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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Amici Chamber Ensemble Final Concert of the Season


SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010 l 3PM



Featuring music from Canada’s premiere chamber ensemble, as well as one of this country’s best baritones, Russell Braun.

Single concert tickets Adult $45 Senior $40 Students $10

Tickets are available by calling the Roy Thomson Hall box office @ 416.872.4255.

The programme:

Erwin Schulhoff Divertissement” for oboe

1894 - 1942

Gideon Klein String Trio” (1944)

1919 - 1945

Hans Krása Three Songs

1899 – 1944

Ilse Weber “Ade Kamerad! – Farewell my friend!”

1903 - 1944

Songs by:

Kyrylo Stetsenko Four Songs

1882 - 1922

Father Gomidas Piano dances” & “Five folksongs

1869 - 1935

Canada’s celebrated baritone Russell Braun joins Amici in a moving programme featuring the songs of Ukrainian composer Kyrylo Stetsenko and Armenian composer, Father Gomidas, all three of whom were victims of genocide. Chamber works by Gideon Klein and Erwin Schulhoff, who shared the same fate, complete this fascinating programme.

Russell Braun baritone

Erika Raum violin

Carol Lynn Fujino violin

Steven Dann viola

Sarah Jeffrey oboe

Michael Sweeney bassoon

Serouj Kradjian piano

Joaquin Valdepeñas clarinet

David Hetherington cello

Single concert tickets Adult $45 Senior $40 Student $10

Tickets are available by calling the Roy Thomson Hall box office @ 416.872.4255.

For more information on AMICI log on to:

Yannick Nézet-Séguin extends contract with Rotterdam Philharmonic to 2015

Music Director will stay with the orchestra until at least 2015 

Rotterdam, 23 April 2010 

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will continue their collaboration until at least 2015. Today, managing director Hans Waege and Yannick Nézet-Seguin are signing a contract for a second three-year term. Nézet-Séguin made his debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic in 2005, and became the orchestra’s Music Director in 2008, taking over from Valery Gergiev. Since taking up the position, he has conducted many highly acclaimed concert projects, CD recordings and his first outstanding tours to the Far East and to North America. Future plans of the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Yannick Nézet-Séguin include their first appearance together at the BBC Proms this August and three performances at the Théatre des Champs-Élysées as part of their recently-announced Paris residency. 

“The best years are yet to come”

Yannick Nézet-Séguin took over from Valery Gergiev in 2008. The press then spoke of a “golden opportunity”: from the beginning, the Rotterdam Philharmonic and its new Music Director matched each other in musical colour, vitality and energy. Nézet-Séguin: “For me, it was love at first sight with the Rotterdam Philharmonic. It is an orchestra with a strong character in a city full of vitality. I felt at home immediately. It means a lot to me that we can deepen our relationship.”  

The orchestra shares that feeling fully, says Managing Director Hans Waege. “Yannick is an extraordinary talent, who has captured the audience's imagination. We have already experienced many unforgettable moments and are looking forward to building on what has been achieved already. We have many plans together: major projects to tour Germany, Central Europe, the UK and Asia, our residence stay in Paris, recording projects and new artistic projects. International character and local anchoring go hand in hand. The best years are yet to come.” 

“Youthful Intensity” – 
The New York Times

After two years in Rotterdam Nézet-Séguin's record is already very impressive. His performances of Bach and Beethoven were as enthusiastically received as his interpretations of Mahler and Messiaen. The Orchestra’s community arts projects involve young musical talents drawn from all over Rotterdam’s varied population and Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s work for this programme has proved a huge source of inspiration. 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra enjoy an excellent international reputation and the partnership features regularly in many leading musical centres. Their commercial recordings include Beethoven and Korngold violin concertos with Renaud Capucon; ‘Fantasy – a night at the opera’ with flautist Emmanuel Pahud; and Ravel orchestral works, all released within the last few months by EMI Classics/Virgin to outstanding reviews. Their concerts in New York were marked by “youthful intensity”, according to The New York Times
. Nézet-Séguin combines his position as Music Director in Rotterdam with the roles of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor at the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal and Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Future plans

