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December 2015

SOUNDSTREAMS | Electric Messiah

December 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
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Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Handel goes Underground A stripped down, surround-sound, electo-improv Messiah for Today's Toronto Is it possible to become re-sensitized to this ubiquitous musical masterpiece by taking it apart and putting it back together again? Stripping Handel's music back down to its barest essentials, Electric Messiah enables four singers, accompanied by guitar and electronics, to explore a selection of the work's most popular movements through the lens of their own unique styles and cultural backgrounds.Staged in the intimate, cabaret-style undergound of Toronto's…

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January 2016

Esprit Orchestra | Bow to String, Air to Breath

January 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45 – $55

Bow to String, Air to Breath Sunday January 24, 2016 8:00 pm Concert | 7:15 Pre-Concert Chat Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, the Royal Conservatory of Music 273 Bloor Street West BUY NOW Programme Daniel Bjarnason (Iceland) Bow to String (2010) solo cello and ensemble version (2012) Alexina Louie (Canada) Imaginary Opera (2004) Samuel Andreyev (Canada) Movements and Measures* (2015) R. Murray Schafer (Canada) The Falcon’s Trumpet (1995) for trumpet and orchestra Featuring: Alex Pauk – conductor Bryan Cheng…

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February 2016

U of T Music | Gryphon Trio/New Music Festival

February 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Walter Hall – University of Toronto, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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The University of Toronto Faculty of Music Chamber Music Series Gryphon Trio performs music by students of Allan Gordon Bell, including Candle Ice by Carmen Braden, Lunar Reflections by Heather Schmidt, In a World of Distance and Motion by Kelly Marie Murphy and a new work by Vincent Ho. Walter Hall Edward Johnson Building 80 Queen's Park Toronto, Ontario

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March 2016

TSO | New Creations Festival: Fragile Absolute

March 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
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FRAGILE ABSOLUTE The Festival kicks off with an intriguing program that includes a mesmerizing work by Australian composer Anthony Pateras that combines wind instruments, percussion, electronics, and celeste. In a rare act of creative/re-creative artistry, Festival curator Brett Dean performs the solo part in his own exciting and fascinating Viola Concerto. RBC Foundation generously supports the Emerging Artists Programme. See all 3 shows for only $30 and receive our limited-edition New Creations Festival t-shirt (while supplies last). BUY FESTIVAL PASS…

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SOUNDSTREAMS | Sir James MacMillan

March 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Trinity St-Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X7 Canada
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Scotland’s most celebrated composer conducts this concert featuring his mesmerizing choral evocation of Christ’s crucifixion. “A composer so confident of his own musical language that he makes it instantly communicative to his listeners.”—THE GUARDIAN BUY TICKETS TICKETS Available online, or by calling the RCM box office at 416-408-0208. Tickets range in price from $37.50 to $67.50. Soundstreams is thrilled to welcome Scottish composer and conductor Sir James MacMillan to Toronto for this choral concert. Emotionally potent, rhythmically thrilling, and richly reflective…

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TSO | New Creations Festival: Two Memorials: Anton Webern & John Lennon

March 9, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
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TWO MEMORIALS: ANTON WEBERN & JOHN LENNON Brett Dean’s dazzling trumpet concerto depicts various aspects of a heroic figure, from confident to introspective. It is performed by the celebrated Swedish soloist for whom it was composed. Australian composer James Ledger pays tribute to Anton Webern and John Lennon, two composers whom he deeply admires, and who died tragically. Note: Composers James Ledger and Paul Frehner will be present at this performance. RBC Foundation generously supports the Emerging Artists Programme. See…

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CANADIAN MUSIC CENTRE | Adam Sherkin: True North Stories

March 10, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON M4y 1J9 Canada
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CMC Presents Adam Sherkin: True North Stories Thursday, March 10, 2016 Event Title: CMC Presents Adam Sherkin: True North Stories Region: Ontario Venue / Location: Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St., Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9 Time: 7:30pm Price: $20 General Admission / $15 CMC Members/Arts Workers Genre: -- External Link: Purchase Tickets Composers: Adam Sherkin, István Anhalt,Oskar Morawetz Composition: -- Community Profile: Adam Sherkin Description: Thursday, March 10 7:30 pmCMC Presents Adam Sherkin, piano Truth North Stories: Associate Composer…

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MUSIC TORONTO | Collectif9

March 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Jane Mallet Theatre, 27 Front St. East
Toronto, ON M5E Canada
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Classical repertoire revisited with passion and fearlessness. Bachtrack Founded in Montréal in 2011, collectif9 has been in residence at the Théâtre Rialto since summer 2013. A nine-piece string ensemble, collectif9 presents classical music as you’ve never seen it before – with rock-style charisma, boldness and the highest of musical standards. The repertoire of collectif9 is a creative selection of short and energetic pieces, often folk-inspired, from Gagnon to Golijov, passing through Brahms and Schnittke. Many are original arrangements. Programme will…

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TSO | New Creations Festival: Knocking at the Hellgate

March 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
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KNOCKING AT THE HELLGATE The Festival wraps up with Water, a tender and dynamic piece by Jonny Greenwood of the iconic English rock group, Radiohead. It adds a tambura, an East Indian instrument, to the orchestra. Brett Dean presents a vocal/instrumental suite of excerpts from his forceful, surreal, and highly praised 2010 opera, Bliss. As an ear-opening final bonus, DJ Skratch Bastid creates a remix of music from the Festival. RBC Foundation generously supports the Emerging Artists Programme. See all 3 shows…

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ANGELA BLUMBERG | Creation

March 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Trinity St-Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X7 Canada
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$20

