entił«rement consacrłę łŢ l'łępoque classique. Le concert marquera aussi la premił«re rencontre de l'orchestre de chambre avec le clarinettiste et chef d'orchestre franł▀ais Paul Meyer.

Propulsłę sur la scł«ne internationale il y a dłęjłŢ 25 ans, cet admirable musicien a joułę avec les plus grands orchestres sous la direction des plus łęminents chefs d'orchestre dans le monde entier. Sa fructueuse carrił«re lui permet de cłątoyer les plus cłęlł«bres musiciens, notamment en musique de chambre, ayant collaborłę avec Gidon Kremer, Yo-Yo Ma, Barbara Hendricks, Nathalie Dessay et Emmanuel Pahud, pour n'en nommer que quelques-uns. Parmi toutes les personnalitłęs rencontrłęes au cours de sa carrił«re, l'une des marquantes est sans contredit le clarinettiste Benny Goodman, une source d'inspiration et d'influence et un ami fidł«le depuis plus de 25 ans.

Pour ses dłębuts avec Les Violons du Roy, Paul Meyer interprłętera l'une des ëýuvres phares du rłępertoire pour clarinette, le Concerto en la majeur, K. 622 de Mozart. Comme toutes les ëýuvres pour clarinette du compositeur, le concerto łętait destinłę łŢ son grand ami Anton Stadler, brillant clarinettiste et musicien inspirant. Composłę la młüme annłęe que le Requiem et La Flł¬te enchantłęe, le concerto atteint des sommets d'expression tout en dłęvoilant les multiples qualitłęs de la clarinette : sa virtuositłę, sa tendresse et son lyrisme rappelant la voix humaine. Bernard Labadie soulignera le 200e anniversaire de la mort de Haydn en dirigeant ses musiciens dans l'une des six symphonies parisiennes, la Symphonie no 83 en sol mineur Č┤ La Poule Ȭ. La Symphonie no 21 en la majeur, K. 134 de Mozart et la Danse des Esprits bienheureux, une page cłęlł«bre de l'opłęra Orphłęe et Eurydice de Gluck, complł«te cette grande soirłęe classique. Les brunches-musique sont une dłęlicieuse fał▀on de dłęcouvrir le Domaine Forget. Deux services sont offerts : de 10 h 30 łŢ midi et de 12 h 30 łŢ 14 h. ł─ l'occasion du brunch-musique du dimanche 21 juin, Carmen & David Trio offrira des chansons franł▀aises łŢ saveur jazz.


Les cours de małĂtres et les concerts des stagiairesmardi 16 juin, łŢ 9 h 30, le clarinettiste Paul Meyer, donnera son premier cours de małĂtre au Domaine Forget. Le młüme jour, łŢ 13 h 30, les stagiaires recevront les conseils du bassoniste Richard Ranti, basson solo de l'Orchestre symphonique de Boston. Le mardi 23 juin, łŢ 13 h 30, aura lieu le cours de małĂtre du flł¬tiste Mathieu Dufour, flł¬te solo de l'Orchestre symphonique de Chicago. Le jeudi 25 juin, łŢ 16 heures, le public est conviłę au concert des stagiaires ayant participłę au stage des bois. Les cours de małĂtre et les concerts sont prłęsentłęs gratuitement łŢ la salle Franł▀oys-Bernier.


Abonnement au Festival consiste en 10 billets de concert au choix ou 8 billets de concert et 2 billets pour les brunches-musique du dimanche. Offert au prix de 275 $ (taxes incluses), l'abonnement permet d'łęconomiser de 15 łŢ 30 % sur le prix rłęgulier et de profiter des meilleurs choix de sił«ges disponibles pour les concerts du Festival prłęsentłęs du 20 juin au 6 septembre. Les młęlomanes pourront aussi choisir un forfait-concerts, une autre fał▀on d'łęconomiser jusqu'łŢ 15% sur le prix des billets et de s'assurer d'obtenir de bons sił«ges pour chacun des concerts. Les forfaits disponibles sont les suivants : Concerts Jazz, Les Grands Concerts, Week-end Jeunesse, Le Domaine Danse et le forfait Guitare ĺ─ý 30e anniversaire.

http://www.domaineforget.com/

Paul Meyer, clarinette

Symphonie no 21 en la majeur, K. 134 Mozart Concerto pour clarinette en la majeur, K. 622

Danse des Esprits bienheureux, tirłęe d'Orphłęe et Eurydice Haydn Symphonie no 83 en sol mineur, Č┤ La Poule Ȭ

Coł¬t : adultes : 40 $ ; ałĂnłęs (60 ans et plus) : 34 $ ; jeunes adultes (21 łŢ 30 ans) : 22 $; venirĺ─Â

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Chants Libres prłęsente, en premił«re mondiale, sa nouvelle crłęation

ĺ─˛Lĺ─˘eau qui danse, la pomme qui chante, et lĺ─˘oiseau qui dit la vłęritłęĺ─˘
Opłęra Fłęerie
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GILLES TREMBLAY, composition
PIERRE MORENCY, livret
ROBERT BELLEFEUILLE, mise en scł«ne
JEAN BARD, scłęnographie & NICOLAS DESCOTEAUX, łęclairages
NOUVEL ENSEMBLE MODERNE+, sous la direction de Lorraine Vaillancourt
12 CHANTEURS et UN ACROBATE
Salle Ludger-Duvernay du Monument-National
Jeudi 19, vendredi 20 et samedi 21 NOVEMBRE 2009, 20 h
1182, St-Laurent, Montrłęal (Qułębec, Canada)
Info : www.chantslibres.org
Durłęe : 2 h 20, avec un entracte


Chants Libres, compagnie lyrique de crłęation, sous la direction artistique de la conceptrice Pauline Vaillancourt, prłęsente en grande premił«re, sa treiził«me crłęation, Lĺ─˘eau qui danse, la pomme qui chante et lĺ─˘oiseau qui dit la vłęritłę, les 19, 20 et 21 novembre 2009 łŢ la salle Ludger-Duvernay du Monument-National, łŢ Montrłęal. Un opłęra fłęerie pour petits et grands, łŢ regarder, łŢ goł¬ter, łŢ łęcouter, łŢ respirer, łŢ vivreĺ─ qui se situe aux confins du conte et de la fable.

Cette ëýuvre połętique est le fruit de lĺ─˘imaginaire de deux artistes majeurs du Qułębec contemporain et grands observateurs de la nature : le compositeur Gilles Tremblay, pilier des cultures musicales qułębłęcoise et canadienne, qui a sonorisłę le pavillon du Qułębec łŢ lĺ─˘expo 67 et Pierre Morency, poł«te, homme de thłęłótre, de radio et de tłęlłęvision, auteur du magnifique ouvrage Lĺ─˘ëýil amłęricain, qui signe ici son premier livret dĺ─˘opłęra, dĺ─˘aprł«s un conte de lĺ─˘łęcrivaine et aventurił«re franł▀aise Madame Dĺ─˘Aulnoy. Ils ont tous deux reł▀u pour lĺ─˘ensemble de leur ëýuvre plusieurs hautes distinctions. La mise en scł«ne a łętłę confiłęe łŢ lĺ─˘homme de thłęłótre Robert Bellefeuille, łŢ qui lĺ─˘on doit des mises en scł«ne de crłęations remarqułęes (Le conte de Monte-Cristo, Jouliks, La Dame aux camłęlias). La scłęnographie est de Jean Bard et les łęclairages de Nicolas Descoteaux.

Dans la fosse, Lorraine Vaillancourt assure la direction musicale des 13 interprł«tes et des 25 musiciens du Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (augmentłę pour lĺ─˘occasion), dont cĺ─˘est la 4e collaboration avec Chants Libres, aprł«s Il suffit dĺ─˘un peu dĺ─˘air de Claude Baliff, La Princesse blanche de Bruce Mather et Le Vampire et la Nymphomane de Serge Provost.

Sur scł«ne, des personnages plus colorłęs les uns que les autres prennent vie par une jeune distribution entił«rement canadienne : YBY, Jean Maheux (comłędien-baryton) ; BELLE-łÔTOILE, Marianne Lambert (soprano) ; POULANE, Marie-Annick Błęliveau (alto) ; FEINTISE, Michł«le Motard (mezzo-soprano) ; Lĺ─˘OISEAU, Scott Belluz (haute-contre) ; LE ROI, Taras Kulish (basse) ; CHłÔROT, Sylvain Parłę (tłęnor) ; LA POMME QUI CHANTE et LA SIRłÓNE, Claudine Ledoux (mezzo-soprano) ; TOURTERELLE, Stłęphanie Pothier (mezzo-soprano) ; BLONDINE, Anne Saint-Denis (soprano) ; PETIT-SOLEIL, Julien Patenaude (baryton) ; BEAUJOUR, Philippe Martel (baryton).

