GTA Listings - October 1 to November 7, 2014

Oct 01 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday organ recitals. Simon Walker, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. =z1c =orgn

Oct 01 8:00: Musideum. Voci Angelica Trio. Traditional folk arranged for voice, cello and percussion. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =folk =othr =voic

Oct 01 8:00: Rose Theatre Brampton. Fernando Varela. From classical to pop and rock, including operatic showpieces. Fernando Varela, tenor. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905-874-2800. $28. =z2 =voic =oper

Oct 01 8:00: Small World Music Festival/Flato Markham Theatre. Zakir Hussain w. Jyanthi Kumaresh & Kumaresh Rajagopalan. Indian classical music for tabla, veena and violin. Zakir Hussain, tabla; Kumaresh Rajagopalan, violin; Jayanthi Rajagopalan, veena. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-415-7546. $59-$64. =z3 =worl

Oct 02 12:00_noon: Adam Sherkin. Scarlatti and Granados: Iberian Inspiration. Scarlatti: Sonatas K.17, 22, 24, 380 & 420; Granados: Laments of the Maiden and the Nightingale; Spanish Dance No.10; Sherkin: Three Meditations. Adam Sherkin, piano. Bluma Appel Lobby, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. Free. =z1c =pian

Oct 02 12:00_noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Brush Up on your Shakespeare. In celebration of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. Arias and ensembles from operatic works based on the plays. University of Toronto’s Opera Division. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. =z1c =oper =voic

Oct 02 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Ashley Tidy, organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. =z1c =orgn

Oct 02 1:00: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. In Concert. Classics; jazz. John Edward Liddle, conductor. Encore Hall, Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910. $10. Includes coffee and snack. =z1 =band =jazz

Oct 02 1:30: Women's Musical Club of Toronto. Trio Wanderer. Works by Fauré, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky. Vincent Coq, piano; Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian, violin; Raphaël Pidoux, cello. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-923-7052. $45. =z1c =cham

Oct 02 7:30: Eybler Quartet. Beethoven, Boccherini & Dittersdorf. Beethoven: String Quartet No.2 Op.18; and double cello quintets by Boccherini and Dittersdorf. Aisslinn Nosky and Julie Wedman, violins; Patrick Jordan, viola; Margaret Gay, cello. Guest: Guy Fishman, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-463-2154. $25; $20(sr); $15(st/arts workers). =z1c =cham

Oct 02 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Symphony Orchestra in Concert. Grieg: Piano Concerto in a; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in e, Op.64. Victoria Chung, piano; David Briskin, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. $30; $20(sr); $10(st). =z1c =orch

Oct 02 8:00: Gallery 345. Voci Angelica Trio: Common Ground: Songs of Home, Love, Loss and Prayer. Vocal, cello and percussion arrangement of traditional folk and global song. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; $10(st). =z1w =cham =newm =pian

Oct 02 8:00: McMichael Signature Performance Series. Emilie-Claire Barlow. Jazz vocals. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg. 905-893-1121 x2209. $39-$49; $19(st). =z3 =jazz =voic

Oct 02 8:00: Musideum. John Cheesman, jazz. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =jazz

Oct 02 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Masterworks: Rachmaninoff Symphony 2. Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2. Khatia Buniatishvili, piano; David Zinman, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828; 416-593-0688(Chinese). $33–$145. Also Oct 4. =z1c =orch =pian

Oct 02 10:00: Small World Music Festival. Boogat / Pierre Kwenders / DJ medicineman. Congolese rumba; Latin groove, urban, electronic; world beat. Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. West. 416-531-5042. $10. =z1c =othr =worl

Oct 03 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. =z1c =pian

Oct 03 7:00: Toronto Tabla Ensemble. Next Generation Series # 2 featuring Mitali Baruah. New works by Ritesh Das. Toronto Tabla Ensemble; guest: Mitali Baruah Sarma, vocalist. Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave. 1-888-958-2252. $20; $15(st). =z1c =voic =worl

Oct 03 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Falstaff. Verdi. Lauren Segal, soprano (Meg Page); Simone Osborne, soprano (Nanetta); Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo (Mistress Quickly); Frédéric Antoun, tenor (Fenton); Gerald Finley, baritone (Falstaff); Russell Braun, baritone (Ford); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 9, 12(2:00), 14, 25(4:30), 29, Nov 1. =z1c =must =oper

Oct 03 8:00: Ensemble Polaris. Back to the Future: New Tunes from Sweden. Katherine Hill, nyckelharpa, vocals; Colin Savage, clarinets, recorders; Kirk Elliott, accordion, violin; and others. 918 Bathurst Centre, 918 Bathurst St. 416-588-4301. $25; $15(sr/st); $10(kids). =z1c =folk

Oct 03 8:00: Small World Music Festival/Royal Conservatory/Aga Khan Museum. Kiran Ahluwalia and Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali. Ghazals and Punjabi folk songs; qawwali (devotional Sufi vocal music). Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $35-$85. =z1c =othr =voic =worl

Oct 04 7:00: Canadian Music Centre. Global Motives: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Global traditions in Canadian new music. Suba Sankaran, voice; Parmela Attariwala, violin; TorQ, percussion quartet; Deb Sinha, percussion; Ernie Tollar, Sax/Bansuri; Ed Hanley, tabla; Jordan O’Connor, bass; Germaine Liu, percussion; Dinuk Wijeratne, piano; Laura Silberberg, DJ. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. Free. Continues until 7:00am. =z1c =cham =newm =othr =pian =voic =impr

Oct 04 7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music/SNATS. Nuit Blanche: Songs of the Night. Contemporary interaction of poetic and musical language in the classical art song genre. Students from Voice Studies and Collaborative Piano Studies. Edward Johnson Building, U of T, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Performance in main lobby. Nuit Blanche runs to 7:00am. =z1c =newm =pian =voic

Oct 04 7:30: Life and Music at St Andrew's. Voices of War, Dreams of Peace: The Legacy of the First World War. Music and visuals. Judge: It’s a Long Way to Tipperary; Beethoven: Adagio cantabile from Sonata No.8 "Pathétique"; Elgar: "Nimrod" from Enigma Variations; other works by Berlin, Kern and Cohan. Allison Angelo, soprano; Geoffrey Sirett, baritone Daniel Bickle, organ; Jordan Klapman, piano. St. Andrew's Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. $20; $10(st). Talks by Rick Phillips and foreign correspondent Brian Stewart. =z1c =cham =must =othr =pian =voic

Oct 04 8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Wine and Cheese Concert 1. Pepa: Okto Echoi; Paganini: Centone di Sonata No.1; Beauvais: Ecstatic Nasrudin and Riding the Spirit Horse; Schubert: Piano Trio No.1. William Beauvais, guitar; Joyce Lai, violin; Andras Weber, cello; Erika Crinó, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-223-2286. $30; $25(sr); $20(st). =z1c =cham =pian

Oct 04 8:00: Gallery 345. Trio D'Argento. Leopold Mozart: Divertimento in C; Schmitt: Sonatine Op.85; Saint-Saëns: Tarantella; Sauget: Concert à trois pour Fronsac; Bolling: Jazz Suite. Sibylle Marquardt, flute; Peter Stoll, clarinet; Anna Ronai, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; $10(st). =z1w =cham =pian

Oct 04 8:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Autumn Classics. Featuring winners of Kiwanis Music Festival 2014. Schumann: Piano Concerto in a; Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No.4; Dvořák: New World Symphony; arias by Handel, Gounod and Rossini. Emily D'Angelo, soprano; Meng Jia Lin, violin; Ethan Chen, piano; David Fallis, conductor. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 647-478-6122. $25; $20(sr/st). =z1c =oper =orch =pian =voic

Oct 04 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Masterworks: Rachmaninoff Symphony 2. Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2. Khatia Buniatishvili, piano; David Zinman, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828; 416-593-0688(Chinese). $33–$145. Also Oct 2. =z1c =orch

Oct 05 1:30: Kingston Road Village Concert Series. Payadora Tango Ensemble: Contemporary Tango Tamers. Works by De Caro, Pugliese, Troilo, Salgan, Piazzolla and others. Alberto Munarriz, bass; Rebekah Wolkstein, violin; Tom King, piano; Branko Džinović, accordion. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6091. $20; $10(st); free(under13). =z1c =cham =folk =newm =worl

Oct 05 2:30: Cardinal Consort of Viols. An English Sampler: Music for Viols and Voices. Works by Byrd, Gibbons, Holborne and Tomkins. Cardinal Consort; guests: Conrad Grebel Chamber Choir; Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-921-9203. PWYC. =z1c =cham =chor =earl

Oct 05 3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Grisha Goryachev: ¡España! Works by Albéniz, de Falla, Paco de Lucia, Guinovart and Lecuona. Amici Chamber Ensemble; guests: Grisha Goryachev, guitar; Jeffrey Beecher, bass; Jamie Drake, percussion. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $45,$40(sr.),$15(under 30),$10(st.). 2:30: pre-concert chat. =z1c =cham =othr

Oct 05 3:00: Oshawa Opera. Norma. Bellini. Suzanne Kilgore, soprano (Norma); Kristine Dandavino, soprano (Adalgisa); Natalya Matyusheva, soprano (Clotilde); Dillon Parmer, tenor (Pollione); Jeff Boyd, tenor;(Flavio); Norman E Brown, bass (Oroveso); William Shookhoff, music director. Kingsview United Church, 505 Adelaide Ave. E., Oshawa. 905-995-2847. $20. =z4 =oper

