SCRUTINY | Music Prevails In National Youth Concert
A kaleidoscopic concert commemorating Canada's 150 years, as offered by two national youth ensembles at Toronto Summer Music.
RECORD KEEPING | Nézet-Séguin Takes On Mendelssohn
Nézet-Séguin brings his usual energy and attentiveness to this project; nevertheless there may be more than one missing element.
SCRUTINY | Rolston String Quartet Delivers Exquisite Justification Of Banff Win
The Rolston String Quartet bring cohesion and luminosity to a programme of evergreen and modern works at Toronto Summer Music.
SCRUTINY | Mason Bates Opera Does The Job In Santa Fe
Cutting-edge tech in opera? Steve Jobs would have been proud, as Apple lends its star power to the Santa Fe contemporary opera scene.
SCRUTINY | Toronto Summer Music Bravely And Boldly Puts Canadian Works Alongside Classical Canon
Get your hockey game on! Toronto Summer Music pitted the Classicists against the Canadians last night in a friendly match.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Walton In His Finest Hour
A fine selection of Walton's major orchestral works, in a standout reading by Anthony Marwood and the BBC Scottish Symphony.
SCRUTINY | A Long-Awaited Canadian Recital Debut By Soile Isokoski
By Joseph So on July 19, 2017
In Finnish, English, German, and Portuguese, soprano Soile Isokoski took the Toronto Summer Music audience on a world tour with pianist Martin Katz.
SCRUTINY | Letters From Munich: Don Giovanni
By Joseph So on July 18, 2017
Fresh voices and youthful energy make Gärtnerplatztheater’s Don Giovanni a winner. A look into Munich's second opera company.
SCRUTINY | Violinist James Ehnes Wows In Solo Recital
James Ehnes mounts a one-man show, rendered in "high-definition" for the Toronto Summer Music Festival audience.
SCRUTINY | Letters From Munich: Die Zauberflöte @39 And Still Magical
By Joseph So on July 16, 2017
Munich Opera presented a solid, authentic performance; however, circumstances posed problems to realising this endeavor for the 21st century.