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IN MEMORIAM | Finding One’s Freedoms — A Tribute To David Keane

By William Beauvais on September 15, 2017

Lessons from a life well-lived: Memories of the late Canadian composer, performer, educator, and writer David Keane.
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The BBC discovers the strange sonic world of pianist-composer Lubomyr Melnyk

By John Terauds on January 30, 2012

Ukrainian-born composer-pianist Lubomyr Melnyk has spent much of his adult life playing and promoting a form of pattern music he calls “continuous music.” It relies on ultra-fast repetition to creates waves and washes of sound in a sort of mass-resonance effect.
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THE SCOOP | Canadians Land Two Top Prizes At 2018 Schadt String Competition

By Michael Vincent on March 6, 2018

Victoria'sTimothy Chooi and Hamilton's Hannah Cho take top honours at the American 2018 Schadt String Competition.
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Video: Preview of promising new Canadian recording of Bach St. John Passion

By John Terauds on January 30, 2012

Being released tomorrow is a new recording on the ATMA Classique of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion by Montreal’s Arion Baroque Orchestra. Conductor/keyboardist Alexander Weimann looks almost like a jazz performer in this promotional video. Note Torontonians, soprano Shannon Mercer and tenor Lawrence Wiliford, in the chorus:
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Critic’s picks: Toronto concerts and opera for January 14 to 20

By John Terauds on January 14, 2013

  • Pianist Lucille Chung at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m.
Lucille Chung, who originally hails from Montreal, is a very fine pianist who hasn’t played here in a long time. It’s been 10 years since she blew me away at a live recital, and I’d love to hear what she’s up to artistically these days. But how can I be tempted to travel all the way up to Richmond Hill’s new arts centre if I don’t know what she is going to perform? If you’re feeling adventurous, you may be rewarded with an evening of fine music in a relatively intimate setting. Details (or lack thereof) here.
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Video: Tim Hudak blunders campaign kick-off over music funding track record

By Michael Vincent on May 5, 2014

But today, Global news has posted a video of Ontario PC leader, Tim Hudak’s campaign kick-off which took place at the legendary Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario. The irony was not lost on the reporters, who recalled his voting against the $45 million Ontario Music Fund in last years 2013 budget, describing it as “corporate welfare.”
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Friday night cabaret: Baritone Peter McGillivray bears his secret musical heart with the Billy Eckstine songbook

By John Terauds on March 1, 2012

Here’s what McGillivray wrote back when I asked him in an email what he is up to with this show:
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Jorn Weisbrodt's eclectic 2013 Luminato festival crosses disciplines, highlights collaborations

By John Terauds on April 16, 2013

Weisbrodt spoke of how the festival’s new logo represents the “colourful mosaic” that comes together for  a “total work of art” — and he didn’t hesitate to use Wagner’s term: gesamtkunstwerk.
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Time waster: Candid Microphone twisted reality in 1947 New York

By John Terauds on February 16, 2012

Candid Microphone, an ABC radio programme from 1947 that migrated to television as Candid Camera in 1948 — created by Allen Funt, who stayed at the heart of his baby until his death in 1992.
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THE SCOOP | Rocking Horse Winner Dominates 2017 Dora Awards

By Michael Vincent on June 27, 2017

At last night’s 38th annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards at Elgin Theatre, it was Tapestry Operas time to shine with a total of five awards in the Opera Division, including Outstanding Direction to Michael Mori.
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