Oct 05 4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Bairstow's Organ Sonata. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. =z1c =orgn

Oct 05 4:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. The Spirit Sings! Whitbourn: Song of God Mass; Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna; Howells: A Hymn to St. Cecilia; Whitacre: Alleluia. Shawn Grenke, piano/organ; Robert Carli, saxophone; Lydia Adams, conductor. Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-217-0537. $40; $35(sr); $15(st). =z1c =chor

Oct 05 4:00: St. Philip's Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. Colleen Allen Trio. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. =z1w =jazz =relg

Oct 05 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Joe Sealy, piano; Paul Novotny, bass. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211x22. Freewill offering. =z1c =jazz =relg

Oct 05 7:30: Amely Zhou. A Journey into the Love of Erhu. Traditional: Three variations on the Yang Pass; The birds’ return to the forest; Dance of the Amis Tribe; new works by Yunsong Gao and Matthew Van Driel. Amely Zhou: erhu; Toronto Chinese Orchestra. Tribute Communities Hall, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. $23(main floor); $15(balcony). =z1 =worl

Oct 05 8:00: George Koller. International Divas  I. All acoustic: world, folk, roots, jazz, classics, singer/songwriter. Jackie Richardson, Luanda Jones, Saina Singer, Cindy Church, Patricia Cano, Laila Biali with their accompanists. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 866-943-8849. $49; $25(sr/st). Portion of ticket sales to YWCA. =z1c =folk =jazz =othr =voic =worl

Oct 05 8:00: Small World Music Festival. Cover Me Globally. Four recording artists reinterpret each others' songs. Drew Gonsalves (Kobo Town); Aviva Chernick (Jaffa Road); Donne Roberts (African Guitar Summit); and Lisa Patterson (Roam). Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. $20. =z1c =othr =worl

Oct 06 4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection: Just the Way You Are. Barbra Lica, vocals; Paul Novotny, bass; Joe Sealy, piano. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. Freewill offering. =z1c =jazz =voic =pian

Oct 06 8:00: Musideum. Magic Sound of Duduk. World Jazz Mugham. Victor Kotov. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =jazz =worl

Oct 07 12:00_noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: A Play of Passion. Three song cycles by Canadian composer Derek Holman. Holman: The Death of Orpheus; A Lasting Spring; A Play of Passion. Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Stephen Ralls, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. =z1c =pian =voic

Oct 07 12:10: Nine Sparrows/Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Jessica Tse, clarinet; Michael Lee, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. =z1c =cham =pian

Oct 07 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tuesday Performance Class for Singers: 3rd/4th year undergraduates perform. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. Free. =z1c =voic

Oct 07 7:30: Royal Conservatory. William VerMeulen, French horn. Recital by Glenn Gould School's newly appointed  Brass artist-in-residence. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $32. =z1c =cham

Oct 07 8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. David Grey. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. $55-$75. =z1c =folk

Oct 08 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday organ recitals. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. =z1c =orgn

Oct 08 6:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Afterworks: Dvořák New World Symphony. Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Dvořák: Symphony No.9 "From the New World". Karen Gomyo, violin; Jakub Hrusa, conductor; Tom Allen, host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828; 416-593-0688(Chinese). $39–$82. Pre-concert appetizers. Also Oct 9(8:00), 11(7:30). =z1c =orch

Oct 08 7:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Instrumental chamber music, Ukrainian folk music, solos and sacred classics previously denied performance in the USSR. Wes Janzen, conductor. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. Donations welcome. In support of Music Mission Kiev. =z1c =chor =orch =worl

Oct 08 7:30: group of 27. EMIC and group of 27 Season Launch. Dvořák Piano in E-flat Op.87; Hedges: "Snikt, bub!". Ensemble Made In Canada. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. PWYC. Free food from Wanda's Pie in the Sky and Cheese Magic. =z1c =cham =othr =pian

Oct 09 12:00_noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Journeys in Song. French and German song cycles. Fauré: La bonne chanson; Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure, tenor; Iain MacNeil, baritone. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. =z1c =pian =voic

Oct 09 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Humour, Play and Games. Haydn: String Quartet Op.20 No.4; selections from piano trios; Oesterle: recent work. Cecilia String Quartet; Gryphon Trio. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. Free. =z1c =cham =pian =newm

Oct 09 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Simon Walker, organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. =z1c =orgn

Oct 09 3:30: York University Department of Music. World at Midday: Payadora. Tango. Martin Family Lounge, 219 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100x22926. Free. =z1 =cham =pian

Oct 09 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Falstaff. Verdi. Lauren Segal, soprano (Meg Page); Simone Osborne, soprano (Nanetta); Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo (Mistress Quickly); Frédéric Antoun, tenor (Fenton); Gerald Finley, baritone (Falstaff); Russell Braun, baritone (Ford); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 3, 12(2:00), 14, 25(4:30), 29, Nov 1. =z1c =must =oper

Oct 09 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble. Stravinsky: Circus Polka; Holst: Second Suite in F; Griffes: Poem, for Flute and Band; Ives: Variations on America; Benson: The Solitary Dancer; and other works. Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. $30; $20(sr); $10(st). =z1c =cham =othr

Oct 09 8:00: Music Toronto. St. Petersburg Quartet. Nadarejshvili: Quartet No.1 (1987) (Toronto premiere); Shostakovich: Quartet No.8; Tchaikovsky: Quartet No.1. Alla Aranovskaya, violin; Luis Salazar, violin; Leonid Shukayev, cello; Boris Vayner, viola. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $55; $50; $10 (st); Age 18 to 35 pay your age. =z1c =cham

Oct 09 8:00: Musideum. Magic Sound of Duduk. Jennis. Jenn Gillmor, Dennis Gaumond: vocals, electric, acoustic and resophonic guitars, custom-tuned harmonicas, cello, didgeridoo, flutes, jawharp and percussion. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20; PWYC(st/artists). =z1c =folk =othr =worl

Oct 09 8:00: Tafelmusik. The Canals of Venice. Works by Albinoni, Marcello, and Vivaldi. Alessandro Bressanello, narration; Davide Monti, violin and conductor. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-9562 x227 and 416-964-6337. $37-$89; $29-$79(sr); $15-$79(under 36). Also Oct 10, 11, 12(mat), 14 (eve, George Weston Recital Hall). =z1c =cham =othr

Oct 09 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Masterworks: Dvořák New World Symphony. Morawetz: Carnival Overture; Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Dvořák: Symphony No.9 "From the New World". Karen Gomyo, violin; Jakub Hrusa, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. $39–$82. Pre-concert chat. Also Oct 8(6:30), 11(7:30). =z1c =orchplease fix period after "From the New World." RA

Oct 10 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. =z1c =pian

Oct 10 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Madama Butterfly. Puccini. Patricia Racette, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Kelly Kaduce, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo (Suzuki); Stefano Secco, tenor (Pinkerton); Andrea Carè, tenor (Pinkerton); Dwayne Croft, baritone (Consul, Sharpless); Gregory Dahl, tenor (Consul, Sharpless); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Patrick Lange, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 11(4:30), 15, 18, 19(2:00), 21, 22, 24, 26(2:00), 28, 30, 31. =z1c =oper

Oct 10 7:30: Opera by Request. Thomas's Hamlet. Simon Chaussee, baritone (Hamlet); Gerda Findeisen, soprano (Ophelia); Ioanna Touliatu, mezzo (Gertrude);  Norman Brown, baritone (Claudius); Danny LeClerc, tenor (Laertes/Marcellus/2nd Gravedigger); and others; William Shookhoff, conductor and piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. $20. =z1c =oper

Oct 10 8:00: Musideum. Kevin Schofield - The Tennessee Cree. Indigenous country. Kevin Schofield, guitar. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $10. =z1c =othr =folk =worl

Oct 10 8:00: Tafelmusik. The Canals of Venice. Works by Albinoni, Marcello, and Vivaldi. Alessandro Bressanello, narration; Davide Monti, violin and conductor. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-9562 x227 and 416-964-6337. $37-$89; $29-$79(sr); $15-$79(under 36). Also Oct 9, 11, 12(mat), 14 (eve, George Weston Recital Hall). =z1c =cham =othr

Oct 11 3:00: Neapolitan Connection. Musical Matinées at Montgomery's Inn. Allison Arends, soprano. Montgomery's Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W. 416-231-0006. $15-$37.99. 2:00: Museum tour. Tea, historical tour and cookies included. =z1w =othr =voic

Oct 11 4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Madama Butterfly. Puccini. Patricia Racette, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Kelly Kaduce, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo (Suzuki); Stefano Secco, tenor (Pinkerton); Andrea Carè, tenor (Pinkerton); Dwayne Croft, baritone (Consul, Sharpless); Gregory Dahl, tenor (Consul, Sharpless); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Patrick Lange, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 10(eve), 15(eve), 18(eve), 19(2:00), 21(eve), 22(eve), 24(eve), 26(2:00), 28(eve), 30(eve), 31(eve). =z1c =oper

Oct 11 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Casual Concert: Dvořák New World Symphony. Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Dvořák: Symphony No.9 "From the New World". Karen Gomyo, violin; Jakub Hrusa, conductor; Tom Allen, host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. $39–$82. Post-concert party. Also Oct 8(6:30), 9(8:00). =z1c =orchplease fix period after "From the New World." RA

Oct 11 8:00: Musideum. Reneé Yoxon. Jazz. Renée Yoxon, vocalist/songwriter; Chad Linsley, piano. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =jazz =voic =pian

