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NAC Orchestra prepares for 9/11 remembrance in Ottawa

The National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa will present a free open-air concert this Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York, Washington, and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. The concert will take place on the outdoor terrace of the NAC at 8:46 Sunday morning to coincide with the time the first plane crashed into New York's World Trade Center. Todd Moe spoke with the NAC Orchestra's Daphne Burt, who says the concert will honor every person affected on that day.  Go to full article

Preview: Lake George Music Festival

One of the newest arts festivals in the Lake George region kicks off next week. Student and professional musicians from around the world will gather in Lake George village for a new series of classical music concerts. The three concerts will be performed at area churches next Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The concerts are free.

Todd Moe spoke with Alexander Lombard, founder of the Lake George Summer Music Festival, who says the idea came after a visit to the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. Lombard says one of the appealing aspects of next week's festival in Lake George will be student and professional musicians performing together.  Go to full article
Ben Martin sings his heart out at La Casbah.
Ben Martin sings his heart out at La Casbah.

North Country's live music scene thrives through economic blues

This week, North Country Public Radio has been celebrating the region's vibrant music culture. You can listen to the entire series on our website, ncpr.org.

Today we dip into the business of music and take the pulse of the region's live music scene. Despite the two year-old recession, bars, music halls, and university performance spaces are keeping live music onstage. As David Sommerstein reports, the people involved in that business believe live music in the North Country is thriving.  Go to full article

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