Avec les Sahraouis, une histoire solidaire de 1975 à nos jours (French Edition)
Their passion as a company is to honour and celebrate seniors. Chartwell's Seniors Jubilee promises a captivating new performance with the 3-hour matinee performance beginning on the theatre stage at p. Fabulous Musical Variety Entertainment. Tuesday, August 12, through Friday, August 15, A Different program line-up of entertainment each day. Labels: seniors , Toronto. Le grand augure de Jupiter, Calchas, sera parmi nous en la personne de Robert Huard , baryton-basse.
Klein Competition. Emily Deans, the year old violist who was a prize winner in the Primrose competition, shared the 4th Prize.
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She is a student of Kim Kashkashian. This year, 74 young musicians, hailing from 11 countries, entered the competition. Eight played in the semi-finals and finals in San Francisco. Botolph Hall is located at St. Botolph St. Labels: competitions , strings. Recorded live at the Berlin Philharmonie. Release Date: Aug. Bach: French Suite No. Beethoven: Sonata No.
Select tracks now available to download. FREE of charge at www. Praise for Ms. Bach's Goldberg Variations , which debuted at No. The CD is a live recording of Ms. Dinnerstein's recital debut at the Kammermusiksaal of the Philharmonie in Berlin , which took place on November 22, The program features J. Bach's French Suite No.
Dinnerstein chose this program because of how the pieces speak to each other, and because of their relationship to the music of Bach. She explains, "My hope with this concert was to program a group of pieces that would contrast with and relate to each other, despite being separated by hundreds of years. So much music written since Bach has been influenced by him, and the Beethoven and the Lasser recorded here are no exceptions.
Lasser's writing is intricately crafted and encompasses a range of styles, from a contrapuntal energy reminiscent of Bach, to French Impressionism and even jazz. Beethoven's Opus sounds surprisingly contemporary in this company. The first movement looks ahead to Liszt and the second movement, with its set of variations on a chorale-like arietta, looks back to Bach and ahead to jazz.
All three works are densely layered, but also have a sense of freedom and directness of expression. Though they span almost years, in many ways, to me, they each feel grounded in the present. Of The Berlin Concert CD, International Piano raves, " Dinnerstein's subtly-inflected tonal purity and exquisite dynamic suppleness impart a sense of concentrated musical inevitability to the Bach French Suite rivalled only in my experience by Dinu Lipatti's incandescent reading of the B flat Partita.
The Gigue finale is not only touch-perfect how does she create such an exquisite, velvety staccato? Most remarkably of all one has the extraordinary sense of Beethoven's epic structures particularly the theme and variations finale not so much unravelling in time but emerging as one coexistent whole.
Dinnerstein has gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her recording of the Goldberg Variations , released on Telarc in August The album, which was Ms. Dinnerstein's solo CD debut, earned the No. In today's classical music and recording industry climate, it is rare that a debut album from a relatively little known artist generates such an enthusiastic response from the public and the media. Dinnerstein brings her own pianistic expressivity to the "Goldberg" Variations, probing each variation as if it were something completely new. Go hear her, and get religion.
And if you can't, there's always the record. In addition to her debut in Berlin , during the concert season, Ms. Highlights of Ms. Since Ms. Dinnerstein has played concerts throughout the United States for the Piatigorsky Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing classical music to non-traditional venues. Amongst the places she has played are nursing homes, schools and community centers.
Most notably, Ms. Dinnerstein gave the first classical music performance in the Louisiana state prison system when she played at the Avoyelles Correctional Center. At Juilliard, Ms. Dinnerstein was a student of Peter Serkin. She lives in Brooklyn , New York with her husband and son. Simone Dinnerstein records exclusively for Telarc International.
For more information, please visit www. Philip Lasser b. He later received a master's degree in composition from Columbia University and his doctorate from The Juilliard School, where his principal teacher was David Diamond.
Since , he has been a distinguished member of the faculty at The Juilliard School. Upcoming Performances visit www. Labels: piano. Once again, the COC hosted a myriad of activities beyond the mainstage, attracting opera lovers and novices alike to fresh, new audience experiences. With diverse programming in its distinctive new home, visitors were treated to an abundance of musical offerings, from the incredibly popular Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, to guided tours of the new opera house, Education and Outreach programs, special fundraising events, as well as special, intimate performances.
The series attracted nearly 20, audience members of all backgrounds and ages to free events ranging from classical, jazz, urban, world music concerts, to contemporary dance performances and interactive workshops. The series featured works by contemporary classical composers and highlighted over 70 works by Canadian composers, including 15 world premieres of pieces by Christopher Butterfield, Linda Catlin Smith, Ana Sokolovic, and others.
