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Outstanding alumni honoured at Convocation
McMaster University | November 17, 2006
Three alumni and two future alumni will be honoured for their outstanding achievements at the fall Convocation held today....[continue]

Celebrated pianist Jacques Després takes the stage, Nov. 22
Mount Allison University | November 16, 2006
The Mount Allison Performing Arts Series welcomes music enthusiasts to Brunton Auditorium (134 Main Street) on Wednesday, November 22 at 8 p.m. for a performance by acclaimed pianist Jacques Després — a concert artist who has dazzled audiences for over two decades with his sensitive, yet powerful style and sympathetic interpretations of a broad range of composers....[continue]

World première of Alasdair MacLean’s I’ll Never Leave You, Nov. 18
Mount Allison University | November 16, 2006
Mount Allison’s Elliott Chorale, directed by Gayle h. Martin, semi-finalists in the 2006 CBC Choral Competition, will be presenting the world première of a new work by Sackville composer Alasdair MacLean....[continue]

BC courts easy on crime
Simon Fraser University | November 16, 2006
BC’s criminal justice system often fails to ensure criminals pay for their crimes, says a discussion paper from the BC Progress Board and two SFU criminologists....[continue]

Celebrity Concert Series presents Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble
McMaster University | November 15, 2006
The Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble will fill Convocation Hall with their rhythmic beats on Friday, Nov. 17. Their passionate, yet disciplined performance style of taiko drumming blends athleticism with artistry....[continue]

Final Fantasy comes to Sackville, Nov. 17
Mount Allison University | November 15, 2006
On Friday, November 17, George’s Roadhouse hosts the Maritime Canada headlining debut of Toronto’s award-winning violinist/singer-songwriter, Final Fantasy....[continue]

Highflying Trio with NB roots to perform newfound Chamber Music, Nov. 17
Mount Allison University | November 15, 2006
Friday, November 17 will provide a wonderful opportunity to hear rising star, pianist Julien Leblanc, performing together with violinist Isabelle Fournier, originally from Moncton, and flutist Karin Aurell, a resident of Sackville....[continue]

Changes in the Office of Vice President Academic and Provost
St. Mary's University | November 10, 2006
Dr. Lorne Whitehead, who has served UBC with great distinction since July 2004 as Vice President Academic and Provost, and I have agreed that he will resign from his current administrative duties in order to focus his energy and skills on improving the quality of teaching at this university as Leader of Education Innovation....[continue]

Annual carillon concert will herald the holiday season
University of Toronto | November 9, 2006
Former applied science and engineering faculty member to perform early evening of Dec. 9...[continue]

Guest pianist Yoko Hirota to perform Nov. 13
Mount Allison University | November 9, 2006
On Monday, November 13, Mount Allison’s music department will present a guest recital by pianist Yoko Hirota. The recital will take place in Brunton Auditorium and will begin at 8 p.m....[continue]

Cellist presents pro series recital
Brandon University | November 9, 2006
As in previous years, Brandon is one of the stops on the Eckhardt-Gramatté (E-gré) National Music Competition first place winner’s tour....[continue]

University of Ottawa Media Calendar: November 6 - 10, 2006
University of Ottawa | November 6, 2006
Here is a summary of the activities taking place at the University of Ottawa this week....[continue]

Romanza romances McMaster
McMaster University | October 27, 2006
Audiences are in for a treat with Romanza's beautiful classical singing. Consisting of three tenors and an accompanying instrumental trio, this ensemble specializes in well-beloved works from the operatic, choral, popular, and folk repertoire....[continue]

2006 E-Gré winner to perform at Mount Allison, Oct. 28
Mount Allison University | October 26, 2006
On Saturday, October 28, Mount Allison University’s music department will host a recital by cellist David Eggert, winner of the 2006 Eckhardt Gramatté National Music Competition, and pianist Walter Delahunt. The concert will take place in Brunton Auditorium and will begin at 8 p.m....[continue]

BU School of Music Upcoming Events: November & December 2006
Brandon University | October 25, 2006
BU School of Music
BU School of Music
Upcoming Events: November & December 2006

  • BU School of Music pro series – single admission: $12.00/$8.00/$6.00
    Events whose dates appear in bold are sponsored by the School of Music....[continue]

    Pianist Edmund Dawe to perform, Oct. 27
    Mount Allison University | October 25, 2006
    On Friday, October 27 at 8 p.m. in Brunton Auditorium, Mount Allison’s department of music will present a recital by pianist and professor Edmund Dawe. The program will feature works by Scarlatti, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, and Debussy....[continue]

    The dean's series features Canadian jazz greats
    Brandon University | October 25, 2006
    This season's second dean's series concert features an outstanding jazz quartet based in Toronto. Led by two of Canada's leading jazz musicians – saxophonist Mike Murley and pianist David Braid – this ensemble will present original compositions by the two leaders as well as by saxophonist Tara Davidson....[continue]

    Canada's Top Young Classical Musicians to Perform and Teach at BU
    Brandon University | October 25, 2006
    The 2006-2007 pro series continues with one of Canada’s fastest rising stars, cellist Denise Djokic. Denise was born in Halifax into a family of musicians – her father Philippe performed at the inaugural Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival this past summer, along with her brother, Marc....[continue]

    Indian Music Master Launches York University’s Faculty Recital Series
    York University | October 23, 2006
    Rhythms of India, a concert of classical South Indian music featuring the Trichy Sankaran Percussion Ensemble, will launch the new Faculty Recital Series of the Department of Music at York University on November 2....[continue]

