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Concert review: Humour and personality up front in Toronto Symphony's Don Quixote

By Margaret Lam on November 28, 2012

Programmatic music based on a story is a particular treat for audiences who know the story well.  It harkens back to a time of radio dramas or long epic novels that engrossed us through our imaginations.
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TSO gears up to hit the road

By Michael Vincent on March 12, 2014

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra will be hitting the bricks this April on a mini tour with stops in Montreal and Ottawa.
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SCRUTINY | A Silk Road To Musical Exchange Around The World

By David Podgorski on June 30, 2017

Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble stopped by Toronto last night. David Podgorski shares how their global mandate is especially pertinent in today's society.
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INTERVIEW | Barbara Hannigan: Queen of the New

By Joseph So on November 5, 2017

The extraordinary Canadian soprano shares her thoughts on repertoires others fear to try.
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Execrable Giacomo Variations highlights richness and vitality of Toronto opera ecosystem

By John Terauds on June 8, 2013

Aside from fine performances from American soprano Kirsten Blaise and Austrian baritone Daniel Schmutzhard and decent work by the period-instrument Vienna Academy Orchestra and its founding music director Martin Haselböck, Giacomo Variations marked the low point of this Toronto opera (or opera-related) season.
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Canadian Opera Company again covers deficit with cash transfer from Foundation

By John Terauds on October 28, 2013

The Canadian Opera Company released its 2013 annual report on Monday afternoon, declaring a $15,000 surplus — achieved thanks to a transfer of nearly $1 million from the Canadian Opera Foundation.
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Concert review: A brilliant 25th anniversary concert from Amici Chamber Ensemble and their powerful friends

By John Terauds on March 1, 2013

Two of the three core Amici members — clarinettist Joaquin Valdepeñas and cellist David Hetherington — are members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, so they know all about serious music. This sideline is about picking up some less mainstream fare with favourite colleagues.
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CRITIC'S PICKS | Eleven Concerts You Should Absolutely See This Week (Mar. 12 – 18)

By Joseph So on March 12, 2018

Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of March 12 – 18.
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Video: Torontonian Riho Maimets and fellow Curtis students in 'What does the Composer Say?'

By John Terauds on December 17, 2013

In a clear case of youthful exuberance blinding future consequences, these blithe spirits have ensured that no French horn player will ever touch their music again. Behold:
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Toronto area businesses team-up to donate pianos to schools in Jamaica

By Michael Vincent on July 29, 2014

Pianos can be an expensive prospect for public schools. Education budgets are tight, and in Jamaica, where books and teachers are in short supply, a piano can seem nearly unattainable.
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