This season, the Urban Music Series was added, offering insights into the world of rap music and hip-hop culture, culminating in a groundbreaking collaboration between the Canadian Opera Company and The Royal Conservatory of Music. Included as part of the Urban Music Series was the world premiere presentation of Hip Hopera , a new work for turntables and operatic voices, drawing from well-loved works of both genres to create a new and completely modern artistic statement.
Throughout the season, the COC opened its doors to the general public for guided tours of the opera house. In addition to members of the public, nearly 1, students participated in group tours arranged through the Education and Outreach department. A full tour schedule is available online at www.
The COC offers tours for school groups on select dates. Approximately 5, visitors toured the Four Seasons Centre on Sunday, May 24, during Doors Open Toronto , an annual event that celebrates the heritage and architectural significance of more than buildings across the city.
In addition to tours of the building and attractive displays, visitors were treated to lectures by Matthew Lella, an associate with Diamond and Schmitt Architects Inc. Operanation is an exclusive cocktail reception that brings together classic culture and young professionals from diverse career, social, and business circles, who share an enthusiasm for the arts. The two minute performances, sung in English, concluded with a minute question-and-answer period with members of the cast and crew.
The annual tour exposed over 16, young people from Kindergarten to Grade 6 to this lively artform. Written specifically for the occasion, this four-part opera was composed by Mr. Over past participants, assistants and guests of the program attended. The COC also offers adult programs for those who are new to opera or for those who have been celebrating opera for many years. Over enthusiasts gathered together at the culturally-eclectic Drake Hotel to get the scoop on what opera is all about. The COC and Hilton Toronto collaborated for a third time this season for its popular Appetite for Opera events which combines the cultural and culinary arts in three separate, innovative gourmet evenings designed to delight and intrigue opera novices and seasoned fans.
Following the dinner, the guests attended the opening night performance. From free concerts for all ages, to special events and activities, the COC has exciting programming both on and beyond the mainstage. About the Canadian Opera Company. Canadian Opera Company Website. Ondine to release world premiere recording of. Kaija Saariaho's Mirage for soprano, cello and orchestra.
North American release date: September 9. Promotional copies available in early August. Includes Mirage for soprano, cello and orchestra; Orion for orchestra;. The live concert recording also includes her work for orchestra, Orion , and her cello concerto Notes on Light. Their performance, which was the world premiere of Mirage , took place on March 13, at Salle Playel in Paris, the city where Ms.
Saariaho has made her home since It was recorded by Radio France for release by Ondine. Both concerts also featured Karita Mattila and Anssi Karttunen. Following the UK premiere, The Times raved about Mirage , stating, " Anssi Karttunen's cello breathes out the first notes, in a spectral upward glissando, grazed by touches of percussion. This too, though, is the entrance into a strange world of spiritual exploration: the voice enters with a half- questioning cry of 'I am,' which then dominates the discourse. Voice and cello fly up and swim down as the shaman's trance deepens.
Few singers other than Mattila will be able to hurl the voice into such high ecstasy, bend its tones and express the entire transformation in such racked yet exultant body language. About Ondine : Ondine was founded more than twenty years ago in Helsinki, Finland, where the company is still based and today offers an extremely eclectic catalogue of both contemporary Finnish music, as well as recordings with major Finnish and international artists.
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The label has also had a long and fruitful association with Finnish composers Kaija Saariaho, Einojuhani Rautavaara and Magnus Lindberg. In partnership with Universal Music Classical for distribution in the United States and in Canada, Ondine continues to uphold its reputation as one of the most respected labels in classical music. Kaija Saariaho is one of an extraordinary group of Finnish musicians making an impact around the world, and is one of the few female contemporary composers to have achieved wide public and critical acclaim.
Her lushly-textured work, rooted in studies of electro-acoustic technology and the science of sound honed in her early days at the IRCAM Institute in Paris, is often described as mysterious and other-worldly. She is a recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in and is also the recipient of the Prix Italia.
Musical America magazine chose Ms. Saariaho as its Composer of the Year. With Kaija Saariaho in the spotlight, a strong contingent of her Finnish compatriots are participating in the Mostly Mozart Festival, among them many, like Saariaho , who received early training at Helsinki's famed Sibelius Academy. Works by Finnish composers and performances by Finnish musicians will be featured throughout the festival: in concerts with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and as part of "A Little Night Music" late-evening concerts and a Sunday mid-day recital.
Appointed music director of the Ensemble intercontemporain later that year, she makes her New York debut conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in performances of the Saariaho oratorio at Mostly Mozart August 13, 15, Karttunen , a frequent collaborator with Ms. Saariaho , said of the composer in a New York Times article, " Kaija gets sounds out of the cello and other instruments that were never before accepted. She surprises us, transforms our conceptions of particular sounds. She looks for beauty in absolutely everything. On the final page of the score, Saariaho includes a quote from T.
