FEATURE | One Last Hurrah At The 2017 Montreal International Music Competition
Jennifer Liu catches up with Measha Brueggergosman, Christiane LeBlanc, James Norcop and the MIMC laureates for some post-competition talking points.
INTERVIEW | How Two Choreographers Set Out To Reimagine Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
We talk to choreographers Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek about, Figaro 2.0, a new ballet based on Mozart’s classic opera happening now at ProArteDanza.
Stratford Summer Music Festival drums up six weeks of fun and music
Yesterday, Stratford Summer Music Festival announced the program line-up for their fourteenth season, starting July 14th through August 24th.
Interview: Conductor Marco Parisotto's musical passion doesn't make regional distinctions
I can’t think of a more enthusiastic endorsement than seeing members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra literally go out of their way to play for a conductor.
Interview: Organist Christian Lane finds inspiration in breadth of colour and sound
Instead, the 31-year-old American has amassed several music degrees, is the star organist and a professor at Harvard University, and spends his free time giving concerts around North America and the U.K.
Tonight and tomorrow: Conductor Edward Gardner's blind dates now include the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
“Sometimes it clicks and sometimes it doesn’t,” he continues, adding that Sir Colin Davis used to refer the first contact between baton and players as “a blind date.”
INTERVIEW | How Two Toronto Composers Took Netflix’s Green Gables Adaptation Into The 21C
By Dan Moore on May 16, 2017
Toronto composers Amin Bhatia & Ari Posner discuss putting their own musical stamp on the famous “Anne of Green Gables” tale.
Preview: Poor Liza mixes Russian ballet and theatre in modern, multidisciplinary show
Russian culture is entirely Western, so little distances it conceptually from its neighbours to the west. But a different alphabet and 70 years of isolation within the Soviet Union and its former satellite nations has left a lingering whiff of cultural separateness.
Interview: Conductor Stéphane Denève's childlike wonder at the beauty of music
I caught up with him before rehearsals yesterday. Because of the nice weather, he was standing out in the sunshine on Wellington St W. laptop satchel in one hand and, in the other, the score to Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto, written during the composer’s early-wartime exile in the United States, in 1940.
JOHN TERAUDS | One Pop Star’s Symphonic Rebuke to the Triumph of MP3 Audio
One of the ways to sum up the change in our relationship to recorded music over the past two decades is to call it the triumph of mobility over fidelity. John Terauds chats with Belgian musician Piet Goddaer about audio quality and transferring the immediacy of a live concert into recorded sound.