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Friday, September 25, 2009

Koerner Hall Opens!


Kicks off Inaugural Season with Star-Studded Grand Opening Festival

Tonight is the night! The long-awaited Grand Opening of The Royal Conservatoryĺ─˘s spectacular new Koerner Hall takes place on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 8:30 pm. The jewel in the crown of Torontoĺ─˘s Cultural Renaissance, Koerner Hall also represents the final phase in the transformation of The Royal Conservatoryĺ─˘s national headquarters, the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning.

ĺ─˙Koerner Hall and the TELUS Centre are critical components in inspiring audiences and connecting the worldĺ─˘s greatest artists to our students.ĺ─¨ remarked Dr. Peter Simon, President of The Royal Conservatory.

The Grand Opening of Koerner Hall includes Spirits of the House, a world premiere by R. Murray Schafer, especially commissioned by Michael and Sonja Koerner for the opening, and a video commemorating Glenn Gouldĺ─˘s 77th birthday. The all-Canadian roster of artists includes the Royal Conservatory Orchestra under the baton of rising star conductor Jean-Philippe Tremblay, Grammy-nominated ARC (Artists of The Royal Conservatory), Anton Kuerti, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and vocal soloists Erin Wall (soprano), Wallis Giunta (mezzo-soprano), Colin Ainsworth (tenor), and Robert Pomakov (bass), all of whom have a special connection to The Royal Conservatory.

ĺ─«The Grand Opening of Koerner Hall is just the beginning of an exciting and wide-ranging season of music at The Royal Conservatory ĺ─ý nine more concerts complete the Grand Opening Festival of Koerner Hall, which runs until October 17. ĺ─˙These first concerts will reveal Koerner Hallĺ─˘s exceptional acoustics while also reflecting our commitment to bring you some of the best classical, jazz, pop, and world music artists from around the globeĺ─¨, noted Mervon Mehta, The Royal Conservatoryĺ─˘s Executive Director of Performing Arts.

On September 26, jazz giant Chick Corea takes the stage with bassist Stanley Clarke and jazz funk drummer Lenny White in a special concert that will also feature Juno Award-winning Toronto vocalist Sophie Milman.

On September 29, virtuosos Błęla Fleck (banjo), Zakir Hussain (tabla), and Edgar Meyer (double bass) will present a concert blending classical, bluegrass, and world music, presented in association with Small World Music.

On October 1, the Emerson String Quartet, dubbed ĺ─˙Americaĺ─˘s best quartetĺ─¨ by TIME Magazine, will be joined by Menahem Pressler, who wowed audiences during his recent appearance at the Toronto Summer Music Festival. He will join the Quartet in Dvo뢳░kĺ─˘s Piano Quintet in A, which they recorded together to great critical acclaim.

The Royal Conservatory will participate in the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche for the first time ever on October 3. Brian Current, Artistic Director of The Glenn Gould Schoolĺ─˘s New Music Ensemble, will fill the entire TELUS Centre building with sound and light, as he leads musicians from The Glenn Gould School, the Univox Chorale, and the Penthalia singers in a 12-hour installation of James Tenneyĺ─˘s In a large open space.

The Royal Conservatory Orchestra returns to Koerner Hall on October 9, this time under Toronto Symphony Orchestra Music Director Peter Oundjian, who will lead the orchestra in Respighiĺ─˘s Pines of Rome and Prokofievĺ─˘s Piano Concerto No. 2, with Glenn Gould School 2009 Concerto Competition winner Sam Deason.

This Thanksgiving weekend, Torontonians will be thanking mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade for stopping at Koerner Hall on her farewell recital tour. Canadian singing superstar and RCM alumnus, Isabel Bayrakdarian, will be making a special guest appearance at the performance, on October 10.

Two more singing sensations will appear on October 15 - Hong Kong superstar Frances Yip (perhaps best known for her song Shanghai Beach from TVB movie The Bund) and Cantopop star Anthony Lun, a classically trained pianist who has composed no less than 42 number one hits.

Kebĺ─˘ Moĺ─˘ will bring the RCM down to the Delta on October 16, with his soulful blend of blues, rock, folk, and jazz. He will be joined by Hamilton-based blues man Harrison Kennedy.

The Royal Conservatory celebrates Diwali on October 17 with legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar and his daughter, Anoushka Shankar. These world music luminaries will be the perfect complement to the annual festival of lights.

Certain to become one of the world's great concert spaces, Koerner Hall represents a long-awaited addition to Torontoĺ─˘s cultural landscape ĺ─ý a world-class concert hall in the heart of the city. It will be used by many of the cityĺ─˘s finest artists and performing arts organizations and will provide a performance venue for many students and faculty of The Royal Conservatory. The opening of Koerner Hall also completes the physical transformation of the RCMĺ─˘s national headquarters and culminates the vision of President Dr. Peter Simon to provide facilities befitting an internationally-renowned organization dedicated to developing the human potential of Canadians through excellence in performance and learning.

The Royal Conservatory acknowledges all of its donors and recognizes the remarkable generosity of:
TELUS Communications Inc.
The governments of Canada and Ontario
Michael & Sonja Koerner
Ian Ihnatowycz & Marta Witer
Leslie & Anna Dan
Wilmot & Judy Matthews

The Royal Conservatoryĺ─˘s 2009-2010 Koerner Hall Inaugural Concert Season is made possible through the generous support of:

TELUS ĺ─ý official season sponsor of the 2009-10 Koerner Hall Concert Season
The Globe and Mail ĺ─ý Season media sponsor
Classical 96.3 FM ĺ─ý Classical Series sponsor (Chamber Series, Vocal Series & String Series)
Jazz FM ĺ─ý Jazz Series sponsor

GRAND OPENING FESTIVAL
Grand Opening of Koerner Hall: Friday, September 25, 2009, 8:30pm
Corea, Clarke & White: Saturday, September 26, 2009, 8pm
Błęla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 8pm
Emerson String Quartet with Menahem Pressler: Thursday, October 1, 2009, 8pm
Nuit Blanche: Music Inside/Out: Saturday, October 3, 2009, 7pm - 7am
Peter Oundjian conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra: Friday, October 9, 2009, 8pm
Frederica von Stade with special guest appearance by Isabel Bayrakdarian:
Saturday, October 10, 2009, 8pm
Frances Yip & Anthony Lun: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 8pm
Kebĺ─˘ Moĺ─˘ with special guest Harrison Kennedy: Friday, October 16, 2009, 8pm
Ravi Shankar & Anoushka Shankar: Saturday, October 17, 2009, 8pm

All concerts take place at The Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St West
Tickets are available online at www.rcmusic.ca, by calling 416.408.0208
or in person at The Royal Conservatory Box Office

Tickets for the Grand Opening of Koerner Hall range from $20-$250
Select any 4+ concerts and save 10%
Select any 7+ concerts and save 15%
or in person at The RCM Box Office, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto

More information about the 2009-2010 Concert Season is available on The Royal Conservatory website at www.rcmusic.ca.

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NACO, Oct. 8-9: 40th birthday features first-ever performance of Mahler's "Titan" Symphony

Ottawa, Canada ĺ─ý The National Arts Centre Orchestra is turning 40 years old, and to celebrate the occasion, Music Director Pinchas Zukerman will lead the musicians in their first-ever performance Mahlerĺ─˘s mighty ĺ─˙Titanĺ─¨ Symphony No. 1 in Bostonian Bravo Series concerts on Thursday, October 8 and Friday, October 9 at 8 p.m. in Southam Hall.

The special occasion will also be marked by two works from the NAC Orchestraĺ─˘s four-decade history. Pinchas Zukerman, also one of the worldĺ─˘s most celebrated violinists, will perform Bachĺ─˘s Violin Concerto in A minor, a piece first performed by the Orchestra in 1971 with Szymon Goldberg as both conductor and violin soloist. Maestro Zukerman will also lead stellar Canadian baritone Russell Braun (who has been a guest artist with the NAC Orchestra since 1994) in Songs for an Acrobat, a work commissioned from Canadian Linda Bouchard in 1995 during the period when she was the Orchestraĺ─˘s Composer-in-Residence. The music is set to poems by Quebec writer Maurice Tourigny, a close friend of Bouchard. The NAC Orchestraĺ─˘s Marquis Classics recording of the work was nominated for a Juno Award. The NAC Orchestra will also perform Songs for an Acrobat at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto later this season on January 16, 2010.

There will be Musically Speaking pre-concert chats both nights at 7 p.m. with music critic Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer. On Thursday, October 8 he will present the talk in English titled ĺ─˙The Beginning and Ending of a Worldĺ─¨, and on Friday, October 9 he will present it in French titled ĺ─˙Dłębut et fin dĺ─˘un mondeĺ─¨.

Mahlerĺ─˘s First Symphony is one of the most original and innovative in music history. With the sole exception of Brahms, and possibly Sibelius, there is probably no other composer than Gustav Mahler whose First Symphony represents such a towering achievement. Among the innovations one can point to are the largest assemblage of orchestral musicians hitherto required in a symphony, and the incorporation of cafłę, pop and gypsy music. And nowhere else are the sounds of nature so pervasively and integrally bound up with the symphonic thought than in the first movement of this symphony. Other things to listen for are the unusual rendition of ĺ─˙Frł«re Jacquesĺ─¨ played by the double bass, and a finale in which seven horns ĺ─ý their bells turned up ĺ─ý proclaim the heroic ending.

The expanded NAC Orchestra for Mahlerĺ─˘s Symphony No. 1 ĺ─˙Titanĺ─¨ is made possible by the Friends of the NAC Orchestra Kilpatrick Fund. The late William Kilpatrick was a longtime NAC subscriber who bequeathed funds to NACOA (now called Friends of the NAC Orchestra), the revenue from which is given to the Orchestra each year to help present a work that requires larger instrumental forces. The Friends of the NAC Orchestra are also celebrating their 40th birthday at this time.

The orchestral forces are also supplemented for this concert by the apprentices of the Institute for Orchestral Studies ĺ─ý five young string players chosen by audition to join the NAC Orchestra in rehearsal and concert, and to receive mentorship from NAC Orchestra musicians, on five different occasions throughout the season.

The concerts are being recorded by CBC Radio 2 for future broadcast on In Concert with host Bill Richardson, on Tempo with host Julie Nesrallah, and for Radio-Canada Espace Musique on Soirłęe classiques hosted by Michel Keable. Bill Richardson will also host an intermission interview with composer Linda Bouchard and baritone Russell Braun in the Main Foyer.

After the opening concert on Thursday, October 8, the audience is invited to join the musicians in the Foyer for birthday cake and coffee courtesy of Bostonian Executive Suites and Mark Motors Audi.

These concerts also mark the first of this seasonĺ─˘s ĺ─˙Exploration of the Symphonyĺ─¨ podcast series. You can go online to the NACĺ─˘s website at www.nac-cna.ca/podcast to hear assistant principal double bass Marjolaine Fournier interview music critic Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer about Mahlerĺ─˘s ĺ─˙Titanĺ─¨ Symphony in separate English and French versions.

Tickets for the NAC Orchestraĺ─˘s 40th birthday concerts on October 8 and 9 in the NACĺ─˘s Southam Hall at 8 p.m. are on sale now at $19, $29, $39.50, $50, $60, $70 and $87.50 at the newly renovated 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.

Listen to more than 150 NAC Orchestra performances - FREE! - visitĺ─« www.NACMusicbox.ca

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The Met: Live in HD Kicks Off on Saturday, October 10 at Empire Theatre

A New Production of Puccini's Tosca
- Tickets for 2009-10 Season On Sale Now

HALIFAX, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Tickets for the fourth season of The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's popular, award-winning series of live transmissions in movie theaters around the world, are now on sale at select Empire Theatres locations in Atlantic Canada. The 2009-10 season, featuring nine live opera transmissions, kicks off on Saturday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. AT with a new production of Puccini's Tosca starring Karita Mattila. The production, directed by Luc Bondy in his house debut and conducted by Met Music Director James Levine, features Marcelo alvarez and George Gagnidze in the other leading roles.

More than 900 theaters in 42 countries around the world are participating in The Met: Live in HD this season. A record number of more than 1.8 million Live in HD tickets were sold last season.

Four other new productions are featured in the series, including Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann starring Joseph Calleja in the title role, with Anna Netrebko and Alan Held; Bizet's Carmen starring Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna; Natalie Dessay and Simon Keenlyside in Thomas's Hamlet; and Rossini's Armida starring Renłęe Fleming. The HD season also includes Verdi's Aida with Violeta Urmana, Dolora Zajick, and Johan Botha; Maria Guleghina and Marcello Giordani in Puccini's Turandot; Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier with Fleming and Susan Graham; and Verdi's Simon Boccanegra starring Placido Domingo, singing the title role for the first time at the Met. James Levine leads four of the HD transmissions. Complete casting and details of the season's Live in HD performances follows below.

All nine high-definition productions will be shown live worldwide on Saturdays through May 1 with an additional Saturday Encore presentation for each. Tickets are available online and at participating theatre box offices. For complete details visit www.empiretheatres.com/met.
The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation. Bloomberg L.P. is the global corporate sponsor of The Met: Live in HD. The HD broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America's luxury home builder(R).

The Met: Live in HD has expanded its distribution in the 2009-10 season to include 42 countries. New countries joining the Live in HD network this season include Bulgaria, Chile, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, and Uruguay. The Met: Live in HD returns in the following locations: Argentina (Fundacion Beethoven), Australia (presented by Sharmill Films), Austria (presented by ClasArt), Belgium (Kinepolis), Brazil (Movie MBZ), Colombia (Cine Colombia), Costa Rica (Centro Cultural), Croatia (presented by Aero Films), the Czech Republic (presented by Aero Films), Denmark (Nordisk Film Biografer); Estonia (Forum Cinemas), Finland (Finnkino), France (presented by CielEcran), Germany (presented by ClasArt), Hungary (presented by Aero Films), Iceland (Sam Films), Ireland (presented by Opera Ireland), Japan (Shochiku), Latvia (Forum Cinemas), Luxembourg (Utopia), Mexico (Auditorio Nacional), the Netherlands (Pathłę, CineMec Ede, and Foroxity Film Arena), New Zealand (Rialto Distribution), Norway (Bergen Kino, Oslo Kino and Tromso Film Festival), Peru (Radio Filharmonia), Poland (Arthur Rubenstein Philharmonic and Aero Films), Romania (presented by Aero Films), Sweden (FHP Sweden), Switzerland (CielEcran), South Africa (Ster Kinekor Theatres), the United Kingdom (City Screen/Picturehouse), and several UK independent movie theaters and performing arts organizations.


The Met: Live in HD 2009-10 Season

Saturday, October 10, 2009
TOSCA
(2:00 p.m. AT / 2:30 p.m. NL)
Encore October 31 -
A new production of Puccini's Tosca by Luc Bondy in his house debut, starring Karita Mattila in her first performance of the title role outside her native Finland, and Marcelo alvarez as Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze sings the role of Scarpia. James Levine conducts.
HD host: Susan Graham
NEW PRODUCTION

Saturday, October 24, 2009
AIDA
(2:00 p.m. AT / 2:30 p.m. NL)
Encore November 31 -
Daniele Gatti returns for the first time in 14 years to conduct a cast of powerful voices in Verdi's Aida. Violeta Urmana sings the title role, while Dolora Zajick returns in one of her most acclaimed portrayals as the Egyptian princess Amneris. Johan Botha is Radamł«s and Carlo Guelfi sings Amonasro.
HD host: Renee Fleming

Saturday, November 7, 2009
TURANDOT
(2:00 p.m. AT / 2:30 p.m. NL)
Encore December 5 -
Franco Zeffirelli's classic production of Puccini's Turandot features the Met role debuts of Maria Guleghina in the title role, Marcello Giordani as CalłŢf, Samuel Ramey as Timur, and Marina Poplavskaya as Lił╝. Conductor Andris Nelsons makes his Met debut.

Saturday, December 19, 2009
LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN
(2:00 p.m. AT / 2:30 p.m. NL)
Encore January 23 -
Bartlett Sher, whose staging of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia was a hit two seasons ago, returns to direct his second Met production: Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, conducted by James Levine. Joseph Calleja stars as Hoffmann, with Anna Netrebko as Antonia, Ekaterina Gubanova as Giulietta, Kate Lindsey as Nicklausse, Kathleen Kim as Olympia, and Alan Held as the four villains.
NEW PRODUCTION

Saturday, January 9, 2010
DER ROSENKAVALIER
(2:00 p.m. AT / 2:30 p.m. NL)
Encore March 6 -
James Levine conducts a stellar cast led by Renłęe Fleming as the Marschallin and Susan Graham as Octavian. Eric Cutler is the Italian Singer, Kristinn Sigmundsson sings the role of Baron Ochs, and Christine Schłžfer is Sophie.
HD host: Placido Domingo

Saturday, January 16, 2010
CARMEN
(2:00 p.m. AT / 2:30 p.m. NL)
Encore March 13 -
The new Carmen, starring Elina Garanca, who sang the title role of La Cenerentola at the Met last spring to great acclaim, will also feature the debuts of director Richard Eyre and conductor Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin. Roberto Alagna is the soldier Don Josłę, Barbara Frittoli is Micał┤la, and Mariusz Kwiecien is the bullfighter Escamillo.
HD host: Renłęe Fleming
NEW PRODUCTION

Saturday, February 6, 2010
SIMON BOCCANEGRA
(2:00 p.m. AT / 2:30 p.m. NL)
Encore March 20 -
Four decades into a legendary Met career, Placido Domingo makes history by singing the baritone title role of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, conducted by James Levine. Adrianne Pieczonka, Marcello Giordani, and James Morris co-star.
HD host: Renłęe Fleming

Saturday, March 27, 2010
HAMLET
(2:00 p.m. AT / 2:30 p.m. NL)
Encore April 24 -
Last performed at the Met in 1897, Ambroise Thomas's Hamlet will be seen in a new production by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser, conducted by Louis Langrłęe and starring Simon Keenlyside in the title role and Natalie Dessay as Ophłęlie. With Jennifer Larmore as Gertrude, Toby Spence as Lał┤rtes and James Morris as Claudius.
HD host: Renłęe Fleming
NEW PRODUCTION

Saturday, May 1, 2010
ARMIDA
(2:00 p.m. AT / 2:30 p.m. NL)
Encore May 22 -
The season's final new production features Renłęe Fleming in Rossini's bel canto tour de force Armida, directed by Mary Zimmerman and conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Also starring Lawrence Brownlee, Bruce Ford, Josłę Manuel Zapata, Barry Banks, and Kobie van Rensburg. HD host: Deborah Voigt
NEW PRODUCTION

The Live in HD series was recently honored with a prestigious 2008 Peabody Award for its "vividly designed, smartly annotated productions of Hansel and Gretel, Doctor Atomic, Peter Grimes and other operas. The Met used state-of-the-art digital technology to reinvent presentation of a classic art form."

The Met won a special Emmy Award in January 2009 for "advancing technology through ongoing, live, global transmission of high-definition programming to movie theaters."

About Empire Theatres Limited

Empire Theatres Limited with its corporate headquarters in Stellarton, NS and regional offices in Halifax, NS, Toronto, ON and Calgary, AB, is a 100% owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited. Empire Theatres owns and operates 50 theatres, with 374 screens across Canada (including one IMAX Theatre in Halifax) from Newfoundland to British Columbia.
Empire Theatres is Canada's second largest and fastest growing film exhibition company providing an exciting out-of-home entertainment experience including traditional film exhibition as well as other content using its digital and satellite capabilities.
With approximately 2,500 employees, Empire Theatres provides excellent employment opportunities for the youth of Canada in an exciting and energetic industry.

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De l'łĂle łŢ la mer / Le quatuor Saint-Germain łŢ l'honneur!

De l'łĂle łŢ la mer ĺ─ý rencontres culturelles entre Montrłęal et le Qułębec maritime ĺ─ý est une vitrine sur le talent des artistes en arts visuels et en arts de la scł«ne en provenance de la Gaspłęsie, des łÚles-de-la-Madeleine et du Bas-Saint-Laurent, prłęsentłę dans 17 arrondissements du rłęseau Accł«s culture de la Ville de Montrłęal.

Le Quatuor Saint-Germain : Projet Joseph Petric

Vous łütes invitłęs łŢ goł¬ter au mariage inusitłę et magique de l'accordłęon de concert et du quatuor łŢ cordes dans un concert tout en łęlłęgance, en dłęcouverte et en passion. D'abord le cłęleste Adagio et Rondo de Mozart qui cł«de la place au quintette rythmłę et angulaire du qułębłęcois Andrew MacDonald. Suit une deuxił«me partie toute latine qui vogue entre Villa-Lobos et la romance du tango dans l'łęcriture en?ammłęe d'Astor Piazzolla. Un menu musical mettant en łęvidence la virtuositłę de Joseph Petric, la sensibilitłę du Quatuor Saint-Germain et la rencontre exceptionnelle de ces deux mondes.

Le Quatuor Saint-Germain existe depuis 2004 et est formłę des musiciens rimouskois łÔlise Lavoie et Hugues Laforte-Bouchard, violonistes, Steeve St-Pierre, altiste, et James Darling, violoncelliste.

Joseph Petric est reconnu comme l'un des plus łęminents accordłęonistes de concert au monde. Son vëýu de faire de l'accordłęon un instrument soliste d'importance s'est concrłętisłę, entre autres en 1997 lorsqu'il donna trente prestations en Europe et en Amłęrique du Nord, jouant des concertos commandłęs łŢ Peter Koprowski, Omar Daniel, Howard Skempton et Gunnar Valkare. Il a participłę łŢ de longues tournłęes de concertos avec le Toronto Symphony Orchestra, l'Orchestre Symphonique de Qułębec, l'orchestre de chambre de Radio-Canada de Vancouver, le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne de Montrłęal, et le Concertante di Chicago. Collaborateur et commissaire prolifique de plus de 200 ëýuvres, Joseph Petric a łętłę honorłę et intronisłę par ses pairs en 2005 łŢ titre d'Ami de la musique canadienne. www.josephpetric.com

Maison de la culture Villeray/Saint-Michel ĺ─ý 9 octobre 2009
Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur ĺ─ý 11 octobre 2009
Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grłóce ĺ─ý 14 octobre 2009
Maison de la culture Rivił«re-des-Prairies ĺ─ý 16 octobre 2009
Centre Henri-Lemieux ĺ─ý arrondissement Lasalle ĺ─ý 17 octobre 2009
Salle Saputo ĺ─ý arrondissement Saint-Lłęonard ĺ─ý 18 octobre 2009

Visitez le site internet De l'łÚle łŢ la mer pour obtenir plus d'informations sur les artistes et spectacles et pour consulter la programmation complł«te.

Ce projet błęnłęficie du soutien financier de l'Entente sur le dłęveloppement culturel entre le ministł«re de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition fłęminine du Qułębec et la ville de Montrłęal.

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Pacific Arbour Tea and Trumpets Series

Light Classics in the Afternoon, with tea, cookies, and host Christopher Gaze

VANCOUVER, BC ĺ─ý The Pacific Arbour Tea & Trumpets series begins on the afternoon of Thursday, October 1st. Hosted by Christopher Gaze of Bard on the Beach fame, with most concerts conducted by VSO Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell, Tea & Trumpets is a 6-concert series of light and popular classics on Thursday afternoons at 2pm, at the Orpheum Theatre.

The Tea & Trumpets series began in 1989 as the brainchild of Otto Lowy, the host of CBC Radioĺ─˘s long-running musical series The Transcontinental. His vision was to bring the idea of his radio show ĺ─ý a blend of European music and personal recollection ĺ─ý into a concert format. Lowy, who passed away in 2002, had passed on the torch to Bard on the Beach founder, Christopher Gaze. Lowy was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame for his 50+ years of work in theatre and fittingly awarded a star at the Orpheum Theatreĺ─˘s Walk of Fame.

Since 1989, the series has grown from four concerts per season to six and is one of the VSOĺ─˘s most successful subscription series. Tea & Trumpets is truly a social experience, with tea and cookies presented in the lobby one hour before each concert begins; in fact, it acts as a communal gathering place and special event for concert goers from all over Greater Vancouver.

Behind the scenes of a Pacific Arbour Tea & Trumpets series concert is a complex event involving over 50 volunteers per concert responsible for front of house duties, tea and cookie service, clean up, and special assistance to patrons. The VSO is thankful to its many dedicated volunteers who help make this concert series possible.

The VSO is grateful to Pacific Arbour for their generous ongoing support of the Tea & Trumpets series. Pacific Arbour Group builds ideal communities for seniors ĺ─ý they create quality residences that provide safe, comfortable places for seniors to enjoy first rate services and amenities, within convenient neighbourhoods. Please visit them at: www.pacificarbourgroup.ca.

The VSO also thanks Tetley Tea and Peek Freans for the tea and cookies served at Tea & Trumpets.

CONCERT INFO

Pacific Arbour Tea & Trumpets

Thursday, October 1, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre
Mendelssohn & Friends: An Anniversary Celebration

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Christopher Gaze, host
Mary Sokol Brown, violin
Andrew Brown, viola

Fanny Mendelssohn Overture in C Major
Bruch Concerto for Violin & Viola
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, Italian: IV
Mendelssohn The Hebrides, Fingalĺ─˘s Cave
Berlioz Roman Carnival

Celebrating Felix Mendelssohnĺ─˘s 200th Birthday! This concert features beautiful Classics, including Mendelssohnĺ─˘s Hebrides (Fingalĺ─˘s Cave), Bruchĺ─˘s Concerto for Violin and Viola, and more Classical favourites.

Series Sponsor: Pacific Arbour

Tickets: $36 (senior, student and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434


Thursday, November 26, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre
Great Russian Classics

Evan Mitchell, conductor
Christopher Gaze, host
Kinza Tyrrell, piano

Shostakovich Festive Overture, Op. 96
Mussorgsky Khovantchina: Introduction (Dawn on the Moskva River)
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Waltz
Stravinsky Firebird: Infernal Dance, Berceuse, Finale

Thrill to a program of full-blooded passionate Russian Classics. This concert features some of the very best in exciting Russian music, including Rachmaninoffĺ─˘s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Tchaikovskyĺ─˘s Swan Lake: Waltz, excerpts from Stravinskyĺ─˘s Firebird, and Shostakovichĺ─˘s Festive Overture.

Series Sponsor: Pacific Arbour

Tickets: $36 (senior, student and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434


Thursday, March 18, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre
Leharĺ─˘s Land of Smiles

Evan Mitchell, conductor
Christopher Gaze, host
UBC Opera Ensemble

Lehar The Land of Smiles

Franz Lehar was the King of Operetta. The Land of Smiles is one of his later works and tells the story of Lisa, a Countess in Vienna who meets a Prince from China, falls in love, and travels with his to his home in Beijing. What eventually happens? Come to the concert to find out!

Visit the UBC Opera Ensemble at: www2.music.ubc.ca/opera

Series Sponsor: Pacific Arbour

Tickets: $36 (senior, student and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434


Thursday, April 15, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre
An English Country Garden

Evan Mitchell, conductor
Christopher Gaze, host
Melanie Krueger, soprano

Grainger Country Gardens
Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite
Gilbert & Sullivan Pirates of Penzance: Poor Wandering One
Delius Irmelin: Prelude
Gilbert & Sullivan Ruddigore: If Somebody There Chanced to Be (The Etiquette Song)
Elgar Chanson de Matin
Elgar Enigma Variations: Nimrod
Gilbert & Sullivan The Mikado: The Sun Whose Rays
Elgar Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1

An afternoon of beautiful, sentimental English music, including some of the best-loved Classics of any kind: the breathtaking beauty of Nimrod from Elgarĺ─˘s Enigma Variations, excerpts from Gilbert & Sullivanĺ─˘s The Mikado and Pirates of Penzance, and much more.

Series Sponsor: Pacific Arbour

Tickets: $36 (senior, student and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434


Thursday, May 6, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre
Bach to Beethoven

Evan Mitchell, conductor
Christopher Gaze, host
Alicia Venables, violin
Colleen Venables, violin

Handel Solomon: Overture & Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Bach Concerto for Two Violins
Mozart The Marriage of Figaro,K.492: Overture
Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550: first movement
Mozart Don Giovanni, K.527: Overture
Beethoven Fidelio: Overture, Op. 72a
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: I. allegro con brio
Beethoven The Ruins of Athens: Turkish March

A beautiful concert that focuses on the most important era in musicĺ─˘s development. You will hear selections from some of the greatest music ever written, such as Bachĺ─˘s Concerto for Two Violins, Mozartĺ─˘s Marriage of Figaro: Overture, the famous first movement of Beethovenĺ─˘s Fifth Symphony, and much more.

Series Sponsor: Pacific Arbour

Tickets: $36 (senior, student and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434


Thursday, June 10, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre
Invitation to the Dance

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Christopher Gaze, host

Weber Invitation to the Dance
Rossini William Tell: Pas de six
Saint-Sał┤ns Danse Macabre
Satie Gymnopedie No. 3
Strauss Wine, Women & Song
Delibes Sylvia Suite: No. 3 Pizzicati
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique: Un Ball
Ravel Bolero

Maestro Tovey presents great Classical dance music from Rossini, Weber, Berlioz, Straussĺ─˘s Wine, Women and Song, and a performance of Ravelĺ─˘s famous Bolłęro.

Series Sponsor: Pacific Arbour

Tickets: $36 (senior, student and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434

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City Lights starring Charlie Chaplin screened with live performance of original score

Victoria, BC ĺ─ý On October 9 at UVic Centre Farquhar Auditorium, the comedic adventures of Charlie Chaplinĺ─˘s 1931 silent film, City Lights, will be shown with live orchestral accompaniment by the Victoria Symphony. The presentation also features a special introduction by actor and artist Duncan Regehr and a Chaplin Look-a-like contest.

The Victoria Symphony makes it a movie night like no other when City Lights starring Charlie Chaplin is screened with the score performed live by the Victoria Symphony. With precise synchronization to the film Conductor in Residence Giuseppe Pietraroia will conduct the original score written by Chaplin himself.

The Chaplin Look-a-Like Contest will be held between 7:30pm -7:50pm leading up to the concert looking for the best Tramp character and Chaplin impersonator. Winners will be announced at the start of the performance and prizes will be awarded at the end of the film.

City Lights will also be the official launch date of the new vsSOUNDCHECK program, which connects 15 to 29 year olds to a Victoria Symphony concert for only $12. vsSOUNDCHECK allows members to purchase tickets online during the week preceding the concert, offering great value and access to extraordinary live music. Membership is free on www.victoriasymphony.ca .

The Victoria Symphony is Vancouver Islandĺ─˘s largest and most active arts organization performing for more than 125,000 people each year, including 10,000 schoolchildren. Showcasing the outstanding talents of its musicians and guest artists, the Victoria Symphonyĺ─˘s 2009-2010 season offers a diverse and exciting line-up of over 50 concerts led by its vibrant Music Director Tania Miller.

Duncan Regehr, actor and artist, was born in Alberta and raised in Victoria, BC. He distinguished himself as an Olympic boxing contender, champion figure skater, and classical Shakespearean-trained actor. In 2000, he was granted the lifetime appellation, 'Royal Canadian Artist' with honours by the Royal Canadian Academy of Art and the Queen's Governor General for his outstanding artistic achievements and in 2008 Regehr received the honourary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria.

The Victoria Symphony wishes to acknowledge the generous support of Concert Sponsor the Bay Centre.

City Lights starring Charlie Chaplin
October 9, 2009 at 8pm
UVic Centre Farquhar Auditorium
Tickets: $26 for adults, $21 for students, $12 for vsSOUNDCHECK members
250.385.6515 or 250.721.8480
www.victoriasymphony.ca.

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Concours au Conservatoire ou la terrible łę preuve des pił«ces imposłęesĺ─«ĺ─«

Le quintette łŢ vent Pentał«dre / Louise Lessard, pianoĺ─«
M Traiteur ĺ─ý Jean-Franł▀ois Vachon, chefĺ─«ĺ─«
Jeudi 15 octobre, 17 h
ĺ─«Salle Tudor, Ogilvyĺ─«
1307, Ste-Catherine Ouest, 5e łętage
ĺ─«ĺ─«30 $ (buffet inclus)ĺ─«
Billets : 514-790-1245 http://www.admission.com; ĺ─«
Rłęservations par Pentał«dre: 514-270-2558 ĺ─«www.pentaedre.com

ĺ─«Montrłęal, 25 septembre 2009 - Pour ouvrir sa saison 2009-2010, Pentał«dre vous invite łŢ un concert qui fera renałĂtre auprł«s de certaines personnes les sueurs froides vłęcues alors quĺ─˘ils ont dł¬ affronter la terrible łępreuve des pił«ces imposłęes, le jeudi 15 octobre prochain, 17 h, łŢ la Salle Tudor du Magasin Ogilvy.ĺ─«ĺ─«

Č┤ Lors de ma fin de 3ł«me cycle au Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal, le nom de la pił«ce imposłęe en basson, La Fileuse de Jacques Castłęrł«de, m'łętait complł«tement inconnue. Inconnue łŢ moi ! Moi, le rat de bibliothł«que par excellence qui, du haut de ses 19 pommes, pensait connałĂtre la presque entił«retłę du rłępertoire franł▀ais ! Non seulement la pił«ce m'łętait inconnue (tout comme łŢ mon professeur et łŢ tous les bassonistes que je connaissais), mais c'łętait l'oeuvre la plus difficile que j'avais vue. En ouvrant la partition vierge, mais tellement vieille qu'elle se dłętruisait presque au toucher, je me suis exclamłę en soupirant: "Mais... je ne serai jamais capable de jouer ł▀a !". Et la bibliothłęcaire, presque aussi vieille et jaunie que la partition, de me rłępondre sans aucune compassion: "Vous łütes supposłę, vous łütes en fin de 3ł«me cycle..." J'ai, łŢ ce moment et pour un instant seulement, słęrieusement pensłę abandonner le conservatoire et recommencer l'annłęe suivanteĺ─ Aprł«s les deux mois alloułęs pour l'apprentissage de cette pił«ce, malgrłę tous mes vaillants et vains efforts, la montagne łętait encore bien haute... Mon vieux professeur, dans sa grande sagesse, a dit łŢ ma pianiste: " Claude ! Joue fort pis met ben d'lłŢ płędale !!!". Les juges n'y ont vu que du feu... Ȭ
- Mathieu Lussier, bassoniste de Pentał«dreĺ─«

Chaque annłęe depuis 1824, les łętudiants finissants du Conservatoire national supłęrieur de Paris doivent interprłęter une ëýuvre imposłęe en vue dĺ─˘obtenir le prestigieux diplłąme de cette institution rłęputłęe. Depuis 185 ans, des compositeurs cłęlł«bres ou complł«tement oubliłęs se sont prłütłęs au jeu de fournir des Č┤ pił«ces de concours Ȭ. Pentał«dre prłęsentera cinq de ces pił«ces, łęcrites il y a un sił«cle pour les aspirants diplłąmłęs de 1909 et 1910 en plus de deux quintettes łŢ vent rarement entendus.

Vins et bouchłęes łŢ la franł▀aise accompagneront le concert.

ĺ─«ĺ─«ĺ─«Programme :ĺ─«
ĺ─«Albert Perilhou Ballade en sol mineur
ĺ─«łÔmile Paladilhe Soloĺ─«
Claude Debussy Premił«re rhapsodie
ĺ─«Florent Schmitt Lied et Scherzoĺ─«
Henri Bł║sser Rłęcit et thł«me variłęĺ─«
Andrłę Souris Rengainesĺ─«
Adrien Barthe Passacaille ĺ─«ĺ─«

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Depuis ses dłębuts en 1985, PENTAłÓDRE se consacre łŢ la dłęcouverte d'un rłępertoire de musique de chambre variłę, original et souvent moins connu. Composłę de cinq musiciens talentueux, dont la technique et la prłęcision de jeu sont unanimement reconnues, Pentał«dre effectue des tournłęes au Qułębec, au Canada, aux łÔtats-Unis et en Europe. Pentał«dre collabore avec des artistes de renom et participe łŢ des crłęations audacieuses, dont rłęcemment lĺ─˘opłęra comique A Chair in Love ou Lĺ─˘amour est un opłęra muet avec les mimes Omnibus. Pentał«dre a reł▀u deux Prix OPUS : Meilleur disque 2008, musique classique, romantique, postromantique, impressionniste pour son Winterreise avec le tłęnor Christoph Prłęgardien, qui sĺ─˘est attirłę de nombreux łęloges internationalement, et Meilleur concert de lĺ─˘annłęe 2002, musiques actuelle, contemporaine, łęlectroacoustique.

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soirłęe eXceptionnelle łŢ eXcentris

Montrłęal, le 24 septembre 2009 ĺ─ý Chlołę Sainte-Marie y a lancłę son nouvel album łŢ 18 h. Deux heures plus tard, le groupe Numłęro # y faisait rłęsonner ses accords electro-pop avant de cłęder la place łŢ un invitłę trł«s attendu, Jay-Jay Johanson. Pas de doute, c'est sur les chapeaux de roue que le complexe eXcentris a entamłę hier soir sa nouvelle carrił«re multidisciplinaire. Salle comble et łęmotion comprises.

En plus des fans venus nombreux applaudir le chanteur sułędois, le tout Montrłęal s'łętait donnłę rendez-vous sur la Main pour dłęcouvrir l'amłęnagement intłęrieur rłęinventłę d'eXcentris et cłęlłębrer sa nouvelle vocation : des journalistes bien entendu, mais aussi des artistes, des producteurs, des diffuseurs, des promoteurs culturels et młüme des politiciens.

Ouvert łŢ toutes les musiques et łŢ presque toutes les formes d'expression artistique, eXcentris accueillera dans les prochains jours Pol Pelletier (les 24 et 30 septembre), Irving Fields (les 25 et 26), Leon Fleisher (les 25 et 26), Gonzales (le 26) et Sayari (le 30). Une trentaine de concerts et d'łęvłęnements sont aussi łŢ l'affiche pour octobre et novembre. Dłętails et billetterie łŢ www.eXcentris.com.

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Till We Meet Again, Oct. 16-18 & Nov. 21, 22, at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall


Exclusive & Limited Run! A Must-see Musical!


To see an inspired clip from Till We Meet Again please go to: Till We Meet Again

"Ladies and Gentlemen, you are listening to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation coming to you from the Normandy Roof in Montreal this Tuesday, June 4, 1940. Welcome to 'Music of the Stars', a programme of music, news and light entertainment brought to you by Lucky Strike."

MONTREAL, September 2009 - No onstage sex or violence, but lots of love, hope and connections! The wartime musical production Till We Meet Again offers a true account of how a live CBC-based radio show connected a nation during the uncertainty and emotion of World War II. Based on playwright David Langlois' months of careful research, dozens of interviews with veterans, and analysing old radio recordings and letters, Till We Meet Again authentically recreates life in Canada in the 1940's; much of the dialogue doesn't just ring true, it is true. This musical brings audiences back to an era of live radio entertainment typical of what was presented at the Mount Royal Hotel, starting every night at 8:00 o'clock, Bulova timeĺ─Â.

Directed by Heather Markgraf Lowe and presented in the beautiful Oscar Peterson Concert Hall on Concordia University's Loyola Campus, the outstanding cast includes Pierre Lenoir, Amanda LeBlanc and Marian Siminski, who have been part of the show since it's first incarnation in 2003, Stephanie McNamara, Jane Hackett, Michael Daniel Murphy and Dan Jeannotte.

Split into three acts based in 1940, 1942 and 1944, Till We Meet Again is an historical journey. In each segment the audience experiences an entertaining and honest portrayal of the era through lively songs, dance, and ad jingles, contrasted with live news of the day, reports from the front and actual letters to and from the soldiers.

This timeless production is as relevant today as it was more than 60 years ago. For audience members who have experienced the early 1940's first hand, the story conjures up familiar refrains and heart-warming nostalgia. For those who haven't, Till We Meet Again provides a time capsule that gives insight to what it was like to live in this unique wartime era and spend an exquisite hour lost in radioland.

More than nostalgia however, for David Langlois the currency is palpable in our present day-to-day lives, "We've had young women and men going off to war in Afghanistan for the past 6 years. They have felt the thrill of the voyage there, the fear of the unknown, the terror of combat, the grief of losing a comrade in arms, and the angst, anger and ennui which comes once they return to Canada." He continues, "They too have dealt with families and friends who no longer know them or who don't understand why they jump at the slightest sound."

Heather Markgraf Lowe concurs, "The Canadian people hear of death and injury on the news almost every day and the toll it takes on our military is heartbreaking." Hope, however, is what ties the two eras together. Markgraf Lowe adds another angle connecting the show to today's audiences, "Till We Meet Again is set in the 1940's when thrift was important. I think we have come full circle and our throwaway society has realized that there are serious repercussions to consumerism. We are finally taking a page from their book and again reduce, reuse and recycle."

This production also brings families together as witnessed in the excitement of kids putting their grandparents into a context while watching them sing along to the songs. Till We Meet Again includes performances of nearly 30 of the most popular hits of the 1940's. Each one beautifully evokes the sounds and emotions of the World War II era. Songs like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Lilli Marlene instantly bring back the struggle of Canadians trying to make sense out of a world in turmoil. The list also includes: White Cliffs of Dover, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Bei Mir Bist Du SchłĆn, There'll Always be an England and It's a Long Way to Tipperary; made famous by popular artists including Vera Lynn (whose We'll Meet Again is on Britain's Top 20 again!) and The Andrews Sisters. Filled with songs of romance, comedy, army life and hope, this musical leaves audience members feeling proud and inspired.

The Montreal Gazette named the musical one of the "10 Best Productions in 2005." Theatre Panache's Artistic Director Heather Markgraf Lowe (also founder of Hudson Village Theatre) is thrilled to restage Till We Meet Again, with a 36-performance tour beginning October 16th in Montreal, including a run in Mississauga, Ottawa, Markham and Oakville, before returning to Montreal to close out the tour on November 21st he performances in Ottawa will mark a memorable return to the Canadian War Museum. The all-Canadian cast and creative team will proudly perform there again this year following Remembrance Day. The talented team behind the show includes lighting designer Eric Mongerson, set designer Chris Brown, choreographer Lorna Wayne and costume designer Karen Pearce. Theatre Panache's entire company is excited to travel their home country with the largest tour to date for this professional production.

"The play provides an important message of hope and understanding at a time when despair is again on the rise." - Director Heather Markgraf Lowe

For background info on the play please visit www.tillwemeetagain.ca

Till We Meet Again ĺ─ý 8 shows only
Theatre Panache
At Oscar Peterson Concert Hall on Concordia University's Loyola Campus
7141 Rue Sherbrooke Ouestĺ─«(514) 848-4848 oscar.concordia.ca
Tickets available at the box office and from Admission - 514 790-1245 www.admission.com

Showtimes: Oct. 16, 17, Nov. 21 at 8:00 pm
Matinees: Oct. 16, 17, 18, Nov. 21, 22 at 2:00 pm
Regular price: $35-$65, taxes included
Seniors/students: $31.50-$58.50, taxes included
Veterans/military: $26.25-$48.75, taxes included
Group discounts available
(Service charges applicable- save money by purchasing tickets directly at the box office.

Directions (by public transportation or car) as well as the parking map to the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall: http://oscar.concordia.ca/en/index.htm

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Disney's Sonnenschein Express brings Oktoberfest celebrations to the Winspear - Oct. 6

Symphony Special
A family evening of Gemł║tlichkeit with Sonnenschein Express

Oktoberfest!
Tuesday, October 6th ĺ─ý 7:30 pm

Edmonton, AB ĺ─Â The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) is proud to present the Canadian debut of Sonnenschein Express. A mainstay at Disneyĺ─˘s EPCOT Theme Park, this Alpine / Oktoberfest show band joins the orchestra and conductor Bob Bernhardt at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music for one entertaining evening of folk songs, polkas, yodeling, and Schuhplattler dancing!

Whoop and whistle with these six lederhosen-wearing happy wanderers and celebrate the lively tradition of Bavarian alpine music. With the sounds of the Steirische harmonica (button accordion), singing carpenter saws, 20-foot long alphorns and more, concertgoers will be taken on a delightful trip across Germany and through the Austrian and Swiss Alps. Fueled by audience participation, Sonnenschein Express will round out the Alpine folk fair with a yodeling tutorial, foot stomping quicksteps, and clap dancing polkas that will get families singing and dancing out of their seats.

With a program that includes The Happy Wanderer, Hoi! Hoi! Hoi!, and the Ho La Di Medley, the band will also slip south of the Bavarian border by performing a selection of Viennese waltzes and marches.

Arrive early to meet Mr. Oktoberfest from the German Canadian Cultural Centre, and see a performance of The Bavarian Schuhplattlers of Edmonton in the lobby! Oom-pah your way down to the Winspear Centre Box Office for tickets. Ticket prices range from $20 ĺ─ý $69 (agency fees apply). All tickets for children 12 and under are $15. Purchase by phone at (780) 428-1414 or 1-800-563-5081, or online at www.edmontonsymphony.com.

The next ESO Special will take place on November 11th, 2009. Beloved Canadian singer John McDermott offers a heartfelt salute to those who have bravely served their country in Lest We Forget.

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, marking its 58th season in 2009-2010, has taken its place as one of Canada's foremost orchestral ensemble. Its current roster includes 56 musicians from Canada and around the world, performing a wide-ranging repertoire from the great classical masterworks to pops and children's concerts. The presence of the orchestra and its enrichment of the community's quality of life are key elements in the stature and profile of Edmonton on the national and international scene.

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The Plain Sense of Things

Toronto, September 24, 2009: Torontoĺ─˘s inventive Talisker Players launch their tenth anniversary season at Trinity St. Paulĺ─˘s Centre with The Plain Sense of Things, a program that explores the revolutionary cadences of American poets from the last century. Soprano Marion Samuel-Stevens, mezzo soprano Jennifer Enns Modolo, baritone Doug MacNaughton and actor Stewart Arnott join the Talisker Players for two evenings of words and music: Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28, at 8PM.

American poets like Toni Morrison, Carl Sandburg and Emily Dickinson, despite the great diversity of their styles, share an idiom grounded in the language of common speech and the realistic depiction of the world. They also made it their mission to redefine the place of the individual in the world, free from the comforts and the restrictions of Old-World thinking. The rhythms and imagery of their poetry have proved irresistible to many composers.

The concert title is taken from a poem by Wallace Stevens, whose most famous poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird is featured on the programme, in a magical setting by the great American composer Lukas Foss, for voice with flute, piano and percussion.

Fittingly, The Plain Sense of Things features music by several other American composers. The iconoclastic Morton Feldman is represented with O'Hara Songs (poetry by Frank O'Hara) for voice with string trio, piano and chimes. Andrłę Previn is included with Four Songs of Toni Morrison for voice with cello and piano. And Libby Larson, a young composer renowned for her vocal music, appears with Saints Without Tears (poetry by Phyllis McGinley) for voice with flute and bassoon.

The programme also features How Slow the Wind, a setting of Emily Dickinson by the acclaimed Argentinian-American composer Osvaldo Golijov, and is rounded out with a long-overdue revival of Chicago Portraits by Toronto composer Alexander Rapoport. Commissioned by Talisker Players in 2001, this is a wonderfully idiomatic setting of Carl Sandburg poems for voice with strings and percussion.

Talisker Playersĺ─˘ concerts always include words as well as music. Readings for The Plain Sense of Things will be from First Loves, a collection of essays by contemporary poets about the poems that first inspired them. Many of them write movingly about the poets on the programme, and refer in various ways to the revelation of poetry in ĺ─˙plain Englishĺ─¨, with a deeply humane spirit.

An adventurous proponent of new music, soprano Marion Samuel-Stevens was a finalist in the 2008 Eckhardt-Gramattłę Competition. With her sweet, clear voice and committed performances, this young soprano is developing a growing reputation in opera, oratorio and recital. This marks her debut with Talisker Players. Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Enns Modolo is also debuting with Talisker Player. She has delighted audiences across the country with her clear, unaffected voice and expressive singing. Acclaimed as "a great singing actor", Doug MacNaughton is equally at home in standard repertoire and contemporary music, in opera, oratorio, chamber music and musical theatre. He has appeared with Talisker Players on several occasions.

Talisker Players welcome back actor Stewart Arnott, a much respected theatre artist for almost 30 years, who has acted and directed across the country.

The Plain Sense of Things
The revolutionary rhythms and imagery of American poetry
Featuring Marion Samuel-Stevens, soprano, Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo soprano,
Doug MacNaughton, baritone and Stewart Arnott, actor/reader
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 8 PM and Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 8 PM
Trinity St. Paulĺ─˘s Centre: 427 Bloor Street West

TICKET INFORMATION
Individual tickets: $30 / $20 (seniors) / $10 (students)
Box office: 416-978-8849
Email: words.music@taliskerplayers.ca
Information: 416-466-1800
www.taliskerplayers.ca

Talisker Players Chamber Music offers one of the most imaginative and exciting concert series in Toronto. In collaboration with some of Canadaĺ─˘s finest young singers, Talisker Players present the rarely-heard repertoire for voice and chamber ensemble. Their unique programming includes readings that illuminate the music and delight audiences with a stimulating, theatrical concert experience. The music, engaging and varied, includes both celebrated works and unknown gems from all styles and periods, with a strong presence of Canadian compositions.

ĺ─˙Talisker gathers a sterling corps of musicians, composers, and writers into an intelligent space, full of invention, and is willing to risk experimenting with their resources.ĺ─¨ The Live Music Report, November 2005

Talisker Players Upcoming Events at Trinity St. Paulĺ─˘s Centre: 427 Bloor Street West:

To the Sea in Ships: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 & Wednesday, February 10, 2010 ĺ─ý 8 pm
Tales of sailors, adventurers and fishers the world over
Featuring Vicki St. Pierre, mezzo soprano; Keith Klassen, tenor; Alexander Dobson, baritone

Illuminations: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 & Wednesday, May 12, 2010 ĺ─ý 8 pm
A window on the world of mystics, visionaries and seers
Featuring Meredith Hall, soprano; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor

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Chris Botti - Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 8 PM/ Massey Hall

Toronto, ON. Thursday, September 24, 2009 - The fastest selling American jazz instrumental artist, Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti first drew international attention with the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD, When I Fall In Love. Though best-known as a contemporary jazz performer, Bottiĺ─˘s lavish pop-infused sound and charismatic performances have earned him countless fans and recording credits that include collaborations with such notable artists as Frank Sinatra, Clark Terry, Sting and Andrea Bocelli. Chris Botti brings his remarkable virtuosic trumpet dexterity to the illustrious Massey Hall stage for a return engagement on Thursday, October 22nd at 8:00 pm.

A gifted instrumentalist and composer, Chris Botti has created a series of recordings which draw from the worlds of pop, jazz, classical and other genres. His instantly recognizable signature sound has garnered praise for the warmth and complexity of his tone and musical ideas, which combine a soulful ambience with naturally flowing improvisation. He has earned both critical acclaim and mainstream appreciation for a succession of best-selling albums including When I Fall In Love (2004, #1 Top Jazz Album, #37 Billboard Top 200), To Love Again: The Duets (2005, #1 Top Jazz Album, #18 Billboard Top 200), and Chris Botti Live with Orchestra & Special Guests (2006, #2 Top Jazz Album). In addition to receiving an RIAA gold-certification for When I Fall in Love and To Love Again, both produced by Bobby Colomby, "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" (with vocals by Sting) earned Botti a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals.

Bottiĺ─˘s association with Sting dates back to 1999, when Botti joined the music legend's band as featured soloist on the "Brand New Day" tour, which lasted two years. In the studio and on stage, Chris Botti has also worked with such leading singer-songwriter/composers as Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell as well as renowned film composer John Barry, among others; as a sideman, he has appeared on dozens of albums, compilations and soundtracks.

Chris Bottiĺ─˘s latest project is Chris Botti in Boston, a visionary expansion of his first PBS pledge drive special ĺ─˙Chris Botti Live with Orchestra & Special Guestsĺ─¨. Originally aired on PBS during March Pledge Week 2006, Bottiĺ─˘s first television special became a perennial pledge drive favourite in the US, while a DVD of that show achieved platinum status. It became a huge event on September 18 & 19, 2008, when Chris invited some of the most well-known and esteemed artists to perform with himself and the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Keith Lockhart: Sting, Josh Groban, Steven Tyler, Yo-Yo Ma, John Mayer, Katharine McPhee, Lucia Micarelli, and Sy Smith. This concert was recorded and is available on the Columbia Records label in CD, DVD, and Blu-ray formats.

One of the world's most popular concert attractions, Chris Botti maintains one of the busiest touring schedules monitored by the industry. Performing more than 250 concerts this past year, Chrisĺ─˘s 2008 concert itinerary included concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and New Yorkĺ─˘s Carnegie Hall.


CHRIS BOTTI
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 8 pm / Massey Hall
178 Victoria Street, Toronto
Tickets $69.50 - $49.50 - Call 416-872-4255 or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office
www.masseyhall.com

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Le Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau et lĺ─˘Universitłę du Qułębec en Outaouais, partenaires dans lĺ─˘enseignement supłęrieur de la musique

Gatineau, le 24 septembre 2009 ĺ─ţ Le directeur du Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau, monsieur Marc Landry, et le vice-recteur łŢ lĺ─˘enseignement et łŢ la recherche de lĺ─˘Universitłę du Qułębec en Outaouais (UQO), monsieur Denis Dubłę, ont annoncłę aujourdĺ─˘hui les termes dĺ─˘une entente de partenariat entre les deux institutions dĺ─˘enseignement supłęrieur.

Le Conservatoire annonł▀ait en aoł¬t dernier que la ministre de lĺ─˘łÔducation, du Loisir et du Sport, Mme Michelle Courchesne, lĺ─˘autorisait łŢ offrir les programmes de Baccalaurłęat et de MałĂtrise en musique, profil interprłętation. Le Conservatoire devait cependant souscrire łŢ certaines conditions, dont notamment, lĺ─˘ajout de cours de culture głęnłęrale łŢ ses programmes existants. Lĺ─˘entente avec lĺ─˘UQO est le rłęsultat des dłęmarches entreprises dans cette perspective.

Č┤ Le partenariat entre le Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau et lĺ─˘UQO sĺ─˘est concrłętisłę en septembre 2009 par lĺ─˘ouverture du programme de baccalaurłęat en musique, profil interprłętation. Sept łęlł«ves du Conservatoire y sont dłęjłŢ inscrits, mentionne Marc Landry, et nous sommes impatients de remettre nos premiers diplłąmes. Ȭ.

Ces łęchanges font en sorte que le Conservatoire vient enrichir de son expertise et de son approche płędagogique particulił«re, l'offre de formation supłęrieure en musique. Č┤ Sans compter que pour lĺ─˘UQO, qui n'offre pas de formation en musique, cette collaboration łęlargit en quelque sorte notre champ d'enseignement Ȭ, ajoute Denis Dubłę. Cette entente permet lĺ─˘łęchange dĺ─˘expertise et la circulation des savoirs.

Le Directeur du Conservatoire en a profitłę pour prłęsenter quelques łęlłęments de sa programmation 2009-2010, dont le Salon de la clarinette, en janvier, qui mettra łŢ lĺ─˘honneur cet instrument sous toutes ses formes; le Festival de musique de chambre en mai; et une toute nouvelle słęrie, Młüme instrument młüme passion, qui mettra en vedette les łęlł«ves dĺ─˘une młüme classe dĺ─˘instrument. Parmi les grands concerts, il a łęgalement soulignłę la soirłęe Hommage łŢ Pierrette Froment-Savoie, oł╝ la chorale du Conservatoire sera accompagnłęe par lĺ─˘Orchestre symphonique de Gatineau; la Soirłęe concertos et orchestre mettant en vedette la pianiste Ruth Kwan, ainsi que la visite exceptionnelle de lĺ─˘Orchestre du rłęseau du Conservatoire, sous la direction de Raffi Armenian qui mettra łŢ lĺ─˘honneur le grand compositeur qułębłęcois Gilles Tremblay.

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Vancouver Opera Announces Honorary Chairs for Golden Anniversary Concert & Gala

Grade 5 student joins legendary mezzo-soprano and founding father of opera in Western Canada to celebrate 50 years of Vancouver Opera

Vancouver, BC ~ Vancouver Opera announced today the appointment of three Honorary Chairs for an important event in its Golden Anniversary Season. Joining Founding Artistic Director Dr. Irving Guttman, CM and Canadian opera legend Judith Forst, OBC will be 10-year-old Justin Woolfrey, a Grade 5 student at Glenview Elementary School in Prince George.

Reflecting the past, present and future of VO, these Honorary Chairs will oversee the milestone Golden Anniversary Concert & Gala, a celebration of 50 years of opera in Vancouver, featuring international soloists and the VO Orchestra and Chorus in concert at the Orpheum Theatre, under the baton of Jonathan Darlington.

International stage director Dr. Irving Guttman, CM was the artistic founder of Vancouver Opera and indeed of professional opera in British Columbia and western Canada. Dr. Guttman mounted productions for VO that featured some of the greatest singers of our time, such as Plł░cido Domingo, Dame Joan Sutherland, James Morris and Marilyn Horne. His production of Norma, in 1963, starring Ms. Sutherland and Ms. Horne in their role dłębuts, is the stuff of legend. The conductor of that production, Richard Bonynge, returns to VO in November to conduct this seasonĺ─˘s mainstage opening production of Norma, starring Hasmik Papian.

Having directed the very first VO performance in 1960, Dr. Guttman will be on hand to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the company he helped create.

Internationally acclaimed singer and Port Moody resident Judith Forst, OBC, graduated from Vancouver Operaĺ─˘s Young Singer training program and went on to become one of the worldĺ─˘s greatest coloratura mezzo-sopranos. Ms. Forst most recently appeared on the VO stage as Herodias in Salome. In 2010, she will create the role of Irene in the world premiere of VOĺ─˘s commissioned opera Lillian Alling, by John Estacio and John Murrell.

Ten year old Justin Woolfrey is in Grade Five at Glenview Elementary School in Prince George. Having attended a recent Vancouver Opera In Schools performance of Jack Pine, a new opera by Veda Hille on an environmental theme, he appreciates the importance of arts education and is excited and proud to be an Honorary Chair for the Golden Anniversary Season.

ĺ─˙Children need a chance to learn about all kinds of things, especially the things they have not heard of ĺ─ý and to enjoy the good things that learning can bring,ĺ─¨ comments Justin. ĺ─˙You never know what is inside a person until they have an opportunity and this is an opportunity for me to share who I am with others and encourage other kids to always give it your best shot, no matter what.ĺ─¨

The Golden Anniversary Concert & Gala takes place on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 7:00pm. beginning with a concert at the Orpheum Theatre. Concert tickets are available online at www.vancouveropera.ca or from the VO Ticket Centre at 604-683-0222. Gala Packages, which include the Concert as well as an exclusive Reception and Gala Dinner at the historic Commodore Ballroom, are available through the VO Ticket Centre.

Full details of the Golden Anniversary Concert & Gala will follow shortly.

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Janine Jansen releases new Britten/Beethoven CD and will perform with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on US tour from October 2nd-8th

Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
London Symphony Orchestra
Paavo Jłžrvi

NEW YORK, NY ĺ─ý On September 29th, Decca will release a new recording in which violinist Janine Jansen fulfills a long-held ambition to record Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto alongside the most monumental of all violin works, the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Janine Jansen regularly thrills audiences with both her startlingly fresh interpretations of repertoire staples and remarkable takes on lesser-known works. The Times of London recently put it succinctly that "Whenever a violin repertory piece needs revitalizing, thereĺ─˘s one simple solution. Hire Janine Jansen to play it." Janine records these concerti with two different orchestras to fully explore two very different sound worlds: the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen for the Beethoven and the London Symphony Orchestra for Britten. Paavo Jłžrvi conducts both performances.

ĺ─˙To make a recording of the Beethoven and Britten Violin Concertos has been a dream of mine for years,ĺ─¨ Janine Jansen enthuses. ĺ─˙They are two of the greatest concertos ever written ĺ─ţ so different yet both so real.ĺ─¨

ĺ─˙The Beethoven Rebecca Davis PR Presents Janine Jansen Britten/Beethovenis the purest and in many ways the most beautiful concerto in the violin repertoire. The giant!ĺ─¨ Janine explains. ĺ─˙I felt so intimidated by it at first, perhaps because the general perception is that one can only play and understand this piece when one is older and highly experienced. I first played it at a very young age ĺ─ţ I was so over-awed it felt like the longest forty-five minutes of my life ĺ─ţ but with time and greater maturity, I have discovered so much depth in this remarkable music.ĺ─¨

Playing the concerto with Paavo Jłžrvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in March 2009 was one of the highlights of Janineĺ─˘s career to date. ĺ─˙At first I was concerned that my approach was too Romantic,ĺ─¨ she recalls, ĺ─˙and that I wouldnĺ─˘t blend with the orchestraĺ─˘s style of playing with little vibrato and its wonderfully pure sound. When we played it together for the first time my doubts simply disappeared.ĺ─¨

If the Beethoven concerto occupies a hallowed place in every concert violinistĺ─˘s repertoire, the Britten is still a comparative rarity. Yet for Janine it is one of the greatest works in its genre and one she has loved and championed since she first played it nearly ten years ago. ĺ─˙I have fallen completely in love with this extraordinary piece and I try to program it wherever and whenever I can,ĺ─¨ she beams. ĺ─˙The Britten is technically very challenging for both soloist and orchestra, but the musical language is as intense and expressive as can be ĺ─ţ such underlying tension! For me the most impressive part of the concerto is the very end. The coda starts like a prayer and becomes a cry of pain and despair. You can feel how influenced Britten was by the tensions in the world at the time of the Spanish Civil War. After playing the last notes I feel emotionally finished and empty, yet at the same time nourished and filled with wonder.ĺ─¨

Janine Jansenĺ─˘s passion for the Britten Concerto is evident to all who experience her performing it. Following a performance with Neeme Jłžrvi and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in 2005, Bradley Bambarger of the Star-Ledger raved, ĺ─˙Jansen played Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto with bravura abandon, her hair whipping around and the strands flying off her bow. Just hitting the myriad notes of Britten's challenging score in tune and in time wasn't enough for this risk-taking soloist. She maximized the expressivity of every one, making those notes whisper and sing, caress and sear.ĺ─¨

Central to the success of this particular recording is the special musical relationship Janine enjoys with conductor Paavo Jłžrvi and both orchestras: ĺ─˙What I love about our collaborations is the amazing flexibility and sense of communication, in which we get inspired by each otherĺ─˘s ideas. We make music in, for me, the only possible way. Listening to each other, reacting to each other, being open to new ideas and being passionate about it!ĺ─¨

Janine Jansen will perform the Beethoven Concerto with the renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on a national tour from October 2nd through the 8th making stops in Purchase, Costa Mesa, Seattle, Lafayette, PA and finally New Yorkĺ─˘s Carnegie Hall.

For more information and to hear Janine Jansen share thoughts about Beethoven and Britten: www.janinejansen.com/beethoven_britten.

Janine Jansen on tour with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra October 2nd-8th, 2009

October 2, 2009 Purchase SUNY Purchase College
October 4, 2009 Costa Mesa Orange County Performing Arts Center
October 5, 2009 Seattle Benaroya Hall
October 7, 2009 Lafayette, PA Williams Center for the Arts
October 8, 2009 New York Carnegie Hall

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Dłęvoilement des quatre Grands Montrłęalais 2009 :ĺ─« L. Jacques Młęnard, Lise Bissonnette, Dr Balfour M. Mount et soeur Nicole Fournier

Chambre de commerce du Montrłęal młętropolitain Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
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Montrłęal, le 24 septembre 2009 - La Chambre de commerce du Montrłęal młętropolitain dłęvoile les noms des quatre nouveaux Grands Montrłęalais, qui seront honorłęs lors d'une rłęception, le 4 novembre prochain, au Complexe des sciences Pierre-Dansereau de l'UQAM.

Cette annłęe, les Grands Montrłęalais sont : dans le secteur łęconomique, L. Jacques Młęnard, prłęsident du conseil, BMO Nesbitt Burns, et prłęsident, BMO Groupe financier, Qułębec; dans le secteur culturel, Lise Bissonnette, łęcrivaine, journaliste, łęditrice et gestionnaire; dans le secteur scientifique, Dr Balfour M. Mount, professeur łęmłęrite de młędecine palliative; dans le secteur social, soeur Nicole Fournier, secrłętaire de congrłęgation, Les Soeurs Grises de Montrłęal et ex-directrice głęnłęrale de l'Accueil Bonneau.

Č┤ La Chambre salue la contribution exceptionnelle de ces quatre personnalitłęs qui se sont illustrłęes dans leur sphł«re d'activitłę respective tout en participant au dłęveloppement de la młętropole. Grłóce łŢ leurs actions et łŢ leurs ambitions, c'est Montrłęal et le Qułębec tout entier qui en sortent gagnants. Nous sommes privilłęgiłęs de pouvoir compter sur des modł«les aussi remarquables et inspirants. Tous, łŢ leur manił«re, ont su faire une rłęelle diffłęrence dans l'avancement de notre sociłętłę Ȭ, a dłęclarłę Michel Leblanc, prłęsident et chef de la direction de la Chambre de commerce du Montrłęal młętropolitain.

Depuis 1978, 110 personnalitłęs ont łętłę honorłęes, incluant les quatre de cette annłęe, et forment aujourd'hui l'Acadłęmie des Grands Montrłęalais, crłęłęe par la Chambre de commerce du Montrłęal młętropolitain en 1988. Vous trouverez sur le site Web de la Chambre les notes biographiques et les photos des laurłęats ainsi que le formulaire d'inscription pour participer łŢ cet łęvłęnement qui est prłęsentłę par Hydro-Qułębec, en partenariat avec Dłęveloppement łęconomique Canada.

La 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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Announcement of the four Great Montrealers 2009:ĺ─«
L. Jacques Młęnard, Lise Bissonnette, Dr. Balfour M. Mount, and Sister Nicole Fournier

Montrłęal, September 24, 2009 - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has announced the names of the four new Great Montrealers who will be honoured at a reception held this coming November 4, at UQAM's Complexe des sciences Pierre-Dansereau.

This year, the Great Montrealers are: in the economic sector, L. Jacques Młęnard, Chairman of the Board, BMO Nesbitt Burns, and President, BMO Financial Group, Quebec; in the cultural sector, Lise Bissonnette, writer, journalist, editor, and administrator; in the scientific sector, Dr. Balfour M. Mount, Emeritus Professor of Palliative Medicine; in the social sector, Sister Nicole Fournier, Congregation Secretary, Les Soeurs Grises de Montrłęal, and former General Director of Accueil Bonneau.

"The Board of Trade hails the exceptional contribution of these four individuals who have distinguished themselves in their respective spheres of activity and have contributed to the city's development. Through their actions and ambitions, Montrłęal and Quebec as a whole have benefited. We are privileged to be able to count on such remarkable and inspiring role models. Each, in his or her own way, has made a real difference in our society's progress," stated Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.

Since 1978, 110 personalities have been honoured-including the four this year-and today make up the Academy of Great Montrealers, created by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal in 1988. Biographies and photos of the laureates can be found on the Board of Trade's Website, along with a registration form to take part in this event, which is presented by Hydro-Qułębec, in a partnership with Canada Economic Development.

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has some 7,000 members. Its primary mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montrłęal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.

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The Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank loans threeĺ─Űhundredĺ─ŰyearČéĺ─Űold instruments to exceptional young musicians

Toronto, September 24, 2009 ĺ─ý The Canada Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the winners of the Musical Instrument Bank competition (MIB). The 14 instruments loaned to gifted young Canadian musicians are worth more than $28 million.

Please find below the list of instruments and the winners of the 2009 competition.

The 1689 Baumgartner Stradivari violin, valued at $4.3 million, is awarded to Judy Kang. In 1997, 2000, 2003 and 2006, she won the loan of an instrument from the MIB. Born in Edmonton, she currently lives in New York.

The ca. 1696 Bonjour Stradivari cello, valued at $8 million, is awarded to Rachel Mercer. In 2006, she won the loan of an instrument from the MIB. Born in Edmonton, she currently lives in Toronto.

