In the course of his career as a broadcaster, author, conductor, and teacher, Paul Robinson has given innumerable talks and lectures on a wide variety of musical subjects in many different venues. Click here to contact him about a speaking engagement with your organization.

The following is a partial list of past appearances and topics:

Guest Speaker

Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Talks on various musical subjects including an introduction to Mahler’s Eighth Symphony and a series of four lectures on The Orchestra and Orchestral Music.

Canadian Opera Company
Talks on operatic topics

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
An introduction to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus (Ohio)
A lecture on Leonard Bernstein as part of a symposium titled Bernstein and Plato: A Serenade

University of Western Ontario
A lecture called Music on the Radio and the Free-Trade Issue

Toronto Mozart Society
Board Member and frequent guest speaker; e.g., Mozart’s Minuets

Lecturer

Courses on aesthetics
University of Hong Kong
StateUniversity of New York at Fredonia

Courses on music appreciation
SenecaCollege
Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto

Courses on aesthetics, music appreciation and the history of the orchestra
University of Hong Kong

Conducting Workshops
Ontario Federation of Symphony Orchestras (OFSO)
Royal Conservatory of Music

Broadcaster

CJRT-FM
Numerous series of programs over a twenty-year period on conductors,
composers and other musical subjects

Radio Hong Kong
Numerous features on musical subjects

CBC Radio
Numerous features on musical subjects for the program Saturday Afternoon at the Opera. Topics included Mozart as Social Critic and  a comparison of the Solti and Karajan recordings of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera.


Notes of Appreciation...

“On behalf of the Preview Committee, may I thank you for your fascinating and illuminating lecture…With the performance so close, the examples which you brought to light were familiar landmarks when we heard the symphony. Some even took their copies of the text and themes to the symphony for reference.”
~ Marion Aitken, Chairman, Preview Committee, Toronto Symphony

 

“On Saturday my wife and I attended the North York Symphony and would like you to know how much we enjoyed the evening…We are especially grateful to you for the extra effort you put in with your verbal and pictorial background on Elgar. We will no longer be limited to “Pomp and Circumstance” when Elgar’s name comes up…We regularly subscribe to the NYS and are always pleased to see your name as conductor. We know the evening will be enjoyable and that you will enlarge our musical horizons.”
~ Jean and Emerson Toner