Editorialby Wah Keung Chan
/ July 1, 2011
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La Scena Musicale closes our 2010-11
season with this July-August issue featuring an in-depth profile of
Canadian guitarist David Jacques, who is also the subject of our monthly
Discovery CD (in partnership with XXI Records and offered to paying
subscribers). Hot off the competition season, we meet the winners of
the Prix d'Europe (pianist Charles Raymond-Hamelin) and the Montreal
International Music Competition (Italian pianist Béatrice Rana). Our
summer festival coverage continues with features on pianist Simone Dinnerstein,
the Igudesman & Joo duo, and a look at Heinrich Marschner’s rarely
performed opera Der Vampyr. Furthermore, we close our Mahler
year with an article on the composer’s famed Adagietto from his Fifth
And of course, jazz, reviews, music news
and other articles on music and the arts are also found in this jam-packed
Look for our third annual La SCENA
Arts Directory, hitting the stands this August in a new digest format.
This directory (including our annual Choir Guide) has quickly become
an invaluable resource in Quebec for musicians, artists, students and
their parents, and the general consumer. New this year is a guide to
performance halls and venues which will help musicians and artists find
the perfect rentals.
In the past year, we hope you’ve enjoyed
getting to know such venerable artists as Gidon Kremer, Emanuel Ax,
Phillip Addis, Michèle Losier, Marianne Fiset, Shannon Mercer, Ensemble
Pentaèdre, Marie Chouinard, and Danièle Finzi Pasca through our magazine,
as well as our columns and features such as our series on the el Sistema
program. Perhaps you’ve used our insightful CD reviews to help you
purchase recordings, or checked out our concert and festival previews
and calendars to organize your musical outings.
We invite you, our readers, to participate
in celebrating LSM’s 15th anniversary this September
by sending us letters telling us what LSM has meant to you (email
In the new publishing year, we will be
launching exciting new initiatives as well as bringing back some of
our best ideas from the last 15 years (such as the Bring a Teen program).
We will also be returning to our traditional markets in Quebec City
and Ottawa. We hope you will continue to support our mission to promote
music and the arts with a donation (http://dons.lascena.org) and/or
by subscribing (http://www.scena.org/fs_subscription.asp).
On behalf of the La Scena team,
I wish you a relaxing summer full of concerts, exhibitions and reading!