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Andrew Davis – Verdi Requiem

The Toronto Symphony are celebrating a 40 year relationship with Sir Andrew Davis, their one-time music director (from 1975-1988) and currently their Conductor Laureate, with a series of concerts over the next couple of weeks. 587 more words


Classical music: TSO concert has its Brucknerian moments at Maison symphonique

One per season: This is the standard Bruckner Symphony portion, which the OSM satisfied on Saturday night by inviting the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to perform the Seventh in the Maison symphonique. 311 more words


The Ear of Professionals

Networking has become a constant in my life. Ask anyone and they will tell you, finding a job is all about “who you know.” And how do you get to know people? 671 more words

Backstage at the TSO

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out

Yesterday I toured the back alleys and dark crevices inside Roy Thomson Hall. I learned a little bit about bowing techniques and seat placement but I have to say I mostly learned that the union and general orchestra politics is exactly the same as how it is portrayed on Mozart in the Jungle. 21 more words

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Kelly McParland: Would you let Valentina Lisitsa play your piano? I wouldn't

Valentina Lisitsa has certainly won the public relations war that followed revelations of her ugly tweets about the conflict in Ukraine.

Editorial boards (including this one) have been firmly onside. 831 more words

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Cellist at Taylor Library

By Donna Sevilla

The Keep Toronto Reading Festival has returned with a new take on its latest community read, “The Cellist of Sarajevo”.

Author Steve Galloway wrote the novel about a cellist who plays  356 more words

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Letters: Wrong note, wrong garb

Re: #sticktothemusic, editorial, April 9.
Valentina Lisitsa has been dropped, according to Toronto Symphony Orchestra for her hate-speech tweets, not her political views. In her vile hate tweets she has suggested that Russia should eliminate Ukrainians using “folk medicine” that it has used in the past, insinuating the Holodomor, genocide by starvation, perpetrated by Stalin in the 1930s. 2,483 more words

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