I am a little embarrassed to say that this was the first time I had attended a classical guitar concert. Heather Morand Clark, vice-president of the society, confirmed that getting classical music fans excited about classical guitar is not as easy as you might expect.
The New Creations Festival, which comes up every March, is perhaps the most obvious example of an organization playing it safe. It welcomes back popular American composer John Adams as its marquee guest in 2014.
After the news yesterday that Adrianne Pieczonka has been appointed to the Glenn Gould School, we caught up with the Canadian soprano to ask her about the new position, and more about her plans to start teaching more.
The venerable music presenter has long sought out a mix of young up-and-comers and veterans, Canadians and musicians from away, and meaty fare leavened with something light. The 2013-14 season is no exception.