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Friday, September 25, 2015

Concert d'ouverture de la 30e saison : Les trois B : Beethoven, Brahms... Babin! avec le pianiste Stewart Goodyear

Laval, le jeudi 24 septembre 2015

De retour d'un été fort occupé où l’Orchestre a joué devant plus de 10 000 personnes lors de six concerts, tout est en place pour l'inauguration de la 30e saison! Le 30 septembre, l'Orchestre ouvre la saison avec une œuvre inédite du Lavallois Louis Babin qui rend hommage au célèbre auteur du Petit Prince. L’un des plus grands interprètes de Beethoven sur la scène internationale, Stewart Goodyear, se joint aussi à l'Orchestre dans l’héroïque Concerto pour piano « Empereur ». L’apothéose du concert : la magnifique Symphonie no 1 de Brahms, le choix du public. Passion, classicisme et romantisme seront au rendez-vous!

Trajets en métro / Grâce à la STM, les spectateurs peuvent obtenir GRATUITEMENT un titre 1 passage de la STM valide à partir de Laval pour le retour en métro. Détails

Évasion symphonique en amoureux!
 Pour les familles d'enfants nés après 2003 (moins de 12 ans) : 2 billets pour 70 $!
Grâce à TD, les 18 à 35 ans profitent aussi de tarifs avantageux : de 10 $ à 16 $, taxes incluses - en plus d'une consommation gratuite à l'entracte.

La 30e saison de l’Orchestre est l’occasion de sortir un disque, le premier sous la direction du chef Alain Trudel : Il Tramonto avec la soliste Isabel Bayrakdarian - sous étiquette Atma Classique.

En vente dès le 28 septembre chez tous les disquaires - et lors du concert du 30 septembre.        


Louis Babin - Saint-Exupéry : de cœur, de sable et d’étoiles
L.V. Beethoven - Concerto pour piano no 5 en mi bémol majeur, op.73, « Empereur »
J. Brahms - Symphonie no 1 en do mineur, op.68

Avec : 
Stewart Goodyear, piano
Alain Trudel, chef

DATE Le mercredi 30 septembre 2015 à 13 h 30 et à 20 h
LIEU  Salle André-Mathieu
BILLETS 16 $ à 56,26 $
BILLETTERIE 450-667-2040 ou

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Ottawa Symphony Orchestra opens new season on Monday, October 5 at NAC

September 24, 2015 – Maestro David Currie opens the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-2016 season with a concert of Italian-inspired music on Monday, October 5 at 8 pm in the NAC’s Southam Hall. The program, entitled Roman Carnival, features lively works by Berlioz, Corigliano and Respighi.

The highlight of the evening will be John Corigliano’s Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra, an adaptation of his wildly- popular film score for The Red Violin. On stage as soloist with the OSO for this performance will be the talented young Ottawa violinist, Kerson Leong.

“I chose this work as it is the perfect bridge between the other works on the program, Berlioz’s sparking Roman Carnival Overture which opens the concert, and Respighi’s epic tone poems –The Fountains of Rome and The Pines of Rome,” says Music Director, David Currie.

Concert goers on October 5 will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase raffle tickets that evening for two business tickets from Canada to Italy, courtesy Air Canada. Raffle tickets at $20 each, 3 for $50, and 7 for $100 will be available before the concert and at the intermission. Cash only.

Concertgoers are also invited to join Maestro Currie and OSO supporters at Fanfare, a post-concert reception in the NAC Panorama Room immediately following the concert. Hosted by the Italian Ambassador, H.E. Gian Lorenzo Cornado, the reception will offer guests a taste of Italy with fine Italian wines and Italian-inspired refreshments.

Tickets to the concert and Fanfare reception at $110 pp can only be purchased from the OSO office,  Subscription ticket holders can purchase reception tickets for $60, also from the office

Kerson Leong 
The soloist for October 5, Ottawa-native Kerson Leong, first gained international recognition in 2010 at the age of 13 when he won the Junior First Prize at the Menuhin Competition in Oslo. He  has since won many prestigious prizes, including the Grand Prize at the Canadian Music Competition  for five years (2005-2009), and in 2013, he won the National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition, as well as First Prize at the Orchestra symphonique de Montréal Standard Life Competition.

He has appeared as a soloist with many prestigious ensembles, such as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and I Solisti Veneti, and recently made his debut at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris and at Wigmore Hall in London.  Kerson is currently an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, mentored by Augustin Dumay.  He recently received the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award 2015 and was named Revelation Radio-Canada 2014-2015 for classical music. 

