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MIMC Philippe Sly 2012 winner. (Photo: Gunther Gamper)
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Competition celebrates ‘the most beautiful instrument’

The 14th edition of the Montreal International Musical Competition celebrates the art of singing, featuring 24 young singers from nine countries who will share over $80,000 in prizes during the competition taking place May 25-June 5.

CD review: Fran Avni’s Kulanu – All of Us in Harmony
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CD review: Fran Avni’s Kulanu – All of Us in Harmony

This up-lifting recording of mainly new versions and re-arrangements of traditional synagogue prayer-songs will strike a positive chord with Jewish listeners familiar with their content and meaning.

Swingle Singers  perform in Montreal March 12
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Swingle Singers perform in Montreal March 12

The amazing Swingle Singers, the French vocal group that grew out of the Double Six of Paris in the early 1960s, returns to Montreal for a concert at Place des Arts this month.

I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Bellini, 2014. Courtesy of the McGill Chamber Orchestra.
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McGill Chamber Orchestra presents two one-act operas

The McGill Chamber Orchestra once again kicks off its new season with Bach’s music.

Norman Marshall Villeneuve makes those drums sing. (Photo by Irwin Block)
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Norman Marshall Villeneuve bops away at House of Jazz

Norman Marshall Villeneuve is back in town, and the party’s on.

Preview: Altsys Jazz at Sala Rossa
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Preview: Altsys Jazz at Sala Rossa

The Altsys Jazz Orchestra has carved out a special place for itself over the past quarter century, performing beautiful and challenging works by modern masters.

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McGill Chamber Orchestra promises eclectic season

McGill Chamber Orchestra’s (MCO) 75th season will feature a wide range of music including instrumental and choral works as well as world-class solo singers. All concerts will be conducted by Boris Brott, who will host a pre-performance talk one hour before each concert. This year is the 100th anniversary of […]

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Limitless Learning: Learn to read and play music

So you have that old clarinet sitting around the house, haven’t played it in years, and have that urge to make music. Or, maybe you never got to join the high-school band to play trombone, but it’s something you’d love to do. Now, seniors of all ages, who want to […]

CD review: Fern Lindzon
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CD review: Fern Lindzon

Fern Lindzon Like a Circle in a Spiral (Iatros/MAPL) This 11-song collection reveals the growing confidence and expanded scope of singer/pianist Fern Lindzon. On this, the third CD by the classically trained Toronto artist, we hear a more nuanced vocal treatment than on previous recordings, with less emphasis on her […]

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Oliver Jones celebrates a lifetime of musical excellence

Seventy-five years ago, a five-year-old boy, already noticed by many for his musical talent, was waiting backstage to perform his rendition of the jazz standard In the Mood at a gathering of the Union United Church in Little Burgundy. It was his first public appearance in the variety show, a […]