FEATURE | The National Ballet of Canada: Company Class During Lockdown
Holding Company Class on Zoom is helping the National Ballet's dancers cope with the realities of lockdown and social isolation.
FEATURE | Summer Chamber Music Festivals And The Art Of Post-Pandemic Survival
We talk with the artistic directors of three summer chamber music festivals during the COVID-19 crisis: Festival of the Sound (James Campbell); Roman Borys (Ottawa Chamberfest); and Stratford Summer Music (Mark Fewer).
FEATURE | Learning In Captivity: Adult Pianists Resolve To Keep Playing
Four adult music students talk about the need to keep practising and learning during the COVID-19 quarantine.
FEATURE | Piano Teachers Move From Studio To Virtual Lessons Without Missing a Beat
Without missing a beat, piano teachers went from being studio-based practitioners to virtual piano pedagogues, quickly enough that their students experienced minimal interruption.
FEATURE | B-A-C-H, Glazunov’s Dog, And Brahms’ Lost Loves — A Look At Music Cryptography
Musical cryptography is the use of music to encode messages. In its simplest form, the letters A through G can be used to spell out words or codes.
REPORT | Streaming Music, The Song Economy And Classical Music
Albums are falling by the wayside as the "song economy" takes over the music industry — but where does it leave classical music lovers?
INTERVIEW | François Girard Tells Us About His Unique Brand Of 'Flying Dutchman' For The Met Opera
We met director François Girard in New York, to talk about the Met Opera's production of Wagner's Die Fliegende Holländer and the comparisons between film and opera.
FEATURE | How Classical Music Is Taking On Climate Change
Fossil fuel combustion, industrial processes, deforestation, transportation and even Classical Music. Wait, what? Like everything, classical music has a bigger carbon footprint than you probably thought.
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.
FEATURE | Classical Horoscopes: The Signs As Composers
Tchaikovsky was a sensitive Taurus, Hindemith a resourceful Scorpio. The signs of the astrological zodiac and the composers who fit the bill.