FEATURE | Toronto Ravel Unravels The Illness That Took Down A Musical Giant
By Robin Roger on December 23, 2019
Ravel's Brain becomes the focus of conversation at Hugh's Room at documentary screening.
ON THE RADAR | Two Biographies Bring The Lives Of Unsung Canadian Musical Heroes To Life
By Robin Roger on November 19, 2019
'The Organist: Fugues, Fatherhood and a Fragile Mind' (Mark Abley) and 'Jan in 35 Pieces' (Ian Hampton) illuminate the lives and struggles of working Canadian musicians.
FEATURE | Music And The Happiness Curve — Fulfilling The Dreams Of Adult Amateurs
A look at how the Toronto Summer Community Academy fills an essential need for serious music students who want to keep learning.
FEATURE | Music And The Happiness Curve — Slapping The Djembe At The RCM Wide Open House
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.
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.
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.
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.