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Concert Allegra le 15 octobre

35ème saison / 35th Season
le jeudi 15 octobre à 20 h / Thursday October 15 at 8 pm

salle Redpath / Redpath Hall
Université McGill / McGill University
3461 rue McTavish

piano : Dorothy Fieldman Fraiberg
clarinette/clarinet : Simon Aldrich
violon/violin : Elvira Misbakhova
alto/viola : Brian Bacon
violoncelle/cello : Sheila Hannigan

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Quatuor avec piano en mi bémol majeur, K. 493
Piano quartet in Eb major, K. 493

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Étude Op. 2 No. 1 arrangé par Simon Aldrich pour piano, violon et clarinette
Étude Op. 2 No. 1 arranged by Simon Aldrich for piano, violin and clarinet

Nocturne Op. 5 No. 1 arrangé par Simon Aldrich pour piano, violon et clarinette
Nocturne Op. 5 No. 1 arranged by Simon Aldrich for piano, violin and clarinet

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Quintette en ré majeur (1898) pour clarinette, violon, alto, violoncelle et piano
Quintet in D major (1898) for clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano

Entrée libre / Admission Free

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KoSA China: “Cruising” to new heights after six years!

Montreal, September 09, 2015 – Internationally regarded drum and percussion artist Aldo Mazza, just returned from a very successful trip to China where he had the incredible opportunity to teach and perform in front of six hundred eager Chinese drum enthusiasts alongside an international faculty – all this on a cruiseship! This was the sixth edition of the well-established annual event produced in collaboration with China's reputable 9 Beats Music Education Schools, a nation wide effort consisting of an astonishing  400 school locations throughout China. Mazza is the Founder and Artistic Director of KoSA Music, along with his wife Dr. Jolán Kovács.  KoSA Music has a 20 year successful track record of producing high-level music camps, workshops and festivals worldwide and the China event is one that Mazza always looks forward to and is proud to see grow each year by leaps and bounds!

The 2015 event kicked off by leaving the port city of Tianjin, China on a luxury cruise ship and heading straight to Japan.   Throughout the week, drumset classes were given on the ship to school-aged participants alongside the watchful eye and help of their parents.   An important ingredient to the success of the 9-Beats School System is the very important teacher training seminars.   These lucky teachers were taught by this year’s stellar faculty:  Rick Latham (U.S), Pete Lockett (U.K), Izumi Koga (Japan), Dom Famularo (U.S), Chris Trzcinski (U.S), Nicholas McBride (Australia) Sam Debell (U.K) An Yu “Ryan” (China), Han Bingchen (China), and Canadian drummer Aldo Mazza.

Plans are already underway for next year’s event in China (August 2014) with a possibly bigger collaboration with the reputable 9 Beats school directed by Mr. Li Hongyu.

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TSO Opening Night: Our City. Our Symphony. Annual TSO Gala Raises over $500,000

September 25, 2015: Last night, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) celebrated the launch of its 94th season with a breathtaking performance by renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman, led by Music Director Peter Oundjian. Following the sold-out concert at Roy Thomson Hall, members of Toronto’s vibrant arts community dazzled, attending a VIP gala dinner and silent auction held at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. The night’s events raised over $500,000 in support of the TSO.
"We are absolutely thrilled with the generous support shown by our friends in the arts community, loyal patrons, and dedicated sponsors, who each year help us host live performances that enrich our city and its culture," said Jeff Melanson, President and CEO, Toronto Symphony Orchestra. "We have a diverse collection of concerts, from masterworks to contemporary creations to exciting collaborations; there's something for everyone to experience and enjoy. We look forward to this new and innovative season."
With an enthusiastic audience of more than 2,600 music lovers, the hour-long concert featured Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 played by Mr. Zukerman, and the Orchestra’s performances of Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice (with RBC Resident Conductor Earl Lee at the podium) and Grieg's Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt. Post-performance, guests indulged their senses at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, with an unforgettable dining experience and surprise performances by drummer Nation, and members of the TSO and Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra in a delightful flash mob.
TSO Opening Night: Our City. Our Symphony. was envisioned by Gala Co-chairs Renette Berman and Trish Moran, and proudly presented by RBC.
Thank you to all table supporters: AGF Management Limited, Renette & David Berman Family Foundation, BMO, Paul Brehl & Ann Lawson Brehl, Edmund & Frances Clark, Kiki & Ian Delaney, Deloitte LLP, Diamante Development Corporation, EY, Flor de Sal Restaurant, Fogler Rubinoff LLP, Foresters, Goodmans LLP, Dr. Noëlle Grace & Mr. Morris Shohet, Hansell LLP, HelloGbye, Huntress Company, Allan Kimberley & Pam Spackman, KPMG, LiberTerre (Retail Ready Foods Inc.), Livewire Communications, Oliver Wyman, Richard Phillips, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP, RBC, Trish & Kevin Reed, RioCan Management Inc, Scotiabank, TD Bank Group, TD Securities, Bill & Bronwen Thomas, Torys LLP, Tricon Capital, Wentworth Technologies.
Silent auction items generously donated by Michael Adamson; Aimia; Gee Beauty; The Georgian Bay Club; JdJ Jewellery; Long and McQuade; NetJets; the San Francisco Symphony; Steinway & Sons; The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco; and V Hazelton Men, Yorkville.
The TSO Season Patron is The Renette and David Berman Family Foundation.The Opening Night Gala Presenting Sponsor is RBC.The TSO Season Presenting Sponsor is BMO Financial Group.

