FITS & BURSTS | What Composers Can Learn From Tupac Shakur
When creating feels like pulling teeth, it's time to look at other ways to work smarter, not harder.
OPEN LETTER | From Canada Council For The Arts' Simon Brault Following Budget 2016
Canada Council for the Arts' Director and CEO Simon Brault responds to 2016 Federal Budget announcement which includes an extra $40 million plus the doubling of their annual budget.
EDITORIAL | Why There Are No Women In the TSO New Creations Festival This Year
It's time to talk about why there are no women in the TSO New Creations Festival this year. (In honour of International Women's Day).
CAPTAIN SENSIBLE | Doubling – A Useful Skill Or Another Expensive Instrument To Buy?
Doubling on a second instrument is undoubtedly cool and can make you a more versatile player, but how useful is it really?
FITS & BURSTS | The Sprezzatura Myth
Talent is recognizable, genius is misunderstood. A look at the relationship between talent and genius.
SCHMOPERA | Opera After Technology
If you have the Internet in your pocket, what's left to sing about?
POLITICS | Why Musical Toronto Endorses Anyone But Steven Harper for Prime Minister
With the Canadain Federal Election Vote approaching on Monday, Oct 19th, Musical Toronto is endorsing anyone BUT the Conservatives.
CAPTAIN SENSIBLE | The Happy Birthday Copyright Fiasco – A Summary and Some Questions
Should songs such as Happy Birthday, which play an important role in our cultural traditions and ceremonies, ever be subject to copyright?
CAPTAIN SENSIBLE | In Defence Of Going To Concerts Alone
Why going to a concert solo just might be the best thing ever.
EDITORIAL | The TSO Removes Audience's Right to Choose
The TSO have censored pianist Valentina Lisitsa based on her political views, which goes against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms...
FITS AND BURSTS | The Effect of Scheduled Start Times on Concert Attendance
Concert start times can be divided into two primary groups: The 7:30 and the 8:00 p.m. Besides the supreme importance of curating world-class artists and engaging programs, arts presenters must also invariably decide upon the start time of each show...