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THE SCOOP | Norman Lebrecht Joins Musical Toronto

By Michael Vincent on January 26, 2016

We are excited to announce that London-based classical music commentator, author, and blogger Norman Lebrecht will be joining Musical Toronto to contribute a new weekly CD review column, titled LEBRECHT LISTENS.
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Easter Monday listening: A J.S. Bach marathon from Royal Albert Hall on BBC 3

By John Terauds on April 1, 2013

Conductor John Eliot Gardiner is the host of a Bach marathon at London’s Royal Albert Hall today. BBC Radio 3 is broadcasting the event live starting at 1 p.m. GMT — 8 a.m. Eastern.
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On July 10, Toronto becomes latest city to join 'Play Me, I'm Yours' street piano phenomenon

By John Terauds on July 4, 2012

The day includes a big flag-raising and celebration at noon, featuring the cultures of all 41 participant countries at Nathan Phillips Square. That evening, at David Pecaut Square, outside the former Metro Hall on King St W., CBC Radio’s Andrew Craig hosts a big concert that will, in its wake, unleash 41 pianos onto Toronto streets, parks, squares and, if things go according to plan, the ferry to Centre Island.
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Branford Marsalis to join Art of Time Ensemble for its 2013-14 season

By John Terauds on April 3, 2013

The Enwave Theatre-based season opens on Oct. 25 and 26 with jazz vocal star Jackie Richardson and David Fallis’s Choir 21 in a programme entitled What is Sacred. It will include a mix of styles, from Gospel to the 17th century setting of the Miserere Psalm setting by Gregorio Allegri.
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THE SCOOP | Karen Kain To Make Directorial Debut With New Staging Of 'Swan Lake' At National Ballet

By Anya Wassenberg on February 12, 2019

With a brand new production of "Swan Lake" along with world premieres, and a new commission, the National Ballet of Canada's 2019/2020 season announcement is marked by a series of firsts, even as it looks back to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Artistic Director Karen Kain.
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March 12: Toronto classical concert highlights for the next seven days

By John Terauds on March 12, 2012

MONDAY
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Brooklyn Rider, the hippest of string quartets, asks for donations towards unorthodox Beethoven interpretation

By John Terauds on February 6, 2012

Yet the quartet is still trying to raise money on Kickstarter.com in advance of the album’s Feb. 21 release.
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THE SCOOP | Tafelmusik Sets New Record With 18th Consecutive Surplus Budget

By Michael Vincent on October 30, 2018

Announced at Tafelmusik’s Annual General Meeting yesterday, Canada’s largest period orchestra and choir have reported a consecutive operating surplus of $51,000.
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THE SCOOP | Ben Heppner Accepts Academic Appointment at McGill’s Schulich School of Music

By Michael Vincent on January 31, 2015

Since announcing his retirement from the stage last April, (due to an "unreliability" in his voice), Canadian tenor, Ben Heppner seemed content with maintaining his role as announcer for CBC II's radio program “Backstage with Ben Happner”. But the question remained – what of his singing? Is that really it?
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THE SCOOP | Has Against The Grain Theatre's Time Finally Come?

By Michael Vincent on September 17, 2016

AtG has long been Toronto's little secret, and this just might be the push that they need to let the cat out of the bag.
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