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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Appointment of Nathalie Maillé as Executive Director of the Conseil des arts de Montréal


Montreal, May 29, 2013 – The Chair of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Honourable Charles Lapointe, P.C. is pleased to announce the appointment of  Nathalie Maillé as Executive Director of this organization that supports close to 400 artistic companies in Montreal. Nathalie Maillé succeeds Danielle Sauvage who will leave her position at the end of June, after 11 years at the head of the Conseil. Nathalie Maillé will take over as of July 2, 2013.

For the past 15 years, Nathalie Maillé has demonstrated her leadership skills in a variety of positions within the Conseil des arts de Montréal where she is currently Assistant Director. In this capacity, she supervised the implementation of several programs and policies to raise awareness concerning diversity in the arts and increased the Conseil’s ability to seek out and identify emerging artists and art forms. She also launched a major presentation network for the Montreal arts companies in cooperation with the various municipalities that form the island of Montreal. Le Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée is considered to be the largest tour in the city with over 400 high quality artistic events offered every year to Montrealers, from one end of the island to the other.

“Nathalie Maillé’s appointment was unanimously approved by the members of the Conseil,” said the chair, the Honourable Charles Lapointe, C.P. “Her past achievements show that she has an in-depth understanding of the issues facing Montreal’s arts community. Her open mindedness will also enable her to rally our partners from the private and public sectors behind the needs of the artistic community.”

This marks the first time that a manager from within the Conseil des arts de Montréal will occupy this position. Nathalie Maillé, who is 45 years old, is a member of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal’s strategic planning committee, Savoir et Société; she holds a B.A. (Dance) from UQAM and a specialized graduate diploma in cultural organizations management from HEC Montréal. Previously, she helped develop the cultural development policy for the borough of Lachine, where she worked as a cultural advisor, and taught dance at the post-secondary level.

A dynamic partner of artistic creativity in Montreal, the Conseil des arts de Montréal supports and recognizes excellence in the creation, production and presentation of professional artistic endeavours by way of financial support, advice, and consultation and development activities. It encourages experimentation, discovery and daring at the heart of Montreal’s artistic landscape, thanks to its initiatives that stimulate innovation while promoting emerging and culturally diverse artists. For over 50 years, the Conseil des arts de Montréal has been an influential player in the development of “Montreal, Cultural Metropolis.”

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Nomination de Nathalie Maillé à titre de directrice générale du Conseil des arts de Montréal

Montréal, le 29 mai 2013 – Le président du Conseil des arts de Montréal, l’honorable Charles Lapointe, C.P. est heureux d’annoncer la nomination de Nathalie Maillé à titre de directrice générale de cette organisation qui soutient près de 400 organismes artistiques à Montréal. Nathalie Maillé succède à Danielle Sauvage qui quittera son poste à la fin du mois de juin, après 11 ans à la tête du Conseil. Nathalie Maillé entrera en fonction le 2 juillet 2013.

Depuis quinze ans, Nathalie Maillé a assumé avec leadership plusieurs fonctions au sein du Conseil des arts de Montréal où elle est présentement directrice générale adjointe. Elle a encadré la mise sur pied de plusieurs programmes et politiques qui ont favorisé une meilleure reconnaissance de la diversité dans les arts et accru les capacités du Conseil en matière de repérage de la relève artistique. Elle a également mis sur pied un important réseau de diffusion des œuvres des compagnies artistiques montréalaises, en collaboration avec les différentes municipalités qui composent l’île de Montréal. Le Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée est considéré comme la plus importante tournée dans la ville avec près de 400 événements artistiques de qualité offerts chaque année aux Montréalais d’un bout à l’autre de l’île.

« La candidature de Nathalie Maillé a fait l’unanimité parmi les membres du Conseil, a indiqué le président, l’honorable Charles Lapointe, C.P. Sa feuille de route démontre qu’elle détient une très grande connaissance des enjeux du milieu artistique montréalais et un esprit d’ouverture qui lui permettront de rallier nos partenaires privés et publics autour des besoins de la communauté artistique ».

C’est la première fois qu’un gestionnaire issu du Conseil des arts de Montréal occupera ces fonctions. Âgée de 45 ans, Nathalie Maillé est membre du comité stratégique Savoir et Société de la Chambre de commerce du Montréal Métropolitain et diplômée de l’UQAM en danse (baccalauréat) ainsi que de HEC Montréal en gestion des organismes culturels (diplôme d’études supérieures). Auparavant, elle a contribué au développement de la politique culturelle de l’arrondissement Lachine à titre d’agente culturelle et a enseigné la danse au niveau collégial.

Partenaire dynamique de la création artistique montréalaise, le Conseil des arts de Montréal soutient et reconnaît l'excellence dans la création, la production et la diffusion artistiques professionnelles au moyen d'appui financier, de conseils et d'actions de concertation et de développement. Il encourage l’expérimentation, la découverte et l’audace au cœur du paysage artistique montréalais par ses actions qui stimulent l’innovation tout en encourageant la relève et la diversité. Depuis plus de 50 ans, le Conseil des arts de Montréal contribue par ses actions structurantes au développement de « Montréal, métropole culturelle ».

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L'Orchestre symphonique de Trois‐Rivières acueille deux nouveaux musiciens


TroisRivières, le 29 mai 2013L'Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières et maestro Jacques Lacombe sont heureux d’annoncer la nomination de Louis-Pierre Bergeron à titre de cor solo, et d’Éliane Charest-Beauchamp au poste de violon II de section. Ces deux musiciens se joindront à l'Orchestre au cours de la saison 2013-2014. Ils ont été retenus à la suite d’auditions provinciales.

Louis-Pierre Bergeron



Louis-Pierre Bergeron est deuxième cor à l’Orchestre Métropolitain et, depuis peu, cor solo à l'Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières. Ardent défenseur du cor naturel, il joue régulièrement avec les ensembles baroques Arion, Caprice et Tafelmusik. Il a joué avec plusieurs ensembles européens de musique ancienne (Nachtmusique, Les Agrémens, Capella Cracoviensis, Le Concert Lorrain) qui l'ont amené à se produire au Concertgebouw d'Amsterdam et au Musikverein de Vienne.

Il a enregistré avec l'OSTR, l'Orchestre Métropolitain, les Violons du Roy, l'Ensemble Arion et l'Ensemble Caprice. On peut aussi l’entendre sur les récents albums de Patrick Watson, d’Ariane Moffat, de Yann Perreau et des Soeurs Boulay. Louis-Pierre est membre fondateur du quintette à vent O5 et il a récemment formé un duo avec la violoncelliste Julia MacLaine. Louis-Pierre a étudié avec Teunis van der Zwart au Conservatoire d'Amsterdam et avec John Zirbel à l’Université McGill. Il enseigne également le cor au Collège Notre-Dame depuis 2001.

