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FEATURE | Music And The Happiness Curve — Fulfilling The Dreams Of Adult Amateurs

By Robin Roger on July 5, 2019

A look at how the Toronto Summer Community Academy fills an essential need for serious music students who want to keep learning.
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FEATURE | Music And The Happiness Curve — Slapping The Djembe At The RCM Wide Open House

By Robin Roger on June 27, 2019

At this year’s Royal Conservatory Wide Open House Ludwig Van's Robin Roger puts her learning to the test by signing up for demo classes in instruments she doesn't play.
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PRIMER | Toronto Public Library To Host Symposium On Black Opera With Jessye Norman

By Robin Roger on February 12, 2019

As part of a week of celebrations with soprano Jessye Norman, winner of the 12th Glenn Gould Prize, this symposium will trace the struggles of artists of African origin to enter the operatic world.
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INTERVIEW | Pay Attention Toronto, Rob Kapilow Is Here To Teach Us How To Listen

By Robin Roger on October 28, 2018

How conductor, composer, commentator and author Rob Kapilow reveals the inner workings of music in a way that anyone can understand.
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FEATURE | Diary Of A First Time Page Turner

By Robin Roger on August 13, 2018

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.
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FEATURE | The Toronto Summer Music Festival: A Buzz of Learning Communities

By Robin Roger on July 17, 2018

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.
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GUIDE | The Ludwig Van Guide To Summer Reading Part 2

By Robin Roger on July 6, 2018

Back by popular demand! Part two of our special on classical music summer reading with a special focus on Lenny Bernstein At 100. 
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GUIDE | The Ludwig Van Guide To Summer Reading Part 1

By Robin Roger on June 16, 2018

Mini-reviews of several of the best books on Bernstein, released for the Centenary and also from years prior.
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MUSIC AND MOBILITY | My Experience Going To A Concert With A Broken Foot (Pt. 2)

By Robin Roger on March 23, 2018

Ludwig Van sends a writer with a broken foot to test the level of accessibility at some of Toronto's most well-known local concert halls. This is what happened.
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THE SCOOP | Toronto Summer Music Festival Season To Be Inspired By The Great War

By Robin Roger on March 10, 2018

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.
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