SCRUTINY | TSO Loses Some Sleep With R.E.M.'s Mike Mills
"I’m still a rock star," I tell myself as I take my vitamin and go to bed by 9 p.m. But once a year, the Toronto Symphony present a late night concert that makes losing some sleep worth it.
THE SCOOP | Canadian Opera The Bells Of Baddeck Wins Parks Canada CEO Award Of Excellence
By Joseph So on June 18, 2016
The Bells of Baddeck, an opera on the lives of Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell by Canadian composer Dean Burry has won the Parks Canada CEO Award of Excellence (Visitor Experience Category), at a ceremony held in Gatineau, Quebec on June 13, 2016.
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.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trios And Viola Sonata (Decca)
The latest from Vladimir Ashkenazy featuring three works that span Shostakovich's entire creative life. "Caustic rhythms that sear into the listener’s conscience."
THE SCOOP | Soundstreams Names Ben Dietschi Executive Director
After serving as Interim General Manager of Soundstreams for the past six months, Ben Dietschi has been officially appointed Executive Director of Soundstreams.
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.
THE SCOOP | Honens Appoints Neil Edwards As New President
The Honens International Piano Competition has today announced the appointment of Canadian Neil Edwards, as President.
FEATURE | Hearing For Music Lovers, Part Two: Lively Listening
It’s time to put listening fitness on the agenda. Part two in our series about hearing for music lovers, we look at the difference between hearing and listening.
CRITIC'S PICKS | Nine Amazing Concerts You Should Absolutely See This Week
By Joseph So on June 14, 2016
Critic’s Picks for classical music and opera events in Toronto for the Week of June 13 to 19.
COFFEE BREAK | Astonishing Video Shows Mother And Daughter Playing Bach Double Concerto
Mother and daughter perform the first movement of Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, and the results are astonishing!
FEATURE | Music Illuminates Human Consciousness At Koerner Hall
The Gryphon Trio and mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah team up with leading neuroscientists to explore what happens in our brains when we engage with music.
FROM THE ROAD | Spoleto Festival: Chamber Music, The Little Match Girl As An Opera, And A Cross-dressing Love Story
Part 2/2 of our report on The Spoleto Festival featuring, Lachenmann's "The Little Match Girl", Dauvergne’s opera La Coquette trompée, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.