Monthly Archives: March 2016

TSO – Fragile Absolute

The Toronto Symphony’s three-concert New Creations Festival launched in impressive fashion tonight, a spectacular variety of styles on display in a programme with the title “Fragile Absolute”. Before the interval felt like personal testimony from the festival’s curator Brett Dean. … Continue reading

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The Devil Inside

TAPESTRY OPERA presents THE DEVIL INSIDE A Co-commission & Co-production by Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales Libretto by Louise Welsh  Composed by Stuart MacRae Limited Run! March 10 – 13, 2016 Harbourfront Centre Theatre “It is one of the … Continue reading

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Opera as blood sport: the Hutcheons contra Regietheater

I raced at top speed, not from jungle to city but from one end of the U of T campus to the other after work, afraid I’d be late for the (lecture about) opera, somewhat like the hero of Werner … Continue reading

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Questions for Stephanie Martin: Babel

Stephanie Martin is a composer & conductor, associate professor of music at York University. I heard about her because of a brief controversy that has already been settled, concerning her choral symphony Babel to be premiered at Wilfrid Laurier University … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Kevin Lau

I first encountered composer Kevin Lau on the 2012 CD PREMIERES, where I said the following: Speaking of happy, I find myself more and more impressed by the work of the most junior contributor, namely Kevin Lau’s Joy. I found myself … Continue reading

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