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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...
Angela Hewitt: At the Heart of Bach’s Keyboard

Angela Hewitt: At the Heart of Bach

As long as musicians such as Keith Jarrett play and record Johann Sebastian Bach’s most frequently performed keyboard (harpsichord) works on the harpsichord there...

The Enduring Magic of Guinga

To speak of Guinga without a litany of praise would be almost sacrilegious and blasphemous. The musician and composer from Rio may be counted...

Maria Rita: Born Again and Again…

Every musician hopes for, but cannot afford to wait, for that special spiritual awakening in a performance, either in the studio or on stage....
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...

Aditya Prakash Ensemble: Diaspora Kid

If you are new not just to the kind of Carnatic (South Indian) music on the Aditya Prakash Ensemble’s Diaspora Kid, but to Indian...
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...
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...
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...

Berta Rojas – The Enigma of Arrival

I rarely conduct interviews using email and don’t really like doing them over the telephone either. In my view, the talking and listening –...

The Mighty Musicianship Of Leo Blanco

What makes the art of South America so alluring? It has existed, and more importantly, it has been developing in a steaming cauldron, cooking...
Barbara Hannigan - An Evening with the Empress of Song

Barbara Hannigan: An Evening with the Empress of Song

Two years ago I saw Barbara Hannigan perform György Ligeti’s Mystères du Macabre dressed in a schoolgirl’s kilt, chewing bubblegum. The orchestra was Sinfónica...

L’Afrique avant tout: Se souvenir du 31ème Festival International Nuits d’Afrique

Memories are apparently rampant especially in Montréal, Quebec. After all every licence plate on a motorcar contains a registration number and the words “Québec…...

Paula Jeanine Bennett: In Whom The Heart Is Free To Roam

Conventional science maintains that the Human Body comprises 60% water with 73% of the brain and heart alone being water. Certainly not the artist,...
Walter Kaufmann: The Transcendent Exile

Walter Kaufmann: The Transcendent Exile

The nature of exile is rooted in both mythology and history and is often expressed as a fate worse than death....
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...
New Canadian Global Music Orchestra - Koerner Hall - Toronto - June 2, 2017 01

The New Canadian Global Music Orchestra Debut at Koerner Hall

The New Canadian Global Music Orchestra, recently created by The Royal Conservatory of Toronto and masterminded by its Executive Director, Performing Art, Mervon Mehta,...

Joanna Wallfisch: Journey Of The Heart

North American listeners have been introduced to the music of the British-born multi-instrumentalist, writer and vocalist, Joanna Wallfisch. She has regaled her audiences from...

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...

Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble in Toronto

Under One Sun - Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble Master percussionist Jamey Haddad, who collaborates regularly with singer-songwriter Paul Simon, composer Elliot Goldenthal, and saxophonist Joe...

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