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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Musical Fundraiser at Cafe Sarajevo, Feb. 28- for 'night, Mother presented by Altera Vitae

For information: Carolyn-Fe Trinidad:, 514 823-8823


The upcoming production of

'night, Mother

By Marsha Norman (1983 Pulitzer Prize)

(at Mainline Theatre, March 19 to 30, 2008)



This exciting musical evening will take place at:

Café Sarajevo

Thursday, February 28, 2008

8:00 PM

6548 Boul St-Laurent (below Beaubien)

Metro: Beaubien

$15.00, tickets available at the door


Refreshments & Hors D'Oeuvres



Live music provided by hot Montreal talents

Daniel Iorio (

DD Swank (

Dush (

'night, Mother original soundtrack available on CD for $10

5$ of every CD sold is donated to FSOS (

Plus- Raffle prizes:

'night, Mother Original Soundtrack CD

Tickets to 'night, Mother



Details of National Performing Arts Convention: June 10-14 in Denver

Registration Now Open for First Large-Scale
National Performing Arts Convention, June 10-14

  • Dance, Opera, Music and Theatre All Coming Together in Denver
  • Discounted Early-Bird Registration Closes March 31
  • Over 60 Sessions and Presentations to Take Place: More Presenters Announced

January 29, 2008 (New York, NY) - Registration opened last week for the nation's first truly combined National Performing Arts Convention (NPAC) at Scheduled for June 10-14 in Denver, NPAC will bring together nearly 5,000 people, with a diverse range of interests in the non-profit performing arts, to shape the direction of the industry over the next decade. Attendance is open to anyone, including: actors, agents, arts administrators, businesses, composers, conductors, critics, dancers, directors, educators, fundraisers, instrumentalists, marketers, musicians, producers, singers, trustees and volunteers.

Discounted 'Early-Bird' registration rates are in place until March 31; they represent a savings of between 17 and 33 percent off full price. Full details are available at While NPAC has been designed to engage attendees in shared, multi-disciplinary content where they will learn best practices and meet colleagues from other fields, time has also been reserved for each artistic discipline's organization to convene its own members for special events and programming. During NPAC's online registration process, participants will be prompted to also enroll in discipline-specific sessions of special interest to them, at an additional cost.

NPAC is being presented by nearly 25 national performing arts service organizations that are rolling up their sleeves and coming together to develop, design, fund and facilitate the 2008 convention in close partnership with colleagues from the Denver performing arts community. "We expect this historic collaboration will more clearly communicate the importance of the performing arts to the nation's quality of life, economy and identity," said Ann Meier Baker, co-chair of NPAC and President/CEO of Chorus America. "By working together, performing arts leaders will be able to more effectively bring the value of what we do to a wider audience, not least of all to policymakers and politicians through an online Advocacy Center that will be operating through the convention," added Marc A. Scorca, co-chair of NPAC and President/CEO of OPERA America.

In addition to general session speaker Jim Collins, acclaimed author of Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the LeapŠand Others Don't, nearly 100 speakers and presenters of note have been confirmed. Some of the diverse names include: Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, Baltimore Symphony music director Marin Alsop, Venezuelan music education phenomenon Jose Antonio Abreu, Jazz at Lincoln Center executive director Adrian Ellis, current and former National Endowment for the Arts chairs Dana Gioia and Bill Ivey, contemporary American tenor John Duykers, New York Times critic and founder of the Lincoln Center Festival John Rockwell and Louisiana Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu is also tentatively scheduled - to name a few. A full list of speakers and presenters can be found at

Examples of some of the 60 planned sessions include: Taking Art Off the Shelf: Making the Arts Relevant Again; The Art of Living, or Living for Art: A Survival Guide for Individual Artists; The Value of A Seat; Design, Evaluation and Research on Arts Education Programs; Playwriting Bootcamp; Fun with Critics; The Changing Technological Universe and its Potential for the Arts Sector; Boomers: A Blooming Audience, or Fading Flowers in the Cultural Scene?; Artists from Abroad: Everything You Need to Know about Visa and Tax Issues; Opera: From Soap to Nuts; It Ain't Easy Being Green!; and, Art and Activism: Making Art, Making a Difference.

The participating NPAC arts service organizations include: American Composers Forum, American Music Center, Americans for the Arts, Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Chamber Music America, Chorus America, Conductors Guild, Creative Capital, Dance USA, Early Music America, Folk Alliance, Grantmakers in the Arts, International Association for Jazz Education, League of American Orchestras, Meet the Composer, Music Critics Association of North America, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, National Performance Network, North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents, OPERA America, Theatre Communications Group, and University/Resident Theatre Association.

NPAC also expects more than 150 different companies to exhibit: ranging from artist managers and music publishers - for example - to acousticians, staging, apparel and recording companies in the convention's 100,000 square foot exhibition hall, located an escalator ride away from the majority of the programming. NPAC is made possible through the generous support of a range of donors and sponsors. A full list is available at
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The Midem Classical Awards Winners 2008

Cannes, 31 January 2008 - The fourth edition of the MIDEM Classical Awards, which took place yesterday evening in Cannes as part of MIDEM (International Music Market, 27-31 January), awarded prizes to 12 CDs and three DVDs recorded in 2007 from 17 international labels.

