Category: Press

2019 – June Newsletter

The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA) Appoints Four New Volunteer Members to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors of the IRCPA is pleased to welcome four new members who have wide-ranging experience in non-profit, charitable arts service organizations and professional performance careers. Jane Needles’ wide experience in the arts covers all disciplines…

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The Folks Behind it All – Musical Toronto profile, November 2014

Published on MusicalToronto.com, November 11, 2014, Michael Vincent, editor View the Profile on MusicalToronto.com Ann Summers Dossena | Founder/Director Eleanor Friedland | President Clarice Carson | Vice-President John Lopes | Treasurer Sheila Rose | Secretary Linda Litwack | Communications Steven J. Gray | Legal Counsel Charles Osborne | Member at Large About For the jazz…

Canadian soprano Clarice Carson dies in Toronto

Clarice Carson : b. Montreal December 23, 1929 – d. Toronto May 2, 2015 Release: Toronto, Sunday, May 3, 2015 Clarice Carson - Click to enlarge Clarice Carson, one of Canada’s iconic vocal artists, died yesterday in her 86th year surrounded by her family. A resident of Toronto for the past 27 years, Carson enjoyed…

Encounter with a New York opera specialist – Article in Toronto Star, Feb 27, 2015

Published in TORONTO STAR on Fri Feb 27 2015 By: William Littler, Music Columnist Joan Dornemann, the Metropolitan Opera's assistant conductor, heads to Toronto in March to guide Canadian singers. Strictly speaking, a career need be no more than a course through life. Where performing artists are concerned it can get more complicated. That is…

Canadian Arts Manager Ann Summers Dossena presented with International Award in New York

SUMMERS DOSSENA CONTINUES DEDICATION TO PERFORMING ARTS THROUGH THE ORGANIZATION SHE FOUNDED: INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS Ann Summers Dossena accepts ISPA's International Citation of Merit New York, January 16, 2014 – Toronto and Rome-based Ann Summers Dossena, of the artist management firm Ann Summers International and founder of Toronto’s International Resource Centre for…

Toronto Star: Canada’s music sounding sweet in Italy these days

By: William Littler Music Columnist, Published on Fri Nov 29 2013 (Excerpted below) Canadian orchestras and musicians are becoming more recognized in Italy, despite the federal government cutting back support for Canadian artists touring abroad. Together with New York, Toronto has been called one of the largest Italian cities outside Italy. Walk along stretches of…

Toronto Star: “When in Rome, Canadian artists have a day”

Friday, July 5, 2013, Toronto Star Trish Crawford, Entertainment Reporter (Excerpts from Article) Singer and guitarist Dominic Mancuso is eager to show off his Toronto jazz band’s music skills in Rome on Friday, July 5. That’s the day devoted to Canadian artists in the five-day celebration Le Nazioni, the Festival of Nations, hosted by the…