Éliane Charest-Beauchamp


Jeune virtuose déjà recherchée pour son dynamisme et son jeu engagé, Éliane Charest-Beauchamp a obtenu la plus haute note de tous les instrumentistes à cordes de 17 à 25 ans au Concours de musique du Canada en juin 2011. À la suite de cette performance remarquée, elle a interprété le Deuxième Concerto de Wieniawski avec l’Orchestre Métropolitain, sous la direction d’Alain Trudel. Claude Gingras de La Presse l’a décrit ainsi : « Autant elle se montre expressive dans la Romance, autant elle se révèle technicienne exacte dans l’éblouissant Allegro final. »

Toujours étudiante au Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, dans la classe d’Anne Robert, Éliane Charest-Beauchamp est régulièrement invitée à se joindre à des formations professionnelles de la région de Montréal. Elle prend aussi le rôle de violon solo lors de festivals d’été ou au sein d’autres ensembles semi-professionnels, tels que l’Orchestre des jeunes des Amériques (YOA, tournée Chili 2012), dirigé par Carlos-Miguel Prieto et Benjamin Zander, et l’Orchestre de l’Académie d’Orford, dirigé par Jean-François Rivest et Kent Nagano.

L’Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières reçoit l’appui du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, de la Ville de Trois-Rivières et du Conseil des arts du Canada. Pour toute information additionnelle, contactez l’Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières au 819 373-5340. Consultez également le site Internet de l’OSTR au www.ostr.ca et sa page Facebook.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Choeur des enfants de Montréal with the OSM in Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher




MONTREAL, May 27, 2013 — The acclaimed Choeur des enfants de Montréal, under the direction ofArtistic Director Andrew Gray, is participating in this large-scale dramatic oratorio, conducted by Kent Nagano, that combines a brilliant cast of vocal soloists, a chorus of 150 adults and children, actors Carole Bouquet (Embrassez qui vous voudrez) and Lambert Wilson (Des Hommes et des Dieux). The three performances this week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) at the Maison symphonique are sold out!

CEM’s Solidity 
The Choeur des enfants de Montréal has been growing in leaps and bounds since its creation in 2001. Today CEM counts over 100 singers between the ages of 5 and 18, divided into 3 groups: Training, Junior and Senior Choirs. Every year, new choristers come to us, mainly from the NDG / Côte des Neiges / Westmount area. We already have a waiting list for September 2013!

CEM’s Quality 
Our artistic directors, Andrew Gray and Amy Henderson, have an infectious passion for choral music along with a “knack” with children. Thanks to them, our young singers receive a thorough choral & concert education “dans la joie et la bonne humeur”. Every year, our singers perform with stars of the music world, be it Kent Nagano (OSM) or Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)… and the list goes on.

CEM’s Offer 
Schools offer less and less music education to their pupils. This is where we pick up.We provide children with weekly rehearsals, music theory classes, music trips, outreach activities and of course concerts. The choice of repertoire in itself is educational and is chosen by our artistic director with great care.

Sing With Us! 
Join us and be part of this unique and exciting choir! Rehearsals are at the NDG Community Centre (corner Décarie and Côte St-Antoine). There are now over 100 choristers in 3 choirs under the CEM umbrella: Training (5-7 years), Junior (8-10 years) and Senior (11-18 years).

See us at our upcoming Voyages Concert

When : Sunday, June 9 at 4 pm

Where : NDG Church, 5333 Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Avenue, Montreal

Who : Choeur des enfants de Montréal – Training, Junior and Senior Choirs
Andrew Gray (Artistic Director) and Amy Henderson (Associate Director)
Pamela Reimer - piano, Emily Redhead & Carlos Armao Gamboa- violin, Lana
Tomlin - alto, Erika Donald – cello, Reuven Rothman – bass

Tickets : Adults $20 – Seniors $15 – Students & Children $10
Available : From Members of the Choir or at the door

For information, please contact: Andrea Cooper: 450-458-7129 / a.cooper@sympatico.ca

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Quatuor Bozzini + Wandelweis​er + Christian Wolff / 14 au 17 juin 2013


Montréal, 24 mai 2013 – Réputé pour ses prestations à la fine pointe de l’art, le Quatuor Bozzini, jouera une fois de plus d’audace du 14 au 17 juin prochain, en recevant à Montréal, dans le cadre du festival Suoni per il popolo, des membres du Wandelweiser Ensemble, des musiciens et compositeurs issus de différents pays qui ont et qui continuent inspirer toute une génération d’artistes à penser la musique autrement. Après une tournée à Victoria et Vancouver, le Quatuor Bozzini et ses acolytes offriront six concerts au Centre Oboro, à la Sala Rossa et à la Casa del Popolo, où le public friand de sensations sonores inédites trouvera un espace musical à la fois intime et magistral.

Le compositeur Wandelweiser Radu Malfatti, décrit cette musique comme une «évaluation» et une «intégration» du silence/de silences; elle n’est en aucun cas «un tapis de sons se déroulant à l’infini». Cette musique marginale se retrouve plus souvent dans des contextes interdisciplinaires où elle déborde les limites temporelles ordinaires, ceci dans le but de donner du temps aux auditeurs intéressés à écouter vraiment.

La musique Wandelweiser, d’une beauté étonnante, fait petit à petit sa marque sur la scène de la nouvelle musique canadienne, notamment grâce au Quatuor Bozzini qui la programme et qui a invité le groupe une première fois en 2003, à Montréal. Dix ans plus tard, c’est la fête !

Plus d'information sur Wandelweiser: www.timescraper.de


Électro sur l’oreiller
Vendredi 14 juin, 19 hCentre Oboro / 4001, rue BerriDans le cadre de la Série Immerson 5

Programme :

Manfred Werder — Ein Ausführender, S 534-538
Antoine Beuger — Silent harmonies in discrete continuity

Les auditeurs seront invités à s’étendre sur un matelas pour plonger dans l’univers sonore et électro des compositeurs Manfred Werder et Antoine Beuger, où le silence prend une signification insoupçonnée. Places limitées.

Mixte et acoustique 
Samedi 15 juin, 15 h, 17 h, 19 h 30
Galerie Oboro / 4001, rue Berri
Dans le cadre du festival Suoni Per Il Popolo

Programme :

15 hMichael Pisaro — asleep, river, bells, chords
Antoine Beuger — Méditations poétiques sur “quelque chose d’autre”

17 hJürg Frey — Landschaft mit Wörtern
Michael Pisaro —Interference (2)

19 h 30Martin Arnold — Waltz Organum
Jürg Frey — Streichquartett 3

Présentation de trois concerts en rafale avec plusieurs musiciens invités et le Quatuor Bozzini qui interpréteront Michael Pisaro, Antoine Beuger, Jürg Frey, Michael Pisaro et Martin Arnold. Le temps revêt une nouvelle dimension à l’écoute de ces musiques parsemées de silences, dans un environnement propice à l’introspection.

Historique

Dimanche 16 juin, 20 hSala Rossa / 4848, boul. Saint-Laurent
Dans le cadre du festival Suoni Per Il Popolo. 
En co-diffusion avec Le Vivier

Programme :

Christian Wolff — Prose Collection : Song, For Jill, Fits and Starts, Looking North
Christian Wolff — Or 4 People

Concert portrait de Christian Wolff, un compositeur de l'école New-Yorkaise qui a notamment travaillé avec Morton Feldman, John Cage et Merce Cunningham. Il interprétera sa Prose Collection (1968-71) en compagnie du QB et de ses collègues membres du Wandelweiser. Un événement marquant, que l’amateur ne voudra manquer sous aucun prétexte !

