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CLASSICAL 101 | Why Is There No Saxophone In The Orchestra?

By Hye Won Cecilia Lee on August 7, 2019

With so many standard instruments included in the orchestra, where is the saxophone? The answer may surprise you.
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SCRUTINY | It's Easy To See Why Billy Elliot Endures With Stratford Festival Production

By Paula Citron on August 6, 2019

Top drawer production values, a strong cast, and positive vibes make Billy Elliot the Musical a Stratford Festival highlight.
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SCRUTINY | Mae West’s 'Sex' Makes A Strong Feminist Statement At The Shaw Festival

By Paula Citron on August 2, 2019

Mae West's 'Sex' gives us a heroine who may be down and out, but who has her own integral sense of self-worth.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Massenet With The Late Sally Silver Is Perfect Fare For A Summer's Night 

By Norman Lebrecht on August 2, 2019

This posthumous album of music by Massenet — curated by Sally Silver, accompanied by Richard Bonynge and produced by her husband Jeremy Silver — is a delight from start to finish.
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SCRUTINY | If You Like Your Theatre Argumentative, Shaw Festival's 'Getting Married' Is Worth A Visit

By Paula Citron on August 1, 2019

After this Shaw Festival production of Getting Married, you'll leave the theatre with your head bursting with Shavian arguments.
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GIVEAWAY | Enter For A Chance To Win A Trip To Prince Edward County To See Wellington Water Week!

By Ludwig Van on August 1, 2019

Ludwig Van presents an opportunity to win a trip to Prince Edward County to experience world-class music and theatre through Festival Players and Wellington Water Week music festival.
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SCRUTINY | NYO Canada Raises The Roof At Koerner Hall

By Holly Harris on July 31, 2019

To paraphrase a pithy bon mot popularly attributed to Walt Kelly, “We have seen the future of Canadian classical music, and it is the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.”
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OP-ED | An Expert's Guide To Getting A Cello Onto An Air Canada Flight Unscathed

By Brian Yoon on July 30, 2019

Are you brave enough to travel with a cello? Victoria Symphony Principal Cello, Brian Yoon, shares the extraordinary steps he takes to fly with his prized cello on Air Canada.
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SCRUTINY | Shaw Festival's The Russian Play An Impressive Mainstage Debut

By Paula Citron on July 28, 2019

With her first mainstage Shaw production, The Russian Play has shown director Diana Donnelly to be a shining talent.
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THE SCOOP | Norman Lebrecht’s The Song of Names To Premiere At TIFF Gala Presentation

By Michael Vincent on July 27, 2019

The classical music world is about to get the Hollywood treatment with the presentation of the film adaptation of Norman Lebrecht’s The Song of Names with Tim Roth and Clive Owen on September 8 at The Toronto International Film Festival.
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