Lĺ─˘HISTOIRE

Yby, le narrateur, mi-oiseau, mi-abeille, toujours en dialogue avec le Tambour-Parleur, nous invite dans un monde fłęerique et nous relate cette histoire oł╝ la vłęritłę triompha de la fourberie, oł╝ lĺ─˘amour eut łŢ traverser trois grandes łępreuves en dłęcouvrant lĺ─˘eau qui danse, la pomme qui chante, et lĺ─˘oiseau qui dit la vłęritłę, pour que deux łütres se reconnaissent eux-młümes lĺ─˘un łŢ lĺ─˘autre.
Dans la Ville Merveilleuse, entourłęs dĺ─˘łütres menus de la nature, abeilles, mouches, gułüpes, cigales, grillons, moucherons et bestiolinettes, la reine Blondine mit au monde deux fils et une fille qui portent au front lĺ─˘łętoile dĺ─˘or et au cou une chałĂnette dorłęe, et la princesse Brunette accouche dĺ─˘un garł▀on rayonnant de beautłę. La Reine Mł«re Poulane prit ombrage de lĺ─˘arrivłęe de ces magnifiques enfants quĺ─˘elle livre secrł«tement aux flots, avec lĺ─˘aide de sa Dame dĺ─˘honneur Feintise. Recueillis par Corsaire et Corsine, qui leur donnent le nom de Belle-łÔtoile, Beaujour, Petit-Soleil et Chłęrot, ceux-ci grandissent, aimłęs et protłęgłęs de lĺ─˘ire de leur grand-mł«re.

Apprenant łŢ 16 ans quĺ─˘ils pourraient łütre les enfants de grands seigneurs, ils dłęcidł«rent dĺ─˘aller łŢ la dłęcouverte de leur origine. Au terme de trois mois de navigation, accompagnłęs de Tourterelle et Sirł«ne, ils abordł«rent au port de la plus belle ville du monde et furent accueillis par le Roi. Poulane, furieuse, dłęcouvre la trałĂtrise de Feintise qui lui jure quĺ─˘elle trouvera le moyen de se dłębarrasser dĺ─˘eux, et leur impose trois łępreuves.

Au płęril de sa vie, voyageant aux confins du monde, et grłóce au prłęcieux concours de Tourterelle, Chłęrot va trouver lĺ─˘eau qui danse et la pomme qui chante, qui ont eu des effets instantanłęs et formidables sur la beautłę et lĺ─˘esprit de Belle-łętoile. Lĺ─˘ultime test, la dłęcouverte de lĺ─˘oiseau magnifique qui dit la vłęritłę, dłęvoile łŢ Belle-łętoile et łŢ Chłęrot quĺ─˘ils ne sont pas frł«re et sëýur, permettant łŢ lĺ─˘amour qui les trouble de se vivre, aux mensonges de se dłęnouer et łŢ la fłüte de se cłęlłębrer.


Opłęra fłęłęrie est une crłęation de Chants Libres, prłęsentłęe avec lĺ─˘appui du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec, du Conseil des arts de Montrłęal, du Conseil des Arts du Canada et de Opłęra.ca, et avec la collaboration du NEM.



www.chantslibres.org

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Concerts populaires de Montrłęal : Orgue et Couleurs


ORGUE ET COULEURS
prłęsente la 45e saison des

Lĺ─˘łÔVłÔNEMENT DE Lĺ─˘łÔTłÔ DANS Lĺ─˘EST DE MONTRłÔAL !
Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, direction artistique
Lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, ensemble officiel des CPM
Six concerts łŢ 19 h 30,
Jeudi 2 juillet, mercredis 8, 15, 22, 29 juillet & 5 aoł¬t 2009
au
Centre Pierre-Charbonneau
3000, rue Viau, Montrłęal (młętro Viau)

Avec lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, Angł«le Dubeau et La PietłŢ, Quartango, lĺ─˘Orchestre de chambre de Montrłęal, lĺ─˘ensemble de cuivres Opus Lib, les chefs Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, Ałěrat Ichmouratov, Franł▀ois Dompierre et Wanda Kaluzny, ainsi que les solistes Gianna Corbisiero, Marc Hervieux, Marianne Lambert, et Marie-Josłęe Lord.

Renseignements : 514-899-0644
Billetterie du Centre-Pierre Charbonneau : 514-255-4222
(pour les concerts et le service aux tables)
www.orgueetcouleurs.com

łÔvłęnement majeur de lĺ─˘łętłę musical montrłęalais, Les Concerts populaires de Montrłęal, crłęłęs en 1964 łŢ lĺ─˘initiative du maire Jean Drapeau pour rendre plus accessible la musique symphonique łŢ la population montrłęalaise, cłęlł«bre en 2009 ses 45 ans.

Prłęsentłęe depuis ses dłębuts les mercredis en soirłęe łŢ lĺ─˘Arłęna Maurice-Richard, la słęrie estivale se dłęroule depuis 2001 au Centre Pierre-Charbonneau et est prłęsentłęe depuis 2003 par ORGUE ET COULEURS, en collaboration avec lĺ─˘arrondissement de Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

Cette 45e saison haute en couleurs a łętłę concoctłęe conjointement par le chef dĺ─˘orchestre Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin et par Yves Garand, nommłę le 6 avril dernier łŢ la direction głęnłęrale et artistique de ORGUE ET COULEURS. Ce sympathique rendez-vous annuel rassemble des milliers de personnes et se distingue par son lieu de diffusion inusitłę qui donne aux concerts une ambiance dłęcontractłęe, et par la possibilitłę de se restaurer avant et pendant les prestations musicales.

Le Centre Pierre-Charbonneau accueille cette annłęe encore, six concerts prłęsentłęs le 2 juillet (exceptionnellement un jeudi) et les mercredis 8, 15, 22, 29 juillet & 5 aoł¬t 2009, łŢ 19 h30, oł╝ musicalitłę rime avec virtuositłę.
Attention, plaisir contagieux !

Billetterie du Centre Pierre-Charbonneau : du dimanche au samedi de 10 h łŢ 21 h - 514-255-4222
Abonnement : Section parterre : 138 $ / 126 $ (rłęgulier & rłęduit) - Section gradin : 102 $ / 90 $ (rłęgulier & rłęduit)
Demi-abonnement, section gradin : 60 $ / 51 $
Billets łŢ lĺ─˘unitłę : Č┤ parterre Ȭ : 28 $ & 24 $ - Č┤ gradin Ȭ : 23 $ / 19 $
Service aux tables au parterre seulement (en sus du prix du billet)

Boissons (eau, jus, bił«re et vin) et nouveau service de traiteur assurłę par Les Sentiers gastronomes et son chef cuisinier Franł▀ois Parłę qui a concoctłę un petit goł¬ter orchestral, pour les becs salłęs et sucrłęs (de 2$ łŢ 12$)
Stationnement : 5 $


IL łÔTAIT 45 FOIS DANS Lĺ─˘EST !
PROGRAMMATION 2009 ĺ─ý SUIVEZ LE GUIDE !



Lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, orchestre officiel des Concerts populaires depuis 2001, donnera, comme łŢ lĺ─˘habitude, trois concerts :
- Le jeudi 2 juillet, les amoureux de la Citłę des Doges sont invitłęs łŢ naviguer Sur le Grand canal de Venise, sous la houlette du gondolier en chef, Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, avec lĺ─˘enfant chłęri du quartier Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, le tłęnor Marc Hervieux, dans des extraits dĺ─˘opłęras italiens. [ëýuvres de Verdi, Puccini et Mascagni.]
Les deux autres concerts de lĺ─˘OM sont confiłęs łŢ des chefs invitłęs :
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Le mercredi 15 juillet, le chef russe Ałěrat Ichmouratov nous entrałĂne dans un Voyage dans le temps, pour le grand Concert-anniversaire des Concerts populaires, avec la soprano Marianne Lambert. [ëýuvres de Mozart, Schubert, Strauss et Sieczynsky.]
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Le mercredi 29 juillet, cĺ─˘est łŢ une soirłęe chaleureuse que lĺ─˘homme de musique aux multiples talents, Franł▀ois Dompierre nous convie avec entrain łŢ son łÔpopłęe musicale. [ëýuvres pour piano de Dompierre, et pour orchestre de Bizet et Handel]

Ensembles et solistes qułębłęcois viennent complłęter la programmation 2009 :
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Le mercredi 8 juillet, place łŢ lĺ─˘imagination populaire et au monde merveilleux, avec Angł«le Dubeau et les musiciennes de la PietłŢ, orchestre łŢ cordes avec piano. Un płęriple envoł¬tant dans lĺ─˘univers fascinant des Mythes et lłęgendes. [ëýuvres de Philip Glass, les cłęlł«bres Diableries de Franł▀ois Dompierre, Gibbs, De Falla, Piazzolla, Desmarais et Ginastera.]