The Rotterdam Philharmonic and Yannick Nézet-Séguin have several notable productions in the near future, including Turandot for Netherlands Opera next month and the diptych La voix humaine - L'enfant prodigue as part of the Rotterdam Opera Days in June. During the 2010/2011 season Nézet-Séguin will conduct repertoire ranging from the St. Matthew Passion to Mahler symphonies, and will conclude the 2010 Gergiev Festival with Mahler's Second Symphony. This year also includes three performances at the Théatre des Champs-Élysées as part of their recently-announced Paris residency; and their first appearance together at the BBC Proms in August. Also due for release in the coming months is the first of a series of recordings on the BIS label. This is a coupling of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and La Mort de Cléopâtre, featuring Anna Caterina Antonacci as soloist.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Semperoper Dresden Offers Scintillating 2010-11 Season

Photo: Semperoper Dresden

Press conference of Semperoper Dresden for the Season 2010/11

The Designated General Director of the Semperoper, Dr. Ulrike Hessler introduced her concept for the new season 2010/11.

The 2010/2011 season will usher in a new chapter in the glittering biography of the Semperoper Dresden when, for the first time in the famous opera house’s more than 350 year history, a woman will hold the office of general manager. In her new position, Dr. Ulrike Hessler intends to foster a lively and fruitful mix of tradition and innovation. The Saxon State Opera will promote and nurture its ensemble of singers, whilst also focussing on younger audiences and the musical roots of the city of Dresden. »Not a radical break with the past« says Ulrike Hessler, »but continuous development and transformation as the path into the future «.

The first premiere already has close links to Dresden. »Daphne« is one of Richard Strauss’s nine operas which were originally produced in the Saxon capital. Further operas by Strauss, as well as works by other composers with strong connections to the city, such as Carl Maria von Weber and Richard Wagner, will follow in the next five years. »Rusalka« by Antonín Dvořák bridges the gap to the neighbouring city of Prague, highlighting the shared cultural heritage. This production also offers Dresden audiences their first taste of the work of director Stefan Herheim. As the Semperoper’s principal director, he will bring one of his sensuous and wonderfully imaginative productions to the city each season.

Of course, in a baroque city one should expect to hear baroque opera. In the first season audiences can enjoy Claudio Monteverdi’s »L'incoronazione die Poppea«, Henry Purcell’s »Dido and Aeneas« and Johann Adolph Hasse’s Intermezzo »Il tutore«.

Kurt Weill is also connected to Dresden through a premiere conducted by Fritz Busch. However, the work which audiences can look forward to is the opera »Street Scene«, originally composed by Weill for Broadway, and now to enjoy its premiere performance in Dresden. With a large cast of characters, the Semperoper’s expanded ensemble will have a great opportunity to show off their talents.

With its new youth programme Semperoper Junge Szene, the opera house intends to cultivate a young audience while at the same time bringing different generations together. Hans Werner Henze has specially composed a new opera for this venture entitled »Gisela! Oder: Die denk- und merkwürdigem Wege des Glücks«. This work, which can be enjoyed by all ages, will receive its premiere on the main opera stage. Further Junge Szene projects will be presented on the smaller rehearsal stage 1 (directly attached to the opera house). According to Ulrike Hessler: »Young people are very important to us, not just as the audience of tomorrow, but also as a source of artistic creativity. They can support us in keeping alive our wonderful art form, infusing it with new life and energy«.

The Semperoper is perhaps unusual in devoting much time and effort to cultivating its repertoire and ensemble of singers. General Manager Ulrike Hessler and the new opera director, Eytan Pessen, have made a conscious decision to enlarge the current ensemble with an infusion of strong young voices, offering them space to grow artistically by performing diverse roles in a variety of styles. Pessen emphasis that »I am fascinated when artists work together to create a complete and unified work of art, where a symbiosis can develop between individual singers and the entire ensemble«.

Finally, Semperoper Ballett under Aaron S. Watkin will also display this spirit of close cooperation and mutual understanding when they present, amongst other works, »Coppelia« and choreographies by Forsythe, while also collaborating with the Palucca School and the European Centre of the Arts in Hellerau.

At the season 2010/11 the Semperoper shows 14 new productions, with 3 Ballet productions, and 3 concertant opera premieres.