À cordes et à vent…

Lundi 17 juin, 20 hCasa del Popolo / 4873, boul. St-Laurent
Dans le cadre du festival Suoni Per Il Popolo

Programme :

Daniel Brandes — A tenuous “we”
Thomas Stiegler — Und. Ging. Außen. Vorüber. I et IV,  Gelbe Birne III et I, Treibgut II
Radu Malfatti — Darenootodesuka

Le QB et Jürg Frey à la clarinette. On entendra des quatuors à cordes, des trios et un duo de Thomas Stiegler, et des pièces de Daniel Brandes (Vancouver) et de Radu Malfatti.

                                               
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Basé à Montréal, le Quatuor Bozzini, finaliste du 28e Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal, est un ensemble radicalement contemporain qui se distingue par son esprit d’ouverture, sensible au risque et résistant aux idées reçues. Depuis sa fondation en 1999, il a commandé près de130 œuvres et en a créé plus de 200, ce qui en fait un des ensembles les plus dynamiques de sa catégorie et un grand ambassadeur de la création musicale d’ici à travers le monde. Invité de nombreux festivals internationaux où il présente régulièrement la nouvelle musique de chambre canadienne, le quatuor soutient également les artistes de la génération émergente grâce à ses ateliers, dont le Composer’s Kitchen, construit autour de l’écriture pour quatuor à cordes. Il a aussi créé sa propre compagnie de disques : la collection QB.

IMMERSON est un concert événementiel et philosophique initié par France Jobin (i8u), qui propose la création d’un environnement dédié à l’écoute  en portant son attention sur le confort physique du public grâce à un espace conçu spécialement à cet effet. Le principe qui sous-tend IMMERSON cherche/explore de nouvelles perceptions et expériences du processus d’écoute en poussant la notion d’« immersion » le plus loin possible.

http://www.oboro.net/fr/activite/immerson-5

Le Festival Suoni Per Il Popolo (Sons pour le peuple) s'efforce de présenter, tout en la célébrant, la musique libérée à Montréal, au Québec. Cette musique s'inspire de la liberté d'expression, de l'improvisation et de l’exploration sonore et s’adresse aux amateurs de musique dont les attentes, les goûts et les intérêts sortent des limites du statut quo.

Production : Quatuor Bozzini (Montréal), Festival Suoni per il popolo (Montréal), Oboro (Montréal). Avec le soutien du Conseil des arts du Canada, du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, du Conseil des arts de Montréal du Consulat Général d'Autriche et du Vivier.

Le Quatuor Bozzini remercie aussi de leur soutien : Le Vivier carrefour des musiques nouvelles, Suoni per il Popolo, Oboro et Immerson.













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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Queen Elisabeth competitio​n - Laureate compositio​n competitio​n 2012


French Composer Michel Petrossian has won the the Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize for Composition 2012 with his concerto "In the wake of Ea"
His prize of 10.000 eur is presented by the Sabam

The laureate work will be performed in the final of the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition, from 27 May until 1st June, at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts by the 12 finalists with the National Orchestra of Belgium, conducted by Marin Alsop.
The 12 performances will be broadcast live on radio, television and internet and the work will be released on CD.

27/05/2013 : World Premiere

Finalists:
Hooshyar Khayam: Before the Dream is Over
Yigit Kolat: Concerto for piano and Orchestra
Arthur Lavandier: Concerto pour piano et orchestre
Herrmann Torsten: Konzert für Klavier und Orchester
Nils Van der Plancken: Garden of Sorrows
They each receive a prize of 1.500 eur, presented by the
National Lottery

Broadcasting: thanks to Belgacom the finals can be followed live and on demand on: www.qeimc.be

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Final Call for Submissions for FWOpera’s Frontiers 2014 Showcase : One week remains before the May 31, 2013 deadline


FORT WORTH, TX – Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today the final call for Frontiers 2014 – the company’s acclaimed new works showcase featuring emerging operatic composers and librettists – submission entries. The final deadline for the entry of pieces to be considered for the second annual showcase is May 31, 2013. Between six and eight selections will be featured in a public exhibition as part of Fort Worth Opera’s 2014 Festival (April 19 – May 11, 2014), giving opera composers and librettists an opportunity to introduce their work to an influential group of industry professionals -- including artistic directors of opera companies, artist managers, classical music publishers, funding organizations, and conductors. In addition, the program also provides them an environment in which to forge relationships with peers and gain national exposure for their work. Frontiers is one of the only programs world-wide designed to seek out unproduced works by up-and-coming composers from North, South, and Central America.
With the launch of the program’s inaugural season and the anticipation for next year’s program enhancements, Fort Worth Opera’s Frontiers has garnered press defining it as “One of the Most Significant Music Events of the Year” (D Magazine) and a program that “helps ensure that bright future by bringing these new works to light in such an intriguing and engaging manner.” (EverydayOpera.com)
Interested and qualified candidates must submit their 15-25 minute work via online portal by 11:59 pm Friday, May 31, 2013.
Application information and portal link are available at www.fwopera.org/Frontiers/Frontiers-Submission-Details/

More on the Frontiers 2014 showcase :
Composer and librettist teams whose works are selected for the Frontiers 2014 showcase will be in residence during the 2014 Festival. While in Fort Worth, they will participate in final rehearsals of their work which are open to the public, attend the showcase, and engage in post-performance discussions with panelists and audience members. Selected composers and librettists will also receive feedback on their piece through private meetings with the Frontiers jury panel, and will have a recording of their work provided to assist them further in their compositional process.
Building on the inaugural season’s established model, the Frontiers 2014 showcase will be expanded with the goal of specifically seeking out works for future production in FWOpera’s popular alternative venue series Opera Unbound, which presents new or rarely-performed works by contemporary composers. The program’s selection panel will now include collaborative partners who will play a critical role in the long-term development of the Frontiers works to help ensure their future development. Notable partners include Beth Morrision (Beth Morrison Projects), Charles Jarden (American Opera Projects), Ben Krywosz (Nautilus Music Theater), Kim Whitener (HERE), William Florescu (Florentine Opera), John Hoomes (Nashville Opera), and Robert Wood (UrbanArias). Returning panelists will include composer Mark Adamo, conductor Steven Osgood, Lawrence Edelson (American Lyric Theater), Darren K. Woods (FWOpera General Director), Kurt Howard (Producing Director and Frontiers Curator), Joe Illick (FWOpera Music Director), and Keith Wolfe (FWOpera Managing Director).

In announcing the second year of Frontiers, FWOpera General Director Darren K. Woods stated, “With the announcement of our 10-year artistic vision Opera of the Americas earlier this year, FWOpera reaffirmed to the world its passion and commitment to the production of contemporary opera. We believe it is our mission to find and embrace those unique composers who possess an unmatched ability to communicate with their audiences. We are specifically looking to develop those works that have a global impact as told through personal stories. Frontiers allows us an unparalleled resource for finding these burgeoning works and their talented creators. Going forward, we’ll work hand-in-hand with our collaborating partners to help the Frontiers composers continue to cultivate their works, while ensuring their performance beyond our Festival venue.”

