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SCRUTINY | Bang On A Can All-Stars Bang On Canada

By Michael Vincent on May 28, 2017

Bang on a Can All-Stars prove they are still up for anything.
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SCRUTINY | Sir Andrew Davis And Toronto Symphony Have An Arresting Way With Beethoven

By John Terauds on May 27, 2017

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.
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SCRUTINY | Cecilia String Quartet Put Women On Equal Footing At 21C

By Joshua Denenberg on May 26, 2017

Engineered by Cecilia String Quartet cellist Rachel Desoer, her and the quartet deserve praise for putting the spotlight on female representation in new music.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | What's Wrong With Luxembourg Philharmonic's Shostakovich?

By Norman Lebrecht on May 26, 2017

Great recordings are easy to review. Likewise bad ones. About 99.5 percent of all releases fall somewhere in between. This is one of them.
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SCRUTINY | The 21C Festival Opens With The Hard Stuff. Handle With Care

By Joshua Denenberg on May 25, 2017

Night one of the RCM’s 21C Festival kicks off with a fascinating program of works performed by the COC Orchestra.
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INTERVIEW | An Inside Look At Key Changes To The 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

By Jennifer Liu on May 24, 2017

Musical Toronto gets up to speed with Van Cliburn International Piano Competition CEO and president Jacques Marquis for an inside look at key changes to the 2017 edition.
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RECORD KEEPING | NACO Release Reminds Us To Look No Further Than Our Backyard For Talent

By Paul E. Robinson on May 23, 2017

This has been an important year of recognition for Canadian composers, thanks in part to projects like the NACO's "Life Reflected" featuring works by Zosha Di Castri, Jocelyn Morlock, Nicole Lizée, and John Estacio.
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SCRUTINY | AtG’s La bohème Revival Fresh And Endearing

By Joseph So on May 22, 2017

Against the Grain's La bohème (the show that started it all) is as fresh as ever, with a new cast and a new sense of hyper-local immediacy.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Kathleen Ferrier Was A Voice To Remember

By Norman Lebrecht on May 19, 2017

"She simply soars." An upcoming release of English contralto Kathleen Ferrier includes six new tracks poised to keep this musical marvel alive.
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SCRUTINY | Two Remarkable COC Ensemble Artists Leave The Nest

By Joseph So on May 18, 2017

With Spring comes a bittersweet time of sad goodbyes followed by new beginnings for the COC Ensemble Studio Artists.
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