Concert Review: Cirque du Festival

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.

Concert Reviews: The Barber of Seville

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: High Tea with Giampiero

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.

Romantic & Fantastic Concert 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.

BPAC Concert reviews by Hugh Fraser

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?