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The Ger Mandolin Orchestra a window on a once-popular form of community musicmaking

By Open Submission on November 2, 2013

The band that grew out of Yonai’s old photo — the Ger Mandolin Orchestra — makes its Canadian debut on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the George Weston Recital Hall.
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Opera review: Verdi's transformative Falstaff hits all right notes with Opera Hamilton

By Open Submission on October 23, 2013

Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff is popping up all over the place this season. In Toronto, New York, at Opera Hamilton and elsewhere, companies are choosing the maestro’s final work to salute his bicentenary.
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Creation and collaboration: A 5th birthday ode to Toronto's Toy Piano Composers collective

By Open Submission on October 6, 2013

The hardest part of the concert-going experience is finding an entry point …
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Classical Music 101: A beginner's survey of music education, composition and appreciation apps

By Open Submission on September 18, 2013

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A visit with the Dumbells, Canadian sketch comedy pioneers from the trenches of World War I

By Open Submission on June 12, 2013

The show follows the publication last fall of a history of the Dumbells and the “concert parties” that helped troops let off some steam in the midst of war.
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'One can never fully experience the real glory of the music unless it is heard live'

By Open Submission on June 7, 2013

On June 1, we put out a call for reader submissions on favourite musical experiencess in Toronto. Here is a wonderful personal story from Kathy Suranyi, who will get a copy of the new book, Roy Thomson Hall: A Portrait. Your story is welcome, too (details here).
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In his own words: Pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough on crafting concert vs flight of beer

By Open Submission on May 8, 2013

It has been a really exciting and personal project because it was a first for me in a couple of ways. I’ve played lots of contemporary music since I was teenager, but never a completely post-1960s program, and never a program where a good 50 per cent was written for me by people I can call friends.
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Concert review: Pianist Eve Egoyan enchants across a wide range of musical metaphors

By Open Submission on April 27, 2013

This is a guest review by Toronto poet Aparna Halpé of pianist Eve Egoyan’s solo recital and launch of new album 5, a collection of posthumously discovered works by Ann Southam, at the Glenn Gould Studio on April 19:
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Toronto Mahler Society celebrates 10th anniversary of spreading Mahleria

By Open Submission on April 25, 2013

Dr Patrick P.L. Lam, a member of the Toronto Mahler Society, offers an invitation to join the organization’s 10th anniversary celebration on May 8:
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Cathedral Bluffs Symphony vocal competition honours Clifford Poole's legacy of encouraging young talents

By Open Submission on March 12, 2013

Recent “graduates” of the competition include soprano Jenavieve Moore, who recently made her BBC début and is now singing on concert stages in Europe. Pianist Annie Zhou has gone on to perform with the Montreal, Minnesota, and Toronto Symphonies.
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