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from National
on January 30, 2017

This year's theme is Canada's 150th, artistic director says

"A car used as a percussion instrument, a chamber performance in a long-empty basement and a 12-hour concert/slumber-party in a downtown sportsplex.

Those are just a few of the festivities on the agenda for Winnipeg's New...

from National
on January 30, 2017

New piece's première will help open the Winnipeg New Music Festival

"Greek-Canadian composer Christos Hatzis has delved into the Pandora’s box of global warming to find inspiration for one of the centrepieces of this year’s Winnipeg New Music Festival.

from National
on January 27, 2017

" PETERBOROUGH — The week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 will be declared Symphony Week in Peterborough.

To celebrate the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) 50th anniversary, Mayor Daryl Bennett will sign a proclamation on Monday afternoon (Jan. 30) at City Hall marking Symphony Week in Peterborough.

The...

from National
on January 27, 2017

"Canadian composers are angry: As Canada launches its sesquicentennial celebrations, they feel they have been slighted by the federal government. The hurt lies in what should have been a pleasant little competition to compose a piece of celebratory music to be played on Ottawa’s Peace Tower carillon – and, right in...

from National
on January 25, 2017

"The Toronto Symphony Orchestra announced its 2017-18 season Wednesday, the 14th and last under the leadership of music director Peter Oundjian. Only Sir Ernest Macmillan has held the post longer in the TSO’s 95-year history. And Oundjian, along with an artistic team led by Loie Fallis, has put together a clever...

from British Columbia
on January 25, 2017

"In Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on the evening of January 21st the Vancouver Island Symphony (VIS) opened the second half of this concert season with “Classical Spirit,” a performance based on music with an admittedly liberal definition of “Classical.” According to my own musical education, the era for Baroque music was...

from National
on January 25, 2017

The Symphony's new Maria Anna Mozart Award is the first of its kind in Canada to help promote and support the work of women composers.

Symphony Nova Scotia is proud to announce the new...

from National
on January 24, 2017

"The Winnipeg New Music Festival is far from new, but the event is turning 26 in eclectic style this year.

To celebrate opening night, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO), Culture Card and the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art are partnering again by offering music, art, fashion and food all in one...

from National
on January 20, 2017

The government-sponsored celebration of homegrown music offers a surprisingly rare chance to recognize classical composers

"The enthusiasm spills from Adrian Fung, even through the tinny speaker of my cellphone.

Fung is an award-winning musician, the founding cellist of Toronto’s...

from National
on January 19, 2017

"As the end of January draws nigh, so does the latest instalment of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival — a jamboree of new music running Jan. 24 through 29. An audacious proposition under any circumstances, this year’s extravaganza adds several new elements into the traditionally untraditional...