1️⃣0️⃣ A very rich edition of ‘MCO at Home’

This edition addresses the fascinating context of Antonín Dvořák‘s visit to America, the work he produced there, and the under-recognized musicians, such as Harry Burleigh, from whom he learned much in America. Dvořák’s famous sojourn in Iowa is captured beautifully in Andrea Ratuski’s excellent … Continued

MCO suspends 19/20 season

MARCH 2020 — Uncertain times are never easy, but there’s much to be grateful for. The MCO feels immense gratitude for frontline workers, whose duty looms especially large amid the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. We are profoundly thankful for our loyal … Continued

MCO Mar 24 concert postponed

The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s 24 March concert, in collaboration with Cluster Festival, postponed until further notice We hope it goes without saying that the health and safety of the MCO’s audience, musicians, volunteers, and staff are of the utmost importance to us. … Continued

National Bank Summer Tour

TOUR STOPS Music & Beyond (Ottawa, ON) – 7.30pm, Monday, 15 and 16 July 2019 Stratford Summer Music (Stratford, ON) – 7pm, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 Festival de Lanaudière (Joliette, QB) – Friday, 20 July Westben (Campbellford, ON) – 2pm, … Continued

Glass CD / order here!

Our newest compact disc, with the MCO conducted by Anne Manson and featuring pianist Michael Riesman and the music of Philip Glass, will be released on February 26th, so we’ll all have to wait until then to give it a … Continued

The genius of ersatz

Like a good sophist, I’ll begin this piece of publicity in the roundabout way I often do: with a bit of word trickery. The thematic word is ersatz, a German borrowing that breached English around the time of the First … Continued

News release: Fotl!

NEWS RELEASE | MANITOBA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s ‘Fiddlers on the Loose’ perform their finale: a multi-week tour of remote communities in Manitoba to play and work-shop fiddle & folk music Tour covered over 2400km Sponsor Manitoba Hydro came … Continued

Critique de Disques: ‘Mirage?’

  ‘Mirage? Concertos for Percussion.’ Evelyn Glennie, Orchestre de chambre du Manitoba, Anne Manson, chef d’orchestre. MCO 017002. 48 min 45 s Voici un heureux mélange de musique baroque et contemporaine. Seul fil conducteur : dame Evelyn Glennie, ses percussions … Continued

La Liberté review: Dinnerstein

DE BACH À GLASS ET HAMELIN EN RÉCITAL AU MCO Une chronique de Pierre MEUNIER En marge du Winnipeg New Music Festival, le Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (MCO) a présenté la première canadienne du Concerto pour piano no 3 de Philip … Continued