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Monday, June 8, 2009

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

http://www.domaineforget.com/

Paul Meyer, clarinette

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

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

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

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ondine Signs Violist David Aaron Carpenter and Announces North American April Releases

[Note: Fact sheets attached as PDFs

Ondine North American News and Releases for April 2009


Čů Signs violist David Aaron Carpenter

Čů Releases world premiere recording of long-lost Hindemith work, the Klaviermusik mit Orchester, Op. 29

Čů Releases Bizarre Bazaar featuring clarinetist Kari Kriikku

Čů Releases world premiere recording of Hallgrłémsson's Cello Concerto performed by Truls MłŻrk


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http://christinajensenpr.com/images/imgallery/imgallery-David_Aaron_Carpenter.jpgONDINE SIGNS RISING STAR VIOLIST DAVID AARON CARPENTER


Debut recording ĺ─ý Viola Concertos by Elgar and Schnittke ĺ─ý will be released internationally in September 2009 and features the Philharmonia Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach. A pre-release sample is available at www.ondine.net/davidaaroncarpenter


Ondine is pleased to announce the signing of a recording agreement with 22-year-old violist David Aaron Carpenter, who has recently emerged as one of the world's most promising young talents. The initial agreement calls for four CD releases. Mr. Carpenter, who was the Winner of the 2006 Walter W. Naumburg Viola Competition, will be performing in recital at Carnegie Hall in Zankel Hall on Monday, April 13, 2009 at 7:30 pm (www.carnegiehall.org/article/box_office/events/evt_12771.html).


His debut recording ĺ─ý to be released in September 2009 ĺ─ý couples two concertos: a viola arrangement of Sir Edward Elgar's famous Cello Concerto and the Viola Concerto (1985) by Alfred Schnittke. Christoph Eschenbach leads the Philharmonia Orchestra. David Aaron Carpenter adapted much of the Elgar Concerto himself, using the well-known and Elgar-sanctioned arrangement by Lionel Tertis as a basis.


Since making his orchestral debut in 2005 with The Philadelphia Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach, David Aaron Carpenter has been performing with leading musicians and orchestras in the United States and Europe. In 2007, he became the first American and youngest protłęgłę for The Rolex Mentor and Protłęgłę Arts Initiative and the protłęgłę of world-renowned violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman. He was chosen among an international selection that included every violinist and violist of his generation.


David Aaron Carpenter has been acclaimed as producing, "a seductively rich sound and demonstrating both a forceful interpretive personality and remarkable control of his instrument," (The New York Times) and, "whose beautiful modulated tone makes a striking impression." (The Strad)


Industry veteran Kevin Kleinmann, who brought David Aaron Carpenter to Ondine's attention and serves as Executive Producer for this and future recordings with the artist on Ondine, said, "In my more than thirty years working with classical musicians, I have rarely encountered a more striking talent than David Aaron Carpenter. He combines an incandescent and imaginative musical personality with effortless technique an maturity far beyond his years. His intense musicality and talent brings to my mind such past greats as Michael Rabin and Jacqueline du Prłę. Working on the Elgar recording project made me realize how, I David's hands, this Concerto works so well on the viola."


Reijo Kiilunen, Managing Director of Ondine, added, "It is my pleasure to welcome this outstandingly gifted young musician to Ondine and to release his debut recording. I believe that David Aaron Carpenter combines superstar potential with an artistic depth uncommon for his age. The juxtaposition of the concertos by Elgar and Schnittke underlines our label's artistic vision, and we look forward to many further exciting recordings with David in the future."


On signing with Ondine, David Aaron Carpenter said, "I want to express my gratitude to the Rolex Mentor and Protłęgłę Arts Initiative for making this recording possible. I look forward to my collaboration with Ondine, a company that remains true to its core musical principals. I am fortunate that Ondine aligns its vision with my own to establish the viola as a solo instrument. Making my first recording with Maestro Eschenbach and the Philharmonia Orchestra has been a truly remarkable journey. Performing the Elgar Cello Concerto on viola has definitely been the highlight of my musical career thus far, and I hope that listeners will appreciate this masterpiece interpreted in a new light." Subsequent to the release of his debut album, David Aaron Carpenter will be performing the Schnittke Concerto in Dresden with the Dresden Staatskapelle conducted by Christoph Eschenbach on November 29th and 30th, 2009.


