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from National
on August 29, 2014

Vancouver Opera goes in a bold direction with teen-themed Stickboy

"In the opera world, there is concern bordering on despair about the demographic changes in audiences. Organizations see their core support greying and eroding, and wrestle a simple question: What do new audiences want?

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from National
on August 29, 2014

"REYKJAVIK—“You are the real ambassadors,” declared Stewart Wheeler, Canada’s ambassador to Iceland, at a Sunday reception following the final concert of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s five-nation European tour.

It was a gracious compliment from a Canadian diplomat toward an orchestra that had last...

from Prairie
on August 28, 2014

Hi all,

I hope everyone has had a fabulous summer! Here in Calgary the weather has been beautiful and, while I am sad that the weather will soon cool off, I am excited about all the wonderful upcoming events this fall.

from National
on August 27, 2014

The RED NOTE New Music Festival is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual Composition Competition. The competition is open to all composers, regardless of age or nationality. This year, there are two categories: Category A (Works for Chamber Ensemble), and Category B (Works for Chamber Orchestra).

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from British Columbia
on August 27, 2014

SOCAN INFO SESSION – CMC - Sept. 19, 2014

Presenters:
Terry O’Brien – Education and Outreach Manager
Sara Pavilionis – Account Executive, Film & Television

An introductory presentation about SOCAN covering a range of subjects related to the use of music compositions...

from National
on August 22, 2014

Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival

"Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy was just starting to relax by Sunday afternoon at the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival, Aug. 14 to 17.

One of her pieces, Dynamic Sequences, with its jazzy element, had yet to be performed by Baya...

from National
on August 22, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE
August 21, 2014

Barbara Pritchard Presents The Art of Touching the Keyboard (“Look, Ma, No Hands!”) at Dalhousie University’s MacAloney Room

from National
on August 20, 2014

"GUELPH — Choir conductor Marta McCarthy is up to her vocal cords in gruelling 16-hour workdays, half of that time spent in rehearsals with 40 young vocal performers. She says it's a gig she relishes and will cherish while she has it.

from British Columbia
on August 19, 2014

Orchestra & Large Chamber Ensemble

Vania Angelova / Ancient Legends – The Mystery and the Pagan Dances Suite (chamber orchestra)
Alan Belkin / Night Passages (small orchestra)
Alan Belkin / Symphonic Movement No. 3
Alan Belkin / Symphony No. 3
Denys Bouliane /...

from National
on August 18, 2014

"NEW HAMBURG — Composer Alfred Kunz's music room is dominated by a century old baby grand piano that has, over 50 years of ownership, become an indelible part of his life — but the Gerhard Heintzman has to go.

"I want to see it used, I want to see a plaque on it 'donated by that great Canadian composer,'"...