Tuesday, June 25, 2019
TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2019

Music from Turkey featuring the Sameyda Ensemble

The Ottoman Turks had their roots in the vast region of Central Asia, which extended from the Caspian Sea in the west...
The Loneliness of the Indigenous Musician

The Loneliness of the Indigenous Musician

The Canadian calendar – just like those in the US and Europe and like the Holy Roman Empire – is full of holidays celebrating...
Simon Thacker

Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti: Trikala

With this epic double disc, Trikala Simon Thacker has elevated his musicianship into a rarefied realm. He is alone among guitarists who have been...
The Exhilaration of Terry Riley

The Exhilaration of Terry Riley

The nine hundred and fourth at Toronto’s Koerner Hall happened on the eve of one of the coldest (and snowiest) days in Canada. But...
Damien Sneed and the Toronto Mass Choir: “We Shall Overcome” A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King

Damien Sneed and the Toronto Mass Choir: “We Shall Overcome” A Celebration of Dr....

"We have come a long, long way but we still have a long, long way to go." (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) For two hours...
Lenka Lichtenberg: Masaryk

Lenka Lichtenberg: Masaryk

The tumultuous and traumatic history of both the Jewish Diaspora and the history of the Czech Republic have always come together in the profoundly...
Dagar Dynasty: The Mysticism of Dagar “Vani” Dhrupad

Dagar Dynasty: The Mysticism of Dagar “Vani” Dhrupad

Through the millennia prophets, mystics, poets, painters and musicians have heard a voice in the silence of the heart, which is, of course the...

Daniel Santiago: Two Adventure Music Releases

Daniel Santiago has the rare distinction of being popular with audiences and critics and he comes from a long and deep tradition of Brasilian...
The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach: A Masterpiece Revisited

The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach: A Masterpiece Revisited

The second edition of André Pirro’s 1907 classic, L’Esthétique de Jean-Sébastien Bach – The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach – translated by Joe Armstrong...
Benjamin Zander: Light of the Ninth

Benjamin Zander: Light of The Ninth

"Don't only practice your art, But force your way into its secrets For it and knowledge can raise men to The Divine." Ludwig van Beethoven The Journey of the...
Tangi Ropars: Moskitto’s Here to Stay

Tangi Ropars: Moskitto’s Here to Stay

Tangi Ropars is one of three Moskittos who you won’t be able to make go away, much less swat. He comes from hardy stock...
David Buchbinder - Odessa-Havana Project

The Toronto Sound: David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana

April 7, 2018 - Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory - Toronto When you have Maestro Hilario Durán involved in a project you can be assured...
KUNÉ – Canada’s Global Orchestra

The Toronto Sound: KUNÉ – Canada’s Global Orchestra

April 7, 2018 - Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory - Toronto What do you think of when you think of a musical Toronto sound? For...
Marcelo Woloski

Marcelo Woloski: Mundo Por Conocer

In a world where many drummers and percussionists – indeed many musicians – are scrambling to catch up with the complex of rhythmic intonations,...
Eve A. Ma: When Afro-Peruvian Rhythms Beckon

Eve A Ma: Afro-Peruvian Rhythms Beckon

If you are an ethnomusicologist on a quest to study a particular style of music you deep-dive. But every deep-dive demands that you must...
Bengt Berger: The Wide World of Beches Indian Brew

Bengt Berger: The Wide World of Beches Indian Brew

Don Cherry was, arguably, the first musician to use the term “world-music” to describe the music he was playing in the 1960’s. By that...
Tcha Limberger Trio with Mozes Rosenberg

Tcha Limberger: From Bruges and Foix to the World

It is important to acknowledge the genius of Tcha Limberger in the context of his being a musical – perhaps, an all-around – polymath...
Mario Adnet Paulo Jobim: Jobim Orchestra & Guests

Mario Adnet & Paulo Jobim Present Jobim at 90 With: Jobim – Orchestra &...

There can be no doubt that Antonio Carlos Jobim is one of the most important cultural figures in Brasil, an icon even among other...
All Rivers at Once by The Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative

All Rivers at Once by The Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative

The poem, All Rivers at Once written by Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet, is the inspiration for the performance of the Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative...
David Broza: The 40-Year Journey to Peace

David Broza: The 40-Year Journey to Peace

It is one of those true travesties that an artist such as David Broza should still inhabit the fringes of music. While it’s also...

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