Artist profile at Ondine.net: www.ondine.net/index.php?lid=en&cid=3.2&oid=4055

Artist profile on The Rolex Mentor & Protłęgłę Arts Initiative website: www.rolexmentorprotege.com/en/music/david-aaron-carpenter/index.jsp

Video portrait of the artist: www.rolexmentorprotege.com/en/music/david-aaron-carpenter/journalself-portrait.jsp

Video showing the artist working with his mentor Pinchas Zukerman: www.rolexmentorprotege.com/en/music/mentorship-2006-2007/index.jsp

Interview with the artist: www.rolexmentorprotege.com/en/music/mentorship-2006-2007/interviewwith-protege.jsp

Official website of the artist: http://davidaaroncarpenter.com


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http://christinajensenpr.com/images/imgallery/imgallery-1141-2_300dpi.jpgPAUL HINDEMITH

KLAVIERMUSIK MIT ORCHESTER,

Op. 29 (for Piano Left Hand)

WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING

ANTONłšN DVO벳┼K

SYMPHONY No. 9 in E minor

Op. 95 "From the New World"


Leon Fleisher, piano

The Curtis SymphonyOrchestra

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

ODE 1141-2

Release date: April 28, 2009


Ondine is proud to announce the April 28, 2009 release of the first-ever commercial recording of a long-lost major work by Paul Hindemith, the Klaviermusik mit Orchester, Op. 29 for piano left-hand and orchestra. The New York Times has called it, "a fantastic work that requires tremendous technique and stamina" (December 2, 2006). The disc also features Antonłén Dvo뢳░k's popular Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World").


Hindemith wrote this concerto in 1923 for the left-hand pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm during the First World War. Wittgenstein never performed it, and it was only upon the death of his widow, in 2002, that the piece was discovered in a farmhouse in Pennsylvania; the work received an acclaimed 2004 world premiere in Berlin, with piano legend Leon Fleisher as soloist and the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle. Leon Fleisher, who is one of the most prominent specialists of left-hand repertoire, is the soloist on this recording.


Watch the Christoph Eschenbach and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra performing Dvo뢳░k Symphony No. 9 on YouTube.


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http://christinajensenpr.com/images/imgallery/imgallery-1140-2_300dpi.jpgKARI KRIIKKU, CLARINET

BIZARRE BAZAAR

TAPIOLA SINFONIETTA

JAN Sł˝DERBLOM, conductor

ODE 1140-2

Release date: April 28, 2009


Hailed by press and public as one of the world's foremost clarinetists, Kari Kriikku is celebrated for his musical inventiveness and fresh attitude towards traditional performance. His versatility covers numerous periods, ranging from Mozart to the contemporary, and has been a muse for composers such as Magnus Lindberg, Kaija Saariaho and Kimmo Hakola.


Kari Kriikku's passion for traditional folk music shines through in Bizarre Bazaar, his new album release on Ondine. The eclectic programme showcases the diverse use of the clarinet in Jewish klezmer, Portuguese fado, Argentinean tango and Arab music. "I have followed my instincts in gradually bringing together works from various cultures that have impressed me on my travels and then unabashedly adapted those works for concert use," says Kari Kriikku who performs here with the chamber orchestra Tapiola Sinfonietta and additional oud, qanun and laud players. The Finnish press hailed their live performances as "vibrantly energetic and entertaining" (Helsingin Sanomat).


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http://christinajensenpr.com/images/imgallery/imgallery-1133-2_300dpi.jpgHAFLIłŕI HALLGRłšMSSON

CELLO CONCERTO, HERMA

TRULS Mł˛RK, CELLO

SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

JOHN STORGłÍRDS, conductor

ODE 1133-2

Release date: April 28, 2009


The celebrated Norwegian cellist Truls MłŻrk is known as a tireless champion of the best contemporary music. On this release, he presents the Icelandic composer Hafliłâi Hallgrłémsson ĺ─ý himself a professional cellist ĺ─ý with his two works for cello and orchestra. Truls MłŻrk joins forces with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, one of the finest ensembles of its kind, under the direction of John StorgłÇrds. This CD includes the first commercial recording of the Cello Concerto, which Hallgrłémsson dedicated to MłŻrk in 2003. Since the premiere, he has championed the work in a number of performances across Europe to great acclaim; The Times called it, "a remarkable new addition to the cello repertoireĺ─ one of his [Hallgrłémsson's] finest work to dateĺ─Â" (Hilary Finch, The Times, 28 January 2004), Scotland's Herald spoke of "a work of haunting beauty" (Michael Tumelty, The Herald, 26 January 2004).