The ca. 1700 Bell Giovanni Tononi violin, valued at $188,000, is awarded to Marie-łÓve Poupart. Originally from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC), she currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

The ca. 1700 Taft Stradivari violin, valued at an estimated $4.3 million, is awarded to Renłęeĺ─ŰPaule Gauthier. Originally from Jonquił«re (QC), she currently lives in Calgary.

The 1715 Dominicus Montagnana violin, valued at $858,000, is awarded to Vłęronique Mathieu. Also a winner in 2006, Ms. Mathieu has selected this violin for the second time. Born in Montreal and raised in Quebec City, she now lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

The 1717 Windsor-Weinstein Stradivari violin, valued at $4.3 million, is awarded to Caroline Chłęhadłę of Montreal. In 2006, she won the loan of an instrument from the MIB.

The 1729 Guarneri del Gesł╝ violin, valued at $4.3 million, is awarded to Nikki Chooi. A native of Victoria (BC), he currently studies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The 1747 Palmason Januarius Gagliano violin, valued at $322,000, is awarded to Andrłęa Tyniec. Originally from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC), she currently lives Munich, Germany.

The ca. 1767 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini, valued at $536,000, is awarded to Min-Jeong Koh. Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Toronto, she currently lives in Montreal.

The 1820 Joannes Franciscus Pressenda violin, valued at $375,000, is awarded to Kerry DuWors. In 2003 and 2006, she won the loan of an instrument from the MIB. Originally from Saskatoon, she currently lives in Brandon (MB).

The 1824 McConnell Nicolaus Gagliano cello, valued at $375,000, is awarded to Chlołę Dominguez, of Montreal.

The ca. 1830 Shaw Adam cello bow, valued at $43,000, is awarded to Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron. Also a MIB winner in 2006, Ms. Beaulieu Bergeron has selected this cello bow for the second time. She was born in Roberval (QC), and currently lives in Toronto.

1869 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin with its Vuillaume model bow, valued at $172,000, is awarded to Jessica Linnebach. In 2003 and 2006, she won the loan of an instrument from the MIB. Born in Edmonton, she currently lives in Ottawa.

1902 Enrico Rocca violin, valued at $214,000, is awarded to Jing Wang. Born in China and raised in Sainte-Foy (QC), he currently lives in Texas.

Instrument descriptions, biographical notes and downloadable photographs of the winners and instruments are available on the Canada Council's website at www.canadacouncil.ca.

Competition
Since last Sunday, talented Canadian musicians have competed for a three-year loan of one of the thirteen fine stringed instruments and the one cello bow created between 1689 and 1902. The winners had the opportunity to choose the instrument they would like to have on loan in order of their placement in the competition.

The peer assessment committee evaluated all applications ĺ─ý which included recordings of the applicants' playing ĺ─ý and selected finalists. Finalists were then invited to come to Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto for auditions and interviews. The winners were selected by a committee consisting of Peter Gardner, violinist and director of Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (St. John's, NL); Uri Mayer, violist and conductor (Toronto); and Sophie Rolland, cellist (London, England).

Musical Instrument Bank
Created in 1985, the Musical Instrument Bank acquires through donations and loans fine stringed instruments to be loaned to gifted young Canadian musicians to help further their international solo or chamber music careers. Luthier Ric Heinl and his team at Geo. Heinl & Co. Limited are responsible for the restoration and maintenance of the instruments.

Free concert
Tonight at 8 p.m., the 14 winners will perform in a free concert before a full house at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.

The musicians' performances will be recorded for broadcast on CBC Radio 2's In Concert with Bill Richardson on Sunday, October 4th and on Tempo with Julie Nesrallah at a later date. They will also be broadcast on Espace musique, Radio-Canada's music network, on Tuesday, October 27th at 8 p.m. on Soirłęes classiques, hosted by Michel Keable.

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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Lecture / Mark Kingwell on Glenn Gould 1 October 7 PM Studio Theatre

MARK KINGWELL ON GLENN GOULDĺ─«

Thursday, 1 October | 7 PM

Author of fifteen books about philosophy, design and architecture, Mark Kingwell is a philosophy professor at the University of Toronto and a contributing editor for Harperĺ─˘s Magazine. His new book, Glenn Gould (Penguin, 2009), focuses on Canadaĺ─˘s most renowned classical musician of the twentieth century, a figure whose technical virtuosity and interpretive brilliance were matched by an eccentric lifestyle. A recording artist, broadcaster, writer, and proponent of electronic media, Gould stopped performing live in 1964 to focus exclusively on recorded performances. Discussing Gould as a philosopher who lived according to his own contradictory, mischievous and provocative ideas about music, Kingwell adopts a kaleidoscopic approach to writing his life, offering twenty-one ĺ─˙takesĺ─¨ ĺ─ý a reference to Gouldĺ─˘s famous twenty-one ĺ─˙takesĺ─¨ on Bachĺ─˘s Goldberg Variations in 1955. Kingwellĺ─˘s lecture links to the Candice Breitz exhibition at The Power Plant, which also examines connections between live and recorded performance, repetition and improvisation.

This event is dedicated to the Toronto Arts Council in honour of their 35th Anniversary.

$4 Members, $6 Non-Members
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416.973.4000 to purchase tickets.

www.thepowerplant.org

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Allied Works Architecture and BKDI selected to design Cantos' National...

CALGARY, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - Cantos Music Foundation made the announcement today that Allied Works Architecture and local partner BKDI have been selected to design Cantos' new national music centre at the King Eddy site in Calgary's East Village. After an extensive worldwide search and impressive public presentations from five international architects, this highly anticipated announcement is a milestone event in the creation of Canada's only National Music Centre.

"The concept from Allied Works truly captured the heart and soul of this project," said Andrew Mosker, executive director of the Cantos Music Foundation. "Brad and his team will give us an innovative building that fits with Calgary, Alberta, the West and is symbolic of something that is truly uniquely Canadian. This is an exciting day for Calgarians."

Brad Cloepflil founded Allied Works Architecture in his native Portland, Oregon. In recent years, Allied Works has focused on several significant cultural and educational buildings throughout North America and can now add Cantos' National Music Centre to their roster of impressive projects. Considered an emerging master in architectural circles, Cloepfil and his team have beat out some of the world's biggest names in architecture in numerous international competitions over the last few years.

Allied Works' recently completed projects include the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan, the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, a major addition to the Seattle Art Museum, the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas and the recently completed expansion of the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

"The national music centre is an extraordinary instrument, silent and powerful, brought to life by its programs, collections and performances. The new building forms rise as sentinels around the re-born King Eddy, marking the entry to the East Village and new Music District," commented Brad Cloepfil, Allied Works Architecture.

In the last two years, the firm's work has been featured in: Architectural Record/Record Houses, Architectural Review, Space Magazine, Wallpaper, The New Yorker, Blueprint, Metropolis.

On July 23rd, five world renowned architects were asked to develop and present a bold vision for the future of the Cantos Music Foundation and the national music centre. The request included the public presentation of concepts honouring the iconic King Eddy Hotel while creating over 80,000 square-feet of space for programs and exhibitions. The centre was required to house an education research centre, museum, collection of instruments and memorabilia, recording studios, a radio station, a seven-days-a-week live music venue and a suite of innovative and creative programs for people of all ages.

The four other competing architects were:
Studio Pali Fekete Architects: Los Angeles, California
Diller Scofidio and Renfro: New York, NY
Jean Nouvel Workshop: Paris, France
Saucier + Perrotte: Montreal, Quebec

The submissions were reviewed by a selection advisory committee comprised of musicians, architects, business experts, museum experts and others.

To download images from Allied Works' architectural presentation and to learn more about the selection advisory committee please visit www.cantos.ca/kingeddy

Cantos Music Foundation is a registered charitable organization whose vision it is to be a national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music. Cantos serves nearly 30,000 people per year - a number that's expected to more than triple in the new facility.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Exposition dĺ─˘oeuvres rłęcentes dĺ─˘Angł«le Verret au Laboratoire de lĺ─˘Agora de la danse du 6 au 31 octobre

ĺ─Â j ĺ─˘ a i t o u t v o u l u e f fa c e r ĺ─Â e n c o r e ĺ─Â

Lĺ─˘oeuvre dĺ─˘Angł«le Verret exerce sur celui qui la regarde une fascination, un pouvoir hypnotique, un envoł¬tement tel quĺ─˘il faut parfois se Č┤ secouer Ȭ physiquement pour sĺ─˘en dłętacher. Lĺ─˘artiste ne sĺ─˘en cache pas, sa dłęmarche est faite de doute et dĺ─˘incertitude. En cela, elle rejoint la fragilitłę du philosophe, sa qułüte dĺ─˘łęquilibre et lĺ─˘łęternel questionnement qui lui est propre.

Č┤ Soupł▀on, suspicion, perplexitłę, irrłęsolution, scepticisme, tergiversation, indłęcision, controverse ou nłęgation, cĺ─˘est avec insistance que jĺ─˘utilise ces termes, presque synonymes, mais qui, nłęanmoins, prłęsentent tous une modulation de sens, un łętat dĺ─˘insatisfaction et dĺ─˘incomplłętude. Il devient, dł«s lors, difficile de recevoir une rłęponse rassurante ou raisonnable de ce qui se donne łŢ voir dans ma peinture, młüme si elle joue dĺ─˘une certaine słęduction. Ȭ

Angł«le Verret procł«de par touches successives dans la Č┤ dłęconstruction Ȭ dĺ─˘un tableau, chacune des couches ałęriennes et diaphanes qui le composent efface la couche prłęcłędente sans toutefois nier son rłąle de substrat. Ses toiles sĺ─˘offrent łŢ nous, łętonnamment lumineuses et nuancłęes. Sous une apparente monochromie, la diversitłę des tons et la subtile palette de lĺ─˘artiste nous renvoient łŢ nos propres incertitudes, łŢ ces moments dĺ─˘inconfort qui parsł«ment lĺ─˘existence. Lĺ─˘utilisation de lĺ─˘ałęrographe et de lĺ─˘encre lłęgł«re et translucide qui est propre łŢ cet instrument nĺ─˘est pas fortuite. Le Č┤ brouillard Ȭ qui en rłęsulte rłępond parfaitement au non lieu et au non łütre voulu par la
peintre.

En 2007, Angł«le Verret a obtenu le prix de la crłęation artistique du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec (Montłęrłęgie). On trouve ses oeuvres dans les collections du Musłęe national des Beaux-arts du Qułębec, de Loto-Qułębec, du Centre dĺ─˘exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe, de Bibliothł«que et Archives nationales du Qułębec, de la Bibliothł«que nationale du Canada ainsi que dans de nombreuses collections particulił«res au Qułębec, au Canada et en France.

Interrogation, lieu dĺ─˘errance Č┤ oł╝ le corps se sent concernłę mais dłęcontenancłę Ȭ, lĺ─˘oeuvre dĺ─˘Angł«le Verret demande łŢ łütre revisitłęe. Une exposition łŢ voir etĺ─ łŢ revoir!

Lĺ─˘Agora de la danse offre gratuitement cette exposition łŢ tous ceux que lĺ─˘art contemporain qułębłęcois intłęresse. On pourra profiter de lĺ─˘occasion qui nous est offerte par cette exposition dĺ─˘Angł«le Verret au Laboratoire pour assister łŢ un spectacle au Studio.

Le Laboratoire, salle dĺ─˘exposition de lĺ─˘Agora de la danse, est situłę au premier łętage du 840 de la rue Cherrier et ouvre ses portes de 19 h 30 łŢ 22 h les soirs de reprłęsentation au Studio.

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The 2009 NAC Gala offers a Magical Evening with Yo-Yo Ma and the NAC Orchestra led by Pinchas Zukerman on Oct. 3

ĺ─˙Yo-Yo Ma is the greatest cellist today. Everything he touches he turns to gold...gorgeous, almost voluptuous playing.ĺ─¨ Boston Herald

Ottawa, Canada ĺ─ý The upcoming National Arts Centre Gala featuring superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma, ĺ─˙the most popular artist in classical music today,ĺ─¨ on Saturday, October 3 is sold out. Those lucky enough to have tickets will hear Yo-Yo Ma together with the National Arts Centre Orchestra led by Music Director Pinchas Zukerman. This ĺ─˙Magical Evening with Yo-Yo Maĺ─¨ is presented by TELUS. The Gala benefits the National Youth and Education Trust which provides funds for the NACĺ─˘s wide array of performing arts programming for young artists, young audiences and schools.

Yo-Yo Ma has been a cultural beacon for decades. Young and old flock to his sold-out concerts, coming away moved, thrilled, and inspired. This astonishing artist has performed at the Oscars, the Grammys, the Olympics, and before a live audience of over a million at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. He returns to the NAC Orchestra to perform Dvorł░kĺ─˘s beloved Cello Concerto with the NACĺ─˘s own luminary Pinchas Zukerman leading the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

The concert will also feature rising star pianist AvanYu, a former participant in the NAC Summer Music Institute, performing Chopinĺ─˘s Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise brillante in E-flat major. Pinchas Zukerman will open the concert with ĺ─˙Blumineĺ─¨ from Mahlerĺ─˘s Symphony No. 1. Additional programming will remain a surprise!

There will be a pre-concert reception for all patrons at 5:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 6:30 p.m. Those who have purchased Encore Seating will join Gala sponsors at a post-concert reception, followed by dinner on the Southam Hall stage.

The NAC is honoured once again to have TELUS, Founding Partner of the National Youth and Education Trust, as the Presenting Sponsor of the Gala ĺ─ý a commitment that reflects TELUSĺ─˘s continuing support of this primary resource for supporting the artistic development of young Canadians through educational materials, professional training, mentoring programs and young audience performances. The Trust is also supported by Michael Potter, supporters and patrons of the National Arts Centre Gala, and members of the NAC Foundationĺ─˘s Donorsĺ─˘ Circle.

In addition to TELUS as the Presenting Sponsor, the Gala is supported by A&E, University of Ottawa and TD Bank Financial Group. Media partners are the Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Business Journal, Le Droit, Embassy Newspaper and The Hill Times.

Janet Yale, TELUSĺ─˘ executive vice president, Corporate Affairs, is the Chair of the Gala Committee for the fourth year. Mrs. Laureen Harper is the Honourary Gala Chair.

Yo-Yo Ma was born in 1955 to Chinese parents living in Paris. He began to study the cello with his father at age four and soon came with his family to New York, where he spent most of his formative years. Later, his principal teacher was Leonard Rose at the Juilliard School. He sought out a traditional liberal arts education to expand upon his conservatory training, graduating from Harvard University in 1976. He has received numerous awards, including 15 GrammyČĂ Awards from his discography of over 75 albums, the Avery Fisher Prize (1978), the Glenn Gould Prize (1999), the National Medal of the Arts (2001), and the World Economic Forumĺ─˘s Crystal Award (2008). Appointed a CultureConnect Ambassador by the United States Department of State in 2002, Yo-Yo Ma has met with, trained and mentored thousands of students worldwide. In 2006, Secretary General Kofi Annan named him a U.N. Messenger of Peace and in 2007 Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon extended his appointment.

Pinchas Zukerman has been Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra since 1998, and his genius and prodigious technique have been a marvel to critics and audiences for over four decades. He is equally respected as a violinist, violist, conductor, and chamber musician while his dedication to teaching has been a major catalyst for many of the education initiatives supported by the National Youth and Education Trust. Pinchas Zukermanĺ─˘s discography contains over 100 titles, and has earned him 21 Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards. He was named first-prize winner of the 1969 Leventritt Competition, and, in 1983, President Reagan awarded him a Medal of Arts for his leadership in the musical world. In October 2002, he became the first recipient of the Isaac Stern Award for Artistic Excellence at the National Arts Awards Gala in New York City.

Avan Yu has already, at the age of 21, performed in recital and with orchestras on four continents, consistently captivating audiences with his extraordinary musicianship and prodigious ability. He is the only pianist to win First Prize in both the Junior and Senior Divisions of the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition. Avan Yu won first prize at the Canadian Chopin Competition at the age of seventeen. In August 2008 he captured the Silver Medal and the Audience Award at the Paloma Oĺ─˘Shea Santander International Piano Competition in Spain.

He says: ĺ─˙I was 16 years old when I first tackled the Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante in preparation for the Canadian Chopin Competition. My love for it has only grown with time - itĺ─˘s a wonderful piece that combines elegance, youthful exuberance, and lyricism in a perfect balance. It is astonishing to realize that Chopin completed the work when he was only in his early twenties.ĺ─¨

Pinchas Zukerman and the National Arts Centre Orchestra donate their services for the NACĺ─˘s annual Gala.

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Opera Shorts at Carnegie Hall/October 1st

Thursday, October 1st the Remarkable Theater Brigade will present 10-minute operas at Weill-Carnegie Hall. Some of the composers writing for RTB include Seymour Barab, Tom Cipullo, Patrick Soluri, Rob Voisey, Anne Phillips, George Brunner, Ben Bierman and of course, Christian McLeer.ĺ─«ĺ─«

Dedicated to creating and presenting new works for theatrical performances in New York City, RTB exists as a not for profit company founded in 2002, and its team has created and produced exciting and impressive new musical productions including orchestral works, operas, ballets, musicals and electro-acoustic works as well as taking childrenĺ─˘s versions of its productions to special-needs and at risk children for free.

Tickets start at $30. Go to carnegiehall.org, call CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800 or visit the Box Office at 57th Street and 7th Avenue.

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Time Warp returns to York U Oct 6 with Jazz Orchestra

Time Warp Jazz Orchestra brings it home to York University

Toronto, September 23, 2009: Time Warp, one of Canadaĺ─˘s best known and longest-running jazz ensembles, takes centre stage in a celebratory performance at York University October 6.
The Time Warp quartet was founded in 1980 by drummer Barry Elmes and bassist Al Henderson, who both studied in Yorkĺ─˘s groundbreaking jazz program. Going on to forge stellar individual careers as performers and composers, they also continued their collaboration as co-leaders of the quartet.

Today, Elmes and Henderson are leading lights of the Canadian jazz scene and Time Warp has achieved international renown. With nine CDs under its belt, extensive tours and numerous accolades (including winning the Jazz Report Award for Acoustic Jazz Group of the Year four times), the band has inspired a generation of fans.

Time Warpĺ─˘s unique style and highly original repertoire reflects musical influences spanning the entire history of jazz and beyond. Known particularly for its own compositions and its fresh interpretations of the works of Duke Ellington, the ensemble has always pushed the boundaries of the genre. Long before the term "world music" was widely known, Time Warp was drawing on musical and cultural influences from around the globe, including the rhythms and harmonic structures of West African music, Japanese koto music, Hungarian folk songs, North American urban funk rhythms and New Orleans parade music, to create its distinctive sound.

All four members of Time Warp are currently on faculty in York Universityĺ─˘s Department of Music. Professor Elmes chairs the department, Professor Henderson directs the York University Jazz Orchestra, and Kevin Turcotte (trumpet) and Kelly Jefferson (saxes) teach in the jazz program.

The quartet will be joined by 11 other leading artists to form the Time Warp Jazz Orchestra for its one-night-only performance.

Two of the guests are Time Warp alumni: saxmen Bob Brough, a charter member who played with the group throughout the ĺ─˛80s, and Mike Murley, a 15-year veteran of Time Warp and a graduate of Yorkĺ─˘s music department, where he now heads the jazz studies area.
All the other guest artists in the big band are currently teaching and/or studying in Yorkĺ─˘s music program. Saxophonists David Mott and Sundar Viswanathan, vocalist Karen Burke, trumpeter Bill Thomas, cellist Mark Chambers and trombonist Ron Westray, the newly-appointed Oscar Peterson Chair in Jazz Performance, are all full-time faculty. Cellist Matt Brubeck, guitarist Lorne Lofsky and pianist Mark Eisenman teach in the jazz program.

The orchestraĺ─˘s October 6 concert will feature the world premiere performance of new arrangements for large ensemble of several favourites from the Time Warp repertoire, including ĺ─˙Theme for Coleman Hawkinsĺ─¨, ĺ─˙Nima na Komboĺ─¨, ĺ─˙Gridlockĺ─¨, ĺ─˙Reincarnation of Rat Boyĺ─¨ and Hendersonĺ─˘s ĺ─¨Ellingtoniaĺ─¨ suite. The concert will be recorded for a future CD release.ĺ─«ĺ─«The Time Warp Jazz Orchestra performance is a YU50 event, celebrating York Universityĺ─˘s 50th anniversary.

ĺ─«What: Time Warp Jazz Orchestraĺ─«
When: Tuesday, October 6 at 7:30pmĺ─«
Where: Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St.

Admission: $15 | students & seniors $5 ĺ─«Box Office: 416.736.5888 | www.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice ĺ─«

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Vincent Gagnon lance Bleu Cendre

VINCENT GAGNONĺ─«
JAZZĺ─«ĺ─«
L'ABOUTISSEMENT DU PROJETĺ─«
- BLEU CENDRE -ĺ─«
DISQUES EFFENDI

Qułębec, le 23 septembre 2009 ĺ─ý Vincent Gagnon mł«ne łŢ terme un projet personnel qu'il chłęrit depuis deux ans : celui d'un album avec ses meilleures compositions,enregistrłęes selon ses standards et caprices. Le rłęsultat est intłęressant, tellement quele projet fait dłęjłŢ tourner les tłütes : Bleu cendre attire bourses, prix prestigieux et reconnaissance młędiatique.ĺ─«ĺ─«ĺ─«

Sur l'album, des compositions spontanłęes du pianiste et de deux autres musiciens du quintette :Guillaume Bouchard et Alain Boies. Les młęlodies sont interprłętłęes avec une justesse et un swing des plus prłęcis; ces puristes du jazz recherchent un son parfait, unique.ĺ─«ĺ─«ĺ─«

Prłęsentant un judicieux choix de musiciens aux rłęputations solides (voir plus bas), le projet est fait sur mesure pour l'improvisation, art que le groupe małĂtrise indłęniablement. Č┤ L'improvisation, c'est un mode d'expression instantanłę, ce qui est probablement le plus proche d'un łęchange dans un langage universel, permettant de canaliser les łęmotions. Ȭ (VG) Ni plus ni moins qu'un baume pour garder la musique vivante.ĺ─«ĺ─«ĺ─«

Vincent est un pianiste trł«s prłęsent sur la scł«ne musicale de Qułębec. Il est particulił«rement apprłęciłę pour ses talents d'accompagnateur sur de nombreux projets de crłęation, notamment avec le saxophoniste Andrłę Larue. On qualifie son jeu de sensible et son style de personnel. Inspirłę par plusieurs łęcoles, il dłęmontre un cłątłę impressionniste et romantique auquel s'insł«re une note torturłęe sous-jacente.ĺ─«ĺ─«ĺ─«

Vincent aime aussi accompagner les chanteuses. Sa plus grande inspiration est l'illustre Billie Holiday. Il lui rend hommage en soutenant ces voix fłęminines de Qułębec qu'il chłęrit : Lily Thibodeault, Danya Ortmann et Virginie Hamel. Parmi ses principales collaborations, nous retrouvons la vibrante Annie Poulain, amie et complice de longue date avec qui il apprłęcie la symbiose entre la voix, les textes et la musique.ĺ─«ĺ─«ĺ─«

Fascinłę autant par la justesse d'une interprłętation que par des textes colorłęs, Vincentĺ─«se plonge depuis peu dans l'univers des mots. D'abord dans des projets associant musique et littłęrature : Satori łŢ Qułębec, Volskwagen Jazz - avec Jacques Leblanc - et Urbanitudes et autres dłęrives country - połęsie contemporaine. Ensuite dans le projet rock de Keith Kouna, brillant compositeur et parolier atypique de la Capitale, qui fait dans les textes purement masculins. Les textes ainsi posłęs sur la musique l'inspirent, l'alimentent. ĺ─«ĺ─«

Bleu cendre est moderne sans łütre łŢ la mode. N'y sont prłęservłęs que les łęlłęments les plus essentiels de la tradition du jazz. Bleu cendre met la musique devant la performance. Bleu cendre est raffinłę, intelligent, accessible, original. ĺ─«ĺ─«

Bleu cendre de Vincent Gagnon ĺ─«ĺ─«
Vincent Gagnon (piano), ĺ─«
Guillaume Bouchard (contrebasse),ĺ─«
Franł▀ois Cłątłę (batterie),ĺ─«
Alain Boies (saxophones)ĺ─«
Invitłę spłęcial : Michel Cłątłę (saxophone, clarinette basse, Małěkotron).ĺ─«ĺ─«

Laurłęat du Prix łÔtoiles Galaxie de Radio-Canada au Festival International de Jazz deĺ─«Montrłęal 2009, pour la pił«ce Aprł«s l'une. Ce prix rłęcompense la meilleure composition d'un groupe canadien.

ĺ─«ĺ─«Lancement łŢ Qułębec le 22 septembre 2009, łŢ Montrłęal le 24 septembre.

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La Place des Arts prłęsente Nebbia

Montrłęal ĺ─ţ Du vendredi 25 au dimanche 27 septembre prochain, le Thłęłótre Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts sera plongłę dans la brume... Un brouillard lumineux enveloppera les talentueux artistes du Cirque łÔloize et du Teatro Sunil, de retour łŢ Montrłęal pour quatre reprłęsentations exceptionnelles de leur coproduction Nebbia.

Quatre reprłęsentations exceptionnelles dĺ─˘un
spectacle qui lĺ─˘est tout autant !
Vendredi 25 łŢ 20h,
samedi 26 łŢ 14h et 20h,
et dimanche 27 łŢ 14h !

Crłęłę łŢ Genł«ve en 2007, Nebbia ĺ─ţ brouillard, en italien ĺ─ţ est le troisił«me et dernier volet de la magnifique Trilogie du Ciel de lĺ─˘auteur et metteur en scł«ne Daniele Finzi Pasca. Dans cette oeuvre empreinte de połęsie, les artisans des deux compagnies marient habilement musique et thłęłótre aux acrobaties propres łŢ leur art. Le rłęsultat est łęblouissant ! De spectaculaires numłęros de trapł«ze, de trampoline, de sangles, de main łŢ main ou de contorsion se dłęroulent sur une trame sonore en parfaite symbiose avec lĺ─˘action.

Č┤ Cette production [ ĺ─ ] plonge au plus prł«s du sublime, forge un grand tout dĺ─˘une ampleur mirobolante et propose rien de moins quĺ─˘un divertissement jouissif et envoł¬tant. Un must, quoi. Ȭ - Le Devoir, Montrłęal.

Prłęsentłę en septembre 2008 au TNM pour une słęrie de 37 reprłęsentations, Nebbia a łętłę vu par 24 000 personnes łŢ Montrłęal. La troupe a ensuite pris la route, ravissant le public du Mexique, dĺ─˘Italie, d'Allemagne, de Suisse et dĺ─˘une vingtaine de villes des łÔtats-Unis. Tout rłęcemment, cĺ─˘est en Russie, łŢ lĺ─˘invitation du Festival Tchekhov de Moscou, que la tournłęe sĺ─˘est poursuivie łŢ guichet fermłę. Partout, cĺ─˘est avec enthousiasme que Nebbia a łętłę accueilli, tant par le public que les critiques.

Č┤ Jamais un jeu nĺ─˘aura łętłę aussi professionnel. [...] la simplicitłę et la libertłę de lĺ─˘homo ludens sĺ─˘est rłęvłęlłęe dans toute sa splendeur dans Nebbia Ȭ ĺ─ţ Reforma, Mexico

Č┤ [...] le metteur en scł«ne italo-suisse exalte le pouvoir apaisant du geste, lĺ─˘humanitłę dĺ─˘un Amarcord de province, lĺ─˘ironie du corps hyper-articulłę dĺ─˘un fakir [...] Un petit monde antique dĺ─˘une habiletłę extraordinaire Ȭ ĺ─ţ Corriere della sera, Milan

Č┤ [...] ce brouillard-lłŢ (a) de la gueule, des tripes, de la połęsie et du coeur. Ȭ ĺ─ţ Tribune de Genł«ve

Č┤ Quand le brouillard arrive, beaucoup de choses deviennent possibles Ȭ, raconte Daniele Finzi Pasca. Le ciel se fait trł«s bas, on voit alors des choses que l'on ne verrait pas normalement. Et lĺ─˘on voyage łŢ l'intłęrieur d'un monde fait de souvenirs et d'images inventłęes que l'on appelle des rłüves.

Encore une fois, le Cirque łÔloize et le Teatro Sunil portent lĺ─˘imagination au pouvoir. Avant que toute la troupe ne reparte vers le Mexique, elle invite les Montrłęalais łŢ plonger dans lĺ─˘univers onirique, połętique et sensible de Nebbia, prłęsentłę du vendredi 25 au dimanche 27 septembre sur la scł«ne du Thłęłótre Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts.

Renseignements et rłęservations :
Billetterie de la Place des Arts l 514 842-2112 ou 1 866 842-2112
laplacedesarts.com
nebbia.com

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Toutes les filles

Josianne Paradis ĺ─ó Emilie Clepper
Sylvie Paquette ĺ─ó łÔmilie Proulx

AU CABARET DE LA RELłÓVE DE LA SALLE PAULINE-JULIEN

Vendredi 25 septembre, 20 h

ADMISSION GłÔNłÔRALE

Ouverture des portes łŢ 19 h

Info : 514 626-1616
www.pauline-julien.com
www.touslesgarcons.com

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

L'ambiance unique d'Irving Fields łŢ eXcentris
















Montrłęal ĺ─ţ eXcentris vous invite dans l'environnement chaleureux de son tout nouveau Hall en compagnie de l'łęclectique pianiste amłęricain Irving Fields. Personnage original, Irving Fields nous propose des concerts engageants aux sonoritłęs de toutes les provenances.

Irving Fields s'est dłęmarqułę dans les annłęes 40 et 50 par ses enregistrements de style fusion, un genre peu exploitłę łŢ l'łępoque. Ses albums de jazz latin juif, Bagels and Bongos et More Bagels and Bongos ont connu un vłęritable succł«s, suscitant un enthousiasme pour la musique latine et une ouverture pour les airs d'ailleurs.

Au fil des ans, il a su combiner la musique latine łŢ diffłęrentes sauces : italienne avec Pizzas and Bongos; franł▀aise avec Champagne et Bongos; et hawałěenne avec Bikinis and Bongos. Son style, amalgame de rythmes Catskills et de Manhattan, Miami et La Havane, a attirłę l'attention de grandes stars latines dont Tito Puente, Machito et Xavier Cugat.

ł─ 93 ans, Irving Fields est toujours trł«s actif et se produit six soirs par semaine dans un restaurant italien de Manhattan. Il nous fait le privilł«ge d'inaugurer de belle et joyeuse fał▀on le Hall nouveau d'eXcentris.

Les 25 et 26 septembre łŢ 17 h. łÔvłęnements gratuits.

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The Collegiate Chorale Announces 2009/2010 Season

ĺ─«Season Opens with THE LORD OF THE RINGS on October 9 & 10, 2009 at Radio City Music Hallĺ─« ĺ─«Gala Concert, A JUBILANT SONG, on December 1, 2009 at 7pm at Carnegie Hallĺ─« ĺ─«World Premiere Two Act Concert Version of THE GRAPES OF WRATH on March 22, 2010 at Carnegie Hallĺ─« ĺ─«Handel's ISRAEL IN EGYPT on May 12, 2010 at The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University

The Collegiate Chorale, led by new music director James Bagwell, announces its 68th season, including The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, a concert performed live to the film on October 9 and 10, 2009 at 7:30pm at Radio City Music Hall; a Gala Evening, A Jubilant Song, on December 1, 2009 at 7pm at Carnegie Hall; the World Premiere Two Act Concert Version of Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie's rendering of The Grapes of Wrath on March 22, 2010 at 8pm at Carnegie Hall; and George Frideric Handel's Israel in Egypt, conducted by James Bagwell, on May 12, 2010 at 8pm at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University.

"To be a part of one of the nation's leading arts groups is an honor. I am thrilled to begin to work with such a dynamic organization. This season is about journeys - of The Chorale, my own journey, and of the characters whose stories unfold in our programming. First, we will be part of a hobbit's journey as we perform the soundtrack to The Fellowship of the Ring, the first of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, while the film is shown in high definition at Radio City Music Hall. At our gala, I will begin my conducting journey with The Chorale as we celebrate this exceptional organization's journey from its beginning until now and as we move forward together. In December, we will present a world premiere rendering of the epic American journey, The Grapes of Wrath. We will conclude the season in May with the biblical journey of the Exodus, singing Handel's Israel in Egypt. This performance will take our Chorale journey to a beautiful new venue, the Skirball Center Theater. This season promises to be an exciting one and I look forward to leading The Chorale forward," said James Bagwell, music director of The Collegiate Chorale.

This fall, a once-in-a-lifetime experience comes to New York as Howard Shore's GrammyČĂ and Academy AwardČĂ-winning score for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring comes to life at the world-famous Radio City Music Hall on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10, 2009. Beneath an immense 60-foot screen, Mr. Shore's complete original score will be performed live to Peter Jackson's award-winning epic. The music of Middle-earth will be brought to life by more than 300 musicians: Switzerland's 21st Century Symphony Orchestra, the internationally-acclaimed The Collegiate Chorale, the Grammy AwardČĂ-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus and renowned soprano Kaitlyn Lusk, all under the direction of celebrated Maestro Ludwig Wicki. Tickets are $54-$150 and are available by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4111 or (800) 745-3000 or online at www.radiocity.com/events/lord-of-the-rings-1009.html. This event is presented by CAMI Music and New York Comic Con in association with The New York Renaissance Faire, The One Ring.Net and The Angel Orensanz Foundation. Swiss International Air Lines is the official sponsor.

On December 1, 2009 at 7 pm at Carnegie Hall, join James Bagwell, Roger Rees and many well-known friends as they lead A Jubilant Song, a celebration of The Collegiate Chorale's remarkable history of exceptional conductors, noteworthy commissions and premieres, and multi-faceted choral programming. As the new Music Director, Mr. Bagwell gives tribute to his predecessors and ushers in a new era of The Collegiate Chorale. Works to be performed include the Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Verdi arias, A Jubilant Song by Dello Joio, and excerpts from Bernstein's A White House Cantata. Featuring Salvatore Licitra, tenor; Emily Pulley, soprano; Anita Johnson, soprano; Robert Mack, tenor; Erin Morley, soprano; Jenny Lin, piano; and Roger Rees, emcee. A benefit dinner with Mr. Bagwell and guest artists at Carnegie Hall's Rohatyn Room will follow the concert. Tickets are $25-$125 and will be available at 646-202-9623 or www.collegiatechorale.org.

An all-star cast from opera and Broadway comes together to present the World Premiere Two Act Concert Version of Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie's beautiful rendering of Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck's epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath, on March 22, 2010 at Carnegie Hall, conducted by Ted Sperling. Called by Musical America "The great American opera," Gordon's opera incorporates American popular musical styles of the 20s and 30s: song-and-dance, sweet and rousing love songs, ballads with banjos, jazz choruses, and a barbershop quartet. Just like the novel itself, the work is both heart-wrenching and uplifting. Gordon (music) and Korie (libretto) have collaborated with The Chorale to shorten the length of the original opera, while composing new material for the chorus. And if that starry cast - Victoria Clark, Christine Ebersole, Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Futral, Anthony Dean Griffey, Nathan Gunn, Peter Halverson, Steven Pasquale, Stephen Powell, Andrew Wilkowske and Matthew Worth - isn't enough inspiration to see the show, the role of Tom Joad's young daughter, Ruthie, will be sung by Nathan Gunn's daughter, Madeline Gunn. Directed by Eric Simonson with lighting design by Frances Aronson. Tickets are $25-$160 and will be available at 646-202-9623 or www.collegiatechorale.org.

James Bagwell will conduct George F. Handel's Israel in Egypt, featuring Brian Asawa, alto; Sari Gruber, soprano; and Rufus Mł║ller, tenor on May 12, 2010 at 8pm at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University. Darkness over the earth, water turning to blood, plagues of jumping frogs, buzzing insects, and hailstones, an oncoming mighty storm, and the parting of the Red Sea while hordes of horsemen and chariots are engulfed - such imagery calls for the masterful hand of George F. Handel. In this choral tour de force, some of the most vivid images of the Exodus story are recounted during the first segment, which is then followed by the beautiful and exultant second part, The Song of Moses. At times tender, simple, stately, crashing, complex and colossal, Israel in Egypt is one of Handel's monumental achievements, featuring the chorus in an unprecedented way with lovely and descriptive solos and duets accentuating their story throughout. Tickets are $25-$85 and will be available online at www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu, by phone at 212-352-3101, or in person at the Skirball Center Shagan Box Office 566 LaGuardia Place, Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm.

Subscription packages are available by phone at 646-202-9623 or online at www.collegiatechorale.org.

The Collegiate Chorale, among New York's foremost vocal ensembles, has added to the richness of the city's cultural fabric for more than 65 years. Founded in 1941 by the legendary conductor Robert Shaw, The Chorale achieved national and international prominence under the leadership of Robert Bass. The Chorale has established a preeminent reputation for its interpretations of the traditional choral repertoire, vocal works by American composers, and rarely heard operas-in-concert, as well as commissions and premieres of new works by today's most exciting creative artists. In the Summer of 2009, The Chorale performed for the fourth season at Switzerland's Verbier Music Festival. In July 2008, The Chorale toured with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem.

The mission of The Collegiate Chorale is to enrich its audiences through innovative programming and exceptional performances of a broad range of vocal music featuring a premier choral ensemble. Inherent in its mission is The Chorale's belief that choral music is a compelling collaboration that creates a powerful, shared experience unifying listeners and musicians of all backgrounds, beliefs and ages.

James Bagwell maintains an active schedule throughout the United States as a conductor of choral, operatic, and orchestral music. He has recently been named Principal Guest Conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra in New York. Since 2003 he has been Director of Choruses for the Bard Music Festival, conducting and preparing choral works during the summer festival at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. He has also prepared The Concert Chorale of New York for performances with the American Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Mostly Mozart Festival (broadcast nationally in 2006 on Live from Lincoln Center) all in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In 2005 he was named Music Director of The Dessoff Choirs in New York, who under his leadership have made numerous appearances at Carnegie Hall in addition to their regular season. In 2009 the Dessoff Symphonic Choir appeared with the New York Philharmonic performing both Mahler's Eighth Symphony and Britten's War Requiem for Lorin Maazel's final concerts as Music Director.

James Bagwell has trained choruses for a number of major American and International orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NHK Symphony (Japan), St. Petersburg Symphony, The American Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with noted conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas, Louis Langrłęe, Leon Botstein, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Raymond Leppard, James Conlon, Jesłćs Lłäpez-Cobos, Erich Kunzel, Leon Fleischer, and Robert Shaw.

For eleven seasons, he has been Music Director for the May Festival Youth Choir in Cincinnati, which was recently featured on the radio program From the Top. He has conducted some 25 productions as Music Director of Light Opera Oklahoma, including Candide, Sweeney Todd, and The Merry Widow, among others. At Bard SummerScape he has lead numerous theatrical works, most notably The Tender Land, which received unanimous praise from The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Opera News. He frequently appears as guest conductor for orchestras around the country and abroad, including the Jerusalem Symphony, Tulsa Symphony, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. For three seasons he was Artistic Director of The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. He holds degrees from Birmingham-Southern College, Florida State University, and Indiana University. He has taught since 2000 at Bard College, where he is Director of the Music Program.

For more information, visit www.collegiatechorale.org.

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L'Hłęritage de Renłęe Martel łŢ eXcentris

Montrłęal ĺ─ţ Renłęe Martel lanł▀ait l'annłęe dernił«re un magnifique album intitulłę L'Hłęritage sur lequel figurent quatorze chansons rłęsultant de prłęcieuses rencontres artistiques tant avec de vieux complices comme Robert Charlebois et Richard Desjardins qu'avec de jeunes compositeurs łęmergents, dont łÔric Goulet ou Catherine Durand. Il s'agit du premier album de l'artiste composłę entił«rement de titres originaux depuis 1992.

Tant sur album que sur scł«ne, Renłęe Martel dłęsire plus que jamais transmettre son hłęritage en s'appuyant sur celui qu'elle a reł▀u et qui lui a permis de construire une carrił«re exceptionnelle. C'est ce qu'elle nous propose łŢ eXcentris, dans la chaleureuse salle Cassavetes, pour un concert intimiste, prł«s du public, aux places limitłęes.

Renłęe Martel, artiste authentique, offre sur scł«ne une performance sensible et vibrante, oł╝ ses premiers succł«s cłątoient ses nouvelles chansons, pour le plus grand bonheur de ses fans.

Incontournable icłąne depuis le milieu des annłęes soixante, Renłęe Martel est une vłęritable ambassadrice de la musique country au Qułębec. De Liverpool łŢ Nous on aime la musique country, plusieurs de ses chansons ont łętłę łęlevłęes au statut de classiques et continuent de gagner les cëýurs.

Samedi 3 octobre łŢ 20h, salle Cassavetes

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Chantal Lamirande prłęsente Projet X

ProJet X
Lamirand Danse
La danse est aussi un art visuel
Du 6 au 9 octobre 2009 : 20h

Pour son premier passage sur les planches de lĺ─˘Agora de la danse du 6 au 9 octobre, la chorłęgraphe Chantal Lamirande prłęsente ProJet X, sa toute nouvelle crłęation.

Nłę de la recherche dĺ─˘instantanłęitłę, ProJet X est la poursuite dĺ─˘une fłęconde rłęinvention de la relation entre la danse et la lumił«re. La chorłęgraphe crłęe une complicitłę avec celle-ci, comme si elle łętait une partenaire. Lĺ─˘oeuvre sĺ─˘inspire de lĺ─˘univers du groupe de musique contemporaine et łęlectronique Samarkande, dont les deux musiciens interprł«teront en direct chaque soir la musique du spectacle. Leur musique, łŢ la fois sombre et orageuse, lumineuse et sensible, ponctue la danse, sĺ─˘y colle ou sĺ─˘y oppose.

Interprł«te, chorłęgraphe et enseignante, Chantal Lamirande possł«de un langage chorłęgraphique particulier, faisant fi des modes et des tendances. Ayant rłęcemment fondłę sa compagnie LamirandDanse, elle sĺ─˘intłęresse łŢ lĺ─˘interdisciplinaritłę, młüme si la danse demeure le vłęhicule premier de sa crłęation. Č┤ Sa grande qualitłę dĺ─˘improvisatrice, alliłęe łŢ une małĂtrise technique impeccable et łŢ une rłęflexion intelligente et sensible sur le mouvement, fait dĺ─˘elle une figure łŢ surveiller au cours des prochaines annłęes Ȭ (Normand Marcy, Voir 2004).

ProJet X, malicieux clin dĺ─˘oeil łŢ la głęnłęration de sa crłęatrice, ouvre sur tous les possibles, explore lĺ─˘inconnu, rencontre lĺ─˘indłęterminłę. Les łęclairages de Lee Anholt multiplient les lieux, crłęent une atmosphł«re texturłęe, jouent avec les quatre danseurs. Cĺ─˘est avec une maitrise hors du commun que Chantal Lamirande rłęussit son pari dĺ─˘amalgamer, telle une artiste visuelle, la matił«re et la forme, le mouvement et la perspective, le tout, animłę par une intłęrioritłę dłęsarmante. Une oeuvre accessible qui propose une expłęrience visuelle et sonore des plus surprenantes.

Les trois dernił«res crłęations prłęsentłęes par Chantal Lamirande łŢ Montrłęal avaient largement łętłę salułęes par la critique : Č┤ La seule fał▀on de ne pas se sentir interpelłę par Vision serait de fermer les yeux. Et encore. Ȭ (Stłęphanie Brody, La Presse 2006)

La rencontre Parole de chorłęgraphe aura lieu le 8 octobre.

Le prix des billets est de 20 $ (15 $ pour les ałĂnłęs, 14 $ pour les łętudiants et les membres du RQD et de lĺ─˘UDA).

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Chorłęgraphe : Chantal Lamirande
Interprł«tes : Chantal Lamirande, Ami Shulman, Magali Stoll, Dominique Thomas
łÔclairages : Lee Anholt
Musique : Samarkande
Costumes : Genevił«ve Beauchamp
Conseillł«re artistique : Fernande Girard
Rłęgie dĺ─˘łęclairage : Marc Parent
Directrice technique : Molie Salman
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L'Opłęra de Qułębec prłęsente Aida de Verdi

Plus de 150 artistes! Dłęcors imposants!
Un spectacle inoubliable!

Qułębec ĺ─ý L'Opłęra de Qułębec est heureux d'ouvrir sa saison avec l'ëýuvre magistrale qu'est Aida de Verdi, dont la dernił«re reprłęsentation łŢ Qułębec remonte łŢ mai 1994. Pour l'occasion, cette production sera placłęe sous la direction de John Keenan, jeune chef au Metropolitan Opera de New York, qui a assurłę un Otello magnifique, ici młüme łŢ Qułębec, en 2007. Aida prendra l'affiche les 17 (19 h), 20, 22 et 24 (20 h) octobre 2009, au Grand Thłęłótre de Qułębec.

C'est avec fiertłę que l'Opłęra de Qułębec vous prłęsente une Aida toute spłęciale, qui met en vedette le Č┤ coup de cëýur Ȭ du public du Concours international Operalia 2008 / Plł░cido Domingo. En effet, la stupłęfiante Oksana Kramaryeva revient łŢ Qułębec en octobre pour reprendre le rłąle d'Aida qu'elle a dłęjłŢ interprłętłę łŢ plusieurs reprises en Europe, au Japon, en Ukraine et en Espagne.

Clin d'ëýil
Aida est un ouvrage tellement populaire, si souvent joułę et si accessible que l'ëýuvre est devenue pour beaucoup le synonyme d'opłęra italien. La Scala de Milan en a fait une quarantaine de productions diffłęrentes depuis sa crłęation et le Metropolitan Opera de New York a dłępassłę les mille cent reprłęsentations. C'est un spectacle inoubliable qui frappe le spectateur łŢ premił«re vue.

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La distribution
John KEENAN, chef
Plus jeune chef łŢ avoir dirigłę au METROPOLITAN
A dirigłę Otello, ici łŢ Qułębec, en 2007

Brian DEEDRICK, metteur en scł«ne
Sixił«me visite łŢ Qułębec
A assurłę la mise en scł«ne d'Aida plus de 5 fois

Oksana KRAMARYEVA, Aida
Coup de cëýur du public de Qułębec : Prix du public du Concours Operalia Qułębec 2008
2e prix fłęminin du Concours Operalia Qułębec 2008
Aida : Ukraine, Russie, Japon, Espagne

Oleg KULKO, Radamł«s
Premier tłęnor au Bolshoi
Dłębuts au METROPOLITAN en 2003 ĺ─ý puis rłęinvitłę
Dłębuts łŢ Carnegie Hall en 2006
Radamł«s est son rłąle de prłędilection

Alina GURINA, Amneris
Diplłąmłęe du Conservatoire de Moscou
Attachłęe łŢ l'Opłęra de Brno de la Rłępublique Tchł«que
Chante en Europe, au Canada et aux łÔtats-Unis

John AVEY, Amonasro
Dłębuts au METROPOLITAN en 1999
Chante rłęgulił«rement au Canada
Rłępertoire : plus de 30 rłąles

Alexander SAVTCHENKO, Ramfis
Gagnant du Concours international Luciano Pavarotti (1992)
Dłębuts łŢ Carnegie Hall en 1997
Chante aux łÔtats-Unis et au Canada principalement
4e prłęsence łŢ l'Opłęra de Qułębec

Joseph ROULEAU, le Roi d'łÔgypte
Lłęgende vivante
Plus de 1 000 reprłęsentations łŢ Covent Garden
A chantłę avec Pavarotti, Domingo, Callas, Crespin, Schwarzkoff
A chantłę sous la direction de metteurs en scł«ne tels que Stravinski et Zeffirelli

Le Chëýur de l'Opłęra de Qułębec / L'Orchestre symphonique de Qułębec
Version originale italienne avec surtitres

L'ëýuvre
Dł«s sa crłęation en 1871, Aida dłęchałĂna un enthousiasme qui se poursuit depuis 138 ans. Cette ëýuvre magistrale, avec son cłęlł«bre Č┤ triomphe Ȭ et ses non moins cłęlł«bres Č┤ trompettes Ȭ, est encore et toujours la plus apprłęciłęe des amateurs d'opłęra du monde entier.

L'łÔgypte ancienne.
L'łÔthiopie entre en guerre contre l'łÔgypte. Aida, princesse łęthiopienne, est tenue en captivitłę par les łÔgyptiens. Le chef des armłęes łęgyptiennes, Radamł«s, lutte entre son amour pour elle et sa loyautłę au Pharaon. Pour compliquer l'histoire, Radamł«s łęveille malgrłę lui les sentiments de la fille du Pharaon, Amnerisĺ─Â

www.operadequebec.qc.ca

Saison 2009-2010

Aida
17 (19 h), 20, 22 et 24 octobre (20 h) 2009

Gala
jeudi 26 novembre (19 h 30) 2009

Lucia di Lammermoor
15 (19 h), 18, 20 et 22 mai (20 h) 2010

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Sting and Trudie Styler star in Twin Spirits

Rebecca Davis PR Presents Elina GarancaThe poignant and tragic love story of Robert and Clara Schumann told in words and music to be released on Opus Arte September 29th

DVD sales to support the vital work of the Royal Opera House Education Program

On September 29th, Opus Arte presents Twin Spirits, the story of the passionate romance and subsequent marriage between composer Robert Schumann and piano prodigy Clara Wieck, available on DVD and Blu-Ray disc. This production from the Royal Opera House brings together nine diverse performers of the highest caliber: Sting, an artist who defies simple classification, joins his wife, actress and producer Trudie Styler to read from the letters between Robert and Clara. Their story, narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi, is illustrated and interwoven with music composed by Robert ĺ─ý whose spirit is embodied by pianist Iain Burnside, baritone Simon Keenlyside and violinist Sergej Krylov ĺ─ý and by Clara, who is evoked by pianist Natasha Paremski, soprano Rebecca Evans, and cellist Natalie Clein.

This subtle and moving piece, a fusion of recital and drama, was devised by the stage director and writer John Caird. His credits include Hamlet and Candide at the National Theatre, Les Misłęrables and Nicholas Nickleby with Trevor Nunn, and Don Carlos for Welsh National Opera.

ĺ─˙A performance like this is a personal journey,ĺ─¨ Sting explains. ĺ─˙Youĺ─˘re forced to share very private thoughts and make them public, and that creates a tension. This love story ĺ─ý the relationship and the tragedy ĺ─ý provides a great introduction for people who donĺ─˘t normally listen to classical music. Hearing the Schumannsĺ─˘ music at the same time as telling their story is a very intimate, engaging and emotional experience.ĺ─¨

ĺ─˙When we started on this adventure with Twin Spirits,ĺ─¨ adds Trudie Styler, ĺ─˙I was profoundly moved by the richness and power of the narrative. The passion of Robert and Claraĺ─˘s love transcends the ages. It is a wonderful and moving story which I believe remains fascinating and relevant to today's world.ĺ─¨

Love began to blossom between Robert Schumann (1810-56) and Clara Wieck (1819-90) when she was a teenager and he was the student of her father, Friedrich Wieck, who made every effort to impede the relationship. She was one of the 19th centuryĺ─˘s greatest pianists and herself a composer of note. After a legal battle with her father the couple finally married in 1840. In the 1850s their happiness became compromised by Robertĺ─˘s increasing mental instability, which resulted in a suicide attempt in 1854; he died in an asylum in 1856. Clara, who lived for another 40 years, devoted her considerable energies to propagating her husbandĺ─˘s music, which is at its greatest in his intimate works for piano, voice and chamber ensemble.

ĺ─˙Twin Spirits tells a great human drama, irrespective of the fact that itĺ─˘s about two great musicians,ĺ─¨ says director John Caird. ĺ─˙It makes us think about love, marriage, relationships, pain, illness and how they influence art and life. Robert and Clara's chamber music was almost like a diary and listening to it you feel you are looking into the pages of something deeply personal.ĺ─¨

Twin Spirits was recorded before a small audience in a studio space at Londonĺ─˘s Royal Opera House shortly before Christmas 2007. All the artists involved donated their talent and time so that everyone buying a copy will be supporting the important work of the Royal Opera House Education Program which provides opportunities for some 90,000 people annually to engage with opera, music and dance. These projects reach people of all ages and backgrounds, including the isolated and elderly, the socially deprived, disabled adults and children, young offenders and for these people they have a very significant and positive impact. The Royal Opera Houseĺ─˘s work helps them to become enthusiastic and motivated, learn self-respect, discover the potential within themselves and develop a team spirit. For every performance on the world-famous stage, at least twice as many educational activities are taking place and this work is a vital part of the Royal Opera Houseĺ─˘s mission.

The original performance of Twin Sprits took place in June 2005, also at the Royal Opera House. Other charity performances took place at Salisbury Cathedral (to benefit the Salisbury Cathedral Girl Choristers), the New Victory Theatre in New York (to benefit Broadway Cares ĺ─ý Equity Fights Aids) and, at the Prince of Walesĺ─˘ invitation, Windsor Castle (to benefit the Royal Opera House Foundation, and Soil Association). Among other performers who have participated alongside Sting and Trudie are actors Sir Ian McKellen, Charles Dance, and Jonathan Pryce and violinists Vasko Vassilev and Joshua Bell.

Twin Spirits will be released by Opus Arte on DVD (OA 0994 D) and Blu-Ray (OA BD7043 D) in the US on September 29th, 2009. Preview the DVD and access further information about the Twin Spirits project, Robert and Clara Schumann and the Royal Opera House Education Program at www.twin-spirits.com

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Miami City Ballet announces its 2009-2010 Season from October 2009 through April 2010


MCB Dancers in Symphony in Three Movements, Choreography by George Balanchine Čę The George Balanchine Trust. Photo Čę Joe Gato

Miami City Balletĺ─˘s (MCB) 2009-2010 season of dance in South Florida begins in October 2009 and runs through April 2010. The Company performs at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade, at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale; and at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.

Program I features modern choreographer Paul Taylorĺ─˘s Company B. This work, last seen in South Florida almost a decade ago, is performed to carefree World War II hits by the Andrews Sisters (ĺ─˙Rum and Coca Cola,ĺ─¨ Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,ĺ─¨ ĺ─˙Oh, Johnny, Oh!ĺ─¨) contrasted with the melancholy realities of soldiers at war. Also on this program are George Balanchineĺ─˘s Allegro Brillante, Symphony in Three Movements and Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux.

Program II will show for the first time on MCBĺ─˘s main stages, Twyla Tharpĺ─˘s ĺ─˙The Golden Sectionĺ─¨ a thrilling segment from her famous work The Catherine Wheel. The piece is set to music by David Byrne (of the Talking Heads) and it is pure energy as thirteen dancers in gold costumes sail, soar, and tear through the air of the stageĺ─˘s glowing light. Also featured are Balanchineĺ─˘s Divertimento No. 15, Valse Fantaisie (1953), and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.

Program III is Edward Villellaĺ─˘s The Neighborhood Ballroom. Back for its first full encore since its 2003 premiere, this is an evening-length, action-packed, atmosphere-drenched tale of a poet, his muses, and the great ballroom music and dances of the early and mid-20th century. The four sections of this work showcase the seductive waltz, quick-stepping jazz (including the Charleston), the fox-trot where couples dance in the dark to big-band music, and the mambo, which ruled the dance floor in the 1950s.ĺ─«ĺ─«

Program IV will feature Dances at a Gathering, Jerome Robbinsĺ─˘ masterpiece. Ten dancers, live Chopin piano music, endlessly beautiful and original invention - a celebration of dance, dancersĺ─Âand life. Also on this program is Balanchineĺ─˘s breezily romantic Who Cares? set to music by Gershwin.

Once again, Miami City Ballet will present George Balanchineĺ─˘s The NutcrackerĺĐó. This delightful holiday season family event features a cast of more than 100 professional dancers and talented students from Miami City Ballet School. Performances will take place at The Arsht Center in Miami and at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale.

New 2009-2010 full subscription renewal packages, to which Nutcracker tickets can be added, will be mailed in February and mini-series renewals will be mailed in March. Reservations for single tickets will be accepted at Miami City Balletĺ─˘s Box Office starting in April.

Subscription packages and single-show tickets are on sale now. Four-program subscription series are priced from $635 to $69; two-program ĺ─˙mini-subscriptionsĺ─¨ are priced from $330 to $36. Single ticket prices for the repertory are $169 to $19. Nutcracker ticket prices are $65 to $19.75 (discounted to $58-$19 when ordered with a subscription package).

For more information about subscription packages, including group discounts, please call Miami City Ballet Box Office toll-free at (877) 929.7010.

Tickets can be purchased at the theaters' Box Offices and online at Miami City Ballet or Ticketmaster.

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Ebullient and mysterious themes permeate Masters evening of music - Oct. 3

Classic Landmarks Masters
Jubilant interplay of harmonies and rhythms in work of significant character

Brahmsĺ─˘ Second Symphony
Saturday, October 3rd ĺ─ý 8:00 pm

Edmonton, AB ĺ─Â Your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) continues its Classic Landmarks Masters series with a single evening of eloquent subtleties and ebullient themes at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music. Music Director William Eddins steps onto the conductorĺ─˘s podium to present a program of pieces that are characteristically deep in emotion.

In the title work of this concert, Symphony No. 2 in D Major bears witness to the apparent delight Brahms experienced in composing this invaluable piece of music. In what can be considered one of his most serene, contented works, an underlying drama gives this music a unique sense of character and lyrical beauty.

Acclaimed American cellist and assured soloist Julie Albers makes her ESO debut in the fiery Cello Concerto No. 2 - Dmitri Kabalevskyĺ─˘s finest instrumental creation. Recognized for her radiant performing style and her intense musicianship, Ms. Albers brings technical ease and interpretive poise to the ESO premiere of a mysterious and vibrant work.

Once a bass trombonist with the ESO, composer and conductor Malcolm Forsythĺ─˘s bright, brilliant, and tuneful ukuZalwa opens the orchestral concert program. The title, a Zulu word meaning ĺ─˙Rebirthĺ─¨, is an exciting overture that expresses the composerĺ─˘s vision of joyous reconciliation in his native homeland of South Africa. Dr. Forsyth will join ESO Music Resource D.T. Baker, Saturday evening at 7:15 pm at the Symphony Prelude, to provide personal insight into his piece.

Local cellist Martin J. Kloppers will create a musical commotion as he entertains lobby guests prior to the concert, performing on his red skeleton cello. With its seamless body appears carved out of a single piece of wood, and a hollow and hole-riddled "spineĺ─¨ section in the center from which all ribs flow, the visual and auditory result is unforgettable.

Ticket prices for this performance range from $20 ĺ─ý $69 (agency fees apply). Student and senior $20 rush tickets are on sale, subject to availability, two hours prior to performance time. Tickets are available through the Winspear Centre Box Office at (780) 428-1414 or online at edmontonsymphony.com.

The next performance of the Classic Landmarks Masters series takes place on Saturday, November 14th. Elegant Canadian soprano Laura Whalen brings beautiful control and precision to the Winspear Stage, joining your ESO and guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero.

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, marking its 58th season in 2009-2010, has taken its place as one of Canada's foremost orchestral ensembles. Its current roster includes 56 musicians from Canada and around the world, performing a wide-ranging repertoire from the great classical masterworks to pops and children's concerts. The presence of the orchestra and its enrichment of the community's quality of life are key elements in the stature and profile of Edmonton on the national and international scene.

Winspear Centre Box Office:
#4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
(780) 428-1414 or 1-800-563-5081
www.edmontonsymphony.com


Biographies

American cellist Julie Albers was born in 1980 to a musical family in Longmont, Colorado. She began violin studies at the age of two with her mother, switching to cello at four. She moved to Cleveland during her junior year of high school to pursue studies through the Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Richard Aaron. Ms. Albers was awarded the Grand Prize at the XIII International Competition for Young Musicians in Douai, France, and as a result toured France as soloist with Orchestre symphonique de Douai.

Julie Albers made her major orchestral debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 1998, and has since performed in recital and with orchestras in the U.S., Europe, Korea, Taiwan and New Zealand. In 2001, she won Second Prize in Munichĺ─˘s Internationalen Musikwettbewerbes der ARD, at which time she was also awarded the Wilhelm-Weichsler-Musikpreis der Stadt Osnabruch 2001. In November, 2003, Ms. Albers was named the first Gold Medal Laureate of South Koreaĺ─˘s Gyeongnam International Music Competition.

In North America, Ms. Albers has performed with many important orchestras and ensembles. Her 2009-2010 engagements include performances with the Florida Orchestra, and the Utah, Vancouver, San Diego, Memphis, Syracuse, West Virginia, Santa Rosa, Brevard, and Fairfax Symphony Orchestras. She is currently active with the Albers String Trio and the cello quartet, CELLO. Julie Albers is also on the faculty of Kean University as a member of the Concert Artist program. October, 2005 marked the release of Ms. Albersĺ─˘ debut album on the Artek label. Julie Albers performs on a N.F. Vuillaume cello made in 1872 and makes her home in New York City.

This is Ms. Albersĺ─˘ debut with the ESO.


Under Music Director William Eddinsĺ─˘ charismatic and energetic direction, the Edmonton Symphony has attained a level of musicianship and profile in the community it has rarely achieved. He has conducted performances in nearly every subscription series the ESO has presented, as well as a wide variety of special concerts and galas.

Billĺ─˘s musical life began at age five when his parents bought a Wurlitzer Grand piano at a garage sale. He attended the Eastman School of Music, graduating at age eighteen, making him the youngest graduate in the history of the institution. He also studied conducting with Daniel Lewis at the University of Southern California. Previous positions include a five-year tenure as Principal Guest Conductor of the RTłÔ National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland) and as Resident Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Bill Eddins continues to pursue many varied interests, both personally and professionally. While conducting has been his principal pursuit, he continues to perform on piano in Edmonton and elsewhere. He recently built a state of the art recording studio and has begun work on a series of chamber music recordings. He blogs regularly on insidethearts.com and has done a series of podcasts called Classical Connections available at williameddins.com.

Committed to his leadership of the ESO, Mr. Eddins accepts a limited number of guest appearances elsewhere. He led a highly-acclaimed production of Porgy and Bess for Opłęra de Lyon in June 2008, which he will reprise during the summer of 2010, and most recently toured South Africa in August 2009 with the stunning soprano Renłęe Fleming and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra. His latest recording, of American music for Cello and Piano, has been released on the Naxos label.

A native of Buffalo, New York, Bill currently resides in Minneapolis with his wife Jen, a clarinetist, and their two boys, Raef and Riley.

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Winnipeg Debut of Pianist, Ang Li

WINNIPEGČé - On Saturday, October 3, 2009, Virtuosi Concerts will host the western Canadian debut of classical pianist, Ang Li. CBC radio will also record this Winnipeg concert.

Li has performed on some of the most recognized stages across China, Europe, and North America. 2009 has been busy for the 24-year-old. In February, she made her Hong Kong debut performing Chopin's 2nd Piano Concerto, followed by 3 concerts with the Fort Worth Symphony performing Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto. This summer, Li performed at the Lanaudiere International Music Festival, returning to Canada for the first time since 2008.

From her earliest public appearance at the Beijing Concert Hall at age six, Li has grown up with the piano. "One of my biggest challenges over the last couple of years was transitioning from being a conservatory student to an independent artist, " says Li. "There was a time when I felt very much on my own with the music I was preparing for concerts, competitions and recordings. It pushed me to bring out a more defined musical character."

Programme: MOZART, Fantasia in C minor, KV 475a ;RACHMANINOFF, łÔtudes-Tableaux, Op 33, Nos 2, 8,9; LISZT, Aprł«s une Lecture de Dante Fantasia quasi Sonata; SCHUBERT, Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D.960

Concert Information: 8PM, Eckhardt-Grammattłę Hall, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave. www.virtuosi.mb.ca . For Tickets call 786-9000: Adults $29 / Full-time post-secondary students $10/ High-School students $5 (subject to availability at door.

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Roots of Gypsy

les couleurs de l'Inde avec Sayari
danses & chants traditionnels
en grande premił«re Nord-Amłęricaine parrainłęe par
Denis Bouchard, metteur en scł«ne &
DJ Stłęphane Cocke

Montrłęal ĺ─ţ eXcentris vous invite łŢ une słęrie de spectacles magiques et flamboyants avec la chanteuse indienne Sayari, ses musiciens et ses danseuses.

Sayari ĺ─ý Un destin gitan

Tout comme ses ancłütres gitans l'ont fait il y a mille ans, Sayari Sapera a quittłę son village du dłęsert pour un voyage qui lui fit faire le tour du monde. Nłęe sur la route prł«s de Samrau dans le Rajasthan, Sayari commence łŢ chanter łŢ l'łóge de 10 ans, donnant de nombreux spectacles, puis elle apprend la danse. Elle gravit les łęchelons un łŢ un, gagnant la reconnaissance et l'intłęrłüt du public, ce qui la mł«ne dans une tournłęe mondiale qui dure plus de douze ans. De Paris łŢ Tokyo, en passant par New York et Stockholm, elle s'enrichit des expłęriences et rencontres sur les routes occidentales. Elle a voulu partager ses connaissances avec les siens et les aider łŢ suivre ses traces en revenant chez elle łŢ Udaipur, pour fonder Sayari ĺ─ţ Roots of Gypsy.

Sayari ĺ─ţ Roots of Gypsy

Les familles qui vivent łŢ l'łęcole Sayari s'ouvrent au respect de leur art, łŢ sa transmission et łŢ la cłęlłębration de leurs origines avec tout le professionnalisme que l'on connałĂt aux artistes indiens. Ces artistes apprennent łŢ mettre en valeur la tradition, tout en composant de nouvelles pił«ces qui contribuent łŢ l'łęvolution de leur culture.

Le groupe de musiciens et les danseuses de Sayari ĺ─ţ Roots of Gypsy font fureur partout au Moyen-Orient et en Europe, acclamłęs par le prłęsident Sarkosy, le Cirque du Soleil łŢ Moscou et les palais de Dubałě. Le qułębłęcois Philippe Tapp, professionnel du cirque et amoureux du Rajasthan, fait partie de la famille Sayari et nous prłęsente ces artistes et leur art vieux de mille ans en grande premił«re en Amłęrique du Nord, dans la salle Fellini łŢ eXcentris.

Denis Bouchard, metteur en scł«ne, rłęcemment en Inde lors d'une mission humanitaire, a fait la connaissance de Philippe, de Sayari et de leurs musiciens et danseuses par un heureux hasard : Č┤ C'est comme revenir mille ans en arrił«re, aux racines de la culture gitane, c'est le brut, le vrai, adroitement młülłę au savoir-faire occidental en terme de performance scłęnique. C'est la survivance d'une culture dans toute sa splendeur, le folklore dans sa version la plus pure, croisłę au langage scłęnique moderne. Ȭ

Stłęphane Cocke, DJ, młęlomane et photographe, a vłęcu avec Sayari ĺ─ţ Roots of Gypsy pendant plusieurs mois. Il en a tirłę un magnifique livre de photos, disponible łŢ eXcentris lors des spectacles. Č┤ C'est la beautłę pure et brute d'un art vieux d'au moins mille ans, qui a survłęcu par la transmission orale. C'est l'essence młüme de la musique, du chant et de la danse, c'est un bouleversement qui vous met des larmes dans les yeux. Ȭ

3 soirs ĺ─ý 3 spectacles en 1
Les palais du Rajasthan

Musique semi-classique du nord de l'Inde aux textes romantiques rłęvłęlant l'amour et la dłęvotion d'une jeune femme pour Krishna. Le style musical est flexible et laisse place łŢ l'improvisation. Il reflł«te un mixage entre les musiques classique et folklorique.

Les filles du Cobra

Danse de charmeurs de serpents et marchands de venin du dłęsert, l'une des danses les plus sensuelles et les plus fłęminines du Rajasthan. Les corps des danseuses tournent si rapidement, les mouvements sont si acrobatiques et le tempo si rapide qu'ils laissent les spectateurs łŢ bout de souffle. Vous serez conquis par la beautłę de la voix de Sapera et par le charme des robes łęvoquant l'oeil du cobra, qui transportent au cëýur du dłęsert du Rajasthan.

