FEATURE | Sounds Of Science: Putting The Entertainment In Entrainment
Sounds of Science U of T Music Science Fair demonstrates cutting-edge scientific research to how we hear, feel, and think about music.
FEATURE | Soundstreams 2018-19 Season Is A Contemporary Music Linchpin
Soundstream's 2018-19 season looks forwards and backwards in provocative ways. Lawrence Cherney walks us through Soundstreams latest season as Toronto's contemporary music keystone.
EDITORIAL | Oh No No? : The Problem With Christmas Music Programming (Part One)
By Robin Roger on November 30, 2016
Christmas Music in a Multicultural World — how do non-Christian music lovers get through December? (Part One)
FEATURE | Royal Conservatory Widens its Reach with its Wide Open House
At the Royal Conservatory Wide Open House, Musical Toronto's Robin Roger got the chance to indulge her fantasies when she was handed a cello and a bow.
Editorial: CBC Classical music gender gap article poses new questions
It proved to be a controversial article and it prompted a number of very vocal responses by staff and supporters of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
SCHMOPERA | Opera for Kids
It’s true that enough slapstick comedy will get laughs from kids, even without much artistry behind it. But children are an honest litmus test for something like opera. They react in a big way, using their voices and bodies to tell the performers just how they feel about what’s happening onstage. Conversely, it’s really noticeable when there’s no reaction at all. If a performer mumbles his words, a joke falls flat and crickets are heard. If there’s no eye contact, no connection between singers and the kids, it’s pretty easy to lose their attention and never get it back. Stage director Ashlie Corcoran has her fair share of experience in directing children’s opera: “When I am directing an opera for children, my number one priority is that they have an artistic and cultural experience. By that, I mean that sometimes live performance directed at children is used as a vehicle to explore an issue, or a moral or a lesson. Personally, my priority is that the young audience walks away from their experience jazzed by what they saw – curious about the music, about staging and design, and inspired by live storytelling. Basically – wanting to see more opera, or theatre, or dance.”
FEATURE | Diary Of A First Time Page Turner
Ludwig Van writer Robin Roger shares her first-hand experience as a novice page turner, which she learns, requires timing, dexterity, grip accuracy, visual acuity and eye-tracking and even good balance.
PREVIEW | Tafelmusik Goes Au Natural At The Hearn For Luminato
By Ieva Lucs on June 16, 2016
The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra prepares to take the stage at The Hearn, acoustically naked but unafraid.
INTERVIEW | 'Maria By Callas', In Her Own Words, Makes Us Re-Think Everything We Thought We Knew About Her
The documentary, which features never before seen footage that allows Maria Callas to tell her story in her own words, is a harsh look at the realities of fame and glamour.
FEATURE | Why It Is So Important The COC Gets Louis Riel Right
The COC brings Louis Riel to light with an aim for reconciliation, and most importantly, input from Indigenous artists.