Eliot, " I could not speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither living nor dead, and I knew nothing, looking into the heart of light, the silence. They will perform music of Debussy and four Saariaho works: Sept Papillons etudes for solo cello , Prelude for piano , Ballade for piano and Serenatas New York Premiere, for piano, cello and percussion , joined by David Cossin , percussion. Tuija Hakkila , also a noted fortepianist , will give a solo noon-time recital on Sunday, August 17 in the Walter Reade Theater, performing works of Mozart and Finnish composer and Mozart contemporary Fredrik Lithander Kriikku , another Sibelius Academy alumnus, was, with Ms.
Saariaho , a founding member of the Avanti! Chamber orchestra for which he also served as music director. Labels: CD , mozart. Van Horn. One of the major trends in the industry over the next five years will be growth in legitimate downloads outpacing growth of the illegal variety. IBISWorld believes digitally transferring music online presents both positive and negative possibilities for the industry. But Mr. Van Horn warned that as more bands and singers attempt to operate independently of record companies, performance royalties would increasingly find their way directly to the artists, rather than their publishers.
While revenues have been negatively affected by the loss of royalties from physical recordings, such as CDs and DVDs, and as a result of CD piracy, digital downloads and file sharing; major players are benefiting from additional sources of income via the digital exploitation of music in the form or mobile phone ring-tones. The American mobile ring-tone market has grown to around 30 percent of the total of U. Currently digital sales represent around 18 percent of the U. Though the record industry is working around the clock to devise strategies to claw back some of its lost revenue, IBISWorld believes many of its plans to counter the digital format are destined to fail.
Social networking sites such as Facebook may offer an opportunity for record labels, although they will struggle to provide substantial revenue. Labels: copyright. Spectacle "Sweet Factory" 18 juillet Labels: culturelle , francophonie , ottawa. Labels: cbc , montreal , opera. Very limited tickets left. Don't miss the chance to see this rising star! Also, celebrate St. Jean-Baptiste day at the square with some of your favourite French artists.
Labels: festival , jazz , Toronto. Un duo de grande classe. Voyage au pays de l'amour avec Marianne Fiset. Depuis, elle ne cesse d'accumuler les prix et les honneurs. Mercredi 2 juillet, 20 h Alexandre Da Costa , violon. Wonny Song , piano. Williams La liste de Schindler, suite. Vendredi 4 juillet, 20 h Paganini Grande Sonate op.
Ohana Tiento. Ponce Variations sur la Folia et Fugue. Albeniz Cataluna, Sevilla. Samedi 5 juillet, 20 h Marianne Fiset , soprano. Rossini La regata veneziana. Liszt Tre Sonetti di Petrarca. Mercredi 9 juillet Matteo Mela et Lorenzo Micheli, guitaristes duettistes. Vendredi 11 juillet Le Domaine Danse : ezdanza. Mais ce road movie ne pouvait se faire sans la moto de Cayouche qui a aussi fait le voyage. Le film traitera de la route, du mouvement, de l'histoire ancienne et du retour aux sources. Il est le plus grand vendeur de disques en Acadie. Mozus productions. Labels: acadien. Acky-Made presents Written by Alex Eddington.
Performed by Alex Eddington and Aura Giles. Music by Alex Eddington , with Aura Giles. Integrating the premiere performance of "Branchings" for solo flute, by Alex Eddington. Live music for flute and hand percussion! Sleight-of-hand magic with coins, sponge balls, paper, finger rings, chewing gum, water, light Press release: www.
July , Labels: fringe , theatre , Toronto. Substituting on short notice for pianist Murray Perahia, Anton Kuerti scored a huge success at his solo recital last week in the packed 2,seat Great Hal l of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Kuerti gave an all-Beethoven program, featuring two of his most famous sonatas, Les Adieux and the Appassionata , as well as the rarely-performed Diabelli Variations. Reviews heaped superlatives on him:. Not by Kuerti, whose performance was flawless, dazzling, lively and analytical, with an unparalleled ability to link the 33 variations with each other After this debut [he] will hopefully be world-renowned here as well.
And, much more importantly, it was more poetically refined than you will ever hear anywhere else. What perfection! The Amsterdam event was the second time this year that Kuerti has scored a triumph replacing world-famous artists. As in Amsterdam , the response from both audience and critics was unanimously enthusiastic.
Labels: Kuerti , piano. Classical Music Consort. Acis and Galatea. By George Frideric Handel. July , at The Factory Theatre Mainspace. NGE in the form of an ambitious, contemporary production of G. The exciting step of bringing opera to the FR! This enterprising young company, founded and lead by artistic director Ashiq Aziz, is establishing the foundations of an accomplished repertoire while aiming to attract a new generation to the resonance and relevance of classical music.
