LETTER FROM THE EDITOR | Musical Toronto Reimagined
A word from our publisher to you, our readers, as we look ahead to the future, the here and the now of music coverage online.
THE SCOOP | Child Sex Offender Discovered In National Ballet’s Nutcracker Production
Details emerge about a well-known Toronto-based violinist and convicted sex offender who has been working alongside children as young as 6-years-old at the Canadian Opera Company and The National Ballet of Canada.
Video: OK Go is poster band for the web-savvy, but it's not as easy as it looks
If you’re not one of the 16 million to have seen this video over the past 22 days, you need to see how OK Go
, a pop band that has gone multiply viral on You Tube over the past couple of years, makes music with a car and a junkyard’s worth of accessories:
Coming up: Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie remounts James Kudelka's House of Mirth starting Thursday
Choreographer James Kudelka has, with the help of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, composer Rodney Sharman, librettist Alex Poch-Goldin and some very capable singers and musicians, captured the heart-wrenching desolation found at the heart of Edith Wharton’s 1905 social drama, The House of Mirth.
Stratford Summer Music starts 2014 with a bang and a nod to the Bard
Last year, artistic producer John Miller decided to start the annual featival — now six weeks long — with a choral symposium.
Tomorrow: Mahler concert broadcast from Caracás promises to be grander than grand opera
Swed writes that there are 1,207 instrumentalists and singers, making this possibly the largest gathering ever to perform the work. Counting among them are the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (which we had the pleasure of experiencing in Toronto a couple of seasons ago) and youthful choristers from across the country.
Attack of the one-eyed string players
I decided to try and see if I could confirm this by doing my own search, and wasn’t disappointed.
Peter Sellars pays homage to legendary Director Gerard Mortier
Mr. Sellars has published a very touching tribute in the Spanish language El País
newspaper, to the ground breaking director, Gerard Mortier, who died on 8 March in Brussels. Below is an excerpt of the English text:
FEATURE | Stratford Summer Music Makes A Promise To Music
While many festivals struggle for years establish themselves against dwindling attendance and funding, Stratford Summer Music seems somehow, to make it all look so easy.
Grammy organizers decide to offer Glenn Gould a Lifetime Achievement Award
I’m having one of those less charitable moments as I read that Glenn Gould is getting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys next month.