In this double-bill, discover the world’s first music drama works sung and narrated in the Indigenous languages Cree and Sámi, and rooted in those traditional legends from Canada and the Nordic countries. These cross-cultural odysseys examine how we live on earth, how we pass to the land of the dead, and the consequences of love […]Find out more »
Artists have long been fascinated with the Greek myth of Orpheus, the gifted musician who rescues Eurydice from death only to lose her again in a moment of doubt. At its core, theirs is a story about love, trust and the redemptive potential of art. With Orpheus Alive, Choreographic Associate Robert Binet brings a fresh […]Find out more »
Year after year, season after season, the music of Vivaldi blooms in perennial splendour. Concertmaster Jonathan Crow is the soloist, and leads his TSO colleagues, in Vivaldi’s timeless The Four Seasons. He also leads an American classic—Aaron Copland’s joyous Appalachian Spring, featuring the inspiring hymn, “Simple Gifts”—and a work by Yellowknife composer Carmen Braden that was inspired by […]Find out more »
“One day I heard what I thought was birdsong coming from the stage. It was the opening solo of La primavera from The Four Seasons," Daniel Hope describes, “It had such an electrifying effect that I still call it my ‘Vivaldi Spring.’ How was it possible to conjure up so vivid, so natural a sound, with just a […]Find out more »
Antonio Lotti was one of those important baroque composers whose name has been lost in the march of musical history. But as a contemporary of Bach and Handel, and the teacher of Zelenka, the Venetian Lotti was a significant figure in his day. Lotti’s Missa Sapientiae may not be well known today, but if you looked in […]Find out more »
The Ukrainian-Jewish composer, Dmitri Klebanov, was one of communism's many casualties. Three-time Grammy nominated ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory) continues its research and recovery of music that was suppressed and marginalized under the 20th century’s repressive regimes. For this concert, ARC revives Klebanov’s vivacious String Quartet No. 4, a stunning Piano Trio performed […]Find out more »
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