Patricia Ahern, Chris Verrette violins Dominic Teresi dulcian Lucas Harris lute Charlotte Nediger harpsichord The stylus fantasticus (“fantastic style”) was all the rage in the 17th century: instrumental music written in a bold, unrestrained, and extravagant manner. The performers were urged to embrace an unbridled style of playing, virtuosic and spontaneous. This audacious style had its origins in Venice and Rome, but […]Find out more »
Echo Chamber Toronto combines chamber music with dance. I attended their Transfigured Night a few months ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Now they are back with another innovative program, Une Soiree au Chat Noir, with music by Ravel, Debussy, Satie, Edith Piaf, and Renee Rosnes. The Rosebud String Quartet (violinists Aaron Schwebel and Sheila Jaffe; […]Find out more »
Shanawdithit is a landmark Canadian-Indigenous world premiere, opening in Toronto, May 16-25, 2019. Following three seasons of award-winning world premieres, Tapestry is proud to collaborate and raise an artistic platform for Indigenous artists to tell this vital Beothuk story to a contemporary public. Music by Dean Burry | Libretto by Yvette Nolan CAST: Shanawdithit – Marion Newman (Kwagiulth and Stó:lō) […]Find out more »
AGAINST NATURE Director and choreographer: James Kudelka May 22-25, May 29-June 1, 2019 at 8pm Post-show audience talkback: Thursday May 30 with James Kudelka, James Rolfe and Alex Poch-Goldin, moderated by Danielle Baskerville. Presented by Citadel + Compagnie through Bright Nights The guidebook of decadence. James Kudelka’s music/dance theatrical, adapts author Joris–Karl Huysman’s scandalous 1884 novel of bourgeois […]Find out more »
Respighi’s spectacular tone poem Pines of Rome takes the listener on a tour of the “eternal” city’s sights and milestones: children play merrily in a park, a chant-like elegy rises from an ancient tomb, a nightingale sings sweetly by moonlight, and the tread of an imperial army rises to a glorious climax. Louis Lortie meets the abundant […]Find out more »
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