Quick links to 17/18 subscriptions

   GET TO KNOW THE MCO! Subscriptions are still the best way to save money on MCO concerts, and require a comparatively small commitment. As long as you purchase at least six tickets — to however many different shows, and for … Continued

Fab: Beatles + Strings / 2

  On January 30th, players of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, flanked by some of Winnipeg’s top rock musicians including two former members of the Guess Who, play some of the greatest music of the 1960s and 1970s as it was … 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’

‘Mirage? Concertos for Percussion’ is a stunning CD collaboration between GRAMMY-winner Dame Evelyn Glennie and the JUNO-winning Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Lush, lyrical, and wildly virtuosic, it features Glennie on vibraphone and marimba and includes favourite works by Hatzis, Oesterle, Vivaldi … Continued

Tour review: Kelowna

MANITOBA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SAYS CELLO TO KELOWNA September 29, 2017 / Regular Guy Reviewer It was Manitoba in the house at Kelowna Community Theatre on the final Thursday night of September. Thanks to an invitation from the Kelowna Community Concert … Continued