Several major figures from the international music scene participated in the gala evening. Of special note was the legendary German mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig, honorary patron of MIDEM Classic 2008, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award to a standing ovation given by the audience. David Zinman, the renowned American conductor, best known for his prolific discography which includes the complete symphonies of Beethoven, was presented with the Artist of the Year Award. Robert von Bahr, founder of the Swedish label Bis Records, was awarded the Label of the Year Award, in recognition of Bis' exceptional catalogue of Scandinavian and contemporary music.

Hosted by reputed classic journalists Genie Godula and James Jolly in the Debussy Theatre of the Palais des Festivals, the fourth edition of the MIDEM Classical Awards staged a prestigious and diverse programme of works.

The Orchestre Régional Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, conducted by Philippe Bender, accompanied the young Czech soprano Lívia Ághová, winner of the best Opera Recording Award for Kral a Uhlir by Antonin Dvorak, in Rusalka's Aria also by Dvorak and also the Canadian violinist Corey Cerovsek, winner of the Best Chamber Music Award for his recordings of Beethoven's sonatas released by Claves, in an interpretation of the Polonaise de Concert for violin and orchestra in D major by Hendryk Wieniawski.

Polish violinist Patrycja Pietkutowska, accompanied by pianist Janusz Olejniczak, won the Contemporary Music category for their recorded works of composer Krzysztof Penderecki released by Dux, the duo charmed the audience with their interpretation of the Miniatures by the same composer; and English Navarra Quartet, chosen by the jury as Outstanding Young Artist, gave an impressive performance of the first movement of Felix Mendelssohn's String Quartet in A minor.

The prestigious Jury Nomination prize was awarded to the recording of Vin Herbé by Franck Martin released on Harmonia Mundi, and the Recording of the Year award went to the complete Beethoven Sonatas by Daniel Barenboim released on DVD by EMI.

Winners of the 2008 MIDEM Classical Awards

Early Music
Christophorus Columbus
Paraisos Perdidos
Hespèrion XXI, de La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Figueras, Savall
Alia Vox AVSA 9850 A+B

Baroque Music
Messiah (Dublin Version)
Hamilton, Gil, Wilkinson, Mulroy, Dunedin Consort & Players, Butt
Linn Records CKD 285

Vocal Recitals
Heroes: Vivaldi - Opera Arias
Jaroussky, Ensermble Matheus, Spinosi
Virgin Classics 9463634142

Choral Works
Diener, Naef, Smith, Siegel, Lukas, Schmidt, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg Gielen
Hänssler Classic SACD 93.198

Solo Instrument
Étude, Sonata No. 2, Four Mazurkas, Nuances, Poème, etc.

Chamber Music
The 10 Violon Sonatas
Cerovsek, Jumppanen
Claves CD 50 2610/12

Král a Uhlír
Jenis, Mikulas, Breedt, Aghova, Lehotsky, Schäfer, Prager Kammerchor,
WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Albrecht.
Orfeo C 678062 H

Contemporary Music
Capriccio, De Natura Sonoris II, Piano Concerto I
Piekutowska, Bilinska, The National Polish Radio Symphony
Orchestra Katowice, Penderecki
Dux 0582

Das Paradies und die Peri
Price, Miljakovic, Howells, Wright, Hollweg, Gaifa, Brendel,
Amis el Hage, Coro e Orchestra Sinfonica RAI di Roma, Giulini
Arts Music 43076-2

Sibelius / Lindberg
Violin Concertos
Batiashvili, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oramo
Sony Classical 886971293623

Symphonic Works
Bartók: Kossuth, The Wooden Prince
Hungarian National Philharmonic, Kocsis
Hungaroton HSACD 32502

First Recording
Britten on Film: Coal Face, Night Mail, Rossini Suite,
The King's Stamp, etc.
Beale, Carewe, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, City of
Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Choir of King Edward's School, Brabbins
NMC D 112

DVD: Opera/Ballet
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Westbroek, Ventris, Wilson, Vaneev, Poulson, Ludha, Kravets, Chorus of
De Nederlandse Opera, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Jansons, Kusej
Opus Arte OA 0965 D

DVD : Concerts
Barenboim on Beethoven
The Complete Piano Sonatas
EMI Classics 0946 3 68993 9 8

DVD: Documentaries
Jacqueline du Pré: A Celebration
Du Pré, Zukerman, Perlman, Mehta, Barenboim, Fischer-Dieskau,
Ashkenazy, Barbirolli, etc.
Allegro Films A 07CN D

Classical Download
Piano Concertos Nos. 17 KV 453 and 18 KV 456,
Symphony No. 33 KV 319
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Aimard
DG Concerts D/D/D/4776436 /G/HD

Jury Nomination
Le Vin herbé
Piau, Davislim, Böhnert, Wiedemann, Bartsch, Burhmann, Hartmann,
RIAS Kammerschor, Scharoun-Ensemble, Reuss
Harmonia Mundi HMC 901935.36