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Le mercredi 22 juillet, cĺ─˘est Tangopłęra ! ici, le tango trouve sa voix. Prouesses musicales et lyriques avec les musiciens de Quartango et la soprano Gianna Corbisiero. Un cocktail inattendu fait de grands classiques dĺ─˘opłęra et des rythmes ensorcelants du tango. [ëýuvres de Hunt, Piazzolla, Villoldo, Plaza, Bizet, Rodriguez, Gardel, Demare, Ponce, Brubeck, Laurenz et Mores.]

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Le mercredi 5 aoł¬t sera romantique avec Summernight qui clłąt en beautłę la 45e słęrie estivale, avec le meilleur de Gershwin. Avec lĺ─˘Orchestre de chambre de Montrłęal - qui cłęlł«bre en 2009 ses 35 ans -, sous la direction de son chef Wanda Kaluzny, lĺ─˘ensemble de cuivres Opus Lib et la soprano Marie-Josłęe Lord. [ëýuvres de George Gershwin]


La saison 2009 des Concerts populaires de Montrłęal est rendue possible grłóce łŢ lĺ─˘appui de ses partenaires : lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, la Ville de Montrłęal, lĺ─˘Arrondissement de Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

http://www.orgueetcouleurs.com/

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Lorraine Desmarais et le Big Band au Festival de Jazz

Lorraine Desmarais cłęlł«bre cette annłęe 25 ans de carrił«re avec un 10e album Lorraine Desmarais ''Big Band''.

Le jeudi 9 juillet prochain łŢ 20h au Thłęłótre Jean-Duceppe, Lorraine prłęsentera en grande premił«re ce nouvel opus avec la distribution originale.

Pour lĺ─˘occasion, un invitłę de marque la rejoindra sur scł«ne, monsieur Oliver Jones.

www.montrealjazzfest.com/

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Culture Montrłęal solidaire de la Sociłętłę Radio-Canada

Convaincu que la Sociłętłę Radio-Canada (SRC) joue un rłąle crucial dans le dłęveloppement culturel partout au pays; que la SRC est un crłęateur et diffuseur de contenus dĺ─˘information et de divertissement profondłęment enracinłę dans les communautłęs et que la Sociłętłę doit pouvoir maintenir sa prłęsence partout au pays et, plus spłęcifiquement, continuer de głęnłęrer une quantitłę importante dĺ─˘emplois directs et indirects łŢ Montrłęal, Culture Montrłęal se joint aux citoyens et organismes ayant dłęjłŢ manifestłę leur soutien łŢ la sociłętłę dĺ─˘łÔtat. Nous demandons au gouvernement fłędłęral de prendre, sans tarder, la pleine mesure de la place quĺ─˘occupe la SRC dans le dłęveloppement sociołęconomique canadien et dĺ─˘assurer sa płęrennitłę.

Rappelons que pour faire face łŢ une situation łęconomique globalement difficile et łŢ un manque łŢ gagner annoncłę de 171 millions de dollars pour 2009-2010, la SRC sĺ─˘est tournłęe vers le gouvernement fłędłęral en mars dernier pour obtenir l'autorisation de mettre en place certaines mesures d'urgence, ce qui lui a łętłę refusłę. Consłęquemment, la sociłętłę dĺ─˘łÔtat a dł¬ amorcer un processus de coupures de postes qui rłęsultera, łŢ terme, dans la perte de quelque 800 emplois, dont prł«s de la moitiłę dans le secteur franł▀ais. La SRC devra aussi se dłępartir de certains de ses actifs.

Culture Montrłęal joint aujourdĺ─˘hui sa voix łŢ celle de plusieurs intervenants du milieu des arts, de la culture et de lĺ─˘information qui sĺ─˘inquił«tent des rłępercussions quĺ─˘auront les pertes dĺ─˘emplois et dĺ─˘actifs łŢ la Sociłętłę Radio-Canada. Un nouveau blogue citoyen, SOS Radio-Canada (
http://www.sosradiocanada.org), vient łęgalement de voir le jour. Le site explique en dłętail le contexte des coupures de personnel et recueille les tłęmoignages dĺ─˘appui envers la sociłętłę dĺ─˘łÔtat. Dĺ─˘autres actions, telles que des manifestations ou une płętition, pourraient łütre mises en place sous peu par les instigateurs de ce mouvement.

Il appert quĺ─˘en plus de devoir faire face łŢ cette crise, la SRC fasse lĺ─˘objet dĺ─˘une łęvaluation qui vise łŢ analyser la pertinence pour lĺ─˘łÔtat de conserver certaines sociłętłęs de la Couronne au sein de ses actifs. Des secteurs aussi stratłęgiques que lĺ─˘łęnergie (łÔnergie atomique du Canada), le transport (Via Rail) et la culture sont visłęs. Le Centre national des Arts, institution qui joue un rłąle central au niveau pancanadien dans la crłęation et la diffusion des arts, et la Sociłętłę Radio-Canada font partie de ce sombre tableau. Nous demandons au gouvernement dĺ─˘łęvaluer prudemment lĺ─˘ampleur et la gravitłę des consłęquences dĺ─˘une łęventuelle privatisation de ces institutions.

Culture Montrłęal invite ses membres et la population łŢ se tenir informłęs et łŢ sĺ─˘engager pour que soit assurłę un avenir serein et certain łŢ la Sociłętłę Radio-Canada. Notre travail de reprłęsentation ira naturellement en ce sens.

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


http://www.culturemontreal.ca/

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Toronto Jazz Festival Announces Kenny Garrett - Triple Bill Performance!

Jazz Festival Supersizes Closing Night with Addition of Kenny Garrett

The TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival will close out its 23rd edition this summer with supreme saxophonist Kenny Garrett in a special triple bill performance on Sunday, July 5 at Nathan Phillips Square. Garrett will join previously announced acts, Alain Caron Band and Sadao Watanabe.

A multiple Grammy nominee, Garrett is considered to be the most consistently scintillating and inspiring alto / saxophone force today. Having performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Pharoah Sanders and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Garrett returns to Toronto performing music from his latest release, Sketches of MD, a tribute to Miles Davis.

What better way to end the 2009 TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival than with a supersized concert featuring three performances for one great price. Tickets are still $35 and available at http://www.ticketmaster.com/ or 416.870.8000.

The sounds of jazz will have feet tappin' and fingers snappin' as the 23rd edition of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival swings its way into summer, running from June 26 ĺ─ý July 5, 2009. Be a part of the action as more than 1,500 musicians, performing in over 350 concerts, descend upon Toronto for the city's largest music festival. Get jazzed this summer!

For more information visit http://www.torontojazz.com/

TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival June 26 - July 5, 2009

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Montrłęal entre dans la danse et cłęlłębrera sa premił«re Fłüte de la Musique officielle:le 21 juin entre 11h et 23 h.

Organisłęe dans plus de 340 villes łŢ travers le monde, la Fłüte de la Musique rłęunie, lors d'une młüme journłęe et dans un młüme espace, des musiciens de tous genres, reconnus ou łŢ dłęcouvrir, pour la grande joie des amateurs de musique.

Taktikmłędia, la Ville de Montrłęal, la SDC du Vieux-Montrłęal ainsi que des artistes participants vous invitent łŢ dłęcouvrir la programmation officielle de l'łęvłęnement lors d'une confłęrence de presse.

DATE: Mardi 9 juin 2009 HEURE: 11 h LIEU : Hłątel St-Paul 355 rue McGill, Montrłęal QUI - Catherine Słęvigny, conseillł«re de Ville dans le district de Peter-McGill, membre du comitłę exłęcutif et responsable de la Culture, - Michael Banks, prłęsident, SDC du Vieux-Montrłęal, - Nicolas Dauzet, vice-prłęsident, Taktikmłędia, - Michel Pagliaro, artiste, - Ariel Coulombe, artiste et vainqueur Francouvertes 2009.


A propos de la Fłüte de la musique La Fłüte de la Musique n'est pas un festival, c'est une grande manifestation populaire, gratuite, ouverte łŢ tous les genres musicaux. Mise en place en France par Jack Lang alors ministre de la culture, la premił«re łędition a lieu le 21 juin 1982 mais elle est officiellement dłęclarłęe le 21 juin 1983. Cette fłüte s'est aujourd'hui complł«tement internationalisłęe : en l'espace de 26 ans, elle est reprise dans 110 pays sur les cinq continents (dł«s 1985 en Europe) avec plus de 340 villes participantes dans le monde.

Succł«s international, phłęnomł«ne de sociłętłę, la Fłüte est aussi porteuse des nouvelles tendances musicales, que souvent elle annonce, que toujours elle traduit: renouveau des musiques traditionnelles, explosion des musiques du monde, dłęveloppement des chorales, apparition du rap, de la techno...
http://fetedelamusiquemontreal.com/

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

NAC extends deadline for 40th Anniversary Prelude cover contest and offers a cash prize to the selected artists

Canadaĺ─˘s National Arts Centre announced today that they are extending the deadline for the 40th anniversary Prelude cover contest to June 30, 2009 and, with the encouragement of the artistic community, the NAC will also be awarding the selected artists a $500.00 prize.

