Entries by Marc Chénard

Musique aux enfants: More than music

Sometimes I am deeply moved by the goodness of humanity. Kent Nagano, chief conductor our symphony orchestra (MSO), has instigated one of my all-time favourite educational programs. In one of the neediest areas of Montreal, where the long-term prospects for our youngest citizens are very poor, he has set up a pilot project. Its main […]

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The fine art of piano voicing

(Part 1) Revised version with input from Lucas Garcia, piano technician and voicing specialist. All piano owners have called on a technician at one time or another, the most obvious reason being to get it in tune. As important as this is, there are other ways of making an instrument sound even better. One of […]