Chamber Chatter, 9 March 2019

PLEASE PUT DOWN the Chamber Chatter and pick up the renewal form, which your usher would’ve handed to you. I say this bluntly because any other introduction would’ve just been a roundabout way of enticing you to do just that. … Continued

Quick links to 19/20 ticket packages

Subscribing to the MCO is a win win win situation! Early-bird subscribers save up to 25% on tickets and can win up to three amazing prizes: ➀ Bowers & Wilkins P5 wireless headphones ($379 value) ➁ Sennheiser Momentum wireless noise-cancelling headphones … Continued

Job posting: Director of Development

The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra invites applications for the full-time position of Director of Development with a potential starting date of 1 June 2019. One of Canada’s top orchestras, the MCO offers a collegial work environment with scope for personal and … Continued

Cheering for the laundry!

“Basically … I want my team’s clothes to beat the clothes from the other city,” is Jerry Seinfeld’s take on the blind loyalty that sports teams sometimes inspire in their fans. “You’re rooting for clothes, when you get right down to it!” … Continued

“Look, what patrons!”

  THE FILM AMADEUS mythologized Emperor Joseph II, patron of The Marriage of Figaro, as offering this assessment of the opera backstage to Mozart: “There are simply too many notes. Just cut a few, and it’ll be perfect.” To which … Continued

Le mot juste

STEVE MARTIN once said, “Those French – it’s like they have a different word for everything.” As a joke about the arrogance of English-speakers, the quip is on point. But otherwise it’s not really true, is it? As most students … 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

Hidden Indiscretions

ONCE IN A WHILE, after no doubt marvelling at their beauty, someone asks me why our brochure covers now exhibit ‘abstract art.’ For instance, Winnipegger Kenneth Lavallee’s quasi-figurative art decorates next season’s brochure cover. This season’s brochure featured a psychedelic … 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