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About Ondine: Ondine was founded more than twenty years ago in Helsinki, Finland, where the company is still based and today offers an extremely eclectic catalogue of both contemporary Finnish music, as well as recordings with major Finnish and international artists.


Ondine's extensive catalogue includes more than four hundred recordings (two hundred and fifty of which are available physically) of artists and ensembles such as conductor and pianist Christoph Eschenbach, conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Sakari Oramo, Leif Segerstam, John StorgłÇrds and Mikko Franck, orchestras such as The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the London Sinfonietta, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Czech Philharmonic, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic, sopranos Karita Mattila and Soile Isokoski, pianist Olli Mustonen, violinist Pekka Kuusisto and clarinettist Kari Kriikku. The label has also had a long and fruitful association with the Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, having recorded the premieres of many of his works and garnering many awards along the way.


The roots of Ondine date back to 1985 when founder Reijo Kiilunen released the very first Ondine album under the auspices of the renowned Finnish Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. The label's initial mission was to produce one live album at the Festival each season. The fourth album, however, featured Einojuhani Rautavaara's opera Thomas (ODE 704-2), raising major international attention and opening up the possibility for North American distribution. Kiilunen, who was running the Festival's concert agency and had begun the recording activity part-time, soon decided to devote himself fully to the development of this new business, producing and editing the first 50 releases himself. In 1991, Seppo Siirala joined as producer, and the Helsinki-based company has been expanding steadily since, currently numbering six full-time employees. Today, Ondine continues to uphold its reputation as one of the most respected labels in classical music, and its products have received numerous prizes at the Cannes (MIDEM) Classical Awards, the Gramophone Awards, the BBC Music Magazine Awards and the Classical Internet Awards.



Universal Music Classical and Ondine entered into a distribution agreement that began on January 1, 2008. Both physical and digital distribution in the United States and Canada are covered under the agreement. Universal Music Classical comprises the Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, and ECM labels and is a division of the Universal Music Group. For more information about Ondine, visit www.ondine.net.


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Friday, February 20, 2009

Elliott Sharp łŢ Montrłęal en mars


łßA FRAPPE !
Du pur instantanłę
avec le duo Elliott Sharp et Antoine Berthiaume et
et le trio dĺ─˘improvisateurs Philippe Lauzier, Pierre-Yves Martel & Martin Tłętreault
CONCERT AVEC LANCEMENT DE DISQUES
Mercredi 25 mars 2009, 20 h30, Sala Rossa
4848, boulevard Saint-laurent, Montrłęal
20$ / 10$
INFOS : www.supermusique.qc.ca


Les Productions SuperMusique, en collaboration avec la maison de disques DAME et S.A.L.A proposent une soirłęe ancrłęe dans lĺ─˘immłędiat autour dĺ─˘un dialogue Č┤ guitaristique Ȭ entre Elliott Sharp, figure centrale et incontournable de la musique d'avant-garde newyorkaise depuis plus de 30 ans, et Antoine Berthiaume, jeune musicien montrłęalais qui nĺ─˘a pas froid aux yeux. La soirłęe sĺ─˘ouvrira avec un trio dĺ─˘improvisateurs rłęunis par Philippe Lauzier. En prime, deux disques, mettant en vedettes les musiciens de ce concert, seront lancłęs au cours de la soirłęe.

SUR SCłÓNE
Dans des improvisations ouvertes et fulminantes, Sharp et Berthiaume, sollicitent lĺ─˘imprłęvu et lĺ─˘inoułě dans la ferveur de lĺ─˘instant et de lĺ─˘instinct. Ici pas dĺ─˘auto censure et lĺ─˘auditeur se fait complice de lĺ─˘łęchange qui se dłęroule librement devant lui. Imprłęvisible, le tandem expressionniste fait łęmerger une musique dense qui nĺ─˘en est pas moins cohłęrente. Faisant corps avec leurs six cordes, les deux comparses frottent, pincent, varient les vitesses, amplifient le volume et młüme les parasites łęlectriques, rłęinventant leur instrument et faisant dĺ─˘eux de vłęritables trafiquants sonores. Une conversation łŢ błótons rompus et un tłüte-łŢ-tłüte musical łętonnant et dłętonnant !

