We came of age with folk music, and still love what it has to offer – lyrics about life, love, loss, history and her story, mystery and adventure, with melodies that mean something, can be hummable, and often memorable.
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Now in its 21st year, the Montreal Chamber Music Festival is offering another varied and tempting program for music lovers.
The Western literary tradition of guides to death and dying began with the medieval Ars Moriendi, written in the aftermath of the Black Death, in the mid-14th century, to explain how to die well.
The annual music competition is the only one to embrace three disciplines, voice, piano and violin, each presented in turn, once in three years.
That a small number of Jews, who also observe Passover, claim to like the taste of matzoh could be seen as a kind of culinary Stockholm Syndrome.”
Leonard Cohen likes to say he returns to Montreal to renew his neurotic affiliations.
Fans of John Zorn, the prolific and imaginative musical innovator, will be flocking to this city starting May 19.
Convulsive changes in Chinese society have rekindled a yearning for free expression, cultural diversity, and creativity linked to traditional arts.
The very fact that opera has survived as an art form in our hyper realistic environment is a testament to its unique characteristics and enduring value.