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September 2018

University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Mysterious Barricades

September 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Mysterious Barricades Toronto Chorale Wesley Hui, Olivia LaPointe, Claire Lowe, Angelo Moretti, David Walsh Conducted by Tracy Wong and comprised of students from the University of Toronto

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra

September 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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URI MAYER, conductor MYRIAM BLARDONE, harp, one of the 2017-18 UTSO Concerto Competition winners MACMILLAN Fanfare for a Centennial and England: An Ode Overture  RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique Op. 14 MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park $30, $20 senior, $10 student | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208 (U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting.) 7 to 7:15 pm, MacMillan Theatre stage: Professor Sherry Lee, Associate Dean of Research, welcomes Dean Don McLean to the first Symphony Talk of the 100th anniversary season, to consider the work of his…

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Mooredale Concerts | Music & Truffles KIDS: Calidore String Quartet

September 30, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Calidore String Quartet

THE SHOW: A blend of old and new classical music performed by these sunny artists from California. “Deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” -New York Times and “balance of intellect and expression” –Los Angeles Times has won Calidore String Quartet accolades across the globe, firmly establishing them as one of the finest chamber music ensembles performing today. They have garnered the most prestigious prizes for chamber music in North America and Europe including the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and BBC Radio 3 New…

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Mooredale Concerts | Calidore String Quartet

September 30, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Calidore String Quartet

“Deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” -New York Times and “balance of intellect and expression” - Los Angeles Times has won Calidore String Quartet accolades across the globe, firmly establishing them as one of the finest chamber music ensembles performing today. They have garnered the most prestigious prizes for chamber music in North America and Europe including the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists. The New York-based ensemble has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall,…

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October 2018

Women’s Musical Club of Toronto | Poulenc Trio

October 4, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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James Austin Smith, oboe; Bryan Young, bassoon; Irina Kaplan Lande, piano October 4, 2018 | 1.30 pm | Walter Hall, U of T The Poulenc Trio is the most active touring piano-wind chamber music ensemble in the world. Since its founding 15 years ago, the trio has performed in 45 U.S. states and at music festivals around the world, from Italy, to Mexico, and Russia. The Trio has a strong commitment to commissioning, performing and recording new works from living composers, and…

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Mooredale Concerts | Music & Truffles KIDS – Dorian Wind Quintet

October 28, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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The Dorian Wind Quintet

THE SHOW: Not the usual group featuring the wonderful sounds of oboe, flute, clarinet, horn, and bassoon. Recognized by critics, audiences, and professional musicians alike for its uniquely polished and passionate performances, Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music’s preeminent and longest continuously-active ensembles. The Quintet has literally been around the world – concertizing in the United States and Canada, touring Europe eighteen times, and playing throughout the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia. The Dorian made history as…

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Mooredale Concerts | Dorian Wind Quintet

October 28, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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The Dorian Wind Quintet

Recognized by critics, audiences, and professional musicians alike for its uniquely polished and passionate performances, Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music’s preeminent and longest continuously-active ensembles. The Quintet has literally been around the world – concertizing in the United States and Canada, touring Europe eighteen times, and playing throughout the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia. The Dorian made history as the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall. Their members are: Gretchen Pusch, flute, Gerard Reuter, oboe, Benjamin…

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | What Makes it Great? Gryphon Trio with Rob Kapilow

October 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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What makes great music great? Rob Kapilow takes listeners inside the music: he unravels, slows down, and recomposes key passages to reveal the extraordinary choices that make great music great. With Gryphon Trio and Friends Walter Hall Edward Johnson Building (Downstairs - Box office is upstairs) 80 Queens Park Toronto, Ontario

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November 2018

Women’s Musical Club of Toronto | Thomas Oliemans with Malcolm Martineau

November 8, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Thomas Oliemans, baritone; Malcolm Martineau piano Nov. 8, 2018 | 1.30 pm | Walter Hall, U of T Well known for his fine sense of physical comedy and communicative singing style, Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans is an outstanding recitalist. He and pianist Malcolm Martineau, one of the world’s best-known piano accompanists, regularly collaborate on the world’s stages. Recognized for innovative programming, these remarkable artists interweave two song cycles: one by the bold young Brahms and the other by his often more pensive mentor,…

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Women on the Verge

November 15, 2018 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Women on the Verge (Elizabeth McDonald, soprano, Emily Martin, soprano, and Kathryn Tremills, piano) explore the common threads of women's lives through the millennia including music by alumni Cecilia Livingston and Emilie LeBel, and faculty member Norbert Palej. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park Free

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | New Orford String Quartet

November 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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New Orford String Quartet with special guests Enrico Elisi, Alice Hong, Heng-Han Hou, Maxime Despax and Allison Rich BRAHMS, Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 with Steinway Concert Artist Enrico Elisi MENDELSSOHN Octet in Eb Major, Op. 20 with Alice Hong, violin, Heng-Han Hou, violin, Maxime Despax, viola and Allison Rich, cello Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park $40, $25 senior, $10 student | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208 (U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting)

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Enrico Elisi, piano

November 29, 2018 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Steinway Concert Artist Enrico Elisi performs music by Mozart, Rihm, Chihara (World Premiere), and Beethoven. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park Free

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December 2018

Mooredale Concerts | Music & Truffles KIDS – Artistic Directors Trio

December 2, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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THE SHOW: Cindy, Andy, and Wonny – violin, viola, and piano – show us a different way to make music together. As solo recitalist and chamber musician, violinist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu performs regularly in Asia, Europe and North America at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kennedy Center, and Library of Congress. She has collaborated with luminaries such as Gary Graffman, Kim Kashkashian, Ani/Ida Kavafian, Ralph Kirshbaum, and members of the Alban Berg, Brentano, Guarneri, and Tokyo string…

