Tag Archives: Ronald Royer

Spring Renewal: Scarborough Philharmonic with Ventanas

If it seems as though spring has suddenly come back, thank Scarborough Philharmonic and Ventanas for their concert “Spring Renewal” on April 22nd. The first half featured popular classical pieces. We began with Rossini’s Silken Ladder overture, followed by Vivaldi’s … Continue reading

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Tahara, Royer and SPO play Schubert and Saint-Saëns

Tonight’s Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra was my first live experience of the ensemble, a return to live in person appearances featuring pianist Lisa Tahara conducted by music director Ronald Royer. It’s a pleasant change of pace to have a concert relatively … Continue reading

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Odin Quartet’s Journey Through Night CD launch Nov 6th

Does music tell stories? I’ve been listening to the CD “Journey Through Night” by Odin Quartet. Here’s how they describe themselves on one of the sites I found extolling their virtues: Passionate about chamber music, the Toronto-based Odin Quartet represents … Continue reading

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Whatever you think of the music on PREMIERES – violinist Conrad Chow’s CD of original musical compositions for violin with different groupings of accompanying instruments— the concept seems to be original. My eyebrows went up when I heard that a … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Conrad Chow

Whether performing at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall in New York, or Qingdao Grand Auditorium in China, Canadian violinist Conrad Chow has won over audiences with his interpretations of music from different centuries, continents, … Continue reading

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