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Monday, July 27, 2009

Gang Violence: From the Streets to the Stage

Gang Violence: From the Streets to the Stage

Toronto, July 27, 2009 Mixed Company Theatre partners with the Toronto Police Service to create theatre for social change with youth affected by gang violence.

"The Toronto Police Service's partnership with Mixed Company Theatre creates an excellent opportunity to engage communities through the use of theatre arts and assists our ongoing efforts to enhance relationships with citizens of Toronto. Positive community relations improve our effectiveness in keeping our community safe, said Staff Superintendent Glenn De Caire, Central Field, Toronto Police Service.

For the next four weeks, youth will meet at York Memorial Collegiate Institute, collaborating with professional theatre, dance and music artists, including Chalmers Award Winning script-writer, Rex Deverell. They will participate in intensive workshops, covering hip-hop, rap, and script-development, learning to express their voices to make their communities safer.

"With support from the Toronto Police Service, Mixed Company Theatre has had the opportunity to connect with many community groups across Toronto, hearing the voices of those who have experienced gang violence. This new interactive performance incorporates these experiences, focusing on gang presence in our neighbourhoods and the pressures youth face finding social connection and identity, remarked Simon Malbogat, Artistic Director, Mixed Company Theatre.

With the help of the Toronto Police Service, Mixed Company Theatre has been reaching out to young people through the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS), the Youth in Policing Initiative and other community-based programs such as Project PEACE, Breaking the Cycle and L.O.V.E.. The end result, a forum theatre production addressing gang violence, will debut August 14 and August 16 at York Memorial CI. The presentation will tour to communities within 12 and 31 Divisions plus many more between August 17 21.

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

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

National Youth Orchestra of Canada returns for annual summer visit

National Youth Orchestra of Canada returns to the NAC for its annual summer visit with a free concert under the baton of Alain Trudel on July 28

Ottawa, Canada The National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYOC) will return to the National Arts Centres Southam Hall on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. for a free concert under the baton of Alain Trudel. The 100-member ensemble of elite young musicians from across Canada will perform Haydns Symphony No. 96 and Mahlers Symphony No. 6 on a program that opens with Dreams of Flying by Canadian composer and NYOC alumnus Rob Teehan, who at age 26 is the youngest composer the NYOC has ever commissioned.

Tickets for the concert on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. are free and may be picked up in person at the NAC Box Office during regular Box Office hours, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Once tickets run out, patrons are encouraged to come on the night and will be seated if space becomes available.

The National Arts Centre concert on July 28 is part of a two-week tour across Ontario and Quebec including Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal and Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto sponsored by TD Financial Group. In addition, on August 2, 2009 at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYOC) will make history as one of the first Canadian orchestras to broadcast a concert live via the internet (www.nyoc.org/webcast). In 2010, the NYOC will celebrate its 50-year anniversary with a series of concerts across the country.

National Capital Region participants this summer are Benoit Constant, 20 (violin), Pamela Cummings, 19 (violin), Ruza McIntyre, 17 (violin), Christine Yoo, 16 (violin), Sunmock Yang, 17 (viola), Heather Bourne, 20 (viola), Josh Brintrall, 22 (clarinet), Roxanne Lveille, 23 (clarinet) and Christopher Graham, 22 (trombone). They were chosen from among over 550 applications received from across the country after auditions were held in major cities in January.

For four weeks in June, they underwent intensive training at the University of Western Ontario in London. During this time, they received professional instruction from Canadas top orchestral musicians and had more practical hours of training than most universities offer in a year.

The 2009 NYOC principal conductor is Alain Trudel, who is no stranger to Canadian orchestral music lovers. Mr. Trudel is currently principal conductor of the new National Broadcast Orchestra (which replaced the CBC Radio Orchestra) and principal guest conductor of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. He is also music director and conductor of lOrchestre symphonique de Laval and serves as artistic advisor to the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.

