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He’s 19. His violin? Pushing 300

Ottawa violinist Kerson Leong will take to the stage at Dominion-Chalmers Church Friday with a precious piece of history in his hands: A gleaming, warm-toned instrument crafted in Italy nearly 300 years ago. 703 more words


NACO director Alexander Shelley on a season of Schumann

Alexander Shelley’s second season is an homage of sorts to his favourite school of music … The German school.

The opening concert features Joshua Bell playing Brahms’ violin concerto. 813 more words

Local Arts

Free outdoor concert on mountain to mark Montreal's 375th

Three of the city’s largest orchestras will join forces to offer Montrealers a free concert on Mount Royal next year as part of celebrations to mark Montreal’s 375th anniversary. 51 more words

Local News

Max Richter — Composed and Recomposed

   Max Richter is described as a post-minimalist. That could mean anything, but what’s true is that he did arrive and begin to create after minimalists like Steve Reich and Terry Riley and Phillip Glass. 389 more words


Yehonatan Berick delivers a painterly Four Seasons with the Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau

It says a lot about the divide between Ottawa and Gatineau that I have never reviewed a concert on the Quebec side of the river. Until Saturday, I’d never even been to the Salle Odysseé, even though I’ve lived here for more than 15 years. 418 more words


Dramatic Blockbuster - 1 (Royalty Free Music).

Dramatic Blockbuster – 1 (Royalty Free Music).

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Stock Music

Josef Suk's Scherzo Fantastico

I’m hoping to go to a concert soon featuring pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov – two of my long-time favourite composers – and the other piece listed on the programme was Josef Suk’s… 189 more words