Robin Williams is preparing to rock it on Saturday night. As the music director of newchoir, Toronto’s first rock choir, he is deep into the final rehearsals for the organization’s annual concert at Koerner Hall. If rock and choir seem incongruous, then newchoir has shifted many a perception. An audition adult choir, newchoir has carved […]
Rachel Mercer will perform her “personal dream program” with her sister Akemi Mercer-Niewöhner in 5 at the First’s “Music of Canadian Women,” featuring compositions by 6 Canadian women, including 3 world premieres.
“When Ashley and I started seeing each other, one of the things that we bonded over was music. Playing it, listening to it, talking about it.” ~ Chris Antonik, Northwood Acoustic Tour with Ashley Belmer.
“I’ve known this song for as long as I can remember and it has always spoken to me on an intuitive level.” ~ Michelle Bouey, co-recipient of this year’s Banks Prize, performs in The Musical Stage Company’s ‘UnCovered: Joni Mitchell and Carole King’
Beauty and the Beast might be a tale as old as time; however, on Sat, Oct 27, 2018, it gets a bold and novel retelling. We chatted with CosParty AD Tess Barao about this unique event to benefit the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Award-winning children’s entertainers Splash’N Boots are on the road, performing “The Big Love, Kisses and Hugs Tour” in 6 provinces from Sept 20-Oct 28, 2018.
In Ashley with a “Y”, Ashley Botting performs songs composed on the spot! Forget gaudy. Forgo glitz. Instead, prepare for Ms Botting’s improv talents to spin ideas from her audiences at the Toronto Fringe Festival into cabaret gold.
The Polka Dogs have reunited and released their first cd in 25 years, featuring all 5 original members: Tom Walsh, Tiina Kiik, Colin Couch, Ambrose Pottie and John Millard, who told us, “[THE BEE] is a wonderful document of where we are as players, and we are thrilled to be sharing it with the world!”
Toronto residents will not be surprised to see tabla guru Ritesh Das’ name on the list of finalists for the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Celebration of Cultural Life Award. The biennial award, inspired by Toronto Arts Council’s founding president William Kilbourn, recognizes the excellence of three senior arts practitioners. An award recipient must be an individual […]
The 5 at the First Chamber Music Series’ 8th season finale concert is on May 5. “Three Voices: Twelve Strings” will be performed by Rachel Mercer, Yehonatan Berick and Jethro Marks, and feature the world premiere of “Ein Kleines Trio” by Abigail Richardson-Schulte.