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Canadian Music Centre presents classical showcase at the JUNO Awards

Canadian Music Centre presents classical showcase at the JUNO Awards

March 6, 2014
Prairie

Classical Music Showcase at the 2014 JUNO Awards in Winnipeg, March 29

The Sixth Annual Classical Music Showcase at the 2014 JUNO Awards (part of JUNOfest) will take place Saturday, March 29, 1:00 p.m. at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, third floor, Centennial Hall. Admission is pay what you can. 25 JUNOfest wristband holders will be permitted access to this show on a first come first served basis.
Performers at the 2014 Classical Music Showcase at the JUNO Awards include:

• Land's End Ensemble ( www.landsendensemble.ca) with James Campbell, clarinet, performing Allan Gordon Bell’s, Field Notes. Field Notes is nominated for Classical Composition of the Year.
• Antiphony Ensemble (www.antiphony.ca), performing a choral work by Stephen Chatman. Chatman’s Magnificat is nominated for Classical Composition of the Year.
• Stewart Goodyear, piano (www.stewartgoodyear.com), performing Beethoven’s, Appassionata sonata (second and third movements). Stewart Goodyear is nominated for Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble.
• Isabel Bayrakdarian, voice (www.bayrakdarian.com) & Serouj Kradjian, piano. Isabel Bayrakdarian, with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra is nominated for Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance.
• James O'Callaghan (www.jamesocallaghan.com) will present his electro-acoustic work Objects-Interiors. James O'Callaghan’s, Isomorphia for Orchestra and Electronics is nominated for Classical Composition of the Year.
The event is presented by the Canadian Music Centre, Prairie Region and is sponsored by FACTOR.

The event began at the 2008 JUNO Awards in Calgary for several reasons:

• To encourage the nominees in the categories of the Classical genres (three Recording categories and one Composition category) to travel to the JUNO Awards annually so as to have the eventual winners on hand to accept their awards in person.
• To raise the profile of the classical music categories within the JUNO Awards.
• To expose the music of the classical nominees (in all four categories) to the local community where the JUNOS are being held in a particular year, as well as to music industry delegates attending the JUNOS.
• To build awareness and fellowship among the classical music nominees, and between classical music nominees and nominees in other genres.
• To work with local partners in order to maximize local audience participation at the event.

In addition to Calgary, the event has previously taken place in Vancouver, St. John's, Toronto, and Ottawa.

For further information, please contact: John Reid, Prairie Regional Director, Canadian Music Centre (403) 220-7403, prairie@musiccentre.ca, www.musiccentre.ca. For more information on the 2014 JUNO Awards go to www.junoawards.ca.

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