#FIRSTLOOK: TSO PRESENTS “BEST OF HOLLYWOOD”
By George Kozera for Mr. Will Wong
Grammy Award-winning and Emmy-nominated Conductor Richard Kaufman, marked his debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with an exciting concert featuring a host of Oscar-winning and nominated scores and songs. BEST OF HOLLYWOOD features music from classic movies like The Godfather and The Magnificent Seven to Gone with the Wind and Dr. Zhivago and the heavenly orchestral performances fill the Roy Thomson Hall with elegance and memories of wonderful films. ...
#SPOTTED: TAYLOR SWIFT IN TORONTO FOR “REPUTATION STADIUM TOUR” AT ROGERS CENTRE
Few Artists understand and know how to execute that connection to their fans like Taylor Swift. Now onto her fifth tour, the acclaimed and influencial 28-year-old Singer/Songwriter touched-down at Toronto's Rogers Centre for two energy-filled nights, August 3-4, 2018. The Stadium tour in support of her 2017 studio disc Reputation, sees her delivering her catalog of hits once again, with an emphasis on that album which dealt with some of her very public personal battles and her perception.
#SPOTTED: DAVID TAO “I LOVE YOU LIVE!” TOUR IN TORONTO
Hailing from Arcadia, California, David Tao would find huge success in Asia in his late 20s as a Producer, Singer and Songwriter. Having won various accolades including the Taiwanese likeness of the Grammys, the Golden Melody Awards in which he was awarded Best New Artist, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Album and Best Mandarin Male Artist.
While he has taken a break from the spotlight for quite some time, he brought his I Love You Live! Tour to North America including stops in Las Vegas, ...
#SPOTTED: BANANARAMA IN TORONTO AT DANFORTH MUSIC HALL
One of the year's most anticipated tours belongs to that of iconic Girl Group Bananarama. The Trio formed in London in 1981, consists of Siobhan Fahey, Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin. Together, they topped charts internationally in the mid-80s with hits Cruel Summer, I Heard a Rumour, Love in the First Degree and more familiarly, their cover of Shocking Blue's Venus which went to #1 in North America. After Fahey left the group to create the Duo Shakespeares Sister, she found success in her ...
#FIRSTLOOK: “JURASSIC PARK LIVE IN CONCERT”
Review by Justin Waldman for Mr. Will Wong
There is something truly magical about seeing a movie you adore once again on the big screen. Words almost fail to describe that feeling you get when you experience a live orchestration of that Film's Score in a concert setting.
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is giving Jurassic Park the concert treatment and I had the pleasure of going to the first of two nights of this incredible experience. Prior to the presentation, the audience was ...
#FirstLook: “Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets™” In Concert
Review by Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
Toronto loves Harry Potter! We have the Lockhart, Curiosa and its Movies in concert at the Sony Centre. Earlier this year the Toronto Symphony Orchestra debuted their duet with Potter. In their return, the orchestra is led by Joshua Gersen of New York Philharmonic fame.Their performance of John Williams' Score paces perfectly with the Film, and also sheds light on the charms of its instrumental complexities.
Gersen is a great conductor. Not only ...
#FIRSTLOOK: “HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE IN CONCERT”
By Siobhán Rich for Mr. Will Wong
Twenty years ago, the world was introduced to Harry, Ron, Hermoine and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Five years later Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson gave those characters life in the Chris Columbus-directed Movie Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone. On June 27th through 29th, you will have the rare opportunity to see this wonderful Movie on the big screen with an orchestra performing the score live at the Sony Centre for ...
#SPOTTED: SHAGGY IN TORONTO AT WOODBINE CONCERT HALL
Grammy-winning Reggae artist Shaggy returned once again to Toronto tonight for a sold-out show at Woodbine Concert Hall tonight. Zipping through his catalog of hits spanning 1993 when he first debuted with Oh Carolina to his new single Seasons with fellow Jamaican crossover artist Omi.
Known best for his smash hits Boombastic, That Girl, Angel and It Wasn't Me, he still has got it certainly flying his native Jamaican flag high and proud before a crowd which just couldn't help but stay on their ...
#SPOTTED: ADELE IN TORONTO FOR “ADELE LIVE 2016 TOUR”
Since surfacing in 2007, Adele's rise has been meteoric in every sense becoming of the best selling artists in the world with over 100 million albums sold.
The English Singer/Songwriter played four sold-out shows at Air Canada Centre as part of her Adele Live 2016 Tour. Without the necessity of dancers, an opening act, an elaborate stage setup, costume changes or pyrotechnics, Adele possesses that rare special quality where for almost two hours straight, your eyes are focused strictly on her ...
#SPOTTED: GUNS N’ ROSES IN TORONTO AT ROGERS CENTRE FOR THE “NOT IN THIS LIFETIME” TOUR
Never in a million years would I guess I'd be able to attend an actual Guns N' Roses concert. Although I don't look like what you'd expect a typical fan, I ADORE GUNS N' ROSES. The soundtrack of my youth was supplied by the 100+ million album-selling iconic Rock outfit from Los Angeles. As close as it will ever get to the original lineup, Toronto fans were treated to the opportunity of a lifetime to see them perform on-stage tonight at Rogers Centre as part of their Not In This Lifetime ...