FEATURE | Beyond The Concert Hall: Toronto’s Church Music Scene
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...
PRIMER | Everything You Need To Know About Koerner Hall's 10th Anniversary Season
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.
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.
LINES OF ENQUIRY | Ten Pieces of Advice for Prospective Graduate Students in Musicology
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...
SCHMOPERA | #UncleJohn: the Toronto Story
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.
FEATURE | What Does Multiculturalism Sound Like?
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.
FEATURE | The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Brings Remembrance Day Home
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.
FEATURE | How A Toronto Neighbourhood Inspired A Homegrown La bohème
Against The Grain Theatre brings Puccini’s La bohème back to the dive bar.