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Thursday, June 30, 2011

ECM+ présente un opéra bande dessinée à Montréal!

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SFJazz Announces Star-Studded Lineup for this Fall's 29th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival

San Francisco - June 30, 2011: San Francisco will heat up once again this fall, with visitors arriving from around the world for the hugely popular annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, presented by SFJAZZ, one of the nation's leading non-profit jazz organizations. Beginning on September 15 with Cape Verdean vocalist Carmen Souza and culminating with Aaron Neville's "Soulful Christmas" on December 18, the 29th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival will present some of the most illustrious names in jazz and world music, including Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Esperanza Spalding, Joshua Redman, India.Arie and Idan Raichel, in venues around the Bay Area - in advance of next year's opening of the dedicated SFJAZZ Center, one of the first stand-alone jazz performance spaces of its kind.

This year's festival will feature the following series:



  • October 2: Jazz great Wayne Shorter and his quartet
  • October 16: Master pianist McCoy Tyner in a tribute to his legendary collaborator, The Gentle Side of John Coltrane, joined by Chris Potter and José James
  • October 27: Vocalist and pianist Mose Allison
  • November 5: Jazz dance master Savion Glover with Bare Soundz
  • December 10: Ahmad Jamal and his piano trio


  • September 15: Cape Verdean songstress Carmen Souza
  • September 25: Samba balladeer Vinicius Cantuária
  • September 30: Bollywood queen Asha Bhosle with sitar player Shujaat Khan
  • October 14: Brazilian superstar Daniela Mercury
  • October 15: Grammy Award winner Luciana Souza
  • October 16: Tuvan throat singers Huun Huur Tu


  • September 24: Guitar genius Pat Metheny with bassist Larry Grenadier
  • October 23: The beloved Jim Hall celebrates his 80th birthday with a quartet
  • November 13: Gypsy guitar virtuoso Dorado Schmitt with the Django All-Stars


  • September 29: Jazz pianist Robert Glasper and his trio

  • October 1: "Best New Artist" Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding
  • October 5: Saxophone firebrand David Binney's quartet
  • October 15: R&B star India.Arie with Israeli keyboardist and composer Idan Raichel
  • October 22: Homegrown saxophone icon Joshua Redman duets with piano progressive Brad Mehldau
  • October 29: Viral video masterminds Pomplamoose


  • September 16: Congolese street musicians Staff Benda Bilili
  • September 22: Polish trumpet ambassador Tomasz Stanko
  • October 7: Famed sitar player Ravi Shankar
  • October 9: Cuban timba celebration of Tiempo Libre
  • October 28: Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra
  • October 30: Malian ngoni master Bassekou Kouyate with his band Ngoni Ba


  • September 17: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Booker T.
  • October 1: Argentinian pianist Fernando Otero
  • October 2: Russian jazz piano virtuoso Eldar Djangirov


  • November 18: World-renowned all-female quartet Anonymous 4
  • December 18: New Orleans legend Aaron Neville in a special holiday-themed show


  • September 23: Local guitar hero Mimi Fox honors Wes Montgomery
  • October 10: Pianist Benny Green celebrates Thelonious Monk's birthday, re-creating Monk's Dream on the album's 50th anniversary
  • October 28: Tenor player Javon Jackson heads a John Coltrane salute with Mulgrew Miller, Jimmy Cobb and Peter Washington
  • November 12: Bay Area singer Pamela Rose with special guest Denise Perrier salutes Peggy Lee, Alberta Hunter and others in Wild Women of Song

"The purpose of music is, above all, to nourish the soul," says Randall Kline, Executive Artistic Director of SFJAZZ. "Connecting on a deep emotional level with an artist and their vision can inspire and satisfy like nothing else. With the range of veteran jazz masters, young game-changers and world music luminaries we've packed into this festival, there are myriad ways to feed the need."

For more information about SFJAZZ and the 29th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, please visit: To download the complete festival catalog, visit: Tickets will go on sale to SFJAZZ members on June 26 and to the general public on July 17.


