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SCRUTINY | Jonathan Crow Showcases Artistry And Collaboration In Solo Turn

By John Terauds on August 1, 2017

Jonathan Crow wears multiple hats at Toronto Summer Music this year, and John Terauds finds that they all fit him well.
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SCRUTINY | All-Star Musicians No Guarantee Of A Five-Star Concert At Toronto Summer Music Festival

By John Terauds on July 29, 2017

Musical symbiosis is not always easy to achieve. Nikki Chooi and company tried their hand at it last night at Toronto Summer Music.
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SCRUTINY | Rolston String Quartet Delivers Exquisite Justification Of Banff Win

By John Terauds on July 25, 2017

The Rolston String Quartet bring cohesion and luminosity to a programme of evergreen and modern works at Toronto Summer Music.
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SCRUTINY | Toronto Summer Music Bravely And Boldly Puts Canadian Works Alongside Classical Canon

By John Terauds on July 22, 2017

Get your hockey game on! Toronto Summer Music pitted the Classicists against the Canadians last night in a friendly match.
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SCRUTINY | Violinist James Ehnes Wows In Solo Recital

By John Terauds on July 18, 2017

James Ehnes mounts a one-man show, rendered in "high-definition" for the Toronto Summer Music Festival audience.
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SCRUTINY | Martin Beaver And Friends Form Brilliant Alliance At Toronto Summer Music 

By John Terauds on July 15, 2017

The Toronto Summer Music Festival showcased a quartet of audience favourites and veterans in a lesson on musical teamwork.
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SCRUTINY | Sir Andrew Davis And Toronto Symphony Have An Arresting Way With Beethoven

By John Terauds on May 27, 2017

The concert program at Roy Thomson Hall on Friday may have been a bit of a mishmash, but conductor laureate Sir Andrew Davis showed he can use any score as his guide to gracefully sculpt the sound of the TSO.
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SCRUTINY | Belly Laughs And Drama Charm Together In Toronto Consort’s Helen Of Troy

By John Terauds on May 13, 2017

The Toronto Consort and an excellent cast of guests introduced us to a peculiar operatic take on Helen on Friday night, in the first of three concert performances of Helen of Troy.
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RECORD KEEPING | Pianist Stewart Goodyear Channels The Spirit Of Ravel In New Solo Album

By John Terauds on April 21, 2017

In his first recording for the London, England-based label Orchid Classics, Goodyear lays out the substantive core of Ravel’s output for solo piano.
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SCRUTINY | TSO And Conductor Andrey Boreyko Engage In Struggle Of Style Versus Substances

By John Terauds on April 13, 2017

With a mixed program of Liszt, Brahms, and Hatzis, the TSO's latest program had some unintentional side-effects.
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