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Mooredale Concerts | Artistic Directors Trio

December 2, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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As solo recitalist and chamber musician, violinist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu performs regularly in Asia, Europe and North America at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kennedy Center, and Library of Congress. She has collaborated with luminaries such as Gary Graffman, Kim Kashkashian, Ani/Ida Kavafian, Ralph Kirshbaum, and members of the Alban Berg, Brentano, Guarneri, and Tokyo string quartets. She is artistic partner with the Da Camera Society and assistant director of New Asia Chamber Music Society. Praised by…

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | U of T Symphony Orchestra

December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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URI MAYER, conductor GENA VAN OOSTEN, mezzo-soprano JULIA MIRZOEV, violin two of the 2017-18 UTSO Concerto Competition winners RIDOUT, Jubilee  De FALLA, Siete canciones populares espanolas GLAZUNOV, Violin concerto No. 1, Op. 82 in A minor TCHAIKOVSKY, Symphony No. 1 (Winter dreams) Op. 13 in G minor MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park $30, $20 senior, $10 student | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208 (U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting.) Join us for Symphony Talk in MacMillan Theatre from 7 to 7:15 pm.

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January 2019

University of Toronto Faculty of Music | New Music Festival: Sparks & Wiry Cries  songSLAM

January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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songSLAM is a unique opportunity for emerging classical music composer/performer teams to premiere new art songs and compete for cash prizes. For the first time in Canada, teams will present a new song for voice and piano in any language for the voting audience, who - in poetry slam tradition - will vote for their favourites. Visit the Women on the Verge website for more info. Made possible in part by a generous gift from Catherine Ukas. Presented by Women on the…

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Toshio Hosokawa

January 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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New Music Festival U of T Faculty present music composed by Toshio Hosokawa, Roger D. Moore Distinguished Visitor in Composition All works are by Toshio Hosokawa and feature the following U of T faculty, along with special guests: The Gryphon Trio Camille Watts (flute) Younggun Kim (piano) Joseph Macerollo (accordion) Rob MacDonald (guitar) Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park $30, $20 senior, $10 student | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208 (U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting.) Join…

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Joseph Johnson, cello and Philip Chiu, piano

January 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Joseph Johnson, cello, and Philip Chiu, piano, perform Beethoven, Britten and Rachmaninoff. BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1 BRIDGE Scherzetto BRITTEN Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 65 RACHMANINOFF Cello Sonata, Op. 19 Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park Tickets, here or call 416-408-0208 (U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting.)

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February 2019

Mooredale Concerts | Music & Truffles KIDS – The Heath Quartet

February 3, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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The Heath Quartet

THE SHOW: Join them in exploring Mozart and British composer Benjamin Britten, and some on0stage hi-jinx. They love to cook! The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet is considered one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. In 2013, it became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. In 2016, their recording (Tippett’s string quartets) won Gramophones’ Chamber Disc of the Year. The quartet has worked with many talented collaborators including…

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Choirs in Concert

February 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Music for a Sunday Afternoon Elaine Choi, David Fallis, Lori-Anne Dolloff, Mark Ramsay, conductors Join the MacMillan Singers, Women's Chorus, the Women's Chamber Choir and the Men's Chorus featuring graduate conductors for an afternoon of choral gems, featuring music by Schafer, Martin and Thompson. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park Tickets, here or call 416-408-0208 $30, $20 senior, $10 student (U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting.)

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Mooredale Concerts | The Heath Quartet

February 3, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet is considered one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. In 2013, it became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. In 2016, their recording (Tippett’s string quartets) won Gramophones’ Chamber Disc of the Year. Notable performances have included a complete Beethoven Cycle at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, the world premiere of a Sir John Tavener work at the BBC Proms, concerts at the…

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Plagiarism and Theft with pianist Younggun Kim

February 7, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
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Pianist Younggun Kim presents a solo recital of works based on other works, including Bach-Busoni Chaconne, Godowsky's Studies on Chopin's Etudes, and Ravel's La Valse. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park Free

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | What Makes it Great?® The Music of Duke Ellington

February 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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What makes great music great?® Rob Kapilow takes listeners inside the music: he unravels, slows down, and recomposes key passages to reveal the extraordinary choices that make great music great. With UTJO, Gordon Foote, director Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park $40, $25 senior, $10 student | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208 (U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting)

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Celebrating our Diversity

February 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Celebrating our Diversity Voice Studies students present a concert celebrating the diverse music of their heritage. Tue Feb 26 | 7:30 pm | Walter Hall Made possible in part by a generous gift from Roy and Marjorie Linden

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Calidore String Quartet

February 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Formed in 2010, the Calidore String Quartet, violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry, and cellist Estelle Choi, perform Haydn, Shaw, and Beethoven. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park $40, $25 senior, $10 student | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208 (U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting.) The Calidore String Quartet are generously supported by the James D. Stewart Quartet in Residence program.

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March 2019

University of Toronto Faculty of Music | U of T 12tet with Tony Malaby, saxophone

March 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Arrangements by faculty and students of the music of featured guest saxophone artist Tony Malaby. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park $20, $10 student | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208 (U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting.)

