This weekend I was reminded of the embarrassment of riches we have in Music City. The symphony presented fabulous concerts on Friday and Saturday, featuring two works by American composer 1,647 more words
Tags » Orchestral Music
The year is still young, but 2015 is not likely to produce another classical story to match it: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra cancels an appearance by Valentina Lisitsa, a Russian-speaking Ukrainian pianist, on the grounds that her (frequently vulgar) political tweeting is offensive to Ukrainian-speaking Ukrainians (and Ukrainian Canadians). 850 more words
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra presents Russian Masters: Stravinsky’s Firebird
April 10 & 11, 8 p.m., Jack Singer Hall. Visit cpo-live.com and thomasyu.ca.
It wasn’t easy for Thomas Yu to become CBC Music’s 2015 Piano Hero. 909 more words