The Performing Arts Alliance Seeks Relief on Postage Rate Increase New works
 
The Performing Arts Alliance Seeks Relief on Postage Rate Increase

The Performing Arts Alliance Seeks Relief on Postage Rate Increase

In response to concerns raised by the sector, Orchestras Canada’s board chair Trudy Schroeder, along with the chairs of four other national arts service organizations signed a collective letter requesting relief on the postage rate increase for performing arts charities and nonprofits. “Performing arts organizations bring together artists and audience, thereby contributing to the quality […]

New works

New works

On Saturday, April 26, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra (NSO), led by conductor Laura Thomas, will give a world premiere of a piece for young audiences by composer and violinist Chris McKhool entitled FiddleFire! Arranged by Rebecca Pellett specifically for the NSO, this performance will also mark the Ontario premiere of the full family show of […]

Mark Tetreault Addresses the Federal Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Mark Tetreault Addresses the Federal Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

16 April 2014

Mark Tetreault, Director of Symphonic Services for the Canadian Federation of Musicians, Principal Tuba in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and ex officio member of the Orchestras Canada board of directors, was asked to address the federal Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, as part of their current review of the Canadian Music Industry. (You can read […]

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Maximize your Visibility

Maximize your Visibility

16 April 2014

Orchestras Canada provides the perfect vehicle to connect with Canada’s professional orchestras – a custom sponsorship package for the 2014 National Meeting! Chat with delegates over coffee Distribute materials in our swag bags On site and online visibility And much, much more For more information on a variety of promotion possibilities, please contact Leanne Miners.

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Call For Nominations : OC’s Board of Directors

Call For Nominations : OC’s Board of Directors

16 April 2014

OC’s nominating committee is seeking to fill vacancies on our Board of Directors starting in September 2014. Would you, or someone you know who believes in the vital role that orchestras play in the Canadian cultural milieu, like to play a key volunteer role with our national association? If so, consider submitting a nomination. Click […]

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People

People

16 April 2014

Imagine Canada, the national organization for charities and not-for-profits, has announced that Bruce MacDonald will be its next President and CEO, succeeding Marcel Lauziere. Mr. MacDonald, who has most recently served as the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, starts work at Imagine Canada on July 14. Congratulations to Chris Lorway, winner of […]

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Education Programs with Impact

Education Programs with Impact

16 April 2014

For the third year in a row, the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières is presenting its “Classe en résidence” program, an intensive partnership with three different primary schools in the orchestra’s region. Designed not only to polish musical skills, but also to help students focus on goals, cooperate with others, develop self-esteem, persevere in their school […]

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What are you reading?

What are you reading?

16 April 2014

Statistics Canada has just released its 2012 survey of performing arts organizations, and it presents a comprehensive overview of performing arts revenues, expenses, and audience numbers in that year. It’s not the cheeriest of reading, but vital nonetheless. You can link to it here.

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Job Board

Job Board

16 April 2014

AUDITIONS Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster and Violin of the Atlantic String Quartet Premier violon et violon de l’Atlantic String Quartet Application deadline/Date limite : May 31 mai 2014   ADMINISTRATIVE / ADMINISTRATIFS National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts Finance & Administration Manager, Music Department Gestionnaire des finances et de l’administration, département de la musique Application deadline/Date […]

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Celebrating Excellence:  Orchestras Canada’s Betty Webster Award

Celebrating Excellence: Orchestras Canada’s Betty Webster Award

09 April 2014

Starting in 2002, and annually since 2005, Orchestras Canada has presented the Betty Webster Award to an outstanding individual or organization exemplifying leadership, education, and volunteerism in the Canadian orchestral community. Presenting the “Betty” award is one of our favourite days of the year, and it was a particular thrill to be able to present […]

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Double World Premiere in Edmonton and Kitchener-Waterloo

Double World Premiere in Edmonton and Kitchener-Waterloo

09 April 2014

On May 2 and 3, 2014, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony will simultaneously perform a major new work by composer Robert Rival, Delights & Discords for chorus and wind ensemble. The orchestras will be led by their respective Music Directors, William Eddins in Edmonton and Edwin Outwater in Kitchener-Waterloo, and joined by the […]

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Learning and Networking

Learning and Networking

09 April 2014

Orchestras Canada National Meetings 2014 Orchestras Canada’s National Meetings are coming up June 12 to 14 in Toronto—and we want to see you there! This week, we’ve published • an overview of the schedule • conference pricing • application and deadline information for travel bursaries, thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts and our […]

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