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BREAKING | Valentina Lisitsa Cancels Concert Over Concerns About Organiser’s Credibility

By Michael Vincent on May 4, 2015

Valentina Lisitsa cancels Toronto appearance in wake of discrepancies involving charities run by event organizer Les Holdway.
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THE SCOOP | James Ehnes And Vincent Ho Lead Classical Nominees in 2018 Juno Awards

By Michael Vincent on February 6, 2018

The 2018 JUNO Award Nominations have been announced today, but the fight for the prestigious title in the four classical categories will be fierce this year.
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Daily album review 23: Toronto's Ensemble Polaris engagingly cracked Nutcracker

By John Terauds on November 27, 2013

The banjo licks that kickstart the new Nutcracker Nouveau album by Toronto’s Ensemble Polaris tell us loud and clear — and with the broadest possible wink — that this is not grandma’s Peter Ilytch Tchaikovsky.
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CBC and Audio-Video Licensing Agency trumpet wide-ranging deal to broaden online content

By John Terauds on January 24, 2012

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Audio-Video Licensing Agency announced today that they have reached a deal that will allow the CBC to offer a wide range of streaming online music options to go with a host of new Internet-only channels to be launched soon.
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THE SCOOP | Talisker Players Call An End To Their Musical Journey

By Michael Vincent on March 22, 2017

Toronto’s Talisker Players have announced that they will cease operations effective at the end of their 2016/17 season.
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THE SCOOP | Canadian Violinist Experiences Abrasive Incident At Toronto Airport

By Jennifer Liu on July 20, 2017

A Canadian concert violinist is using her own negative experience to warn other air travellers against heightened security inspections.
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Sunday exploration: Anglo-French composer George Onslow wrote for private pleasures

By John Terauds on February 3, 2013

George Onslow’s father had left England because of a scandal, settling the family in Clermont-Ferrand.
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Video: Dmitri Shostakovich a sly little mouse in 1940 animated cartoon

By John Terauds on May 8, 2012

Thanks to NPR’s blog, Deceptive Cadence, for pointing to the many soundtracks Dmitri Shostakovich composed during his penance period, after Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk offended Soviet leaders and the composers’ union in 1934.
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Breaking news: CBC classical music gender equality article sparks outrage from VSO's Bramwell Tovey

By Michael Vincent on March 23, 2014

 
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Sneak peek: 'Paint me, I'm yours' is Toronto's twist on found piano fun

By John Terauds on June 21, 2012

People in several other cities have confronted an old piano sitting in a public space and sporting a sign, “Play me, I’m yours.”
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