FIVE MINUTES | Adam Scime On The Creative Process
Talking to Adam Scime reveals a mind heavily concerned with harmonising artistic integrity and discipline in the creative process.
FIVE MINUTES | With Kevin Lau: "And I know when I’m there"
This week, we spend five minutes with composer Kevin Lau.
FIVE MINUTES | On Reaching Beyond With Rose Bolton
With this series, we push some of Toronto’s best composers to the centre stage and pry into their creative practice. This week, we meet Rose Bolton.
FEATURE INTERVIEW | A Cape Breton Summer: The Bells Of Baddeck
By Joseph So on June 28, 2016
The Bells of Baddeck: Soprano/Voice Teacher/Librettist/Producer Lorna Macdonald talks about her labour of love.
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.