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The Aldeburgh Connection for the Globe & Mail

Thirty-one years ago, 270 concerts ago, 5920 songs ago, two young piano accompanists began a concert series in Toronto called The Aldeburgh Connection which had the multiple aims of promoting young singers, the art of the song and the particular musical inspiration that was rooted in the famous collaboration between the great English composer Benjamin Britten and his partner, the tenor Peter Pears.

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Three-concert Benjamin Britten festival a fitting swan song for Toronto’s Aldeburgh Connection

Read article by John Terauds in Musical Toronto

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A new CD of music for two pianos and piano four hands

A quatre mains: Stephen Ralls & Bruce Ubukata Sample the CD Emmanuel Chabrier: Valse No 1, from Trois Valse romantiques for two pianos. Peter Warlock: The Old Codger, from Two Cod-Pieces for piano-duet

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CBC Interview with Bill Richardson, February 18, 2012

Interview with Bill Richardson following Saturday afternoon at the Opera

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Musical Toronto blog, February 16, 2012

Aldeburgh Connection at 30: The magic comes from the open spirit of its founders by John Terauds

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Musical Toronto blog — Review of Feb 19 Gala

Spirit of shared pleasure marks Aldeburgh Connection anniversary gala

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Classical 96.3 fm, January 18, 2012

Interview with Alexa Petrenko, Classical 96.3 fm

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The Aldeburgh Connection at 30

The WholeNote, February 2012 - David Perlman article and interview

On February 19, 2012, 16 “starry” Aldeburgh vocal alumnae will join Ubukata and Ralls at Koerner Hall for a gala concert celebrating the series’ 30th anniversary.

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Aldeburgh’s 30 years of musical adventure

Toronto Star – November 21, 2011

This season marks the 30th anniversary of The Aldeburgh Connection, its apex potentially a Feb. 19 gala concert at the Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall […]

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The Aldeburgh Connection beguiles with Schumann lieder

The Globe and Mail – December 06, 2010

The Year of Song The Aldeburgh Connection At Walter Hall in Toronto on Sunday The Aldeburgh Connection brought its faithful audience another singularly beguiling afternoon of song on Sunday afternoon at Walter Hall. Artistic directors and pianists Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata read salient bits from the letters of Robert Schumann and, with two principal […]

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