For Acis and Galatea , Mr. Young has created ninety minutes of video material to compliment his staging. Aziz, who will be conducting, has assembled an impressive cast of ascendant young vocalists from Canada and the U. Galatea, a beautiful, immortal wood nymph, falls in love with the young shepherd Acis. But the Cyclops Polyphemus has also fallen in love with Galatea. A mournful Galatea then pleads with the gods of Olympus , who metamorphose Acis into a mountain stream, immortalizing the spirit of her ill-fated lover.
Bringing this fraught tale of desire and rage to the FR! NGE are two Toronto natives, Ashiq Aziz and Patrick Young , who, having moved abroad to pursue their careers, are excited to be returning with this production to their hometown. From its founding in , the CMC has created a stir with its intelligent, richly interpreted performances of music from the 18 th and 19 th centuries as well as new works by Canadian composers. Young has spent the last seven years living and working in New York and South Africa. Labels: fringe , handel , opera , Toronto.
Village Wooing by George Bernard Shaw and a new adaptation of. The new adaptation of The Wind in the Willows will preview for the first time on Tuesday, June 24 at p. Joining Mr. The Montgomery Theatre will present plays from the life and times of L. Montgomery in the Church at Avonlea Village.
Montgomery or whose works were influenced by her. This first season will feature three plays in repertory:. The Wind in the Willows. Directed by Jillian Keiley. Set, prop and costume design by Cleo Pettit. Lighting design by Martin Conboy. The Importance of Being Earnest. By Oscar Wilde. Directed by Duncan McIntosh. Sets, props and costumes designed by Cleo Pettit. Lighting designed by Martin Conboy. Village Wooing. By George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Wendy Thatcher. The Montgomery Theatre season will run from June 27 to August 31, in the Church at Avonlea Village , with student previews beginning June 20 the day Anne of Green Gables was first published in Tickets are on sale now.
For more information, to purchase tickets or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, visit www. Previews begin June 20, Visit www. Location: The Montgomery Theatre. In the Church at Avonlea Village , Route 6. Discounts available to members, students and groups. Tickets are available by phone at , online at www.
Labels: PEI , shaw , theatre , wilde. Vibraphone master Peter Appleyard is one of the world's top vibraphonists whose career spans over five decades and includes collaborations with names such as Benny Goodman, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. After drumming in British dance bands and with RAF bands, he moved in to Bermuda and in to Toronto, where he began playing vibraphone. Named an Officer of the Order of Canada in , Appleyard came to international notice in jazz during the early s as a member of Benny Goodman's sextet.
Today, he is acknowledged as one of the top five's vibraphonists. One of jazz's most prolific guitarists, John Pizzarelli has recorded over 20 albums and has appeared on more than 40 albums of other artists including artists such as James Taylor, Rosemary Clooney, Natalie Cole and of course, Bucky Pizzarelli.
Internationally known for classic standards, late-night ballads and the cool jazz flavour he brings to performances and recordings, Pizzarelli has set the standard for stylish modern jazz. Often compared to Nat King Cole, Pizzarelli is among the prime contemporary interpreters of the great American Songbook. The Village Voice states," we can say we're a lucky to listen to Pizzarelli as Nat Cole fans were in the years before he became a legend. Tickets for the John Pizzarelli Quartet with special guest Peter Appleyard are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, All tickets previously purchased for Legrand are available for refunds at point of purchase until Friday, July 4, From bop to swing, cool to fusion and all musical points in between, Toronto will play host to a musical celebration like no other.
Soak up the cool sounds of jazz as more than concerts across 40 locations take over the city! For more information please visit www. For tickets call or online at www. His phenomenal breadth of talent was recently showcased at the 10 th Anniversary Beijing International Festival where he performed 10 different piano concertos with five international orchestras under six conductors.
Sponsored by TD Canada Trust. With the Chamber Orchestra of the Armenian Philharmonic. She has won three Juno Awards, is the voice on the Grammy-winning soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and is the subject of the Gemini-nominated film A Long Journey Home which follows her performances during her first trip to her ancestral home of Armenia. Thursday, March 19, , pm. World-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma is joined by The Silk Road Ensemble, a multicultural collective of virtuoso musicians, for a presentation of traditional and newly commissioned compositions by composers from the Silk Road lands.
The Silk Road Project the brainchild of Mr. Now in its 10 th year, the visionary venture continues to explore, absorb and illuminate the many cross-cultural influences that flourished along the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean Sea for over 2, years. This is a co-presentation with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The March 20 th concert is sponsored by Lexus. Single Ticket Onsale. Labels: Toronto. A new day insider tour, October , lets travelers drench themselves in the sights, sounds, tastes and history of Le Marche , and elegant shopping at considerable savings.
It includes first-class hotel accommodation, 10 breakfasts, seven dinners, motor coach travel throughout the region, day trips and excursions, plus two nights in Florence and four nights in Rome. An Information Night for the tour will take place Thursday, July 10, p. Besides the sumptuous environs, the area is home to historic grottos, artworks and sacred sites. Among historic structures is a cathedral from the s. The city of Fermo will be home base in the Marche Region. Run-outs each day will feature first class motor coaches with a personal tour director and guide, to centres from Pesaro in the north, to Urbino in the middle, and Ascoli Piceno in the south.
