Soundstreams adds creativity to its new made-in-Canada SoundMakers archive
Soundstreams yesterday unveiled SoundMakers
a website that extends the idea of a digital archive by making a substantial amount of the recorded content available for manipulation. It’s a beautiful showcase of creative possibilities placed at the fingertips of anyone who wants to actively engage with new music in the safety of their private environment.
SCRUTINY | TSO's Movie Night With Ratatouille Something Meaningful
By Brian Chang on February 19, 2017
TSO's live score to Ratatouille hits the mark for a well-timed family day weekend.
PRIMER | FAWN’s Belladonna – A Queer Techno Opera Is “Opera Spelt Backwards”
“Opera spelt backwards” is how tenor Jonathan MacArthur describes Belladonna - a queer techno opera, the latest experiment by Toronto indie opera company FAWN Chamber Creative.
What does putting a real temple on stage add to an opera production?
(CLARIFICATION: The first paragraph is changed, in response to the Canadian Opera Company’s objection that I had unjustifiably described the logs as showing signs of dry rot and termite damage.)
CRITIC'S PICKS | 11 Concerts You Should Absolutely See This Week
By Joseph So on October 16, 2017
Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of Oct. 16 to 22.
Flying acrylic discs are history as last of Roy Thomson Hall's sister buildings unveils acoustic makeover
What was then called Melbourne Concert Hall opened in 1982, the same year as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s new home. Two years earlier, a third symphony auditorium with acoustician Theodore Schultz’s stamp on in had opened in San Francisco.
Interview: The art of interpretation begins with first impressions for pianist Cédric Tiberghien
Tiberghien, who grew up about 100 km north of Paris, has been playing professionally for about 20 years, winning over audience after audience, conductor after conductor. His success has taken hundreds of overnights, dozens of concertos, numerous collaborations and a handful of critically praised recordings.
Concert review: A golden night for Andrew Davis, Evgeny Kissin and Toronto Symphony
There was an operatic theme and feel that ran through much of the music, which straddled the late-Romantic bloom of late-19th century orchestral writing and the colourful harmonic adventures of the early years of the 20th century.
MAJOR CHORDS | International Women's Day: Taking The Pulse Of Women In Music
Strong female musicians abound in this city, and the increased emphasis on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement continues to expose and inspire female leadership and much-needed change in the arts.