THE SCOOP | Robert Cooper Honoured With Choral Canada Distinguished Service Award
Robert Cooper, Artistic Director Orpheus Choir, has been awarded the 2016 Distinguished Service Award by Choral Canada.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Anonymous: Six Concertos (CPO)
★★★ (out of five) The best fun I’ve had all week is trying to identify the composers of six 18th-century concertos that have turned up in the vaults of the Saxon State University library in Dresden.
SCRUTINY | Kronos Quartet And Tanya Tagaq Open 21C With Mixed Results
Royal Conservatory's 21C Music Festival kicks-off with the Kronos Quartet and Tanya Tagaq.
FEATURE | Hearing For Music Lovers (Part One)
In this two-part series, we look at hearing and hearing loss prevention and listening and listening enhancement.
RECORD KEEPING | Ravel: Orchestre National de Lyon/Leonard Slatkin (Naxos)
Paul E Robinson reviews two new Ravel CDs by Orchestre National de Lyon and Leonard Slatkin.
CRITIC'S PICKS | Fifeteen Shows To Consider This Week
By Joseph So on May 24, 2016
Critic’s Picks for classical music and opera events in Toronto for the Week of May 23 – 29, 2016.
THE SCOOP | Stanford University's Bing Concert Hall Taps Arts Impresario Chris Lorway
Toronto's art leader Chris Lorway has been named Executive Director at Stanford University's Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall located in the heart of Silicon Valley.
COFFEE BREAK | Robot Choir Makes You Want To Question Humanity
Technology firm trains robot choir to sing Beethoven's "Ode to Joy".
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphonies 2 and 8 (Onyx)
★★★★ (out of five) Unless you live in England — and, in most of the country, even if you do — you will have few opportunities to hear live performances of the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, the dominant national composer between Elgar and Britten.
SCRUTINY | Boucher And Sy Shine At Final COC Vocal Series Concert
By Joseph So on May 18, 2016
Soprano Karine Boucher and tenor Charles Sy offer a fine end to a marvellous 2015/16 COC Vocal Series.
FEATURE | Beyond The Concert Hall: Toronto’s Church Music Scene
Musical Toronto takes a peek behind the pews of Toronto's vibrant Toronto’s Church music scene. "You don’t need to believe in God to come", says John Tuttle...