Le trio incandescent composłę du saxophoniste et clarinettiste Philippe Lauzier, du violoniste Pierre-Yves Martel et du małĂtre du tourne-disque, Martin Tłętreault, łęvoquent quant łŢ eux les ambiances sonores dĺ─˘une usine dłęsaffectłęe. Des instrumentistes subtils et ingłęnieux, łŢ lĺ─˘approche bruitiste et połętique.

SUR DISQUES
Lancement de deux disques, sous łętiquette Ambiances Magnłętiques et distribułęs par DAME.
BASE [AM178] - Antoine Berthiaume & Elliot Sharp
http://www.actuellecd.com/fr/cat/am_178/
Premier disque du duo, BASE, propose 11 improvisations qui rappellent les structures et lĺ─˘intensitłę de Xenakis. Č┤ BASE se construit, se dłęconstruit et puis se reconstruit en un mur de sons qui va de lĺ─˘łęveil, en passant par lĺ─˘exploration et vers un concerto final, une sorte de hurlement en syncope des instruments. Lĺ─˘enfer a de quoi nous inquiłęter. Soyons sages, tendons lĺ─˘oreille. Ȭ ĺ─ţ Serge Abiaad

Elliot Sharp
http://www.elliottsharp.com/
Musicien incontournable de la crłęation musicale dĺ─˘aujourdĺ─˘hui, le guitariste Elliott Sharp dirige les projets Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics et Terraplane. Il est un pionnier dans l'application de la głęomłętrie fractale, de la thłęorie du chaos et des młętaphores głęnłętiques łŢ la composition et l'interaction musicales. Parmi ses collaborateurs passłęs et prłęsents figurent lĺ─˘Ensemble Modern, le chanteur Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, le Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt, la chanteuse pop Debbie Harry, les lłęgendaires bluesmen Hubert Sumlin et Pops Staples, les grands jazzmen Jack de Johnette et Sonny Sharrock, le platiniste crłęatif Christian Marcklay, ainsi que Bachir Attar (leader des Master Musicians of Jahjouka).

Antoine Berthiaume
http://www.actuellecd.com/fr/bio/berthiaume_an/
Membre fondateur du groupe folk/western Rodłęoscopique et fłęru de jazz, le guitariste et compositeur Antoine Berthiaume sĺ─˘illustre depuis 10 ans sur les scł«nes des musiques improvisłęes. Parmi ses collaborateurs, on retrouve Pierre Tanguay, Michel Donato, Fred Frith, Derek Bailey, Takumi Seino et Elliot Sharp. Berthiaume a cinq disques łŢ son actif.

DISPARITION DE Lĺ─˘USINE łÔPHłÔMłÓRE [ AM 181] ĺ─ý Philippe Lauzier, Pierre-Yves Martel, Kim Myhr, Martin Tłętreault
http://www.actuellecd.com/fr/cat/am_181/
Premił«re parution de ce quatuor qui regroupe des improvisateurs qułębłęcois et norvłęgien de premier plan. En combinant instruments nouveaux et anciens, le groupe łęvoque avec połęsie l'univers sonore d'une usine dłęcatie et abandonnłęe. Un orchestre polyphonique oł╝ tuyaux, pompes, roues, objets, cloches et moteurs se font entendre pour crłęer une grande machine de sons acoustiques et łęlectroniques.


PROCHAINS CONCERTS DE LA 29e SAISON DE PSM
Mercredi 29 et jeudi 30 avril 2009, 20 h 30 - Studio 01 de la Galerie OBORO
Natura Sonoris
Une Carte Blanche offerte łŢ Magali Babin autour dĺ─˘une ëýuvre multimłędia, rłęunissant autour de la bricoleuse de sons, la musicienne Mylłęna Bergeron, les concepteurs du duo lĺ─˘ëÝil de verre ainsi que le cinłęaste Karl Lemieux.

Mardi 12 mai 2009, 20 h 30 - Sala Rossa
Soirłęe błęnłęfice - Coup de chapeau łŢ Diane Labrosse
Une activitłę de financement pour le Fonds de crłęation crłęłę par PSM pour soutenir la recherche et lĺ─˘innovation musicale par lĺ─˘octroi de bourses łŢ des artistes de la scł«ne de la musique actuelle. Une soirłęe dłędiłęe łŢ la musicienne Diane Labrosse qui a łętłę, pendant 25 ans, codirectrice artistique de PSM. Au programme, performances, encan et tirage.