Angela Blumberg presents three new works: “Veni Creator Spiritu”, “Creation”, and “Evolution”. Mar 18, 2016 8:00 PM Mar 20, 2016 3:00 PM

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ANGELA BLUMBERG | Creation

March 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trinity St-Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X7 Canada
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$20

LOCATION: Trinity St. Paul's Centre 427 Bloor W, Toronto, Ontario. EVENT CATEGORY Dance, Stage EMAIL angelablumberg@ymail.com DATE & TIME Mar 18, 2016 8:00 PM Mar 20, 2016 3:00 PM Angela Blumberg presents three new works: “Veni Creator Spiritu”, a solo performed by Angela Blumberg, “Creation”, a duet performed by Sarah Fregeau and Kaitlin Standeven, and “Evolution”, a duet performed by Irvin Chow and Jillian Peever. Composer Norbert Palej’s “Veni Creator Spiritu” forms the core of Blumberg’s solo. The music draws from the idea of finding/awakening to inspiration…

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Esprit Orchestra | La création du monde

March 31, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45 – $55

La création du monde Thursday March 31, 2016 8:00 pm Concert | 7:15 Pre-Concert Chat Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, the Royal Conservatory of Music 273 Bloor Street West BUY NOW Programme Darius Milhaud (France/U.S.A.) La création du monde (1923) Hussein Janmohamed (Canada) Nur: Reflections on Light (2014) for choir Douglas Schmidt (Canada) Sirens* (2016) Alex Pauk (Canada) Soul and Psyche** (2016) for choir and orchestra Featuring: Alex Pauk – conductor The Elmer Iseler Singers Lydia Adams – guest conductor…

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April 2016

Toy Piano Composers | The Curiosity Festival

April 1, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - April 9, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Ontario
$30

PIQUE YOUR CURIOSITY - FESTIVAL PASSES NOW ON SALE FOR $30 The Toy Piano Composers officially have officially launched The Curiosity Festival (April 1-9, 2016). The five-night celebration of new music in Toronto is defined by a spirit of collaboration, creativity, and do-it-yourself nature, and will offer a wide range of concert experiences, from a highly-anticipated opener with the The Bicycle Opera Project, to an immersive sound installation piece at the Canadian Music Centre, and ending with a concert featuring…

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Music Gallery | Quatuor Bozzini and Contact

April 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1X6 Canada
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$10 – $20

Quatuor Bozzini and Contact collaborate on a concert featuring works by Allison Cameron, Linda Catlin Smith, Donnacha Dennehy and the North American premiere by German composer Iris ter Schiphorst. Monday, April 4, 8pm Music Gallery 197 John St, Toronto $20/$15/$10

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Soundstreams Salon 21| Clapping Music

April 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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PWYC

Learn a popular piece of minimalist music and make musical history! Join Soundstreams and guest “teachers” Dan Morphy and Jamie Drake to learn and perform Steve Reich’s Clapping Music.We’re hoping to have 80 people participate in celebration of his 80th birthday. All you need is curiosity and the ability to clap your hands. 7:00 PM  |  Gardiner Museum Presents: Gallery Prelude – Get your hands dirty Get hands-on with clay and enjoy a discussion about the process of creation led by Soundstreams…

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Soundstreams | Steve Reich at 80

April 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$22 – $67.50

Massey Hall and Soundstreams present Steve Reich at 80 The iconic figure who transformed the music of our time performs in a celebration of his milestone year. Hailed by The New York Times as “our greatest living composer,” Steve Reich turns 80 in 2016. In devising a whole new way of thinking about music, the Pulitzer Prize-winning father of minimalism has had a profound impact on contemporary work, influencing artists as diverse as Radiohead, John Adams, and Bang on a…

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Cello Duos 2 | Eclectic Boogaloo

April 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Burdock, 1184 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M6H 1N2 Canada
$8 – $10

Buy tickets: http://burdockto.com/shows/?show=192 $8 in advance, $10 at the door Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm VC2 facebook.com/vc2squared VC2 are an innovative cello duo that bridge the gap between Ludwig Van and Van Halen. Comprised of multi-genre cellists Amahl Arulanandam and Bryan Holt, the Toronto-based duo seeks to present programmes that are both artistically challenging and easily accessible to the casual concertgoer. They have performed in venues ranging from intimate pubs to Roy Thompson Hall and are constantly searching for…

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CMC | Cecilia String Quartet

April 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON M4y 1J9 Canada
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$15 – $20

CMC Presents the Cecilia String Quartet Description: Wednesday, April 27 7:30 pm CMC Presents the Cecilia String Quartet Cecilia String Quartet (Min-Jeong Koh, violin | Sarah Nematallah, violin | Caitlin Boyle, viola | Rachel Desoer, cello) For the first time in one program, the Cecilia String Quartet displays three commissions by exciting voices in Canadian Music: Katarina Curcin, Nicole Lizée, and Kati Agócs. Tickets: General Admission $20 CMC Members/Arts Workers $15 Purchase Tickets Here Canadian Music Centre 20 St. Joseph…

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May 2016

FAWN | Synesthesia IV pt. 1 Sound & Body

May 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$15 – $20

FAWN Chamber Creative presents... Synesthesia IV pt.1 - Sound & Body Artistic Direction by Amanda Smith Musical Direction by Adam Scime Movement by Jennifer Nichols Art by Kathryn Frances Warner Lighting by Holly Meyer-Dymny Makeup design by Erica Sun Six exploratory Canadian composers have been selected by FAWN from a tall pile of submissions, spanning from across the country. With this music, Jenn and Kathryn will form a dance-based installation that will demonstrate the connection between sound and body. Since…

