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INTERVIEW | Cameron Carpenter's Radical Proposition

By Anya Wassenberg on April 11, 2018

As Cameron Carpenter travels the world with his incredible new international touring organ, he speaks about a new period of transition.
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FEATURE | Soundstreams 2018-19 Season Is A Contemporary Music Linchpin

By Anya Wassenberg on April 4, 2018

Soundstream's 2018-19 season looks forwards and backwards in provocative ways. Lawrence Cherney walks us through Soundstreams latest season as Toronto's contemporary music keystone.
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NEVER HEARD OF IT | Why Is New Music Such A Hard Sell?

By Anya Wassenberg on March 27, 2018

In this extraordinary age of creative innovation and artistic curiosity, why does new music continue to struggle to find an audience? Or does it?
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FEATURE | Can We Talk About Classical Crossover?

By Anya Wassenberg on March 13, 2018

Love it or hate it, the people have spoken. Classical crossover is more popular than traditional classical music, and it's only just getting started.
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THE SCOOP | Former Hamilton Phil Conductor Daniel Lipton At Large After Warrant Issued For Arrest

By Anya Wassenberg on March 9, 2018

Daniel Lipton, an acclaimed conductor of opera, remains at large after a warrant was issued for his arrest in Hamilton, Ontario for a sexual assault that his accuser claims occurred some three decades ago.
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FEATURE | A Look At The Growing Trend Of Movie Screenings With Live Orchestra

By Anya Wassenberg on February 16, 2018

The growing popularity of nostalgic flicks brought to life with a live orchestra has been gaining serious ground. We interviewed three major players behind this trend to find out exactly what's going on.
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STORIES | The Life Of A Pianist Turned Clothing Designer

By Anya Wassenberg on January 25, 2018

The journey of Rosemarie Umetsu from budding concert pianist to designer of choice to the classical music set and host-patron of musical soirées is a circular one. In the beginning, it was all about the music, and the piano she studied and practiced at for hours on end.
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HOT TAKE | Local Music Teacher Sues After Elementary School Calls Song Racist

By Anya Wassenberg on December 11, 2017

Does the popular song “Land of the Silver Birch” contain racist overtones? A Toronto area elementary school seems to think so, prompting a lawsuit from the music teacher who says it isn't.
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ISSUES | Why Are Toronto's "Big 6" Arts Boards Nearly All Men, And All White?

By Anya Wassenberg on December 1, 2017

Toronto is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, yet the leadership of Toronto's largest arts presenters remain mostly white and male. We aim to find out why.
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FEATURE | A Tour Of Toronto's Big Three Pipe Organs — Head-to-Head

By Anya Wassenberg on November 28, 2017

Ludwig Van tours three of the most important organs in Toronto — all Casavants — being among the largest in Canada, and one in the top 50 globally.
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