SFJAZZ, founded in 1983, is the largest nonprofit presenter of jazz and world music in America. SFJAZZ presents more than 100 concerts a year to over 100,000 fans and is dedicated to advancing the art form of jazz and cultivating new jazz audiences through artistic and educational programming, including: The San Francisco Jazz Festival, SFJAZZ Spring Season, SFJAZZ Collective, SFJAZZ Summerfest, SFJAZZ Education, SFJAZZ Membership and SFJAZZ Hotplate, a new monthly nightclub series featuring the Bay Area's best musicians paying tribute to jazz legends.

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Closing Weekend at TD Toronto Jazz Festival - Daily Listings

TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Spend Canada Day at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival with free face-painting, break-dancers and the legendary Roots crew!
Saturday night Bootsy Collins brings the funk while young darling Nikki Yanofsky closes the Festival.

12 pm – Heavyweights Brass Band, Outdoor Stage, Metro Square, FREE
2 pm – KPMT Workshop with Jay Cleary (Fusion of Jazz & Hip-Hop), hmv Store, Metro Square, FREE
5:30 pm – SHAD, Outdoor Stage, Metro Square, FREE
8:30 pm – The Roots approximately 9:30pm (opening DJ John Kong), Toronto Star Stage, Metro Square, $50

12 pm – Alexander Brown Quintet, Outdoor Stage, Metro Square, FREE
12 pm – Andrea Ramolo, Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District, 55 Mill St, FREE
12 pm – Rhythm & Truth, Distillery District Mainstage, 55 Mill St, FREE
12:30 pm – Terra Hazelton & Her Easy Answers, Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd, FREE
2 pm – KPMT Workshop with Don Thompson (Canadian Jazz Legend), hmv Store, Metro Square, FREE
3 pm – Malik Yoba, Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District, 55 Mill St, FREE
3 pm – Brian Blain & The Blainettes, Distillery District Mainstage, 55 Mill St, FREE
5 pm – Gord Sheard’s Brazilian Jazz Experience with featured guest Bill McBirnie , Quotes Bar & Grill, 220 King St W, $15
5:30 pm – Jayme Stone – Room of Wonders, Outdoor Stage, Metro Square, FREE
6 pm – Jesse Barksdale Duo, Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District, 55 Mill St, FREE
6 pm – Pablo Menendez & Mezcla Cuban All-Stars, Distillery District Mainstage, 55 Mill St, FREE
8 pm – Marianne Trudel Septet, Music Gallery, St. George The Martyr Anglican Church, 197 John St, $15
8:30 pm – Bootsy Collins approximately 9:30pm (opening Saidah Baba Talibah), Toronto Star Stage, Metro Square, $40
11:30 pm – Lee Fields & The Expressions (Courtney Wells opening at 10 pm), Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen Street, $25

12 pm – The DoneFors, Outdoor Stage, Metro Square, FREE
12 pm – The Groovemeisters, Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District, 55 Mill St, FREE
12 pm – Jim Galloway Trio, Distillery District Mainstage, 55 Mill St, FREE
12:30 pm – Cimarron, Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd, FREE
2 pm – KPMT Workshop with Nicole Rampersaud (Free Jazz), hmv Store, Metro Square, FREE
3 pm – Tom Szczesniak Duo, Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District, 55 Mill St, FREE
3 pm – Alex Pangman Quintet, Distillery District Mainstage, 55 Mill St, FREE
5:30 pm – Francois Bourassa Quartet, Outdoor Stage, Metro Square, FREE
8 pm – Trio M, Music Gallery, St. George The Martyr Anglican Church, 197 John St, $25
8:30 pm – Nikki Yanofsky approximately 9:30pm (Robi Botos Trio opening), Toronto Star Stage, Metro Square, $50


Alain Ledfèvre Nommé Officier de l'Ordre du Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (30 juin 2011) -
Son Excellence le très honorable David Johnston, gouverneur général du Canada, a annoncé aujourd'hui 50 nouvelles nominations au sein de l'Ordre du Canada, dont 15 Officiers (O.C.) et 35 Membres (C.M.). Ces nominations sont faites selon les recommandations du Conseil consultatif de l'Ordre du Canada.

Le pianiste et compositeur canadien Alain Lefèvre reçoit la nomination d’Officier de l’Ordre du Canada « pour sa contribution aux arts et champion de la musique canadienne ».