Oct 11 8:00: Tafelmusik. The Canals of Venice. Works by Albinoni, Marcello, and Vivaldi. Alessandro Bressanello, narration; Davide Monti, violin and conductor. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-9562 x227 and 416-964-6337. $37-$89; $29-$79(sr); $15-$79(under 36). Also Oct 9, 10, 12(mat), 14 (eve, George Weston Recital Hall). =z1c =cham =othr

Oct 12 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Falstaff. Verdi. Lauren Segal, soprano (Meg Page); Simone Osborne, soprano (Nanetta); Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo (Mistress Quickly); Frédéric Antoun, tenor (Fenton); Gerald Finley, baritone (Falstaff); Russell Braun, baritone (Ford); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 3(eve), 9(eve), 14(eve), 25(4:30), 29(eve), Nov 1(eve). =z1c =must =oper

Oct 12 3:00: Musideum. Don Naduriak's Jambanda - "Party Music". Latin Jazz. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =jazz =worl

Oct 12 3:30: Tafelmusik. The Canals of Venice. Works by Albinoni, Marcello, and Vivaldi. Alessandro Bressanello, narration; Davide Monti, violin and conductor. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-9562 x227 and 416-964-6337. $37-$89; $29-$79(sr); $15-$79(under 36). Also 8:00: Oct 9, 10, 11, 14 (George Weston Recital Hall). =z1c =cham =othr

Oct 12 8:00: Music Gallery/John Southworth. John Southworth: "Niagara" Record Release. John Southworth, singer-songwriter; South Seas band: Jean Martin, drums; Andrew Downing, acoustic bass; Thom Gill, guitar; Craig Harley, piano. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. $15; $10(member). =z1c =jazz =newm

Oct 12 8:00: Musideum. SlowPitch. Experimental turntablism. Cheldon Paterson. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $15; $10(sr/st). =z1c =othr =impr =newm

Oct 13 5:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC on the 13th: A Canadian Zephyr: Blythwood Winds. Works by Heard and Hétu; Thuille: new work for wind sextet. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. $20/$15(adv). =z1c =cham =newm =othr =pian

Oct 14 12:00_noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Alcina. Excerpts from Opera Atelier's Canadian premiere of Handel's Alcina. Singers and dancers from Opera Atelier; Marshall Pynkoski, host. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. =z1c =danc =earl =oper =voic =othr

Oct 14 12:10: Nine Sparrows/Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Rising Stars Recital. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome. =z1c =cham

Oct 14 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Falstaff. Verdi. Lauren Segal, soprano (Meg Page); Simone Osborne, soprano (Nanetta); Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo (Mistress Quickly); Frédéric Antoun, tenor (Fenton); Gerald Finley, baritone (Falstaff); Russell Braun, baritone (Ford); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 3, 9, 12(2:00), 25(4:30), 29, Nov 1. =z1c =must =oper

Oct 14 8:00: Musideum. John Lettieri. Accordion and Midi Accordion. Classical, jazz, pop, rock. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =othr

Oct 14 8:00: Tafelmusik. The Canals of Venice. Works by Albinoni, Marcello, and Vivaldi. Alessandro Bressanello, narration; Davide Monti, violin and conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-964-9562 x227 and 1-855-985-2787. $36-$77; $29-$69(sr); $15-$69(under 36). Also Trinity-St. Paul's Centre: Oct 9, 10, 11, 12(mat). =z1n =cham =othr

Oct 14 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Pops: Best of the Beatles. Rajaton; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. $33–$100. Also Oct 15(mat & eve). =z1c =orch =voic

Oct 15 12:00_noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Russian Masterworks. Works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky and Balakirev. Anastasia Rizikov, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. =z1c =pian

Oct 15 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday organ recitals. Sharon Pond, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. =z1c =orgn

Oct 15 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Pops: Best of the Beatles. Rajaton; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. $29–$82. Also 8:00; Oct 14(eve). =z1c =orch =voic

Oct 15 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Madama Butterfly. Puccini. Patricia Racette, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Kelly Kaduce, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo (Suzuki); Stefano Secco, tenor (Pinkerton); Andrea Carè, tenor (Pinkerton); Dwayne Croft, baritone (Consul, Sharpless); Gregory Dahl, tenor (Consul, Sharpless); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Patrick Lange, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 10, 11(4:30), 18, 19(2:00), 21, 22, 24, 26(2:00), 28, 30, 31. =z1c =oper

Oct 15 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. 120th Anniversary Concert. Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass; Mozart: Requiem. Lesley Bouza, soprano; Anita Krause, mezzo; Charles Davidson, tenor; Sean Watson, bass-baritone; Noel Edison and Caron Daley, conductors. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $35-$87; $35-$81(sr); $20(30 and under). =z1c =chor

Oct 15 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Jazz Orchestra. Gordon Foote, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. Free. =z1c =jazz

Oct 15 8:00: Musideum. David Sereda, singer/songwriter. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =othr =voic

Oct 15 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Pops: Best of the Beatles. Rajaton; Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. $33–$100. Also 2:00; Oct 14(eve). =z1c =orch =voic

Oct 16 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: TorQ Percussion Ensemble. Standford: If a tree falls: Awakening Fire; Burrows/Morphy: Elements Suite. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. Free. =z1c =cham =newm =othr

Oct 16 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Sharon Pond, organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. =z1c =orgn

Oct 16 8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Polaris. Adès: Polaris; Ives: Central Park in the Dark; Frehner: Phantom Suns; Harman: Coyote Soul. Alex Pauk conductor. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $55; $50(sr); $20(under 30). 7:15 pm: pre-concert chat. =z1c =newm =orch

Oct 16 8:00: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra: Music from 5,000 Years of Civilization. Traditional-based contemporary works commissioned by the orchestra; works by Berlioz, Dvořák and others. Chinese instruments integrated with Western orchestra. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 1-855-416-1800; 416-872-4255. $29-$99. =z1c =newm =orch =worl

Oct 16 8:00: Music Gallery/Batuki Music Society. X Avant New Music Festival IX: Transculturalism: Laraaji with Diely Mori Tounkara and friends. Multi-stringed, ambient, improv session and visuals. Laraaji, electric zither; Diely Mori Tounkara, kora; Brandon Valdivia; Colin Fisher; Scott Peterson. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. $20/$15(adv); $10(member/st). =z1c =newm =worl =impr

Oct 16 8:00: Musideum. Two Ninety Two. Experimental, free improvisation. Diane Roblin, keyboards, composer; Heather Segger, trombone; Mark Segger, drums; Howard Spring: guitar. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20; PWYC(st/artists). =z1c =newm =othr =impr

Oct 16 8:00: Red Bull. Red Bull Flying Bach. Contemporary breakdance with live classical music. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier. Christoph Hagel, music director. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. $25-$70. =z1c =danc

Oct 17 12:10: Life & Music at St. Andrew's. Noontime Recital:  Mathew Li, Piano. St. Andrew's Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. =z1c =pian

Oct 17 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. =z1c =pian

Oct 17 7:00: St. Michael’s Choir School. For All the Saints: Annual Founder’s Day Concert. Jerzy Cichocki, Teri Dunn and Kathleen Allan Roark, conductors. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St. 416-397-6367 x6043. Free will offering. No reserved seats. =z1c =chor

Oct 17 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Symphony. Reed: Armenian Dances; Kucharzyk: Some Assembly Required; Cesarini: The Hunter of the Dark; Iannoccone: After A Gentle Rain; Toch: Spiel for Wind Orchestra; and other works. Tony Gomes, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. $30; $20(sr); $10(st). =z1c =newm =othr =orch

Oct 17 7:30: York University Department of Music. An Evening with Jane Austen. Works from the Austen family collection; Guest: violin sonata; readings from Jane Austen. Dorothy de Val, piano; Barbara Fris, soprano; Susanna McCleary, violin; and others. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. $20/$25. In Regency costume. =z1c =cham =othr =voic

Oct 17 8:00: Canadian Chopin Festival. Opening Concert for the Fourth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition and Festival. Performances by previous first prize winners. Leonard Gilbert, Anastasia Rizikov, Li Wang, piano. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga. 416 231-7709. $25. =z2 =pian

Oct 17 8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. London Philharmonic Orchestra. Magnus Lindberg: Chorale; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano; Vladimir Jurowski, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $29.50-$129.50. =z1c =orch

Oct 17 8:00: Gallery 345. MB10. Brooker: Original scores and arrangements. Michael Brooker, trombone. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; $10(st). =z1w =band =jazz =newm =othr

Oct 17 8:00: McMichael Signature Performance Series. Arabian Nights. Featuring music of Africa and the Middle East incorporating contemporary jazz. Maryem Tollar, Yvette, and Ernie Tollar; Waleed Abdulhamid; Ravi Naimpally; Demetri Petsalakis. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg. 905-893-1121 x2209. $39-$49; $19(st). =z3 =jazz =voic =worl

Oct 17 8:00: Music Gallery/Wavelength Music. X Avant New Music Festival IX: Transculturalism: Drums and Drones with Phrase Velocity. Brian Chase, percussion-generated drones; Ursula Scherrer, black and white visuals; Ed Hanley, tabla and electronics. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. $20/$15(adv); $10(member/st). =z1c =newm =worl =othr

Oct 17 8:00: Musideum. Brenda Lewis & Margaret Stowe. Vocal Jazz duo. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =jazz =newm =othr =impr =voic

