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Volume 23 Issue 6 - March 2018

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In this issue: Canadian Stage, Tapestry Opera and Vancouver Opera collaborate to take Gogol’s short story The Overcoat to the operatic stage; Montreal-based Sam Shalabi brings his ensemble Land of Kush, and his newest composition, to Toronto; Five Canadian composers, each with a different CBC connection, are nominated for JUNOs; and The WholeNote team presents its annual Summer Music Education Directory, a directory of summer music camps, programs and courses across the province and beyond.

Sunday April 15, 2017

Sunday April 15, 2017 8:00pm Concert | 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat | Koerner Hall Taiko Plus Guest Artists Nagata Shachu - Japanese taiko drummers Shannon Mercer - soprano Season Sponsor Concert Sponsors Buy Tickets espritorchestra.com Koerner Hall Box Office 416 408 0208 Alex Pauk, Founding Music Director & Conductor Judy and Wilmot Matthews

2306-W1cover.indd 1 PRICELESS Vol 23 No 6 2018-02-22 5:17 PM Volume 23 No 6 | March 2018 ON OUR COVER MARCH 2018 CONCERT LISTINGS FEATURES | REVIEWS COVER STORY AN OPERATIC OVERCOAT FOR THE RECORD Five Composers in the JUNO Spotlight SPECIAL FOCUS Summer Music Education PHOTO: DAHLIA KATZ Geoffrey Sirett, baritone Asked about the photo, Geoff Sirett, who plays the lead in the upcoming The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring is refreshingly candid. “I’d love to be of help, but I’m not really sure what to say. We did two photo shoots months apart with a lot of different ideas. I mostly went with the flow!” Tapestry artistic director Michael Mori was happy to fill in the blanks: “We were looking for a way to capture the essence and the newness of it. This world premiere production introduces new text, new music, opera singers, and live orchestra to the concept of Morris Panych’s original physical theatre piece, which was an enormous hit. Akakiy staring into the tuba gives us a taste of the character’s contemplative psychology, introduces the new dynamic element of music, and teases the surrealist world that the show traverses.” FEATURES 7 OPENER | The More It All Changes ... | DAVID PERLMAN 8 FEATURE | Gogol’s Overcoat Revisited and Reinvented | JENNIFER PARR 12 FEATURE | Metropolitan United’s Musical Ministry | MATTHEW WHITFIELD 14 FEATURE | Delving into Why: SAM SHALABI’S LAND OF KUSH | COLIN STORY 68 WE ARE ALL MUSIC’S CHILDEN | MJ BUELL 84 FOR THE RECORD | Five Composers in the JUNO Spotlight | DAVID JAEGER ACD2 2451 - 10CD BrucKNer the cOmPlete sYmPhONIes With the release of a sumptuous boxed set of 10 discs, the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal directed by Yannick Nézet-Séguin completes a 10 year project to record the complete symphonies of Anton Bruckner. Just released! march 2, 2018 14 G R I G O R I A N . C O M

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