Robert Harris – Globe and Mail
Something very unusual happened at Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday night. And it will probably happen again on Saturday night, so you might want to be there. Through all the conventions of the modern symphony-going experience – the frantic drive through downtown traffic, the last-minute rush to the washrooms, the musicians filing on stage dressed for a funeral, the rustling, coughing cacophony – through all this, art broke through. The real thing. Like a brilliant burst of the sun – warm, bright, exhilarating. Doesn’t happen all the time.
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