PREVIEW | "Ballets Are The Operas Of The Dance World" – Angela Blumberg's Creation
Dance and ballet have been a recent focus in Toronto’s classical music scene, including the upcoming "Creation" by choreographer and dancer Angela Blumberg.
FEATURE | Stratford Summer Music Makes A Promise To Music
While many festivals struggle for years establish themselves against dwindling attendance and funding, Stratford Summer Music seems somehow, to make it all look so easy.
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.
THE SCOOP | Peter Oundjian “SickKids saved my life when I was 3 months old."
Peter Oundjian and members of the TSO come forward to tell inspiring and personal stories of how SickKids has helped them through some of life's darkest moments.
PREVIEW | Pavlo Hunka Spearheads Toronto's Inaugural Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute
By Joseph So on August 8, 2017
The Ukrainian classical music community unites in Toronto to raise the profile of their motherland's song composers.
PRIMER | Soundstreams Season Closer Is A Tribute To Moments That Matter Most
Soundstreams explores stories and scenes from human joy and suffering, in a concert of works by David Lang and James Rolfe.
ON THE RADAR | The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Heads Down The Yellow Brick Road
By Brian Chang on February 13, 2018
Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my! Ludwig van Toronto chats with guest conductor Emil de Cou and TSO Principal Double Bassist Jeffrey Beecher about the upcoming performance of The Wizard of Oz with live orchestra.
PRIMER | Johannes Debus On His New Water-Themed Music Festival, Wellington Water Week
By Joseph So on August 20, 2018
Conductor Johannes Debus chats about his inaugural music Water Week festival, and why Wellington Ontario is ripe for the sound of classical music.
FEATURE | Life's Intercultural Mashup: The Silk Road Project with Yo-Yo Ma
It's a song still finding its chorus, but the Silk Road Project seem destined to find it. An interview with the Silk Road Ensemble.
PREVIEW | Somewhere There Is A Place For Musicians Painting Outside The Lines
Now in its 5th year, the Somewhere There Creative Music Festival knows how to celebrate… seven distinct concerts in three days, featuring 40 musicians, and probably too many hours to count of music.