FEATURE | Diary Of A First Time Page Turner
Ludwig Van writer Robin Roger shares her first-hand experience as a novice page turner, which she learns, requires timing, dexterity, grip accuracy, visual acuity and eye-tracking and even good balance.
FEATURE | The Toronto Summer Music Festival: A Buzz of Learning Communities
Following a fantastic opening week of the TSMF, Artistic Director Jonathan Crow chats about the community of highly committed music learners, and equally engaged music teachers at the TSMF Community Academy.
GUIDE | The Ludwig Van Guide To Summer Reading Part 2
Back by popular demand! Part two of our special on classical music summer reading with a special focus on Lenny Bernstein At 100.
GUIDE | The Ludwig Van Guide To Summer Reading Part 1
Mini-reviews of several of the best books on Bernstein, released for the Centenary and also from years prior.
THE SCOOP | Toronto Summer Music Festival Season To Be Inspired By The Great War
TSMF 2018 will explore a breadth of musical perspectives, past and present, through works by Brahms, Messiaen, Ravel, Shostakovich, as well as music from today’s composers including Chan Ka Nin, Steve Reich, Kinan Azmeh, Abigail Richardson Schulte, and Tim Corlis.
MAJOR CHORDS | We Don't Mean To Alarm You But The Piano Six Super Group Is Back
The Next Generation of Piano Six is the best possible example of what goes around comes around.
SCRUTINY | Toronto Operetta Theatre’s Candide Kicks Off the Bernstein Centenary
By Robin Roger on December 29, 2017
Technically speaking, Leonard Bernstein’s centenary year begins at midnight Sunday night, but by then Toronto Operetta Theatre will be well ahead of the pack of homage-payers, after three performances of Bernstein’s idiosyncratic work of genius, Candide.
MAJOR CHORDS | Can We Really Take Pleasure From Music Born From Suffering?
By Robin Roger on December 8, 2017
This was one of the questions posed by a gathering of music scholars and performers who met at the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto this week.