Editorialby Wah Keung Chan
/ September 1, 2013
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La Scena Musicale (LSM) is excited to begin its 18th year of publishing this 2013-14 season! As last year, LSM brings you seven issues filled with everything you want to know about classical music, jazz and the other arts in Montreal, Quebec, and Canada.
This year, LSM will publish four issues with separate English and French editions in September, October, November, and June-July-August. Distribution will once again be extended to Ottawa and Quebec City for these editions, with 5000 copies each; the November and summer issues will be distributed across Canada, with 22,500 copies in each language for a total run of 45,000 copies. LSM will also publish three bilingual issues in December-January, February-March, and April-May, each with 22,500 copies.
In August, LSM published the fifth annual bilingual Arts Resource Guide. New this year is a separate guide to Performing Arts Venues in addition to our annual Choir Guide.
The September issue features Canadian composer Denis Gougeon on the cover as part of Composer Mania, our Fall celebration of music creativity. Our October and November issues will feature Canadian and international composers, leading to a series of articles on top Canadian compositions.
A new cultural season means a new lineup of concerts and events to explore, and our Fall Preview staff picks will help you choose the events (classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, visual arts and film) you just can’t miss. Our first annual Guide to Fall Festivals appears in this issue. And check out our article on the activities of Canadian musicians abroad.
Rising stars will be featured in October, with profiles of recent competition winners as well as our annual Competition Guide. Budding musicians won’t want to miss our Guides to Higher Music Education. The November issue will be distributed in schools across Canada.
All year long, you can look forward to LSM’s regular features, including our extensive concert listings, important news in the classical music and fine arts world, what’s new and exciting on the local and worldwide jazz scenes, and CD reviews. Our guides to education, competitions, summer camps and festivals are great resources for the rising virtuoso or the devoted music lover.
For the last 17 years, La Scena Musicale has been brought to you by La Scène musicale, a registered charity, whose mission is to promote music and the arts. Unfortunately, we don’t receive any government operating funding and rely on advertising revenues for 80% of our revenues, with the balance from donations, subscriptions and employment grants.
Our 2013 Fundraising Fund campaign continues towards our goal of raising $80,000 for our Endowment Fund; each dollar will then be matched with an additional two dollars from Placements Culture. Please join our LSM Ambassadors, the growing number prominent musicians and artists who have already donated. Or participate in our first Online Auction: items include signed batons from Charles Dutoit and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, concert tickets and paintings. Lastly, through an exchange, we have tickets to the Opera de Montreal for sale. Visit www.lascena.ca.
Have a great Fall arts season!