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Cineplex Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of The Met: Live in HD

Toronto, ON, September 22, 2015 (TSX: CGX) – Cineplex Entertainment (“Cineplex”) today announced that Front Row Centre Events is celebrating the 10th anniversary of one its most popular and beloved programs, The Met: Live in HD. First introduced to the world in December 2006, today the series is aired in more than 70 countries and on over 2,000 screens, including 110 Cineplex theatres in communities large and small across Canada.

“For 10 years, The Met: Live in HD has made world-class performances accessible to millions of people across the globe and the team at Cineplex looks forward to bringing many more years of groundbreaking events to Canadians,” said Brad LaDouceur, Vice President, Event Cinema, Cineplex Entertainment. “We’re always shopping the world of entertainment for the most exclusive events that put moviegoers front row centre to the on-screen action – from opera and concerts, to classic films and eSports.”

The Metropolitan Opera launched its very first broadcast with Julie Taymor’s production of The Magic Flute 10 years ago, so to celebrate this special anniversary Cineplex’s Front Row Centre Events will host an encore performance of Mozart’s classic opera. Ticket costs for this single encore performance will be only $10.00 each.

The 2015/16 season of The Met: Live in HD kicks-off on October 3, 2015 with ten live broadcasts including the six new productions and four returning audience favourites.  This season’s full line-up includes:

  • October 3 – Il Trovatore (Verdi) at 12:55 p.m. ET
  • October 17: Otello (Verdi) – New Production at 12:55 p.m. ET
  • October 31: Tannhäuser (Wagner) at 12:00 p.m. ET
  • November 21: Lulu (Berg) – New Production at 12:30 p.m. ET
  • December 13: The Magic Flute (Mozart) – Special 10th Anniversary Encore Presentation at 12:55 p.m. ET
  • January 16: Les PÊcheurs De Perles (Bizet) – New Production at 12:55 p.m. ET
  • January 30: Turandot (Puccini) at 12:55 p.m. ET
  • March 5: Manon Lescaut (Puccini) – New Production at 12:55 p.m. ET
  • April 2: Madama Butterfly (Puccini) at 12:55 p.m. ET
  • April 16: Roberto Devereux (Donizetti) – New Production at 12:55 p.m. ET
  • April 30: Elektra (R. Strauss) – New Production at 12:55 p.m. ET

For more information about the series, including trailers, participating locations, and a complete schedule of Cineplex’s opera season, including encore performances, visit

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SIGHTINGS 14: Box with the Sound of its Own Making

SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 – JANUARY 10, 2016
A project by Karine Savard
[...] This installation combines a soundtrack publicly disseminated via speakers and a photographic print of the book Art Workers placed on the interior bottom surface of the exhibition cube SIGHTINGS. Thus, the visitor can experience the work’s visual and sound components in a distracted or partial manner, or can study them in a more in-depth way that will reveal the different levels of information at play in the image, as well as the various relationships existing between work and art that arose during the conversation. Moreover, the contrast between a rapid consumption of the image and a proposal that calls for a thoughtful involvement is an important feature of the approach guiding this project.
Karine Savard
More information on our website.
This year, the satellite exhibition program SIGHTINGS focuses on the notion of labour and the issues raised by an “immaterial” cultural economy.

SIGHTINGS is located in the Hall Building on the Ground Floor, 1455, blvd. de Maisonneuve West.

