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Toronto Summer Music Festival releases details on Festival Insiders events starting July 23

By Michael Vincent on July 12, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 11.03.26 AMIn just a few short weeks, Toronto Summer Music will begin rolling out its summer festival events across Toronto at Walter Hall, Koerner Hall and Heliconian Hall between July 22, to August 12.

They have just released an official announcement detailing the festival’s behind-the-scenes Insiders events, which include an impressive lineup of film screenings, interviews, lectures, and masterclasses with such artists as cellist Paul Watkins, pianists Pedja Muzijevic, Angela Cheng and Graham Johnson, U of T Faculty of Music Dean Don McLean, baritones François Le Roux, Christopher Maltman, and Sanford Sylvan, and TSO conductor Peter Oundjian.

For more details on the festival this year, see our exclusive interview with Douglas McNabney on the art of the summer festival here.

Here is the official release:

TORONTO…Details for the 2014 Toronto Summer Music Festival’s behind-the-scenes Festival Insiders events were announced today including film screenings, Musicians Up-Close interviews, guest lectures, and masterclasses. Festival Insiders Events take place at Walter Hall and Boyd Neel Room in the Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto (80 Queen’s Park).

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23
10:00 a.m.-Masterclass: Paul Watkins, cello (Walter Hall)

THURSDAY, JULY 24
2:00 p.m. – Musicians Up-Close: Pedja Muzijevic, piano (Walter Hall)
3:00 p.m. – Masterclass: Pedja Muzijevic, piano (Walter Hall)

FRIDAY, JULY 25
2:00 p.m. – Musicians Up-Close: Don McLean, Dean Faculty of Music, ` (Boyd Neel Room)
3:00 p.m. – Lecture: “From Romanticism to Modernity” by Rick Phillips (Boyd Neel Room)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
2:00 p.m. – Musicians Up-Close: François Le Roux, baritone (Walter Hall)
3:00 p.m. – Masterclass: François Le Roux, Professor of Voice, CNSMDP (Walter Hall)

THURSDAY, JULY 31
2:00 p.m. – Masterclass: Angela Cheng, piano (Walter Hall)
4:00 p.m. – Open Rehearsal: Shostakovich Piano Quintet (Walter Hall)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1
2:00 p.m. – Lecture: “Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and the Post-Revolution Delivery of Musical Innovation” by Ryan McClelland (Boyd Neel Room)
3:00 p.m. – Music on Film with Larry Weinstein: The War Symphonies- Shostakovich against Stalin (Boyd Neel Room)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5
2:00 p.m. – Musicians Up-Close: Christopher Maltman, baritone (Walter Hall)
3:00 p.m. – Masterclass: Graham Johnson, Art of Song (Walter Hall)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6
2:00 p.m. – Music on Film with Larry Weinstein: My War Years: Arnold Schoenberg (Boyd Neel Room)
4:00 p.m. – Open Rehearsal: Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer (Walter Hall)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7
2:00 p.m. – Masterclass: Sanford Sylvan, baritone (Walter Hall)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8
2:00 p.m. – Musicians Up-Close: Eric Nowlin & David Hetherington (Boyd Neel Room)
3:00 p.m. – Music on Film with Larry Weinstein: Ravel and Ravel’s Brain (Boyd Neel Room)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12
2:00 p.m. – Musicians Up-Close: Peter Oundjian (Koerner Hall)

Festival Insiders tickets are available at the door for $20 per day ($15 for 65+, $10 for under 35) or purchase a Festival Insiders Pass in advance for $75 ($55 for 65+, $35 for under 35) at www.torontosummermusic.com.
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For the full list of events see here.

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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