Concert review: Music Niagara hears fine start to pianist André Laplante's summer pilgrimage
Music Niagara was the beneficiary of Laplante’s many talents, at the acoustically friendly (and air conditioned) St Mark’s Church.
SCRUTINY | That Choir Brings Out The Choral Chills At Christmas Concert
By Brian Chang on December 19, 2016
That Choir brings their "A" game to Christmas concert full of gleeful choral surprises.
Concert review: A golden night for Andrew Davis, Evgeny Kissin and Toronto Symphony
There was an operatic theme and feel that ran through much of the music, which straddled the late-Romantic bloom of late-19th century orchestral writing and the colourful harmonic adventures of the early years of the 20th century.
SCRUTINY | Zodiac Trio's Five-Course Recital Leaves Some With Indigestion
Zodiac Trio served an eclectic but ultimately forgettable menu of repertoire for clarinet, violin, and piano at the WMCT.
Online: Benjamin Britten's War Requiem with Simon Rattle and Berlin Philharmonic
The soloists are wonderful: soprano Emily Magee, tenor John Mark Ainsley and baritone Matthias Goerne.
Concert review: Tafelmusik's Spanish-themed programme full of spark
The programme followed non-Spanish-born composers with connections to the Iberian peninsula, beginning with the baroque period and ending with Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805), who has come down to us in the shadow of Mozart and Haydn.
Tonight: A free taste of sensual Spanish and Latin American piano music
Boizán left Cuba for Vancouver after graduating from the conservatory in Havana. Among several notable teachers she has had since then was the late queen of Iberian pianism, Alicia de Larrocha, with whom Boizán spent three years.
Concert review: Vienna Philharmonic more concened with technique than musical story
I couldn’t help asking myself that question at Roy Thomson Hall on Wednesday night as the storied Vienna Philharmonic performed a programme whose express mission was to show off everything these fine musicians can do.
SCRUTINY | Plenty To Celebrate In TSO Russian Evening With Daniil Trifonov
A-lister pianist Daniil Trifonov joins the Toronto Symphony and Peter Oundjian for an all-Russian program that was well worth the journey.
Concert review: Toronto Symphony in vividly fine form with James Ehnes and Stéphane Denève
The musical results, delivered with the help of Canadian violin star James Ehnes, were just as spectacularly fine – even if the programme itself was a bit more subdued.