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Concert appreciation: Childlike magic from Peter and the Dinosaurs

By John Terauds on May 5, 2013

That was but one of several big treats in store for the audience at Peter and the Dinosaurs on Sunday evening.
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The Guest a catalyst for change in Sunday's Windermere String Quartet programme

By Open Submission on March 1, 2013

 
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March 12: Toronto classical concert highlights for the next seven days

By John Terauds on March 12, 2012

MONDAY
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Daily album review 33: Ebène Quartet's elegant take on two Fauré piano quintets

By John Terauds on December 19, 2012

What a sea change in music through that lifetime: Fauré was 4 when Chopin died and 63 when Arnold Schoenberg composed his atonal String Quartet No. 2 in 1908.
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Toronto classical concert picks for September 16 to 21, 2013

By John Terauds on September 16, 2013

  • Madawaska Quartet with pianist Brett Kingsbury at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 12:15 p.m.
There’s just one piece on today’s Music Mondays programme at the big, old church behind the Eaton Centre (where I work), Johannes Brahms’ emotionally evocative, harmonically rich Op. 60 Piano Quartet from 1875. It’s a great way to start the first full week of a new music season. Freewill donation.
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Daily album review 32: New tango the old-fashioned way, on Alexander Sevastian's accordion

By John Terauds on December 6, 2013

Toronto transplant Alexander Sevastian gets the mood and sound just right in this collection of nine pieces, seven Piazzolla originals for solo accordion.
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Toronto classical concert and opera picks for November 18 to 24, 2013

By John Terauds on November 18, 2013

  • Musicians from Marlboro at Mazzoleni Hall (Telus Centre), 7:30 p.m.
Violinist Michelle Ross, violist Emily Deans, cellist Matthew Zalkind and pianist Gabriele Carciano are this year’s touring representatives from the wonderful summertime Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. They bring a compelling programme of chamber music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, Gabriel Fauré and contemporary British composer Thomas Adès to a wonderful, intimate space. Details here.
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CD Review: Cecilia String Quartet's début Dvorák album is pure joy in a jewel case

By John Terauds on March 28, 2012

CECILIA STRING QUARTET
Dvorák, Quartet Op. 106, 5 Cypresses, 2 Waltzes (Analekta)
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Jan 23: Toronto classical concert highlights for the next seven days

By John Terauds on January 23, 2012

The season is in full post-New Year swing. Here is a concert a day worth finding time for. I’ve mixed paid with free, evening as well as midday.
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Windermere String Quartet brings big polish to period performance chamber music

By John Terauds on April 28, 2012

The presence of four all-professional orchestras draws a lot of great musicians to the city. They, in turn, encourage others, through networking and teaching, which creates a cycle of growth and renewal that feeds the growth of other orchestras and ensembles, and makes for a flourishing chamber-music as well as symphonic culture.
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