Roots of Gypsy

Le cëýur du Rajasthan, de sa culture, de ses traditions, en musique, en chant et en danse. Toute la richesse de l'Inde, les racines de son thłęłótre de rue et de ses rythmes gipsy, łęnergisant, haut en couleur et en łęmotions.

łÔblouissement, recueillement, magie, intensitłę, vłęritłę, dłępaysement : tout ł▀a les 30 septembre, 1er et 2 octobre prochains, łŢ 19 h 30.

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the colours of India with
Sayari
dances & traditional music
in a major North American premiere sponsored by
director Denis Bouchard &
DJ Stłęphane Cocke

Montreal ĺ─ţ eXcentris invites you to a series of magical and flamboyant concerts starring Indian singer Sayari, with her musicians and dancers.

Sayari ĺ─ý A gypsy destiny

As her gypsy ancestors did a thousand years ago, Sayari Sapera left her desert village for a journey that would take her around the world. Born on the road near Samrau in Rajasthan, Sayari first began singing and performing at the age of 10, and went on to learn dance. Working her way up step by step, she won public recognition that would take her on a world tour lasting over 12 years. From Paris to Tokyo, New York and Stockholm, she absorbed the experiences and encounters of her travels in the west. Determined to share her knowledge with her people and help them follow in her footsteps, she returned to Udaipur to found Sayari ĺ─ţ Roots of Gypsy.

Sayari ĺ─ţ Roots of Gypsy

The families living in the Sayari school respectfully address their art, communicating it and celebrating their roots with all the professionalism we've come to expect from Indian artists. They learn to showcase their tradition, while also composing new pieces that contribute to the evolution of their culture.

The musicians and dancers of Sayari ĺ─ţ Roots of Gypsy have sparked a frenzy throughout the Middle East and Europe, winning acclaim from French president Sarkosy, the Cirque du Soleil in Moscow and in the palaces of Dubai. Quebecer Philippe Tapp, a circus professional in love with Rajasthan, is part of the Sayari family and hereby presents these artists and their ancient thousand-year-old art in a major North American premiere, in the Fellini room in eXcentris.

During a recent humanitarian mission in India, director Denis Bouchard met and got to know Philippe, Sayari and their musicians and dancers through a stroke of luck: "It's like traveling back a thousand years, to the roots of gypsy culture, the raw, real thing, skillfully fused with western know-how in terms of stagecraft. It's the survival of a culture in all its splendour, folklore in its purest incarnation, crossed with the modern techniques and language of the stage."

Stłęphane Cocke, DJ, music lover and photographer, lived with Sayari ĺ─ţ Roots of Gypsy for several months. He produced a photo book from the experience, which will be available in eXcentris during the performances. "It's the pure, raw beauty of an art that's at least a thousand years old, one that has survived through word of mouth. It is the very essence of music, song and dance, a moving experience that brings tears to your eyes."

3 nights ĺ─ý 3 shows in 1
Les palais du Rajasthan

Semi-classical music from northern India featuring romantic lyrics revealing a young woman's love and devotion for Krishna. The musical style is flexible, leaving room for improvisation, in a mixture of classical and folkloric music.

Les filles du Cobra

The dance of snake-charmers and desert venom merchants, one of the most sensual and feminine dances in all of Rajasthan. The dancers' speedily-turning bodies, acrobatic moves and rapid tempo leave spectators breathless. The beauty of Sapera's voice and her charming cobra-eye dresses will win you over, transporting you to the heart of the Rajasthan desert.
Roots of Gypsy

The heart of Rajasthan ĺ─ý its culture and traditions ĺ─ý in music, song and dance. All the richness of India, the roots of its street theatre and gypsy rhythms, full of energy, colour and passion.

Dazzling, contemplative, magical, intense, genuine, transporting: all this and more, on September 30, October 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m.

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Sarah Palin Opera - Encore Performance

Aliana de la Guardia as Sarah Palin

Guerilla Opera adds one performance of Say It Ain't So, Joe as an encore

"Say It Ain't So, Joe" by Curtis Hughes is in such demand that Guerilla Opera will add one encore performance on Sunday, September 27, 2009, 2pm, at The Boston Conservatory's Zack Box Theater. Online ticket sales are open now.

Online sales for the other performances are sold out. A few tickets for these performances are still available to purchase at the door only.

Performances

Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8pn
Friday, Sept. 25 at 8pm
Saturday, Sept. 26 at 8pm
Sunday, Sept. 27th at 2pm (Encore Performance)
The Boston Conservatory Box Office
617-912-9222
http://bostonconservatory.ticketforce.com
Phone and walk-up sales are 12pm-6pm Monday through Friday.


ABOUT GUERILLA OPERA:
The mission of this company is to foster a new repertoire of progressive and accessible operas written specifically for them and performed in intimate theatrical settings. Guerilla Opera performances are fully-staged, unconducted productions that require the highest level of virtuosity and musicianship from its performers. Guerilla Opera is in their second year as an Ensemble-in-Residence at The Boston Conservatory.

"Guerilla Opera is the future of opera. Brilliant composers and performers committed to their vision of Music Theater which is dynamic, flexible and deeply compelling. I am convinced that they will carry us forward to new operatic heights." - Sanford Sylvan, Internationally renowned Baritone and Board Member, Guerilla Opera

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Cleveland Orchestra to share music with more Northeast Ohioans than ever before through Community Music Initiative

Orchestra to perform education concerts in Cleveland public schools for the first time in decades on September 23 and 24

CLEVELAND ĺ─ý The Cleveland Orchestra announces the Community Music Initiative, a new program designed to broaden and deepen the Orchestraĺ─˘s connections to the community and provide access to great music for more Northeast Ohioans than ever before through a comprehensive group of new and established education and community programs.
ĺ─˙With the launch of the Community Music Initiative, The Cleveland Orchestra renews its commitment to the community whose name it so proudly carries the world over. With the launch of the Community Music Initiative, The Cleveland Orchestra is strengthening its commitment to the community and to music education,ĺ─¨ said Cleveland Orchestra Executive Director Gary Hanson. ĺ─˙Beginning this season, we will broaden and diversify our programs to meet the needs of a changing society. We want to make great music and music education available to everyone.ĺ─¨

The Orchestraĺ─˘s new Community Music Initiative is dedicated to transforming lives through music by:

ĺ─ó Providing increased access to the Orchestraĺ─˘s music for more citizens of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio;
ĺ─ó Strengthening and deepening The Cleveland Orchestraĺ─˘s ties with the community through long-term partnerships and programs;
ĺ─ó Nurturing aspiring young musicians in The Cleveland Orchestraĺ─˘s tradition of artistic excellence, including supporting Cleveland Metropolitan School District academic and music programs; and
ĺ─ó Expanding lifelong learning opportunities by seamlessly integrating education into the fabric of all of the Orchestraĺ─˘s artistic endeavors.

The Initiative launches in September 2009 with a special week of programs and activities beginning September 23. The week begins with The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst performing two concerts in Cleveland Metropolitan School District high schools ĺ─ý John Hay High School on September 23 and James Ford Rhodes High School on September 24. On September 26, The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-MłĆst open the Severance Hall season with a special performance of Beethovenĺ─˘s Ninth Symphony that will serve as a benefit for the Community Music Initiative. And on Sunday, September 27, Mr. Welser-MłĆst leads the seasonĺ─˘s opening Family Concert, titled ĺ─˙Meet the Orchestra.ĺ─¨

In addition to the launch events in September, the Community Music Initiativeĺ─˘s inaugural year will include the start of a new preschool project, ĺ─˙Musical Neighborhoods,ĺ─¨ a part of PNCĺ─˘s Grow Up Great: A Great Early Start in the Arts program, in which musicians and teachers use music to build school readiness skills for preschool-aged children in local Head Start programs. Other new programs beginning this season include a MusicMentors program supporting instrumental music in Cleveland schools, and a MusicMasters series of clinics and masterclasses supporting high-school band and orchestra programs throughout Northeast Ohio. In addition, the Orchestra celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow program with a free retrospective concert in June 2010, featuring new works created by fellows in this program over the past decade.

These new programs complement The Cleveland Orchestraĺ─˘s already vibrant education and community programs, such as the Learning Through Music school partnership program (now in its 13th year), the annual free Star-Spangled Spectacular Community Concert on Public Square, the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert and Community Open House, outstanding youth performance ensembles, Education Concerts and Family Concerts at Severance Hall, and a host of other programs that have introduced children and families to symphonic music for decades.

A History of Educational Excellence

As far back as 1918, Cleveland Orchestra founder Adella Prentiss Hughes recognized that the long-term success of an orchestra depends on the cultivation of audiences through music education and service to the community. Over the past nine decades, following Mrs. Hughesĺ─˘s lead, the Orchestra has introduced symphonic music to more than 3.5 million school-age children. Today, with the support of many generous individual, foundation, corporate, and governmental funding partners, the Orchestraĺ─˘s educational programs reach 70,000 young people and adults annually, helping to foster a love of music and a lifetime of involvement with the musical arts.
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ĺ─«Community Music Initiative Programs

The Cleveland Orchestraĺ─˘s Community Music Initiative is a series of artistic initiatives and new programs aimed at diversifying the Orchestraĺ─˘s offerings and reaching more children, adults, teachers, students, musicians, and families than ever before. These diverse programs offer everyone, from preschool children to adults, the opportunity to experience music in a variety of ways, throughout their lives, and throughout the community.


FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN

Grow Up Great in Cleveland (New this year!) is a new partnership with PNC to use music and the arts to prepare preschool children in local Head Start programs for success in school and in life [in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and PlayhouseSquare]. The Orchestraĺ─˘s program focuses on reaching preschoolers at local Head Start sites by creating ĺ─˙Musical Neighborhoods,ĺ─¨ music-based activities supporting school readiness for children, teachers, and parents; visits by Cleveland Orchestra musicians; and field trips to Severance Hall.

PNC Musical Rainbow Series (for children ages 3-6) are a colorful way to introduce young children to orchestral instruments in the intimate setting of Severance Hallĺ─˘s Reinberger Chamber Hall. These lively 30-minute programs feature a single instrument or instrument family. Musical Rainbows actively engage kids with the music (parents and grandparents, too!) and are held on selected Friday and Saturday mornings throughout the year. Musical Rainbows ĺ─˙On the Roadĺ─¨ take these popular programs to libraries and community centers around the region.



FOR SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

Cleveland Orchestra Concerts in Public Schools (New this year!) ĺ─ý In September, The Cleveland Orchestra, led by Franz Welser-MłĆst, will perform concerts in Cleveland high schools ĺ─ý recalling its school performances in the 1920s, before Severance Hall was built. These education concerts will take place at John Hay High School and James Ford Rhodes High School in Cleveland.

Education Concerts for Schools by The Cleveland Orchestra bring nearly 25,000 students annually to historic Severance Hall. These narrated, 60-minute programs, which for many adult observers bring to mind Leonard Bernsteinĺ─˘s Young Peopleĺ─˘s Concerts, explore basic musical concepts while introducing orchestral repertory through distinct programs for grades 1-3, grades 4-8, and grades 9-12. A variety of preparation and study tools assist teachers in preparing students for their Severance Hall experience, including an award-winning video titled ĺ─˙Get Ready For The Cleveland Orchestra,ĺ─¨ produced and broadcast each year by WVIZ PBS/ideastream.

Learning Through Music (LTM), beginning its 13th year, is a collaborative and innovative partnership program with Cleveland-area elementary schools, linking music to the K-5 classroom curriculum to support learning in math, science, language arts, and more. LTM includes arts-integrated lesson plans that address Ohio academic content standards, professional development workshops, and classroom visits by specially trained ĺ─˛teaching artistsĺ─˘ of The Cleveland Orchestra.

Cleveland Orchestra Family Concerts (for children aged 7 and older) are presented three times each season and feature live orchestral music in Severance Hall. Each 60-minute concert featuring The Cleveland Orchestra and guest artists (such as gifted young musicians, Magic Circle Mime Co., and Classical Kids) is both entertaining and educational ĺ─ý for the whole family.



FOR YOUTH MUSICIANS

MusicMentors (New this year!) ĺ─ý Beginning in Fall 2009 Cleveland Orchestra musicians will work with selected schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to support school string programs, spearheading a broad effort to strengthen instrumental education in Cleveland public schools as part of the Districtĺ─˘s Strategic Plan for Arts Education.

MusicMasters (New this year!) will leverage the expertise of Cleveland Orchestra musicians and a new partnership with Conn-Selmer Inc., a division of Steinway Instruments, to support school music programs throughout the region. The Orchestra will offer middle- and high-school music programs small-group and full-ensemble coachings as well as clinics and masterclasses.

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is a full symphonic ensemble founded in 1986 comprised of more than 100 young musicians selected through competitive auditions. Players are drawn from more than 45 communities throughout Ohio. The Youth Orchestra provides serious young music students of middle- and high-school age with a unique pre-professional orchestral training experience. The Youth Orchestra rehearses weekly and presents three concerts annually in Severance Hall and three or more community-engagement performances in Northeast Ohio. Youth Orchestra members also perform in side-by-side concerts with The Cleveland Orchestra.

Cleveland Orchestra Childrenĺ─˘s Chorus (grades 5-9) ĺ─ý Founded in 1967, the 60-member Childrenĺ─˘s Chorus participates in performances each year with The Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Chorus at Severance Hall and occasionally during the summer at Blossom Music Center. The Childrenĺ─˘s Chorus performs at CircleFest in Clevelandĺ─˘s University Circle each December and presents an independent concert each spring featuring a diverse repertoire of childrenĺ─˘s chorus literature. The Chorus has also performed the National Anthem for Cleveland Indians and Cleveland City Stars home games.

Cleveland Orchestra Childrenĺ─˘s Preparatory Chorus ĺ─ý The 45-member Preparatory Chorus is a training chorus for less experienced and younger singers that includes children in grades 5-7. The chorus presents two concerts each season alongside the Cleveland Orchestra Childrenĺ─˘s Chorus for their CircleFest and spring concerts.

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus (grades 9-12) was founded in 1991 to raise awareness of choral music-making in the schools of Northeast Ohio and to encourage more students to continue their choral activities through college and into adulthood. The 120 members of the Youth Chorus represent 40 different communities from across the region. The Youth Chorus presents an average of five concerts each season, and their activities include workshops and masterclasses with highly regarded choral directors and clinicians, and outreach programs across Northeast Ohio. The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Chamber Ensemble was formed in 2008 to provide additional performance opportunities for advanced Youth Chorus members and expand awareness of the choral youth programs within the community. The ensemble of 20 has been featured on local television and in special Cleveland Orchestra events.



FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Case Western Reserve University Course ĺ─˙Inside The Cleveland Orchestraĺ─¨ (New this year!) ĺ─ý A new course for undergraduate students in the joint music program between CWRU and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Scheduled in a way that allows the class to meet at the same time the Orchestra rehearses, the class is structured around the repertoire the Orchestra is performing in a given semester. With music as a central focus, the course will explore relevant literature, philosophy, art history, among other topics. Students will attend rehearsals and have opportunities to interact with Cleveland Orchestra conductors and musicians through lectures and discussion groups.

Student Advantage Program offers high-school and college students discounted tickets to Cleveland Orchestra concerts, free open rehearsals, and free masterclasses led by world-renowned guest artists. Each year, two exceptionally talented college students receive private coachings with The Cleveland Orchestraĺ─˘s Artist-in-Residence and are featured in a masterclass as part of the Artist-in-Residence Fellow Program.


FOR ADULTS

Cleveland Orchestra Chorus ĺ─ý The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus is one of the few professionally trained, all-volunteer choruses sponsored by an American orchestra. The Chorus performs with the Orchestra in four to six subscription concert weekends each season and in the Orchestraĺ─˘s annual Christmas concerts at Severance Hall. In addition to touring on its own, the Chorus has performed with The Cleveland Orchestra domestically and abroad, including appearances at Carnegie Hall and throughout Europe. Since it was formed in 1952 under former Music Director George Szell, the ensemble has performed in more than 800 concerts with the Orchestra. Cleveland Orchestra Chorus members hail from all over Northeast Ohio, including nearly 50 area communities.

Blossom Festival Chorus was created in 1968 for the inaugural set of concerts opening Blossom Music Center with Beethovenĺ─˘s Symphony No. 9 (ĺ─˙Choralĺ─¨). The Blossom Festival Chorus has often joined the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus in performances at Chautauqua and on Clevelandĺ─˘s Public Square for the annual Fourth-of-July concerts, in addition to nearly 150 summertime concerts at Blossom Music Center with The Cleveland Orchestra.

Concert Previews ĺ─ý Cleveland Orchestra Concert Previews take place one hour prior to subscription concerts and are designed to enrich the concert-going experience for audience members of all levels of musical knowledge through interviews with conductors, guest artists, and Orchestra staff, and through exploration of the music by local and national experts.

Music Study Groups ĺ─ý Led by Dr. Rose Breckenridge, Music Study Groups follow the Orchestraĺ─˘s schedule of subscription concerts at Severance Hall. Each class explores selected compositions from the Orchestraĺ─˘s upcoming concert program through lively presentations, listening activities, and discussion. Participants, ranging from beginners to seasoned listeners, learn about the lives and musical styles of composers in addition to the cultural and historical context of the music, while also developing keen listening skills. Over the course of the season, classes cover a wide range of repertoire, providing participants with a greater understanding of the music being performed by The Cleveland Orchestra that season.

Program Notes ĺ─ý Concert program notes inform listeners about the composersĺ─˘ lives and the historical background of the works performed at every Cleveland Orchestra subscription concert. They encourage open-minded listening to new works and provide fresh insights for hearing familiar pieces. Concert program notes are provided to every concertgoer in the program booklet. They are also available in advance online at clevelandorchestra.com. To access program notes online, visit clevelandorchestra.com and click on the performance date on the Calendar at the top.

Archives ĺ─ý The Cleveland Orchestra Archives is a working resource center that serves both the institution and the public. Its prime function is to organize, preserve, and promote the historical records of the institution, which includes The Cleveland Orchestra and its parent body the Musical Arts Association, Severance Hall, and Blossom Music Center. The institutionĺ─˘s historical heritage is expressed in a wide variety of media, such as letters, documents, sound recordings, photographic materials, and artifacts. The Archives encourages an appreciation of the Orchestraĺ─˘s historical heritage by making most of its non-current records open to serious researchers of any age. Researchers are able to consult such materials as correspondence, press releases, programs, photos, recordings, scrapbooks, minutes, and annual reports. Research inquiries may be made by mail, by phone, or by appointment with the Archivist. Call (216) 231-7356 or email archives@clevelandorchestra.com to schedule an appointment or for more information.

ĺ─˙Meet the Artistĺ─¨ Series ĺ─ý These popular interview and luncheon programs connect audiences with artists from The Cleveland Orchestraĺ─˘s current season. For reservations, or to be placed on the Meet the Artist series mailing list, please call the Womenĺ─˘s Committee Office at (216) 231-7557. This series is presented by the Womenĺ─˘s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra.



FOR THE COMMUNITY

Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow 10th Anniversary Concert (New this year!) ĺ─ý This free concert, concluding the Orchestraĺ─˘s 2009-10 season, offers the community the opportunity to hear works by Susan Botti, Marc-Andrłę Dalbavie, Matthias Pintscher, and Johannes Maria Staud that the Orchestra has commissioned over the last decade. Through the Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow program, the Orchestra supports composers during a two-year term by performing an existing work and commissioning a new piece, and engaging them in outreach such as masterclasses for college music students, and pre-concert lectures.

Public Square Star-Spangled Spectacular Community Concert and Festival ĺ─ý Each summer, The Cleveland Orchestra, with the support of a host of community partners, presents a free concert of patriotic favorites and popular classical repertoire on Public Square in downtown Cleveland in celebration of Independence Day. An annual tradition since 1990, the concert attracts up to 80,000 people to downtown Cleveland and ends with a spectacular display of fireworks set against the Cleveland skyline. Since 2003, the event has included a pre-concert festival featuring performances by Cleveland-based musical groups in the hours leading up to the Orchestraĺ─˘s concert.

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Concert ĺ─ý Each January, The Cleveland Orchestra commemorates Martin Luther King Jr.ĺ─˘s birthday with a free concert. First performed in 1980, this concert features The Cleveland Orchestra, choruses, and guest artists. The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award is presented at this concert to honor an individual, an organization, and a young person who have positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit and example of Dr. King.

MLK Day Community Open House ĺ─ý The celebration continues on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with free musical presentations featuring local performing arts groups throughout Severance Hall honoring the life, leadership, and vision of Dr. King. The Community Open House also features activities for children (ĺ─˙Picture Yourself at Severance Hallĺ─¨ and ĺ─˙I Have a Dreamĺ─¨ Wall) and performances by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus and Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra.

Weekly Radio Broadcasts ĺ─ý The Cleveland Orchestra partners with WCLV 104.9 FM to share Cleveland Orchestra concerts with millions of listeners throughout Northeast Ohio and around the world. WCLVĺ─˘s program Saturdays From Severance, broadcast each Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m., features live Cleveland Orchestra concerts as well as recorded concerts. On Sundays at 4:00 p.m., Cleveland Orchestra on the Radio features recorded concerts from the current season as well as programs produced from archival tapes. WCLV also features live broadcasts of Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Miami, and the Orchestraĺ─˘s annual Star-Spangled Spectacular Community Concert on Public Square and Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert.

For additional information about these and other programs, visit clevelandorchestra.com, or contact the Education & Community Programs Office at (216) 231-7355.

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New Adventures in Sound Art presents the 8th annual SOUNDplay Festival

October 3 to November 7, 2009
Various venues at the Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie Street) including:
The NAISA Space (#252), Loop Studio Centre for Lively Arts (#170),
As well as the Gladstone Hotel

TORONTO, ON - New Adventures in Sound Art is pleased to launch the 8th edition of the SOUNDplay Festival, October 3 to November 7, 2009. A meeting point for experimentation in sound art and new media encouraging new avenues for exploration, SOUNDplay 2009 features interactive installations, performances, screenings and workshops/artist talks.

In a world where technological advancement is seen as being the way to move forward, sound artists are continually challenged to reevaluate their artistic practice in the light of changing technologies. This year's SOUNDplay uses the theme of ecology as a starting point for exploring new approaches to artistic creation as artists play with the possibilities of sound in relation to other artistic media and sensory experiences. ĺ─ý Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art.
NAISAĺ─˘s will launch SOUNDplay with itĺ─˘s two Nuit Blanche installations (October 3-4) Sound(e)scape, an immersive experience will surround the participant with the sounds of water, air and natural soundscapes and Tree(ipod)installation by Jane Tingley, which evokes the possibility of developing technologies that are nature-centric rather than human-centric in order to breath life back into the idea of an enchanted forest. The installation invites the viewer to walk through an environment, where the location of the body as it moves through the installation space triggers new auditory experiences for both plant and viewer. Tree(ipod)installation will continue weekends only until October 25th.

The SOUNDplay performances create a cinema for the ear as well as the eye as they combine various new media technologies with sound. Included are a Jean Pichłę (Montreal) Retrospective on October 8th (1999-2009) of works that have been inspirational to the investigation of videomusic; October 16 and 17 (repeat performance) includes a new work by Nancy Tobin (Montreal) and performances by the Contact Contemporary Music Ensemble which integrates sound and image in a performance context; October 23 and 24 (repeat performance) features pioneering Qułębec animator Pierre Hłębert returning to SOUNDplay in a collaborative performance with BC sound artist Stefan Smulovitz using viola, live digital animation and electroacoustics. Also, on the program is Locavore, a survey of recent short animation works created by Toronto artists and curated by Nick Fox-Gieg, presented in partnership with Pleasure Dome.

From October 22nd to 25th, NAISA presents the installation Les Puits by Quebec artists Marie Cłątłę and Olivier Girouard as part of the Gladstoneĺ─˘s UpArt curated show. Intrinsically silent ceramic bowls surprise the viewer in Les Puits simply by the act of making sound. The installation's poetic resonance carries them through a place and time that wouldn't be possible without the intersection of the bowls on display and the sound projected through them. The wonder is in this intersection, when the viewer identifies the source of the sound and suddenly, the ceramic bowls are singing.

NAISA presents its first Halloween event with Sounds Scary from October 29 to 31. Go on a Halloween sound treasure hunt at the Artscape Wychwood Barns and then learn about the secrets behind how sounds are made in the movies.

The final weekend of SOUNDplay features CONCRETE Toronto, bringing together the international music and sound experiences of Yasuhiro Morinaga from Japan and Toronto's Debashis Sinha for an evening of sound, video and improvisation.


New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its Toronto productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, and SOUNDplay.

SOUNDplay 2009
At various venues at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street including:
The NAISA Space (#252), Loop Studio Centre for Lively Arts (#170),
As well as the Gladstone Hotel
October 3 ĺ─ý November 7, 2009
Performance Pass: $35/$30 / Single Tickets $15/$10
Nuit Blanche events free / Installations are Pay What You Can

Listings

October 3-4, 7pm - 7am, FREE
Sound(e)scape curated by Darren Copeland
The NAISA Space (#252)
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.

Sound(e)scape is an immersive experience that surrounds the participant with the sounds of water, air, and natural soundscapes from around the world curated by NAISA's Artistic Director Darren Copeland. The works will be spatialized live with NAISA's unique realtime spatialization controller and software by Andrew Stewart, Hector Centeno and Darren Copeland and will include performances of works by the angelusnovus.net collective who will use this occasion to launch a six month residency at the NAISA Space.
October 3-4, 7pm - 7am, FREE (continues to October 25)
Tree(ipod)installation by Jane Tingley
The Loop Studio Centre for Lively Arts (#170)
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.

Tree(ipod)installation evokes the possibility of developing technologies that are nature-centric rather than human-centric in order to breathe life back into the idea of an enchanted forest. The installation invites the viewer to walk through an environment, where the location of the body as it moves through the installation space triggers new auditory experiences for both plant and viewer.

October 8, 2009 (8 PM) $15/$10
Jean Pichłę Retrospective (1999-2009)
Videomusic Presentation
@ Loop Studio Centre for Lively Arts, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie #170, Toronto
+ October 9, 2009 (7-10 PM) FREE during the James Street North Art Crawl
@ The Factory, Hamilton Media Arts Centre,
126 James Street North, Hamilton, 905-577-9191 / www.hamiltonmediaarts.org

NAISA artistic director Darren Copeland has curated a program of videomusic works by Jean Pichłę that have been inspirational to the investigation of the videomusic genre by NAISA in its SOUNDplay programming since 2003. The works will be presented in Triple Screen HD in a concert format at the Loop Studio in Toronto and in an installation format with an artist Q&A at The Factory Media Arts Centre during the James Street North Art Crawl in Hamilton. The performance in Toronto will be preceded by Freida Abtan's new large scale videomusic work The Hands of the Dancer.

October 16 and 17, 2009, (8 PM) $15/$10
Sound-Image-Sound co-presented with Contact Contemporary Music
with works by Nancy Tobin, Christopher Fox and Brent Lee
The Loop Studio Centre for Lively Arts (#170)
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.

The nature of listening, of performance, and of the integration of the visual with the auditory will be the focus of the performances on October 16 and 17 with a Toronto premiere of SUGARscape by Montrłęalĺ─˘s Nancy Tobin and performances by Contact Contemporary Music Ensemble of works by Christopher Fox and Brent Lee.

October 23 and 24, 2009, (8 PM) $15/$10
Pierre Hłębert & Stefan Smulovitz perform + Locavore co-presented with Pleasure Dome
The Loop Studio Centre for Lively Arts (#170)
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.

Pioneering Qułębec animator Pierre Hłębert returns with a collaborative performance with BC electroacoustic musician Stefan Smulovitz using viola, live digital animation and electroacoustics. Also, on the program is Locavore, a survey of recent short animation work from Toronto presented in partnership with Pleasure Dome and curated by Nick Fox-Gieg. The performance is preceded by the videomusic work a sudden change in the consistency of snow by Peter V. Swendson.

October 29 to 31, 2009
Sounds Scary
Oct 29 and 30 for schools please contact naisa@naisa.ca for booking
October 31, 2009, 9am - 5pm, for the public, FREE
Various locations at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.

Go on a Halloween sound treasure hunt at the Artscape Wychwood Barns and then learn about the secrets behind how sounds are made in the movies.
November 7, 2009, (8 PM) $15/$10
CONCRETE Toronto, a performance by Debashis Sinha & Yosuhiro Morinaga,
co-presented with CONCRETE
The NAISA Space (#252)
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.

CONCRETE Toronto, presented by New Adventures in Sound Art, will be the first ever collaboration with Yasuhiro Morinaga (Tokyo) and Debashis Sinha (Toronto). Each artist has an extensive practice in sound/radiophonic art. Morinaga and Sinha will draw upon their large archives of field recordings to present a new auditory and visual actualization of musique concrł«te, filtered through a geographic and artistic experience that is informed by a new global reality of cultural and creative openness. Also included will be videomusic works \harmonium\ by Debashis Sinha and Liquid Amber by Maggie Payne.

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Opłęra de Montrłęal - Des blogueurs en direct de la premił«re

Montrłęal - Lĺ─˘Opłęra de Montrłęal donne le coup dĺ─˘envoi de sa nouvelle saison de manił«re cybernłętique et inłędite : 5 blogueurs EN DIRECT pour saisir sur le vif les premił«res impressions de la premił«re production de la saison 30e anniversaire, le 26 septembre łŢ 20 h, dans le foyer de la salle Wilfrid-Pelletier de la Place des Arts, łŢ lĺ─˘occasion de la prłęsentation du doublłę Pagliacci / Gianni Schicchi avec les stars du Qułębec lyrique.

Les blogueurs invitłęs sont :
Franł▀oise Davoine ĺ─ý Espace classique, Radio-Canada
Pierre Cayouette ĺ─ý Lĺ─˘actualitłę
Alain Brunet ĺ─ý La Presse
Thomas Leblanc ĺ─ý Nightlife Magazine
Christian Saint-Pierre ĺ─ý Voir

Chaque blogueur sera installłę łŢ un poste clairement identifiłę et saisira, łŢ lĺ─˘entracte et EN DIRECT sur son site respectif, ses impressions sur le spectacle et ce, sans censure. Les spectateurs pourront ainsi obtenir les premił«res rłęactions in situ.

A lĺ─˘occasion de la soirłęe de premił«re de la premił«re production de la saison, le doublłę Pagliacci/Gianni Schicchi, des compositeurs Leoncavallo et Puccini, les stars du Qułębec lyrique ont łętłę rłęunis sur une młüme scł«ne pour lancer en grande pompe la nouvelle saison : Marc Hervieux sĺ─˘approprie le grand rłąle de Paillasse, Marie-Josłęe Lord est Nedda, Etienne Dupuis Silvio, Marianne Fiset Lauretta, Antoine Błęlanger Rinuccio, Marie-Nicole Lemieux Zita et Gregory Dahl, Tonio et Gianni Schicchi.

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New Challenges, New Pieces: New Music Concerts 2009-2010

NEW challenges of playing NEW pieces by old friends and NEW composers

NEW MUSIC CONCERTS' 39th Season
New musical inventions that provoke, awaken and inspire

Toronto: "NEW challenges of playing NEW pieces by old friends and composers who are NEW to us. This is NEW MUSIC CONCERTS", proudly declares Robert Aitken, renowned flutist and founding artistic director of NMC. The venerable Toronto organization, entering its 39th season, once again offers a series of varied programs with music from across Canada and around the world. "Every year is different and we are excited to discover what is before us", adds Aitken.

As always, NMC looks forward to a colourful variety of challenges in a quest for outstanding performances. The 2009-2010 season is particularly rich and varied, beginning on October 17 with My 20th Century by Montreal composer & guitar virtuoso Tim Brady. The continuous 80 minute multi-media work pays tribute to iconic figures of the 20th century such as Dmitri Shostakovich and John Lennon. With Bradyworks and videographers Martin Messier and Oana Suteu.

On December 13, New Music Concerts honours Estonian/Canadian composer Udo Kasemets with Happy Birthday, Udo! The evening features the Canadian premiere of fraCtal fibONaCciERTO. This extended work for piano and mixed ensemble demonstrates a number of distinct aspects of Kasemets' approach to composition, and spotlights pianist Stephen Clarke with the NMC Ensemble.

Poland has long enjoyed the reputation of spawning some of the world's most successful and controversial composers. NMC enters 2010 with a four-day Polish festival beginning on January 10 with Zygmunt Krauze and the Polish Perspective. Distinguished pianist/composer Zygmunt Krauze has curated a program of Canadian premieres by challenging young Polish composers and including Pawel Szymanski, who has proved himself one of the most uncompromising composers of our times. On January 11, Zygmunt Krauze gives a special benefit recital for New Music Concerts (non-subscription event) which will include his own improvisations on the music Chopin and Lutoslawski. NMC also offers a Free Public Lecture by Zygmunt Krauze at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto on January 12. And on January 13, Poland's versatile musician Agata Zubel, who is enjoying a rising double career as composer and soprano, performs music for solo voice with piano and electroacoustic accompaniment.

On February 14, New Music Concerts celebrates Valentine's Day and the Lunar New Year with premieres by Chinese-Canadian husband and wife Chan Ka-Nin and Alice Ping Yee Ho. The evening features Chinese dancer William Lau, and percussionist Beverley Johnston with the New Music Concerts Ensemble and Robert Aitken, flute & direction.

March 12 is dedicated to the music of Jonathan Harvey, one of Britain's most exciting composers today. Bird Concerto with Pianosong, a work involving multiple keyboards, live electronics and large ensemble forms the centrepiece of the concert. Harvey's colleague Geoffrey Palmer has created a new work for solo flute and ensemble especially for this occasion. The concert is presented in conjunction with the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, where Harvey is the Michael and Sonja Koerner Distinguished Visitor in Composition.

This season, organizations across the country are paying tribute to iconic Qułębec composer Gilles Tremblay. On April 10, NMC welcomes Victoria's Aventa Ensemble (William Linwood, director) to present two of Tremblay's most distinctive works, alongside commissioned works by British Columbia-based composers. The concert also features baritone Vincent Ranallo and contralto Noa Frenkel.

Brian Current's inspiring success as a composer and conductor has put him in touch with many of today's uniquely talented young composers. On May 28, New Music Concerts presents Brian's Picks. For the occasion, the young Canadian composer has created a provocative program of contemporary activity from across Canada, Germany and France. He conducts the New Music Ensemble performing works by Nicole Lizłęe, Oliver Schneller, Fabien Levy, Enno Poppe, Analia Llugdar and of course, Current!


New Music Concerts
2009-2010

Saturday October 17, 2009
Concert honouring the 35th anniversary of the founding of the Toronto Arts Council
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West
Tim Brady ĺ─ý My 20th Century
Bradyworks: Tim Brady, guitar; Andrłę Leroux, saxophone; Catherine Meunier, percussion;
Pamela Reimer, piano; David Cronkite, sampler
Tim Brady (Canada, 1956) ĺ─ý My 20th Century (2003-2006):
Strumming (Hommage łŢ John Lennon) - guitar + tape
Traces (hommage łŢ Charlie Christian) - guitar, saxophone, percussion, piano, sampler
Hommage łŢ Rosa Luxemburg (Casino Adagio) - guitar, tape, virtual strings
Double Quartet (hommage łŢ Shostakovich) - guitar, saxophone, percussion, piano, sampler

Tim Brady's continuous 80 minute multi-media work pays tribute to iconic figures of the 20th century, with video artists Martin Messier and Oana Suteu.

7:15 Illuminating Introduction with the composer / 8PM Concert
Tickets: $30 (reg)/$20 (seniors/arts workers)/$10 (students)
Box office: (416) 961-9594


Sunday December 13, 2009
Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St.
Happy Birthday Udo!
Stephen Clarke; New Music Concerts Ensemble; Robert Aitken;
Udo Kasemets (Estonia/Canada, 1919) ĺ─ý fraCtal fibONaCciERTO (1997) for piano and mixed ensemble

This extended work demonstrates distinct aspects of Kasemets' approach to composition. Dedicatee Stephen Clarke first performed this work with the S.E.M. Ensemble in New York.

7:15 Illuminating Introduction with the composer / 8PM Concert
Tickets: $30 (reg)/$20 (seniors/arts workers)/$10 (students)
Box office: (416) 961-9594

January Polish festival events sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto:

Sunday January 10, 2010
Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West
Zygmunt Krauze and the Polish Perspective
New Music Concerts Ensemble; Zygmunt Krauze, piano and direction; Agata Zubel, soprano
Pawel Mykietyn (Poland, 1971) ĺ─ý 3 for 13 (1994)
Agata Zubel (Poland, 1978) ĺ─ý Cascando (2004) for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin and cello
Zygmunt Krauze (Poland, 1938) ĺ─ý Piano Quintet (1993)
Zygmunt Krauze ĺ─ý Polychromie (1968) for clarinet, trombone, piano and cello
Pawel Szymanski (Poland, 1954) ĺ─ý Concerto łŢ 4 (2004)
Wojtek Blazejczyk (Poland, 1981) ĺ─ý *M.A.D. (2007) for 12 players
*Mutually Assured Destruction

Poland has long enjoyed the reputation of spawning some of the world's most successful and controversial composers. Pianist/composer Zygmunt Krauze has curated a program of Canadian premieres by challenging young Polish composers and including Pawel Szymanski, who has proved himself one of the most uncompromising composers of our times.

7:15 Illuminating Introduction with the composers / 8PM Concert
Tickets: $30 (reg)/$20 (seniors/arts workers)/$10 (students)
Box office: (416) 961-9594


Monday January 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Special (non-subscription) Fundraising Event
Zygmunt Krauze, piano
Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave.
Frłędłęric Chopin (Poland, 1810-1849) ĺ─ý Mazurka in A minor op. 67, no. 4 (1846) with improvisations
Witold Lutosëăawski (Poland, 1913-1994) ĺ─ý Młęlodies populaires (1945) with improvisations
Zygmunt Krauze (Poland, 1938) ĺ─ý Six folk melodies (1957); Refrain (1993); Nightmare Tango (1987); Stone Music (1972); Gloves Music (1972)

Zygmunt Krauze gives a special benefit recital for new Music Concerts which will include his own improvisations on the music Chopin and Lutoslawski. The $50 admission includes a wine and cheese reception and a charitable receipt will be issued for the portion allowable under Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. Reservations: (416) 961-9594


Affiliated event:
Tuesday January 12 at 7:00 PM
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Edward Johnson Building Room 216
Free Public Lecture by Zygmunt Krauze



Wednesday January 13, 2010
Music Gallery at St. George the Martyr, 197 John St.
Contemporary Vocal Recital with Agata Zubel, soprano
Karol Szymanowski (Poland, 1882-1937) ĺ─ý (3) Kurpian Songs (1929) voice and piano
Alban Berg (Austria, 1885-1935) ĺ─ý (3) Frł║he Lieder (1907) voice and piano
Pawel Szymanski (Poland, 1954) ĺ─ý Drei Lieder nach Trakl (2002) voice and piano
Luciano Berio (Italy 1925-2003) ĺ─ý Sequenza III (1966) for solo voice
Cezary Duchnowski (Poland, 1971) ĺ─ý Disheveled Grasses (2002) for voice and soundfiles
Agata Zubel ĺ─ý Parlando (2000) for voice and sound files
Alejandro Vił▒ao (Argentina/UK, 1951) ĺ─ý Chant d'Ailleurs (1991) for voice and sound files

Agata Zubel, who is enjoying a rising double career as composer and soprano, performs music for solo voice with piano and electroacoustic accompaniment.

7:15 Illuminating Introduction with the composers / 8PM Concert
Tickets: $30 (reg)/$20 (seniors/arts workers)/$10 (students)
Box office: (416) 961-9594


Chinese New Year/Valentine's Day
Sunday February 14, 2010
Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St.
William Lau, Chinese dancer; Beverley Johnston, percussion; New Music Concerts Ensemble; Robert Aitken, flute & direction
Christos Hatzis (Greece/Canada, 1953) ĺ─ý In the Fire of Conflict (2009) for marimba and sound files
Chinary Ung (Cambodia, 1942) Cinnabar Heart (2009) for marimba
Chan Ka Nin (Hong Kong/Canada, 1949) ĺ─ý The Consequential Web of Life (2009) for mixed ensemble (world premiere, NMC Canada Council commission)
Alice Ping Yee Ho ĺ─ý Dance Concerto (2008) for flute, strings and percussion and Chinese Dancer (Toronto premiere)

New Music Concerts celebrates Valentine's Day and the Lunar New Year with premieres by Chinese-Canadian husband and wife Chan Ka-Nin and Alice Ping Yee Ho.

7:15 Illuminating Introduction with the composers / 8PM Concert
Tickets: $30 (reg)/$20 (seniors/arts workers)/$10 (students)
Box office: (416) 961-9594


Friday March 12, 2010
Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St.
Jonathan Harvey
Hidłęki Nagano, piano; New Music Concerts Ensemble; Robert Aitken, flute and direction;
Jonathan Harvey (England, 1939) ĺ─ý The Riot (1993) for flute/piccolo; bass clarinet; piano
Jonathan Harvey ĺ─ý Varja (1972-2009) for chamber ensemble (World premiere, Michael and Sonja Koerner Distinguished Visiting Composer at the University of Toronto commission)
Geoffrey Palmer (England, 1951) ĺ─ý Flute Concerto - 55 Cancri (2009) for solo flute and chamber ensemble (World premiere NMC commission)
Jonathan Harvey ĺ─ý Bird Concerto with Pianosong (2001) for solo piano/sampling keyboard, chamber ensemble and live electronics

A work involving multiple keyboards, live electronics and large ensemble forms the centrepiece of a concert featuring Jonathan Harvey, one of Britain's most exciting composers today. Harvey's former student Geoffrey Palmer has created a new work for solo flute and ensemble especially for this occasion. The concert is presented in conjunction with the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, where Harvey is the Michael and Sonja Koerner Distinguished Visitor in Composition.

7:15 Illuminating Introduction with the composers / 8PM Concert
Tickets: $30 (reg)/$20 (seniors/arts workers)/$10 (students)
Box office: (416) 961-9594

ĺ─«Affiliated Events:
Tuesday March 9, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Edward Johnson Building, Room 330
Composers' Forum with Jonathan Harvey (Free Public Lecture by the Michael and Sonja Koerner Distinguished Visitor in Composition)

Saturday March 13, 2010 at 8:00 PM
St. Anne's Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave.
Soundstreams Canada presents "A Now of Magnificent Sound ĺ─ý e. e. cummings" with choral music by Jonathan Harvey (www.soundstreams.ca)


Saturday April 10, 2010
A Tribute to Gilles Tremblay
Aventa Ensemble; Vincent Ranallo, baritone; Noa Frenkel, contralto; William Linwood, director
Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St.
Gilles Tremblay (Canada, 1932) ĺ─ý Solstices
Dł░niel Płęter Birłä (Hungary/USA, 1969) ĺ─ý Mishpatim Part 3 (2009) for contralto and ensemble
Wolf Edwards (Canada, 1972) ĺ─ý Altus (2009)
Gilles Tremblay ĺ─ý ł─ quelle heure commence le temps? (1999) for baritone and ensemble

This season organizations across the country are paying tribute to iconic Qułębec composer Gilles Tremblay. Victoria's Aventa Ensemble presents two of his most distinctive works, alongside commissioned works by British Columbia-based composers.

7:15 Illuminating Introduction with the composers / 8PM Concert
Tickets: $30 (reg)/$20 (seniors/arts workers)/$10 (students)
Box office: (416) 961-9594


Friday May 28, 2010
Music Gallery at St. George the Martyr, 197 John St.
Brian's Picks
New Music Concerts Ensemble; Brian Current, direction
Nicole Lizłęe (Canada, b.1973) ĺ─ý Television (2001) for 2 percussion
Oliver Schneller (Germany, b.1969) ĺ─ý Trio (1998-1999) accordion, cello and piano
Brian Current (Canada, b.1972) ĺ─ý Faster Still (2004) violin, piano and string quartet
Fabien Levy (France, b.1968) ĺ─ý I. Querwł║chsig (2006, rev 2009) for 11 players
Enno Poppe (Germany, b.1969) ĺ─ý Salz (2005) for 9 players
Analia Llugdar (Canada, b.1972) ĺ─ý Todos los recuerdos presentes envolvłéan ese sonido y algo me mirłä (2007) for 15 players

Brian Current's inspiring success as a composer and conductor has put him in touch with many of today's uniquely talented young composers. He has created a provocative program of contemporary activity from across Canada, Germany and France.

7:15 Illuminating Introduction with the composers / 8PM Concert
Tickets: $30 (reg)/$20 (seniors/arts workers)/$10 (students)
Box office: (416) 961-9594

TICKET INFORMATION
Full season subscription: $150 regular | $100 senior/arts worker | $40 student
Pick 3 or more (per event): $25 reg | $15 snr/arts | $7.50 studen
Individual Tickets: - $30 (reg)/$20 (seniors/arts workers)/$10 (students)

New Music Concerts
157 Carlton Street, Suite 203 Toronto ON M5A 2K3
416.961.9594 / fax 416.961.9508
nmc@interlog.com / www.NewMusicConcerts.com

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Le Trio Hochelaga en rłęsidence au Conservatoire

Montrłęal ĺ─ţ Le directeur du Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal, Raffi Armenian, est trł«s heureux dĺ─˘annoncer une nouvelle collaboration, avec lĺ─˘arrivłęe en rłęsidence du Trio Hochelaga. Le Conservatoire, qui dłęsire pousser plus loin son enseignement et son implication dans la promotion de la musique de chambre, est particulił«rement heureux de cette collaboration, qui permettra de mettre łŢ contribution son expertise et dĺ─˘enrichir tant la formation que lĺ─˘expłęrience de ses łęlł«ves.

Maintenant quĺ─˘il a son pied-łŢ-terre dans les nouveaux espaces permanents du Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal, au 4750 de la rue Henri-Julien, en plein cëýur du Plateau Mont-Royal, le Trio Hochelaga convie le public łŢ un premier concert, dans le cadre de la nouvelle słęrie Les Soirłęes du vendredi, le 25 septembre łŢ 20 heures, łŢ la salle de concert du Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal.

Prix dĺ─˘entrłęe : 5 $. Stationnement disponible sur lĺ─˘avenue Henri-Julien au coł¬t de 5 $.

Au programme :
Haydn : Trio en mi błęmol majeur, Hob.XV/30
Mendelssohn : Trio no 2 en do mineur, opus 66
Smetana : Trio en sol mineur, opus 15

Les artistes qui composent le Trio Hochelaga sont la violoniste Anne Robert, professeur au Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal, le violoncelliste Paul Marleyn, professeur de violoncelle et coordonnateur du dłępartement de musique de chambre łŢ lĺ─˘Universitłę dĺ─˘Ottawa, et le pianiste Stłęphane Lemelin, professeur titulaire et directeur de lĺ─˘łÔcole de musique łŢ lĺ─˘Universitłę dĺ─˘Ottawa.

Fondłę en 2000, le Trio Hochelaga sĺ─˘est trł«s rapidement distingułę sur la scł«ne musicale canadienne comme lĺ─˘un des plus importants ensembles de musique de chambre au pays. Les membres du trio ont choisi de partager leur passion pour un rłępertoire de musique de chambre, allant de lĺ─˘łępoque classique łŢ la musique dĺ─˘aujourdĺ─˘hui. Interprł«tes des grandes ëýuvres du rłępertoire, ils accordent une place particulił«re łŢ la musique franł▀aise, dont ils se donnent le mandat dĺ─˘explorer les richesses młęconnues.

Nous vous invitons łŢ consulter rłęgulił«rement le site Web du Conservatoire łŢ l'adresse suivante : www.conservatoire.gouv.qc.ca

Pour obtenir plus d'information, vous pouvez nous joindre au 514 873-4031.

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Orchestre Symphonique de Laval-Anton Kuerti-concert du mercredi 30 septembre

Beethoven, Tchałěkovsky et Anton Kuerti
Pour un concert d'ouverture magistral!
Le mercredi 30 septembre łŢ 20 h

Lavalĺ─ý L'Orchestre symphonique de Laval inaugure avec faste sa 24e saison en prłęsentant le Concerto pour piano et orchestre no 5 en mi błęmol majeur, op. 73, de Beethoven et une ëýuvre choisie par le public, l'imposante Symphonie no 5 en mi mineur, op. 54, de Tchałěkovsky. Cette ëýuvre a łętłę dłęsignłęe, au printemps 2009, comme le Č┤ Coup de cëýur Ȭ du public dans le cadre d'un sondage visant łŢ connałĂtre la pił«ce que l'auditoire aimerait entendre lors du premier concert de la saison 2009-2010. Chose promise, chose due! Le public de l'OSL aura non seulement la chance d'entendre cette ëýuvre grandiose, mais aussi le privilł«ge d'une rencontre avec Anton Kuerti, celui que le Fanfare Magazine considł«re comme le plus grand pianiste vivant! Ce grand concert sera prłęsentłę le mercredi 30 septembre łŢ 20 h, łŢ la salle Andrłę-Mathieu de Laval. Alain Trudel vous donne rendez-vous pour sa confłęrence d'avant-concert dł«s 19 h 15.

Anton Kuerti

Le pianiste Anton Kuerti est nłę en Autriche, a grandi aux łÔtats-Unis et a vłęcu la majeure partie de sa vie adulte au Canada. Jeune surdoułę, il n'a que 11 ans lorsqu'il interprł«te le Concerto de Grieg avec Arthur Fiedler, et il est encore aux łętudes lorsqu'il remporte le prestigieux et convoitłę Prix Leventritt. Anton Kuerti a joułę dans 39 pays, dont le Japon et la Russie, ainsi que dans la plupart des pays europłęens. Il s'est łęgalement produit avec les principaux orchestres et chefs d'orchestre des łÔtats-Unis. Son vaste rłępertoire compte quelque 50 concertos, dont l'une de ses propres compositions, et il est l'un des artistes contemporains ayant rłęalisłę le plus d'enregistrements, dont l'intłęgrale des concertos et sonates de Beethoven. Au Canada, Anton Kuerti s'est produit avec tous les orchestres professionnels et devant 140 communautłęs, d'un ocłęan łŢ l'autre. Il a, entre autres, donnłę 39 concerts avec l'Orchestre symphonique de Toronto. Anton Kuerti a, de plus, participłę łŢ de nombreux festivals importants et a dłęmontrłę, łŢ plusieurs occasions, une endurance remarquable en interprłętant les cinq concertos de Beethoven et la Fantaisie chorale, ou les cinq dernił«res sonates pour piano de Beethoven, en un seul long concert. ł─ titre de chambriste, il a collaborłę avec certains des plus influents artistes de la scł«ne internationale, tels Gidon Kremer, Yo-Yo Ma, Janos Starker et avec les quatuors Cleveland, Guarneri, Saint-Laurent et Tokyo.

Officier de l'Ordre du Canada, il a reł▀u de nombreux doctorats honorifiques et, en 2008, le Prix du Gouverneur głęnłęral, le plus grand honneur qui puisse łütre dłęcernłę łŢ un artiste canadien des arts de la scł«ne. ł─ noter qu'Anton Kuerti est łęgalement professeur, compositeur, organisateur de concerts et directeur artistique.

AU PROGRAMME

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Concerto pour piano et orchestre no 5 en mi błęmol majeur, op. 73, Č┤ Empereur Ȭ, 1809
Soliste : Anton Kuerti

C'est en 1792 que Beethoven arrive łŢ Vienne pour y łętudier la composition auprł«s de grands małĂtres. Ville de musique, s'il en est une en cette fin du XV111e sił«cle, Beethoven ne tarde pas łŢ se faire un nom, et l'aristocratie, łęprise de musique, se presse łŢ ses concerts. Dł«s lors, les portes des grandes familles viennoises s'ouvrent devant lui et son avenir de musicien semble assurłę. Quelques annłęes plus tard cependant, en 1800, des symptłąmes inquiłętants se manifestent au point qu'ils ne peuvent plus łütre ignorłęs : Beethoven devient sourd. Le musicien est dłęvastłę et envisage un moment de se suicider. Il rłędige alors le cłęlł«bre Testament d'Heiligenstad dans lequel il confie son dłęsespoir. Reprenant ses esprits, il transformera ce młęchant coup du sort en destin : il sera compositeur coł¬te que coł¬te. Le Concerto no 5 a łętłę composłę au cours de l'annłęe 1809, au moment oł╝ les troupes de Napolłęon assił«gent Vienne. Au mois d'octobre, la signature du traitłę de paix de Vienne permet łŢ Beethoven d'achever l'łęcriture de la partition dłęlaissłęe durant les bombardements. L'ëýuvre est dłędiłęe łŢ l'archiduc Rodolphe, fils de l'empereur Lłęopold II d'Autriche et protecteur du musicien. Le concerto a łętłę crłęłę le 28 novembre 1810 łŢ Leipzig par l'orchestre du Gewandhaus. La surditłę du compositeur łętant trop avancłęe, la partie du soliste est alors interprłętłęe par le pianiste Friedrich Schneider. Partisan des idłęes de la Rłęvolution franł▀aise, Beethoven a profondłęment incarnłę ces principes dans sa musique. Dans son ultime concerto pour piano, il n'est pas exagłęrłę de dire que le soliste dialogue avec toute la masse sonore de l'orchestre en toute libertłę, łęgalitłę et fraternitłę.

ENTRACTE

Piotr Ilyitch Tchałěkovsky (1840-1893)
Symphonie no 5 en mi mineur, op. 54, 1888

Musicien indłęniablement russe, Tchałěkovsky n'en est pas moins influencłę par la forme et les techniques de composition occidentales. Curieux, łęclectique, il touche łŢ tous les genres musicaux avec beaucoup de succł«s : opłęra, concerto, musique de chambre. En 1876, il compose le Lac des cygnes et crłęe ainsi le ballet symphonique. Tchałěkovsky a łęcrit six symphonies auxquelles on se doit d'ajouter Manfred, cette autre symphonie, bien qu'elle n'en porte pas le titre. Si les trois premił«res symphonies s'avł«rent de facture plus classique quant łŢ leur inspiration, les trois dernił«res nous font entrer dans l'univers psychologique du compositeur et renvoient łŢ des idłęes extramusicales comme l'obsession du destin. Ce thł«me du fatum, que l'on entend justement ici, et ce, dł«s le dłębut du premier mouvement, traversera les quatre mouvements de l'ëýuvre. La Symphonie no 5 fut crłęłęe łŢ Saint-Płętersbourg le 5 novembre 1888, sous la direction du compositeur.

Concert : 30 septembre łŢ 20 h, salle Andrłę-Mathieu
Le concert est une prłęsentation de Protectron.
Les billets pour ce concert sont disponibles
En ligne : www.salleandremathieu.com
Au guichet de la salle Andrłę-Mathieu : 475, boul. de l'Avenir, Laval
Par tłęlłęphone, billetterie de la salle Andrłę-Mathieu : (450) 667-2040
Via le Rłęseau admission : (514) 790-1245

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Portland Symphony Orchestra and Portland OvationsSpearhead Portland's First "Incubator" for the Performing Arts

PORTLAND, Maine ĺ─ý The Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and Portland Ovations (formerly known as PCA Great Performances/Portland Concert Association) began co-habitating over 10 years ago when they decided to share office space in addition to their already shared venue space and box office systems. The shared space and systems worked so well for Portland's two largest performing arts organizations that they began to think on a grander scale. They hatched the idea of creating an arts "incubator" ĺ─ý a shared space where performing arts organizations can work together, pool resources and collaborate on concepts, projects, and back-office needs.

That concept came to fruition last August when the PSO and Portland Ovations moved to a larger space. The two organizations signed the lease, and invited the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ (FOKO) to join them. Portland's Choral Art Society and the LARK Society for Chamber Music joined the group at their new home, 50 Monument Square, in the spring of 2009.

"We'd already made the decision that if an appropriate larger space became available, we'd move our offices together and invite other, smaller performing arts organizations to join us," said PSO Executive Director Ari Solotoff. "We know how hard it is for small organizations to afford office space and overhead on their own, and the collaboration seemed like a natural fit."

In the shared space the organizations are able to share conference facilities as well as costs of overhead including office equipment and machinery.

But more than just a fiscally responsible option, the shared space also represents an opportunity for artistic collaboration between groups that often already worked closely together. They now have immediate access to one another ĺ─ý and an easily shared network of volunteers.

"Many of us often worked closely together before, but now everyone is together, sharing space and energy and ideas ĺ─ý and everyone benefits," noted Portland Ovations Executive Director, Aimłęe Petrin. "There's a terrific amount of vitality and artistic collaboration going on here. It's a great place to be."

The 50 Monument Square building is owned by Youth Alternatives Ingraham, a Portland social services agency that is dedicated to advancing healthier lives, happier families, and stronger communities.

"The fact that our building is owned and managed by a local organization dedicated to strengthening community and serving other local organizations feels good," said Kathleen Grammer, FOKO's executive director. "And the fact that we're all in the arts district together alongside galleries, museums, and right down the street from our home venue is perfect."

Around the corner from their administrative space, Merrill Auditorium is the artistic home of the PSO (and their 82 professional musicians), Portland Ovations and FOKO. A 1,908-seat performing arts facility located in the Arts District of downtown Portland, the Auditorium was originally built in 1912 to replace two former halls both destroyed by fire. In 1997 Merrill Auditorium was completely renovated with improved acoustics, sightlines and stage facilities. Since the restoration, Merrill Auditorium has established itself as one of New England's finest performing arts centers. Merrill is also home to PortTix, Portland's box office and ticketing system for many arts events in Portland.

"Portland has a strong history of collaboration among its arts organizations, and our programming represents that more every year," said PSO Music Director Robert Moody. "We are especially proud to have begun Portland's first 'performing arts incubator', so to speak, and we are already seeing an upsurge in the energy and teamwork taking place between all of these great organizations."

About Portland Symphony Orchestra:ĺ─«Serving the city of Portland, the state of Maine, and northern New England, the Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is the largest performing arts organization in Maine. With critically acclaimed performances and broad community engagement, the PSO is widely regarded as one of the top symphony orchestras of its size in the country. Established in 1923, 2009-10 marks the organization's 85th anniversary season. For more information about the PSO visit www.portlandsymphony.com.

About Portland Ovations:ĺ─«For nearly 80 years, Portland Ovations, the non-profit organization formerly known as PCA Great Performances/Portland Concert Association, has brought a dynamic season of exceptional performing artists to Maine including classical music, jazz, opera, world, dance, theater, and Broadway. In addition to their live performances, Portland Ovations brings the exhilaration of the performing arts out into the greater Portland community with season-long educational and outreach programs called Ovations Offstage. For more information about the organization and their programming visit www.portlandovations.org.

About FOKO:ĺ─«Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ (FOKO) was founded in 1981 as a result of the city of Portland's need to withdraw funding for the municipal organ housed in Merrill Auditorium due to financial limitations. Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Kotzschmar, FOKO's responsibilities include raising funds, presenting concerts and engaging the services of a Municipal Organist. For more information about the Kotzschmar, the guest organists and the season, visit www.foko.org.

About CAS:ĺ─«The Choral Art Society (CAS) has more than 150 singers who perform in three distinct ensembles: the symphonic Masterworks Chorus, the mid-sized Choral Art Singers, and the intimate a cappella Camerata. All singers are skilled amateurs, selected by audition. The Society offers an annual concert series and appears regularly as guests of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Robert Russell, professor of music at the University of Southern Maine, is the conductor and artistic director of the CAS. For more information about the CAS and performances visit www.choralart.org or call (207) 828-0043.

About The LARK Society for Chamber Music:ĺ─«Taking its name from the initials of the Portland String Quartet (PSQ) members' surnames and from a Haydn quartet, "The Lark", The LARK Society for Chamber Music was formed in 1980 to promote chamber music and music education in Maine. In addition to presenting the Portland Concert Series, LARK supports the PSQ's educational outreach activities throughout the state. For more information visit www.portlandstringquartet.org or call (207) 761-1522.

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Lancement d'une łęcole de guitare flamenca łŢ Montrłęal : Acadłęmie de Guitare Flamenca

ĺ─«Cet automne, l'Acadłęmie de Guitare Flamenca dłębutera ses activitłęs. Conł▀u pour les guitaristes soucieux d'avoir une formation solide en guitare flamenca, cette acadłęmie est fondłęe par les guitaristes Roger Lapierre et Michel Beauchamp, tous deux membres fondateurs de la troupe Tradiciłän Flamenca.

Le concept est celui de cours de groupe oł╝ l'enseignement est dispensłę tour łŢ tour par les deux professeurs. Roger Lapierre compte plus de 45 ans d'expłęrience dans le monde flamenco ici, aux łÔtats-Unis et en Espagne. Michel Beauchamp est titulaire d'un premier prix de conservatoire en guitare classique et enseigne la guitare depuis plus de 25 ans. Ces deux approches se complł«tent et enrichissent l'enseignement offert łŢ l'Acadłęmie de Guitare Flamenca. Les cours abordent les aspects technique, thłęorique et pratique en plus de l'accompagnement de la danse et du chant.
La premił«re session de 12 semaines dłębutera le jeudi 1er octobre 2009 et se terminera le jeudi 17 dłęcembre 2009. La durłęe des cours est de 2 heures et dłębuteront łŢ 19 h 30. Les cours ont lieu au 5535b rue Chapleau łŢ Montrłęal.

Pour informations ou inscriptions, signaler le 514.389.0398 ou rendez-vous łŢ : http://pages.globetrotter.net/salon.tarrega

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Banque dĺ─˘instruments de musique du Conseil des Arts du Canada

Ottawa ĺ─ý Le Conseil des Arts du Canada prłęsentera les 14 laurłęats du concours de la Banque d'instruments de musique le jeudi 24 septembre. Lors de la confłęrence de presse, les laurłęats recevront officiellement l'instrument de la Banque qu'ils auront prłęalablement słęlectionnłę.

La valeur des treize instruments łŢ cordes de qualitłę et de l'archet de violoncelle totalise plus de 26 millions de dollars (US). Il s'agit du plus important concours jamais organisłę par la Banque d'instruments de musique du Conseil des Arts.

Les noms des gagnants, leurs notices biographiques et des photographies tłęlłęchargeables seront affichłęs au www.conseildesarts.ca, dł«s 11 h, le 24 septembre.

Le jeudi 24 septembre łŢ 20 h, les quatorze laurłęats prłęsenteront un concert gratuit au Studio Glennĺ─ŰGould. Pour rłęserver vos billets communiquez avec prix.dotations@conseildesarts.ca ou 1ĺ─Ű800ĺ─Ű263ĺ─Ű5588, poste 4215. Les reprłęsentants des młędias sont łęgalement invitłęs au concert et łŢ la rłęception.

Les ëýuvres interprłętłęes par les musiciens seront enregistrłęes et diffusłęes ultłęrieurement łŢ l'łęmission Soirłęes classiques animłęe par Michel Keable sur les ondes d'Espace musique, la radio musicale de Radio-Canada et łŢ l'łęmission Tempo animłęe par Julie Nesrallah sur CBC Radio 2. Elles seront łęgalement diffusłęes le dimanche 4 octobre łŢ l'łęmission In Concert animłęe par Bill Richardson sur ĺ─«CBC Radio 2.

ł─ propos du concours
De jeunes musiciens talentueux se feront concurrence pour le prłüt ĺ─ý pour une płęriode de trois ans ĺ─ý de l'un des treize instruments łŢ cordes de qualitłę et un archet de violoncelle fabriqułęs entre 1689 et 1902. Pendant la semaine du 20 septembre, les musiciens se produiront devant un jury de trois experts qui ont une vaste connaissance de la musique choisiront les laurłęats de cette annłęe.

Banque d'instruments de musique
Crłęłęe en 1985, la Banque d'instruments de musique acquiert des instruments łŢ cordes exceptionnels grłóce łŢ des dons et des prłüts, et elle les prłüte ensuite łŢ de jeunes musiciens canadiens talentueux afin de contribuer au dłęveloppement de leur carrił«re internationale de solistes ou de chambristes. Les laurłęats du concours disposent des instruments pour une płęriode de trois ans.

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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En primeur łŢ Montrłęal La compagnie de danse-thłęłótre australienne Force Majeure prłęsente The Age Iĺ─˘m In

Cinquił«me Salle de la Place des Arts
14 au 17 et 20 au 25 octobre 2009

Č┤ Drłąle et absolument exaltant, [ĺ─Â] imprłęgnłę dĺ─˘une beautłę constitułęe de simples et
candides moments de vłęritłę, dĺ─˘espoir et dĺ─˘łęmotion pure. Ȭ (Daily Telegraph)

Montrłęal ĺ─ý La Cinquił«me Salle de la Place des Arts prłęsente - en primeur łŢ Montrłęal - Force Majeure, une jeune compagnie de danse-thłęłótre australienne łŢ dłęcouvrir absolument. Tout juste de retour du festival Ulster Bank Theatre Dublin, Force Majeure propose The Age Iĺ─˘m In, un portrait vif et composite de la sociłętłę australienne contemporaine, magnifiquement rendu par dix danseurs et acteurs łógłęs de 15 łŢ 80 ans. Appuyłęe par un usage remarquable dĺ─˘łęcrans numłęriques et du lipsynch, The Age Iĺ─˘m In interpelle toutes les tranches dĺ─˘łóge avec humour, respect et sensibilitłę. La pił«ce a łętłę applaudie en Europe et en Australie, oł╝ elle recevait en 2009 un Australian Dance Award dans la catłęgorie Č┤ Performance exceptionnelle Ȭ. Placłęe sous la direction artistique de Kate Champion, ex-membre de la troupe londonienne DV8 Physical Theatre, la compagnie Force Majeure sera łŢ la Cinquił«me Salle de la Place des Arts du 14 au 17 et du 20 au 25 octobre 2009.

Č┤ Est-ce vraiment de la danse contemporaine ? Est-ce vraiment du thłęłótre ? Quĺ─˘importe; cĺ─˘est du Kate Champion, du Force Majeure et cĺ─˘est brillant. Ȭ (Stage Noise)

Crłęłęe en 2008, The Age Iĺ─˘m In a pris lĺ─˘affiche des grands festivals de Sydney et dĺ─˘Adelałěde en Australie. Rłęflexion sur lĺ─˘expłęrience humaine et lĺ─˘inłęvitable passage du temps, lĺ─˘ëýuvre a łętłę łęlaborłęe łŢ partir dĺ─˘entrevues avec pas moins de 80 citoyens (extra) ordinaires. Politique, sexualitłę, solitude, drogue, vieillesse y sont abordłęs sans dłętour. Danseurs et acteurs, jeunes et vieux, rendent superbement cette multiplicitłę de voix grłóce łŢ une technologie audiovisuelle ingłęnieuse, en symbiose unique avec la danse. łÔtonnante et inventive, la pił«ce juxtapose les expłęriences de cinq głęnłęrations; les destins, les langues et les valeurs sĺ─˘entrechoquent, se complł«tent, sĺ─˘ignorent parfois. Aprł«s les reprłęsentations montrłęalaises, The Age Iĺ─˘m In sera prłęsentłę łŢ Słęoul en Corłęe du Sud.

Force Majeure est la premił«re de trois compagnies australiennes łŢ łütre programmłęe dans la Saison Cinquił«me Salle 2009-2010, une heureuse initiative de la Place des Arts, soutenue par le Conseil des arts de lĺ─˘Australie.

Force Majeure

Fondłę en 2002 łŢ Newton (en Australie), le collectif Force Majeure rassemble des artistes issus dĺ─˘horizons multiples ĺ─ý danse, thłęłótre, arts visuels, littłęrature ĺ─ý, dłędiłęs łŢ la crłęation dĺ─˘ëýuvres basłęes sur le mouvement. La direction artistique de lĺ─˘organisme est assurłęe par Kate Champion, assistłęe par Roz Hervey et Geoff Cobham. Grłóce łŢ ses productions Already Elsewhere, Same Same But Different, TenebrłÂ 1 + 2, The Sense of It (cinq courts młętrages de danse) et The Age Iĺ─˘m In, la compagnie connałĂt un succł«s toujours grandissant dans son pays dĺ─˘origine et sur la scł«ne internationale. Le spectacle Already Elsewhere łętait, lui aussi, couronnłę dĺ─˘un Australian Dance Award dans la catłęgorie Č┤ Performance exceptionnelle Ȭ en 2005.

