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December 2019

Esprit Orchestra | Sustain

December 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20
Esprit Orchestra

Afterglow is the third panel of an orchestral tryptique commissioned from Scime by Esprit. In composing Sustain, Norman, America’s most celebrated young composer, considered how audiences one hundred years from now might perceive and be affected by orchestral music. He then set out in a major new creative direction to produce what some have labeled a masterpiece. With inexorable force, Evangelista’s piece draws listeners in and excites heartbeats in the same way his score affects the orchestra’s playing. Andrew Norman (U.S.A.)  — Sustain (2018)* for…

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Soundstreams | Electric Messiah

December 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until December 12, 2019

Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$25

Experience a theatrical reimagining of Handel’s masterpiece infused with jazz, gospel, blues, hip-hop, classical, and world music, complete with hypnotic dance. Never the same two years in a row, the intimacy of this performance creates a deep personal connection to universal themes of love, betrayal and redemption. Tickets, here.

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January 2020

Royal Conservatory of Music | 21C Music Festival: 21C Afterhours: Veronique Mathieu

January 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$21.00

Violinist Véronique Mathieu and pianist Stephanie Chua perform a program titled True North, featuring the Canadian premiere of 4 Seasons by Alice Ping Yee Ho alongside works by Derek Johnson and Canadian composer Adam Scime. The evening also includes the world premiere of a piece by Odawa First Nations composer, Barbara Croall, co-commissioned by The Royal Conservatory.

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Royal Conservatory | 21C MUSIC FESTIVAL: Against the Grain Theatre’s Ayre and other works by Osvaldo Golijov

January 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21.00

Osvaldo Golijov has been awarded Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships, has won two Grammy Awards for composition, and was Musical America’s Composer of the Year in 2006. 21C goes deep into his catalogue with Ayre, a thrill to experience with its lush fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean folk melodies. Starring Canadian soprano Miriam Khalil and staged by AtG’s Joel Ivany, Ayre is presented along with other works such as Mariel, K’vakarat, and Tenebrae. An all-star roster of musicians includes Jamey Haddad, Barry Shiffman, Gabriel Radford, Michael…

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | New Music Festival: Karen Kieser Prize Concert

January 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Vancouver pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa performs Hildegard Westerkamp’s Klavierklang on a program of Canadian music for piano, along with a performance of Francis Ubertelli’s prize-winning Quartetto 2 for string quartet. Presented in conjunction with the Jackman Humanities Institute. Presented by Greg Newsome.

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | New Music Festival: From Bach to Latin America

January 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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With André Mehmari piano and Emmanuele Baldini violin Presented by Norbert Palej.

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Piano Lunaire | Composers’ Symposium 2020: The Shaw of the North

January 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - January 19, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
Bunker Lane Press, 1001 Bloor W
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1M1 Canada
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$20.00

Providing a dynamic setting for collaboration and educational experience in the craft of composing for solo piano, TPL welcomes you to our inaugural Composers' Symposium as we jump into 2020! Each composer has creating a new work for solo piano, in mentorship with Christopher Mayo. This weekend centres around two performances, a lecture and workshop for emerging composers runs the weekend of January 17th through 19th. Locations are either Bunker Lane Press or the Canadian Music Centre. TPL COMPOSERS: Paul…

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Royal Conservatory | 21C MUSIC FESTIVAL: 21C Cinq à Sept

January 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$21.00

Musicians from The Glenn Gould School perform works by Laurie Anderson and others. Tickets, here.

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Royal Conservatory | 21C MUSIC FESTIVAL: Laurie Anderson: The Art of Falling

January 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21.00

Grammy Award-winning NYC composer, Laurie Anderson, is one of America’s most renowned – and daring – creative pioneers, known for her multimedia presentations. In this concert, Anderson will perform solo works and in collaboration with her long-time musical partner, cellist Rubin Kodheli. Tickets, here.

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | New Music Festival: Penderecki String Quartet

January 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Including the Toronto premiere of Christos Hatzis’s String Quartet No. 4 (The Suffering) and more. Presented by Norbert Palej.

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | New Music Festival: Speak, Be Silent

January 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Contemporary Music Ensemble In memory of Roger D. Moore Wallace Halladay, director with Amahl Arulanandam, cello Mark Fewer, violin, and Xin Wang soprano SAARIAHO From the Grammar of Dreams SIMMS Foreverdark LIM Speak, Be Silent CHIN Gougalon 7:30 pm in Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park Free admission

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Royal Conservatory | 21C MUSIC FESTIVAL: 21C Afterhours: Véronique Mathieu

January 21, 2020 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$21.00

Volinist Véronique Mathieu performs a program titled True North, with new works by Derek Johnson and Canadian composers Alice Ping Yee Ho and Adam Scime. The evening also includes the world premiere of a piece by Odawa First Nations composer, Barbara Croall, commissioned by The Royal Conservatory. Tickets, here.