Further information to the season 2010/11 is available at

Following this link you will find an video interview with Dr. Ulrike Hessler, she speaks about her concept for the season 2010/11.

premieres at the season 2010/11


October 2nd , 2010 Richard Strauss


November 20th, 2010 Hans Werner Henze

»Gisela! oder: Die denk- und merkwürdigen Wege des Glücks«

December 11th, 2010 Antonín Dvořák


April 2nd, 2011 Claudio Monteverdi

»L’incoronazione di Poppea« (Die Krönung der Poppea)

June19th, 2011 Kurt Weill

»Street Scene«


October 3rd, 2010 Johann Adolf Hasse

»Il tutore« (Der Vormund)

Semperoper Junge Szene

December 12th, 2010 Henry Purcell

»Dido and Aeneas«

February 6th, 2011 César A. Cui

»Der gestiefelte Kater«

Opera concertante

January 2nd, 2011 Peter I. Tschaikowski

»Iolanta« (Jolanthe)

May 10th, 2011 Gioachino Rossini

»La gazza ladra« (Die diebische Elster)

June 6th, 2011 Gaetano Donizetti

»Anna Bolena«

Semperoper Ballett

February 5th, 2011 »Coppélia«

Choreography: George Balanchine & Alexandra Danilova after Marius Petipa

Music: Léo Delibes

May 20th, 2011 »3 Colors Green« (tripartite ballet evening)


Choreography: George Balanchine

Music: Gabriel Fauré

»She was black«

Choreography: Mats Ek

Music: Henryk M. Górecki

»Opus 31«

Choreography: William Forsythe

Music: Thom Willems

April 9th, 2011 »Cinderella« premire at Probebühne 1

Choreography: Stijn Celis

Music: Sergej Prokofjew

Neue Reihen

»Junge Choreografen« (Young Choreographers)

Premiere in the Semperoper on February 19th, 2011 ProbebühneI

On the one hand we have dancers on stage, embodying the roles of diverse choreographies in a huge range of styles; on the other hand we have choreographers, creators, continually striving for innovation and seeking out new ideas. They offer fresh challenges to both dancers and audience while expanding the boundaries of their art.

Dancer or choreographer? If this barrier exists, how should it be overcome? »Young Choreographers« shows that the transition from one to the other can be smoothly overcome. The new season sees the start of an annual project offering dancers from the Semperoper Ballett a chance to try their hand at choreography. They will devise pieces exclusively for other dancers at the Semperoper, which will then be presented in public in the framework of the »Young Choreographers« project. This offers active dancers the opportunity to extend their field of activities to include the creation of new work. Audience will be able to follow closely the development of »their« dancers and perhaps enjoy the first endeavours of a future star choreographer.

»Ballett on the move«

The 2010/11 season sees the Semperoper Ballett make use of various venues throughout Dresden as additional platforms for the exploration of contemporary experimental dance. In particular, the company dancers will be offered the possibility of furthering their individual artistic development by combining dance with other elements of the performing arts. Currently planned are collaborations with the Palais Summer, Festspielhaus Hellerau, the Sculpture Collection of Dresden’s State Art Collections, as well as Volkswagen´s »Die Gläserne Manufaktur« (The Transparent Factory).

Performance dates can be found in the current monthly programme or at

Guest performance at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Le numéro de mai de La Scena Musicale (jazz, musique du monde et folklorique)

[English Version]
The Music Scene Printemps 2010

La Scena Musicale tourne les projecteurs vers le jazz ce mois-ci. Les saxophonistes André Leroux et Richard Underhill feront la une de nos numéros de mai 2010 (Leroux dans LSM et Underhill dans TMS); à l’intérieur, les lecteurs trouveront un guide indispensable des festivals de jazz en plus de notre guide canadien des festivals de musique du monde et folklorique. Plus de 130 festivals seront répertoriés dans notre numéro national, dont le tirage sera doublé à 50 000 exemplaires. Nous nous arrêterons également à deux productions : Les Aventures de Madame Merveille de l’Ensemble contemporain de Montréal etCendrillon de Massenet à l’Opéra de Montréal. Nous aurons enfin des entrevues avec la violoniste Rachel Barton Pine, le pianiste et compositeur Stephan Moccio et la pianiste Janina Fialkovska.

La date de tombée pour les annonces est le 26 avril (pour La Scena Musicale), les maquettes devant nous parvenir au plus tard le 27 mars.
 Pour The Music Scene, la date de tombée pour les annonces est le 30 avril, les maquettes devant nous parvenir au plus tard le 3 mai.

