Now I can make the announcement that I hinted about last week. I’m going to be a guest conductor for Camerata Nova! I’m very excited to work with this group that has been spearheading Renaissance and Contemporary music in Winnipeg for 20 years.
I’m a very lucky member of the Song Interpretation Alumni. The class is celebrating 40 years of Lieder, Chanson, and Art-Song this week at McGill. My musical life would have been much poorer without Michael McMahon, and Jan Simons. Thank you for sharing your expertise and love of this in so many ways. My love to you both.
What a great musical year it is shaping up to be. I’m going back and forth across the country several times this year, which will add come challenging elements to my life to be sure. In addition to my musical life in Montreal with St. Matthias and Ensemble Bellechose, I’ll be guest conducting at the Winnipeg Symphony New Music Festival, and we’ve expanded Polycoro’s season to two programs and three concerts. There will be more details in about a week I think about something else that is on the way. Until then I’ll leave you in suspense about another major concert on the horizon. Suffice to say, guest conducting is a very good thing.
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