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Haus Musik | Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

May 10, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education, 918 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5R3G5 Canada
$18 – $22

Marini. Bertali. Buonamente. Not pasta sauce brand names, but people whose music you probably don't know, but should. Haus Musik makes its debut with their music, alongside that of Purcell and Pachelbel, all set within a new and immersive concert experience. Music performed live by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, directed by Amanda Smith from FAWN. Support and sound design by BSMNT. Haus Musik is a standing event and a bar is open throughout. Doors 7:30pm. Music starts 8pm. Close 11pm. Tickets…

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Art of Time Ensemble | Hawksley Workman

May 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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$25 – $59

MAY 13-14, 2016, 8PM HAWKSLEY WORKMAN A force to be reckoned with in Canada's music landscape, Hawksley Workman blurs the lines between rock music, cabaret and theatre.  Workman will collaborate with Art of Time to create a Songbook program (our tenth) like none we've done before. The multi-instrumentalist and singer will dive into the discography of a musician who inspired Workman on his rise to the top of the Canadian pop music scene; Bruce Cockburn. LOCATION Harbourfront Centre Theatre BUY…

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The Music Gallery | Vicky Chow: Surface Image + Klondike

May 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1X6 Canada
$10 – $25

The Music Gallery presents VICKY CHOW: SURFACE IMAGE, by Tristan Perich https://vimeo.com/105802366 + KLONDIKE https://klondikemoosica.bandcamp.com/ Saturday, May 14 Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm The Music Gallery, 197 John St. Tickets: $25 Regular | $15 Members | $10 Students | $20 Advance at musicgallery.org “Imagine Terry Riley’s Rainbow in Curved Air played by an orchestra of digital watches and cooing calculators.” – Rolling Stone “Chow’s performance is a mind-boggling balance of emotional and mathematical delivery, incorporating the entire sonic spectrum of…

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21C Music Festival | Kronos Quartet + Tanya Tagaq

May 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21 – $90

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Time: 8:00 pm Price: Starting at $21.00 Venue: Koerner Hall Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, violin John Sherba, violin Hank Dutt, viola Sunny Yang, cello Tanya Tagaq, vocals Hear the Canadian premieres of Nicole Lizée’s The Golden Age of the Radiophonic Workshop (Fibre-Optic Flowers),Mark Applebaum’s Darmstadt Kindergarten, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh new work Rǝqs (Dance), and highly-anticipated world premieres by the incomparable Tanya Tagaq commissioned as part of Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, called Snow…

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21C Music Festival | Brad Mehldau

May 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21 – $75
Brad Mehldau

“A superb classical technician, someone who can turn jazz standards into Bach-like fugues.” (The Guardian) Mehldau combines that affinity with his signature technical ability and command of structure and rhythm in his Three Pieces After Bach, a new work co-commissioned by The Royal Conservatory of Music/Koerner Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Dublin National Concert Hall, and Wigmore Hall. In the balance of the program, Mehldau juxtaposes several canonical pieces from The Well-Tempered Clavier, featuring his own jazz compositions for solo piano…

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21C Music Festival | Continuum Contemporary Music: Japan: NEXT

May 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$21 – $75

7:15pm pre-concert talk Continuum Contemporary Music Ryan Scott, artistic director Brian Current, conductor Instruments from East and West merge in new ways in extraordinary works by the next generation of internationally acclaimed Japanese composers, including Dai Fujikura, Hikari Kiyama and Misato Mochizuki. Visiting UK artists from Okeanos join an extended Continuum ensemble for a sensational experience from the sonic fringe. Highlights of the evening are world premieres by Michael Oesterle, commissioned by Stanley Witkin and Hiroki Tsurumoto, co-commissioned by The…

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21C Music Festival | 21C After Hours: Blackout

May 27, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Conservatory Theatre, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$21

New works by John Oswald for ensembles, choir, and piano. An electroacousmatic musical experience in total darkness.

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21C Music Festival | Cinq a Sept

May 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Conservatory Theatre, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$21 – $75

Tickets: $21 ($10 with the purchase of a ticket to the Saturday evening concert) Be among the first to hear premieres of new works by Anna Pidgorna, Ana Sokolovic, a piece for 8 violins by Andrew Norman, and much more. Violinist Andréa Tyniec, a Glenn Gould School graduate, plays in both pieces by Sokolović as well as both pieces by Pidgorna, along with members of the 21C Festival Ensemble. A world premiere by Rodney Sharman co-commissioned by Philip and Eli…

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21C Music Festival | Jherek Bischoff, Dawn of Midi, The Visit

May 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21 – $50

Check out this indie music triple-bill featuring ambient orchestral music composer Jherek Bischoff, called a “pop polymath” by The New York Times and a “phenom” by The New Yorker, as well as hypnotic experimental trio Dawn of Midi, and cello-voice duo The Visit, who conjure sounds from the Middle East, progressive rock, and classical chamber music. To watch this concert’s Live at Koerner Hall livestream, go to: rcmusic.ca/livestream

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September 2016

Thin Edge New Music Collective | Feldman Festival

September 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Array Space, 155 Walnut Avenue
Toronto, ON M6J 3W3 Canada
$15 – $20

Thin Edge New Music Collective presents: Feldman Festival TENMC celebrates the life, legacy and 80th birthday of Morton Feldman in a 2-day festival. Sept 15 - 8 pm - Piano, violin, viola, cello (1hr 15 min, no intermission) - Please feel free to bring a yoga mat/pillow/blanket. Will be performed in low light. Sept 16 - 6:30 pm - Linda Catlin-Smith gives a talk on Morton Feldman's life and musical legacy. Performance of Spring of Chosroes by Co-AD's Ilana Waniuk…

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Trio Arkel | Metamorphosis

September 30, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Trinity St-Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X7 Canada
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$15 – $30

It's September, and we have a beautiful, provocative program early in the season! Tickets to this or a season pass to all three concerts at brownpapertickets.com under Trio Arkel.

