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FEATURE | The Mandle Philharmonic — The Makings Of A Concert From The Ground Up

By Ludwig Van on January 15, 2020

Tech entrepreneur turned conductor Mandle Cheung and members of the Mandle Phil talk about preparations for their concert on January 25, and how an orchestra came together from scratch.
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FEATURE | Classical Horoscopes: The Signs As Composers

By Michela Comparey on January 4, 2020

Tchaikovsky was a sensitive Taurus, Hindemith a resourceful Scorpio. The signs of the astrological zodiac and the composers who fit the bill.
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2019 REWIND | The Best Classical Music And Theatre Shows Of 2019

By Ludwig Van on December 28, 2019

From Toronto Summer Music to The Tallis Scholars, Ludwig van Toronto critics reflect on our favourite concerts of 2019.
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FEATURE | Toronto Ravel Unravels The Illness That Took Down A Musical Giant

By Robin Roger on December 23, 2019

Ravel's Brain becomes the focus of conversation at Hugh's Room at documentary screening.
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FEATURE | Elgin And Winter Garden Theatres Are An Enduring Testament To Toronto’s Entertainment History

By Anya Wassenberg on November 2, 2019

Toronto’s Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre are the last surviving double-decker theatres of the Edwardian era still in operation in the world.
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FEATURE | Deutsche Grammophon Artist Peter Gregson On ReComposing Bach And Writing For The Movies

By Anya Wassenberg on September 17, 2019

Scottish cellist and Deutsche Grammophon artist Peter Gregson talks about his rising career as performer and composer, and how both led him to write the score for the new movie 'Blackbird'.
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FEATURE | Classical Music Takes A Bow In François Girard's 'The Song Of Names'

By Anya Wassenberg on September 11, 2019

The Red Violin Director François Girard returns to his roots with a musical mystery about loss and remembrance.
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FEATURE | Riga Jurmala: The New Summer Classical Music Festival Everyone Is Talking About

By Lev Bratishenko on September 3, 2019

A look at the inaugural Riga Jurmala classical music festival, and what Canadian classical music festivals can learn from it. 
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FEATURE | The Piano Market Is Booming, And It's All Because Of China

By Anya Wassenberg on August 13, 2019

An estimated 50 million Chinese kids are now furiously studying classical piano. A look at China's modern-day piano-mania.
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CLASSICAL 101 | Why Is There No Saxophone In The Orchestra?

By Hye Won Cecilia Lee on August 7, 2019

With so many standard instruments included in the orchestra, where is the saxophone? The answer may surprise you.
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