In celebration of its upcoming 40th anniversary season, Canadaĺ─˘s National Arts Centre (NAC) is inviting visual artists from across Canada to submit cover artwork for the 2009-2010 season of its Prelude Magazine.

The NAC turns 40 on June 2
nd, 2009.

The National Arts Centre is looking for creative variations on the theme of ĺ─˙The Arts are Alive in Canadaĺ─¨ through visual representation of any or all disciplines presented at the Centreĺ─ţTheatre, Dance and Musicĺ─ţ while also representing the cultural fabric of our country from coast to coast to coast.

Prelude Magazine is the National Arts Centreĺ─˘s performing arts publication, distributed to patrons attending presentations at the NAC in the disciplines of music, theatre and dance. It is published four times a year: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. It has an average annual distribution of 300,000 copies.

For further information regarding the call for submission, contest guidelines and submission requirements, please visit www.nac-cna.ca/preludecontest. This contest is open to all Canadian residents. The contest is not open to staff or immediate families of the National Arts Centre, the NAC Foundation, St. Joseph Communications, Dollco Printing or anyone associated with the production of Prelude.

Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009 at 5 p.m. EST.

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Horaire de ce soir - Opłęra de Montrłęal - Sous les łętoiles

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

SOUS LES łÔTOILES

Projection en direct sur grand łęcran extłęrieur

Esplanade de la Place des Arts

Jeudi 4 juin 2009

Une prłęsentation de l'Opłęra de Montrłęal

en partenariat avec

BELL

Dłęroulement

17 h 30 ĺ─ý 18 h 45 Entrevues individuelles possibles avec les directeurs głęnłęral et artistique Pierre Dufour et Michel Beaulac de l'Opłęra de Montrłęal

19 h 30 visite łŢ l'opłęra : projection d'un DVD sur les coulisses de l'OdM

19 h 50 Brł«ves allocutions sur la scł«ne des directeurs głęnłęral et artistique de l'Opłęra de Montrłęal : Pierre Dufour et Michel Beaulac


20 h Dłębut de la projection

20 h 15 : pause 1 : visite des coulisses avec Dufour

20 h 45 : 1er entracte : visite des coulisses et interviews avec les artistes

21 h 45 : 2e entracte : documentaire coopłęra ĺ─ý 10 min

22 h 00 : pause 2 : visite des coulisses avec Dufour

22 h 30 : pause 3 : visite des coulisses avec Dufour


www.operademontreal.com

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

NACO, June 10-11: NACO's first performance of Scheherazade; Kirill Gerstein plays Ravel's Concerto in G

Music Director Pinchas Zukerman leads the National Arts Centre Orchestra in its first-ever performance of Rimsky-Korsakovĺ─˘s glittering Scheherazade on Wednesday, June 10 and Thursday, June 11 at 8 p.m. in the NACĺ─˘s Southam Hall. These Mark Motor Audi Signature Series concerts also feature the NAC Orchestra debut of Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein presenting the sophisticated jazz stylings of Ravelĺ─˘s sultry Concerto in G. The expanded orchestra for this concert, which opens with Coplandĺ─˘s majestic Fanfare for the Common Man, is made possible in part through the Friends of the NAC Orchestra Kilpatrick Fund.

There will be Musically Speaking Pre-concert Chats both nights at 7 p.m. in English titled ĺ─˙Classical and Jazz: Not Such Strange Bedfellowsĺ─¨ featuring composer, arranger, musician and CBC Radio personality Andrew Craig, and hosted by CBC Radioĺ─˘s Alan Neal.

Both nights, there will also be an intimate post-concert Jazz Cafłę in the NACĺ─˘s Fourth Stage hosted by Alan Neal and Andrew Craig and featuring Ottawaĺ─˘s star bassist John Geggie with his guests, pianist Edward Simon and Montreal drummer Jim Doxas. Their performance will consist of many original compositions as well as repertoire reflecting their interest in classical composers and the improvised jazz idiom. Tickets for the Jazz Cafłę are sold separately from the NAC Orchestra concert and cost $15.

Rimsky-Korsakovĺ─˘s Scheherazade will offer the NAC Orchestra concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki a chance to shine. In the composerĺ─˘s musical setting of the Arabian Nights, it is the solo violin that personifies Scheherazade, the entrancing storyteller who postpones her death a thousand and one nights by bewitching the vengeful wife-killing Sultan with her exotic tales.

Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein is quickly proving to be one of todayĺ─˘s most promising and intriguing young artists. Born in 1979 in Voronezh, Russia, he went to the US at the age of 14 to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston later studying with Solomon Mikowsky at the Manhattan School of Music and Dmitri Bashkirov in Madrid. Gerstein received the First Prize at the 2001 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition in Tel Aviv and was a recipient of a 2002 Gilmore Young Artist Award. He was also selected as Carnegie Hallĺ─˘s ĺ─˙Rising Starĺ─¨ for the 2005-06 season.

Kirill Gerstein says: ĺ─˙I both love and admire the G-major Ravel piano concerto. It seamlessly combines influences from the world of Jazz, Spanish music, Mozart and the Baroque, all the while sounding unmistakably Ravel. The composer himself said that he wanted this concerto to be ĺ─˙entertainingĺ─¨ ĺ─ý and it is, in the best sense of the word. Within a compact form, there is a multitude of moods, serious emotion in the beautiful second movement, virtuosic solos for various instruments and sections of the orchestra as well as brilliant piano writing. I am very much looking forward to playing the piece with the NAC Orchestra and Maestro Zukerman.ĺ─¨

Tickets for these National Arts Centre Orchestra concerts led by Pinchas Zukerman with pianist Kirill Gerstein on Wednesday, June 10 and Thursday, June 11 at 8 p.m. are on sale now at $19.00, $39.00, $49.00, $59.00, $69.00 and $86.00 (GST and Facility Fee included) at the NAC Box Office (Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.), and through Ticketmaster (with surcharges) at 613-755-1111. Ticketmaster may also be accessed through the NACĺ─˘s website at http://www.nac-cna.ca/.

Half-price tickets for students in all sections of the hall are on sale in person at the NAC Box Office upon presentation of a valid student ID card. Live Rush tickets (subject to availability) for full-time students (aged 13 to 29) are $11 at the NAC Box Office from 2 p.m. the day before the concert to 6 p.m. the day of, upon presentation of a valid Live Rush card.

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

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Classissima.com offers a new section : Videos

Today, Classissima launches a new section : Videos. It helps visitors to identify the best videos from the web on classical music and opera.

Hundreds of videos are already available: interpretations, documentaries and interviews, and some funny clips...

Classissima is a collaborative website: casual visitors and classical music lovers can share their best web addresses. Of course, it is free.

Classissima continues its international development. At the same time, the Italian version joins the versions in English, in French and in Spanish. Thus, Classissima meets the expectations of 30 to 40 million-music lovers on Internet.

Classissima helps the visitor to discover new horizons. Each section addresses the language barrier in a different way. So, each version displays both:

  • Specific contents for a specific language, such as the "Wall" of the News section,
  • No-specific contents where sharing is the rule: videos is an example.

For more information

The website : www.classissima.com

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Mitch Smolkin and Klezmer En Buenos Aires

Thursday June 18, 2009/Jeudi le 18 Juin 2009

8:30pm

The Segal Centre For Performing Arts

5170 Cłąte-Ste-Catherine

Montreal, Canada

For tickets or more information call (514) 739-2301

"the most exciting, inventive, beautiful,

and just plain interesting Yiddish album in years."

"le plus excitant, inventif, beau, et tout simplement l'album Yiddish le plus intłęressant au cours des annłęes"

Ari Dovidow, Klezmershack, 2009


Featuring Mitch Smolkin, Marcelo Moguilevsky, Cesar Lerner, Boris Sichon, Paul Brody and Aviva Chernick. Singer and former Artistic Director of the Ashkenaz Festival, Mitch Smolkin, teams up with world-renowned Klezmer En Buenos Aires and friends in a powerful concert that takes the audience on a journey through 100 years of Yiddish music. A Song is Born situates itself in the more recent explosion of cross-cultural collaborations in Yiddish and World Music. www.mitchsmolkin.com

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Radio Show Partners with Orford Summer Festival 2009


Sundays at 4pm; Tuesdays at 11pm

Fine Living with Jona Partners with the Orford Summer Festival 2009


Jona Rapoport's radio show, Art & Fine Living with Jona on CJRS 1650 in Montreal, is honoured to announce media partnership with the Orford Summer Festival in 2009. The festival celebrates its 58th anniversary with performances of over 160 outstanding artists and runs from June 19th to August 15th, 2009, in Orford, Quebec.

