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

2️⃣ MCO at Home, vol. 2

Mozart and Bach from one sanctuary to another From calculus to King Lear, more than a couple of civilization’s great achievements were reputedly produced under quarantine (with a little help from patrons, no doubt). From the many provincial towns where … Continued

1️⃣ MCO at Home, vol. 1

Introducing the inaugural edition of MCO at Home Dear MCO and Vinyl Vault friends,  A hearty welcome to the first instalment of MCO at Home, our newly created music hub! Archival recordings of classic MCO concerts, playlists curated by Anne Manson, … Continued

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

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