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Critical Mass

Apr 4, 2023

 Episode 11: Michael Vincent, Paula Citron, and Holly Harris talk to composer, educator and curator Haralabos (Harry) Stafylakis about his career, prog-metal, New Amsterdam Records, re-connecting with his Greek roots, and more.


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Nov 25, 2022

Canadian stage director Joel Ivany joins the podcast this week to chat about producing opera experiences that resonate with our current lives.

Oct 25, 2022

Paula, Holly and Michael return after a long summer off to catch up and chat about the new concert season now underway. We ponder why the crowds look a little different this year, plus a new threat of recession on the horizon. 

May 30, 2022

This month on the podcast Paula, Holly and Michael talk with Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra music director Daniel Raiskin about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Big questions are considered, such as whether it is appropriate to ask artists to clarify their politics. Daniel also shares his complex emotions about his home...

Apr 11, 2022

Today we have a bit of a different podcast than we normally do. Guest Arthur Kaptainis joins Paula, Holly and Michael to talk about the tragic passing of renowned Canadian conductor Boris Brott, whose life was taken away in a hit-and-run.