Overture Concerts Association. Vancouver-based concert agency, founded in 1955 by George Zukerman (who was still president in 1990) to present live performances in small or remote Canadian centres. The association began with four concerts in Nelson, BC, on a budget of $1800.
'We'll Rant and We'll Roar Like True Newfoundlanders'. This lively song recounting a young fisherman's love affairs is a Newfoundland offshoot of the widely known English capstan shanty 'Spanish Ladies,' which described the landmarks sighted during a passage through the English Channel.
Founded in 1981, today this orchestra is made up of some 60 professional musicians, graduates from Québec conservatories and music faculties. Since its inception, the orchestra has adopted a "general public" approach aiming to increase the audience for classical music.
Festival international de jazz de Montréal (FIJM). Canada's largest music festival, and one of the leading jazz events in the world. It was established in 1980 by Alain Simard and André Ménard of Spectra Scène Ltée and held July 2 to 10 on the site of Man and his World on Île Ste-Hélène.