“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

The Right Kind of Noise

From our 21 March 2018 edition of Chamber Chatter, the MCO’s concert program insert. The featured soloists at this concert are sopranos Tracy Dahl and Andriana Chuchman. Article written by MCO Marketing and Communications Manager Conrad Sweatman It seems that … 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

Meunier review: Weimann, Few

Concert baroque pour le temps des fêtes au MCO. Sous la direction du claveciniste Alexander Weimann et avec la participation du trompettiste virtuose Guy Few, le Manitoba Chamber Orchestra a célébré le temps des fêtes avec un programme de musique … Continued

Available now! ‘Mirage? Concertos for Percussion’

“★★★★½”— La Scena Musicale “★★★★½”— Winnipeg Free Press “Highly recommended” — Vancouver Sun “Wonderful” — Robert Rowat, CBC “Obsessive perfectionism… genius” — Jazz Dagma “Glitters and gleams and sparkles… One more occasion to marvel at the profound auditory imagination of … Continued