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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaya Is A Wildfire

By Norman Lebrecht on February 9, 2018

"I can’t remember when I last heard a violin-piano recital that was as ingenious and exhilarating as this."
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PRIMER | Cabaret Opera That Addresses A Staggering Manifestation Of Evil, But Also Illuminates It

By Matthew Timmermans on February 8, 2018

With their first production and the Canadian premiere of Jake Heggie’s one-act operas Another Sunrise and Farewell Auschwitz, the Electric Bond Ensemble tells more than just another Holocaust story.
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SCRUTINY | COC’s Abduction From The Seraglio Is A Radical Departure

By Joseph So on February 8, 2018

This Abduction is one director-driven production that is thoughtful and well-considered, and it deserves to be seen.
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Q&A | 30 Questions For Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton

By Ludwig Van on February 8, 2018

Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Principal Harp Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton sits down in the hot seat with Ludwig van Toronto for our definitive Q&A.
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PRIMER | Everything You Need To Know About Tapestry Opera's Persian Classical Music Hip-Hop Opera

By Matthew Timmermans on February 7, 2018

Although the concept of a Hip-Hop Opera is not new, Tapestry Opera’s Forbidden may have the inspiration to make this one work.
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THE SCOOP | James Ehnes And Vincent Ho Lead Classical Nominees in 2018 Juno Awards

By Michael Vincent on February 6, 2018

The 2018 JUNO Award Nominations have been announced today, but the fight for the prestigious title in the four classical categories will be fierce this year.
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MAJOR CHORDS | Why The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Perfectly Sums Up The Future Of Orchestral Aspirations

By Hye Won Cecilia Lee on February 6, 2018

Where most post-secondary schools have long since abandoned serious music education, and summer programs provide only seasonal work, the TSYO offers young musicians the experience orchestral life all year round.
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SCRUTINY | Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase Strong, But Weak On Recital Etiquette

By Matthew Timmermans on February 5, 2018

The Glenn Gould School presented its young singers in a vocal showcase last weekend. Although there were clearly some singers in need of more coaching and polish, there also was some promising talent.
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RECORD KEEPING | A Top Shelf Nielsen From Dausgaard And The Seattle Symphony

By Paul E. Robinson on February 5, 2018

While there have been other fine recorded performances of Nielsen’s Fourth, Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony, combining virtuosic playing with the flying by the seat of your pants abandon of a live performance, give us one that ranks right up there with the best of them.
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CRITIC'S PICKS | Ten Concerts You Should Absolutely See This Week (Feb. 5 – 11)

By Joseph So on February 5, 2018

Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of February 5 – 11.
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