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SAVE THIS DATE! March 21st 2015
7:30pm - 5723 Avenue du Parc
Irish Eyes

Irish Eyes

SHOW AT

19:30

TICKET INFO

Seniors & Students: 20$
Balcony: 25$
Ground level: 30$

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE FOLLOWING:

Rialto Theater, 5723 Parc Avenue
514-770-7773

Orchestra Office: 514 484-7428 or at TicketPro: 514-790-1111

If you would like to interview Conductor Joseph Milo, Executive Director Lucy Ravinsky or any other orchestra member.

Orchestra Office: 514 484-7428 or 514-865-4018 or Email osmm.mwso@gmail.com


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The Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra directed by Joseph Milo

Presents Irish Eyes! One Night Only

Irish Eyes!

An evening of traditional Irish songs, with the beautiful & talented Brigitte O’Halloran, and tenor & musician, Sean O’Brien; the Bernadette Short School of Irish Dancing (Lord of the Dance), as well as renowned Irish fiddler Kate Bevan-Baker.

Come celebrate an unforgettable evening of traditional Irish music from Ireland & Canada. It will include beloved ballads such as Too ra loo ra loo ral, Danny Boy, Galway Bay and the duo doing, You Raise Me Up

Great Door Prizes Available!

Brigitte O’Halloran is an Irish Acadian singer known for her passionate lyric soprano voice, both delicate and powerful.

In 2013 she had the honour of premiering the role of Acadian heroine Évangéline in a new opera composed by Sylvain Cooke, presented in June and July 2013 at the Mondial Loto Quebec festival of Laval, as well as in France at the Festival Choral International de Provence et d’Aveyron. She made her debut with Opera-théâtre de Rimouski in 2013 as Eurydice (Glück), and returned with this company in June 2014, in a new production of Évangéline, composed by Colin Doroschuk. In 2014, she founded the Duo Novalis, dedicated to German Lied, with pianist Mickaël Lipari-Mayer.

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Brigitte O’Halloran is an Irish Acadian singer known for her passionate lyric soprano voice, both delicate and powerful.

In 2013 she had the honour of premiering the role of Acadian heroine Évangéline in a new opera composed by Sylvain Cooke, presented in June and July 2013 at the Mondial Loto Quebec festival of Laval, as well as in France at the Festival Choral International de Provence et d’Aveyron. She made her debut with Opera-théâtre de Rimouski in 2013 as Eurydice (Glück), and returned with this company in June 2014, in a new production of Évangéline, composed by Colin Doroschuk. In 2014, she founded the Duo Novalis, dedicated to German Lied, with pianist Mickaël Lipari-Mayer.

Brigitte completed her musical studies at Laval University in Quebec City, and at Université de Montréal, and furthered her training with actress Marie-Lou Dion in Montreal, COSI in Italy (2010), LOSW in Germany (2010), and CVAI in Montreal with Mignon Dunn (2013 and 2014).

Brigitte O’Halloran will be the showcase artist of a major Irish music Symphonic evening in celebration of Saint-Patrick’s day, a presentation of the Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra being held on March 21 at the Rialto Theatre in Montreal. She will also be heard with the MWSO, under the direction of Joseph Milo, at the Gala evening, Bach to Broadway, presentend at Montreal's Bourgie Hall, on March 15.

Seán-Paul O’Brien. Multi-instrumentalist: Oboe, English horn, Violin, Viola, Cello. Vocalist: Tenor

Native of the Eastern Townships, where most of his family still resides, he grew up on the peaceful Yamaska river. Seán currently resides in Montreal, but his ties to the Townships are still strong.

Born from a long line of violinists and guitarists, Seán began his musical training at age four. He began singing in choirs at age five. Sean began to play cello when he was eighteen. He learned to play the violin, as the fourth generation to play that instrument and learned the piano & guitar as well. When Seán got to high school, he wanted to take the cello, but stringed instruments were not offered, so with the help of his music teacher in High School he learned to play the oboe while taking voice lessons from Mr. Barr’s wife and singing in her choir.

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Seán-Paul O’Brien. Multi-instrumentalist: Oboe, English horn, Violin, Viola, Cello. Vocalist: Tenor

Native of the Eastern Townships, where most of his family still resides, he grew up on the peaceful Yamaska river. Seán currently resides in Montreal, but his ties to the Townships are still strong.

Born from a long line of violinists and guitarists, Seán began his musical training at age four. He began singing in choirs at age five. Sean began to play cello when he was eighteen. He learned to play the violin, as the fourth generation to play that instrument and learned the piano & guitar as well. When Seán got to high school, he wanted to take the cello, but stringed instruments were not offered, so with the help of his music teacher in High School he learned to play the oboe while taking voice lessons from Mr. Barr’s wife and singing in her choir.