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Mooredale Concerts | Christian Blackshaw, piano

March 17, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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Christian Blackshaw, piano

After winning gold medals at Royal College Manchester and Royal Academy in London, Christian Blackshaw was the first British pianist to study at the Leningrad Conservatoire. He later worked closely with Sir Clifford Curzon in London. He has performed with leading orchestras including London Philharmonic, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Rotterdam Philharmonic. He has worked with illustrious conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea…

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Jim and Charlotte Norcop Prize Winners’ Recital

March 28, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
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Winners' Recital featuring baritone Korin Thomas-Smith and pianist Joy Lee

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | U of T Opera: Glancing Back, Looking Ahead

March 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
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As the Faculty of Music celebrates its centenary, U of T Opera offers a program of costumed and staged scenes sampling highlights from over one hundred operas produced since operatic studies began at the University of Toronto. Tickets, here or call 416-408-0208 (U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting.)

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April 2019

Women’s Musical Club of Toronto | Mariam Batsashvili, piano

April 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Mariam Batsashvili, piano April 4, 2019 | 1.30 pm | Walter Hall, U of T Now in her mid-20s, Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili already ranks among the most promising of young artists.  She gained international recognition at the 10th Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht, where she won First Prize as well as the Junior Jury Award and the Press Prize. This success led to her first performances with leading symphony orchestras and to an extensive program of recitals in more than…

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Mooredale Concerts | Music & Truffles KIDS – New Orford String Quartet

April 14, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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THE SHOW: New Orford String Quartet return to play “Under Pressure” and music by Beethoven. Violinists Jonathan Crow and Andrew Wan are concertmasters of the Toronto and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, Brian Manker is principal cello in Montreal and Eric Nowlin, principal viola at the Detroit Symphony. They formed in 2009, following the footsteps of the original Orford Quartet, Canada’s internationally admired ensemble. Their concept – to bring four elite orchestral leaders together on a regular basis over many years to perform chamber music at the highest level –…

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Mooredale Concerts | New Orford String Quartet

April 14, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Violinists Jonathan Crow and Andrew Wan are concertmasters of the Toronto and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, Brian Manker is principal cello in Montreal and Eric Nowlin, principal viola at the Detroit Symphony. They formed in 2009, following the footsteps of the original Orford Quartet, Canada’s internationally admired ensemble. Their concept – to bring four elite orchestral leaders together on a regular basis over many years to perform chamber music at the highest level – has resulted in a quartet that maintains a remarkably fresh and virtuosic perspective. While…

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Celebrating Walter Buczynski

April 28, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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  World of Music Featuring Ilya Poletaev, Vadim Serebryany, Younggun Kim, Matthew Li, Gregory Oh and Walter Buczynski. 2:30pm | Walter Hall | Edward Johnson Building | 80 Queens Park

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May 2019

Women’s Musical Club of Toronto | Rolston String Quartet

May 2, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Luri Lee, violin; Emily Kruspe, violin; Hezekiah Leung, viola; Jonathan Lo, cello May 2, 2019 | 1.30 pm | Walter Hall, U of T First Prize laureate of the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet was named among the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s 2016 “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30.” A winner of Astral’s 2016 National Auditions, this extraordinary quartet won the Grand Prize of the 31st Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, as well as prizes at the…

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June 2019

Tafelmusik | Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival: Baroque Portraits

June 8, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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BAROQUE PORTRAITS Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 12:30pm Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto (80 Queen’s Park, Toronto) Tickets not required A casual noon-hour concert of baroque chamber music by members of the TBSI Faculty. Concert run time: approximately 1 hour. There will not be an intermission for this concert. Details, here.

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Tafelmusik | Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival: Many Strings Attached

June 9, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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MANY STRINGS ATTACHED Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 12:30pm Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto (80 Queen's Park, Toronto) map Tickets not required A concert featuring the participants in the Viola d'Amore Workshop, led by Thomas Georgi. Concert run time: approximately 1 hour. There will not be an intermission for this concert. Details, here.

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Tafelmusik | Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival: TRSI Orchestras And Choirs

June 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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TBSI ORCHESTRAS AND CHOIRS Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 1:00pm Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto (80 Queens Park, Toronto) map Tickets not required Featuring the Institute participants, led by Jeanne Lamon, Elisa Citterio, and Ivars Taurins. Concert run time: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. There will not be an intermission for this concert. General Admission: Admission to concerts on June 8, 9 & 12 is assigned on a first-come, first served basis. Doors open 15 minutes prior…

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July 2019

Toronto Summer Music | Celebrating 10 Years

July 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
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New Orford String Quartet  Haydn: String Quartet No. 34 in D Major, Op. 20 No. 4, H.III:34 Christos Hatzis: String Quartet No. 5 “The Transforming” Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3 “Razumovsky”  This world-class ensemble celebrates its tenth anniversary with a remarkable and far-reaching program. It opens with a quartet by Austrian composer Joseph Haydn, the first master of this challenging musical medium. He composed it in 1772 for the Esterházy family, who were his employers and fabulously wealthy Hungarian nobles. Regarding the six quartets that…

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Toronto Summer Music | reGENERATION

July 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Repertoire and artists for the reGENERATION concerts will be announced in May 2019. There will be 3 reGENERATION concerts on July 13 featuring Academy Fellows from the Art of Song program and the Chamber Music Institute. Festival Artists will also perform alongside the Academy Fellows. Tickets here: July 13 at 1:00 pm  July 13 at 4:00 pm  July 13 at 7:30 pm 

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Toronto Summer Music | Crossings: In the Footsteps of the Griot