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New Music Concerts | Highlights from the China Tour

September 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1X6 Canada
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$10 – $35

New Music Concerts Presents: Highlights from the China Tour The Music Gallery and New Music Concerts present New Music Concerts Presents: Highlights from the China Tour Friday, September 30 Doors: 7pm | Pre-Concert Talk: 7:15pm | Concert: 8pm The Music Gallery, 197 John St. Tickets: $35 Regular | $25 Members/Senior/Arts Worker |$10 Students Advance at 416.961.9594 In July 2016, an octet of New Music Concerts musicians was invited to be the ensemble-in-residence at the Beijing International Composition Workshop. This evening will feature highlights from the three concerts…

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October 2016

Soundstreams | Density 2036

October 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buddy in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1B4 Canada
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$15

Flute virtuoso Claire Chase brings her Density 2036 project to Toronto. “Of what will the Density of our time be made? Of osmium? Of signal processing? Of wood? Of carbon? Of flesh? Of air?”—CLAIRE CHASE BUY TICKETSBuy tickets to Magic Flutes through the Buddies in Bad Times box office, or purchase all three 2016/17 Ear Candy concerts now for just $45 as part of your Soundstreams subscription! International Contemporary Ensemble’s Claire Chase returns to Soundstreams after the sold-out success of The…

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Array Space | Toward the Heart of Sound

October 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Array Space, 155 Walnut Avenue
Toronto, ON M6J 3W3 Canada
$15

Following their inaugural performance at The Banff Centre, Feldsperling Duo (Liesel Deppe, flutes, and Nicole Strum, saxophones) is thrilled to present world premieres from Canada and Colombia/UK for flute and saxophone at Array Space on October 14, 2016: Sean Clarke's Vespers, in its insistence and expansiveness, is the ideal complement to the miniature, microscopic sound world of Camilo Mendez's Canción de la Distancia II. These new works, among others on the program, feature timbral shimmering, contemplative searching – sometimes with…

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Esprit Orchestra | Power On

October 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20 – $60

Sunday, October 23, 2016 8:00 pm Concert | 7:15 pm Pre-Concert Chat Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, the Royal Conservatory of Music 273 Bloor Street West BUY TICKETS Programme R. Murray Schafer (Canada) Scorpius (1990)* R. Murray Schafer (Canada) Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (1984) R. Murray Schafer (Canada) Adieu Robert Schumann for voice and orchestra (1976) Andrew Norman (U.S.A.) Switch for percussion and orchestra (2015)** Featuring: Alex Pauk - conductor Robert Aitken flute Ryan Scott…

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November 2016

Art of Time Ensemble | That’s Not Funny

November 3, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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$15 – $64

NOV 3-5, 2016, 8PM THAT'S NOT FUNNY An Evening of Comedy in Music and Dance A program that eschews the serious in favour of the funny. In this concert of musical humour, enjoy works by Spike Jones, Joseph Haydn and Tom Lehrer; a performance of The Dance Belt: A Brief History of the Performing Arts, satirical dance work by Bill Coleman; excerpts from Ted Dykstra & Richard Greenblatt's 2 Pianos 4 Hands, plus many more surprises. LOCATION Harbourfront Centre Theatre…

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Against The Grain Theatre | Ayre

November 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ismaili Centre, 49 Wynford Dr
North York, Ontario M3C 1K1 Canada
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$40 – $70
Miriam Khalil (Photo: Nikola Novak)

Against the Grain Theatre bring its unique new production of Ayre, a song cycle of Arabic, Ladino, Sardinian and Spanish texts by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov, to Toronto's Ismaili Centre for three nights only. Directed by AtG artistic director Joel Ivany, this immersive musical experience features the lyrical voice of Lebanese-Canadian soprano Miriam Khalil along with eleven world-class instrumentalists. Debuting to acclaim last summer at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Ayre is a moving AtG production that is…

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Esprit Orchestra | m’M

November 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20 – $60

Sunday, November 20, 2016 8:00 pm Concert | 7:15 Pre-Concert Chat Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, the Royal Conservatory of Music 273 Bloor Street West BUY TICKETS Programme George Crumb (U.S.A.) A Haunted Landscape (1984)* Marc-André Dalbavie (France) Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (2013)* Zosha Di Castri (Canada) Alba (2011) Philippe Leroux (Canada/France) m'M (2003) Featuring: Alex Pauk - conductor Joseph Johnson cello *Canadian Premiere “M” represents the phonetic sense of “love” in the French language,…

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Soundstreams | Music of the Rainbow Nation

November 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$47.50 – $67.50

A Tribute to Nelson Mandela's Dream “The music of my own flesh and blood goes right to my heart.”—NELSON MANDELA BOOK TICKETS Purchase single tickets over the phone 416-504-1282 (option 3) or online. Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s dream and Desmond Tutu’s hope when he named post-apartheid South Africa the “Rainbow Nation,” the evening explores Canadian and South African cultural identity through song and theatre. We welcome actors Kim Sanssoucie and Batsile Ramasodi from Johannesburg. The pair will offer dramatic recitations…

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Tafelmusik | Haus Musik: Underground Elysium