Composers from the Americas (citizens or residents of North, Central, and South America, as well as associated territories) are eligible and invited to submit a composition via an online portal that will guarantee blind submission. Excerpts should be between 15-25 minutes in length and must not have been presented publicly except for workshop or school presentations. While the works may ultimately consist of grand scale personnel or orchestral forces, submitted selections may only utilize up to six singers. Only those that can be performed with solo piano accompaniment will be considered for the showcase; no additional electronic, percussion, acoustic instrument, or other equipment may be used. A minimum of 15 minutes of the composition must be completed—although the selection does not need to be continuous—and can be in any language. Composers may only submit one work for the Frontiers 2014 showcase. Six to eight pieces will be selected and showcased. Composers and librettists must attend the rehearsal and showcase during the 2014 Festival (May 5-10, 2014). Lodging and round-trip travel will be provided. Works not selected will not be automatically reconsidered for future showcases, however, these works may be submitted again to the 2015 competition. Additional submission requirements follow below the panel information.

Frontiers 2014 Submission Information :
Applications must be submitted between February 1 and May 31, 2013.
Please contact Kurt Howard, Curator, at frontiers@fwopera.org for submission address and information. All application materials must be submitted electronically through the Frontiers web portal. Only 15-25 minutes of a composition will be considered. Submissions must include: Synopsis of the entire composition; Libretto and Piano/Vocal score of the excerpts (in order within the piece); English translation if the work is in another language. All materials submitted must have the composer and librettist names removed to ensure anonymity during the panel review. A non-refundable entry fee of $20US is due upon submission. Payments will be made with the application submission online. Fort Worth Opera retains the right to select fewer than six works for the showcase. More details are available at www.fwopera.org/frontiers.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS :Since being named general director in July 2001, Darren K. Woods has worked tirelessly to establish Fort Worth Opera’s reputation for high-quality, dynamic productions. Under his leadership, the company has gained national attention from critics and audiences alike for its artistic quality and willingness to take risks, and it is known throughout the operatic community as an organization that champions new and rarely-performed works. Under Mr. Woods’ guidance, Fort Worth Opera has created Frontiers, a new works showcase debuting in 2013 that will shine a spotlight on unpublished, original 21st-century works by composers from the Americas. Another substantial innovation, which revitalized Fort Worth Opera’s image, launched in May 2007 when the company changed from a fall/winter schedule to a condensed, one-month long spring festival season. Mr. Woods’ tenure at Fort Worth Opera has led to a consistent increase in subscription and donor bases, a balanced budget for the eighth consecutive year, and a deepening commitment to education through the training of young singers with the Fort Worth Opera Studio. In 2011, Mr. Woods was appointed vice chairman for the board of Opera America, the national service organization for the art form, where he also serves on the finance and information services committees and chairs the artist services committee.

Kurt Howard (Curator) was named producing director of Fort Worth Opera in 2010, as he started his seventh season with the company. He has led the FWOpera production team through the transition into a repertory/festival format as both a production manager and stage manager, and continues in a role which puts him directly responsible for all aspects of production, including the development of new works premiered at Fort Worth Opera. His responsibilities include artistic and creative team management, budget development and management, and production oversight – overseeing over $2.25 million in expense per season. Premieres include Frau Margot (Pasatieri), Before Night Falls (Martín), A Wrinkle in Time (Larsen), and JFK (Little/Vavrek).

Mark Adamo’s operas include two commissions from Houston Grand Opera: Little Women, (1998) after the Louisa May Alcott novel, introduced, revived, telecast, and released on DVD by HGO and subsequently given over 75 distinct U.S. and international engagements; and Lysistrata, (2005) after Aristophanes, introduced by HGO and presented by, among others, New York City Opera, Washington National Opera, and, most recently by Fort Worth Opera in spring 2012. This season sees premières of chamber works for Thomas Hampson, the Jupiter String Quartet, New York Festival of Song, and the Constella Festival, and concludes with the première in June 2013 of his third opera, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, commissioned by San Francisco Opera.

Lawrence Edelson is the founder and producing artistic director of American Lyric Theater (ALT) in New York City, where he created the Composer Librettist Development Program, the only full-time mentorship program for emerging operatic composers and librettists in the U.S. He was responsible for the commissioning and development of The Golden Ticket, based on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which premiered at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in 2010, and is currently overseeing the development of six new operas at ALT. An accomplished stage director and choreographer, his critically acclaimed productions include Hydrogen Jukebox (Fort Worth Opera), La Traviata (Minnesota Opera), the American premiere of Telemann’s Orpheus (Wolf Trap Opera), a double bill of La Serva Padrona and Trouble in Tahiti (Opera Santa Barbara), Fauré’s Pénélope (Manhattan School of Music), Così Fan Tutte (BU Opera Institute), and the world premiere of The ToyMaker (off-Broadway as part of the New York Musical Theater Festival).

William Florescu became the General Director of Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera Company in May of 2005. During his tenure, he has overseen the expansion of the Company’s repertoire. In October of 2008, Mr. Florescu oversaw the creation of the Florentine Opera Studio, a nine-month program for young professional singers, which is in its fifth year for the Florentine’s 2012-2013 season. Opera audiences around the country have seen his work as a stage director, most recently for Augusta Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Nashville Opera, Opera Columbus and Opera Birmingham. Mr. Florescu has served on the Opera Review Panel and as an on-site reporter for the National Endowment for the Arts. During the 2012-2013 season, he will judge the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in various US cities and direct a production of Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring for the Florentine Opera on the 100th anniversary of Britten’s birth. He serves on the Board of Directors for OPERA America and is a charter Board Director for the Creative Alliance of Milwaukee.

John Hoomes has been the artistic director of Nashville Opera since 1995. Also a free-lance stage director, he has directed over 150 productions of opera and music theatre in the US, South America, and Canada. Mr. Hoomes has worked for many professional opera companies including Opera Lyra Ottawa, Teatro Colón, Cincinnati Opera, The Lyric Opera of Kansas City, The Opera Company of Philadelphia, Opera, Arizona Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, and Opera Columbus. Mr. Hoomes has directed, among numerous other productions, Salome, Andrea Chenier, Tosca, The Pearl Fishers, La Bohème, Carmen, and Der Rosenkavalier for Nashville Opera; Madama Butterfly and Carmen for Kentucky Opera; Otello and Aida for Arizona Opera; The Marriage of Figaro, Rigoletto, and La Bohème for Opera Carolina; Don Giovanni, Elmer Gantry, and Salome for Florentine Opera; Don Giovanni for Opera Cleveland; Ernani and Jenufa for Sarasota Opera; and Turandot for Nashville Opera, Opera Columbus, Indianapolis Opera and Opera Memphis. Recently he staged the world premieres of Robert Aldridge’s Elmer Gantry , (recently recorded on Naxos Records and winner of 2 Grammys; also named the #1 opera CD release by Opera News), and songwriter Marcus Hummon’s chamber opera Surrender Road. He also directed the Southeastern professional premiere of four contemporary pieces, Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine, Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse, David Lang’s The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, and The Fall of the House of Usher by Philip Glass. The New York Times declared John Hoomes’ Nashville Opera world premiere production of ELMER GANTRY “An Operatic Miracle in Nashville.” The June 2010 Opera News feature article acknowledged “Hoomes has proved himself one of the most interesting stage directors in the regional market today with a seemingly limitless knowledge of repertoire”.

