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Pianist Marc-André Hamelin to start Tuesday's Music Toronto recital with Golden Age Bach transcription

By John Terauds on January 21, 2013

It’s not that pianists of the time played better. From a technical point of view, we may be living in better than golden times. Rather, what pianists played in concert embodied all of music — from popular songs to opera to symphonies to the great works for other solo instruments.
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Podcast: Luigi Rossi's baroque oratorio Giuseppe gets Hamilton and Toronto premieres this weekend

By John Terauds on March 15, 2013

The concerts — at Hamilton’s McNeil Baptist Church on Saturday at 2 p.m., at Toronto’s Bloor St United Church later that day at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at Kingston Rd United Church in Toronto — feature five singers and five instrumentalists, all people who should do a great job with this beautiful music.
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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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Preview: Tenor meets eight cellos in James Rolfe's setting of Archibald Lampman's winter poems

By John Terauds on September 22, 2012

Winter Songs gets its premiere at the Betty Oliphant Theatre (at 404 Jarvis St) tomorrow night in a concert that revolves around the cello — the instrument usually credited as being closest to the sound and expressiveness of the human voice.
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INTERVIEW | Stewart Goodyear Takes His Canadian Roots Very Seriously

By Michael Vincent on December 2, 2016

Pianist Stewart Goodyear chats about his upcoming concert on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Koerner Hall featuring the premiere of his new work, “Acabris! Acabras! Acabram!”.
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Preview: Past and present meet in York University's twist on John Gay Beggar's Opera

By John Terauds on January 27, 2014

This isn’t drawn from the pages of Maclean’s or a Torontoist post of 2014, but a nearly 300-year-old line from The Beggar’s Opera, a musical by John Gay that took London by storm in 1728.
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FIVE MINUTES | With A Very, Very Busy Monica Pearce

By Tyler Versluis on August 8, 2016

Both an arts administrator and a composer, Monica Pearce explains how she manages to find a balance.
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Interview: Dramatic purpose comes first for Peter Grimes tenor Roger Honeywell

By John Terauds on October 3, 2013

Chat with just about any opera singer, and you’ll discover someone who fell in love with music and singing as a teenager, went to a music school, and then figured out how to convey the stories of opera on stage. But Honeywell was 32 when he decided to become a singer in 1999.
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Soprano Suzie LeBlanc embarks on incredible voyage with poet Elizabeth Bishop

By John Terauds on November 28, 2012

Canadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc is on a mission to reunite the real words with the possible music of Bishop’s universe. It’s a mission that has proven to be, like so many adventures, full of unexpected twists.
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FIVE MINUTES | Adam Scime On The Creative Process

By Tyler Versluis on July 25, 2016

Talking to Adam Scime reveals a mind heavily concerned with harmonising artistic integrity and discipline in the creative process.
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