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from Prairie
on April 26, 2012

"With its charming look at a Quebec boy's fervour for the Montreal Canadiens and scorn for the Toronto Maple Leafs, "The Hockey Sweater" children's book is often seen as a parable about French and English relations in Canada.

Surprisingly, author Roch Carrier says he didn't intend for that to be the case...

from
on April 25, 2012

In order to celebrate and popularise the 100th birthday of Witold Lutosławski, the Witold Lutosławski Society and the Polish Composers’ Union announce a composition competition.
The competition is international in character and has no territorial restrictions or age limit for competitors. The task of the...

from Ontario
on April 25, 2012

"Toronto Dance Theatre is pleased to announce the world premiere performances of Rivers, a major new work by Artistic Director Christopher House set to the celebrated piano music of the same name by the late Ann Southam.

Rivers will be presented at the Fleck Dance Theatre from April 25-28, 2012 (8pm) and...

from Ontario
on April 25, 2012

"Christopher House is back from an exciting river trip and ready to share his discoveries.

For the past several months, Toronto Dance Theatre’s longtime artistic director has explored the shifting waters of the Rivers piano suite by late Canadian modernist composer Ann Southam. His choreographic findings...

from Ontario
on April 24, 2012

"Ann Southam made music the way she lived life: quietly, minimally and without apology. The Canadian composer, who died in 2010, became internationally known for her delicate piano and electronic works in the 1960s, when composing was still an all-boys’ club. A collaborator from Toronto Dance Theatre’s earliest...

from Ontario
on April 24, 2012

"On a recent visit to The Chalmers House, the Ontario branch of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC), I was surprised to find that what I imagined would a be stuffy archive is much more than a library of scores and CDs of Canadian compositions. That evening the winding Victorian heritage building was host to a twelve...

from Ontario
on April 24, 2012

"As a choreographer, Christopher House, artistic director of Toronto Dance Theatre, is always looking for ways to challenge himself and his dancers.

This time around, with a new work for TDT, he’s gone in what could be considered a retro direction. For the first time in many years, he’s forgoing original...

from Ontario
on April 24, 2012

"...So when Dundas composer Abigail Richardson was commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to write music to the story, she fully understood the gravity of the situation.

Carrier’s story tells of the Leafs-Canadiens rivalry through the eyes of a 10-year-old child growing up in postwar rural Quebec....

from Atlantic
on April 24, 2012

"...New Brunswick favourites Matt Andersen and David Myles each took home two awards, as did Nova Scotia’s Scott MacMillan and Keith Mullins..."

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from Ontario
on April 24, 2012

"Wanted: an opera lover with a keen interest in new music, deep pockets and a big Canadian heart.

Assignment: donate $1-million to help the Canadian Opera Company live up to its name by producing a new Canadian opera.