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ARC Ensemble: music of Robert Müller-Hartmann

The ARC Ensemble will be playing on November 13th at Mazzoleni Hall at the Royal Conservatory, in a program featuring the music of Robert Müller-Hartmann, Sunday 13 November 2022 at 2:00 pm. This text is from the RCM website for … Continue reading

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Pieces we’re eager to hear #2: Schubert’s 9th and Saint-Saën’s Piano Concerto #2

SCHUBERT’S GREAT SYMPHONY – Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 7:30 pm The Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel 2021 Lawrence Ave. E. (at Warden) Scarborough Philharmonic OrchestraRonald Royer, ConductorLisa Tahara, piano This performance features Schubert’s masterpiece and a virtuosic piano concerto by … Continue reading

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Pieces we’re eager to hear #1: Alpine Symphony in North York

Richard Strauss–An Alpine Symphony Rafael Luz Conductor Saturday November 5, 2022 8:00pm Prince BallroomPan Pacific Toronto900 York Mills RoadNorth York (Leslie & Don Mills) Through mist and fog, atop a glacier, across green meadows and babbling brooks: Richard Strauss’ An … Continue reading

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The tenth anniversary ELIZABETH KREHM MEMORIAL CONCERT

Join us for an evening of music in celebration of Elizabeth Krehm’s life and in support of St Michael’s Hospital ICU. Come Closer: Songs on Texts by Elizabeth Krehm – Ryan TrewSymphony no. 4 “Italian” – Felix Mendelssohn  Evan Mitchell, … Continue reading

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Ernesto and Luciano: similar yet different

It was forty years ago. I was in New York on my honeymoon, seeking a ticket to see the Metropolitan Opera (even a scalper if necessary). But I found tickets at the box office, 7th row (if my memory doesn’t … Continue reading

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$50,000 Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes 2022-23

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Celebrating Glenn Gould on the 90th Anniversary of His Birth

Celebrating the Enduring Legacy of Iconic Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould on the 90th Anniversary of His BirthGlennGould@90 features free events from September 17 to 27 Toronto, ON (August 29, 2022) – Glenn Gould, the iconic Canadian classical pianist, writer, composer, … Continue reading

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Interviewing Mike Fan | 范祖铭 (they) aka Tanya Smania (she): probing Tatyana’s Secret

I’m intrigued by the upcoming production of Tanya’s Secret produced by Opera Queens, an adaptation of Eugene Onegin, a work that seems to invite questions. Mike Fan | 范祖铭 (they) aka Tanya Smania (she) is the artistic director and driving … Continue reading

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Bas-Sheve: Yiddish opera at Ashkenaz Festival

An Opera in Yiddish by Henekh Kon, Libretto by Moishe BroderzonAugust 31, September 1, September 2 Ashkenaz 2022 will feature the North American premiere of Henekh Kon’s “Bas-Sheve,” the only known pre-Holocaust Yiddish opera. Never performed after its 1924 premiere … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Titus? Sky Gilbert isn’t.

The title Who’s Afraid of Titus? has at least three meanings I can see. 1: Performers who fear that audiences won’t come see an unfamiliar play. 2: Professors (Shakespeare theorists) confused by a play that doesn’t fit the usual template. … Continue reading

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