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from National
on April 23, 2019

“When Louise Bessette takes her place among the recipients of the 2019 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, it will be to accept her Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award for excellence in classical music. And perhaps unofficially, Bessette will also be lauded for her skills in diplomatic relations between...

from National
on April 15, 2019

"Roger D. Moore’s life was like an opera with two distinct, equally impressive acts.

First, Mr. Moore, who died on March 21 in Toronto at the age of 79, was a pioneer in Canadian computing. As the “technical brains” of the Toronto-based company I.P. Sharp Associates, where he served as vice-president from...

from National
on April 8, 2019

"t’s hard to describe an opera without any hard answers to the most basic of questions: Where are we? When are we? Who are these people onstage? And what on earth are they doing? Claude Vivier, the Canadian composer who is as imaginative as he is exasperating, named his opera Kopernikus, after the famed astronomer...

from National
on April 5, 2019

Book looks at the story of Canada’s 19th-century rock star.

"Many of us know that Calixa Lavallée composed the music for O Canada; few of us know he was a brilliant musician, a performer as well as a composer, whose life foreshadowed modern North American pop culture.

Broadcaster and...

from Prairie
on April 5, 2019

"On April 5, New Works Calgary will mark their 35th anniversary with Alberta Double Bill. In addition to closing out their 2018-19 season, Alberta Double Bill will honour New Works co-founder Quenten Doolittle, who passed in March 2018 at the age of 92

from British Columbia
on April 3, 2019

“The University of British Columbia welcomes Dr. T. Patrick Carrabré as the new Director of the School of Music. An internationally renowned composer, teacher, and media personality, Dr. Carrabré will assume the role starting July 1st, 2019.

from National
on April 1, 2019

"A film titled Affairs of the Heart: The Music and Life of Marjan Mozetich, produced and directed by Jamie Day Fleck, and in which I make an appearance, was given its premiere showing March 1 at the most recent edition of the Kingston Canadian Film Festival. The title of the film borrows from what is...

from National
on April 1, 2019

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Roger D. Moore, who has been a great supporter of contemporary music in Canada for many years. A computer scientist and philanthropist, he was a well-known presence at Toronto musical events, often excited to share his knowledge of composers and artists. Roger generously...

from National
on March 22, 2019

"For proof that Vancouver is no longer the wild and crazy place it once was, consider the course of the Sonic Boom festival. In its early, unjuried days, the annual celebration of local composers sometimes strayed into performance-art territory, with pieces that used tarot cards to determine what would be played,...

from National
on March 15, 2019

"It may be hard to imagine now, but Vincent Ho says he was initially reluctant to take the life-altering trip that would ultimately inspire his Juno-nominated composition, Arctic Symphony.