Classical Music

What Is The Future Of Opera In Canada?

The Banff Centre | Posted 12.15.2015 | 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 11.20.2015 | 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.