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Jan 23: Toronto classical concert highlights for the next seven days

By John Terauds on January 23, 2012

The season is in full post-New Year swing. Here is a concert a day worth finding time for. I’ve mixed paid with free, evening as well as midday.
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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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Keyboard Thursday album review: The spectacular sound of Regensburg's Pope Benedict organ

By John Terauds on May 2, 2013

Pope Benedict may have retired, but a pipe organ named after him and paid for by a foundation run by his brother continues to make spectacular sounds in Regensburg, Germany.
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Olivier Latry plays Montreal's new concert organ and declares himself impressed

By John Terauds on January 16, 2014

Latry, the titular organist at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris told Radio-Canada reporter Francine Plourde that, “I was really very impressed with what Casavant has realised with this instrument, which is a pipe organ with a wide dynamic range.”
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Tips for very vocal sort of Saturday in a concert hall or in an armchair

By John Terauds on February 9, 2013

IN OR OUT
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With three-dozen concert and opera options this weekend, the only thing to do is get specific

By John Terauds on April 26, 2013

SATURDAY
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Toronto classical concert picks for November 4 to 10, 2013

By John Terauds on November 4, 2013

  • Cellist Matt Haimovitz and the Ontario Philharmonic at Koerner Hall, 8 p.m.
For the first of this season’s five concerts in Toronto, the excellent Ontario Philharmonic and music director Marco Parisotto have invited cellist Matt Haimovitz to play Schelomo, Ernest Bloch’s well-loved Hebraic Rhapsody, alongside Gustav Mahler’s “Titan” first symphony.
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Critic's Picks: Toronto concerts and opera from April 1 to 7

By John Terauds on April 1, 2013

  • Pianist William Aide at Walter Hall, 7 p.m.
Instead of receiving, former University of Toronto Faculty of Music piano professor William Aide is giving in honour of his 75th birthday. One of the country’s great collaborative pianists offers a recital of favourite pieces, including Frédéric Chopin’s B minor Piano Sonata. The concert also includes baritone Douglas MacNaughton singing a cycle by Walter Buczinsky that sets six Aide poems. For more details, click here.
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Critic’s Picks: Toronto concerts for March 25 to 31

By John Terauds on March 25, 2013

MONDAY
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Interview: Cameron Carpenter lives to court controversy -- and win converts to the organ

By John Terauds on April 4, 2013

The right spelling is Scandal, with a capital S, actually.
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