Interview: Director Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith. Photo by Dahlia Katz.   Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra will present the fourth installment of its Haus Musik series on April 26 at the Great Hall, directed by Amanda Smith. Topping Ludwig van Toronto’s 2017 list of breakthrough women in the local classical music scene, Smith is known for her multidisciplinary collaborations with actors,Continue reading “Interview: Director Amanda Smith”

Powerful pipes @ Atelier S recital

Last night’s Atelier S recital, ‘Allerseelen’ was disturbing. In the best sense of the word. The recital’s theme ‘Allerseelen’ (German) – translated into All Souls’ Day – made for a program that showcased songs of longing, desperate and despised love, and mourning, with Fate as a darkly comic force (Fate as the ultimate buzzkill). The powerhouse voices ofContinue reading “Powerful pipes @ Atelier S recital”

Atelier S presents ‘Allerseelen’

Hey, kids – if you love to hear amazing voices singing excerpts from the classical repetoire, then this is for you. My pal, mezzo-soprano Martha Spence, will be singing in Atelier S’s upcoming recital ‘Allerseelen’ at College Street United Church tomorrow night. Here are the details/reservation info I got from Martha: Tuesday, November 8th atContinue reading “Atelier S presents ‘Allerseelen’”