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SCRUTINY | Toronto Goes Hufflepuff Over Harry Potter With Live Symphony Orchestra

By Brian Chang on October 13, 2017

“I’m a big Harry Potter Fan”, shares Noa, fully dressed in Slytherin robes, ready to go (Snape would approve). Her enthusiasm for the world of wizardry beams off her.
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SCRUTINY | The Hogwarts Express Stops By The Toronto Stage

By Brian Chang on June 29, 2017

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone stops by the Sony Centre on its North American live film concert tour. Brian Chang reviews the show, with insight from conductor Justin Freer.
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FEATURE | Why A Group Of Classical Musicians Decided It Was Time To Sing

By Brian Chang on June 5, 2017

Acquired Taste is a choral community of musicians built around the idea that music ought to be about the joy and not the judgement.
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SCRUTINY | Oksana G. Opera An Emotionally Devastating Ride Into Darkness

By Brian Chang on May 27, 2017

Propelled by the strength of the score and cast, Tapestry Opera's Oksana G confirms the ugly truth behind human sex-trafficking.
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SCRUTINY | A Surprising Rendition With Pax Christi Chorale’s The Apostles

By Brian Chang on May 1, 2017

Pax Christi Chorale's performance of Edward Elgar’s The Apostles a fitting goodbye to conductor Stephanie Martin.
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INTERVIEW | What's Next For Stephanie Martin After Pax Christi Chorale?

By Brian Chang on April 20, 2017

After 20 years at the helm of Toronto's Pax Christi Chorale, Stephanie Martin chats about what's next on her intrepid musical horizon.
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SCRUTINY | Game of Thrones Live Cuts Deeper Than Swords

By Brian Chang on March 5, 2017

Fire spouts from the stage, it’s a hot flash that can be felt well back into the Air Canada Centre. This is Game of Thrones Live.
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FEATURE | Musical Tributes: The Lionization Of Matthew Shepard

By Brian Chang on February 26, 2017

An in-depth look at composer Craig Johnson's choral tribute to Matthew Shepard, the boy who would become the national symbol of violence against gays.
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SCRUTINY | TSO's Movie Night With Ratatouille Something Meaningful

By Brian Chang on February 19, 2017

TSO's live score to Ratatouille hits the mark for a well-timed family day weekend.
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FEATURE | Musical Tributes: Stories We Ignore At Our Peril

By Brian Chang on February 11, 2017

The first in our series exploring choral works, small and large, created to fight against conflict, war, destruction, murder, and loss. This week, Benjamin Britten’s anti-war masterpiece War Requiem.
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