Two concerts, two vastly different takes on getting intimate with the voice

Nadia Chana and Larissa Koniuk present their pedal-powered accessible opera alternative at the Rustic Owl Gallery on Saturday evening.

There are determined little sprouts of art music amidst the mass exodus to cottages and beaches and the hoopla around Pride and Canada Day festivities (could we hoist a rainbow Maple Leaf on the CN Tower and get both fêtes flying on one flagpole?): Continue reading

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Concert review: Henry Purcell opera Dido and Aeneas gets a setting equal to the music at Sharon Temple

Meredith Hall sings Dido at the Sharon Temple on June 17 (John Terauds iPhone photo).

If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to experience music from inside an acoustic instrument like a guitar or a cello, a concert at the Sharon Temple will give you a pretty good idea. Continue reading

June 11: Toronto classical concert highlights for the next seven days

Tenor Michael Ciufo sings at Hugh’s Room on Monday night (Jessica Brydson photo).

Welcome to the final instalment of Toronto concert highlights for the season. It will return in September. Continue reading