T A F E L M U S I K
Sing Along Messiah
This festive sing-along with the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Orchestra, led by a feisty Maestro Handel, is an annual tradition. The sheer joy of a mass choir of 2,500 to singing the Hallelujah
chorus may be the best Christmas gift you receive.
Bring your own score, or purchase one at Massey Hall. Seating is by voice part, and non-singers are always welcome. A great outing for the whole family!
@ 2:00 PM Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. | Tickets: $29 - $47 Phone: 416-964-6337 (Tafelmusik box office) or 416 872-4255 (Massey Hall box office)
T O R O N T O S Y M P H O N Y O R C H E S T R A
TSO: Pops Christmas
The TSO has filled a giant Christmas stocking with festive holiday cheer—just for you!
Special guest for the occasion is
Ashley Brown, Broadway's original Mary Poppins. She returns after wowing TSO Pops audiences last season with her fresh, electrifying performances.
You'll enjoy favourite seasonal music of all kinds, and you'll get a chance to join with the TSO for a traditional sing-along.
Dec. 10 @ 8:00 PM Dec. 11
@ 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. | Tickets -$33 - $110 Phone: 416 593-4828 Chinese hotline: 416 593-0688 Purchase online Tickets by
Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Toronto's Favourite Messiah
Hear Handel's Messiah
"re-imagined" by Mozart! In the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, the TSO is proud to offer the rare opportunity to hear his inspired performing version of Handel's finest oratorio.
magnificent "team effort" between two of music's greatest geniuses, as Mozart pays tribute to Handel by enhancing Messiah's orchestral textures beyond even the miraculous originals.
Dec. 17, Dec. 18, Dec. 20 - 22 Roy Thomson Hall, 61 Simcoe St. | Tickets: $33 - $105 Phone: 416 872-4255 or click here to order online
Mozart Festival: Symphony No. 39
Mozart composed his final three symphonies (Nos. 39, 40, and 41) in an intense burst of creative brilliance. No. 39 is one of the most
charming and witty in the entire cycle. Ignat Solzhenitsyn performs both as conductor and soloist in Mozart's charming Piano Concerto No. 18.
Programme: Mozart: Overture to La clemenza di Tito View Notes Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18, K. 456 Mozart: Symphony No. 39, K. 543
Jan. 11 @ 7:30 PM Jan. 12
@ 3:00 PM Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. | Tickets -$33 - $105 Phone: 416 593-4828 Chinese hotline: 416 593-0688 Purchase online Tickets by
Mozart Festival: Coronation Mass
The jubilant spirit of this Mozart
Mass has made it the favourite of his many settings of this text. An all-Canadian cast of vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra join forces for an uplifting hymn of praise. The Violin Concerto No. 5 drew its nickname
from a spicy, percussive episode in the finale.
Programme: Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, K. 219 "Turkish" Mozart: "Laudate Dominum" from Vesperae
solennes de confessore, K. 339 Mozart: Missa in C major, K. 317 "Coronation"
Jan. 15 &15 @ 8:00 PM Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. |
Tickets -$33 - $145 Phone: 416 593-4828 Chinese hotline: 416 593-0688 Purchase online Tickets by clicking here
C A N A D I A N O P E R A C O M P A N Y
Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre: 2013 - 2014 Free Concert Series
The insanely popular Free Concert Series returns
in the 3rd floor Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, which allows for breath-taking views through floor to ceiling glass windows with University Avenue as a backdrop.
The program includes concerts, performances
and presentations by young artists, Canadian and international opera stars and COC staff providing an exciting opportunity for Torontonians to experience the artistic excellence and cultural diversity of the
All concerts are free to the public. "Brown bag" lunches are welcome for the noon performances.
For a complete listing of concert dates and performances please click here
T O R O N T O C O N S O R T
Navidad: Christmas Music from Latin America and Spain
The liveliest Christmas concert in town! As featured on their recent CD Navidad on the Marquis label, the Toronto Consort bring you a fiesta of early music from the Spanish-speaking nations on both sides of the
Atlantic, with harp, guitars, percussion, winds, keyboards and voices.
From the solemnity of motets by Francisco Guerrero, to the intricate cross-rhythms of villançicos and dances from Latin America, this is
Christmas celebration at its most exuberant.
Dec. 13, 14 & 15 Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. | Tickets: $26 - $61 Phone: 416 964-6337
R O Y T H O M S O N H A L L
Annual Salute To Vienna
Dancers from the Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Champion Ballroom Dancers celebrate the coming year with the recreation of
Vienna's world famous "Neujahrskonzert"!
This is the 19th annual Salute to Vienna event. Salute to Vienna—the only showcase modeled carefully after the Viennese original—has established itself as a New Year's
tradition in North America featuring glorious music with an outstanding cast of 75 musicians, singers and dancers.
The music of Salute to Vienna captures the tradition of soaring waltzes and thrilling operettas of Johann Strauss Jr. and his contemporaries.
The most famous member of the Strauss Dynasty, Johann
Strauss, Jr. spread the intrinsically Viennese concepts of the waltz and operetta throughout the world. His "Blue Danube Waltz" has become Austria's unofficial national anthem, and "Die Fledermaus"
is by far the world's favourite operetta.
Jan. 1 @ 2:30 PM Roy Thomson Hall, 61 Simcoe St. | Tickets: $60 - $145 Phone: 416 872-4255 or for online purchase, please click here