Author Archives: Audrey Gauthier

Is listening to classical music uncool?

“The trouble with being interested in classical music is that people look at you funny,” confesses writer Daniel Handler. To introduce audiences to classical music, he imagined and created the […]

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The music festival: A year of disenchantment?

For a couple of years, the line-ups of music festivals in North America have struggled to stand out from one another. Since artists plan to tour festivals, these line-ups become […]

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Unconstrained musical genres

Classical pianist Jean-Michel Blais is now part of the indie pop label Arts & Crafts, based in Toronto. For Blais, this collaboration is a way to reach indie music lovers. […]

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Recherche et développement des publics de la musique au Québec. Des musiques savantes aux musiques populaires

[Content in French] Cet article fait suite à une présentation du P2M dans le cadre du Grand rendez-vous de la musique du Conseil québécois de la musique le 4 juin […]

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A study of musical consumption in United States

The company Nielsen collected responses to a 2014 internet survey on musical consumption from 2581 people, who were based in the United States and at least 13 years old.  Classical […]

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A new orchestra in New York

Founded in 2016, the mission of the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is to help young audiences develop a taste for opera and the concert experience. In order to […]

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Is opera dress code elitist ?

According to the director of the Glyndebourne Festival, Gus Christine, opera’s elitist reputation is a myth. He adds that occasions where people can dress up are rare and that people […]

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Contemporary music and youth: where is the dissonance?

France Musique  has met with cultural mediators who help young people discover contemporary music, a genre that is often undermined in conservatories and absent from music programs at school. According […]

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Culture, an essential ingredient of happiness?

Manon Gauthier, the woman responsible for culture, heritage and design for the city of Montreal, emphasizes the importance of access to culture, to its diversity and to the role of […]

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Opera, the hero of patient music-lovers

To improve a listener’s self-esteem, one should sing “Quando me’n vo’” to him, from Puccini’s opera, La Bohème. Originally developed in Sweden and now based in England, the project is […]

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