Friday, February 15, 2019

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 –...

How To Fall In Love With Ayelet Rose Gottlieb (All Over Again)!

Listen to not one, but two of Ayelet Rose Gottlieb's recordings; one featuring her own compositions. There is a swirling wind of mysticism that fills...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...

Laura Pausini World Tour 2016

Touched Down In Brampton - Powerade Centre - July 26, 2016 Simili - Similares Through a series of connections made in far away places I came...
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...
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...

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....

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...

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