Kate Champion

Nłęe łŢ Sydney, Kate Champion a dansłę pour des compagnies de danse contemporaine renommłęes telles One Extra Company, Dance North et Australian Dance Theatre. Sa carrił«re est particulił«rement influencłęe par Lloyd Newson, fondateur et directeur de DV8 Physical Theatre, avec qui elle a travaillłę en tant quĺ─˘interprł«te et assistante łŢ la production. Elle a incidemment participłę łŢ la crłęation dĺ─˘ëýuvres comme Enters Achilles, Strange Fish, The Happiest Day of My Life ainsi que The Cost of Living, une pił«ce commandłęe par le festival Olympic Arts en 2000 łŢ Sydney. Champion dłęveloppe son propre langage chorłęgraphique depuis 1990.

Ne manquez pas la premił«re escale montrłęalaise de Force Majeure avec The Age Iĺ─˘m In, un spectacle aussi surprenant quĺ─˘irrłęsistible. Rłęservez vite, les reprłęsentations ont lieu du 14 au 17, du 20 au 24 octobre łŢ 20h, le 25 octobre łŢ 16h, łŢ la Cinquił«me Salle de la Place des Arts.

Ce spectacle de danse-thłęłótre est prłęsentłę en anglais.

http://www.forcemajeure.com.au/ http://cinquiemesalle.com/

Toujours en prise avec les tendances de lĺ─˘avant-garde artistique, la Cinquił«me Salle est dłędiłęe łŢ la prłęsentation dĺ─˘ëýuvres de crłęation dĺ─˘ici et dĺ─˘ailleurs, quĺ─˘il sĺ─˘agisse de thłęłótre, de danse ou de multi-młędia. ł─ dłęcouvrir cet automne construct (Tanja Liedtke) et Une Maison propre (Thłęłótre de lĺ─˘Opsis).

Cinquił«me Salle de la Place des Arts
175, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest

Renseignements et rłęservations
Billetterie de la Place des Arts l 514.842.2112 ou 1.866.842.2112 l laplacedesarts.com

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Presenting Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy in concert with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra!


Vancouver BC ĺ─ý The VSO presents Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY, on Thursday, October 8, 2009, at the newly renovated Orpheum Theatre. The concert will feature Nobuo Uematsuĺ─˘s award-winning music from Square Enixĺ─˘s enormously successful FINAL FANTASY video game series, performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Grammy award-winner Arnie Roth. State of the art videos will be projected on screens to showcase the games most memorable and thrilling sequences. This concert will also feature the North American premiere performance of the FINAL FANTASY VII Main Theme.

FINAL FANTASY is a worldwide sensation, and one of the most successful video game franchises in the history of gaming. One of the top-selling video game franchises, FINAL FANTASY has created a lasting legacy in the video game world as one of the most innovative and influential role-playing games ever released. It has received worldwide critical acclaim for its originality, graphics, and of course, its rich, sumptuous, exciting music scores. Tickets are on-sale now and selling very quickly! Some good seats remain, and are available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca, or through VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434.

Video game music has become increasingly popular in the last decade with the advancement of gaming console technology and has become essential in enhancing a gameĺ─˘s overall experience. In fact, the music of FINAL FANTASY has become just as popular as the ongoing video game franchise due to its epic scores, which incorporate a variety of musical styles. The series veteran composer Nobuo Uematsu was named as one of the ĺ─˙Innovatorsĺ─¨ in Time Magazineĺ─˘s ĺ─˙Time 100: The Next Wave ĺ─ý Musicĺ─¨ feature.

A classically trained violinist, conductor, composer, producer and Grammy award-winning artist, Arnie Roth performs across a wide array of musical genres. Mr. Roth has performed with a host of artists, including Il Divo, Diana Ross, Jewel, and Josh Groban. He is also a long-time member of the Grammy award-winning group Mannheim Steamroller. Orchestras which Mr. Roth has conducted include the London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and Tokyo Philharmonic. Mr. Roth was the music director and conductor of the ĺ─˙Dear Friends: music from FINAL FANTASYĺ─¨ and ĺ─˙VOICES: music from FINAL FANTASYĺ─¨ concerts. He then became the principal conductor and music director of PLAY! A Video Game Symphony featuring music from blockbuster video games such as FINAL FANTASYČĂ, World of WarcraftČĂ, Elder Scrolls III: MorrowindĺĐó and Battlefield 1942ĺĐó.

CONCERT INFO

Specials:
Final Fantasy in Concert
Thursday, October 8, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
Arnie Roth, conductor

Tickets $25 to $65
Tickets available by phone at 604.876.3434 or online at www.vancouversymphony.ca

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Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst conducts The Cleveland Orchestra in program featuring Liszt's A Faust Symphony at Severance Hall on October 8 and 10

Mitsuko Uchida is soloist in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4

Thursday, October 8, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 10, at 8:00 p.m.

Severance Hall

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
FRANZ WELSER-Mł˝ST, conductor
MITSUKO UCHIDA, piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
LISZT A Faust Symphony

CLEVELAND ĺ─ý Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst will conduct The Cleveland Orchestra in a program featuring Liszt's A Faust Symphony at Severance Hall on Thursday, October 8, and Saturday, October 10, at 8:00 p.m. Mitsuko Uchida will be soloist in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4.

The program begins with Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Opus 58. After intermission, the program concludes with Franz Liszt's A Faust Symphony.

TICKET PRICES (Add $5 for Saturday): Orchestra: $71, $47; Dress Circle: $93, $55; Balcony: $71, $55, $31.

FREE CONCERT PREVIEWS:
Concert Previews will be given prior to the October 8 and 10 concerts, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in Reinberger Chamber Hall. The Preview speaker will be Francesca Brittan, assistant professor of music, Case Western Reserve University. Concert Previews are designed to enrich the concert-going experience by providing historical background and critical insight into the music performed at each concert. This series is funded by a generous endowment gift from Dorothy Humel Hovorka and supported by The Reinberger Foundation. The entrance to Reinberger Chamber Hall is located on the ground floor of Severance Hall, off the Smith Lobby. The Smith Lobby is entered via the Rankin Entrance off East Boulevard or the Schey Entrance off Euclid Avenue.



Mitsuko Uchida

Mitsuko Uchida's interpretations of a wide range of repertoire have gained her a formidable reputation as a pianist who brings intellectual acuity and musical insight to her performances. She is particularly noted for her interpretations of Mozart and Schubert, both in the concert hall and on CD, and also has illuminated the music of Berg, Schoenberg, Webern, and Boulez.

Ms. Uchida made her Cleveland Orchestra debut in February 1990, and has since performed with the Orchestra at Severance Hall, at the Blossom Festival, and on tour to Europe and Japan. In October, she will join the Orchestra during its European Tour for performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in Luxembourg and Vienna. Ms. Uchida made her Cleveland Orchestra conducting debut in March 1998. From 2002 to 2007, she served as artist-in-residence with the Orchestra, and performed a cycle of Mozart's piano concertos, conducting from the keyboard. Her most recent appearances with the Orchestra were in performances of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25, under the direction of Colin Davis, at Severance Hall in April 2009. Ms. Uchida's recording with The Cleveland Orchestra, as solo pianist and conductor of the Mozart Piano Concertos Nos. 23 and 24, recorded live in concert at Severance Hall in December 2008, has just been released.

During recent seasons, Mitsuko Uchida has been giving performances of Beethoven's last three piano sonatas, and Opus numbers 101 and 106 ("Hammerklavier"), including a critically acclaimed performance at Royal Festival Hall in London.

Mitsuko Uchida performs throughout the world with many different musical partners. In March 2009, she toured Europe with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen, as soloist in the Schoenberg Piano Concerto. In addition to appearing as a regular guest artist at both the Salzburg Mozartwoche and the Salzburg Festival, she gave concerts this year with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Hagen Quartet and performed in recital with soprano Magdalena KoëŠenł░. This season, Ms. Uchida continues her focus on Beethoven, performing all five of his piano concertos with Simon Rattle during a month's residency with the Berlin Philharmonic in February 2010. She will also be participating in a European concert tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra; giving solo recitals in Paris, New York, and Tokyo; returning to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; and appearing at the Vienna Festival with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble Intercontemporain performing Berg's Chamber Concerto with violinist Christian Tetzlaff. She will also embark on a recording project of solo piano works by Schumann.

Mitsuko Uchida records exclusively for Decca, and her recordings include the complete Mozart piano sonatas and piano concertos; the complete Schubert piano sonatas; Debussy's Etudes; the five Beethoven piano concertos with Kurt Sanderling; a CD of Mozart Sonatas for Piano and Violin with Mark Steinberg, Schubert's Die schłĆne Mł║llerin with Ian Bostridge for EMI; the final five Beethoven piano sonatas; and the 2008 recording of Berg's Chamber Concerto with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez, and Christian Tetzlaff. Ms. Uchida's 2001 recording of the Schoenberg Piano Concerto with Pierre Boulez and The Cleveland Orchestra won four awards, including one from Gramophone for "best concerto recording." In April 2008, BBC Music Magazine presented its Instrumentalist of the Year and Disc of the Year awards to Ms. Uchida, for her recording of Beethoven's Sonatas Opus 101 and 106.

Mitsuko Uchida has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to aiding the development of young musicians and is a trustee of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. She is also co-director, with Richard Goode, of the Marlboro Music Festival. In June 2009, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

TICKET SERVICES:
The Severance Hall Ticket Office is located in the Smith Lobby. The entrance and 15-minute Ticket Service parking are along East Boulevard. Single tickets for all concerts in the 2009-10 season are now on sale.

Severance Hall Ticket Office Hours:
M-F 9-6
Sat. 10-6
Closed Sundays and major holidays, except for those days with performances, when the Ticket Office opens three hours prior to the performance start time.

To charge tickets by telephone on American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, and Visa, call Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at (216) 231-1111 (Cleveland) or 800-686-1141 during the regular 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.

PARKING:
For evening subscription concerts at Severance Hall, night-of-concert parking can be purchased for $10 per vehicle, when space permits, in the Campus Center Garage (the underground garage located directly behind Severance Hall). Pre-paid parking for the Campus Center Garage can be purchased in advance through the Ticket Office at the cost of $14 per concert (this includes City of Cleveland parking tax and handling fee). The pre-paid parking ensures patrons a parking space, but availability of these pre-paid parking passes is limited.

For further information, or to order pre-paid parking, patrons should call the Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Office during regular office hours at (216) 231-1111 or 800-686-1141. Pre-paid parking passes are also available through The Cleveland Orchestra's website at clevelandorchestra.com.

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Edmonton Opera 09-10 Season

EDMONTON'S 2009-2010 OPERA SEASON
~ SURRENDER YOURSELF ~

The 2009-2010 opera season is brimming with love, lust, murder, betrayalĺ─Â And pirates!

Edmonton Opera presents Verdi's Rigoletto, Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance and Verdi's Otello, as well as a special collaboration between Edmonton Opera and Alberta Ballet: Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer and Weill's Seven Deadly Sins at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Single tickets are available now at Ticketmaster, call 780-451-8000 or visit www.ticketmaster.ca.

"To me, Surrender Yourself means escaping life's worries and embracing the struggle, the spectacle and the magic of opera," says Edmonton Opera's Artistic Director Brian Deedrick.

"This season, we'll take you to worlds of passion, love, revenge, adventure, and, of course, the wacky world of a Pirate King!"


Verdi's Rigoletto
October 24, 27 and 29, 2009 - 7.30pm
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

A surreal set and provocative costumes by Edmonton's award-winning designer Bretta Gerecke transforms this season opener into a true circus of decadence and depravity. Despite his attempt to save his daughter Gilda from the Duke of Mantua's lecherous grasp, the hunchbacked jester Rigoletto pushers her ever closer to a horrific fate. With Theodore Baerg in the role of Rigoletto for the first time, Conductor Robert Tweten and director David Adams lead an all-star cast including Robert Breault as the Duke of Mantua; Canadian Superstar Tracy Dahl as Gilda; Uwe Dambruch as Monterone and Sparafucile; Norine Burgess as Maddalena; Benjamin Covey as Marullo; and Milton Liska as Borsa, with live accompaniment by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and featuring the Edmonton Opera Chorus.


Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance
February 6, 9 and 11, 2010 - 7.30pm
Sung in English with English supertitles

Returning by popular demand, the Modern Major-General and a band of merry pirates follows in the footsteps of Edmonton Opera's silly Sterling Award winner HMS Pinafore. After the young pirate apprentice Frederic woos Mabel, Major-General Stanley's comely daughter, the pair wades through a series of ludicrous mishaps and misunderstandings in an attempt at life spent happily ever after. Conducted and directed by comedy super-duo Peter Dala and Robert Herriot, Pirates of Penzance stars Curt Olds as Major-General Stanley; Aaron St. Clair Nicholson as the Pirate King; Lawrence Wiliford as Frederic; Edmonton's own Andrew MacDonald-Smith as the Police Sergeant; Sonya Gosse as Ruth; Nikki Einfeld as Mabel; Kendra O'Connor in her Edmonton Opera debut as Edith; and the beloved Renłęe Brad as Kate. The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Edmonton Opera Chorus include their high notes on the high seas.


Verdi's Otello
April 24, 27 and 29, 2010 ĺ─ý 7.30pm
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Edmonton Opera's production of Otello rounds out Verdi's trio of Shakespeare operas. Otello pairs a story faithful to the Bard's tragic tale of jealousy and deceit with beautiful and complex music. Conducted by James Meena and directed by Edmonton Opera's Brian Deedrick, Otello showcases an all-Canadian cast including John MacMaster as the title character; Sally Dibblee as Desdemona; Gregory Dahl as Iago; Colin Ainsworth as Cassio; Elizabeth Turnbull as Emilia; Brian McIntosh as Lodovico; Thomas Macleay as Roderigo; and Gregory Atkinson as Montano, along with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Edmonton Opera Chorus.


Special co-production with Alberta Ballet:
Mahler/Weill's Songs of a Wayfarer/Seven Deadly Sins
April 9 & 10, 2010 ĺ─ý 7.30pm

Edmonton Opera and Alberta Ballet team up once again, this time focusing on the work of two ground-breaking German composers. Though from different eras, both Gustav Mahler and Kurt Weill were visionaries who explored the way music creates worlds of its own. Choreographers Emily Molnar and Yukichi Hattori will each present a new ballet set to these innovative works, and the event will be conducted by Peter Dala, with stage consulting by Edmonton Opera's Brian Deedrick. Vocal soloists include Allyson McHardy, Patricia O'Callaghan, Stuart Howe, Thomas Macleay, John Conlon and Uwe Dambruch, with movement by Alberta Ballet's corps and live accompaniment by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.


Subscribers to Edmonton Opera's 2009-2010 save up to 25 per cent on ticket prices, sit in the best seats in the house and pay 2008-2009 subscription rates. Subscriptions are available by contacting the Edmonton Opera Box Office at 780-429-1000 or www.edmontonopera.com. For more information about Edmonton Opera's season, signature events and education programs, visit www.edmontonopera.com.

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Concert de musique russe łŢ la Facultłę de musique de l' UdeM

La Facultłę de musique de lĺ─˘Universitłę de Montrłęal est heureuse de prłęsenter le concert

BIJOUX RUSSES

Musique russe du XXe sił«cle

avec Jutta Puchhammer-Słędillot, łŢ lĺ─˘alto
et Paul Stewart, au piano
dans le cadre de la Słęrie Les Profs de la Facultłę de musique.

Samedi 26 septembre 2009, 19 h 30
Salle Claude-Champagne
220, avenue Vincent-dĺ─˘Indy, Montrłęal
(młętro łÔdouard-Montpetit)

Entrłęe libre

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Symphony Nova Scotia's Annual General Meeting

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Tuesday, September 29, 5:00 pm
Dalhousie Arts Centre Sculpture Court

Halifax, NS ĺ─ý Symphony Nova Scotia's 2008/09 Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 29 at 5:00 pm in the Dalhousie Arts Centre's Sculpture Court.

The meeting will review the orchestra's finances and activities during the past season, discuss plans for the upcoming season, and finalize the selection of the Board of Directors and Executive Officers for the 2009/10 season.

Everyone is welcome to attend, though only members of the Symphony Nova Scotia Society are entitled to vote at the meeting. Memberships are open to everyone, and can be purchased for $11.50 at the AGM or at the Symphony Nova Scotia office in Park Lane Mall, Suite 301, 5657 Spring Garden Road.

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Sept. 26: Music for a Sunday Afternoon begins with cellist Lynn Harrell

Music for a Sunday Afternoon 09-10 begins on SATURDAY, Sept. 26 with violinist Pinchas Zukerman, cellist Lynn Harrell, pianist Angela Cheng and musicians of the NAC Orchestra

Ottawa, Canada ĺ─ý The first Music for a Sunday Afternoon chamber music concert of the National Arts Centre Orchestra season takes place on SATURDAY, September 26 and features solo cello followed by a chamber quartet. Famed American cellist Lynn Harrell has the first half to himself, performing Bachĺ─˘s Suite for Cello Solo No. 3 in C major. In the second half a stellar quartet made up of NAC Orchestra Music Director Pinchas Zukerman on violin, principal cello Amanda Forsyth, associate principal viola Jethro Marks and guest pianist Angela Cheng performing Brahmsĺ─˘ Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major. This concert takes place on Saturday, September 26 at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada.

Bachĺ─˘s six Suites for Solo Cello are extraordinary compositions in many ways. Unaccompanied music for this instrument was practically unknown in Bachĺ─˘s day. They date from about 1720, when he was working for Prince Leopold of Anhalt-CłĆthen. They were published as early as 1825, but remained in obscurity until Pablo Casals revived them in the early 20th century. Thanks to Casals, they are now recognized as masterpieces of the genre, and today rank among the pillars of every cellistĺ─˘s repertoire.

If Schubertĺ─˘s final, C-major symphony (The Great) justly deserves Robert Schumannĺ─˘s epithet ĺ─˙the symphony of heavenly length,ĺ─¨ then Brahmsĺ─˘s Second Piano Quartet equally deserves the title in the realm of chamber music. Lasting about 45 minutes in performance, it unfolds in a leisurely manner, brimming with hummable themes and ardent lyricism.

Tickets for Music for a Sunday Afternoon on Saturday, September 26 are on sale now at $29.00 (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. They may also be purchased at the National Gallery one hour before the concert

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Joshua Bell makes music at home with friends

FEATURES COLLABORATIONS WITH CHRIS BOTTI, STING, JOSH GROBAN, KRISTIN CHENOWETH, REGINA SPEKTOR AND OTHERS

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 29

On JOSHUA BELL's new album, AT HOME WITH FRIENDS, the Grammy Award-winning violinist fulfills a life-long career dream of recording a CD of instrumental and vocal duets with a diverse roster of musicians including Chris Botti, Sting, Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Regina Spektor, Anoushka Shankar, Marvin Hamlisch, Tiempo Libre, among others. AT HOME WITH FRIENDS (Sony Classical) will be available on September 29.

The concept of AT HOME WITH FRIENDS was inspired by Bell's long-time practice of holding 'musical soirłęes' at his New York residence ĺ─ý eclectic gatherings of musicians, actors, comics, literary figures and others who convene for the sheer joy of sharing their art in an informal setting. With this in mind, Bell has spent the past four years designing and building his home in Manhattan to accommodate the ideal 'stay-at-home' venue.

Of his inspiration for the album concept Bell says "Some of my most precious memories of childhood recall the 'family musicales' in my home ĺ─ý my sisters, my parents, my cousins all playing music together and for each other during the holidays. Since then I went on to have many thrilling experiences in concert halls, but I still enjoy the experience of making music with my friends and family in a small, intimate setting. There's nothing like sitting on a pillow by the piano surrounded by passionate artists, not quite sure who's going to get up next to perform. It's my hope that this recording figuratively transports listeners into the room with us."

AT HOME WITH FRIENDS covers a world of music - genres from classical to pop, bluegrass to Broadway, jazz and ethnic World Music of every stripe. The repertoire ranges from a 16th Century love song (performed by Bell and Sting) to pure violin-piano duets ĺ─ý with Marvin Hamlisch (on Richard Rodgers' "I'll Take Manhattan"), with Dave Grusin (on Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Chovendo Na Roseira"), and with Las Vegas musician Frankie Moreno (on the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby"). It also includes full-scale ensembles with Chris Botti (on the Gershwins' "I Loves You Porgy" from Porgy And Bess) and Josh Groban (introducing his lyrics for film composer Ennio Morricone's title theme from Cinema Paradiso) and unexpected partnerships with the likes of Regina Spektor (in a Spektor penned piece "Left Hand Song"), Anoushka Shankar (in a piece written for her and Joshua by her father, the legendary Ravi Shankar), the Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth (in "My Funny Valentine"), and Rachmaninoff himself on the piano in Grieg's violin sonata (thanks to an astounding new recording technology).

Sting's 2007 album, The Journey and the Labyrinth is the source for "Come Again," one of two tracks on AT HOME WITH FRIENDS that is arranged by Bell and J.A.C. Redford. The other is the title theme of the 1995 film Il Postino, in which Bell joins award-winning tango aficionado Carel Kraayenhof on bandoneon. In turn, Bell, Kraayenhof and the same rhythm section breathe new fire into "Oblivion," composed by all-time revolutionary Argentine nuevo tango master ł┼stor Piazzolla. Bell continues with the Latin flavor on "Para Tłé," composed by Jorge Gomez, founder and pianist of two-time Grammy-nominated Cuban band Tiempo Libre.

Ten years after their 1999 collaboration Short Trip Home (Sony Classical) and their subsequent appearance on the Grammy's telecast, Bell is reunited with his Indiana University school-mate Edgar Meyer on the double-bass, along with buddies Sam Bush on mandolin, and guitarist Mike Marshall in "Maybe So." The concept of Bluegrass/Classical fusion is taken to yet another level on "Look Away," a new work composed by Meyer and mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile. These two join Bell in this first-time collaboration.

In another first-time collaboration, Soviet-born American singer songwriter Regina Spektor joins Bell to record a song that she has often performed in concert, but never recorded. Fans commonly referred to the tune as "The Meatball Song" and "A Lesson In How Fleeing Preservation Is." Its official title is "Left Hand Song," aptly named as Spektor wrote it using her left hand.

In another 'hometown connection' Bell joins Indiana-born Baritone Nathan Gunn and I.U. graduate and long-time recital partner Jeremy Denk in "O, Cease Thy Singing, Maiden Fair", a Russian poem by Alexander Pushkin, set to music by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

AT HOME WITH FRIENDS also celebrates the holidays with Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" presented by Bell and Chris Botti with a full rhythm section as well as Kristin Chenoweth and Bell on "O Holy Night." These songs will be available as retail exclusives.

With more than 30 original albums to his credit, Bell has captured the public's attention like no other classical violinist of his time, enchanting audiences worldwide with his breathtaking playing and tone of rare beauty, as performed on his legendary Stradivarius violin made in 1713. Equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra leader, Bell has earned countless awards and honors for his work as a concert stage performer and recording artist. He has won multiple Grammy awards and was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize. His 2004 album Romance of the Violin was named the "Classical CD of the Year" by Billboard Magazine, with Bell named "Classical Artist of the Year." In the national spotlight since age 14 (when he made his acclaimed orchestral debut with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra), and a recording artist since age 18, Bell has been an exclusive Sony Music artist for more than a decade. Acclaimed for the wide range of music he has chosen to record, Bell's output ranges from mainstream classical concertos by Sibelius and Beethoven, a live recording with the Berlin Philharmonic (Tchaikovsky concerto), the bluegrass inspired Short Trip Home - from the jazz influenced Gershwin Fantasy, to the Bernstein-inspired West Side Story Suite and many others. His interest in film is particularly notable, having performed all the violin solos in The Red Violin, helping the film win an Oscar for the "Best Original Score" (written by John Corigliano). He has received recognition beyond his awards that are not common to most classical artists, having been the first musician to have a classical music video played on VH1, to appearing as himself on Sesame Street and alongside Meryl Streep in Music of the Heart.

Track Listing

1. I Loves You Porgy ĺ─ý featuring Chris Botti, trumpet

2. Come Again - featuring Sting, vocals

3. Oblivion - featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon

4. Cinema Paradiso - featuring Josh Groban, vocals

5. Para Tłé - featuring Tiempo Libre, various

6. My Funny Valentine - featuring Kristin Chenoweth, vocals

7. Maybe So - featuring Edgar Meyer, Double-bass, Sam Bush, Mandolin and Mike Marshall

Guitar

8. Grieg: Sonata No. 3 ĺ─ý featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff (Zenph re-performance)

9. Eleanor Rigby - featuring Frankie Moreno, piano & vocals

10. O, Cease Thy Maiden Fair - Nathan Gunn, baritone

11. Il Postino - featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon

12. Left Hand Song ĺ─ý featuring Regina Spektor, piano & vocals

13. Chovendo Na Roseira - featuring Dave Grusin, piano

14. Look Away - featuring Edgar Meyer, bass and Chris Thile, mandolin

15. Variant Moods: Duet for Sitar & Violin (abridged version) - featuring Anoushka Shankar, sitar

16. I'll Take Manhattan - featuring Marvin Hamlisch, piano

RCA Red Seal, Sony Classical, deutsche harmonia mundi, Masterworks Broadway and Masterworks Jazz are labels of Sony Masterworks. For e-mail updates and information regarding RCA Red Seal, Sony Classical, deutsche harmonia mundi, Masterworks Broadway and Masterworks Jazz artists, promotions, tours and repertoire, please visit www.sonymasterworks.com.

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L'artiste cubaine Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo łŢ la Fonderie Darling dans le cadre de la Rłęsidence des Amłęriques du Conseil des arts de Montrłęal

Montrłęal ĺ─ý Le Conseil des arts de Montrłęal et la Fonderie Darling, Centre dĺ─˘arts visuels ont le plaisir dĺ─˘annoncer la słęlection de lĺ─˘artiste cubaine Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo dans le cadre de la Rłęsidence des Amłęriques.

Inaugurłęe łŢ lĺ─˘automne 2008, cette rłęsidence du Conseil des arts de Montrłęal (CAM) łŢ la Fonderie Darling accueille en alternance des artistes, critiques et commissaires de tout le continent amłęricain, y compris le Canada et les łÔtats-Unis. Dĺ─˘une durłęe totale de six mois, la rłęsidence permet de recevoir un artiste pour quatre mois, puis un commissaire indłępendant ou un critique dĺ─˘art pour deux mois. La participation de commissaires indłępendants et de critiques dĺ─˘art contribue au rayonnement de la crłęativitłę artistique montrłęalaise ainsi quĺ─˘au rłęseautage entre les villes. Cette rłęsidence vise ainsi łŢ encourager un vłęritable travail de collaboration internationale tout en favorisant le dłęveloppement des artistes et des organisations artistiques.

Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo sĺ─˘intłęresse par le biais de la photographie aux rłęalitłęs cachłęes et aux młęcanismes qui occultent ces dernił«res. Son travail sĺ─˘articule notamment autour de la thłęmatique de la mort. Se mettant elle-młüme en scł«ne dans plusieurs de ses projets, elle a entre autres abordłę la violence faite aux femmes cubaines. Plus rłęcemment, lĺ─˘artiste nĺ─˘a pas hłęsitłę łŢ cłęder lĺ─˘espace dĺ─˘exposition qui lui łętait dłęvolu łŢ un groupe de prłęvention du sida. Lors de son słęjour łŢ la Fonderie Darling cet automne, elle souhaite rłęaliser une słęrie photographique en collaboration avec une famille multiethnique montrłęalaise. Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo habite et travaille łŢ La Havane. Elle a obtenu un diplłąme en Beaux-Arts du High Institute of Art (Cuba) en 2008.

Le comitłę de słęlection łętait composłę de Stłęphane Aquin, conservateur de l'art contemporain au Musłęe des beaux-arts de Montrłęal, Marie-Michł«le Cron, conseillł«re pour les arts visuels au CAM, Jocelyne Alloucherie, artiste visuelle et membre du Conseil dĺ─˘administration de la Fonderie Darling et Marie Fraser, professeure au dłępartement dĺ─˘histoire de lĺ─˘art de lĺ─˘UQAM et commissaire.

La Rłęsidence des Amłęriques du Conseil des arts de Montrłęal s'ajoute aux autres rłęsidences internationales de la Fonderie Darling, notamment la Rłęsidence suisse du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec, la Rłęsidence internationale du Conseil des arts du Canada et la Rłęsidence croisłęe France-Qułębec.

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On December 19 the Amadeus Choir is joined by True North Brass in "Glorious Choir and Brass"

The acclaimed Amadeus Choir, conducted by Artistic Director Lydia Adams, presents its annual Christmas concert "Glorious Choir and Brass" featuring the Amadeus Choir's 23rd Annual Christmas Carol and Chanukah Song Writing Competition and special guests True North Brass, and the Bach Children's Chorus with its director Linda Beauprłę, on Saturday, December 19th, 7:30 p.m. in Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street, one block north of St. Clair, Toronto.

The Choir and Childrenĺ─˘s Chorus will perform winning compositions from composers, known and unknown, who entered The Amadeus Choir's 23rd Annual Christmas Carol and Chanukah Song Writing Competition*. The Competition this year was open to composers in all categories. The winners have been notified, many of whom will be present at this concert to receive their prizes and hear their beautiful compositions in world premił«re performances by The Amadeus Choir and Bach Children's Chorus, accompanied by Eleanor Daley, piano and organ. Lydia Adams and her Amadeus Choir are committed to celebrating and promoting the vibrancy of emerging composers.

The distinctly Canadian flavour of the program features such joyful music as Noł┤l Canadien, a suite of carols arranged by one of Canadaĺ─˘s foremost arrangers and national treasures, Howard Cable. The True North Brass will collaborate with the Amadeus Choir in a special arrangement of Canadian composer Jason Jestadtĺ─˘s work Aagiuuk, which won the Judgesĺ─˘ Special Award in the 2007 Competition, professional adult category. Aagiuuk ĺ─ý from poetry collected among the Inuit of the Hudson Bay region in Knud Rasmssenĺ─˘s Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition, 1921-24.

The beautiful young voices of The Bach Children's Chorus conducted by Linda Beauprłę will delight the audience singing favourite Christmas carols and songs.

This festive concert includes traditional Christmas carols, and the audience will join the Amadeus Choir, True North Brass and Bach Children's Chorus in heart-felt sing-alongs under the enthusiastic baton of Lydia Adams.

Tickets: General Seating. $35.

Student Rush Seats: $10 (at the door only)

To purchase tickets in advance, call the Amadeus Choir: 416-446-0188.

Visit the Choir's web site: www.amadeuschoir.com

*In 1987, conductor Lydia Adams created this unique Competition which has grown to include submissions from around the world. It serves as an inspiration to composers of all ages and experience to write new carols and songs, thus enriching Canadaĺ─˘s outstanding choral tradition and infusing the Canadian choral repertoire with several new works each year.

The Amadeus Choir gratefully acknowledges the continuing support received from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts as well as BDO Dunwoody, the John McKellar Charitable Foundation and the Julie-Jiggs Foundation.

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Anton Kuerti, Gemma Bertagnolli et Stefano Demicheli au Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal

Montrłęal ĺ─ţ Le Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal reł▀oit trois grands noms de la scł«ne musicale internationale : le pianiste Anton Kuerti, la soprano Gemma Bertagnolli et le chef et claveciniste Stefano Demicheli, qui viennent donner des cours de małĂtre łŢ la salle de concert du Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal, situłęe au 4750, avenue Henri-Julien (młętro Mont-Royal).

Lĺ─˘entrłęe est libre et le public est invitłę łŢ y assister...

Anton Kuerti, pianiste ĺ─ý 29 septembre, de 10h łŢ 13h

Nłę en Autriche, Anton Kuerti a grandi aux łÔtats-Unis et vit au Canada depuis plus de 35 ans. Il a łętudiłę avec Arthur Loesser, Mieczyslaw Horszowski et Rudolf Serkin. Dł«s lĺ─˘łóge de 11 ans, il jouait le Concerto de Grieg, sous la direction de Arthur Fiedler et il łętait toujours aux łętudes lorsquĺ─˘il remporta le fameux Leventritt Award. Anton Kuerti a fait des tournłęes dans plus de 30 pays et joułę avec les principaux chefs et orchestres nord-amłęricains. Son vaste rłępertoire comprend quelque 50 concertos, y compris un de sa propre composition. Au Canada, il sĺ─˘est fait entendre dans plus de 140 villes. Comme chambriste, il a joułę des oeuvres majeures avec des virtuoses comme Gidon Kremer, Yo-Yo Ma, Janos Starker, Barry Tuckwell, et les quatuors łŢ cordes de Cleveland, Guarneri et de Tokyo. Il est aujourdĺ─˘hui un des artistes qui a le plus enregistrłę : il a endisqułę lĺ─˘intłęgrale des concertos et des sonates de Beethoven, des sonates de Schubert, des concertos de Brahms et les ëýuvres de plusieurs autres compositeurs. Anton Kuerti est Officier de lĺ─˘Ordre du Canada et a reł▀u plusieurs doctorats honorifiques.

Stefano Demicheli, chef et claveciniste ĺ─ý 2 octobre de 9 h 30 łŢ 10 h 30
Rłępertoire pour soliste, basse continue et improvisation, musique de chambre et orchestre

Stefano Demicheli, nłę łŢ Turin en 1975 et diplłąmłę en orgue et en clavecin, a łętłę soliste pour plusieurs groupes spłęcialisłęs en musique baroque. Il se produit rłęgulił«rement dans les salles de concert et dans les thłęłótres les plus importants dĺ─˘Europe avec des solistes et chefs dĺ─˘orchestre de renommłęe internationale. Il a enregistrłę pour plusieurs maisons de disques et pour les principales stations radiophoniques dĺ─˘Europe. Depuis 2000, il est professeur du Cours international de musique ancienne dĺ─˘Urbino et lĺ─˘assistant dĺ─˘Ottavio Dantone. Il est aussi professeur de clavecin et basse au Conservatoire de Cesena. Sa passion pour le rłępertoire vocal et le son naturel des instruments lĺ─˘ont poussłę łŢ devenir lĺ─˘assistant de Renłę Jacobs en Europe. Depuis 2002, il est directeur musical de Dolce & Tempesta.

Gemma Bertagnolli, soprano ĺ─ý 2 octobre, de 10 h 30 łŢ 12 h
Orfeo en Arcadie ĺ─ý Musique vocale italienne de Monteverdi łŢ Vivaldi

Aprł«s avoir remportłę coup sur coup les concours As.Li.co de Milan et Vinas de Barcelone, c'est łŢ l'Opłęra de Rome que la soprano italienne Gemma Bertagnolli fait ses dłębuts, dans une production de Ariadne auf Naxos dirigłęe par Gustav Kuhn. Elle est trł«s vite sollicitłęe par Roberto Abbado, Semyon Bychkov, Lorin Maazel et Riccardo Muti pour des concerts parmi lesquels la Messe en Ut de Mozart, les symphonies de Mahler et de Schubert. Elle manifeste une certaine prłędilection pour les hłęrołěnes mozartiennes et verdiennes, quĺ─˘elle incarne avec brio. Gemma Bertagnolli est avant tout reconnue et consacrłęe comme une grande voix baroque et sollicitłęe par les plus grandes baguettes comme Christophe Rousset, Renłę Jacobs, Ton Koopman, Trevor Pinnock et Ivor Bolton. Chanteuse aux multiples facettes, sa discographie met łŢ l'honneur un large rłępertoire, sacrłę et profane, allant de l'ł«re baroque aux chefs-dĺ─˘ëýuvre du romantisme.

Le Conservatoire de musique et dĺ─˘art dramatique du Qułębec organise des cours de małĂtre sur une base rłęgulił«re. Le dialogue, le transfert des savoirs et la communication entre les artistes de toute provenance sont au cëýur de sa mission dĺ─˘excellence, depuis plus de 65 ans.

Nous vous invitons łŢ consulter le site Internet du Conservatoire łŢ :
www.conservatoire.gouv.qc.ca ou au 514 873-4031, pour obtenir plus dĺ─˘information.

Monday, September 21, 2009

PACO PEłŰA presents A Compł░s

Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 8 pm / Massey Hall / Toronto
Tickets: $59.50 - $39.50 - Call 416-872-4255 or online at www.roythomson.com
or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office

Toronto, ON - Spainĺ─˘s master guitarist Paco Peł▒a and his spectacular troupe of three dancers, one singer, three guitarists, and a percussionist, present their show, A Compł░s (Primal Pulse), a spellbinding exploration of the vitality and intricacy of flamenco rhythms. A Compł░s is a wanderlust tour through Arabic, Gypsy, and Spanish folk traditions, tracking the roots of flamenco dance and music as they are passed from generation to generation. The audience will witness the compelling nature and range of rhythms, from the almost tribal, trance-inducing quality of the alboreł░ĺ─˘ to the razor-sharp complexity of the bulerłéa. At the same time, the show aims to isolate each artist at some moment, to ĺ─˙throwĺ─¨ them into the naked reality of a given rhythmic structure (or compł░s) and, in their own personal way, immersing themselves deeply into the feeling of the rhythm contributing their own creative input. The artists project an unstoppable pulse that every one can feel and identify with. Or, put in different words, they must try and get everybody ĺ─˙into the rhythm,ĺ─¨ induce the feeling of ĺ─˙a compł░sĺ─¨ into the whole experience. The showĺ─˘s format allows for unexpected and electrifying improvisation, and brings to the stage a true interpretation of what flamenco represents: a spontaneous collaboration between dancers, singers and musicians.

Over the years, Paco Peł▒aĺ─˘s shows have dealt with various challenging concepts, from the deceivingly simple notion of highlighting the essential significance of the flamenco song, unrecognized for many years, as was the case with his Flamenco Puro show, to the ground-braking drama Musa Gitana which told the story of the legendary, turn-of-the 20th Century artist from Cłärdoba, Julio Romero de Torres, with his complex observation of life and society and his personal, traumatic passions. More recently, Paco Peł▒a enjoyed the collaboration of the renowned theatre director Jude Kelly in what proved to be the spectacular show Voces y Ecos, which took the audience on a kind of journey through the history of flamenco and the most significant moments in its development.

In 1981 he founded the Centro Flamenco Paco Peł▒a in Cłärdoba, later becoming Artistic Director of the Cłärdoba International Guitar Festival. Another landmark was Misa Flamenca, a 1991 setting of the Mass that juxtaposed Peł▒aĺ─˘s company with a classical choir. Its premiere at Londonĺ─˘s Royal Festival Hall, given with the Choir of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, was followed by a staging at the 1992 EXPO in Seville. Misa Flamenca was also presented in Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and throughout North America, including Torontoĺ─˘s Massey Hall in 1998. One of Paco Peł▒aĺ─˘s latest works, Flamenco Requiem, which again combines flamenco with forms of classical music, came about as a result of performing Misa Flamenca over the years at various music festivals.

Paco Peł▒a is based in London, but still spends a significant part of the year in his native Andalucłéa. In 1997 he was named Oficial de la Cruz de la Orden del Merito Civil, an honour bestowed by King Juan Carlos of Spain.

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La carrił«re du chef dĺ─˘orchestre qułębłęcois Jean-Michał┤l Lavoie prend son envol !ĺ─«ĺ─«

Plusieurs concerts et tournłęes confirmłęs ĺ─«pour le jeune chef en 2009 et 2010

ĺ─«Montrłęal ĺ─ý Installłę en France depuis un an seulement, le jeune chef qułębłęcois Jean-Michał┤l Lavoie a rapidement su convaincre le milieu musical europłęen de son talent. ł─ preuve, le renouvellement de son contrat comme chef assistant de lĺ─˘Ensemble intercontemporain (www.ensembleinter.com) et une tournłęe de six concerts łŢ la barre de lĺ─˘Orchestre de Bretagne en juin 2010 !ĺ─«ĺ─«

Choisi par Pierre Boulez et Susanna Młžlkki pour łütre chef assistant de lĺ─˘Ensemble intercontemporain (EIC), słęlectionnłę parmi 47 candidats et premier canadien łŢ occuper ce poste, Jean-Michał┤l Lavoie a rapidement gagnłę la confiance de la prestigieuse formation parisienne. Il a dirigłę son premier concert łŢ la tłüte de lĺ─˘Ensemble en janvier 2009, aprł«s avoir participłę łŢ la plupart des tournłęes (Cologne, Londres, Lisbonne, Helsinki, Cracovie, Barcelone, Luxembourg, Graz, Bruxelles, etc.).ĺ─«ĺ─«

Quelques mois łŢ peine aprł«s son arrivłęe, lĺ─˘Orchestre de Paris lĺ─˘invite łŢ łütre lĺ─˘assistant personnel de lĺ─˘un des plus grands chefs actuels, Esa-Pekka Salonen, pour deux concerts łŢ la Salle Pleyel (Das klagende Lied de Gustav Mahler).ĺ─«ĺ─«Tout rłęcemment, il łętait engagłę par lĺ─˘Orchestre de Bretagne comme assistant du rłęputłę chef dĺ─˘orchestre Krzysztof Penderecki. Il a alors remplacłę le maestro pour deux rłępłętitions de son Concerto pour piano Č┤ Rłęsurrection Ȭ avec le pianiste Kun Woo Paik, directeur artistique du Festival de Dinard en Bretagne, et la Huitił«me symphonie de Dvorak. Le jeune chef qułębłęcois a instantanłęment słęduit les musiciens, et lĺ─˘Orchestre nĺ─˘a pas tardłę łŢ lui proposer de revenir diriger dans la młüme saison une tournłęe de six concerts en juin 2010 !ĺ─«ĺ─«

Maintenant łógłę de 27 ans, Maestro Lavoie entame sa deuxił«me saison en tant quĺ─˘assistant de lĺ─˘Ensemble intercontemporain. Pour lĺ─˘automne 2009, il est łęgalement chef assistant du plus important orchestre de jeunes dĺ─˘Allemagne, le Junge Deutsche Philharmonie (basłę łŢ Francfort), qui reł▀oit uniquement de grands chefs invitłęs, dont Pierre Boulez, Kent Nagano et Emmanuel Krivine.ĺ─«ĺ─«Finalement, Jean-Michał┤l Lavoie vient tout juste dĺ─˘łütre nommłę chef associłę du cłęlł«bre Chëýur Accentus, dirigłę par Laurence Equilbey. ĺ─«


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Natif de Saint-Cłęsaire en Montłęrłęgie, Jean-Michał┤l Lavoie complł«te ses łętudes musicales łŢ Montrłęal łŢ la Schulich School of Music de lĺ─˘Universitłę McGill, oł╝ il a łętudiłę le piano dans la classe de Richard Raymond en plus de se spłęcialiser en direction dĺ─˘orchestre, analyse, orchestration et histoire de la musique. ĺ─«

Chef dĺ─˘orchestre actif au Canada, il est dĺ─˘abord chef assistant du McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble de 2003 łŢ 2007 et chef assistant łŢ Opera McGill en 2005 et 2006. Il fait des dłębuts trł«s remarqułęs en 2006 łŢ la SMCQ łŢ lĺ─˘occasion du concert dĺ─˘ouverture du 40e anniversaire de la Sociłętłę. Il est tout de suite rłęinvitłę pour diriger deux crłęations nord-amłęricaines lors du Festival international Montrłęal/Nouvelles Musiques en mars 2007. Dĺ─˘abord chef assistant du Chëýur de Radio-Canada depuis fłęvrier 2006, il est rapidement nommłę directeur artistique adjoint pour la saison musicale 2007/08.

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Nouvel album pour Carole Therrien et concerts łŢ MontrłęalČŢ

La chanteuse Carole Therrien prłęsentera son nouveau projet disque et spectacle Č┤ Vues du Fleuve Ȭ

Lĺ─˘album Č┤ Vues du Fleuve Ȭ sera disponible dł«s le mardi 6 octobre.

Proposant łŢ la fois des grands titres du rłępertoire qułębłęcois et franł▀ais, et des compositions originales, il fera bon de redłęcouvrir des textes de Sylvain Lelił«vre et de Jacques Blanchet.

En concert les 7 et 8 octobre łŢ 20h au Studio Thłęłótre de la Place des Arts łŢ Montrłęal.
Et le vendredi 6 novembre łŢ 22h łŢ la Chapelle Historique du bon Pasteur.

Carole Therrien - chant
Yves Lłęveillłę ĺ─ý piano (gauche) ĺ─«Alain Błędard ĺ─ý contrebasse (droite)

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More concerts added to Symphony Nova Scotia's Symphony Week

Halifax, NS ĺ─ý Symphony Nova Scotia musicians will be performing even more free concerts during the second annual Symphony Week, running Tuesday, September 22 to Sunday, September 27.

The full week of festivities will feature Symphony Nova Scotia musicians giving free, live performances at venues like City Hall, the Spring Garden Road Library, Scotia Square Mall, Citadel High, and the Maritime Museum. Recently added performances include an outdoor solo concert with Symphony Nova Scotia principal cellist Norman Adams in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia courtyard, as well as four Musical Munchkins sessions across HRM (see below for full schedule).

ĺ─˙Weĺ─˘re delighted to kick off our 26th season with Symphony Week,ĺ─¨ says Symphony Nova Scotia CEO Erika Beatty. ĺ─˙Itĺ─˘s a great way to celebrate our upcoming concert season and give audiences a chance to sample some of the music theyĺ─˘ll be hearing. The way Nova Scotians support their musical community is one of the reasons why this is the best place to live in Canada ĺ─ý Symphony Week is also a celebration of the creative spirit of all the artists and residents of our community.ĺ─¨

Symphony Week is generously supported by the Halifax Regional Municipalityĺ─˘s Special Events Grant.

Symphony Week schedule of events:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 12:00 pm, Halifax Regional Library, Spring Garden Road
Library Players' Classical Hits: Mozart and Friends

Bring your lunch and join host Max Kasper and his fellow musicians from Symphony Nova Scotia as the orchestra kicks off its Symphony Week! Come hear music and hilarious stories about your favourite composers in a relaxed and informal setting.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 10:15 am, Woodlawn Public Library

Musical Munchkins

Introduce your 3- to 5-year-old to music and motion with musical demonstrations, games, activities, and dancing ĺ─ý all directed by two talented Symphony Nova Scotia musicians.
Registration is required. For more Musical Munchkins sessions, visit
www.SymphonyNovaScotia.ca.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 3:00 pm, City Hall
Symphony at City Hall

Symphony Nova Scotiaĺ─˘s full orchestra performs live at City Hall! Featuring excerpts from some of the greatest classical works ever written, including Beethovenĺ─˘s Eighth, Dvorakĺ─˘s Czech Suite, and Mendelssohnĺ─˘s A Midsummer Nightĺ─˘s Dream.


Thursday, September 24, 2009, 12:00 pm, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Courtyard
Adams on Cello
Symphony Nova Scotiaĺ─˘s principal cellist Norman Adams performs an innovative outdoor concert in the Art Gallery courtyard.


Thursday, September 24, 2009, 2:00 pm, Citadel High School
School Concert

The full orchestra performs for an audience of young music lovers at Citadel High. For students only, please.


Friday, September 25, 2009, 10:30 am, J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, Sackville Public Library, and Sheet Harbour Public Library
Musical Munchkins

Introduce your 3- to 5-year-old to music and motion with musical demonstrations, games, activities, and dancing ĺ─ý all directed by two talented Symphony Nova Scotia musicians. Registration is required. For more Musical Munchkins sessions, visit www.SymphonyNovaScotia.ca.


Friday, September 25, 2009, noon, Scotia Square Mall
Rhapsody While You Shop

Halifaxĺ─˘s Rhapsody Quintet, featuring members of Symphony Nova Scotia, plays your light classics and jazz favourites at Scotia Square.


Friday, September 25, 2009, 1:30 pm, Park Lane Theatre 8
Atlantic Film Festival Emerging Composer Screening

Symphony Nova Scotia teams up with emerging film composers to perform and record original compositions in this innovative workshop screening. Open to registered Film Festival delegates. (For details, contact Alyson Sanders at alysons@atlanticfilm.com or 902.420.4577.)


Saturday, September 26, 2009, 10:30 am, Discovery Centre

Discover the Symphony!

A Symphony Nova Scotia wind quintet plays for all ages at Halifaxĺ─˘s Discovery Centre ĺ─ý featuring an interactive, entertaining program and a musical instrument petting zoo, courtesy of Long & McQuade!


Saturday, September 26, 2009, 2:30 pm, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
26th Season Preview

Hear the full orchestra live on the waterfront at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in this preview of Symphony Nova Scotiaĺ─˘s 26th anniversary season. Featuring special guest bagpiper Alex Marriott, a student at Oxford School in Halifax.


Sunday, September 27, 2009, 11:00 am, Cunard Centre
Words and Music

A Symphony Nova Scotia small group, featuring newly published author and violist Binnie Brennan, brings the joy of music to Word on the Street, Nova Scotiaĺ─˘s largest book festival.

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Miami Lyric Opera presents Carmen



Location: Colony Theater. 1040 Lincoln Road. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Dates: September 24th and 26th, 2009

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.

Admission: $30 and $25 for Students with ID at Box Office


Miami Lyric Opera is pleased to present Carmen, a Spanish opera in three acts by George Bizet, under the artistic direction of Raffaele Cardone. The cast will include Sondra Kelly, Nelson Martinez, James Charles Taylor, Roseanne Ackerley, Ernesto Trespalacios and other fine artists. Doris Lang Kosloff will conduct the MLO Orchestra and Chorus.


The story is set in Seville, Spain, around 1830, and concerns the eponymous Carmen, a beautiful Gipsy with a fiery temper. Free with her love, she woos the corporal Don Josłę, an inexperienced soldier. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads him to murder Carmen.


Tickets might be purchased at the Colony Theater Box Office, online at
www.miamilyricopera.org or Ticket Master.


Miami Lyric Opera at Colony Theater
ĺ─«1040 Lincoln Roadĺ─«Miami Beach, FL
33139ĺ─«305.674.104ĺ─«
www.miamilyricopera.org

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The Musicians in Ordinary begin eigth season October 10 in an elegantl melancholy mood

The Musicians In Ordinary sigh, weep and woo in song as soprano Hallie Fishel and lutenist John Edwards open their eighth season with An Anatomy of Melancholy, Saturday, October 10 at 8 p.m. in the Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. (north of Scollard Street in Yorkville; Bay St. subway).

Tickets are $20, $15 seniors and students, and may be purchased at the door. For information, call 416-535-9956, e-mail musinord@sympatico.ca or visit www.musiciansinordinary.ca.

Subscriptions for four concerts of music from the 1500s to the Victorian era of Swedish nightingale Jenny Lind are only $70 adults; $55 students and seniors. The season includes the duoĺ─˘s popular New Yearĺ─˘s Day Viennese concert with special guests, which will be repeated on January 2. A November 28 concert of 17th century Italian and German instrumental music is an added bonus for subscribers.

Cheques or money orders for subscriptions should be made payable to The Musicians In Ordinary, and sent to The Musicians In Ordinary, 1585 Bloor St. West, Suite 212, Toronto M6P 1A6. As well, there is a bonus instrumental concert on November 28. Details on all of the concerts are below.

OPENING CONCERT: ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY

Anatomy of Melancholy, the 1621 opus by English scholar and vicar of Oxford Robert Burton, is considered as great a work of literature as it is of medicine and philosophy. David Klausner of the University of Torontoĺ─˘s Centre for Medieval Studies and Department of English (www.chass.utoronto.ca/~klausner/) reads from the venerable work in The Musicians in Ordinaryĺ─˘s opening concert on October 10. The musicians intertwine the readings with songs by the famed John Dowland (1563-1626), portraying suffers of that disease. With Edwards on Renaissance lute, Fishel sings of crazy lovers who care not about the weather, irrational shepherds ardently wooing nymphs, as well as the sadder sighers.

Copies of MIOĺ─˘s CD, Sleep, Wayward Thoughts, featuring the music of Dowland and other composers of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, will be available for sale.

The remainder of The Musicians In Ordinaryĺ─˘s 2009-10 season offers plenty of musical cheer:

Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at 8 p.m.ĺ─ý A Viennese New Yearĺ─˘s Day Concert: All new repertoire from 18th century Vienna. Donĺ─˘t like polkas and waltzes but looking for a concert on New Yearĺ─˘s Day? This is the concert for you. MIO performs the Music of Vivaldi, Conti and others, with Fishel singing, Edwards on archlute, and guests Christopher Verrette, violin, and Sara Anne Churchill, harpsichord. The second performance has been added to accommodate the crowds ĺ─ý January 1, 2009 was sold out, with not one seat left!

Feb. 27, 2010 ĺ─ý O Dolce Nocte: Tenors Bud Roach and Kevin Skelton join Fishel and Edwards for a sweet night of Italian madrigals from the 1500ĺ─˘s. It features the music of Verdelot, Cipriano di Rore and others.

Apr. 24, 2010 ĺ─ý Songs of the Americas: MIO ends its season with songs to the guitar from Brazil, Mexico and the antebellum United States of America. Fishel sings and Edwards plays baroque and early romantic guitars in early rumbas and modinhas, as well as opera excerpts from the repertoire of Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale, whose tour was promoted by P.T. Barnum.

Special Bonus Instrumental Concert ĺ─ý Saturday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m. at Emmanuel College Chapel, 75 Queenĺ─˘s Park Crescent ĺ─ý Sonata Variata ĺ─ý Violin Music of the 17th Century:

Subscribers to MIOĺ─˘s 2009-10 season will also receive ĺ─ý at no extra charge ĺ─ý tickets to an instrumental concert featuring Christopher Verrette in a recital of solo violin music of 17th century Italy and Germany. Accompanying him are John Edwards on theorbo and Sara Anne Churchill on organ and harpsichord. Single tickets are $20; seniors and students $15. For information, call 416-535-9956, e-mail musinord@sympatico.ca or visit www.musiciansinordinary.ca.

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Classical Archives Presents World Premiere of Cosmic Reflection at the Kennedy Center

THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE IN 40 MINUTES

Composed by Nolan Gasser
World Premiere on November 2, 2009 at the
John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts, Washington D.C.

Washington, DC ĺ─ý Classical Archives (www.classicalarchives.com), the ultimate online destination for classical music, is presenting the world premiere of Nolan Gasser's narrated symphony, Cosmic Reflection. The musical composition portrays the complete history of the Universe, from the Big Bang to the present day. Cosmic Reflection will be premiered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on November 2 at 8pm in a performance by the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro David Hoose, and featuring narration by Carey Harrison, son of Rex Harrison, along with a video presentation by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; the concert will also feature the acclaimed American Brass Quintet.

The musical event celebrates the first year in orbit of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Like the telescope, Cosmic Reflection has had a long journey to its launch: In September 2007, Professor Peter F. Michelson (the Principal Investigator of Fermi's main instrument) and Pierre Schwob, CEO of Classical Archives, approached composer Nolan Gasser to create a musical composition to celebrate the launch of Fermi, (then-called the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope -- GLAST.) Having no prior exposure to the science surrounding the mission, Gasser commenced an intensive self-study of particle physics and cosmology ĺ─ý at least enough to allow him to reasonably portray, in musical terms, the nature and objectives of the new space observatory.

Two years later, Gasser has become a self-proclaimed physics "freak", an enthusiasm he has brought to bear on the two compositions now written in association with Fermi and its current symposium ĺ─ý the GLAST Prelude and Cosmic Reflections. The GLAST Prelude, for brass quintet, Op.12 was "premiered" on June 8, 2008 in Cocoa Beach, FL at a pre-launch reception co-sponsored by Stanford University and General Dynamics. Likewise accompanied by a video by NASA-Goddard, the GLAST Prelude (recorded by the American Brass Quintet) has received considerable popular and critical acclaim ĺ─ý including over 150,000 views on YouTube.

ĺ─«Cosmic Reflections, Op.15, is written for full orchestra and narrator, and will feature a video presentation created especially for this concert by Rich Melnick of NASA-Goddard. The "libretto" was co-written by Pierre R. Schwob, Founder of Classical Archives and a gifted amateur cosmologist, and physicist and writer Dr. Lawrence M. Krauss. The work, lasting around 40 minutes, is in three large parts, book-ended by a Prologue and Epilogue, though the work proceeds without interruption.

Finding innovative ways to extend the appeal and audience of classical music is a passion of both Schwob and Gasser, who is the Artistic Director of Classical Archives. Pierre Schwob says, "Cosmic Reflection is an expression of my awe for the heroic efforts of our scientists to understand our Universe, our place in it, and of the extraordinary talent and dedication of all those involved in our cultural heritage. We hope this unique merging of art and science will help inspire even greater love of classical music, and the understanding of the world around us. We are honored to be able to present the story of the universe in such a novel way, just as we are bringing music lovers the universe of classical music on our site every day.

There are a limited number of tickets available to the general public in the 1st Tier and 2nd Tier at $20.00 each. Tickets are available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, by calling (202) 467-4600 or online at www.kennedy-center.org

For additional information and background on Cosmic Reflection, please visit: www.classicalarchives.com/CR/index.html

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Paul Merkelo Benefit Concert

MUSIC WINE FALL COLORS
Saturday, September 26, 6:30 pm
West Brome Church (Knowlton)
Benefit Concert with

Paul Merkelo, solo trumpet, OSM

Alain Lefł«vre, piano

Marie-łÓve Poupart, violin (Prix d'Europe 2009)

Michelle Abraham, violin

Davis Joachim, guitar


Join us to celebrate 10 years of the Fonds Paul Merkelo


Concours OSM Standard Life

This concert raises money for the Paul Merkelo Bursary. This bursary is awarded to a promising young competitor in the OSM Standard Life Competition.
The beautiful old church is an ideal setting for such an event. Meet the musicians after the concert.

Price: $100 Concert, wine et taxes - Tax receipt

100 seats only - Seats not reserved

Door prize


R.S.V.P. : Michł«le Parłę (514-982-6809)


West BromeChurch (old church) : 26, chemin McCurdy, West Brome

West Brome INN : 128, route 139, West Brome


Suggested :
Dinner at the Auberge after the concert

Visit of nearby wineries before the concert

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Brilliant pianist brings unique improvisational gifts and visionary interpretations to performances

Gabriela Montero
Wednesday, September 30th ĺ─ý 7:30 pm

Edmonton, AB ĺ─Â The 2009-2010 Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performance season debuts The ESO Presents series with a dazzling pianist of natural spontaneity. Gabriela Montero, for one night only, joins your ESO and William Eddins on stage at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music for an unconventional evening of intense interpretations and astonishing impromptu soliloquies.

Having performed with musical luminaries Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman at the inauguration ceremony for President Obama, Ms. Montero brings her internationally acclaimed stature and artistry to the Winspear Centre where she will open her orchestral performance program with Rachmaninoffĺ─˘s enduringly popular Piano Concerto No. 2. She will then proceed with a solo program, connecting to her audience in a completely unique and powerful way through improvisational performance.

Often inviting audience members to suggest themes or melodies for elaborate improvisations, Gabriela says, "I connect to my audience in a completely unique way - and they connect with me. Because improvisation is such a huge part of who I am, it is the most natural and spontaneous way I can express myself.ĺ─¨

Concertgoers have a premiere opportunity to experience an imaginative fantasy world of instantaneously constructed musical creations and lush renditions of classical work. Ticket prices range from $20 ĺ─ý $65 (agency fees apply), and are available through the Winspear Centre Box Office at (780) 428-1414, or online at www.edmontonsymphony.com.

The next, and only other performance part of The ESO Presents series this season, will take place on June 1st, 2010. Prodigiously gifted organist Cameron Carpenter will stun concert patrons with his extraordinary musicianship and extreme athleticism not normally associated with the organ.

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, marking its 58th season in 2009-2010, has taken its place as one of Canada's foremost orchestral ensemble. Its current roster includes 56 musicians from Canada and around the world, performing a wide-ranging repertoire from the great classical masterworks to pops and children's concerts. The presence of the orchestra and its enrichment of the community's quality of life are key elements in the stature and profile of Edmonton on the national and international scene.

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Les laurłęats du concours de la Banque d'instruments de musique du Conseil des Arts du Canada seront prłęsentłęs et ĺ─«mis en vedette le 24 septembre

Ottawa ĺ─ý Le Conseil des Arts du Canada prłęsentera les 14 laurłęats du concours de la Banque d'instruments de musique le jeudi 24 septembre. Lors de la confłęrence de presse, les laurłęats recevront officiellement l'instrument de la Banque qu'ils auront prłęalablement słęlectionnłę.

La valeur des treize instruments łŢ cordes de qualitłę et de l'archet de violoncelle totalise plus de 26 millions de dollars (US). Il s'agit du plus important concours jamais organisłę par la Banque d'instruments de musique du Conseil des Arts.

Heure : 10 h
Lieu : Studio Glenn-Gould, Centre canadien de radiodiffusion, 250, rue Front Ouest, Toronto.

Veuillez communiquer avec April Yorke au 613ĺ─Ű566ĺ─Ű4414 ou 1-800-263-5588, poste 4133 ou april.yorke@conseildesarts.ca pour confirmer votre prłęsence łŢ la confłęrence de presse. Certains des finalistes du concours de 2009, dont certains sont des laurłęats du concours 2006, seront disponibles pour des entrevues au cours des semaines prłęcłędant la confłęrence de presse.

Les noms des gagnants, leurs notices biographiques et des photographies tłęlłęchargeables seront affichłęs au www.conseildesarts.ca, dł«s 11 h, le 24 septembre.

Le jeudi 24 septembre łŢ 20 h, les quatorze laurłęats prłęsenteront un concert gratuit au Studio Glennĺ─ŰGould. Pour rłęserver vos billets communiquez avec prix.dotations@conseildesarts.ca ou 1ĺ─Ű800ĺ─Ű263ĺ─Ű5588, poste 4215. Les reprłęsentants des młędias sont łęgalement invitłęs au concert et łŢ la rłęception.

Les ëýuvres interprłętłęes par les musiciens seront enregistrłęes et diffusłęes ultłęrieurement łŢ l'łęmission Soirłęes classiques animłęe par Michel Keable sur les ondes d'Espace musique, la radio musicale de Radio-Canada et łŢ l'łęmission Tempo animłęe par Julie Nesrallah sur CBC Radio 2. Elles seront łęgalement diffusłęes le dimanche 4 octobre łŢ l'łęmission In Concert animłęe par Bill Richardson sur ĺ─«CBC Radio 2.

ł─ propos du concours

De jeunes musiciens talentueux se feront concurrence pour le prłüt ĺ─ý pour une płęriode de trois ans ĺ─ý de l'un des treize instruments łŢ cordes de qualitłę et un archet de violoncelle fabriqułęs entre 1689 et 1902. Pendant la semaine du 20 septembre, les musiciens se produiront devant un jury de trois experts qui ont une vaste connaissance de la musique choisiront les laurłęats de cette annłęe.

Banque d'instruments de musique

Crłęłęe en 1985, la Banque d'instruments de musique acquiert des instruments łŢ cordes exceptionnels grłóce łŢ des dons et des prłüts, et elle les prłüte ensuite łŢ de jeunes musiciens canadiens talentueux afin de contribuer au dłęveloppement de leur carrił«re internationale de solistes ou de chambristes. Les laurłęats du concours disposent des instruments pour une płęriode de trois ans.

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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Classical Archives Showcases Latest Releases

620,000 Tracks and Countingĺ─Â

-- Largest Classical Online Classical Music Destination Expands Its Catalogue --

Palo Alto, CA -- Classical Archives (www.classicalarchives.com), the ultimate classical music destination, is showcasing some hot new releases that make the fall a classical music lover's dream come true. In addition to new releases featuring artists such as Murray Perahia, Renee Fleming, and Jean-Bernard Pommier, Classical Archive's featured artist is Vladimir Horowitz. The site, which offers more than 620,000 digital tracks, 7,800 composers, and 27,000 artists, is dedicated to being the ultimate online resource and archive for the world's great classical recordings. Recent releases include:


Bach: Partitas Nos. 1,...ĺ─«Murray Perahia, Sony Classicalĺ─«CDs: 1 Tracks: 20


Verismoĺ─«Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan, Renłęe Flemingĺ─«Deccaĺ─«CDs: 1 Tracks: 17

Debussy: Pour Le Piano...ĺ─«Jean-Bernard Pommierĺ─«CDs: 1 Tracks: 17

Michael Daugherty: Fir...ĺ─«Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jłžrviĺ─«ĺ─«Naxosĺ─«CDs: 1 Tracks: 7

About Classical Archives

Classical Archives (www.classicalarchives.com), the ultimate classical music destination, is the largest digital music subscription service dedicated to classical music. The site offers more than 620,000 tracks, 7,800 composers, and 27,000 artists representing more than 110 record labels. It also features a breakthrough in site navigation that allows users to search and cross-reference by any relevant criteria: composer, work title, artist, albums, historical period, instrument, genre, and many others that make finding and comparing the best classical recordings easier than it has ever been. Classical Archives offers unique membership opportunities that allow users to take advantage of its vast resources easily and affordably. Fees are $9.95/month or $99.50/year. Benefits include the ability to listen to music from the entire site (complete tracks or full works); a 10% discount on all downloads (which are yours to keep for life!); and the first two weeks as a free trial of the service. Subscribers also benefit from the play list capabilities to store their favorite pieces in a single list, for one-click access, which they may share with anyone.

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La Traviata opens October 1st

La traviata
THE FALLEN WOMAN
OCTOBER 1, 6, 8 AND 10, 2009, AT 8 PM, AND OCTOBER 3 AT 3 PM
September 15, 2009

ĺ─«Pacific Opera Victoria is thrilled to present a landmark season that hasĺ─«expanded to include four operas and matinłęe performances. The seasonĺ─«opens with one of the most popular operas in the world, Verdi's Laĺ─«traviata, October 1, 3 (matinłęe), 6, 8 and 10, 2009 at the Royalĺ─«Theatre, 805 Broughton Street in Victoria. Evening performances beginĺ─«at 8pm with pre-performance lectures at 6:45pm. The matinłęe performanceĺ─«on October 3 begins at 3pm, with pre-performance lecture at 2pm.

La traviata ("the fallen woman") is the story of a courtesan who findsĺ─«true love, generously renounces it, then regains it, only to die far tooĺ─«young. The only one of his operas set in his own time, La traviata isĺ─«Verdi's most personal opera, the one into which he poured all hisĺ─«compassion and tenderness; in fact his original title for the work wasĺ─« Amore e Morte - Love and Death.

Of the music, much of it familiar, all of it glorious, Conductor Timothyĺ─«Vernon says, "This astonishing score ĺ─Â is one long stream of amazingĺ─«lyrical inspiration - the work of a great genius writing at the heightĺ─«of his power."

La traviata was inspired by the play La Dame aux camłęlias, adapted byĺ─«Alexandre Dumas the Younger from his novel of the same name - aĺ─«shocking, semi-autobiographical best seller about Dumas' affair with aĺ─«notorious Paris courtesan who died of consumption at the age of 20. Theĺ─«story is also well known through the 1936 movie Camille, which featuredĺ─«Greta Garbo in her finest screen performance.

With his compassionate portrayal of a contemporary prostitute, Verdi ranĺ─«afoul of the censors, who insisted he move the opera 150 years into theĺ─«past. Verdi was further dismayed by what he saw as the fiasco of theĺ─«opera's 1853 premiere - caused in part by a soprano who was too plump toĺ─«be wasting away from consumption. However La traviata has now soared toĺ─«the top of the repertoire; Opera America lists it as the third most ĺ─«frequently performed opera in North America.

The beautiful, notoriously challenging role of Violetta is the mostĺ─«coveted - and feared - of soprano roles, and an important debut for anyĺ─«singer. For POV's three previous productions of the opera, Artisticĺ─«Director Timothy Vernon has offered this role debut to Sally Wolf,ĺ─«Liping Zhang and Sally Dibblee - each to critical acclaim. Thisĺ─«production presents Sookhyung Park in her debut as Violetta. Ms. Park'sĺ─«breathtaking portrayal of the title character in POV's Daphne (2007) wasĺ─«hailed as a "heartfelt, psychologically concentrated Daphne, riding theĺ─«swirling euphoric orchestra lines with never a crease in the pearlyĺ─«sheen of her lovely sound".