Ambassadeur artistique du Festival International de Lanaudière, Alain Lefèvre est décrit comme un “Héros” (Los Angeles Times), un “pianiste spectaculaire” (Fanfare), et un “ interprète foudroyant” (Washington Post). Il a remporté le JUNO 2010 du Meilleur Album Classique de l’Année dans la catégorie « Grand ensemble ou soliste avec grand ensemble », pour son enregistrement avec le prestigieux London Mozart Players, présentant en première mondiale au disque, le Concertino No.2 d’André Mathieu. Le pianiste et compositeur montréalais poursuit une brillante carrière internationale. Il a joué dans près d’une quarantaine de pays et se produit régulièrement sur les scènes prestigieuses du monde, en récital et avec les grands orchestres internationaux et chefs de renom, tels Mattias Bamert, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, JoAnn Falletta Claus Peter Flor, Lawrence Foster, George Hanson, Jaçek Kaspszyk, Bernhard Klee, Jacques Lacombe, Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Vladimir Spivakov, Carl St-Clair, Yan Pascal Tortelier et Long Yu. Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Québec et Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Pléiade, Alain Lefèvre est aussi récipiendaire de sept Félix et d’un Prix Opus.

On lui doit d’avoir fait revivre l’œuvre du pianiste et compositeur de génie, André Mathieu, tombé dans l’oubli et considéré comme « le Mozart Canadien ». En Mai 2010, il ouvrait avec l’œuvre Mathieu, le Pavillon du Canada à l’Exposition Universelle de Shanghaï, avec le Shanghaï Symphony Orchestra au lendemain duquel était présenté le film « L’ Enfant prodige ». Il s’agit là du premier film de Lefèvre en tant que directeur musical, compositeur et interprète. Il a également remporté le prestigieux Prix AIB 2010 décerné à Londres, pour la Personnalité internationale de l’année - Radio, pour son émission hebdomadaire du dimanche, consacrée à la musique classique sur les ondes d’Espace Musique, Radio-Canada.

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Arts visuels au Gesù - dès le 8 juillet

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En grande première à la TOHU ÉQUUS- acteur de cirque

Des œuvres de la collection du Cirque du Soleil et de Guy Laliberté

Du 7 juillet au 6 septembre. Gratuit.

Montréal, le 30 juin 2011 – Pour la première fois depuis son ouverture en 2004, la TOHU a l’honneur d’accueillir une exposition provenant du Cirque du Soleil et de la collection de Guy Laliberté. ÉQUUS – acteur de cirque, propose une rare occasion de découvrir le cheval dans toute sa puissance et sa délicatesse. Présent dans l’imaginaire des hommes et des civilisations depuis des siècles, il occupe une place singulière dans l’histoire de l’art. Sculpté, dessiné, peint, le cheval traverse plusieurs millénaires de représentations, tracé par la main de l’homme à des fins rituelles, magiques ou simplement ornementales. D’Uccello à Degas, de Toulouse Lautrec à Picasso, de Rouault à Riopelle, montures et cavaliers ont régulièrement partagé les cimaises et contribué à renforcer cette idée d’une complicité millénaire entre l’homme et la bête. Cette exposition qui compte 25 œuvres murales sélectionnées par le commissaire Martin Bündock réunit des toiles et des gravures de Riopelle, Besner, Picasso et Chagall pour ne mentionner que ceux-là. Ne manquez pas l’opportunité d’admirer ces œuvres exposées dans l’Espace BOHU du 7 juillet au 6 septembre. L’entrée est libre pour tous!

«Nous remercions le Cirque du Soleil qui, par le biais de la TOHU, offre à la communauté cette rencontre artistique et inédite avec le cheval. Pour nous, le cheval est un symbole fort, une partie intégrante des arts du cirque et nous invitons tous les montréalais à vivre cette expérience exceptionnelle », souligne Stéphane Lavoie, directeur général de la TOHU.

ÉQUUS- acteur de cirque

À l’origine, le cheval est sans aucun doute le plus puissant artifice que le cirque a su modeler. Il est somptueux, princier, royal même parfois, et en dépit d’indéniables qualités, il reste tout de même un support. Un socle mouvant, une large surface enduite de résine ou parée d’un lourd panneau de bois et de cuir, posé comme un magnifique présentoir réservé à de souples créatures douées d’étranges pouvoirs. Il est alors aisé d’évoquer la complicité entre l’homme et l’animal pour comprendre la vogue et l’engouement que rencontrent les exercices équestres. La plus noble conquête de l’homme et la plus belle conquête du cirque invite à revivre l’hypothèse des origines, à mettre à l’épreuve les fables du commencement.


