Media High Notes: October 2022November 17, 2022
From previews to reviews to interviews and more, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra regularly receives interesting and insightful media coverage from a wide variety of sources. Here’s a summary of our most recent and notable press:
The question of canon is a loaded one—and it was posed by The Globe and Mail to five classical music experts, including our own Music Director, Gustavo Gimeno, who articulated his belief that the definition of canon should be fluid.
- Move over Beethoven: It’s time for new influencers in the classical canon (The Globe and Mail)
Some of Toronto’s most successful jazz musicians shared their favourite TSO memories in an article and Q&A by JAZZ.FM91’s Jaymz Bee, who makes a convincing case that “jazz and classical music are a logical marriage.”
Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and Principal Timpani David Kent went on a deep dive with The Globe and Mail’s Jenna Simeonov into the challenges and rewards of performing film music.
- Why playing film scores as a live orchestra is a herculean feat (The Globe and Mail)
Concert reviews from Arthur Kaptainis for Ludwig van Toronto asserted that our eclectic Bronfman Plays Beethoven program was a “largely successful experiment,” and that pianist Yuja Wang’s performance with us “deserved more than applause.”
- Program Mix Works Well for Gimeno and TSO (Ludwig van Toronto)
- Yuja Wang Flexes Challenging New Concerto with TSO (Ludwig van Toronto)
The Globe and Mail published an extensive Toronto Symphony timeline, documenting a century of notable events and accomplishments.
- 100 years of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (The Globe and Mail)