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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 ...

July 13   -  

This Week in Montreal: July 14 to 20

Festival de Musique de Lachine From July 5 to 19, the Festival presents an opening concert featuring violinist Alexandre Da Costa and the Acacia Ensemble. They will peform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and arrangements from operas. Two solo pianists ...

July 11   -  

Russian Songs / Yuri Gorodetski, tenor (CD Review)

Russian SongsYuri Gorodetski, tenorTatiana Loisha, pianoATMA Classique ACD2 2690 ****       I first heard Belarusian tenor Yuri Gorodetski at the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Belgium) in 2008 where he won Fifth ...

July 11   -  

As Long As There Are Songs / Stephanie Blythe (CD Review)

As Long As There Are SongsStephanie BlytheCraig Terry, pianoINNOVA 875  (55min 32sec)  www.meyersound.com**** There have been plenty of opera divas over the years trying their hand at pop. Just because these ladies are wonderful in opera ...

July 10   -  

Le Nouvel ensemble vocal - enfin un chœur a capella juste!

Par Marc-Olivier Laramée En juin, un nouvel ensemble vocal fit son apparition sur la scène montréalaise de la musique classique. Le chant choral occupe une place de plus en plus importante au Québec, mais peu de chœurs ...

July 8   -  

Le Festival de Lanaudière du 8 juillet au 10 août

par Justin Bernard Pour cette 37e édition, le pianiste Alain Lefèvre, ambassadeur artistique du festival, fera le concert d’ouverture. Au programme, une œuvre de Bach transcrite par Liszt, une sonate de Haydn et une autre ...
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