[Editor’s note: Musician, writer, and broadcaster Rick Phillips returns to Toronto Pursuits with A Symphonic Symposium. What does the symphony mean to you? Reflect on this and other questions as you learn about the history of this musical form and listen to and discuss symphonies from across the centuries.] The […]
Dear Friends, My impulse in creating this seminar was to share with others the type of experience I had when first reading the poetry of Du Fu, an experience that stayed with me through my career as a composer and conductor. One of the greatest ways to be exposed to […]
One return participant’s musings on his annual visit to Toronto Pursuits.
Heaven, Vienna mine I’m in the spell of your charms divine Dressed like a queen, with life so gay You are the love of my heart today Heaven, Vienna mine Laughter and music and stars that shine Wonderful city where I belong Of her I sing my song Dear Friends, […]