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Bus nostalgia: a top ten list

I’m all sentimental about bus trips after spending much of the past few days riding around Florida with the Toronto Symphony.  Here’s a list of movies that show us different aspects of life on the road, presented in reverse order a la David Letterman. 467 more words

Personal Ruminations

10 Questions for Chris Walroth

The Toronto Symphony’s new year begins on tour in Florida.

It’s tough enough when a hundred well-rehearsed players take the stage at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, where we all presumably eat & sleep; quite another to undertake playing Beethoven or Chopin or Tchaikovsky, having lugged all those instruments & people & music-scores & a miscellany of equipment to a variety of concert halls in another country. 2,698 more words

Music And Musicology

Let Valentina play

Valentina Lisitsa:

Yes, Toronto Symphony is going TO PAY ME NOT TO PLAY because I exercised the right to free speech.
Yes, they will pay my fee but they are going to announce that I will be unable to play and they already found a substitute.

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Valentina Lisitsa

Canadians Boycott Pianist Lisitsa, Silence Rachmaninoff.

World-renowned concert pianist Valentina Lisitsa, born in Kiev, has been barred from performing in Toronto due to her pro-Novorossiya opinions. Lisitsa is not simply famous, she is considered among the greatest pianists in the world. 1,269 more words


The Silencing of a Epic?

I was awoken this morning from this distressful tweet from Valentina Lisitsa, someone who I often talk a lot in this blog.

Dear friends, I need your help!

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Classical Music

Origin of a Concerto

from Marjan Mozetich, composer of the Concerto for bassoon, strings and marimba, to be featured on our April concert.

It was Michael Sweeney, principle bassoonist of the Toronto Symphony, who commissioned and premiered my bassoon concerto in 2003. 705 more words

An Amazing Music collaboration using Social Media and Technology - #torontosymphony

How exciting that three things that I love, Social Media, Technology and Music were brought together to make a wonderful Symphony – a Toronto Symphony. 518 more words