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THE SCOOP | Elementary School Uncovers Composition by Glenn Gould

By Michael Vincent on May 27, 2015

Williamson Road Junior Public School will perform an uncovered score by Glenn Gould at Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala on May 30.
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SCRUTINY | M’dea Undone Holds the Stage in a Post-industrial Setting

By Arthur Kaptainis on May 27, 2015

If we divide all the operas in the world into those that hold the stage and those that do not, there is no question that M'dea Undone, which received its premiere Tuesday night at the Evergreen Brick Works, merits a place in the sainted former kingdom. Heck, it held a sprawling indoor-outdoor industrial space within earshot of the Don Valley Parkway for more than an hour.
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COFFEE BREAK | Robert De Niro to Arts Students: “You’re F**ked”

By Musical Toronto on May 27, 2015

Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro has some advice for the 2015 graduating class of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
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CRITIC’S PICKS | Ten Musical Outings You Should Do This Week

By Michael Vincent on May 26, 2015

Musical Toronto’s Weekly Critic’s Picks are a fully curated list of some of the best concerts happening now through the end of the week.
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COFFEE BREAK | Trumpet Players Argue with Leonard Bernstein During Rehearsal - BBC Orchestra (Video)

By Musical Toronto on May 25, 2015

BBC Orchestra Trumpet players have it out with Leonard Bernstein during rehearsal.
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THE VOICE | The Toronto Consort Take Light in the Darkness (Review)

By Neil Crory on May 25, 2015

The ever resourceful The Toronto Consort outdo themselves with an engaging production of the liturgical drama, The Play of Daniel. Neil Crory reviews.
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Q&A | 39 Questions For Krisztina Szabó

By Michael Vincent on May 25, 2015

Hungarian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó answers our 39 questions.
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SCRUTINY | 21C Music Festival: Gryphon Trio and the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal

By Arthur Kaptainis on May 24, 2015

Illusions: a patchwork presented by the Gryphon Trio and the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal Friday night in Koerner Hall as part of the 21C Music Festival.
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SCRUTINY | 21C Music Festival: DJ Skratch Bastid and Afiara Quartet – Something Extraordinary

By Michael Vincent on May 24, 2015

The RCM’s 21C Music Festival presented one of the most attention-grabbing concerts of the year – a collaboration between a string quartet, a scratch DJ and four emerging composers.
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SCRUTINY | 20th-Century Ringer Stands Out In 21st-century Program

By Arthur Kaptainis on May 22, 2015

No question, Kajia Saariaho is a name to contend with. A music lover might fairly congratulate the Royal Conservatory for securing the presence on Thursday night of this 62-year-old Paris-based Finnish composer as part of the 21st Century Music Festival in Koerner Hall.
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SCRUTINY | TSO: Stars Align For Verdi Requiem With Sir Andrew Davis

By Joseph So on May 22, 2015

Once in awhile, when the music gods are smiling down from heaven and all the stars are aligned, an audience will get to witness an extraordinary musical event, a performance that will stay in memory for a very long time. Last evening’s Verdi Requiem was just such an event.
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SCRUTINY | 21C Festival Openner One Grand Experiment

By Michael Vincent on May 21, 2015

Stewart Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker join forces during the opening night of RCM's 21C Music Festival.
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