Odyssey — a Wind Ensemble Concert

Silverthorn Symphonic Winds Presents Odyssey — a Wind Ensemble ConcertFeaturing Artist in Residence Peter Stoll Silverthorn Symphonic Winds (SSW), under the direction of Andrew Chung, presents [...]


Canadian Classical Music Coalition inaugural meeting

(Rec’d from George Zukerman) The newly formed Canadian Classical Music Coalition [Coalition Canadienne de musique classique] [CCMC] is hosting a round-table discussion on the problems of [...]


Is it the product or the process that makes for good art?

One time my husband and I took our daughter-in-law, a Chinese electrical engineer to an art show and she was frankly puzzled by the paintings. She asked, “why would you paint a landscape [...]


Tafelmusik launches “Sing-a-long Messiah Contest” on YouTube

The folks at Tafelmusik succeed year after year not only with great music (they are among the best that Toronto has to offer) but also with the novel ways that they come up with to connect the [...]


Peter Stoll, clarinet, Nov. 5 @ noon, free lunchtime concert

If you are going to be anywhere near the University of Toronto, ‘s Faculty of Music building (just south of the Royal Ontario Museum, behind the old planetarium) you might like to catch [...]


Alain Trudel reaches out to young Canadian composers

I have thought for a long time that Alain Trudel is one of Canada’s greatest musical assets. He can conduct, he can sure play trombone, and he has great programming ideas. Isn’t it [...]


Free Music Garden Concerts start June 28

One of the greatest things about Toronto is all the free live music and art around the city. If you are living on a tight budget, you can still enjoy the “roses” without forgoing your [...]


Music on the High Seas August 5

Enjoy your very own classical music concert in the most beautiful of settings… Join us for an intimate evening with members of the 2009 orchestra on board Kajama, Toronto’s only tall [...]


Wanted! Musical Ensemble or Presenting Organization for Second Life Collaboration(s)

For two years I have been presenting concerts in the virtual world of Second Life developing my series of live concerts at Music Island into one of the virtual worlds’ hot spots and [...]


The purpose of the Arts

As I conclude my three years with the Toronto Philharmonia, I am led to consider again the purpose of a live performing arts organization in this time of electronic media. Why have a professional [...]

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