THE SCOOP | Composer Kevin Lau Wins Lynch-Staunton Award
The Canada Council for the Arts has named Toronto composer Kevin Lau winner of the 2017 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award in the Music category.
CRITIC'S PICKS | 11 Concerts You Should Absolutely See This Week
By Joseph So on May 29, 2017
Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of May 29 to June 4.
SCRUTINY | Bang On A Can All-Stars Bang On Canada
Bang on a Can All-Stars prove they are still up for anything.
SCRUTINY | Sir Andrew Davis And Toronto Symphony Have An Arresting Way With Beethoven
The concert program at Roy Thomson Hall on Friday may have been a bit of a mishmash, but conductor laureate Sir Andrew Davis showed he can use any score as his guide to gracefully sculpt the sound of the TSO.
SCRUTINY | Oksana G. Opera An Emotionally Devastating Ride Into Darkness
Propelled by the strength of the score and cast, Tapestry Opera's Oksana G confirms the ugly truth behind human sex-trafficking.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | What's Wrong With Luxembourg Philharmonic's Shostakovich?
Great recordings are easy to review. Likewise bad ones. About 99.5 percent of all releases fall somewhere in between. This is one of them.
INTERVIEW | In Conversation With William Shookhoff: The Father Of Indie Opera T.O.
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. The story of Opera by Request, one of Toronto's first indie opera companies.
SCRUTINY | The 21C Festival Opens With The Hard Stuff. Handle With Care
Night one of the RCM’s 21C Festival kicks off with a fascinating program of works performed by the COC Orchestra.
Q&A | 57 Questions For Soprano Alexandra Smither
In our latest episode of the equally feared and loved MT Questionnaire, rising young soprano Alexandra Smither shares her most intimate confessions, such as why she wishes she could whistle, and her affinity for the Hamster Dance.