April 8, 2015
Thadieu was wondering why on earth I wasn’t posting last night during my favourite conductor’s concert, but I was — only on Twitter, while consuming G&Ts and yakking to a number of other people of the increasingly tipsy Twitteriat fellowship. I had to deal with a hungover of the musicoholic kind all day today. So the Gluck is on replay […]
November 16, 2014
My interview with the great Margaret Drabble now online over on The Believer web exclusives: The Believer: The golden baby of your novel has a mother who decided to give up a lot. The mother in The Ice Age also, and they both do it quite happily. Before I read the book, I wondered if […]
December 2, 2013
I AM IN NEED OF MUSIC - Songs on poems by Elizabeth Bishop. With Suzie LeBlanc, soprano & various composers.
December 22, 2012
The ever so fabulous Miriam Margolyes was in Toronto last week, for the next-to-last North American stop of the tour of her play Dickens' Women.
November 21, 2012
Werner Schroeter made a film (a "delirious biography") about one of the greatest mezzos in history. The Tiff-Cinemateque has a Schroeter retrospective happening this month and the film is being shown on November 25. The COC's GenMan Alexander Neef introduces the work.
October 25, 2012
Soprano Suzie LeBlanc is currently touring with pianist Robert Kortgaard the 'Tis the last rose of summer' series, mostly in smaller towns in Ontario and Quebec. It's a carefully programmed recital loosely based on the theme of the rose - and this includes a wide range of Lieder, as well as some Acadian folk, the Irish traditional giving the name to the series, a chanson, and two newly commissioned pieces for the Elizabeth Bishop Legacy Recording Project.