Concert review: Renée Fleming dazzles with serious art song recital
Such is the American soprano’s charm — and such is her constant quest for something different and challenging.
Moment Musical: Joel Quarrington provides perfect accompaniment to flowering spring
Here’s a gorgeous musical moment in Erich Korngold’s Garden Scene
, played by bassist Joel Quarrington and pianist Jean Desmarais in the Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur in Montreal on March 26 (the video was made by John Klepko
SCRUTINY | TSO: Happy Ending and Then Some in Mahler's Second
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, with Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and guests, perform Mahler's Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”.
SCRUTINY | Toronto Symphony's Maureen Forrester Tribute Gets It Right
By Joseph So on October 20, 2017
Toronto Symphony Orchestra's tribute a heartwarming reminder of a how big an impact Maureen Forrester made on our community.
Critic's picks: Notable Toronto performances for Sept. 10 to 16
By John Terauds on September 10, 2012
This outstanding foursome — Toronto Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Jonathan Crow, Montreal Symphony concertmaster Andrew Wan, TSO associate principal viola Eric Nowlin and MSO principal cello Brian Manker — represent the very best of the string quartet form and offer up three great works by Joseph Haydn (the best-loved fourth, in D Major, of the landmark six Op. 20 quartets from 1772), Johannes Brahms (the great C minor Op. 51 No. 1 quartet from 1873) and the late Jacques Hétu (Op. 19 String Quartet No. 1, from 1972) before they return to their regular jobs with the big orchestras. Tickets are $30 here
. (Note that the Orfords perform two of these three pieces for Mooredale Concerts
on Oct. 28.)
Review: Tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Julius Drake deliver textbook Lieder concert
The 47-year old English tenor gave a memorable recital at Koerner Hall on Sunday afternoon that was pretty much the epitome of the Very Serious Artist presenting a Very Serious Programme to a small but very appreciative and attentive audience.
Tonight: An organ recital by rising star David Enlow at St Thomas's Church
David Enlow, a former student of Toronto organist John Tuttle’s, performs a solo recital tonight at St Thomas’s Anglican Church on Huron St. It’s a wonderful opportunity to hear a fine musician Tuttle describes as, “among the top performers I have had the privilege to teach.”