Label of the Year
Bis Records, Sweden

Outstanding Young Artist
Navarra Quartet

Artist of the Year
David Zinman

Lifetime Achievement Award
Christa Ludwig

For further information about Reed MIDEM visit

For more information please contact:
Jane GARTON, Press Manager
Tel: +33 (0)1 41 90 44 39, Email:
Mélanie AIGLE, Press Officer
Tel : +33 (0)1 41 90 49 95, Email :
Fax: +33 (0)1 41 90 67 24

Sequenza, MIDEM Classique & Jazz Press Service
Marianne GAUSSIAT,
Julie NEVEU,
10 avenue Jean Moulin, 75014 Paris
Tel/Fax + 33 (0)1 45 43 77 58


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

J.S. Bach Meets the Great Glenn Gould at the next TD Canada Trust Family Adventures with the NAC Orchestra conducted by Boris Brott on February 9

Ottawa (Canada) - The TD Canada Trust Family Adventures with the National Arts Centre Orchestra series continues on Saturday, February 9 with J.S. Bach Meets the Great Glenn Gould at 13:30 and 15:30 in the afternoon with pre-concert activities in TuneTown beginning 45 minutes prior to each concert. Principal Youth and Family Conductor Boris Brott returns to the podium for the bilingual concerts which are perfect for kids 5 and up, and their grown-up friends. He is joined by the brilliant young Calgary pianist Jan Lisiecki, Ottawa's fiddling sensation Sarah Burnell and the Sarah Burnell Band, Stellae Boreales (SuzukiMusic senior string ensemble), organist Thomas Annand, and the Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys.

Johann Sebastian Bach (performed by actor Luc Thériault) visits the NAC Orchestra to tell you about his life and times, and of course his music. Audiences will hear musical excerpts from Bach's Magnificat, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring and the B-Minor Mass performed by the Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys; the Suite No. 2 featuring flutist Camille Churchfield; as well as the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.and Concerto for Two Violins in D minor featuring Stellae Boreales. Star fiddler Sarah Burnell and her ensemble improvise on the Orchestral Suite No. 3. Jan Lisiecki, the 12-year-old piano prodigy who studies at Calgary's Mount Royal College Conservatory and has participated in the NAC Young Artists Programme, has already performed three times with the NAC Orchestra including this series, Canada Day celebrations, and the prestigious 2006 NAC Gala. He will perform Bach's Goldberg Variations as well as the Keyboard Concerto in B-flat major by Bach's son Johann Christian Bach. The concert includes a special appearance on the giant NACOtron screen by Glenn Gould, the legendary Canadian pianist and Bach specialist.

The concert ticket includes "TuneTown", pre-concert activities in the NAC Foyer organized by Friends of the NAC Orchestra 45 minutes prior to each concert, beginning at 12:45 for the first concert and 14:45 for the second concert. The activities and community partners for J.S. Bach Meets the Great Glenn Gould include short recitals by students of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association; an Ottawa Public Library book display; a demonstration of how pianos are constructed and tuned with NACO piano tuner Don Côté; a percussion demo with Music for Young Children; an info booth with the Christ Church Cathedral Men & Boys Choir; a craft station to make Bach and Glenn Gould ID tags; an instrument petting zoo with stringed instruments, and a chance for subscribers to meet "Boris the Explorer". After the concert, the audience also has the chance to meet fiddler Sarah Burnell in the Foyer.

All TD Canada Trust Family Adventures feature NACOtron presented in collaboration with Rogers Television. Five television cameras positioned on stage and in the hall capture live video images of the musicians while they are performing, and these images are projected onto a giant screen above the stage allowing the audience to watch the action in close-up.

The Ottawa Citizen is the media partner of the TD Canada Trust Family Adventures with the NAC Orchestra.

Tickets for J.S. Bach Meets the Great Glenn Gould on Saturday, February 9 at 13:30 and 15:30, including TuneTown Pre-Concert Activities, are $12.00 for children and $20.00 for adults (including GST and Facility Fee where applicable) and are on sale now at the NAC Box Office (Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00), and through Ticketmaster (with surcharges) at 613-755-1111. Visit the National Arts Centre's web site at

Groups of 10 and more save 15% to 20% off the regular price of tickets to NAC Music, Theatre and Dance performances. To reserve your seats call 613-947-7000 ext. 384 or email

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Jane Morris

Communications Officer/Agente de communication

National Arts Centre Orchestra/Orchestre du Centre national des Arts

Telephone/Téléphone: 613-947-7000 x 335

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OCNA, le 9 février : Aventures familiales TD Canada Trust proposent J. S. Bach face à Glenn Gould

Le 30 janvier 2008

Les prochaines Aventures familiales TD Canada Trust avec l'Orchestre du CNA, sous la direction de Boris Brott, proposent J. S. Bach face à Glenn Gould , le 9 février

Ottawa (Canada) - L'Orchestre du Centre national des Arts poursuit la série des Aventures familiales TD Canada Trust et présente J. S. Bach face à Glenn Gould le samedi 9 février à 13 h 30 et 15 h 30, au cours de deux concerts précédés par Dorémiville, un ensemble d'activités qui débutent 45 minutes avant chaque concert. Boris Brott, le premier chef des concerts jeunesse et famille sera de retour au podium pour présenter ces concerts bilingues destinés aux jeunes de cinq ans et plus, ainsi qu'à leurs amis adultes. Il accueillera sur scène le brillant jeune pianiste de Calgary Jan Lisiecki, la sensationnelle violoniste d'Ottawa Sarah Burnell et le Sarah Burnell Band, Stellae Boreales (ensemble de cordes émérite de SuzukiMusic), l'organiste Thomas Annand et le Choeur d'hommes et de garçons de la cathédrale Christ Church.

