T A F E L M U S I K
2012 -2013 Season Opener: Bach Brandenberg Concertos
Bach's brilliant and
exuberant concertos — each a masterpiece — continue to enthrall after nearly three centuries. Join us for Brandenburg Concertos nos. 1, 3 and 5, as well as Bach's Orchestral Suite no. 4, all featuring the amazing
talents of Tafelmusik's own musicians as soloists.
Sept. 21 & Sept. 22 @ 8:00 PM Sept. 23 @ 3:30 PM Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. | Tickets: please click here
@ 8:00 PM George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St.
T O R O N T O S Y M P H O N Y O R C H E S T R A
2012 - 2013 Season Opener: James Ehnes Plays Brahms
James Ehnes performs the brilliant and lyrical Brahms Violin Concerto to give the season a supremely eloquent launch. Peter
Oundjian guides you on the exhilarating journey from turmoil to triumph that John Adams charts in the spectacular Harmonielehre.clicking here
Programme: Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino
Brahms: Violin Concerto John Adams: Harmonielehre
Thurs. Sept. 20 @ 8:00 PM Sat.. Sept. 22
@ 8:00 PM Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. | Tickets - phone: 416 593-4828 Chinese hotline: 416 593-0688 Purchase online Tickets by
Pictures At An Exhibition
Korean pianist Joyce Yang, the silver medallist at the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, performs one of the most beloved of all concertos, Rachmaninoff's
soulful Second. A playful work by Canadian Kati Agócs kicks off the concert
Programme: Kati Agócs: Shenanigan Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Mussorgsky/orch. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition with projected images
Thurs. Sept. 27 @ 8:00 PM Sat. Sept. 29
@ 7:30 PM Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. | Tickets - phone: 416 593-4828 Chinese hotline: 416 593-0688 Purchase online Tickets by
C A N A D I A N O P E R A C O M P A N Y
Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre: 2012 - 2013 Free Concert Series
The insanely popular Free Concert Series returns
for it's fourth season at the 3rd floor Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, which allows for breath-taking views through floor to ceiling glass windows of University Avenue as a backdrop, includes concerts, performances and
presentations by young artists, Canadian and international opera stars and COC staff. This is an exciting opportunity for Torontonians to experience the artistic excellence and cultural diversity of the city
in the beautiful new Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts. All concerts are free to the public. "Brown bag" lunches are welcome for the noon performances.
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S U M M E R M U S I C I N T H E G A R D E N
This year's concert line-up is bursting with creativity, with four world
premieres, and improvisations in styles ranging from South Asian ragas to classical Persian to klezmer and new music, as well as family-friendly concerts. PLEASE CLICK HERE
"This year's artists are inspired by themes ranging
from the ancient myth of Orpheus to the War of 1812 to ancient tales of Lord Krishna – and above all, by the desire to share the music they love with all," says Artistic Director, Tamara Bernstein.
This delightful garden — a reflection in landscape of Bach's Suite No. 1 in G Major for unaccompanied cello, BWV 1007
— was designed by Julie Moir Messervy, in cooperation with internationally renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma. "During Summer Music in the Garden concerts, this oasis of green becomes a community of strangers," explains Bernstein, "brought together by passionate music-making and a spirit of generosity and joy."
Concerts take place most Thursdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. (weather permitting).
Free tours led by volunteers from the Toronto Botanical Garden are offered from June through
September. Admission to the park is always free, and open to all ages, including tours and concerts. Visitors to the garden can also enjoy an audio tour, with commentary from the Toronto Music Garden's designers Yo-Yo
Ma and Julie Moir Messervy. Hand-held audio players are available for $6 at Harbourfront Centre's Marina Quay West office, 539 Queens Quay West.
FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF CONCERTS IN THE 2012 SEASON,
July 1 - Sept. 16 The Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queens Quay W. between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue. | Admission: FREE
T O R O N T O S U M M E R F E S T I V A L
For those who crave live music on a warm summer evening can take in a night or two – or more - of music right here in the city as classical music fans can look forward to the
Toronto Summer Music Festival.
Opening on July 17 at Koerner Hall, with a piano recital by André Laplante, the Toronto Summer Music Festival "is like a well-kept secret," explains Artistic Director
Douglas McNabney. "Most of the major performing arts organizations break during the summer – and we're right here to pick up the slack. There's something for everyone at the festival – from traditional chamber music
concerts to late-night concerts featuring eclectic programming every Friday night at Hart House. Toronto Summer Music hopes Toronto residents and visitors alike will enjoy the festival."
Mr. Laplante will perform Bach/Busoni's Organ Toccata; several works of Ravel: Oiseaux tristes; La vallée des cloches; Sonatine; Morel's Deux etudes de sonorité; and Liszt's
Années de pèlerinage, Première année Suisse (selections).
The Festival continues to keep the patrons of the future in mind, and along with standard programming, brings back the
Friday Late Nights series. This year, the cabaret-style concerts all take place at the Great Hall of the University of Toronto's Hart House, starting at 10 PM.
For a complete schedule of the Toronto summer Music Festival programming,
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July 17 - Aug. 4 Various Venues | Tickets: please click here
Classical IV: Strings
world, for centuries, people have stretched string-like fibers across a sound box and plucked sounds with their fingers or produced it with bows. From cellos to ouds, koras to harps, burus to hurdy gurdys to pipa,
quanun to double bass. Most of these derive from ancient instruments, require years of dedicated training to bring out the full range of their sounds, and produce sophisticated music played by highly skilled musicians
This festival explores the dramatically different aural soundscapes created by stringed instruments from across the world, played by virtuosi from home and abroad.
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July 27 - July 29 Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. | Admission: FREE Phone 416 973-4000