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Royal Conservatory | 21C Music Festival: Zane Dalal conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra with Zakir Hussain, John Patitucci, Danilo Pérez, and Brian Blade

January 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Legendary tabla master, Zakir Hussain, and jazz trailblazer/bassist, John Patitucci, bring an extraordinary program conducted by Zane Dalal, Associate Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra of India. Hear the Canadian premiere of Hussain’s tabla concerto, Peshkar, and the world premiere of Patitucci’s Hypocrisy for orchestra and jazz trio, featuring Danilo Pérez on piano, Brain Blade on drums, and Patitucci on bass. The concert will open with an improvisation by Hussain and the trio. The Glenn Gould School (GGS)’s Royal Conservatory Orchestra (RCO) is…

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Soundstreams | The Lost Karaoke Tapes

January 30, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Great Hall, 1087 Queen W
Toronto, ON M6J 1H3 Canada
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Renowned for her fusion of pop, cinema, psychedelia and turntablism, Juno-nominated composer Nicole Lizeé is inspired by the glitches of retro technology. Lizée takes you on a multimedia trip using 80’s karaoke videotapes that she found in a dumpster. Revisit hits by Olivia Newton-John, the Bee Gees, INXS, The Models, Icehouse, Avalanches, Men at Work, Kylie Minogue, Air Supply, Midnight Oil, Platinum Blonde, Honeymoon Suite, Corey Hart, Anne Murray, Rush, Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams, Loverboy, Joni Mitchell and The Guess…

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February 2020

The Piano Lunaire | Snow Moon “Phases” with the Happenstancers

February 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bunker Lane Press, 1001 Bloor W
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1M1 Canada
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$18.00

Program: Mozart - Trio in Eb, ‘Kegelstatt,’ K. 481 Augusta Read Thomas - Dancing Helix Rituals Beethoven - Trio in Bb, ‘Gassenhauer,’ Op. 11 Bram van Camp - Music for 3 Instruments Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh, violin & viola Brad Cherwin, clarinet Lisa Tahara, piano

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Esprit Orchestra | Electric & Eclectic

February 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Alex Pauk and the Esprit Orchestra. (Photo: Bo Huang)

Electronic treatment of orchestral sound in concerts is rare so O’Callaghan’s multi-speaker, surround-sound blending of transformed orchestral sound with computer sound files radiates new sonic dimensions. Changing meters rapidly and scurrying all over the place, Adams’ score is riveting and full of surprises. Schnittke looms large in recent music history and his remarkable Concerto Grosso No.1 reveals the astounding vision and creative force of one of the greatest composers of the past century. John Adams (U.S.A.) — Son of Chamber Symphony (2007) for orchestra…

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March 2020

Soundstreams | Improvised Components

March 6, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Rarefied early instruments and improvisation: joined at the hip? You bet, says curator Nick Storring, who invites us to hear this alluring sound world anew through 21st-century ears. Journey through music from the renaissance and baroque, solo improvisations created on the spot. There will also be contemporary works, including a world premiere composed by Nick Storring for the complete ensemble. FEATURED PERFORMERS: Nick Storring, composer, curator Katelyn Clark, harpsichord/organetto Emily Redhead, baroque violin Pierre-Yves Martel, viola da gamba Ben Grossman, hurdy-gurdy Dwight…

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Esprit Orchestra | Taiko Returns

March 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Alex Pauk and the Esprit Orchestra. (Photo: Bo Huang)

Ishii demands physical power, delicate precision, emotional strength and willpower from our guest taiko drummers to make Mono-Prism the explosive conclusion of our concert. Goddard’s musical mastery extends to his performance as a pianist in what is, for the composer, a project of passion that Esprit is thrilled to foster. Astapov brings his Russian heritage to the fore in setting a text by one of today’s most important under-forty Russian poets. Croall’s presence as a performer brings a powerful Anishinaabekwe plea for…

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April 2020

Esprit Orchestra | New Wave Festival

April 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until April 18, 2020

Trinity St-Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X7 Canada
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A rendezvous, bridge, crucible, showcase, interface for young composers, performers, and audiences. The festival features concerts and events with music by young composers, mentors and others, including Stephanie Orlando, Misato Mochizuki, Christina Volpini, Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, Quinn Jacobs, John Rea, Chris Paul Harman, Nico Muhly.

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Soundstreams | Secrets

April 23, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until April 24, 2020

Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$25

Inspired by the anonymous secrets of Torontonians collected especially for this concert, this brilliant Dutch ensemble traverses classical, jazz, and soul to plumb the full range of emotion embedded in our secrets. From love lost and the depths of despair, through to the very heights of joy and ecstasy— will you let them tell your secret? FEATURED PERFORMERS Claron McFadden, vocals Michel Massot, tuba, euphonium, trombone Tuur Florizoone, chromatic accordion Marine Horbaczewski, cello Tickets, here.