En visite à l'Orchestre du CNA, Jean-Sébastien Bach (incarné par le comédien Luc Thériault) parle de sa vie, de son époque et, bien entendu, de sa musique. L'auditoire pourra entendre des extraits musicaux du Magnificat, de Jésus que ma joie demeure et de la Messe en si mineur de Bach interprétés par le Choeur d'hommes et de garçons de la cathédrale Christ Church; la Suite no 2 mettant en vedette la flûtiste Camille Churchfield; ainsi que le Concerto brandebourgeois no 5 et le Concerto pour deux violons en ré mineur avec l'ensemble Stellae Boreales. La célèbre violoniste Sarah Burnell et son ensemble improviseront sur la Suite orchestrale no 3. Jan Lisiecki, jeune pianiste prodige de 12 ans, ancien stagiaire du Programme des jeunes artistes du CNA, qui étudie au conservatoire du Collège Mount Royal de Calgary, s'est déjà produit trois fois avec l'Orchestre du CNA, en l'occurrence dans cette même série, à l'occasion de la fête nationale du Canada et à l'édition 2006 du prestigieux Gala du CNA. Il interprétera les Variations Goldberg de Bach, ainsi que le Concerto pour clavier en si bémol majeur de Johann Christian Bach, le fils de Jean-Sébastien. Au cours du concert, l'écran géant de l'OCNAtron permettra aux spectateurs de découvrir Glenn Gould, légendaire pianiste canadien spécialiste de Bach.

Le billet inclut les activités « Dorémiville » présentées avant le concert dans le Foyer du CNA par les Amis de l'Orchestre du CNA, 45 minutes avant le début de chaque concert, soit à 12 h 45 pour le premier concert et 14 h 45 pour le second. Avant le concert J. S. Bach face à Glenn Gould, divers partenaires locaux présenteront les activités suivantes : les élèves de l'Association des professeur(e)s de musique de l'Ontario proposeront de brefs récitals; la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa apportera une sélection de livres; Don Côté, l'accordeur de pianos de l'OCNA expliquera comment on construit et accorde un piano; Musique pour jeunes enfants fera une démonstration de percussion; le Choeur d'hommes et de garçons de la cathédrale Christ Church aura un stand d'information; il y aura un atelier de bricolage permettant de réaliser des pièces d'identité au nom de Bach et de Glenn Gould; les spectateurs pourront participer à une activité touche-à-tout d'instruments à cordes et auront la chance de rencontrer « Boris l'explorateur ». Après le concert, le public pourra également rencontrer la violoniste Sarah Burnell dans le Foyer.

Tous les Aventures familiales TD Canada Trust bénéficient de l'OCNAtron présenté en collaboration avec la Télévision Rogers. Cinq caméras de télévision installées sur scène et dans la salle enregistrent en direct des images vidéo des musiciens pendant qu'ils jouent sur scène et les transmettent sur l'écran géant surplombant la scène, afin de permettre au public de suivre de près tout ce qui se passe.

Les billets pour les Aventures familiales TD Canada Trust présenté le samedi 9 février à 13 h 30 et 15 h 30, incluant les activités d'avant-concert, sont en vente dès maintenant à 12 $ pour les enfants et 20 $ pour les adultes (TPS et frais d'établissement inclus dans les cas qui s'appliquent), à la Billetterie du CNA (du lundi au samedi de 10 h à 21 h) et par l'entremise du réseau Ticketmaster (frais de service en sus) au (613) 755-1111. Consultez le site Web du Centre national des Arts à l'adresse .

Formez un groupe de 10 personnes et plus, et économisez de 15% à 20% sur le prix régulier des billets pour l'Orchestre du Centre national des Arts, la Danse et le Théâtre. Pour réserver appelez 947-7000 poste 384 ou écrivez à

The Ottawa Citizen est le média partenaire des Aventures familiales TD Canada Trust avec l'Orchestre du CNA.

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Communications Officer/Agente de communication

National Arts Centre Orchestra/Orchestre du Centre national des Arts

Telephone/Téléphone: 613-947-7000 x 335

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Hold the dates: Ireland's Own Carmel O'Reilly Tonite!

Hold the Dates!

If you would like to interview Colleen Curran, Corey Castle or Glenn Roy- Media Relations: Janis Kirshner, (514) 287-8912,

Derry Queen


Ireland's Own Carmel O'Reilly Tonite!

A new play by Colleen Curran

Directed by Corey Castle

Mark these dates in your spring calendar

Tuesday, March 4 - Sunday, March 9, 2008

A play that's the best Irish party in town!

