As it prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2021, Orford Music has undertaken an important period of strategic reflection. As part of this dynamic renewal process, the organisation will begin opening its doors to artists and university students looking for a peaceful setting in which to pursue their creative goals. Three artists’ residencies are already planned for this fall, involving cellist Stéphane Tétreault, harpist Valérie Milot, pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin and violinist Andrew Wan.
“During this period when large group gatherings are discouraged, Orford Music’s residencies will enable us to consolidate our position as a leader in the field of classical music education here in Quebec,” says Executive and Artistic Director, Wonny Song, “We will be able to reach out to an even greater number of musicians and to provide them with even more opportunity for personal and professional growth, enhanced media presence and effective digital promotion. These are value-added experiences for everyone, including our music-loving Townships audiences!”
This year’s new projects also include an expansion of Orford Music Academy’s online offer, which will allow its international student body to continue to take part in masterclasses and specialist workshops from the comfort and safety of home. The emphasis on virtual learning may be dictated by circumstance, but it is nevertheless an unparalleled opportunity to enrich the learning experience and to better meet the needs of students, both now and in the future.
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