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McCain heiress wants to ban 'nightmare' lawyer with 'hate on' for family from annulment case: Court docs

An heiress to the McCain Foods empire entangled in a controversial annulment case with the former CEO of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will see her case return to court in September in an attempt to “disqualify” her estranged husband’s lawyer from representing him because of an “unfair tactical advantage” she said he holds over her family. 775 more words


Can classical music reach a new audience through unlikely venues?

Where can we expect to hear performances of classical music these days? In a concert hall, most likely – a gleaming culture palace with cushy seats and finely calibrated acoustics. 721 more words


Listening Guides: A Seven Part Inquiry


There is a recent article in Creative Review titled, “How The Toronto Symphony Orchestra uses graphic design to guide its audiences through its music”. 762 more words

Picturing Music

One of the joys and challenges of this blog is to find ways to convey in words what a piece of music is like.  I usually try to paint ‘word-pictures’ and hope that this is successful in at least some small way. 289 more words

Classical Music

TSO, NACO musical exchange brings "great value," Oundjian says

Once a year, in the spring, the Battle of Ontario takes on a more collegial and tuneful twist.

That’s when the Toronto Symphony Orchestra jumps on board a VIA train for a concert in Ottawa. 868 more words

Local Arts

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