November 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Great Hall, 1087 Queen W
Toronto, ON M6J 1H3 Canada
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$18 – $22

After breaking into Toronto’s music scene last spring, Haus Musik returns with Underground Elysium in The Great Hall’s newly restored Longboat Hall. Take the world and make it yours. Baroque music fuses with electronics in a euphoric and surreal night of pure bliss in the heart of Queen St. W. Director Amanda Smith of FAWN Chamber Creative returns to create a night of experimental beauty, featuring musicians of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and electronic artist David Jones. Andrew Chip Scriver is the…

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December 2016

The Music Gallery | Moondog 100: The Mike Smith Company + NEXUS

December 3, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1X6 Canada
$10 – $17

The Music Gallery presents MOONDOG 100 with NEXUS feat SUBA SANKARAN http://nexuspercussion.com/ http://www.subasankaran.com/ + THE MIKE SMITH COMPANY https://mikesmithcompany.bandcamp.com/releases Saturday, December 3 Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm The Music Gallery, 197 John St. Tickets: $17 Regular | $10 Members/Students |$13 Advance at musicgallery.org Louis T. Hardin, better known as Moondog (1916-1999), would have turned 100 this year. He was a blind, eccentric composer who became known as “The Viking of 6th Avenue” because of the Viking outfit he wore while…

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Soundstreams | Electric Messiah

December 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$15 – $20

The sold-out sensation returns! A stripped down, surround sound electro-improv Messiah for today's Toronto. “This is the naughty boy of Messiahs and not to be missed!” - operaramblings blog Is it possible to become re-sensitized to this ubiquitous musical masterpiece by taking it apart and putting it back together again? Stripping Handel’s music back down to its barest essentials, Electric Messiah enables four singers, accompanied by guitar and electronics, to explore a selection of the work’s most popular movements through…

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January 2017

Canzona Chamber Players | Trio Ink

January 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1X6 Canada
$25

Canzona Chamber Players is please to present Trio Ink. The fabulous trio; Yosuke Kawasaki violin, Wolfram Koessel-cello, and Vadim Serebryany-piano will perform works by Mozart, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky Program: Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E Minor, K. 304, Allegro & Tempo di Menuetto Bach: Suite No. 3 in C Major, for solo cello, BWV. 1009 Prélude Allemande Courante Sarabande Bourrée I/II Gigue INTERMISSION Brahms: Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87, for violin, cello, and piano Allegro…

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Oskar Morawetz Celebration

January 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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An audio and visual presentation in celebration of the centenary of Canadian composer Oskar Morawetz, presented by his daughter Claudia Morawetz. Featuring performances by musicians from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music: Annalee Patipatanakoon, Timothy Ying (violin) Ethan Filner (viola) Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron (cello) Monica Whicher (soprano) Fraser Jackson (bassoon) Radka Hanáková, Steven Philcox, Gary Kulesha (piano) Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park Admission by donation Proceeds support the Oskar Morawetz Entrance Scholarship in Music Reception to follow

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February 2017

U of T | Opera in Concert: The Killing Flower (Luci mie traditrici)

February 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Walter Hall – University of Toronto, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$30

Opera in Concert: The Killing Flower (Luci mie traditrici) by Salvatore Sciarrino, Roger D. Moore Distinguished Visitor in Composition Love, infidelity and murder are captured in Salvatore Sciarrino’s now iconic drama, based on the story of late 16th century composer Carlo Gesualdo, the count who murdered his wife and her lover. CAST: Shannon Mercer – La Malaspina Geoffrey Sirett – Il Malaspina Scott Belluz – a guest Keith Klassen – a servant And the voice of Nathalie Paulin in the Prologue: an Elegy of Claude Le…

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Soundstreams | Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

February 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Paul’s Basilica Toronto, ON M5A Canada + Google Map
$37.50

Cherished as a national treasure in its own country, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir — famed for showcasing the work of such renowned compatriots as Arvo Pärt — has also been greeted in North America with the rapture accorded to rock stars. As the 100th year of Estonia’s independence draws near, conductor Kaspars Putniņš (who last joined Soundstreams for the Canadian Choral Celebration) leads this choral concert featuring works by Pärt and selections from Rachmaninov’s Vespers. The program also features world premieres by Canadian Omar Daniel (last commissioned…

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Gallery 345 | Voices from Past to Present – Toronto

February 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Avenue
Toronto, ON M6R 2G5 Canada
$20

Discover songs of ancient folklore from England and France reimagined by Vaughan Williams and Koechlin alongside Sonatas by Britten and Poulenc. Cameron Crozman, cello and Philip Chiu, piano Sunday February 5, 2017 at 3 pm $20/$10 student (cash at the door) Frank Bridge – Meditation and Spring Song Ralph Vaughan-Williams – 6 Studies in English Folk Songs Trad. (arr. Britten) – O Waly, Waly Britten – Sonata in C Trad. (arr. Britten) – Le roi s'en va-t'en chasse Koechlin –…

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Esprit Orchestra | Accelerando

February 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20 – $60

Sunday, February 12, 2017 8:00 pm Concert | 7:15 Pre-Concert Chat Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, the Royal Conservatory of Music 273 Bloor Street West BUY TICKETS Programme José Evangelista (Canada) Accelerando (2016) Analia Llugdar (Canada) New Work (2017)** Conlon Nancarrow (Mexico/U.S.A.) Piece No. 2 for Small Orchestra (1985)* John Rea (Canada) New Work (2017)*** Adam Scime (Canada) New Work (2017)** Featuring: Alex Pauk - conductor *Canadian Premiere **World Premiere commissioned by Esprit ***World Premiere commissioned…