Starring Colleen Curran and Glenn Roy.

Ireland's Own Carmel O'Reilly Tonite!

Theatre Ste. Catherine

264 Ste. Catherine St. East

Box Office: (514) 284-3939 or

Seven shows only!

Tuesday to Saturday 8:00 p.m.

Matinées: Saturday & Sunday 2:00 p.m.

Media opening night is Tuesday, March 4

Press Release to follow

Media Contact: Janis Kirshner (514) 287-8912

This is an Equity approved co-op.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

NACO, Feb. 6-7: Tchaikovsky Celebration features Russian pianist Boris Berezovsky

Ottawa (Canada) - Russian pianist Boris Berozovsky, winner of the Gold Medal at the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, will make his National Arts Centre Orchestra debut performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with its dazzling pyrotechnics and soaring melodies in Bostonian Bravo Series concerts on Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7 at 20:00 in the NAC's Southam Hall. Norwegian conductor Arild Remmereit returns to lead this Tchaikovsky Celebration, opening the programme with orchestral selections from Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin and concluding it with the composer's rarely heard Symphony No. 3, a sparkling gem nicknamed the "Polish" Symphony for its dance rhythms, melodies and evocative colouring.

These concerts include Musically Speaking pre-concert talks in French at 19:00 entitled "Tchaïkovski en trois temps" given by music critic Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer.

Of Boris Berezovsky, Gramophone magazine declared: "Here, surely, we have the truest successor to the great Russian pianists". The Moscow-born Berezovsky has established a remarkable reputation, both as the most powerful of virtuoso pianists and as a musician of unique insight and sensitivity. Following his London debut at Wigmore Hall in 1988, The Times described him as "an artist of exceptional promise, a player of dazzling virtuosity and formidable power". Two years later that promise was fulfilled when he won the Gold Medal at the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He works regularly as a concerto soloist with orchestras including the Concertgebouw, New Japan Philharmonic, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In recital and as a chamber musician he performs regularly in recital series and festivals world-wide. Boris Berezovsky's recent recordings of the complete Beethoven Concerti with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra with Thomas Dausgaard have been greeted with high critical acclaim. He has also made a considerable number of records for Teldec including concertos by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt.

Born in Norway, conductor Arild Remmereit studied piano, voice and composition at the Norwegian Conservatory of Music in Oslo, graduating in 1986. He has also studied with Leonard Bernstein, and appeared as an assistant for Myung-Whun Chung in Oslo and Paris, and for Mariss Jansons in Vienna. His critically acclaimed debuts in recent years include the NAC Orchestra in 2006, as well as the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, Milan's Filarmonica della Scala, the Vienna Symphony, and the Munich Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Houston Symphony, and the Detroit Symphony.

Tickets for these Bostonian Bravo Series concerts on Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7 at 20:00 are on sale now at $19.00, $29.00, $49.00, $59.00, $69.00 with box seats at $83.00 (GST and Facility Fee included) at the NAC Box Office (Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00), and through Ticketmaster (with surcharges) at 613-755-1111. Ticketmaster may also be accessed through the NAC's website at

Half-price tickets for students in all sections of the hall are on sale in person at the NAC Box Office upon presentation of a valid student ID card. Same-day Live Rush tickets (subject to availability) for full-time students (aged 13 to 29) are $10 at the NAC Box Office between 14:00 and 18:00 on the day of performance only, upon presentation of a valid Live Rush card.

Groups of 10 and more save 15% to 20% off the regular price of tickets to NAC Music, Theatre and Dance performances. To reserve your seats call 613-947-7000 ext. 384 or email


Jane Morris

Communications Officer/Agente de communication

National Arts Centre Orchestra/Orchestre du Centre national des Arts

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OCNA, les 6 et 7 févr. : Hommage à Tchaïkovski mettant en vedette Boris Berezovsky, pianiste russe

Orchestre du Centre national des Arts / Communiqué

Le 29 janvier 2008

pour diffusion immédiate

L'Orchestre du CNA présente un concert-hommage à Tchaïkovski mettant en vedette Boris Berezovsky, pianiste russe couronné de nombreux prix, les 6 et 7 février

Ottawa (Canada) - Le pianiste russe Boris Berezovsky, lauréat de la Médaille d'or au Concours international Tchaïkovski de Moscou, en 1990, effectuera ses débuts avec l'Orchestre du Centre national des Arts dans le Concerto pour piano no 1 de Tchaïkovski, oeuvre célèbre pour sa pyrotechnie étincelante et ses mélodies célestes, dans le cadre des concerts de la série Bravo Bostonian, le mercredi 6 et le jeudi 7 février à 20 heures, à la salle Southam du CNA. Le chef d'orchestre norvégien Arild Remmereit sera de retour au podium pour diriger ce concert-hommage à Tchaïkovski, dont le programme débute par des extraits orchestraux de l'opéra Eugène Onéguine et s'achève avec la Symphonie no 3, oeuvre rarement jouée, véritable joyau qui porte le sous-titre de « Polonaise » en raison de ses rythmes de danse, de ses mélodies et de ses couleurs évocatrices.