Oct 17 8:00: Red Bull. Red Bull Flying Bach. Contemporary breakdance with live classical music. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier. Christoph Hagel, music director. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. $25-$70. =z1c =danc

Oct 18 10:00am: Canadian Chopin Festival. Celebrating Chopin: Performance Showcase for Promising Pianists. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga. 416 231-7709. Free. =z2 =pian

Oct 18 3:00: Arraymusic. Allison Cameron Lectures on the Arctic Circle & Performs. Lecture/Performance with video. Alison Cameron, composer/performer. Array Space, 155 Walnut St. 416-532-3019. Donation/PWYC. =z1c =newm =othr

Oct 18 3:00: Heritage Room, Walmer Road Baptist Church. Autumn Organ Recital. Works by Dubois, Mendelssohn, Liszt and Dupré. Imre Olah, organ; Pal Osovan, tuba. 188 Lowther Ave. 416-924-1121. Free. Freewill offering. =z1c =cham =orgn =othr

Oct 18 4:30: Royal Conservatory. Discovery Series: Taylor Academy Showcase Concert. Featuring young artists from the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. =z1c =cham =kids

Oct 18 5:30: Canadian Music Centre. Northern Lights at the CMC. Works by MacMillan, Willan and Somers. Northern Lights Quartet: Andrea Currie Jefferson and Megan Benjafield, violins; Barbara Hart, viola; Marilyn MaKay, cello. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. $20/$15(adv). =z1c =cham =newm

Oct 18 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Madama Butterfly. Puccini. Patricia Racette, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Kelly Kaduce, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo (Suzuki); Stefano Secco, tenor (Pinkerton); Andrea Carè, tenor (Pinkerton); Dwayne Croft, baritone (Consul, Sharpless); Gregory Dahl, tenor (Consul, Sharpless); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Patrick Lange, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 10, 11(4:30), 15, 19(2:00), 21, 22, 24, 26(2:00), 28, 30, 31. =z1c =oper

Oct 18 7:30: Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts. Songs of Peace and Protest. Songs emphasizing 'green' movements. James Gordon, Evalyn Parry, Len Wallace, Faith Nolan, Mick Lane and Tony Quarrington, singers/songwriters. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-922-8435 x23. $15. =z1c =folk =othr =voic

Oct 18 7:30: Korean Canadian Symphony Orchestra. Concert 49: Meet the Orchestra. W A Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Overture; Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, Allegro; Faure: Elegy for Cello and Orchestra; Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, Allegro; Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'. Jane Yang, violin; Hannah Mihyun Kim, cello; Donovan Fuller and Cynda Fleming, trumpets. St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church, 849 Don Mills Rd., North York. 416-737-0521. $25; $10(st). =z1c =orch

Oct 18 7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Great Romantics. Dvořák: Wind Serenade; Tchaikovsky: String Serenade. Central Baptist Church, 340 Rebecca St., Oakville. 905-483-6787. $30, $25(sr); $20(st); $15(child). Also Oct 19(mat, St. Simon's Anglican Church). =z1 =orch =cham

Oct 18 7:30: Tallis Choir. Songs of War and Remembrance. Centenary remembrance of World War I in choral music and poetry. Howell: Requiem; Distler: Totentanz (Dance of Death); Parry: Songs of Farewell; and other works by Laing and Willan. Peter Mahon, conductor. St. Patrick’s Church, 141 McCaul St. 416-286-9798. $30; $25(sr); $10(st). =z1c =chor

Oct 18 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Light Classics: The Planets & More. Shostakovich: Festive Overture; Grieg: Piano Concerto; Márquez: Danzón No.2; Holst: Selections from The Planets. Conrad Tao, piano; Robert Moody, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. $33–$93. Also Oct 19(mat). =z1c =orch =pian

Oct 18 7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. In Concert with John Edward Liddle. Haydn: Symphony No.100 "Military"; Vivaldi: Four Seasons - Autumn; Grieg: Holberg Suite. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 905-727-6101. $20; $15(sr/st). =z3 =orch

Oct 18 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Love, Hope and Transformation. Opening night gala. Wagner: Overture to Der fliegende Holländer (Flying Dutchman); Ravel: Concerto pour la main gauche (for the left hand) for piano and orchestra; R. Strauss: Symphony No.2. Dong Xu, piano; Alexa Petrenko, host; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. $15-$35. =z3 =orch =pian

Oct 18 8:00: Mississauga Symphony. Triumphant: A Tribute to Mississauga. Kuzmenko: A Tribute to Mississauga; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5. Stanislav Pronin, violin; Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. $20-$62. =z2 =orch

Oct 18 8:00: Music Gallery. X Avant New Music Festival IX: Transculturalism: Jace Clayton’s Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner. Work for two grand pianos, singer and live electronics, focusing on the music and life of Julius Eastman (1940-1990). David Friend and Emily Manzo, pianos. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. $25/$20(adv); $15(member/st). =z1c =newm =othr =pian

Oct 18 8:00: Nagata Shachu. KAISO. Japanese drums, percussion, bamboo flutes and shamisen. Kiyoshi Nagata, music director. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. $25-$35; $20(sr/st). =z1c =othr =worl

Oct 18 8:00: Red Bull. Red Bull Flying Bach. Contemporary breakdance with live classical music. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier. Christoph Hagel, music director. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. $25-$70. =z1c =danc

Oct 18 8:00: Royal Conservatory. TD Jazz: A Salute to the Big Bands: Rob McConnell's Boss Brass. An assembly of 21 long-time band members in tribute to Rob McConnell. Guido Basso, Brian Barlow, Terry Clarke and others. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $40-$95. =z1c =band =jazz

Oct 18 10:00: Music Gallery/Uma Nota Culture. X Avant New Music Festival IX: Transculturalism: DJ Ushka and Poirier. Live and DJ music, visuals, vendors and lots of drums. Mojo Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W. 416-204-1080. $15/$12(adv); $10(member/st/arts worker). =z1c =newm =othr =worl

Oct 19 10:00am: Canadian Chopin Festival. Celebrating Chopin: Performance Showcase for Promising Pianists. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga. 416 231-7709. Free. =z2 =pian

Oct 19 10:15am: St. John's United Church. World Music Sunday: Beverly Taft. Featuring a mixture of French, Portuguese and North American jazz. 2 Nobert Rd. 416-491-1224. Free. =z1e =jazz =voic =worl

Oct 19 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Madama Butterfly. Puccini. Patricia Racette, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Kelly Kaduce, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo (Suzuki); Stefano Secco, tenor (Pinkerton); Andrea Carè, tenor (Pinkerton); Dwayne Croft, baritone (Consul, Sharpless); Gregory Dahl, tenor (Consul, Sharpless); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Patrick Lange, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 10(eve), 11(4:30), 15(eve), 18(eve), 21(eve), 22(eve), 24(eve), 26(2:00), 28(eve), 30(eve), 31(eve). =z1c =oper

Oct 19 2:00: Toronto Comhaltas. 2014 Tour: Echoes of Erin. Irish traditional music, song, dance and humour. Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann. Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Secondary School, 1515 Bloor St. W. 416-267-5620. $20. =z1w =danc =folk =worl =othr =voic

Oct 19 2:30: ORMTA Central Toronto Branch. ORMTA 2014 Young Artist Charissa Vandikas, piano. Music by Beethoven, Liszt and D.L. McIntyre. Charissa Vandikas, piano. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-532-1539. $15. =z1c =pian

Oct 19 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choirs in Concert: A Choral Collage. Holst: Hymns from the Rig Veda; Kuzmenko: Gloria for chorus and piano; and other works by Bach and Wagner. Women’s Chamber Choir; Women’s Chorus; Men’s Chorus; Frances Farrell, André Heywood and Hilary Apfelstadt, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. $30; $20(sr); $10(st). =z1c =chor =newm

Oct 19 3:00: Musideum. Don Naduriak's Jambanda - "Party Music". Latin Jazz. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =jazz =othr =worl

Oct 19 3:00: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Great Romantics. Dvořák: Wind Serenade; Tchaikovsky: String Serenade. St. Simon's Anglican Church, 1450 Litchfield Rd., Oakville. 905-483-6787. $30, $25(sr); $20(st); $15(child). Also Oct 18(eve, Central Baptist Church). =z2 =orch =cham

Oct 19 3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Canadian Carnival. Britten: Canadian Carnival Overture; Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 "Emperor". Francine Kay, piano; Kevin Mallon, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. $43; $37(sr); $15(child/OTOpus 15-29). 2:15: Pre-concert chat. =z1n =orch =pian

Oct 19 3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Blest Pair of Sirens–A Celebration of Voice and Verse. Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens; I Was Glad; Elgar: There is Sweet Music; works by Willan and S. Martin. Pax Christi Chorale and Orchestra;, Pax Christi Chamber Choir; Aslan Boys Choir. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-786-2509. $35; $30(sr); $25(st). =z1c =chor =orch

Oct 19 3:00: Royal Conservatory/Canadian Chopin Society. Invesco Piano Concerts: Rafal Blechacz. Winner of the 15th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. Works by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $25-$65. =z1c =pian

Oct 19 4:00: Amadeus Choir. Great Choral Sounds. Whitacre: When David Heard; Willan: An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Hosts; Daley: Te Deum; Rutter: Requiem. Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto; Lydia Adams, conductor; Naomi Barron, cello; Clare Scholtz, oboe; Ed Reiffel, timpani; Shawn Grenke, Organ. Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-466--0188. $40; $30(sr); $25(under 30); $15. =z1c =chor

