Category Archives: Press Releases and Announcements

Toronto Choral Society – Mozart Requiem

I had my first experience with Toronto Choral Society last night at Eastminster United Church on Danforth. Holly Chaplin’s page on Facebook (where my review of the weekend opera was shared) told me that she and Joshua Clemenger (also in … Continue reading

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TWO WEIRD TALES!

Kafka’s Metamorphosis& Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness Two Weird Tales is a theatrical double bill adapting two of the 20th century’s most acclaimed novellas of the uncanny: Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis and HP Lovecraft’s At The Mountains of Madness. Both plays … Continue reading

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Closing show preview of what’s to come  

My mantra is “I’m a lucky guy”.  It’s admittedly designed to be a self-fulfilling prophecy, useful because you notice the good things happening to you if you begin with the belief in their likelihood, the presupposition of good fortune and … Continue reading

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TIFT: How about a shave? 

 TIFT to open tonsorial parlour in June. After a three-week pop-up appearance in London, UK, in 2018, TIFT is bringing their steady hands and sharp razors to cheeks and necks in need in Toronto in June. Located discreetly within the … Continue reading

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News, positive and negative

It’s been a hard week so far. I’m heart-broken with the news in my inbox, that Elisa Citterio is leaving Tafelmusik. I can’t help but wonder about the subtexts for this change. Perhaps it’s just the pandemic and its deadly … Continue reading

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Alexander Shelley is coming to town

Before there were convoys and honking horns, it used to be said that living in Ottawa gave you advantages, because of your proximity to the seats of power. Yet maybe there’s still some truth to it when we look at … Continue reading

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Corey Arnold & Kyle McDonald talk about The Lion Heart: their new opera

In 2016 I reviewed James Bond: A Convenient Lie , by Kyle McDonald. It’s subtitled “Opera in Pasticcio“, a form where Kyle combined existing music from opera with his comical lyrics to tell his spy story. For example he takes … Continue reading

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The Cyrano you’re unlikely to see

Cyrano de Bergerac is the name of Edmond Rostand’s play directed by Chris Abraham, set to open at the Shaw Festival in a couple of weeks. But that same 19th century play is the basis for a new film named … Continue reading

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Sky Gilbert talks about Pat and Skee, a dark new comedy about his parents

Pat and Skee opens February 25 at Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton, a darkly comic memoir of a challenging childhood. Sky Gilbert is a ‘child of divorce.’ Pat and Skee is an homage to Sky’s parents—who did their best to raise … Continue reading

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Ninth Annual Elizabeth Krehm Memorial Concert on Boxing Day

CANZONA CHAMBER PLAYERS PRESENTSTHE NINTH ANNUAL ELIZABETH KREHM MEMORIAL CONCERT MAHLER & BEETHOVEN ON BOXING DAY A VIRTUAL RECITAL FOR ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL Sunday December 26th, 5:30 pm ET – YouTube.com/CanzonaChamberPlayersDirect link –  In lieu of concert tickets, Canzona Chamber Players asks for … Continue reading

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