PREVIEW | Anton Kuerti To Resurface For His Tribute Concert
MT takes a first look into the revered pianist's condition since his stroke, setting the stage for TSM's tribute concert featuring Jane Coop.
Preview: Soundstreams to present unique blend of Pareidolia and Passion
Cherney had heard of a group of improvising musicians headed by pianist-composer Paul Grabowsky out of Melbourne. Hopeful that they had what it takes, Cherney invited the Australian Art Orchestra
(AAO) to Toronto to present a new Jazz based interpretation of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.
PRIMER | Lydia Adams On Building For Success At The Amadeus Choir Conductor’s Workshop
Lydia Adams walks us through the Amadeus Choir’s Conductor’s Workshop, and explains why this has annual tradition has become such a valuable tool for choral conductors on the rise.
PRIMER | Behind The Curtains At The Canadian Opera Company's Hadrian
By Joseph So on September 16, 2018
A first listen of COC production of Rufus Wainwright's Hadrian offers a taste of what we can only describe as "accessible and lyrical".
PRIMER | How An Opera Singer Is Breaking Down The Barricades Around Suicide
By John Terauds on September 10, 2018
In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 15, musicians across Canada are raising awareness with a continuous webcast of concerts inspired by around mental illness.
ON THE RADAR | Things Are Getting Urgent At Continuum
Continuum Contemporary Music is just around the corner: Urgent Voices is an ambitious opener that reflects the core interest of this thirty-two-year-old organization: create, synthesize and present.
PREVIEW | A Songful Program At Toronto Summer Music
By Joseph So on July 12, 2017
Young and old unite in song at the upcoming Toronto Summer Music Festival. Highlights of this year's Art of Song program.
PREVIEW | The Theremin Meets Piano at Gallery 345
The Day the Earth Stood Still. The Bride of Frankenstein. The Thing From Another World. All memorable films for many reasons, including the use of the theremin, the electromagnetic-field-generating apparatus invented in 1920 by Léon Theremin and unfairly associated with science fiction (or, in the case of The Lost Weekend, total drunkenness) since approximately the middle of the 20th century.But this distinctive instrument – the only one that entails no physical contact with the performer – has its concert-hall champions, among whom we may count Alexander Rapoport, whose Sonata for Theremin and Piano will receive its Canadian premiere Monday evening at that west-end clearing house of musical innovation, Gallery 345.
PRIMER | Breathing Is Optional: The Relentless Work Of Singing The Bach Mass In B Minor
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir members Will Johnson and Francine Labelle offer an insiders glimpse into Bach's eternal choral masterpiece.
PREVIEW | FAWN Chamber Creative Presents Synesthesia IV pt.1
MT chats with FAWN Chamber Creative Artistic Director Amanda Smith about the upcoming Synesthesia IV pt.1, which pairs dancers and composer this upcoming Saturday.