CD REVIEW | Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio
Tenor Rolando Villazon and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin return with the third installment in a Mozart Opera project: The Abduction from the Seraglio.
SCRUTINY | Jan Lisiecki and the Annex Quartet: Beethoven's Long Ride
There is no doubt Lisiecki plays beautifully, but Beethoven is not the topic of light conversation.
THE SCOOP | Toronto Star Readers Attack Canadian Guitarist After Instrument Trashed On Flight
Canadian musician, Don Ross gets his valuable instrument ruined by the TSA and an earful by spiteful Toronto Star commenters.
SCRUTINY | Loose Tea Music Theatre: It Sounds Like Opera But Looks Like a Play
Loose Tea Music Theatre's "Dissociative Me" provides a hilarious romp through the land of Mephistopheles.
CD REVIEW | Antonín Kubálek: He Deserved Better
Antonín Kubálek's 2010 CD collection of rare recordings reminds us of his enduring legacy.
THE SCOOP | Luminato Festival Artistic Director Jorn Weisbrodt to Leave Toronto
After five years as Artistic Director of the Luminato Festival, Jorn Weisbrodt has announced he will be stepping down after the close of Luminato's 10th anniversary next summer in 2016.
FEATURE | Use it or Lose it: The Quandary of an Amateur Musician
In an era of protest, identity politics and struggles for rights, the plight of the serious adult amateur musician has not received its due.
THE SCOOP | Toronto Summer Music Festival Reports Boost in Attendance
Toronto Summer Music Festival gets a boost in confidence with a strong turnout and increased revenues.
CD REVIEW | Martha Argerich: Carte Blanche at the Verbier Festival
The first release in Deutsche Grammophon’s new partnership with the Verbier Festival: Carte Blanche at the Verbier Festival - 2 CD Set: Martha Argerich.
SCRUTINY | Karita Mattila: "Welcome to my Daemons"
The likes of a classic diva like Karita Mattila during the off-hours of Toronto’s summer music season is a musical mirage bar none.
THE SCOOP | The Larkin Singers Call it Quits
Toronto’s Larkin Singers – a choral group that has established itself over seven seasons as one of the finest in Canada – will be performing their final concert in October.