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Whitehorse Concerts

Cello Lessons in the Communities

“They just don’t stop!”That’s the coordinator of the Yukon Cello Project, Nico Stephenson, describing the energy and enthusiasm his students bring to music class each day.“Whether that’s playing cellos, or playing outside, they...

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Classical Challenges

Building an orchestra in a city as small as Whitehorse poses a variety of pesky challenges. How do you fill the bassoonist’s chair, for instance? More dauntingly, can you corral enough qualified — and available — players...

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Ignoring the Naysayers

When your first public performance is a solo recital in New York City’s legendary Carnegie Hall, it can be pretty heady stuff.That’s exactly what the Chicago-based classical saxophone player who goes by the single...

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Just for the love of music

The Mennonites are known for their love of singing.And that is exactly why the West Coast Mennonite Quartet will be performing at the Yukon Arts Centre March 1.This is not part of a tour and it is not a money-making venture...

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NAC orchestra’s long reach

“We have ‘National’ in front of our name,” says Douglas Burden over the phone, explaining why the National Arts Centre Orchestra would pick its entire self up in Ottawa and travel to the Yukon.The bass...

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‘Cirque du Soleil, with brass instruments’

Bellows and Brass is a trio of three respected and accomplished soloists.Each have been invited to perform as concerto soloists with orchestras such as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the...

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This couple makes beautiful music

Individually, the members of Duo Diorama are expert and greatly respected.Winston Choi, the pianist, was laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition and winner of France’s 2002 Concourse International de...

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