ROCKINGHAM: Boris Brott still turning kids on to the classics

ROCKINGHAM: Boris Brott still turning kids on to the classics Daphne the Dinosaur Graeme MacKay The concerts for kindergarten to Grade 4 students are based on a story “Daphne the Dinosaur, A Musical Tail,” by Ardyth Brott with Illustrations by Graeme MacKay. nextplay/pausepre3/3 Hamilton Spectator By Graham Rockingham Boris Brott has a soft spot for […]

Opera Canada Review: Nozze di Figaro

“Brott Music Festival is slowly but surely cementing opera back into the cultural fabric of Hamilton and the Golden Horseshoe area. After auditioning 225 singers, 10 were chosen for the festival’s BrottOpera component…”   Click on the link below for the full review: opera-canada

Concert Review: From Tchaikovsky to Ravel

August 12, 2016 NAO offers glorious classical tribute concert by Ontario Arts Review Review by Judith Caldwell The National Academy Orchestra’s (NAO) latest concert entitled ‘From Tchaikovsky to Ravel’ featured some energetic, well-performed pieces interspersed with new work. The concert opened with a composition by Ana Sokolovic commissioned for the NAC Orchestra, entitled Ringelspiel, which […]

Festival of the Sound NAO Concert Review

Every year the festival ends spectacularly and this year is no exception. An orchestra of symphonic proportions made up of young players who have graduated from their musical studies and are ready to take on the musical world. Boris Brott is an expert at moulding young players into a very competent orchestra as he has […]

Critics Corner–Le Nozze Di Figaro Patron Reviews

We have been coming to his concerts since 1970. We have always admired his work. Last night’s “Figaro” was a peak. The opera has been a favourite of ours since the 60’s. We have seen it many times and listened to it much more. The performance last night was the best we have seen. The […]

Le Nozze di Figaro Reviews

IT DOES MATTER WHERE YOU SIT by Hugh Fraser When I looked down on the stage from the balcony of Mohawk College’s McIntyre Theatre, last Thursday night, I thought I was about to witness a disaster. A disaster called BrottOpera’s production of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. Which is something that would have broken my heart. […]

PopOpera Reviews

PopOpera posted perfect 10s Thursday Night in Mohawk College’s Mcintyre Theatre. Ten beautiful young singers, 10 fabulous voices and 10 fine actors. Don’t take my word for it. Go see and hear for yourselves. They make up the cast of next Thursday’s production of BrottOpera’s Marriage of Figaro. Same place same time. Set aside at […]

Critics Corner–June 23rd 2016 Patron Reviews

We love to hear from our Brott audience! We encourage patrons to let us know what they thought about each of our performances and we will be publishing them on the website. Last night our 29th season began with a performance of “Great Romantics: Tchaikovsky and Scheherazade” at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. […]

Mohawk College Parking Options

Parking Options for Mohawk College The Mohawk College parking lot has been fully renovated and is now under new management. To make your parking experience as easy as possible we are offering a prepay and save option. THERE WILL ALSO BE ATTENDANTS TO AID IN PARKING PAYMENT PREPAY AND SAVE – $5.00 Parking Option Simply […]

Concert Review: Our Grand Finale

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.