FEATURE | Sarah Slean By Candlelight
Inside Sarah Slean’s Riverdale home, candlelight, hors d’oeuvres, rosé and rustic flower arrangements set the scene for the launch of Slean’s first album in five years, Metaphysics.
CANADA MOSAIC | Nicole Lizée: Machines Behaving Badly
Composer Nicole Lizée: “The goal is to create portals into other dimensions.”
FEATURE | A Nod To Toronto's Women Of Music
In honour of International Women’s Day, we recognize women in Toronto’s classical music scene breaking the glass ceiling one day at a time.
FEATURE | Musical Tributes: The Lionization Of Matthew Shepard
By Brian Chang on February 26, 2017
An in-depth look at composer Craig Johnson's choral tribute to Matthew Shepard, the boy who would become the national symbol of violence against gays.
FEATURE | When Divas Are Fashionistas
By Robin Roger on February 22, 2017
How do performers create their appearance and what does it cost in time, effort and money? In the first of a series looking at musicians’ style and image Robin Roger chats with COC Ensemble Studio performers about how they created their visual signature.
FEATURE | Were Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen the Mozart and Beethoven of 20th-Century Folk Rock?
How a comparison between the styles of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen leads right back to Mozart and Beethoven.
FEATURE | It's Time to Talk About the Stigma Surrounding Musicians' Injuries
By Robin Roger on February 17, 2017
A look at performers and the practitioners who treat them, as well as the stigma connected to acknowledging injury in professional performance.
FEATURE | Valentine's Vibes: Celebrating Musical Power Couples
It's Valentine's Day and love is in the air. Here's a look at four classical music power couples.
FEATURE | Musical Tributes: Stories We Ignore At Our Peril
By Brian Chang on February 11, 2017
The first in our series exploring choral works, small and large, created to fight against conflict, war, destruction, murder, and loss. This week, Benjamin Britten’s anti-war masterpiece War Requiem.
FEATURE | Pondering The Direction Of Canadian Classical Music
A commemoration of classical music in Canada with contributions by pianist Jamie Parker, Tony Yike Yang and Darren Creech.