THE SCOOP Five Winners Of The 2021 Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes Named

Marilo Nuñez, Ravi Jain, iskwē, Sandra Laronde, and Ian Cusson (Images courtesy of the Metcalf Foundation) Five winners of the 2021 Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes / Les Prix Johanna-Metcalf…

A Conversation With Mohawk Choreographer Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo

‘Sky Dancers’, A’nówara Dance Theatre (Images courtesy of Harbourfront Centre) The Quebec Bridge is the furthest downstream crossing of the St. Lawrence River, running between Sainte-Foy (a suburb of Quebec…

LEBRECHT LISTENS New Gorecki Album Sheds Light On His Inner World

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki: Piano Works (Accord) ★★★★ ☆ 🎧 Spotify | Amazon | Apple Music When an unknown Polish composer burst into the pop charts in 1992 with an ethereal…

The sound of sparklers. – The Naxos Blog

The oft-adopted adage “pressure makes diamonds” stems from massive pressure and ferocious temperatures combining beneath the Earth’s crust to produce precious stones of enduring value from the single element of…

THE SCOOP Honens International Piano Competition Announces Ten Semifinalists

Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition has announced the ten musicians who will advance to the Semifinals. The pianists range in age from 21 to 31, and hail from Austria, Hungary,…

Opera & Tech Explored In Tapestry Opera / OCAD Collaboration ‘RUR A Torrent of Light’

RUR A Torrent of Light in rehearsal (Photo: Dahlia Katz) Tapestry Opera and OCAD University, Canada’s largest art, media and design university, have teamed up for an innovative opera experience…

CRITIC’S PICKS Classical Events You Absolutely Need To See This Week: May 16 – 21

Classical music and opera events for the week of May 16 to 21. This is a list of amazing concerts we are attending, wishing we could attend, or thinking about…

Evergreen: At 67, Anne Sofie Von Otter Delivers In Toronto Recital

Anne Sofie von Otter (Photo: Ewa-Marie Rundquist) Mozart / Weckerlin / Schubert / Lindblad / Geijer; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano, Christoph Berner, piano. Koerner Hall, May 15, 2022 On…

THE SCOOP 2022 JUNO Classical Music Winners Showcase Canada’s Depth Of Talent

L: Emily D’Angelo; LT: Andrew Wan & Charles Richard-Hamelin; LB: Hélène Brunet (Images courtesy of the artists) The JUNO Awards were presented at an in-person gala for the first time…

LEBRECHT LISTENS Mariss Jansons, We Miss you

Mariss Jansons (Photo courtesy of BR Classic) Pärt, Poulenc, Stravinsky (BR Classic) ★★★★ ☆ 🎧 Spotify | Apple Music Just how much we miss Mariss Jansons is a manifesto in…