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Entrevue: Nouvelle vague des fêtes - 5 janvier 2017 - Radio-Canada - Invitée de Karyne Lefebvre
Entrevue: Eugene Art Talk - 5 décembre 2016 - Canadian Dina Gilbert kicks off symphony conductor try-out concerts at the Hult on Thursday - Bob Keefer
Entrevue télé : Entrée principale - 3 novembre 2016 - On prend un café avec Dina Gilbert - André Robitaille
Entrevue : Medium Large - 21 octobre 2016 - La chef d'orchestre qui se moque du plafond de verre - Catherine Perrin
Entrevue à ICI René Homier-Roy - 3 janvier 2016 - Femmes chefs d'orchestre: la porte leur est maintenant ouverte -  Avec René Homier-Roy

Entrevue à Médium Large de Radio-Canada - 15 juillet 2015 - Le long apprentissage de trois chefs d'orchestre prometteurs - Avec Patrick Masbourian
Article dans le "Carrefour de Québec" - 4 juin 2015 - Mathieu Dumont: Du métal à la musique classique - par Marie-Claude Boileau
Article dans "Le Québec express" - 20 mai 2015 - L'Ensemble Arkea jouera une création du compositeur Mathieu Dumont - par Michel Bédard
Article dans "LaPresse.ca" - Nouveaux orchestres : jeunes musiciens conquérants - 29 décembre 2014 - par Caroline Rodgers
Entrevue avec les "Productions Kaléidoscopes" - 10 novembre 2014 - Kaléidoscope rencontre Dina Gilbert - L'équipe de Kaléidoscope
Article dans "l'Éclaireur Progrès" - 9 octobre 2014 - De la Beauce à l'OSM - par Olivier Turcotte
Article dans "LaPresse.ca" - 19 août 2014 - Virée classique de l'OSM: un succès fou - par Caroline Rodgers
Entrevue à " Pénélope McQuade - 5 août 2014 - Assistante chef de Kent Nagano - par Pénélope McQuade
Article dans "Montréalistement" - 24 mars 2014 - Arkea l'expressionniste - par Normand Babin
Article dans "Elle-Québec" - Février 2014 - Nos 50 femmes de l'année 2013: La maestro
Communiqué - 5 décembre 2013 - Et les finalistes sont… - par Mélissa Fontaine
Article dans "Montréalistement" - 10 novembre 2013 - - par Normand Babin
Article dans "Musiquecontemporaine" - 6 novembre 2013 - Le "Piano-Soleil" inspirateur - par Louise Duflot
Article dans "Montréalistement" - 3 novembre 2013 - Le trois fait le mois: novembre 2013 - par Normand Babin
Article dans "THEARTofDOING" - 19 juin 2013 - Portrait: Dina Gilbert, Conductor - par Arno Faure
Article à Cool FM 103,5 FM - 7 mai 2013 - Une beauceronne assistera Kent Nagano à la tête de l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal - par Patrick Moore
Article dans LaPresse.ca - 5 mai 2013 - Une jeune dynamo à l'OSM - par Caroline Rodgers
Article pour Radio-Canada.ca - 4 mai 2013 - Dina Gilbert: la complice de Kent Nagano - par Marie-Christine Trottier
Entrevue à "Global News" - 29 avril 2013 - Dina Gilbert on conducting - par Richard Dagenais
UdeM Nouvelles - 24 avril 2013 - L'OSM embauche une diplômée comme chef assistante - par Stéphane Pilon
Communiqué - 22 avril 2013 - Dina Gilbert devient chef assistante à l'OSM - par Karine Ohayon
Article dans "Clavier bien tempéré" - 26 février 2013 -  Une soirée électrisante -  par Lucie Renaud
Article dans "Le Devoir" - 22 février 2013 - Un beau mariage musique et images - par André Lavoie
Participation à l’Union fait la force - 2 février 2013 (enregistrement) - Radio-Canada – animateur: Patrice L’Écuyer
Entrevue à RDI matin weekend - 30 septembre 2012 - Adoptez un musicien, édition 2012 - par Louis Lemieux
Article dans le journal "Métro" - 30 septembre 2012 - Profession: chef d'orchestre - par Roxane Léouzon
Adoptez un musicien - Édition 2012 - 1er octobre Journée internationale de la musique - Conseil québécois de la musique
Formation d’artistes au CNA – Mieux vous connaître: Entrevue avec Dina Gilbert, IEM Direction d’orchestre - par Anna Wood
Article dans "The Peterborough Examiner" - 10 Janvier 2012 - RBC Funding allows hiring of apprentice conductor for Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, Kawartha Youth Orchestra - par Kennedy Gordon
Article dans "The OSCAR" - Concert du 22 octobre 2011 - Southmminster Church, Ottawa - par Margaret Macpherson
Southmminster United Church ENCORE!
By Margaret Macpherson

