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SCRUTINY | The Allure Of Coffee Merges East And West In Tafelmusik’s Latest Multimedia Programme

By John Terauds on May 24, 2016

Tafelmusik's provides a risky, yet rewarding multimedia spin on music from 1700's Leipzig and Damascus.
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COFFEE BREAK | Robot Choir Makes You Want To Question Humanity

By Musical Toronto on May 20, 2016

Technology firm trains robot choir to sing Beethoven's "Ode to Joy".
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphonies 2 and 8 (Onyx)

By Norman Lebrecht on May 20, 2016

★★★★ (out of five) Unless you live in England — and, in most of the country, even if you do — you will have few opportunities to hear live performances of the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, the dominant national composer between Elgar and Britten.
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SCRUTINY | Boucher And Sy Shine At Final COC Vocal Series Concert

By Joseph So on May 18, 2016

Soprano Karine Boucher and tenor Charles Sy offer a fine end to a marvellous 2015/16 COC Vocal Series.
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FEATURE | Beyond The Concert Hall: Toronto’s Church Music Scene

By Will Pearson on May 18, 2016

Musical Toronto takes a peek behind the pews of Toronto's vibrant Toronto’s Church music scene. "You don’t need to believe in God to come", says John Tuttle...
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THE SCOOP | COC Responds To Accusations Of Vendetta Against National Post Music Critic

By Michael Vincent on May 17, 2016

Canadian Opera Company respond to accusations that they sought to silence longtime Canadian classical music critic Arthur Kaptainis.
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SCRUTINY | Singing is primo in Maometto II

By Arthur Kaptainis on May 17, 2016

This review of Maometto II appeared in the National Post but was removed after complaints by the Canadian Opera Company. While we are sensitive to concerns over unwarranted prejudice, we feel this review is balanced and have published it the spirit of open and fair criticism.
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INTERVIEW | Reflections: Douglas McNabney Bids Farewell to Toronto Summer Music Festival

By Joseph So on May 16, 2016

TSMF’s departing Artistic Director Douglas McNabney, reflects on the past and looks to the future.
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CRITIC'S PICKS | Nine Shows You Should Absolutely See This Week

By Joseph So on May 16, 2016

Critic’s Picks for classical music and opera events in Toronto for the Week of May 16 – 22, 2016.
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RECORD KEEPING | KAMP! Songs and Satire from Theresienstadt (Analekta)

By Paul E. Robinson on May 16, 2016

KAMP! Songs and Satire from Theresienstadt a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.
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SCRUTINY | Conductor Boreyko Gets To The Heart Of Babi Yar

By Arthur Kaptainis on May 14, 2016

Six to one. Three to two if conducting ability were all that mattered. Those are the odds I give Andrey Boreyko as a candidate for the music directorship of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
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SCRUNITY | A Little Too Cozy A Wild Romp That Subverts Mozart

By Michael Vincent on May 13, 2016

Against the Grain lived up to their name last night for the premiere of "A Little Too Cozy," a sassy English-language take on Mozart's "Così fan Tutte."
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