Category Archives: the arts

THE ARTS THIS FALL IN TORONTO-HAMILTON PART I

A look at the fall seasons of arts organizations in the Toronto-Hamilton area -in 6 questions THE HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 1.What is your name and connection to this organization? Tara Bryk, Manager of Marketing and Development 2.How is your organization … Continue reading

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BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, THE GREAT DEBATE, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, TOP GIRLS, AND A VEGAN WEEKEND AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL –PART III

Above: Guitarist Marko Topchii, conductor JoAnn Falletta and the BPO  Below: Violinist Atis Bankas BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA The Sunday July 20 performance by the Buffalo Philharmonic turns out to be the first ever symphonic concert on the Shaw Festival Stage. … Continue reading

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TOP GIRLS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, THE BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC AND A VEGAN WEEKEND AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL PART I

Photo by David Cooper Top Girls Not long ago, I met a university student who very confidently declared, “I like Stephen Harper.” “And why is that?” I asked, incredulous. “Because he gets things done,” was his answer. “And at what … Continue reading

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HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC & TWO FINE BOOKS ON FILM

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Perhaps it was our especially cold winter lingering still in one’s bones, but conductor Gemma New’s recent take on Beethoven’s Pastorale Symphony with the HPO certainly drew one into the richness of an approaching spring. Here was … Continue reading

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ARNOLD WEINSTEIN’S THREE AMAZING COURSES ON LITERATURE…plus Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, and London

A BRIEF NOTE Because I’ve decided to give a good chunk of my existence over to completing several books on which I am working, I haven’t had much time or mental or emotional space to do much reviewing for the … Continue reading

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