As this issue of Orchestra News is being prepared for translation, members of Team Orchestras Canada are preparing to depart for Classical : Next in Rotterdam. As participant Thérèse Boutin shared with you a couple of months ago, Classical : Next is a major European classical music conference, and Canadian orchestras will be represented by Maestro Tania Miller, orchestra management representatives Vicki Young (Manitoba Chamber Orchestra), Shannon Whidden (Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra), Andrew Mellanby (Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony), Jean R. Dupré (Orchestre Métropolitain), Thérèse Boutin (Orchestre symphonique de Québec) and composer Kevin Lau (Toronto Symphony Orchestra), as well as OC Executive Director Katherine Carleton. Our participation is underwritten through the generosity of the Canada Council for the Arts. You can visit our travel diary here.
Also of note: we’ll be offering visitors to the OC booth at the Classical : Next trade show our brand new download card, featuring full movements or short complete works from commercially-available (and, in many cases, award-winning) recordings by 19 different Canadian orchestras. We are proud to carry your work to the world!