Classical 101 | Why Is The Oboe Used To Tune The Orchestra?
Have you ever wondered why orchestras tune with the oboe? Follow along as we uncover the history behind this curious convention.
CLASSICAL 101 | Why Is There No Saxophone In The Orchestra?
With so many standard instruments included in the orchestra, where is the saxophone? The answer may surprise you.
PRIMER | Why Seven Deadly Sins Just Might Be One Of The Most Innovative Concerts Of The Season
What does sin mean in 21st-century? Soundstreams have created a program of seven works threaded together to answer that very question.
PRIMER | The Team Behind Esprit Orchestra's Grand Slam Reminds Us What's At Stake
We catch-up with Joseph Johnson, Ryan Scott and Chris Thornborrow to learn the story behind Esprit Orchestra's upcoming Grand Slam concert this Sunday at Toronto's Koerner Hall.
PRIMER | The Rolston Quartet Brings Different Trains To Soundstreams
The Rolston Quartet returns to Toronto to present a rare performance of Steve Reich's Holocaust Opus “Different Trains” with video hauntingly realized by Spanish filmmaker Beatriz Caravaggio.
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.