Review: two symphonies

The sound of education MCO serves up context to go with concept program of Hadyn, Beethoven Winnipeg Free Press, by Holly HarrisManitoba Chamber Orchestra; Anne Manson, conductorWestminster United Church; Tue, Oct 22Attendance: 650Three stars out of five  The Manitoba Chamber … Continued

MCO / Bayrakdarian pre-orders

Soon to be hot off the press: Troubadour & the Nightingale! Anne Manson says, “Isabel Bayrakdarian invites you to a vibrant world of colour and poetry with music enriched by the cultures of Armenia, Greece, the Middle East and Occitane.” … Continued

Troubadour: behind the scenes

The following is from the Chamber Chatter article for our October 22nd concert, written by Don Anderson. Tonight you can pre-order the MCO’s sensational new CD, the first release on its own label. Troubadour & the Nightingale showcases the brilliant … Continued

AGM news …

MCO celebrates forty years with numerous concerts, events and friends The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra managed to fit quite a bit into its 40th anniversary season — more concerts, more fund-raisers, more touring, more recording and, most importantly, more music lovers … Continued

Lisiecki concert review

Pianist’s age belies his virtuosity in MCO season openerby Gwenda Nemerofsky, Winnipeg Free Press If you’d closed your eyes during the performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor at the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s season-opening concert Wednesday night, experience and … Continued

The Gramophone review

  Canadian recording for Glass’s Third and new ‘Hours’ suiteby Pwyll ap Siôn If the success of a film score lies in its ability to float free from the film’s images and exist instead as ‘pure’ music, then Philip Glass’s … Continued

Review: MCO outreach in Flin Flon

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Tour review: Bayrakdarian shimmers …

BAYRAKDARIAN SHIMMERS IN SUBLIME SHOWby Richard Todd, Ottawa Citizen, 10 July 2013 Music and BeyondDominion-Chalmers Church, Wednesday at 8 p.m.Manitoba Chamber Orchestra; Anne Manson, conductor; Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano OTTAWA — Isabel Bayrakdarian is one of Canada’s most esteemed sopranos, and the … Continued

Review: recording of the month!

MusicWeb International gives our Philip Glass CD a rave review! Philip GLASS (b.1937) Suite from The Hours (arr. Riesman) [24:10] Symphony No. 3 [24:28] Michael Riesman (piano) (Hours) Manitoba Chamber Orchestra/Anne Manson rec. live, 17 September 2011, CBC Glenn Gould … Continued