Timothy Vernon's inspired casting includes Vale Rideout who makes hisĺ─«company and role debut as Alfredo Germont, along with returning artistsĺ─«Bruce Kelly (Madama Butterfly and The Magic Flute) as Giorgio Germontĺ─«and Andrew Greenwood (Idomeneo) as Douphol. Participants in the POVĺ─«Resident Artist Program make their POV mainstage debuts: Giles Tomkinsĺ─«as Dr. Grenvil, Cory Knight as Gaston, Heather Jewson as Flora, Bettyĺ─«Waynne Allison as Annina and Pierre-Etienne Bergeron as Marcheseĺ─«d'Obigny.

Pacific Opera Victoria has chosen to honour Verdi's desire to keep Laĺ─«traviata contemporary by setting it in 1949 Paris - an era that retainsĺ─«the glamour of Violetta's world, but is close enough to the present toĺ─«convey the immediacy of the composer's vision. POV's wholly originalĺ─«production is directed by Dennis Garnhum, a UVic theatre grad andĺ─«currently Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary. Twenty years agoĺ─«Garnhum interned with the late Colin Graham, one of the world's mostĺ─«noted opera directors. With this production Dennis makes his POV - andĺ─«professional opera - directing debut. Garnhum is joined by designerĺ─«David Boechler, who has worked with the Shaw and Stratford Festivals.

La traviata is conducted by Timothy Vernon, and features the Victoriaĺ─«Symphony. Lighting design is by Kevin Lamotte and choreography byĺ─«Jacques Lemay. The opera is sung in Italian with English surtitles.ĺ─«Running time is approximately two hours and thirty minutes with oneĺ─«intermission.

Pacific Opera Victoria presents only five performances of La traviata,ĺ─«and anticipates a sold-out run. ĺ─«Priced between $25 and $115, tickets are available from the Royal andĺ─«McPherson Box Office at 250-386-6121, or on-line at www.rmts.bc.ca.ĺ─«Student RUSH tickets for those presenting valid student identificationĺ─«are available at the door of the theatre, 45 minutes prior to eachĺ─«performance, subject to availability. RUSH tickets are $15, inclusiveĺ─«of all box office charges.

For more information, please contact Pacific Opera Victoria at (250)ĺ─«385-0222 or visit www.pov.bc.ca.

Special contemporary African dance program at the MAI / Programme spłęciale en danse africaine contemporaine au MAI

Ce mois de septembre au MAI : 3 compagnies de danse africaine contemporaine

Dans le cadre dĺ─˘un mois de septembre quĺ─˘il consacre łŢ la danse africaine contemporaine, le MAI ouvre sa saison 2009-2010 avec une soirłęe exceptionnelle et accueille deux compagnies pionnił«res au Canada! Rłęunies pour la premił«re fois sur une młüme scł«ne, les compagnies Nyata Nyata (Montrłęal) et NAfro Dance (Winnipeg) prłęsentent du 17 au 20 septembre quatre pił«ces en premił«res montrłęalaises et une en premił«re mondiale. Ce programme double sera ensuite suivi de la nouvelle crłęation de lĺ─˘interprł«te-chorłęgraphe Gibson Muriva (Zimbabwe), du 23 au 27 septembre. Ces performances prłęsentłęes au MAI sont co-diffusłęes par Transatlantique Montrłęal 2010.

On peut se procurer les billets pour ces spectacles en visitant le site http://ticket.boxxo.info/, en se prłęsentant łŢ la billetterie du MAI, situłęe au 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance ou en composant le (514) 982-3386.

Offre spłęciale !ĺ─«Achetez en młüme temps vos billets pour les 2 spectacles de NAfro Dance+ Nyata Nyataĺ─«et Gibson Muriva et obtenez 30% de rabais.


www.nyata-nyata.org www.nafrodance.com http://www.vimeo.com/6461838



This September at the MAI: 3 contemporary African dance compagnies

This month, the MAI is celebrating contemporary African dance in Canada. In this spirit, the 2009-2010 program opens with an outstanding evening highlighted by two groundbreaking canadian dance compagnies! United on the same stage for the very first time, Nyata Nyata (Montreal) and NAfro Dance (Winnipeg) present from September 17 to 20, five performances - four of which are Montreal premieres and one, a world premiere. This double bill will also be followed by a new creation by dancer-choreographer Gibson Muriva (Zimbabwe), from September 23 to 27. Theses performances are all presented in association with Transatlantique Montrłęal 2010.

Tickets for theses shows can be purchase online at http://ticket.boxxo.info/, at the MAIĺ─˘s Box office on 3680, Jeanne-Mance St. or by calling (514) 982-3386.

Special Offer!ĺ─« Buy tickets for both shows (NAfro dance + Nyata Nyata and Gibson Muriva)ĺ─«and benefit from a 30% discount.

www.nyata-nyata.org www.nafrodance.com http://www.vimeo.com/6461838

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Gonzales : Le recordman spectaculaire et son piano łŢ eXcentris / Gonzales: The record-holder and his piano at eXcentris

Montrłęal - ł─ peine plus de trois mois aprł«s avoir battu le record du plus long spectacle pour piano et voix de l'histoire, Gonzales revient łŢ Montrłęal avec Piano Talk Show, un spectacle interactif avec piano, surprises, bavardages et humour.

Un spectacle de Gonzales, c'est une expłęrience unique dans une ambiance de folie ! Grłóce łŢ sa formation classique, l'auteur-compositeur-interprł«te dłęmontre une małĂtrise exceptionnelle pour son instrument et c'est en faisant de l'łęlectro qu'il s'est taillłę une place de choix dans le cëýur du public. Avec six albums łŢ son actif, l'artiste nous entrałĂne dans toutes sortes de textures musicales, des plus łępurłęes et classiques (Piano Solo, 2004) aux plus łęclectiques (Soft Power, 2008).

Gonzales, alias Jason Beck, est un pianiste montrłęalais installłę łŢ Paris. Producteur, arrangeur et auteur pour de nombreux artistes, il compte des collaborations avec Feist, Peaches, DJ Tiga, Julien Dorłę, Jane Birkin, Arielle Dombasle et Philippe Katerine.

Le 18 mai dernier, il łętablissait un record Guiness en prłęsentant łŢ Paris un concert de 27 heures, 3 minutes et 44 secondes. Pour l'occasion, Gonzales avait interprłętłę tant du Gershwin, du Beethoven, ses propres compositions que des chansons de Britney Spears ou la chanson-titre du film Rocky III.

Le rłępertoire vaste et le personnage spectaculaire de Gonzales promettent une soirłęe certainement inattendue!



Samedi, le 26 septembre łŢ 22h

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Montrłęal ĺ─ý Barely three months after becoming the world record holder for the longest piano and vocals show, Gonzales has returned to Montreal with his new concert, Piano Talk Show, an interactive event with lots of surprises, stories, and humor.

An evening with Gonzales has always proven to be a unique experience, enveloped by a seamlessly invigorating ambiance! Thanks to his classical education, the singer-songwriter has demonstrated exceptional talent on his instrument of choice, the piano; however, it was when he went "electro" that he really found his niche. Throughout the essence of his six albums, this artist has introduced us to a variety of musical genres, from his most wholesome and classical music (Piano solo, 2004) to his most eclectic (Soft Power, 2008).

Gonzales, a pseudonym for Jason Beck, is a Montreal pianist now living in Paris. A producer, as well as an arranger and author for a multitude of artists, he has collaborated with Feist, Peaches, DJ Tiga, Julien Dorłę, Jane Birkin, Arielle Dombasle and Philippe Katerine on a variety of projects.

On the 18th of May last year, he became the Guinness record holder for his concert in Paris, a show that lasted 27 hours, 3 minutes, and 44 seconds. For the occasion, Gonzales had chosen to interpret pieces by Gershwin, Beethoven, his own compositions, as well as songs by Britney Spears and the theme song from Rocky III.

The musically talented and undoubtedly entertaining Gonzales always proves to be a inimitable experience!

Saturday, the 26th of September at 10 o'clock.

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Leon Fleisher Un pianiste lłęgendaire / Leon Fleisher A legendary pianist

Montrłęal, le 15 septembre 2009 ĺ─ţ C'est au lłęgendaire pianiste amłęricain Leon Fleisher que eXcentris a demandłę d'inaugurer le volet classique avec ce premier Grand Concert Steinway. Accompagnłę de ses amis, les musiciens Michael Tree, Matt Haimovitz, Katherine Jacobson, Andy Simionescu, John Zirbel, Pam Frank, Dominic Painchaud et Young Hi Moon, Fleisher nous a orchestrłę deux soirłęes młęmorables de musique de chambre, en solo sur son cłęlł«bre piano Chavy Chase, et łŢ quatre mains. Des ëýuvres de Schumann, Bach, Dvorak et une interprłętation du Quintette pour piano en F mineur de Brahms sont au programme.

Nłę en 1928, Leon Fleisher commence le piano łŢ 4 ans, et devient un des plus jeunes virtuoses łŢ błęnłęficier de l'enseignement d'Arthur Schnabel. Rapidement, il gagne une renommłęe internationale. ł─ 37 ans, un accident neurologique le prive de la mobilitłę de deux doigts de sa main droite. Il entreprend alors les carrił«res de chef d'orchestre et d'enseignant, tout en dłęveloppant un rłępertoire pour main gauche. En 2004, un traitement expłęrimental lui permet de recouvrer l'usage de ses doigts et d'enregistrer Two Hands, un album hautement acclamłę qui fera l'objet d'un film documentaire nommłę aux Oscar en 2006. En 2007, il reł▀oit le prix Kennedy Center Honors, qui confirme une carrił«re des plus grandioses, et ce, malgrłę l'adversitłę. Son programme pour 2009-2010 est particulił«rement chargłę; il sera entendu aux quatre coins de la planł«te en plus de poursuivre des engagements łŢ titre d'enseignant, la transmission de son savoir łętant chł«re łŢ ses yeux.

Les 25 et 26 septembre 2009, łŢ 19 h, dans notre toute nouvelle salle Cassavetes.

Le 26 septembre 2009, łŢ midi, projection du documentaire Two Hands : The Leon Fleisher Story, en prłęsence de l'artiste. Une conversation avec Leon Fleisher suivra la projection du film.

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Montreal ĺ─ţ eXcentris has invited legendary American pianist to inaugurate its classical program with this first Grand Concert Steinway. Accompanied by his friends, musicians Michael Tree, Matt Haimovitz, Katherine Jacobson, Andy Simionescu, John Zirbel, Pam Frank, Dominic Painchaud and Young Hi Moon, Fleisher has arranged two memorable evenings of chamber music for us, solo on his famed Chavy Chase piano, and for four hands. The program will feature works by Schumann, Bach, Dvorak and an interpretation of Brahms' Piano Quintet in F Minor.

Born in 1928, Leon Fleisher started piano at the age of 4, becoming one of the youngest virtuosos to benefit from Arthur Schnabel's teaching. He would quickly establish an international reputation. At 37, a neurological disorder robbed him of the mobility of two fingers on his right hand. He then took to conducting and teaching, all the while developing a repertoire for the left hand. In 2004, an experimental treatment allowed him to recover the use of his fingers and to record Two Hands, a highly acclaimed album that became the subject of a documentary film nominated for an Oscar in 2006. In 2007, he received the Kennedy Center Honors Award, confirmation of a landmark career, even in the face of adversity. His 2009-2010 schedule is particularly jam-packed; he'll travel to the four corners of the globe to perform, all the while keeping up his teaching engagements, given the importance he places on passing on his wisdom.

September 25 and 26, 2009, at 7 p.m., in our brand new Cassavetes Room.

September 26, 2009, at noon: a screening of the documentary Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story, with the artist in attendance. The film will be followed by a conversation with Leon Fleisher.

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Renłęe Fleming's "Verismo"

Renłęe Flemingĺ─«
Verismo


Orchestra e Coro Sinfonica di
Milano Giuseppe Verdi
Marco Armiliato
Renłęe Fleming sings arias by Puccini
and his contemporaries

In Stores: September 15th, 2009
Available Digitally: August 25th, 2009

"This music is the highest expression of drama and passion." Renłęe Fleming


NEW YORK, NY ĺ─ý With well over thirty recording projects on the Decca label to date, iconic American soprano Renłęe Fleming is easily one of the most recorded opera singers of her generation. Today, Decca proudly releases Verismo, the 15th solo album in as many years by Fleming, featuring opera arias by Puccini and his contemporaries ĺ─ý composers of the Verismo style who set the lives and loves of their heroines to music of extraordinary beauty and intensity.

Along with great Puccini favorites from La Bohł«me, Turandot, La Rondine, Il Trittico and Manon Lescaut, the album also includes rarely heard arias by Verismo composers Mascagni, Catalani, Leoncavallo, Giordano, Cilea, and Zandonai. From the tragedy of the nun Angelica, singing of the son who never knew his mother, to the rapturous young lovers of La Rondine, this is deeply emotional music of love and loss, of triumph and pain. Of the roles she portrays on this album, MimłĘ from Puccini's La Bohł«me is the only one that Renłęe Fleming has sung on stage. This album offers a world-premiere recording of the original manuscript version of the aria ĺ─˛Sola, perduta, abandonata!ĺ─˘ from the tragic final scene of Pucciniĺ─˘s Manon Lescaut. Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann joins Renłęe Fleming for an irresistible melody from Act II of Pucciniĺ─˘s La Rondine.

ĺ─˛Verismoĺ─˘ (literally ĺ─˛realismĺ─˘) was an artistic movement of the late 19th-Century, which sought to bring the ĺ─˛naturalismĺ─˘ of writers such as Zola and Ibsen to other art forms, including opera. Known as the ĺ─˛giovane scuolaĺ─˘ (ĺ─˛the young schoolĺ─˘), the Verismo composers wrote operas that were very different to those that came before them, setting stories about ĺ─˛realĺ─˘ people and their real life struggles. The heroines Renłęe Fleming portrays include noblewomen (Fedora, Gloria, Angelica), courtesans (Stephana, Magda), Asian waifs (Iris, Lił╝), a Tyrolean village girl (Wally), the avaricious Manon, and three working women: music-hall performer ZazłŢ, seamstress MimłĘ and factory-worker Conchita. The disc covers a concentrated period of Italian opera from the premiere of La Wally in 1892 to that of Turandot in 1926. This rich period saw the creation of more new works than almost any other era in operatic history.

Renłęe Fleming describes the process of choosing the repertoire for Verismo as ĺ─˙a revelation.ĺ─¨ ĺ─˙I was surprised by the sheer volume and variety of the Italian operas from this period,ĺ─¨ she explains, ĺ─˙and the intense emotionality of the music has given voice to some of the most beautiful interpretations I have ever heard.ĺ─¨ ĺ─˙Listening to singers of past generations gives me a real sense of individual style, taste and imagination,ĺ─¨ Fleming remarks, ĺ─˙each voice harbors a singular personality and moment in time.ĺ─¨ Researching the arias for this collection, Fleming studied recordings by Leontyne Price, Maria Callas and Mirella Freni, the fabulous drama and lyricism of Rosa Ponselle and Zinka Milanov and finally the theatrically committed and searing performances of Magda Olivero, Mafalda Favero, Lynne Strow Piccolo, Rosanna Carteri ĺ─ý the singers from the earliest days of recordings who embodied these roles for the first time. ĺ─˙It completely stokes my imagination to think that all of these great interpreters were ĺ─˛new musicĺ─˘ specialists,ĺ─¨ she adds, ĺ─˙that generation of singers was the last to devote the majority of its time to creating roles with living composers.ĺ─¨

ĺ─˙Above all,ĺ─¨ Fleming remarks, ĺ─˙my goal with this recording is to share a broader selection from an especially rich tradition of Italian opera, so that these Verismo heroines can be heard again in all their beauty and complexity.ĺ─¨

Following the release of Verismo, Decca presents a DVD of Renłęe Fleming in one of her greatest stage roles ĺ─ý as the Marschallin in Richard Straussĺ─˘s Der Rosenkavalier, conducted by Christian Thielemann available October 6th. The dream cast, filmed live at the Baden-Baden Opera Festival, also includes Diana Damrau, Sophie Koch, and Franz Hawlata. This re-staging of a celebrated Herbert Wernicke production is released in time for Renłęe Flemingĺ─˘s appearances at the Metropolitan Opera in Der Rosenkavalier from October 13th through the 22nd.

Renłęe Fleming Verismo Tracklisting

Puccini Suor Angelica ĺ─˙Senza mammaĺ─¨
Mascagni Iris ĺ─˙Un dłĘ (ero piccina)ĺ─¨

Puccini La rondine ĺ─˙Denaro nientĺ─˘altro che denaro! ... Ore dolci e divineĺ─¨

Mascagni Lodoletta ĺ─˙Ah! il suo nome! ĺ─Â Flammen, perdonami!ĺ─¨

Catalani La Wally ĺ─˙Nłę mai dunque avrłż pace? ĺ─Â Ohimł«! solo una celia io fui per luiĺ─¨

Puccini La Bohł«me ĺ─˙SłĘ. Mi chiamano MimłĘĺ─¨

Leoncavallo La Bohł«me ĺ─˙Musette svaria sulla bocca vivaĺ─¨ & ĺ─˙Ma vi chetate! ĺ─ MimłĘ Pinson, la biondinetta

Puccini La Bohł«me ĺ─˙Addio ĺ─ Donde lieta uscłĘ al tuo grido dĺ─˘amoreĺ─¨

Leoncavallo ZazłŢ ĺ─˙Angioletto, il tuo nome?ĺ─¨

Puccini Manon Lescaut ĺ─˙Sola, perduta, abbandonata!ĺ─¨

World premiere recording of original manuscript version

Zandonai Conchita ĺ─˙Ier dalla fabbrica a Trianaĺ─¨

Cilea Gloria ĺ─˙O mia cuna, fiorita di sogni e di melodiĺ─¨

Giordano Fedora ĺ─˙Troppo tardi! Tutto tramonta, tutto dileguaĺ─¨

Puccini Turandot ĺ─˙Tanto amore segreto e inconfessato ĺ─Â Tu, che di gel sei cintaĺ─¨

Giordano Siberia ĺ─˙No! Se un pensier ĺ─Â Nel suo amore rianimataĺ─¨

Puccini La rondine ĺ─˙Bevo al tuo fresco sorrisoĺ─¨ With Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)


Renłęe Fleming in Performance USA 2009-2010

September 16 New York Philharmonic Gala Concert, Messiaen with Alan Gilbert
October 3 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert, Barber/Strauss with Paavo Jłžrvi

October 13 - 22 Metropolitan Opera, Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier with James Levine

December 1 Recital (with Gerald Martin Moore, piano) Seattle

December 6 Recital (with Gerald Martin Moore, piano) Berkeley

December 9 Recital (with Gerald Martin Moore, piano) Santa Barbara

December 12 Recital (with Gerald Martin Moore, piano) Los Angeles

December 17 Recital (with Gerald Martin Moore, piano) Baltimore

January 1 - 15 Metropolitan Opera Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier with James Levine

January 23 Naples, FLĺ─ýArias with Jorge Mester

January 26 Tampa, FLĺ─ýArias with Anton Coppola

January 29 Jackson, MS ĺ─ý Arias with Jay Dean

February 11 -13 Boston Symphony Orchestra Strauss/Mahler with James Levine

March 6 Boca Raton, FL ĺ─ý Arias with Patrick Summers

April 12- May 15 Metropolitan Opera Rossini: Armida with Riccardo Frizza

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ExCentris Programmation 2009 - 2010

Montrłęal ĺ─ţ En plein coeur de Montrłęal, juste entre l'est et l'ouest, le nord et le sud, tel un X marquant le centre psychologique de l'łĂle, le complexe multimłędia renferme manifestement un trłęsor, il n'y a qu'łŢ l'investir totalement afin qu'il se dłęcouvre łŢ vous dans toute sa splendeur.

L'investir d'une nouvelle mission pour que ses portes immenses ne soient plus assez grandes pour y accueillir les Montrłęalais, les enracinłęs et ceux de passage, pour voir et entendre les jeunes poł«tes comme les rock-stars, les divas comme les virtuoses avec leurs violons, leurs lumił«res, leurs boutons, leurs micros, leurs chansons, leurs films et leurs histoires racontłęes avec tous les langages sur les scł«nes mobiles des salles intimistes, aussi vivantes que le ventre des baleines avec leurs fils et leurs techniques particulił«res qui font qu'un soir, le public peut se retrouver dans un vaisseau spatial et le lendemain, dans la barque de Fellini, vous savez, celle oł╝ le rhinocłęros sait trł«s bien oł╝ il s'en va, E la nave vaĺ─Â

Cette nouvelle mission d'eXcentris est simple. Offrir un laboratoire en direct aux artistes afin de promouvoir l'łęmergence et provoquer l'innovation et les rencontres inusitłęes entre les genres, les młędias et les styles, dans un environnement convivial. Autrement dit, devenir un centre de diffusion des arts de la scł«ne en privilłęgiant la relł«ve dans tous les domaines, surtout celui de la musique, cet art Č┤ qui est le premier łŢ souffrir de la transition numłęrique Ȭ, pour citer le młęcł«ne.

Chez eXcentris, de la musique classique łŢ l'łęlectro, en passant par la danse et le thłęłótre, les arts visuels et numłęriques, le jazz/folk/prog/rock, sans oublier le fusion/trad/ambiant, bref, peu importe l'appellation, la seule łętiquette est l'absence de formule ou plutłąt une formule qui s'łęclate, autour du Hall rłęnovłę en restaurant-bar.

Dans l'esprit des cabarets, oł╝ il est possible de manger, boire et se divertir dans un młüme lieu łŢ bon prix, il y a le Joe's Pub, le Poisson Rouge et le City Winery qui vient d'ouvrir łŢ New York, et le King's Place łŢ Londres. L'idłęe fondamentale, malgrłę les diffłęrences de grandeurs entre ces lieux, c'est de rassembler sous un młüme toit le public et les artistes, dans une ambiance d'łęchanges et de dłęcouvertes qui fait appel łŢ tous les sens.
ĺ─ţ Audrey BenołĂt, directrice głęnłęrale

Programmation de rłęouverture

Cłątłę pop, les nouvelles activitłęs d'eXcentris ouvrent avec le lancement, le 23 septembre, de l'album tout en innu de Chlołę Sainte-Marie et les deux premił«res semaines de programmation s'enflamment avec Samian & Anodajay, le 3 octobre prochain.

Pour l'automne, la moitiłę des spectacles sont offerts par des artistes de la relł«ve, tels les coups de cëýur des deux premił«res semaines : Joseph Edgar, un Acadien qui fait du rock aux accents cajun et łÔric Błęlanger, auteur-compositeur-interprł«te que Monique Giroux compare łŢ un jeune Claude Lłęveillłęe. Plus tard en novembre, la voix unique d'une Qułębłęcoise aux origines texanes, Emilie Clepper, ou les projections łęlectro de The Tanuki Project risquent d'en enchanter plusieurs dans la versatile salle Fellini.

Les grands de la chanson sont aussi au rendez-vous, pour des concerts intimes, telle Renłęe Martel le 3 octobre, ou Dick Rivers, Louise Forestier et Laurence Jalbert plus tard cet automne.

Le premier spectacle dans la nouvelle salle Cassavetes, le 23 septembre, est celui de Jay Jay Johanson, qui promet des retrouvailles ardentes avec son public montrłęalais. En plus du sensuel sułędois, le fameux Gonzales, parisien d'adoption (26 septembre), et les torontois Fritz Helder & The Phantoms, groupe pop-punk-couture prłęsentłę dans le cadre de Pop Montrłęal (2 octobre), prendront aussi la route pour venir cłęlłębrer la rłęouverture d'eXcentris.

Tout comme Sayari ĺ─ý Roots of Gypsy. Ce groupe de musiciens gitans du Rajasthan, au nord de l'Inde, berceau de cette culture qui est autant un mode qu'un art de vivre, avec leur musique, leurs chants et leurs danses, lancent la słęrie des musiques du monde les 30 septembre, 1er et 2 octobre prochains. Ensuite, il y aura Paul Kunigis, les Diouf, Manu Atna NJock, Carlos Placeres, et Papa Groove, entre autres.

Ces deux premił«res semaines inaugurent aussi la Cassavetes version salle de concert classique avec nul autre que le lłęgendaire pianiste Leon Fleisher pour ouvrir la słęrie des grands concerts Steinway, les 25 & 26 septembre, sur le piano de Chevy Chase, complł«tement reconstruit pour eXcentris. Le public pourra converser avec Monsieur Fleisher le 26 septembre łŢ midi, aprł«s la projection du documentaire Two Hands ĺ─ý The Leon Fleisher Story. Le 4 octobre, Daniel Taylor clłąture en voix la rłęouverture de la Cassavetes avec Suzie Leblanc, dans le premier acte de l'opłęra de Purcell: Didon et łÔnłęe.

Le thłęłótre sera celui de Pol Pelletier, dans Une Contrłęe sauvage appelłęe Courage, le 24 septembre. Avec son personnage de RAMIE, Royale Artiste Mendiante Itinłęrante Extatique, elle redonne vie łŢ des textes, chants et danses młęconnus, tirłęs des rłępertoires qułębłęcois, europłęen et des autres Amłęriques, celles des Noirs-Amłęricains, des Amłęrindiens et des Latino-Amłęricains. Accompagnłęe de la talentueuse accordłęoniste Młęlanie Bergeron, Pol Pelletier nous fait aussi dłęcouvrir ou redłęcouvrir Les Vaches de nuit, de Jovette Marchessault et Elłęgie au głęnocide des nasopodes, de Michel Garneau.

Programmation 2009-2010

ł─ retenir cet automne, sur le grand piano Steinway, la prłęsence de Marianne Trudel en duo avec Lłęvy Bourbonnais, Christopher O'Riley, Louise Bessette et son magnifique Les carillons łęternels, ainsi que Monsieur Kent Nagano, pour une soirłęe toute en musique et conversation.

Les cordes seront aussi łŢ l'honneur avec le violoncelliste Matt Haimovitz, la violoniste Angł«le Dubeau, Mark O'Connor, Alexandre Da Costa, et les principaux musiciens de l'OSM. Pour les dłęcouvertes de nouveaux virtuoses, eXcentris est fier de s'associer au Itzhak Perlman Music Program, pour prłęsenter une słęrie mettant en vedettes les łęlł«ves du małĂtre.

La relł«ve d'ici est campłęe par le quartet Cecilia, artistes de l'annłęe pour le 50e anniversaire des Jeunesses musicales et Chëýur de Młętal, des cuivres antiphonaux dans le Hall, entre autres. Fał▀on plus expłęrimentale, deux improvisations en direct sur deux films muets ; Nosferatu łŢ l'Halloween avec DJ Olive, turntablist de New York, et Red Heroine, le seul film muet de Kung Fu chinois, accompagnłę par l'ensemble Devil Music de Boston.

Au printemps 2010, le quartet de saxophones Quasar et l'ECM, sous la direction de Vłęronique Lacroix, promettent de vous en mettre plein les oreilles.

ł─ surveiller pour des moments de pur bonheur cet automne, le Festival du nouveau cinłęma ; Sylvie Paquette et Monsieur Mono, dans une słęrie de trois spectacles, chacun en solo, puis en duo ; Tomas Jensen dans un autre genre : Č┤ Hombre Ȭ ; le spectacle lancement de Fredric Gary Comeau et Catherine Durand dans le cadre de Coup de cëýur francophone, Jłęrłąme Minił«re, Michel Faubert, Yves Desrosiers, Ian Kelly et l'extraordinaire Fred Fortin.

En 2010, eXcentris prłęsentera la rentrłęe montrłęalaise de Chlołę Sainte-Marie dans une mise en scł«ne de Brigitte Haentjens ; une crłęation de Dance-Citłę avec la danseuse Sarah Williams ; les films de Festivalissimo ; et les productions Ondinnok dans une oeuvre hors du temps, en collaboration avec le El Baile Danza Rabinal Achi du Guatemala, les hłęritiers du drame prłęcolombien Rabinal Achi : Č┤ Ses racines plongent jusque dans l'origine du peuplement des Amłęriques. Il s'agit d'une souvenance mythique, celle d'łütre issu d'un młüme tronc, une intuition partagłęe par les mythes et les prophłęties łŢ la fois par les Amłęrindiens du Nord et du Sud. Une dłęmarche commune de crłęation (ĺ─Â) qui dłęjoue les frontił«res culturelles et physiques entre les peuples autochtones des Amłęriques. Ce projet propose une thłęłótralitłę inłędite, aux codes młęconnus en occident. Ȭ ĺ─ţ Yves Sioui Durand.

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Le Vivier, carrefour des musiques nouvelles inaugure sa premił«re saison de 15 concerts de musiques nouvelles

Montrłęal - Montrłęal est un vłęritable vivier oł╝ bouillonne lĺ─˘imagination des artistes et la crłęation musicale compte pour beaucoup dans lĺ─˘expression de cette effervescence. ĺ─« ĺ─«

Crłęłę en 2007 pour faire valoir le dynamisme des musiques de crłęation et en favoriser son dłęveloppement et sa diffusion auprł«s dĺ─˘un plus large public, Le Vivier, carrefour des musiques nouvelles, un regroupement de 22 organismes musicaux montrłęalais, prłęsente une premił«re saison de 15 concerts de musiques nouvelles, sur plusieurs scł«nes montrłęalaises. ĺ─«ĺ─«

Sous le thł«me Les dłęfricheurs, lĺ─˘an 01 de la saison Le Vivier Č┤ reflł«te lĺ─˘ardeur des compositeurs et interprł«tes qui ouvrent le paysage du sonore, ceux dont la passion est de dłębroussailler et dĺ─˘łęlargir les frontił«res musicales Ȭ, dłęclare la prłęsidente Danielle P. Roger. Les musiques contemporaines, actuelles et łęlectroacoustiques sont en fłüte, elles sont vivantes, łęvoluent et se portent bien ! Cette premił«re saison affiche la singularitłę et la couleur de lĺ─˘espace public quĺ─˘occupera dorłęnavant cette scł«ne musicale rłęsolument tournłęe vers lĺ─˘avenir.ĺ─«

ĺ─«Les tłütes dĺ─˘affiche sont des solistes, des orchestres de chambre, des quatuors łŢ cordes ou de saxophones ; des ensembles de percussions, dĺ─˘instruments inventłęs ou łęlectroniques ; des performeurs et des artistes dĺ─˘autres disciplines ; des nouveaux venus et des valeurs sł¬res. Tous sont des dłęfricheurs dłęchiffreurs, audacieux dans leur parcours artistique. Ils nous convient łŢ de grandes rencontres avec des premił«res et nouvelles ëýuvres, des classiques, des crłęations et łŢ cłęlłębrer des anniversaires.ĺ─« ĺ─«

En codiffusion avec quinze de ses membres, Le Vivier propose une premił«re saison oł╝ lĺ─˘on pourra [re]dłęcouvrir les ëýuvres de compositeurs qui ont fał▀onnłę les musiques de notre temps, ou encore celles de la jeune głęnłęration qui les dessine au prłęsent ; ĺ─«ce sera aussi lĺ─˘occasion de faire des rencontres [d]łętonnantes avec les musiques nouvelles qui ne sĺ─˘embarrassent pas dĺ─˘łętiquette en frayant avec lĺ─˘indie rock, la danse, le cinłęma et le jeu thłęłótral et młüme lĺ─˘univers burlesque de la bande dessinłęe ; ĺ─«la saison Le Vivier permettra łęgalement de sĺ─˘embarquer dans des odyssłęes numłęriques et łęlectros et de dłęcouvrir leurs paysages sonores ; de vivre lĺ─˘expłęrience audacieuse dĺ─˘un concert-marathon ou celle intime dĺ─˘un concerto pour piano ; de toucher le mur du son avec des tourne-diques sortis de leur sillon ; de sentir le Č┤grooveȬ de la beautłę brute et raffinłęe des ensembles łŢ percussion ; et dĺ─˘aller sur les traces de lĺ─˘histoire du 20e sił«cle et de ses musiques, en assistant łŢ un spectacle multimłędia.ĺ─«

ĺ─«Cĺ─˘est tout cela que nous offre la saison 01 Le Vivier, en partenariat avec 15 de ses membres :ĺ─«

Bradyworks ; Codes dĺ─˘accł«s ; Ensemble contemporain de Montrłęal+ (ECM+) ; In Extensio ; Innovations en concert (IEC) ; Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM) ; Productions SuperMusique (PSM) ; Productions Totem contemporain ; Quasar, quatuor de saxophones ; Quatuor Bozzini, Quatuor Molinari ; Rłęseaux des arts młędiatiques ; Sixtrum, Ensemble łŢ percussion ; Sociłętłę de musique contemporaine du Qułębec (SMCQ) ; et Transmission.

ĺ─«Soyez prłüts, la saison prend son envol le 18 septembre 2009.

Le Vivier, carrefour des musiques nouvelles regroupe 22 organismes musicaux montrłęalais qui dłęsirent doter Montrłęal d'un lieu de crłęation et de diffusion pour les musiques nouvelles. En parallł«le łŢ ses dłęmarches, Le Vivier dłęvoilait hier, au cours dĺ─˘une confłęrence de presse, sa premił«re saison de 15 concerts de musiques nouvelles qui tłęmoigne de la diversitłę et du dynamisme des musiques qui se tissent au prłęsent.

Une grande premił«re !

Pour dłęcouvrir les musiques nouvelles łŢ petits prix, une Carte rabais Saison Le Vivier permet un accł«s privilłęgiłę aux 15 concerts. Au coł¬t de 20$ ou 12$ (łętudiant, ałĂnłę), cette carte offre 50% de rłęduction sur le prix des billets de chacun des 15 concerts. En vente en ligne : www.saisonlevivier.ca et łŢ chaque concert.

Lĺ─˘an 01 de la saison Le Vivier prend son envol en septembre 2009 :

vendredi 18 + samedi 19 septembre łŢ 20 h, Productions Totem contemporain prłęsente Wedged in the Red Room, une ëýuvre-performance de 50ĺ─˘ pour un musicien et un danseur.

Jean-Franł▀ois Laporte : composition, interprłętation et invention des instruments ; Clovek & The 420 : Frłędłęric Tavernini, chorłęgraphie et interprłętation. ł─ lĺ─˘ Espace Totem : 6545, avenue Durocher # 400 - 20$ & 15$

mardi 29 septembre 2009 łŢ 20 h, Bradyworks prłęsente My 20th Century, un spectacle multimłędia, en hommage łŢ John Lennon, Charlie Christian, Rosa Luxemburg et Dmitri Chostakovitch, pour cłęlłębrer les 20 ans de Bradyworks -

Ensemble Bradyworks : Tim Brady, guitare łęlectrique, musique et textes ; Andrłę Leroux, saxophone ; Pamela Reimer, piano ; Catherine Meunier, percussion ; David Cronkite, łęchantillonneur ; Martin Messier, Oana Suteu, vidłęo ; Stłęphane Zarov, consultant thłęłótral
Espace Dellĺ─˘Arte - 40, rue Jean-Talon Est ĺ─ý 25$ & 15$

La programmation sur www.saisonlevivier.ca

Lĺ─˘an 01 de la saison Le Vivier 2009-2010ĺ─«Des musiques nouvelles et branchłęes sur lĺ─˘avenir !ĺ─«ĺ─«Une premił«re saison de 15 concerts de musiques nouvelles, sur plusieurs scł«nes montrłęalaises.ĺ─«Toute la programmation se retrouve sur le site : www.saisonlevivier.ca

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Spectacle Season Two Production Begins in Toronto

Toronto Hosts a SPECTACLE

- Celebrated Talk/Music series begins production of second season in Canada -
- Season 1 DVD/Blu-ray box set released throughout North America
November 10, 2009 -

Toronto, ON ĺ─ý SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITHĺ─Â, the internationally acclaimed music television series conceived and developed in Canada, begins production on season 2 with a special taping in Toronto. Canadaĺ─˘s first ever SPECTACLE taping will take place in the legendary Concert Hall at CTVĺ─˘s historic Masonic Temple. Host Elvis Costello said ĺ─˙In the words of the great Joe Strummer, ĺ─˛Letĺ─˘s Rock again!ĺ─˘ĺ─¨

In Toronto, SPECTACLE will tape in a room that has hosted a whoĺ─˘s who of music royalty in the past 50 years. The Rolling Stones rehearsed numerous times in the Concert Hall while Led Zeppelin played its first Toronto concert there. One of Canadaĺ─˘s best live music venues, the Masonic Templeĺ─˘s Concert Hall has also hosted historic performances by The Supremes, The Who, Bob Dylan and James Brown. Home to MTV in Canada, The Masonic Temple is a living, breathing creative hub and beacon for the artistic community.

ĺ─˙I am delighted that we can continue where we left offĺ─ţmaking intelligent, and informative music programming,ĺ─¨ shares Sir Elton John, one of the seriesĺ─˘ Executive Producers.

Embraced by both critics and viewers in its ambitious first season, SPECTACLE proved that there is a substantial audience for an intelligent and entertaining program about music, becoming one of last seasonĺ─˘s top 10 new shows in Canada*. Designed to provide a forum for in-depth discussion and performance with the most interesting and influential artists and personalities of our time, the show fuses the best of talk and music television.

SPECTACLEĺ─˘s inaugural season featured an extraordinary and eclectic roster of legendary musicians and fascinating personalities, starting with Sir Elton John, before delving into an astonishing range of musical genres, including pop, rock, jazz, country and even opera. Guests ranged from The Police to President Bill Clinton, and the series won rave reviews all over the world, airing on CTV in Canada and on Sundance Channel in the U.S., as well as on Channel 4 in the UK, ABC in Australia, HBO throughout Latin America, and in a number of other international territories.

For season two, the SPECTACLE production team has committed to raising the bar; guests will be announced later this month. Season one of Spectacle is now available on iTunes, and a DVD/Blu-ray box set will be released throughout North America November 10, 2009.

Co-produced by Torontoĺ─˘s reinvention entertainment, SpyBox Pictures and Prospero Pictures, along with London-based Rocket Pictures in association with CTV and Sundance Channel, SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITHĺ─Â is an unpredictable and unprecedented television experience. The series of one-hour programs features everything from intimate one-on-ones with legendary performers and notable newcomers to thematic panel discussions.

SPECTACLE also features a variety of performance elements including unique collaborations, acoustic and impromptu ĺ─˙illustrativeĺ─¨ demonstrations of the creative process, and some original interpretations of othersĺ─˘ songs by Costello.

The program's eclecticism and depth reflect its uniquely qualified host. Elvis Costello is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee; a Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-winning (and Oscar-nominated) songwriter and performer comfortable in almost every genre imaginable; a musicologist of formidable breadth and knowledge; a contributor to Vanity Fair magazine; and a noted wit whose stint as guest host on The Late Show with David Letterman won rave reviews.

Consistent with Sir Elton John's long-standing commitment to philanthropy and music, the series producers have struck an exciting association with the (Product) RED (www.joinred.com) campaign created to raise awareness and money for the Global Fund (www.theglobalfund.org) to fight AIDS in Africa. Select program excerpts and performances will be distributed in a variety of new media and conventional platforms, with a portion of the profits directed to the Global Fund.

SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITHĺ─Â is produced by Rocket Pictures, SpyBox Pictures, Prospero Pictures and reinvention entertainment, in association with CTV and Sundance Channel. Executive Producers are Sir Elton John, Elvis Costello, David Furnish, Steve Hamilton-Shaw, Jordan Jacobs, Martin Katz and Stephen Warden. Co-Executive Producer is Alex Coletti. For CTV, Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

CTV, Canadaĺ─˘s Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canadaĺ─˘s most-watched television network. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts, entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc., Canadaĺ─˘s premier multi-media company, which also owns Canadaĺ─˘s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. CTV is the official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad. More information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.

* Source: BBM Nielsen Media Research, CTV Total, Global Total and CBC Total
Sept. 1, 2008 ĺ─ý May 24, 2009, minimum five telecasts

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Gibbons to Gospel: Elmer Iseler Singers Launch 31st season

Elmer Iseler Singers share the stage with Nathaniel Dett Chorale
Lydia Adams, Conductor
Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, Guest Conductor

Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

For Immediate Release - Toronto, ON: September 14, 2009: Torontoĺ─˘s renowned vocal ensemble, the Elmer Iseler Singers begin their 31st season with an evening of eclectic music. On Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 7:00 p.m., Lydia Adams and her twenty singers share the stage with the celebrated Nathaniel Dett Chorale and their founder and conductor, Brainerd Blyden-Taylor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. ĺ─˙From their very recent appearance at U.S. President Barack Obamaĺ─˘s inauguration, we are thrilled to welcome Brainerd Blyden-Taylor and the renowned Nathaniel Dett Choraleĺ─¨, comments Dr. Lydia Adams. As tireless representatives of Afrocentric choral music, this professional ensemble truly ĺ─˙builds bridges of understanding, appreciation, and acceptance between communities of peopleĺ─Âĺ─¨

The evening brings together both choirs to bring the timeless choral works of Byrd, Tallis, Gibbons, Whitacre and Tomkins, as well as the empowering music from the legacy of Nathaniel Dett and selections from the wealth of a jubilant and uplifting Gospel repertoire. This concert will honour the 35th anniversary of the Toronto Arts Council.

The Elmer Iseler Singers, conducted by Artistic Director Lydia Adams, is a twenty-voice professional chamber choir based in Toronto. Founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979, the Elmer Iseler Singers are one of Canadaĺ─˘s most illustrious professional choral ensembles. Reviewers have remarked on the Elmer Iseler Singersĺ─˘ ĺ─˙flawless intonation, rhythmic vitality and great sensitivity to the expressive power of phrasing.ĺ─¨

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is Canadaĺ─˘s first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles, including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk and blues. These 21 classically trained, outstanding vocalists have shared the stage with internationally recognized artists such as Juno Award-winning jazz pianist Joe Sealy, opera star Kathleen Battle, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Artistic Director Brainerd Blyden-Taylor was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from York University on June 29, 2009. The Nathaniel Dett Choraleĺ─˘s mission is to build bridges of understanding, appreciation and acceptance between communities of people, both Afrocentric and other, through the medium of music.

GIBBONS TO GOSPEL
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

The Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams, conductor

Special Guest Artists: The Nathaniel Dett Chorale & Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, conductor

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

78 Clifton Road at St. Clair, Toronto (West of Mt. Pleasant)

For tickets (Reg. $40/ Sen. $35/ Students $10) please call 416-217-0537

Group rates available.

http://www.elmeriselersingers.com/

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Portland Symphony Orchestra Opens 85th Anniversary Season with Heroes and the American Dream, October 6

PORTLAND, Maine ĺ─ý For the opening of the Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO)'s 85th anniversary season, PSO Music Director Robert Moody leads the orchestra along with actors from Portland Stage Company in a program titled "Heroes and the American Dream" on Tuesday, October 6 at Merrill Auditorium.

The concert opens with Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, "Eroica" (Italian for "heroic"), originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte but retitled after the former revolutionary, so admired by Beethoven, had himself declared emperor. The symphony itself is the true revolutionary, more structurally complex and sophisticated than any that had come before, and known for its display of a great range of emotion.

The second half of the program features the Maine premiere of Ellis Island: The Dream of America, by composer Peter Boyer. Innovative in its format, the work brings elements of the theatre and multimedia into the concert hall, employing seven actors from Portland Stage Company and projected historical images from the Ellis Island archives. The spoken texts for the work come from the Ellis Island Oral History Project, an historic collection of interviews with immigrants about their experiences coming to America. Boyer fashioned short monologues from the actual words of these immigrants, and wove them into an orchestral tapestry which frames and comments on their storiesĺ─ţby turns poignant, humorous, moving, and inspiring. The work concludes with a reading of the Emma Lazarus poem "The New Colossus" ("Give me your tired, your poorĺ─Â"), providing an emotionally powerful ending to this celebration of our nation of immigrants.

Sponsored by Gorham Savings Bank, "Heroes and the American Dream" will take place at Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street, at 7:30 PM. Tickets range from $20-$70 and are available through PortTix at (207) 842-0800 or www.porttix.com. Phone and internet orders are subject to $6-per-ticket handling fees. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office at 20 Myrtle St., Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 PM.

A Concert Conversation with Robert Moody and composer Peter Boyer precedes the performance at 6:15 PM and the concert will be followed by a PostConcert Q&A with the artists. A live recorded broadcast of the concert can be heard on Maine Public Broadcasting Network on Wednesday, October 21, 2009.

Audience members are also invited to attend Afterglow, a new afterparty at Restaurant Grace immediately following all Tuesday Classical performances. Patrons can mingle with the artists while supporting the PSO, as Restaurant Grace will donate a portion of the evening's proceeds to the PSO.

Students in grades 5 and up are invited to attend the open dress rehearsal on Monday, October 5 at 7:30 PM. Dress rehearsals are free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Email education@portlandsymphony.com or call (207) 773-6128 ext. 308 for more information.

The PSO's 2009-10 season is sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories. For complete season information, including artist biographies; program notes; and Online Insights, provided with support from season Enrichment Sponsor Fairpoint Communications; visit www.portlandsymphony.com.

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La 13e łędition de la FrancoFłüte en Acadieĺ─«promet une belle brochette d'artistes

Moncton - La FrancoFłüte en Acadie a lancłę aujourd'hui la programmation de sa 13e łędition qui aura lieu du mercredi 4 au dimanche 8 novembre 2009 łŢ Moncton. Cet łęvłęnement incontournable des arts de la scł«ne en Acadie prłęsente des vitrines et des spectacles de haute qualitłę dont le Cercle des auteurs-compositeurs SOCAN, des spectacles Coup de cëýur francophone ainsi que la słęrie des Oiseaux de nuit. Il s'agit d'une occasion de dłęcouvrir ce qui se fait de mieux sur la scł«ne culturelle francophone en Acadie et ailleurs.

Č┤ La FrancoFłüte en Acadie, c'est plus qu'un marchłę du spectacle, c'est la machine qui permet de dłęcouvrir les artistes et leurs ëýuvres, c'est vraiment l'łęvłęnement rassembleur attendu par les diffuseurs et les producteurs łŢ chaque annłęe, avance France H. Levesque, prłęsidente de la FrancoFłüte en Acadie. C'est une extraordinaire vitrine sur la vitalitłę de la crłęation d'ici, un lieu d'łęchange unique et un rendez-vous convivial et festif ouvert au public qui permet d'honorer le travail de nos pairs et de ceux qui łęvoluent dans l'univers de la crłęation et de la diffusion. Ȭ

L'ouverture officielle de la 13e FrancoFłüte en Acadie aura lieu le mercredi 4 novembre de 17 h łŢ 19 h au quartier głęnłęral de l'łęvłęnement situłę au Crowne Plaza. L'animatrice d'Espace Musique de la radio de Radio-Canada, Monique Giroux, sera sur place pour animer son łęmission Eclectique en direct devant public.

Des spectacles hauts en couleur
Toujours un moment agrłęable et rempli de belles dłęcouvertes, le Cercle SOCAN sera animłę cette annłęe par le chanteur qułębłęcois Boom Desjardins et aura lieu le jeudi 5 novembre au Thłęłótre Capitol. Les artistes invitłęs Wilfred Le Bouthillier, Louise Vautour et la Montrłęalaise Amylie, interprłęteront de leurs compositions et discuteront de leurs inspirations avec l'animateur de la soirłęe.

Une grande variłętłę de vitrines artistiques permettront au public de dłęcouvrir des extraits de spectacles d'artistes du milieu musical, de la danse, du conte, du thłęłótre et de la variłętłę ; certains artistes entament leur parcours et d'autres sont bien ancrłęs dans le domaine. Les vitrines auront lieu du jeudi 5 au samedi 7 novembre sur les scł«nes du Thłęłótre Capitol, de la salle Empress et du Pavillon Jeanne-de-Valois. Les artistes en vedette en chanson-musique pour cette 13e łędition sont Lennie Gallant, Annie Blanchard, Marie-Philippe Bergeron, Danny Boudreau, Sandra Le Couteur, Norbert Pignol, Genevił«ve Toupin, Pascal Lejeune, Tricia Foster, Guillaume Arsenault, Denis Landry, Chlołę Lacasse, SurołĂt et Nathalie Choquette, le couple Marie-łÓve Janvier et Jean-Franł▀ois Breau, Alcaz, Kirbo, Bia, Mathieu Lippłę, Bam, la formation Galant tu perds ton temps, Gał┤le, David Marin et Misteur Valaire. Au dłębut octobre, un artiste des rencontres d'automne du ROSEQ et du Contact Ouest seront słęlectionnłęs afin de participer łŢ la FrancoFłüte en Acadie.

Les amateurs de danse et de thłęłótre auront l'occasion de voir sur scł«ne des extraits du Thłęłótre la catapulte, rłęcipiendaire du Prix Acadie / Ontario et des compagnies de danse DansEncorps et Destins croisłęs.

Le vendredi 6 novembre łŢ midi, les vitrines Pleins feux sur le thłęłótre et le conte mettront en vedette le Thłęłótre populaire d'Acadie le thłęłótre l'Escaouette, les Productions L'Entrepłąt et Marie-France Comeau. Ils prłęsenteront leur projet scolaire de la prochaine saison. Ces vitrines seulement sont rłęservłęes aux dłęlłęgułęs de la FrancoFłüte en Acadie.

Des vitrines pour le jeune public sont łŢ l'horaire le vendredi 6 novembre au Pavillon Jeanne-de-Valois de l'Universitłę de Moncton. Les petits pourront dłęcouvrir Nuages en pantalon, rłęcipiendaire du Prix Acadie / Rideau, Le moulin łŢ musique et une prłęsentation de Solaris Production. Les łęlł«ves du secondaire auront l'occasion de voir des extraits de spectacle de Crłęason, Ariel Ifergan et de la compagnie de danse Destins croisłęs. Les vitrines pour le jeune public sont gratuites, mais les places sont limitłęes.

Les Coup de cëýur francophone
Cette annłęe, deux spectacles Coup de cëýur francophone sont łŢ l'horaire. Fredric Gary Comeau sera en vedette le mercredi 4 novembre łŢ 20 h 30 sur la grande scł«ne du Thłęłótre Capitol. Le dimanche 8 novembre łŢ 20 h 30 aura lieu le spectacle Les rencontres qui chantent, un spectacle concept qui prłęsente des artistes de toutes les provinces canadiennes. Ces deux rendez-vous sont au Thłęłótre Capitol.

Les Oiseaux de nuit
Pour une quatrił«me annłęe dans le cadre de la FrancoFłüte en Acadie, certains bars de Moncton seront envahis par les Oiseaux de nuit. Des musiciens des provinces atlantiques et d'ailleurs proposeront aux dłęlłęgułęs et au public de cłęlłębrer tard dans la nuit. Les spectacles de cette słęrie auront lieu au Paramount, au Manhattan et au Studio 700 łŢ partir de 23 h le jeudi 5, vendredi 6 et samedi 7 novembre. Tous les dłętails seront disponibles sur le site Internet de la FrancoFłüte en Acadie d'ici quelques semaines.

Un programme rłęservłę uniquement aux dłęlłęgułęs de la FrancoFłüte se prłępare avec des ateliers divers et le Salon-Contact qui permettra aux diffuseurs de prłęparer leur prochaine saison de spectacles.

ĺ─«Il est possible de se procurer les billets pour les diffłęrents spectacles de la FrancoFłüte en Acadie dans le rłęseau de billetterie du Grand Moncton (Thłęłótre Capitol, thłęłótre l'Escaouette, Centre łętudiant de l'Universitłę de Moncton et Frank's Music), par tłęlłęphone au 506.856.4379 ou 1.800.567.1922 ou sur Internet łŢ www.admission.com. Les billets seront łęgalement disponibles łŢ la porte les soirs de spectacle, lorsqu'il en reste. Les billets pour la 13e łędition de la FrancoFłüte en Acadie seront en vente łŢ partir du vendredi 18 septembre 2009.

ĺ─«La FrancoFłüte en Acadie est mise en ëýuvre par l'łęquipe du Rłęseau atlantique de diffusion des arts de la scł«ne (RADARTS). Il s'agit d'un des łęvłęnements culturels francophones pluridisciplinaires les plus importants du Canada atlantique consacrłę entił«rement łŢ la promotion, łŢ la diffusion et łŢ la mise en valeur des arts de la scł«ne acadiennes et francophones. Toute l'information sur la FrancoFłüte en Acadie 2009 et ses activitłęs au www.francofete.com.

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ESO introduces Interim Concertmasters

Musical First Chairs for 2009/10 Performance Season

Edmonton, AB ĺ─Â Last season, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) announced that Concertmaster Martin Riseley would be taking a leave of absence in 2009/10. The New Zealand native has returned to his homeland to take advantage of a rare teaching opportunity with the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington.

This season, three of the ESO's fine corps of first violinists will act as Interim Concertmasters. Broderyck ĺ─˙Broddyĺ─¨ Olson, Eric Buchmann, and Richard Caldwell will each sit in the Concertmaster's chair.

ĺ─˙We have an enormous resource of talent in this orchestra,ĺ─¨ says ESO Music Director William Eddins, ĺ─˙and in the end, we decided to take full advantage of it. Broddy, Eric, and Richard all bring something different to the table, and each is an experienced and skilled leader. Iĺ─˘m looking forward to having the opportunity to work with each of them in the hot seat.ĺ─¨

Broddy Olson is the longest-serving member of the orchestra, and the ESOĺ─˘s Assistant Concertmaster from 1966 until this year. Eric Buchmann joined the ESO in April 2006, and brings a wealth of experience with him. Richard Caldwell has been with the ESO since 1973, and has led numerous ensembles, most notably as one of the founding members of the Edmonton Chamber Orchestra (ECHO).

Aside from being the Principal First Violin, an orchestra Concertmaster acts as the player-leader of the orchestra, most particularly for the strings. He or she is responsible for bowings, which ensure the strings perform in unison to create the cohesive sound so crucial for the section of the orchestra that has the most musicians. Traditionally, the Concertmaster is the last musician to come out prior to the conductor, and is greeted with applause from the audience, prior to his/her leading the musicians in their final tuning before the concert begins.

Mr. Riseley returns to Edmonton to perform with the ESO on September 18th & 19th, 2009, in the Classic Landmarks Masters series opener The Red Violin. On January 14th, 2010, Martin will present some of his favorite ĺ─˙party piecesĺ─¨ for violin and orchestra, including music by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Saint-Sał┤ns, Kreisler, Khachaturian, and Wieniawski in Violinissimo! Music Director Bill Eddins will conduct both programs.

For more details on the ESOĺ─˘s 2009/10 performance season and to purchase tickets, visit www.edmontonsymphony.com.

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The Solti Foundation U.S. Announces 2009 Awards to Four American Conductors

$25,000 Solti Fellow awarded to Erik Nielsen
Three Solti U.S. Career Assistance Awards given to James Feddeck, Kelly Kuo and Case Scaglione


Evanston, Illinois ĺ─ý The Solti Foundation U.S., established to honor the memory of the legendary conductor Sir Georg Solti by his widow, Lady Valerie Solti, and their two daughters, Gabrielle and Claudia, announced today that it has awarded four 2009 grants to young American conductors, including the $25,000 Solti Fellow, awarded for the second time in the Foundation's history.

Board Chair Thomas B. McNeill and Artistic and Awards Committee Chair Elizabeth Buccheri announced from the organization's offices in Evanston that Erik Nielsen, 32, Kapellmeister at the Frankfurt Opera is the recipient of a $25,000 grant, The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Among the largest grants currently given to American conductors in the formative years of their careers, the biennial award, also known as the Solti Fellow, includes introductions to three of Chicago's most prestigious performing organizations: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Opera Theater.

Recipients of Solti U.S. Career Assistance Awards are James Feddeck, 25, Assistant Conductor, Cleveland Orchestra; Kelly Kuo, 35, Assistant Conductor, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Case Scaglione, 27, Music Director of the YMF Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles. The career assistance award, a new annual award, varies in the number and amounts given.

In making the announcement, Ms. Buccheri stated, "The Solti Foundation U.S. received the highest number of applications to date, all of exceptionally high quality. Since 2004, the mission of the Foundation has focused exclusively on helping exceptional young American conductors at the start of their professional careers. In recognition of the challenging path these applicants must pursue, we are pleased to offer congratulations to the four who have been singled out for support in 2009."

Honorary Chair Lady Valerie Solti, not present at the announcement, sent a congratulatory statement which read,

"There could be no better way to remember Maestro Solti and the standards of excellence he set in orchestral performance, than the accolade The Solti Foundation U.S. is giving to these highly gifted young conductors. It is my hope the awards will continue his work and inspire future generations. My warmest congratulations to Erik Nielsen, James Feddeck, Kelly Kuo and Case Scaglione. I hope these awards will help to fulfill their dreams of creating beauty through music."

The Solti Foundation U.S. seeks to lend significant support to talented young American conductors, providing critical assistance to them at the start of their professional careers. The Foundation, which began with a more general mission in 2000, established its current focus of helping exceptional young U.S. conductors in 2004.

Former recipients of Foundation grants include Joseph F. Young, Anthony Barrese (first recipient of the Solti Fellow), Eric Melear, Sara Jobin, Carlos Cłęsar Rodrłéguez and Thomas Rimes.

The Solti Foundation U.S. grants are given on a biennial or annual basis, depending upon the grant. The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award (Solti Fellow), established in 2007 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the passing of Sir Georg, is given to one promising young American conductor biennially, dispersed over a 24-month period. It may be used for career training and activities that will further develop and enhance the recipient's talent and experience. The Sir Georg Solti Emerging Conductor Award, a new one-year grant of $10,000, will be given for the first time in 2010. The Foundation also bestows The Solti Foundation U.S. Career Development Award, a one-year grant of $5,000. The awarding of these two grants is rotated biennially with the Solti Fellow. Career Assistance Awards are given annually. These awards, the number and amount(s) of which are determined at the discretion of the Artistic and Awards Committee, may be used for a variety of career development needs, including transportation expenses, language studies, the creation of demonstration DVDs and other worthy projects.

Potential award recipients (who must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and career-ready artists in the field of conducting) are welcome to submit applications, which are reviewed by an Awards Committee comprised of a panel of professionals with broad musical and conducting experience. The Foundation reserves the right to withhold a grant in any given year if the Awards Committee does not agree upon a suitable applicant.

The Solti Foundation U.S. will hold its annual benefit celebration, co-chaired by Nancy Kempf and Penny Van Horn, at Chicago's Casino Club (195 East Delaware Place) on Tuesday, October 21, 2009. The event begins with a reception at 6:45 pm, followed by the official welcome, dinner and program at 7:45 pm. Guest artists include soprano Ana Maria Martinez, bass Renłę Pape and Dale Clevenger, principal horn player of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $250.00. Reservations are due by October 7, 2009. To purchase tickets, or make a donation, please contact Fiona Queen, Administrator for The Solti Foundation U.S. at fqueen@musicinst.org.

Further details on The Solti Foundation U.S., the 2009 Awards, past awardees, the June 2009 Newsletter, as well as details about application forms and guidelines for the upcoming 2010 Awards, can be downloaded at the Foundation's website, www.soltifoundation.us.

India's Living Legend - Pandit Jasraj - Performs in Bay Area

BERKELEY, Calif. ĺ─ý World-renowned classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj is coming to San Francisco's Bay Area for a rare US concert appearance. Classical music lovers, the spiritually-minded and those interested in Indian culture won't want to miss this inspiring fundraiser concert, taking place on October 3, 2009 at the Chabot Performing Arts Center in Hayward, California.

Honored by two Presidents of India, among others, Jasraj is a national treasure in India. Possessing a soulful voice that traverses effortlessly over three and a half octaves, Pandit Jasraj's vocals culminate in an intense spiritual expression. At the same time, concert-goers will experience the rich cultural tradition of India's Mewati Gherana, the classical music style perfected by Jasraj.

Accompanying Jasraj are Smt Tripti Mukherjee - Hindustani classical vocalist, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri - acclaimed Tabla player, and Pandit Suman Ghosh - Hindustani classical vocalist. These four acclaimed artists will be performing together for the first time in the Bay Area.

Non-profit middle school, Archway School, located in Berkeley, is serving as an organizer of the concert and event proceeds will benefit the school.

Concert Details ĺ─«
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009ĺ─«
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.ĺ─«
Place: Chabot Performing Arts Centerĺ─«Chabot College
ĺ─«25555 Hesperian Blvd.ĺ─«Hayward, California



Ticket Information ĺ─«
Tickets are available for purchase at www.sulekha.com/bayarea or at the door. Tickets are priced at $35, $55, $85 and $125. For more information email pjasrajoct3@gmail.com

Prł«s de 17 000 personnes au Festival International du Domaine Forget 2009

Saint-Irłęnłęe ĺ─ý Le Festival International du Domaine Forget 2009, qui se dłęroulait du 20 juin au 6 septembre, a attirłę prł«s de 17 000 personnes comparativement łŢ 16 000 la saison dernił«re. La programmation regroupait 30 concerts dont 5 soirłęes jazz, l'łęvłęnement Č┤ 30 ans de guitare au Domaine Forget Ȭ et le premier spectacle jeune public de l'histoire du Festival. ł─ ce nombre se sont ajoutłęs 2 spectacles de danse, 13 brunches-musique, 1 fłüte champłütre, 15 cours de małĂtre et 11 concerts des stagiaires de l'Acadłęmie de musique et de danse du Domaine Forget. Encore une fois cette saison, l'excellente acoustique de la Salle Franł▀oys-Bernier a mis pleinement en valeur la qualitłę des artistes invitłęs, permettant ainsi au public d'apprłęcier encore davantage chacun des concerts.

Faits saillants
Quatre concerts ont łętłę prłęsentłęs łŢ guichet fermłę : la soirłęe jazz avec Al Di Meola (3 juillet), les concerts de l'Orchestre symphonique de Qułębec (11 juillet) et de l'Ensemble Roby Lakatos (25 juillet), de młüme que le rłęcital de Marc-Andrłę Hamelin (22 aoł¬t).

La premił«re rencontre entre Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie et le clarinettiste Paul Meyer, orchestrłęe par le Festival, a comblłę tous les młęlomanes rassemblłęs łŢ l'occasion du concert d'ouverture (20 juin). La prłęsentation de l'opłęra Didon et łÔnłęe par l'ensemble Masques (27 juin), une premił«re au Domaine Forget, a łętłę fort apprłęciłęe tandis que les stradivarius du violoniste Alexandre Da Costa et de l'Ensemble Canimex (8 aoł¬t) ont attirłę un trł«s large public. Parmi les soirłęes consacrłęes łŢ la musique de chambre, le concert du Quatuor Pacifica (18 juillet) a fait sensation tant auprł«s du public que de la critique. Le retour attendu d'Antoine Tamestit (23 juillet) a aussi retenu l'attention grłóce łŢ la brillante prestation du jeune altiste et de sa partenaire, la pianiste Lidija Bizjak.

Afin de souligner les 30 ans de guitare au Domaine Forget, le Festival avait organisłę une journłęe entił«re de cłęlłębrations (4 juillet), ponctułęe par des concerts de haut niveau avec des artistes invitłęs, des stagiaires et professeurs de l'Acadłęmie. Tout au long de la journłęe, l'ambiance łętait łŢ la fłüte et le Domaine Forget a łętłę le tłęmoin de nombreuses retrouvailles, anciens stagiaires et professeurs de l'Acadłęmie s'łętant donnłę rendez-vous sur le site pour l'occasion. Les festivaliers ont aussi rłępondu avec enthousiasme łŢ l'invitation et tous ont łętłę ravi de l'expłęrience. Le Week-end jeunesse (31 juillet et 1er aoł¬t) a connu un franc succł«s tant płędagogique, musical que public. Vłęritable łęvłęnement, ce premier słęjour de l'Orchestre des jeunes des Amłęriques a non seulement fait ressortir la complłęmentaritłę du Festival et de l'Acadłęmie de musique mais a mis tout le Domaine Forget en effervescence. Le public a łętłę touchłę et impressionnłę par l'łęnergie, la fougue et le plaisir de jouer des jeunes musiciens de l'OJA. Inspirłęs par la passion des jeunes, les deux solistes invitłęs, la pianiste Gabriela Montero et le violoncelliste Matt Haimovitz, ont offert une performance młęmorable.

Les nouveaux venus łętaient nombreux cette annłęe et tous ont fait forte impression. Parmi eux, mentionnons les pianistes Paul Lewis, Lidija Bizjak, Nareh Arghamanyan, la harpiste Catrin Finch, le guitariste Aniello Desiderio, l'ensemble allemand amarcord et les chefs d'orchestre Benjamin Zander et Jean-Pascal Hamelin.

Concerts jazz et soirłęes de danse
La słęrie des Concerts jazz łętait fort relevłęe avec les dłębuts du guitariste Al Di Meola (3 juillet), de la pianiste Patricia Barber (9 juillet) et du contrebassiste Renaud Garcia-Fons (13 aoł¬t). La słęrie Le Domaine Danse a notamment permis au public de retrouver les BJM DANSE, Les ballets jazz de Montrłęal (2 juillet) qui łętaient de retour pour offrir un spectacle achevłę, d'une grande beautłę. Le public a aussi łętłę słęduit par la prestation de la compagnie qułębłęcoise Le fils d'Adrien danse (6 aoł¬t) qui, pour ses dłębuts au Domaine Forget, offrait une chorłęgraphie d'Harold Rhłęaume.

Brunches-musique et fłüte champłütre
Bien que le soleil n'ait pas łętłę au rendez-vous, 3425 personnes ont profitłę des brunches-musique du dimanche. Au total, 13 brunches-musique łętaient offerts et quatre ont fait salle comble. Malgrłę le temps maussade, 400 personnes ont pris part łŢ la Fłüte champłütre annuelle.

Acadłęmie de musique et de danse du Domaine Forget
L'Acadłęmie de musique et de danse du Domaine Forget a connu l'un de ses łętłęs les plus fastes avec 592 stagiaires pour 1072 semaines łętudiantes, ce qui reprłęsente une augmentation de 10 % comparativement łŢ l'łętłę 2008. De ce nombre, 51 % provenait du Qułębec, 22 % des autres provinces canadiennes et 27 % de l'łętranger (Algłęrie, Allemagne, Australie, Belgique, Finlande, France, Hong Kong, Indonłęsie, Malaisie, Porto Rico, Singapour, Tałěwan, Angleterre, łÔtats-Unis et Venezuela). Ces chiffres tłęmoignent une fois de plus de l'excellente rłęputation de l'Acadłęmie qui est reconnue au Canada et łŢ l'łętranger pour la qualitłę de son enseignement et du corps professoral. Le Domaine Forget est aussi fier d'avoir pu offrir aux stagiaires des bourses totalisant 84 300$.

La Saison du Domaine
Du 4 septembre au 4 dłęcembre, dans le cadre de la Saison du Domaine, de nombreux artistes seront de passage łŢ la salle Franł▀oys-Bernier et au pavillon Joseph-Rouleau, notamment David Usher (9 octobre), Diane Dufresne (16 octobre), la soprano Marie-Josłęe Lord (17 octobre), La BołĂte łŢ chansons (24 et 25 octobre), une soirłęe mise en scł«ne par Robert Charlebois rłęunissant Pierre Calvłę, Claude Gauthier, Pierre Lłętourneau et Jean-Guy Moreau, The Lost Fingers (20 novembre) et plusieurs autres.

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Kara Manning Joins WFUV's The Alternate Side

New York, NY -- Kara Manning has joined the team behind WFUV's The Alternate Side as Web Editor, Writer and On-Air Interviewer. Formerly a reporter for MTV News and a staff writer for Rolling Stone magazine, Kara is putting her access to many music industry sources to good use on TheAlternateSide.org blog, offering news, videos and scoops on bands like White Rabbits, Glasvegas and Radiohead. She looks forward to tackling her work at The Alternate Side, where she has already lined up interviews with Nitin Sawhney, the xx, Wild Beasts and more. Kara also spent nearly ten years as producer on Vin Scelsa's Idiot's Delight, where she says she learned "all that is good about music, smart interviews and the art of a meaningful segue." She is a graduate of Columbia University's M.F.A. program in playwriting and an accomplished playwright.