July 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
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Ensemble Constantinople with Ablaye Cissoko For five years, the musicians of Montréal’s middle eastern/early music group, Constantinople, and a griot (pronounced “gree-oh”; a West African storyteller), Ablaye Cissoko, have been touring the stages of the world with their program, Itinerant Gardens. This ongoing collaboration has produced captivating new works, the fruit of dialogue and communion between the four artists. Their TSM program crosses land and sea, conveying us from the East to the New World by way of Africa. Constantinople continues its international musical explorations through…

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Toronto Summer Music | Griffey & Jones in Recital

July 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
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Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor Warren Jones, piano  Bridge: Three Songs, H.76 Griffes: Three Poems of Fiona MacLeod, Op. 11 Griffes: Barcarolle, Op. 6, No. 1 Barber: Three Songs, Op. 10 Finzi: Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18 Laitman: Four Dickinson Songs Niles: The Roving Gambler            Black is the Color of my True Love’s Hair Ives: Berceuse           The Circus Band TSM Festival welcomes the celebrated American tenor, Anthony Dean Griffey, for an outstanding recital…

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Toronto Summer Music | Dover Quartet 

July 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
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Dover Quartet  Britten: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25  Bartók: String Quartet No. 3 Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, “American”   “The young American string quartet of the moment” (New Yorker) plays a meaty and substantial program of music by composers from England, Hungary, and Bohemia (Czech Republic) – all of which have strong links to the USA. England’s Benjamin Britten composed his highly inventive first quartet in 1941, while living in California. Hungarian…

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Toronto Summer Music | Charles Richard-Hamelin

July 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
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Charles Richard-Hamelin Photo: Yamaha Japan)

Members of the Dover Quartet Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano   Rachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3 Chopin: Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 22 Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25  Renowned Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin displays the brilliant skills that won him the silver medal and the Krystian Zimerman Prize (for the best performance of a sonata) at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. His solo selections begin with a suite of sharply-etched miniatures by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. It includes the dramatic Prelude…

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Toronto Summer Music | reGENERATION

July 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
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Repertoire and artists for the reGENERATION concerts will be announced in May 2019. There will be 3 reGENERATION concerts on July 20 featuring Academy Fellows from the Art of Song program and the Chamber Music Institute. Festival Artists will also perform alongside the Academy Fellows. Tickets here: July 20 at 1:00 pm  July 20 at 4:00 pm July 20 at 7:30 pm

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Toronto Summer Music | KLEZTORY

July 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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For nearly 20 years now KLEZTORY has wandered across the globe playing klezmer music. Like the music itself, KLEZTORY takes its musical influences from the band members who have come together from across the world. Although deeply rooted in the Jewish tradition KLEZTORY takes the liberty of adding their own personality and infusing their arrangements with hints of jazz, a touch of classical, or a few drops of the blues. From China to Brazil, from Norway to Mexico, across Eastern…

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Toronto Summer Music | Collectif

July 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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This unique performance by the Toronto-based ensemble Collectif deals with ghost stories from around the world, and will be an exciting look at how people across the globe experience the paranormal. The company will be creating brand new video translations for this semi-staged concert. The repertoire includes selections from Mahler’s famous song cycle Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children), brand new Canadian folk arrangements, and other spooky tales.     Tickets, here.

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Toronto Summer Music | Souvenir de Florence

July 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Jennifer Koh, violin Jonathan Crow, violin Beth Guterman, viola Julie Albers, cello Yegor Dyachkov, cello Phil Chiu, piano  Prokofiev: Five Melodies for violin and piano, Op. 35-bis Debussy: Piano Trio in G Major Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62 Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence”  Infrequently heard but decidedly worthwhile works by major composers make up this appealing program. They were created in an impressive variety of locations. Tchaikovsky composed much of the luxurious String Sextet in 1890, while visiting one of his favourite cities,…

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Toronto Summer Music | reGENERATION

July 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Repertoire and artists for the reGENERATION concerts will be announced in May 2019. On July 27, in addition to 2 reGENERATION concerts featuring Academy Fellows from the Chamber Music Institute, there is an exciting new concert named “Source and Inspiration” featuring up-and-coming singer-songwriters and composers mentored by Sarah Slean, John Southworth, Christos Hatzis, and Robert Carli. Tickets here: July 27 at 1:00 pm – SOURCE & INSPIRATION (NEW!) July 13 at 4:00 pm – Chamber Music July 13 at 7:30 pm – Chamber…

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Toronto Summer Music | Europe and the New World

July 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Jonathan Crow (Photo: Sian Richards)

Jonathan Crow, violin Philip Chiu, piano  Brahms: Sonatensatz (Scherzo from the F.A.E. sonata) Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major Gershwin/Heifetz: Porgy and Bess Suite John Corigliano: Sonata for Violin and Piano  TSM Artistic Director Jonathan Crow, and pianist Philip Chiu, who’s been praised in Montréal’s La Presse as “…a pianist-painter who turns every musical idea into a beautiful array of colours,” join forces for an artfully varied trans-Atlantic concert by German, Belgian/French, and American composers. The beloved Sonata by Belgian-born composer César…

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Toronto Summer Music | Ensemble Made in Canada

July 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Ensemble Made In Canada (Photo: Bo Huang)

Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, K. 493 Excerpts from the Mosaïque Project Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1, in C minor, Op. 15  Prepare yourself for an elegant program of music from Austria, France, and Canada. Mozart pioneered the form of the classical piano quartet (piano, violin, viola, and cello); his two masterworks in the genre set the bar tremendously high for later composers, and relatively few have risen to the challenge. Frenchman Gabriel Fauré stepped up to the plate twice, and here Ensemble…