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May 2020

Soundstreams | Musik für das Ende

May 6, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE, 12 ALEXANDER STREET
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1B4 Canada
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At the age of 34, Quebec composer Claude Vivier was murdered by a man he picked up in a Parisian bar. On his desk, an unfinished piece of music appeared to foretell his own death. The man and myth are inseparable from Vivier’s music, driven by a dangerous life lived at the very extremes of human experience. From there, he brought back a vision of the pure sound and light of eternity. In this immersive spectacle for 10 singers, actor,…

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July 2020

LUDWIG VAN | Interview with pianist, Alexis Ffrench

July 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Alexis Ffrench discussed his career, the COVID-19 lockdown, the future of classical music, and talk about the journey to create his follow-up album ‘Dreamland’.

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November 2020

ESPRIT ORCHESTRA | Take The Dog Sled – Virtual Album Launch

November 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online, Your House
Your City, Your City Canada
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The Program will include a conversation between composer Alexina Louie and Inuit throat singer Evie Mark, excerpts from the recording, and a short documentary film of the original MSO tour of Nunavik in northern Quebec. Composed in 2008, TAKE THE DOG SLED was commissioned by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for their first tour of Nunavik. This event will be streamed on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube. Hosted by Canadian Music Centre and Esprit Orchestra.

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TAPESTRY OPERA | Love Songs: A Saxophony

November 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Online, Your House
Your City, Your City Canada
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A Tapestry Opera and New Music Concerts co-production By Ana Sokolovic | Starring soprano Xin Wang and saxophonist Wallace Halladay | Direction and concept by Michael Hidetoshi Mori, co-developed with Xin Wang Details, HERE.

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December 2020

ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE | To All A Good Night

December 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Your City, Your City Canada
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Art of Time Ensemble's Virtually Live season continues December 17th at 7:30 pm with To All A Good Night - a holiday concert like no other, it is at once humorous, nostalgic and irreverent. Available for free streaming on YouTube until 7:30 pm on Sunday, December 20th.

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Soundstreams | Electric Messiah

December 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Online, Your House
Your City, Your City Canada
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Registration for this event will be open in late November. Sign up to be an Insider for free to be the first in line! The music escapes the confines of in-person venues and transforms into a full-length music video, complete with a mix of on-location outdoor filming in the public spaces of Toronto, studio recordings, and a unique cinematic approach. Featuring a theatrically exciting cast, a brand new commission, and a feast of musical styles ranging from jazz to soul/hip-hop, Electric Messiah brings the past…

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January 2021

Royal Conservatory | 21C Music Festival — ARC Ensemble: Marc Neikrug’s A Song by Mahler

January 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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A celebrated concert singer, famous for a particular Mahler love song, develops early-onset Alzheimer’s. The drama follows her (mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano) and her husband (baritone Kelly Markgraf), who is also her pianist, as they confront their new reality. The tragic end result resolves in a new, elevated understanding of their love. A Canadian premiere.

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Royal Conservatory | 21C Music Festival — Eve Egoyan

January 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$15.00

Eve Egoyan performs the world premieres of Seven Studies for Augmented Piano, which she created for a newly imagined instrument that delves into the space between what a piano can do and what Eve has always wished a piano could do. The core of these works is the live acoustic sound of the physical piano she is playing, but through the delicate intervention of technology, she tests (teases) the edges of the piano’s natural sound, ultimately pushing it beyond the familiar, through the impossible, and into the extraordinary. The…

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Royal Conservatory | 21C Music Festival — Soundstreams: Garden of Vanished Pleasures

January 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21.00

Devised and directed by esteemed opera and theatre-maker Tim Albery, this staged production features deeply felt songs about love and loss. Pieces for 4 voices and instruments by composers Cecilia Livingston and Donna McKevitt make up the program, including settings of poetry by legendary filmmaker Derek Jarman, complete with projections.

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Royal Conservatory | 21C Music Festival — Morgan-Paige Melbourne

January 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Pianist and Royal Conservatory alumna will perform works by Dawn Davi, Nauroz Tanya, Kathryn Knowles, Nikolai Kapustin, Brian Current, as well as a world premiere of one of her own compositions. This program is a reflection of the impact of change, struggle, growth, and affection that thrives within our daily life. An homage to what it is like to live in times of unease and uncertainty, this collection of works highlights various points of one’s being and entity. Program: Brian Current: Sungods  Dawn Davi: Spirit of A…

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February 2021

Royal Conservatory | 21C Music Festival — The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble: FLIPBOOK: Music and Images

February 18, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Curated and conducted by Brian Current, The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble brings you to the movies with compositions by Corie Rose Soumah, Martin Matalon, Pierre Jodlowski, and Nicole Lizée, alongside projected images. *Please note that some of the images in this presentation are not suitable for children.  Program: Corie Rose Soumah: new work for 3 oboes and viola (2020) (world premiere) Martin Matalon: Las siete vidas de un gato (1996, rev 2009) for 8 players, video, and electronics Pierre Jodlowski: Respire, for 11 players, video, and electronics (2008) (North American premiere) Nicole Lizée: 8-Bit Urbex, for 15 players, soundtrack, and film (2017) (Ontario premiere)

