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I Musici de Montréal Celebrate 30 Years by Nora Martin

I Musici de Montréal Celebrate 30 Years

by Nora Martín

 

I Musici de Montréal, the city's premier chamber orchestra, kicked off their 30th season on September 27 at the Maison Symphonique – Montreal Symphony House – with a program in honour of the ensemble's late founder and conductor, cellist Yuli Turovsky, who passed away earlier this year. The program included Bachiana Brasileira No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos, the Suite from Igor Stravinsky's ballet Pulcinella and the festive Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi. More...

Wet Cats in Light Clothing by Tania Zampini

Wet Cats in Light Clothing

by Tania Zampini

 

Vestiti Leggeri (Light Clothing) is the title of I Gatti Mézzi's fifth album, and fans do by now expect irony from the Pisan band â€" delivered, as well, in their recent international tour â€"Vestiti leggeri, anche d'inverno (light clothing, even in the winter). They expect it because I Gatti Mézzi don't play hard rock, jazz, blues, or pop; they play clever.

The band's rich original compositions can be defined cohesively only by one other word: local.  More...

Place des Arts' 50 Years by Nora Martín

Place des Arts' 50 Years

by Nora Martín

 

On September 21, Montreal's Place des Arts – the largest performing arts centre in Quebec – celebrated its 50th anniversary, marking the occasion with a presentation of Léo Delibes' opera Lakmé and officially opening the 2013-1014 season of the Montreal Opera Company.

 

Considered one of the major construction projects that changed Montreal's metropolitan landscape in the 1960s, the Place des Arts was also one of former mayor Jean Drapeau's major cultural initiatives. More...

 

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