Joe Illick has been music director and principal conductor of Fort Worth Opera since 2002. He has served as artistic director of the Lake George Opera Festival, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, and Shreveport Opera. He has also conducted for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera Carolina, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, San Francisco Opera (Merola), Skylight Opera, Wiener Kammeroper, Stadttheater Aachen, Teatro Lirico d’Europa, Augusta Opera, Greater Miami Opera, Naples Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Mid-Columbia Symphony, Miami Symphony, Nevada Opera Theater, and Opera Omaha. He conducted the world premiere recordings of Thomas Pasatieri’s Frau Margot, the same composer’s Before Breakfast, and Jorge Martín’s Before Night Falls, all released on Albany Records. He was the artistic director and pianist for the Dallas-based contemporary music ensemble Voices of Change. Currently, he is also the executive and artistic director of the Santa Fe Concert Association, one of the major presenting organizations in the Southwest.

Charles Jarden previously held positions at The Santa Fe Opera and the Opera Company of Philadelphia and assisted directors for new productions at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Hong Kong May Festival and at companies throughout the US and Europe. During his tenure with American Opera Projects, he has guided the AOP’s innovative collaborations with institutions such as Lincoln Center, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the International Vocal Arts Institute, Tel Aviv, and at theatres in Germany, Vienna, Poland and the UK. Charles and AOP have received awards from OPERA America for “ten years of dynamic leadership,” and The New York City Arts and Business Council’s Encore! Award recognizing new ways to bridge for-profit and not-for-profit worlds.

Stage Director Ben Krywosz serves as artistic director of Nautilus Music Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he has directed productions of works such as The Last Five Years, Goblin Market, Into the Woods, Hearts on Fire, and Snow Leopard. He also produces the company’s Rough Cuts program, a monthly series of new operas and other forms of music-theater. Mr. Krywosz has also staged productions for The Minnesota Opera, San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, North Star Opera, Opera Roanoke, California Coast Opera, Midwest Opera Theater, Dorian Opera Theater, and West Bay Opera. His academic works include productions of Into the Woods, Saturn Returns, and My Fair Lady for Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids; Weird Romance for Augsburg College, and Così Fan Tutte for the University of Iowa. He developed and continues to direct composer-librettist opera studios around the country. From 1984-1987, Mr. Krywosz was Project Director for Opera America’s Opera for the 80s and Beyond program, where he concentrated on introducing the professional opera field to the work of innovative music-theater artists.

Established in 2006 in New York City, Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) identifies and supports the work of emerging and established living composers and their multi-media collaborators through the commission, development, production and touring of their works, which take the form of contemporary music-theatre, opera-theatre, and multi-media concert works. BMP has established itself as a composers’ producer that “is producing some of the most exciting music-theatre projects in the city." (New Yorker) BMP has commissioned, developed and produced more than 24 operas and music-theatre projects that have premiered or been performed in New York, across the country and around the globe. BMP’s ability to recognize emerging talent, invest in the vision of living composers and their collaborators, and partner with presenters to bring new work to life has allowed it to become vital in the landscape of new music and opera.

Steven Osgood's work has become known for its distinct musical incisiveness and dramatic insights. He has worked extensively with contemporary composers, conducting the world premieres of Tan Dun's Peony Pavilion, Missy Mazzoli's Song from the Uproar, Mohammed Fairouz’s Sumeida’s Song, Daron Hagen’s Little Nemo in Slumberland, and Xenakis' Oresteia, as well as major revivals of Philip Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox, John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles, Tan Dun's Marco Polo, Lee Hoiby's Summer and Smoke and A Month in the Country, and Stephen Schwartz's Seance on a Wet Afternoon. He has been an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera since 2006, mounting the world premiere of Tan Dun's The First Emperor, and productions of Satyagraha and Nixon in China. He has conducted standard opera repertoire at Edmonton Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and Opera Memphis, among others. As artistic director of American Opera Projects from 2001 until 2008, he created the company's Composers and the Voice Workshop Series. Osgood conducted Glass’ Hydrogen Jukebox at the 2011 Fort Worth Opera Festival.

Kim Whitener is Producing Director at HERE in New York City, working in partnership with Artistic Director Kristin Marting to curate and produce all of HERE's activities, and is Co-Artistic Director of the new PROTOTYPE opera-theatre festival, a collaboration with Beth Morrison Projects. She is a reviewer for the Pew Charitable Trusts' Philadelphia Cultural Leadership Program, and has served on the NYSCA Individual Artists Panel, the Duke Continuing Innovation panel, the TCG Future Generations/New Audiences panel, the LMCC Swing Space Panel, the Tribeca Performing Arts Center Residency panel, and three rounds of the Ensemble Theatre Collaborations Grant Panel administered by Arts Presenters, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Keith A. Wolfe, managing director and artistic administrator of Fort Worth Opera, has served a critical role in developing training programs for young artists, including the development of the Fort Worth Opera Studio, a partnership program with Texas Christian University, and formulating “The Ten Commandments of Auditions” with General Director Darren K. Woods, which was featured in Classical Singer magazine. Recent programs include strategic planning for singers in master classes and seminars, and serving as a panelist for Opera America. Previously, Wolfe was general manager for seven years of the Seagle Music Colony in upstate New York, the U.S.’s oldest young artist training program, where he has since returned to conduct Mark Adamo’s Lysistrata, and workshops of Jorge Martín’s Before Night Falls and Joe Illick’s Bliss. Prior to moving into arts administration, he performed with the Virginia Opera, the Washington Opera, the Virginia Symphony, the Shreveport Symphony, and the Virginia Pro Musica.

Robert Wood founded UrbanArias in 2009, with the idea of creating a company that would produce contemporary opera with excellent casts in small venues. In fact, UrbanArias produces only work written within the last 40 years, and only works that are under 90 minutes in length. By eliminating the perceived barriers of length and language, UrbanArias attracts newcomers to the art form, while producing work of a quality that attracts regular opera goers. UrbanArias produced a festival of three operas in 2011, featuring Elizabeth Futral in Ricky Ian Gordon's Orpheus and Euridice, and Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied; UrbanArias commissioned and premiered Conrad Cummings and Michael Korie's Positions 1956 in 2012. Robert Wood's conducting credits include his debut at the San Francisco Opera in 2004, and productions at Minnesota Opera, Vancouver Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, and Opera Colorado ranging from Rossini to Rusalka.

Fort Worth Opera’s upcoming 2014 Festival season runs April 19–May 11, 2014, and offers Bizet’s seductive, exotic romance, The Pearl Fishers; Mozart’s whimsical view of love in Così Fan Tutte, a tale that reminds all that love can be a dangerous game; the national co-production and regional premiere of composer Kevin Puts’ and librettist’s Mark Campbell’s 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Silent Night; and composer Daniel Crozier and librettist Peter M. Krask’s professional world premiere of With Blood, With Ink -- an opera based on the true story of 17th-century Mexican nun Sor (Sister) Juana Inés de la Cruz, a renowned intellectual, poet, theologian, and champion of women’s rights who was forced by the Inquisition to sign an oath in blood renouncing her life’s work.

Tickets for the 2014 Festival can be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Fort Worth Opera Box Office inside the Fort Worth Community Arts Center at 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth, Texas, 76107. Season subscriptions start at $35. For more information, please visit www.fwopera.org or call 817.731.0726 or toll-free at 1.877.396.7372. To purchase tickets online, go to www.fwopera.org.

