FEATURE | 25 Seasons Of Jubilation With Toronto’s Singing Out!: The LGBTQ Chorus
By Brian Chang on November 29, 2016
Twenty-five years ago when Singing Out! started, the world was a very different place. The history of an organization like Singing Out! cannot be underestimated — they were welcoming, loving, and proud at a time when it was not always safe to do so.
CRITIC'S PICKS | Twelve Classical Music Shows You Should Absolutely See This Week
By Joseph So on November 28, 2016
Critic’s Picks for classical music events in Toronto for the week of Nov. 28 – Dec. 4.
RECORD KEEPING | Danse Macabre Marks A Golden Age On CD For The OSM
The OSM take on the dark side with Danse Macabre, a compelling second release on the Decca label.
SCRUTINY | Long Yu, TSO Get To The Heart Of Shostakovich
Guest conductor Long Yu pulls an extraordinary Shostakovich from the Toronto Symphony.
PREVIEW | The Music Gallery Gears Up For The Viking Of 6th Avenue
There is no one quite like him. Percussionist Russell Hartenberger recounts a fateful meeting with Moondog — one of the most original composers of the last century.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | András Schiff Redefines The Encore
Andras Schiff explores links to Schubert, Mozart, Haydn and Bach in an album of encores which adds up to humble restraint and deep introspection.
THE SCOOP | Yannick Nézet-Séguin To Take Europe By Storm With Orchestre Métropolitain
For the first time in its history, The Orchestre Métropolitain will be embarking on an international tour spearheaded by superstar conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
THE SCOOP | Banff Centre Announces Revamped Summer Classical Music Program For 2017
Since being appointed Co-Artistic Directors of the Summer Music Residency program at Banff Centre commencing 2017, Claire Chase and Steven Schick have gone back to the drawing board with a totally redesigned summer classical music program.
TRUTH AND MATTER | Tribute To Roland Dyens (1955–2016)
How classical guitarist and composer Roland Dyens slipped through the cracks and revitalized a generation of guitarists and music lovers.