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Early-bird subscribers save up to 25% on tickets & can win oneof two prizes! First prize: Sennheiser M2 Around Ear Headphones ($529.99 value). Grand prize: Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex wireless speaker ($599.99 value). Values based on MSRPs. ● Wednesday, … Continued

Harry Burleigh, American Musical Pioneer

When the Czech composer Antonin Dvořák began speaking publicly on the state and future of American music he was something of an outsider wandering naively into fierce debates among America’s cultural elite. Dvořák, who’d recently moved to America, argued that … Continued

9️⃣ MCO at Home, vol. 9

Recitatives: the nerve-wracking part of operas no one talks about (Cellist Guy Fishman and Anne Manson discuss)  Even those whose classical music education is limited to Bugs Bunny and Saturday morning cartoons can probably name or hum at least a few … Continued

7️⃣ MCO at Home, vol. 7

What could musicians do in Bach’s era that we can’t? Aisslinn Nosky discusses with Anne Manson Concert musicians enjoy advances in kinesiology, materials science, and other technologies in the same way athletes do. Violin strings, as with athletic shoe-laces, are … Continued

6️⃣ MCO at Home, vol. 6

The oboe as snake charmer: Caitlin Broms-Jacobs in conversation with Kevin Lau and Anne Manson From Bugs Bunny to the Nutcracker—why are snake charmers so often depicted as playing an oboe? Last week, MCO oboist Caitlin Broms-Jacobs spoke with MCO … Continued

5️⃣ MCO at Home, vol. 5

Jurassic Park, cluster chords, and Writ in Water: Kevin Lau in conversation with Anne Manson  In March 2019, the MCO premiered Canadian Kevin Lau’s gorgeous Writ in Water. We were so looking forward to reprising this work at our April … Continued

4️⃣ MCO at Home, vol. 4

Watch Ivan Hughes’ film Concerto, an intimate portrait of the MCO and its players, for free Victoria Sparks coaxing gorgeous sounds from the marimba and vibraphone; Sid Robinovitch’s witty, pensive, and beloved percussion concerto; pieces by Mozart Sr. and Jr … Continued

3️⃣ MCO at Home, vol. 3

Victoria Sparks performs Evelyn Glennie and more in this special conversation with Anne Manson There’s something bittersweet about watching Winnipeg percussionist Victoria Sparks perform the two percussion concertos she visits in this video. One concerto is by Alexina Louie and the … Continued