23 SEPTEMBRE 2015 – 10 JANVIER 2016
Un projet de Karine Savard
[...] Présentée ici sous forme d’installation, la bande sonore est diffusée dans l’espace public au moyen de haut-parleurs, accompagnée d’une photographie représentant le livre Art Workers posée sur la surface inférieure du cube d’exposition SIGHTINGS. Les composantes visuelle et sonore de cette oeuvre peuvent être expérimentées par le visiteur de façon distraite et partielle, ou encore faire l’objet d’une étude plus approfondie qui révèlera les différents niveaux d’information présents dans l’image, ainsi que les différents aspects abordés en ce qui a trait au rapprochement entre l’art et le travail au cours de la conversation. Le contraste entre une consommation rapide de l’image et une proposition qui demande un engagement et une réflexion constitue d’ailleurs un aspect important de la démarche dans laquelle s’inscrit ce projet.
Karine Savard
Plus de détails sur notre site.
Cette année, le programme d’expositions satellites SIGHTINGS s’articule autour de la problématique du travail et des enjeux que pose l’économie « immatérielle » de la culture.
SIGHTINGS est situé au rez-de-chaussée du Pavillon Hall, 1455, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest. 

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Air Canada is Official Airline to nine Canadian symphony orchestras Coast to Coast; new partnership with Symphony Nova Scotia announced

PLUS: Air Canada introduces industry-leading pre-boarding for customers with carry-on instruments and discount policy for additional seat
MONTREAL – Air Canada today announced it has added Symphony Nova Scotia and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to its roster of Canadian symphony orchestras it supports from coast to coast. The airline also announced today new industry-leading policies offering special care for carry-on musical instruments, the latest in a series of measures designed to ease its customers’ travel experience.
“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Symphony Nova Scotia and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, making Air Canada the Official Airline of nine of the country’s leading symphony orchestras coast to coast,” said Craig Landry, Air Canada’s Vice President, Marketing, who is speaking at today’s Symphony Nova Scotia’s Symphony Week concert at Halifax’s Stanfield International Airport.
“As a proud Canadian brand, we believe in supporting these pre-eminent arts organizations to help enrich and engage audiences across this country. Through our role as Official Airline, we are honoured to help promote the best of Canadian orchestra performances worldwide by supporting international tours with our global reach.”
In addition to Symphony Nova Scotia and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Air Canada is proud to be Official Airline to: Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, as well as supporting the new generation of talent at the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. 
“We are also pleased to introduce industry-leading enhancements for all our customers travelling with carry-on instruments, including pre-boarding benefits and a generous discount when purchasing an additional seat for their instrument,” concluded Mr. Landry.
Effective today, customers may purchase a seat at a 50 per cent discount off any published fare, including the lowest Tango fares, to accommodate their musical instrument. More information about this industry-leading initiative is here.
Also effective today, all customers travelling with instruments as carry-on on Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge flights have the opportunity to pre-board ahead of general boarding to ensure their instruments may be conveniently and securely stowed close by.
These initiatives follow other recent enhancements by Air Canada such as Boarding by Zone and Bringing the Right Carry On Baggage Onboard introduced to provide customers with a smoother and more efficient travel experience.

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Moulures du réalisateur Guillaume Monette remporte le Grand prix de la compétition officielle - court métrage au Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec (FCVQ)

MONTRÉAL, le 25 septembre 2015 /TONIK Newswire/ – Le jeune réalisateur Guillaume Monette recevait mercredi soir dernier le Grand prix de la compétition • courts métrages du Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec pour MOULURES. Ce premier court métrage du cinéaste originaire de Victoriaville traite avec tendresse et humour du conformisme dans un univers masculin stéréotypé. Le film faisait également partie de la sélection officielle de nombreux festivals cette année. Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois à Montréal et Le long week-end du court à Trois-Rivières, sont du nombre.

« À Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, le volet Tourner à tout prix permet de découvrir de nouveaux cinéastes offrant des films inspirés, mais tournés sans financement, avec beaucoup d’huile de coude. Notre préféré de la sélection de cette année est Moulures, un film rural et masculin de Guillaume Monette, mieux connu comme membre du groupe 3 gars su’l sofa. […] Dans un hyperréalisme mêlé d’humour décalé, le film de Monette surprend par sa justesse de ton et par un personnage d’employé douchebag se révélant progressivement plus complexe qu’il en a l’air (savoureux Claude Gagnon dans un rôle à contre-emploi). » Philippe Couture, VOIR, 14 mars 2015

Tourné en une journée seulement, MOULURES nous plonge dans le quotidien de Jonathan, interprété par Patrick Martin, qui s’est finalement trouvé du travail dans une usine de moulures, après une longue période sans emploi. À sa première journée, il est obligé d’y aller avec la « new beetle » décapotable orange de sa mère. « Son char est au garage », qu’il dit. Mais une première impression, ça ne pardonne pas… Pour la petite histoire, Guillaume Monette connaît bien cet univers. Il a travaillé dans cette usine même, où il a campé son film, quand il avait 16 ans. Le boss du film étant d’ailleurs son patron de l’époque!