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April 2021

Royal Conservatory | 21C Festival of New Music in a New World

April 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Be the first to hear the world premieres of works by Morgan-Paige Melbourne and Ryan Davis, alongside fascinating, innovative compositions by Philippe Leroux, Matt Brubeck, and Cassandra Miller. Program: Philippe Leroux: Air-Ré Matt Brubeck: Entsprechung Fjóla Evans: Ridge & Furrow Thomas Demenga: Duo? O, du... Cassandra Miller: Philip the Wanderer       I. Gently rumbling without direction II.  Broadly, surveilling the great expanse III. Joyfully, jauntily, as if running away from regret itself Ryan Davis: Colour You Like (world premiere of the new version) Morgan-Paige Melbourne: The Night Before (world premiere) Morgan-Paige Melbourne: In My Meadow (world premiere)…

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June 2021

Royal Conservatory | The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble: Abalone

June 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Curated and conducted by Brian Current, the students of The Glenn Gould School perform the world premiere of Canadian composer Anna Höstman’s Abalone for distanced ensemble. Daniel Dastoor, violin Royce Richert, violin Yanet Campbell, violin Hee-Soo Yoon, violin Christian Wrona, viola Matthew Eeuwes, viola Calvin Kim, clarinet Tiago Delgado, clarinet Godwin Friesen, piano Mario Pérez, percussion Rosie Gallagher, flute Nikki Joshi, percussion PROGRAM Anna Höstman: Abalone (world premiere) Kaija Saariaho: Laconisme de l’aile Matt Curlee: The Yellow Wallpaper

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August 2021

Soundstreams | Quiet Time

August 19, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - August 31, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
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Your City, Your City Canada
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The arts are a reflection of the world around us, and can also offer solace and relief from that world. In music, silence is just as important as sound.  Songwriter, singer and musician Robin Dann, no stranger to creating this type of atmosphere, guest curates an audiovisual musical experience that calms, soothes, and inspires.   From past personal experiences, the beauty of the Arctic illuminates the music of both Dann and composer Allison Cameron, as we create a welcoming space inspired by some…

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September 2021

Music Mondays | 20th Century Masterpieces for Violin and Piano

September 6, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square
Toronto, ON MB1 1B1 Canada
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Closing Music Monday's 30 Anniversary Season are two long-time friends of Music Mondays: Aaron Schwebel (Concertmaster of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and Associate Concertmaster of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra) and Emily Rho (Co-Artistic Director of Toronto Pocket Concerts). They will treat us to a program of three 20th century works for violin and piano. Program: Elizabeth Raum Les Ombres (1989) Aaron SchwebelviolinEmily Rhopiano Sergei Prokofiev Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in F minor, op. 80…

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Canadian Stage | Dream In High Park: An Evening with Jeremy Dutcher

September 7, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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High Park Amphitheatre, 1873 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6P 3K7 Canada

Come down to High Park a concert by the incomparable Polaris Prize-winning performer, composer, activist, and musicologist Jeremy Dutcher.  A member of Tobique First Nation of New Brunswick and trained in the western operatic traditional, Dutcher’s music playfully integrates classical influences into traditional songs of his Wolastoqiyik Nation people. An intimate evening under the stars, this will be a rare opportunity to commune with one of the most exciting and essential artists in the country.

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CMMAS | Eve Egoyan In Concert

September 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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September 22 -24, 2021. Streamed performance (a repeat of the live streamed performance from Open Ears Festival). New works for augmented and acoustic piano as well as Surface Tension, a collaborative work with media artist David Rokeby for piano and real-time images. Visiones sonoras. CMMAS (Centro Mexicano para la Musica y las Artes Sonoras).

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CMMAS | Eve Egoyan In Concert

September 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Online, Your House
Your City, Your City Canada
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September 22 -24, 2021. Streamed performance (a repeat of the live streamed performance from Open Ears Festival). New works for augmented and acoustic piano as well as Surface Tension, a collaborative work with media artist David Rokeby for piano and real-time images. Visiones sonoras. CMMAS (Centro Mexicano para la Musica y las Artes Sonoras).

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Soundstreams | Garden Of Vanished Pleasures (online)

September 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - October 10, 2021 @ 9:15 pm
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Your City, Your City Canada
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$20.00

If modern gardening has a patron saint, it must be English artist, filmmaker, and queer rights activist Derek Jarman. As the AIDS plague took his friends one by one and he himself faced an increasingly uncertain future, he discovered his own form of hope, resilience, and solace in his garden by the sea. A theatrical, filmed production with new work from composers Cecilia Livingston and Donna McKevitt, GARDEN OF VANISHED PLEASURES is drawn from Jarman’s journals, devised and directed by Tim Albery. Runs from Thursday September 23 2021 to Sunday October 10…

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October 2021

University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Thursdays at Noon. Dialogues: Analysis and Performance Opening Concert

October 7, 2021 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
University of Toronto Faculty of Music, University of Toronto Faculty of Music, 80 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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University of Toronto Percussion Ensemble performs Inuksuit by John Luther Adams (2009). This concert will take place outside on Philosopher’s Walk behind the Edward Johnson Building at 80 Queen’s Park.

