July 12: The highlights of Opening Weekend for southern Ontario music festivals
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:
Elliott Carter's legacy: 'a language of teeming, vitalising, mind-bending complexity'
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.
Opera Atelier leaves Baroque behind as it announces Der Freischütz for 2012-13 season
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.
Vancouver Executive Board win legal injunction against AFM
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.
Canadian Opera Company announces six new members for 2013-14 Ensemble Studio season
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.
THE SCOOP | The Search For Canada's Next Piano Hero
Are you a closet piano hero? If so, CBC Music and ICI Musique want to hear from you.
Pianist Adras Schiff premieres long-lost Albumblatt by Johannes Brahms (updated)
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.
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.
THE SCOOP | Federal Budget 2016 Announce $1.9 Billion For The Arts
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.