Opus 3 Artists has partnered with The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto to tour the ground-breaking new ensemble, KUNÉ – Canada’s Global Orchestra. The project was developed from a major RCM initiative to explore and celebrate Canada’s cultural diversity and pluralism. The ensemble seeks to communicate in ways that words, politicians, and spiritual leaders cannot, and help to find that common language through music. KUNÉ means “together” in Esperanto.

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Blake Pouliot drops his debut album, wins $20K prize

Blake Pouliot
CBC Music

"I love French music," says Pouliot. "It's definitely something that I'm very entranced by. I approach it in a very personal way."

Personality is never in short supply, it would seem. When we spoke with him during the recent Winter Olympic Games, we asked him if he could imagine himself in a bobsled. "I can imagine myself dying in a bobsled accident," he replied, laughing.

Pouliot's debut album is coming out, coincidentally, with the announcement that he is the recipient of the Women's Musical Club of Toronto's 2018 Career Development Award, presented every three years to an exceptional young performing artist. What does the $20,000 prize mean to Pouliot? ... »

Jesús López Cobos 1940-2018

Jesús López-Cobos

We mourn the loss of the refined and sensitive conductor Jesús López Cobos, who passed away on March 2, 2018 at the age of 78. He was known as a conductor of great integrity with a superb ear for instrumental balance and color. He was also an influential mentor to many young conductors of both opera and orchestra. Jesús López Cobos held several prominent music director positions throughout his long and successful career including the Teatro Real in Madrid (2003-2010), Deutsche Oper Berlin (1981-1990), the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra (1991-2000), and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (1986-2001) where he has been Music Director Emeritus since 2001. ... »