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THE CLASSICAL TRAVELER | A Conversation with Leon Major

By Paul E. Robinson on November 2, 2014

Many years ago, in 1979 to be exact, Leon Major and I worked together at the St. Lawrence Centre in Toronto. Leon was the General Manager and directed most of the plays, and I was the incoming director of music programming, succeeding Franz Kraemer. For me it was a great opportunity to broaden my approach to music programming. I was to continue my work as music director at CJRT-FM and as conductor of the CJRT Radio Orchestra, but with Leon I could see new challenges. Alas, it was not to be. After ten years of working together, Leon and his board were ready to part ways, and he left just after I arrived. Without Leon at the helm, the St. Lawrence Centre seemed far less idealistic and far less interested in taking artistic risks. I too soon moved on.
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FIVE MINUTES | On The Enigmatic Music Of Linda Catlin Smith

By Tyler Versluis on July 29, 2016

Minimal without being minimalist, avant-garde without the garde, Linda Catlin Smith's music frequently works with the simplest of musical materials.
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DIY concerts Part 1: Duo Volando launches itself at the Glenn Gould Studio on Saturday

By John Terauds on January 11, 2013

There are two notable DIY concerts coming up in Toronto. The first is a traditional two-piano recital that has almost sold out the Glenn Gould Studio without the help of traditional PR or advertising.
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INTERVIEW | Pavlo Hunka: Exposing Art Songs Hidden for Years

By Joseph So on August 5, 2015

British-Ukrainian bass-baritone Pavlo Hunka shares his thoughts on bringing Ukrainian Art Songs to the world.
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Q&A | 34 Questions For Gemma New

By Ludwig Van on October 13, 2016

HPO's Music Director, Gemma New, answers 34 questions, including her favourite books, the sketchiest situation she's ever been in, and her secret obsession with a certain percussion instrument.
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Q&A | 15 Questions For Lang Lang

By Ludwig Van on October 7, 2016

Renowned pianist Lang Lang answers 15 questions, including his role models, favourite concert halls, and his motto.
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FIVE MINUTES | Falling Between The Cracks With Jason Doell

By Tyler Versluis on September 26, 2016

"As a listener and a composer, I tend to gravitate towards music that falls in the cracks." Jason Doell on the when, how and why of his music.
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ULTIMATE MAVERICK | Interview with Composer Georg Friedrich Haas: Video

By Ludwig Van on February 7, 2015

Kicking off the first a six part video interview series for Musical Toronto called Ultimate Maverick, Canadian composer, Vincent Ho sits down for an exclusive interview with the internationally renowned Austrian composer, Georg Friedrich Haas...
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PROFILE | COC Debut Artist Bass-Baritone Josef Wagner

By Joseph So on February 1, 2016

In a wide-ranging interview, the Austrian bass-baritone talks about his life and his career.
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Preview: Against the Grain's 'indie opera' take on Benjamin Britten's Turn of the Screw

By John Terauds on May 21, 2012

It opens on Thursday for a four-performance run at University of Toronto’s Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse.
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