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from National
on July 2, 2015

"Not much is known about Shimen Nepom, a Ukrainian-born Jew who wrote poetry and worked as a Toronto streetcar conductor until his death in 1939 at age 49.

He was a member of the a far-left Yiddishist group known as the Proletarian Poets, and, having produced several volumes of poetry, he was relatively...

from National
on July 2, 2015

"If you're a self-respecting Canadian classical music fan, chances are you've got a few Gryphon Trio albums in your collection and had the good fortune of attending one of their concerts.

They've performed in the Igloo Church in Inuvik, outside a five-star hotel in the Virgin Islands, at the ruins of an...

from National
on July 2, 2015

"Apocalypsis is mammoth, epic and on a scale so grand that it requires 20 conductors to keep the nearly 1,000-member cast on track. This work is so artistically ambitious that it could only be dreamed up by Canada’s boldest and most imaginative musical mind: R. Murray Schafer.

So what does one need...

from National
on June 30, 2015

Daryl Jamieson's monoopera Matsumushi was reviewed by Daphna Levit in the Spring issue of Opera Canada magazine.

Levit was very positive, saying ‘the soundscape is otherworldly and beguiling, very expressive .... Traditionally, Noh drama is powered by emotion so deep it can only be implied, aspiring to...

from Ontario
on June 28, 2015

Check out our most recent issue of Notations! We feature an article by CMC Associate Composer John Beckwith regarding his piece Wendake/Huronia, written to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Samuel Champlain's voyage to Lake Huron; however, Beckwith also seeks to reflect the impact of colonialism on First Nations...

from National
on June 25, 2015

"Icarus, of Greek myth, used the wax wings his father made him but flew too close to the sun, which melted the wings, causing Icarus to plunge back to earth and drown.

from National
on June 23, 2015

"The long-running institution Vancouver New Music has just announced the programming for its 42nd year of operations, and fans of unique sounds will find plenty to love in their deep schedule.

Among the events is the 2015 edition of the Vancouver New Music Festival. This year's edition is called Nomadic...

from National
on June 23, 2015

2015 Edition
November 17 to 21, 2015
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from National
on June 22, 2015

In 1980, Canada’s most epic musical theatre piece ran for two performances. Next week, the thousand-person production about the end of the world returns for Luminato. For our Saturday feature, The Post’s Mike Doherty investigates its resurrection.

THE VISION

from National
on June 19, 2015

"Lemi Ponifasio’s words come carefully, deliberately.

“It’s like sound without civilization attached to it.”