THE SCOOP | McGill University Announces New Competition For Young Composers
McGill University's Schulich School of Music announces a new competition for Canadian composers thanks to a $1 million dollar gift.
THE SCOOP | Woman Assaulted At The Toronto Symphony
A patron at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra was assaulted during a performance of Carmina Burana.
THE SCOOP | Massey Hall Launches Phase 1 of Revitalisation Project
Today the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall announced the launch of Phase 1 of its seven-year Massey Hall Revitalization project. The rebirth of one of Canada's flagship arts venues will be completed in two phases, and will cost a total of $135M...
THE SCOOP | National Arts Centre Orchestra venerates victim of Ottawa shooting rampage
While Canada begins to come to terms with the shooting rampage that left one soldier lifeless at the foot of the National War Memorial, and a gunman shot dead in the Parliament buildings, members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra have been had to do so from afar.
Canadian army presents latest manifestation of a country's cultural inferiority complex
A news article posted yesterday on Canada.com (operated by Postmedia) quoted Royal Military College professor Randall Wakelam, who “was hopeful that one day a Canadian composer would fashion an official march that could stand as a tribute to the military’s proud history and accomplishments.”
Musical Toronto is back -- with apologies for missing pieces
Musical Toronto may look the same as before, but a lot has changed in the background to better immunize the site against hackers, to make it load faster, and to make it more reliable.
The CBC is quietly dismantling recording archives that hold the story of music in Canada
Guy Dixon has an story in the Globe and Mail about how the CBC is culling its record libraries. This is not a bad idea if people make digital copies, but it appears the broadcaster is not doing so for every recording.