Saturday October 22, 2011 was the occasion of a remarkable concert at Southmminster United Church. Last spring, choir director and organist Roland Graham and the volunteer team at the church organized an inaugural concert. The church choir, teamed with an exciting string orchestra from Montreal, presented the Fauré Requiem. This time an audience of approximately 400 was treated to a second concert featuring Southminster choir and the visiting Ensemble, named Arkea.
First on the program was Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. This is a deservedly famous work for solo violin with small string ensemble, first published in 1725. It was our luck to hear this music live, with the dynamic young players of the Arkea Ensemble and virtuoso solo violinist Uliana Drugova, playing all four concertos, “Spring”, “Summer” “Fall” and “Winter” in one evening. Uliana is finishing a PhD in musical interpretation at the Université de Montréal. The whole experience was almost like time travel to the concert salons of Baroque Italy. The small orchestra seemed to just fit perfectly under the arching pillars and stained glass of Southminster’s lovely sanctuary, and the lush string sound rose in exciting cascades of trills and energetic scale passages right to the rafters above.

Curiously, this work, along with most everything else Vivaldi wrote, languished in relative obscurity for two hundred years. Not until 1926, when the Vivaldi revival began with the discovery of 300 of his handwritten scores in a monastery in Italy, was Vivaldi’s music again heard with the frequency that it enjoyed during his own lifetime. Imagine Vivaldi’s astonishment if he discovered that a recording of the Four Seasons, by the English Chamber Orchestra in 1989, is now reported to be the best selling classical recording of all time. He would be doubly astonished to know that more than 12 million people from across the world had listened to this work on Youtube – and that is the number of hits for just one of the several videos available. Often the four seasons are played as separate concertos for violin. For instance, Ottawa’s own Pinchas Zucherman can be heard playing “Summer” on a 1982 recording with the Israel Philharmonic. Conductor Dina Gilbert led the orchestra and soloist on this occasion in a whole year’s worth of seasons. It was a spirited performance that was memorable for its sudden mood changes and picturesque touches – we heard all the bird call trills, howling winds, drunks lumbering, dogs barking, and raindrops falling, that Vivaldi indicates right in the score.

Second on the program was a presentation by the newly formed chamber choir of Southminster, directed by Roland Graham. The 20 member choir sang on this evening J.S. Bach’s motet "Lobet den Herrn”, based on psalm 17. This is a complex fugal work for choir and small orchestra, with one cello and organ continuo. The instrumental parts and each vocal part weave intricate lines of melody in this work, each line independent yet joining into a satisfying whole. There is a beautiful Latin text, translated as printed in the program: “Praise the Lord all nations, and praise him, all peoples! For his grace and truth rule over us for eternity, Halleluja.” Hopefully we will have a chance to hear this expert choir again.

The concert ended with Vivaldi’s famous Gloria. The Southminster church and chamber choir were joined in this part of the program conducted by Roland Graham. Solo and duet movements were performed by members of the chamber choir including Isabelle Lacroix (soprano), Andrew Robar (countertenor), Jennifer Pelland (soprano). Marya Woyiwada soprano (who lived and went to school in Old Ottawa South!), replaced Emilie De Baets, who was ill. Other guest performers included Michelle LeBlanc (narrator) and Nicholas Cochrane (trumpet) and Jonathan Poenn (cello). Concert goers were also lucky to hear well-known organist Matthew Larkin play during the Gloria. This work provided a most inspiring ending to the evening.

Conductor, Dina Gilbert and director, harpsichordist and impresario Roland Graham should be justly proud of this second collaboration and concert at Southminster. Watch for the next one, due this spring, and be sure to attend!
Margaret Macpherson is a piano and music theory teacher who lives and works in Old Ottawa South.
Photo credits: David Wong
Article dans le journal "Voir.ca" - 11 Novembre 2010 - Étoile montante - par Réjean Beaucage

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