Oct 19 4:00: Organix Concerts. Elisabeth Ullmann, Organ and Samuel Bisson, Cello. Mozart: Four Church Sonatas; and works from Austria. Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. 416-769-3893. $30; $25(sr); $20(st/RCCO, RSCM and American Guild of Organists members); free(18 and under). Ordering tickets in advance recommended. =z1w =orgn =othr

Oct 19 4:00: St. Philip's Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers: Lara Solnicki Trio. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. =z1w =jazz =relg

Oct 19 4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Light Classics: The Planets & More. Shostakovich: Festive Overture; Grieg: Piano Concerto; Márquez: Danzón No.2; Holst: Selections from The Planets. Conrad Tao, piano; Robert Moody, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. $33–$93. Also Oct 18(eve). =z1c =orch =pian

Oct 19 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Celebration of Ministry of The Reverend Andrea Christensen & CCDP. Mike Murley, saxophone; Bernie Senensky, piano; Steve Wallace, bass; Brian Barlow, drums. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211x22. Freewill offering. =z1c =jazz =relg

Oct 19 4:30: Church of the Incarnation. Jazz Vespers. The George Marton Quartet, featuring Bill McBirnie, flute. 15 Clairtrell Rd. 416-221-7516. Free, donations welcome. =z1n =jazz =relg

Oct 19 7:30: Canadian Music Centre. Full Spectrum: CD Showcase. Works by Leclair, C. Ross, Staniland and Kuzmenko. Vernon Regehr, cello. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. $15/$10(adv). =z1c =cham =newm

Oct 19 7:30: Gallery 345. Isa Trio. Mozart: Trio in C K548; Adagio; Shostakovich: Trio No.1 Op.8; Tchaikovsky: Trio in a Op.50; works by Pärt. Jacques Israelievitch, violin; Benjamin Smith, piano; Jihyun Ahn, cello. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; $10(st). =z1w =cham =pian

Oct 19 8:00: Continuum Contemporary Music. Souvenir. Film (world premiere) and live music. Film by G. Popovich; music by L. Bouchard, A. Ho, J. Morlock, M. Oesterle, R. Smith and H. Tsurumoto. Shannon Mercer, soprano; Krisztina Szabo, mezzo. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. $30; $20(sr/arts workers); $10(st). 416-924-4945. Also Oct 20. =z1c =must =newm =othr =voic

Oct 19 8:00: Music Gallery. X Avant New Music Festival IX: Transculturalism: Lido Pimienta: La Papessa and Ramzi. Performative ritual utilizing digital and analog projection. Songs and fragments of noise from the Caribbean, Africa and South East Asia. Lido Pimienta and Ramzi, vocals;  Melody Mckiver, Anishnaabe violist; Brandon Valdivia, drums; Peter Rahul and Adrienne Crossman, video artists. 197 John St. 416-204-1080. $20/$15(adv); $10(member/st). =z1c =newm =othr =voic =worl

Oct 19 8:00: Musideum. Steve Koven's Solo Retrospective. CD Release Concert. Steve Koven, piano. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =jazz =pian

Oct 19 8:00: Red Bull. Red Bull Flying Bach. Contemporary breakdance with live classical music. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier. Christoph Hagel, music director. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. $25-$70. =z1c =danc

Oct 19 10:15: St. John's United Church. World Music Sunday: Beautiful Listener. On a Clear Day, Blue Skies and other French, Portuguese and North American jazz classics and original works. Beverly Taft, vocals; and others. 2 Nobert Rd. 416-491-1224. Free. =z1e =jazz =voic =worl

Oct 20 11:00am: Canadian Chopin Festival. Fourth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition - Senior Competition: First Round. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga. 416 231-7709. Free. =z2 =pian

Oct 20 12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert. Tribute Communities Hall, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100x22926. Free. =z1 =cham =pian

Oct 20 8:00: Continuum Contemporary Music. Souvenir. Film (world premiere) and live music. Film by G. Popovich; music by L. Bouchard, A. Ho, J. Morlock, M. Oesterle, R. Smith and H. Tsurumoto. Shannon Mercer, soprano; Krisztina Szabo, mezzo. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. $30; $20(sr/arts workers); $10(st). 416-924-4945. Also Oct 19. =z1c =must =newm =othr =voic

Oct 20 8:00: Gallery 345. Zodiac Trio. List: Klezmer Fantazye; Shostakovich: Three Duets; Menotti: Trio; Piazzolla: Verano Porteño (from Four Seasons of Buenos Aires); Marshall: Themantics; Bartók: Contrasts. Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet; Vanessa Mollard, violin; Riko Higuma, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; $10(st). =z1w =cham =newm =pian

Oct 21 11:00am: Canadian Chopin Festival. Fourth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition - Senior Competition: Second Round. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga. 416 231-7709. Free. =z2 =pian

Oct 21 12:00_noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Falling for the Oboe. Spirited music for oboe, oboe d’amore and English horn. Works by Bach, Poulenc and others. Vincent Boilard, oboe; Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. =z1c =cham =pian

Oct 21 12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Singing our Songs. Arias and lieder. Students of Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan and Karen Ryma. Tribute Communities Hall, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100x22926. Free. Also Oct 23 and 28. =z1 =pian =voic

Oct 21 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Madama Butterfly. Puccini. Patricia Racette, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Kelly Kaduce, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo (Suzuki); Stefano Secco, tenor (Pinkerton); Andrea Carè, tenor (Pinkerton); Dwayne Croft, baritone (Consul, Sharpless); Gregory Dahl, tenor (Consul, Sharpless); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Patrick Lange, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 10, 11(4:30), 15, 18, 19(2:00), 22, 24, 26(2:00), 28, 30, 31. =z1c =oper

Oct 21 8:00: Musideum/AimToronto. James Bailey Curation Series. Experimental. Musideum, Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $10/PWYC. =z1c =newm =othr =impr

Oct 22 10:30am: Canadian Chopin Festival. Fourth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition - Junior Competition: Preliminary Round, Day One. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga. 416 231-7709. Free. =z2 =pian

Oct 22 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday organ recitals. Giles Bryant, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. =z1c =orgn

Oct 22 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Madama Butterfly. Puccini. Patricia Racette, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Kelly Kaduce, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo (Suzuki); Stefano Secco, tenor (Pinkerton); Andrea Carè, tenor (Pinkerton); Dwayne Croft, baritone (Consul, Sharpless); Gregory Dahl, tenor (Consul, Sharpless); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Patrick Lange, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 10, 11(4:30), 15, 18, 19(2:00), 21, 24, 26(2:00), 28, 30, 31. =z1c =oper

Oct 22 8:00: David Sereda. Singer/songwriter. Musideum, Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =othr =voic =newm

Oct 22 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Masterworks: Romeo & Juliet. Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave; Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1; Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet. Nicola Benedetti, violin; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; Stéphane Denève, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. $33–$145. 7:15: pre-concert chat. Also Oct 23(mat). =z1c =orch

Oct 23 10:30am: Canadian Chopin Festival. Fourth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition - Junior Competition: Preliminary Round, Day Two. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga. 416 231-7709. Free. =z2 =pian

Oct 23 12:00_noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: An Afternoon of Song. Program of art songs. Artists of the COC’s production of Falstaff; Liz Upchurch, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. =z1c =pian =voic

Oct 23 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Nimmons ‘N’ Braid. An improvised concert featuring Phil Nimmons and David Braid. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. Free. =z1c =jazz =newm =impr

Oct 23 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Jacob Reed, organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. =z1c =orgn

Oct 23 12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Singing our Songs. Arias and lieder. Students of Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Hall, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100x22926. Free. Also Oct 21 and 28. =z1 =pian =voic

Oct 23 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Masterworks: Romeo & Juliet. Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave; Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1; Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet. Nicola Benedetti, violin; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; Stéphane Denève, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. $29–$89. Also Oct 22(eve). =z1c =orch

Oct 23 7:00: Canadian Chopin Festival. Fourth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition - Junior Competition: Finals. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga. 416 231-7709. $20. =z2 =pian

Oct 23 7:30: Opera Atelier. Canadian premiere of Handel's Alcina. Meghan Lindsay (Alcina) and Mireille Asselin (Morgana), sopranos; Wallis Giunta (Bradamante) and Allyson McHardy (Ruggiero), mezzos; Olivier Laquerre, baritone (Melisso); Krešimir Špicer, tenor (Oronte); Marshall Pynkoski, director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreography; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik (David Fallis, conductor). Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. $38-$181. In Italian with English surtitles. Runs Oct 23(media night), 25, 26, 28, 31, Nov 1(mat). =z1c =danc =oper

Oct 23 8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Megumi Okamoto. Schumann: Fantasie; Tchaikovsky: The Seasons; Rachmaninov: Two Preludes; Kapustin: Preludes and Bagatelles. Megumi Okamoto, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; $10(st). =z1w =pian

Oct 23 8:00: Music Gallery/isKwé. isKwé and Friends. Collaboration of established and emerging aboriginal artists of different cultural backgrounds, incorporating traditional native drumming and singing in combination with classical music, live electronics and visual art. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. $15; $10(member). =z1c =newm =worl =othr

Oct 23 8:00: Music Toronto. Belcea Quartet. Beethoven: Quartet in D, Op.18, No.3; Brahms: Quartet in c, Op.51, No.1; Schubert: Quartet in a, Op.29, No.1, "Rosamunde" D.804. Corina Belcea, violin; Axel Schacher, violin; Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola; and Antoine Lederlin, cello. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $55; $50; $10 Student tickets; Age 18 to 35 pay your age. =z1c =cham

