Banff International String Quartet Competition announces its three finalists
The three quartets that get to perform in one last, all-Beethoven round are, in performance order, the Navarra Quartet, whose members hail from the U.K., Ireland and Holland, Quatuor Cavatine from France and the Dover Quartet, from the United States.
Cathedral Bluffs Symphony vocal competition honours Clifford Poole's legacy of encouraging young talents
Recent “graduates” of the competition include soprano Jenavieve Moore, who recently made her BBC début and is now singing on concert stages in Europe. Pianist Annie Zhou has gone on to perform with the Montreal, Minnesota, and Toronto Symphonies.
A Late Quartet film a wonderful example of classical music reflecting universal themes
The film by Yaron Zilberman, which was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival nearly three months ago, opened yesterday at the Varsity Cinemas.
CD Reviews: Elora Festival Singers and Latvian choir mix global quality with local content
The best choirs are an alchemical feat, where the two elements are mixed to produce musical gold.
Three Canadians among eight Montreal International Voice Competition finalists
They will perform for the jury one more time on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, with the laureates scheduled to be announced at 10:30 p.m., following the second concert.
Who points us towards arts discovery in the post-newspaper era? The BeMused Network
When I was the editor of the Toronto Star’s weekly arts calendar section in one of my previous lives, I planned and worked in the hope that its pages might not just inform but stimulate discovery: a theatre lover enticed by a concert, or an avid reader finding cause to visit an art gallery.
Listening: Let's celebrate Glenn Gould's 80th birthday with Gibbons and Brahms
By John Terauds on September 24, 2012
The first is Orlando Gibbons, caught here in a French documentary from 1974:
Video: 'Don't answer; let it ring' says pianist Christian Zacharias
In the middle of a concert with the Göteborg Symphony in Sweden on Wednesday, pianist Christian Zacharias stopped playing when a phone rang. The organization had been capturing the concert on video, then added a post-interruption interview with the pianist as a lesson to audiences:
Concert review: Louis Lortie draws the circle close in Toronto Symphony Mozart performances
The concluding programme of the Toronto Symphony’s annual Mozart festival had Lortie playing the roles of pianist, accompanist and conductor. He fulfilled each with an easy elegance, thanks to the willing participation of no more than 38 members of the orchestra.
National Youth Orchestra of Canada musicians India-bound for two-weeks of learning and collaboration
The young Canadians and three professional mentors will be working with 35 young Indians, brought together by the Bangalore School of Music. In addition to one-on-one training and master classes, the orchestra players will be working towards a joint concert on May 25, led by regular National Youth Orchestra conductor Alain Trudel.