OmniTRAX Canada Sponsorship

PRESS RELEASE March 5, 2014 For Immediate Release   OmniTRAX Canada Sponsorship of Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Brings Music Program to Northern Students   Winnipeg, Manitoba – OmniTRAX is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (MCO). OmniTRAX … Continued

Suzie LeBlanc concert review

  MCO gives voice to poet’s words by Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra gave voice — literally — to 20th-century American poet Elizabeth Bishop with its latest concert celebrating the words and spirit of the Massachusetts-born … Continued

The 2014 Juno Award nominees are … us!

The 2014 Juno Award nominees are … MCO’s Troubadour & the Nightingale with Isabel Bayrakdarian nominated for ‘Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance.’ More on this story later!

Yan, Nyby, Xiao-Nan concert review

MCO takes trip to Asia in charming program of contemporary worksby Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra presented an eclectic Asian-inspired program Wednesday featuring three world-premières plus an old English warhorse. The concert, led by guest conductor … Continued

Fallis, Canzona concert review

MCO, Canzona unwrap lovely giftsby Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra went for baroque Tuesday night while offering an entire program of lesser-known, 17th- and 18th-century instrumental and choral music. The Christmas-themed evening led by guest conductor … Continued

Fab formation

Over the past few years, Dan Donahue has been MCO concerts for archival purposes. As he sets up microphones and tests levels, conversation often turns to the music industry, and about two years ago, we started talking about how wonderful … Continued

Sommerville concert review

French horn gets starring role in MCO production by Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s third concert of its season offered a closer look at one of the unsung heroes of the orchestra: the french horn. Wednesday’s … Continued

Review: OpusOneReview

Isabel Bayrakdarian’s Luminous CD—Troubadour & the Nightingale reviewed by Stanley Fefferman Isabel Bayrakdarian. Troubadour & the Nightingale. Ravel, Sayat-Nova, Kradjian. MCO records. Harmonia Mundi, Dist. 16 tracks. I puzzle over how to express the qualities that make Isabel Bayrakdarian’s voice … Continued

Review: Musical Toronto

MCO 013001 Troubadour & the Nightingale. MCO, Bayrakdarian, Manson. Musical Toronto / John Terauds We can celebrate two Torontonians on a new made-in-Winnipeg album: Isabel Bayrakdarian and Serouj Kradjian. The soprano lends her vocal art to her husband’s compositional imagination … Continued