Nominated for its third Grammy Award in 2016, the ARC Ensemble has earned a place among Canada's most distinguished cultural ambassadors. For this concert, they revive works by the Czech-born Walter Kaufmann (1907-1984) – a fascinating, exciting, and recent musical rediscovery. A pre-concert lecture by ARC Artistic Director Simon Wynberg starts at 1pm. Tickets, here.Find out more »
Frederick Ashton's The Dream, based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, is one of the most universally admired and artistically satisfying of all ballet adaptations of the playwright's work. Using Felix Mendelssohn's beloved music, arranged by John Lanchbery, Ashton's version of the play is a miracle of dramatic concision, giving us the familiar characters of Titania and […]Find out more »
Set among colourful lives in a New York tenement, Street Sceneportrays the romance between Rose Maurrant and her neighbour Sam Kaplan as well as the extramarital affair of Rose's mother Anna, which escalates to tension and tragedy. Based on the Pulizer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, Kurt Weill's Street Scene is a groundbreaking synthesis of European traditional opera […]Find out more »
At the height of the romantic era, the impossible love of Goethe's tragic hero is pitted against an unforgiving social environment, inspiring a wealth of melodic splendour. Featuring Narmina Afandiyeva, Music Director and Pianist Isabel Bayrakdarian Matt Chittick Brett Polegato Holly ChaplinFind out more »
Performers Simon Rivard Resident Conductor & TSYO ConductorFind out more »
Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a devoted following around the world. Anthony Tommasini remarked in The New York Times, "Montero's playing has everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power in climactic moments, soulful lyricism in the ruminative passages and, best of all, unsentimental expressivity." She will perform a special […]Find out more »
Directed by Elisa Citterio David Blackadder, trumpet soloist Celebrate the holiday season with this concert of gleaming instrumental gems. Renowned British trumpeter David Blackadder makes his Tafelmusik debut in this festive musical journey through baroque Europe. Joyous Christmas concertos by Locatelli and Corrette are stops along the way, offering light and warmth on our dark winter […]Find out more »
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