THE SCOOP | Toronto May Soon Get A New 9-Story Cultural Hub And Concert Hall
The University of Toronto and the New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro have revealed designs for a new campus building and concert hall to replace McLaughlin Planetarium at 90 Queen's Park.
THE SCOOP | Karen Kain To Make Directorial Debut With New Staging Of 'Swan Lake' At National Ballet
With a brand new production of "Swan Lake" along with world premieres, and a new commission, the National Ballet of Canada's 2019/2020 season announcement is marked by a series of firsts, even as it looks back to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Artistic Director Karen Kain.
THE SCOOP | RCM 2019/20 Season Preview: “I go looking for great music” Says Mervon Mehta
From Renaissance opera for the 21st century to a premiere by a Canadian jazz icon, RCM's 2019/20 season preview includes a few surprises up its sleeve.
INTERVIEW | The Secret Behind The Success Of André Rieu
Known as the “King of the Waltz”, violinist André Rieu has managed to become a classical music rock star rivalling the popularity of artists such as Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and AC/DC — an idea, he says started long ago with Mozart and Johann Strauss.
FEATURE | Are Animals Really Capable Of Making Music?
Doggos dig Mozart, goldfish can distinguish between Stravinsky and Bach, and elephants are better at staying in time than we are, as it turns out.
FEATURE | That Time When Toronto Was The Piano Building Capital Of The World
Heintzman, Mason & Risch, Mendelssohn Piano Co., Newcombe Piano Co., Nordheimer, and Gourlay, Winter & Leeming, all major piano manufacturers in Toronto. Where did they all go?
THE SCOOP | Sistema Toronto Receives $175K Grant From The Azrieli Foundation
In the wake of a provincial government let down, Sistema Toronto has been thrown a lifeline by the Azrieli Foundation to the tune of $175,000.
INTERVIEW | 'Maria By Callas', In Her Own Words, Makes Us Re-Think Everything We Thought We Knew About Her
The documentary, which features never before seen footage that allows Maria Callas to tell her story in her own words, is a harsh look at the realities of fame and glamour.
THE SCOOP | Ontario Government Cuts Music Education Funding For At-Risk Kids
Ontario government has pulled a promised $500,000 in funding for at-risk children, sending Sistema Toronto scrambling just weeks before the start of the school year.