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Q&A | 57 Questions For Soprano Alexandra Smither

By Musical Toronto on May 25, 2017

In our latest episode of the equally feared and loved MT Questionnaire, rising young soprano Alexandra Smither shares her most intimate confessions, such as why she wishes she could whistle, and her affinity for the Hamster Dance.
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INTERVIEW | An Inside Look At Key Changes To The 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

By Jennifer Liu on May 24, 2017

Musical Toronto gets up to speed with Van Cliburn International Piano Competition CEO and president Jacques Marquis for an inside look at key changes to the 2017 edition.
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THE SCOOP | Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate To Step Down

By Michael Vincent on May 24, 2017

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has announced Alexander Mickelthwate will be stepping down as Music Director at the end of the 2017–18 season.
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REPORT | Provocative Ideas Abound At Music Competition Conference In Montreal

By Jennifer Liu on May 23, 2017

Gustav Alink calls for Toronto to have its own world-class music competition at the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) general assembly in Montreal.
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RECORD KEEPING | NACO Release Reminds Us To Look No Further Than Our Backyard For Talent

By Paul E. Robinson on May 23, 2017

This has been an important year of recognition for Canadian composers, thanks in part to projects like the NACO's "Life Reflected" featuring works by Zosha Di Castri, Jocelyn Morlock, Nicole Lizée, and John Estacio.
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SCRUTINY | AtG’s La bohème Revival Fresh And Endearing

By Joseph So on May 22, 2017

Against the Grain's La bohème (the show that started it all) is as fresh as ever, with a new cast and a new sense of hyper-local immediacy.
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CRITIC'S PICKS | 11 Concerts You Should Absolutely See This Week

By Joseph So on May 22, 2017

Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of May 22 to 28.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Kathleen Ferrier Was A Voice To Remember

By Norman Lebrecht on May 19, 2017

"She simply soars." An upcoming release of English contralto Kathleen Ferrier includes six new tracks poised to keep this musical marvel alive.
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SCRUTINY | Two Remarkable COC Ensemble Artists Leave The Nest

By Joseph So on May 18, 2017

With Spring comes a bittersweet time of sad goodbyes followed by new beginnings for the COC Ensemble Studio Artists.
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INTERVIEW | Zoltán Fejérvári: A Winning Image of Hungarian Classical Music

By Jennifer Liu on May 18, 2017

2017 MIMC first prize winner pianist Zoltán Fejérvári makes a case for Hungary.
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