Toronto’s having a classical boom

Toronto’s having a classical boom


norman lebrecht

December 24, 2019

Who’d have thought?

The Toronto Symphony has reversed comic decline to become an international magnet, with funds to match.

The Canadian Opera Company has supplied Paris with its next opera boss.

Tafelmusik is doing well and the Royal Con is selling out every recital.

What went right?

Read here.




  • Bostin'Symph says:

    Some Christmas cheer! And some concrete ideas, if not necessarily new ideas, for other cities and organisations around the world.

    I’m sure there is much to be optimistic about for classical music, going into the 2020s. And who knows how many new enthusiasts the Internet is bringing about? I’m often amazed by the rate of hits classical music channels on YouTube get, such as the Netherlands Bach Society.

    There’s plenty of appetite out there. We just need to convince the gatekeepers (I’m talking about you, BBC!)

  • carlos2bass says:

    Glenn Gould is taking care of his city from up there!