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from Prairie
on May 8, 2012

"On Tuesday evening in New York City, Edmonton is taking Carnegie Hall by storm.

The “Spring for Music” series, a yearly Carnegie event, is an opportunity for symphony orchestras around North America to come and present their work in New York City- an opportunity that would not necessarily be possible for...

from National
on May 7, 2012

"Electroacoustic composer Jean Piché has taught in his field at the University of Montreal since 1988. Prior to that, in 1982, he released a four-track album called Heliograms. The synth-heavy head-nodder has wallowed in relative obscurity since, but it will see a proper reissue later this month.

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from Prairie
on May 7, 2012

"The Edmonton Symphony hasn’t been out of Alberta since 1994. This week it’s going to Carnegie Hall.

The ESO is the only Canadian orchestra invited to play in the second Spring for Music Festival in New York May 7 to 12. The ESO plays on Tuesday night. On Friday at Edmonton’s Winspear Centre, the ESO...

from National
on May 4, 2012

The Jules Léger Prize is a $7,500 national award designed to encourage Canadian composers to write for chamber music groups and to foster the performance of Canadian chamber music by these groups.

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ABOUT THE CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

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from Atlantic
on May 1, 2012

"...The technically and musically challenging program included Canadian composer Gary Kulesha’s Celebration Overture, Serge Koussevitsky’s Double Bass Concerto, with soloist Jonathan Keijser, Christopher Palmer’s brilliant Juvenescence, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, the “Little Russian.”

The Kulesha...

from Ontario
on April 30, 2012

"Yorke-Slader says the Canadian jazz bandleader and composer Phil Nimmons showed him by example how to lead a big band. In the late 1970s, Yorke-Slader studied classical piano at the University of Western Ontario, but also played saxophone and piano in Western’s jazz band, which Nimmons directed..."

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from Prairie
on April 27, 2012

"An acclaimed Canadian chamber ensemble will give two concerts at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in conjunction with an exhibition of massive landscape paintings inspired by music.

Toronto’s Gryphon Trio, with guest clarinetist James Campbell, will perform on May 10 and 11. The musical program is inspired by...

from Ontario
on April 26, 2012

"...Yorke-Slader says the Canadian jazz bandleader and composer Phil Nimmons, shown at left, showed him by example how to lead a big band. In the late 1970s, Yorke-Slader studied classical piano at the University of Western Ontario, but also played saxophone and piano in Western’s jazz band, which Nimmons directed...

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...