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August 2019

Toronto Summer Music | Mendelssohn Octet

August 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Barry Shiffman, violin Jennifer Frautschi, violin Aaron Schwebel, violin Elissa Lee, violin Hsin-Yun Huang, viola Desmond Hoebig, cello Emmanuelle Beaulieu-Bergeron, cello Kelly Zimba, flute Eric Abramovitz, clarinet Philip Chiu, piano Joel Quarrington, bass Charles Settle, percussion  Cowell: Homage to Iran  Alexina Louie: *  Sarasate: Introduction et Tarantelle, Op.43 Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings in E-flat major, Op. 20  During the mid-1820s, the beautifully polished Octet and the magical overture to Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, heralded Mendelssohn’s graduation from prodigy to master. The Octet is true chamber music, not…

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Toronto Summer Music | TSM Finale

August 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Join us for a celebration of the 2019 Festival! TSM Festival Artists, Academy Fellows, and Community Academy participants come together for an exciting finale performance. Tickets, here.

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September 2019

Mysterious Barricades Toronto | Live Concert

September 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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The Mysterious Barricades Concert Society hosts a series of 15 one-hour concerts across Canada between September 5th and September 14th to mark World Suicide Awareness Week. This concert series comprises of performances by some of Canada’s finest musicians and includes genres of classical, choral, jazz, and more. People touched by suicide, mental health professionals, community figures, politicians, and ordinary Canadians stand up on this day to speak about mental health and suicide in hopes of reducing stigma and providing support.…

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Thursday at Noon Concert Series

September 26, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Erika Raum, violin and Lydia Wong, piano SZÉKELY Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 1 BARTÓK Violin Sonata No. 2, Sz. 76 Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park  

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Chamber Music Series: Nathalie Paulin

September 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Soprano Nathalie Paulin and pianist Steven Philcox present a program inspired by Messiaen’s Chants de Terre et de Ciel (1938), a deeply personal song cycle celebrating the birth of Olivier Messiaen’s son in 1937. U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. Tickets, here.  

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October 2019

University of Toronto Faculty of Music | The Calidore String Quartet

October 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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The Calidore String Quartet, violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry and cellist Estelle Choi, perform Ludwig van Beethoven string quartets Op. 74 (Harp), Op. 18 No. 2, and Op. 131. 7:30 pm in Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park $40, $25 senior, $10 student U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. Tickets, here. The Calidore String Quartet is the James D. Stewart Quartet-in-Residence.

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Women’s Musical Club Of Toronto | Trio Fibonacci

October 3, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Trio Fibonacci is internationally recognized for breadth of repertoire and brilliance of presentation. From the works of Haydn to collaborations with over forty living composers on four continents, the Trio explores every aspect of the piano trio oeuvre. Besides regular appearances across North America, concert tours to Europe, South America, South Africa, and the Far East, including TV and radio broadcasts, have established Trio Fibonacci as a significant force in the development of the medium. Enrique Fernández Arbós — Three original…

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Mooredale Concerts | Bennewitz Quartet

October 20, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Formed in 1998, the Bennewitz Quartet is amongst the top international chamber ensembles today. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 2006 review: “… the music was remarkable not just for its clarity of structure, but for the beautiful tonal palette and purity of intonation in its execution. Only very rarely does one experience such skillfully crafted and powerful harmonies… Great art.” In 2019, the ensemble won the Classic Prague Award for Best Chamber Music Performance of the year. The Czech-based group has performed at Wigmore Hall,…

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November 2019

University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Of War and Peace

November 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Monica Whicher, soprano and Steven Philcox, piano, with Marie Bérard, violin Soprano Monica Whicher and pianist Steven Philcox, joined by Marie Bérard, concertmaster of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, present a program of remembrance represented by centuries of song – from Handel to Sting. 7:30 pm in Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park $40, $25 senior, $10 student U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting.

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Women’s Musical Club Of Toronto | Jane Archibald

November 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Jane Archibald (Photo: Helen Tansey)

Canadian soprano Jane Archibald’s artistry generates excitement at every appearance. Ms. Archibald’s dynamic career trajectory has taken her from her home country to San Francisco to the Vienna State Opera and major opera houses on both continents. Featured on multiple recordings, her first solo CD won the JUNO Award for Classical Album of the Year and newly released recordings of Mozart and Messiaen are receiving rave reviews. “Coloratura soprano Jane Archibald was all vocal thunderbolts and lightning flashes” – The Arts Desk…

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Mooredale Concerts | Wallis Giunta

November 24, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Irish-Canadian mezzo, Wallis Giunta, has been named “Young Singer of the Year” in the 2018 International Opera Awards, “Young Artist of the Year” by The Arts Desk and “Breakthrough Artist in UK Opera.” She is a rising star, in demand internationally for her exquisite sound, effortless skill, and intelligent musicality. Her versatility extends from operatic Mozart to Kurt Weill cabaret, music theatre to the Metropolitan Opera. Her 2018/19 season included UK debuts with the BBC Proms and the Grange Festival as Mozart’s Cherubino, with the…

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January 2020

University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Mark Fewer, violin and James Parker, piano

January 9, 2020 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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James Parker (Photo: Bo Huang)

(Half of) The Complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin by Ludwig van Beethoven As 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Juno Award-winning artists Mark Fewer and James Parker join forces to present half of Beethoven’s celebrated violin sonatas over two concerts. This free lunchtime concert is part one of the celebration which continues with a ticketed concert Monday, January 27, 2020. Op. 24; and Op. 12, No. 3 12:10 pm in Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park

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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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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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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Music and Poetry

January 23, 2020 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Join tenor Lawrence Wiliford, pianist Steven Philcox and speaker Eric Domville as they mark the 25th anniversary of Music and Poetry. 12:10 pm in Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Mark Fewer, violin and James Parker, piano

January 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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As 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Juno Award-winning artists Mark Fewer and James Parker join forces to present half of Beethoven’s celebrated violin sonatas over two concerts. Op. 12, No. 2 Op. 23 Op. 30, No. 2 7:30 pm in Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park $40, $25 senior, $10 student U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting.