He studied music at Vanier College in oboe performance. After his studies there, he decided to travel, wound up in Ecuador, where he befriended Cellist Daniel Khachaturian, who became his mentor and inspiration. Upon his return to Canada in 2000, Seán resumed his University studies at Concordia as well as refinement training at the Musikhochschule Freiburg in Germany, where he attended master classes given by famous oboist Heinz Holliger in 2003. In 2007, Seán noticed a great demand in violists and took it upon himself to learn the instrument.

Seán has performed in many orchestras in Europe and in North and South America. He is also a composer and arranger, and his hobbies include playing the mandolin, penny whistle, hammered dulcimer and other odd instruments.

December 27th. Concert at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral

This was a beautiful way for the The Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra to close the year in the most exquisite church in Montreal. The evening was a great success!

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Cat's Concert 3 for the city of Cote Saint Luc - a huge success

He has sung with the Petits Chanteurs de Granby, as well as the Cowansville Community Choir. He also sang in groups such as the Vanier College Chamber Choir, Viva Voce, Lyric Singers, St Andrew and St Paul's choir, including the Concordia University Chorus where I was the soloist for Tenor arias and cantatas, & recitatives and such.

I was proud to steer the ship once again for the Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee's (CSLCC) third summer fundraising concert , held on Tuesday, August 26 at the former Wagar High School.The Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra were outstanding. Ditto for soprano Brigitte O' Halleran and singer Alexandra Cohen, who doubled as emcee. Thanks to Councillor Sam Goldbloom for serving as co-chair with me, to event coordinator Alvin Fishman for his tireless work, Communications and Public Affairs Manager Regine Banon for taking care of publicity needs and a cast of many more.

The Music We Love: Best of the Classics – the Cat’s Meow was the theme. We began with a tribute to the late Mayor Bernard Lang, who was a member of our committee and a true cat lover. His wife Miriam, son David and grandson Dylan accepted our special certificate of merit. Miriam confided to me that her family continues to feed homeless cats. Mayor Anthony Housefather, whom along with members of council has been very supportive of our group, gave words of welcome.

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Press Highlights Our story

Montreal is, every year, the host city for thousands of new immigrants arriving from the world over. The Montreal Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra is composed of musicians that reflect the ethnic, religious and national diversity that is now the fabric of our city.

The orchestra speaks only one language, but one that is understood by everybody, wherever they come from: MUSIC. The goal of the orchestra is to serve as an example of peaceful and hamonious integration of multiple cultures in a diverse society through the arts.

Dans un monde de turbulence et de mésentente, cet orchestre de musiciens à l’image des Nations Unies, en colportant leurs messages de coopération et de paix par la musique, vient redonner l’espoir au monde d’un climat harmonieux et vivable pour tous.Marcel Tremblay

En effet, en créant l'OSMM, vous avez donné à des nouveaux arrivants la chance unique de s'intégrer à leur société d'accueil à travers la pratique de la musique. Vous participez ainsi activement à deux sphères essentielles au développement et à la prospérité de Montréal, soit l'integration des immigrants et les arts.Michel LeblancPresident, Montreal Chamber of Commerce

Experience unique sur la planete, l’Orchestre symphonique des musiciens di monde regroupe des musiciens classiques issus de la diversite. L’initiative a vu le jour allors que Joseph Milo et Lucy Ravinsky ont entrepris de regrouper des artistes montrealais qui ne peuvent etres embauches pas des orchestres reconnus.Yves BernardLe Jumele 2009

While the newspapers are full of talk of reasonable accomodation and how best to integrate immigrants in Quebec, there are a number of organizations that have – quietly and solidly – been doing just that all along…..the Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra…Toula FoscolosTranscontinental 2007

Six years ago Mr. Milo, the conductor was speaking with the doorman in the building where we reside. This gentleman said that he was the principal cellist in the Moscow Symphony. He explained that he was grateful for his new home, however very unhappy and disillusioned regarding his inability to find a way into what he described as a ‘çlosed’ musical scene in Montreal. He had no contacts and there was far too much competition. A few weeks later a similar situation happened when a pizza delivery man seeing Mr. Milo’s piano, mentioned that he was a violinist by profession who played in the Bucharest opera orchestra and was newly arrived in Montreal looking desperately for orchestral playing opportunities.

It was that day that Mr. Milo suggested we try and create a Symphony Orchestra; as he was in fact a conductor, and I had managed the McGill Chamber Orchestra in the past. This ensemble would be expressly for the benefit of the professional immigrant musicians in Montreal; as an illustration of our ’integration’ capabilities while returning to them, their professional dignity.

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