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The Musical Instrument Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts

Date: February 1, 2021 Author: admin Categories: News

Dear friends of the MCMF, MCMF Artistic Director Denis Brott has written a historically significant article on the creation of the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank and his contribution to its success. We are sharing this reading with you here All our best, MCMF Team.   Attachments: CC_MIB_PressRelease_9_15_1987.pdf MIB_GlobeandMail_11_23_1991.pdf

A word from the Artistic Director

Date: January 25, 2021 Author: festivalmontreal Categories: News

  As Robert Burns so accurately decried « The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley ». No one could have predicted that the world pandemic of Covid-19 would have altered the lives and livelihoods of all 7.74 billion inhabitants of the world. I can think of no time in the history of the music profession and performance art in general wherein as cataclysmic an event as Covid-19 has affected performer, presenter and public alike as dramatically as these past 12...

The Suburban : MCMF Opens with Gregory Charles

Date: May 24, 2019 Author: russell@festivalmontreal.org Categories: News

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival opens with Gregory Charles June 7 May 21, 2019 The Montreal Chamber Music Festival opens its 2019 season with a spectacular concert event: a one-man show by the incredible Gregory Charles!  In its Montreal premiere, L’Air du Temps takes a bilingual look back upon the past 250 years of western music, from Baroque to hip-hop and from the French Revolution to the digital revolution. This one-of-a-kind evening, featuring the most passionate troubadour of...

WholeNote - Beethoven Chez Nous

Date: May 9, 2019 Author: russell@festivalmontreal.org Categories: News

The Montreal  Chamber Music Festival:  Ludwig van  Beethoven was born mid-December of 1770, likely on December 15 or 16 – his baptism was  recorded as December 17 – so 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of his birth. Beethoven’s music is always in the air, but there have been serious rumblings of ambitious celebrations to come in recent weeks, in programming by the TSO and Mooredale Concerts. So too the recent announcement that the Montreal Chamber Music Festival’s 24th...

JAMES EHNES WINS A GRAMMY!

Date: February 12, 2019 Author: russell@festivalmontreal.org Categories: News

BREAKING | James Ehnes & Kernis Violin Concerto Awarded Double Grammy Awards Composer Aaron Jay Kernis, violinist James Ehnes, conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony have been awarded double Grammy accolades - for their 2017 'Kernis Violin Concerto' release RESERVE NOW Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Aaron Jay Kernis, violinist James Ehnes, conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony have just minutes ago been awarded double Grammy accolades, at the 2019 61st...


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