"Kara's presence has really helped expand and deepen the site's new music coverage," said Chuck Singleton, WFUV's program director. "She joins our great crew on the radio side--Russ Borris, Alisa Ali, Demos, Rich McLaughlin and Jeff Kuprycz--in making The Alternate Side one of New York's most vital new music destinations, the place to keep in touch with the music you love."

A companion to WFUV's highly acclaimed flagship programming, The Alternate Side provides New York City's burgeoning indie music scene with a full-time local radio outlet available at TheAlternateSide.org and on HD Radio at 90.7 FM HD-3 in the New York City area. Major funding for the service was provided, in part, by The New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

WFUV is a non-commercial, listener-supported public radio station, licensed to Fordham University for over 60 years. Serving nearly 300,000 listeners each week in the New York area and thousands more worldwide on the web, and a leader in contemporary music radio, WFUV offers an eclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, world and other music, plus headlines from National Public Radio and local news.

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Meharchand for MC

Toronto ĺ─ý Suhana Meharchand hosts Mixed Company Theatreĺ─˘s 1st Annual STARS Awards Gala, honouring past, present and future STARS. Celebrating Mixed Company Theatreĺ─˘s 25th Anniversary, the STARS Awards Gala will take place on November 25.

Meharchand is host of CBC News Today, a national news and interview program on CBC Newsworld. During her more than twenty years in journalism, Meharchand has won national and international awards for her work and has been recognized by numerous organizations for her community service. Mixed Company Theatre is excited to partner with Meharchand to promote positive change in our community.

The star-studded evening will include an awards ceremony, artistic performances, a silent auction and a cocktail reception; celebrating Mixed Company Theatreĺ─˘s 25 years of positive change will be an evening to remember.

WHERE: SHAMBA foundation
48 Yonge Street, Suite 1200, Toronto, ON

(NW Corner of Yonge Street & Wellington Street W)


WHEN: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 ĺ─ý 6:00PM-10:00PM


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

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Panamerican Art Projects presents Gustavo Acosta and Carlos Gonzł░lez

September 12th, 2009. 6:00 p.m.

Left: Gustavo Acosta. The Glass Shield. 2009. Acrylic on canvas. 96" x 64". Right: Carlos Gonzł░lez. Finding light. 2009. Stainless steel. 72" x 86" x 80"

Opening Reception: September 12th, 2009. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Panamerican Art Projects. 2450 NW 2nd Avenue. Miami, FL 33127

Dates: From September 5th through October 3rd, 2009

Admission: Free




Flying was a dream and an obsession for centuries until the airplane was invented. Although now we are able to fly assisted by mechanical devices, we still look at birds in a mix of wonder and envy. As a result, wings are seen as the means of transforming, and flying as the ultimate metaphor for freedom, the image of total liberation. In art history there any many examples of artists who have been inspired by the act of flying and as a consequence reflected it on their works.

Here we have two contemporary Cuban artists whose works are connected to this idea: Gustavo is using it as a resource for his paintings and Carlos is more interested in the actual possibility of flying, translating this interest to his sculptures.

The Great Systems - Gustavo Acosta

The idea of being constantly watched drove him to paint what seem like views seen through night vision goggles. These images looked like they were made by somebody who went around while everybody was sleeping and registered what he saw. While experimenting in this direction Gustavo started to play with the color green and the infinite possibilities that it offered. This led him to use the color as a filter, as if he was permanently looking at his surroundings through a green glass. The result is this group of paintings in which he has ĺ─˛softenedĺ─˘ the color in a more even tone, getting farther away from the goggles effect and giving the impression of an image captured when the light had a rare diffusion.

Secret codes

In this series of works Gustavo is exploring night views in which he shows us how cities are mapped out by their lights reflected against the dark background of a starry night, almost like electric Nazca lines. There is a sense of abstraction with pure color points made of light dots, the pitch black background emphasizing the emptiness between the ground and the air.

Flights of Fancy - Carlos Gonzł░lezĺ─˘s sculptures

In this new group of sculptures Carlos Gonzł░lez continues exploring the natural world yet with a clear departure from his last solo exhibition a couple of years ago. His hard angular forms have dissipated, giving space to more organic and voluptuous pieces. While the previous works reminded us of insects, these new ones are inspired by birds and connected elements such as seeds and flowers. Carlos keeps looking at nature for inspiration and these pieces are his very personal interpretations of it. Seemingly mimicking wings and plants he is bringing to light the overlapping of nature, science and flying devices that seem ready to take off. While the works look like mechanical artifacts, there is still the poetry of nature. The monumentality of his work is balanced by the delicacy and intricacy of each piece, part of a complicated yet delicate oeuvre.

PanAmericanArtProjects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33127

Ph: 305.573.2400

Fax: 305.573.0720

miami@panamericanart.com

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Symphony Nova Scotiaĺ─˘s Musical Munchkins program returns this fall

Halifax, NS ĺ─ý Symphony Nova Scotia is delighted once again to present Musical Munchkins! After another overwhelming success in 2008-09, the Musical Munchkins program is back this fall to introduce even more 3- to 5-year-olds to music and motion in a fun, interactive way.

Beginning September 23, Symphony Nova Scotia will offer 19 free-of-charge Musical Munchkins sessions for kids and parents at public libraries throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality. Parents and guardians can register their children by calling their preferred library (dates and times are listed below).

The goal of Musical Munchkins is to introduce 3- to 5-year-old youngsters to music and motion in a fun, comfortable environment. Each 30-minute session includes musical demonstrations, games, activities, and dancing, all directed by two talented Symphony Nova Scotia musicians.

ĺ─˙Response to this program from staff and patrons around the region has been unanimously positive,ĺ─¨ says Heather MacKenzie, library branch manager at Alderney Gate. ĺ─˙This fun and lively introduction to music and movement brings preschoolers, parents (and grandparents!) together to enjoy dance, games and other activities through different styles of music. We are very grateful to Symphony Nova Scotia and the participating musicians for allowing us to bring such a high quality cultural program to families in our community.ĺ─¨

Last yearĺ─˘s Musical Munchkins program was extremely popular, with most sessions at full capacity. Please register early to ensure your place in the program!

Symphony Nova Scotia is also willing to hold extra Musical Munchkins sessions for groups associated with special needs children.

For more information about Musical Munchkins, contact Symphony Nova Scotia at 902.421.1300.

This program is co-presented by Symphony Nova Scotia and Halifax Public Libraries with the generous sponsorship of Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline.

Musical Munchkins is just one part of Symphony Nova Scotiaĺ─˘s comprehensive educational programs. Other offerings include Adopt-a-Musician, Open Dress Rehearsals, In-School Concerts, School Matinees, the Library Series, Pre-Concert Chats, and family concerts. Visit www.SymphonyNovaScotia.ca for details.


MUSICAL MUNCHKINS SESSIONS 2009


Woodlawn Public Library

Wednesday, September 23 / 10:15 am

To register: call 435-8352


J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library

Friday, September 25 / 10:30 am

To register: call 857-9176


Sackville Public Library

Friday, September 25 / 10:30 am

To register: call 865-3744.


Sheet Harbour Public Library
Friday, September 25 / 10:30 am

To register: call 885-2391.


Alderney Gate Public Library

Tuesday, October 13 / 10:15 am and 10:45 am

To register: call 490-5748.


Keshen Goodman Public Library

Tuesday, October 20 / 10:15 am and 11:15 am

To register: call 490-6410


Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library

Tuesday, October 20 / 11 am

To register: call 889-2227


Bedford Public Library

Wednesday, October 21 / 10:15 am and 10:45 am

To register: call 490-5757.


Tantallon Public Library

Wednesday, October 21 / 10:30 am and 11 am

To register: call 865-3744.


Captain William Spry Public Library

Saturday, October 24 / 11 am

To register: call 490-5818.


Halifax North Public Library

Tuesday, October 27 / 10:30 am

To register: call 490-5723


Cole Harbour Public Library

Wednesday, October 28 / 10:15 am and 11 am

To register: call 434-6177.


Spring Garden Road Public Library

Wednesday, October 28 / 10 am and 11 am

To register: call 490-5700.



About Symphony Nova Scotiaĺ─«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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The Collegiate Chorale Announces the Appointment of ĺ─«New Music Director ĺ─«James Bagwell

"It is a privilege and honor for me to be the new Music Director of The Collegiate Chorale. This chorus, under the dynamic leadership of Robert Bass and the past legacies of Robert Shaw, Abraham Kaplan and Richard Westenburg, is a strong artistic presence in New York and the nation at large. I am thrilled to become a part of this innovative and ground-breaking cultural institution," said James Bagwell.

"James Bagwell brings a wealth of choral experience and a profound knowledge of the vocal repertoire to The Collegiate Chorale. He will be a visionary leader, a champion of the organization's mission to present exciting vocal music of the highest artistic standard. From an intensive eight-month search, the board, staff and singers reached complete consensus that James' musicianship and magnetism will lead us toward a brilliant next phase in The Chorale's artistic life," said George J. Grumbach, Jr., Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Collegiate Chorale.

James Bagwell maintains an active schedule throughout the United States as a conductor of choral, operatic, and orchestral music. He has recently been named Principal Guest Conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra in New York. Since 2003 he has been Director of Choruses for the Bard Music Festival, conducting and preparing choral works during the summer festival at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. He has also prepared The Concert Chorale of New York for performances with the American Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Mostly Mozart Festival (broadcast nationally in 2006 on Live from Lincoln Center) all in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In 2005 he was named Music Director of The Dessoff Choirs in New York, who under his leadership have made numerous appearances at Carnegie Hall in addition to their regular season. In 2009 the Dessoff Symphonic Choir appeared with the New York Philharmonic performing both Mahler's Eighth Symphony and Britten's War Requiem for Lorin Maazel's final concerts as Music Director.

James Bagwell has trained choruses for a number of major American and International orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NHK Symphony (Japan), St. Petersburg Symphony, The American Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with noted conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas, Louis Langrłęe, Leon Botstein, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Raymond Leppard, James Conlon, Jesłćs Lłäpez-Cobos, Erich Kunzel, Leon Fleischer, and Robert Shaw.

For eleven seasons, he has been Music Director for the May Festival Youth Choir in Cincinnati, which was recently featured on the radio program From the Top. He has conducted some 25 productions as Music Director of Light Opera Oklahoma, including Candide, Sweeney Todd, and The Merry Widow, among others. At Bard SummerScape he has led numerous theatrical works, most notably The Tender Land, which received unanimous praise from The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Opera News. He frequently appears as guest conductor for orchestras around the country and abroad, including the Jerusalem Symphony, Tulsa Symphony, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. For three seasons he was Artistic Director of The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. He holds degrees from Birmingham-Southern College, Florida State University, and Indiana University. He has taught since 2000 at Bard College, where he is Director of the Music Program.

The Collegiate Chorale, among New York's foremost vocal ensembles, has added to the richness of the city's cultural fabric for more than 65 years. Founded in 1941 by the legendary conductor Robert Shaw, The Chorale achieved national and international prominence under the leadership of Robert Bass. The Chorale has established a preeminent reputation for its interpretations of the traditional choral repertoire, vocal works by American composers, and rarely heard operas-in-concert, as well as commissions and premieres of new works by today's most exciting creative artists. In the Summer of 2009, The Chorale performed for the fourth season at Switzerland's Verbier Music Festival. In July 2008, The Chorale toured with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem.

The mission of The Collegiate Chorale is to enrich its audiences through innovative programming and exceptional performances of a broad range of vocal music featuring a premier choral ensemble. Inherent in its mission is The Chorale's belief that choral music is a compelling collaboration that creates a powerful, shared experience unifying listeners and musicians of all backgrounds, beliefs and ages.

For more information, visit www.collegiatechorale.org.

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Santana's trumpeter Bill Ortiz goes solo with new album

September 2009 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Bill Ortiz, a legendary name synonymous to San Francisco's music scene, has been receiving nothing but accolades for his debut CD, From Where I Stand, since it was released on July 12th, and he's returning to Las Vegas backing Carlos Santana for a two week stand at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, September 4th to 15th, 2009.

Bill's sweet full tone, and clear, distinctive and assertive style has made this San Francisco native one of the most in-demand trumpאּet players on the Bay Area Music Scene, as well as the entire west coast,אּ for the past 25-years. From Where I Stand, features 13 original compositions that will appeal to all tastes as the disc is, as Bill states, "a diverse musical journey," that transcends his unique Neo-Soul and Nu-Jazz styles and Funk influences.

Charting on as many as 50 radio stations per week, From Where I Stand has been in frequent rotation nationwide since its release. The most authoritative national music industry magazine, Music Connection, states, "Contemporary jazz trumpet greats have a run for their money now that longtime Santana sideman Ortiz enters the urban jazz scene with this chillin', artsy yet infectious, easy grooving debut."

Nate Seltenrich of Oakland's East Bay Express states, "Despite the Santana connection, there's no Latin to be found among Ortiz's thirteen originals; he dabbles instead in jazz, soul, R&B, and even reggae, mastering each language as he goes."

Veteran Connecticut-based New Haven Advocate and The Entertainer music critic, Ed Jennings, writes on MusicForOurHeart.com, "Right from the first note of the initial track AyeJaye, you know where you stand with your musical guide, Bill Ortiz. You are swept away on a magic carpet ride of orchestrated funk."

Bill Ortiz has been a member of Carlos Santana's touring band since 2000, landing the gig after performing on the Santana's 1999 smash single Smooth from the multi-Grammy-winning, 30-million selling smash CD, Supernatural. Ortiz also appears on the Grammy-winning single The Game of Love from Santana's 2002 release, Shaman. Carlos Santana states, "Bill articulates the beautiful language of jazz without loosing the purity and innocence of a child. It's a wonderful experience to share music every night with him."

**CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 'FROM WHERE I STAND' ON CDBABY**

From the sensual and scintillating jazzy opener, AyeJaye, to the rollicking Reggae infused Judgment Day, to the soulful and searing sexiness of Slip Into This and Ease My Mind, each track is, not only, a brilliant showcase of Bill's prodigal trumpet playing, but also a masterwork confirming this San Francisco musician as a compositional genius.

Music Connection Magazine's review concludes, "Ortiz crafts a set of dreamy seductions with a blend of old school, retro-soul keyboard vibes, liquid atmospheres, languid guitars, silky backing vocals and a moody lead horn vibe that is a contemporary twist on the Miles Davis Sound. While R&B is an obvious influence, Ortiz shows deeper artistic promise on the Latin/Jazz/Reggae tinged 'Judgement Day.'"

Over two and a half decades, Bill Ortiz's performing and recording credits include work with such diverse and dynamic artists as Destiny's Child, Taj Mahal, Tito Puente, Tony Toni Tonłę, Wayne Shorter, Michelle Branch, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hill, Don Cherry, Quincy Jones, Beyonce' Knowles, Cachao, John McLaughlin, Todd Rundgren, Arturo Sandoval, and Boz Scaggs, to name just a few.

Bill Ortiz will be performing with Santana at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas September 4th to 15th, 2009.

**CLICK HERE FOR BILL ORTIZ ON SKOPED OUT**
**CLICK HERE TO READ JIMMY RAE'S REVIEW**

www.billortiz.com

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Journłęe d'łętude sur la monumentalitłę musicale

Č┤ Rłęflexions sur la monumentalitłę musicale en Europe (1850-1920) Ȭ
24 septembre 2009, 13h30

Facultłę de musique de l'Universitłę de Montrłęal, local B-420


Montrłęal ĺ─ý Dans le cadre de ses activitłęs de diffusion de recherche, l'Observatoire international de la crłęation et des cultures musicales (OICCM) prłęsente une journłęe d'łętude sur la Monumentalitłę musicale en Europe (1850-1920), le 24 septembre 2009 dł«s 13h30, łŢ la salle B-420 de la Facultłę de musique de l'Universitłę de Montrłęal (200, Vincent d'Indy, młętro łÔdouard-Montpetit). Admission libre.

Cet łęvłęnement a pour point de dłępart le rłęcent ouvrage du musicologue Alexander Rehding de l'Universitłę Harvard, Music and Monumentality : Commemoration and Wonderment in Nineteenth-Century Germany (Oxford University Press, 2009). En prłęsence de l'auteur, les confłęrenciers favoriseront des regards croisłęs et un łęchange critique en appliquant le concept de la monumentalitłę łŢ d'autres problłęmatiques historiques, en plus de faire łęvoluer le concept vers d'autres enjeux thłęoriques. Les intervenants de cette journłęe d'łętude sont Alexander Rehding (Harvard), Marie-Hłęlł«ne Benoit-Otis (UdM / Freie Universitłžt), Renłę Rusch Daley (McGill), Franł▀ois de Młędicis (UdM) et Danick Trottier (Harvard).

Horaire des confłęrences
13h30 ĺ─ý Alexander Rehding, Universitłę Harvard, Č┤ Prłęsentation de Music and Monumentality Ȭ
13h45 ĺ─ý Marie-Hłęlł«ne, Universitłę de Montrłęal / Freie Universitłžt, Č┤ Composer dans l'ombre d'un monument : Wagner, Chausson et Le Roi Arthus Ȭ
14h25 ĺ─ý Renłę Rusch Daley, Universitłę McGill, Č┤ Schubert's References to Beethoven : Musical Homage or Critique? Ȭ
15h05 ĺ─ý Pause
15h30 ĺ─ý Franł▀ois de Młędicis, Universitłę de Montrłęal, Č┤ Folklore et Monumentalitłę dans la musique franł▀aise du tournant du XXe sił«cle (1890-1912) Ȭ

16h10 ĺ─ý Danick Trottier, Universitłę Harvard, Č┤ łÔlever un monument tout franł▀ais łŢ la młęmoire de Debussy Ȭ

16h50 ĺ─ý Alexander Rehding, Universitłę Harvard, Č┤ Conclusion Ȭ


L'Observatoire international de la crłęation et des cultures musicales
L'OICCM est un groupe de recherche interuniversitaire et international qui travaille sur les thłęmatiques głęnłęrales de la crłęation et des cultures musicales. Cette łęquipe compte dłęjłŢ prł«s d'une vingtaine de chercheurs qułębłęcois, canadiens et łętrangers. L'OICCM est conł▀u pour permettre le dłęveloppement de la recherche en musicologie, ethnomusicologie, composition instrumentale et łęlectroacoustique. Il regroupe trois laboratoires : le Laboratoire musique, histoire et sociłętłę (LMHS), le Laboratoire informatique acoustique et musique (LIAM) ainsi que le Laboratoire de recherche sur les musiques du monde (LRMM).

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Local arts organizations partner to present Emerging Composer-Director Mentorship Program

Halifax, NS ĺ─ý Four emerging Atlantic Canadian film composers will soon have the opportunity to produce and record their compositions live with Symphony Nova Scotia during the 29th Atlantic Film Festival.

The Guild of Canadian Film Composers, Symphony Nova Scotia, and the Atlantic Film Festival Association are proud to present an Emerging Composer-Director Program as part of the ĺ─˙Music & Imageĺ─¨ program at this yearĺ─˘s Atlantic Film Festival. Atlantic Canadian composers Duane Andrews, David Christensen, Cy Giacomin, and Robert Kenning have been chosen to work with regional independent filmmakers Rachel Bower, Andrea Dorfman, Aram Kouyoumjian, and Adam Perry to create original film scores which will be recorded by the Symphony in partnership with producer Hayward Parrott of St. Cecilia Studios.

Under the direction of award winning film composer and GCFC vice-chair Darren Fung, this innovative program is the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada, and gives these filmmakers and composers hands-on experience recording orchestral music for film from start to finish. Not only will participants work directly with musicians, orchestrators, and sound engineers, but they will also benefit from mentorship, feedback, and real-life considerations such as time constraints and on-the-spot revisions.

ĺ─˙The cooperation of all four partners is truly a testament to the incredible artistic and production communities that exist in Atlantic Canada,ĺ─¨ says Fung. ĺ─˙This is a unique program that highlights the importance of the director-composer relationship, as well as the importance of original music in film and television.ĺ─¨

ĺ─˙This program came out of a strong desire for the Symphony and the Film Festival to collaborate with others within the regional cultural sector," adds Erika Beatty, CEO of Symphony Nova Scotia. ĺ─˙Itĺ─˘s so exciting for the Symphony to help give voice to the thoughts and ideas of these young artists.ĺ─¨

ĺ─˙The Atlantic Film Festival is very excited to be building on the phenomenal success of the ĺ─˛Music and Imageĺ─˘ program, our regional collaboration with the East Coast Music Association, with another partnership that opens up new relationships and markets for Atlantic Canadian musicians and filmmakers,ĺ─¨ says Andrea Thomas, Director of Operations with the Atlantic Film Festival Association.

The finished productions will be screened to an audience of Atlantic Film Festival industry delegates in an ĺ─˙open houseĺ─¨ format. At the screening, participants will host a panel to discuss the highlights and challenges of their experiences. For more information, contact Alyson Sanders at alysons@atlanticfilm.com or 902.420.4577.

PARTICIPATING COMPOSERS:

Robert Kenning (Wolfville, NS)
A recent graduate of the Selkirk College Music and Technology Program, Andrew is working toward a career in film and media composition. While at Selkirk College he studied composition and film scoring with Genie-nominated composer Don MacDonald. As a saxophone player, he has performed with a wide variety of groups, from symphonic wind ensembles to rock bands, with experience writing and arranging for jazz big bands and combos, rock groups, string quartets, and other chamber ensembles.

Duane Andrews (St. Johnĺ─˘s, NL)
Duane is an emerging composer based in St. John's, NL who is presently focused on orchestral music. He has received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts to develop his orchestral writing and will be working with the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra this fall to develop music under the mentorship of composer Jim Duff. Duane has composed and produced a multitude of film scores and was recently awarded Instrumental Album of the Year in 2009 at the East Coast Music Awards.

David Christensen (Halifax, NS)
David is an emerging composer based in Halifax, NS and has created compositions for film, television and theatre. He has worked with Symphony Nova Scotia as well as such artists as Jenn Grant, Joel Plaskett and Gordie Sampson. He was awarded Best Original Score at the 28th Atlantic Film Festival for his work on Good Morning Kandahar.

Cy Giacomin (Halifax, NS)
Having recently completed his bachelor of music in composition at Dalhousie University, Cy has gained the tools and training to develop his technique as a composer and orchestrator, and plans to continue improving these skills at the masterĺ─˘s level at McGill University. Cyĺ─˘s experience with orchestra began as a performer (trombone and piano), and since then he has taken up orchestral composition and conducting as well.

PARTICIPATING DIRECTORS:

Adam Perry (Charlottetown, PE)
Adam was raised in Stratford, PEI and has always had a passion for storytelling. He graduated from Holland College with a diploma in Graphic Design but then felt compelled to learn more about filmmaking. Being a life-long student, he took what he knew about websites and filmmaking and began making entertainment for the internet. In 2006, he directed a well-received short comedic film called Profile PEI, which was developed into the nationally recognized web series of the same name (www.profilepei.com). Shortly after Profile PEIĺ─˘s first season, Adam received a healthy short-film grant which he used to make the film Jiggers.

Andrea Dorfman (Halifax, NS)
Andrea Dorfman started making Super 8 films with friends in high school before graduating from Montrealĺ─˘s McGill University in 1992. She graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax in 1995 and then wrote, directed, shot and edited several experimental short films through the Atlantic Filmmakers Co-op while working as a camera assistant in Halifaxĺ─˘s commercial film industry. In 1998 she made her first dramatic short film, Swerve, as well as Nine, a half-hour documentary. Both films earned her the award for Most Promising New Director at the Atlantic Film Festival and went on to play at many international festivals. Andrea has a lengthy list of award-winning work throughout her career in directing, producing and writing.

Aram Kouyoumjian (Bayside, NS)
In the twelve years since Aramĺ─˘s first film, he has run the gauntlet in production experience. His years in industry sound recording have allowed him much time on the front lines of the creative process of filmmaking. This experience and a longtime love of music and storytelling has led to an interesting exploration of music videos and short films, yielding several nods from the industry, including a Juno nomination and a MuchMusic Video Award nomination (In Flight Safetyĺ─˘s The Coast is Clear), and the CBC/NSFDC Bridge Award in 2006 for his third half-hour television project. Aramĺ─˘s interest in telling stories through larger-than-life fantasies has led to his being called ĺ─˙Halifaxĺ─˘s Michel Gondryĺ─¨ by some and ĺ─˙smartly over-ambitiousĺ─¨ by others.

Rachel Bower (Halifax, NS)
Rachel was one of 25 professional crew members from across Canada chosen to participate in the Women in the Directorĺ─˘s Chair Workshop at the Banff Centre for Arts. Rachel has been a camera operator and editor for the Outdoor Life Networkĺ─˘s action series 16mm. She has also worked as a camera assistant and Steadicam focus puller for 70 episodes of CBCĺ─˘s drama series Edgemont. Creating documentaries feeds Rachelĺ─˘s natural curiosity about the history and humanity of people, and her ten-minute Nigerian-based documentary, Akain Wari: Building the Niger Delta, has been screened at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa. Her film Time Apart: A History of Hope, funded by the National Film Board, the Linda Joy Media Arts Society, and CTV, is currently on the film festival circuit. Rachel works at CTV in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a camera operator.

About Symphony Nova Scotiaĺ─«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!

About the Atlantic Film Festival Associationĺ─«The Atlantic Film Festival Association (AFFA) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting and building a strong cultural industry in Canada, and presenting the best materials from this region and around the world to our community. The creative professional team making up the Association is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is the largest cultural organization in Atlantic Canada. The Association has developed a year-round calendar of events to facilitate, through professional and business development platforms, sustained economic growth for the Atlantic Canadian film, television and music industry.

About the GCFC
The Guild of Canadian Film Composers is a national association of professional composers and music producers for film, television and new media, whose purpose is to further the interests of its members in liaison with Canadaĺ─˘s cultural industries and agencies, media producers and music publishers, educational institutions and the public.

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Kinobe & Soul Beat Africa Dimanche le 25 octobre 2009 au Club Balattou

NUITS D'AFRIQUE des spectaclesĺ─Â..toute l'annłęe !
Prłęsentent

En Grande Premił«re


KINOBE

and Soul Beat Africa

(Ouganda)

Dimanche le 25 octobre ĺ─ý 21h
au Club Balattou 4372, boul. St-Laurent (coin Marie-Anne) - Montrłęal


Č┤ĺ─Â.parmi les musiques les plus exquises sortant de l'Afrique aujourd'huiȬ
-Zina Saro-Wiwa , BBC-


Montrłęal - KINOBE (prononcłę CHI-NO-BłÔ) chanteur, multi-instrumentiste, compositeur et arrangeur accompli et son groupe Soul Beat Africa, revisitent avec modernitłę les sons et rythmes traditionnels d'Ouganda en Afrique de l'est. Son talent et son inventivitłę hors pairs lui ont trł«s vite permis d'accompagner les plus grandes stars de la scł«ne musicale africaine.

KINOBE qui a łętudiłę au Mali avec le grand małĂtre de la kora Toumani Diabatłę, soigne son jeu, sa technique et surtout, łęlabore son propre style musical, qui signera plus tard la coloration rłęsolument Č┤łęlectroȬ de son ëýuvre. Imprłęgnłę de sons novateurs vłęhiculłęs par les grands noms de l'Afrobeat et du blues sahłęlien, KINOBE, accompagnłę de musiciens exceptionnels, reste trł«s fidł«le aux rythmes et harmonies que lui ont lłęgułęes ses racines ougandaises. KINOBE s'avł«re łütre un extraordinaire archiviste musical.

KINOBE & Soul Beat Africa mixe les traditions et les instruments de musique ougandais avec des influences de l'Afrique de l'ouest et de la musique moderne afin de crłęer un style unique, łŢ la fois novateur et pourtant ancrłę dans la tradition africaine.

Grłóce łŢ un premier album, Č┤Soul LanguageȬ sorti en 2007 sous l'łętiquette Multicultural Młędia, KINOBE rłęussit łŢ s'imposer comme une des meilleures formations Č┤Afro-world de la scł«ne musicale mondiale. Par la suite, Il effectue une słęrie de concerts en Afrique et en Europe pour effectuer la promotion de cet album.

Il puise ses influences łŢ travers le globe. Des nouveaux sons pour un nouveau monde. Le jeune virtuose de la kora, KINOBE incarne les ponts jetłęs entre la crłęation contemporaine et la musique traditionnelle d'Afrique, crłęant ainsi un alliage de rythmes łęlłęgants et ensorcelants. ł─ cet univers musical unique, qui est le sien, s'ajoute son immense talent de parolier. Et c'est sur un ton d'optimisme et d'humour qu'ils compose la totalitłę de ses textes.

KINOBE (nłę en 1983) joue de plusieurs instruments traditionnels tels que l'Adungu (harpe ougandaise), l'Endingidi (flł¬te), la kora, la kalimba (piano łŢ main), le tama (talking drum) (pour ne nommer qu'eux) dł«s l'łóge de 5 ans, płęriode łŢ laquelle dłębute son łęducation musicale.

A l'łóge de 10 ans, il entreprend sa premił«re tournłęe en Afrique et en Europe accompagnłę des personnages phare de la musique africaine. Au cours de cette annłęe KINOBE visite l'Allemagne avec un chëýur de jeunes musiciens afin de reprłęsenter l'Ouganda dans le cadre d'une confłęrence culturelle internationale.

A peine sorti de l'enfance, il s'embarque aux cłątłęs de Youssou N'Dour, Baaba Maal, Toumani Diabatłę et Salif Keita, les monstres sacrłęs de la musique mandingue. De plus il partage la scł«ne avec Angłęlique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Miriam Makeba et plusieurs autres,

Dans le cadre de leur toute premił«re tournłęe nord-amłęricaine, soutenue par l'Alliance Franł▀aise, KINOBE & Soul beat Africa viendront nous prłęsenter au Club Balattou, le dimanche 25 octobre prochain, leur nouvel album Č┤ Kinobe et Soul Beat Africa Ȭ sorti en 2009, sous l'łętiquette Multicultural Młędia.

KINOBE, un jeune multi-instrumentiste, virtuose de la Kora
Un nom łŢ retenir pour ceux qui n'ont pas encore eu la chance de le dłęcouvrir.

Billets en vente dł«s maintenant !!!
Au Club Balattou ĺ─ý (514) 845-5447
Sur Rłęseau Admission ĺ─ý (514) 790-1245

www.admission.com
www.festivalnuitsdafrique.com

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Tickets on sale now for 'still current' Till We Meet Again at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

Vera Lynn, the Second World War's 'Forces Sweetheart' is back on Britain's Top 20 album chart with her new CD, We'll Meet Again- The Very Best of Vera Lynn http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/01/2672694.htm

Dame Vera believes music of this vintage and significance resonates with many people who still remember the war as well as the general public. "I'm sure so many people have many stories to tell - how they heard news and where they were and what they felt," she said. Even today with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, she believes the younger generation can relate to her songs. "The boys are away again and all the songs are appropriate," she said.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

VISIT THE NEW WEBSITE WWW.TILLWEMEETAGAIN.CA

Presented by

Till We Meet Again ĺ─ý A wartime musical that offers a true account of how a live CBC-based radio show connected a nation during the uncertainty and emotion of World War II. It is an uplifting, entertaining and honest portrayal of the era that is a 'must-see' for everyone.

Till We Meet Again ĺ─ý 8 shows only
Theatre Panache

At Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

7141 Rue Sherbrooke Ouestĺ─«(514) 848-4848 oscar.concordia.ca

Tickets available at the box office and from Admission - 514 790-1245 www.admission.com


Showtimes: Oct. 16, 17, Nov. 21 at 8:00 pm
Matinees: Oct. 16, 17, 18, Nov. 21, 22 at 2:00 pm

Regular price: $35-$65, taxes included

Seniors/students: $31.50-$58.50, taxes included

Veterans/military: $26.25-$48.75, taxes included

Group discounts available

(Service charges applicable- save money by purchasing tickets directly at the box office.


Directions (by public transportation or car) as well as the parking map to the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall: http://oscar.concordia.ca/en/index.htm

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Music China : International Trade Fair for Musical Instruments and Services

13 ĺ─ý 16 October 2009
Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China

Music China attracts more than 1,100 exhibitors and many new products will be launched at the show

Top international and local artists line-up to play non-stop

Daily fringe programme expected to draw large attendance

More than 1,100 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions will take part in this yearĺ─˘s Music China show to be held 13 ĺ─ý 16 October 2009 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China. Music China is the most important musical instrument show to take place in the Asia Pacific region as it brings together hundreds of music product suppliers from around the world.

Exhibitors at this yearĺ─˘s show will include nine international pavilions from the Czech Republic, France, German, Italy, the Netherlands, Scandinavia (Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden), Spain, the UK and Taiwan.

Music China will be the launching pad into the Chinese market for many new products that include drum kits, keyboard, pianos and electrical guitar and accessories.
ĺ─ó Roland is introducing the TD series electric drum kit with an improved sound quality and MIDI output for sequencing or triggering other sounds, making it ideal for practicing or studio use.
ĺ─ó Steinway & Sons will be presenting two new additions to their Crown Jewel series. The Sapphire and Aquamarine pianos are crafted in rosewood and birch.
ĺ─ó Korg is offering the nanoSERIES of USB-powered, slim-line controllers in three new versions. The nanoKEY features a 25-key velocity-sensitive keyboard and is ideal for song production; the nanoPAD has 12 highly responsive trigger pads, each capable of sending up to eight notes simultaneously, and nanoKONTROL offers nine faders, nine knobs, 18 switches, plus a full transport section for expansive control.
ĺ─ó The new guitar amplifier from Line6 SpiderČĂ IV redefines what is sonically possible from modelling amplifiers. More than 50 of todayĺ─˘s hottest guitarists and bands have handcrafted more than 300 presets for Spider IV.
ĺ─ó Taylor is introducing a new loaded pick guard for the SolidBody Classic guitar which changes its tonal characteristics and appearance.

Top international and local artists line-up to play non-stop

Famous and legendary artists from China, Denmark, Japan and the USA will entertain show visitors at both indoor and outdoor venues. Hit-makers Michael Pagaard from T-Rex Engineering, Tonni Jensen of Danish Dynamite and TM Stevens will be playing at the Warwick booth and Japanese artists Eric Miyashiro (trumpet player), Hiroyuki Noritake (drummer) and Yasuya Tomioka (Electone player) will be at the Yamaha booth. Other performing artists include bass guitarist Jonas Hellborg from Sweden and Steve McNally will be appearing for Korg.

The line up from China includes Beauty Lv (Line 6), Zhang Dawei (Clavia Nord) ĺ─ý the forerunner of Chinese electronic music, and Xiao Wei (Numark) ĺ─ý a renowned DJ in China known as ĺ─˙DJ DRAGON-Vĺ─¨ and Eric Chin (VOX).

Daily fringe programme expected to draw large attendance

A diverse range of fringe programme events has been designed to appeal to the different Chinese and international music industry sectors. These events include:

ĺ─ó Drum Circle (supported by Remo and KHS): Visitors to the show can find their own sense of rhythm and enjoy the power of the beat by playing a wide variety of drums and percussion instruments.
ĺ─ó NAMM University: The course programmes look at important issues affecting the international music industry and include bilingual panel discussions and seminars for distributors, dealers and retailers.
ĺ─ó Principal Forum and Retailer Forum: Industry leaders will address retailers and conservatory officials from China.
ĺ─ó Chinese Folk Music Events: The line-up offers a Chinese Folk Music Education Development Forum, master classes and performances.
ĺ─ó MIDIFEST: As the popularity of MIDI goes from strength to strength, Music China is organising a MIDI forum, seminar and MIDI Music Competition. Sponsored by Acton, Digidesign, Korg and M-Audio, competition entrants can win more than RMB 50,000 worth of prizes for best performance, best creativity and best skills.
ĺ─ó Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Seminar: Industry experts will discuss how to register IPR as well as the various corporate issues surrounding IPR.

Music China 2009 is organised jointly by the China Music Instrument Association (CMIA), INTEX Shanghai and Messe Frankfurt and runs concurrently with Prolight and Sound Shanghai, an International Exhibition for the Event and Communication Technology, AV-Production and Entertainment industries. For more information, please visit www.musikmesse-china.com or email music@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com.

Music China is the sister fair of Musikmesse, which will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from 24 ĺ─ý 27 March 2010. For more information of the Musikmesse brand name fairs, please visit www.musikmesse.messefrankfurt.com.

Bechstein Announces New Salon Series

g o l d e n k e y m u s i c i n s t i t u t e

ĺ─«Bechstein Announces the New Golden Key Salon Series: ĺ─«New and Distinguished Performers, Wine Receptions, Premiere Performancesĺ─« ĺ─«

New York, NY ĺ─ý Bechstein Piano Centre will launch the new Golden Key Salon Series this fall, featuring both new and distinguished performers. The opening concert on October 1 will include the New York premiere of Parsifal, a collaborative work by John McDowell, composer of the score for the Academy Awardĺ─ýwinning film Born Into Brothels, and Emmanuel Vukovich, award-winning violinist. Mr. McDowell and Mr. Vukovich will perform this piece, which is based on the Parsifal legend. Designed to bring artists and audience together, each concert will offer performances by several artists and will be followed by a wine reception with the artists. The salons will be held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month, from October through May, at the Bechstein Piano Centre, 207 West 58th Street, New York City.ĺ─« ĺ─«

Presented in partnership with Golden Key Music Institute, the series will also include a piano master class, titled Cultivating Your Authentic Artistic Voice, with Madeline Bruser, founder of the Institute. Ms. Bruser is author of The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart, and has conducted seminars and workshops at the Juilliard School and other U.S. conservatories. At this master class she will introduce and demonstrate her unique, holistic approach to the piano, helping an accomplished performer release tension and unleash greater musicality. The audience will be invited to ask questions after the presentation.ĺ─« ĺ─«

ĺ─˙Iĺ─˘m so delighted to be offering this series at Bechstein,ĺ─¨ Ms. Bruser said. ĺ─˙I have always loved their pianos and find them amazingly responsive. Itĺ─˘s a human and elegant place, and I feel very at home there.ĺ─¨ĺ─« ĺ─«

Other series performers will include pianists Pavel Gintov and Susan Buffington, mezzo-soprano Maria Elena Armijo, flutist Abbe Rose Krieger, jazz pianist Michael Cabe, and violinist Gary Kosloski. Mr. Kosloski will also play a Golden Key benefit recital of Romantic chamber music with pianist Gerald Robbins and cellist Jonathan Ruck on October 26.ĺ─« ĺ─«

Admission will be a suggested donation $20; $10 students. Seating is limited. For reservations call the Bechstein Piano Centre at 212-581-5550. ĺ─« ĺ─«

The new Golden Key Salon Series at Bechstein, featuring both new and distinguished performers, premiere performances, and wine receptions, aims to foster artistic development by bringing artists and audience together in an intimate setting for uplifting musical evenings.

About the Presenters:ĺ─« ĺ─«Golden Key Music Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and educating musicians to perform with ease and communicative power. For more information visit www.goldenkeymusicinstitute.orgĺ─« ĺ─«

For more information about Bechstein Piano Centre visit www.bechstein-america.comĺ─« ĺ─«

Golden Key Music Institute is not affiliated with Golden Key Music Festival.ĺ─« ĺ─«

Golden Key Salon Series at Bechstein Listingĺ─«ĺ─«

October 1, Thursday at 7 PM ĺ─«
Bechstein Piano Center, 207 West 58th Street, NYCĺ─«
Pianist Pavel Gintov, Flutist Abbe Rose Krieger with pianist Susan Buffington, Violinist Gary Kosloski, and violinist Emmanuel Vukovich with pianist John McDowellĺ─«
Works by Faure, Hue, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky, Wagner/Wilhelm, Chopin, and McDowell-Vukovich (NY Premiere)ĺ─«
For more information call Bechstein at 212-581-5550

ĺ─«ĺ─«ĺ─«Golden Key Benefit Recital Listingĺ─«ĺ─«

October 26, Monday at 7 PM ĺ─«
Bechstein Piano Center, 207 West 58th Street, NYCĺ─«
Violinist Gary Kosloski, pianist Gerald Robbins, cellist Jonathan Ruckĺ─«
Works by Mendelssohn, Franck, and Brahmsĺ─«

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ESO kicks off Robbins Pops series with disco sounds of the 70s - Sept. 25 & 26

Robbins Pops
Light those lava lamps and boogie to the beats of disco hits

That 70s Showcase ĺ─ý
Disco Days and Boogie Nights

Friday, September 25th ĺ─ý 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 26th ĺ─ý 8:00 pm

Edmonton, AB ĺ─Â Your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is once again offering an electrifying lineup of Robbins Pops concerts in the 2009-2010 performance season. On September 25th & 26th, our ever-popular series kicks off and brings Pops master Jack Everly back to the Winspear Centre. With an all-star cast of singers and dancers joining your ESO in That 70s Showcase - Disco Days and Boogie Nights, it will be a night to remember, groovinĺ─˘ and shakinĺ─˘ to your favourite tunes in our salute to a decade.

No matter what crowd you ran with in the 70s, weĺ─˘ve got the music to match. Vocalists Chapter 6, Nĺ─˘Kenge, Farah Alvin, and Anne Beck perform disco anthems like I Will Survive, monster rock hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, plus familiar show-stopping medleys from the likes of ABBA and The Bee Gees. Theyĺ─˘re all blended into a one-of-a-kind show of memories and magic as only conductor and host Jack Everly can present.

Dust off those polyester suits, polish up those platform shoes, and boogie on down to the Winspear Centre Box Office for tickets. Ticket prices range from $24 ĺ─ý $79 (agency fees apply). Call (780) 428-1414 or purchase online at www.edmontonsymphony.com.

The next performance of the Robbins Pops series takes place on October 30th & 31st, as your ESO, conductor Bruce Hangen, and a creepy cast present a ghoulish evening of spine-tingling music in Halloween: The Concert.

This series is generously supported by Bill and Mary Jo Robbins.
Friday eveningĺ─˘s performance is generously sponsored by Sobeys.

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, marking its 58th season in 2009-2010, has taken its place as one of Canada's foremost orchestral ensemble. Its current roster includes 56 musicians from Canada and around the world, performing a wide-ranging repertoire from the great classical masterworks to pops and children's concerts. The presence of the orchestra and its enrichment of the community's quality of life are key elements in the stature and profile of Edmonton on the national and international scene.

Hommage posthume łŢ Oscar Perterson

Montrłęal ĺ─ý Madame Catherine Słęvigny, responsable de la culture au comitłę exłęcutif de la Ville de Montrłęal, et madame Jacqueline Montpetit, mairesse de l'arrondissement du Sud-Ouest, invitent les reprłęsentants des młędias łŢ une cłęrłęmonie protocolaire łŢ l'occasion du dłęvoilement de la plaque toponymique au nom d'Oscar Peterson et de l'annonce d'un important projet dans le quartier d'enfance du musicien.

L'łęvłęnement se tiendra en prłęsence de monsieur Oliver Jones, cłęlł«bre jazzman montrłęalais ami et complice d'Oscar Perterson, dans le cadre du Festival de la Petite-Bourgogne.


Date : Le samedi 12 septembre 2009

Heure : Midi

Lieu : Parc Campbell-Centre, łŢ deux pas du młętro Georges-Vanier
(entre les rues Saint-Antoine et Saint-Jacques, Des Seigneurs et Canning)

Note : En cas de pluie, la cłęrłęmonie se tiendra dans le chalet du parc
(prł«s de la rue Coursol)

The Cleveland Orchestra announces 2009-10 Family Concert Series and PNC Musical Rainbow Series

Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst leads the Orchestra in a Family Concert program for the first time

CLEVELAND ĺ─ý The Cleveland Orchestra today announced its 2009-10 Family Concert Series, for children ages 7 and older, and PNC Musical Rainbow Series, for children ages 3 to 6. Both concert series are designed to introduce young people to classical music, and feature performances by Cleveland Orchestra musicians with special guest artists. Subscriptions for both series, as well as single tickets, are now available.

2009-10 Family Series Concerts
Three Family Concerts will take place during the 2009-10 season, in September, March, and April. Led by Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst and Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Conductors Tito Muł▒oz and James Feddeck, these concerts will be presented on Sundays at 2:00 p.m., with pre-concert activities, including Instrument Discovery, beginning one hour before each performance.

On Sunday, September 27, a program titled ĺ─˙Meet the Orchestraĺ─¨ will introduce the orchestra family through works that showcase the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections of The Cleveland Orchestra. Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst conducts the Orchestra in his first Family Concert. The Awesome Childrenĺ─˘s Orchestra (TACO), comprised of adults (including Cleveland Orchestra members) and children, will make a guest appearance.

On Sunday, March 14, 2010, The Cleveland Orchestra reunites with the Magic Circle Mime Co. to present ĺ─˙The Mozart Experience,ĺ─¨ a program combining music and mime to introduce young audiences to the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. An impetuous street musician caught playing the orchestraĺ─˘s grand piano is offered the chance (much to her surprise) to ĺ─˙be Mozartĺ─¨ for this program about one of the most famous composers of all time. The street musician and her prankster companion lead the audience on a wonderful musical adventure that reveals the very human story of Mozartĺ─˘s life, and his musical genius. Audiences will enjoy excerpts of many of Mozartĺ─˘s most famous works, including Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Papagenoĺ─˘s song from The Magic Flute, and much more.

A video clip of footage from ĺ─˙The Mozart Experienceĺ─¨ may be seen at Magic Circle Mime CO. :: Videos.

On Saturday, April 25, 2010, the 2009-10 Family Concert Series concludes as The Cleveland Orchestra presents ĺ─˙The Composer is Dead.ĺ─¨ Thereĺ─˘s dreadful news from Severance Hall ĺ─ý the composer is dead and the perpetrator is lurking within the orchestra! A collaboration by childrenĺ─˘s author Lemony Snicket and composer Nathaniel Stookey, The Composer is Dead is a morbidly funny musical whodunit that ĺ─˙investigatesĺ─¨ every section of the orchestra ĺ─ý A Peter and the Wolf for the 21st century, aimed at a new generation. Composer Nathaniel Stookey narrates.

A video clip about ĺ─˙The Composer is Deadĺ─¨ may be seen at YouTube - Lemony Snicket and Nathaniel Stookey on The Composer is Dead.

In addition to the performances, the Family Series also includes free, pre-concert activities that complement the concert theme. The activities, which begin one hour prior to each performance, include Instrument Discovery, where children can try various instruments.

The Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert Series is sponsored by Giant Eagle.

2009-10 PNC Musical Rainbows Series

The Cleveland Orchestraĺ─˘s Musical Rainbow concerts have a new sponsor this season. As part of PNCĺ─˘s Grow Up Great initiative in Cleveland, they are sponsoring the Musical Rainbows Series for preschoolers as well as a wide range of other activities and programs designed to give very young children ĺ─˙A Great Early Start in the Arts.ĺ─¨ PNC Musical Rainbow programs introduce very young children to the instruments of the orchestra, one at a time. Each age-appropriate program includes narration, demonstration, short solo selections, and audience participation. Musical Rainbows are performed by current and former Cleveland Orchestra musicians and guests, and are hosted by local actress and singer Maryann Nagel, with pianist Laura Silverman assisting for most of the concerts.

The Trusty Trombone will be presented on October 30 and 31, with retired Cleveland Orchestra trombonist Allen Kofsky. The Clever Clarinet will be presented on November 20 and 21, with clarinetist Daniel McKelway. The Fancy Flute will be presented on February 12 and 13, 2010, with flutist Mary Kay Fink and pianist Nicholas Underhill. Sensational Strings will be presented on April 16 and 17, 2010, with cellist Bryan Dumm and violinist Molly Fung. Percussion Partners will be presented on May 7 and 8, 2010, with percussionists Marc Damoulakis and Mell Csicsila.

In addition to the five-concert PNC Musical Rainbow Series, the 2009-10 season also includes three special PNC Holiday Musical Rainbow programs. Each program focuses on the music, culture and traditions of the holidays. The Music of Chanukah will be presented on Friday, December 11, at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday, December 13, at 12:30 p.m. Children will love the fun and surprises of the Christmas Brass Quintet on Thursday, December 17, at 10:00 a.m., and Saturday, December 19, at 11:00 a.m. Audiences will learn All About Kwanzaa on Friday, December 18, at 10:00 a.m. in a program that includes music, songs, and storytelling.

PNC Musical Rainbow Concerts are endowed by the Pysht Fund.

TICKETS: A three-concert subscription package for the 2009-10 Family Concert Series is now available. Subscribers save up to 25% off the price of single tickets and are guaranteed the same reserved seats for all three concerts. Subscription prices range from $27 to $54 for all three concerts. Full boxes (8 seats) are available for $480 for all three concerts. Single tickets for Family Concerts are now on sale. Prices range from $10 to $30.

Five-concert subscriptions for the PNC Musical Rainbow Series are currently on sale. Subscriptions are $25 for the series, a savings of 30% off the price of single tickets. Three subscription series times are available: Friday at 10:00 a.m. and Saturday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Individual tickets for the three Holiday Musical Rainbows are $7 each. They may be purchased with a Musical Rainbow subscription.

For more information about the Family Series and Musical Rainbow concerts, or to order tickets, call the Cleveland Orchestra Subscription Office at (216) 231-1111 or 800-686-1141 or visit clevelandorchestra.com.
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These concerts are part of a broad array of educational programs designed to foster a love of music and a lifetime of participation in the musical arts. For more information, call The Cleveland Orchestraĺ─˘s Department of Education and Community Programs at (216) 231-7355.

2009-10 FAMILY SERIES
(for children age seven and older and their families)

The Cleveland Orchestra presents these concerts, each developed around an entertaining theme. Pre-concert activities begin one hour before each concert.

Sunday, September 27, at 2:00 p.m.
(Pre-concert activities begin at 1:00 p.m.)
Severance Hall
Meet the Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-MłĆst, conductor
with special guests, The Awesome Childrenĺ─˘s Orchestra (TACO)

Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst conducts the first Family Concert of the season. Families will have the opportunity to meet the orchestra family through works that showcase the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections of The Cleveland Orchestra.
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Sunday, March 14, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.
(Pre-concert activities begin at 1:00 p.m.)

Severance Hall

The Mozart Experience

The Cleveland Orchestra
Tito Muł▒oz, conductor

with special guests, Magic Circle Mime Co.


ĺ─˙The Mozart Experienceĺ─¨ combines music and mime to introduce young audiences to the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. An impetuous street musician caught playing the orchestraĺ─˘s grand piano is offered the chance (much to her surprise) to ĺ─˙be Mozartĺ─¨ for this program about one of the most famous composers of all time. The street musician and her prankster companion lead the audience on a wonderful musical adventure that reveals the very human story of Mozartĺ─˘s life, and his musical genius. Audiences will enjoy excerpts of many of Mozartĺ─˘s most famous works, including Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Papagenoĺ─˘s song from The Magic Flute, and much more.
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Sunday, April 25, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.
(Pre-concert activities begin at 1:00 p.m.)

Severance Hall
The Composer is Dead

Music by Nathaniel Stookey; Words by Lemony Snicket

With special guest, composer Nathaniel Stookey

The Cleveland Orchestra
James Feddeck, conductor


Thereĺ─˘s dreadful news from Severance Hall ĺ─ý the composer is dead and the perpetrator is lurking within the orchestra! A collaboration by childrenĺ─˘s author Lemony Snicket and composer Nathaniel Stookey, The Composer is Dead is a morbidly funny musical whodunit that ĺ─˙investigatesĺ─¨ every section of the orchestra ĺ─ý A Peter and the Wolf for the 21st century, aimed at a new generation. Composer Nathaniel Stookey narrates.
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The Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert Series is sponsored by Giant Eagle.

Three-concert subscription packages for the 2009-10 Family Series are available now through the Severance Hall Subscription Office. Subscribers save up to 25% off the price of single tickets and are guaranteed the same reserved seats for all three concerts. Subscription prices range from $27 to $54 for all three concerts. Full boxes (8 seats) are available for $480 for all three concerts. Single tickets are also now on sale. For more information or to order tickets, call the Cleveland Orchestra Subscription Office or Ticket Office (for single tickets) at (216) 231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or visit clevelandorchestra.com.


2009-10 PNC MUSICAL RAINBOW SERIES
(for children ages 3 to 6)

This series of 30-minute programs introduces children ages 3-6 to instruments and instrument families of the orchestra, and includes narration, demonstration and audience participation.

Friday, October 30, at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 31, at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

ĺ─˙The Trusty Tromboneĺ─¨
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall.

Allen Kofsky, trombone
Maryann Nagel, host

Laura Silverman, piano

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Friday, November 20, at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 21, at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

ĺ─˙The Clever Clarinetĺ─¨
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

Daniel McKelway, bassoon
Maryann Nagel, host

Laura Silverman, piano

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Friday, February 12, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 13, 2010, at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

ĺ─˙The Fancy Fluteĺ─¨
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

Mary Kay Fink, flute
Maryann Nagel, host

Nicholas Underhill, piano

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Friday, April 16, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 17, 2010, at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

ĺ─˙Sensational Stringsĺ─¨
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

Bryan Dumm, cello
Molly Fung, violin

Maryann Nagel, host

Laura Silverman, piano

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Friday, May 7, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

ĺ─˙Percussion Partnersĺ─¨
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

Marc Damoulakis, percussion
Mell Csicsila, percussion

Maryann Nagel, host

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PNC Musical Rainbow concerts are endowed by the Pysht Fund.

PNC Musical Rainbow Series subscriptions for the 2009-10 season are available for $25 (5 concerts) through the Severance Hall Subscription Office. Subscribers to the series save 30% off the price of single tickets. Single tickets for each of the concerts, including the PNC Holiday Musical Rainbows, are also on sale, at $7 per concert. For more information or to order tickets, call the Cleveland Orchestra Subscription Office or Ticket Office (for single tickets) at (216) 231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or visit clevelandorchestra.com.


2009-10 PNC HOLIDAY MUSICAL RAINBOWS

Friday, December 11, at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 13, at 12:30 p.m.

Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

The Music of Chanukah Musical Rainbow with
Carolyn Warner, violin and piano

Stephen Warner, violin

Kathryn Wolfe Sebo, cantor

Maryann Nagel, host

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Thursday, December 17, at 10:00 a.m.

Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

Saturday, December 19, at 11:00 a.m.

Concert Hall at Severance Hall

Christmas Brass Quintet Musical Rainbow
with

Jack Sutte, trumpet

Michael Miller, trumpet

Hans Clebsch, horn

Edward Zadrozny, trombone

Ronald Bishop, tuba

Maryann Nagel, host

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Friday, December 18, at 10:00 a.m.

Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

All About Kwanzaa Musical Rainbow
with
Barbara Eady, storyteller, from the Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers

William Clarence Marshall III, bass

Mell Csicsila, percussion

Andrew Pongracz, percussion


All programs and artists subject to change.

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band Titles Added to Smartmusic

Virtuosic jazz arrangements and recordings will inspire SmartMusic students

Minneapolis ĺ─ý MakeMusic, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMUS) today announced that SmartMusicČĂ, the music learning software for band, orchestra and voice, now includes nearly two dozen new jazz ensemble titles from Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band including ĺ─˙Hunting Wabbits,ĺ─¨ ĺ─˙The Jazz Police,ĺ─¨ and ĺ─˙Swinginĺ─˘ for the Fences.ĺ─¨ Music is provided on-screen and actual recordings of the Big Phat Band are featured in the audio accompaniments.

In addition, each SmartMusic title will include a link to a video greeting from Gordon Goodwin and acclaimed trumpeter Wayne Bergeron, providing both general and specific comments on each Big Phat Band chart.

Gordon Goodwin is an Emmy- and Grammy-award winning musician, composer, arranger and bandleader. Gordon leads the Big Phat Band, an 18-piece jazz ensemble, which exclusively plays his arrangements and/or compositions, and records for the immergent record label. Despite its traditional big band instrumentation, the Big Phat Band produces a very contemporary sound with a strong emphasis on demonstrating the technical virtuosity of its membership, which includes many of the top instrumentalists of the Los Angeles studio scene.

ĺ─˙Gordon Goodwin and the Big Phat Band represent wonderful partners for SmartMusic,ĺ─¨ stated MakeMusic CEO Ron Raup. ĺ─˙Their music and recordings provide incredible inspiration to jazz musicians today, and when combined with SmartMusic they offer an incredible opportunity to learn from some of the world's top jazz performers. This combination allows jazz hobbyists, students and educators to set the bar high and exceed expectations.ĺ─¨

ĺ─˙immergent is pleased to partner with Gordon Goodwin, the Big Phat Band and MakeMusic on this important endeavor,ĺ─¨ offered immergent CEO John Trickett. ĺ─˙I began my career in music playing trombone at the age of thirteen because my school had a music program. It is one of my strongest passions to support educational programs that provide the same opportunities that were afforded to me. The technology and systems of SmartMusic transcend anything that has been available in the past. Finally there are tools available that can take a chart and put personal practice into the context of performance.ĺ─¨

ĺ─˙I've not met a single person who wasn't blown away by SmartMusic,ĺ─¨ added Gordon Goodwin. ĺ─˙Students, professionals, educators and even lay people are greatly impressed by this amazing innovation. In these tough times for music education and for our musical culture in general, Smart Music has come along in the nick of time!ĺ─¨

A list of recently added SmartMusic titles can be viewed here. Follow MakeMusic activities on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and meet some of our employees on Flickr.

About MakeMusic, Inc. ĺ─«

MakeMusicČĂ, Inc., a Minnesota corporation, is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned and performed. For more than 20 years, FinaleČĂ has been the industry standard in music notation software. It has transformed the process by which composers, arrangers, musicians, teachers, students and publishers create, edit, audition, print and publish musical scores. Additionally, MakeMusic is the creator of SmartMusicČĂ, the complete practice tool for band, orchestra and voice and SmartMusic GradebookTM, the web-based student grading and records management system. Further information about the company can be found at www.makemusic.com.


About Gordon Goodwin and the Big Phat Band
Gordon Goodwinĺ─˘s Big Phat Band, an 18-piece jazz ensemble, celebrates and personifies the best of the big band tradition with a very contemporary and original sound. Through the writing genius of Grammy Award recipient Gordon Goodwin, SRO audiences have enjoyed one of the most craftsman-like, hard-swinging, large jazz ensembles comprised of L.A.ĺ─˘s finest musicians. Gordonĺ─˘s witty and insightful arrangements propel the listener on a journey through a myriad of styles: Latin, blues, swing, classical, hard-hitting jazz, and much more. www.bigphatband.com

About immergent
immergent is a cutting-edge multimedia entertainment company run by people who love music and know how to make it happen. With exceptional artists and a highly skilled and creative team, immergent is at the forefront of developing content, generating consumer awareness and bringing entertainment to people via any delivery method that consumers want. For more information contact marketing@immergent.com.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Tim Brady, composer and electric guitar

TIM BRADY: Composer & Electric Guitarist | 2009/10 Season Highlights

My 20th Century
CD & DVD release September 29 | 10-City Canadian Tour
20TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRADYWORKS
Featured Composer, WINNIPEG NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL, February 2010
Tribute to Les Paul for 20 Electric Guitars, Guitar Solo & Orchestra

"Brady is a true mad scientist of guitar sound, placed on Earth, it seems, to smash the barriers between high and low culture. His wild guitar sounds are daggers in the heart of classical music pretense...ĺ─¨ - Hour Weekly


Groundbreaking Montreal-based electric guitarist and composer Tim Brady, renowned for his radiant orchestrations and innovations in creating a new voice for the electric guitar, celebrates the 20th Anniversary of his ensemble Bradyworks this season, with a new CD and DVD, a cross-Canada tour of his extraordinary music/video/theatre work My 20th Century, the premiere of Requiem 21.5, a new work for Orchestre symphonique de Laval (where he is composer in residence), culminating in a residency at the Winnipeg New Music Festival where three of his large-scale works will be featured, including the world premiere of a work in memory of Les Paul for 20 electric guitars, electric guitar solo and orchestra. A unique artist on the new music scene, Brady has been declared "our prince of accessible avant-garde" (Montreal Gazette) and ĺ─˙the leading proponent of gaining acceptance of the electric guitar in new music (Downbeat Magazine). And, as a solo guitarist, he continues to make an unforgettable impact with his "astonishing virtuosity and brilliant mastery of tone colour.ĺ─¨ (Berlingske Tidende, Copenhagen)

Premiered in 2006, My 20th Century: A music/video/theatre narrative in 4 works, completed a 5-city Quebec tour last year and now reaches 10 additional Canadian cities this season (9 this fall, with the addition of Winnipeg in February). The first performance, at Montrealĺ─˘s Espace dellĺ─˘arte on September 29th, is also the launch of the new CD/DVD on the Ambience Magnłętiques label. Written by Tim Brady with video by Brady, Martin Messier and Oana Suteu, the recording features Bradyworks: Brady on electric guitar, saxophonist Andrłę Leroux (an ensemble member for 18 years), Catherine Meunier on percussion, David Cronkite, sampler, and pianist Brigitte Poulin (pianist Pamela Reimer performs on tour). Montrealĺ─˘s Quatuor Molinari is also featured on the recording.

Over the course of 80 minutes, My 20th Century examines and deconstructs four pivotal events in the 20th century, viewing each through the lens of an entirely new soundscape. 1: Strumming (Hommage łŢ John Lennon) focuses on 1963-64, following the Kennedy assassination and the arrival of The Beatles in North America. 2: Traces (Hommage łŢ Charlie Christian) brings us back to 1939-42, as black jazz guitarist Charlie Christian joins white clarinetist Benny Goodman on stage at Carnegie Hall ĺ─ý the first time in America that black and white made music together as equals in such a public manner. 3: Hommage łŢ Rose Luxemburg (Casino Adagio), based in 1993 and inspired by the Jean-Paul Riopelle painting of the same name, investigates the convergence of money, politics and art. 4/5/6: Double Quartet (Hommage łŢ Dmitri Shostakovich) spans most of the century (1906-75) over three movements, each dealing with a different aspect of the composerĺ─˘s astonishing life ĺ─ý two world wars, revolution, a brutal dictatorship, and the composition of immensely powerful and deeply personal musical works. Following the performance in Montreal, My 20th Century will tour to Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Toronto (presented by New Music Concerts on Saturday, October 17), Halifax, Moncton, Ottawa and Waterloo, as well as in Winnipeg in February. (See schedule below.)

At this seasonĺ─˘s Winnipeg New Music Festival, February 12-18, 2010, which is internationally renowned for innovative programming, Tim Brady is a featured guest composer. His residency includes performances of My 20th Century, Guess Who Symphony (a radical deconstruction and re-composition of the songs "American Woman", "These Eyes" and "Runnin" Back to Saskatoon", performed by Vancouver blues singer Ndidi Onakalu, with the WSO) and the premiere of Amplify, Multiply, Remix and Redefine (in memory of Les Paul). This new work for a 20-piece electric guitar ensemble, solo electric guitar and orchestra celebrates the life and work of the legendary electric guitar and recording pioneer, who died on August 13th.

Composer and guitarist Tim Brady has created music in a wide range of genres ranging from chamber and orchestral music to electroacoustic works, chamber opera, contemporary dance scores, jazz and free improvisation. His work has been commissioned by numerous ensembles in North America and Europe including the Orchestre symphonique de Montrłęal, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Sociłętłę de musique contemporaine du Qułębec, New Music Concerts, INA-GRM (Radio-France), Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Esprit Orchestra (CBC), Relłóche ensemble (Philadelphia), Australian group Topology, and The Smith Quartet (UK). Recent works include two operas (Bethune and The Salome Dancer) and two symphonies (Playing Guitar: Symphony #1 and The Choreography of Time: Symphony #2). He has released 14 CDs on Justin Time Records and, more recently, on the Ambiances Magnłętiques label. Brady regularly tours North America, Europe, Asia and Australia as an electric guitar soloist, performing at leading venues including The South Bank Centre and the ICA (London), The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Bang on a Can Festival (NY), De Ijsbreker (Amsterdam), Radio-France Festival Prłęsence (Paris) and the Darwin International Guitar Festival (Australia). His ensemble, Bradyworks, has toured Canada five times, performed in the US and Europe, and records regularly for both CBC and Radio-Canada. In 2004 Tim Brady was awarded the Prix OPUS for "Composer of the Year" by the Conseil qułębłęcois de la musique and in 2006 he was awarded the Jan. V. Matejzek prize by SOCAN.

www.timbrady.ca


My 20th Century Canadian Tour
Tuesday, Sept. 29 8pm Espace dellĺ─˘Arte Montreal, QC www.dell-arte.net

Saturday, Oct. 3 8pm Eckhadrt-Gramattłę Hall Calgary, AB www.newworkscalgary.ca

Sunday, Oct. 4 3pm Edmon. Public Library Theatre Edmonton, AB www.eccsociety.com

Thursday, Oct. 15 8pm William Ridell Centre Regina, SK

Saturday, Oct. 17 8pm Isabel Bader Theatre Toronto, ON www.newmusicconcerts.com

Thursday, Oct. 22 8pm CBC Radio Room Halifax, NS www.upstream.squarespace.com

Saturday, Oct. 24 8pm Capitol Theatre Moncton, NB www.capitol.nb.ca

Thursday, Nov. 5 8pm Carleton University Ottawa, ON www.onmc-cmno.ca

Friday, Nov. 6 8pm Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo, ON


www.numus.on.ca

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FenStar Productions presents 30 DATES

"40-year-old Virgin" meets Bollywood in this original multi-media comedy about finding the perfect match. Priti is deep in the dating-world trenches on a quest to find her "true love". She's hitting 35, her parents want her married and her biological clock is a ticking time bomb. Desperate to avoid an arranged marriage, she's in a race to find "Mr. Right".

