This week is all about concert programming: a topic of limitless variety and interest for YCAT mezzo-soprano, Ema Nikolovska. Over four episodes, Ema will explain some of the vital ingredients for successful and inventive programming. New talks will be uploaded daily until Friday, when Ema performs a recital at the Toronto Summer Music Festival - a fitting culmination and chance for Ema to showcase her own dramatic programming.

Music: 'Alborada del gracioso' from Ravel's Miroirs performed by Giuseppe Guarrera.

YCAT's 'mini masterclass' series offers relevant advice from musicians, for musicians.

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