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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.
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SCRUTINY | Bang On A Can All-Stars Bang On Canada

By Michael Vincent on May 28, 2017

Bang on a Can All-Stars prove they are still up for anything.
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SCRUTINY | Sir Andrew Davis And Toronto Symphony Have An Arresting Way With Beethoven

By John Terauds on May 27, 2017

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.
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SCRUTINY | Oksana G. Opera An Emotionally Devastating Ride Into Darkness

By Brian Chang on May 27, 2017

Propelled by the strength of the score and cast, Tapestry Opera's Oksana G confirms the ugly truth behind human sex-trafficking.
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SCRUTINY | Cecilia String Quartet Put Women On Equal Footing At 21C

By Joshua Denenberg on May 26, 2017

Engineered by Cecilia String Quartet cellist Rachel Desoer, her and the quartet deserve praise for putting the spotlight on female representation in new music.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | What's Wrong With Luxembourg Philharmonic's Shostakovich?

By Norman Lebrecht on May 26, 2017

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.
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INTERVIEW | In Conversation With William Shookhoff: The Father Of Indie Opera T.O.

By Sara Schabas on May 25, 2017

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. The story of Opera by Request, one of Toronto's first indie opera companies.
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SCRUTINY | The 21C Festival Opens With The Hard Stuff. Handle With Care

By Joshua Denenberg on May 25, 2017

Night one of the RCM’s 21C Festival kicks off with a fascinating program of works performed by the COC Orchestra.
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Q&A | 57 Questions For Soprano Alexandra Smither

By Musical Toronto on May 25, 2017

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.
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INTERVIEW | An Inside Look At Key Changes To The 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

By Jennifer Liu on May 24, 2017

Musical Toronto gets up to speed with Van Cliburn International Piano Competition CEO and president Jacques Marquis for an inside look at key changes to the 2017 edition.
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