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Tonight: Composer Peter Eötvös says goodbye to Toronto with wind-centric programme for New Music Concerts

By John Terauds on March 10, 2012

Chances are good he is going to get invited back as a guest conductor in a future season.
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Toronto classical concert and opera picks for April 8 to April 13, 2014

By Michael Vincent on April 8, 2014

8 Tuesday

  • Canadian Opera Company plus performers from Opera Atelier, with host Marshall Pynkoski at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Noon. Free
Co-artistic director Marshall Pynkoski, and Opera Atelier will present Lully’s unrestrained mythical musical tragedy Persée. The work features a heroic Perseus who battles the grisly Medusa to rescue princess Andromeda from her horrendous fate. What’s not to like? Info here.
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May 14: Toronto classical concert highlights for the next seven days

By John Terauds on May 14, 2012

We’re down to the last couple of weeks of the COC’s season, and the production to catch while you can is the double-bill of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, fabulously brought into the present day by director Catherine Malfitano, and paired with the richly intriguing Florentine Tragedy, by Alexander Zemlinsky.
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Concert review: Eve Egoyan the pianistic heroine of a serious art music programme

By John Terauds on November 26, 2013

On Tuesday night, the stars of the Jane Mallett Theatre stage were Toronto pianist Eve Egoyan, smartly dressed in black, and a big, black Steinway concert grand piano.
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Feb. 6: Toronto classical concert highlights for the next seven days

By John Terauds on February 6, 2012

Seven excellent picks for seven excellent days of live music:
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Preview: JunctQin trio gets hands-off blessing from Austrian composer Karlheinz Essl

By John Terauds on February 15, 2012

Essl, who creates and performs live, electronic musical interventions, is handing his laptop and tiny mixing board to Stephanie Chua. She, Elaine Lau and Joseph Ferretti, members of new music collective JunctQin, are set to perform a concert of Essl’s works at the Music Gallery on Friday night.
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SCRUTINY | Esprit Orchestra Gets Spring Fever At Season Closer

By Arthur Kaptainis on April 3, 2017

“Contemporary pops” is not a concept with much currency, but this is not a bad description of the program the conductor Alex Pauk put together to end the 2016-17 Esprit Orchestra season in Koerner Hall on Sunday night.
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Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony gets British piano star Benjamin Grosvenor ahead of Toronto

By John Terauds on February 20, 2013

The 20-year-old pianist who has captured the hearts of audiences and critics elsewhere still doesn’t have a Toronto concert booked, as far as I know.
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Toronto's cultural dilemma: An international city in a small-minded country

By John Terauds on February 2, 2012

There’s a grassroots revolt brewing among Toronto’s new music community over the continued absence of Canadian operas on Canadian Opera Company’s seasons. It’s been 13 seasons and counting since there’s been a Canadian work on its mainstage, and that’s beginning to rankle.
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Meditation: Setting poetry to music involves more than a few clever scribbles

By John Terauds on April 10, 2014

Most of the time, we listen to an opera or an art song as a whole. But that whole is really a sum of parts with complex – and sometimes contradictory – relationships.
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