Concert Review by Hugh Fraser: I remember, vividly, the first review I ever wrote. It featured Canadian Ballet star Veronica Tenant dancing to the Hamilton Philharmonic playing Ravel’s Bolero.
Review by Hugh Fraser BrottOpera’s climatic performance of Rossini’s comic opera Barber of Seville, Thursday night in Mohawk College’s McIntyre Centre for the Performing Arts, did more than just cut it. It was a triumph.
Review by Judith Caldwell The Brott Summer Festival’s High Tea with Giampiero was presented at the Royal Botanical Gardens on Sunday. The National Academy Orchestra and clarinetist Giampiero Sobrino offered a very full and satisfying program.
Review by Judith Caldwell The National Academy Orchestra of Canada under the baton of Boris Brott offered a Romantic and Fantastic evening of music to a sold-out audience despite the competition from the opening ceremonies of the Pan Am Games.
Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4!? With the brass section doubled?! We all know how to improve any recipe, don’t we? Double the chocolate and add bacon. That’s the Bruckner spirit. And what better way to start the 28th Boris Brott Summer Music Festival than with a bang like that?