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Ludwig Van
Toronto Montreal

Opera updates fail because they don't go far enough, not because they're too radical

By John Terauds on May 30, 2013

Before the exceptionally fine Mozart-via-Joel Ivany and Christopher Mokrzewski last night (my review here), the best update of a core-reperotire opera I’d seen this season was Michael Mayer’s Rat Pack early-1960s Las Vegas take on Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera.
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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.
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Concert review: Aldeburgh Connection finds layers of inspiration in Benjamin Britten's music

By John Terauds on April 26, 2013

Aldeburgh co-founders and co-artistic directors Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata decided that their 31st concert season would be their last.
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Doors Open Toronto weekend big on architecture and history, but lacking musical imagination

By John Terauds on May 26, 2012

I can’t help feeling that Doors Open Toronto, our annual celebration of interesting architectural spaces, is missing an opportunity to extend itself by mixing more arts activity — especially music — into its programming.
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Video: Cecilia String Quartet makes Dvorák début recording at Koerner Hall

By John Terauds on February 9, 2012

The Cecilia String Quartet, Quartet Fellows at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould Professional School, expects Analekta to release its all-Dvorák début album next month:
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Classical Music 101: What is a prepared piano?

By John Terauds on February 10, 2012

This does not mean a quick polish or two-hours of warmup, or even a last-minute tuning.
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Flying acrylic discs are history as last of Roy Thomson Hall's sister buildings unveils acoustic makeover

By John Terauds on August 15, 2012

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.
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Amici Chamber Ensemble four-concert 2013-14 season includes visit from Lara St. John

By John Terauds on May 6, 2013

The first programme, on Nov. 11, is built around Arnold Schoenberg’s masterpiece Verklärte Nacht — in a version for violin, cello and piano.
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THE SCOOP | TSO's Adrian Fung Resigns As VP Innovation For New Job In Academia

By Michael Vincent on June 6, 2017

The Toronto Symphony’s Adrian Fung has resigned as Vice-President, Innovation, effective July 14, 2017.
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Pain is too often the companion of pleasure for the musicians on stage

By John Terauds on September 18, 2013

Walk through the back corridors of a sports club or a dance company, and you’ll find a small battalion of therapists ready to help the athletes and dancers cope with the wear and tear on their bodies.
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