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CRITIC'S PICKS | Classical Events You Absolutely Need To See This Week: Oct. 18 – 24

By Michael Vincent on October 18, 2021

Classical music and opera events for the week of October 17 to 24.
Classical music and opera events for the week of October 17 to 24

This is a list of amazing concerts we are attending, wishing we could attend, or thinking about attending between October 18–24, 2021. For more details on what’s happening day-to-day, visit our calendar here.

University of Toronto | Opera Arias with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (online)

📅 Monday — October 18-20, 2021, 6:30 p.m. ET (start times vary)
📍 LINK
💸 Free!

American Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will be zooming in over the brave new waves of the internet to offer a series of three masterclasses starting today. A familiar face at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, she also maintains a strong international presence. This livestream is a unique chance to learn from someone who has sung Monteverdi’s Poppea to Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, which was written especially for her. | Details

Music Toronto | The Parker Quartet

📅 Thursday — October 21, 2021, 8 p.m. ET
📍 LINK
💸 $47.50

If you can believe it, the Parker Quartet are approaching their 20th season. This week, the Grammy Award-winning quartet is bringing musical polish, energy, and commitment to chamber music in Toronto with two quartets from Schubert and Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri String Quartet No. 1. Not-to-be-missed. | Details

The Met: Live in HD | Terence Blanchard: Fire Shut Up In My Bones (online)

📅 Saturday — October 23, 2021, 12:55 p.m. ET (times may vary)
📍 LINK
💸 $30

Fire Shut Up In My Bones received a seven-minute standing ovation at the New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House this past September. This historic performance marks the first opera by a Black composer ever at the Met Opera. Beyond the cultural milestone, it’s good. Like really good! | Details

Royal Conservatory of Music | Taylor Academy Showcase Concert

📅 Saturday — October 23, 2021, 4:30 p.m. ET
📍 LINK
💸 Free!

The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists are presenting their fall showcase. What makes these annual concerts so special is that they are likely to contain the next generation of classical music stars still in their pivotal years. | Details

Sinfonia Toronto | Souvenir (online)

📅 Saturday — October 23, 2021, 8 p.m. ET
📍 LINK
💸 $15

Join Toronto’s favourite independent orchestra for their first concert of the season, featuring soloist Igor Pikayzen. Besides celebrating the upcoming season (full capacity in-person concerts here we come!)  you’ll hear the premiere of Resurrected Angel II by Toronto-based composer Alice Ping Yee Ho. Livestream accessible until November 22. | Details

Royal Conservatory of Music | Dover Quartet with Davóne Tines

📅 Sunday — October 24, 2021, 3 p.m. ET
📍LINK
💸 $35+

It’s not every String Quartet that can say they have their own movie! The Dover Quartet are taking a Sunday sojourn in Toronto for what looks like a magical afternoon at Koerner Hall. Joining them is American operatic bass-baritone Davóne Tines. You’ll hear works by Beethoven, Schubert, William Grant Still, Barber, Caroline Shaw. | Details

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