Tag: concert

Mashrou’ Leila echoes voices of Arab resistance at Club Soda

Mashrou’ Leila celebrated their 10th anniversary this year; to commemorate the occasion, the band released The Beirut School, their fourth studio album. The band have begun international superstars, with their tour covering Europe, the Middle East, before making  stop in Montreal at Club Soda on Oct. 9. Singer Hamed Sinno, violinist […]

Performing without conforming: Pianist Jan Lisiecki on why classical music isn’t dead

Twenty-two-year-old Calgary pianist Jan Lisiecki is far from being a slacker. After making his orchestral debut at age nine, the musician rose to international fame once The Fryderyk Chopin Institute released a recording of his live renditions of Chopin’s piano concertos. Four albums later, he now performs roughly 80 times […]