On Tuesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 24 the Montreal Symphony, conducted by Kent Nagano and featuring cello soloist and fellow professor Matt Haimovittz, will premiere Bouliane's work Vols et vertiges du Gamache. The second premiere features his work Kahseta's tekeni-ahsen. Written to celebrate the Orchestre Métropolitain's 30th birthday, it can be heard at Place des Arts on April 13 - 17.
When Matt Haimovitz and Uccello take the stage, they sometimes work their cellos more like guitars, or drums, or or any other instrument that might be chucked across the room in a fit of rock-rage musical passion. "I'd been wanting to play South by Southwest for a long time," said Haimovitz, a professor at McGill University's Schulich School of Music in Montreal.
Eight promising young singers, chosen from nearly 1,500 who entered district and regional competitions, got a chance to perform from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera on Sunday afternoon. Philippe Sly, 22-year-old singer from Ottawa was one of five winners of the prestigious annual competition for singers between the ages of 20 and 30. Sly sang arias by Handel and Wagner during Sunday’s concert.
In an article entitled 'Ottawa singer makes finals of Met competition', the Ottawa Citizen reports on Philippe Sly's placement as a finalist in the Met's National Council Auditions. Finals will be held on March 13, 2011.
Congratulations to Gordon Binter, bass-baritone, one of three finalists of the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières Competition, held this weekend. Finals to take place on April 3, 2011.
Congratulations to Phillipe Sly, bass-baritone and Nicholas Masters, bass, two of eight finalists in the 2011 Metropolitan Opera Auditions. They can be heard in the final round in a gala concert featuring all eight finalists at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2011
Professor William Caplin, a specialist in the theory of musical form at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, is one of eight outstanding Canadian researchers to be awarded a Canada Council for the Arts Killam Research Fellowship. The Council announced the recipients of the grants today.
Joe Lovano's new album, Bird Songs, an inspired tribute to bebop king Charlie "Bird" Parker, amply demonstrates why he's considered the dominant saxophonist in jazz over the past 20 years or so, and one of the music's most fertile minds. Joe Lovano plays at Schulich School of Music on February 19, 2011 @ 7:30 PM.
Richard Dagenais, the anchor for the program, interviewed prof. Wanderley and IDMIL graduate students Stephen Sinclair and Gabriel Vigliensoni on the Jan. 8th 2011 edition of Focus Montreal at Global TV.
Schulich@McGill is well-represented in the list of today's announced 40th Annual Juno Awards. MUSIC DVD OF THE YEAR:Tom Beghin, Martha De Francisco, Wieslaw Woszczyk, and Jeremy Tusz- The Virtual Haydn CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Chet Doxas- Big Sky; Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra- Treelines; Kelley Jefferson- Next Exit
The Schulich School of Music had several winners of prizes at the Conseil québécois de la musique's Opus Awards
on Sunday, January 30th, including: Interprète de l'année, musique mediévale : Ensemble Caprice, Mathias Maute, cond. Découverte de l'année : Rafael Zaldivar (student/alumni) Disque de l'année- Jazz : Treelines, Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra (alumni) : Concert de l'année, Montréal : Quatuor Molinari [Frédérique Lambert, viola (alumni)] Congratulations to all!!
La Bohème's Philippe Sly wins the Metropolitan Opera Regionals in Buffalo- now on to the Semi-finals in NYC
Philippe Sly won the Met Regionals yesterday in Buffalo and is onto the Met Semi-Finals in February in New York City (they sing on the Met stage for a chance to be one of the National Winners - each getting a $15,000 prize). Philippe sings Marcello in La Bohème on Wednesday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 29. He is finishing his Bachelors of Music this May, studying voice with Sanford Sylvan.
Scoring Schulich’s future: eyeing strategic hiring, finding ways to build the band, er…brand McGill’s Schulich School of Music has many reasons to celebrate its accomplishments. It is widely considered one of the top music faculties anywhere, known for producing world-class performers and cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research.
McGill has received another Grammy nod from The Recording Academy. Darcy Argue (BMus '97), with his band Secret Society, was nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble for the album Infernal Machines. The album also features trombonist Mike Fahie (BMus '98).
McGill Prof. Matt Haimovitz, with his group Uccello, has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Classical Crossover Album – Meeting of the Spirits. The album features several Schulich School of Music staff members and students – Amaryllis Jarczyk, Jan Jarczyk, Dominic Painchaud and Leanna Rutt.