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Social connections through music online

The Canadian Music Centre is the catalyst that connects you to the ever-evolving world of musical creation in Canada through performance, education and promotion.

During COVID-19 emergency responses, we will promote online events that  celebrate the music creators, and the artists who perform their works. During these extraordinary times of “physical distancing” we bring “social connecting through music”.
We celebrate the musicians who are catalysts for creativity across Canada.

What you can do to support musicians in Canada:

  • Buy CDs – because this is the best way for artists to receive income
  • Buy Centrediscs CDs – buying directly from the label is the best way to get more money to the artists!
  • Stream or download music through BandCamp, Spotify – because, although it isn’t much, each download results in royalties income to the artists
  • Become an online audience member and watch musical performances – because this let’s the artists know you’re still out there AND it will embellish your life during these times.
  • Stay connected and informed about upcoming events through our social media platforms.

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Online Events

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Canadian Music Centre BC, in partnership with Redshift Music Society, is pleased to present Unaccompanied, a new online concert series featuring video recordings of live performances of Canadian works written for solo instruments every Thursday at noon.

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We had a wildly creative past six weeks programming the first round of the Music Gallery at Home Series. We worked with artists near to us and new to us, and connected with our community in a whole new way. We haven’t had enough and want to keep the stream/dream alive!

Music Gallery At Home rides again with a pair of Facebook “watch parties” in support of Bandcamp Day.

At a time we can’t get together in person, here is a chance for us all to relive events which brought people together in unique and unusual ways: Tatsuya Nakatani’s Gong Orchestra (June 2018) and Slowpitchsound’s set from the epic “MG Remixed” season finale in 2016.

All performances will be streamed LIVE via the Music Gallery Facebook Page  or via

Event Name: Chor Leoni Inside | Date: Wednesdays at 7:00 PM (PST)

Welcome to the home of Chor Leoni Inside, our weekly Facebook and YouTube livestream featuring concert and tour videos, live commentary from Erick, collaborations with renowned local artists, and interviews with music stars from around the world.

We’ll post ways to connect with our guests here, as well as additional links of interest related to the episode, so check back regularly.

Join the virtual viewing party each Wednesday evening (7pm PST). Feel free to interact with choir members and viewers in the comments, or just relax and enjoy the show. Come and be inside with us, together. / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Event Name: VSO @ Home| on going

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Event Name: Support Ontario artists without leaving home

A living room concert series to pay artists in need.

As a composer, I felt helpless at home during this COVID-19 pandemic. Then I thought, I could at least provide my musical friends with new compositions while they are spending time in self-isolation. So, each day, I will try to compose and share a new 2-minute piece of music for an unaccompanied solo instrument or voice, or for a duo of musicians self-isolating together.

Watch Facebook and the website every day, at any hour, as musicians across Canada and the world are picking up their instruments and playing a little ‘Music for Self-Isolation’.

With the cancellation of all performances, COVID-19 has adversely impacted the world’s music community. This project is my attempt to raise the spirits of fellow musicians as they continue to traverse through uncertain times. We might be self-isolating but we are never alone…we have music!

#IsolationMusic #StayAtHomeChallenge / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube

Online Show: i Musici de Montreal

I Musici de Montréal is a fifteen-piece Quebec chamber orchestra based in Montreal whose vast repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music.

Series of Online Events: PocketConcerts

Their mission is to use intimate, extraordinary listening experiences to build and sustain connections in our community.

Series of Online Events: Suddenly Listen – COViDeos

While Suddenly Listen’s season is cancelled, they are sharing COViDeos made at home by artists they were forced to cancel.  Artistic Director Norm Adams is also writing reflections at The SLog.

Inner Space Concerts has launched its “On-A-Cloud” new virtual series. They’re looking to support professional musicians who can record a video for a fee.  Supporters can then pay a donation of $5 to watch. No concert is kept for viewing afterwards – just like a live concert!

The eleventh edition of the Prix collégien de musique contemporaine (PCMC) is a music prize awarded each year to the Quebec contemporary work “coup de cœur” by Quebec students enrolled in music at the Cégep or conservatory of music.

The Canadian Music Centre in Quebec, in partnership with Cégep Marie-Victorin (Montreal), is pleased to unveil the presentation videos of the five candidates for the Prix collégien de musique contemporaine (PCMC), whose works will be featured in participating CEGEPs across the province this spring. For this 12th edition of the PCMC, the composers:

Cléo Palacio-Quintin,
Alexander David,
Gilles Gobeil,
Marc Hyland,
and François-Hugues Leclair qualified for the final.

The objectives of this competition are to promote contemporary music, to introduce music students to new styles of writing and sound worlds, and to develop their critical sense and capacity for analysis. Bursaries will then be awarded to the three winning composers as determined by a student jury.

TSO Jeff Beecher inspired a virtual performance

TSO Jeff Beecher inspired a virtual performance of the last 3 section of the suite from Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. From their homes, each musician played their part. Then, Beecher edited them together for this collaborative video performance.