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Art of Time Ensemble | Northern Songs

February 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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$15 – $64

FEB 16-18, 2017, 8PM NORTHERN SONGS A Festival of Canadian Music Art of Time's first ever festival, presenting the works of Canadian classical and jazz composers mirrored with the best of Canada's popular music. NORTHERN SONGS 1, Feb. 16 & 18, features songs by Canada's greatest songwriters, including Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Gilles Vigneault, Buffy St. Marie and many more, in arrangements by the country's top composers. NORTHERN SONGS 2, Feb. 17, features a selection of works by…

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Art of Time Ensemble | The Song Book with Brent Carver

February 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$40

Stratford to Tony Award-winning performances on Broadway. He and the Art of Time Ensemble will perform classics from the American Songbook and Broadway, specially arranged by the best composers in Canada. Tickets HERE.

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March 2017

Soundstreams | R. Murray Schafer’s Odditorium

March 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - March 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Crow’s Theatre, Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, ON M4M2T1 Canada
$67.50

Soundstreams presents acclaimed Canadian composer’s R. Murray Schafer’s Odditorium, a theatrical concert that beautifully weaves together theater, dance, and opera selections from the most radical and inventive Canadian works created in the past century. March 2, 8 p.m. March 3, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. March 4, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. March 5, 2 p.m. Featured Artists Carla Huhtanen, Soprano Judy Loman, Harp Andrea Ludwig, Mezzo Joe Macerollo, Accordion Dan Morphy, Percussion Ryan Scott, Percussion Andrea Nann, Dancer/Choregrapher Brendan…

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TSO | New Creations Festival: Tanya Tagaq

March 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
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$39 – $75
Tanya Tagaq

TANYA TAGAQ This program ranges from an imposing work for piano and orchestra by Jörg Widmann to the World Premières of works by the TSO’s RBC Affiliate Composer Jordan Pal and the astonishing throat singer and 2014 Polaris Music Prize–winner Tanya Tagaq, written with Christine Duncan and Jean Martin, with orchestrations by Christopher Mayo. Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:00pm BUY TICKETS Program Andrew Staniland: Reflections on O Canada after Truth and Reconciliation Jörg Widmann: Trauermarsch for Piano and Orchestra…

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TSO | New Creations Festival: James Ehnes

March 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
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$39.75
James Ehnes (Photo: Benjamin Ealovega)

JAMES EHNES Superstar violinist James Ehnes performs a concerto that Pulitzer Prize–winner Aaron Jay Kernis wrote especially for him. Festival curator Owen Pallett offers his latest piece, and you’ll hear a new work by Mica Levi, whose score for the film Under the Skin played a vital role in its success. Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 8:00 pm BUY TICKETS Program Harry Stafylakis: Shadows Radiant Aaron Jay Kernis: Violin Concerto (TSO Co-commission) Intermission Mica Levi: New Work (TSO Commission) Owen Pallett: New…

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TSO | New Creations Festival: Kronos Quartet

March 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
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$39.75

KRONOS QUARTET New music rock stars the Kronos Quartet add to their 800-plus world premières with Nicole Lizée’s Concerto, a wild and imaginative rave for this rare combination of instruments. Also on the program are daring works by Canada’s Cassandra Miller and Iceland’s Daníel Bjarnason. Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 7:30pm BUY TICKETS Program Nicole Lizée: Zeiss After Dark Cassandra Miller: New Work (TSO Commission) Daníel Bjarnason: Emergence Nicole Lizée: Black MIDI (World Première/TSO Commission) Performers André de Ridder, conductor…

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TSO | Beethoven Symphony 6

March 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
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$39.75

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY 6 Maestro Hannu Lintu interprets Beethoven’s glorious “Pastoral” symphony, a leisurely stroll through the countryside. He also presents two absorbing works by his fellow Finns: gems from Sibelius’s incidental score for Shakespeare’s romantic fantasy, and Lindberg’s intense trio of interrogations drawn from more than 200 years of international political history. Pre-Concert Chat Join host Tom Allen in the Roy Thomson Hall lobby at 7:15 pm on March 22 for a pre-concert chat. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 8:00…

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Continuum Contemporary Music | PIVOT

March 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1X6 Canada
$30

PIVOT - Giving voice to the next generation of exciting Canadian composers. Continuum Contemporary Music continues its season March 25, 2017 at The Music Gallery, with PIVOT, in collaboration with the Canadian League of Composers/La Ligue Canadienne des Compositeurs and the Canadian Music Centre. PIVOT features new works created during a six-month national mentorship program for emerging Canadian composers, and represents the commitment of all three organizations to provide a voice to the next generation of Canadian composers. "This concert…

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Gallery 345 | Kafka Fragments

March 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Avenue
Toronto, ON M6R 2G5 Canada
$100

György Kurtág's KAFKA FRAGMENTS FUNDRAISER for New Music Concerts Sunday March 26, 2017 (non-subscription event) Doors open @ 7:00 Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. RSVP 416.961.9594 Tickets $100 (2 for $150) include door prizes, food and drink with proceeds to benefit New Music Concerts. A charitable receipt will be issued for the CRA allowable portion. Program Video: Gyorgy Kurtags coaches Tony Arnold and Movses Pogossian Gyorgy Kurtags: Kafka Fragments Tony Arnold, soprano Movses Pogossian, violin Gyorgy Kurtag's Kafka Fragments present…

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The Music Gallery | Madawaska Quartet with Rob Macdonald and Sanya Eng