    Mount Saint Vincent University Celebrates Installation of its 10th President and Vice-Chancellor with the Sound of Music
    Mount Saint Vincent University | October 22, 2006
    Graduates and their guests joined with dignitaries and presidents from major Canadian universities to witness the installation of Mount Saint Vincent University’s (MSVU) 10th President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kathryn E. Laurin. The installation took place on Sunday, October 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Seton Academic Centre Auditorium....[continue]

    Choral Ensemble from France to visit BU for music student exchange
    Brandon University | October 19, 2006
    From October 31st to November 4th, 2006, l’Ensemble vocal de l’Université de Poitiers will be in residence on the Brandon University campus as part of a music student exchange with the Brandon University Chorale....[continue]

    Professional Colleagues Program and the Save the K-W Symphony Campaign
    Wilfrid Laurier University | October 18, 2006
    The Laurier Professional Colleagues program provides an opportunity for faculty members, staff and retirees to show their support for the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony by sponsoring a concert....[continue]

    National Choir Performs at Brandon University
    Brandon University | October 12, 2006
    "A national treasure"—Montreal Gazette"Beyond brilliant . . . Don't miss this choir"—Hamilton Spectator...[continue]

    John Allan Cameron Collection Comes Home to CB
    University College of Cape Breton | October 12, 2006
    John Allan Cameron Collection Comes Home to Cape BretonWill Be Housed at Beaton Institute - Cape Breton University...[continue]

    Dr. Megumi Masaki appointed as Artistic Director of Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition
    Brandon University | October 12, 2006
    Brandon University School of Music Piano Professor and renowned performer Dr. Megumi Masaki has been appointed Artistic Director of the The Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, effective in October 2007....[continue]

    Laurier faculty of music to donate concert revenues to the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
    Wilfrid Laurier University | October 11, 2006
    The faculty of music at Wilfrid Laurier University opens its ensemble concert season on October 14 and 15 with the WLU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by professor Paul Pulford....[continue]

    Sounds of Preserving Culture Loud and Clear
    University College of Cape Breton | October 11, 2006
    Today, the new Centre for Cape Breton Studies and the quest to preserve cultural traditions for future generations took centre stage....[continue]

    SMU In the News
    St. Mary's University | October 10, 2006
    Dr. J. Colin Dodds, President of Saint Mary’s, was quoted in The Halifax Chronicle Herald where he spoke about the $300,000.00 in funding from NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research Council) to science researchers at Saint Mary’s....[continue]

    Mount Allison’s Performing Arts Series presents the Lafayette String Quartet, Oct. 14- CANCELLED
    Mount Allison University | October 10, 2006
    Mount Allison University’s Performing Arts Series continues with its second concert of the season on Saturday, October 14, at 8 p.m. in Brunton Auditorium with the renowned Lafayette String Quartet....[continue]

    Playwright reading explores aftermath of Montreal Massacre
    University of Regina | October 6, 2006
    University of Regina playwright-in-residence Colleen Murphy will introduce a full concert reading of her latest award-winning play, The December Man (L’homme de décembre), on Wed., Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shu-Box Theatre, Riddell Centre. The reading is open to the public and is free of charge....[continue]

    CBU’s ‘Community and Culture’ Celebration Now On
    University College of Cape Breton | October 4, 2006
    This fall, Cape Breton University is hosting a series of events to celebrate culture and community....[continue]

    Pro Series Celebrates Mozart's 250th Birthday In Style
    Brandon University | October 3, 2006
    The BU School of Music's Mozart Series marks the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth with performances of his greatest chamber works by the Jarvis Quintet....[continue]

    Renowned pianist and BU professor Alexander Tselyakov nominated for Western Canadian Music Award
    Brandon University | October 3, 2006
    Renowned pianist and Brandon University professor Alexander Tselyakov has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award in the Outstanding Classical Recording category for his album Alexander Tselyakov Plays Variations on the Theme of Paganini....[continue]

    Great Romantics Festival celebrates Golden Age of Music
    McMaster University | September 28, 2006
    More than 20 artists and speakers from several countries will take part in the 12th International Great Romantics Festival from Thursday, Oct. 5 to Saturday, Oct. 7....[continue]

    U of G to Host Opera on Norman Bethune
    University of Guelph | September 26, 2006
    The University of Guelph is hosting a touring chamber opera chronicling the last five years in the life of renowned Canadian doctor Norman Bethune Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. in Room 107 of the MacKinnon Building....[continue]

    Réjouissance in Brunton, Sept. 29
    Mount Allison University | September 25, 2006
    Mount Allison’s department of music will present the early music ensemble Réjouissance in Brunton Auditorium on Friday, September 29 at 8 p.m....[continue]

    Brandon University's Kerry DuWors Receives Rare 1747 Violin
    Brandon University | September 25, 2006
    The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that violinist Kerry DuWors, a faculty member at BU School of Music since 2004, has been awarded, for the second time in a row, a rare instrument from the Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank....[continue]

    Gifted pianist prepares for Atlantic Young Artist Tour — Sept. 28 in Sackville
    Mount Allison University | September 22, 2006
    Twenty-two year old pianist Philip Roberts will be featured in a performance in Brunton Auditorium at the Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music, Mount Allison University, on Thursday, September 28 at 8 p.m....[continue]

    School of the Arts celebrates 34 years of talent
    McMaster University | September 22, 2006
    The School of the Arts Celebrity Concert Series is back for its 2006-07 season....[continue]

    Rolling Stones Fans Still Get Satisfaction From Their Rock ‘n’ Roll Icons
    Mount Saint Vincent University | September 22, 2006
    Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones burst onto the rock ’n’ roll scene with a blues-influenced sound pulsating with hedonistic, male, sexual energy....[continue]

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