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July 12: The highlights of Opening Weekend for southern Ontario music festivals

By John Terauds on July 12, 2013

To accompany the weekend’s highlights, I’ve found a pleasant soundtrack: Kesäfanfaari (Summer Fanfare), a fresh piece by Finnish organist Marko Hakanpää. Here he is at the gallery organ at St Michael’s Church in Turku, Finland:
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Elliott Carter's legacy: 'a language of teeming, vitalising, mind-bending complexity'

By John Terauds on November 6, 2012

You can’t help but cheer for anyone whose body and mind and creative juices flowed freely in old age, who had even in quickly changing times not outlived his place in society and culture.
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Opera Atelier leaves Baroque behind as it announces Der Freischütz for 2012-13 season

By John Terauds on February 7, 2012

The season opens with the most recently-composed opera yet for the company: Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz, a not-frequently-produced landmark work that ushered in the Romantic era on the German opera stage in 1821.
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Vancouver Executive Board win legal injunction against AFM

By Michael Vincent on June 7, 2014

The musicians were fined a total of nearly $500, 000 and a lifetime expulsion for bylaw infractions and not living up to their oath of office.
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Canadian Opera Company announces six new members for 2013-14 Ensemble Studio season

By John Terauds on January 9, 2013

The six are Calgary-native soprano Aviva Fortunata, mezzos Danielle MacMillan (a Toronto native) and Charlotte Burrage (originally from Woodstock, Ont.), London, Ont.-native tenor Andrew Haji, baritone Clarence Frazer, who grew up in Mississauga, and bass-baritone Gordon Bintner, who originally hails from Regina.
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THE SCOOP | The Search For Canada's Next Piano Hero

By Michael Vincent on January 18, 2016

Are you a closet piano hero? If so, CBC Music and ICI Musique want to hear from you.
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Pianist Adras Schiff premieres long-lost Albumblatt by Johannes Brahms (updated)

By John Terauds on January 20, 2012

It is very familiar-sounding Brahms: A long-lost sketch of a piano piece by the great composer, perhaps a study for the “Trio” section of his Op. 40 Horn Trio.
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Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata decide this season will be Aldeburgh Connection's last

By John Terauds on September 26, 2012

Just this past Feburary, the duo organized what turned out to be one of the happiest, most talked-about musical events in a long time, when they celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Aldeburgh Connection at Koerner Hall with a parade of alumni that include a who’s who of this country’s great voices.
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THE SCOOP | Federal Budget 2016 Announce $1.9 Billion For The Arts

By Michael Vincent on March 22, 2016

Canada's artists and arts presenters are doing the happy dance today, as the Federal Government has announced they will infuse $1.9 in cash – including $675 million for CBC into the arts sector.
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Tafelmusik not sitting on laurels at it unveils bold new season that includes Toronto début of soprano Sandrine Piau

By John Terauds on February 8, 2012

There’s much more news than that, including these highlights:
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