PRIMER | Looking Ahead To 21C, The Last New Music Festival Left Standing
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.
PRIMER | Why Hockey Noir Just Might Be The Most Canadian Opera Ever
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.
PRIMER | Imagine The Beauty Of A Solo Cello, Then Multiply That By Eight
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.
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.