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SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik Orchestra’s Italian Tour Favours Intellectual Pleasures Over Musical Excitement

By John Terauds on December 2, 2016

Tafelmusik keeps the baroque bar high with violinist Rodolfo Richter, but A Grand Tour of Italy could use a bit more excitement.
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SCRUTINY | A Mixed Programme With Mixed Results Marks Patricia Krueger’s Toronto Symphony Farewell

By John Terauds on November 18, 2016

Overly clever programming mars an otherwise graceful end of an era for the TSO's Patricia Krueger.
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SCRUTINY | Elijah Has The Goods To Punch Us In The Gut And Soothe Our Souls

By John Terauds on November 5, 2016

After 140 years, Mendelssohn's Elijah still packs a punch with Pax Christi Chorale’s innovative interpretation featuring soloists from Toronto's Bicycle Opera.
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SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik Chamber Choir Celebrates 35 Years With Remarkable Clarity, Balance And Expression

By John Terauds on November 3, 2016

At the first performance of its 35th-anniversary programme on Wednesday night, the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir sang lyrics in French that perfectly encapsulated its way of seducing us year after year: “The more pleasure requires care; the more it enchants.”
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SCRUTINY | Juilliard String Quartet Redeems Our Distracted World With Remarkable Recital For Music Toronto

By John Terauds on October 14, 2016

In a world beset and buzzing with broken politics south of the border, bombings in the Middle East, random shootings and endless blather about unhappy Kardashians, recitals like the Juilliards’ take us into a different dimension.
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SCRUTINY | Care, Craft, Poise And Panache From Tafelmusik And Christophe Coin

By John Terauds on October 6, 2016

Tafelmusik And Christophe Coin showcase fine form in program of Viennese-centric hits from the ages.
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SCRUTINY | Thoughtful, Mesmerising Mr Shi Breaks Down Fence Between Music Theatre And Opera

By John Terauds on August 6, 2016

Mr Shi and His Lover is worth experiencing, whether you normally sit on the musical theatre or opera side of the artistic fence. It makes a strong case for tearing down such fences altogether.
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SCRUTINY: National Ballet’s Le Petit Prince Blooms Into Beautiful Sight, Sound And Movement At Its World Premiere

By John Terauds on June 6, 2016

Two hours of arresting dance with striking visuals and music to make National Ballet’s Le Petit Prince come alive.
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SCRUTINY | The Allure Of Coffee Merges East And West In Tafelmusik’s Latest Multimedia Programme

By John Terauds on May 24, 2016

Tafelmusik's provides a risky, yet rewarding multimedia spin on music from 1700's Leipzig and Damascus.
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SCRUTINY | Music At Its Most Exalted In Toronto Consort’s Monteverdi Vespers

By John Terauds on May 7, 2016

"This isn’t just a concert; it is an experience" — Toronto Consort close season with an "exalted" Monteverdi Vespers at Jeanne Lamon Hall.
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