The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists is a non-profit, charitable organization that mentors performing artists to reach their potential on international stages, and builds audience awareness of their work and needs. Labels: italy , Toronto , travel.
Ballet des poussins dans leur coque. Direction musicale : Yuli Turovsky. Place des Vestiges. Renseignements : PORT. Renseignements : Celebrating its 25th anniversary, I Musici invites Montrealers to come and participate. The first musical stop : on the quays of the Old Port. Departure on July 5 at pm. Boarding for Greece, Transylvania and Romania. A repertoire that calls on the traditional dances and melodies of central Europe. The first part of the program will bring together the Popular Romanian Dances by Bartok.
A festive and lively atmosphere to accompany the sound of the cicadas. Departure time: July 6 at 2 pm and pm. Victim of his own magic, the celebrated magician Robert-Houdin disappears in the 19th century. Presented by magician Pat Gueller , this charming concert will certainly amuse a young audience. Presented for the first time in Montreal, this musical story is an original creation of writer and musician Suzanne De Serres.
An animation video excerpt could be view at imusici. Natasha Turovsky has produced hundreds of paintings and monotypes, along with several opera sets and series of paintings made after such musical cycles as Song of the Earth by Mahler. Let the celebrations begin! Saturday, July 5, pm Quays of the old port, Place des Vestiges.
Free admission. Information: PORT. Parc La Fontaine. Information: Labels: I Musici , montreal. Can a performance created by computer-based sound technology deliver the kind of aesthetic experience that we can expect from a traditional orchestra? These are questions for our time. On Sunday, November 2, , at 4 p. In the bold experiment of a side-by-side comparison, Mr. Smith's digital orchestra will perform composer Mathew Quayle's Gridley Paige Road first, followed by the live performance by the twenty-one strings of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.
This performance will take the digital orchestra out of the studio and into the concert hall. A selection of adagios and fugues fill out the program: Mozart's Adagio and Fugue, K. Markand Thakar, Music Director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, commented, "The BCO is committed to providing audiences with moving musical experiences, in highly diverse repertory -- from Mozart to Leshnoff, from violins to pipas to computers.
Technology is advancing with extraordinary speed, to the point that digitally produced sound can approximate acoustic sound to a startling degree. We don't expect to ever be replaced by a computer, but we find this musical experiment fascinating. Smith is bringing his "instruments" -- computers, wireless controllers, and speaker arrays -- into the concert hall to see if it is possible to produce a superb aesthetic experience. What is a Digital Orchestra?
A digital orchestra, as explained by Paul Henry Smith, is the use of digital technology by musicians to approximate the sound of live orchestral performance. Simply put, digital orchestra music is produced on a computer. Like the production of any recorded music, the computer is involved in the mastering and mixing process. But unlike other recordings, the computer is also the instrument on which the music is played.
Sound source material is housed on disks or generated by the computer and is organized by performance software. Sequencer software is then used to pull in the right sounds for the particular musical elements called for by the score or by the musical keyboard or other instrument. Computing power is now great enough that the real-time selection of a single note from among hundreds of gigabytes of data is performed in milliseconds.
Preparation Mr. Smith works in advance to get the music to sound as close as possible to what he will want in the performance, but will leave certain details open for the spontaneity of the live event. He will go through the piece bar by bar to determine all the parameters of the work. At the performance, he will gauge how certain sounds resonate in the space, making real time decisions as to what he wants.
Using his "controller," he can alter any aspect of the performance, including pitch and rhythm. Conducting a digital orchestra Live digital orchestral music is performed by incorporating real-time performance control into the mix. The conductor is on stage with a wireless controller, known as a Wii-mote, modified from the controller used with Nintendo's Wii gaming console, which acts as a baton. With that, the conductor can modify tempo, loudness, balance, timbre, brightness, and darkness -- many things that a conductor might alter in a given performance.
After stints as a conservatory professor and as an Internet entrepreneur he is now devoted to his work with digital instruments to widen the expressive possibilities of orchestral music performance. Smith worked on early digital orchestra systems. Since then he has been pushing them to approach the facility, simplicity, quality, and responsiveness of acoustic instruments.
Recently, these endeavors have begun to flower, due in part to recent advances in computer technology in general, as well as to a surge in the development of software specifically for orchestral music performance. Smith is the founder of the Digital Orchestra League, a worldwide non-profit organization that brings together researchers, composers, and theorists, all working on digital orchestral music.