ABOUT FORT WORTH OPERA :
 Founded in 1946, Fort Worth Opera is the oldest continually performing opera company in Texas, and one of the 14 oldest opera companies in the United States. Under the leadership of General Director Darren K. Woods since 2001, the organization has gained national attention from critics and audiences alike for its artistic quality and willingness to take risks. Known throughout the operatic world as a champion of new and rarely-performed works, the company has taken a leadership role in producing contemporary operas. In 2007, when the company changed its fall/winter schedule to a condensed one-month long Festival in the spring, FWOpera staged its first world premiere, Frau Margot; and followed up the next season with Angels in America (which resulted in More Life: the Art and Science of AIDS, a community-wide collaboration amongst organizations in the performing and visual arts, children’s education, medicine, and social services), Dead Man Walking in 2009, the world premiere of Before Night Falls in 2010, and Hydrogen Jukebox in 2011. The 2012 Festival stages the regional premieres of Mark Adamo’s Lysistrata and Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers, the first time the two composers’ works have been co-programmed. The company’s CD recordings of Frau Margot and Before Night Falls are available on the Albany label.

Established in 2002, the Fort Worth Opera Studio is a year-round training program for emerging young artists who are cast from annual national auditions. In addition to receiving professional training while in Fort Worth, the singers also perform in the Children’s Opera Theatre (COT), the company’s educational program that tours fully costumed, portable operas to elementary schools. COT performances span the whole state of Texas and reach as many as 50,000 children a year, many of whom have no other access to arts education. Since 2007, attendance of Festival performances by out-of-town audiences has grown almost 5 percent. The local economy has also benefitted, with over 1,900 hotel rooms booked for the last Festival alone. The company has balanced its budget for the seventh consecutive year.

ABOUT FORT WORTH:
 Fort Worth boasts a unique mix of western culture, urban sophistication, and fine art. The city is home to world-renowned arts organizations such as the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Amon Carter Museum, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. On the other end of the spectrum, the city sponsors daily cattle drives through its Stockyards district, hosts equestrian and livestock events throughout the year, and is home to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Downtown Fort Worth is a lively spot for residents and tourists; attractions include fine dining, shopping, night life, and the opera house, the acclaimed Bass Performance Hall.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Montreal International Musical Competition, And the laureates are...



Montreal, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – The Montreal International Musical Competition announces the names of the first 3 prize winners of the 2013 violin edition. The names of the winners of the special awards will be revealed on Friday, May 17, during the official awards ceremony preceding the gala concert :

  1st PRIZE – $30,000

 MARC BOUCHKOV
          BELGIQUE


 
  2nd PRIZE – $15,000



  STEPHEN WAARTS
     UNITED STATES


  3rd PRIZE – $10,000


   ZEYU VICTOR LI
            CHINA


Added to the First Prize is a "Sartory" model bow, offered by the Atelier Sandrine RAFFIN – Archetiers, valued at $3 700 CAD.

The three laureates will appear in a gala concert this Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Maison symphonique de Montréal. Under the direction of Maxim Vengerov, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal will accompany the winners. The musical programme will be released one day prior to the concert on the Competition’s Website, at www.concoursmontreal.ca


GALA CONCERT, FRIDAY, MAY 17, AT 7:30 PM

With the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal conducted by Maxim Vengerov

Maison symphonique de Montréal
1600, Saint-Urbain

Place des Arts box office
www.laplacedesarts.com | 514 842-2112
$65, $45, $30 | Students: $32.50, $22.50, $15
Prices are exclusive of all taxes and services


BROADCAST OF THE CONCERT PRESTIGE 
ESPACE MUSIQUE | 100.7 FM in Montréal
Thursday, May 16, 8 p.m. | Soirées classiques: Broadcast of the May 13 Concert prestige
Beethoven’s 7th Symphony and Triple Concerto with violinist Maxim Vengerov, cellist Stéphane Tétreault, pianist Serhiy Salov, the Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal and conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni, at the Maison symphonique de Montréal.
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The MIMC plays a key role in the finest tradition of classical concert music. The Competition seeks to discover and support young singers, violinists, and pianists who have distinguished themselves as masters of their art. Since the very first edition, dedicated to voice in 2002, nearly 2,000 candidates have applied to take part in the various editions, and, of these, more than 300 were given the opportunity to perform in Montreal, to the great delight of music lovers. The MIMC is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions, and of the Alink-Argerich Foundation.

More details can be found at
www.concoursmontreal.ca

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Concours Musical International de Montréal, Et les lauréats sont...



Montréal, le mercredi 15 mai 2013 – Le Concours Musical International de Montréal annonce les noms des récipiendaires des trois premiers prix  de l’édition violon 2013. Les noms des lauréats des prix spéciaux seront divulgués ce vendredi 17 mai, lors de la cérémonie officielle de remise des prix, qui précédera le concert gala :
  1er PRIX – 30 000 $

 MARC BOUCHKOV          
          BELGIQUE


  2e PRIX – 15 000 $


          
STEPHEN WAARTS
      ÉTATS-UNIS



   3e PRIX – 10 000 $  



   ZEYU VICTOR LI                 
            CHINE 


S'ajoute au Premier Prix : un archet en modèle "Sartory" d'une valeur de 3 700 $ CAD, offert par l'Atelier Sandrine RAFFIN - Archetiers.

Les trois grands gagnants se produiront lors d’un concert gala ce vendredi 17 mai à 19 h 30, à la Maison symphonique de Montréal. Placé sous la direction de Maxim Vengerov, l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal accompagnera les lauréats. Le programme musical sera rendu public la veille du concert, au www.concoursmontreal.ca

CONCERT GALA LE VENDREDI 17 MAI, À 19 H 30



Avec l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal dirigé par Maxim Vengerov
Maison symphonique de Montréal
1600, rue Saint-Urbain
Billetterie de la Place des Arts
www.laplacedesarts.com  |  514 842-2112
65 $, 45 $, 30 $ | Étudiants : 32,50 $, 22,50 $, 15 $
Taxes, redevances et frais de service non inclus


DIFFUSION DU CONCERT PRESTIGE


ESPACE MUSIQUE | 100,7 FM à Montréal

Jeudi 16 mai, 20 h | Soirées classiques : diffusion du Concert prestige du lundi 13 mai

7e Symphonie et Triple concerto de Beethoven avec le violoniste Maxim Vengerov, le violoncelliste Stéphane Tétreault, le pianiste Serhiy Salov, l’Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal et le chef Jean-Marie Zeitouni, à la Maison symphonique de Montréal.

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Fondé en 2002, le CMIM s’inscrit dans la grande tradition de la musique classique. Il vise à découvrir et à aider les jeunes chanteurs, violonistes et pianistes qui se distinguent par la maîtrise de leur art. Depuis la première édition consacrée au chant en 2002, près de 2000 candidats se sont inscrits aux différentes éditions dont plus de 300 ont été accueillis à Montréal, pour le plus grand plaisir des mélomanes. Le CMIM est membre de la Fédération Mondiale des Concours Internationaux de Musique  ainsi que de l’Alink-Argerich Foundation.

Plus de détails au www.concoursmontreal.ca


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fondation de soutien aux arts de Laval, Tapis rouge pour 44 jeunes artistes


Laval, le 13 mai 2013Des bourses totalisant 62 000 $ ont été décernées aujourd’hui à 44 jeunes artistes dans le cadre du gala annuel de la Fondation de soutien aux arts de Laval (FSAL) qui célèbre par ailleurs trois décennies d’engagement à l’égard de la relève artistique lavalloise.  

