Michael Bussière

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Michael Bussière is a music producer who has worked for such labels as CBC, Naxos, and Polygram. He taught a program in digital music practices at Carleton University for many years where he also directed research into virtual conservatories and digital stages. Michael also writes about history and cultural mapping. His favourite possession is his Langford ottertail canoe paddle. 
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The Night Ravel met Gershwin

The Night Ravel met Gershwin

Photo: Classical pianist Jan Lisiecki (credit: Christoph Koestlin) In 1928, French composer Maurice Ravel made a very successful, four-month long tour of the US and Canada, during which he presented 25 concerts and many informal soirées. Ravel was a great admirer of the new world and he embraced [...]

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Free Chamberfest concerts at Ottawa City Hall

Free Chamberfest concerts at Ottawa City Hall

Photo credit: Marie-Andrée Blais Ottawa Chamberfest is presenting a series of three free concerts at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, starting on Tuesday, April 16th. The City Series is an opportunity to spend the noon hour hearing outstanding musical talent perform a wide variety [...]

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CU at the Symphony

CU at the Symphony

Photo credit: Shawn Peters The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra is a tried-and-true musical institution in the city, an ensemble whose place in the community is made even more central by its new home at Dominion Chalmers Church. The venerable and historic 100-year old Chalmers was purchased last year by Carleton [...]

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The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House

The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House

Photo credit: Bruce Zinger There’s really no need to refer to Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra as one of the premiere ensembles of its kind in the world. This is a fact consistently underscored by its stellar catalogue of recordings and its critical reception by audiences on acclaimed [...]

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