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Emerson clears the air at Toronto Summer Music Festival opener

By Michael Vincent on July 24, 2014

 
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Exclusive: VIA Rail hassles Canadian string quartet en route to Toronto

By Michael Vincent on May 28, 2014

It seems an endless tale of woe for musicians beleaguered for traveling with their valuable instruments on planes. But according to one of Canada’s premiere contemporary music ensembles, the Bozzini Quartet, trains are just as difficult.
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Toronto classical concert and opera picks for April 8 to April 13, 2014

By Michael Vincent on April 8, 2014

8 Tuesday

  • Canadian Opera Company plus performers from Opera Atelier, with host Marshall Pynkoski at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Noon. Free
Co-artistic director Marshall Pynkoski, and Opera Atelier will present Lully’s unrestrained mythical musical tragedy Persée. The work features a heroic Perseus who battles the grisly Medusa to rescue princess Andromeda from her horrendous fate. What’s not to like? Info here.
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Toronto Classical concert picks for March 10, to March 16, 2014

By admin on March 10, 2014

10 Monday

  • Cecilia String Quartet with Stacie Dunlop and Shauna Rolston. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building. 7 p.m. $10-40
The Cecilia String Quartet return to their stomping grounds tonight with Schoenberg’s vibrant String Quartet No. 2, and American composer, Ed Harsh’s Down from Heaven, featuring guest soprano Stacie Dunlop. The program also includes Schubert’s String Quintet in C with cellist, Shauna Rolston. Info here.
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Toronto Classical concert picks for March 3, to March 9, 2014

By Michael Vincent on March 3, 2014

 
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Toronto classical concert picks for January 27 to February 2, 2014

By John Terauds on January 27, 2014

27 Monday

  • Pianist Roberto Turrin shows and tells at Walter Hall, 12:10 p.m. Free.
In his fantastic concert lecture on humour in music, Alfred Brendel insists that humour and music parted ways at the start of the 19th century. Italian pianist Pasolo Pessina, an ardent champion of new music who teaches at Concordia University in Montreal, begs to differ and promises to tell us why. His lecture is on humour in 20th century music, part of the ongoing, annual festival of new music organised by the faculty of Music. (Not many) details here.
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Toronto classical concert picks for January 20 to 26, 2014

By John Terauds on January 20, 2014

This should be quite an evening to begin an incredible week of public musicmaking at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music that includes masterclasses and a recital by Stephanie Blythe as well as the arrival of Gabriel Prokofiev to headline its annual festival of new music.
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Concert review: Mixed pleasures from Eybler Quartet and baritone Brett Polegato

By admin on January 18, 2014

The big draw on the programme was Eybler Quartet violist Patrick Jordan’s arrangement of the piano part from Robert Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Loves) for string quartet, double-bass and guitar.
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Toronto classical concert and opera picks for January 13 to 19, 2014

By John Terauds on January 13, 2014

Tuesday

  • Canada Sings at Danforth Church (60 Bowden St, at Danforth Ave.), 7 p.m.
Ask not what a choir can do for you, but what you can do for a choir. On the second Tuesday of each month, Toronto choral conductor and teacher Mark Bell convenes an hour of community singing for anyone interested in making some vocal noise together. It’s a great way to try out the experience of singing in a choir in a friendly, unthreatening and non-judgmental setting. You’ll find the season’s details here.
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Concert review: New violinist Mark Fewer helps St Lawrence String Quartet chemistry bubble along

By John Terauds on January 9, 2014

Founding violinist Geoff Nutall and violist Lesley Robertson, with Fewer and cellist Chris Costanza vividly demonstrated in a meaty programme that the St Lawrence continues to be about intensely committed performances that are more than fine balance, heaps of technique and great communication.
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Toronto classical concert picks for January 6 to 12, 2014

By John Terauds on January 6, 2014

To whet our appetites, here is Ghazi with some Liszt:
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Daily album review 32: New tango the old-fashioned way, on Alexander Sevastian's accordion

By John Terauds on December 6, 2013

Toronto transplant Alexander Sevastian gets the mood and sound just right in this collection of nine pieces, seven Piazzolla originals for solo accordion.
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