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CONTEST | Enter to win two tickets to see Itzhak Perlman, live in Toronto!

By admin on October 15, 2014

We have two tickets to giveaway to see Itzhak Perlman live in concert, at Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Ontario, 1 December 2014 Concert details here. (A $200 dollar value!) All you need to do is subscribe to our mailing list, and on November 19, 2014, we will select a winner at random. Entries close November 17th, 2014 at 11.45pm EST.
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Breaking news: CBC classical music gender equality article sparks outrage from VSO's Bramwell Tovey

By admin on March 23, 2014

 
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Toronto Classical concert picks for March 10, to March 16, 2014

By admin on March 10, 2014

10 Monday

  • Cecilia String Quartet with Stacie Dunlop and Shauna Rolston. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building. 7 p.m. $10-40
The Cecilia String Quartet return to their stomping grounds tonight with Schoenberg’s vibrant String Quartet No. 2, and American composer, Ed Harsh’s Down from Heaven, featuring guest soprano Stacie Dunlop. The program also includes Schubert’s String Quintet in C with cellist, Shauna Rolston. Info here.
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Concert review: Mixed pleasures from Eybler Quartet and baritone Brett Polegato

By admin on January 18, 2014

The big draw on the programme was Eybler Quartet violist Patrick Jordan’s arrangement of the piano part from Robert Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Loves) for string quartet, double-bass and guitar.
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Toronto classical and seasonal concert picks for December 9 to 15, 2013

By admin on December 9, 2013

  • Violinist Andréa Tyniec at Musideum (133-401 Richmond St W.), 8 p.m.
One of our country’s many great violin players, Andréa Tyniec, presents a solo recital anchored in Eugène Ysaÿe’s fiercely challenging sextet of Sonatas for Solo Violin (a programme she repeats for the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Society on Wednesday). You’ll find details about Musideum here.
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Stricken pianist Anton Kuerti 'is stable and getting the best of care'

By admin on December 2, 2013

Since then, everyone around him has enforced a strict silence regarding his condition and even his whereabouts. I’ve been checking in regularly and getting no response. Over the weekend, I tried again, and was told Kuerti, “is stable and getting the best of care.”
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Calling all amateur musicians in the Greater Toronto Area

By admin on November 24, 2013

If you sing in an community choir or play in a community orchestra in the Greater Toronto Area, we’d like to hear from you — giving you a chance to win some great listening in return.
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Ensemble Lucidarium opens window on cultural cross-pollination in 16th century Italy

By admin on November 21, 2013

Ensemble Lucidarium, based in Italy, may look and sound like one of many consorts specializing in pre-17th century music, but they are highly specialized. In May, they will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first performance of La Istoria de Purim (The History of Purim), which revolves around the music and poetry of Jewish communities in Renaissance Italy.
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Keyboard Thursday does Hallowe'en with Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre

By admin on October 31, 2013

Happy Hallowe’en.
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Opening night of Toronto Peter Grimes will not include tenor Ben Heppner

By admin on October 4, 2013

The title role will be taken by American tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, who sang the dress rehearsal on Wednesday night.
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Opera Hamilton to present Falstaff and Carmen for 2013-14 season

By admin on October 4, 2013

First up is Giuseppe Verdi’s great, final opera Falstaff. The excellent cast includes John Fanning in the title role, James Westman, Lyne Fortin, Ariana Chris, Sasha Djihanian and American tenor Theo Lebow. The director is Allison Grant. There will be four performances, starting Oct. 19.
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Classical Music 101: A beginner's survey of music education, composition and appreciation apps

By admin on September 18, 2013

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