The two pieces on the bill for tonight were Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 and Antonin Dvořák’s New World Symphony. The violinist for the evening was Karen Gomyo and the conductor was the youthful Jakub Hrusa. 357 more words
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Tonight the TSO performed two extremely popular pieces from Rachmaninoff and Beethoven.
The first was Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” where Daniil Trifonov triumphed on the piano. 455 more words
How does someone become interested in classical music at an early age?
Usually parents play ‘Beethoven Lives Upstairs’ or the kid’s version of ‘The Magic Flute’ while on three-hour driving trips, or they put Mozart on by the crib and hope their children absorb some semblance of the music, or at least that it makes them quiet for a few hours. 458 more words
Culture Days 5th Anniversary Kick Off with the TSO
This was an opportunity to allow the public a chance (via drawn ballots) to try their skills at conducting the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). 98 more words
Leisa Bellmore has been practicing shiatsu therapy since 2001, helping clients maintain and improve their health through treatment and education. She is the Shiatsu Therapist at the Artists’ Health Centre, an integrative clinic at Toronto Western Hospital, part of the University Health Network. 353 more words