LSM est fière de son rôle primordial dans la promotion des festivals d’été, et en complément du jazz, la section "répertoire des festivals" comprendra aussi les festivals de musique du monde et de musique folklorique. N'oubliez pas qu’en juin, nous publierons notre répertoire annuel des festivals canadiens d'été de musique classique et des arts. Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter :
Enfin, ce numéro contiendra comme d’habitude notre section mensuelle sur la musique du monde, nos calendriers des événements musicaux et des concerts et nos critiques.

Pour rester dans l’esprit de notre numéro annuel sur le jazz, les abonnés recevront un CD gratuit de pièces soigneusement choisies d’Oscar Peterson en concert à Paris, accompagné d’articles et de critiques sur le légendaire pianiste canadien. C’est le moment de s’abonner !

Guide d'abonnement. 
La plupart des organisations ont déjà annoncé leur saison 2010-2011. Ce numéro comprendera également notre Guide d'abonnement, un élément de publicité pour aider les lecteurs à prendre leurs décisions d'abonnement.
Salutations amicales,

Wah Keung Chan
Éditeur et rédacteur en chef fondateur
La Scena Musicale
The Music Scene

Prochains numéros

La Scena Musicale
/The Music Scene :: mai 2010

Guides : festivals de jazz, musique du monde et folkloriqueÉdition nationale 50 000 exemplaires (100 000 lecteurs)
Pour inscrire votre festival
  • Édition Québec - La Scena Musicale
    • Québec : 2 500
    • Montréal : 18 500
    • En kiosque : 2 000
    • Abonnements : 2 000
  • Édition Canada anglais The Music Scene
  • Vancouver : 4 500
  • Victoria : 2 500
  • Calgary : 2 500
  • Edmonton : 2 500
  • Ottawa : 3 000
  • Toronto : 10 000
Date de tombées :

Édition Québec 
- La Scena Musicale :
  • Pour les réservations d'annonces : 26 avril
  • Maquettes : 27 avril
  • Distribution : 30 avril
Édition Canada anglais - The Music Scene :
  • Pour les réservations d'annonces : 30 avril
  • Maquettes : 3 mai
  • Distribution : 7 mai

La Scena Musicale
/The Music Scene :: juin 2010

Guides : festivals canadiens de musique classique et des artsÉdition nationale 50 000 exemplaires (100 000 lecteurs)
Pour inscrire votre festival
  • Édition Québec
    • Québec : 2 500
    • Montréal : 18 500
    • En kiosque : 2 000
    • Abonnements : 2 00
  • Édition Canada anglais
    • Vancouver : 4 500
    • Victoria : 2 500
    • Calgary : 2 500
    • Edmonton : 2 500
    • Ottawa : 3 000
    • Toronto : 10 000
Date de tombées :

Édition Québec :

  • Pour les réservations d'annonces : 24 mai
  • Maquettes : 25 mai
  • Distribution : 30 mai
Édition Canada anglais :
  • Pour les réservations d'annonces : 28 mai
  • Maquettes : 31 mai
  • Distribution : 5 juin
La Scena MusicaleLa SCENA et The Music Scene sont les ressources à consulter pour trouver les festivals de musique et des arts internationaux et canadiens en 2010 (en imprimé et en ligne). Les numéros suivants couvriront tous les festivals de 2010 :
  • Festivals internationaux de musique classique et des arts : numéro de printemps 2009 de The Music Scene.
  • Festivals canadiens de jazz, de musique du monde et folk : numéro de mai 2009 de La Scena Musicale et The Music ScenePROMO : C’est un numéro national (distribution doublée à 50 000 exemplaires) et les tarifs publicitaires sont 1,5 fois les tarifs habituels.
  • Festivals canadiens de musique classique et des arts : numéro de juin de La Scena Musicale(comprenant le numéro d’été 2010 de La SCENA) et The Music ScenePROMO : C’est un numéro national (distribution doublée à 50 000 exemplaires) et les tarifs publicitaires sont 1,5 fois les tarifs habituels.
  • Voir pour plus d’information.
  • Pour inscrire votre festival


Promotion« Abonnements » FÊTE DES MÈRES – Idée cadeau

Jusqu’au 31 mai 2010, les nouveaux abonnés obtiendront une réduction de 10 $ à 15 $ sur un abonnement à LSM s’ils s’abonnent en ligne. Cette économie équivaut à 4 numéros gratuits et l’abonnement comprend des privilèges comme l’accès à la Discothèque Naxos et le téléchargement gratuit de la collection Découverte en format MP3 (10 CD). À noter : à partir de 2010, seuls les abonnés payants recevront le CD Découverte matériel.

