SCRUTINY | Soile Isokoski Passes The Torch In Masterclass
By Joseph So on July 24, 2017
Before, during, and away from Toronto Summer Music Festival, Soile Isokoski is the ideal mentor for aspiring singers.
SCRUTINY | Mason Bates Opera Does The Job In Santa Fe
Cutting-edge tech in opera? Steve Jobs would have been proud, as Apple lends its star power to the Santa Fe contemporary opera scene.
SCRUTINY | Toronto Summer Music Bravely And Boldly Puts Canadian Works Alongside Classical Canon
Get your hockey game on! Toronto Summer Music pitted the Classicists against the Canadians last night in a friendly match.
BREAKING | Cecilia String Quartet To Disband
The Cecilia String Quartet has announced the end of their time together, following the 2017-18 concert season.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Walton In His Finest Hour
A fine selection of Walton's major orchestral works, in a standout reading by Anthony Marwood and the BBC Scottish Symphony.
THE SCOOP | Canadian Violinist Experiences Abrasive Incident At Toronto Airport
A Canadian concert violinist is using her own negative experience to warn other air travellers against heightened security inspections.
SCRUTINY | A Long-Awaited Canadian Recital Debut By Soile Isokoski
By Joseph So on July 19, 2017
In Finnish, English, German, and Portuguese, soprano Soile Isokoski took the Toronto Summer Music audience on a world tour with pianist Martin Katz.
SCRUTINY | Letters From Munich: Don Giovanni
By Joseph So on July 18, 2017
Fresh voices and youthful energy make Gärtnerplatztheater’s Don Giovanni a winner. A look into Munich's second opera company.
SCRUTINY | Violinist James Ehnes Wows In Solo Recital
James Ehnes mounts a one-man show, rendered in "high-definition" for the Toronto Summer Music Festival audience.
SCRUTINY | Letters From Munich: Die Zauberflöte @39 And Still Magical
By Joseph So on July 16, 2017
Munich Opera presented a solid, authentic performance; however, circumstances posed problems to realising this endeavor for the 21st century.