The Orford Summer Festival has distinguished itself as one of Quebec's major cultural events through incomparable musical performances. More than 60 concerts are given each summer by renowned orchestras, ensembles, guest artists, Orford Academy professors and select students.

Art & Fine Living with Jona is a veritable showcase of some of the world's renowned and emerging talents in music, theatre, cinema, dance, literature, visual and performing arts. The show has been lauded as a unique platform which supports the arts through insightful interviews, cultural news, coverage of upscale lifestyle trends and presentation of new releases in classical music and jazz. The show is also a proud media partner of L'Opera de Montreal and the Centaur Theatre Company.

Art & Fine Living with Jona promotes and celebrates art and culture through insightful interviews with renowned and emerging talents in music, dance, theatre, cinema, visual arts and more. The bi-weekly show covers cultural events in Montreal and in Canada through calendar spotlights, feature segments and new musical releases. It is produced and hosted voluntarily by Montrealer Jona Rapoport on a unique, non-profit radio station, and receives global exposure through extensive marketing and publicity efforts.



More about programming, schedules and ticket information for the Orford Summer Festival at www.arts-orford.org.


Visit Art & Fine Living with Jona at http://www.radio-shalom.ca/.

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Markham Jazz Festival - "On Fire!" Opening Night Gala

The 12th Annual Markham Jazz Festival kicks off with a big bang from a big band on Friday, August 14! Jazz lovers will be treated to the toe-tapping beats and swinging rhythms of The Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra with the sultry vocals of Canadaĺ─˘s own award winning Ranee Lee.

The On Fire! Gala celebrates the opening of the Markham Jazz Festival, a festival known for its incomparable line-up of Canadian jazz talent. The On Fire! Gala will usher in the festival with a great night of music that will delight lovers of swing, bebop and smoky sexy jazz standards! Held at the beautiful Markham Theatre, the evening will include a catered intermission reception and silent auction. This gala concert is an evening that self-proclaimed jazz aficionados wonĺ─˘t want to miss!

The Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra (DMJO) is made up of some of Canadaĺ─˘s top jazz musicians. Acclaimed across Canada, the DMJO is a Juno Award nominated ensemble which represented Canada on a tour through Russia in 1991, was featured at two International Association of Jazz Education conferences, and is a mainstay at the Toronto Jazz Festival. Ranee Lee is widely recognized as one of Canadaĺ─˘s greatest jazz vocalists. She is a Member of the Order of Canada, a Juno Award nominee, a Dora Mavor Moore Award winner, and has performed for audiences around the world. The August 14th performance will feature the big band alone, the big band with Ranee Lee, and Ranee Lee with a small ensemble.

The Markham Jazz Festival runs from August 14th-16th, 2009 and is one of the townĺ─˘s most notable events, attracting thousands from across Ontario to the quaint main streets of Markham and Unionville. With over 20 performers on four stages, plus 17 ĺ─˙hot spotsĺ─¨ (local bars and restaurants who book their own acts under the umbrella of the Markham Jazz Festival), this yearĺ─˘s festival is sure to provide ĺ─˙coolĺ─¨ sounds for all fans of great music!

Gala tickets: $48

Location: The Markham Theatre, August 14th 2009
Time: Doors open at 7 pm; Performance at 8 pm.

For tickets and information: 905-305-SHOW (7469), 1-866-768-8801
or visit the Markham Jazz Festival website at:
http://www.markhamjazzfestival.com/

More Info: contactus@markhamjazzfestival.com, or call 905-471-JAZZ

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Le compositeur Gilles Tremblay et l'auteur Pierre Morency signent ensemble leur premier opłęra, pour novembre 2009 au Monument-National

Chants Libres prłęsente, en premił«re mondiale, sa nouvelle crłęation
ĺ─˛Lĺ─˘eau qui danse, la pomme qui chante, et lĺ─˘oiseau qui dit la vłęritłęĺ─˘
Opłęra Fłęerie
de
GILLES TREMBLAY, composition
PIERRE MORENCY, livret
ROBERT BELLEFEUILLE, mise en scł«ne
JEAN BARD, scłęnographie & NICOLAS DESCOTEAUX, łęclairages
NOUVEL ENSEMBLE MODERNE+, sous la direction de Lorraine Vaillancourt
12 CHANTEURS et UN ACROBATE
Salle Ludger-Duvernay du Monument-National
Jeudi 19, vendredi 20 et samedi 21 NOVEMBRE 2009, 20 h
1182, St-Laurent, Montrłęal (Qułębec, Canada)
Info : www.chantslibres.org
Durłęe : 2 h 20, avec un entracte


Chants Libres, compagnie lyrique de crłęation, sous la direction artistique de la conceptrice Pauline Vaillancourt, prłęsente en grande premił«re, sa treiził«me crłęation, Lĺ─˘eau qui danse, la pomme qui chante et lĺ─˘oiseau qui dit la vłęritłę, les 19, 20 et 21 novembre 2009 łŢ la salle Ludger-Duvernay du Monument-National, łŢ Montrłęal. Un opłęra fłęerie pour petits et grands, łŢ regarder, łŢ goł¬ter, łŢ łęcouter, łŢ respirer, łŢ vivreĺ─ qui se situe aux confins du conte et de la fable.

Cette ëýuvre połętique est le fruit de lĺ─˘imaginaire de deux artistes majeurs du Qułębec contemporain et grands observateurs de la nature : le compositeur Gilles Tremblay, pilier des cultures musicales qułębłęcoise et canadienne, qui a sonorisłę le pavillon du Qułębec łŢ lĺ─˘expo 67 et Pierre Morency, poł«te, homme de thłęłótre, de radio et de tłęlłęvision, auteur du magnifique ouvrage Lĺ─˘ëýil amłęricain, qui signe ici son premier livret dĺ─˘opłęra, dĺ─˘aprł«s un conte de lĺ─˘łęcrivaine et aventurił«re franł▀aise Madame Dĺ─˘Aulnoy. Ils ont tous deux reł▀u pour lĺ─˘ensemble de leur ëýuvre plusieurs hautes distinctions. La mise en scł«ne a łętłę confiłęe łŢ lĺ─˘homme de thłęłótre Robert Bellefeuille, łŢ qui lĺ─˘on doit des mises en scł«ne de crłęations remarqułęes (Le conte de Monte-Cristo, Jouliks, La Dame aux camłęlias). La scłęnographie est de Jean Bard et les łęclairages de Nicolas Descoteaux.

Dans la fosse, Lorraine Vaillancourt assure la direction musicale des 13 interprł«tes et des 25 musiciens du Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (augmentłę pour lĺ─˘occasion), dont cĺ─˘est la 4e collaboration avec Chants Libres, aprł«s Il suffit dĺ─˘un peu dĺ─˘air de Claude Baliff, La Princesse blanche de Bruce Mather et Le Vampire et la Nymphomane de Serge Provost.

Sur scł«ne, des personnages plus colorłęs les uns que les autres prennent vie par une jeune distribution entił«rement canadienne : YBY, Jean Maheux (comłędien-baryton) ; BELLE-łÔTOILE, Marianne Lambert (soprano) ; POULANE, Marie-Annick Błęliveau (alto) ; FEINTISE, Michł«le Motard (mezzo-soprano) ; Lĺ─˘OISEAU, Scott Belluz (haute-contre) ; LE ROI, Taras Kulish (basse) ; CHłÔROT, Sylvain Parłę (tłęnor) ; LA POMME QUI CHANTE et LA SIRłÓNE, Claudine Ledoux (mezzo-soprano) ; TOURTERELLE, Stłęphanie Pothier (mezzo-soprano) ; BLONDINE, Anne Saint-Denis (soprano) ; PETIT-SOLEIL, Julien Patenaude (baryton) ; BEAUJOUR, Philippe Martel (baryton).

Lĺ─˘HISTOIRE

Yby, le narrateur, mi-oiseau, mi-abeille, toujours en dialogue avec le Tambour-Parleur, nous invite dans un monde fłęerique et nous relate cette histoire oł╝ la vłęritłę triompha de la fourberie, oł╝ lĺ─˘amour eut łŢ traverser trois grandes łępreuves en dłęcouvrant lĺ─˘eau qui danse, la pomme qui chante, et lĺ─˘oiseau qui dit la vłęritłę, pour que deux łütres se reconnaissent eux-młümes lĺ─˘un łŢ lĺ─˘autre.
Dans la Ville Merveilleuse, entourłęs dĺ─˘łütres menus de la nature, abeilles, mouches, gułüpes, cigales, grillons, moucherons et bestiolinettes, la reine Blondine mit au monde deux fils et une fille qui portent au front lĺ─˘łętoile dĺ─˘or et au cou une chałĂnette dorłęe, et la princesse Brunette accouche dĺ─˘un garł▀on rayonnant de beautłę. La Reine Mł«re Poulane prit ombrage de lĺ─˘arrivłęe de ces magnifiques enfants quĺ─˘elle livre secrł«tement aux flots, avec lĺ─˘aide de sa Dame dĺ─˘honneur Feintise. Recueillis par Corsaire et Corsine, qui leur donnent le nom de Belle-łÔtoile, Beaujour, Petit-Soleil et Chłęrot, ceux-ci grandissent, aimłęs et protłęgłęs de lĺ─˘ire de leur grand-mł«re.