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Soundstreams | RBC Bridges Showcase: Six World Premieres

October 14, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Your City, Your City Canada
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Join us for the world premieres of six new choral works, and support the next generation of composers with the RBC Bridges Showcase!  Our six participants have worked throughout the pandemic with mentor composer Sarah Kirkland Snider (“one of the decade’s more gifted, up-and-coming modern classical composers” (Pitchfork)), and have created new works for vocal ensemble and instrumentalists.  2021 Participants and Program: Jenny Beck – Sown by Hand Tyler Eschendal – to sever and to splat Rebecca Gray – SO sorry for your loss Francisco del Pino – I…

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Royal Conservatory | 21C Music Festival — Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà

October 28, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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Violinist Dubeau and her brilliant string ensemble perform works by Craig Armstrong, Ludovico Einaudi, Jean-Michel Blais, Ólafur Arnalds, Max Richter, and more. “Pulsation marks time, it infuses its rhythm in it, and it also evokes the heart. Just like those composers whose music calls out to me and who, with their unique signatures, mark time, our time. The music of the composers in this program speaks to me deeply – in it I have found a refuge and a wellspring of goodness.” - Angèle Dubeau Program: Craig Armstrong: Far From the Madding Crowd Jean-Michel Blais: Nostos Steve Reich: Duet Ólafur Arnalds: Doria           1440 Eulogy for evolution         Happiness Does not Wait Armand Amar: Planet Ocean         Human Uno Helmersson: The Grand Master Suite Alex…

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Amici Chamber Ensemble | American Berserk

October 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education, 918 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5R3G5 Canada

American Berserk celebrates the composers who changed the face of American music: the “American Original” Charles Ives, and Pulitzer Prize winners John Adams and John Corigliano. Featuring guest artists Jonathan Crow, Yolanda Bruno, and Alejandro Valdepeñas. This intimate concert will be presented at Bathurst 918 Centre for a limited audience. Program: John Adams – Gnarly Buttons for clarinet & piano TJ Anderson – Spirit Songs for cello and piano John Adams – John’s Alleged Book of Danced for String Quartet…

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November 2021

Royal Conservatory | Skratch Bastid and special guests Andrew Forde & re.verse

November 13, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$40.00

Skratch Bastid is a world-renowned DJ, producer, and three-time winner of the coveted Scribble Jam DJ Battle, known for his comfort and versatility in different styles — hip hop, funk, disco, club, rock, and just about anything that makes people dance. Joining him are Toronto-based violinist Andrew Forde and re.verse, making for a night of slamming turntablism meets live.

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Royal Conservatory | Charles Settle

November 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$25.00

Percussionist Charles Settle, Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Principal Percussion and a faculty member at The Glenn Gould School, is joined by GGS faculty members Jeffrey Beecher and Andrew McCandless as well as current percussion students at the GGS, for this fascinating program. Program: Joseph Tompkins: To Varèse Thierry De Mey: Musique de tables Andy Akiho: -intuition) (Expectation Barbara Croall Assiginaak: Waaban Kaija Saariaho: Ciel étoilé Bob Becker: Mudra

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Soundstreams | Love Songs (online)

November 19, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Your City, Your City Canada
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$7.00

Music that contemplates our place in the universe. A 45-minute concert featuring two works by Québec composer Claude Vivier, and a world premiere by Christopher Mayo. Filmed on stage at Koerner Hall, Toronto. Tickets start at just $7! ARTISTS David Fallis, music director Vocal ensemble: Carla Huhtanen, Lindsay McIntyre, Vania Chan, Robin Dann, Bud Roach, Alex Samaras, and Keith Lam Gregory Oh, piano Ryan Scott, percussion REPERTOIRE Claude Vivier Love Songs Claude Vivier Hymnen an die Nacht Christopher Mayo Oceano…

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January 2022

Tapestry Opera/RCM | Gould’s Wall [POSTPONED]

January 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4T 3B4 Canada
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$21.00

Dare to climb the wall? A young, extraordinarily talented musician is striving for perfection in her art. Her path to greatness? A magnificent wall. Bursting with the compulsion to reach the top, she invokes Canadian icon, classical pianist Glenn Gould to guide her towards dizzying heights – but the path isn’t easy. Each brick represents her art, her rigour, and her challenge. Does she have the strength, or will she slip and fall into the abyss? Artists climb and perform suspended from The…

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Tapestry Opera/RCM | Gould’s Wall [POSTPONED]

January 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4T 3B4 Canada
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$21.00

Dare to climb the wall? A young, extraordinarily talented musician is striving for perfection in her art. Her path to greatness? A magnificent wall. Bursting with the compulsion to reach the top, she invokes Canadian icon, classical pianist Glenn Gould to guide her towards dizzying heights – but the path isn’t easy. Each brick represents her art, her rigour, and her challenge. Does she have the strength, or will she slip and fall into the abyss? Artists climb and perform suspended from The…

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Tapestry Opera/RCM | Gould’s Wall [POSTPONED]

January 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4T 3B4 Canada
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$21.00

