Classical Commuter Quiz: The Week of August 29th

Classical Commuter Quiz: The Week of August 29th

Weekdays from 5am-10am listeners have a chance to win! Simply call in to the Good Day GTA show with the correct answer to the daily trivia question. Call-in number: 416 507 9894. This week’s prize: 2 tickets to The New Classical FM presentation of the SHAW Festival production of “Sweeney Todd”.   WINNERS MUST PICK UP PRIZE HERE at The New Classical 96.3 FM 70 Jefferson Avenue Mon-Fri, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Winner must show picture ID when picking up prizing. The Classical Commuter Quiz is brought to you in part by Audi Centre...
Philosophical Thrillers at TIFF: ‘Ned Rifle’ and ‘The Vanished Elephant’

Philosophical Thrillers at TIFF: ‘Ned Rifle’ and ‘The Vanished Elephant’

Festival films often conflate genres, combining, for example, a black comedy with devastating family melodrama or a character study with a vampire plot. Two very enjoyable films at this year’s TIFF placed philosophical concerns into noir-inflected scenarios. THE VANISHED ELEPHANT Javier Fuentes-Leon, a Peruvian director who got his Master’s degree in California, has created a complex thriller, The Vanished Elephant, which has premiered at TIFF. The film starts off simply enough: Edo Celeste, a mystery novelist, who is obsessed with Celia, his long-vanished fiancée, is forced by paid thugs into meeting Mara, a wealthy woman whose husband went missing the same day as Celia. Were they lovers? Neither Mara nor Edo knows.Edo has decided to “kill off” Felipe Aranda, his now famous detective, in the novel he’s writing—but other forces start to play havoc with his work and his life. He attends an art opening where a photographer is exhibiting images of an imagined Aranda—which Edo finds to be unnervingly accurate. The photographer has hired an actor to play Aranda and he turns out to be Mara’s long-gone husband. Soon, a model who knows the fake Aranda is found dead by Edo and the cops start investigating. Edo finds a series of photos that can be formed into a large puzzle and seems to provide a clue to the disappearance of both Celia and Mara’s husband. Things get stranger and stranger. Two police investigators who had always hated each other turn out to be lovers. And, just as suddenly, people start mistaking Edo for Aranda. Is he the writer or the apparently fictional detective? The Vanished Elephant is a meta-detective...

Classical Commuter Quiz – April 16th

Question: On this day in 1912, the first woman flew across the English Channel. Who is she? Answer: Harriet Quimby Today’s Winner Martin Forrester of Trenton wins 2 tickets to The New Classical 96.3 FM’s presentation of Tafelmusik’s “A Celebration of Jeanne Lamon” May 13 at Trinity St. Paul Centre and 2 tickets to The New Radio Concert Hall Series live from the ZoomerPlex featuring sensational young pianist Leonard Gilbert, Monday April 28 at noon followed by a catered reception by Urban Fare Catering. WINNERS MUST PICK UP PRIZE HERE at The New Classical 96.3 FM, 70 Jefferson Avenue Mon-Fri, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Winner must show picture ID when picking up prizing. The Classical Commuter Quiz is brought to you in part by Audi Centre...

Classical Commuter Quiz – April 15th

Question: The number 42 is honoured throughout the baseball world today. Who does it represent? Answer: Jackie Robinson – the first African-American major leaguer Today’s Winner Wendy Greenspan of Thornhill wins 2 tickets to The New Classical 96.3 FM’s presentation of Tafelmusik’s “A Celebration of Jeanne Lamon” May 13 at Trinity St. Paul Centre and 2 tickets to The New Radio Concert Hall Series live from the ZoomerPlex featuring sensational young pianist Leonard Gilbert, Monday April 28 at noon followed by a catered reception by Urban Fare Catering. WINNERS MUST PICK UP PRIZE HERE at The New Classical 96.3 FM, 70 Jefferson Avenue Mon-Fri, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Winner must show picture ID when picking up prizing. The Classical Commuter Quiz is brought to you in part by Audi Centre...

Classical Commuter Quiz – April 14th

Question: On this day in 1981, the very first NASA space shuttle mission returned to Earth after 37 orbits. Which shuttle was it? Answer: Columbia Today’s Winner Beata Bornet of Toronto wins 2 tickets to The New Classical 96.3 FM’s presentation of Tafelmusik’s “A Celebration of Jeanne Lamon” May 13 at Trinity St. Paul Centre and 2 tickets to The New Radio Concert Hall Series live from the ZoomerPlex featuring sensational young pianist Leonard Gilbert, Monday April 28 at noon followed by a catered reception by Urban Fare Catering. WINNERS MUST PICK UP PRIZE HERE at The New Classical 96.3 FM, 70 Jefferson Avenue Mon-Fri, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Winner must show picture ID when picking up prizing. The Classical Commuter Quiz is brought to you in part by Audi Centre...

Classical Commuter Quiz – April 11th

Question: On this day in 1970, the third manned moon mission was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Due to mechanical failure, it soon became a rescue mission to get the astronauts home safely. What Apollo number was this mission? Answer: Apollo 13 Today’s Winner Frank Christopher of Etobicoke wins brunch-for-two at The Sultan’s Tent/Café Moroc, 49 Front Street East at Church. Experience a French Moroccan Brunch and High Tea including exotic dishes and house-made sweets and 2 tickets to The New Radio Concert Hall Series live from the ZoomerPlex featuring Sondra Radvanovsky – one of the world’s most celebrated sopranos, Thursday May 1 from noon to 2 pm. Plus you’re entered into our Classical 96.3 FM Lion King Grand Prize Draw to win tickets to see The Lion King when it returns to Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre on April 30 to June 15. WINNERS MUST PICK UP PRIZE HERE at The New Classical 96.3 FM, 70 Jefferson Avenue Mon-Fri, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Winner must show picture ID when picking up prizing. The Classical Commuter Quiz is brought to you in part by Audi Centre...