A selection of our articles about classical music in Canada.

2018-2019 Canadian Orchestra Preview Part 2: Ontario and Québec

In the previous installment of our 2018-2019 orchestra preview, we focused on western provinces.  This week, we look at orchestras in Ontario and Québec – and as with the western part of Canada, those provinces can look forward to some terrific… Continue Reading →

2018-2019 Canadian Orchestra Preview, Part I

As the back-to-school sales begin clogging our inboxes, another sure sign that the seasons will be turning soon is the arrival of orchestra program announcements.  If the 2018-2019 programs are any indication, music lovers across Canada can expect a vibrant… Continue Reading →

“Confidences”: Interview With Caroline Gélinas

With her debut album, “Confidences,” mezzo-soprano Caroline Gélinas, one of Ici Musique’s 2017-2018 Révélations artists, launched her recording career with a profoundly gorgeous collection of songs.  Choosing a program of pieces from Ravel, Debussy, Schumann, and Canadian composer Robert Fleming,… Continue Reading →

Le Festival de Lanaudière: Interview With Artistic Director Gregory Charles

We’ve been fortunate here at Great Dark Wonder to preview some terrific folk/roots festivals happening in Canada this summer; now, it’s classical music’s turn to share the spotlight as we focus on the Festival de Lanaudière, taking place in and around… Continue Reading →

Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) Closes Season With “Manuscrit trouvé à Saragosse”

To close its 52nd concert season, dedicated to the composer José Evangelista, the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) is giving the public the unique opportunity of hearing his great opera “Manuscrit trouvé à Saragosse” again this June 7th… Continue Reading →