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SCRUTINY | Glenn Gould Gala Does Justice To Jessye Norman

By Arthur Kaptainis on February 21, 2019

Glenn Gould Prize Gala Concert Honouring Jessye Norman a memorable experience, and a fitting tribute to musical excellence.
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SCRUTINY | Folksy Dvorák From New-look Juilliard, With Help From Hamelin

By Arthur Kaptainis on February 15, 2019

The Juilliard String Quartet and Marc-André Hamelin send a valentine to Toronto with an intimate recital at Jane Mallett Theatre.
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SCRUTINY | Old Pro Zukerman Makes Real Music With The TSO

By Arthur Kaptainis on January 18, 2019

No one would award the TSO subscription concerts this week a prize for originality, but a few honours for burnished tone and old-fashioned musicality would not be amiss.
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SCRUTINY | 21C Music Festival: Goodyear Concerto Has The Sound Of A Winner

By Arthur Kaptainis on January 17, 2019

Virtuoso technique sees a confident start to the 21C Music Festival with Stewart Goodyear and the TSO in tow.
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SCRUTINY | Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Makes Handel's Messiah Shimmer With The TSO

By Arthur Kaptainis on December 18, 2018

Conductor Johannes Debus, four strong soloists, and a responsive TSO were great, but it was the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir under David Fallis that made this Handel's Messiah truly special.
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SCRUTINY | Thomas Søndergård Means Business At TSO

By Arthur Kaptainis on October 19, 2018

Half empty or half full? This depends, on your point of view, but if the quality of music-making is factored in, the latter descriptor applies to Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday and a concert by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
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SCRUTINY | Orchestra Métropolitain Sounds Like A Winner Under Yannick Nézet-Séguin

By Arthur Kaptainis on October 6, 2018

'Best Orchestra in Canada' is typically thought to be a fixed competition between three or four contenders. Last night's concert at Koerner Hall shows us that The Orchestra Métropolitain is one of them.
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SCRUTINY | Marc-André Hamelin Challenges The Ear At Music Toronto Season Launch

By Arthur Kaptainis on October 3, 2018

Music Toronto opens their 47th season with a rather serious program by piano virtuoso Marc-André Hamelin.
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SCRUTINY | Rachmaninoff’s Third Comes Back With Detail To Spare

By Arthur Kaptainis on September 27, 2018

If the concert did not reflect the TSO at its best, it had the makings of an evening that might.
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THE SCOOP | TSO Names 42-Year-Old Gustavo Gimeno As Next Music Director

By Arthur Kaptainis on September 17, 2018

Toronto has its own Gustavo — Gustavo Gimeno, who in September 2020 becomes the 11th music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
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