À propos de Guillaume Monette
Guillaume Monette est monteur, musicien et cinéaste. Après des études en Arts et technologies des médias ainsi qu’en sonorisation, il devient monteur pour la télévision et la publicité. C’est en apprenant des meilleurs qu’il se forge tranquillement une précieuse expérience professionnelle et technique. À travers son premier court métrage Moulures (2014), entièrement autoproduit, le jeune réalisateur découvre son propre style. Guillaume Monette est aussi connu comme auteur-compositeur-interprète au sein de la formation 3 gars su'l sofa. Compilant aujourd’hui 10 ans d’activité, plus de 400 spectacles, 15 000 albums vendus, une dizaine de vidéoclips autoproduits et 2 nominations à l’ADISQ, le groupe s’est indéniablement taillé une place dans le paysage musical québécois. Son prochain projet? Un album solo qui verra le jour en 2016.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

La Scena's Debate on the Arts

[Version française]

 Debate on the Arts - Archive Video on YouTube

Video : Marc Bourgeois


For immediate diffusion

Public Debate on the Arts

Montréal, September 4, 2015 – With the approaching Canadian federal election on October 19, 2015, La Scena Musicale, in collaboration with the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, is organizing a public debate on the arts. Each of the five main political parties were invited to send a representative to discuss their platforms and plans to help the arts community. The debate will be bilingual (50% in English and 50% in French).

Confirmed Participants:

  • Pierre Nantel, MP and candidate for the NDP in Longueuil - St-Hubert, 
  • Jici Lauzon, candidate for the Green Party in Pierre-Boucher - Les Patriotes – Verchères, 
  • Stéphane Dion, MP and candidate for the Liberal Party in St-Laurent, 
  • and Sophie Stanké, candidate for the Bloc Québécois in Châteauguay-Lacolle

Date:      Monday, September 21, 2015
Time:     7 PM
Place:     Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
               100, rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal, QC H2X 1C3

The debate is open free to the public and the arts community is invited to attend (reservations required). The debate will be recorded in video and the possibility of live streaming is being investigated. For reservations or for updates: 514-948-0509 or Please submit questions to


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Débat public sur les arts et la culture de La Scena

[English Version]

Débat sur les arts et la culture YouTube Live Stream (version HD)

Vidéo : Marc Bourgeois


Pour diffusion immédiate

Débat public sur les arts et la culture

Montréal, le 4 septembre 2015 - À l’approche des élections fédérales, La Scena Musicale en collaboration avec la Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, organise un débat public sur les arts et la culture. Chaque parti politique est invité, par le biais d’un représentant, à exposer les plans et les plateformes mis en place pour soutenir le secteur artistique et culturel. Le débat se déroulera dans les deux langues officielles (50% en français et 50% en anglais).

Participants confirmés:

  • M. Pierre Nantel, actuel député et candidat pour le NPD dans Longueuil - St-Hubert, 
  • M. Jici Lauzon, candidat pour le Parti Vert dans Pierre-Boucher - Les Patriotes - Verchères, 
  • M. Stéphane Dion, actuel député et candidat pour le Parti Libéral dans St-Laurent, 
  • et Mme Sophie Stanké, candidate du Bloc Québécois dans Châteauguay-Lacolle
Date:   Le lundi 21 septembre 2015
Heure:   19h        
Lieu:    Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, 100, rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal, QC H2X 1C3

Le débat est ouvert gratuitement au public et tous les acteurs du milieu culturel et artistique y sont conviés. La soirée fera l’objet d’un enregistrement vidéo et nous envisageons la possibilité d’une webdiffusion en direct du débat. Les places étant limitées, vous pouvez réserver vos places à ou au 514 948 0509 Vous pouvez aussi être informés des dernières mises à jour en écrivant à la même adresse. Enfin, chacun peut soumettre ses questions, en anglais ou en français, pour les représentants des partis également à

La Scena Musicale est un magazine mensuel et bilingue qui promeut spectacles et concerts de musique classique et jazz grâce à un calendrier mensuel. La revue présente également des entrevues, des profils d'artistes, des critiques de musiciens et de la scène locale, nationale et internationale. La Scena Musicale entame actuellement sa 20e saison.


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