Le commissariat de l’exposition est assuré par Martin Bündock, conseiller principal, intégration des arts au Cirque du Soleil et membre des comités d’acquisition au Musée des beaux arts de Montréal.


Martin Bündock a commencé très tôt sa carrière dans le milieu artistique, dès l’âge de 17 ans, il présente des expositions. Durant les années 90, il a représenté plusieurs artistes québécois de variétés et il s’est mérité quatre prix Félix de l’Adisq. En 2000, il joint le Cirque du Soleil afin de développer l’action culturelle et l’intégration des arts dans la vie des employés. Depuis, il a collaboré à plus de 30 expositions, parmi celles-ci on compte les projets Afrique sacré et Inspiria, présentés au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.


Du 7 juillet au 6 septembre 2011

Lundi au dimanche de 9 h à 17 h

L’entrée à cette exposition est libre pour tous!

Démonstrations équestres de la cavalerie du Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal sur la Place publique de la TOHU durant les weekends du 9 au 24 juillet 2011, avant les représentations des spectacles C!RCA et Rasposo.

Pour se rendre à la TOHU: 2345, rue Jarry Est (angle d’Iberville)

Métro Jarry (autobus 193 - Est) /

Métro d’Iberville ou Frontenac (autobus 94 - Nord)

Information : Tél.: (514) 376-TOHU (8648) ou 1 888 376-TOHU (8648)

Activité présentée grâce à une contribution de la Ville de Montréal et du Cirque du Soleil.

La TOHU bénéficie du soutien du ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec, de la Ville de Montréal, du ministère du Patrimoine canadien, du ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles du Québec et Emploi Québec, ainsi que du Cirque du Soleil, partenaire majeur. La TOHU compte également sur la collaboration de La Presse, la télévision de Radio-Canada, Métromédia Plus, Uranium Interactive, Univins, Unibroue, BCF, Avocats d'affaires et les thés Four O’Clock.

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Festival international de musique baroque de Lamèque

« Vincent Lauzer :

1er prix du Concours de musique ancienne Mathieu-Duguay »

36e Festival international de musique baroque de Lamèque

le samedi 30 juillet 2011 à 15 heures

Événement biennal, le Concours de musique ancienne Mathieu-Duguay vise à favoriser l’éclosion de nouveaux talents canadiens dans le domaine de la musique baroque. Vincent Lauzer, grand gagnant de l’édition 2010 du concours, présente un programme de récital varié et virtuose permettant de découvrir toutes les facettes de la flûte à bec, une occasion de faire découvrir son talent à des gens venus de partout. Œuvres baroques, incursions dans d’autres univers, pyrotechnies et surprises sont au programme! Ce programme sera d’ailleurs capté par les micros d’Espace-Musique de Radio-Canada et sera diffusé partout au pays.

« Vincent Lauzer : 1er prix du Concours de musique ancienne Mathieu-Duguay »

Le samedi 30 juillet 2011, 15 heures

Église Sainte-Cécile de Petite-Rivière-de-l’Île

Vincent Lauzer, flûte à bec

Mélisande Corriveau, violoncelle

Erin Helyard, clavecin (Australie)

Mathieu Lussier, basson

Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli Sonate op. 4, no. 1 “La Barnabea”

(ca. 1620-1669) Sonate op. 3, no. 4 “La Castella”

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) Sonate op. 5 no. 4 en fa majeur

Adagio, Allegro, Vivace, Adagio, Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Sonate RV86 en la mineur

Largo, Allegro, Largo cantabile, Allegro molto

Azzolino Bernardino della Ciaja Sonate per Cembalo, Op. 4 (Rome, 1727)

(1671-1755) Toccata, arpeggio; Canzone, languente; Allegro

Angelo Berardi (ca. 1636-1694) Canzona Sesta

Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663-1745) Chaconne en sol mineur

Vincent Lauzer est diplômé de l’Université McGill où il a étudié avec Matthias Maute. Lauréat de nombreux premiers prix lors de concours régionaux et provinciaux, il s’illustre au Concours de Musique du Canada en y remportant le grand prix chez les 19 à 30 ans à deux reprises.