PROUCTIONS SUPERMUSIQUE
www.supermusique.com http://www.supermusique.com
Crłęłę en 1979, Productions SuperMusique est entił«rement dłędiłę łŢ la musique actuelle, łŢ lĺ─˘improvisation et łŢ lĺ─˘expłęrimentation sonore et axe ses activitłęs sur la crłęation, la production, la programmation de concerts łŢ Montrłęal et propose des ateliers de crłęation sonore destinłęs łŢ de jeunes publics.
PSM assure lĺ─˘organisation des tournłęes internationales de plusieurs ensembles dont le trio Les Poules, le duo Nous perł▀ons les oreilles et lĺ─˘Ensemble SuperMusique.
SuperMusique est membre de Le Vivier, un regroupement de 22 ensembles et organismes qui ëýuvre dans le secteur des musiques nouvelles et qui sĺ─˘est donnłę comme objectif premier, dĺ─˘łętablir un lieu de diffusion, de crłęation, dĺ─˘łęchange et de formation au cëýur de Montrłęal.

DAME - Pour les mordus de musique actuelle et les oreilles curieuses,
www.actuellecd.com http://www.actuellecd.com
Maison de disques crłęłęe en 1991 par la musicienne et productrice Joane Hłętu, DAME reprłęsente principalement le courant des musiques actuelles au Qułębec. Avec un catalogue de plus de 350 titres, DAME regroupe des łętiquettes indłępendantes qułębłęcoises dynamiques dont Ambiances Magnłętiques, Ambiances Magnłętiques Jazz, Malasartes Musique, Monsieur Fauteux mĺ─˘entendez-vous?, ainsi que la Collection QB. DAME offre une distribution tant au Canada quĺ─˘łŢ lĺ─˘international et occupe une place unique dans lĺ─˘industrie musicale et dans lĺ─˘łęchiquier de la distribution indłępendante.

SuperMusique remercie ses subventionneurs : Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qułębec, Conseil des Arts du Canada, Conseil des arts de Montrłęal, Patrimoine canadien, ses donateurs, les Amis de SuperMusique et ses partenaires DAME et S.AL.A.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Julian Bliss to Launch Leblanc Bliss Line of Clarinets at NAMM

International clarinet sensation Julian Bliss, will attend the 2009 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, for the launch of the new Leblanc Bliss line of clarinets. Julian will be providing performances on the new clarinets as well as making himself available for interviews at the Conn-Selmer booth. For complete information please see the attached press release and photo.

Grant Johnston

Marketing Communications Manager

Conn-Selmer, Inc.

(574) 523-0701 Office

(574) 522-0334 Fax

www.conn-selmer.com

www.csinstitute.org

www.keynotesmagazine.com

www.education.conn-selmer.com

www.firstinstrument.com

www.conn-selmer.com/allamericanhighschool/

www.conn-selmer.com/school

"Music Expresses That Which Cannot Be Said" - Victor Hugo

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Guests from Europe

SINFONIA TORONTO PLAYS WITH 'GUESTS FROM EUROPE'

Sinfonia Toronto will present a colourful and varied program in a Masterpiece Series concert on Friday, December 12 at 8 pm. The concert will take place under the baton of guest conductor Rista Savic at Grace Church on-the-Hill (300 Lonsdale Road).

The concert titled 'Guests from Europe' will feature Slovenian clarinet virtuoso Darko Brlek performing Weber's Clarinet Quintet in an orchestral version.

Clarinetist Darko Brlek has performed throughout Europe and around the world. He has appears in recital in Italy in Trieste, Firenze, Milan, Rome and Torino; in Austria in St. Polen, Feldkirch and Salzburg; and in Germany in Munich, Frankfurt and the Rheingau Music Festival. He has also performed in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Spain, France, Portugal, Belgium, Lithuania, Egypt, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Turkey and Russia. He has performed as soloist with the Radio Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Staatstheater Oldenburg, Deutsches Kammerorchester, Sinfonia Toronto, Mannheim Kammerorchester, Moscow Chamber Orchestra and Moscow Soloists, Cannes Symphony, Mexican State Symphony, Lithuanian State Symphony, Macedonian Philharmonic, Sarajevo Philharmonic and many others. He has recorded several compact discs.