Dare to climb the wall? A young, extraordinarily talented musician is striving for perfection in her art. Her path to greatness? A magnificent wall. Bursting with the compulsion to reach the top, she invokes Canadian icon, classical pianist Glenn Gould to guide her towards dizzying heights – but the path isn’t easy. Each brick represents her art, her rigour, and her challenge. Does she have the strength, or will she slip and fall into the abyss? Artists climb and perform suspended from The…

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Tapestry Opera/RCM | Gould’s Wall [POSTPONED]

January 15 @ 10:30 pm - 11:59 pm
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The Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4T 3B4 Canada
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$21.00

Dare to climb the wall? A young, extraordinarily talented musician is striving for perfection in her art. Her path to greatness? A magnificent wall. Bursting with the compulsion to reach the top, she invokes Canadian icon, classical pianist Glenn Gould to guide her towards dizzying heights – but the path isn’t easy. Each brick represents her art, her rigour, and her challenge. Does she have the strength, or will she slip and fall into the abyss? Artists climb and perform suspended from The…

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Tapestry Opera/RCM | Gould’s Wall [POSTPONED]

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4T 3B4 Canada
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$21.00

Dare to climb the wall? A young, extraordinarily talented musician is striving for perfection in her art. Her path to greatness? A magnificent wall. Bursting with the compulsion to reach the top, she invokes Canadian icon, classical pianist Glenn Gould to guide her towards dizzying heights – but the path isn’t easy. Each brick represents her art, her rigour, and her challenge. Does she have the strength, or will she slip and fall into the abyss? Artists climb and perform suspended from The…

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February 2022

Canadian Music Centre | 7X Picanto Festival

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until February 10, 2022

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Festival Line Up: February 4: Patrick Giguère, émettre un son, vérifier sa propre existence - Sonic Exploration, Quebec February 5: Curtis Andrews, with Trichy Sankaran, The Offering of Curtis Andrews - Intercultural music, British Columbia February 6: NUMUS ensemble - Improvised music / emerging artist, Ontario February 7: SHHH!! Ensemble with the Ottawa New Music Creators, In Sea - Improvised Music, Ontario February 8: Nick Veltmeyer and Aureas Voces Indie Early Music, Jimmy and Rosalia, a Folk Opera - Opera/vocal, Nova Scotia February 9: Ensemble Paramirabo, Si le temps , l’espace … - Chamber Music, Quebec February…

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Canadian Music Centre | 7X Picanto Festival

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Festival Line Up: February 4: Patrick Giguère, émettre un son, vérifier sa propre existence - Sonic Exploration, Quebec February 5: Curtis Andrews, with Trichy Sankaran, The Offering of Curtis Andrews - Intercultural music, British Columbia February 6: NUMUS ensemble - Improvised music / emerging artist, Ontario February 7: SHHH!! Ensemble with the Ottawa New Music Creators, In Sea - Improvised Music, Ontario February 8: Nick Veltmeyer and Aureas Voces Indie Early Music, Jimmy and Rosalia, a Folk Opera - Opera/vocal, Nova Scotia February 9: Ensemble Paramirabo, Si le temps , l’espace … - Chamber Music, Quebec February…

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Canadian Music Centre | 7X Picanto Festival

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Festival Line Up: February 4: Patrick Giguère, émettre un son, vérifier sa propre existence - Sonic Exploration, Quebec February 5: Curtis Andrews, with Trichy Sankaran, The Offering of Curtis Andrews - Intercultural music, British Columbia February 6: NUMUS ensemble - Improvised music / emerging artist, Ontario February 7: SHHH!! Ensemble with the Ottawa New Music Creators, In Sea - Improvised Music, Ontario February 8: Nick Veltmeyer and Aureas Voces Indie Early Music, Jimmy and Rosalia, a Folk Opera - Opera/vocal, Nova Scotia February 9: Ensemble Paramirabo, Si le temps , l’espace … - Chamber Music, Quebec February…

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Canadian Music Centre | 7X Picanto Festival

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Festival Line Up: February 4: Patrick Giguère, émettre un son, vérifier sa propre existence - Sonic Exploration, Quebec February 5: Curtis Andrews, with Trichy Sankaran, The Offering of Curtis Andrews - Intercultural music, British Columbia February 6: NUMUS ensemble - Improvised music / emerging artist, Ontario February 7: SHHH!! Ensemble with the Ottawa New Music Creators, In Sea - Improvised Music, Ontario February 8: Nick Veltmeyer and Aureas Voces Indie Early Music, Jimmy and Rosalia, a Folk Opera - Opera/vocal, Nova Scotia February 9: Ensemble Paramirabo, Si le temps , l’espace … - Chamber Music, Quebec February…

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Confluence Concerts/Amplified Opera | The Butterfly Project: The Ballade of Chō-Chō San