Il remporte, en 2010, le Premier Prix lors du premier Concours de musique ancienne Mathieu-Duguay présenté lors du Festival international de musique baroque de Lamèque et, en septembre 2009, le Premier Prix et le Prix du public au Concours International de flûte à bec de Montréal.

Vincent fait partie de l’ensemble Flûte Alors! avec lequel il participera à deux tournées pour les Jeunesses Musicales du Canada durant la saison 2012-2013.

Dernièrement, Vincent s’est produit dans la série Clavecin en concert et avec l’ensemble Les Idées Heureuses. En novembre 2010, il se produit en solo dans le cadre de la série CBC/McGill Young Artists Series. On peut entendre Vincent au Festival Montréal Baroque, au Festival international de musique baroque de Lamèque, au Boston Early Music Festival ainsi que sur les ondes d’Espace Musique (Radio-Canada) et de CBC Radio 2.

Les billets pour les concerts de la 36e édition du Festival international de musique baroque de Lamèque, qui se déroulera du 28 au 30 juillet 2011, sont en vente au bureau du festival. L’accès aux concerts est gratuit pour tous les enfants de 12 ans ou moins qui sont accompagnés d’un adulte. Pour plus d’information sur nos concerts, les artistes, la programmation ou l’achat de billets, visitez le site internet du festival à, ou composez le 1-877-377-8003.


Vincent Lauzer:

1st prize of the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition

36th edition of Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival,

Saturday, July 30th, 2011, 3:00 p.m.

The Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition is a biennial event seeking to nurture new talents in the early music world. Vincent Lauzer, winner of the 2010 edition, presents a recital of varied and virtuosic Italian works featuring different aspects of his instrument.

His amazing talent, his dazzling technique and his wonderful stage presence make this recital a must in this year’s festival. This recital will be recorded by Espace-Musique/Radio-Canada and broadcasted across Canada.

« Vincent Lauzer: 1st prize of the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition »

Saturday, July 30, 2011, 3:00 p.m.

Sainte-Cécile de Petite-Rivière-de-l’Île Church

Vincent Lauzer, recorder

Mélisande Corriveau, cello

Erin Helyard, harpsichord (Australia)

Mathieu Lussier, bassoon

Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli Sonata op. 4, no. 1 “La Barnabea”

(ca. 1620-1669) Sonata op. 3, no. 4 “La Castella”

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) Sonata op. 5 no. 4 in f major

Adagio, Allegro, Vivace, Adagio, Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Sonata RV86 enin a minor

Largo, Allegro, Largo cantabile, Allegro molto

Azzolino Bernardino della Ciaja Sonata per Cembalo, Op. 4 (Rome, 1727)

(1671-1755) Toccata, arpeggio; Canzone, languente; Allegro

Angelo Berardi (ca. 1636-1694) Canzona Sesta

Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663-1745) Chaconne in g minor

Vincent Lauzer is a graduate of McGill University, where he studied with Matthias Maute. A winner of several first prizes in regional and provincial competitions, he was awarded the Grand Prize in the 19 to 30 year old category during the National Finals of the Canada Music Competition in 2008 and 2009. He won 1st prize in the Mathieu-Duguay early music competition held during the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival in July 2010 and the 1st place and the Audience Appreciation Prize in the Montreal International Recorder Competition in 2009.

Vincent is a member of the recorder quintet Flûte Alors! which has been selected by the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada for two tours in the 2012-2013 season.

Lately, Vincent appeared in the concert series Clavecin en concert and with the ensemble Les Idées Heureuses. In November 2010, he performed a solo recital in the CBC/McGill Young Artists Series. Vincent can be heard at the Montréal Baroque Festival, the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival and on Espace Musique (Radio-Canada) and CBC Radio 2.

Tickets for all concerts of the 36th edition of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival, taking place from July 28 to 30, 2011, are available for sale at the festival office. Concerts are free for children of 12 years old and under that are accompanied by an adult. For information about our concerts, program, featured artists, and ticket purchase, please visit our Web site at : or call us at 1-877-377-8003.

