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Coming back home to CBC

The Idea of Canada was first broadcast on CBC Stereo on October 2 and 4, 1992.  Today it makes its return to the CBC...CBC Hamilton that is, in the form of a sound installation during Art Crawl as part of the...
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Sappho translated through Constantine Caravassilis

Modern Classical Composer Constantine Caravassilis Born in a family of amateur musicians in Toronto, Constantine Caravassilis was raised on Samos Island in Greece. Constantine started playing the violin at...
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Vivian Fung and Composing a Cross-Cultural Identity

Modern Classical Composer Vivian Fung As a second generation Canadian, JUNO award winning composer Vivian Fung says that composing has helped her realize that she doesn't need to identify with just one...
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Martin Beaver: Hamilton’s “Amadeus” of the Violin

Born in Winnipeg and raised in Hamilton, Martin Beaver has never forgotten his Steel City roots. Martin attended Hillfield Strathallan College where he began to master his true gift: the violin. Martin later...
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Breaking Down the “Squeaky Gate”

Modern classical music is often criticized as sounding like a “squeaky gate” compared to the comforting traditional pieces that have been celebrated for hundreds of years. Yet The Guardian’s classical...
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Learn the History Behind the Music

  William Blair Bruce (Canadian 1859–1906). The Phantom Hunter 1888. Oil on canvas. Art Gallery of Hamilton; Photo: Robert McNair Music director candidate and guest conductor Gemma New brings you...
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Throwback Thursday: What Next style

As we get ready for our 2014 What Next Festival of New Music in May, we're reminiscing about some of our favourite moments from previous festivals.  Here are just a few that make our list... Guests check out...
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Brahms inspires poetry in Hamilton

It's always exciting when one art form inspires the creation of another.  Four years ago, author and journalist James Strecker attended an HPO performance and penned this ode to Brahms' dramatic First...