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Pre-Performance Presentation Introducing The Ballad of Chō-Chō San and its themes Marion Newman (she/her), mezzo-soprano, artistic associate of Confluence Concerts, co-founder of Amplified Opera Kunio Hara (he/him), Associate Professor, Music History at the University of South Carolina Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 (they/them), soprano, creator of the Butterfly Project, co-founder of Amplified Opera Asitha Tennekoon (he/him), tenor, co-founder of Amplified Opera Aria Umezawa (she/her), co-founder of Amplified Opera and Aria Umezawa (she/her), co-founder of Amplified Opera, director of the COC’s planned* 2022 production…

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New Music Concerts | 50th Anniversary Distanced Commissions

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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composer, John Oswald

New Music Concerts continues their commissions for distanced ensemble with John Oswald's re-FUSE FEATURING: New Music Concerts —Distanced Ensemble

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March 2022

The Music Gallery | Beverley Johnston – Finding HER Voice

March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education, 918 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5R3G5 Canada
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$20.00

A celebration of International Women’s Day with percussionist Beverley Johnston. ‘Finding HER Voice’ A celebration on International Women’s Day with Canadian percussionist Beverley Johnston featuring works by Alice Ping Yee Ho, Holly Winter, Christos Hatzis, Norbert Palej and Frederic Rzewski. All the works are based on iconic or historic female figures including Baba Yaga, Mother Earth, Eris, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Yoko Ono. The fusion of live percussion and audio playback will be complemented with slide projections and video. A percussive…

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Canadian Opera Company | Fantasma

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Canadian Opera Company Theatre, 227 Front St. E
Toronto, ON M5A 1E8 Canada
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$70.00

WORLD PREMIERE Recommended for young adults (12-18 years old) While visiting a boisterous, old-fashioned carnival, best friends Léa and Ivy stumble upon a dark secret. Their ghostly discovery makes them confront an age-old dilemma: when faced with another person’s suffering, do you turn away, or try to help? This new opera, by former COC Composer-in-Residence Ian Cusson with libretto by acclaimed playwright Colleen Murphy, explores themes of death, violence, compassion and the courage to insist on being heard. Former COC Director/Dramaturg-in-Residence Julie McIsaac joins the…

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Canadian Opera Company | Fantasma

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 12, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Canadian Opera Company Theatre, 227 Front St. E
Toronto, ON M5A 1E8 Canada
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$70.00

WORLD PREMIERE Recommended for young adults (12-18 years old) While visiting a boisterous, old-fashioned carnival, best friends Léa and Ivy stumble upon a dark secret. Their ghostly discovery makes them confront an age-old dilemma: when faced with another person’s suffering, do you turn away, or try to help? This new opera, by former COC Composer-in-Residence Ian Cusson with libretto by acclaimed playwright Colleen Murphy, explores themes of death, violence, compassion and the courage to insist on being heard. Former COC Director/Dramaturg-in-Residence Julie McIsaac joins the…

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Tapestry Opera | Songbook XI

March 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ernest Balmer Studio, 9 Trinity St., Studio 316
Toronto, ON M5A3C4 Canada
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$15.00

The fantastic baritone Jorell Williams ( called “magnificent” by the New York Times) headlines this concert, alongside pianist and Women in Musical Leadership Conductor Jennifer Tung. The pair are joined by up-and-coming opera stars of tomorrow, who perform selected pieces from Tapestry’s beautiful back catalogue.

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New Music Concerts | Difficult Grace: Seth Parker Woods in Concert

March 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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$35.00

Evocative, theatrical and genre-bending, DIFFICULT GRACE is Seth Parker Woods’s multimedia solo concert featuring a vivid sonic journey and artworks that draws inspiration from The Great Migration, historic events from the Chicago Defender, acts of translation, and commentaries on the human condition. Seth Parker Woods —Cello

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Canadian Opera Company | Fantasma

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on March 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Canadian Opera Company Theatre, 227 Front St. E
Toronto, ON M5A 1E8 Canada
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$70.00

WORLD PREMIERE Recommended for young adults (12-18 years old) While visiting a boisterous, old-fashioned carnival, best friends Léa and Ivy stumble upon a dark secret. Their ghostly discovery makes them confront an age-old dilemma: when faced with another person’s suffering, do you turn away, or try to help? This new opera, by former COC Composer-in-Residence Ian Cusson with libretto by acclaimed playwright Colleen Murphy, explores themes of death, violence, compassion and the courage to insist on being heard. Former COC Director/Dramaturg-in-Residence Julie McIsaac joins the…

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Tapestry Opera | Songbook XI

March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Ernest Balmer Studio, 9 Trinity St., Studio 316
Toronto, ON M5A3C4 Canada
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$15.00

The fantastic baritone Jorell Williams ( called “magnificent” by the New York Times) headlines this concert, alongside pianist and Women in Musical Leadership Conductor Jennifer Tung. The pair are joined by up-and-coming opera stars of tomorrow, who perform selected pieces from Tapestry’s beautiful back catalogue.

