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in our website

The Canadian Classical Music Calendar is our online calendar, with info on all the classical music events and broadcasts in Canada received during the year (from September to September). This unique online database was designed as a practical tool for the Canadian music community to reach classical music lovers across Canada and around the world. It is updated every month.

There are 3 ways of getting to the CCMC.

  • In the main menu of most of our pages, click Search and then Calendar, this will bring you to the search form.
  • In our home page, somewhere lower down, there is also a CCMC section. It has a mini search form and a few links to specific pre-set searches.
  • You can go directly to the home page of the CCMC. It first displays all listings for today across Canada. You can then choose in the left-side menu to display listings of another day or a particular region, or you can click on Search which will bring you to the search form.
When searching for listings, there are 3 steps, each corresponding to a different layout:
the search form, which allows you to search for events and broadcasts using
  • keywords (artist name, composer name, work title, series name, concert title, venue name, city, etc.)
  • date range
  • geographical region (using our pre-defined regions) or medium (radio, TV)
  • and some combinations thereof.

The same search form can be found in the main page of our website, in the right side column, in the section entitled "Canadian Classical Music Calendar".

the search results, which displays a set of listings in a summarized format (just a few fields, ending with Region, not the city). Each listing has a link to a details page.
the details, which gives complete details of that event, and often features links to websites of the companies involved.

in our magazines

In the Regional Calendar, events are sorted by region, then in chronological order.
  • In La Scena Musicale, the Regional Calendar covers all events in the province of Québec and the Ottawa region.
  • In The Music Scene, we used to have a Regional Calendar covering all events in Ontario (except the Ottawa area), Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. But it was discontinued a few years ago. Those regions are covered only in our web calendar.
Regional Calendar
first pages (July-Aug. 2002)
Sample of the first page
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The radio & TV calendar is part of the Regional Calendar; "radio" and "television" are treated as regions. The only difference is that listings don't have a phone number or a ticket price.
The Summer Festivals Calendar appears in the June issue of LSM and the summer issue of TMS. It covers all classical music summer festivals in Canada, in order of region from East to West, and then in alphabetical order of festival name.

It is a hybrid between our directories/guides and our regional calendar. Each festival section is made up of two parts:

  • the preamble (answers to our questionnaire sent to the guides/directories department)
  • the concert listings (sent to the free calendars department) in a format similar to that of the regional calendar.

For more info, read this.

Summer Festivals Calendar,
first pages (June 2002)
Sample of the second page
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The Pullout Calendar is independent from the above-mentioned calendars and from the calendar database, is not made by the calendar staff, and is not free. It's a 7-column grid, like a wall calendar. It appears in the middle pages of every issue of La Scena Musicale.

It's an advertizing feature. Anyone can have their events listed in it, if there's room left, but the following conditions apply.

The Conseil québécois de la musique takes care of listing its members' concerts. So members of the CQM should contact the CQM to check that their concert will be included, or for more info.

Anyone else wishing to add his/her listing to the Pull-Out Calendar must first buy an ad in the same issue or for the same concert (minimum size: business card), and pay an extra $15 for the pull-out calendar listing. Space is limited, especially for weekend days; first come, first served. For more information, write to pullout@scena.org or call 514-948-2520, or fax 514-274-9456.

The Pull-Out Calendar (July 2002)
Sample of the first page
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Don't forget to send your listings to the free calendars department also. (See step 1 in the table of contents.)
new the arts calendar =
for arts other than music

In our new quarterly magazine La Scena, we publish a calendar of events in other art forms: theatre, dance, visual arts exhibitions (museums, galleries), cinema.

It is compiled by another department with its own requirements. Please contact artscal@scena.org.

pictures coming soon

summarizing tables

  • free
  • made from a permanent database
  • produced by the calendar dept
  • free
  • made in word processing each issue
  • made by one person
  • not free
  • made in word processing each month
  • produced by the sales dept
in our website
Canadian Classical Music Calendar
in our magazines
Regional Calendar

Summer Festivals Calendar

Arts Calendar Pullout Calendar

magazine La Scena Musicale The Music Scene La Scena
target regions QC + Ottawa area ON, MB, SK, AB, BC Canada
number of issues per year 10 4 4
regional calendar every issue
summer festivals calendar across Canada June issue summer issue
pull-out calendar every issue
arts calendar every issue

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