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February 2020

University of Toronto Faculty of Music | What Makes It Great?: Mendelssohn String Octet

February 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Conductor Rob Kapilow, this year's Wilma and Clifford Smith Visitor in Music, presents Mendelssohn's String Octet with the Rolston String Quartet and U of T Strings featuring Timothy Ying and Erika Raum, violins; Masumi Rostad, viola; and Shauna Rolston, cello. 7:30 pm in Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park Rob Kapilow will be signing copies of his book Listening for America: Inside the Great American Songbook from Gershwin to Sondheim immediately following the concert in the Walter Hall lobby. What Makes It Great?®…

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Women’s Musical Club Of Toronto | Diotima Quartet

February 27, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Yun-Peng Zhao, violin Constance Ronzatti, violin Franck Chevalier, viola Pierre Morlet, cello Quatuor Diotima is one of the most in-demand chamber ensembles in the world today. Formed by graduates of the Paris National Conservatory, the quartet’s name evokes a double musical significance: Diotima is at once an allegory of German romanticism and a rallying cry for the music of our time. Quatuor Diotima collaborates with the greatest composers of our time, and projects a new light onto the masterpieces of the 19th and 20th centuries. Awarded the European…

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March 2020

Mooredale Concerts | Andrew Wan, violin and Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano

March 22, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Versatile violinist Andrew Wan is concertmaster of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and a member of the acclaimed New Orford String Quartet. As a soloist, he has performed internationally under conductors such as Maxim Vengerov, Vasily Petrenko, appearing in recitals with the Juilliard String Quartet, Daniil Trifonov, and James Ehnes. His discography includes Grammy-nominated and JUNO Award-winning releases with the Seattle Chamber Music Society, the Metropolis Ensemble, and a live recording of Saint-Saëns three violin concertos with the OSM and Kent Nagano.…

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April 2020

Women’s Musical Club Of Toronto | Beverley Johnston, percussion, and friends — CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 

April 2, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Beverley Johnston, percussion Aiyun Huang and Russell Hartenberger, percussion Susan Hoeppner, flutes Marc Djokic, violin Beverley Johnston is one of Canada’s superstar percussionist. Her exceptional stage presence, remarkable virtuosity, and insightful musicianship have established her reputation well beyond the borders of her native Canada. Performing frequently as a soloist and chamber musician, she has commissioned many works by leading Canadian composers many of which have become staples of the standard percussion repertory. Bev will be joined by some of her closest colleagues from the U of…

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Mooredale Concerts | Dalí String Quartet

April 19, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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The Dalí String Quartet’s passionate energy is poured into everything they do, generating critical and audience acclaim for their Classical Roots, Latin Soul motive. Anchored in both Venezuela’s El Sistema and American classical conservatory traditions, this exciting young quartet combines the best of both worlds, embracing imagination and excellence as central to its art form. Dalí’s members are award-winning solo and chamber artists who have appeared at Carnegie Hall, toured widely in Europe and Asia, and recorded for Dorian, Centaur, and Naxos. As a…

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May 2020

Women’s Musical Club Of Toronto | Blake Pouliot, violin

May 7, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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One of Canada’s most promising young artists, in 2018 Blake Pouliot won both the Career Development Award from the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto, and the Canada Council for the Arts Virginia Parker Prize. Described by the Toronto Star as, “One of those special talents that come along once in a lifetime,” and by Montreal’s La Presse as “Clearly. Absolutely. Undoubtedly virtuoso,” Blake is building a spectacular career performing in recital and with major orchestras. His recently recorded debut album of works by Ravel and Debussy and last year…

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Mooredale Concerts | Paul Huang, violin and Helen Huang, piano

May 24, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, violinist Paul Huang is already recognized for his intensely expressive music making and effortless virtuosity. Following his Kennedy Center debut, The Washington Post proclaimed: “Huang is definitely an artist with the goods for a significant career.” Recent high profile engagements include the Lucerne Festival, Mariinsky Orchestra/Gergiev, Berliner Symphoniker/Shambadal, and Detroit Symphony/Slatkin. He plays on the 1742 ex-Wieniawski Guarneri del Gesù on loan through the generous efforts of the…

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November 2020

University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Graham Johnson Masterclass

November 3, 2020 @ 12:10 pm - 2:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Acclaimed accompanist Graham Johnson presents a lecture on Franz Schubert featuring voice and piano duos from the Faculty of Music. 12:10 to 2 pm, online-only (students please check SharePoint for class details) YouTube link to the broadcast will be posted here one hour prior to the event. The Faculty of Music is thrilled to welcome acclaimed accompanist Graham Johnson, John R. Stratton Visitor in Music for the 2020-21 academic year. Described as “that peerless song accompanist” (Daily Telegraph Nov 2015) Graham Johnson has…

