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14 08, 2015

Concert Review: Our Grand Finale

August 14th, 2015|Reviews|

Review by Hugh Fraser The Brott Summer Festival came to an end spanning life from the sacred to the profane Thursday night in Mohawk College’s McIntyre Centre for the Arts.

7 08, 2015

Concert Review: Cirque du Festival

August 7th, 2015|Reviews|

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.

24 07, 2015

Concert Reviews: The Barber of Seville

July 24th, 2015|Reviews|

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.

13 07, 2015

Review: High Tea with Giampiero

July 13th, 2015|Reviews|

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.

13 07, 2015

Romantic & Fantastic Concert Reviews

July 13th, 2015|Reviews|

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.

29 06, 2015

BPAC Concert reviews by Hugh Fraser

June 29th, 2015|Reviews|

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?