Classic 107 reviews Gauvin concert

Classic 107 freelance writer Sara Krahn reviews the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s season opener featuring Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin Bring on the new season… The transition from summer into the fall season can be a relatively emotional period, especially for those … Continued

WFP Karina Gauvin concert review

Soprano Gauvin earns bravos at MCO season opener by Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra triumphantly added another star to its constellation of world-class artists as it welcomed Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin to its stage for the … Continued

Quick links to 14/15 subscriptions

Click above for MCO’s 2014/15 season details and an order form, then select from the following. Subscribe now to six or nine concerts! Mix and match as you wish! Please note late programme change! On our 17 March 2015 concert, … Continued

Marc-André Hamelin concert review

  Pianist Marc-André Hamelin ends MCO season on stunning note by Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra saved the best for last as it closed its 2013-14 season with one of the world’s top living pianists. Canadian … Continued

Review: Opera News

Isabel Bayrakdarian: Troubadour & The Nightingale by Joanne Sydney Lessner Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian and her husband, composer and pianist Serouj Kradjian, deliver an outstanding collection of sinuous musical exotica courtesy of Ravel, eighteenth-century Armenian troubadour Sayat-Nova, and Kradjian himself. In … Continued

La Liberté review, Polo

  Asier Polo et Anne Manson acclamés by Pierre Meunier, La Liberté Le Manitoba Chamber Orchestra a fait salle comble le 9 avril 2014 pour son avant dernier concert de la saison, qui accueillait le violoncelliste espagnol Asier Polo. Peu … Continued

Asier Polo concert review

  Charismatic Spanish cellist a joy to behold by Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press Two years ago, Spanish cellist Asier Polo dazzled Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s audiences with his soulful artistry, quick-fingered virtuosity and innate ability to plunge listeners deeply into … Continued

Review: World Music Report

Troubadour & the Nightingale — Ravel, Satyat-Nova, Kradjian by Raul da Gama In his seminal book The Spirit of Romance — an attempt to define somewhat the charm of pre-renaissance literature of Latin Europe (1910) Ezra Pound created what was … Continued

Mackie Jackson, Few concert review

  Storytelling show combines kibitzing with musical tour by Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press Canada’s dynamic duo, virtuoso trumpeter Guy Few and bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson, took Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s audience on a whirlwind tour through their own musical lives … Continued

Review: Audiophile Audition

Troubadour & the Nightingale What can I say? Any album by the magnificent Isabel Bayrakdarian almost automatically gets five stars from me. The voice is so amazingly beautiful, and she sings with more passion and feeling than ninety-five percent of … Continued