The National Youth Orchestra of Canada is Canadas advanced orchestral training institute for musicians ages 14 to 28. Its mission is to educate, elevate, and empower Canadas most gifted young orchestral musicians. The NYOC supports, strengthens and advances the art of orchestral music in Canada through nationally prominent concert tours, recordings, outreach activities, and through the performance and commissioning of Canadian music. Over the years, the reviews and praise bestowed on the NYOC have been nothing short of amazing. It was called the best youth orchestra in the world at the World Youth Orchestra Conference in Tokyo. One third of Canadas professional orchestral musicians (and more than half of the National Arts Centre Orchestra,) got their start in the NYOC. For more information on the NYOC, visit www.nyoc.org.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Youth by Youth Cinema Series


THE CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH CINEMA SERIES


The Calgary International Film Festival's (CIFF's) 3rd Annual Youth by Youth Cinema Competition is looking for young directors to submit their work and compete in the 2009 YYC Competition! Youth by Youth Cinema (YYC) is part of the Calgary International Film Festival and is an open competition for young filmmakers from grades 4 through 12. Over $2000.00 in cash and prizes will be awarded at the event and all finalists will be treated to a one of a kind opportunity as delegates and VIP's of the festival.


Competition Guidelines:

Films must be between 30 seconds and 7 minutes in length.

Both fiction and non-fiction films are accepted.

Films must have been completed after August 2008.

Films must be directed by youth aged 9 18 at the time of the film's completion.

Any one applicant may submit up to three films (including group projects).

All applicable copyrights (music/image/text sources) must be secured by the filmmaker(s).

Preview screeners accepted ONLY on DVD formats.

Preview screeners must be labeled with title, director name, contact email address, and running time.


Submission Deadline: July 31, 2009


Submissions to:

Juan Delgado - YYC Coordinator

Calgary International Film Festival

1320 15th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3C 0X7

P: 403.209.5908 F: 403-457-3784

E: juan@calgaryfilm.com

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Symphony Nova Scotia teams up with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra

Two orchestrasand 100 musicians perform together as Symphony Nova Scotia teams up with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra

Halifax, NS Two orchestras. Three masterpieces. And more than a hundred musicians! Symphony Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra join forces for their biggest concert of the year on Sunday, March 1 at 7:30 pm at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.

This performance is a unique opportunity for young musicians to perform alongside their teachers and mentors in the Symphony. Its also an exciting opportunity for audiences to hear an orchestra this large right here at home.

One of my personal highlights each year is this concert, says Symphony Nova Scotia Maestro Bernhard Gueller.

The young musicians always rise to the occasion of playing with their professional colleagues and it gives us the chance to program really sensational works that give every section a chance to shine.

Audiences will hear Strausss Death and Transfiguration, Bruchs Violin Concerto in g minor, and Berliozs evocative Symphony fantastique. These works arent often heard in Nova Scotia this will be Symphony Nova Scotias first time ever performing the full version of Symphonie fantastique.

Symphonie fantastique is an extreme piece you can hear the composer describing events like the Witch's Sabbath, says Gueller. Then, the tone poem Death and Transfiguration takes us through the reflections of a man at the end of his life in the most wondrously bright orchestral colours. Finally, Dorothy Ro will give us Bruchs Violin Concerto, one of the all-time greats, and I have high expectations of this talented young lady's performance.

There is such an interesting 'dreams' parallel between the Berlioz and the Strauss, adds Dinuk Wijeratne, music director of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and former resident conductor with Symphony Nova Scotia.

The former is about an impulsive young man's romantic visions; the latter about an old man alone with his memories. Both are masterpieces.

Dont miss this rare opportunity to hear some of the Romantic eras most compelling music, performed in all its dramatic splendour.

Get your tickets now! Prices range from $23-33.50 (HST included), or you can pick up a subscription and save up to 30%. Student and group discounts are also available. Call 494.3820 or 1.800.874.1669, or visit www.SymphonyNovaScotia.ca.

About the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra

The Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1977. For 32 years, the NSYO has provided students with educational opportunities not available at any university, public school, or conservatory in the province. The Orchestra has been described by renowned professional conductors and musicians as one of the finest in Canada, and 85% of our 1000 alumni have gone on to careers in music-related fields. Past music directors include Robert Raines, Stan Fisher, Georg Tintner, and Gregory Burton. Our current music director is Dinuk Wijeratne.

About Symphony Nova Scotia
Expect the Unexpected with Symphony Nova Scotia from Baroque to Berlioz to bluegrass! Each year the 37-member ensemble performs for more than 40,000 audience members (including 14,000 young music lovers) in communities across Nova Scotia. Under the inspirational leadership of Bernhard Gueller, Symphony Nova Scotia is recognized as one of the finest orchestras in the country. Join the orchestra in celebrating its 25th anniversary this season!

This concert is generously sponsored by Scotia Private Client Group and the Chronicle Herald.