Conductor Rista Savic started violin lessons at the age of four and soon showed exceptional interest and talent not only in violin and piano but also in composition and conducting. He worked with many renowned conductors as concertmaster before taking up the baton himself. In 1989 he formed the German Chamber Orchestra Frankfurt am Main. He has led the GCO on European tours and has appeared as guest conductor with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Archi della Scala Milano, Torino Philharmonic, Peking Philharmonic, Shenzhen Symphony, Mexican State Symphony, Sinfonia Toronto, Constance Southwest German Philharmonic, Bari Symphony, Pilsen Radio Symphony, Florence Chamber Orchestra, Virtuosi di Praga, Cluj Philharmonic Orchestra, Rio Camerata (Brazil) and many others. Since 2001 he has been Principal Guest Conductor of the Peking Philharmonic.

In addition to Weber's exciting Clarinet Quintet, the concert will feature selections from Grieg's colourful Peer Gynt Suite, Holst's St. Paul Suite as well as one of Mendelssohn's brilliant string works Sinfonia No. 10. Toronto composer Ronald Royer's Mistico will open this varied program.
There will be a free post-concert reception, giving audience members a chance to meet the orchestra members, guest-conductor and soloist.

Online discount tickets are $35 adult, $27 senior, $7 student (16-29) and can be purchased at www.sinfoniatoronto.com or at regular price by phone 905-825-9477 or at the door.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Richard Stoltzman's 2008-09 Season


TWO NEW RECORDINGS, TWO NEW YORK CITY PERFORMANCES,

A BIG BAND TOUR, AND COLLABORATIONS WITH OLD FRIENDS MARK RICHARD STOLTZMAN'S 2008-2009 SEASON

After a highly-acclaimed reunion-tour to mark the 35th anniversary of Tashi, Richard Stoltzman returns for the 2008-2009 season with two new recordings and two New York City performances: at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with pianist Menahem Pressler and the Peoples' Symphony Concerts with the Orion String Quartet.

Richard Stoltzman, the first clarinetist ever to be given a solo recital at Carnegie Hall, and who is one of today's most sought-after and versatile artists, will perform concerts across the United States and Canada during the 2008-2009 season. Stoltzman joins some of the world's finest musicians including Menahem Pressler, Yehudi Wyner and the Takł░cs Quartet, in a wide variety of repertoire.

In addition to his recital and chamber music engagements, Richard Stoltzman will tour in Florida with the Florida State University Jazz Band paying tribute to a true 20th century icon of swing, the legendary Benny Goodman. Stoltzman will also continue his big band swing with a residency and performance at the University of Iowa.

TWO NEW CD RELEASES

PHOENIX IN FLIGHT

This September, Navona Records, the label imprint of audio production house PARMA Recordings LLC, releases Phoenix in Flight, which spotlights Richard Stoltzman in a collection of repertoire masterworks by Debussy, Weber and Tchaikovsky, recorded with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kirk Trevor. Phoenix in Flight features enhanced content with select scans of the clarinet parts, including Toru Takemitsu's arrangement of Tchaikovsky's "Herbstlied," created for and dedicated to Stoltzman, as well as footage from the recording sessions.

Expected in 2009, Marquis Classics will release the first-ever commercial recording of the Lancaster Festival Orchestra (Ohio). Richard Stoltzman joins conductor Gary Sheldon in recordings of three works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom including his Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra and two other short works that have never been recorded before, plus Clare Fischer's The Duke, Swee'pea and Me written for Richard Stoltzman.

TWO NEW YORK CITY CONCERTS AND AN INTERVIEW

October finds Richard Stoltzman in New York City for two concert appearances and an interview. On October 10, Richard is joined by pianist Menahem Pressler in a performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, featuring works by Schubert, Berg, Brahms and Kurtł░g. According to Stoltzman, who refers to his colleague as "the indefatigable octogenarian," Pressler is "the ultimate chamber music player. Our choice of music reflects our love of lyricism, our worship of Brahms and our fascination with the challenging."

On October 20, Richard Stoltzman will be the first in a series of stellar interview guests on the Music For All Seasons Conversations Series. This is a rare opportunity to get to know Richard Stoltzman outside of a concert setting as he is interviewed by host Nancy Shear at Steinway Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Richard will join Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society's resident quartet, the Orion String Quartet, on Sunday, November 1, in a performance featuring the famous Brahms Quintet for the Peoples' Symphony Concert Series at Washington Irving High School.

