Stretching the Saxophone: Tim McAllister & City Noir

Stretching the Saxophone: Tim McAllister & City Noir

story by Kyle MacMillan For much of his career, saxophonist Tim McAllister admits being a little jealous of clarinetists who could draw on a string of major works written for their instrument from composers like Mozart and Brahms to Aaron Copland and John Corigliano...
The Spirit of Now: Attacca Quartet

The Spirit of Now: Attacca Quartet

photo by David Goddard story by Kyle MacMillan The Attacca Quartet pays respect to the past, playing works by composers like Haydn and Ravel and twice tackling the ultimate challenge for any such ensemble, a complete set of performances of Beethoven’s 16...
A Festival Within a Festival: Music of Today

A Festival Within a Festival: Music of Today

photo of composer Timo Andres by Michael Wilsonstory by Kyle MacMillan Soon after Peter Oundjian took over as Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2004, the Canadian-American conductor started an annual two-week festival dedicated to music by living...
Interview with Composer Wang Jie

Interview with Composer Wang Jie

Recently, Music Director Peter Oundjian sat down with composer Wang Jie to discuss her Flying on the Scaly Backs of Our Mountains, a brand new piece of music which the Festival will premiere on August 4, 2022. Watch the interview or read the full transcription below....
2022 Pre-Concert Improvements

2022 Pre-Concert Improvements

We love receiving feedback from Festival attendees and we continually endeavor to improve the Festival experience in response to that feedback, in collaboration with our partners at Chautauqua Auditorium. Below are some of the concert enhancements and improvements you...

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