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SCRUTINY | Dance Becomes Music With Echo Chamber Toronto

By Stephan Bonfield on February 24, 2020

Echo Chamber Toronto makes a convincing argument for combining contemporary dance and chamber music in Zingara at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse.
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SCRUTINY | The Toronto Symphony Doesn't Disappoint With Big Bad Bruckner

By Stephan Bonfield on February 23, 2020

TSO's majestic account of late German Romantic music, in spite of an uncooperative acoustic, wins us over.
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SCRUTINY: NACO And Joshua Bell Offer Luscious Interpretations Of Morlock, Mendelssohn And Boulanger

By Stephan Bonfield on February 7, 2020

The National Arts Orchestra of Canada (NACO) and Joshua Bell served up stunning work with Morlock, Mendelssohn and Boulanger - so good they made up for a misstep with Debussy.
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SCRUTINY | Peter Sellars' Take On 'Lagrime di San Pietro' A Moving Ode To A Life Lived In Regret

By Stephan Bonfield on February 2, 2020

Under the vision of legendary director Peter Sellars, Los Angeles Master Chorale sang Lasso's Lagrime di San Pietro to perfection.
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SCRUTINY | Toronto Symphony Orchestra Falls Back On Three Nationalist Favourites With Aziz Shokhakimov

By Stephan Bonfield on January 31, 2020

TSO guest conductor Aziz Shokhakimov and cellist Joseph Johnson wins the audience over with luscious, coherent harmony from Smetana, Dvorák, and Mendelssohn.
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SCRUTINY | Toronto Symphony Stop To Smell The Roses For Mozart 40

By Stephan Bonfield on January 23, 2020

All you need to perform Mozart's Symphony No. 40 is 40 players, it turns out.
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SCRUTINY | Lucas Debargue Dazzles Sold-Out Audience In His Toronto Recital Debut

By Stephan Bonfield on January 18, 2020

French pianist Lucas Debargue thrilled the Koerner Hall audience with his unique interpretations and intriguing musical personality.
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SCRUTINY | An Absorbing Performance Of Choral Gems By The Tallis Scholars

By Stephan Bonfield on December 9, 2019

The Tallis Scholars impressed a sold-out crowd with an afternoon performance of choral gems at Koerner Hall.
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SCRUTINY | Jonathan Crow Leads TSO In Golden Performance Of Four Seasons And Appalachian Spring

By Stephan Bonfield on November 18, 2019

Jonathan Crow and the TSO charmed the audience with refined interpretations of Braden, Copland and Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons.
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SCRUTINY | Another Triumph For The TSO As Sir Andrew Davis Conducts Russian Masters

By Stephan Bonfield on November 14, 2019

Sir Andrew Davis at his interpretive best, and powerful performances from violin soloist Karen Gomyo and the TSO, create a memorable night of Russian masters and a Canadian composer’s premiere.
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