OperaRamblings

Four Seasons of Mother Russia

operaramblings John’s opera ramblings Off Centre Music Salon’s opening concert of the season featured a largely Russian, largely 19th century program.  There were plenty of songs by Glinka, Tchaikovsky and the like sung by an interestingly contrasted mix of Ilana Zarankin, Joni Henson and Ryan Harper with Inna Perkis and...

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OperaRamblings

Russia Cast Adrift

operaramblings John’s opera ramblings The opening concert of Off Centre Music Salon’s season was a programme of Russian romantic and post romantic works, songs and piano pieces, entitled Russia Cast Adrift.  The first half of the afternoon was devoted to the sort of songs that explain why “smert” is one...

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LaScenaMusicale

This Week in Toronto (June 1 – 7)

La Scena Musicale Magazine This year marks the 20th anniversary of Off Centre Music Salon, To celebrate, there’s a gala concert this coming Sunday, June 7 2 pm at its usual venue of Glenn Gould Studio. There’s a huge list of artists announced… Read full article at http://blog.scena.org/2015/05/this-week-in-toronto-june-1-7.html

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WholeNote

Art of Song: Off Centre Music Salon at 20

WholeNote Magazine Off Centre Music Salon is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion a special concert will be given on June 7 at Glenn Gould Studio. It features a great array of Canadian singers (many of whom performed with Off Centre Music Salon early in their...

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OperaRamblings

Philanthropists in Music

OperaRamblings Yesterday afternoon saw the final concert of the season for Off Centre Music Salon; the concert series organised by Boris Zarankin and Inna Perkis at the Glenn Gould Studio.  This one, as the title suggests, celebrating philanthropy in music by putting together a concert of works by composers who...

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UniversityofToronto

A Message from UofT Professor Mario Ostrowski

University of Toronto, Clinical Sciences Division I would like to congratulate the two of you for the recent Off Centre Music Salon of Tears and Laughter that you and your company of amazing musicians had performed. For me, this Salon was one of the most interesting, intensely emotional, educational and...

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