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APRIL 2017

Pianist Michael Kim performs Messiaen with The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Michael KimReinventing the model of chamber orchestras, over the past few seasons The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) has been presenting successful concerts which feature both orchestral and chamber repertoire to sold-out audiences throughout the Twin-Cities. The SPCO no longer uses a singular music director, but creates a complete season with input from their Artistic Partners and Artistic Director.


This May, Michael Kim joins The SPCO for three performances of Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time. With SPCO Artistic Partner Martin Fröst, clarinet; SPCO Artistic Director Kyu-Young Kim, violin; and SPCO Principal Julie Albers, cello; they perform this monumental work on a program that also features Fröst on the podium conducting Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4.


Michael Kim performs Quartet for the End of Time

with The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Friday, May 26 & Saturday May 27 at 8:00pm

Ordway Concert Hall, St. Paul MN

Sunday, May 28 at 3:00pm

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi MN

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APRIL 2017

Calgary Philharmonic presents Gryphon Trio

Gryphon TrioGryphon Trio When one sees a piano trio presented by an orchestra as part of a Beethoven Festival, one would normally expect to hear the famous Triple Concerto. However, in this special concert, the Calgary Phil Presents Series features Canada's two-time Juno winning Gryphon Trio in a trio-only recital.


This concert on May 12, 2017 is part of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's (CPO) Beethoven Festival. The trio will perform Beethoven's early Piano Trio Op. 1, No. 3, Gryphon Realms by Canadian composer Vince Ho, and conclude with Beethoven's monumental Archduke Trio, Op. 97. The festival concerts feature other Beethoven works including Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral", Coriolan Overture, and Piano Concerto No. 3.


The Gryphon Trio will also be involved with the CPO's Philkids - Inspiring Tomorrow's Music Superheroes. Philkids is an amazing after-school program that creates a learning environment designed to support the empowerment of children in underserved Calgary communities through the exploration of music.


Calgary Phil presents: The Gryphon Trio

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8pm

Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary AB



APRIL 2017

Guy Few Performs New Canadian Concerto with Sudbury Symphony Orchestra

Guy FewOn April 29, Guy Few will be joining the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra for a spectacular Canada 150 Celebration concert. Guy will perform the Sudbury premiere of Trumpet Concerto by Canadian composer John Estacio. A co-commission by 18 Canadian orchestras, this highly anticipated work will be played across the country to celebrate Canada 150. Guy Few will also give the Saskatoon premiere with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra in January 2018.


The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra's Canada at 150 concert features an all-Canadian program. In addition to the exciting premiere, the program includes thrilling works by Ridout, Morawetz, Burge, and Hétu.


Canada at 150

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra with trumpet soloist Guy Few

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Glad Tidings Church, Sudbury ON

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APRIL 2017

AKAM Attends IAMA in Paris, France

Andrew KwanSpring in Paris, a time of rejuvenation and new beginnings. Last week, AKAM attended the International Artist Managers' Association (IAMA) World Conference which was held in Paris on April 5-7 at the beautiful venue Philharmonie de Paris.


Bringing together classical artist managers, festivals, orchestras, and presenters from around the world, the conference gave participants a rejuvenated fresh look at the global classical music economy. This event offered networking opportunities, information sessions, panel discussions, and some showcase performances.


"I was thrilled to attend my third IAMA conference," says Andrew Kwan. "IAMA provides a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded artist managers and professionals from around the world whose primary focus is classical music. I am proud to represent the amazing AKAM roster at the international level." AKAM is grateful for the support of The Canada Council for the Arts and what they do in promoting Canadian artists internationally.




APRIL 2017

TorQ Teams Up with LAMP for their 6th Annual Percussion Seminar

TorQ Percussion SeminarLunenberg Academy for Music Performance (LAMP) is a haven of musical study and performance. TorQ Percussion Quartet is excited to return to Lunenberg's creative centre. TorQ will be involved in two fabulous programs this June, LAMP's Composition Academy, and the co-presentation of the 6th annual TorQ Percussion Seminar (TPS).


Firstly, TorQ will be the Artist-in-Residence at LAMP's Composition Academy, which runs from June 8-18. This program is directed by Robert Aitken with Dinuk Wijeratne, Jerome Blais and Roger Reynolds. TorQ will be working with young composers, creating new percussion repertoire and leading the session "How to Write for Percussion." The academy's grand finale on June 18 is a concert featuring all the newly created works.


Following the Composition Academy, TorQ presents TPS, an opportunity for college-level percussionists to come together for an intensive week of discussions, master classes, creation, rehearsals, and performance. Presented this year in association with LAMP from June 18-24 TPS will culminate with a series of public performances. This year's guest faculty is renowned soloist and educator She-e Wu from Northwestern University.


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TorQ Founding Member, Richard Burrows, Named Artistic Director of Open Ears

Richard Burrows, TorQThe Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound has just named Richard Burrows as their new Artistic Director. In 2012 he curated his first festival with Open Ears entitled Environmental Rhythms. A founding member of TorQ Percussion Ensemble, Richard is dedicated to the development of new music and engaging audiences.


The Open Ears Festival based in Waterloo Region uses unusual venues to present a very eclectic range of musics from new classical music to electroacoustic, musique actuelle and sound installation. The focus of all events is the act of listening. Featuring a mix of local, national and international artists, concerts have featured ensembles from traditional ensembles such as string quartet, orchestra, choir to turntable art, multi-media, anachronism and dance. Innovative and collaborative, the Festival works closely with other organizations to co-present activities or to include activities within their own busy schedule.






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