New York Dates:

What: Menahem Pressler, piano Richard Stoltzman, clarinet

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue

Program: Schubert ĺ─ý Sonatina in D; Schubert - "The Shepherd on the Rock;" Berg- Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano; Brahms ĺ─ý Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F Minor; Kurtł░g ĺ─ý Hommage łŢ Schumann

When: Friday, October 10, at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $50 and available at The Metropolitan Museum of Art www.metmuseum.org/tickets or (212) 570-3949

What: The Peoples' Symphony Concerts: The Orion String Quartet with Richard Stoltzman, clarinet

Where: Washington Irving High School, 16th Street and Irving Place (one block east of the Union Square subway station at 14th Street)

Program: Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor; Gershwin Selections

When: Saturday, November 1, 8 p.m.

Tickets are $12 and available at www.pscny.org/tickets.htm

What: Music For All Seasons Conversations Series

Who: Richard Stoltzman interviewed by Nancy Shear

When: Monday, October 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Steinway Hall 109 W. 57th St. (Between 6th and 7th Aves)

Tickets are available at www.musicforallseasons.org

BIG BAND TOUR

In March, 2009, one clarinet master honors another while treating audiences to some of the most popular music ever written. Richard Stoltzman will do a mini-tour with the Florida State University Jazz Band followed by a residency at the University of Iowa, paying tribute to legendary clarinetist, Benny Goodman. These appearances afford Richard the opportunity to join forces with the high-energy young jazz generation while paying tribute to a true clarinet icon.

According to Stoltzman, "I played duets with Benny at his penthouse apartment and he honored me by coming to my first clarinet recital in Carnegie Hall.

"It will be such a blast to launch into 'Sing, Sing, Sing' with these 21st century whiz kids who weren't even alive when Benny and his band shook the classical walls of Carnegie Hall."

RICHARD STOLTZMAN, CLARINETIST

2008-09 Season Schedule

October 2, 2008

Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music

Menahem Pressler, piano

Program: Schubert: Sonatina in D; Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F Minor

October 4, 2008

Los Angeles, California

Da Camera Society

Menahem Pressler, piano

Program: Schubert: Sonatina in D; Berg: Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano; Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F Minor

October 7, 2008

Vancouver, British Colombia

Vancouver Friends of Chamber Music

Menahem Pressler, piano

Program: Schubert: Sonatina in D; Berg: Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano; Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F Minor

October 10, 2008

New York, New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Menahem Pressler, piano; Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano

Program: Schubert ĺ─ý Sonatina in D; Schubert - "The Shepherd on the Rock"; Berg- Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano; Brahms ĺ─ý Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F Minor; Kurtł░g ĺ─ý Hommage łŢ Schumann

October 20, 2008

New York, New York

Music For All Seasons Conversations Series

Nancy Shear, host

October 23, 2008

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University's Houghton Library

Yehudi Wyner, piano

Program: Wyner: Commedia for Clarinet and Piano; Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F Minor; Bach: Sonata in D Major; Schubert: Sonatina in D

November 1, 2008

New York, New York

Peoples' Symphony Concerts at Washington Irving High School

Orion String Quartet

Program: Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor

November 7, 8, 2008

Kitchener, Ontario

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

Edwin Outwater, conductor

Program: Copland: Concerto for Clarinet; Gershwin: Three Preludes; Jenkins: Goodbye "In Memory of Benny" and other jazz selections

January 25, 2009

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Chamber Orchestra

Markand Thakar, conductor

Program: Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet in A Major

February 15, 2009

Berkeley, California

Cal Performances

Takł░cs Quartet

Program: Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major K. 581

February 19, 2009

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Concert Association

Peter John Stoltzman, piano

Program: TBA

March 4, 2009

Palm Beach, Florida

Florida State University Jazz Band

Program: Salute to Benny Goodman

March 8, 2009

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Florida State University Jazz Band

Program: Salute to Benny Goodman

April 3, 2009

Iowa City, Iowa

University of Iowa

Johnson County Landmark Jazz Band

Residency and Performance: Salute to Benny Goodman

April 25, 2009

Syracuse, New York

Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music

Eliot Fisk, guitar

Program: Schubert: Sonatina; Bartłäk: Romanian Folk Dance; Bach; Rossini

May 2, 2009

New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

David MacKenzie, conductor

Program: Copland: Concerto for Clarinet; Jenkins: Goodbye "In Memory of Benny"

Note: All programs are subject to change.

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