By Paula Citron on February 7, 2023
Director/adaptor Marie Farsi has managed the impossible in bringing this Canadian literary masterpiece by André Alexis to the stage.
By Joseph So on February 5, 2023
Canadian Opera Company resurrected Salome, a 27-year-old homegrown favourite from Canadian director Atom Egoyan.
By Arthur Kaptainis on February 3, 2023
A matchlessly authoritative figure on the podium, Maestro Riccardo Muti led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a performance that could not be faulted.
By Norman Lebrecht on February 3, 2023
Krzysztof Meyer's music is fascinating on many levels and, when paired with the Shostakovich cello sonata opus 40, irresistible.
By Arthur Kaptainis on January 30, 2023
This past weekend, a Finnish conductor Tarmo Peltokoski, 22, made his North American debut at the helm of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
By Joseph So on January 29, 2023
The COC opens its winter season with the immortal The Marriage of Figaro, starring soprano Lauren Fagan and baritone Gordon Bintner.
By Arthur Kaptainis on January 29, 2023
Alisa Weilerstein premiers Fragments, a pair of Bach-inspired programs, on Saturday night under the auspices of the Royal Conservatory’s 21C Music Festival.
By Norman Lebrecht on January 27, 2023
With Maria Milstein and the Phion Orchestra, the outcome is a real interpretation, not something manufactured around a record label’s conference table.
By Meg Freer on January 24, 2023
Highly acclaimed pianist Jarred Dunn performed a solo and chamber music recital with violinist Jeanel Liang for a rapt audience in Kingston, Ontario.
By Michael Schulman on January 23, 2023
The Royal Conservatory’s annual 21C Music Festival is in full swing, with four concerts this past weekend featuring three world premieres.