WELCOME | Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Has Joined The Growing Musical Toronto Community
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is praised by patrons and media alike for the emotional intensity of its performances, and for its grand symphonic sound and clarity of expression. The Choir continues to be dedicated, since its founding in 1894, to engaging audiences with the power of great choral music performed live.
SCRUTINY | Jan Lisiecki And Why I Can't Bring Myself To Join The Party Just Yet
Lisiecki is certainly a capable young pianist, but I can't help to wonder if all this hype is doing him no favours.
RECORD KEEPING | Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (Rolando Villazon/Yannick Nézet-Séguin)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s fresh and energetic Le Nozze di Figaro offers plenty of musical pleasure.
MOOREDALE CONCERTS | Toronto’s Best Bargain For Great Classical Music
By Member on August 26, 2016
Mooredale Concerts begins 2016-17 season with a celebrated Canadian string quartet, followed by 20th Century music performed, opera-style.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Elgar Remastered (Somm)
★★★★ (out of five) Elgar Remastered: a 4-CD box set that will keep you warm through the winter.
SCRUTINY | Santa Fe Opera’s Capriccio A Heart-felt Ode To Word And Music
By Joseph So on August 22, 2016
Amanda Majeski scores a triumph as a youthful Countess Madeleine in Strauss’s Capriccio.
RECORD KEEPING | Karl Böhm: Late Recordings (DG)
An important new set of recordings reminds us that Karl Böhm's recorded legacy is an invaluable documentation of the art of a passionate and masterful conductor.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Martinu: Ariane (Supraphon)
★★★★ (out of five) Martinu: "Crisp, catchy, subtly emotional."
THE SCOOP | TSO Hires New Interim CEO From Cleveland Orchestra
The TSO have announced Gary Hanson, former Executive Director Cleveland Orchestra, as the incoming Interim CEO effective September 26, 2016.
SCRUTINY | Santa Fe Opera’s Romeo et Juliette a Vocal and Visual Feast
By Joseph So on August 15, 2016
With strong leads and a fresh, young Chorus, Santa Fe Opera does the bard justice with Gounod's Romeo et Juliette.
RECORD KEEPING | Three By Martha Argerich
A look at the Complete Deutsche Grammophon recordings by Martha Argerich, as well as volumes 4 and 5 from DOREMI's compelling Argerich series.