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September 2021

Music in the Afternoon | Blake Pouliot & Hsin-I Huang

September 30, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 | 1.30 pm | Walter Hall, U of T Blake Pouliot, violin; Hsin-I Huang, piano This recital is a delayed celebration of Blake Pouliot’s 2018 WMCT Career Development Award.   Blake has joined the upper echelon of brilliant soloists, establishing himself as a 21st-century artist with rigour and passion. He performs on the 1729 Guarneri del Gesù, on loan from the Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank as First Laureate of both their 2015 and 2018 Competitions. His shortened 2019-2020…

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November 2021

Music in the Afternoon | Beverley Johnston & Friends

November 25, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Beverley Johnston, Aiyun Huang, and Russell Hartenberger, percussion; Susan Hoeppner, flutes; Marc Djokic, violin From the Percussion Studio directly behind the Walter Hall stage, they will roll out a broad range of instruments, from marimba and vibraphone to drums and flower pots, with (literally) lots of bells and whistles. Program | Bach on Marimba, 20th century classics by Lou Harrison and Astor Piazzolla, and Eagles, by Russell Hartenberger, a WMCT Commission premiere.

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July 2022

Toronto Summer Music Festival | Art Song Masterclass

July 8, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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WOLFRAM RIEGER

Masterclass With Wolfram Rieger

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Nicolas Namoradze

July 8, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$56.00
Nicolas Namoradze (Photo: Nathan Elson)

Georgian-born pianist and composer Nicolas Namoradze makes his TSM debut in a solo recital of selections by Bach and Rachmaninoff, paired with four of his own compositions. Nicolas Namoradze, piano Johann Sebastian Bach: French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812 Nicolas Namoradze: Étude V, “Entwined Threads” Étude VI, “Double Notes” Étude I, “Major Scales” Étude III, “Moving Mirrors” Sergei Rachmaninoff (arr. Nicolas Namoradze): “Adagio” from Symphony No. 2, Op. 27 Alexina Louie: I leap through the sky with stars Sergei Rachmaninoff:…

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Shadows Of The Past: Shostakovich, Schönberg, And Scheer

July 9, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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ReGeneration concerts feature our TSM Academy Fellows—the rising stars of classical chamber music and Art Song—performing on stage with their Mentors, the top pedagogues and performers of today. Songs by Schubert, Schumann, Korngold, Mahler, Schönberg, Gene Scheer, Fauré, and Copland Sarah Rauch, Joeavian Rivera, Christian Masucci-Facchini, Camila Montefusco, Maeve Berry, Yolanda Tapia, Érico Freire Bezerra, Rebecca Klassen-Wiebe Shostakovich: Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 Nicolas Namoradze*, Hannah Corbett, David Liam Roberts

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Apotheosis: Debussy & Brahms

July 9, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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ReGeneration concerts feature our TSM Academy Fellows—the rising stars of classical chamber music and Art Song—performing on stage with their Mentors, the top pedagogues and performers of today. Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 Isabella Egawa, David Baik, Juan-Miguel Hernandez*, Sara Scanlon Songs by Strauss, Debussy, Schubert, and Schumann Alexandra Bass, Christina Thanisch-Smith, Maeve Berry, Rebecca Klassen-Wiebe Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 Yura Lee*, Jessy Je Young Kim, Syara Robert, Solina Lee, Joshua Wong

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Chamber Music Masterclass

July 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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John Novacek

Masterclass With John Novacek

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Kids Concert With Dover Quartet

July 13, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Dover-Quartet

Dover Quartet’s youthful energy will light up the room as they introduce kids to their instruments and sounds in a fun and educational way! Hosted by Joanna Kellam. Tickets for this concert will be made available as of July 4 at 10 am via our website, by phone, or in-person at the RCM Weston Family Box Office.

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Zuleykha

July 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$56.00
Afarin Mansouri

Journey back to historical times with Zuleykha, a new opera from Loose Tea Music Theatre by composer Afarin Mansouri. This opera upends the traditional narrative of Potiphar’s wife as a sinner and seducer of the Prophet Joseph, exploring instead a story of how she had to overcome a male dominant society to discover her true inner voice. Sung in the Farsi language and featuring traditional Eastern music within the European operatic tradition. Afarin Mansouri, composer and librettist Alaina Viau, dramaturg, producer,…

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Masterclass With Benjamin Appl

July 15, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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ben appl

Featuring Art of Song Fellows.

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | The Von Meck Letters

July 15, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$56.00
John Novacek

Tchaikovsky and Debussy both benefitted from the personal attention and financial support of the same extraordinary woman: Nadezhda von Meck. For thirteen years, they poured their intimate thoughts on music and life into their correspondence, creating an extraordinary legacy of thoughts and feeling. In this unique program, Kathleen Kajioka will read from von Meck’s letters to both composers, offering unique insights into their relationships. John Novacek, piano Jonathan Crow, violin Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron, cello Kathleen Kajioka, host and narration Claude…

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Sweet Sorrows: Walton, Schubert, And Berg

July 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$20.00

ReGeneration concerts feature our TSM Academy Fellows—the rising stars of classical chamber music and Art Song—performing on stage with their Mentors, the top pedagogues and performers of today. Walton: Piano Quartet in D minor Jessy Je Young Kim, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt*, Solina Lee, Joshua Wong Songs by Schubert, Walton, Fanny Hensel, Amy Beach, and Berg Teryn Kuzma, Christina Thanisch-Smith, Érico Freire Bezerra, Rebecca Klassen-Wiebe Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden” Kyung Ah Oh,…

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Songs Of The Sublime: Alma, Clara, And The Romantics

