Classical Music

Mozart Makes It Easier For You To Concentrate

AFP Relaxnews | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Living

Turn down the rock, turn up the musica seria.

Cultural Remedies For Vancouver: A City Without Duende

Hadani Ditmars | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Hadani Ditmars

Is Vancouver a city without duende? For those unfamiliar with the term, a creative force evoked in the art of flamenco, I defer to Garcia Lorca -- the poet killed by right-wing Spanish civil war era assassins whose work seems ever more resonant in our time of vulgar demagogues and neo-liberal pretenders.

This Gifted 24-Year-Old's Music Has Already Reached The White House

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Music
University of Toronto News

No one can say for certain how many concert works by Canadian composers have been heard at the White House. We do know the University of Toronto's Matthew Emery was surprised in December to learn -- after the fact -- that he had written one of them.

Remembering The Late, Great Glenn Gould

Stephen Cera | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Music
Stephen Cera

The late Glenn Gould was a Canadian national treasure. One of the great pianists of the 20th century, his rare intellect, astonishing technique and u...

What Is The Future Of Opera In Canada?

The Banff Centre | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Music
The Banff Centre

I am a firm believer in sharing, working together, and trusting that one can do what they've been asked to do. Over my two years as Program Director of Open Space at The Banff Centre, I have seen a major shift in practice, production and product. What does this mean for the future of opera in Canada?

Why We Can't Make Pretty Art Anymore

Anya Wassenberg | Posted 11.20.2016 | Canada Living
Anya Wassenberg

Art is a kind of counter thread of truth to the glossy fictions of pop culture. Western society lost its moral certainty about a century ago and rightfully so. If artists are to confront truth, the truth is so often, so ugly.

Top 10 Reasons Why the Symphony Is Cool

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Music
Sacha DeVoretz

I consider the symphony as cool as Radiohead, Boards of Canada or Ele (my new favourite artist). Recently, I spoke with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and they shared with me the top 10 reasons why the symphony is cool.

Crazy Lives Of Classical Composers

HuffPost Canada Music | Robin Tarnowetzki | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada Music

The modern music world is no stranger to scandal and weirdness. Chris Brown hitting Rihanna. Ozzy Osbourne biting the head off a bat. Phil Spector's m...

LISTEN: A Stress-Coping Playlist

Laurence Vittes | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Living
Laurence Vittes

Throughout the day, whenever I feel stress in my body or in my mood and behaviour, I use classical music to embrace the stress and release it through breathing to achieve an in-the-present-moment frame of mind and reconnect positively and creatively with reality.