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POSTPONEMENT OF THE 2020-2021 SEASON FOR THE JEUNESSES MUSICALES CANADA
Montréal, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – In light of the international pandemic that is turning our lives upside down and plunging the cultural community into uncertainty as to the resumption of its activities, JM Canada regrets to announce that its 2020-2021 season of Emerging Artists Concerts Tours, has been postponed to 2021-2022 *.
This decision was made following a consultation process with its buyers, the presidencies of the various JM Canada Chapters and its artists. Danièle LeBlanc, Executive and Artistic Director, explains that: “Considering the impacts of the Coronavirus, the deconfinement protocols specific to each province, as well as fears related to the health of the artists, it would have been impossible to build an enriching and enjoyable tour for them. We are sad for our young musicians, but we remain convinced that the public will be able to discover them and discuss about their magnificent concerts with them in 2021-2022, in the best possible conditions”.
Currently, the team is working alongside regional JM Canada Chapters and its network of buyers and presenters to set up feasible local activities, thus enabling local artists to continue to valorize classical music in their communities. In these times we live in that require extraordinary measures, JM Canada is committed to musical vitality and remains a force to be reckoned with in the face of a loyal and caring public. While the pandemic has taken its toll on the broadcast of the 2020-2021 season, it is in no way a hindrance to the team, which works and innovates every day to pursue its mission of promoting classical music across the country.
It’s a date for the 2021-2022 season, and until then, let’s spread the music.
*The opera Lucia du Lammermoor will not be postponed in 2021-2022.
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