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AUDITIONS Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Principal Timpani (National Audition) Application deadline/Date limite : May 10 mai 2014 Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Principal Percussion Third Trumpet Application deadline/Date limite : May 15 mai 2014  

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Juno Fever Hits Winnipeg

Juno Fever Hits Winnipeg

March 24 through 30, Winnipeg hosts the 2014 Juno Awards, and the city has embraced the opportunity with its usual flair. In addition to the award ceremonies themselves (and, in particular, the four classical categories), there are also a couple of performances to which we’ll draw your attention. March 28, 29 and 30 , the […]

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New Works

New Works

Tonight, March 26, Orchestra London gives the mainstage premiere of a work members of the orchestra originally premiered in the summer of 2012 at the Home County Music and Arts Festival. It’s a concerto for banjo and orchestra entitled This County is My Home, it was composed by London native Andrew Downing, and the featured […]

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Orchestras Canada Webinar:  Preparing for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

Orchestras Canada Webinar: Preparing for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

On Wednesday, April 23, Orchestras Canada is hosting an English language webinar on Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation, with lawyer Ryan Prendergast of Carter’s Professional Corporation. This fast-paced and informative hour-long webinar will highlight what you need to know about the new legislation before it comes into effect July 1, 2014. The following topics will be […]

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People

People

The Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra has announced the appointment of Helen Wright as their new Managing Director, beginning May 1. She succeeds Yvonne DeRoller in the post. The Kindred Spirits Orchestra has announced that pianist Anton Kuerti has withdrawn from its April 18 perfomance, due to health issues. Andre Laplante will perform in Mr. Kuerti’s […]

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Advocacy Alert

Advocacy Alert

Our partners at Imagine Canada have provided us with the following update on discussions with Canada Post regarding revised postal rates: Last week, Canada Post announced a suite of temporary and permanent relief measures in response to widespread concern over recently announced postage rate hikes, which are to take effect on March 31, 2014. These […]

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AUDITIONS Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra Cello Section / Violoncelle section Section Bassoon (one-year leave replacement) / Basson section (remplacement d’un an) Application deadline/Date limite : April 18 avril 2014 Toronto Symphony Orchestra Associate Principal/Utility Bassoon – audition date changed to June 9, 2014 Application deadline/Date limite : April 4 avril 2014  

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Report from Prince George:  “Winter Dreams” a Dream Concert

Report from Prince George: “Winter Dreams” a Dream Concert

Orchestra News, as careful readers know, is primarily inspired by media releases about upcoming orchestral events from across Canada. We study what comes in, we consider what might be most interesting to our readership, we edit ruthlessly, and we publish. We rarely get to learn what has gone on behind the scenes; nor do we […]

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra Teams Up With the Toronto Public Library

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Teams Up With the Toronto Public Library

From March 17 to April 7, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is helping the Toronto Public Library celebrate the its Keep Toronto Reading Festival. This year, the spotlight is on the library’s One Book community reading recommendation, The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. The themes of this bestselling novel – human resilience, artistic expression in […]

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I Musici de Montreal Demonstrates Leadership

I Musici de Montreal Demonstrates Leadership

I Musici de Montreal and its music director, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, have partnered with the Maison des Leaders and its founder, Rémi Tremblay to present a day-long professional development workship on leadership, at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montreal. The event takes place Tuesday, May 20, and, as the event description says, “Together, you will […]

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