Depuis sa création, la Fondation a accordé des bourses totalisant plus de 1,3 M $ à des étudiants lavallois de niveaux collégial et universitaire inscrits en arts de la scène et en arts visuels dans un établissement dûment reconnu. Les bourses ont ainsi été accordées pour les catégories suivantes: musique, danse, théâtre, littérature, cinéma et arts visuels.

« Les arts et la culture constituent des piliers favorisant la cohésion sociale; voilà pourquoi il est impératif d’encourager les jeunes qui ont opté pour les arts de scène et les arts visuels », a rappelé M. Alexandre Duplessis, maire de Laval. 

Pour sa part, Mme Jocelyne Guertin, présidente du Conseil de la culture et membre du comité exécutif de Laval a souligné que l’expression artistique, sous toutes ses formes, constitue une promesse d’épanouissement collectif : « À Laval, les artistes contribuent dans une large mesure à forger notre identité ; ils reflètent nos aspirations et nous rappellent même nos origines », a-t-elle affirmé tout en rappelant que Laval a été une des premières villes au  Québec à adopter, en 1992, une politique culturelle, laquelle a été réaffirmée en 2006.

D’autres acteurs du développement artistique ont participé au gala qui s’est déroulé à la salle Marcellin-Champagnat du Collège Laval. Parmi ceux-ci, soulignons : M. Claude F. Lefebvre, fondateur de la FSAL, M. Réjean Berthiaume, président du conseil d’administration de la Fondation, les membres du jury et Mme Isabelle Tremblay, coordonnatrice de la soirée. 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dévoilement des gagnants du Prix collégien de musique contemporaine au Cégep de Sherbrooke


Le département de musique du Cégep de Sherbrooke a remis les bourses du Prix collégien de musique contemporaine à trois compositeurs québécois. Ce concours, qui en est maintenant à sa 5e édition, permet aux étudiants et étudiantes de différentes institutions collégiales de mieux connaître la musique contemporaine des compositeurs d’ici en participant à la sélection d’œuvres « coups de cœur ». Les gagnants ont été choisis par des étudiants et étudiantes en musique à la suite d’une présélection effectuée par un jury composé de professionnels du domaine de la musique.

Voici le titre des oeuvres choisies ainsi que le nom des compositeurs :
1er prix : Voix des nations - Marie Pelletier
2e prix :  Ninaivanjali - Gabriel Dharmoo
3e prix : White Label Experiment - Nicole Lizée

La lauréate 2013, Mme Marie Pelletier, a reçu un prix de 1000 $ du Centre de musique canadienne au Québec (CMC) ainsi qu’une bourse de 1500 $, gracieuseté de PLAV audio et de la Fondation Cégep de Sherbrooke pour la création d’une œuvre originale dédiée aux étudiants qui sera interprétée au gala 2014. Quant aux récipiendaires des 2e et 3e prix, ils et elles ont respectivement reçu des bourses de 500 $ provenant du Cégep de Sherbrooke et de 300 $ de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique (SQRM) et de la Fondation Cégep de Sherbrooke.

Lors de cette remise de prix, les personnes présentes ont eu droit à une magnifique interprétation de l’œuvre Trio pour violon, clarinette et piano que le grand gagnant de l’édition 2012, M. Éric Champagne, a créé pour les étudiants. Les étudiants du département de musique qui ont joué cette pièce sont Violette Khodabakhshi au violon, Myriam Roy à la clarinette et François Dubois au piano.

Le Cégep de Sherbrooke est fier de présenter ce projet intercollégial qui, en plus de souligner le talent de nos compositeurs québécois, fait participer les étudiants et étudiantes de différentes institutions collégiales à un comité de sélection dans leur domaine. Le Prix collégien de musique contemporaine a réuni cette année huit établissements, dont l'École de musique Vincent-d'Indy, le Collège Lionel-Groulx, le Cégep régional de Lanaudière, le Cégep Marie-Victorin, le Cégep de Trois-Rivières, le Cégep de Sainte-Foy, le Cégep de Drummondville et le Cégep de Sherbrooke. Bravo à tous les participants et félicitations aux gagnants dont il est possible d’en apprendre un peu plus sur eux grâce à ces capsules vidéos : http://www.youtube.com/user/cmcquebec/featured

Photos de la remise de prix :

http://cmcquebec.ca/2013/05/13/les-laureats-du-prix-collegien-de-musique-contemporaine-2013/

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Montreal International Musical Competition, And the finalists are...


Montreal, Saturday, May 11, 2013  –  The Montreal International Musical Competition (MIMC) announces the six finalists and the detailed schedule of the finals (Maison symphonique de Montréal, Place des Arts) :

TUESDAY, MAY 14 | 7:30 p.m.
Ji Young Lim – South Korea
Chi Li – Taiwan
Break
Marc Bouchkov – BelgiumBreak

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 | 7:30 p.m.
Zeyu Victor Li – China
Fédor Roudine – France
Break
Stephen Waarts – United StatesBreak

The complete musical programme of each finalist is available at www.concoursmontreal.ca
The announcement of the laureates will be made following the last final session on Wednesday, May 15.

WHERE AND WHEN TO HEAR THE CANDIDATES

FINALS
MAY 14 & 15, 7:30 p.m.
Maison symphonique de Montréal
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Guest Conductor: Maxim Vengerov
$50, $35, $20 | Student $25, $17.50, $10

GALA CONCERT
MAY 17, 7:30 p.m.
Maison symphonique de Montréal
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Guest Conductor: Maxim Vengerov
$65, $45, $30 | Student $32.50, $22.50, $15

INFORMATION AND BOX OFFICE
Tickets for the final round, the Gala concert of the laureates and the Concert prestige are available at the Place des Arts box office: www.laplacedesarts.com | 514 842-2112 | 1 866 842-2112. Prices are exclusive of all taxes and services.

CONCERT PRESTIGE

MONDAY, MAY 13, 7:30 p.m.Benefitting the Montreal International Musical Competition Foundation: Beethoven’s 7th Symphony and Triple Concerto with violinist Maxim Vengerov,cellist Stéphane Tétreault, pianist Serhiy Salov, the Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal and Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Conductor and Artistic Director.

Maison symphonique de MontréalPlace des Arts box office: 514 842-2112 | $65, $45, $30 | Student $32,50, $22,50, $15
V.I.P. Tickets with cocktail: $150: 514 845-4108, extension 246

FREE ACTIVITIES

At the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) :

EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY VIOLIN AND BOW MAKERS – MMFA Lounge
SUNDAY, MAY 12 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Twenty professional violin and bow makers from across Canada will exhibit their instruments and bows. A unique opportunity to discover and hear the different sounds of the violin, viola, cello and double bass.

MASTERCLASS WITH RÉGIS PASQUIER – Bourgie Concert Hall at MMFA
SUNDAY, MAY 12 | 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Régis Pasquier, one of our international jury members, will offer a master class, which is open to the public and he will share his expertise with selected young violinists.

