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.
SCRUTINY | Toronto Symphony Orchestra Aces Mahler High-wire Act In Symphony No. 10
Thomas Dausgaard, a regular visitor with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since the turn of the millennium, never disappoints.
RECORD KEEPING | New Toronto Choir Opus 8 Impresses In Multifaceted Debut Album
Toronto's Opus 8 choir breaks through with a debut album featuring a patchwork quilt of eras, moods, and styles.
SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik Delivers Musical Thrills With Baroque Diva Karina Gauvin
Tafelmusik Orchestra’s “Baroque Diva” concert program at Koerner Hall a many layered thrill.
SCRUTINY | The Man Who Married Himself An Emotionally Distant Take On Narcissism And Gender Identity
The Man Who Married Himself speaks to our times, from narcissistic male leadership to the fluidity of gender identity.
SCRUTINY | Second TSO New Creations Concert Proves Art Music Is Alive And Thriving
Second TSO's New Creations Festival concert keeps momentum high with an eclectic program featuring Owen Pallett, Nico Muhly, and Aaron Jay Kernis, and Harry Stafylakis.
SCRUTINY | Czech Prazak Quartet Performs Rarely Heard Bruckner Work At Jane Mallett Theatre
Prazak Quartet sharpens their bows with two gems by Bruckner and Dvorak, but intonation issues curb an otherwise riveting performance of Haydn's Quartet in B-flat Major.