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Asian Canadian Theatre
Asian Canadian theatre started early in the 20th century with lavish performances of traditional Cantonese operas. Today, Asian Canadian playwrights like Ins Choi address the struggles of everyday life in Canada.
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Founded in 1889 to serve as the examination body of the RAM, the RCM, and, in 1947, the Royal Manchester College of Music and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music. In 1984 it was reconstituted as an independent company, linked to the Royal Schools.
Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals, Inc
Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals, Inc. Co-ordinating body for Manitoba community arts festivals. It was established in 1961 by R.W. Cooke, J.P. Redekopp, William Sonnichenk, and Vi Streuber as the Associated Manitoba Festivals and incorporated under its new name in 1978.
Association chorale Brassard
Association chorale Brassard. Choral society founded in Montreal in 1915 by Joseph-Arsène Brassard. It began as a male-voice choir which gave its first concert at the Salle St-Sulpice 20 Nov 1916.
Association chorale Saint-Louis-de-France
Association chorale Saint-Louis-de-France. Male-voice choir founded in 1891 to serve in the church of that name in Montreal. It was incorporated in 1897. Its conductors were Charles Labelle 1891-1902, Alexandre M. Clerk 1903-27, Joseph Saucier 1927-36, and Charles Goulet 1936-68.
Association de musique actuelle de Québec
Association de musique actuelle de Québec (AMAQ). Non-profit organization founded in June 1978 by Irène Brisson, Claude Brisson, Pierre Genest, Michel Drapeau, Odile Magnan, André Morin, and Gisèle Ricard to promote and disseminate contemporary music from Canada (especially Quebec) and abroad.
Association des chanteurs de Montréal
Association des chanteurs de Montréal. A 125-voice mixed choir which began, and sang 1918-20, as a men's chorus and was directed successively by Armand Renaud and Hercule Desjardins.
Association of Canadian Choral Communities
The mainstay of the ACCC's activities is its biennial national conference, Podium.
Association of Canadian Orchestras/Association des orchestres canadiens
Association of Canadian Orchestras/Association des orchestres canadiens. National service organization formed in 1971 for Canada's professional, semi-professional, community, and chamber orchestras. In 1997 the ACO merged with the Ontario Federation of Symphony Orchestras to form Orchestras Canada.
Association of Canadian Women Composers/Association des femmes compositeurs canadiennes
The Association of Canadian Women Composers (ACWC)/L'Association des femmes compositeurs canadiennes (AFCC). Founded in 1980 by writer and broadcaster Carolyn Lomax to address the lack of recognition for women composers in Canada.
Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)
Based on an ancient Inuit folktale, Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) is the first Inuktitut-language feature film ever made. A critically-acclaimed commercial success, it won numerous awards worldwide, including the Camera d’or for best first feature at the Cannes Film Festival and five Genie Awards, including Best Screenplay, Best Direction and Best Motion Picture, as well as the Claude Jutra Award (now the Canadian Screen Award for Best First Feature). It is widely considered one of the best Canadian films ever made, and in 2015 was ranked No. 1 of all time in a poll conducted by the Toronto International Film Festival (see Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time).
Atlantic Canadian Composers' Association/Association des Compositeurs Canadiens de l'Atlantique
Atlantic Canadian Composers' Association/Association des Compositeurs Canadiens de l'Atlantique (ACCA). Organization formed in 1979, through the initiative of Clifford Ford, at that time on the faculty of Dalhousie University.
Atlantic City (1980) has the distinction of being the only Canadian dramatic feature ever to be nominated in the best picture category at the Oscars.
Atlantic Symphony Orchestra/Orchestre symphonique de l'Atlantique
Atlantic Symphony Orchestra/Orchestre symphonique de l'Atlantique. Canada's first and only full-time regional orchestra, active 1968-83. The orchestra was formed 12 Jun 1968 with the support of committees in Halifax and Sydney, NS, and Saint John, Moncton, and Fredericton, NB.
Atlantic Theatre Festival
Since the Stratford Festival is the model for the Atlantic Theatre Festival, Bawtree invited Michael Langham, former Stratford artistic director, to direct Kentville native Peter Donat in the Festival's first performance of Shakespeare's The Tempest, which opened on 16 June 1995.
Austrian Music in Canada
The pre-1914 Austrian-Hungarian Empire created a socio-political mix which has made it difficult to estimate the number (probably close to 50,000 in 1960) of true Austrians in Canada.
Authors and Their Milieu
Contemporary Canadian writers have won prestigious awards and honours at home and abroad. Among the most publicized of these events was Prix Goncourt awarded to Antonine Maillet for Pélagie-la-Charette.
Autobiographical Writing in English
Letters, journals, diaries, memoirs and autobiographies are all ways of saying to the reader, "I was there.