Apprenant łŢ 16 ans quĺ─˘ils pourraient łütre les enfants de grands seigneurs, ils dłęcidł«rent dĺ─˘aller łŢ la dłęcouverte de leur origine. Au terme de trois mois de navigation, accompagnłęs de Tourterelle et Sirł«ne, ils abordł«rent au port de la plus belle ville du monde et furent accueillis par le Roi. Poulane, furieuse, dłęcouvre la trałĂtrise de Feintise qui lui jure quĺ─˘elle trouvera le moyen de se dłębarrasser dĺ─˘eux, et leur impose trois łępreuves.

Au płęril de sa vie, voyageant aux confins du monde, et grłóce au prłęcieux concours de Tourterelle, Chłęrot va trouver lĺ─˘eau qui danse et la pomme qui chante, qui ont eu des effets instantanłęs et formidables sur la beautłę et lĺ─˘esprit de Belle-łętoile. Lĺ─˘ultime test, la dłęcouverte de lĺ─˘oiseau magnifique qui dit la vłęritłę, dłęvoile łŢ Belle-łętoile et łŢ Chłęrot quĺ─˘ils ne sont pas frł«re et sëýur, permettant łŢ lĺ─˘amour qui les trouble de se vivre, aux mensonges de se dłęnouer et łŢ la fłüte de se cłęlłębrer.


Opłęra fłęłęrie est une crłęation de Chants Libres, prłęsentłęe avec lĺ─˘appui du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec, du Conseil des arts de Montrłęal, du Conseil des Arts du Canada et de Opłęra.ca, et avec la collaboration du NEM.


Info : www.chantslibres.org





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TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival Announces Free Concert Series

What is better than listening to jazz on a sunny afternoon? Listening to FREE jazz! The TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival goes easy on the wallet this year with an exceptional line-up of free concerts. Look no further than Nathan Phillips Square for the Festival's Lunchtime Concerts presented by Air France and Afterwork Concerts presented by Citytv.

Lunchtime Concert Series 12pm FREE ĺ─ý
Mainstage Concert Theatre, Nathan Phillips Square
Saturday, June 27 ĺ─ý
John Stetch TV Trio
Sunday, June 28 ĺ─ý
Bill McBirnie & The 'Paco Paco' Band
Monday, June 29 ĺ─ý
Dave Young Octet
Tuesday, June 30 ĺ─ý
Jane Bunnett - Embracing Voices
Wednesday, July 1 ĺ─ý
Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass
Thursday, July 2 ĺ─ý Humber College Faculty Big Band directed by Denny Christianson
Friday, July 3 ĺ─ý
Kollage
Saturday, July 4 ĺ─ý
Jim Galloway Swing Session
Sunday, July 5 ĺ─ý
University of Toronto Gospel Choir



Afterwork Concert Series 5pm FREE -
Primus Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Friday, June 26 ĺ─ý
Soul Stew
Saturday, June 27 ĺ─ý
Dubmatix
Sunday, June 28 ĺ─ý
Shakura S'Aida
Monday, June 29 ĺ─ý
Jake Wilkinson Quintet
Tuesday, June 30 ĺ─ý
Planet Earth
Wednesday, July 1 ĺ─ý
Guinness World Record Event / Shuffle Demons
Thursday, July 2 ĺ─ý
Robin Nolan Trio
Friday, July 3 ĺ─ý
Gypsophilia
Saturday, July 4 ĺ─ý
Bomba!
Sunday, July 5 ĺ─ý Five Alarm Funk / TENTEN Quartet (6:30pm)

Grab family and friends and come down to Nathan Phillips Square for concerts that will not break the bank! Whether lunchtime or after work, ride out the recession and enjoy the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival's
Free Concert Series.

Do not forget to check out the Festival's Club Series for some of the hottest (and cheapest) tickets in town! There is no cover charge at venues like The Gladstone Hotel, Whistler's Grille & Cafłę Bar, Chick'N'Deli, Grossman's Tavern, Homesmith Bar at the Old Mill Inn, Tan Cafłę and Quotes Bar & Grill. Ten Feet Tall, Commensal and C'est What offer guests a pay-what-you-can (PWYC) option en lieu of tough economic times. Mere dollars go a long way at this year's TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival, so come out and enjoy all that jazz has to offer!

For more information and complete club and festival listings, visit
http://www.torontojazz.com/

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Lucia di Lammermoor sous les łętoiles jeudi

Jeudi le 4 juin łŢ 20h, lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal prłęsente Lucia di Lammermoor en direct de lĺ─˘opłęra sur łęcran głęant extłęrieur.

La projection a lieu łŢ lĺ─˘Esplanade de la Place des Arts et lĺ─˘entrłęe est libre.


www.operademontreal.com

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Monday, June 1, 2009

La Chambre se rłęjouit de l'aide additionnelle accordłęe aux grands festivals de Montrłęal

Chambre de commerce du Montrłęal młętropolitain fłęlicite le Festival Juste pour rire pour l'obtention, comme le Festival International de Jazz de Montrłęal, d'une nouvelle aide financił«re de 3 millions de dollars octroyłęe dans le cadre du Programme des manifestations touristiques de renom du gouvernement du Canada.

Č┤ Les festivals font partie intłęgrante de la personnalitłę culturelle de Montrłęal. Aussi, ce n'est pas une surprise que l'aide prłęvue par le gouvernement du Canada en appui łŢ des manifestations touristiques de renom soit accordłęe łŢ deux łęvłęnements culturels de trł«s grande qualitłę et d'une envergure internationale indłęniable Ȭ, a dłęclarłę le prłęsident et chef de la direction de la Chambre, Michel Leblanc.

Č┤ Le Festival Juste pour rire et le Festival International de Jazz de Montrłęal sont des exemples probants de l'impact significatif sur l'łęconomie et sur le rayonnement que peut avoir le soutien public dans le domaine culturel. Aussi, tout en reconnaissant l'apport important annoncłę aujourd'hui, la Chambre encourage le gouvernement du Canada łŢ poursuivre dans cette veine et łŢ persłęvłęrer dans son effort pour venir en aide aux arts et łŢ la culture Ȭ, a conclu Michel Leblanc.

Chambre de commerce du Montrłęal młętropolitain compte quelque 7 000 membres. Sa mission est de reprłęsenter les intłęrłüts de la communautłę des affaires de l'agglomłęration urbaine de Montrłęal et d'offrir une gamme intłęgrłęe de services spłęcialisłęs aux individus, aux commerł▀ants et aux entreprises de toutes tailles de fał▀on łŢ les appuyer dans la rłęalisation de leur plein potentiel en matił«re d'innovation, de productivitłę et de compłętitivitłę. La Chambre est le plus important organisme privłę au Qułębec voułę au dłęveloppement łęconomique.

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Media partnership with Orford Summer Festival and Jona Rapoport's "Art &Fine Living with Jona"

Jona Rapoport's radio show, Art & Fine Living with Jona on CJRS 1650 in Montreal, is honoured to announce media partnership with the Orford Summer Festival in 2009. The festival celebrates its 58th anniversary with performances of over 160 outstanding artists and runs from June 19th to August 15th, 2009, in Orford, Quebec.

The Orford Summer Festival has distinguished itself as one of Quebec's major cultural events through incomparable musical performances. More than 60 concerts are given each summer by renowned orchestras, ensembles, guest artists, Orford Academy professors and select students.

Art & Fine Living with Jona is a veritable showcase of some of the world's renowned and emerging talents in music, theatre, cinema, dance, literature, visual and performing arts. The show has been lauded as a unique platform which supports the arts through insightful interviews, cultural news, coverage of upscale lifestyle trends and presentation of new releases in classical music and jazz. The show is also a proud media partner of L'Opera de Montreal and the Centaur Theatre Company.

Art & Fine Living with Jona has been endorsed by some of Canada's leading cultural institutions and presenters, among them Celebritas, The Centaur Theatre Company, The Montreal Symphony, The Opera de Montreal, I Musici Chamber Orchestra, Bach-Academie and many others.

