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Adam Sherkin’s “Plastic Dawn” at St. Lawrence Centre reveiwed by Stanley Fefferman

November 1, 2012. Jane Mallett Theatre, Toronto. Pianist-composer Adam Sherkin put together a challenging program for the opening recital of his Toronto season: four compositions by established composers in transition, and one of his own recent works, German Promises (2011).  … Continue reading

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Mooredale Concerts Present the New Orford String Quartet: review by Stanley Fefferman

October 28, 2012. Walter Hall, Toronto. The New Orford String Quartet goes boldly. They chose a program of three works that open by disturbing the peace. Haydn’s Quartet in D Major, Op. 20. No. 4 (1772) with Andrew Wan in … Continue reading

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Philharmonia Quartett Berlin Brings Balance to Music Toronto: Review by Stanley Fefferman

October 11, 2012. Jane Mallett Theatre, Toronto. The qualities of this stellar ensemble from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra emerge in succession like evening stars. First is the balance of  individual voices, each clear, all controlled. Then comes the plummy, warm … Continue reading

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Conrad Chow’s PREMIERES: a CD review by Stanley Fefferman

Conrad Chow, Premieres (Cambria CD-1204). For his début album, violinist Conrad Chow has chosen to ‘première’ attractive, unrecorded works by composers Bruce Broughton, Ronald Royer, and Kevin Lau. Kevin Lau’s “Joy” (for violin and String Orchestra) has a theme of … Continue reading

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Tedeschi Truck Band TD Toronto Jazz Festival reviewed by Stanley Fefferman with photos by Cowadelic

June 30, 2011. Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto. The Tedeschi Truck Band puts it all into making really big music rather than a ‘really big shew.’ Big music means Susan belting out tune after tune on a voice clear as a … Continue reading

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George Benson Evening @ TD Toronto Jazz Festival reviewed by Stanley Fefferman with photos by Cowadelic

June, 26, 2012. Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto. “I can play this here guitar,” sang George Benson for his finale. “Yes you can,” said the tent-full of fans he brought to their dancing feet. Benson has been playing that there guitar … Continue reading

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