Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

It's a strangely wet and humidly spooky day here in Toronto. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Canadian Rehearsal

The Toronto Symphony, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and our fearless leader, Peter Oundjian.

The Roy Thomson Hall Mothership hovering above the stage. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Musical Education

Some food for thought from a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece:

 "...'There’s nothing like music to teach you that eventually if you work hard enough, it does get better. You see the results.”'

That’s an observation worth remembering at a time when music as a serious pursuit — and music education — is in decline in this country.  

Consider the qualities these high achievers say music has sharpened: collaboration, creativity, discipline and the capacity to reconcile conflicting ideas. All are qualities notably absent from public life..."

Read the whole piece here: