Concert review: 12 February 2020

Canadian cellist delivers drama, pathos at MCO concert by Holly Harris Cellist Ariel Barnes, one of Canada’s top classical artists, treated the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra audience Wednesday night to two wildly diverse works that showed off his dazzling artistry. With … Continued

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MCO Manitoba Spring Tour

TOUR STOPS 7:30 pm, Thursday, 23 April 2020Golden Prairie Arts Council, Carman 8:00 pm, Friday, 24 April 2020Eastern Manitoba Concert Association, Pinawa 8:00 pm, Saturday, 25 April 2020Flin Flon 8:00 pm, Sunday, 26 April 2020Thompson § GENERAL INFORMATION Moderns, Mozarts, … Continued

Concert review: 4 December 2019

Soprano Gauvin offers MCO crowd a Baroque Christmas gift Musical royalty came to town Wednesday night when the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra featured world-renowned Canadian lyric soprano Karina Gauvin in an all-Baroque program comprising a trio of sacred chorale cantatas. The … Continued

Galas, Ghosts, and General Strikes

Here’s an etymological factoid I’ve just learned and which is now distracting me from properly writing this article. The words ‘spectacle’ and ‘spectre’ both derive from the same Latin root: spect, which means ‘to witness.’ It’s the contrasting connotations of … Continued

Chamber Chatter, 19 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

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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

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