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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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Showcase 2009

International Performing Arts for Youth presents the
31st International Showcase of Performing Arts for Young People, "Showcase 2009," January 21-24, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The International Showcase of Performing Arts for Young People (Showcase 2009), presented by International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY), is returning to PlayhouseSquare in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, January 21-24. This annual event, held in a different city each year since 1979, attracts more than 400 artists, agents and presenters from across North America and the world. Showcase 2009 features 15 professional performing arts companies from around the world that create dance, music and theater specifically for young people. The companies are selected by an international committee comprised of experts in the field of performing arts for youth, including accomplished artists and artistic or programming directors, arts education directors, children's festival directors, and artist managers. This year's companies come from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Israel, Republic of the Congo, Scotland, The Netherlands, and The United States. Showcasing artists include Cas Public (Canada), Compagnie Punta Negra (Republic of the Congo), Corbian Visual Arts & Dance (USA), CORONA LA BALANCE - Danish National Ensemble for Children's Theatre (Denmark), Dream Jam Band (USA), Introdans Ensemble for Youth (The Netherlands), Jessica Wilson Productions (Australia), Nephesh Theatre (Israel), Nightswimming (Canada), Off Broadway Booking (USA), Puppet State Theatre Company (Scotland), Rennie Harris Puremovement (USA), Slingsby Theatre Company (Australia), Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (Australia), and Terrence Simien & The Zydeco Experience (USA.)

"The Arrival is such a special show... so warm and heartfelt... and it is a great privilege to get to present it at the IPAY Showcase," says Cathcart Weatherly, General Manager of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, one of Australia's leading producers of theatre for children and families. "Coming from Perth, Western Australia, the most isolated city on the planet, this is a great opportunity for [us] to show off our premier work at the Showcase and look to building a tour of North America"

Showcase features an exhibit area that provides display information and video material on touring productions. As an educational service to the field, the conference offers professional development learning communities which engage current issues and trends. Of particular significance this year, IPAY will present a plenary session led by Teresa Eyring, Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group.

"In hosting Showcase in 2005, 2007, and now 2009, I have had a unique perspective in watching the conference grow in size and scope," says Colleen Porter, Director of Arts Education at PlayhouseSquare. "With artists from more countries around the world applying and performing each year, the shows presented continue to reach new heights in artistic excellence. Furthermore, the professional development has grown from a one day event to a plethora of sessions and topics that run the length of Showcase. Our attendees' response to the performances is reflected in their dialogue during the learning communities, allowing for a truly integrated and thought-provoking conference experience."

Since 2001, International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) has created professional and educational opportunities supporting meaningful performing arts experiences for young audiences in North America. IPAY is proud to be the only service organization devoted exclusively to the entire performing arts for youth industry, including all forms of theatre, dance, and music. It exists to serve its membership consisting of presenters, artists, and agents/managers from throughout the world by providing meaningful engagement with, and support of, the presentation and creation of new and established work for young audiences in North America.

"We are both proud and excited to host our colleagues throughout North America and indeed from around the world, in this world-class facility at PlayhouseSquare", says IPAY Board President, Boomer Stacey. "This global community meeting place provides a spark to stimulate international dialogue and collaboration, a hub for artists, presenters, educators and promoters to connect and work together, as well as creating a portal to look at what and how we produce or program for young audiences here in North America - and it all stems from the work that is happening on-stage. "

Registration for Showcase 2009 or membership to IPAY is available at www.ipayweb.org. Register to exhibit before October 1 or register to attend Showcase before November 1 and save $50. Contact Daniel Student, Administrative Director, at 267-690-1325 or daniel@ipayweb.org for any questions regarding the conference.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

COC's January Productions and Programs


Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven

3 performances: January 24, 27 and 30, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)


The Canadian Opera Company kicks off its winter season with Fidelio, Ludwig van Beethovens opera of triumphant courage and love in the face of oppression. In Beethovens only opera, Leonore, disguised as the young man Fidelio, works at the prison where her husband is unjustly incarcerated. World-renowned Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka makes her role debut as Leonore and American tenor Jon Villars is her great love, Florestan. Gidon Saks sings the villainous Don Pizarro, who unjustly imprisons Florestan. Mats Almgren, a remarkable Hagen in the COCs Ring Cycle, is the jailer, Rocco and Virginia Hatfield is Marzelline, his daughter. Fidelio is a co-production with Opra national du Rhin (ONR) and Staatstheater Nrnberg, a COC collaboration that began last season with Eugene Onegin. German conductor Gregor Bhl makes his company debut leading the COC Orchestra.


