SCRUTINY | Jonathan Crow Showcases Artistry And Collaboration In Solo Turn
Jonathan Crow wears multiple hats at Toronto Summer Music this year, and John Terauds finds that they all fit him well.
SCRUTINY | All-Star Musicians No Guarantee Of A Five-Star Concert At Toronto Summer Music Festival
Musical symbiosis is not always easy to achieve. Nikki Chooi and company tried their hand at it last night at Toronto Summer Music.
SCRUTINY | Rolston String Quartet Delivers Exquisite Justification Of Banff Win
The Rolston String Quartet bring cohesion and luminosity to a programme of evergreen and modern works at Toronto Summer Music.
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.
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 | Martin Beaver And Friends Form Brilliant Alliance At Toronto Summer Music
The Toronto Summer Music Festival showcased a quartet of audience favourites and veterans in a lesson on musical teamwork.
SCRUTINY | Sir Andrew Davis And Toronto Symphony Have An Arresting Way With Beethoven
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.
SCRUTINY | Belly Laughs And Drama Charm Together In Toronto Consort’s Helen Of Troy
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.
RECORD KEEPING | Pianist Stewart Goodyear Channels The Spirit Of Ravel In New Solo Album
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.
SCRUTINY | TSO And Conductor Andrey Boreyko Engage In Struggle Of Style Versus Substances
With a mixed program of Liszt, Brahms, and Hatzis, the TSO's latest program had some unintentional side-effects.