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music: November 2011 Archives

Opus 3900 -- Building the organ for La Maison Symphonique

organ building.jpgQuebec is a real hub for organ making.

It's partly because of our stong ties with the Catholic Church.

And also because of Casavant Freres, an organ building company in St. Hyacinthe.
Casavant Freres exports pipe organs all over the world.

But right now, they are working on an organ they are calling Opus 3900. It's the organ for the new Maison Symphonique.

If you've been to the new hall, you will have noticed the facade of the organ is in place, but the actual instrument isn't installed yet. 

Here is a documentary by CBC Music Producer Robert Rowat: Opus 3900.

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(Photo: Casavant Freres Web site)

Maestro Culture Quiz

kent_nagano.jpgEver wondered what book is on the bedside table of Montreal Symphony Orchestra Music Director Kent Nagano?

Or, where is his favourite place for a meal?

Find out as he takes the Cinq à Six Culture Quiz.

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