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from National
on March 23, 2017

"The National Arts Centre Orchestra is hoping to entertain and educate during its cross-country tour commemorating Canada's 150th birthday.

The first leg of the tour starts in Atlantic Canada, running from April 26 to May 7, before heading back onto the road this fall with stops in Central and Western Canada...

from National
on March 20, 2017

"The experiment is always about whether something will hold,” says Toronto-based US composer Linda Catlin Smith, whose music tests how sounds can be longer or shorter, thicker or thinner, higher or lower, more distant or more intimate. The results are beautiful: poised and thoughtful, never forced. Often the music...

from National
on March 17, 2017

Worlds Apart
Christina Petrowska Quilico
Centrediscs, 2017. CMCCD 23717, 2 CD. 88 min 13 s.

from Prairie
on March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017, CALGARY, AB – Emerging Composers with a connection to Canada’s Prairie Region are invited to submit their orchestral works to the 15th edition of the CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition for Orchestra with a cash prize of $1,500 and performance by the Winnipeg Symphony...

from National
on March 14, 2017

"Now Hear This, the music festival presented by New Music Edmonton, has firmly established itself in Edmonton’s classical music scene as a place to experience the cutting edge in contemporary classical music.

It has in the past been crammed into a hectic weekend, with four or more events a day. But this year...

from British Columbia
on March 13, 2017

Vocal ensemble performs special concert at Heritage Hall

"When Musica Intima’s artistic manager Joanna Dundas joined the ensemble as a soprano in 1999, she couldn’t have predicted she would remain with the organization for the next 18 years.

from National
on March 11, 2017

"Montreal-based composer Nicole Lizée fuses the old with the new, the antiquated with the innovative, the defective with the pristine. Her work pushes technological objects to the point of rupture, and displaces these sounds into different and daring contexts. Lizée’s work is characterized by the striking sonic...

from British Columbia
on March 10, 2017


The Canadian Music Centre in BC is pleased to announce a new education program, the Jean Coulthard String Quartet Readings, in collaboration with the Borealis String Quartet and Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Faculty of Arts, and Composer-in-Residence Farshid Samandari.

from National
on March 9, 2017

Ahead of Plumes' show at the Music Gallery, local composer Monica Pearce discusses translating Grimes's Visions for an acoustic ensemble, and gender equity in Toronto’s classical scene

"Grimes’s 2012 album Visions is getting the classical treatment from Montreal-based ensemble Plumes.

from National
on March 8, 2017

Established in 2014 by the Azrieli Foundation, the two Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP) offer opportunities for the creation, performance and celebration of high quality new Jewish Music.