Monthly Archives: October 2012

AGO News Release | Communique

“Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. Two Canadians Vie for $50,000 Grange Prize Voting ends October 30 at 11:59 pm; Winner announced at AGO 1st Thursdays on November 1 (TORONTO Oct. 22, 2012) On Nov. 1, 2012, … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Carol Baggott-Forte

Since 1977 Canadian voice teacher, Carol Baggott-Forte has taught singing based on vocal health and laryngeal function to many of Canada’s finest classical and music theatre singers. Her rational method of instruction is rooted in organic natural responses innate to … Continue reading

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Gustav vs Alma

I’ve been listening to Julie Boulianne’s 2011 CD Mahler Lieder, in the aftermath of a week contemplating the works of Frida Kahlo at the AGO.  The show reminds us of the changing role for women in the creative world of … Continue reading

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Latent Frida

I’m wrestling with a few related concepts after being immersed in the wonderful show at the Art Gallery of Ontario Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting.  They revolve around the degree to which Frida Kahlo was in some respects … Continue reading

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Solti Centennial

The centennial of Hungarian conductor Georg Solti arrives on October 21st.  As a Hungarian I always found it irritating that he called himself “Georg” rather than “György”.  But of course whenever I say that name aloud –and unless you’re Magyar … Continue reading

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Media Release from Tafelmusik: Jeanne Lamon to step down

“Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. Jeanne Lamon to step down as Tafelmusik’s Music Director in 2014 Tafelmusik’s Board of Directors applauds Lamon’s three remarkable decades of leadership; will launch international search for successor Jeanne Lamon, Music … Continue reading

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Frida and Diego @ the AGO

If you only read one sentence please read this one.  The new exhibit Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting at the Art Gallery of Ontario is the best art exhibit I’ve ever experienced. How so?  Nothing (including my statement) … Continue reading

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