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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: Tanja Tiziana

The Queer Songbook Orchestra is a Toronto-based 12-piece chamber pop ensemble making their Yukon debut on September 30. The group formed in 2014 and has been dedicated to exploring and elevating queer narrative in pop music. Read more

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Musical ear candy – that’s how Daniel Janke describes the Problematic Orchestra. “It’s pretty wacky music,” he said of the 20-person chamber music group he directs. “Some of it is very playful, as the title implies. “It’s not often you get a... Read more

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Good results lead to good opportunities. Thanks to earning gold medals at the Whistler Cantando Music Festival last spring, the 20-year-old Whitehorse All-City Band Junior and Senior Wind Ensembles have been honoured to receive their first... Read more

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Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: David Popoff

“Come as you are, bring a friend or a parent or a daughter or a nephew, and be prepared to be blown away by NYO Canada's talented and passionate young musicians,” says Blanche Israël, external relations manager at the National Youth Orchestra... Read more

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Daniel Janke

Trying to provide professional-calibre orchestral music in a small northern city can be ... well, problematic. Just ask Daniel Janke. "The main problem is we don't have an orchestra. We live in a community where the demographic doesn't really... Read more

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Lemon Bucket

Hot on the heels of their appearance at the 2016 Juno Awards, Canada’s only “Balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-super-band” is coming to Whitehorse. “Super-band” is certainly an apt description of this kaleidoscopic collective of 16 musicians, who... Read more

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Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTO: courtesy of Steve Maddock

Steve Maddock owes at least part of his resumé to the bad judgment of another singer. In 1998, the crooner/actor/voice teacher from Burnaby, B.C., got an unexpected call from a cruise ship line, asking him to fill in for its previous male... Read more

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Issue: 2015-03-26 PHOTO: Eamon MacMahon

Eastern European roots run strong in the Lemon Bucket Orkestra. The band name is inspired by a song from Odessa —the third largest Ukrainian city — that refers to lemons as money, like “dollah dollah bills,” clarifies Mark Marczyk Read more

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"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. Read more

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