July 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$20.00

ReGeneration concerts feature our TSM Academy Fellows—the rising stars of classical chamber music and Art Song—performing on stage with their Mentors, the top pedagogues and performers of today. Songs by Schubert, Alma Mahler, Clara & Robert Schumann, Wolf, Fauré, Ravel, and Finzi Alexandra Bass, Joeavian Rivera, Sarah Rauch, Christian Masucci-Facchini, Érico Freire Bezerra, Maeve Berry, Rebecca Klassen-Wiebe, Yolanda Tapia Schubert: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D. 898 Joel Link*, David Liam Roberts, Jonathan Mak

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | A Study Of The Masters: Mozart, Schumann, And Mahler

July 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$20.00

ReGeneration concerts feature our TSM Academy Fellows—the rising stars of classical chamber music and Art Song—performing on stage with their Mentors, the top pedagogues and performers of today. Mozart: String Quintet No. 6 in E-flat Major, K. 614 Jeremy Lap Hei Hao, Bryan Lee*, Syara Robert, Kyungrok Grace Moon, Sara Scanlon Songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler, Korngold, Berg, and Schumann Camila Montefusco, Evan Lindberg, Yolanda Tapia, Maeve Berry Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 Isabella Egawa, Hannah Corbett, Molly…

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Kleztory

July 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$56.00

Airat Ichmouratov (Leader), clarinet, bass clarinet and duclar Elvira Misbakhova, violin and viola Mark Peetsma, double-bass Mélanie Bergeron, accordion Raphaël D’Amour, guitar David Ryshpan, piano Kleztory embodies, with passion and virtuosity, the music originating from Eastern European shtetlech—small Eastern European villages or ghettos in Yiddish. Like the music they perform with brio, Kleztory is a rich mosaic of cultures and musical orientations (Russian, Québécois, Canadian), with different training (conservatory, self-taught) and diverse musical sensibilities (classical, contemporary, jazz, blues, traditional, country, and folk). Their uplifting shows, peppered…

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Masterclass With Ariana Kim

July 19, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Free

Featuring Chamber Music Institute Fellows.

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Tony Yike Yang

July 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$56.00

Chinese-Canadian pianist Tony Yike Yang is emerging as one of the foremost pianists of his generation. He makes his TSM debut in a monumental solo recital of Chopin, Liszt, Prokofiev, and more. Tony Yike Yang, piano Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata No. 10 in C Major, K. 330 Maurice Ravel: Sonatine  Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14  Franz Liszt: Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S. 171  Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47   Frédéric…

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Kids Concert With Millan And Faye

July 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Free

Opera comedienne Kyra Millan and her musical partner Tina Faye invite audiences into the world of opera through a brilliantly funny concert full of operatic favourites and well-known classical tunes. Tickets for this concert will be made available as of July 11 at 10 am via our website, by phone, or in-person at the RCM Weston Family Box Office.

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Aisslinn Nosky

July 20, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$56.00

Aisslinn Nosky, who enthralls audiences around the world with her striking interpretations and impeccable technique, is joined in a concert of Baroque gems by harpsichordist Christopher Bagan. Aisslinn Nosky, violin Christopher Bagan, harpsichord. Cullen O’Neal, cello  Handel: Violin Sonata in D Major, HWV 371 Vivaldi: Violin Sonata Op. 2, No. 3  Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace-Royer: La Marche des Scythes  Telemann: Fantasia No. 7 in E-flat Major, TWV 40:20 Schmelzer: Sonata Quarta in D Major J.S. Bach: Violin Sonata in G Major, BWV 1021 Elisabeth Jacquet de…

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | Brahms’ Muse

July 22, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$56.00

Just months after deciding that he wasn’t going to be composing any more music, an encounter with clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld rekindled Brahms’ creative muse. All the wisdom garnered during a long, glorious career of composing radiates from these two late Brahms quintet masterworks. James Campbell, clarinet Ariana Kim, violin Jennifer Koh, violin Rémi Pelletier, viola Jennifer Stumm, viola Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello Johannes Brahms: String Quintet in G Major, Op.111 Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115 $20–56

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | The Sorrows Of Young Werther: Mozart & Brahms

July 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$20.00

ReGeneration concerts feature our TSM Academy Fellows—the rising stars of classical chamber music—performing on stage with their Mentors, the top pedagogues and performers of today. Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563 Kyung Ah Oh, Jennifer Stumm*, Dale Jeong Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60 Jessy Je Young Kim, Rémi Pelletier*, Sara Scanlon, Jonathan Mak

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Toronto Summer Music Festival | The Eye Of The Storm: Mozart & Shostakovich

July 23, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$20.00

ReGeneration concerts feature our TSM Academy Fellows—the rising stars of classical chamber music—performing on stage with their Mentors, the top pedagogues and performers of today. Mozart: String Quartet No. 15, K. 421 Hannah Corbett, Isabella Egawa, Syara Robert, Sæunn Thorsteindóttir* Mozart: String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K. 516 Jennifer Koh*, David Baik, Kyungrok Grace Moon, Serena Hsu, David Liam Roberts Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 Jeremy Lap Hei Hao, Ariana Kim*, Molly Wise, Solina Lee,…

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October 2022

Royal Conservatory of Music | U of T presents: Alikeness

October 24, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$40

The first in the Faculty's new series of Side-by-Side concerts, featuring performances of our renowned faculty with their students. A highlight of the season!

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January 2023

The Royal Conservatory of Music | U of T New Music Festival – Contemporary Music Ensemble

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$30

U of T New Music Festival with Ana Sokolović

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