Guests who appeared on Art & Fine Living with Jona include, among many others, the prolific piano virtuoso Lang Lang, Conductor Yoav Talmi, Choreographer Stijn Celis, Violinist Alexandre da Costa, Playwright Vittorio Rossi, Singer Sean Lennon, Violinist Gil Shaham, Actor/Director Maurice Podbrey, Pianist Elena Bashkirova, Soprano Natalie Dessay, Film director Mike Newell, Cellist/Conductor Yuli Turovsky, Poet David Mason, Soprano Measha Brueggergosman, Ritz Chef Paul Little, Actress Caroline Cave, Saxophonist Walter Blanding, Choreographer Peter Quanz, Director Bryna Wasserman, Conductor Yoav Talmi, Saxophonist Bill Prouten, Opera Atelier director, Chantal Lambert, Conductor Jacques Lacombe, Grand Ballets Alain Dancyger, Composer Lori Laitman, Violinist Jonathan Crow, Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Playwright Daniel Lillford, Comedy duo Bowser & Blue, Bassist Alain Caron, Bass Denis Sedov, Soprano Suzie Leblanc, Recital series director Richard Turp, Dancer Callie Robinson, Choreographer Stijn Celis, Director Peter Hinton, Violinist James Ehnes, Choreographer Shen Wei, Tenor Richard Margison, Photographer Varda Pollak-Sahm, Choreographer Ohad Naharin, Composer Ofer Ben-Amots, Director Roy Surette, Pianist Simon Tedeschi, Tenor Marc Hervieux, Composer Ofer Ben-Amots, Film Producer George Weiss, Cellist Denise Djokic, Dancer/Choreographer Margie Gillis, Conductor Bernard Labadie, Jazz Vocalist Sophie Milman, Artist Boaz Kaizman, Tenor Ben Heppner and dozens of other fine artists!

More about programming, schedules and ticket information for the Orford Summer Festival at http://www.arts-orford.org


Visit Art & Fine Living with Jona at
http://www.radio-shalom.ca.

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Horaire dłętaillłęe et programmation musicale łŢ Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir du 11 au 14 juin


Voici la nouvelle łędition de lĺ─˘łęvłęnement urbain multidisciplinaire Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir qui se dłęroule du 11 au 14 juin prochain sous le thł«me Pourquoi pas le ciel?


  • Plus de spectacles et dĺ─˘activitłęs sur un territoire plus grand du Plateau Mont-Royal (Tout est gratuit)

  • Deux scł«nes pour les diffłęrents spectacles au lieu dĺ─˘une : une scł«ne au Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent et une sur De Bullion et Mont-Royal

  • La Grande Fresque de nuit ĺ─ý 48 artistes qui peindront sur le bitume de lĺ─˘avenue du Mont-Royal le jeudi 11 juin, entre 22 h et 2 h du matin

  • Lĺ─˘activitłę participative : Voł¬te cłęleste par lĺ─˘artiste Nathalie Levasseur avec participation avec le public (Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent)

  • Le Cadran solaire par lĺ─˘artiste Genevił«ve Massłę, łŢ la Place Głęrald-Godin. une installation temporaire et une animation dĺ─˘utilisation d'un cadran solaire analemmatique łŢ teneur environnementale.

    Programmation musicale :
  • La Scł«ne alternative : avec Chinatown, Arvida Crew, Guillaume Arsenault, Chantal Archambault, Ariel, Lake of Stew... (En collaboration avec la SOPREF)


  • La Scł«ne łęlectronique (programmation assurłęe par MUTEK) : Bleuchut, Vincent Lemieux, Pheek + Stefny, Steve Beauprłę, Mossa, Xavier Lebuis et Ostrich.

  • Les Apłęros-dłęcouvertes : duos dĺ─˘artistes visuels accompagnłęe dĺ─˘un musicien ĺ─ý musique łęlectronique
  • Une artiste en rłęsidence, Line Nault qui prłęsentera pendant 4 jours son projet Kitmobile

    Połęsie et musique
  • 3 spectacles połętiques avec musique et autres : Tableaux dĺ─˘apesanteur : Tristan Malavoy et ses musiciens ; le Ciel nĺ─˘est pas la limite avec la mime Francine Alepin, le poł«te Josłę Acquelin et le guitariste Arturo Parra ; Ciel couvert, fenłütre ouverte, avec le poł«te Gilles Matte, lĺ─˘łęlecroacousticien Pierre Dostie et la violoncelliste Rachel Burman

Autres activitłęs

  • Soirłęe dĺ─˘observation du ciel (en collaboration avec le Planłętarium de Montrłęal) au Parc Laurier.
  • Ateliers gratuits pour les enfants (Cherche-łętoile et fabrication de cadrans solaires)

    http://www.tableaunoir.com/

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45es Concerts populaires de Montrłęal le 2 juillet


Orgue et Couleurs

prłęsente la 45e saison des
Concerts populaires de Montrłęal
Lĺ─˘łÔVłÔNEMENT DE Lĺ─˘łÔTłÔ DANS Lĺ─˘EST DE MONTRłÔAL !
Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, direction artistique
Lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, ensemble officiel des CPM
Six concerts łŢ 19 h 30,
Jeudi 2 juillet, mercredis 8, 15, 22, 29 juillet & 5 aoł¬t 2009
au
Centre Pierre-Charbonneau
3000, rue Viau, Montrłęal (młętro Viau)

Avec lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, Angł«le Dubeau et La PietłŢ, Quartango, lĺ─˘Orchestre de chambre de Montrłęal, lĺ─˘ensemble de cuivres Opus Lib, les chefs Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, Ałěrat Ichmouratov, Franł▀ois Dompierre et Wanda Kaluzny, ainsi que les solistes Gianna Corbisiero, Marc Hervieux, Marianne Lambert, et Marie-Josłęe Lord.

Renseignements : 514-899-0644
Billetterie du Centre-Pierre Charbonneau : 514-255-4222
(pour les concerts et le service aux tables)
http://www.orgueetcouleurs.com/

łÔvłęnement majeur de lĺ─˘łętłę musical montrłęalais, Les Concerts populaires de Montrłęal, crłęłęs en 1964 łŢ lĺ─˘initiative du maire Jean Drapeau pour rendre plus accessible la musique symphonique łŢ la population montrłęalaise, cłęlł«bre en 2009 ses 45 ans.

Prłęsentłęe depuis ses dłębuts les mercredis en soirłęe łŢ lĺ─˘Arłęna Maurice-Richard, la słęrie estivale se dłęroule depuis 2001 au Centre Pierre-Charbonneau et est prłęsentłęe depuis 2003 par ORGUE ET COULEURS, en collaboration avec lĺ─˘arrondissement de Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

Cette 45e saison haute en couleurs a łętłę concoctłęe conjointement par le chef dĺ─˘orchestre Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin et par Yves Garand, nommłę le 6 avril dernier łŢ la direction głęnłęrale et artistique de ORGUE ET COULEURS. Ce sympathique rendez-vous annuel rassemble des milliers de personnes et se distingue par son lieu de diffusion inusitłę qui donne aux concerts une ambiance dłęcontractłęe, et par la possibilitłę de se restaurer avant et pendant les prestations musicales.

Le Centre Pierre-Charbonneau accueille cette annłęe encore, six concerts prłęsentłęs le 2 juillet (exceptionnellement un jeudi) et les mercredis 8, 15, 22, 29 juillet & 5 aoł¬t 2009, łŢ 19 h30, oł╝ musicalitłę rime avec virtuositłę.
Attention, plaisir contagieux !

Billetterie du Centre Pierre-Charbonneau : du dimanche au samedi de 10 h łŢ 21 h - 514-255-4222
Abonnement : Section parterre : 138 $ / 126 $ (rłęgulier & rłęduit) - Section gradin : 102 $ / 90 $ (rłęgulier & rłęduit)
Demi-abonnement, section gradin : 60 $ / 51 $
Billets łŢ lĺ─˘unitłę : Č┤ parterre Ȭ : 28 $ & 24 $ - Č┤ gradin Ȭ : 23 $ / 19 $
Service aux tables au parterre seulement (en sus du prix du billet)

Boissons (eau, jus, bił«re et vin) et nouveau service de traiteur assurłę par Les Sentiers gastronomes et son chef cuisinier Franł▀ois Parłę qui a concoctłę un petit goł¬ter orchestral, pour les becs salłęs et sucrłęs (de 2$ łŢ 12$)
Stationnement : 5 $


IL łÔTAIT 45 FOIS DANS Lĺ─˘EST !
PROGRAMMATION 2009 ĺ─ý SUIVEZ LE GUIDE !



Lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, orchestre officiel des Concerts populaires depuis 2001, donnera, comme łŢ lĺ─˘habitude, trois concerts :
- Le jeudi 2 juillet, les amoureux de la Citłę des Doges sont invitłęs łŢ naviguer Sur le Grand canal de Venise, sous la houlette du gondolier en chef, Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin, avec lĺ─˘enfant chłęri du quartier Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, le tłęnor Marc Hervieux, dans des extraits dĺ─˘opłęras italiens. [ëýuvres de Verdi, Puccini et Mascagni.]
Les deux autres concerts de lĺ─˘OM sont confiłęs łŢ des chefs invitłęs :
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Le mercredi 15 juillet, le chef russe Ałěrat Ichmouratov nous entrałĂne dans un Voyage dans le temps, pour le grand Concert-anniversaire des Concerts populaires, avec la soprano Marianne Lambert. [ëýuvres de Mozart, Schubert, Strauss et Sieczynsky.]
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Le mercredi 29 juillet, cĺ─˘est łŢ une soirłęe chaleureuse que lĺ─˘homme de musique aux multiples talents, Franł▀ois Dompierre nous convie avec entrain łŢ son łÔpopłęe musicale. [ëýuvres pour piano de Dompierre, et pour orchestre de Bizet et Handel]

Ensembles et solistes qułębłęcois viennent complłęter la programmation 2009 :
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Le mercredi 8 juillet, place łŢ lĺ─˘imagination populaire et au monde merveilleux, avec Angł«le Dubeau et les musiciennes de la PietłŢ, orchestre łŢ cordes avec piano. Un płęriple envoł¬tant dans lĺ─˘univers fascinant des Mythes et lłęgendes. [ëýuvres de Philip Glass, les cłęlł«bres Diableries de Franł▀ois Dompierre, Gibbs, De Falla, Piazzolla, Desmarais et Ginastera.]

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Le mercredi 22 juillet, cĺ─˘est Tangopłęra ! ici, le tango trouve sa voix. Prouesses musicales et lyriques avec les musiciens de Quartango et la soprano Gianna Corbisiero. Un cocktail inattendu fait de grands classiques dĺ─˘opłęra et des rythmes ensorcelants du tango. [ëýuvres de Hunt, Piazzolla, Villoldo, Plaza, Bizet, Rodriguez, Gardel, Demare, Ponce, Brubeck, Laurenz et Mores.]

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Le mercredi 5 aoł¬t sera romantique avec Summernight qui clłąt en beautłę la 45e słęrie estivale, avec le meilleur de Gershwin. Avec lĺ─˘Orchestre de chambre de Montrłęal - qui cłęlł«bre en 2009 ses 35 ans -, sous la direction de son chef Wanda Kaluzny, lĺ─˘ensemble de cuivres Opus Lib et la soprano Marie-Josłęe Lord. [ëýuvres de George Gershwin]


La saison 2009 des Concerts populaires de Montrłęal est rendue possible grłóce łŢ lĺ─˘appui de ses partenaires : lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, la Ville de Montrłęal, lĺ─˘Arrondissement de Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.


http://www.orgueetcouleurs.com/

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Marc A. Scorca to lead Opera America through 2016; Two elected to Board of Directors

MARC A. SCORCA TO LEAD OPERA AMERICA THROUGH 2016

GREGORY C. SWINEHART AND DARREN K. WOODS ELECTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce that the contract of its president & CEO, Marc A. Scorca, has been extended through 2016. Anthony Freud, chairman of OPERA Americaĺ─˘s Board of Directors, announced the news at the organizationĺ─˘s Annual Business Meeting, which took place during OPERA Americaĺ─˘s recent conference in Houston, Texas. During Opera Conference 2009, the Board of Directors also elected two new members to join its ranks: Gregory C. Swinehart and Darren K. Woods.

Mr. Scorcaĺ─˘s extended tenure will encompass several significant anniversaries. In 2010, OPERA America will celebrate 40 years of service to the opera community and Mr. Scorcaĺ─˘s 20th anniversary with the organization. He will also mark his 25th anniversary with the organization in 2015.

ĺ─˙The level of service OPERA America has provided to the field has increased dramatically over the last 20 years, and Marc Scorca has been the driving force behind these initiatives,ĺ─¨ stated Mr. Freud. ĺ─˙As the entire opera field has expanded, OPERA America has played an important role in the significant number of North American opera premieres and in the formation of dynamic new opera companies. Marc has been a superb president and CEO of OPERA America for the last nineteen years. He is a truly major figure in our field, commanding great respect and admiration, nationally and internationally, for his vision, expertise and leadership. As OPERA America approaches its fortieth anniversary, and as Marc approaches his twentieth, we are thrilled that this outstanding partnership will continue to evolve and develop in the years to come."

The newly-elected members of OPERA Americaĺ─˘s Board of Directors are Gregory C. Swinehart, United States and North American managing partner of Deloitteĺ─˘s Forensic and Dispute Services practice, and Darren K. Woods, general director of Fort Worth Opera.

Mr. Swinehart has spent 22 years providing specialized economic, operational and accounting consulting services to clients. He has also served on a number of boards of directors, including The Minnesota Opera. Prior to joining Deloitte, Mr. Swinehart was a partner in a boutique consulting firm and worked as a product and process engineer at 3M. With his legal experience at Deloitte and as an opera lover, Mr. Swinehart will bring fresh perspective to OPERA Americaĺ─˘s Board of Directors.

A former operatic tenor who has gone on to lead Fort Worth Opera, Shreveport Opera and the Seagle Music Colony, Mr. Woods possesses significant insight about the needs of performers and companies. He is an advocate of contemporary American compositions, and in 2007, Fort Worth Opera celebrated its first operatic commission: Frau Margot by Thomas Pasatieri and libretto by Frank Corsaro. Mr. Woods is a frequent vocal competition judge, serving on the panels for the Richard Tucker Foundation and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, among many others.

www.operaamerica.org

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NACO, June 4-6: Dee Daniels is featured in the NAC Orchestra's Big Band Salute

Jeff Tyzik leads the amazing Dee Daniels and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in a sophisticated Big Band Salute from Thursday, June 4 to Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. in Southam Hall to bring the CTV Pops season to a spectacular conclusion. The concert takes a fresh look at great jazz standards of the 30s and 40s by the legendary Duke Ellington, Joplin, Gershwin and more. And youĺ─˘ll love the silky jazz stylings of Dee Daniels whose four-octave range never fails to amaze and delight.

Dee Daniels will perform favourites such as Ellingtonĺ─˘s ĺ─˙How Long Has This Been Going Onĺ─¨, ĺ─˙Donĺ─˘t Get Around Much Anymoreĺ─¨, ĺ─˙I Got It Bad and That Ainĺ─˘t Goodĺ─¨ and ĺ─˙Every Day I Have The Bluesĺ─¨; ĺ─˙Motherless Childĺ─¨, and Arlenĺ─˘s ĺ─˙Stormy Weatherĺ─¨, some of which have been arranged by conductor Jeff Tyzik. Maestro Tyzik will also lead the NAC Orchestra in a suite from Gershwinĺ─˘s Porgy and Bess, Ellingtonĺ─˘s ĺ─˙Take the A Trainĺ─¨ and ĺ─˙Satin Dollĺ─¨, Joplinĺ─˘s ĺ─˙The Entertainerĺ─¨ and ĺ─˙Sunflower Slow Dragĺ─¨, and Mortonĺ─˘s ĺ─˙King Porter Stompĺ─¨. Drummer Dave Mancini will show off his percussion chops in a drum solo medley arranged by Tyzik.

Jeff Tyzik has earned a reputation as one of Americaĺ─˘s foremost pops conductors. A consummate musician, Tyzik is recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences. He is in his fifteenth season as Principal Pops Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and this season began a new role as Principal Pops Conductor of the Oregon Symphony while continuing to serve as Principal Pops Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Tyzik is also highly sought after as a guest conductor across North America, with recent guest appearances including the Boston Pops and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. He made his NAC Orchestra debut in May 2007 leading Sultry Nights with Eartha Kitt.

Dee Daniels is a crowd pleaser and a musicianĺ─˘s musician. Whether accompanying herself at the piano, fronting a trio, big band or symphony, she is a unique talent who transcends musical borders. Her style was born in her stepfatherĺ─˘s church choir in Oakland, California, honed through the R&B era and brought to full fruition during a five-year stay in Europe from 1982 to 1987. Dee Danielsĺ─˘ international career includes performances in eleven African countries, Australia, Colombia, Hong Kong and Japan, as well as in North America and Europe. She has been inducted into the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame, and has received the prestigious Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On June 9, she will receive an Honorary Doctorate from Capilano University in North Vancouver where she is a respected vocal clinician and mentor and where she created the Dee Daniels Jazz Vocal Scholarship. Her JAZZINIT CD was in the Top Ten CDs of 2007 on several Canadian and American polls.

Tickets for the NAC Orchestraĺ─˘s ĺ─˙Big Band Saluteĺ─¨ from June 4 to 6 in Southam Hall are on sale now at $29, $39, $49, $59, $69 and $86 (GST and Facility Fee included) at the NAC Box Office (Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.), and through Ticketmaster (with surcharges) at 613-755-1111. Ticketmaster may also be accessed through the NACĺ─˘s web-site at http://www.nac-cna.ca/.

Half-price tickets for students in all sections of the hall are on sale in person at the NAC Box Office upon presentation of a valid student ID card. Live Rush tickets (subject to availability) for full-time students (aged 13 to 29) are $11 at the NAC Box Office from 2 p.m. the day before the concert to 6 p.m. the day of, upon presentation of a valid Live Rush card.

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

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