Toronto classical concert and opera picks for April 22 to April 27, 2014
Another busy week with many shows to see. Highlights include Christina Petrowska Quilico, Rick Sacks, COC’s opening of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux, and Opera Atelier’s revived Lully’s Persée.
ZERO IN | Alexina Louie At The Confluence Of Canada’s 150 Celebrations
By Jennifer Liu on September 26, 2017
We caught up with composer Alexina Louie ahead of the world premiere of her Triple Concerto with members of the TSO, NACO and MSO.
Interview: Julian Kuerti ready to tap enthusiasm of Royal Conservatory Orchestra students Jan. 27
At the start of the millennium, he was fresh out of studies, creating fun musical projects from scratch in Berlin and apprenticing at the side of Ivan Fischer, founding music director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.
SCRUTINY | AtG’s La bohème Revival Fresh And Endearing
By Joseph So on May 22, 2017
Against the Grain's La bohème (the show that started it all) is as fresh as ever, with a new cast and a new sense of hyper-local immediacy.
Meet Your New Ludwig van Toronto
Classical music is evolving, and so have we. Welcome to your new Ludwig van Toronto.
Toronto’s Chris Lorway to leave Soundstreams as Executive Director
Clearly his good work with the Luminato Festival and Soundstreams has not gone unnoticed. Does this mean we can expect to hear more contemporary music programming at Roy Thomson Hall in the years to come? We will have to wait and see.
Tonight: A free taste of sensual Spanish and Latin American piano music
Boizán left Cuba for Vancouver after graduating from the conservatory in Havana. Among several notable teachers she has had since then was the late queen of Iberian pianism, Alicia de Larrocha, with whom Boizán spent three years.
Louise Bessette, apostle of Olivier Messiaen, plays for Music Toronto Tuesday night
Music Toronto presents us with a rare opportunity to hear contemporary piano music in a mainstream concert series. Louise Bessette brings the full spectrum from familiar to brand-new to her Tuesday-evening recital at the Jane Mallett Theatre.
Toronto classical concert and opera picks for October 21 to 27, 2013
For something more psychologically gripping, there’s Peter Grimes
on Wednesday and one final performance on Saturday (my review here
, production details here
UPDATE | TSO Pulls Concerto in Wake of Controversy
The Toronto Symphony have announced that they have pulled the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 from the program. Replacement pianist Stewart Goodyear responds...