T A F E L M U S I K
A Handel Celebration
Spectacular, joyous and intimate music by Handel,
featuring Tafelmusik's Chamber Choir, "a gift of the gods" (Classical 96.3FM). Choir Director Ivars Taurins has selected the finest odes, serenades and oratorio choruses from Handel's works in a
celebration of the human spirit.
May 1 @ 7:00 PM May 2, 3, & 4 @ 8:00 PM, May 5 @ 3:30 Trinity- St.Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W.
May 7 @ 8:00 PM George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St. North York | Tickets: $36 - $85 Phone: 416 964-6337 or to order
online, please click here
Chopin & Beethoven
Tafelmusik and Canadian superstar pianist Janina
Fialkowska present Chopin's Piano Concerto no. 2, arranged for piano and chamber ensemble, on a unique 19th-century Pleyel piano with a "golden glow".
From Chopin the orchestra moves to Beethoven's Symphony no. 4, directed by Bruno Weil.
May 30, May 31, June 1 @ 8:00 PM June 2
@ 3:30 PM Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. | Tickets: $45 - $99 Phone: 416 964-6337 or to order online, please click here
T O R O N T O S Y M P H O N Y O R C H E S T R A
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Elegance, atmosphere, humour, and fantasy await you on this scintillating panorama of French classics. First you'll visit a warm,
pastoral landscape inhabited by Debussy's amorous faun. Then you'll revel in the playful hi-jinks of Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos, before arriving at your final destination: the boldly imaginative world of
Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.
Programme: Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
May 1, 2 & 4 @ 8:00 PM Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. | Tickets -$29 - $145 Phone: 416
593-4828 Chinese hotline: 416 593-0688 Purchase online Tickets by clicking here
Beethoven & Brahms
In the towering Symphony No.
1, Brahms trod the heroic path that Beethoven had blazed in his Fifth and Ninth Symphonies. That's why his admirers crowned it "Beethoven's Tenth." It shares the bill with Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. The
distinguished soloist is Argentine pianist, Ingrid Fliter, whom London's Sunday Times has praised for her "exhilarating and powerful performances."
Prelude to Hansel and Gretel Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 Brahms: Symphony No. 1
May 8 & May 9
@ 8:00 PM Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. | Tickets -$29 - $145 Phone: 416 593-4828 Chinese hotline: 416 593-0688 Purchase online Tickets by clicking here
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto
When guest soloist pianist Kirill Gerstein performed Tchaikovsky's dynamic, folk-flavoured Concerto No. 1 with the
New York Philharmonic, The New York Times praised his reading as "brilliant, perceptive and stunningly fresh." Rimsky-Korsakov's celebratory Russian Easter Festival Overture gives the concert an extra dose of
Programme: Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
@ 6:30 PM May 16 & May 18
@ 8:00 PM Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. | Tickets -$29 - $145 Phone: 416 593-4828 Chinese hotline: 416 593-0688 Purchase online Tickets by
Brahms German Requiem
The soul-stirring A German
Requiem by Brahms (named after the language in which it is sung) communicates profound messages of peace, hope, and consolation. On May 22 & 23, it is paired with Peter Lieberson's lyrical song cycle, his second
collection setting love poems by the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda.
Programme: Lieberson: Songs of Love and Sorrow
(Canadian première) May 22 & 23 only Brahms: A German Requiem
May 22 & May 23 @ 8:00 PM May 25 @ 7:30 PM Roy Thomson Hall, 60
Simcoe St. | Tickets -$29 - $145 Phone: 416 593-4828 Chinese hotline: 416 593-0688 Purchase online Tickets by clicking here
West Side Story with Orchestra
The TSO plays Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score live while the re-mastered film
is shown in hi-def on the big screen with the original vocals and dialogue intact. Winner of ten Academy Awards®, the film, based on the book by Arthur Laurents, was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. It
features Robbins's choreography, screenplay by Ernest Lehman, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The score includes such classic songs as Maria, Tonight, I Feel Pretty, and America.
May 28 @ 7:30 PM
May 29 @ 1:30 PM May 29 @ 7:30 PM Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. | Tickets -$40 - $110 Phone: 416 593-4828
Chinese hotline: 416 593-0688 Purchase online Tickets by clicking here
Rhapsody In Blue
Master of conducting and performance, Bramwell Tovey
is the eloquent guide to an evening of enlightening discussion and beloved repertoire. Tovey takes to the piano to play and conduct Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin's irresistible blend of 1920's jazz and daredevil classical
virtuosity. Before leading Sir Edward Elgar's warm and impressively varied Enigma Variations, Bramwell Tovey shares the unsolved mysteries of the work's "secret" contents.
@ 7:30 PM June 2
@ 3:30 PM Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. | Tickets -$44 - $100 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.
For a complete listing of concert dates and performances please click here
A R T O F T I M E E N S E M B L E
Songbook 7: Madeleine Peyroux
Art of Time Ensemble closes their 2012/13 season on a high note, welcoming world renowned jazz singer
Madeleine Peyrouxto the Enwave Theatre stage on May 31 and June 1.
Peyroux steps outside her comfort zone to perform twelve handpicked songs from her favourite artists, including Billy Joel, Elvis Presley and
George and Ira Gershwin. Due to the popularity of the concert, a new block of tickets for the almost sold-out performances will be released on Tuesday, April 30.
Peyroux'S distinct voice and style has
carried the jazz artist from busking on the streets of Paris to working with Rolling Stones Bill Wyman and Steely Dan's Walter Becker.
She makes her Art of Time debut fresh off a tour promoting her new #1 selling jazz album The Blue Room.
Songbook 7 is the latest incarnation of Art of Time's acclaimed Songbook series, which invites a
pop singer to select contemporary songs for a one-of-a-kind concert and perform them in exclusive arrangements by Canada's top composers. An equal collaboration between the singers and arrangers, the resulting works
offer a different twist than if the singer covered the song themselves.
Created by Art of Time's artistic director Andrew Burashko, Songbook debuted in 2007 and has since featured some of Canada's top
artists, including Sarah Slean and Steven Page.
May 31 & June 1
Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. | Tickets: $25 - $59 Phone: 416 973-4000 Or to order online, please click here