LEBRECHT LISTENS | If You Don't Know The Name "Mieczyslaw Weinberg", You Should
Today, thanks largely to proselytism by Gidon Kremer and his friends, Mieczyslaw Weinberg is no longer obscure but a musical giant, waiting to be discovered.
FEATURE | An Exclusive Inside Tour Of The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Choral Library
By Brian Chang on January 19, 2017
MT's Brian Chang takes a tour of Toronto Mendelssohn Choir's Choral Library, one of the oldest and largest of its kind in Canada.
COFFEE BREAK | 150 Member Violin Flash Mob Delight Shoppers At Yorkdale Mall
"I'm here to make people smile," a boy said after playing Ode to Joy to a crowd of unsuspecting Sunday shoppers at Toronto's Yorkdale Mall.
ARTIST IN FOCUS | 90 Minutes With Joshua Hopkins
By Joseph So on January 18, 2017
Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins talks candidly about his signature role as Papageno in "The Magic Flute", opening Jan. 19 at the Canadian Opera Company.
Q&A | 41 Questions For Jean Stilwell
Mezzo-soprano and Classical 96.3 FM radio host Jean Stilwell steps into the hot seat with 41-rapidfire questions, including her luckiest moment, biggest phobia, role models and more.
RECORD KEEPING | Heath Quartet Get Tchaikovsky Just Right With New CD Release
The Heath Quartet are quickly earning a reputation as one of Britain's finest string quartets. Their new Tchaikovsky release on the Harmonia Mundi label now confirms that reputation.
THE SCOOP | Boston Symphony Orchestra To Tour Canada This March
The Boston Symphony Orchestra breaks a 20-year absence in Canada this March with a two-city tour to Montreal and Toronto.
TRUTH AND MATTER | Why Artists Create And The Power Of Being Useful
"As creators, we send our work into the world hoping to find an audience, but not only for that reason. We send it out mostly because we believe in it..." William Beauvais shares his wisdom on creativity and passing it forward.
Classical 101 | Castrati: The Incredible History Of The Men Who Sang Like Women
By Brian Chang on January 16, 2017
Castrati were world's first real superstars. But the history behind the men who could sing like women has an interesting twist. Brian Chang explains.
CRITIC'S PICKS | 10 Classical Music Shows You Should Absolutely See This Week
By Joseph So on January 16, 2017
Critic’s Picks for classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of Jan. 16 – 22.