A weekend music festival in southern British Columbia that was cancelled due to an encroaching wildfire was put back on Sunday, although an evacuation alert remained in effect for the area.
What’s it like growing up aiming for a classical concert career? WRTI’s Susan Lewis asked a young Canadian pianist Thomas Torok how he manages the music, excitement, and competition.
Defiance has been a growing trend as of late in Canada. Resisting governance, legalizing weed, and perpetually giving Uber the cold-shoulder. If you’re a visionary, at some point in your life you’ve defied at least once. If you’re a musician chances are you’ve broken at least one law, and if you’re not into the whole law-breaking thing, you could always defy something else; like genre, for instance.
The much-loved and admired piano teacher taught some of Canada’s jazz-greats, including her younger brother Oscar Peterson, and neighbour, Oliver Jones, among hundreds of others