[VIDEO] Composer of the Week: Ensemble Masques

[VIDEO] Composer of the Week: Ensemble Masques

When Kathleen Kajioka is not sharing her love of music with you on The New Classical FM, she is likely over in Europe performing with Ensemble Masques. Here is a look at the renowned Early Music ensemble, led by Olivier Fortin, and at their most recent project, a recording of the theatrical music of Georg Philip Telemann. Kathleen will be spotlighting Telemann and the CD as the “Composer of the Week” on A Little Night Music from December 5th-9th. Tune in every night at 8pm to find out why she believes Telemann’s genius has been underrated, and why there is much to be gained by giving him a...
Everyone’s Talking About LATE NIGHT, on stage now at ZoomerHall

Everyone’s Talking About LATE NIGHT, on stage now at ZoomerHall

You have just 2 more weeks to see LATE NIGHT on stage now at ZoomerHall here at the ZoomerPlex which is decked out as New York’s Early Late Night talk show, where TV Talk Show host Marty O’Malley, played by the excellent Alon Nashman, is about to give his final performance after 22 years. Yeah, he’s hitting 60, which in our Zoomer world, means he’s better and stronger and funnier than EVER, BUT network executives are pushing him out in favour of a Millennial, his one-time intern and now a successful edgy-comic in the vein of Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer. Here at The New Classical FM, we’re asking you to come stick up for Marty as he’s assailed on all sides by the kid, the network, and err (ya awkward) sometimes his wife. Reviews are in: “Sharply observed, brilliantly performed, funny as hell, and it would be nonsensical to miss it.” – Mooney On Theatre “So much clever stuff in Kat Sandler’s LATE NIGHT. Great work by the cast. Brilliant use of space.” – tweeted NOW theatre critic Glenn Sumi “Uproariously funny… The Zoomerhall television studio setting of Late Night is ingenious.” – Pop culture critic Drew Rowesome Showtimes are Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm until October 23. Tickets are available online at www.zoomerlive.com or by calling...
The Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series

The Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series

The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of “The Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series” in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.  The series features a diverse mix of international talent and rising stars in six varied series running throughout the season – Vocal, Chamber, Piano Virtuoso, Jazz, Dance and World Music. For a full calendar of events...
Art With Heart

Art With Heart

TD Bank Group presents Art With Heart, the 23rd annual auction of contemporary Canadian art in support of inspired HIV/AIDS care at Casey House, taking place Tuesday October 18th at the AGO. The evening features a live and silent auction of paintings, prints, drawings and photographs by some of this country’s foremost established and emerging artists, which kicks off with a preview reception. Scroll down for a sample of art from this event. It’s all in support of Casey House’s compassionate and holistic clinical care for people living with advanced HIV/AIDS. Art purchases support nursing and social work visits to clients in their homes, at shelters, or through outreach programs. A committee of passionate and knowledgeable volunteers from the art community has selected a diverse and stunning group of contemporary works. Fall in love with the collection at artwithheart.ca. Tickets are available online or by calling (416) 962-4040 – extension 232. Art With Heart 2016 is presented by TD Bank Group and sponsored in part by Urbacon, Monnet Design, and Toronto’s Only All Classical Station – The New Classical 96.3...
Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut: A double retrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut: A double retrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Hitchcock/Truffaut A double retrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox The title of senior TIFF senior programmer James Quandt’s dual retrospective on Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut is “Magnificent Obsessions,” an apt term to describe the two directors’ love of women, twisted plots, beautiful locations and, above all, cinema. At first glance, they seem like the oddest of couples: Hitchcock, the corpulent Brit, whose old-fashioned manners barely concealed his darkly comic sensibility, and Truffaut, the lithe Frenchman, solemn and discrete until emotions or thoughts would suddenly spring forth from him. But they were born storytellers, who delighted audiences for decades with such classics as Rear Window, Small Change, The Birds, The Bride Wore Black, Saboteur, The Story of Adele H. and The Lady Vanishes. This appreciation of the two directors and Quandt’s curation, comes slightly late as the series began on July 7. The good news is that there’s much more to see of the fine work created by these masters before the retrospective concludes on September 4. What brought the two together was an idea first proposed by Truffaut in the 1950s when he was a film critic, “la politique des auteurs.” In it, he stated that directors make films great, not producers or actors or writers or cinematographers. A revolutionary theory at the time, the idea of director as “auteur” grew throughout the Sixties until it absolutely dominated not just film criticism but also what discerning audiences grew to love in cinema. The rise of the New American Cinema, the filmmaking contingent that included Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, wouldn’t have happened without the auteur theory....