Oct 23 8:00: Musideum. Clan Hannigan. Traditional Celtic and world. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =folk =worl

Oct 24 12:10: Life & Music at St. Andrew's. Noontime Recital:  Melody Chan, Piano. St. Andrew's Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. =z1c =pian

Oct 24 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. =z1c =pian

Oct 24 7:00: Canadian Chopin Festival. Fourth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition - Senior Competition: Finals. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga. 416 231-7709. $20. =z2 =pian

Oct 24 7:00: Canadian Chopin Festival. Chopin and Friends: 19th Century Salon Recital. Krzysztof Jablonski, William Aide, Bernadene Blaha, Kent McWilliams, Lisa Yui, piano; and guests. John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga. 416 231-7709. $25. =z2 =pian

Oct 24 7:00: Music at St. Stephen’s. Gala Fundraising Evening. Works played on Ryder organ, piano and other instruments. St. Stephen's in-the-Fields Anglican Church, 103 Bellevue Ave. 415-921-6350 or 437-345-5889. $20. To support installation of Timothy Schmalz’s sculpture ‘Panhandler Jesus’. Wine and food served. =z1c =othr =pian =orgn

Oct 24 7:00: Soulpepper Theatre/Young Centre for the Performing Arts. The Global Cabaret Festival. Day 1 of 3. 7:00pm: Hank Williams Songbook; Denzal Sinclaire; 8:30pm: American Pie Songbook; Sharron Matthews: Prince and Me; 10pm: Patricia O’Callaghan Sings Cohen; Dido and Aeneas – 21st Century Remix; (re)Birth: E. E. Cummings in Song. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. $120(full festival pass); Single tickets from $23(adv); $26; $20(st). =z1c =must =oper =othr =voic

Oct 24 7:30: Canadian Institute for Czech Music/Opera by Request. Canadian Premiere: Dvořák's Jakobin. Lenard Whiting, tenor (Benda); Danielle Dudycha, soprano (Terinka); Ryan Harper, tenor (Jiří); John Holland, baritone (Filip); Andrew Tees, baritone (Count Vilem); and others; William Shookhoff, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 647-969-3498. $25-$30. =z1c =oper

Oct 24 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Madama Butterfly. Puccini. Patricia Racette, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Kelly Kaduce, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo (Suzuki); Stefano Secco, tenor (Pinkerton); Andrea Carè, tenor (Pinkerton); Dwayne Croft, baritone (Consul, Sharpless); Gregory Dahl, tenor (Consul, Sharpless); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Patrick Lange, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 10, 11(4:30), 15, 18, 19(2:00), 21, 22, 26(2:00), 28, 30, 31. =z1c =oper

Oct 24 7:30: Melanie Conly. Ladies of Loss and Love. Berlioz: La mort d'Ophélie; Chausson: Chanson perpétuelle; Poulenc: La dame de Monte Carlo; Mozart: Adagio in b; Case: Into Flight; songs by Purcell, Gershwin and Bernstein. Melanie Conly soprano, Emily Rho piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-712-5863. $20; $15(st). =z1c =cham =voic

Oct 24 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Handel Love Duets. Works by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Handel. Suzie LeBlanc, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor and director; Adrian Butterfield, violin solo; John Leberg, narrator. Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-408-0208. $40; $25(sr); $10(st). Fundraising event for the Early Music/Historical Performance Area. =z1c =earl =voic =othr

Oct 24 7:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Concert Series. Complete Mozart Violin Sonatas (selections). Jacques Israelievitch, violin; and Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano. Tribute Communities Hall, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. $15; $10(sr/st). Also Nov 6. =z1 =cham =pian

Oct 24 8:00: I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble. Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho (it's off to work we go). Works by Bach, Graupner and others. Guest: Stephanie Martin, organ. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-536-2943. $20; $10(sr/st/underemployed). =z1c =cham =earl =orgn

Oct 24 8:00: Musicians in Ordinary. Motets With Symphonies: An Italian House Concert for a Venetian Prince of the Church. Works by Monteverdi, Grandi, Marini and others. Hallie Fishel, soprano; Christopher Verrette, baroque violin; John Edwards, lute; and others. Fr. Madden Auditorium, Carr Hall, St. Michael's College, 100 St. Joseph St. 416-535-9956. $30; $20(sr/st). 7:30: Pre-concert talk. =z1c =cham =chor =othr =voic

Oct 24 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Bartók: Violin Concerto No.2; and works by Shostakovich. Emily Kruspe, violin; Tito Muñoz, conductor. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $25-$55. 6:45: Prelude Recital by students and faculty of The Glenn Gould School. =z1c =orch

Oct 25 1:00: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. Toronto International Piano Competition. Round 1 (all 24 competitors). P.C.Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre Of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-292-9293 x232. $10(entire day until 8:00 pm). Round 1 continues October 26. =z1e =pian

Oct 25 1:00: Toronto International Piano Competition. Round 1 (all 24 competitors). P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-292-9293 ext. 232. $10 (whole day). 1-8pm. =z1e =pian

Oct 25 2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. YPC: Symphonic Spooks. Lloyd Webber: Overture to Phantom of the Opera; Stravinsky: "Infernal Dance of King Katschei" from The Firebird; Grieg: "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from Peer Gynt; Tchaikovsky: Waltz from the Suite from Sleeping Beauty; Williams: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; and other works. Tha Spot Halloween Dancers; Patricia Krueger, organ; Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. $20–$32. Pre-concert performance. Also 4:00. =z1c =kids =orch =othr

Oct 25 3:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus Training Choirs and Choral Scholars. Seasonal Splendours! Works by Broughton, Ebel-Sabo, Naplan, Ouchterlony and others. Elise Bradley, Carole Anderson, Judith Bean and Matthew Otto, conductors. St. Anne's Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-932-8666 x231. $10-$20. =z1c =chor

Oct 25 3:45: Soulpepper Theatre/Young Centre for the Performing Arts. The Global Cabaret Festival. Day 2 of 3. 3:45 p.m.: American Pie Songbook; Sharron Matthews: Prince and Me; 5:15pm: Hank Williams Songbook; 5:30pm: Webster’s Opera Corner; 6:45pm: The Soldier’s Tale (Toronto Masque Theatre); F-Lying: A Fellini Cabaret; (re)Birth: E. E. Cummings in Song; 8:00pm: The Lost Songs of Toronto;Denzal Sinclaire; 9:30pm: Gershwin Songbook; Judith Lander: Alive and Well;(re)Birth: E. E. Cummings in Song. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. $120(full festival pass); Single tickets from $23(adv); $26; $20(st). =z1c =must =oper =othr =voic

Oct 25 4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Falstaff. Verdi. Lauren Segal, soprano (Meg Page); Simone Osborne, soprano (Nanetta); Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo (Mistress Quickly); Frédéric Antoun, tenor (Fenton); Gerald Finley, baritone (Falstaff); Russell Braun, baritone (Ford); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 3(eve), 9(eve), 12(2:00), 14(eve), 29(eve), Nov 1(eve). =z1c =must =oper

Oct 25 6:30: York University Department of Music. G.I.V.E: Gospel Inter-Varsity Explosion. Works by Pace, Walker and Franklin. Guests: Toronto Mass Choir; York and University of Toronto gospel choirs; McMaster Gospel Choir; Karen Burke, Lisa Toussaint, and Corey Butler, conductors. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. $5. =z1 =chor

Oct 25 6:45: Toronto Masque Theatre. The Soldier’s Tale. Stravinsky. Guy Few, cornet; Erika Raum, violin. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-410-4561. $26/$23(adv); $20(st). Also Oct 26(mat); part of Soulpepper Global Cabaret Festival. =z1c =must =othr

Oct 25 7:00: Massey Hall. Dream Serenade. Benefit concert. Folk, rock. Feist; Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner (The National); Sarah Harmer;Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies); Hayden; and others; Desser and Greyerbiehl, curators. 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. $50–$200. In support of services for children with developmental disabilities. =z1c =folk =othr

Oct 25 7:30: Brookbanks for African Grannies/Old Orchard Blossoms/Toronto Grandmothers Embrace Grandmother Groups. SOLD OUT. Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir; Loril Shannik, Celtic harpist. St. Timothy's Anglican Church, 100 Old Orchard Grove Rd. 416-485-5011. $25(adv); $30. 6:30: pre-concert marketplace; benefit for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. =z1n =chor =othr =worl

Oct 25 7:30: Celebrity Symphony Orchestra. Warsaw Concerto. Commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto in G; Ridout: Fall Fair; Elgar: Polonia; and other opera arias, duets and Polish songs. Katarzyna Dondalska, soprano; Rafal Bartminski, tenor; Zbigniew Macias, baritone; Adam Zukiewicz, piano; Andrzej Rozbicki, conductor. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 1-800-965-9324. $45–$65. 7.00: pre-concert chat. =z2 =oper =orch =pian =voic =worl

Oct 25 7:30: Opera Atelier. Canadian premiere of Handel's Alcina. Meghan Lindsay (Alcina) and Mireille Asselin (Morgana), sopranos; Wallis Giunta (Bradamante) and Allyson McHardy (Ruggiero), mezzos; Olivier Laquerre, baritone (Melisso); Krešimir Špicer, tenor (Oronte); Marshall Pynkoski, director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreography; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik (David Fallis, conductor). Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. $38-$181. In Italian with English surtitles. Runs Oct 23(media night), 25, 26, 28, 31, Nov 1(mat). =z1c =danc =oper

