PROFILE | The Vision of Tafelmusik's William Norris
"There is a feeling that Tafelmusik doesn't shout enough about itself. We'll be doing some more shouting." – A Profile of Tafelmusik's new Managing Director William Norris.
SCRUTINY | High Standards Prevail in MSO Visit
In an evening of impressive orchestral music, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under conductor Kent Nagano made their annual visit to Roy Thomson Hall a memorable one.
COFFEE BREAK | What Do Young People Think About Classical Music?
Russian/American violinist Philippe Quint took to the streets of New York City to ask young people what they think about classical music. The results are striking.
THE SCOOP | Peter Oundjian “SickKids saved my life when I was 3 months old."
Peter Oundjian and members of the TSO come forward to tell inspiring and personal stories of how SickKids has helped them through some of life's darkest moments.
JOHN TERAUDS | One Pop Star’s Symphonic Rebuke to the Triumph of MP3 Audio
One of the ways to sum up the change in our relationship to recorded music over the past two decades is to call it the triumph of mobility over fidelity. John Terauds chats with Belgian musician Piet Goddaer about audio quality and transferring the immediacy of a live concert into recorded sound.
THE CLASSICAL TRAVELER | The Strausses and a Young Master in Tucson
Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs a well-planned program, carried off brilliantly by the dynamic maestro Keitaro Harada.
THE SCOOP | TSO Announce Modest 2014-15 Annual Surplus
For the second consecutive year, the TSO balance the books.
COOL STUFF #10 | The Collidoscope
The future is here. Meet The Collidoscope, a prototype double granular synth designed and built by researchers Fiore Martin & Ben Bengler.
SCRUTINY | Tapestry Opera Gets a Punk Rock Twist
Punk and Opera collide in Tapestry’s latest exploration of opera evolution.
BOOK REVIEW | Four Last Songs: The Composer End Game
By Robin Roger on November 20, 2015
Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten; By Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon; University of Chicago Press.
SCRUTINY | Philippe Boesman's Julie Makes North American Debut
By Joseph So on November 19, 2015
Philippe Boesman's Julie proves to be a striking and memorable take on the original Strindberg, from 1888.