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ISPA 2011 Toronto Congress A Huge Success


The International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) recently wrapped up its successful 25th annual June Congress, which took place in Toronto from June 15 to 18. The Toronto 2011 ISPA Congress demonstrated the truly outstanding quality of Canadian artists and local venues, and offered a unique chance to showcase Toronto as a vibrant and diverse city of the 21st century.

David Baile, ISPA’s Chief Executive Officer remarked, “With more than 300 registered delegates, this has proven to be one of ISPA’s most successful June Congresses to date. There is no doubt that Toronto ranks among the world’s top cultural destinations and I am confident that Toronto has had a long lasting impact on ISPA delegates as this Congress will have a long lasting impact on Toronto.”

Toronto 2011 ISPA Congress Chairs Jennifer Gordon, Principal, Searchlight Recruitment Inc., Claire Hopkinson, Executive Director, Toronto Arts Council, andMervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, The Royal Conservatory of Music declared this Congress a triumph. “It was a tremendously positive experience” said Claire Hopkinson. “Not only did we have the opportunity to share experiences from across the globe, but for those of us who live and work in Toronto, we had the gift of seeing our city through the eyes of our international delegates. I wish I could bottle the enthusiasm and appreciation that so many of them expressed regarding Toronto’s diverse cultural vitality, our arts institutions, and the talent that this city breeds and welcomes from across Canada.”

More than 330 cultural leaders and executives from 29 countries attended the “enlightened and commendable” (Toronto Star) four-day event, which included topical presentations by leading Canadian and international speakers and artist showcases and was built around the theme of Groundbreaking. Among the many highlights at the Congress were the keynote speech by Des McAnuff, Artistic Director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival addressing the opportunities and challenges of live performance in the internet age; The ISPA Awards, which were presented to Karen Kain, Michael Levine and Luc Plamondon at a gala dinner at The Carlu; and Pitch New Works Now — the annual ISPA pitch session in which ten creators (among whom eight were Canadian) pitch their new work in just seven minutes to an audience of international cultural curators.

Ross Manson, the Artistic Director of Toronto’s Volcano performance company said, “I've pitched at ISPA twice now - both times for works-in-progress (Another Africa and Until We Say Yes). There is nothing like it for putting a performance idea before the theatrical world. My company has received feedback, interest and made connections around the globe as a result. One thing I've learned is that at ISPA, pitching is not necessarily about selling a show, but rather about testing an idea and finding where on earth (literally) like-minded colleagues live. Seen in this way - as an international conversation - it's invaluable.”

ISPA delegates visited many of the jewels in Toronto’s cultural crown and attended sessions and performances at The Bell Lightbox, Roy Thomson Hall, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, the Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall and The Carlu.

ISPA June Congresses have been held for the past 25 years on six continents in 18 countries and 23 different cities. Toronto is one of the rare cities that has hosted the conference twice. The next ISPA June Congress takes place in Seoul, Korea from June 13 to 16, 2012.

Full 2011 Toronto ISPA Congress details can be found at

ISPA was founded in 1949 by Patrick Hayes with a mandate to develop, nurture, energize and educate an international network of arts leaders and professionals, who are dedicated to advancing the field of the performing arts. Today the ISPA network spans over 50 countries and includes more than 350 performing arts leaders.

The ISPA Toronto Hosting Committee would like to acknowledge the generous support from government and private sector partners including: the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, BMO Financial, and many local and international Business and arts organizations.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yale in New York announces 2011-2012, its fifth season at Carnegie Hall

David Shifrin, Artistic Director

Four concerts showcase students, faculty, and alumni from one of the nation’s great music schools

Vocal Britain: Britten’s Serenade & Walton’s The Bear

Sunday, December 4 at 7:30 pm, Zankel Hall

The Complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas

Sunday, December 11 at 5:30PM and 7:30 pm (two recitals), Weill Hall

William Christie, Guest Conductor

Sunday, February 26 at 7:30 pm, Zankel Hall

De Profundis: The Deep End (Music for Low Instruments)

Sunday, April 1 at 7:30 pm, Weill Hall

From David Shifrin:

“The annual Yale in New York series is an adventure in unusual programming, and a celebration of the vast musical resources of the Yale School of Music.This season we present a wide variety of offerings ranging from British opera, conductor William Christie, the complete Prokofiev piano sonatas, and an entire concert for bass clef instruments.Please join us for a great musical journey.”

