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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


Getting hands on with TSO's interactive symphony app - The Buzz

Wanna remix a symphony for the TSO to perform? There’s an app for that (sort of).

Composer Tod Machover and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra have been hard at work on an “interactive symphony” — a composition inspired by the city that also incorporates public input.

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Orchestral outreach in Toronto

The classical scene is experimenting with ideas to attract new audiences. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has been offering $14 tickets for 15-35 year-olds. Koerner Hall is toying with the idea of making tweet-seats available; spots in the back row where patrons are free to use their phones during the concert. 38 more words