Nous recommandons aux lecteurs à l’extérieur du Canada notre option écologique, la Carte verte La SCENA, vendue seulement 25 $/année.


NOUVEAU : la Carte verte La SCENA

Disponible en ligne :

  • Versions électroniques de La Scena Musicale/La SCENA (10 numéros) et The Music Scene (2 numéros)
  • CD Découverte mensuels téléchargeables (10 / année)
  • 39 000 CD @ Discothèque Naxos
  • Réductions
  • Seulement 25 $ (taxes incluses)
  • 514-656-3947,

Prochaine activité-bénéfice LSM

Montréal, le jeudi 3 juin 2010 à 20 h
Opéra de Montréal
Massenet : Cendrillon
Distribution: voir ce lien
Billets : 99 $, 71 $, 46 $
Réduction de 10 % pour les abonnés de La Scena Musicale
À noter : autres dates disponibles sur demande.

Réservations : 514-656-3947,


Lancement du Fonds de dotation LSM

Notre demande au programme de subventions de contrepartie, Placement Culture, a été officiellement approuvée. Par conséquent, le gouvernement du Québec versera 1,50 $ pour chaque dollar de don reçu par LSM. Le programme Placement Culture exige que La Scène Musicale crée un fonds de dotation. Notre objectif est de recueillir 100 000 $ au cours des douze prochains mois. Si l’on y ajoute la subvention de contrepartie du gouvernement, le montant du fonds s’élèverait à 250 000 $. L’atteinte de cet objectif est d’une extrême importance pour maintenir l'excellence et assurer la survie de nos périodiques, et c’est pourquoi nous annonçons maintenant le lancement de notre campagne 2010 de contributions au fonds de dotation. Veuillez faire un don ou vous joindre à notre comité de financement. 

Info : 514-948-2520 ou


Dons et bénévoles demandés

La Scena Musicale/The Music Scene est un organisme de bienfaisance enregistré qui fait la promotion des arts et de la musique en publiant trois magazines et un site Web. Nous rapprochons les musicien(ne)s et les artistes avec la communauté artistique, les mélomanes et les amateurs d'art. Aidez-nous à poursuivre notre travail avec un don (d'argent ou de biens) ou par du travail bénévole. Communiquez avec nous au 514-948-2520 ou à

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La Scena Musicale May National Issue on Jazz, World and Folk Festivals

[Version française]
The Music Scene Winter 2010

La Scena Musicale shines the spotlight on jazz this month. Saxophonists André Leroux and Richard Underhill will grace our May 2010 covers (Leroux in the LSM cover and Underhill in the TMS cover); inside the issue, readers will find an indispensable guide to jazz festivals, plus our guide to Canadian world and folk music festivals. Over 160 festivals will be featured in our national issue which will double to 50,000 copies. We will also look at two productions: the Ensemble contemporaine de Montréal's Les Aventures de Madame Merveille and Opéra de Montréal's Cendrillonby Massenet. Interviews with Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, pianist and composer Stephan Moccio, and pianist Janina Fialkovska will also be featured.

The deadline for advertising for this issue is April 26 for La Scena Musicale (Quebec Edition) with artwork due on April 27. The deadline for The Music Scene (English Edition) is April 30 with artwork due on May 3rd.

LSM prides itself on its leading role in promoting festivals and, in addition to jazz, this month's festival guides will cover summer festivals of world and folk music. Keep an eye out for our summer classical festival guide in June. For more information on these guides, please consult:
Reach over 100,000 readers with 25,000 copies distributed in Montreal and the province of Quebec, and another 25,000 copies in English Canada. La Scena Musicale contains award-winning editorial features, an extensive calendar of events (province of Quebec including radio and TV listings) and product reviews; readers consult each issue 4.5 times a month, generating 450,000 viewings per month.

There is much more in store for you this issue, including our monthly world music section, our musical events and concert calendars, and our reviews.

In the spirit of our annual jazz edition, subscribers will receive a complimentary CD of carefully selected recordings of Oscar Peterson in concert in Paris, accompanied by news items and reviews on the legendary Canadian pianist. Subscribe now.