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The Yale School of Music (YSM) announces its fifth season of Yale in New York, the acclaimed and unique series that brings together distinguished faculty—famous soloists among them—with the ongoing legacy of exceptional alumni and current students on the stages of Carnegie Hall. Each concert displays the deep, creative, and exciting collaborations that are the heart and history of the Yale School of Music.

From December 4, 2011 – April 1, 2012, four concerts will feature music spanning continents and centuries:

• 20th-century vocal masterpieces from Britten and Walton
• a Prokofiev mini-marathon with the complete piano sonatas performed in one evening, celebrating Boris Berman’s new performance edition
• a program led by the great early music specialist William Christie
• an extraordinary finale of music for low instruments from Schütz, Mozart, Penderecki and Gubaidulina.

“Some of the most satisfying music-making I've heard in the past half-century.” Oberon’s Grove (Philip Gardner)

Yale in new york: 2011-2012 program details




Dramatic and poetic music from Benjamin Britten and William Walton:

Two pieces, contrasting in manner but equal in richness.

Yale faculty members James Taylor, tenor, and William Purvis, horn, will be joined by graduate quartet-in-residence Linden String Quartet for Britten’s Serenade, a beautiful, haunting exploration of both the mysteries of night and the expressive capabilities of the noble French horn. In the second half, Walton scholar and New Haven Symphony Orchestra music director William Boughton will conduct Walton’s one-act extravaganza The Bear, a farcical opera based on a story by Chekhov. The performance will feature singers of Yale Opera, both students and recent alumni, under the artistic direction of Doris Yarick Cross, as well as members of the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale. This performance coincides with a 4-year “Walton Project” co-hosted by the New Haven Symphony and Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, whose collection includes 98% of Walton's original manuscripts.

Tickets at $15–$25 can be purchased after October 4 at the Carnegie Hall box office (57th Street and 7th Ave.), by calling CarnegieCharge at 212/247-7800, or at Student and senior discounts are available.


Benjamin Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings (1943)

James Taylor, tenor

William Purvis, horn

Linden String Quartet

William Walton: The Bear, An extravaganza in one act (1967)

Libretto by Paul Dehn, based on the play by Anton Chekhov of the same title

William Boughton, conductor

Singers of Yale Opera and members of the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale


James Taylor sings Bach

Britten’s Serenade

An excerpt from The Bear

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 5:30PM & 8:30PM



This concert marks the publication of a new edition of the Prokofiev Sonatas, edited by Boris Berman,

Professor in the Practice of Piano and Artistic Director of the Horowitz Piano Series at Yale.

The entire cycle of Prokofiev sonatas, in two recitals on one day, in the intimate surroundings of Weill Recital Hall. This day of music will be the culmination of two undertakings: not only Boris Berman’s bilingual (English-Chinese) editorial project that corrects numerous errors that have crept in through the legacy of recordings, but of a department-wide, highly competitive contest among the piano students (the winners will perform the sonatas in concert). Boris Berman is chairman of the Yale piano department and one of the world’s most significant Prokofiev specialists. He is the founder of the Prokofiev Society of America, the first pianist to record all of the composer’s solo works (Chandos), and the author of Prokofiev’s Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer (Yale University Press).

Tickets at $15 for each recital can be purchased after October 17 at the Carnegie Hall box office (57th Street and 7th Ave.), by calling CarnegieCharge at 212/247-7800, or at Student and senior discounts are available.


5:30pm recital:

No. 1 in F minor, Op. 1

No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14

No. 5 in C major

No. 9 in C major, Op. 103

No. 4 in C minor, Op. 29

8:30pm recital (The War Sonatas):

No. 3 in A minor, "From Old Notebooks," Op. 28

No. 8 in B-flat major, Op. 84

No. 6 in A major, Op. 82

No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83

pianists to be selected in YSM competition


Boris Berman discussing studying piano at Yale

Prokofiev Sonata No. 6, 1st Movement

Prokofiev Sonata No. 7, 3rd Movement




William Christie earned his MM degree from the Yale School of Music in 1969. Now the Baroque specialist and founder of Les Arts Florissants returns to conduct students of his alma mater, members of the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale.

