Musical Toronto’s weekly Critic’s Picks are a fully curated list of some of the best concerts happening now through the end of the week. Of course this is not to say we are the provocateurs of taste, but simply seek to provide a good weekly summary. For a look at the full breadth of what’s available in and around Toronto, check out the comprehensive concert listings from our friends at Wholenote Magazine...
Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. 7:30 p.m. $17-20
Mondays are always quiet nights for concerts in Toronto, and because the field is so wide open, I’ve always wondered why arts presenters didn’t see this as an opportunity to cut through the noise? At any rate, Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will be on hand for the final concert of their season: Retros and Renegades (has a nice ring to it). The concert features Britten: 3 Divertimenti; Schumann: String quartet No.1 in A Op.41; Korngold: String quartet No.2 in E-flat. Details here.
There was darkness over all the land […] Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent […] Now when [they] saw the earthquake […] they feared greatly…The Gospel According to Matthew (XXVII, 45, 50, 51, and 54), King James Bible.
Musicians from Marlboro at Mazzoleni Hall (Telus Centre), 7:30 p.m.
Violinist Michelle Ross, violist Emily Deans, cellist Matthew Zalkind and pianist Gabriele Carciano are this year’s touring representatives from the wonderful summertime Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. They bring a compelling programme of chamber music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, Gabriel Fauré and contemporary British composer Thomas Adès to a wonderful, intimate space. Details here.