March 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1X6 Canada
$25

The Music Gallery presents MADAWASKA QUARTET with Rob MacDonald and Sanya Eng Sky High: New Music for Strings, Harp and Guitar Designed by Sanya Eng Friday, March 31, 2017 Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm The Music Gallery, 197 John St. Tickets: $20 Regular | $10 Members/Students | $15 Advance at musicgallery.org The Madawaska Quartet has recently expanded its string quartet to become a full ensemble, and this concert adds more strings in every sense to ensnare the audience’s attention. Sky…

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April 2017

Esprit Orchestra | Overdrive

April 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20 – $60

Sunday, April 2, 2017 8:00 pm Concert | 7:15 Pre-Concert Chat Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, the Royal Conservatory of Music 273 Bloor Street West BUY TICKETS Programme Thomas Adès (England) Violin Concerto - Concentric Paths (2005)* Arthur Honegger (Switzerland) Pacific 231 (1923) Alexander Mosolov (Russia) The Iron Foundry (1926) John Adams (U.S.A.) Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986) Chris Paul Harman (Canada) Blur (1997) Featuring: Alex Pauk - conductor Véronique Mathieu violin *Canadian Premiere…

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Canadian Music Centre | Centrediscs CD Launch: Worlds Apart

April 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON M4y 1J9 Canada
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Free

Event Title: Centrediscs CD Launch: Worlds Apart Region: Ontario Venue / Location: Canadian Music Centre 20 St. Joseph St. Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9 Time: 5:00pm Price: $FREE with RSVP Genre: -- External Link: Please RSVP here Composers: John Rea, Peter Paul Koprowski, Steven Gellman, David Jaeger, Michel-Georges Brégent, Patrick Cardy, Diana McIntosh, Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux Description: Friday, April 7, 2017 5:00 PM Centrediscs CD Launch: Worlds Apart Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico launches her new 2 disc CD Worlds Apart at…

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The Music Gallery | Emergents III, curated by Joe Strutt: Castle If, Laura Swankey

April 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1X6 Canada
$12

The Music Gallery presents Emergents III: Castle If + Laura Swankey Curated by Joe Strutt Friday, April 7, 2017 Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm The Music Gallery, 197 John St. Tickets: $8 Members/Students |$12 Regular/Advance at musicgallery.org April’s Emergents, curated by Joe Strutt (the citizen archivist behind the Mechanical Forest Sound blog and the Track Could Bend monthly concert series) explores the borderlands between formalist rigour and the experimental “nation of tinkerers”. Musicians can “emerge” from many points of origin,…

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TSO | Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2

April 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
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$94.50

LISZT PIANO CONCERTO 2 Christos Hatzis and Simon Cole French pianist Lucas Debargue, prizewinner at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition with his very first performance with orchestra, makes his TSO début in a riveting concerto by Liszt. Russian maestro Andrey Boreyko conducts Brahms’s passionate Third Symphony and Canadian composer Christos Hatzis’s compelling evocation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada. Performance Schedule…

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Tafelmusik | Haus Musik – April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Great Hall Toronto, 1087 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1H3 Canada
$22

TICKETS $18 ADVANCE | $22 AT THE DOOR 8:00PM - DOORS OPEN In a city quickly becoming dominated by condos and green spaces developing into concrete jungles, it’s easy to forget that natural beauty within an urban centre exists. Haus Musik invites you to escape from the hustle of the city and be immersed in a unique multimedia concert experience - explore the relationship between city and country, and be reminded of the beauty that surrounds us. Electronic sound designer…

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New Music Concerts | Celebrating John Beckwith

April 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Trinity St-Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X7 Canada
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$35

Celebrating JOHN BECKWITH Friday April 28. 2017 Benjamin Butterfield tenor | William Aide piano | Accordes Quartet NMC Ensemble | Robert Aitken direction Introduction @ 7:15: Celebrating John Beckwith at 90 Concert 8:00 | Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street W. Program John Beckwith (Canada 1927) – Calling (2016) (World premiere, NMC commission) John Weinzweig (Canada 1913-2006) – String Quartet No.3 (1962) Igor Stravinsky (Russia/USA 1882-1971) – In Memoriam Dylan Thomas (1954) John Beckwith – Avowals (1985) John Beckwith…

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May 2017

Royal Conservatory | The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble

May 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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Free

Free (ticket required). Tickets available to the public April 4, 2017 at 10am. The GGS New Music Ensemble performs a program of cutting-edge contemporary music curated by Brian Current.

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Art of Time Ensemble | Doghouse Roses

May 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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$15 – $64

MAY 11-13, 2017, 8PM DOGHOUSE ROSES The Words and Music of Steve Earle A folk artist for contemporary America, Steve Earle's writing and music has captured the spirit - and the struggle - of this great land of contradiction.  Singers Andy Maize (of Skydiggers) and Susie Ungerlieder (of Oh Susanna) will perform Earle's music, and Michael Ondaatje, among others, will read his words.  The program highlights Earle's brilliant storytelling and presents his songs in new arrangements that honour and celebrate…

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RCM | 21C Music Festival: COC Orchestra Conducted By Johannes Debus

May 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21

Johannes Debus, conductor Emily D’Angelo, soprano Andrew Haji, tenor Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Elmer Iseler Singers Lydia Adams, conductor and Artistic Director The “Canadian edition” of the 21C Music Festival kicks off with Johannes Debus conducting the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, soprano Emily D’Angelo, tenor Andrew Haji, and the Elmer Iseler Singers with Lydia Adams, conductor and Artistic Director. The program will include two pieces by the festival’s Artistic Advisor, Brian Current: his The Seven Heavenly Halls will receive its…

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RCM | 21C Music Festival: Canadian Art Song Project