Ces concerts seront précédés à 19 heures par une causerie intitulée « Tchaïkovski en trois temps » donnée par le critique musical Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer dans le cadre de la série Parlons musique.

La revue Gramophone a écrit au sujet de Boris Berezovsky : « Voici assurément le véritable successeur des grands pianistes russes. » Né à Moscou, le pianiste jouit d'une réputation enviable. Il est à la fois le plus puissant des pianistes virtuoses et un musicien d'une intuition et d'une sensibilité sans égales. Après ses débuts au Wigmore Hall de Londres en 1988, le Times l'a présenté comme un « artiste exceptionnellement prometteur, un pianiste d'une virtuosité éblouissante et d'une puissance formidable ». Deux ans plus tard, il a montré qu'il était à la hauteur de ces attentes en décrochant la Médaille d'or au Concours international Tchaïkovski de Moscou, en 1990. Il se produit régulièrement comme concertiste avec des orchestres tels que celui du Concertgebouw, le New Japan Philharmonic et l'Orchestre symphonique de Dallas. Il donne fréquemment des récitals et des prestations de musique de chambre dans diverses séries de récitals et dans des festivals du monde entier. Boris Berezovsky a remporté récemment un immense succès critique lors de la publication de son enregistrement de l'intégrale des concertos de Beethoven avec l'Orchestre de chambre de Suède et Thomas Dausgaard. Il a également gravé de nombreux enregistrements pour Teldec, notamment des concertos de Tchaïkovski, Rachmaninov et Liszt.

Né en Norvège, le chef d'orchestre Arild Remmereit a étudié le piano, le chant et la composition au Conservatoire de musique de Norvège à Oslo dont il est sorti diplômé en 1986. Il a aussi étudié sous la tutelle de Leonard Bernstein et a été l'assistant de Myung-Whun Chung à Oslo et à Paris et celui de Mariss Jansons à Vienne. Depuis quelques années, la critique a salué ses débuts au podium de l'Orchestre du CNA (2006), des orchestres symphoniques de Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Vienne, Dallas, Houston et Detroit, de la Filarmonica della Scala de Milan, de l'Orchestre philharmonique de Munich et du Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin.

Les billets pour ces concerts de la série Bravo Bostonian des 6 et 7 février sont en vente maintenant au coût de 19 $, 29 $, 49 $, 59 $, 69$ pour une place dans la salle, et à 83 $ pour un fauteuil dans les loges (TPS de 6 % et frais d'établissement inclus), à la Billetterie du CNA (du lundi au samedi de 10 h à 21 h) et, par l'entremise de Ticketmaster (frais de service en sus), au 613-755-1111 ou en ligne, sur le site Web du CNA à l'adresse

Les étudiants peuvent se procurer des billets à moitié prix pour toutes les sections de la salle en se présentant en personne à la Billetterie du CNA, munis d'une carte d'étudiant en règle. Les billets Buzz en direct disponibles le jour même (s'il en reste), réservés aux étudiant à temps plein de treize à vingt-neuf ans, sont vendus 10 $ à la Billetterie du CNA, de 14 h à 18 h le jour du concert seulement, sur présentation d'une carte de membre Buzz en direct dûment enregistrée. Les groupes de dix personnes et plus épargnent de 15 à 20 p. cent du prix courant des billets pour toutes les représentations de Musique, de Théâtre ou de Danse du CNA. Réservations : 613-947-7000, poste 384, ou


Jane Morris

Communications Officer/Agente de communication

National Arts Centre Orchestra/Orchestre du Centre national des Arts

Telephone/Téléphone: 613-947-7000 x 335

Fax: 613-996-2828

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Prix Opus 2008 : la Faculté de musique de l'UdeM félicite ses lauréats

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Prix Opus 2008 : la Faculté de musique de l'UdeM félicite ses lauréats

Montréal, le 28 janvier 2008 - La Faculté de musique de l'Université de Montréal est fière de souligner la présence, parmi les lauréats des prix Opus 2008, de nombreux de ses enseignants, diplômés ou étudiants. Les prix Opus ont été remis hier à la salle Claude-Champagne.

La Faculté de musique souhaite ainsi féliciter :

  • Quasar (Marie-Chantal Leclair, Mathieu Leclair et André Leroux, diplômés; Jean-Marc Bouchard, diplômé et chargé de cours) : Concert de l'année - Musiques actuelle, électroacoustique, pour Quasar, dans le cadre de la série Les nouvelles lutheries électroniques, en coproduction avec Innovations en concert (27 septembre 2006)

  • Jean-François Rivest (professeur), conception et direction de Marisol et Rémi sur le chemin de la nuit, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (5 novembre 2006) : Production Jeune public de l'année

  • Margaret Little (diplômée et directrice de l'Atelier de musique baroque de l'Université de Montréal), membre de l'ensemble Les Voix humaines, avec Susie Napper. Le duo remporte le prix Interprète de l'année.