Single tickets are $60 $290 (specially priced $20 tickets for young people under the age of 30 go on sale January 17, 2009). Tickets go on sale December 1, 2008 and are available online at www.coc.ca, by calling COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231, or in person at the

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


Rusalka by Antonn Dvok

1 performance: January 31, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. (Opening performance)

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)


The winter season continues with the COC premiere of Antonn Dvoks Rusalka. In this adult fairy tale, inspired in part by Hans Christian Andersons The Little Mermaid, the water nymph Rusalka falls in love with a mortal prince. To be with him, she sacrifices her immortality and her voice. Dvoks dreamy and romantic music, which includes the stunning Song to the Moon, brings to aching life this beautiful, timeless story.


Julie Makerov returns to sing the title role, and famed Canadian tenor Michael Schade makes his first appearance with the COC in five years as Rusalkas beloved Prince. Russian powerhouse Irina Mishura, sings Jeibaba, the malevolent witch. Richard Paul Fink returns to sing the role of Rusalkas good-natured old friend, the Water Gnome, and former Ensemble soprano Joni Henson is the Foreign Princess vying for the Princes heart. Helikon Operas artistic director Dmitri Bertman, who staged the COCs From the House of the Dead, returns to direct this luminous production from Theater Erfurt in Germany.


Single tickets are $60 $290 (specially priced $20 tickets for young people under the age of 30 go on sale January 17, 2009). Tickets go on sale December 1, 2008 and are available online at www.coc.ca, by calling COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231, or in person at the

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



FREE CONCERT SERIES IN THE

RICHARD BRADSHAW AMPHITHEATRE


January 15 to January 29, 2009

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)


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


Date


Series


Artist

January 15, 2009

12 1 p.m.

Dance Series

Founded in 1992 by George Randolph, the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts nurtures Triple ThreatѢ; talent from Canada and abroad. The Triple Threat Cabaret is packed with song and dance, showcasing musical theatre hits, featuring the Academys recent graduates as well as current students.

January 20, 2009

12 1 p.m.

Chamber Music Series

Artists of the University of Torontos Faculty of Music perform Sound Exploration: New Music Festival Launch.

U of Ts distinguished music department perform a series of new works from various chamber ensembles.

January 22, 2009

12 1 p.m.

Chamber Music Series

Tokai String Quartet, poised to become one of Canadas leading string quartets, presents Dvoks Quartet No. 12 in F major, the American. Written during Dvoks sojourn in the United States, the quartet explores themes and colours from Native American and African American music.

January 27, 2009

12 1 p.m.

Chamber Music Series

Under the direction of Kathleen Rudolph and Paul Widner, the wind and string ensembles of The Glenn Gould School perform a program of Russian chamber music featuring Rimsky-Korsakovs charming wind quintet as well as music for strings.

January 29, 2009

12 1 p.m.

Piano Virtuoso Series

Pianist Younggun Kim performs Prokofievs legendary Sonata No. 7 War Sonata 2/Stalingrad. This sonata is a powerful and convincing synthesis of youthful exhibitionism and mature reflection on the most profound issues of the time. The agonizing intensity of the first two movements gives way to an exhilarating jazz-toccata in the finale.


EDUCATION & OUTREACH


After School Opera Program

The Canadian Opera Companys popular After School Opera Program returns. The program, which introduces young people to all the exciting elements that make up an opera, is $10 for a 10-week session and is held at four convenient locations in Toronto: East York Community Centre; Barbara Frum Community Centre; St. Christopher House Music School; and the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre. Under the guidance of Canadian composer Dean Burry, young people ages 7-12 create an original operatic work based on their own ideas and improvisations. Mr. Burry has worked closely with the COC over the years, composing several childrens operas, including Isis and Seven Scorpions and The Brothers Grimm. No previous music experience is necessary.


After School Opera Program

$10 per session

LOCATION 1

EAST YORK COMMUNITY CENTRE

1081-1/2 Pape Ave. (Pape and OConnor)

Winter Session: January 12 March 9, 2009

Time: Mondays, 4 6 p.m.

Call 416-396-2896 to register

LOCATION 2

BARBARA FRUM COMMUNITY CENTRE

20 Covington Rd. (Lawrence and Bathurst)

Winter Session: January 13 March 10, 2009

Time: Tuesdays, 4 6 p.m.

