SCRUTINY | NYO Canada Cross the Bridge Between Music and Education
It started not with noisy tuning on stage but a hearty round of applause as upwards of 100 young Canadians emerged from the wings of Koerner Hall.
CD REVIEW | James Ehnes: Voluptuous Tone, Never Overdone
Franck: Violin Sonata in A major. Richard Strauss: Violin Sonata in E flat major Op. 18. Allegretto in E flat major AV149. Wiegenlied. Waldseligkeit. Morgen! James Ehnes, violin. Andrew Armstrong, piano.
SCRUTINY | Garrick Ohlsson: The Vision of a New Spiritual World
Toronto Summer Music Festival: Garrick Ohlsson (piano) at Koerner Hall, Thursday.
QUIZ | Name That Anthem: Pan AM Games Style
Do you know your Argentinian from your Venezuelan anthems? Take our 2015 Pan AM Games Anthem Quiz!
SCRUTINY | YOA Orchestra of the Americas Capture The Moment
Toronto Summer Music Festival: YOA Orchestra of the Americas with Carlos Miguel Prieto (conductor) Ingrid Fliter (piano) and Orchestre de la Francophonie, Tuesday, Koerner Hall.
CD REVIEW | Britten and Barber Piano Concertos; Nocturnes
Benjamin Britten’s Piano Concerto, composed in 1938 when he was only 25, has never been regarded as one of his best works, but based on this fine new recording, it may be time for a reassessment.
COFFEE BREAK | How Does a Room Impact Sound?
One piece, sung in 15 different rooms - all to show you what a difference acoustics make.
SCRUTINY | Toronto Summer Music Plumbs the New World with a Hollywood Connection
“The Hollywood Connection” was the hard-to-justify title of the second evening of the Toronto Summer Music series.
SCRUTINY | Toronto Summer Music Festival Opens With A Bang
Toronto Summer Music Festival: Americans in Paris (opening night). With soprano Measha Brueggergosman, Tania Miller conductor and others. Koerner Hall, Thursday.
PROFILE | Soile Isokoski: The Artist as Teacher
By Joseph So on July 16, 2015
Finnish lyric soprano Soile Isokoski shares her thoughts on her art and the passing her wisdom and experience to the next generation.
JOHN TERAUDS | Baroque opera champion Alan Curtis (1934-2015)
Italian-based, American-born keyboardist and conductor Alan Curtis died suddenly on July 15 in Florence at the age of 81. His contribution to the revival of Italian Baroque opera was huge, he left a rich legacy of period-performance resources for organ and harpsichord, and helped boost the careers of Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin and mezzo Marie-Nicole Lemieux through recordings made with his period-instrument ensemble, Il complesso barocco.