Monthly Archives: December 2017

Best of Tchaikovsky

Tonight we heard one of the three Toronto Symphony orchestra concerts titled “Best of Tchaikovsky” at Roy Thomson Hall.  While I’m not sure if I’d agree with the title (I can think of pieces I would prefer), if they’re playing … Continue reading

Posted in Music and musicology, Reviews | 2 Comments

TIFT Candide

While 2017 was a year to celebrate Canada’s 150th, we’re now coming up on the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein.  Whether you pronounce it Bern–steen or Bern-stine, the composer, pianist & conductor was born in 1918, which means that it … Continue reading

Posted in Music and musicology, Opera, Reviews, Theatre & musicals | 2 Comments

Four Weddings, a Funeral and a Coronation

That headline is the fanciful title for Tafelmusik’s latest concert.  While it may remind you of a certain British film, it’s a fair description of the evening’s program: one of such remarkable variety, as to constitute a veritable smorgasbord of … Continue reading

Posted in Music and musicology, Reviews | Leave a comment