November 28 will be a be a history-making day for the Ontario Pops Orchestra: their first performance. Ever. What began as a glimmer to bring together experienced musicians from across the Toronto-area to play for the joy of it has since developed into a living, breathing orchestra, whose debut is just a day away. No doubt, […]
Writing an introduction to this interview with Roberto Rosenman has required a feat of focus. Every time I resume my research, I unearth another fascinating fact. He’s a guitarist and a composer. A graphic designer, a visual artist and a writer. And a teacher. And with each identity comes a unique website. So…where to begin, […]
“It is a wonderful and maybe a dangerous thing”: Rachel Mercer on EMIC’s just-released CD, its launch concert & their upcoming performances
Claire Morley’s got a sweet gig. As the new Program Manager for the Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series (FCS), she oversees the programming for 70-plus concerts being presented this season. Thanks to her, an estimated 15,000 people will experience the series this year. For free. Morley insists that she can’t take all the credit. […]
Walk into Toronto’s Withrow Park, and you’ll see and hear the expected: spirited children engaging in summer-camp activities, happy dogs straining at their leads as they walk their owners along pathways decorated with sidewalk chalk, seniors practising tai chi under lush trees, and the inevitable swarms of errant insects to be swatted away. But come […]
An accidentally-viewed post yielded a gift times 3 at the Lowville Festival of the Arts, thanks to cellist Rachel Mercer.
COC’s Summer Opera Camp, led by musical director Chris Thornborrow, is now running for the first time out of the spectacular Four Seasons Centre, adding to its allure for aspiring young artists, ages 6-15 years
To hear Brent Carver sing a dozen self-selected songs, ranging from musical-theatre tunes, the American Songbook, jazz standards and contemporary pop songs is a sublime prospect.
Toronto’s acclaimed contemporary Indian dance company, inDANCE premieres The Book of Sandalwood, the latest full-length work to be choreographed by Hari Krishnan, on Saturday, May 16. The Book of Sandalwood marks the company’s first Bharatanatyam composition since 2012.
YOU dance, the National Ballet of Canada’s educational and outreach program, provides to students in grades 4 to 6 an incomparable, fully- participatory opportunity to explore artistic expression, rhythm and creative movement through dance–for FREE.