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NAC's Linnebach replaces Norwegian trumpet soloist for Jan. 29, 30 concerts

The Norwegian trumpet virtuoso, Tine Thing Helseth, has abruptly cancelled all her concerts for the next few months because of exhaustion, including a Jan. 29 performance of the Hummel Trumpet Concerto in Southam Hall and a Casual Friday’s show on Jan. 118 more words


Hans Zimmer for the Monday Sleepyheads (Part I)

Since it’s Monday today, I figured I’ll take it slow and showcase my favourite pieces of Hans Zimmer’s. Hope you guys had a nice weekend! 121 more words

Gustavo Dudamel & the Simon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela: a Restricted View

I forget who said it, but someone once identified the existence of the specific type of theatre or concert goer who, when asked how they enjoyed the performance, answers ‘we had really good seats’. 761 more words

Classical Music

Be our guest: Finnish conductor, John Storgårds, joins NACO

For just the second time in its 45-year history, the National Arts Centre has appointed a principal guest conductor for its resident orchestra.

John Storgårds, the Finnish conductor who will lead NACO in two concerts this week, was officially named to the post Tuesday morning. 976 more words


The flavour of the bassoon: NACO presents new music for a new year

If the sound of a bassoon was a flavour, Christopher Millard is pretty sure it would be umami.

“It is the fifth flavour, it was only isolated in the past century in Japan. 1,343 more words