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The Saskatoon Symphony has announced the results of recent auditions, both filling vacancies created by sabbatical leave. Bryan Allen will be the SSO’s Principal Percussion for 2014-15, replacing Mathieu Pouliot; and Jamie LeBlanc will serve as Third Trumpet, replacing Dean McNeill for the season. The Board of Directors of the International des musiques sacrées de […]

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Awards and Competitions

Awards and Competitions

The Sultans of String took home the World Group of the Year award at the 14th Annual SiriusXM Indie Awards, for their recent recording entitled Symphony! Speaking about the award, violinist and bandleader Chris McKhool said, “Receiving this Award is such a wonderful honour. We love telling stories through our music, and there is no […]

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Fall/Winter Programs at the Banff Centre

Fall/Winter Programs at the Banff Centre

The Banff Centre is now accepting applications to 7 different programs in its fall-winter term, offering a period of focused time for emerging and established artists in a range of artistic disciplines and genres to concentrate on their artistic development. In addition to the long-standing Banff Musicians in Residence, the Centre is offering four thematic […]

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Saskatchewan’s Gift to Prince Edward Island

Saskatchewan’s Gift to Prince Edward Island

In late August, the Regina Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players will travel to Prince Edward Island for a special performance marking the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. The performance is part of a year-long celebration of the role that this pivotal meeting played in the establishment of Canada as a nation, and a total of […]

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New Seasons

New Seasons

The McGill Chamber Orchestra has announced its 2014-15 season, an 8-concert program led by music director Boris Brott. Highlights include a program devoted to J.S. Bach’s concerti for multiple harpsichords (with Luc Beauséjour, Hank Knox, Mark Edwards and Rona Nadler); staged performances of Poulenc’s La voix humaine and Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti with the Atelier […]

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Job Board

Job Board

ADMINISTRATIVE / ADMINISTRATIFS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Community Manager Application deadline/Date limite : June 13 juin 2014 Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Director of Marketing & Communications Application deadline/Date limite : June 20 juin 2014 Esprit Orchestra Director of Development & Operations Application deadline/Date limite : June 20 juin 2014  

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A Fete for Feldbrill 

A Fete for Feldbrill 

On April 4th, the Canadian Music Centre hosted a celebration for the legendary Canadian conductor, Victor Feldbrill, on the occasion of his 90th birthday. It was fitting that the party should be held in a place that holds so much of the music Maestro Feldbrill either commissioned or championed in his various Music Director positions, […]

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More Fun with Fundraising

More Fun with Fundraising

This week, our two fun fundraising ideas are both inspired by Beethoven, and they’re both well-tested events with strong track records for their presenting orchestras. Symphony Nova Scotia has reported that its 23rd annual Beer and Beethoven event on May 9 was sold to the rafters and raised an impressive $50,000 for the community and […]

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Ukrainian Celebration with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Ukrainian Celebration with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

On June 14, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (led by music director Bill Eddins) will give its first-ever performance at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, a unique venue that “preserves the stories of hardships and triumphs of Canada’s oldest and one-time largest settlement of Ukrainian pioneers.” The program will include selections from Lysenko’s Taras Bulba, Zuckert’s […]

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Major Voyages to Europe for Tafelmusik This Spring

Major Voyages to Europe for Tafelmusik This Spring

Tafelmusik is returning to Europe twice this spring for high-profile engagements in France and Germany. The orchestra has been invited by long-time collaborators Opera Atelier to join them in performances of Lully’s Persée on May 23, 24 and 25 at the Royal Palace of Versailles – and from June 13 to 21, Tafelmusik makes its […]

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