FEATURE | Stratford Summer Music Makes A Promise To Music
While many festivals struggle for years establish themselves against dwindling attendance and funding, Stratford Summer Music seems somehow, to make it all look so easy.
PREVIEW | Tafelmusik Goes Au Natural At The Hearn For Luminato
By Ieva Lucs on June 16, 2016
The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra prepares to take the stage at The Hearn, acoustically naked but unafraid.
INTERVIEW | Reflections: James Ehnes @ Forty
By Joseph So on June 5, 2016
James Ehnes @ 40: Canadian superstar violinist shares his thoughts on career and life.
INTERVIEW | Passion And Creativity: Conversations With Brian Finley
By Joseph So on June 3, 2016
"I’m not an aggressively bizarre composer, but I’m colourful." Composer-pianist Brian Finley chats about his new opera, The Pencil Salesman, premiering this June at The Westben Arts Festival.
INTERVIEW | Reflections: Douglas McNabney Bids Farewell to Toronto Summer Music Festival
By Joseph So on May 16, 2016
TSMF’s departing Artistic Director Douglas McNabney, reflects on the past and looks to the future.
PROFILE | Orchestral Obsessions: In Conversation With Matthias Pintscher
Matthias Pintscher redefines the ego-driven approach to conducting and composition that has notoriously, and maybe unfairly, defined 20th-century classical music making.
PROFILE | Face-To-Face With Elizabeth DeShong
By Joseph So on April 26, 2016
In a wide-ranging, in-depth interview, the American mezzo shares her thoughts on her art and her life.
Q&A | A Few Minutes With Soprano Leslie Ann Bradley
Soprano Leslie Ann Bradley shares whose musical style she secretly covets, and that time she got a pair of shoes from Oprah.
Q&A | 28 Questions For Rosemarie Umetsu
Rosemarie Umetsu answers 28 questions, including the strangest place she's ever been, and things that make Toronto a great place to live.
PROFILE | Russell Hartenberger: You Can't Make Me Call It Minimalism
A jaunt through the history of the Steve Reich Ensemble, with original member, Russell Hartenberger.
INTERVIEW | Emily D’Angelo: "Stay grateful and remember that it's not about me"
By Joseph So on March 19, 2016
The fast-rising Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo shares her thoughts on being true to her music and herself.
PROFILE | COC Debut Artist Bass-Baritone Josef Wagner
By Joseph So on February 1, 2016
In a wide-ranging interview, the Austrian bass-baritone talks about his life and his career.