Latry, the titular organist at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris told Radio-Canada reporter Francine Plourde that, “I was really very impressed with what Casavant has realised with this instrument, which is a pipe organ with a wide dynamic range.”
National Ballet Orchestra concertmaster Benjamin Bowman plays the violin in this Art of Time Ensemble performance, recorded at the Enwave Theatre on April 21, 2012. The live film mix is by Tess Girard:
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is praised by patrons and media alike for the emotional intensity of its performances, and for its grand symphonic sound and clarity of expression. The Choir continues to be dedicated, since its founding in 1894, to engaging audiences with the power of great choral music performed live.
The start of the 2013-14 season will be a bittersweet one for the orchestra as well as audiences, as Jeanne Lamon says goodbye after leading concerts from the concertmaster’s chair for 33 years, an incredible length of time by any measure (Lamon will not disappear, but stay on as music director emerita).
The first is of a moving recital this past Wednesday by the wonderful Artemis Quartet at the Louvre Auditorium in Paris. The middle of the programme is given over to Astor Piazzolla’s Suite del Angel, interspersed with transcriptions of pieces by J.S. Bach, starting with the opening section of the Art of the Fugue.