SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Bryan Hayes, Member of
Parliament (Sault Ste. Marie), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly
Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today
announced support for the Algoma Conservatory of Music.
Funding will help the Algoma Conservatory of Music present the 2014 and
2015 Concerts Series, which will showcase a wide range of Canadian
classical musicians and present chamber concerts and several master
classes at a variety of venues in the northern community.
"I congratulate the Algoma Conservatory of Music for its ongoing
dedication to arts and culture in our community," said Mr. Hayes. "This
series will provide opportunities for artists while contributing
strongly to the region's vitality."
"Our Government is proud to support organizations that promote Canadian
music and support our artists," said Minister Glover. "The Algoma
Conservatory of Music provides the region's residents and visitors with
access to top-notch performances and brings unique cultural experiences
to northern Ontario communities."
"We are again thrilled to have been awarded multi-year support from the
Government of Canada," said Guy Traficante, Artistic Director, Algoma
Conservatory of Music. "This makes it possible to continue bringing
full seasons of some of the finest Canadian and international touring
ensembles and soloists to Sault Ste. Marie. From the Canadian Brass to
the St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, our enthusiastic
audience greatly appreciates the opportunity to hear artists of this
calibre. Regardless of one's age, profession or cultural background,
performances of great classical music performed by master musicians
inspires a profound appreciation for uncompromised excellence. There is
no doubt that this is ultimately reflected in our community's work."
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $50,000 ($25,000 in
2014-2015 and $25,000 in 2015-2016) through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program gives Canadians
increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture
through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional
performances, and other artistic experiences.
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