Ginastera’s Estancia

Born in Buenos Aires to an Italian mother and a father of Catalan descent, Alberto Ginastera left behind a musical legacy which rightly established him as one of the most important classical composers in the Americas during the 20th century. More than any other stylistic contribution to the wide body of modern classical music, Ginastera…

Piazzolla at 100

​ Leonardo Suarez Paz has big plans for the world of arts and culture, and he plans to bring each of us closer to the heartbeat of our collective humanity with Piazzolla 100. An interdisciplinary performing arts project of grandiose scale, Piazzolla will celebrate the centenary of tango’s legendary composer Astor Piazzolla in 2021 by…

Meeting Maria Fuller

As a young musician, Maria Fuller was a force of nature in Saskatchewan growing up. From one of the province’s most musical families, Maria was a pianist of such note in her teenage years giving remarkably musical performances that lead her to pursue a career that eventually led to the podium. Maria Fuller makes her…

Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds

Born in the Czech village of Nelahozeves on the banks of Vltava River just north of Prague, Antonin Dvořák pursued an intense love of music from the very beginning. His father owned an inn, and Antonin would spend a considerable portion of his youth investing his musical passions in the study of the violin. He…

Prague’s Don Giovanni

Commissioned after the overwhelming success of his trip to Prague in January and February of 1787, Mozart’s Don Giovanni was originally to have been performed on October 14th of that same year. The occasion was an evening of musical entertainment for the Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria (niece of then Emperor Joseph II) while she was…

Mozart’s Love of Prague

If one were able to ask Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart why some of his contemporaries were not fans of his music, hearsay might incline one to believe that he would bat away your question and reply “Meine Prager verstehen mich” (“My Praguers understand me”).  But just how meaningful was Mozart’s music to the city of Prague?…

Local Gift Guide

We asked our musicians and staff to come up with their favourite local spots for holiday shopping. Looking for some last minute gift ideas? Check out our local gift guides! You can visit our retail page for gift cards, prints, and more!

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