LEBRECHT LISTENS | Ligeti Never Stayed Glum For Long
Fiendishly difficult to play and irresistibly easy on the ear, British pianist Danny Driver captures Ligeti's mood swings in this new recording.
THE SCOOP | Four Seasons Centre To Receive Retrofit For Livestreaming
The Canadian Opera Company and The National Ballet of Canada will receive a total of $644,372 to cover the costs of updates to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.
INTERVIEW | Superstar Pianist Lang Lang Talks About The Goldberg Variations And Music Education
Renowned pianist Lang Lang talks about his passion for music education along with his new release, a digital companion to 'The Goldberg Variations'.
FEATURE | Choreographer Crystal Pite Talks About ‘Body And Soul’ On Film
Choreographer Crystal Pite talks about 'Body and Soul', performed by the legendary Paris Opera Ballet, as it kicks off the Digidance Series, streaming February 17 to 23.
REPORT | Five Ways Classical Music Is Pivoting
How classical music groups are pivoting amid the pandemic, and the key trends driving them.
CRITIC'S PICKS | Classical And Opera Streams You Absolutely Need To See This Week: February 15 - 21
By Joseph So on February 15, 2021
Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of February 15 – 21.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Some Of The Most Painfully Consequential Music You Will Ever Hear
The outstanding Offenburgers play a gripping compilation of some of the most richly coloured and painfully consequential music you are ever likely to hear.
THE SCOOP | Loose Tea Music Theatre Announces Participants For BIPOC Composer/Librettist Program
Loose Tea Music Theatre's new two-year program will address systemic racism and underrepresentation in the opera and music theatre scene.
REPORT | Canadians Worry About The Future Of Live Music And Most Support Government Aid
Almost a year after the global COVID-19 pandemic silenced live music venues of all kinds across the country, a strong majority of Canadians worry about both the present and future of live music and culture in this country.
THE SCOOP | Quebéc Recognizes Musical Excellence At Online Opus Prize Gala
While sports fans were busy watching the Super Bowl Sunday spectacle, Quebéc's classical music community gathered to celebrate their own at the 24th annual Opus Prize Gala.