BREAKING | Valentina Lisitsa Cancels Concert Over Concerns About Organiser’s Credibility
Valentina Lisitsa cancels Toronto appearance in wake of discrepancies involving charities run by event organizer Les Holdway.
THE SCOOP | James Ehnes And Vincent Ho Lead Classical Nominees in 2018 Juno Awards
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.
Daily album review 23: Toronto's Ensemble Polaris engagingly cracked Nutcracker
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.
CBC and Audio-Video Licensing Agency trumpet wide-ranging deal to broaden online content
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.
THE SCOOP | Talisker Players Call An End To Their Musical Journey
Toronto’s Talisker Players have announced that they will cease operations effective at the end of their 2016/17 season.
THE SCOOP | Canadian Violinist Experiences Abrasive Incident At Toronto Airport
A Canadian concert violinist is using her own negative experience to warn other air travellers against heightened security inspections.
Sunday exploration: Anglo-French composer George Onslow wrote for private pleasures
George Onslow’s father had left England because of a scandal, settling the family in Clermont-Ferrand.
Video: Dmitri Shostakovich a sly little mouse in 1940 animated cartoon
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.
Sneak peek: 'Paint me, I'm yours' is Toronto's twist on found piano fun
People in several other cities have confronted an old piano sitting in a public space and sporting a sign, “Play me, I’m yours.”