Thirteen Strings “Galant! With Elegance and Poise!” Concert

Thirteen Strings “Galant! With Elegance and Poise!” Concert One Night, Two Tickets, Three Masters = An Exceptional Valentine’s Gift The Music of Haydn, Mozart and C.P.E. Bach for your Loved One Wolf-Ferrari’s Romantic Serenade for Strings Completes the Evening Do buy the chocolates and flowers but if you’d like to try something different this Valentine’s Day, […]

Preview: Hewitt plays Whittall’s new composition – Wow!

This morning we were lucky enough to attend the rehearsal of tonight’s Lintu and Hewitt concert at the NAC. The program features Sibelius’ The Océanides as well as his second symphony, but perhaps most exciting is the world premiere of Matthew Whittall’s Nameless Seas, a  composition commissioned jointly by the NAC and PianoEspoo. Conducted by Special guest Hannu Lintu, Chief Conductor […]

Casablanca Live!

Just wanted to give a shout out to the NAC Orchestra and conductor Jack Everly for the wonderful accompaniment they gave to a live screening of Casablanca at the NAC last night. If you have the chance, this classic movie is being shown again tonight and tomorrow (10th/11th February) at 8pm. This film possesses it all […]

Artistic Profile: The Parkdale Orchestra

There are so many things to like about the Parkdale Orchestra. Those lovely characteristics are also all strengths. Examples include: a continuously varied  repertoire including a Latin-American themed concert this season; 71 years of lively history; a dedicated group of musicians; a great (and greatly admired) conductor; a music librarian who is keeping up with […]

Artistic Profile: The Capital Chamber Choir

The Capital Chamber Choir is a choral group in demand. Although founded only in 2009, by Sara Brooks, in recent seasons they have been invited to performed in collaboration with other groups. The most notable of these include with the NAC Orchestra in their Roaring 20s festival last year; in choral concerts for Music & […]

Philip Glass to Receive Award, Concert in Honour

On Saturday, November 26, iconic American composer Philip Glass will be awarded The Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize at an exclusive concert in his honour, presented by The Glenn Gould Foundation and the NAC Orchestra.  The Genius of Philip Glass features the NAC Orchestra led by guest conductor Dennis Russell Davies performing a concert of music spanning […]

Campaign launched to restore local grand piano to greatness

Local pianist and concert organizer Roland Graham has launched an Indiegogo campaign to restore the historic grand piano serving the music program at Southminster United Church. Built in 1905, the 9 foot Heintzman concert grand piano once resided at Massey Hall in Toronto where it served as the performance, and later practice instrument, for some […]