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Visiting Bavarian band makes the most of a wartime score

One measure of a great orchestra is its ability (when paired with the right conductor) to make a masterpiece of a score as controversial as Shostakovich’s Seventh. 567 more words


Ukrainian pianist Valentina Lisitsa returns to Toronto after TSO ban, lets her fingers do the talking

A little more than a year after making worldwide headlines by not performing with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Russian-speaking Ukrainian pianist Valentina Lisitsa was back in town on Sunday, this time actually applying fingers to keys, and most impressively. 457 more words


TSO boss resigns amid sexual harassment allegations from his estranged wife

When he was announced in 2014 as the new president and CEO of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Jeff Melanson was described as a “bold change-agent” and “top cultural executive” who was bound to boost the international stature of the organization. 776 more words


Embattled former Banff CEO Jeff Melanson parts ways with employer in wake of sexual harassment claims

In the wake of allegations about sexual harassment during his time leading the Banff Centre, embattled Canadian art-world leader Jeff Melanson has now parted ways with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 198 more words

Local Arts

My "Learning in the Wild" - Activity 10

My learning in the wild ‘outing’ was attending the first night of the “New Creations Festival” by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thompson Hall. The festival, now in its 12th year, seeks to push the boundaries of classical music through artistic fusion. 818 more words


Ottawa-based organization gets $10M for national Canada 150 project

After receiving $10 million from the federal government, an Ottawa organization is poised to play a key role in funding thousands of community activities and events marking Canada’s 150th anniversary next year. 466 more words

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TSO's happy midweek memorials

The second of the New Creations concerts by the Toronto Symphony Wednesday at Roy Thomson Hall was a wildly diversified program as Festival curator Brett Dean put a collaborative work by two Canadians between works by two Australian composers. 823 more words