Oct 25 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Weber: Overture to Oberon; Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate, K165; Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A. Elizabeth Polese, soprano; Uri Mayer and Sam Tam, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. $30; $20(sr); $10(st). =z1c =orch =voic

Oct 25 7:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church/University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Shining Night: A Celebration of Morten Lauridsen’s Choral Music. Mansell: Lux Aeterna; Lauridsen: A Shining Light; other works. MacMillan Singers; Exultate Chamber Singers; Cawthra Park Secondary School Vocal Ensemble; Orpheus Choir of Toronto; Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. $35; $20(st). =z1c =chor =newm

Oct 25 8:00: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Soirée. Monti: Czardas; Saint-Saëns: "The  Swan" from Carnival of The Animals; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2(first mov.); Scott: Now Is The Hour/Haere Ra (Maori farewell song); and other works. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. $15; $10(st). =z1c =pian

Oct 25 8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Judicael Perroy, France. Works by Bach, Legnani, Dubez and Ponce and others. Benjamin Verdery, classical guitar. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-964-8298. $30; $25(sr/st). =z1c =cham =earl =othr

Oct 25 8:00: Musideum. “Miss Peggy Lee"” Tribute Show. Françoine Hailman, singer/songwriter; Rick Maltese, piano. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =voic =jazz =pian

Oct 25 8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. The Power of Beethoven. Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Sibelius: Pelléas and Mélisande Op.46. Marco Parisotto, conductor. Guest: Etsuko Kimura, violin. Regent Theatre (Oshawa), 50 King St.  E., Oshawa. 905-721-3399 x2. $45-$56. =z4 =orch =othr

Oct 25 8:00: Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra. Once Upon a Time. Works by Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and others. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. $29; $24(sr/st); $9(under 13). 7:15: Pre-concert talk. =z3 =orch

Oct 25 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Season Gala Concert: Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway. Featuring two leading interpreters of the classical flute. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $60-$145. For gala dinner preceding concert contact Aurelia Kay 416-408-2824 x428. =z1c =cham =othr

Oct 25 8:00: See Through Trio. Parallel Lights - Album Release Concert. Nine new compositions by bassist Pete Johnson. See Through Trio (Tania Gill, piano; Pete Johnson, bass; Karen Ng, saxophone); guests: Paul Newman, saxophone; Jake Oelrichs, drums; Mike Smith, synth. Array Space, 155 Walnut St. 416-532-3019. $10 or PWYC. =z1c =jazz =othr =newm

Oct 25 8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Tchaikovsky. Borenstein: Poem for Violin and Orchestra (North American Premiere); Waghalter: Notturno Op.4 for Violin and Orchestra (North American Premiere); Sarasate: Gypsy Airs (Zigeunerweisen) (arr. Arman); Tchaikovsky: Sinfonia in e-flat Op.30 (String Quartet No.3 arr. Arman). Irmina Trynkos, violin; Nurhan Arman, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. $49; $39(sr); $19(st). =z1n =orch =stri =cham

Oct 25 8:00: York University Department of Music. Improv Soirée. Casey Sokol, host. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100x22926. Free. =z1 =cham =impr =newm

Oct 26 1:00: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. Toronto International Piano Competition. Round 1 (24 competitors). P.C.Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre Of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-292-9293 x232. $10(entire day until 8:00 pm). Round 1 continued from October 25. =z1e =pian

Oct 26 1:00: Soulpepper Theatre/Young Centre for the Performing Arts. The Global Cabaret Festival. Day 3 of 3. 1:00pm: The Soldier’s Tale (Toronto Masque Theatre); Heather Bambrick and “Broadsway”; 2:15pm:  Patricia O’Callaghan Sings Cohen; Webster’s Opera Corner; 3:30pm: Jackie Richardson; F-Lying: A Fellini Cabaret; 4:45pm: Sophie Milman: Great Women of Song; Dido and Aeneas – 21st Century Remix;6:00pm: Gershwin Songbook; Judith Lander: Alive and Well; 7;30: The Lost Songs of Toronto; 7:45 p.m.: Heather Bambrick and “Broadsway”; 9:00pm: Jackie Richardson. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. $120(full festival pass); Single tickets from $23(adv); $26; $20(st). =z1c =must =oper =othr =voic

Oct 26 1:00: Toronto International Piano Competition. Round 1 (all 24 competitors). P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-292-9293 ext. 232. $10 (whole day). 1-8pm. =z1e =pian

Oct 26 1:00: Toronto Masque Theatre. The Soldier’s Tale. Stravinsky. Guy Few, cornet; Erika Raum, violin. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-410-4561. $26/$23(adv); $20(st). Also Oct 25(eve). =z1c =must =othr =cham

Oct 26 1:30: Seicho-No-Ie Centre. 6 Cellists, 6 Concerts, 6 Bach Suites. Bach: Suite for unaccompanied cello, No.1 in G (BWV1007). Joe Johnson, cello. Seicho-No-Ie Toronto, 662 Victoria Park Ave. 416-690-8686. $20. =z1c =cham =othr =stri

Oct 26 2:00: Canadian Chopin Festival. Gala Winners Concert. Winners of the Fourth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416 231-7709. $25 to $55. =z1c =pian

Oct 26 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Madama Butterfly. Puccini. Patricia Racette, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Kelly Kaduce, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo (Suzuki); Stefano Secco, tenor (Pinkerton); Andrea Carè, tenor (Pinkerton); Dwayne Croft, baritone (Consul, Sharpless); Gregory Dahl, tenor (Consul, Sharpless); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Patrick Lange, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 10(eve), 11(4:30), 15(eve), 18(eve), 19(2:00), 21(eve), 22(eve), 24(eve), 28(eve), 30(eve), 31(eve). =z1c =oper

Oct 26 2:00: Off Centre Music Salon. 20th Annual Schubertiad. Works by Schubert. Allison Angelo, soprano; Giles Tomkins, baritone; Winona Zelenka, cello; Jacques Israelievitch, violin; Inna Perkis and Boris Zarankin, piano. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-466-1870. $60; $50(sr); $25(13-25); $15(12 and under). =z1c =cham =pian =voic =stri

Oct 26 2:00: Roy Thomson Hall and Royal Canadian Military Institute. 25th Annual  Massed Military Band Spectacular. 120 pipers, drummers, brass and woodwind players from Toronto’s Navy, Air Force and Army bands. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $39.50-$89.50. =z1c =band

Oct 26 2:00: Shuffle Season. Songs of Canada, the British Isles, Flanders, France and Italy. Songs by S. Rogers, Purcell and Brassens; 14th and 15th century Italian polyphony. Katherine Hill, nyckelharpa and voice; Thomas Baeté, viola da gamba, medieval fiddles and voice; Joe Carew, autoharp and voice. St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 509 Dundas St. E. 613-729-1390. $20/$15(adv); $10(st). =z1c =cham =earl =folk =worl =othr

Oct 26 3:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band. Songs of the Paradise Saloon. Tovey: Trumpet Concerto; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue. Bramwell Tovey: guest conductor; Andrew McCandless: trumpet. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts, 27 Front Street East. 416-366-7723. $50; $40(sr); $35(under 35); $15(st). =z1c =band =newm =orch

Oct 26 3:00: Musideum. Don Naduriak's Jambanda - "Party Music". Latin jazz. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =jazz =worl

Oct 26 3:00: Neapolitan Connection. Musical Matinées at Montgomery's Inn. Andrew Sords, violin. Montgomery's Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W. 416-231-0006. $15-$37.99. 2:00: Museum tour. Tea, historical tour and cookies included. =z1w =stri

Oct 26 3:00: Toronto Andriasov Music Festival:. Celebrating the Music of Iosif and Arshak Andriasov. I. Andriasov: Cantata "To The Mother Earth" Op. 25(arr. A. Andriasov); Andante for Violin and Piano; Musical Sketch for Flute and Piano, Op.4; Seven Pieces for Piano Op.2,3,6,15,16,17 and 29A. Andriasov: 1st Piano Sonata Op.4; Rose Op.2 No.1; Here is the Evening Op.2 No.5 for Soprano and Piano; and other works. Emily Sun, violin; Katherine Napiwotzki, soprano; Samantha Chang, flute; Ellen Meyer and Arshak Andriasov, piano. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; $10(st). =z1w =cham =pian =voic =stri

Oct 26 4:30: Northlea United Church. Jazz Vespers. Cara Matthew, guest vocalist; Ed Sweetman, bass; Rob Rowe, piano; Kelly Arrey, drums. 125 Brentcliffe Rd. 416-425-5252. Free. =z1c =jazz =relg

Oct 26 7:00: Bach Chamber Youth Choir. Coffee House. Solos, duets and small group performances; show tunes, contemporary songs, folk, international music. St. Barnabas Church, Anglican, 361 Danforth Avenue. 416-431-0790. $15. =z1c =

Oct 26 7:30: Aradia Ensemble. Le Rameau. Concert marking 250th anniversary of Rameau's death. Rameau: Pièces de clavecin en concert (1741) No 1 and No.4 (Canadian premiere); Cantatas; Leclair: Overture for opus 13, No.3; Deuxième récréation de musique, Op.8. Aradia; guest: Hélène Brunet, soprano. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 647-960-6650. $35;$20(sr/under 30). Pre-concert chat on Rameau's Treatise on Harmony. =z1c =cham =earl =voic