William Christie returns to his alma mater to conduct members of the Yale Philharmonia and other forces. The Philharmonia was last heard at Carnegie Hall on the Yale in New York series when the great Krzysztof Penderecki led them in a concert of his own music, and before that when Reinbert de Leeuw guest conducted them in a brilliant performance of Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie. The New York Times raved, “The performance was sensational: well prepared, solidly and precisely executed, and rippling with high-energy percussion and brass playing and a fluid interplay of polished strings as well as winds.”

Tickets at $15–$25 can be purchased after January 2, 2012 at the Carnegie Hall box office (57th Street and 7th Ave.), by calling CarnegieCharge at 212/247-7800, or at Student and senior discounts are available.



William Christie conducts Les Arts Florissants in Rameau




The rich sounds of the bass clef;

music in the underground hall that will offer a challenge to the rumbles of the subway.

Usually found supporting melody and solo lines in the violins, trumpets and high woodwinds, the cello, bassoon, tuba, and even some exotic instruments now have their day on center stage. Composers through the centuries have relished the expressive sounds of these instruments, and an all-star ensemble of Yale faculty, alumni and students will share the honors: Frank Morelli, bassoon; Ole Akahoshi, Arnold Choi (2011 MM), Ying Zhang (2011 MM) and Mihai Marica (2008 AD), cellos; students from Don Palma’s double bass studio, Scott Hartmann’s trombone studio, and Mike Roylance’s tuba studio; the conductor Ransom Wilson, as well as special guests. The pieces include a Schütz work for four sackbuts and bass voice (rarely performed in the original instrumentation), Mozart’s duo for bassoon and cello, the idiomatic Penderecki Capriccio for solo tuba, and Gubaidulina’s five-movement Bassoon Concerto (Gubaidulina was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Yale University in 2009).

Tickets at $15–$25 can be purchased after February 6, 2012 at the Carnegie Hall box office (57th Street and 7th Ave.), by calling CarnegieCharge at 212/247-7800, or at Student and senior discounts are available.


Wolfgang Amadeus[?] Mozart: Duo for bassoon and cello in B-flat major, K. 292

Krzysztof Penderecki: Serenata for three cellos (2008) and Capriccio for solo tuba (1980)

Anton Bruckner: Two Aequale for three trombones (1847)

Jacob Druckman: Valentine for solo double bass (1969)

Sofia Gubaidulina: Concerto for bassoon and low strings (1975)

Heinrich Schütz: Fili mi, Absalon for four sackbuts and bass voice, SWV 269

Frank Morelli, bassoon

Ole Akahoshi, cello

Arnold Choi (YSM ’11MM), cello

Ying Zhang (YSM ’11MM), cello

Mihai Marica (YSM ’08AD), cello

Ransom Wilson, conductor

with additional student and alumni performers


Mozart K. 292, 2nd Movement

Penderecki Capriccio in performance

2nd Movement of Gubaidulina’s Concerto, with evocative video

Fili mi, Absalon, on sackbuts



Frank Morelli, bassoon:
Donald Palma, double bass:
Sergei Prokofiev:
Ransom Wilson, conductor:
Yale School of Music:


Yale in New York is the acclaimed series in which distinguished faculty members—many of them famous soloists—share the limelight with exceptional alumni and students on Carnegie Hall’s stages, capturing the intense collaboration found on every level at the Yale School of Music. The 2009-10 season showcased the classical legacy of Benny Goodman; undiscovered Prokofiev works; the Oral History of American Music project; and Penderecki conducting Penderecki. The 2010-11 season featured Sleeping Giant, Yale guitarists, the Yale Percussion Group, rarely-performed 20th century concerti grossi, and Robert Mealy’s Yale Baroque Ensemble playing experimental 17th century music. The series is curated by David Shifrin.

“Consistently engaging.” The New York Times (Steve Smith)

“The playing had the kind of precision that can come only from painstaking, arduous rehearsal, yet it remained constantly fresh and surprising, with the spontaneity of improvisation. It was chamber music at its best.” Chamber Music Magazine

“Who can resist it? An evening of repertoire you’ve always wanted to hear but nobody offers? Well, just ask the Yale School of Music, which has been making its Yale in New York season appearances with just that strategy, and its appeal is—despite the city’s ferocious competition—truly irresistible.” Don’t Miss It blog (Judith Pearlman)

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