MAJOR CHORDS | Why The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Perfectly Sums Up The Future Of Orchestral Aspirations
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.
ON THE RADAR | Local Classical Musicians Launch Fundraiser For Homeless
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.
ON THE RADAR | Why We're Excited About Continuum's Time Travels Light This Week
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.
ZERO IN | Charles Richard-Hamelin Finds His Stride
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.
ON THE RADAR | How Tafelmusik's Safe Haven Aims At The Heart Of The Refugee Experience
Following the success of Alison Mackay’s productions, The Galileo Project and Tales of Two Cities, comes Safe Haven, Mackay's latest multimedia concert program opening this week.
SCRUTINY | Soundstreams Electric Messiah With Beats Becomes A Tradition
Sans church pews and reverence, Soundstreams third annual Electric Messiah continues to guide an old tradition with new ideas.
ON THE RADAR | Things Are Getting Urgent At Continuum
Continuum Contemporary Music is just around the corner: Urgent Voices is an ambitious opener that reflects the core interest of this thirty-two-year-old organization: create, synthesize and present.
ROUNDUP | 10 Canadian Composers Who Are Redefining Classical Music
A survey of 10 Canadian composers, young and old, who are innovating the future of classical music.
ON THE RADAR | The Great Big Messiah List: A Guide For Holidays
Yes, Toronto, December is just around the corner and it means Messiah time: cut, uncut, traditional, children’s, a new adaptation — you can take your pick!