Subscription Guide.
Most organizations have already announced their 2010-2011 Season. This issue will also include our Subscription Guide, an advertising feature to help readers make their subscription decisions.
Yours sincerely,

Wah Keung Chan
Founding Publisher and Editor
La Scena Musicale
The Music Scene


La Scena Musicale / The Music Scene :: May 2010 (National Issue)
Guides: Jazz, World and Folk Festivals
To register your festival: click here

  • Total 50,000 copies, 100,000 readers
  • La Scena Musicale Quebec Edition : 25,000 copies

    • Québec City: 2 500
    • Montreal: 18,500
    • Newsstands: 2,000
    • Mailing: 2,000
  • The Music Scene English Canada Edition (25,000 copies)
    • Vancouver: 4,500
    • Victoria: 2,500
    • Calgary: 2,500
    • Edmonton: 2,500
    • Ottawa: 3,000
    • Toronto: 10,000

* La Scena Musicale Quebec Edition:

  • Deadline for ad reservations: April 26
  • Deadline for artwork: April 27
  • Distribution: April 30
* The Music Scene English Canada Edition:
  • Deadline for ad reservations: April 30
  • Deadline for artwork: May 3
  • Distribution: May 7

La Scena Musicale :: June 2010 (National Issue)
Guides: Canadian Classical Music and Arts Festivals
To register your festival: click here

  • Total 50,000 copies, 100,000 readers
  • La Scena Musicale Quebec Edition (25,000 copies)

    • Québec City: 2 500
    • Montreal: 18,500
    • Newsstands: 2,000
    • Mailing: 2,000
  • The Music Scene English Canada Edition (25,000 copies)
    • Vancouver: 4,500
    • Victoria: 2,500
    • Calgary: 2,500
    • Edmonton: 2,500
    • Ottawa: 3,000
    • Toronto: 10,000

* Quebec Edition:

  • Deadline for ad reservations: May 24
  • Deadline for artwork: May 25
  • Distribution: May 30
* English Canada Edition:
  • Deadline for ad reservations: May 28
  • Deadline for artwork: May 31
  • Distribution: June 5



Talking about music and arts festivals. La Scena Musicale, La SCENA and The Music Scene are the place to find International and Canadian music and arts festivals in 2010 (in print and online). The following three issues will cover all the 2010 festivals:
  • International Classical Music and Arts Festivals: Spring 2009 issue of The Music Scene and La Scena Musicale April 2010/La SCENA Spring 2010
  • Canadian Jazz, World and Folk Festivals: May 2010 issue of La Scena Musicale and The Music Scene.
    PROMO: This is a national issue (double distribution to 50,000 copies) and the ad rates are 1.5 times the regular rates.
  • Canadian Classical Music and Arts Festivals: June issue of La Scena Musicale (including the Summer 2010 issue of La SCENA) and The Music Scene.
    PROMO: This is a national issue (double distribution to 50,000 copies) and the ad rates are 1.5 times the regular rates.
Visit for more info.
To register your festival: click here


MOTHER'S DAY Subscription Sale

Ideal Gift for Mothers?
Until May 31, 2010, new subscribers will get $10-$15 off an LSM subscription if they subscribe online. This savings is equivalent to receiving 4 free issues, and the subscription include benefits such as the Naxos Music Library (39,000 CDs streaming) and free MP3 downloads of the Discovery CD Collection (10 full CDs). Note: New for 2010, only paying subscribers will receive the physical Discovery CD.

NEW: The La SCENA Green Card

All available online


Next LSM Benefit Activity

Montréal, Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Opéra de Montréal
Cinderella by Massenet
Tickets: $99, $71, $46
10% discount for La Scena Musicale subscribers / La SCENA Card members
Note: other dates available upon request.

Reservations: 514-656-3947,


NEW Endowment Fund: 
Our application for the matching program, Placement Culture, has formally been accepted: for every dollar donated to LSM/TMS, the Québec government will contribute one dollar and fifty cents. Placement Culture is designed to create endowment funds for charitable arts groups like La Scene Musicale/The Music Scene. Our goal is to raise $100,000 until November 30, 2010, which combined with the government contribution, will create a $250,000 endowment. This will help us continue our magazines's excellence and innovation for years to come. We are therefore launching at this time our 2010 endowment fund campaign. Please join our fundraising committee or make a donation.

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