May 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$21

Danika Lorèn, soprano Emily D’Angelo, mezzo-soprano Aaron Sheppard, tenor Bruno Roi, baritone Iain MacNeil, baritone Mélisande Sinsoulier, piano Liz Upchurch, piano Canadian Art Song Project brings together Iain MacNeil and Mélisande Sinsoulier to perform Andrew Staniland’s Peter Quince at the Clavier and Lloyd Burritt’s Moth Poem. This all-Canadian extravaganza continues with members of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, led by Liz Upchurch, in Ana Sokolović’s Dawn Always Begins in the Bones, CASP’s new commission to celebrate Canada 150. Stay…

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RCM | 21C Music Festival: Cecilia String Quartet

May 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$21

Min-Jeong Koh, violin Sarah Nematallah, violin Caitlin Boyle, viola Rachel Desoer, cello Hailed for their “powerful” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “dauntingly perfect” (Berliner Zeitung) performances, Toronto’s own Cecilia String Quartet is now entering its second decade. The Quartet gives the first performance of all four works they commissioned to celebrate Canadian women in music: Nicole Lizée’s Isabella Blow at Somerset House, Emilie LeBel’s Taxonomy of Paper Wing, Katarina Curcin’s String Quartet No. 3, and Kati Agócs’s Tantric Variations. Stay for a fascinating and fun…

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RCM | 21C Music Festival: Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà

May 26, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21

Called “exciting dynamic” by the Los Angeles Times, Montreal-based violinist and Officer of the Order of Canada, Angèle Dubeau, and her all-female string ensemble La Pietà, comprised of some of Canada’s best musicians, perform a genre-smashing concert of works by Ludovico Einaudi, Jonny Greenwood, Michael Nyman, Max Richter, Arvo Pärt, and Mike Oldfield, as well as Philip Glass’s music written for the film The Hours. Two works by Canadian composers are also featured: Maxime Goulet’s Présentation concertante and Marjan Mozetich’s Postcards…

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RCM | 21C Music Festival: 21C After Hours Soundstreams Emerging Composer Workshop

May 26, 2017 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$21

Six emerging composers give world premieres of pieces developed under the guidance of Unsuk Chin and Chris Paul Harman. A cash bar will be open at this casual late-night concert.

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RCM | 21C Music Festival: Cinq à Sept

May 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$21

Geoffrey Conquer, piano Morgan-Paige Melbourne, piano VC2 Students from The Glenn Gould School The annual 21C Music Festival Cinq à Sept features a world premiere by Japanese-Canadian Kotoka Suzuki along with the Canadian premiere of her Shimmer, Tree for piano and electronics; pianist Morgan-Paige Melbourne performing “Warrior” and “Memories In An Ancient Garden” from Scenes From a Jade Terrace by Toronto-based composer Alexina Louie; pianist Geoffrey Conquer, Rebanks Fellow at The Royal Conservatory, playing Piano Etudes by Korean composer Unsuk…

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RCM | 21C Music Festival: Bang on a Can All-Stars

May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the epoch-making NYC group Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform a specially devised Koerner Hall program “Bang on a Canada that features selections from a multi-media project called Field Recordings, most of which will be Canadian premieres. Works by Canadian composers Richard Reed Parry and René Lussier will be anchored by a world premiere from John Oswald, commissioned by The Royal Conservatory/Koerner Hall. The concert opens with Vicky Chow performing a solo piano piece by…

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RCM | 21C Music Festival: Claudia Chan and Benjamin Bowman

May 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$21

Pianist Claudia Chan, alumna of The Royal Conservatory and rising star in the contemporary piano world, teams up with violinist Benjamin Bowman, member of the ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory) and Concertmaster of the American Ballet Orchestra in New York, to perform works by John Corigliano, Isang Yun, Gabriel Prokofiev, and Michelle Agnes Magalhaes, as well as the world premiere of a piece by Christopher Goddard, commissioned by The Royal Conservatory/Koerner Hall. Stay for a fascinating and fun post-concert…

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RCM | 21C Music Festival: The Music of Unsuk Chin

May 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21

Carla Huhtanen, vocalist Guillaume Bourgogne conductor Soundstreams Ensemble Sounds from the dream world – virtuosic, ironic, mischievous, and dramatic. Soundstreams, closes the Festival with The Music of Unsuk Chin, one of contemporary music’s most sought-after creators, who renders in sound the “visions of immense light” she sees in her dreams. The concert includes Chin’s Cantatrix Sopranica, a playful exploration of the act of singing for two sopranos, countertenor, and ensemble featuring singer Carla Huhtanen, and “Advice From a Caterpillar,” an excerpt…

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September 2017

TAPESTRY OPERA | Bandits in the Valley

September 10, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on September 23, 2017 at 3:40 pm

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One event on September 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm

One event on September 30, 2017 at 12:00 pm

One event on September 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm

One event on September 30, 2017 at 3:40 pm

TODMORDEN MILLS, 67 Pottery Rd
Toronto, Ontario M4K 2B9 Canada
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BANDITS IN THE DON VALLEY? TAPESTRY OPERA ANIMATES THE HISTORIC BUILDINGS OF TODMORDEN MILLS WITH A DELIGHTFULLY WHIMSICAL SHORT OPERA. Advanced ticket bookings are now closed but very limited rush tickets may be available at the door. Arrive early for best chance for rush tickets. Advance ticket-holders are able to pre-order (at extra cost) delicious picnic baskets for two. (Note that orders must be received by Thursday for baskets to be available on the following Saturday or Sunday.) SAT SEPT 2/SUN…

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