INTERVIEW | So Percussion: A Backstory And Unique Evolution, Explained
Ahead of their all-Canadian premiere program at the 21C Music Festival this weekend, we chat with members of So Percussion to find out more about their history, and the importance of putting on a good show.
INTERVIEW | Terry Riley: "I would not have written ‘In C’ if I never had played jazz"
Renowned minimalist composer Terry Riley chats about his upcoming headline concert at RCM's 21C Music Festival at Koerner Hall, January 18.
PLAYLIST | A Deep Cuts Classical Listening List For Those Tired Of Christmas Carols
Eleven selections for those solitary moments, where one may peer into the heart of the winter, along with its icy beauty.
INTERVIEW | Why Pianist Gabriela Montero Will Not Shy Away
We caught up with pianist Gabriela Montero to talk about her latest program of works combining classical piano improvisations and compositions, and why she is telling the story of Venezuela.
PRIMER | Lives In Limbo: Against The Grain Grapples With The Displaced In Bound v.2
Against the Grain makes an opera matching Handel to a narrative inspired by the stories of migration and displacement due to war, discrimination, hate, and intolerance.
PRIMER | The Great Big Messiah List: A Guide For Holidays (2018 Edition)
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!
PRIMER | Tafelmusik Has Their Eyes On The Work Of Agostino Steffani
Bach we know... Handel, of course. But Steffani? This is all about to change in Toronto this November when Tafelmusik Orchestra & Chamber Choir will present a program dedicated to Agostino Steffani’s sacred and secular works: Drama and Devotion.
PROFILE | Chilly Gonzales: "I always consider myself a musician who happens to be playing the piano"
Ludwig Van's Cecilia Lee chats with Chilly Gonzales about his early days living in Montreal and Toronto, his move to Europe, and his love of the inner workings of music, no matter the genre.
PRIMER | Five Esprit Orchestra Concerts We're Looking Forward To This Year
Esprit Orchestra's 2018-19 season features varied works that will surely challenge, comfort, and intrigue searching ears.