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Canadian Opera Company | Fantasma

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 12, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Canadian Opera Company Theatre, 227 Front St. E
Toronto, ON M5A 1E8 Canada
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$70.00

WORLD PREMIERE Recommended for young adults (12-18 years old) While visiting a boisterous, old-fashioned carnival, best friends Léa and Ivy stumble upon a dark secret. Their ghostly discovery makes them confront an age-old dilemma: when faced with another person’s suffering, do you turn away, or try to help? This new opera, by former COC Composer-in-Residence Ian Cusson with libretto by acclaimed playwright Colleen Murphy, explores themes of death, violence, compassion and the courage to insist on being heard. Former COC Director/Dramaturg-in-Residence Julie McIsaac joins the…

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National Arts Centre Orchestra | Truth in Our Time

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
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$54.00

*WORLD PREMIERE: NAC Orchestra commission of Philip Glass on the theme of Truth In Our Time in tribute to Canadian journalist Peter Jennings. Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and Music Director Alexander Shelley return to Toronto to explore the theme of “Truth in our Times” with the World Première of Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 13, his ode to freedom of the press, commissioned by the Orchestra as a tribute to Canadian-born journalist Peter Jennings. Works by Korngold and Shostakovich offer…

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April 2022

Esprit Orchestra | Esprit Live 2022!: Act 1

April 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20.00

Program Alexina Louie      The Void River of Stars Christopher Goddard      Piano Concerto Andrew Norman      Sustain Christopher Goddard – piano Alex Pauk - conductor

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Royal Conservatory | Eve Egoyan

April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20.00

Eve Egoyan performs the world premieres of Works for Augmented and Acoustic Piano, which she created for a newly imagined instrument that delves into the space between what a piano can do and what Eve has always wished a piano could do. The core of these works is the live acoustic sound of the physical piano she is playing, but through the delicate intervention of technology, she tests (teases) the edges of the piano’s natural sound, ultimately pushing it beyond the familiar, through the impossible, and into the extraordinary.…

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New Music Concerts | Imagined Sounds Curated by Keiko Devaux

April 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9 Canada
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$35.00

Celebrated composer Keiko Devaux curates a concert of exciting new works to accompany her Azrieli Prize-winning work Arras. Each piece examines our relationship with musical memory. This concert also features the direction of Juliane Gallant in collaboration with Tapestry Opera’s Women in Musical Leadership Project. This concert is generously supported by the Azrieli Foundation. FEATURING: Keiko Devaux —Curator/Composer Juliane Gallant —Guest Conductor (Tapestry Women in Musical Leadership)

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Estonian Music Week | Kristjan Randalu: “Absence Solo”

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Toronto Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 2E3 Canada
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$20.00

Estonian pianist Kristjan Randalu performs music from Absence – a striking album of his own rigorous-yet-lyrical music. As an improviser of prodigious technique, once described by Herbie Hancock “a dazzling piano player”, Randalu’s affinities are with the jazz musicians, but the forms and dynamics of his pieces also reflect a discerning sense of structure. Absence was recorded in France and produced by Manfred Eicher.

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National Arts Centre Orchestra | Truth in Our Time – Live Broadcast

April 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Your City, Your City Canada
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$15.00

*OTTAWA PREMIERE: NAC Orchestra commission of Philip Glass on the theme of Truth In Our Time in tribute to Canadian journalist Peter Jennings. NICOLE LIZÉE Zeiss After Dark: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70 more info KORNGOLD Concerto in D Major, Opus 35, for Violin and Orchestra (Blake Pouliot, soloist) PHILIP GLASS Symphony No. 13*

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Esprit Orchestra | Esprit Live 2022!: Act 2

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20.00

Program Eugene Astapov      A Still Life for mezzo soprano and orchestra Keiko Devaux      Excavated Sound Unsuk Chin      Mannequin Žibuoklė Martinaitytė      Saudade Shannon Mercer – mezzo soprano Alex Pauk – conductor Eugene Astapov - conductor

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Soundstreams | A Love Song to Toronto

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1W9 Canada
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$32.25

A coming together of two iconic Canadian artists – Michael Greyeyes adds his expressive choreography to Claude Vivier’s enigmatic music. Our not-to-be missed event of the season, ‘A Love Song to Toronto’ will be performed on April 28th, 2022 at St. Andrew’s Church, Toronto. Choreographer, director, and actor Michael Greyeyes creates new dance works, inspired by two pieces of the late Québécois composer Claude Vivier. The choreography based on Vivier’s compositions “Shiraz” and “Cinq chansons pour percussion” will be presented on…

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May 2022

Royal Conservatory | The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble: Sometimes the Devil Plays Fate

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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Free

Curated and conducted by Brian Current, the students of The Glenn Gould School perform the world premiere of Paul Frehner’s Sometimes the Devil Plays Fate for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra, and works by visiting composer Sandeep Bhagwati. Free tickets will be available starting at 10am on Monday, April 25, 2022.

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Esprit Orchestra | Esprit Live 2022!: Act 3

May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20.00

Program Claude Vivier      Orion Stephanie Orlando      riptide Julia Mermelstein      in water suspended Christina Volpini      waves, breaking, reflecting light video projections by Moira Ness Alex Pauk - conductor

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