He also oversees an annual international composition contest that promotes new orchestral music and encourages composers and performers to explore the artistic possibilities of digital instruments. An amateur cellist, Mr. Smith lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children. He was cited by Symphony Magazine for "creative programming and rising artistic standards [that] fill the house," by New Yorker critic Alex Ross, who said, "On the subject of brilliant programming see this season's programs by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra," and by The Baltimore Sun , which praised his "novel programming concept" for the BCO's season as "one of the most successful examples of thematic programming heard around here in some time.
He returned to the podium that summer, opening the Philharmonic's outdoor season with concerts in Central Park and the boroughs. A frequent guest conductor at the Aspen Music Festival, Mr. He is a winner of the Geraldine C. Ford Foundation Award. In such an extended 'magic moment' we experience a remarkable transcendence: we accept the sound, we absorb the sound, we become the sound, and in so doing we transcend everyday consciousness of time and space; we touch our conscious soul in a most remarkable way.
My driving interest has been an exploration of the conditions -- from the composer, from the performer, and from the listener -- that allow this most profoundly exquisite, life-affirming experience. About the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra Described by The Baltimore Sun as "a significant player in the local music scene for more than 20 years," the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra is in its 26th season of providing world-class performances of the small-orchestra repertoire. Known for its innovative programming, the BCO has recently presented concerts that included works for pipa, veena, and charango, as well as numerous world and U.
The orchestra performs five programs annually at Goucher College, with repeat performances across the county. Upcoming BCO releases on the Naxos label include world premiere recordings of concertos for violin and viola by Ignaz Pleyel, and works by Jonathan Leshnoff.
About Matthew Quayle Matthew Quayle has composed music in a wide range of styles and genres, from concert orchestral works to musical theater comedy. He composed the introduction to 'Round Midnight Variations , a collection of variations by prominent contemporary composers on the Thelonius Monk theme. Quayle frequently performs as a piano soloist and chamber musician.
Recent collaborations have included recitals with clarinetist Deborah Andrus, cellist Jameson Platte, and flutist Elizabeth Ransom. He was a keyboardist and songwriter for the pop-rock sextet If I Told Napoleon in In the words of the composer: "This piece was inspired in part by memories of my childhood years living on Gridley Paige Road, a rural road set amid farmland, woods and fields in central New York state.
This movement was then orchestrated for string orchestra in March Three recordings devoted exclusively to Leshnoff's music are scheduled for release on the Naxos "American Classics" label. Leshnoff's music has been lauded by The Kansas City Star as "a diaphanous orchestral fabric of beautiful transparency," by The Commercial Appeal Memphis as "a fluid, thoughtful work, superbly textured and unafraid to be intellectual," and by The Baltimore Sun as "remarkably assured, cohesively constructed and radiantly lyrical.
Dudley is a member of the trombone faculty at the University of Maryland, and is on the faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and School. He performs on Shires trombones and is an S. Shires artist. Labels: baltimore , orchestra , technology. The CD was produced by Mr. The disc features special brass arrangements by Don Sebesky , as well as guest appearances from Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar and Cesar Camargo Mariano on piano.
Louis October 11 and many others. Richard Rodgers was one of the most prolific and influential figures in 20 th century American music. The composer of nearly a thousand songs and forty Broadway musicals, he is best known for his creative partnerships with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. Pal Joey is coming soon. There's a lot of Rodgers in the air. And as always, Pizzarelli was committed to making it swing.
The horns sort of lead the way over the bass and the drums. That way, the piano and the guitar are more like soloists. The first call that I made was to Don Sebesky. I told him I wanted to use horns on six of the tracks. He just ate that up. Pizzarelli's version is full of brassy punch, thanks to Sebesky's tight horn arrangement. The ensemble section after the piano solo on my record is a harmonization of Chet's first chorus on the version from his record.
Benny loved this song. My father has just recently started playing it again in his show, so that's why it's on this record. It almost sounds as though Jobim could have written it. He and I revisited that guitar and piano arrangement with this song. Pizzarelli takes enough room here for some tasty solo work, as does pianist Larry Fuller. Since then, however, it has become a jazz standard. Pizzarelli's rendition is another nod to Chet Baker, whose album named after the song was an important influence on Pizzarelli in the early years of his career.
Kenny Berger's bass clarinet on this track adds an emotional weight that's subtle but powerful. I sort of treated it as a James Taylor song. We did all of our homework in a three-week period. We made a decision about the concept, we got the best people we could find and we recorded the album in two days. Everyone was on their game. It couldn't have gone better. Labels: CD , jazz. September 16 to September 30, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre begins a new season with 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. September 16, Vocal Series. September 17, Piano Virtuoso Series.
September 18, Jazz Series. September 23, Chamber Music Series. September 25, The complete piano sonatas of Prokofiev are presented throughout the season by some of the most exciting young pianists emerging from The Glenn Gould School. September 30, The COC Ensemble Studio and pianist Liz Upchurch present Songs of Russia , an exploration of the passion and poignancy of the Russian operatic and art song repertoire, featuring some of the rarely heard songs of Prokofiev.