Call 416-395-6122 to register

LOCATION 3

ST. CHRISTOPHER HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL

248 Ossington Ave. (Dundas and Ossington)

Winter Session: January 14 March 11, 2009

Time: Wednesdays, 4 6 p.m.

Call 416-532-4828 to register


LOCATION 4

JOEY AND TOBY TANENBAUM OPERA CENTRE

227 Front St. E. (Front and Berkeley)

Winter Session: January 15 March 12, 2009

Time: Thursdays, 4 6 p.m.

Call 416-306-2377 to register


For more information please contact the COCs Education and Outreach department at 416-306-2377 or visit www.coc.ca.


The After School Opera Program is generously supported by the Imperial Oil Foundation and

Kraft Canada.


Opera 101

The Canadian Opera Company presents Opera 101, a FREE event that treats young adults to a friendly, interactive, and informal discussion. Hosted by CBC Radios Brent Bambury, special guests Adrianne Pieczonka and Virginia Hatfield discuss Beethovens only opera, Fidelio. World-renowned soprano, Adrianne Pieczonka makes her role debut as Leonore in Fidelio, and soprano Virginia Hatfield, a graduate from the COC Ensemble Studio, returns to sing Marzelline. Together they discuss their experiences in the production; Ms Hatfield as an up-and-coming artist and Ms Pieczonka as an established artist.


Opera neophytes have the chance to enjoy drinks and free munchies while getting the scoop on what opera is all about. Topics covered in the past include the design, production and directorial decisions involved in creating an opera. New this season, audience members are invited to stick around following the discussion to enjoy FREE, live musical entertainment.


Opera 101

FREE

Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St. W.)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

at 7:30 p.m.

For more information please visit www.coc.ca.


The Opera Exchange

The Canadian Opera Company, in collaboration with the Jackman Humanities Institute, the Munk Centre for International Studies, and the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, presents


The Opera Exchange, a symposium that provides a thorough and entertaining look at the operas performed during the COCs 2008/09 season. An extraordinary array of academic specialists present lectures, followed by panel discussions with members of the COCs creative teams.


During the second instalment of the series, participants have the opportunity to discover new insights about Love and Liberation: Beethovens Fidelio, in which a panel of experts explore Beethovens only opera. Topics include: the revolutionary and philosophical roots of the opera, its relevance today; the music, politics, and themes of triumph, love and tenderness, highlighted by musical excerpts performed by members of the COC Ensemble Studio.


Love and Liberation: Beethovens Fidelio

Saturday, January 31, 2009

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$25 per participant ($15 for U of T Faculty and $5 for students)

Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building,

The Faculty of Music;

80 Queens Park (at Museum subway station)

Order online at www.coc.ca

or call COC Ticket Services at 416-306-2377


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Monday, October 6, 2008

PSO Youth Concert Features USM Student Soloist


PORTLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS "A YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA" YOUTH CONCERT, OCTOBER 27 AND 28

PORTLAND, Maine- For the first Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Youth Concert of the 2008-09 season, Music Director Robert Moody conducts "A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" on Monday and Tuesday, October 27-28 at Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street in Portland.

A Young Person's Guide is designed to teach kids about all of the parts of the orchestra, including the woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion, and allows them to hear the instruments separately and as part of the whole. The program is not only enthralling, but a fun, family-friendly introduction to the symphony. This engaging program will include flugelhorn soloist Micah Maurio, USM student and winner of the first Martha Blood Concerto Competition. The concert opens with excerpts from A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten, and will also feature Tchaikovsky's Serenade in C Major for Strings, John Williams' Nimbus 2000 for Winds (from Harry Potter) and other pieces.

Youth Concerts introduce students ages 8 to 13 to the full symphony orchestra. Students experience richly diverse styles of music while learning about the elements of orchestral music and the instruments that perform it. PSO provides participating schools with lesson plans, activities, and recordings of the music to help prepare the students. For more information about the Youth Concerts or to make reservations, visit www.portlandsymphony.com.

Youth Concerts are sponsored by Unum. Time Warner Cable is the media sponsor for PSO education programs, and IDEXX Laboratories is the 2008-2009 season sponsor.

Tickets are $5 per person (adult or child), $4 per person for groups of 25. For more information, contact the Portland Symphony Orchestra Education Office at (207) 773-6128 or education@portlandsymphony.com.

