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August 19   -  

The Lion King reigns in Montreal

.and banks a record breaking billion bucks on Broadway  By Naomi Gold The touring production of that upROARiously entertaining musical, The Lion King takes up residence in Montreal's Salle Wilfrid Pelletier this ...

August 17   -  

This Week in Montreal: August 18 to 24

The McGill International String Quartet Academy (MISQA) Seeking to promote the grand string quartet tradition, the MISQA presents eight concerts and ten masterclasses from August 10- to 23. Performances include the Keller String Quartet at the ...

August 10   -  

This Week in Montreal: August 11 to 17

The OSM’s Classical Spree – An Expanded Program The third edition of the OSM’s Classical Spree (Virée classique) takes flight on August 14 with Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, a huge free concert that brings ...

August 4   -  

Sondra Radvanovsky Offers Spectacular Toronto Summer Music Recital

Sondra Radvanovsky Offers Spectacular Toronto Summer Music Recital (Review) - Joseph So Koerner Hall / Thursday July 31st 2014 7:30 pmSondra Radvanovsky, sopranoAnthony Manoli, piano Beethoven / Ah! Perfido  Verdi / In solitaria ...

August 3   -  

This Week in Montreal: August 4 to 10

National Youth Orchestra at Notre-Dame Basilica The Frontenac Cultural Centre and its series Les Lundis d’Edgar celebrate 25 years with a performance of the touring National Youth Orchestra under Emmanuel Villaume in a program of Mahler, ...

July 27   -  

This Week in Montreal: July 28 to August 3

Concerts Populaires Celebrates 50 Years In June 1964, at the initiative of mayor Jean Drapeau, the first event of the Concerts Populaires took place: a homage to Vienna with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal under the baton of Alexander ...

July 26   -  

In Memoriam: Carlo Bergonzi (July 13 1924 - July 25 2014)

Carlo Bergonzi (1924 - 2014) by Joseph So I just heard the very sad news that Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi has passed away on the evening of July 25th. A true giant in the world of opera, Bergonzi had a warm and beautiful lyric tenor, always used with ...

July 20   -  

This Week in Montreal: July 21 to 27

Just for Laughs (July 12-26) Big names at this year’s galas include Andy Samburg, Aziz Ansari, Russel Peters, Jim Gaffigan, and Seth Rogan. If you can’t make it to a gala show, you can still see Nick Offerman at Club Soda or your ...

July 15   -  

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Lands Recording Contract

Editorial Note:  Given the general decline of the recording industry, fewer and fewer musical ensembles' works are being documented for posterity. Many have taken to creating their own "in-house" label and marketing their products independently, ...

July 14   -  

Toronto Summer Music Festival 2014 - a Preview

Toronto Summer Music Festival 2014 – A Preview By Joseph So “Summertime, and the music is lovely” With apologies to Ira Gershwin for my corny appropriation (and alteration) of his lyrics from the divine Porgy and ...
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