For info: www.fenstarproductions.com

Sneak peak & theme song: http://www.vimeo.com/6478782

Performance Info

5 SHOWS ONLY!
September 23 ĺ─ý 26, 2009


Dates & Times:
Wed. to Fri. at 8 PM
Saturday at 2 and 8 PM

Tickets:
General Admission: $24 in advance $27 at the door

Seniors / Students: $20 in advance $24 at the door


Venue:
Centaur Theatre
453 St. Francois-Xavier

Box Office:
(514) 288-3161

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Innovations en concertĺ─«ĺ─« prłęsente :ĺ─«ĺ─«łÔvolutions 2009 : Jeux et espił«gleries

ĺ─«ĺ─«Une słęrie percussive empreinte de thłęłótralitłę ĺ─«

Montrłęal, le 18 septembre 2009 - Treiził«me mouture de la słęrie łÔvolutions, Innovations en concert prłęsente łÔvolutions 2009 : Jeux et espił«gleries qui se tiendra du 6 au 8 octobre prochain au Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal. ĺ─«

ĺ─«Č┤ Notre słęrie thłęmatique łÔvolutions sĺ─˘attarde cette annłęe sur des ëýuvres ludiques qui contiennent une dose de plaisir garantie, essentielle łŢ la santłę du corps et de lĺ─˘esprit. Cĺ─˘est trois invitations łŢ plonger au cëýur dĺ─˘une des sources de la crłęativitłę les plus rłępandues : le jeu. Cĺ─˘est une disposition de lĺ─˘esprit qui contribue de plusieurs fał▀ons łŢ la formation de notre personnalitłę. En musique, il a servi łŢ łęlaborer les codes universels qui servent de langage pour communiquer, sĺ─˘identifier, cłęlłębrer et se divertir. Il requiert de la perspicacitłę, de la vivacitłę et des habiletłęs qui, mis au service de la crłęativitłę, donne des ëýuvres ludiques et accessibles. Ȭ
- Michel Frigon, directeur artistique Innovations en concert

ĺ─«Les 6, 7 et 8 octobre 2009ĺ─«ĺ─«
Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęalĺ─«
4750, rue Henri-Julien, Młętro Mont-Royalĺ─«

Information : 514.252.8221ĺ─«

Billetterie : ł─ la porteĺ─«ĺ─«Billets : 15 $ rłęgulier / 10 $ łętudiant


ĺ─«Mardi 6 octobre, 20 h
ĺ─«ĺ─«McGill Percussion Ensembleĺ─«
Ils mordent dans la vie comme dans la musique et la substance ne leur fait pas peur. Les sept jeunes musiciens de lĺ─˘Ensemble de percussions de McGill sĺ─˘attaquent ici łŢ du solide en nous prłęsentant trois ëýuvres małĂtresses du rłępertoire pour percussions.ĺ─«ĺ─«

Au programme :ĺ─«
Persephassa - Iannis Xenakisĺ─«
Drumming + Sextet - Steve Reich



ĺ─«ĺ─«ĺ─«ĺ─«Mercredi 7 octobre, 17 h
LANCEMENTĺ─«
Lancement de Night Chill, tout premier disque de la percussionniste Catherine Meunier, sur łętiquette Centrediscs. ĺ─«ĺ─«Mercredi 7 octobre, 20 hĺ─« Girls Just Wanna Bang Drums band ĺ─«Les Girls Just Wanna Bang Drums band conjuguent de fał▀on ravissante force brute et raffinement. Cet ensemble, placłę sous la direction de Aiyun Huang, rłęunis des musiciennes de la relł«ve et des musiciennes łętablies. łÔgalement au programme, la trł«s grande virtuose Beverley Johnston dans une pił«ce pour marimba et bande de Christos Hatzis.ĺ─«Ce concert est prłęsentłę en collaboration avec Saison Le Vivier. ĺ─« ĺ─«ĺ─«

Au programme :ĺ─«
Les guetteurs de son - Georges Aperghisĺ─«
In the Fire of Conflict - Christos Hatzis
ĺ─« The So-Called Law of Nature - David Langĺ─« ĺ─«

ĺ─«Jeudi 8 octobre, 20 h
ĺ─«Michel F. Cłątłę et Isaiah Ceccarelliĺ─«ĺ─«
Injures sonores, couinement et rłęparties salłęes fusent de part et dĺ─˘autre dans ce qui łŢ tout lĺ─˘air dĺ─˘łütre la rencontre la plus provocante de lĺ─˘annłęe et elle se produit entre deux Č┤ drummers Ȭ. Michel F. Cłątłę et Isaiah Ceccarelli exposent leurs travers dans un face łŢ face dłęcapant.ĺ─« ĺ─«

Au programme :ĺ─«
Vulgaritłęs - Michel F. Cłątłę et Isaiah Ceccarelliĺ─« ĺ─«

Innovations en concert a łętłę fondłę en 1994 et est actuellement sous la direction de Michel Frigon. Principalement orientłę vers la musique de chambre, les solistes et la musique de petits ensembles, Innovations en concert favorise un contact musical intime et personnel entre les artistes et le public. Avec une vision stylistique trł«s large, l'organisme prłęsenČéte rłęgulił«rement des concerts de musique contemporaine, actuelle, improvisłęe, jazz contemporain et łęlectroacoustique. Membre du Conseil qułębłęcois de la musique, lĺ─˘organisme reł▀oit lĺ─˘appui du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec, du Conseil des Arts du Canada, du Conseil des arts de Montrłęal et du ministł«re du Patrimoine canadien.ĺ─«

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The Markham Jazz Festival and The Markham Stouffville HospitalThe Markham Jazz Festival and The Markham Stouffville Hospital

The Markham Jazz Festival and The Markham Stouffville Hospitalĺ─«ĺ─«Markham, ON - After a hugely successful festival weekend the Markham Jazz Festival is set to donate half of the proceeds from its Silent Auction to The Markham Stouffville Hospitalĺ─˘s expansion project. ĺ─«ĺ─«The silent auction took place during the festivalĺ─˘s On Fire! opening night Gala at The Markham Theatre. The 25-item auction raised $1,620 in total and the festival is donating half of its proceeds, totalling $810, to the hospital. Sponsorship Director Tammy Mang says, ĺ─˙The Markham Stouffville Hospital plays an integral role in our community. It provides care to a community of 110,000 people and serves a population of 300,000 people. The Markham Jazz Festival is happy to contribute to their expansion efforts.ĺ─¨ĺ─«ĺ─«The 12th Annual Markham Jazz Festival wrapped up on August 16th and hosted 18,000 people over the two and a half days. The main streets of Markham and Unionville were filled with riffs and melodies of jazz quartets and trios, and as the sun shone bright in the cloudless blue sky, a relaxing and enjoyable weekend was had by all.ĺ─«ĺ─«

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Three, Two, One, Go! Soundcraftĺ─˘s New Si1 Digital Console Expands Si Series Range

POTTERS BAR, England ĺ─ý Today, a third member joins the very successful Si Series familyĺ─ţthe even more compact Soundcraft Si1 digital live sound console.

In just nine months, Soundcraft has now launched three models in this range, picking up no less than five industry awards in that time commending the Si console on its ease of use and simplifying the transition from analogue to digital.

The new Si1 has a very compact footprint of just 1200mm width, meaning it fits nicely into space-restricted areas such as theatres, small venues, and Houses of Worship, and of course comes at an extremely competitive price.

As standard the Si1 has 32 mic inputs mapped on 16 faders, and with four dedicated Stereo Line channels, four dedicated FX Returns from the four stereo Lexicon FX processors can mix up to 48 inputs. Eight balanced insert sends and returns are provided, along with the same bus structure as the Si2 and Si3 of 24 Group/Aux busses, eight matrix busses and a full complement of monitor talkback and main bus outputs. These buses may be freely assigned to any of the 16 physical XLR connectors in addition to the dedicated mix and monitoring output XLRs. Every bus has a dedicated 30-band BSS Audio graphic EQ, permanently patched in with no additional drain on DSP resource. Three option card slots are provided for further expansion such as recording of all the channel direct output feeds or increasing the number of channels to mix.

Such is the power and topology of the Si Series that the separate DSP and control engines allow you to make any system or function changes live with no interruption in the audio.

Like the Si3 and Si2, the Si1 uses a combination of rotary encoders and OLED screens on every channel so the engineer mixes at source, without recourse to a central screen, an interface welcomed by many engineers since the Si3ĺ─˘s launch last year. Using the center section and channel encoders, it is possible to simultaneously monitor and control input EQ, input dynamics and output EQ. Four assignable on-board lexicon effect engines supplement four stereo inputs to provide a really powerful mix package in a width of 1.2m for a UK list price of under Čú14,000. Soundcraftĺ─˘s offline editor program, Virtual Si, can also be used to setup and manage complete shows offline, for later download to an Si1 console through a USB memory key.

With a wealth of input and output connections and power supply on board, the Si1 can simply drop in where an existing analogue console sat, utilising existing copper cable snakes and splitter systems.

Soundcraft is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com).
Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKGČĂ, AudioaccessČĂ, BeckerČĂ, BSSČĂ, CrownČĂ, dbxČĂ, DigiTechČĂ, Harman KardonČĂ, InfinityČĂ, JBLČĂ, LexiconČĂ, Mark LevinsonČĂ, RevelČĂ, QNXČĂ, SoundcraftČĂ and StuderČĂ. Harman Internationalĺ─˘s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ĺ─˙NYSE: HAR.ĺ─¨

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Canada's violin sensation kicks-off new season

Canada's violin sensation Lara St. John kicks-off Sinfonia Toronto's 11th season on October 23 at 8:00 pm in Glenn Gould Studio. Orchestra's Music Director Nurhan Arman will conduct.

Violinist Lara St. John is "wild, idiosyncratic, and gripping" according to The Los Angeles Times. Her rise as a soloist has been well documented by the Canadian and international media since her European debut with the Gulbenkian Orchestra at the age of 10. She has been described as "something of a phenomenon" by The Strad magazine, and as a "high-powered soloist" by The New York Times. Her debut recording has sold over 50,000 copies, and led The Chicago Tribune to rave about her "superb technique and an irresistible vitality."

This past spring, Lara released a CD pairing Vivaldi's Four Seasons with The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, by the father of nuevo tango, Astor Piazzolla. The tango is one of the pieces on the program for this concert with Sinfonia Toronto.

"The Piazzolla is certainly one of the best things Lara St. John has ever recorded; she plays with unbridled passion and a kind of sexy ferociousness," according to All Music.

Sinfonia Toronto is comprised of thirteen virtuoso string players. "A world-class ensemble," according to Germany's Russelsheimer Echo, they perform standing, in the tradition of great chamber orchestras, under the direction of Music Director and conductor Nurhan Arman. A roster of Toronto's finest woodwinds, brass and percussion joins the strings for select programs, drawn from the full range of chamber orchestra repertoire. The Toronto Star writes of "a remarkable range of colour," "ample eloquence" and "gripping authority," while La Scena Musicale declared: "Nurhan Arman and his orchestra literally conquered us." Their most recent CD, Flanders Fields Reflections features the 2009 Juno Award winner for Classical Composition of the Year, a Sinfonia Toronto commission composed by John Burge.

The program for the evening consists of Haydn's Quartet op 42, Vaughan-Williams' The Lark Ascending, Piazzolla's The Four Seasons and Tchaikovsky's Serenade.

Tickets for this premium concert are $19 - $49 and are available through the Roy Thomson Hall box office at www.roythomson.com 416-872-4255. Subscriptions offer great savings, and are available at www.sinfoniatoronto.com, or by calling 416-499-0403.

Concert details at a glance

Oct 23, 2009, 8:00pm
Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front St. W)
SINFONIA TORONTO / NURHAN ARMAN, Conductor
LARA ST. JOHN, Violinist

VIOLIN DIVA Canada's violin sensation kicks-off a new season

Program:
HAYDN Quartet op 42
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending
PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade
Tickets: Roy Thomson Hall Box Office 416-872-4255 www.roythomson.com
$19 students; $39 seniors and $49 adults

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Investissement de 1,5 millions de dollars Le cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS entił«rement revitalisłę!

Montrłęal ĺ─ý łÔtonnant! łÔpoustouflant! Plus vrai que nature! VoilłŢ quelques-uns des qualificatifs utilisłęs rłęgulił«rement pour dłęcrire le visionnement d'un film IMAXČĂ. Et voici que le cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS du Centre des sciences de Montrłęal, afin d'assurer aux spectateurs de ses films grand format la meilleure expłęrience cinłęmatographique, accorde łŢ ses łęquipements une grande cure de revitalisation. Du 14 septembre au 30 octobre 2009, le cinłęma entreprend une słęrie d'intenses travaux pour insuffler une łęnergie renouvelłęe łŢ ses installations, lui assurant ainsi de conserver sa longueur d'avance en tant qu'un des cinłęmas IMAXČĂ les plus performants au monde.

Une cure de revitalisation grand format
La fermeture temporaire du cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS łŢ l'automne 2009 touche un ensemble de ses systł«mes et composantes. DłęjłŢ, en 2007, un tout nouveau systł«me de son avait łętłę installłę, dont la capacitłę de 36 000 watts en faisait l'un des plus puissants de sa catłęgorie. Produit des plus rłęcentes technologies de pointe, ce systł«me ambianceur dotłę de puissants hauts-parleurs et amplificateurs plonge le spectateur au cëýur de l'univers IMAX et contribue łŢ faire du visionnement d'un film IMAXČĂ une expłęrience complł«tement immersive. Pour optimiser la qualitłę visuelle des images, voici maintenant que l'łęcran głęant sera entił«rement remplacłę par un łęquipement neuf. Cette opłęration spectaculaire requiert d'ailleurs les services d'une grue młęcanique pour faire entrer le nouvel łęcran dans la salle de projection : et implique que celui-ci se balancera un bon moment au-dessus du fleuve! Cet łęcran, d'une dimension de 18,5m par 24,5m, est en fait une immense toile gainłęe d'une peinture argentłęe spłęciale dont les propriłętłęs rłęflłęchissantes optimisent la polarisation et la brillance de l'image. Notez que la toile est łęgalement perforłęe de millions de petits trous pour laisser passer le son des 4 hauts-parleurs qui sont installłęs derrił«re, contribuant ainsi łŢ la crłęation de l'expłęrience ambiophonique en salle. Une fois en place, le nouvel łęcran du cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS du Centre des sciences de Montrłęal assurera une qualitłę d'image incomparabel et avec laquelle aucun autre cinłęma du Qułębec ne pourra rivaliser!

D'autres łęquipements seront łęgalement mis łŢ jour et optimisłęs, notamment les immenses et complexes projecteurs IMAXČĂ et des ajustements seront apportłęs au systł«me de son, le rendant sera encore plus performant. En tout, c'est 1,5 millions de dollars qui seront investis dans cette revitalisation afin de procurer łŢ tous les spectateurs une qualitłę d'image et de son littłęralement inłęgalłęe et inłęgalable. Ainsi le cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS demeure łŢ l'avant-garde et conserve sa longueur d'avance, tant par sa technologie łŢ la fine pointe du progrł«s que par l'excellence de ses films!

Dernił«re chance!
Rappelons qu'il ne reste que quelques jours pour voir Merveilles des mers en 3D, le succł«s de l'łętłę, produit par l'łęquipe de Sous les mers 3D! Ce film est une expłęrience immersive d'une vivacitłę sans pareille qui nous transporte vers les sites sous-marins les plus exotiques et les plus isolłęs du monde, dont l'Australie-Młęridionale, la Grande Barrił«re de Corail et la Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinłęe. S'ensuivent des rencontres face-łŢ-face avec des crłęatures marines des plus mystłęrieuses et fascinantes!
Un dłępaysement total et dłęlicieusement rafrałĂchissant, łŢ ne pas manquer avant notre fermeture temporaire, en vigueur le 14 septembre 2009!

Les amateurs de musique et de concerts rock s'en mettent plein la vue et les oreilles avec le młęga film-spectacle U23D, prłęsentłę en supplłęmentaire et qui quittera dłęfinitivement l'łęcran le 14 septembre prochain. Acclamłę comme l'un des meilleurs concerts filmłęs sur scł«ne et offrant une expłęrience 3D incomparable, U23D a attirłę les foules et rłęalisłę les meilleures recettes au monde ici-młüme, au cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS : c'est dire le pouvoir d'attraction de U2 et l'apprłęciation qu'en ont fait les spectateurs. Pas besoin de parcourir la planł«te pour les voir sur scł«ne : vous serez littłęralement avec Bono, sur scł«ne!
ł─ voir absolument, les super idoles du rock sur łęcran głęant et en super forme au cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS jusqu'au 14 septembre prochain!

Le 31 octobre : une date łŢ retenir!
C'est bien le 31 octobre que le cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS du Centre des sciences de Montrłęal rouvre ses portes, prłüt łŢ accueillir son public pour de nouveaux rendez-vous cinłęmatographiques encore plus łępoustouflants! Des images d'une brillance extraordinaire et d'une incroyable prłęcision, une sonoritłę inłęgalłęe par sa clartłę et son ambiophonie, les meilleurs films IMAXČĂ disponibles sur le marchłę, en plus de la technologie 3D łŢ son meilleur : voilłŢ ce que promet le cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS dł«s son ouverture. Prłęparez-vous łŢ vivre des expłęriences incomparables, inoubliables, colossales, renversantes ĺ─Â!

Tous les renseignements sur l'horaire et la tarification des films IMAXČĂTELUS sont disponibles łŢ la billetterie du Centre des sciences de Montrłęal, par tłęlłęphone en composant le 514 496-IMAX ou le 1 800 349-IMAX ou au www.centredessciencesdemontreal.com.

Le Centre des sciences de Montrłęal tient łŢ remercier les partenaires du cinłęma IMAXłóTELUS : Telus, partenaire en titre et Mouvement Desjardins partenaire prłęsentateur de la programmation rłęgulił«re, de młüme que les partenaires prłęsentateurs du CSM Telus et Hydro-Qułębec.

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Victoria Symphony Heightens Its Beltone Pops Experience

Victoria, BC ĺ─ý On September 17, 18, and 19, international vocal quintet Five By Design opens the Beltone Pops Series with Swinginĺ─˘ and Singinĺ─˘. This season, the Pops guarantees big band sound, bigger performances, and the biggest pops experience the Victoria Symphony has produced.

The Victoria Symphony has upgraded its Pops series to provide its audience with entertainment. With well-known pops performers including Five By Design, trombone soloist David Martin, and soprano Rachel Landrecht, the series is stronger than ever. The Victoria Symphony also partners with the Canadian College of Performing Arts in a tribute to the Best of Broadway. Conductor Brian Jackson and CCPA co-directors Jacques Lemay and Janis Dunning will dazzle and excite the audience with colourful costumes, talented young singers and dancers and live orchestra.

ĺ─˙Our Beltone Pops series will bring Victoria audiences a quality experience, the best in entertainment, and six different evenings to remember,ĺ─¨ said Victoria Symphony Executive Director Mitchell Krieger. The Victoria Symphonyĺ─˘s mission is to enrich lives through the shared experience of extraordinary music; through Beltone Popsĺ─˘ high-quality concerts, this series garners popular appeal as the concert experience is more than just the music, it is an event to attend. With activities happening in the lobby before and after the performance, the audience is in for a real treat.

Maestro Brian Jackson is the Principal Pops conductor of the Victoria Symphony, the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony and Orchestra London Canada. At the age of 25, Jackson was the youngest Music Director in Canada (Peterborough Symphony) and since that time he has conducted all the major Canadian orchestras. He has also led orchestras in the UK, Europe, the United States and South America. Jackson has performed all major symphony and choral literature as well as being recognized as a champion of Canadian composers.

The Victoria Symphony is Vancouver Islandĺ─˘s largest and most active arts organization offering its audiences high-quality concerts in seven diverse series, and a commitment to fostering new music and a dedication to community involvement through music education. More than 125,000 people hear the Symphony each year, including 10,000 schoolchildren. Showcasing the outstanding talents of its musicians and guest artists, the Victoria Symphonyĺ─˘s 2009-2010 season offers a diverse and exciting line-up of over 50 concerts led by its vibrant Music Director Tania Miller.

Five By Designĺ─˘s signature harmonies, unforgettable melodies and swinging rhythms stand out on the American landscape. This nationally acclaimed vocal quintet has been the choice of symphony orchestras and performing art centres delighting hundreds of thousands, offering more than 60 performances each season nationally and internationally.

The Victoria Symphony wishes to acknowledge the generous support of Beltone Better Hearing Centre for these performances.

For complete programming details of the 2009-2010 season please visit www.victoriasymphony.ca.

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Le 11e festival d'automne Orgue et Couleurs dłęroulera du 25 sept

Le 11e FESTIVAL Dĺ─˘AUTOMNE ORGUE ET COULEURS, grand łęvłęnement musical de lĺ─˘automne, sous la nouvelle direction artistique et głęnłęrale de Yves Garand, se dłęroulera du 25 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 film inłędit de Serge Gouin, puis sur les musiques du Błębert Orchestra avec lĺ─˘Ensemble folklorique Mackinaw, le samedi 3 octobre. Et oui, dĺ─˘entrłęe de jeu, lĺ─˘orgue se fait son cinłęma et swinguera młüme sur des rythmes Č┤ trad Ȭ !

Au programme : vingt łęvłęnements : un Prłęlude au Festival ; huit Concerts du soir ; un Grand concert choral avec 400 choristes - quatre łÔvłęnements Apłęro ; un lancement de disque ; cinq Rłęcitals Midi et les Orgues ouvertes, rłęvłęleront le cłątłę classique, moderne et ludique de l'orgue, en solo ou avec dĺ─˘autres instruments, provoquant des rencontres originales, parfois inattendues, dans des formations intimistes, orchestrales et chorales.

113 Festival dĺ─˘automne Orgue et couleursĺ─«
vendredi 25 septembre au dimanche 4 octobre 2009, Montrłęalĺ─«ĺ─«

łÔglises Saint-Nom-de-Jłęsus, Trł«s-Saint-Rłędempteur, Saint-Jean Baptiste, ĺ─«St. James United, Saint-Viateur, du Gesł╝,ĺ─« Planłętarium, Chic Resto Pop, Maison de lĺ─˘arbre, Auditorium Henry-Teuscher (Jardin botanique)ĺ─«ĺ─«

Prłęlude au Festival - 8 Concerts du soir - 1 Grand concert choral - 4 łÔvłęnements Apłęro - ĺ─«1 lancement de disque - 5 Rłęcitals Midi - Orgues ouvertes ĺ─«ĺ─«

Porte-parole : Philippe Błęlanger, ĺ─«organiste titulaire de lĺ─˘Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royalĺ─«ĺ─«

Renseignements : 514-899-0644 / www.orgueetcouleurs.com ĺ─«ĺ─«

TOUJOURS łÔTONNANT LE ROI DES INSTRUMENTS !
ĺ─«
Montrłęal ĺ─ţ ORGUE ET COULEURS, sous la nouvelle direction głęnłęrale et artistique de Yves Garand, organiste titulaire de lĺ─˘łęglise Saints-Anges de Lachine, prłęsente la 11e łędition de son grand łęvłęnement musical de lĺ─˘automne, qui se dłęroulera du 25 septembre au 4 octobre 2009, dans Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, son quartier dĺ─˘origine et dans dĺ─˘autres quartiers montrłęalais. ĺ─«

ĺ─«Les łęglises Saint-Nom-de-Jłęsus, Trł«s-Saint-Rłędempteur, Saint-Viateur, Saint-Jean Baptiste, St. James United Church, du Gesł╝ nous feront dłęcouvrir la variłętłę et la richesse des esthłętiques des orgues du Grand Montrłęal. Le Planłętarium, le Chic Resto Pop, la Maison de lĺ─˘arbre, et lĺ─˘Auditorium Henry-Teuscher (Jardin botanique) seront łęgalement les espaces hłątes de cette łędition. ĺ─«

ĺ─«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 film inłędit de Serge Gouin, puis sur les musiques du Błębert Orchestra avec lĺ─˘Ensemble folklorique Mackinaw, le samedi 3 octobre. Et oui, dĺ─˘entrłęe de jeu, lĺ─˘orgue se fait son cinłęma et swinguera młüme sur des rythmes Č┤ trad Ȭ ! ĺ─« ĺ─«

En prłęlude au Festival, le samedi 19 septembre 2009 łŢ 20 h łŢ lĺ─˘łęglise Saint-Nom-de-Jłęsus, un concert sera donnłę par les musiciens de lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, avec Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin łŢ la direction et au clavecin qui interprłęteront trois chefs dĺ─˘ëýuvre du rłępertoire germanique.ĺ─«ĺ─«

Durant douze jours, vingt łęvłęnements, diurnes et nocturnes accueilleront des artistes et ensembles de la scł«ne nationale :ĺ─«ĺ─«

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, parfois inattendues, dans des formations intimistes, orchestrales et chorales.ĺ─«Avec Philippe Błęlanger (orgue) et Serge Gouin (cinłęaste) ; Philippe Bournival (orgue), Słębastien Deshaies (guitare) et Franł▀ois Toutant (violoncelle) en trio ; Denis Bonenfant (orgue) et łÔric Thłęriault (tłęnor) en duo ; łÔdith Beaulieu (orgue) en rłęcital ; lĺ─˘Orchestre symphonique du Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal, sous la direction de Raffi Armenian et Julie Desbordes, avec le violoniste soliste de 13 ans, Roman Fraser de Ruijter ; lĺ─˘Ensemble vocal musica intima de Vancouver et lĺ─˘organiste Philip Crozier ; Le Błębert Orchestra avec lĺ─˘Ensemble folklorique Mackinaw et lĺ─˘organiste Philippe Błęlanger, dans le cadre dĺ─˘un souper-concert ; lĺ─˘Ensemble Masques et lĺ─˘organiste Nicolas-Alexandre Marcotte.ĺ─«ĺ─«

Un Grand concert choral rłęunira dix chorales de diverses rłęgions du Qułębec (plus de 400 choristes), sous la direction artistique de Jean-Pierre Guindon, avec lĺ─˘organiste Dominique Lupien, le dimanche 4 octobre łŢ 14h łŢ lĺ─˘łęglise Saint-Nom-de-Jłęsus. En collaboration avec lĺ─˘Alliance des chorales du Qułębec, dans le cadre du Festival de musique sacrłęe.ĺ─«ĺ─«

Cinq Rłęcitals Midi consacrłęs łŢ Mendelssohn, dont cĺ─˘est le 200e anniversaire de naissance, feront entendre des solistes sur cinq grandes tribunes dĺ─˘orgue. ĺ─«Avec les organistes Philip Crozier, Gisł«le Guibord, Isabelle Demers, Jacques Boucher, Hłęlł«ne Panneton et le baryton Vincent Ranallo. ĺ─«ĺ─«

Quatre łÔvłęnements Apłęro proposeront łŢ 17 h 30, des concerts intimes de musique de chambre avec orgue, voix, piano, flł¬te, guitare et violoncelles, suivis dĺ─˘une rencontre avec les artistes, agrłęmentłęe dĺ─˘un verre de vin. ĺ─«Avec lĺ─˘organiste Denis Gagnłę et la soprano Stłęphanie Pothier, le duo de flł¬te et guitare Similia, le quatuor de violoncelles Ponticello, et le pianiste Yaple-Shobert. ĺ─«ĺ─«

Un lancement de disque et dĺ─˘un vidłęoclip du quintette de cuivres BUZZ, avec lĺ─˘organiste Młęlanie Barney, dans une version personnalisłęe de la suite symphonique de Gustav Holst, Les Planł«tes, qui dłępeint le tempłęrament astrologique de sept planł«tes du systł«me solaire. [Son et images, 28 septembre, 17 h, Dłąme du Planłętarium, entrłęe libre]

ĺ─«ĺ─«Orgues ouvertes, un 9e rendez-vous privilłęgiłę avec le Roi des instruments, prłęsentłę dans plus de trente łęglises łŢ Montrłęal et au Qułębec lors des Journłęes de la culture 2009, le dimanche 27 septembre 2009 entre midi et 17 h.ĺ─« ĺ─«

INFO & BILLETTERIEĺ─«Renseignements : 514-899-0644 / www.orgueetcouleurs.com ĺ─«

Concerts du soir, 25$ & 20$ (ałĂnłę, łętudiant) ĺ─ó Grand concert Choral, [20$ en prłę-vente & 22$ łŢ la porte] ĺ─ó Souper-Concert, 45$, 25$ (rłęgulier), 20$ (ałĂnłę, łętudiant) ĺ─ó łÔvłęnements Apłęro, 15$ & 12$ (ałĂnłę, łętudiant) ĺ─ó Rłęcitals Midi et Lancement de disque, entrłęe libre ĺ─«Prłę-vente - Orgue et Couleurs : 514-899-0644 ĺ─ó Centre Pierre Charbonneau, 3000, Viau : 514-255-4222 ĺ─óĺ─«La Vitrine, 145, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest : 514 285-4545 & 1-866-924-5538 - http://info.lavitrine.comĺ─«
Billets łęgalement en vente łŢ la porte, une heure avant le dłębut de chaque concert.ĺ─« ĺ─«

LIEUX DE DIFFUSIONĺ─«
łÔglise Saint-Nom-de-Jłęsus : 4215, Adam (młętro Pie-IX, bus 139 Sud) ĺ─«
łÔglise Trł«s-Saint-Rłędempteur : 3530, Adam (młętro Joliette ou Papineau, bus 34 Est) ĺ─«
łÔglise du Gesł╝ : 1200, rue de Bleury (młętro Place-des-Arts)
ĺ─«łÔglise Saint Viateur dĺ─˘Outremont : 1175, rue Laurier Ouest (młętro Laurier)
ĺ─«łÔglise St-James United : 463,rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (młętro McGill)
ĺ─«łÔglise Saint-Jean Baptiste : 309, rue Rachel (młętro Mont-Royal) ĺ─«
Maison de lĺ─˘arbre (Jardin botanique) : 4500, boulevard Rosemont (młętro Viau)ĺ─«
Auditorium Henry-Teuscher (Jardin botanique) : 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est (młętro Viau)ĺ─«
Chic Resto Pop : 3900, rue Adam (młętro Pie IX)ĺ─«
Planłętarium de Montrłęal : 1000, rue Saint-Jacques Ouest (Młętro Bonaventure)ĺ─« ĺ─«

Le FESTIVAL Dĺ─˘AUTOMNE ORGUE ET COULEURS est nłę il y a onze ans dans le quartier Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, dans la foulłęe de la restauration du grand orgue Casavant de lĺ─˘łęglise Saint-Nom-de-Jłęsus, pour mettre en valeur ce magnifique instrument aux 6200 tuyaux et faire connałĂtre davantage le rłępertoire diversifiłę et la polyvalence de lĺ─˘orgue łŢ un plus large public.

ĺ─«ĺ─«ORGUE ET COULEURS błęnłęficie du soutien et de la collaboration de plusieurs partenaires dont la Corporation de dłęveloppement de lĺ─˘Est, le ministł«re du Patrimoine canadien, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec, le Conseil des arts de Montrłęal, le Bureau des festivals de la ville de Montrłęal, Rodgers, une division de Roland Canada, La Presse, Radio classique CJPX, Pianos Andrłę Bolduc et la Vitrine.

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Symphony Nova Scotia presents free concerts in Symphony Week

Halifax, NS ĺ─ý Symphony Nova Scotia presents a series of free concerts in its second annual Symphony Week, running Tuesday, September 22 to Sunday, September 27.

The full week of festivities will feature Symphony Nova Scotia musicians giving free, live performances at venues like City Hall, the Spring Garden Road Library, Scotia Square Mall, Citadel High, and the Maritime Museum. Performances will include everything from childrenĺ─˘s music to orchestral concerts featuring the entire Symphony.

ĺ─˙Weĺ─˘re delighted to kick off our 26th season with Symphony Week,ĺ─¨ says Symphony Nova Scotia CEO Erika Beatty. ĺ─˙Itĺ─˘s a great way to celebrate our upcoming concert season and give audiences a chance to sample some of the music theyĺ─˘ll be hearing. The way Nova Scotians support their musical community is one of the reasons why this is the best place to live in Canada ĺ─ý Symphony Week is also a celebration of the creative spirit of all the artists and residents of our community.ĺ─¨

Symphony Week is generously supported by the Halifax Regional Municipalityĺ─˘s Special Events Grant.

Symphony Week schedule of events:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 12:00 pm, Halifax Regional Library, Spring Garden Road
Library Players' Classical Hits: Mozart and Friends
Bring your lunch and join host Max Kasper and his fellow musicians from Symphony Nova Scotia as the orchestra kicks off its Symphony Week! Come hear music and hilarious stories about your favourite composers in a relaxed and informal setting.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 3:00 pm, City Hall
Symphony at City Hall
Symphony Nova Scotiaĺ─˘s full orchestra performs live at City Hall! Featuring excerpts from some of the greatest classical works ever written, including Beethovenĺ─˘s Eighth, Dvorakĺ─˘s Czech Suite, and Mendelssohnĺ─˘s A Midsummer Nightĺ─˘s Dream.

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 2:00 pm, Citadel High School
School Concert
The full orchestra performs for an audience of young music lovers at Citadel High. For students only, please.

Friday, September 25, 2009, noon, Scotia Square Mall
Rhapsody While You Shop
Halifaxĺ─˘s Rhapsody Quintet, featuring members of Symphony Nova Scotia, plays your light classics and jazz favourites at Scotia Square.

Friday, September 25, 2009, 1:30 pm, Park Lane Theatre 8
Atlantic Film Festival Emerging Composer Screening
Symphony Nova Scotia teams up with emerging film composers to perform and record original compositions in this innovative workshop screening. Open to registered Film Festival delegates. (For details, contact Alyson Sanders at alysons@atlanticfilm.com or 902.420.4577.)

Saturday, September 26, 2009, 10:30 am, Discovery Centre
Discover the Symphony!
A Symphony Nova Scotia wind quintet plays for all ages at Halifaxĺ─˘s Discovery Centre ĺ─ý featuring an interactive, entertaining program and a musical instrument petting zoo!

Saturday, September 26, 2009, 2:30 pm, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
26th Season Preview
Hear the full orchestra live on the waterfront at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in this preview of Symphony Nova Scotiaĺ─˘s 26th anniversary season. Featuring special guest bagpiper Alex Marriott, a student at Oxford School in Halifax.

Sunday, September 27, 2009, 11:00 am, Cunard Centre
Words and Music
A Symphony Nova Scotia small group, featuring newly published author and violist Binnie Brennan, brings the joy of music to Word on the Street, Nova Scotiaĺ─˘s largest book festival.


About Symphony Nova Scotia

ĺ─«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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Le 11e festival d'automne Orgue et Couleurs dłęroulera du 25 sept

Le 11e FESTIVAL Dĺ─˘AUTOMNE ORGUE ET COULEURS, grand łęvłęnement musical de lĺ─˘automne, sous la nouvelle direction artistique et głęnłęrale de Yves Garand, se dłęroulera du 25 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 film inłędit de Serge Gouin, puis sur les musiques du Błębert Orchestra avec lĺ─˘Ensemble folklorique Mackinaw, le samedi 3 octobre. Et oui, dĺ─˘entrłęe de jeu, lĺ─˘orgue se fait son cinłęma et swinguera młüme sur des rythmes Č┤ trad Ȭ !

Au programme : vingt łęvłęnements : un Prłęlude au Festival ; huit Concerts du soir ; un Grand concert choral avec 400 choristes - quatre łÔvłęnements Apłęro ; un lancement de disque ; cinq Rłęcitals Midi et les Orgues ouvertes, rłęvłęleront le cłątłę classique, moderne et ludique de l'orgue, en solo ou avec dĺ─˘autres instruments, provoquant des rencontres originales, parfois inattendues, dans des formations intimistes, orchestrales et chorales.

Ci-dessous le communiqułę et en pił«ce jointe le dłętail de la programmation de chaque concert.
Nĺ─˘hłęsitez pas łŢ me contacter pour obtenir plus dĺ─˘information sur cette łędition ou pour des entrevues avec les artistes.
Belle journłęe, MARIE MARAIS, attachłęe de presse
514-845-2821 / marais@cooptel.qc.ca

Communiqułęs, photos haute rłęsolution : www.orgueetcouleurs.com, section młędia
COMMUNIQUłÔ ĺ─ý POUR DIFFUSION IMMłÔDIATEĺ─«ĺ─«ĺ─«11e Festival dĺ─˘automne Orgue et couleursĺ─«vendredi 25 septembre au dimanche 4 octobre 2009, Montrłęalĺ─«ĺ─«łÔglises Saint-Nom-de-Jłęsus, Trł«s-Saint-Rłędempteur, Saint-Jean Baptiste, ĺ─«St. James United, Saint-Viateur, du Gesł╝,ĺ─« Planłętarium, Chic Resto Pop, Maison de lĺ─˘arbre, Auditorium Henry-Teuscher (Jardin botanique)ĺ─«ĺ─«Prłęlude au Festival - 8 Concerts du soir - 1 Grand concert choral - 4 łÔvłęnements Apłęro - ĺ─«1 lancement de disque - 5 Rłęcitals Midi - Orgues ouvertes ĺ─«ĺ─«Porte-parole : Philippe Błęlanger, ĺ─«organiste titulaire de lĺ─˘Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royalĺ─«ĺ─«Renseignements : 514-899-0644 / www.orgueetcouleurs.com ĺ─«ĺ─«TOUJOURS łÔTONNANT LE ROI DES INSTRUMENTS !
ĺ─«Montrłęal, mercredi 9 septembre 2009 ĺ─ţ ORGUE ET COULEURS, sous la nouvelle direction głęnłęrale et artistique de Yves Garand, organiste titulaire de lĺ─˘łęglise Saints-Anges de Lachine, prłęsente la 11e łędition de son grand łęvłęnement musical de lĺ─˘automne, qui se dłęroulera du 25 septembre au 4 octobre 2009, dans Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, son quartier dĺ─˘origine et dans dĺ─˘autres quartiers montrłęalais. ĺ─« ĺ─«Les łęglises Saint-Nom-de-Jłęsus, Trł«s-Saint-Rłędempteur, Saint-Viateur, Saint-Jean Baptiste, St. James United Church, du Gesł╝ nous feront dłęcouvrir la variłętłę et la richesse des esthłętiques des orgues du Grand Montrłęal. Le Planłętarium, le Chic Resto Pop, la Maison de lĺ─˘arbre, et lĺ─˘Auditorium Henry-Teuscher (Jardin botanique) seront łęgalement les espaces hłątes de cette łędition. ĺ─« ĺ─«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 film inłędit de Serge Gouin, puis sur les musiques du Błębert Orchestra avec lĺ─˘Ensemble folklorique Mackinaw, le samedi 3 octobre. Et oui, dĺ─˘entrłęe de jeu, lĺ─˘orgue se fait son cinłęma et swinguera młüme sur des rythmes Č┤ trad Ȭ ! ĺ─« ĺ─«En prłęlude au Festival, le samedi 19 septembre 2009 łŢ 20 h łŢ lĺ─˘łęglise Saint-Nom-de-Jłęsus, un concert sera donnłę par les musiciens de lĺ─˘Orchestre Młętropolitain, avec Yannick Nłęzet-Słęguin łŢ la direction et au clavecin qui interprłęteront trois chefs dĺ─˘ëýuvre du rłępertoire germanique.ĺ─«ĺ─«Durant douze jours, vingt łęvłęnements, diurnes et nocturnes accueilleront des artistes et ensembles de la scł«ne nationale :ĺ─«ĺ─«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, parfois inattendues, dans des formations intimistes, orchestrales et chorales.ĺ─«Avec Philippe Błęlanger (orgue) et Serge Gouin (cinłęaste) ; Philippe Bournival (orgue), Słębastien Deshaies (guitare) et Franł▀ois Toutant (violoncelle) en trio ; Denis Bonenfant (orgue) et łÔric Thłęriault (tłęnor) en duo ; łÔdith Beaulieu (orgue) en rłęcital ; lĺ─˘Orchestre symphonique du Conservatoire de musique de Montrłęal, sous la direction de Raffi Armenian et Julie Desbordes, avec le violoniste soliste de 13 ans, Roman Fraser de Ruijter ; lĺ─˘Ensemble vocal musica intima de Vancouver et lĺ─˘organiste Philip Crozier ; Le Błębert Orchestra avec lĺ─˘Ensemble folklorique Mackinaw et lĺ─˘organiste Philippe Błęlanger, dans le cadre dĺ─˘un souper-concert ; lĺ─˘Ensemble Masques et lĺ─˘organiste Nicolas-Alexandre Marcotte.ĺ─«ĺ─«Un Grand concert choral rłęunira dix chorales de diverses rłęgions du Qułębec (plus de 400 choristes), sous la direction artistique de Jean-Pierre Guindon, avec lĺ─˘organiste Dominique Lupien, le dimanche 4 octobre łŢ 14h łŢ lĺ─˘łęglise Saint-Nom-de-Jłęsus. En collaboration avec lĺ─˘Alliance des chorales du Qułębec, dans le cadre du Festival de musique sacrłęe.ĺ─«ĺ─«Cinq Rłęcitals Midi consacrłęs łŢ Mendelssohn, dont cĺ─˘est le 200e anniversaire de naissance, feront entendre des solistes sur cinq grandes tribunes dĺ─˘orgue. ĺ─«Avec les organistes Philip Crozier, Gisł«le Guibord, Isabelle Demers, Jacques Boucher, Hłęlł«ne Panneton et le baryton Vincent Ranallo. ĺ─«ĺ─«Quatre łÔvłęnements Apłęro proposeront łŢ 17 h 30, des concerts intimes de musique de chambre avec orgue, voix, piano, flł¬te, guitare et violoncelles, suivis dĺ─˘une rencontre avec les artistes, agrłęmentłęe dĺ─˘un verre de vin. ĺ─«Avec lĺ─˘organiste Denis Gagnłę et la soprano Stłęphanie Pothier, le duo de flł¬te et guitare Similia, le quatuor de violoncelles Ponticello, et le pianiste Yaple-Shobert. ĺ─«ĺ─«Un lancement de disque et dĺ─˘un vidłęoclip du quintette de cuivres BUZZ, avec lĺ─˘organiste Młęlanie Barney, dans une version personnalisłęe de la suite symphonique de Gustav Holst, Les Planł«tes, qui dłępeint le tempłęrament astrologique de sept planł«tes du systł«me solaire. [Son et images, 28 septembre, 17 h, Dłąme du Planłętarium, entrłęe libre] ĺ─«ĺ─«Orgues ouvertes, un 9e rendez-vous privilłęgiłę avec le Roi des instruments, prłęsentłę dans plus de trente łęglises łŢ Montrłęal et au Qułębec lors des Journłęes de la culture 2009, le dimanche 27 septembre 2009 entre midi et 17 h.ĺ─« ĺ─«INFO & BILLETTERIEĺ─«Renseignements : 514-899-0644 / www.orgueetcouleurs.com ĺ─«Concerts du soir, 25$ & 20$ (ałĂnłę, łętudiant) ĺ─ó Grand concert Choral, [20$ en prłę-vente & 22$ łŢ la porte] ĺ─ó Souper-Concert, 45$, 25$ (rłęgulier), 20$ (ałĂnłę, łętudiant) ĺ─ó łÔvłęnements Apłęro, 15$ & 12$ (ałĂnłę, łętudiant) ĺ─ó Rłęcitals Midi et Lancement de disque, entrłęe libre ĺ─«Prłę-vente - Orgue et Couleurs : 514-899-0644 ĺ─ó Centre Pierre Charbonneau, 3000, Viau : 514-255-4222 ĺ─óĺ─«La Vitrine, 145, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest : 514 285-4545 & 1-866-924-5538 - http://info.lavitrine.comĺ─«Billets łęgalement en vente łŢ la porte, une heure avant le dłębut de chaque concert.ĺ─« ĺ─«LIEUX DE DIFFUSIONĺ─«łÔglise Saint-Nom-de-Jłęsus : 4215, Adam (młętro Pie-IX, bus 139 Sud) ĺ─«łÔglise Trł«s-Saint-Rłędempteur : 3530, Adam (młętro Joliette ou Papineau, bus 34 Est) ĺ─«łÔglise du Gesł╝ : 1200, rue de Bleury (młętro Place-des-Arts) ĺ─«łÔglise Saint Viateur dĺ─˘Outremont : 1175, rue Laurier Ouest (młętro Laurier)ĺ─«łÔglise St-James United : 463,rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (młętro McGill)ĺ─«łÔglise Saint-Jean Baptiste : 309, rue Rachel (młętro Mont-Royal) ĺ─«Maison de lĺ─˘arbre (Jardin botanique) : 4500, boulevard Rosemont (młętro Viau)ĺ─«Auditorium Henry-Teuscher (Jardin botanique) : 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est (młętro Viau)ĺ─«Chic Resto Pop : 3900, rue Adam (młętro Pie IX)ĺ─«Planłętarium de Montrłęal : 1000, rue Saint-Jacques Ouest (Młętro Bonaventure)ĺ─« ĺ─«Le FESTIVAL Dĺ─˘AUTOMNE ORGUE ET COULEURS est nłę il y a onze ans dans le quartier Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, dans la foulłęe de la restauration du grand orgue Casavant de lĺ─˘łęglise Saint-Nom-de-Jłęsus, pour mettre en valeur ce magnifique instrument aux 6200 tuyaux et faire connałĂtre davantage le rłępertoire diversifiłę et la polyvalence de lĺ─˘orgue łŢ un plus large public. ĺ─«ĺ─«ORGUE ET COULEURS błęnłęficie du soutien et de la collaboration de plusieurs partenaires dont la Corporation de dłęveloppement de lĺ─˘Est, le ministł«re du Patrimoine canadien, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec, le Conseil des arts de Montrłęal, le Bureau des festivals de la ville de Montrłęal, Rodgers, une division de Roland Canada, La Presse, Radio classique CJPX, Pianos Andrłę Bolduc et la Vitrine.

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The ESO's performance season opens with momentous music from film - Sept. 18 & 19

Classic Landmarks Masters
Momentous music from the world of film marks
the beginning of the 2009-2010 ESO performance season

The Red Violin
Friday, September 18th ĺ─ý 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 19th ĺ─ý 8:00 pm


Edmonton, AB ĺ─Â Your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) opens the 2009-2010 performance season with film scores adapted into concert music by distinguished composers. ESO Music Director William Eddins begins his 5th season leading the orchestra through pieces rich in complex emotions and vivid landscapes. Special guests George Gao, Martin Riseley, Sara Davis Buechner, and Jeremy Spurgeon join your ESO on stage at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.


In this Classic Landmarks Masters series opener, Tan Dunĺ─˘s Crouching Tiger Concerto features one of the most innovative, exciting, and respected musical talents in the world today. Erhu master George Gao creates passionate sounds, exploiting the instrumentĺ─˘s expressive range in this Oscar-winning score.


Martin Riseley, currently on a one-year leave of absence as ESO Concertmaster, returns to the Winspear stage as guest soloist in John Coriglianoĺ─˘s Red Violin Chaconne. Derived from music of the Canadian film, The Red Violin - which received the 1999 Academy Award for Best Original Score ĺ─ý Riseley exposes the anger, betrayal, love, and sacrifice the violin brought to its owners as the history of the instrument unfolds in the film.


Gershwinĺ─˘s Second Rhapsody, also original film music from the 1931 film Delicious, offers an intensely integrated and compelling piano persona that pianist Sara Davis Buechner tackles with ease. The stunning Davis Concert Organ is showcased in the Canadian premiere of Howard Shoreĺ─˘s new Fanfare for Organ and Brass, performed by organist Jeremy Spurgeon.


Following Friday's performance, join us for Afterthoughts, an informal discussion in the Main Lobby with Bill Eddins, Martin Riseley, George Gao and Sara Davis Buechner. Learn more about the performance on Saturday at Symphony Prelude ĺ─ý 7:15 pm in the Upper Circle (Third Level) Lobby.


Ticket prices for this performance range from $20 ĺ─ý $69 (agency fees apply). Student and senior $20 rush tickets are on sale, subject to availability, two hours prior to performance time. Tickets are available through the Winspear Centre Box Office at (780) 428-1414 or online at edmontonsymphony.com.


The next performance of the Classic Landmarks Masters series takes place on Saturday, October 3rd, with acclaimed American cellist Julie Albers, Bill Eddins, and your ESO in Brahmsĺ─˘ 2nd Symphony.


The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, marking its 58th season in 2009-2010, has taken its place as one of Canada's foremost orchestral ensembles. Its current roster includes 56 musicians from Canada and around the world, performing a wide-ranging repertoire from the great classical masterworks to pops and children's concerts. The presence of the orchestra and its enrichment of the community's quality of life are key elements in the stature and profile of Edmonton on the national and international scene.

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Leon Fleisher : Un pianiste lłęgendaire

Montrłęal ĺ─ţ C'est au lłęgendaire pianiste amłęricain Leon Fleisher que eXcentris a demandłę d'inaugurer le volet classique avec ce premier Grand Concert Steinway. Accompagnłę de ses amis, les musiciens Michael Tree, Matt Haimovitz, Katherine Jacobson, Andy Simionescu, John Zirbel, Pam Frank, Dominic Painchaud et Young Hi Moon, Fleisher nous a orchestrłę deux soirłęes młęmorables de musique de chambre, en solo sur son cłęlł«bre piano Chavy Chase, et łŢ quatre mains. Des ëýuvres de Schumann, Bach, Dvorak et une interprłętation du Quintette pour piano en F mineur de Brahms sont au programme.

Nłę en 1928, Leon Fleisher commence le piano łŢ 4 ans, et devient un des plus jeunes virtuoses łŢ błęnłęficier de l'enseignement d'Arthur Schnabel. Rapidement, il gagne une renommłęe internationale. ł─ 37 ans, un accident neurologique le prive de la mobilitłę de deux doigts de sa main droite. Il entreprend alors les carrił«res de chef d'orchestre et d'enseignant, tout en dłęveloppant un rłępertoire pour main gauche. En 2004, un traitement expłęrimental lui permet de recouvrer l'usage de ses doigts et d'enregistrer Two Hands, un album hautement acclamłę qui fera l'objet d'un film documentaire nommłę aux Oscar en 2006. En 2007, il reł▀oit le prix Kennedy Center Honors, qui confirme une carrił«re des plus grandioses, et ce, malgrłę l'adversitłę. Son programme pour 2009-2010 est particulił«rement chargłę; il sera entendu aux quatre coins de la planł«te en plus de poursuivre des engagements łŢ titre d'enseignant, la transmission de son savoir łętant chł«re łŢ ses yeux.

Les 25 et 26 septembre 2009, łŢ 19 h, dans notre toute nouvelle salle Cassavetes.

Le 26 septembre 2009, łŢ midi, projection du documentaire Two Hands : The Leon Fleisher Story, en prłęsence de l'artiste. Une conversation avec Leon Fleisher suivra la projection du film.

Ce spectacle est une prłęsentation de Yamaha Canada.

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Le Meilleur de la Musique du Monde

Les Productions Nuits d'Afrique łŢ l'annłęe prłęsentent
Rythmes au fłęminin

Une słęrie de spectacles qui s'łęmancipe et s'impose ĺ─Â.

Montrłęal - Elles ont pris d'assaut le Club Balattou et sont lłŢ pour rester ! La dłęsormais incontournable słęrie de spectacles Č┤ RYTHMES AU FłÔMININ Ȭ, dans le cadre des Nuits d'Afriqueĺ─ÂDes spectacles TOUTE l'annłęe, tous les jeudi soirs, dans l'antre de la musique du monde łŢ Montrłęal, entame sa deuxił«me annłęe de programmation.

Mettant en vedette des musiciennes de renom, d'ici, d'ailleurs, cette słęrie de concerts se veut avant tout un hommage łŢ la crłęation au fłęminin, łŢ toutes ces femmes dont le talent, le courage et la persłęvłęrance leur ont permis de conqułęrir une multitude de publics łŢ travers le monde.

Tout au long de sa premił«re annłęe de programmation, Č┤RYTHMES AU FłÔMININȬ a permis aux spectateurs prłęsents d'apprłęcier des dłęcouvertes exceptionnelles et jusque lłŢ insoupł▀onnłęes. La richesse de l'łęventail de genres musicaux explorłęs, ainsi que le bouche łŢ oreille effectułę par le public, słęduit par ces amazones urbaines de grand talent, font que ces soirłęes au fłęminin sont trł«s courues aussi bien par les artistes que par l'auditoire montrłęalais.

Quelques coups de cëýur de la programmation 2008-2009 : Doriane , anciennement du duo DobaCaracol, a prłęsentłę en primeur quelques chansons que l'on pourra retrouver sur son premier album solo lancłę sous peu; Empress Deeqa (Somalie) et Joanne Griffith (Antilles) qui suite łŢ leur fascinante prestation respective au Club Balattou ont łętłę rłęunies sur la grande scł«ne extłęrieure de la 23ił«me łędition du Festival International Nuits d'Afrique; Tapa Diarra, la griotte Malienne qui a envoł¬tłę le public captif de sa voix puissante et nuancłęe; Queen Ka (Tunisie) une des rares femmes artistes łŢ oser le Slam; Christine Attalah, la reine de la Pop libanaiseĺ─Â..

A VENIR, tous les jeudi :

10 septembre : Maloukai, une formation exclusivement fłęminine de 7 percussionnistes s'inspirant de rythmes provenant de divers pays d'Amłęrique Latine, Brłęsil et d'Uruguay.

17 septembre : Cłęcile Doo Kingułę (Cameroun), nłęe łŢ New York de parents camerounais, łęduqułęe dans le systł«me franł▀ais, cette virtuose guitariste est un amalgame culturel on ne peut plus original, sous le signe de la versatilitłę. A surveiller la sortie prochaine de son premier album solo.

8 octobre : Laeticia ZonZambłę (Centrafrique), une voix chaude et puissante, un talent d'łęcriture et une łęnergie communicative. Sa formation se veut porteuse d'une nouvelle vision de la musique centrafricaine, une rencontre entre tradition et modernitłę.

15 octobre : Erta (Cameroun), auteure-compositeure-interprł«te et semi-finaliste au Festival de la Chanson de Granby 2009. A surveiller!

29 octobre : BAL TOULOULOU, un party d'Halloween revisitłę, un bal masqułę au cours duquel seules les femmes ont le droit d'inviter ces messieurs łŢ danserĺ─Â..

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Le 15e Festival international de la littłęrature (FIL), prend son envol ce vendredi 18 septembre łŢ lĺ─˘Usine C avec La fłüte łŢ Boris !

Les mots sont et seront łŢ lĺ─˘honneur tout au long du mois. Du 18 au 27 septembre, le Festival international de la littłęrature battra son plein dans plusieurs salles de la ville.

Quĺ─˘elle soit dĺ─˘ici ou dĺ─˘ailleurs, dĺ─˘hier ou dĺ─˘aujourdĺ─˘hui, la littłęrature empruntera łŢ cette occasion mille et un chemins pour nous łętonner, nous łęmouvoir ou nous charmer. Et ce, grłóce łŢ de formidables artistes de toutes disciplines. Lors de ces dix jours, on pourra voir et entendre les Alex Beaupain, Cłęline Bonnier, Chrystine Brouillet, Jean-Franł▀ois Casabonne, Maxime Denommłęe, Urbain Desbois, Mireille Deyglun, Phillipe Djian, Sylvie Drapeau, Stephan Eicher, Sophie et Franł▀oise Faucher, Pierre Flynn, Marie-Thłęrł«se Fortin, Monique Giroux, James Hyndman, Ivy, Catherine Lalonde, Martin Lłęon, Les 7 doigts de la main, Jean Marchand, Ariane Moffatt, Yann Perreau, Danielle Proulx, łÔmile Proulx-Cloutier, Słębastien Ricard, Gilles Vigneault et bien dĺ─˘autres.

Avec eux, les mots seront lus, discutłęs, mis en scł«ne, joułęs, chantłęs ou młüme dansłęs ! Ce sera la fłüte! Alors, du vendredi 18 au dimanche 27 septembre, joignez-vous łŢ eux, suivez-les, suivez le FIL.



Tous les dłętails au www.festival-fil.qc.ca

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Parisian Laundry est fił«re de prłęsenter ĺ─˙Postłęritłę ĺ─ý Posterityĺ─¨

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Montrłęal ĺ─ý PARISIAN LAUNDRY est fił«re de prłęsenter ĺ─˙Postłęritłę ĺ─ý Posterityĺ─¨, la premił«re et tant attendue exposition solo de notre trio dĺ─˘artistes qułębłęcois BGL, su 26 septembre au 21 novembre 2009.



Lĺ─˘ATTITUDE PARISIAN LAUNDRY BGL


Nous nous łętions donnłę rendez-vous dans une de ces grandes stations płętrolił«res qui accueillent un comptoir łŢ cafłę, approvisionnłę la voiture en musique, en essenceĺ─ Une enfant de 10 ans nous accompagnait dans cette rłęgion situłęe sur la Rive-Sud de Qułębec quĺ─˘on appelle La Beauce, une campagne magnifique et dense, modestement peuplłęe, plus prł«s de la ville de Qułębec que de Montrłęal.


Nous avons roulłę pendant presque 4 heures, nous nous sommes perdues dans toutes les Rue Principale de tous les villages qui portaient des noms comme Saint-Jacques-de-Leeds et Sainte-Agathe-de-Lobtinił«re. Nous nous sommes tellement, tellement perdues, et nous avions seulement quelques gorgłęes dĺ─˘eau de source et une poignłęe dĺ─˘arachides au vinaigre pour nous garder en vie (bon dĺ─˘accord, jĺ─˘exagł«re). Nous avons aussi blagułę au sujet de paysages qui ressemblaient łętrangement łŢ des ëýuvres dĺ─˘Ed Burtynsky, et la tradition de la peinture de paysageĺ─ Nous avons roulłę ainsi, łŢ travers ce no manĺ─˘s land, jusquĺ─˘łŢ ce que nous trouvions enfin le Rang Saint-Jean dans le village de Saint-Sylvestre. Nous sommes arrivłęes en łęcoutant la musique de MIA dans le tapis, en chantant et en prenant des poses hyper urbaines et caricaturales. Nous avons trouvłę le trio qułębłęcois BGL łŢ lĺ─˘ouvrage. Ils sĺ─˘affairaient łŢ tremper des squelettes de sapins dans une peinture dĺ─˘un vert hyper vif, saturant la couleur naturelle de lĺ─˘arbre par celle artificielle de leur choix.


Słębastien Giguł«re a achetłę la maison il ya quelques annłęes. La cave en pierre, creusłęe łŢ la pelle tłęmoigne de lĺ─˘histoire du błótiment construite łŢ la fin du XIXe sił«cle, de la rudesse de la terre, de la neige et de la solitude.


Aprł«s la visite de lĺ─˘atelier, nous avons dłęgustłę un lunch typique au casse-croł¬te du village dĺ─˘łŢ cłątłę: le classique cheeseburger, une poutine qui aurait pu nourrir une famille de 8 personnes au completĺ─ BGL a mangłę łŢ la hłóte, des nuages denses apparaissaient łŢ lĺ─˘horizon derrił«re les montagnes: ils devaient retourner rapidement łŢ lĺ─˘atelier pour ranger les arbres peints łŢ lĺ─˘abri dans la grange. Parisian Laundry voue toute sa programmation de lĺ─˘automne 2009 łŢ une ëýuvre majeure de BGL qui prłęsentera un nouvel environnement immersif sur les 3 łętages de la galerie.


Postłęritłę-Posterity tłęmoigne de signes locaux, de bouffe et de la campagne. Cĺ─˘est la suite de cette exploration de notre relation avec la nature que poursuit BGL. Nous devinons le paysage canadien transformłę dans une rłęalitłę actuelle, une lutte entre lĺ─˘environnement et ce qui est artificiel. Nous devenons hyper conscients de nos habitudes dĺ─˘interminable consommation et de cette culture du jetable. Cĺ─˘est en fait ce quĺ─˘exploite BGL avec ce projet en utilisant des objets et des matłęriaux recyclłęs remaniłęs et prłęsentłęs dans le contexte de la galerie dĺ─˘art. Cette importante exposition prłęsentera une fabrique dĺ─˘arbre de Noł┤l, ainsi quĺ─˘un marchłę aux puces contenant des objets tłęmoins de lĺ─˘atelier et dĺ─˘installations łęphłęmł«res. Devenons des touristes!


BGL a błęnłęficiłę du Programme de soutien łŢ la production de l'OEil de Poisson.


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BGL ĺ─ý POSTłÔRITłÔ/POSTERITY

26 septembre ĺ─ý 21 novembre, 2009

Vernissage publique le 25 septembre, de 8:00 łŢ 10:00. Les artistes seront prłęsents

Informations: Jeanie Riddle ou Silvia Casas

t: 514.989.1056 info@parisianlaundry.com


Montrłęal, September 10 2009 ĺ─ý PARISIAN LAUNDRY is proud to present BGLĺ─˘s first solo exhibition ĺ─˙Postłęritłę ĺ─ý Posterityĺ─¨ in the spectacular industrial gallery, from September 26 to November 21, 2009.


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PARSIAN LAUNDRY BGL SWAGGER LIKE US


We meet at the ubiquitous petrol station cum coffee stand, loading the car with music, gas and a ten year old and are off to the lower north shore of Quebec- a region know as La Beauce- gorgeous and dense country side, modestly populated, nearer to Quebec City than Montreal.


We drive for almost 4 hours, lost in one street villages with names like Saint-Jacques-de-Leeds, St. Phillippe and Sainte-Agathe-de-Lobtinił«re. We are lost lost lost with only a few sips of water and a few handfuls of vinegared peanuts between the 3 of us to keep us nourished and alive (ok I exaggerate) and joking about finding Ed Burtynsky landscapes and the tradition of plein air landscape painting until finally we find the Rang Saint-Jean in the town of Saint-Sylvestre. We are blasting MIA and posturing urbanism, only to find the Quebec based trio BGL working away. They are drenching skeletons of last years pine trees in the densest of pthalo green, saturating the natural with their artificial color choice.


Słębastien bought the farmhouse a couple of years ago. Built in the 1800ĺ─˘s, the basement cave seeps history and one reads the harshness of the land, the snow, and the solitude.


After our ĺ─˛studio visitĺ─˘, we head for lunch to a local casse-croł¬te where we enjoy the familiar cheeseburger and portions of poutine large enough to fuel a family of 8! BGL eat with haste, enormous rain clouds are creeping over mountains and they will have to bring their saturated trees into the barn for safekeeping and art making.


Parisian Laundry will dedicate its entire fall program to a major solo work by Quebecois collaborators BGL who will present a brand new immersive work on all three levels of the gallery.


In Postłęritłę-Posterity we witness a translation of local signage, foodstuff and countryside. It is a continuation of BGLĺ─˘s investigation of our unpredictable relationship with nature. We feel the Canadian landscape transformed into the actual, a wrestling of environment and the artificial. We become hyper aware of our boundless consumption and throwaway culture and this, in fact is exactly what BGL are engaging with- a recycling and reusing of materials all restaged and recontextualized in the gallery. This massive exhibition will present a seasonal ornamental tree factory as well as a ĺ─˛Marchłę aux puces (flea market)ĺ─˘ showing off over 10 years of studio ephemera. We are tourists.


BGL received financial help from the Production Program of Lĺ─˘oeil de Poisson, Qułębec, QC.


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BGL ĺ─ý POSTłÔRITłÔ/POSTERITY

September 26 ĺ─ý November 21, 2009

Public vernissage on September 25, 8-10pm. The artists will attend.

Information: Jeanie Riddle or Silvia Casas

t: 514.989.1056 info@parisianlaundry.com

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Clinton Shorter sets tone for Sci-Fi drama District 9


Composer also scores ĺ─˙Cole,ĺ─¨ which premieres at Toronto International Film Festival


Los Angeles/Toronto, ON - Film Composer Clinton Shorter scores District 9 produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Neill Blomkamp. The current box-office hit centers on the fallout caused by a group of alien refugees stranded on Earth (in Johannesburg) and forced into a segregation camp (the title comes from District 6, a former inner-city residential area in Cape Town infamous for the forced removal of 60,000 residents in the 70s by the Apartheid regime). Shorter, recently named by Hollywood Reporter ĺ─˙Next Generation of Film Composers to Watch,ĺ─¨ has worked with the director on several projects, ĺ─˙I had worked with Blomkamp over the years on his commercials and short films. When he called in late 2008 and asked me if I'd score his first feature I was all over it.ĺ─¨ Shorter newest feature ĺ─˙Cole,ĺ─¨ the coming-of-age drama directed by Carl Bessai's marks the directorĺ─˘s seventh film to premiere at the Toronto festival. The film screens on September 15th and the Vancouver-based composer will be at the festival in support of ĺ─˙Cole.ĺ─¨ Shorter incorporated an ambient guitar-based score which seamlessly transitions with songs used in the film.


For ĺ─˙District 9,ĺ─¨ Shorter collaborated closely with Blomkamp, ĺ─˙I spent the first several weeks experimenting with every African instrument I could think of. Neill was really pushing me to give the score an African sound; it was quite a task to maintain an African feel but give the film the darkness and edge it required. We incorporated African male vocals with some percussion from the region combined with other elements. With ĺ─˙District 9,ĺ─¨ I knew from the beginning that I was going to go with more of a hybrid score of live and synthesized instruments. Without giving too much away there's a "mutation" of sorts in the film and I wanted to have that mirrored in the musicĺ─¨ Shorter also scored the short film which was the impetus of the feature but, as the composer said, ĺ─˙For the short, we hired a singer and used various orchestral libraries. The sound for the feature is quite different.ĺ─¨

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Makemusic updates Songwriter & Printmusic

Popular low-cost music notation software packages

offer unprecedented features

Minneapolis - MakeMusic, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMUS) announced today the simultaneous release of Finale SongwriterČĂ 2010 and Finale PrintMusicČĂ 2010. Both music notation software packages include new features and provide compatibility with current operating systems and files created with Finale 2010, MakeMusic's flagship software package.

With a list price of $49.95, SongWriter lets songwriters, teachers, band and choir directors, church musicians, students and other musicians create publisher-quality sheet music with instrumentations of up to 8 staves. SongWriter includes tools that inspire creativity including Drum Groove and Band-in-a-Box Auto-Harmonizing. With SongWriter they can hear their music played back using hundreds of built-in sounds, share their music with others using the free downloadable Finale ReaderĺĐó and create .MP3 files for use on iPods and beyond. A powerful mixer, flexible chord input, easy percussion notation and more control over the printed page are just a few of the features added in this version.

PrintMusic has a list price of $99.95 and remains the world's best-selling music notation software. It includes all the features of SongWriter, and much more, including music scanning, MicNotatorČĂ the ability to import/export graphics and a new handwritten font. PrintMusic users can arrange pieces of up to 24 staves and extract individual parts from the score. Features new to this version include automated rehearsal marks, flexible chord input, easy percussion notation and support for VST/AU instrument and effects plug-ins (sold separately), unleashing sonic possibilities unheard of in a notation product at this price point.

"SongWriter and PrintMusic represent incredible values in the world of music notation software," stated Ron Raup, MakeMusicĺ─˘s CEO, "and these upgrades simply increase their advantage. Furthermore, the simultaneous release of both updates in early September means that retailers will have the latest version on their shelves in plenty of time for the holiday season."

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About MakeMusic, Inc.
MakeMusicČĂ, Inc., a Minnesota corporation, is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned and performed. For more than 20 years, FinaleČĂ has been the industry standard in music notation software. It has transformed the process by which composers, arrangers, musicians, teachers, students and publishers create, edit, audition, print and publish musical scores. Additionally, MakeMusic is the creator of SmartMusicČĂ, the complete practice tool for band, orchestra and voice and SmartMusic GradebookTM
, the web-based student grading and records management system. Further information about the company can be found at www.makemusic.com.

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WSO Remembers World Renowned Pops Conductor

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is saddened to recognize the passing of former WSO Pops Conductor Erich Kunzel. Kunzel was the Pops director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra from 1981 to 1999, he presented many diverse programs that drew large audiences to the Concert Hall. Kunzel has served as the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra music director since 1977 where he has produced several highly rated television specials and received world wide acclaim for his numerous recordings. During his tenure at the WSO, Kunzel released two WSO recordings in 1985 and 1986 Kunzel on Broadway and More Kunzel on Broadway. Kunzel had a reputation among audiences and musicians alike of delivering electrifying shows that were as precise as they were passionate.

ĺ─¨I am deeply saddened hearing of Erich Kunzel's passing due to cancer. I remember him as a real dynamo on the podium, able to push his way through mountains of repertoire with a flair and exuberance which is rarely seen. His concerts with the WSO were real events which audiences appreciated. Many times his programming was very difficult for the orchestra, especially when the rehearsal schedule allowed for only a minimum amount of time for preparation before a concert, but his energy and clarity on the podium allowed for great performances. Also, his ability of speaking so easily to an audience always enhanced the concert. For the Pops audiences across North America he was truly the Prince of Pops. Farewell.ĺ─¨ said Principal Flute and board member Jan Kocman.

Erich Kunzel was diagnosed with liver, colon and pancreatic cancer in April but continued conducting while undergoing treatment. He died Tuesday morning at a hospital near his home in Swan's Island, Maine.

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WSO Opens with Tchaikovsky's Answer to Beethoven's 5th



The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
will kick off its 2009-2010 season on September 26 with a concert featuring essential classical music at its best.

Opening Night! Tchaikovsky 4 features renowned soloist Cho-Liang Lin performing Sibeliusĺ─˘ Violin Concerto. Linsĺ─˘ recording of the work is considered one the worldĺ─˘s best - it was awarded a top rating in the foremost directory of recorded classical music, the Penguin Guide.

The concert will be capped off with Tchaikovskyĺ─˘s popular Symphony No. 4. Said to be Tchaikovskyĺ─˘s response to Beethovenĺ─˘s 5th symphony, the work is powerfully emotional and introspective. WSO Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate will conduct the evening.

ĺ─˙Symphony No. 4 deals extensively with the idea of fate and is an intensely personal reflection of the composerĺ─˘s being,ĺ─¨ said Mickelthwate.

After reporting a surplus for the 2008-09 year, Mickelthwate is looking forward to another strong season both financially and artistically.

ĺ─˙We have got some fantastic concerts lined up this season. I am especially looking forward to our Pops series where we will be fusing our amazing orchestra with several different musical styles and arts media,ĺ─¨ said Mickelthwate.

