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Lenka Lichtenberg – What a summer pt. 2

In August,Lenka found out she received TWO government grants (both Canada Council, International Touring Grant, and Ontario Arts Council) in support of her tour to Poland with Fray, her6-piece world music group! Incredibly exciting to receive recognition from these two agencies. In September, she will take Fray to 3 festivals in Poland: – World Fusion […]

Lenka Lichtenberg -What a summer!! – June and July

– In June, Lenka performed her all-original Yiddish concert at the Montreal International Yiddish Theatre Festival – in July, she worked in the Czech Republic, –  4 concerts: solo in Turnov; with Yair Dalal and a fantastic Czech back up band, in Prague at Jazz Time, and at two festivals (Folkore Prazdniny, and in Trebic […]

Duo Diorama wins CMA commissioning grant!

Some really good news. Duo Diorama was awarded a Chamber Music American commissioning grant.   They  teamed up with a great composer, Huang Ruo, who is one of  the hottest young Chinese composers today.

Richard Raymond among Canada’s finest pianists!

“His performance of the Beethoven 4th Piano concerto (with the Baltimore symphony) would not have been out of place in partnership with any orchestra in the world…” Washington Post

Beatriz Boizán – Cuban/Canadian pianist

Called “one of the brightest new lights in the classical world” by The Vancouver Sun, pianist Beatriz Boizán is known for her vibrant personality, charismatic stage presence, unique musicianship and innate talent for delivering breathtakingly authentic, innovative performances of Spanish and Latin American music.

Ouzo Power – “electrifying.”

Smaller Mill Race Fest audience treated to eclectic performances Waterloo Region Record Tue Aug 2 2011 Robert Reid, Record staff The Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music is above all else a community event. With a flair for the dramatic, George Sampson (aka George Sapounidis), by day a mathematical statistician and by night a […]

TorQ Percussion Quartet – “They were amazing from the start.”

TorQ Percussion Quartet – “They were amazing from the start.” OTTAWA CITIZEN Chamberfest Day 7: swings like cool sound July 29, 2011. 11:53 pm • Section: Festivals “Engaging performances all round today. Purely from curiosity I went to see the TorQ Percussion Quartet at midday and they were amazing from the start. First up was […]

Mistura and Bitondos

Upscale Mistura  in Toronto serves the most amazing lobster spaghetti. Perfect mixture of fresh ingredients. Not complicated. Early Beethoven. I would go there anytime. If they ever remove that dish from the menu I will be devestated. Night after eating in Mistura I went to my favorite greasy spoon, Italian sandwich place. Bitondos. Bruce Springsteen. […]

Good pizza is like good music!

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Ate last night at Pizzeria Libretto on Toronto’s Ossington resto strip. Hoards of people are showing up because the food is delicious. It is honest, it is real and it is obviously “hand made home made.”