  • Alexander Weimann (accompagnateur à la Faculté), direction de l'ensemble Les Voix baroques pour Buxtehude : Membra Jesu Nostri (Atma classique) : Disque de l'année - Musiques médiévale, de la Renaissance, baroque

  • Marc Boucher, baryton (diplômé), et Olivier Godin, piano (accompagnateur), pour Théodore Dubois : Musiques sur l'eau et autres mélodies (XXI-21 Productions) : Disque de l'année -Musiques classique, romantique, postromantique, impressionniste

  • Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne et Lorraine Vaillancourt, direction, pour Oesterle, Provost, Tremblay : À quelle heure commence le temps? (Atma classique) : Disque de l'année - Musiques moderne, contemporaine

  • Marcelle Deschênes (diplômée et ex-professeure) pour petits Big Bangs (Empreintes DIGITALes) : Disque de l'année - Musiques actuelle, électroacoustique

  • Airat Ichmouratov et Elvira Misbakhova (diplômés), de l'ensemble Kleztory, pour Nomade (Amerix) - Disque de l'année - Jazz, musiques du monde

  • Marie-Hélène Benoit-Otis (doctorante) pour « Une clémence inattendue : La thématique du pardon dans Die Entführung aus dem Serail de Stephanie et Mozart », Revue de musicologie, vol. 92, no 2, décembre 2006 - Article de l'année

  • Philip Gareau (doctorant) pour La musique de Morton Feldman ou le temps en liberté, L'Harmattan - Livre de l'année

  • Isabelle Bozzini et Stéphanie Bozzini (diplômées), membres du Quatuor Bozzini, lauréat du prix Rayonnement à l'étranger

Créé par le Conseil québécois de la musique, le gala des prix Opus vise à souligner l'excellence de la musique de concert au Québec dans ses différents répertoires.

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Source :

Julie Fortier

Faculté de musique - Université de Montréal


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Collecte de fonds de la Saint-Valentin : La Scena Musicale vous invite à l'opéra Le Barbier de Séville

[English version]

Cette année, la collecte de fonds annuelle de la Saint-Valentin de La Scena Musicale est jumelée à une soirée à l'opéra. Vous pourrez assister, le jeudi 14 février, à la présentation de l'Opéra de Montréal du Barbier de Séville de Rossini, l'histoire de deux jeunes amoureux qui surmontent les obstacles à leur union. Le prix comprend un enregistrement-cadeau de l'opéra de Rossini. Les billets sont offerts en quantités limitées.

Rossini : Le Barbier de Séville
Opéra de Montréal
Date : le jeudi 14 février 2008 à 20 h
Endroit : salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts, Montréal
Info : 514-948-2520
Courriel :

Notez : 10% de rabais pour les abonnés de La Scena Musicale

Offre 1 (DVD):
* Un billet de catégorie 1 (valeur de 123 $)
* Un DVD du Barbier de Séville* (valeur de 40 $)
Prix : 123 $ (taxes incluses)

Double (10 % de réduction)
* Deux billets de catégorie 1 (valeur de 246 $)
* Un DVD du Barbier de Séville* (valeur de 40 $)
* [Pour non-abonnés] Abonnement 1 an : La Scena Musicale (valeur de 43$)
Prix : 221,40 $ (taxes incluses)

Offre 2 (CD):
* Un billet de catégorie 2 (valeur de 96 $)
* Un CD d'extraits du Barbier de Séville ** (valeur de 10 $)
Prix : 96 $ (taxes incluses)

Double (10 % de réduction)
* Deux billets de catégorie 2 (valeur de 192 $)
* Un CD d'extraits du Barbier de Séville ** (valeur de 10 $)
* [Pour non-abonnés] Abonnement 1 an : La Scena Musicale (valeur de 43$)
Prix : 172,80 $ (taxes incluses)

Note :
* DVD : précisions à venir.
** CD : précisions à venir.

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Houdini, The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre- February 10-March 2

Press Release

For Immediate Release

First Class Theatre

The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre,

The Montreal Highlights Festival and Ernst & Young



Book by Ben Gonshor

Music and Lyrics by Elan Kunin

Directed by Bryna Wasserman

February 10 - March 2, 2008

"We are in an age of wonder, there is magic in the air…."
From Houdini

MONTREAL January 2008- The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre, in association with The Montreal Highlights Festival and Ernst & Young, proudly presents Houdini – a world premiere musical about the life and magic of America's first great popular entertainer. For the first time in the Festival's nine-year history, a Segal Theatre production will be one of the showcased productions.

Houdini features some of the legendary escape artist's most famous routines. Don't miss this entertaining, musical ride through Houdini's life- from his humble vaudeville beginnings to the heights of his fame.

Director Bryna Wasserman, recognized for her staging of large-scale musicals, was eager to bring Harry Houdini's story to a bigger audience after the success of the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre's The Great Houdini in 2000. The book for this all-new production is by Ben Gonshor, with music and lyrics by Elan Kunin. For Wasserman, the story speaks to modern audiences: "This is a throwback to the turn of the twentieth century, a time when theatre was there to involve and engage the public." She continues, "The idea of the world and technologies changing and moving forward was also prevalent at that time. People were moving away from live entertainment and seeking out the newer inventions, like movies." Playwright Ben Gonshor understands the complexities of mounting a musical of this scale: "It's one hell of a challenge but we're committed to making magic happen for you on stage. In a sense, we're "pulling a Houdini!"

For this very physical production, Wasserman is joined by a dazzling cast comprising Kevin Kraft in the title role, along with Valerie Boyle, Rod Campbell, Gab Desmond, Gabrielle Maes, Paul McQuillan, Christopher Ryan and Lauren Stanford. The ensemble features Paul Cagelet, Francois Dagenais, Claire Duncan, Rachel Gauthier, Holly Gauthier-Frankel, Alison Gelinas, Jason Noel, Brad Picken, Holly Raye, Lauren Roy and Jake Smith.

This production will present a live, six-piece band with such well-known Montreal musicians as Chet Doxas, Jim Doxas, Dave Martin, Morgan Moore and bandleader, John Roney. Albin Konopka is the music supervisor and John Gilbert is the music consultant.

The creative design team includes Yannik Larivée, set; Luc Prairie, lighting; Sara Brians, choreography; Sarah Armstrong, costumes and Rob Denton, sound. The magic consultant is Greg Kramer and Yves Nevue is the artistic/circus consultant. Lorna Wayne is the assistant director, Merissa Tordjman is the stage manager and Melanie St-Jacques completes the team as assistant stage manager.

"What does he mean, "be careful?!" I hang myself upside down in straight jackets

one hundred feet in the air and he's telling me to be careful!" - Houdini

88.5 CBC Radio One proudly presents Sunday-@-the-Segal with Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Sunday, November 18th, 11am. Admission is free.

Join us for another season of intimate conversation and riveting lectures. Dr. Joe will be sharing his insight and passion about Houdini in his lecture, Houdini: The Man and the Myth.

Monday Night Talkbacks presented by Pratt and Whitney Canada

As usual following the play, some of the actors and/or designers will remain on stage to take questions from the audience. Monday Night Talkbacks provides an intimate opportunity for audiences to engage up close and personal with the personalities bringing first class professional English language theatre to Montreal.

The MEDIA CALL for Houdini will be held on Wednesday, February 6 at 12:30 pm. This is an occasion for camera footage, interviews and still photography. Please confirm by Monday, February 4

Janis Kirshner, Publicist (514) 287-8912

Tickets and Media Information


February 10-March 2, 2008


February 10 1:30 pm

February 11-18 8:00 pm (Feb. 16 at 8:30 pm)


February 10 11:00 am

Media Opening Night:

Tuesday, February 19 8:00 pm


Monday - Thursday, 8:00 pm

Saturday 8:30 pm

Sunday 7:00 pm


Wednesdays 1:00 pm

Sundays 2:00 pm

Box Office:

(514) 739-7944


(514) 790-1245

Segal Centre for Performing Arts at the Saidye

5170 cote St. Catherine Rd.

Bryna Wasserman- Director

Bryna is Artistic and Executive Director of The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre. A graduate of New York University's prestigious Tisch School of Fine Arts, her extensive career includes work at the American Place Theatre, The Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Centre, the Mercer Street Theatre, the Vancouver Opera Company and the Folksbiene Playhouse. Recent credits with the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre include God of Vengeance, Lies My Father Told Me, Fiddler on The Roof, The Golden Land, Double Identity, The Dybbuk, On Second Avenue (the Drama Desk Award-nominated, historic co-production with New York's Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre) and most recently Those Were The Days. In 2000 she was awarded the Montreal English Critics Circle Award (MECCA) of Distinction for her contribution to the development of the Montreal theatre scene.

Ben Gonshor – Playwright

Ben Gonshor is a writer, actor and musician. A native Montrealer, he has performed bass guitar with various local artists for over fifteen years and been a contributing writer to numerous local publications. A lifelong member of The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre, he most recently starred in the company's original musical production of Lies My Father Told Me and performed in the orchestra for Those Were The Days. He holds an M.F.A. in Motion Picture Producing from the prestigious Peter Stark Producing Program of the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He currently serves as Director of Marketing and Communications & Executive Producer of Online and New Media for the Segal Centre. Houdini is his first play.

Elan Kunin- Music and lyrics

Elan Kunin began his professional musical career as the star and orchestrator in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz for the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre. He subsequently went on to become the lead actor, music director, composer and arranger for numerous plays including On Second Avenue, Old Wicked Songs, The Threepenny Opera, Double Identity, Fiddler on the Roof, Lies My Father Told Me (music and lyrics) and The Great Houdini which won the Masque award for best semi-professional production. Elan was last seen in the Drama Desk nominated On Second Avenue Off-Broadway in New York and later in Los Angeles.

Kevin Kraft- Houdini

Kevin has performed extensively across the U.S. and has appeared on Broadway in Forum and off-Broadway in Johnny Guitar, American Dreams and The Fartiste. Other theatre credits include She Loves Me (Arena Stage), Floyd Collins (Actors Theatre of Louisville), As You Like It (The Acting Company) and The Full Monty (West Virginia Public). TV and film credits include: The Nanny Diaries, All My Children, Ed and Duston Checks In.


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