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PRIMER | Symphony In The Barn Gears Up For A Weekend Of Food And Music On The Farm

By Hye Won Cecilia Lee on July 25, 2018

With its focus on locality, creativity and cross-pollination, the Symphony In The Barn promises a full-weekend of beauty, in the great Ontario summer outdoors.
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IN MEMORIAM | The Musical Life Of Peter Longworth: Reflections On His Legacy

By Hye Won Cecilia Lee on June 29, 2018

Musicians far-and-wide share personal memories of the multifaceted pianist, teacher, colleague and mentor, Peter Longworth, who died aged 54.
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PRIMER | Soundstreams Season Closer Is A Tribute To Moments That Matter Most

By Hye Won Cecilia Lee on June 4, 2018

Soundstreams explores stories and scenes from human joy and suffering, in a concert of works by David Lang and James Rolfe.
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PRIMER | Looking Ahead To 21C, The Last New Music Festival Left Standing

By Hye Won Cecilia Lee on May 22, 2018

As we fast approach the end of the 2017-18 concert season, Toronto welcomes the fifth edition of its 21C Music Festival this week. This year’s ambitious and colourful programming promises both the friendliness and the boldness of our contemporary music scene.
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PRIMER | Why Hockey Noir Just Might Be The Most Canadian Opera Ever

By Hye Won Cecilia Lee on May 7, 2018

With most of the Canadian hockey teams out of the playoffs this year, a brand new opera set in the middle of the intense rivalry between Montreal and Toronto, promises to keep the hope alive.
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PRIMER | Imagine The Beauty Of A Solo Cello, Then Multiply That By Eight

By Hye Won Cecilia Lee on May 1, 2018

Ludwig van Toronto chats with the creative team behind 'CelloDrama!', an unusual concert opening this week at the Women's Musical Club of Toronto with special guest soprano Shannon Mercer.
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MAJOR CHORDS | Why The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Perfectly Sums Up The Future Of Orchestral Aspirations

By Hye Won Cecilia Lee on February 6, 2018

Where most post-secondary schools have long since abandoned serious music education, and summer programs provide only seasonal work, the TSYO offers young musicians the experience orchestral life all year round.
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ON THE RADAR | Local Classical Musicians Launch Fundraiser For Homeless

By Hye Won Cecilia Lee on January 26, 2018

When David Bowser of the Mozart Players called for a benefit concert on the first day of 2018, the City’s musicians flocked in with enthusiasm.  On Saturday, January 27, Torontonians are cordially invited to join an orchestra of volunteer musicians for the Out of the Cold Benefit Concert for Toronto Homeless at the Church of the Redeemer, 8 pm.
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ON THE RADAR | Why We're Excited About Continuum's Time Travels Light This Week

By Hye Won Cecilia Lee on January 18, 2018

Drawing from the kitchen sink: Morse code, the sounds of insects and animals, a youthful impression of California past, and visceral loneliness in the stark landscape of Iceland. How did we get here? Continuum's Ryan Scott walks us through it.
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ZERO IN | Charles Richard-Hamelin Finds His Stride

By Hye Won Cecilia Lee on January 17, 2018

Since his major breakthrough at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, we catch up with Charles Richard-Hamelin ahead of his appearance with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as part of the Mozart @262 Festival.
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