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.
INTERVIEW | Why Ann Summers Dossena Refuses To Let Your Music Career Down
“When you’re out of school and starting a career, is when you need help the most.” Ann Summers Dossena dishes on the importance of supporting your career with a community.
ZERO IN | Charles Richard-Hamelin Finds His Stride
Since his major breakthrough at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, we catch up with Charles Richard-Hamelin ahead of his appearance with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as part of the Mozart @262 Festival.
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.
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.
INTERVIEW | Toronto Summer Music Festival 2015: The New World (Preview)
By Joseph So on May 11, 2015
Toronto Summer Music Festival Artistic Director Douglas McNabney talks about the art of programming this year’s Festival.
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.
PREVIEW | U of T Faculty of Music Brings Salvatore Sciarrino to Toronto
Salvatore Sciarrino, the highly respected and widely performed Italian composer, is coming to Toronto and is bringing with him a whole week of new music.
ON THE RADAR | Tanya Tagaq And The Concert No One Is Talking About, But Should Be
Tanya Tagaq teams up with the Element Choir this week at Trinity St. Paul's. Here's why we think this is a special one.
PRIMER | FAWN’s Belladonna – A Queer Techno Opera Is “Opera Spelt Backwards”
“Opera spelt backwards” is how tenor Jonathan MacArthur describes Belladonna - a queer techno opera, the latest experiment by Toronto indie opera company FAWN Chamber Creative.