GUIDE | Ontario Summer Music Festivals 2022
Ontario music festivals are roaring back to life with in-person concerts this summer.
INTERVIEW | Sheku Kanneh-Mason On Reuniting With Family For Toronto Debut
Audiences are in for a royal treat when rising British superstar cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason marks his Toronto debut at Koerner Hall on May 6th.
FEATURE | How The Royal Conservatory Avoided A Disaster
“We’re still here.” The RCM's Dr. Peter Simon talks about how the venerable organization has weathered the global pandemic.
PROFILE | Nicolas Namoradze: ‘Life Is Full Of Surprises’
Spend an hour chatting with the brilliant musician Nicolas Namoradze, and it’s abundantly clear this is not your typical pianist.
SCRUTINY | 2021 Winnipeg New Music Festival Forges Ahead With A Gripping Program
The Winnipeg New Music Festival fearlessly forged ahead with its 30th annual celebration of contemporary music from January 23 to 29.
FEATURE | Glenn Gould: A Musician for Our Times
By Holly Harris on September 21, 2020
Glenn Gould’s closest confidantes talk about their memories, and what lessons we might learn from his life in the post-COVID-19 world.
PROFILE | Mark Rash: The Man Behind The Lens Of Classical Music
"I am an observer. I borrow the moment, then share it," says Toronto-born photographer Mark Rash in a conversation about his art and career capturing classical musicians.
FEATURE | Summer Chamber Music Festivals And The Art Of Post-Pandemic Survival
We talk with the artistic directors of three summer chamber music festivals during the COVID-19 crisis: Festival of the Sound (James Campbell); Roman Borys (Ottawa Chamberfest); and Stratford Summer Music (Mark Fewer).
PRIMER | Toronto's Taiko Drummers Nagata Shachu Return To Raise The Roof With Esprit Orchestra
Taiko drumming ensemble Nagata Shachu artistic director Kiyoshi Nagata and Esprit Orchestra's Alex Pauk talk about the return of Mono-Prism, a thundering work composed in 1976 for Japanese drums and orchestra.
SCRUTINY | NYO Canada Raises The Roof At Koerner Hall
To paraphrase a pithy bon mot popularly attributed to Walt Kelly, “We have seen the future of Canadian classical music, and it is the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.”