Monthly Archives: April 2012

Records on Review (Justin Time) by Stanley Fefferman

Carol Welsman. JOURNEY. Justin Time Records. Carol sings straight, no vibrato in a husky whisper. Her songs come across without strain, the stories clear, the approach more classy than sassy. The setlist is classics, mostly: the 1946 Bob Troup¬† hit”Route … Continue reading

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The Bobby McFerrin Experience@ Roy Thomson Hall reviewed by Stanley Fefferman

April 16, 2012, Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto. The Bobby McFerrin experience is freedom. It’s a song freed from words bouncing over the moon. This man with the perfect smile made Roy Thomson Hall into an intimate room.¬† Mr. McFerrin opened … Continue reading

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Love or Hate? Opera Atlier’s ARMIDE reviewed by Stanley Fefferman

April 14, 2012. Elgin Theatre, Toronto. Armide is a Muslim princess who loves to hate her enemy—the crusader warrior Arnaud: she falls in love with Arnaud and ends by hating that she loves him. Jean-Baptiste Lully’s 17th century study of … Continue reading

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A Thrilling TSO evening with Noseda and Radvanovsky reviewed by Stanley Fefferman

April, 12, 2012. Roy Thomson Hall. When the music is thrilling it is impossible to be unhappy. So it was at the Toronto Symphony last night: Gianandrea Noseda conducted the orchestra and diva extraordinaire Sondra Radvanovksy through a program of … Continue reading

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