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MUSIC AND MOBILITY | My Experience Going To A Concert With A Broken Foot (Pt. 2)

By Robin Roger on March 23, 2018

Ludwig Van sends a writer with a broken foot to test the level of accessibility at some of Toronto's most well-known local concert halls. This is what happened.
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FEATURE | Beyond The Concert Hall: Toronto’s Church Music Scene

By Will Pearson on May 18, 2016

Musical Toronto takes a peek behind the pews of Toronto's vibrant Toronto’s Church music scene. "You don’t need to believe in God to come", says John Tuttle...
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PRIMER | Everything You Need To Know About Koerner Hall's 10th Anniversary Season

By Anya Wassenberg on June 5, 2018

With 102 concerts and events, including 478 Canadian artists, including several First Nations, and representing 27 countries, Koerner Hall’s 10th anniversary season kicks off and ends with mini-festivals, and offers a line-up that can only be called diverse.
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FEATURE | When Divas Are Fashionistas

By Robin Roger on February 22, 2017

How do performers create their appearance and what does it cost in time, effort and money? In the first of a series looking at musicians’ style and image Robin Roger chats with COC Ensemble Studio performers about how they created their visual signature.
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COMMENTARY | Sokolović, Monk Feldman Oddly Perfect for Canadian Opera Company Commission

By Tyler Versluis on January 19, 2015

Last week the Canadian Opera Company revealed a surprising series of commissions from Canadian composers: Barbara Monk Feldman’s Pyramus and Thisbe paired with Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento de Tancredi e Clorinda and Lamento d’Arianna in October and November 2015, Harry Somers’ monumental opera Louis Riel for the 2017-2018 season, and finally a new opera by Serbian-Canadian composer Ana Sokolović for the 2019-20 season...
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LINES OF ENQUIRY | Ten Pieces of Advice for Prospective Graduate Students in Musicology

By Curtis Perry on October 16, 2014

I recently started an MA program in Music and Culture further north, at Carleton University, Ottawa. I feel it could be useful to give a few points of advice based on my brief experience to far, for those who may be beginning to consider something similar, as the Fall marches on and the next year's plans come to view. Granted, this is only one graduate student's perspective one month in, but I'll do my best...
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SCHMOPERA | #UncleJohn: the Toronto Story

By Jenna Douglas on December 13, 2014

Joel Ivany is all about the audience’s experience, which translates into unconventional venues, like outdoor spaces subject to rain, mosquitoes, and sulphur, and extraordinary demands on the mechanics of opera, like the AtG Messiah chorus performing from memory, or managing Mozart recitative without any singer-conductor sight lines. The AtG creative team tends to work with a wild idea, and enough open minds around to try it out; the award-winning company has been full of successes from the beginning. All these unknown elements hover in the air throughout the rehearsal process, including the first performance, and no one really knows how they’ll all settle. In my own experience working with their team, there’s always a bit of alchemy that happens in AtG shows. In Banff, #UncleJohn was an incredible mix of good energy amongst the team, green and responsive audiences, and an unforgettable venue. The reward for all that creative work was enormous.
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FEATURE | What Does Multiculturalism Sound Like?

By Michael Vincent on October 12, 2016

Michael Vincent chats with RCM's Mervon Mehta about the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra, the first orchestra in Toronto comprised of recent immigrants to Canada.
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FEATURE | The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Brings Remembrance Day Home

By Jennifer Liu on October 30, 2017

To commemorate Remembrance Day, the TSO mount Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation, an emotionally powerful work by Canadian composer Jeffrey Ryan and Suzanne Steele, Canada’s war poet in Afghanistan.
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FEATURE | How A Toronto Neighbourhood Inspired A Homegrown La bohème

By Sara Schabas on May 17, 2017

Against The Grain Theatre brings Puccini’s La bohème back to the dive bar.
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