Editorialby Wah Keung Chan
/ April 1, 2010
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La SCENA is pleased to feature on its cover the musical comedy staging of Belles-Sœurs by Daniel Bélanger and René Richard Cyr, based on the theatrical classic by Michel Tremblay. The Arthur LeBlanc Quartet is the feature of our April La Scena Musicale, which readers will find within the La SCENA. Paying subscribers will also receive an exclusive free CD (in collaboration with XXI Records) of the Arthur LeBlanc Quartet’s recordings of Shostakovich quartets.
Our jazz section provides a sneak peak at the upcoming Miles Davis exhibit at the Musée des beaux-arts in Montreal. In our arts pages, readers will find La SCENA in conversation with Maurice Forget, Gabor Szilasi and many more. To help plan your summer months, we offer our annual international arts festivals guide. You will also find a comprehensive arts calendar as well as detailed previews on all the dance, theatre, visual arts, and cinema events you won’t want to miss.
There is much more in store for you this issue, including of course our monthly world music section, our musical events and concert calendars, and our reviews.
As you may know, we have been accepted for the matching program, Placements Culture: for every dollar donated to LSM/TMS, the Quebec government will contribute one dollar and fifty cents. Our goal is to raise $100,000 by November 30, 2010, which combined with the government contribution, will create a $250,000 endowment. This will help us continue to produce magazines with excellence and innovation for years to come. We have launched our 2010 endowment fund campaign. Please join our fundraising committee or make a donation to play a part in keeping music alive.
Enjoy the first signs of spring, and start planning a summer full of festivals!