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In praise of Toronto's surprisingly rich and vital opera ecosystem

By John Terauds on March 16, 2013

Today and tomorrow, University of Toronto faculty of Music’s Opera Division presents Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw at the MacMillan Theatre. On Wednesday and Thursday the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Koerner Hall.
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Canadian Government announces cancelation of international ‘tour tax’ for foreign musicians

By Michael Vincent on June 26, 2014

In a bid to help slow the number temporary foreign workers coming into the country, the government implemented a work permit levy called a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). It also affected foreign musicians who crossed the border to perform in Canadian bars and restaurants. Larger venues and concert halls were exempt from the tax, which lead to criticism that the fee unfairly penalized small and mid-sized businesses.
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Spanish thief impersonates violinist Joshua Bell, steals his stuff

By John Terauds on March 3, 2012

Here’s a nasty bit of news, from the Los Angeles Times:
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OBITUARY | Canadian Tenor Jon Vickers Dies at 88

By Michael Vincent on July 12, 2015

Tenors are often expected to either have great voices, or brains. Jon Vickers had both...
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Canadian Opera Company attendance continued sustained slide during 2012-13 season

By John Terauds on June 18, 2013

In a small but telling example of what happens when news media let go of experienced journalists, even the most upright of arts organizations can get away with an out-of-context message broadcast and published by people who re-write press releases.
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Winnipeg high school concert lone Canadian entry in inaugural Jazz Day

By John Terauds on April 30, 2012

Americans consider jazz to be their specific contribution to the musics of the world, a contribution that has spawned all kinds of variants.
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The secret to Kickstarter success is not only in the project, but in the network and timing

By John Terauds on September 12, 2012

UPDATE: As of the afternoon of Sept. 14, the Annex Quartet had nearly doubled their Kickstarter pledges to $3,087 coming in from 46 people. An update that morning added that the foursome already has in hand seven of the 12 arrangments they need to make the album.
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Musical Toronto is back -- with apologies for missing pieces

By John Terauds on July 3, 2013

Musical Toronto may look the same as before, but a lot has changed in the background to better immunize the site against hackers, to make it load faster, and to make it more reliable.
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2012 Toronto Summer Music Festival unveils impressive guest list

By John Terauds on April 22, 2012

Artistic director Douglas McNabney’s second year sees the début here of the Soul Spring Festival Ensemble, South Korea’s equivalent to the Musicians from Marlboro. There are many names coming more familiar to Torontonians, including baritone Gerald Finley, the Borodin Quartet, a return for the Nash Ensemble and Vienna Piano Trio and a festival-opening recital by pianist André Laplante, the man who opened the first Toronto Summer Music Festival.
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Friday: 'Canada's premier Arctic fusion band' Ensemble Polaris does Christmas its own way

By John Terauds on December 21, 2011

It’s amazing what busy musicians can get up to in their free time.
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