Labels: chamber , jazz , piano , Toronto. Les participants doivent remplir le formulaire de participation, disponible sur le site Internet de Radio-Canada : www. Aucun achat requis. The Music of Queen. Tuesday, October 14, pm. Fresh off the heels of that triumph, Rajaton returns to the ESO stage for another salute - this time, the towering power pop of Queen on Tuesday, October 14 th.
Edmonton Audiences will be dancing in the aisles at the North American premiere of this Tribute performance. The album sold platinum in Finland , and has become a worldwide cult hit. Tickets for this performance are on-sale NOW. This is an ESO special presentation. For more information on Rajaton, please visit www. Media Sponsors: the Edmonton Journal. The six-piece a cappella group has performed around the world at concert halls, churches, and jazz festivals, singing everything from spiritual music to pop hits.
In fact, it's hard to imagine an audience that Rajaton could not reach with their music, or a type of music Rajaton could not make their own. After several extensive tours, Rajaton has gained recognition and earned rave reviews across Europe. In recent years, the group has also made headways into the North American and Asian markets, with concerts in Canada , the U. In their native Finland , Rajaton are a bona fide pop phenomenon. In , the group rose to no. It was the first album featuring other than a cappella songs, and also the first one consisting solely of cover material.
Altogether, Rajaton have one double platinum, two platinum and five gold records in Finland and their albums have sold over , copies worldwide. Local success has done little to diminish the group's ambition to bring their music to new audiences. Labels: Edmonton , orchestra , rock. That concert is free, no tickets required. Labels: ottawa. Centre de la nature de Laval : , avenue du Parc. Labels: laval , orchestre. Labels: contemporaine , domaine forget , quebec. This was the beginning of a musical journey which will continue through grades five and six with the same children. Hawthorne School was selected for this pilot project because it has one of the highest student body populations of new Canadian children with over 50 languages spoken.
The documentary follows NAC Orchestra French horn player and teaching musician Elizabeth Simpson, and dance choreographer and teaching artist Renata Soutter as they give students the opportunity to learn and experience first hand the joy of making music as part of a collective. The documentary includes interview segments with Hawthorne School Principal Francesse Kopczewski, a teacher and students at the school as well as the teaching musicians. Rogers TV produces thousands of hours of unique programming per year that reflects Ottawa 's cultural diversity, including Ottawa Living.
A distinctive entertainment digest, Ottawa Living is featured Sunday to Friday on cable ch ann el Labels: documentary. This major international tour represents an exciting bookend to an extraordinary year for the VSO, a year that featured GRAMMY and JUNO awards, record single ticket and subscription revenue, and record revenue from sponsorships and individual donors. This tour will mark the first time a Canadian symphony orchestra will perform at the prestigious Beijing Music Festival. Concert repertoire will include Shostakovich Symphony No.
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In addition to the main concert performances, the VSO will present numerous educational activities during the tour featuring members of the orchestra and Maestro Tovey. International orchestral tours are important for a variety of reasons. The Vancouver Symphony is grateful to the following funding agencies and corporate sponsors for their support of this tour:.
A musician of striking versatility, Bramwell Tovey is acknowledged around the world for his artistic depth and his warm, charismatic personality on the podium. His tenures as Music Director with the Vancouver Symphony, Luxembourg Philharmonic and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras have been characterized by his expertise in operatic, choral, British and contemporary repertoire. The season holds many highlights for Tovey. In his eighth season with Vancouver, Tovey collaborates with guest artists Ben Heppner and Evelyn Glennie and leads the orchestra through an in-depth six-concert Beethoven festival, featuring performances by Lang Lang and Anne-Sophie Mutter.
The post, last held by Leonard Slatkin, includes general programming and conducting of Los Angeles Philharmonic concerts in its famed summer venue. Prior to his music directorship in Vancouver, Tovey spent twelve years as music director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, where he founded its highly regarded New Music Festival. A recent review in The St.
An immense undertaking, the piece will premiere in Calgary in January of Tovey has also built a strong reputation as an accomplished jazz pianist with two recordings to his name. In , he received the M. Joan Chalmers National Award for Artistic Direction, a prestigious Canadian prize awarded to premier artists for outstanding contributions in professional performing arts organizations.
Hilary Hahn, violin. At the age of 28, Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn is one of the most compelling artists on the international concert circuit. Renowned for her intellectual and emotional maturity, she was named "America's Best" young classical musician by Time Magazine in , and appears on a regular basis with the world's great orchestras in Europe, Asia, and North America. Hilary Hahn records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon. Her most recent album, released in October , is an unusual pairing of Paganini's Concerto No. Deutsche Grammophon released her recording of four Mozart sonatas played with her longtime recital partner Natalie Zhu.
