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SCRUTINY | A Silk Road To Musical Exchange Around The World

By David Podgorski on June 30, 2017

Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble stopped by Toronto last night. David Podgorski shares how their global mandate is especially pertinent in today's society.
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SCRUTINY | The Allure Of Coffee Merges East And West In Tafelmusik’s Latest Multimedia Programme

By John Terauds on May 24, 2016

Tafelmusik's provides a risky, yet rewarding multimedia spin on music from 1700's Leipzig and Damascus.
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Concert review: Tokyo String Quartet galvanizes with start of Bartók cycle

By John Terauds on March 15, 2012

The Tokyo String Quartet proved once again on Thursday-night at a Jane Mallett Theatre recital why it is considered to be one of the finest chamber ensembles in the world.
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SCRUTINY | Talisker Players’ Songs Fall Short Of Enchantment

By John Terauds on October 26, 2016

It’s too bad that, in a city that offers music lovers many choices and opportunities every night of the week, that one can’t be satisfied with an A for effort.
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Concert review: Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Emanuel Ax at their very best

By John Terauds on November 6, 2013

This was one of those blue-chip concerts, with top-drawer compositions getting first-rate performances. But there were a couple of pleasant surprises that were the equivalent of a surprise increase in the dividend payout.
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SCRUTINY | Against The Grain Theatre Gets Hot And Bothered At Ottawa Chamberfest

By Michael Vincent on July 31, 2016

It's not opera, but the drama is there, and along with the quality and verve that we have come to expect from AtG, the music is fertile ground for a clever, young company on the rise.
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Album review: A Taiwanese Carmina Burana of military precision and unexpected intimacy

By John Terauds on November 13, 2012

Conductor Agnes Grossmann, best known in this city as the founder of the Toronto Summer Music festival, made a recording of Carmina Burana with the Taiwan National Choir shortly after being named its artistic director and conductor in 2007.
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Concert review: Jan Lisiecki stretches into chatty Chopin Étude programme in Stratford

By John Terauds on August 9, 2013

Yesterday, Lisiecki presented Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with Toronto’s Annex String Quartet. Today and tomorrow, the affable 18-year-old’s goal was to not only play through all 24 Études of Frédéric Chopin, but provide running commentary along the way.
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SCRUTINY | Sir Andrew Davis And Toronto Symphony Have An Arresting Way With Beethoven

By John Terauds on May 27, 2017

The concert program at Roy Thomson Hall on Friday may have been a bit of a mishmash, but conductor laureate Sir Andrew Davis showed he can use any score as his guide to gracefully sculpt the sound of the TSO.
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SCRUTINY | 21C Festival Openner One Grand Experiment

By Michael Vincent on May 21, 2015

Stewart Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker join forces during the opening night of RCM's 21C Music Festival.
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