ONLINE COVERAGE

www.espace.mu/cmim
Starting May 13, browse the MIMC 2013 exclusive content, including the archived recitals of the semi-finals. Live audio broadcast of the finals will be available for listening on demand for one year.

cbcmusic.ca/mimc
Until Sunday, May 19 | Day-to-day coverage of the MIMC

More details can be found at www.concoursmontreal.ca

The MIMC plays a key role in the finest tradition of classical concert music. The Competition seeks to discover and support young singers, violinists, and pianists who have distinguished themselves as masters of their art. Since the very first edition, dedicated to voice in 2002, nearly 2,000 candidates have applied to take part in the various editions, and, of these, more than 300 were given the opportunity to perform in Montreal, to the great delight of music lovers. The MIMC is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions, and of the Alink-Argerich Foundation.


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Concours Musical International de Montréal : Et les finalistes sont...


Montréal, le samedi 11 mai 2013 – Le Concours Musical International de Montréal (CMIM) dévoile l’identité des six finalistes ainsi que l’horaire détaillé de l’épreuve finale (Maison symphonique de Montréal, Place des Arts) :

LE MARDI 14 MAI | 19 h 30
Ji Young Lim – Corée du Sud
Chi Li – Taiwan
Pause
Marc Bouchkov – Belgique

LE MERCREDI 15 MAI | 19 h 30
Zeyu Victor Li – Chine
Fédor Roudine – France
Pause
Stephen Waarts – États-Unis
Le programme musical de chacun des finalistes est disponible au www.concoursmontreal.ca
Le mercredi 15 mai, l'épreuve finale sera suivie des délibérations du jury et de l'annonce des lauréats.

OÙ ET QUAND ENTENDRE LES CANDIDATS

FINALE
14-15 MAI, 19 h 30Maison symphonique de Montréal
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Chef invité : Maxim Vengerov
50 $, 35 $, 20 $ | Étudiant 25 $, 17,50 $,10 $

CONCERT GALA
17 MAI, 19 h 30
Maison symphonique de Montréal
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Chef invité : Maxim Vengerov
65 $, 45 $, 30 $ | Étudiant 32,50 $, 22,50 $,15 $

RENSEIGNEMENTS ET BILLETTERIE

Les billets pour l’épreuve finale du Concours, le concert gala des lauréats et le Concert prestige sont en vente à la billetterie de la Place des arts : www.laplacedesarts.com | 514 842-2112 | 1 866 842-2112. Taxes, redevances et frais de service non inclus.

CONCERT PRESTIGE

LUNDI 13 MAI, 19 h 30
Au profit de la Fondation Concours Musical International de Montréal : 7e Symphonie et Triple concerto de Beethoven avec le violoniste Maxim Vengerov, le violoncelliste Stéphane Tétreault, le pianiste Serhiy Salov, l’Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal et Jean-Marie Zeitouni, chef et directeur artistique.

Maison symphonique de MontréalBilletterie de la Place des Arts : 514 842-2112 | 65 $, 45 $, 30 $ | Étudiant 32,50 $, 22,50 $, 15 $
Billet V.I.P. avec cocktail : 150 $ : 514 845-4108, poste 246

ACTIVITÉS GRATUITES

Au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (MBAM) :
SALON DE LA LUTHERIE ET DE L’ARCHÈTERIE CONTEMPORAINES – Salon du MBAM
LE DIMANCHE 12 MAI  | 11 h  à 16 h


Une vingtaine de luthiers et archetiers professionnels canadiens exposent leurs instruments et archets. Une occasion unique de rencontrer dans un même lieu des luthiers d’ici et d’expérimenter violons, altos, violoncelles et contrebasses aux sonorités variées.

COURS DE MAÎTRE AVEC RÉGIS PASQUIER – Salle de concert Bourgie du MBAM
LE DIMANCHE 12 MAI  | 15 h 30  à 18 h
Profitez des enseignements que prodiguera l’un des éminents membres du jury international, Régis Pasquier, à quelques jeunes violonistes de talent.

DIFFUSION À LA RADIO
ESPACE MUSIQUE | 100,7 FM à Montréal

Lundi 13 mai, 20 h | Le Printemps des musiciens : Meilleurs moments de la demi-finale
Mardi 14 et mercredi 15 mai, 19 h 30 | Diffusion en direct de l’épreuve finale.

CBC RADIO 2 | 93,5 FM à Montréal
Mardi 14 et mercredi 15 mai, entre 9 h et 13 h |  Tempo : Les meilleurs moments de la demi-finale.

DIFFUSION SUR LE WEB
www.espace.mu/cmim
Dès le 13 mai : dossiers spéciaux sur les candidats et récitals archivés de l’épreuve demi-finale. La finale sera diffusée en audio et en direct sur le site, puis disponible pour écoute intégrale pendant un an.
cbcmusic.ca/mimc
Jusqu’au dimanche 19 mai | Couverture quotidienne du CMIM
Plus de détails au www.concoursmontreal.ca

Fondé en 2002, le CMIM s’inscrit dans la grande tradition de la musique classique. Il vise à découvrir et à aider les jeunes chanteurs, violonistes et pianistes qui se distinguent par la maîtrise de leur art. Depuis la première édition consacrée au chant en 2002, près de 2000 candidats se sont inscrits aux différentes éditions dont plus de 300 ont été accueillis à Montréal, pour le plus grand plaisir des mélomanes. Le CMIM est membre de la Fédération Mondiale des Concours Internationaux de Musique  ainsi que de l’Alink-Argerich Foundation.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Recitals At Rosedale: New Vocal Series Features Lovely Voices and Innovative Programming




Recitals At Rosedale: A New Vocal Series
Rachel Andrist / John Greer  Artistic Directors

          Love …Actually? Requited and otherwise! Sometimes it's the "otherwise" that makes for the best music. Come and find out! Pianists Rachel Andrist and John Greer would like to invite you to a preview concert of their exciting new vocal series, Recitals at Rosedale.
           On the evening of June 1 at 7:30, you will have the chance to hear some of your favourite Toronto singers and discover the vocal artists of tomorrow in a sampler concert of their 2013-14 season. Enjoy selections from Franz Schubert to Noël Coward, from John Dowland to John Greer and a  glass of wine with the artists after the concert. Tickets are only $20.
         
          Next year's season will feature four intriguing programs inspired by the beautiful interior and acoustics of our host church, tapping the wealth of vocal repertoire for both concert hall and opera house.
          October 6: The Seven Virtues
          December 1: Opera Nella Chiesa
          February 9, 2014: Love…Actually
          May 25: The Seven Vices
All concerts at 2:30 PM at Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Road, located on Mt. Pleasant at South Drive - a ten minute walk north of Bloor Street.
          Ticket sales and subscription will be available at the June 1st Launch Concert or by email: office@rpcc.ca or call us at 416-921-1931. Subscription tickets are $100, $80 for COC subscribers, and cash, checks, or Visa will be accepted.
          Next season, Rachel and John will be joined by the following singers: Sopranos Laura Albino, Lindsay Barrett, Leslie Ann Bradley, Amber Braid, Miriam Khalil; Mezzo sopranos Allyson McHardy, Lauren Segal, Laura Tucker; Tenors Colin Ainsworth, Michael Colvin, Adam Luther; and Baritones Peter Barrett, Anthony Cleverton, Gregory Dahl, Robert Gleadow, Jason Howard.





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