Prior to signing with Deutsche Grammophon, Ms. Hahn made five recordings for Sony Classical. Her first album, featuring Solo Sonatas and Partitas of J. Bach , won Diapason 's "d'Or of the Year" and spent weeks as a bestseller on the Billboard classical charts. It also became Ms. Hahn's fourth consecutive classical bestseller. In the autumn of , Sony released her fifth album, concertos of Felix Mendelssohn and Dmitri Shostakovich.
She has also recently collaborated on several albums with non-classical musicians, appearing on Worlds Apart by Austin alt-rockers She can be heard as featured soloist on the Oscar-nominated soundtrack to M. Night Shyamalan's film The Village. Admitted to Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music in at the age of ten, Hilary Hahn made her major orchestra debut a year and a half later with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In March , at age 15, Ms. Hahn made her German debut playing the Beethoven concerto with Lorin Maazel and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in a concert broadcast on radio and television throughout Europe.
Two months later she received the Avery Fisher Career Grant. In Ms. Hahn signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, and made her Carnegie Hall debut in New York as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Alongside her solo work, Ms. Hahn has long been interested in chamber music. Nearly every summer since she has appeared at the Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival, performing both as chamber musician and as soloist with the festival orchestra.
Between and , she spent four summers studying and performing chamber music at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. From to she was an artist-member of the chamber music mentoring program of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with whom she subsequently appeared as a frequent guest artist. Hilary Hahn was born in Lexington, Virginia. At the age of three she moved to Baltimore, where she began playing the violin one month before her fourth birthday in a local children's program.
From age five to ten, she studied in Baltimore with Klara Berkovich, a native of Odessa who taught for 25 years at the Leningrad School for the Musically Gifted. Though she completed the Curtis Institute's university requirements at age 16, Ms. Hahn deferred graduation and remained at the school for several more years, taking additional elective courses in languages and literature, coaching regularly with Jaime Laredo, and studying chamber music with Felix Galimir and Gary Graffman.
In May of , at the age of 19, Ms. Hahn graduated from Curtis with a bachelor of music degree. Labels: tour , victoria , VSO. Jeudi 26 juin, 20 h 30 Stacey Kent. Jay Livingston, compositeur et gagnant de 3 Oscars. Jeudi 24 juillet, 20 h 30 Le retour de Michael Kaeshammer.
Labels: domaine forget , jazz , quebec. A major festival of Canadian and Dutch Arts. Saturday, June 21, pm. Gallery , Sorauren Avenue, south of Dundas. Catering for the event will be provided by Grano. The event will be held at Gallery ; the gallery, owned by Edward Epstein, specializes in exhibitions of photography and is a frequent venue for concerts of contemporary music and arts-related special events.
SHIFT will create opportunities for exploration, exchange and new artistic and cultural understanding between Canada and The Netherlands. SHIFT will present music, film, literature and visual arts as distinct forms while also encouraging their combination: Canadian and Dutch artists will work together to create new and exciting interdisciplinary projects.
Highlights include the premiere of new works by no less than eleven Canadian and Dutch composers; a project of film and live music; exhibitions of Canadian and Dutch photography, metalwork and more ; readings by established and emerging Canadian and Dutch authors; and in Toronto, a three-day architectural charrette during which the most innovative Dutch and Canadian architects will grapple with a set issue, followed by a public forum for discussion of the results.
Winnipeger Guy Maddin is an internationally acclaimed screenwriter and director whose most distinctive quality is his fondness for recreating the look and style of silent or early sound era films. Continuum Contemporary Music , led by Artistic Director Jennifer Waring, was formed in and has been responsible for commissioning and premiering more than new works from emerging Canadian composers.
One of the finest new music ensembles in the country, Continuum was awarded the Jean A. Chalmers Award for its focus on new works for voice, has toured Canada and Europe , and in released its second compact disc, Sea Change. Do not cry comrade. Do not shed tears On your pale face Grave of pain Tomorrow my comrade We will see far away Towards the horizon, towards The rising sun Your suffering In my guts I feel it And my heart breaks Resist comrade Partner of combat The mountain awaits us With all the revolutionaries All the innocent people And those who want To face the challenge Do not cry comrade Woman Whose vulnerable voice Makes the heart beats Of all combatants Your transparent tears Leave them for the new day Because we will cry of joy Where our dear land Returns to us.
Resist, continue the struggle Struggle forever For the power of the farmer and The power of the worker For the love of our country. Forcible Disappearances in Morocco. Abdesselam Adib. History of forcible disappearances in Morocco. The causes behind the state's retreat, acknowledgment of human rights violations and reparations programs. Continuation along with the discourse of retreat.
Forced disappearance in Morocco. Adib Abdesselam 07 — 11 - Brief overview of what is known in Morocco as the "years of lead. IV — Cases of unresolved flagrant forced disappearance. Omar Ouassouli - disappeared since Saida Lamnabhi - disappeared since