Both Mickelthwate and Composer-in-Residence Vincent Ho have signed on to new three-year terms with the WSO. They will be joined this year by new Resident Conductor Richard Lee, who comes to Winnipeg from the Quebec Symphony Orchestra. Leeĺ─˘s first conducting assignment with the WSO will be opening night of the Pops series, Cirque de la Symphonie, on October 2.

ĺ─˙I am so excited to make my official debut with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra conducting the first Pops program of the season, Cirque de la Symphonie. It is wonderful that we can bring such a visually stimulating show to the Concert Hall. This would be impossible without the great collaboration of circus artistry and orchestra. We are literally risking life and limb to bring audiences this performance.ĺ─¨
- Richard Lee, WSO Resident Conductor

The WSO performs Opening Night! Tchaikovsky 4 on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 at 8 pm. Individual tickets, ranging from $29 to $75, go on sale Tuesday, September 8. Season ticket packages are still available.

For tickets, contact
WSO Box Office (949-3999 or boxoffice@wso.mb.ca)
WSO website (www.wso.ca)
Ticketmaster (780-3333 or www.ticketmaster.ca)

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Indianapolis Symphony Sets New Attendance Record of 107,281 for Summertime Marsh "Symphony on the Prairie" Series

Attendance Tops 100,000 Mark for Only 2nd Time in 28-Year History of Outdoor Series

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
announced that it set a new all-time attendance record of 107,281 for its Marsh Symphony on the Prairie season of outdoor concerts this summer, exceeding the previous mark of 107,245, set in 1999. This marks only the second time that the ISO surpassed the 100,000 attendance milestone in its 28-year history of presenting the popular outdoor concert series at the Conner Prairie Amphitheater.


Among the notable attendance marks established this summer were:

Čů Total season attendance of 107,281, the largest full-season crowd to attend the series.

Čů Single night attendance record for a Pops concert featuring the ISO with 8,145 people enjoying the Classical Mystery Tour Beatles tribute program on Aug. 1

Čů Second largest non-July 4 weekend attendance of 14,304 July 31-Aug 1, just missing the all-time record of 14,829 (Aug. 27-29, 1999 - Big Band)

Čů Fourth largest single concert attendance of 12,291 on July 3


Commenting on the new record, ISO President and CEO Simon Crookall said, ĺ─˙We are grateful for the loyal supporters who have, in ever-increasing numbers, chosen to enjoy the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in wonderful concerts at its summer home at Conner Prairie, especially in these challenging economic times. Outstanding weather, plus the casual concert atmosphere and the wide variety of musical genres that we presented, from rock ĺ─˛nĺ─˘ roll to classical, made for a delightful summer of entertainment for central Indiana music lovers.ĺ─¨


ĺ─˙We also thank our partners, Marsh Supermarkets and Conner Prairie, who have worked closely with us to build this Series from its humble beginning in 1982, when we performed eight concerts for a total audience of about 25,000 people to where it is today. The popularity of the series has blossomed over the years with the continued support of our two partners and we look forward to even greater success with them in the future,ĺ─¨ he added.


On Saturday, September 5, Debra Fleetwood of New Palestine was honored as the 100,000th person to enter the gates this season for a Marsh Symphony on the Prairie Series concert. Fleetwood received a certificate for two Value Packs (each containing 10 tickets) to the 2010 Series, a $100 Gift Card from Marsh Supermarkets, and the ISO will donate two seven-concert Lilly Classical Series subscriptions to a local charitable organization in her name. Her party also was escorted to a reserved table near the front of the amphitheater where they enjoyed the concert by the River City Brass Band and a fireworks finale in this final weekend of the summer season.


The Orchestraĺ─˘s Marsh Symphony on the Prairie Series has grown to become a key part of the Orchestraĺ─˘s year-round season. Over the years, the Series has featured pops, rock, jazz, patriotic, and classical programming performed within a casual atmosphere where concertgoers from throughout Indiana and tour groups from surrounding states can enjoy orchestral music while picnicking in the open-air amphitheater. In 1996, three weeks of Prairie Pops! were added to feature guest ensembles in musical styles that were outside the ISOĺ─˘s normal repertoire.

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Classical Archives Presents Exclusive Interview with Conductor Marin Alsop

Palo Alto, CA -- Classical Archives (www.classicalarchives.com), the ultimate classical music destination, proudly presents an exclusive interview with acclaimed Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conductor, Marin Alsop, in conjunction with her recent Naxos release of Leonard Bernstein's seminal 1971 work, Mass.


Marin recently renewed her contract with the Baltimore Symphony to 2015, underscoring her status as among the most celebrated conductors working today ĺ─ý not only with the BSO, but likewise with the Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival, the Colorado and Bournemouth Symphonies, among many others. The recording of the Bernstein Mass has received stellar reviews and is placing new light on this important, though often misunderstood, masterwork of American music.


In an in-depth and multifaceted interview, Classical Archives Artistic Director Dr. Nolan Gasser asks Maestro Alsop about the recent Naxos release, her personal association with Bernstein, and the challenges and triumphs of performing this complex work. They also discuss Alsop's long-standing involvement with contemporary music, her initiatives involving New Media, and her heralded ability to improve the musical quality of the communities she works in, as she states: "We have to make classical music accessible to a wider audience ĺ─ý and as exciting as possible." Don't miss this fascinating discussion.


Classical Archives also features its new home page layout, offering the second installment of its Vladimir Horowitz feature, celebrating the Sony Masterworks collection of previously unheard recitals at Carnegie Hall, along with dynamic presentations of this week's featured composer (Antonłén Dvorł░k); featured artist (pianist Vladimir Horowitz); and an array of new releases by the major classical labels.


All this and unlimited streaming of the entire classical catalogue can be enjoyed at no cost by signing up for a 14-day Free Trial today!


Visit the Classical Archives at www.ClassicalArchives.com


About Classical Archives

Classical Archives (www.classicalarchives.com), the ultimate classical music destination, is the largest digital music subscription service dedicated to classical music. The site offers more than 620,000 tracks, 7,800 composers, and 27,000 artists representing more than 110 record labels. It also features a breakthrough in site navigation that allows users to search and cross-reference by any relevant criteria: composer, work title, artist, albums, historical period, instrument, genre, and many others that make finding and comparing the best classical recordings easier than it has ever been. Classical Archives offers unique membership opportunities that allow users to take advantage of its vast resources easily and affordably. Fees are $9.95/month or $99.50/year. Benefits include the ability to listen to music from the entire site (complete tracks or full works); a 10% discount on all downloads (which are yours to keep for life!); and the first two weeks as a free trial of the service. Subscribers also benefit from the playlist capabilities to store their favorite pieces in a single list, for one-click access, which they may share with anyone.

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Ottawa Chamber Music Society ~ 2009/2010 Concert Series Announced

Subscription Sales to begin for OCMS Concert Series!


Ottawa ĺ─ý The 16th Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival started on a high note and held it for fourteen days! Following the success of Chamberfest 09, the Ottawa Chamber Music Society (OCMS), under the Artistic Direction of Roman Borys, the Gryphon Trio, proudly announces the annual fall/winter Concert Series, promising exceptional artistry and great variety.


ĺ─˙We are thrilled to present the world-class talent of the Arion Baroque Orchestra, the Cantata Singers and Capital BrassWorks, the Wł║rttemburg Chamber Orchestra of Heilbronn, Rob Kapilow, Cecilia String Quartet, the Tallis Scholars, and of course the Gryphon Trio. What a phenomenal series we have to look forward to!ĺ─¨ said Glenn Hodgins, Executive Director of the OCMS.


In the spirit of community interaction and collaboration, the OCMS has welcomed opportunities to partner with the new Shenkman Arts Centre, the Cantata Singers/Capital BrassWorks and the Ottawa New Music Creators.


ĺ─˙Helping other organizations in the community achieve their goals while adding quality and programming diversity to our own concert offerings is a winning formula. The Shenkman Arts Centre is an outstanding new venue that allows the OCMS to get closer to a community that for many years championed chamber music with its own chamber music series. Collaborating with the Cantata Singers and Capital BrassWorks gives us the opportunity commemorate Remembrance Day on a grand scale, and our partnering with the Ottawa New Music Creators helps give this new organization the momentum and presence it requires in order to continue its very important work for years to come,ĺ─¨ says Roman Borys.


Arion Baroque Orchestra: October 17, 8 pm

Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard

Arion is a Montreal-based baroque orchestra which performs on period instruments. Arionĺ─˘s concerts have been unanimously acclaimed for their clarity and gusto, as well as their refined and expressive performances which have been chosen from a wide array of early music works. The program includes works by Vivaldi, Telemann, Locatelli and Johann Sebastian Bach. This concert is a co-production with the Shenkman Arts Centre.

ĺ─˙Beautiful and impressive playing like this sets the standards to which others must aspire!ĺ─¨

- Early Music Review (United Kingdom)


Canata Singers & Capital BrassWorks: November 14, 8 pm

Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street

For the Fallen ĺ─ý Remembering our heritage with music for choir and brass. The Cantata Singers of Ottawa and Capital BrassWorks join forces in a unique and powerful performance in honour of Canadaĺ─˘s military heroes, past and present, and in commemoration of Remembrance Day. This program expresses the deep-felt emotions evoked by moving moments in history. This concert is a co-production with the Cantata Singers of Ottawa.


Wł║rttemburg Chamber Orchestra of Heilbronn: November 26, 8 pm

Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard

Germanyĺ─˘s celebrated Wł║rttemburg Chamber Orchestra of Heilbronn has been considered one of the worldĺ─˘s finest chamber orchestras for almost a half century. Lead by Ruben Gazarian, the group is embarking on its first Canadian tour and is sure to thrill audiences with its virtuosity and deep sense of musicality and emotion. To date the group has recorded over 500 works ranging from the baroque to the avant-garde and has had as guest performers such legendary artists as Martha Argerich, Alfred Brendel, James Galway, Heinz Holliger and Gidon Kremer. Having garnered accolades for their live performanaces at many of the worldĺ─˘s major centers, they have also recorded over 500 works. Remembering one of the 20th centuriesĺ─˘ most important moments, this program will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In addition to works by Janacek and Benjamin Britten this program will feature a new work by German Karsten Gundermannĺ─˘s entitled The Fall of the Berlin Wall. This concert is a co-production with the Shenkman Arts Centre.


Wł║rttemburg Chamber Orchestra of Heilbronn & Gryphon Trio: November 27, 8 pm

Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street

Berliner Konzert: 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Two great ensembles join forces to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in a program featuring Berliner Konzert, a major new work for piano trio and orchestra by Canadian composer Paul Frehner. Commissioned by Soundstreams Canada and the Gryphon Trio, Berliner Konzert will be performed throughout the orchestraĺ─˘s Canadian tour, as well as in Europe. This program will also include a new work by German composer Karsten Gundermann, along with Rudolf Barshaiĺ─˘s arrangement of Shostakovichĺ─˘s eighth string quartet, a haunting piece that explores the composerĺ─˘s personal wartime experience.

ĺ─˙The [Wł║rttemburg] Chamber Orchestra played with unerring precision and great transparency, observed concisely crafted dynamics and delighted with their articulation. ĺ─ Variations in sound and the most precise articulation gladdened the heart until the last chords died away.ĺ─¨

- Sł║dkurier 2007


Rob Kapilow & Gryphon Trio: February 7, 3 pm

Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street

What Makes It Great?Čę Commentator, composer and conductor Rob Kapilow, making his Ottawa debut, takes listeners inside the music: he unravels, slows down, and recomposes key passages to hear why a piece is so extraordinary. Hailed as the twenty-first century's successor to Leonard Bernstein, Rob Kapilow will take his audience on a riveting insider's tour of Beethoven's magnificent Ghost Trio, followed by an uninterrupted performance of the complete work by the Gryphon Trio. Classical music first-timers and seasoned listeners alike will be given ĺ─˛new earsĺ─˘ as they learn how to listen to music with deeper understanding.

ĺ─˙Kapilow gets audiences in tune with classical music at a deeper and more immediate level than many of them thought possible.ĺ─¨

- Los Angeles Times


Cecilia String Quartet with pianist Louise Bessette: March 7, 3 pm

Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street

Praised for their 'extraordinary commitment and maturity' (Montreal Gazette) and talent, passion and mastery, the Cecilia String Quartet is one of Canada's most exciting young ensembles today. The Cecilia String Quartet has won awards across the globe including the Galaxie Rising Stars award presented in 2007 at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and 2nd Prize at the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and is currently Resident String Quartet at McGill Universityĺ─˘s Schulich School of Music. Join them as they share the stage with distinguished Canadian pianist Louise Bessette.

ĺ─˙How these four women played was nothing short of amazingĺ─Â one of those rare performances that announce the presence of great talent."

- St Petersburg Times


Tallis Scholars: March 28, 3 pm

Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street

"The Tallis Scholars are a treasure."

- Classical voice of North Carolina

In their Ottawa premiere performance, the Tallis Scholars, "the rock stars of Renaissance vocal music" (The New York Times) embark on a minor crusade to promote the music of Jean Mouton, a contemporary of Josquin des Prłęs. The program consists of works by Franco-Flemish composers Loyset Compere, Nicolas Gombert, and a presentation of Josquinĺ─˘s motet Praeter rerum seriem, one of the great masterworks of the period.


New Music in New Places: April 10, 8 pm

Carleton University Art Gallery

Presented in collaboration with ONMC (Ottawa New Music Creators). Experience this unique opportunity to hear some of the great music being written in Ottawa today played in a casual setting by some of Ottawaĺ─˘s most outstanding musicians. The presence of the composers adds an interesting dimension as they speak about their creations.


The Ottawa Chamber Music Society thanks the Canadian Music Centre, the originator of the New Music in New Places concept.


Ticket Information

Full 2009-2010 Concert Series details will be available on the OCMSĺ─˘ website at www.chamberfest.com.


Subscription sales begin September 8. Benefits include: access to the best seats in the house, a 40% savings off single tickets, and the ability to exchange tickets for other concerts during the season. Single ticket sales begin October 1. For more information, please contact the OCMS office at 613-234-6306.


Mark your calendars! Chamberfest 2010 will take place from July 24 to August 7.


The Ottawa Chamber Music Society gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors, partners and donors.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Miami Dade College opens its Gallery Season at the Freedom Tower with an Exhibition of the Works of Late Cuban Modern Master Cundo Bermłćdez



Location: Freedom Tower. 600 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132

Dates: From Sept 4th through Nov 7th, 2009

Hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Free


The Miami Dade College (MDC) Art Gallery System (AGS) officially opens its art gallery season by paying tribute to one of Cubaĺ─˘s greatest artists, the late master Cundo Bermłćdez, with the exhibition Under a Brilliant Sun: Cundo Bermłćdez into the 21st Century at its National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower starting on September 4th, 2009. The exhibition runs through November 7th and is made possible by Bank of America. The exhibition will honor the artist's fertile career and his contribution to modern art by highlighting an outstanding selection of more than 100 paintings, drawings and sculpture, including an important part of his latest artworks never shown in an exhibition of this magnitude.


Cundo Bermłćdez, one of the last members of the important Cuban Vanguard movement, died on October 30th, 2008 at the age of 94. He had called Miami home for the last twenty years of his life and was painting and drawing up until the end. Cundo was one of the first Cuban Modernists to be collected by the Museum of Modern Art as two of his nine paintings exhibited in the landmark Cuban Paintings exhibition in 1944 were accessioned.


He was a very prolific artist who lived for his art. Only music rivaled this passion of his and he was known to paint and draw while listening to favorite works by famous Cuban composers. It is, therefore, not surprising that one of the works for which Cundo is best known - at least in Miami - is the wonderful mural he designed for Miamiĺ─˘s Center for the Performing Arts (now the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts). Designed during the years 1997-1999, it heralded a new phase for Cundo as he entered the 21st century determined to create a body of work for a new era. Approximately half of this exhibition is devoted to these works - a testament to the artistĺ─˘s remarkably strong will to create.


Over the more than 70 years of a long and illustrious career, Bermudez had accomplished so much. From participation in the groundbreaking MoMa exhibit of 1944 to the completion of major public commissions to representation in major public and private collections, Bermudez was one of the leading figures in 20th Century Cuban art.


ĺ─˙We are honored to be the site of the first major exhibition of Cundoĺ─˘s work following his passing. Itĺ─˘s especially moving to pay tribute to this great artist at the Freedom Tower,ĺ─¨ said MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrłän. ĺ─˙I want to thank Bank of America and the collegeĺ─˘s art gallery system team for making this exhibition possible.ĺ─¨


Under a Brilliant Sun: Cundo Bermłćdez into the 21st Century honors the prolific career of Bermłćdez and his contributions to modern art by showcasing a selection of works that includes some of his latest and featuring pieces never shown in exhibitions.


This exhibition highlights a considerable body of work created by Bermłćdez in the last decade of his life when he called Miami home. ĺ─˙Meeting Cundo and watching him work was one of the highlights of this authorĺ─˘s curatorial career and I am honored to have had the opportunity to spend time with him. It is not often that an art historian is able to meet an artist whose career spanned so many years.ĺ─¨ said art historian, researcher and curator of the exhibition Ruth Grim.


Cundo Bermłćdez is part of a generation of artists that reshaped and gave new directions to art in Latin America like the depictions of daily life of their own rounded existences and the use of new concepts in the linear treatment of the figure. These approaches are common in artists like Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Josłę Clemente Orozco in Młęxico; Fernando de Szyszlo and Ricardo Grau in Perłć; Joaqułén Torres-Garcłéa and Gonzalo Fonseca in Uruguay; Tarsila do Amaral in Brazil; Emilio Pettoruti, Juan del Prete and Gyula Kusice in Argentina and Armando Reverłän in Venezuela.


ĺ─˙This unique exhibition is a point of departure to explore the many other elements of painting that were not only important to Cundo but also to the evolution of Cuban and Latin American art through modernismĺ─¨. Said Jorge Luis Gutierrez, Director of MDC Art Gallery System. ĺ─˙This exhibition provides a complete narrative to the many facets of his remarkable accomplishments.ĺ─¨


As MDC now serves as the proud steward of the Freedom Tower, thanks to its donation to the college by Pedro Martin and family, it is using the building as a significant educational and cultural center. In the recent years since MDC acquired it, the iconic building has been used for other major art exhibitions, including showcasing the works of great artists such as Salvador Dalłé, Goya, Leonardo Da Vinci, Janet Cardiff, Carlos Alfonso and Wendy Wischer among others.


About the Artist

Born in Havana in 1914, Bermłćdez was a founding member of Cubaĺ─˘s Association of Painters and Sculptors. He led the tide of modern Cuban art in the 1940s and 1950s drawing from the people, landscape, music and political climate around him. He led the continued modernization of Cuban art during the 1940s and 1950s and on canvas, synthesized the character and national identity of his homeland through the color and luminosity of its iconic people, sites and musical scenes. His works have been exhibited across the globe. He passed away at 94 on Oct. 30, 2008, at his home in the Westchester neighborhood of Miami-Dade County.


Exhibition Catalogue

Accompanying the exhibition will be a publication featuring color reproductions, with text by art historian and curator of the exhibition Ruth Grim, and introductions by art historian Vivian Donnell Rodriguez, Executive Director of Cultural Affairs at MDC and Jorge Luis Gutierrez, Director and Chief Curator of MDC Art Gallery System.


Organization

The Miami Dade College Art Gallery System proudly presents the lifetime work of this great modernist master as part of is arts program oriented to welcome and engage all visitors by offering personal, extraordinary experiences that connect art and ideas to stimulate the thriving, creative community that is Miami. The Mission of the Miami Dade College Art Gallery System is to encourage the appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art and art-related creative processes. The AGS organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while building and preserving its collections in trust for future generations.

With a system of seven art galleries throughout Miami Dade and the art spaces at the iconic Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami, it is the largest art network in Florida.


For special hours, guided tours and education events and programs please contact: MDC Art Gallery System at 305.237.7186, 305.237.7700, galleries@mdc.edu or visit www.mdc.edu


For more information about local openings and events, please visit www.miamiartguide.com


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Le claveciniste Olivier Fortin inaugure le nouveau clavecin du Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Montrłęal, QC - De retour dĺ─˘un słęjour en Allemagne avec lĺ─˘orchestre baroque Tafelmusik, le claveciniste Olivier Fortin se produira le 17 septembre prochain avec le Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra dans un concert mettant, entre autres, au programme le Concerto brandebourgeois No 5 en rłę majeur BWV1050 de J.-S. Bach. Ce concert inaugurera le nouveau clavecin de lĺ─˘orchestre, fabriqułę rłęcemment par le facteur canadien Craig C. Tomlinson.

Olivier Fortin a partagłę son łętłę entre lĺ─˘Europe et lĺ─˘Amłęrique ainsi qu'entre lĺ─˘enseignement et le concert, alors quĺ─˘il se trouvait łŢ Toronto en juin au Tafelmusik Summer Institute afin dĺ─˘y enseigner le clavecin et la basse continue ,et łŢ Victoria, en Colombie britannique, en aoł¬t dans une acadłęmie consacrłęe łŢ lĺ─˘oratorio, en compagnie de la soprano Nancy Argenta. Il sera de retour en Europe łŢ la fin du mois de septembre pour participer łŢ un concert łŢ Ambronnay avec le claveciniste Skip Sempłę puis, en octobre, il se produira en concert łŢ Montrłęal, New York, Washington et Burlington avec son Ensemble Masques.

Olivier Fortin se produit depuis plus de dix ans sur les scł«nes montrłęalaises et internationales. Chambriste et soliste trł«s sollicitłę, il s'est produit łŢ travers l'Europe, le Canada, les łÔtats-Unis et l'Asie avec de nombreux musiciens et ensembles de renom en plus d'assurer la direction artistique de l'Ensemble Masques. Il a participłę łŢ plus de vingt enregistrements et a reł▀u l'łęloge de la critique internationale pour son plus rłęcent, consacrłę aux concerti de J.S. Bach en compagnie de la violoniste Sophie Gent.

Visitez notre site web au www.ensemblemasques.org afin de vous tenir informłę de nos activitłęs.

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ISO Announces Remaining Guest Conductors for 2009-2010 Season

Roster of nine includes one debut appearance; repertoire additions include Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony on Oct. 16 & 17 and the ISO's first-ever performance of Faurłę's Requiem on January 29 & 30

INDIANAPOLISĺ─ţThe Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra today announced the guest conductors who will take the podium for 10 of the 20 classical concerts previously scheduled for Mario Venzago in the 2009-2010 season. The season's original schedule of major works and featured artists remains intact; however, additional works such as Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and the ISO's first-ever performance of Faurłę's Requiem were added to enhance the classical concert offerings.

"We're delighted to be able to present such a strong roster of new and returning conductors to our stage," said Simon Crookall, President & CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. "These conductors are among the best in the field, and we are looking forward to a great year of music-making with them."

Lilly Classical Series
In the ISO's Lilly Classical Series, Juanjo Mena will return to the podium and conduct concerts featuring the works of Felix Mendelssohn, including the popular Violin Concerto with the ISO's Principal Guest Concertmaster Alexander Kerr on Oct. 8-10. Mena also will lead the orchestra in Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir on May 21 & 22. A native of Spain, Mena has been Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra since 1999 and debuted with the ISO for the 2008-2009 finale featuring Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

On Nov. 13 & 14, Ludovic Morlot will conduct the program showcasing violin superstar Joshua Bell performing Ravel's Tzigane, Massenet's "Meditation" from ThaŽńs and Bruch's Scottish Fantasy. Morlot first appeared with the ISO in 2007 for concerts featuring HK Gruber's Frankenstein!!, and the complete ballet music from Ravel's Mother Goose. As one of the leading conductors of his generation, Morlot recently appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and the Seoul Philharmonic.

Pietari Inkinen, the recently appointed Music Director of the New Zealand Symphony, debuts with the ISO and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir on January 29 & 30. The previously scheduled Walton's Belshazzar's Feast will be replaced with Mahler's song cycle Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) with baritone Hugh Russell and the ISO's premiere performance of Faurłę's Requiemĺ─ţthe composer's most recognized choral orchestral piece. Inkinen has won unanimous praise from audiences and critics for his performances in New Zealand and for his recordings with the orchestra on the Naxos label. In November 2010, he leads the New Zealand Symphony on a major tour of Europe with violinist Hilary Hahn. Inkinen will assume the post of Principal Guest Conductor of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra later this month.

Returning to the ISO podium for his fourth appearance, Gilbert Varga will lead concerts on Feb. 5 & 6 featuring Schumann's Symphony No. 3 ("Rhenish") and Brahms' Violin Concerto performed by world renowned virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff. Varga is the son of the celebrated Hungarian violinist, Tibor Varga. He has held positions with and guest conducted many of the major orchestras in Europe and the United States including the Orchestre de Paris, Hungarian National Philharmonic, the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchester, and the orchestras of Minnesota, Philadelphia, Dallas, Detroit and St. Louis. Varga previously conducted the ISO in 1994, 1999 and 2008.

Carlo Rizzi will return for concerts on May 14 & 15 and lead the ISO in the world premiere of Principal Trombone James Beckel's newest work, In the Mind's Eye: Images for Horns and Orchestra featuring the five members of the ISO's horn section, and works by Mozart, Wieniawski and concluding with Stravinsky's Firebird Suite as previously scheduled. Rizzi's first appearance with the orchestra was in May 2009 during the ISO's popular "Russian Nights" program. Rizzi is Music Director of the Welsh National Opera, and is a regular conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Opłęra de Bastille, Zurich Opera and at La Scala in his hometown of Milan.

Symphonic Hits Powered by Lilly

Introduced for the 2009-2010 season, the new Symphonic Hits Powered by Lilly concerts feature the orchestral masterpieces by some of the most recognized names in classical music. Symphonic Hits programs begin at 7:30 p.m. (rather than the usual 8 p.m. start time) and include Sound Off, a pre-concert, multimedia presentation with musicians and special guests and Reverb, a post-concert meet-and-greet with patrons and members of the orchestra. Symphonic Hits can be purchased individually or through the flexible options of Your Season Your Way and Symphony on Demand voucher packets.

Returning to the ISO podium after nearly a decade, Matthias Bamert leads the orchestra in the first Symphonic Hits concert on Oct. 16 & 17 with renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson performing Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2. In addition, Shostakovich's Festive Overture and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 will replace works by Liszt and Offenbach. Bamert's most recent performance with the ISO was in March 2000 which featured Sibelius' Symphony No. 5. Bamert's career began at the Cleveland Orchestra, and he has since held Music Director positions with the Swiss Radio Orchestra, London Mozart Players and most recently at the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Noted American conductor Michael Stern returns to the ISO for his fifth appearance to conduct the second Symphonic Hits program on Nov. 5-7. These concerts will premiere prolific American composer Jennifer Higdon's Concerto 4-3, written for and performed by Time for Three, the trio featuring ISO Concertmaster Zach De Pue. Other works on the program include Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3 and Mozart's Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter"). Stern's previous ISO engagements occurred in 1995, 2002, 2003 and 2006. Stern is in his fourth season as Music Director of the Kansas City Symphony and has just completed his first season as Principal Guest Conductor of Orchestre National de Lille, France. In addition, Stern is founding Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the IRIS Orchestra in Germantown, Tennessee.

Jun Młžrkl makes his fourth appearance with the ISO in concerts on May 7 & 8 featuring the originally scheduled program of Saint-Sał┤ns' Africa (Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra), Brahms' Symphony No. 2 and Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 with guest artist Marc-Andrłę Hamelin. Born in Munich, Młžrkl has been Music Director of the Lyon National Orchestra since 2005, and became Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the MDR Sinfonieorchester (Leipzig Radio Symphony) during the 2007-08 season.

Special Event

On Thursday, Oct. 1, Jeffrey Kahane will conduct the ISO's one-night-only special concert featuring world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma (sold out). This is Kahane's third appearance with the ISO, as he previously led the orchestra in classical concerts in 2001 and 2002. A native of Los Angeles, Kahane is in his 13th season as Music Director for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and his fifth season as Music Director for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. As a pianist, Kahane has enjoyed a long musical friendship with Yo-Yo Ma, collaborating with the cellist in recitals around the world.

Opening Weekend

As previously announced, ISO Conductor Laureate Raymond Leppard will open the ISO's 2009-2010 Lilly Classical Series season on Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. and will host its annual Opening Night Gala on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. Leppard will conduct a program of works by American composers titled A Musical Portrait of America which includes Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait with narration by Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham and John Williams' Air and Simple Gifts (which was premiered at President Obama's inauguration) with pianist Gabriela Montero (who also performed in the premiere) and ISO principal musicians Alexander Kerr (violin), David Bellman (clarinet), and Perry Scott (cello). Montero also will present George Gershwin's popular Rhapsody in Blue, and the Orchestra will perform music by Leonard Bernstein and Indiana native Hoagy Carmichael to round out the program.

For more information, visit www.IndianapolisSymphony.org.

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Thłęłótre Centennial - Coup d'envoi jazzłę pour la saison 200-2010

Heureuse combinaison : jazz et chanson franł▀aise avec Franł▀ois Bourassa et Jeanne Rochette

Sherbrooke - La saison jazz du Thłęłótre Centennial sĺ─˘ouvre le 26 septembre 2009 sur un spectacle enlevant et rłęjouissant de la jeune chanteuse dĺ─˘origine franł▀aise Jeanne Rochette avec le pianiste jazz bien connu Franł▀ois Bourassa et trois de ses musiciens. Des chansons łŢ savourer par cette jeune artiste dłęcouverte łŢ Magog en 2008 alors quĺ─˘elle recevait le Prix du Jury du concours intitulłę Č┤ Dłęcouvertes de la chanson de Magog Ȭ. Ce spectacle est le premier de la słęrie Jazz etc, donc la dernił«re chance de sĺ─˘abonner łŢ 5 grands spectacles pour 80$. Les autres artistes invitłęs sont : Harry Manx le 24 octobre, Michael Kaeshammer le 4 dłęcembre, le Christine Jensen Big Band le 20 fłęvrier et le Franł▀ois Richard Nouvel Orchestra le 24 mars 2010.

Arrivłęe il y a cinq ans au Qułębec aprł«s avoir joułę dans les cafłę concerts de Paris pendant plusieurs temps, lĺ─˘auteur-compositrice-interprł«te Jeanne Rochette sĺ─˘est vite attelłęe łŢ la tłóche en arrivant au Qułębec pour jouer dans les bars et festivals dłędiłęs au jazz (Le Off du Festival International de Jazz de Montrłęal (FIJM), le FIJM, le Upstairs, et maints autres endroits. Avec Franł▀ois Bourassa, elle se dłęmarque par son approche multi-genres et par une prłęsence de scł«ne dynamique et charmante łŢ la fois. Sa formation en thłęłótre la sert parfaitement : elle a de lĺ─˘łęnergie łŢ revendre, sĺ─˘exprime avec esprit et humour et propose des chansons qui swinguent sur des textes dłęsarł▀onnants.

Quant łŢ Franł▀ois Bourassa, nul besoin de le prłęsenter aprł«s 25 ans de carrił«re en jazz. Avec le prix Oscar Peterson du Festival International de Jazz de Montrłęal en 2007, le Prix Opus de lĺ─˘album jazz en 2008 pour Rasstones, il sĺ─˘aventure aujourdĺ─˘hui sur un terrain heureux qui marie son jazz raffinłę łŢ de la superbe chanson franł▀aise.

DłÔTAILS / EXTRAIT : http://www.ubishops.ca/centennial/program/bourassa-rochette-fr.html

Les billets sont en vente au guichet, 819-822-9692. Pour plus de renseignements, on consulte le site du Centennial : www.centennialtheatre.ca

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The Cleveland Orchestra announces 2009-10 season highlights and details, new recordings, and new series

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 8, for all performances

CLEVELAND ĺ─´ The Cleveland Orchestra announces highlights and details of its 2009-10 season at Severance Hall. Single tickets for the season go on sale Tuesday, September 8. The season highlight is a fully staged production of Mozart's comic opera CosłĘ fan tutte, conducted by Franz Welser-MłĆst. Distinguished guest artist appearances include: Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pierre Boulez, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Richard Goode, Mitsuko Uchida, and Music Director Laureate Christoph von Dohnł░nyi.

At the beginning of the season, two new Cleveland Orchestra recordings will become available. Both will be on sale in the Cleveland Orchestra Store and online.

In addition to the subscription series, The Cleveland Orchestra is introducing a range of new orchestral and popular music concerts and events designed to attract and develop new audiences. New series are Fridays@7 and the Celebrity Series. The Musically Speaking series will introduce an in-depth look at masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire in an all-new format.

Artistic Highlights and Guest Artists

Cleveland Orchestra subscription season highlights include staged opera at Severance Hall this season with Franz Welser-MłĆst conducting performances of Mozart's CosłĘ fan tutte on March 2, 4, 6, and 8, 2010. Following the Orchestra's sold-out performances of The Marriage of Figaro in March 2009, this is also a production from the Zurich Opera that features an international roster of singers.

Conductor Pierre Boulez returns to Severance Hall for two weeks of concerts featuring the music of Mahler and Ravel, and Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Laureate Christoph von Dohnł░nyi conducts Brahms's Symphony No. 1. Other highlights include Vladimir Ashkenazy conducting his arrangement of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard performing Ravel's piano concertos, and pianist Richard Goode performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3. Mitsuko Uchida will appear with the Orchestra in two subscription weeks during the 2009-10 season: in October 2009 performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 under the direction of Franz Welser-MłĆst and in April 2010 performing Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos. 20 and 27, conducting from the keyboard.

Not previously announced, soprano Nicole Cabell will be a soloist in Brahms's German Requiem, cellist Alisa Weilerstein will appear in Dvo뢳░k's Cello Concerto, and John Relyea, bass-baritone, will sing in Handel's Messiah. [The full season calendar of repertoire and artists previously announced accompanies this release.]

As part of the Orchestra's focus on reaching more people in Northeast Ohio through the Community Music Initiative (more details to be announced prior to the season), the Orchestra will offer a free concert at Severance Hall on June 5. This program will celebrate 10 years of the Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow program, featuring contemporary music of our time conducted by Matthias Pintscher.

New Audio and Video Recording Releases

On September 8, Decca will release a recording of Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos. 23 and 24 with Mitsuko Uchida performing as soloist and conducting The Cleveland Orchestra. The recording was made live at Severance Hall during performances on December 4 and 6, 2008.

On October 27, the European label Clasart will release a video recording of Bruckner's Symphony No. 7, recorded live at Severance Hall in September 2008 by The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst.

Recordings are available at the Cleveland Orchestra Store at Severance Hall and online at clevelandorchestra.com.

New Series

The Cleveland Orchestra presents three new series this season with a goal to welcome new audiences, as well as devoted fans, to Severance Hall to experience new concert formats, popular programming, and engaging opportunities to learn more about orchestral music.

Fridays@7 is a new five-concert series welcoming audiences to enjoy shorter orchestral programs with an earlier start time, followed by live world music performances in the lobby of Severance Hall. The series begins Friday, October 9.

The Celebrity Series is a three-concert series designed to attract new audiences interested in a wide range of musical styles and genres. The first program will feature Grammy Award-winning conductor Richard Kaufman leading The Cleveland Orchestra in A Salute to John Williams on Saturday, November 7. Pink Martini, a 12-piece ensemble that mixes Cuban jazz, Japanese pop, Italian film scores, and French cabaret, will perform with The Cleveland Orchestra on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti joins The Cleveland Orchestra on Saturday, April 24, 2010.

For The Cleveland Orchestra's Musically Speaking series, hosts will speak about the music, using videos and still photos to put each score into context. Two concerts will be Chicago Symphony Orchestra Beyond the ScoreČĂ programs created by Gerard McBurney; a third program will be hosted by actor John de Lancie. In the first half of the program, the music will be discussed, illustrated with various music excerpts, and after intermission, the Orchestra will perform the work in its entirety.

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UBS Sponsors 2009-10 Severance Hall Season

The Cleveland Orchestra's 2009-10 season at Severance Hall is sponsored by UBS. Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS is a global firm providing services to private, corporate and institutional clients. Its strategy is to focus on international wealth management and the Swiss banking business alongside its global expertise in investment banking and asset management. In Switzerland, UBS is the market leader in retail and commercial banking.

UBS is a significant supporter of orchestral music globally. In addition to its season sponsorship of The Cleveland Orchestra, the firm currently sponsors several outstanding symphony orchestras such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and The Philadelphia Orchestra. These partnerships reflect UBS's dedication to supporting the communities where it operates, as well as a philosophy of working collaboratively with its clients to deliver the customized solutions that help them pursue their goals.

Subscription and Ticket Information

Tickets to individual performances go on sale September 8. A variety of subscription options are available. Prices for subscriptions range from $90 for a three-concert series to $1,464 for a 23-concert series on Thursday or Saturday night. Individual tickets to subscription concerts range from $25-$106, with the exception of the opera, CosłĘ fan tutte. (For subscriptions and single tickets, the cost of box seats, which have limited availability, is higher.) A variety of discounts are available for students, groups, and others.

To order tickets, go to clevelandorchestra.com, call (216) 231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or visit in person. The Severance Hall Ticket Office and Subscription Office are located on the street level in the Smith Lobby. The entrance and free 15-minute Ticket Service parking are along the west side of the building on East Boulevard.

Severance Hall Ticket Office hours:

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays except for those days with performances, when the Ticket Office will be open three hours prior to each performance.

Severance Hall Subscription Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Nouvelle direction głęnłęrale au Concours de musique du Canada / Appointment of New Executive Director of the Canadian Music Competition

Montrłęal - Mme Yolande Cardinal, prłęsidente du conseil d'administration du Concours de musique du Canada (CMC), est heureuse d'annoncer la nomination de Mme Julie Lebel au poste de directrice głęnłęrale.


Č┤ Julie Lebel possł«de toutes les qualitłęs nłęcessaires pour assurer la continuitłę et le dłęveloppement du CMC, affirme Mme Cardinal. Je suis convaincue que sa connaissance du milieu musical et de notre organisme, ainsi que son professionnalisme et son łęnergie seront des atouts prłęcieux dans la poursuite des objectifs du CMC. Ȭ


Julie Lebel fait partie de l'łęquipe du CMC depuis bientłąt quatre ans, dont deux en tant que directrice głęnłęrale adjointe. Diplłąmłęe de l'łÔcole des hautes łętudes commerciales de Montrłęal (D.E.S.S. gestion des organismes culturels) et de l'Universitłę de Sherbrooke (B. Mus. Interprłętation, piano), Julie Lebel a łętłę directrice administrative de la revue Circuit, musiques contemporaines des Presses de l'Universitłę de Montrłęal de 2001 łŢ 2006, et coordonnatrice de l'Observatoire international de la crłęation et des cultures musicales łŢ l'Universitłę de Montrłęal de 2003 łŢ 2006. Elle a siłęgłę sur divers conseils d'administration dans le milieu des arts, en plus d'effectuer de nombreux contrats comme pigiste, entre autres auprł«s de la pianiste Louise Bessette, de la Sociłętłę de musique contemporaine du Qułębec, de l'Institut canadien d'art vocal, et de DIFFUSION iMłęDIA.


Considłęrłę comme un passage obligłę dans le domaine de la musique classique, le Concours de musique du Canada est reconnu par les grandes institutions d'enseignement de partout au pays comme un complłęment indispensable aux łętudes en musique. Depuis sa fondation en 1958, le Concours de musique du Canada a vu dłęfiler des milliers de jeunes musiciens, dont les grands noms des scł«nes nationale et internationale d'aujourd'hui tels Marc-Andrłę Hamelin, Chantal Juillet, Alain Lefł«vre, Louis Lortie, Grłęgory Charles, Marie-Nicole Lemieux et Alexandre Da Costa, pour n'en nommer que quelques-uns.


Mme Lebel succł«de łŢ M. Louis Dallaire qui a travaillłę pendant plus de dix-sept ans au CMC. M. Dallaire a rłęcemment łętłę nommłę au poste de directeur du Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivił«res. La prłęsidente, Mme Cardinal, se joint au conseil d'administration pour le remercier pour toutes ses annłęes de dłęvouement, pour le fłęliciter et lui souhaiter bonne chance dans ses nouvelles fonctions łŢ Trois-Rivił«res.

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Montreal - Yolande Cardinal, President of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Music Competition (CMC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Lebel as Executive Director.


"Julie Lebel has all the qualities to ensure the continuity and development of the CMC," explains Ms. Cardinal. "I am convinced that her knowledge of the music world and our organization, as well as her professionalism and energy, will be invaluable assets in the pursuit of the CMC's goals."


Julie Lebel has been working for the Canadian Music Competition for almost four years now, the last two as Associate General Director. A graduate of HEC Montrłęal with a graduate degree in Management of Cultural Organizations and the Universitłę de Sherbrooke (B. Mus., piano performance), Julie Lebel was Administrative Director of the magazine Circuit musiques contemporaines published by the Presses de l'Universitłę de Montrłęal from 2001 to 2006 and Coordinator of Universitłę de Montrłęal's Observatoire international de la crłęation et des cultures musicales. She has been a member of a number of boards of directors in the arts and has completed many contracts as a freelancer, for pianist Louise Bessette, the Sociłętłę de musique contemporaine du Qułębec, the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute, and DIFFUSION i MłęDIA, among others.


Considered a rite of passage in classical music, the Canadian Music Competition is recognized by major educational institutions across the country as indispensable to the study of music. Since its foundation in 1958, the Canadian Music Competition has seen thousands of young musicians cross its stages, including big names of the national and international scenes such as Marc-Andrłę Hamelin, Chantal Juillet, Alain Lefł«vre, Louis Lortie, Gregory Charles, Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Alexandre Da Costa, to name just a few.


Ms. Lebel succeeds Louis Dallaire, who has been appointed Director of the Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivił«res. Mr. Dallaire worked for the CMC for over 17 years. The President, Ms. Cardinal, joins the Board of Directors in thanking him for his years of devotion, and wishes him all the best in his new responsibilities in Trois-Rivił«res.

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Imago Theatre: down from heaven

c is pleased to announce the World Premier of Governor-General award winning playwright, Colleen Wagnerĺ─˘s down from heaven and directed by local luminary Alain Goulem.

The production runs from September 24th-October 3rd 2009 at the Monument-National Studio Hydro-Qułębec. The show times are 20:30-22:00 and there will be three matinłęe shows. Ticket prices are $22 or 10% discount for QDF, ELAN, PWM, ACTRA, UDA, EQUITY members. There are also reduced rates for seniors/students and further discounts for Cartes Premił«res members. For more details please contact Imago Theatre 514.274.3222 or Monument-National 514.871.9883. Or please visit the websites www.imagotheatre.ca or www.monument-national.qc.ca for more information.

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Danielle de Niese celebrates the release of The Mozart Album

Rebecca Davis PR Presents: Danielle de NieseDanielle de Niese celebrates the release of
The Mozart Album
with appearances at
Vogueĺ─˘s Fashionĺ─˘s Night Out and (le) Poisson Rouge

"De Niese has a voice made for Mozart: bright, beautiful, agile and creamy." National Public Radio

New York, NY ĺ─ý On September 8th, 2009, Decca releases The Mozart Album, the hotly anticipated second solo recording from soprano Danielle de Niese. To celebrate the release, Danielle de Niese will be making two special appearances in New York City where she is in town to perform at the Metropolitan Opera as Susanna in Mozartĺ─˘s Le Nozze di Figaro from September 22nd-October 9th. On September 10th, Van Cleef & Arpels will welcome Danielle de Niese to perform in their showroom as part of Vogue magazineĺ─˘s Fashionĺ─˘s Night Out, a global celebration of fashion with special events happening at designer showrooms throughout the city. On October 6th, Danielle de Niese will make a rare appearance off the opera stage at (le) Poisson Rouge in New Yorkĺ─˘s Greenwich Village to perform selections from The Mozart Album together with pianist Cameron Stowe.

An Australianĺ─ýborn American soprano of Dutch and Sri Lankan heritage, the exotically beautiful de Niese has been captivating audiences since childhood, when she was a fixture of Los Angeles local television hosting a weekly arts showcase for teenagers, for which she won an Emmy Award. De Niese was just 18 when she was accepted as the youngest artist ever into the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program of the Metropolitan Opera. She made her Met debut as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, alongside Renłęe Fleming, Bryn Terfel, and Cecilia Bartoli and led by James Levine. On September 22nd of this year, de Niese returns to the Met to perform the leading role of Susanna in the same Jonathan Miller production of Le Nozze di Figaro in which she made her debut over a decade ago.

From the age of 19, when Danielle de Niese made that auspicious Metropolitan Opera debut it was clear that she was destined to be a major Mozart singer, given her extraordinary ability to communicate emotion through her beautiful crystalline voice, personal charisma, star quality and the irresistible force of her personality. So Mozart is a natural next step for de Niese in her recording career following up on her chart-topping debut album of Handel arias released in 2007. The selections on The Mozart Album reflect her career on stage, as well as her own favorite Mozart arias. De Niese was honored to work with Sir Charles Mackerras, a world authority on Mozart, who leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

In addition to her engagement with the Metropolitan Opera, the 2009-10 season sees Danielle de Niese performing as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Lyric Opera of Chicago under the direction of Edward Gardner. She also sings the title roles in both Lĺ─˘incoronazione di Poppea with the Teatro Real and Semele with Thłęłótre des Champs Elysłęes. Additionally, Ms. de Niese will tour Europe with the period instrument group Il giardino armonico with an all Handel program with performances in Amsterdam, Vienna, Berlin and Madrid.

Visit Danielle de Niese on her website at www.danielledeniese.com and join her more than 1000 friends at www.myspace.com/danielledeniese.

Danielle de Niese at Vogueĺ─˘s Fashionĺ─˘s Night Out
WHEN: Thursday, September 10th at 7:45 pm
WHERE: Van Cleef & Arpels 744 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street
Open to the Public
www.vancleef-arpels.com

Danielle de Niese performs at (le) Poisson Rouge
WHERE: Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street, between Thompson & Sullivan, NYC 10012
WHEN: Tuesday, October 6th at 7:30 pm
TICKETS: $15
Phone: 212 505 FISH (3474)
Ticket Hotline: 866 55 TICKETS
Website: www.lprnyc.com

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Opera Kitchener presents Cosi Fan Tutte

OPERA KITCHENER presents

"COSI FAN TUTTE" by W.A. Mozart

Saturday October 3rd, 2009 ĺ─ý 7:30pm

Sunday October 4th, 2009 ĺ─ý 3:00pm


Faithfulness and fickleness, deception and disguises, all wrapped up in a comedic bow tied together with the sublime music of Mozart!


OPERA KITCHENER will open its 2009/2010 Season with W.A.Mozart's brilliant comedy "COSI FAN TUTTE", often translated as "All Women are Like That"; the title itself disclosing the atmosphere of this popular opera.


The opera begins with a bet; the consummate bachelor Don Alfonso wagers against his friends Ferrando and Guglielmo that their respected fiancłęs would not remain faithful if they were to leave them even for a short duration. Naturally, the men take up the offer and thus ensues the hilarious onslaught of tricks and disguises to see if the women, Fiordiligi and Dorabella, remain true. Who will prevail?


This highly performed opera is renowned for not necessary for its transcendent solo arias but rather for the intricate ensemble singing; the familiar duets, trios, sextets etc, are almost too beautiful to support the silliness of a comedic plot that instigates continuous laughter.


The cast, chorus and orchestra is comprised of mainly performers from the Waterloo Region, as well as Stratford and London residents, including the lead roles Bethany Horst (Fiordiligi), Jennifer Elisabetta Fina (Dorabella), Jeremy Ludwig (Guglielmo), Emilio Fina (Ferrando) and William Lewans (Don Alfonso).


Sung in Italian with English surtitles, this production will be fully staged and accompanied by orchestra at OPERA KITCHENER's new abode, the HUMANITIES THEATRE, located at 200 University Avenue West in Waterloo.


OPERA KITCHENER is owned and operated by husband and wife team Emilio and Jennifer Fina. Their mandate is to present traditional, fully-staged professional operatic productions on a yearly basis, to provide the experience only opera can bestow to the public with affordable ticket prices and to employ the talents of resident musicians and artists of the community.


OPERA KITCHENER's "COSI FAN TUTTE" ĺ─ý an opera by W.A.Mozart ĺ─ý

Saturday October 3rd, 2009 at 7:30pm

Sunday October 4th, 2009 at 3:00pm

Humanities Theatre, University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West, Waterloo Ontario


Fully staged with sets, costumes, orchestra, chorus and soloists

Sung in Italian with English Surtitles


For Tickets call the Humanities Theatre Box Office at 519.888.4908


Visit us at www.operakitchener.com for more information on this performance or our upcoming 2009/2010 season.

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3e Festival de Jazz de Qułębec Qułębec sous le signe de la note bleue !

Qułębec ĺ─ý Le Festival de jazz de Qułębec (FJQ), prłęsentłę du 23 au 27 septembre 2009, promet de placer la ville de Qułębec sous le signe de la note bleue ! Pour sa troisił«me annłęe, le FJQ poursuit sur sa lancłęe d'łęvłęnement jazz le plus important łŢ l'Est de Montrłęal en prłęsentant prł«s de 70 spectacles, regroupant plus de 200 artistes d'ici, du Canada, des łÔtats-Unis et du Brłęsil, dans 13 lieux de diffusion. Jazz nomade, jazz fusion, bossa nova, new jazz, jazz ambulant, voilłŢ une programmation des plus diversifiłęes qui saura plaire au connaisseur comme au nłęophyte.


Le sympathique Gino Ste-Marie, prłęsident et directeur głęnłęral du Festival de jazz de Qułębec, est trł«s fier de la 3e cuvłęe de l'łęvłęnement : Č┤ Le Festival poursuit sa mission qui est de mettre en valeur le grand talent des artistes d'ici, de prłęsenter des artistes de calibre international et d'łütre ouvert sur les tendances. De plus, le jazz reprend sa place łŢ l'Hłątel le Clarendon, rayonne vers de nouveaux horizons (Jules & Jim, Cinłęma Cartier, Le Cercle, etc.) et continue de briller au Palais Montcalm. Nous souhaitons que tous ces lieux se laissent prendre au jazz et le diffusent toute l'annłęe.Ȭ


Du jazz partout et pour tous !

Pas moins de 13 lieux de diffusion prłęsenteront du jazz: le Palais Montcalm (ainsi que son Cafłę-spectacles), le Largo, Le Cercle, la Scł«ne Belle Gueule - Pub Saint-Alexandre, l'Hłątel Clarendon, le bar Sainte-Angł«le, le Thłęłótre de la Bordłęe, le Cinłęma Cartier, le bar Jules & Jim, le Boudoir Lounge et les rues Saint-Jean et Saint-Joseph qui verront dłęfiler des musiciens ambulants.


Du jazz de haut niveau au Palais Montcalm

Les amateurs savent dłęjłŢ qu'ils seront servis avec le Volet Prestige prłęsentłę en collaboration avec la Sociłętłę du Palais Montcalm. En plus du lłęgendaire McCoy TynerEliane Elias, du jazz fusion avec Allan Holdsworth, du jazz manouche avec les Frł«res Ferrłę, Michel Donato et Alain Jean-Marie et du new jazz avec le brillant et łęlectrisant Christian Scott. auquel revient l'honneur de clore le 3e FJQ, on pourra entendre łęgalement la bossa nova de la brłęsilienne


La Słęrie jazz instrumental au Largo

Le Largo poursuit sa mission de Maison du jazz łŢ Qułębec. Le resto et club de jazz le plus prestigieux de la Capitale-Nationale offre une programmation lumineuse. En prłę-ouverture, le 22 septembre łŢ 17h, un double lancement d'albums de formations qułębłęcoises trł«s prometteuses : Jazz Culture Club et Vincent Gagnon (tous deux chez Effendi Records). Se succłęderont au cours du Festival la pianiste virtuose Lorraine Desmarais (23 septembre), Andrłę Leroux (24 septembre), un des plus grands saxophonistes canadiens qui prłęsentera un spectacle inspirłę par l'oeuvre de John Coltrane, l'imprłęvisible trio Derome/Guilbeault/Tanguay (25 septembre), Sylvain Provost (26 septembre), l'un des plus grands guitaristes du Qułębec qui prłęsente son nouvel album, et pour terminer, le saxophoniste David Binney en quartette, avec Brian Blade łŢ la batterie (27 septembre) : l'un des musiciens les plus dynamiques et acclamłęs de la scł«ne jazz actuelle et gagnant du plus rłęcent Downbeat Critics Poll.


La Słęrie jazz d'łŢ cłątłę au Cercle

Le Cercle, nouvelle scł«ne du 3e FJQ, frappe fort en prłę-ouverture avec Jay-Jay Johanson, lłęgende et prłęcurseur du trip hop. Suivront le Jazz Culture Club (23 septembre) et l'Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (24 septembre), 8 cuivres qui sauront faire lever la foule : aprł«s plusieurs festivals prestigieux, c'est au FJQ qu'ils font leur premił«re apparition dans la Capitale Nationale. Le 25 septembre, on aura droit łŢ une soirłęe exploratoire qui repousse les frontił«res du jazz avec Dan Thouin, Jocelyn Tellier et Jim Doxas suivi du Brian Hurley Quartet (prłęsentłę en collaboration avec L'Off Festival de Jazz de Montrłęal). Le Normand Guilbeault Ensemble en compagnie de Karen Young, avec son fameux Hommage łŢ Mingus, assurera le spectacle du samedi 26 septembre.


La Scł«ne Belle Gueule au Pub Saint-Alexandre

Une Słęrie jazz & groove qui vous fera bouger ! Impossible de rester immobile avec le Andrłę Larue Elektrik Band (24 septembre), qui propose un funk revisitłę et des interprłętations The Beatles, Zappa et Hendrix. Artillerie Lourde (25 septembre) poursuit le bal avec un swing manouche contagieux, suivi par Tribop (27 septembre), un trio saxophone - orgue - batterie qui fait revivre le jazz des annłęes '50. -GRATUIT-


La Słęrie les voix du jazz łŢ l'Hłątel Le Clarendon

Des voix pour charmer et se laisser emporter ! La słęrie dłębute avec Jessica Vigneault le 23 septembre et se poursuit avec Annie Poulain (24 septembre) et Marie-Noł┤lle Claveau (25 septembre), ces deux dernił«res łętant laurłęates du Gala de la musique de Qułębec. Le Clarendon reł▀oit deux chanteurs, Danya Ortmann et Renaud Paquet (26 septembre), et le KJK (collectif jazz de Qułębec) vient clore cette słęrie consacrłęe aux voix le 27 septembre avec son spectacle 'Vive la France !', lequel propose des relectures jazzłęes des plus belles chansons franł▀aises. -GRATUIT-


Et encore plus de jazz !

La Capitale-Nationale sera littłęralement envahie par le jazz ! Le Jules & Jim prłęsente la Słęrie Jazz intimiste (Duo Gilles Bernard/Pierre Cłątłę, Duo Danya Ortmann/Jasmin Cloutier, Duo Andrłę Larue/Daniel Marcoux, Duo Jonathan Hains/Simon Lłęvesque, Duo Danielle Viens/Pierre Cłątłę), le Bar Sainte-Angł«le, la Słęrie Jazz in the Night (Jean-Luc Thibeault Quartet, Christian Proteau Quartet, Quartette Janis Steprans, Trio Sainte-Angł«le) et le Boudoir Lounge, la Słęrie Note bleue, rythmes chauds (Comitłę Trio, Son Cubano, Andrłę Larue Elektrik Band). De plus, des groupes de musiciens ambulants animeront les rues Saint-Jean et Saint-Joseph pendant l'łęvłęnement.


Le Festival de jazz de Qułębec tient łŢ remercier ses partenaires majeurs la Bił«re Belle Gueule, la Sociłętłę du Palais Montcalm, Eau de source naturelle Saint-łÔlie, Largo, Pointcomm, Place Ste-Foy, Premił«re Ovation, Patrimoine Canada, La Tłęlłęvision de Radio-Canada łŢ Qułębec, Rock Dłętente 107,5 et Voir Qułębec ainsi que ses partenaires Teksho, Stein Monast, Imprimerie Nicober, le Soleil et Qułębec-Scope.


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Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal dłęvoile la programmation de sa 11e łędition/Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal Presents the Program of its 11th Presentation

Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal dłęvoile la programmation de sa 11e łędition

Montrłęal ĺ─ý La 11e łędition du Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal se tiendra du 10 septembre au 11 octobre 2009, sous le thł«me Les Espaces de lĺ─˘image, proposłę par la commissaire invitłęe franł▀aise Gał┤lle Morel. Au programme : 24 expositions individuelles et interventions publiques extłęrieures seront rłęparties sur divers lieux de la młętropole. Des artistes en provenance de 13 pays, dont le Canada, exploreront la question des dispositifs et de la mise en espace en photographie contemporaine. Plusieurs ëýuvres seront prłęsentłęes en premił«re canadienne, parmi lesquelles des crłęations inłędites spłęcialement conł▀ues pour Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal.

La programmation dĺ─˘exposition se dłęploiera sur 3 arrondissements de Montrłęal : Ville-Marie, le Plateau-Mont-Royal et le Sud-Ouest. La soirłęe de lancement du 10 septembre, łŢ 18 h 30, se dłęroulera aux Ateliers Jean Brillant, un lieu dĺ─˘exposition situłę dans un ancien łędifice industriel du quartier Saint-Henri dans le Sud-Ouest.

En complłęment aux expositions, le public sera conviłę łŢ de nombreuses activitłęs : la soirłęe de lancement, une słęrie de vernissages, des confłęrences dĺ─˘artistes, un programme de młędiation culturelle destinłę au grand public et aux groupes scolaires, ainsi quĺ─˘un colloque dĺ─˘envergure internationale prłęsentłę le 2 octobre au Centre Canadien dĺ─˘Architecture.

Toutes les expositions et les activitłęs ouvertes au grand public seront gratuites, grłóce łŢ la głęnłęrositłę de nos partenaires.

łÔgalement intitulłęe Les Espaces de lĺ─˘image, la publication de la 11e łędition, sous la direction de Gał┤lle Morel, regroupe les contributions inłędites dĺ─˘historiens de lĺ─˘art et de critiques intłęressłęs par la question des enjeux scłęnographiques. Illustrłę par les ëýuvres des artistes de la biennale, cet ouvrage de rłęfłęrence bilingue sera en vente en librairie et dans plusieurs lieux dĺ─˘exposition durant lĺ─˘łęvłęnement.

Pour sa 11e łędition, Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal remettra łŢ nouveau des prix aux artistes.Le Prix du public Contact Image rłęcompensera lĺ─˘artiste ayant rłęcoltłę le plus de votes du public par une bourse de 1 500 $. Le public pourra voter en ligne sur notre site Web avant le 25 septembre. Le Prix Dazibao 2009 permettra łŢ un artiste de rłęaliser une publication pour la collection Les portables (le livre du laurłęat 2007 sera disponible durant lĺ─˘łęvłęnement). De plus, un concours photographique sera organisłę pour les jeunes qułębłęcois par le Consulat Głęnłęral de France łŢ Qułębec et lĺ─˘Office franco-qułębłęcois pour la jeunesse. La remise des prix aura lieu le 2 octobre, łŢ 17 h 30, łŢ la suite du colloque au Centre Canadien dĺ─˘Architecture.

Pour sa premił«re campagne de financement Sortez du cadre !, Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal invite le public łŢ lui offrir son appui, afin de continuer łŢ produire un łęvłęnement unique et novateur łŢ chaque łędition. Les dons peuvent łütre effectułęs en ligne.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, consultez notre site Web www.moisdelaphoto.com. Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal est łęgalement prłęsent sur les rłęseaux sociaux Facebook et Twitter.

Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal est une biennale internationale de photographie contemporaine dont la premił«re łędition sĺ─˘est tenue en 1989, afin de cłęlłębrer le 150e anniversaire de lĺ─˘invention de la photographie. En 2009, lĺ─˘łęvłęnement a reł▀u le Prix du młęrite artistique, dłęcernłę pour la premił«re fois par la Fondation Imperial Tobacco Canada.

Artistes
Kutlug Ataman (Turquie) ĺ─ó Sammy Baloji (Republique Democratique du Congo) ĺ─ó Yał┤l Bartana (Israł┤l/Pays Bas) ĺ─ó Robert Burley (Canada) ĺ─ó Jim Campbell (łÔtats-Unis) ĺ─ó Pascal Convert (France) ĺ─ó Luc Courchesne (Canada) ĺ─ó Michael Flomen (Canada) ĺ─ó Jeff Guess (łÔtats-Unis/France) ĺ─ó Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (Liban/France) ĺ─ó Alfredo Jaar (Chili/łÔtats-Unis) ĺ─ó Emmanuelle Lłęonard (Canada) ĺ─ó Yveline Loiseur (France) ĺ─ó Shelley Miller (Canada) ĺ─ó Oscar Muł▒oz (Colombie) ĺ─ó Cheryl Pagurek (Canada) ĺ─ó Alain Paiement (Canada) ĺ─ó Pavel Pavlov (Canada) ĺ─ó Anne Ramsden (Canada) ĺ─ó David Rokeby (Canada) ĺ─ó Zineb Sedira (France/Royaume-Uni) ĺ─ó Beat Streuli (Suisse) ĺ─ó Pierre Tremblay (Canada) ĺ─ó Yang Zhenzhong (Chine)

Lieux d'exposition
Centre Canadien d'Architecture ĺ─ó Fonderie Darling ĺ─ó Galerie B-312 ĺ─ó Galerie de lĺ─˘UQAM ĺ─ó Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen, Universitłę Concordia ĺ─ó Les Ateliers Jean Brillant ĺ─ó MAI (Montrłęal, arts interculturels) ĺ─ó Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal ĺ─ó Maison de la culture Frontenac ĺ─ó SBC galerie d'art contemporain ĺ─ó VOX, centre de lĺ─˘image contemporaine

Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal
Dates : 10 septembre au 11 octobre 2009
Soirłęe de lancement : jeudi 10 septembre łŢ 18h30 aux Ateliers Jean Brillant, 3550 rue St-Jacques Ouest, młętro Lionel-Groulx
Site Web : www.moisdelaphoto.com

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Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal Presents the Program of its 11th Presentation

Montrłęal ĺ─ý The 11th presentation of Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal will be held from September 10 to October 11, 2009. Organized around the theme The Spaces of the Image, developed by French Guest Curator Gał┤lle Morel, the event will feature 24 solo exhibitions and public space interventions in a variety of different sites throughout the city. Artists from 13 countries, including Canada, will explore the question of mechanisms and staging in contemporary photography. Several works will be presented for the first time in Canada, including new works especially created for Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal.

The program of exhibitions will be spread across 3 boroughs in Montreal: Ville-Marie, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, and Le Sud-Ouest. The public event launch will be held on September 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Les Ateliers Jean Brillant, an exhibition site located in a former industrial building in the Saint-Henri district of Le Sud-Ouest.

To compliment the exhibitions an array of activities will be offered: a public event launch, a series of openings, artistsĺ─˘ talks, a program of cultural mediation offered to the general public and to students, and an international colloquium to be held on Friday, October 2 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

Thanks to the generosity of our partners, all of our exhibitions and activities open to the general public will be presented free of charge.

Also titled The Spaces of the Image, the publication accompanying Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal 2009 is edited by Gał┤lle Morel and brings together new and original contributions by art historians and critics interested in scenographic issues. Lavishly illustrated with the works of the participating artists, this bilingual reference book will be available in bookstores and in several exhibition sites during the event.

For the 2009 event, Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal will renew its presentation of awards to artists. The Contact Image Peopleĺ─˘s Choice Award will reward the publicĺ─˘s favourite artist with a grant of $1,500. The public can vote online on our Web site before September 25. The Dazibao Award will enable an artist to produce a book for Les portables series (the book by the 2007 winner will be available during the event). In addition, a photography contest will be organized for young Qułębłęcois by Le Consulat Głęnłęral de France łŢ Qułębec and Lĺ─˘Office franco-qułębłęcois pour la jeunesse. The recipients of the awards will be announced on October 2 at 5:30 p.m., immediately following the colloquium at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

As part of its first fundraising campaign, Move beyond the frame and into the picture!, Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal seeks support in order to help continue its activities and make each presentation into a unique, innovative event. Donations can be made online.

The official program is available in the exhibition sites, at our distribution partners, and can be downloaded on our Web site.

For more information, please visit our Web site www.moisdelaphoto.com. Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal also has a page on the social networks Facebook and Twitter.

Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal is an international biennale of contemporary photography first presented in 1989, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography. The event received the Imperial Tobacco Canada Foundationĺ─˘s inaugural Arts Achievement Award in 2009.

Artists
Kutlug Ataman (Turkey) ĺ─ó Sammy Baloji (Democratic Republic of Congo) ĺ─ó Yael Bartana (Israel/the Netherlands) ĺ─ó Robert Burley (Canada) ĺ─ó Jim Campbell (USA) ĺ─ó Pascal Convert (France) ĺ─ó Luc Courchesne (Canada) ĺ─ó Michael Flomen (Canada) ĺ─ó Jeff Guess (USA/France) ĺ─ó Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (Lebanon/France) ĺ─ó Alfredo Jaar (Chile/USA) ĺ─ó Emmanuelle Lłęonard (Canada) ĺ─ó Yveline Loiseur (France) ĺ─ó Shelley Miller (Canada) ĺ─ó Oscar Muł▒oz (Colombia) ĺ─ó Cheryl Pagurek (Canada) ĺ─ó Alain Paiement (Canada) ĺ─ó Pavel Pavlov (Canada) ĺ─ó Anne Ramsden (Canada) ĺ─ó David Rokeby (Canada) ĺ─ó Zineb Sedira (France/UK) ĺ─ó Beat Streuli (Switzerland) ĺ─ó Pierre Tremblay (Canada) ĺ─ó Yang Zhenzhong (China)

Exhibition Sites
Canadian Centre for Architecture ĺ─ó Darling Foundry ĺ─ó Galerie B-312 ĺ─ó Galerie de lĺ─˘UQAM ĺ─ó Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University ĺ─ó Les Ateliers Jean Brillant ĺ─ó MAI (Montrłęal, arts interculturels) ĺ─ó Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal ĺ─ó Maison de la culture Frontenac ĺ─ó SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art ĺ─ó VOX, centre de lĺ─˘image contemporaine

Le Mois de la Photo łŢ Montrłęal
Dates: September 10 to October 11, 2009
Public event launch: Thursday September 10, 6:30 pm at Les Atelier Jean Brillant, 3550, St-Jacques W., metro Lionel-Groulx
Web site: www.moisdelaphoto.com

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Innovation et audace dans une programmation diversifiłęe

Conseil des arts de Montrłęal en tournłęe 2009-2010
MAIRES ET ARTISTES SE JOIGNENT AU DłÔVOILEMENT DE LA 27e SAISON

Montrłęal ĺ─ý La 27e saison du Conseil des arts de Montrłęal en tournłęe a łętłę dłęvoilłęe aujourdĺ─˘hui lors dĺ─˘une confłęrence de presse animłęe par le comłędien et metteur en scł«ne Martin Faucher łŢ la Maison du Conseil des arts de Montrłęal dans lĺ─˘łÔdifice Gaston-Miron. La prłęsidente du Conseil des arts de Montrłęal, Louise Roy, a donnłę le coup dĺ─˘envoi łŢ une saison orientłęe vers lĺ─˘innovation et la diversitłę. En prłęsence de Catherine Słęvigny, membre du comitłę exłęcutif responsable de la culture łŢ la Ville de Montrłęal, cinq maires se sont associłęs łŢ cinq artistes pour tłęmoigner de lĺ─˘importance de la prłęsence des arts sur lĺ─˘ensemble du territoire montrłęalais.

Ainsi, les mairesses Manon Barbe (LaSalle), Vera Danyluk (Ville Mont-Royal), Anie Samson (Villerayĺ─ýSaint-Michelĺ─ýParc-Extension), Marie Cinq-Mars (Outremont) et le maire Alan DeSousa (Saint-Laurent), de młüme que les artistes Gabor Szilasi, Sylvain Pohu, Martin Thibault, Louise Błędard et Alanis Obomsawin, ont prłęsentłę les faits saillants de la programmation 2009-2010 qui permettra aux citoyens de dłęcouvrir ou redłęcouvrir les meilleures pr