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PSO Youth Concert: "A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra," Full Schedule:

October 27, 2008 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Merrill Auditorium

October 28, 2008 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.* Merrill Auditorium

* Sold out.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

[Montral] L'OSJM PRSENTE SES MEILLEURS MUSICIENS SON CONCERT DES SOLISTES

Le samedi 10 mai, 2008, Salle Claude-Champagne de la facult de musique de l'Universit de Montral
(220, avenue Vincent d'Indy, mtro douard-Montpetit)

Montral, le 28 avril 2008 Les meilleurs musiciens de l'Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Montral seront mis en vedette le samedi 10 avril l'occasion du Concert des solistes, sous la baguette du chef Louis Lavigueur. Une excellente occasion de dcouvrir la relve de nos orchestres symphoniques.

Batrice Laplante, cor anglais, et le corniste Yannick Gagn ont t choisis la suite d'auditions en fvrier dernier parmi les musiciens de l'Orchestre.

Au programme du concert : Les Hbrides, Ouverture en si mineur opus 26 de Flix Mendelssohn, le Concertino en sol majeur pour cor anglais et orchestre de Gaetano Donizetti, le Concerto pour cor de Reinhold Glire ainsi que la Symphonie en r mineur de Csar Franck.

Batrice Laplante Batrice Laplante a commenc ses tudes en hautbois en 2001 au Conservatoire de Qubec avec Philippe Magnan. Elle termine actuellement son baccalaurat au Conservatoire de Montral dans la classe de Lise Beauchamp. En 2005 et 2007, elle a remport un premier prix au Concours de musique du Canada et particip, pendant l't 2006, une tourne en Europe et en Amrique du Sud avec l'Orchestre des jeunes des Amriques, notamment sous la direction de Kent Nagano. En 2007, membre de l'Orchestre national des jeunes du Canada, elle se produit comme soliste avec l'Orchestre symphonique de Lvis. Batrice Laplante est galement professeur de hautbois au Collge Notre-Dame de Montral. l'automne 2008, elle se perfectionnera auprs d'ric Speller, Namur, en Belgique.

Yannick Gagn - Yannick Gagn a entam ses tudes musicales en 2003 avec Marjolaine Goulet. En 2005, il entrait au Conservatoire de Montral o il tudie encore dans la classe de John Milner. Parmi ses expriences, on compte ses participations aux Matines Jeunesse de l'Orchestre symphonique de Montral de 2004 et 2005, et sa participation l'dition 2007 de l'Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne. Cet t, Yannick Gagn participera au Programme des jeunes artistes du Centre national des Arts, Ottawa, avec Lawrence Vine. En 2009, il se joindra l'Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne dans le cadre d'une tourne en Allemagne et en Autriche et participera l'dition 2008-2009 de l'Orchestre mondial des Jeunesses Musicales.

L'OSJM L'Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Montral (OSJM) runit une soixantaine d'instrumentistes gs de moins de 25 ans, admis aprs audition. Il donne la relve de la musique classique l'occasion de se produire dans un orchestre symphonique et propose des concerts accessibles toutes les bourses. L'OSJM a effectu plusieurs tournes au Qubec, en Ontario, en Alberta, en cosse, en Grce et en France. Il compte son actif plusieurs disques, dont la Symphonie no 3 avec orgue de Camille Saint-Sans, Le lac des cygnes et Casse-noisettes de Tchakovski et la Symphonie no 5 de Gustav Mahler.

Louis Lavigueur - Au pupitre de l'Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Montral depuis plus de vingt ans, le chef d'orchestre Louis Lavigueur est galement chef-adjoint et coordonnateur de l'Orchestre du Conservatoire de musique de Montral depuis 1980, chef de l'Orchestre de Pierre-Laporte depuis 1985 et de l'Ensemble Sinfonia de Montral depuis 2001. Pdagogue recherch, Louis Lavigueur a enseign aux universits de Montral, Laval et McGill, ainsi qu'au Conservatoire de musique de Montral o il est toujours actif. Il a sign plusieurs disques de compositeurs qubcois avec l'Orchestre Mtropolitain, ainsi que des uvres de Saint-Sans et Tchakovski avec l'OSJM, qu'il a men en tourne en Grce et en France.

billets en vente ds maintenant : 20 $ (rguliers); 10 $ (tudiants et ans)

Billetterie et renseignements : (514) 388-7719 ou par courriel osjmontreal@gmail.com

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