Oct 26 7:30: Opera Atelier. Canadian premiere of Handel's Alcina. Meghan Lindsay (Alcina) and Mireille Asselin (Morgana), sopranos; Wallis Giunta (Bradamante) and Allyson McHardy (Ruggiero), mezzos; Olivier Laquerre, baritone (Melisso); Krešimir Špicer, tenor (Oronte); Marshall Pynkoski, director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreography; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik (David Fallis, conductor). Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. $38-$181. In Italian with English surtitles. Runs Oct 23(media night), 25, 26, 28, 31, Nov 1(mat). =z1c =danc =oper

Oct 26 8:00: Musideum. Brownman   1. Latin jazz. Brownman Ali, trumpet plus guest. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20; $10(sr/st/artists). =z1c =jazz =othr

Oct 27 1:00: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. Toronto International Piano Competition. Round 2 (all 24 competitors). P.C.Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre Of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-292-9293 x232. $10(entire day until 8:00 pm). Round 2 continues October 28. =z1e =pian

Oct 27 1:00: Toronto International Piano Competition. Round 2 (all 24 competitors). P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-292-9293 ext. 232. $10 (whole day). 1-8pm. =z1e =pian

Oct 27 7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Monday Evening Concerts: NEXUS Percussion Ensemble. Reich: Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ; Hartenberger: Invisible Proverb; Hardin (Tosoff/Hartenberger arr.): Moondog Suite; Ghassemi (Hartenberger arr.): Persian Songs. Sepideh Raissadat, vocals. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. $40; $25(sr); $10(st). =z1c =cham =newm =othr =voic

Oct 27 7:30: Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto/Consulate of Iceland. Vikingur Ólafsson, piano. Bach: Goldberg Variations; Icelandic folk and art songs. Remenyi House of Music, Music Room, 210 Bloor St. W. 416-762-8627. $25/$20(adv). =z1c =cham =pian =worl

Oct 27 8:00: Musideum. Midheaven/Aerin Fogel. Alternative, new-age. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =othr =newm

Oct 28 12:00_noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: The Idea of North. Works from Iceland and neighbouring Nordic countries; Bach: Goldberg Variations. Víkingur Ólafsson, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. =z1c =pian

Oct 28 12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Singing our Songs. Arias and lieder. Students of Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan and Karen Ryma. Tribute Communities Hall, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100x22926. Free. Also Oct 21 and 23. =z1 =pian =voic

Oct 28 1:00: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. Toronto International Piano Competition. Round 2 (24 competitors). P.C.Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre Of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-292-9293 x232. $10(entire day until 8:00 pm). Round 2 continued from October 27. =z1e =pian

Oct 28 1:00: Toronto International Piano Competition. Round 2 (all 24 competitors). P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-292-9293 ext. 232. $10 (whole day). 1-8pm. =z1e =pian

Oct 28 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Madama Butterfly. Puccini. Patricia Racette, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Kelly Kaduce, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo (Suzuki); Stefano Secco, tenor (Pinkerton); Andrea Carè, tenor (Pinkerton); Dwayne Croft, baritone (Consul, Sharpless); Gregory Dahl, tenor (Consul, Sharpless); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Patrick Lange, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 10, 11(4:30), 15, 18, 19(2:00), 21, 22, 24, 26(2:00), 30, 31. =z1c =oper

Oct 28 7:30: Opera Atelier. Canadian premiere of Handel's Alcina. Meghan Lindsay (Alcina) and Mireille Asselin (Morgana), sopranos; Wallis Giunta (Bradamante) and Allyson McHardy (Ruggiero), mezzos; Olivier Laquerre, baritone (Melisso); Krešimir Špicer, tenor (Oronte); Marshall Pynkoski, director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreography; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik (David Fallis, conductor). Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. $38-$181. In Italian with English surtitles. Runs Oct 23(media night), 25, 26, 28, 31, Nov 1(mat). =z1c =danc =oper =earl

Oct 28 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composers Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. Free. =z1c =newm =othr

Oct 28 8:00: Music Toronto. Janina Fialkowska, piano. Grieg: Six Lyric Pieces; Schubert: Sonata in E-flat Op.posth.122, D.568; Ravel: Noctuelles; Oiseaux tristes; Chopin: 3 Mazurkas; Ballade No.4 in f, Op.52. Janina Fialkowska. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $55; $50; $10(st); Age 18 to 35 pay your age. =z1c =pian

Oct 28 8:00: Musideum. Rakkatak. World fusion. Anita Katakkar, tabla; Samidha Joglekar, vocalist; Oriana “Bootsy” Barbato, bass; Carlos Lopes and Morgan Doctor, guitar. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =worl =voic =othr

Oct 28 8:00: Necessary Angel Theatre Company. What Makes a Man. A living portrait of Charles Aznavour, the life he lived, observed, and wrote about in his lyrics. Created by Jennifer Tarver; musical arrangements by Justin Ellington. Andrew Penner; Louise Pitre; Saidah Baba Talibah. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416-368-3110. $30-$49. Also Oct 5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26, 29-31, Nov 1, 2. Start times vary. =z1c =jazz =must =voic =worl

Oct 28 8:00: Talisker Players. Songs of Travel: reflections on travel, movement, departures, arrivals, and wanderlust. Featuring readings from the journals and memoirs of explorers and adventurers. Applebaum: Algoma Central; de la Guerre: Le Sommeil d’Ulisse; Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel; Weigl: Songs of Love and Leaving; and other songs of travel. Virginia Hatfield, soprano; Geoffrey Sirett, baritone; Graham Abbey, actor and reader; Talisker Players. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1800. $35; $25(sr); $15(st). 7:15: Pre-concert chat. Also Oct 29. =z1c =cham =newm =voic =othr

Oct 29 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. =z1c =orgn

Oct 29 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Falstaff. Verdi. Lauren Segal, soprano (Meg Page); Simone Osborne, soprano (Nanetta); Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo (Mistress Quickly); Frédéric Antoun, tenor (Fenton); Gerald Finley, baritone (Falstaff); Russell Braun, baritone (Ford); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 3, 9, 12(2:00), 14, 25(4:30), Nov 1. =z1c =must =oper

Oct 29 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Last Days. Theatrical commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. David Fallis, music director. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-408-0208. Free. Also Oct 30(mat/eve). =z1c =cham =must =voic

Oct 29 8:00: Musideum. David Sereda. Singer/songwriter. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =othr =voic

Oct 29 8:00: Talisker Players. Songs of Travel: reflections on travel, movement, departures, arrivals, and wanderlust. Featuring readings from the journals and memoirs of explorers and adventurers. Applebaum: Algoma Central; de la Guerre: Le Sommeil d’Ulisse; Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel; Weigl: Songs of Love and Leaving; and other songs of travel. Virginia Hatfield, soprano; Geoffrey Sirett, baritone; Graham Abbey, actor and reader; Talisker Players. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1800. $35; $25(sr); $15(st). 7:15: Pre-concert chat. Also Oct 28. =z1c =must =newm =voic =othr

Oct 30 12:00_noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Divertissement à 6. Music for wind instruments and piano. Works by Françaix, Ligeti and Poulenc. Wind players of the COC Orchestra; Monique de Margerie, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. =z1c =cham =pian =othr

Oct 30 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Johannes Plays Johannes. Brahms: selections from Opp.76, 117, 118 and 119. John Kruspe, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. Free. =z1c =cham =pian

Oct 30 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Peter Nikiforuk, organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. =z1c =orgn

Oct 30 1:00: Toronto International Piano Competition. Semi-Final round (6 competitors). P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-292-9293 ext. 232. $10 (whole day). 1-7pm. =z1e =pian

Oct 30 2:00: Orchardviewers. Mark Battenberg: Morpheus, the God of Dreams. Original poetry and music. Mark Battenberg, guitar and voice. Toronto Public Library, Northern District, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. Room 224. =z1c =othr =voic

Oct 30 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Last Days. Theatrical commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. David Fallis, music director. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-408-0208. Free. Also Oct 29(eve), 30(eve). =z1c =cham =must =voic

Oct 30 5:30: Ken Page Memorial Trust. Saluting the Swing Wizards. Annual Jazz Fundraiser. Howard Alden, guitar; Dan Barrett, Alastair Kay, trombone; Terry Clarke, drums; Jim Galloway, saxophone; Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; John MacMurchy, clarinet; John Sherwood, piano; Neil Swainson, bass, Warren Vaché, cornet, Ted O'Reilly, host. Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-515-0200. $170. 5:30: opening performance by Josh Smiley Trio. =z1w =jazz

Oct 30 7:30: Canadian Music Centre. Ensemble Resonance (Calgary) Presents Electrospectives. Featuring music for soprano, violin, bass clarinet and piano. Works by A. Bell, B. Lee, Rosen, A. Rae, A. Ho and McIntyre. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. $30/$25(adv). =z1c =cham =newm =pian =voic

Oct 30 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Madama Butterfly. Puccini. Patricia Racette, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Kelly Kaduce, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo (Suzuki); Stefano Secco, tenor (Pinkerton); Andrea Carè, tenor (Pinkerton); Dwayne Croft, baritone (Consul, Sharpless); Gregory Dahl, tenor (Consul, Sharpless); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Patrick Lange, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 10, 11(4:30), 15, 18, 19(2:00), 21, 22, 24, 26(2:00), 28, 31. =z1c =oper

Oct 30 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Last Days. Theatrical commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. David Fallis, music director. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-408-0208. Free. Also Oct 29, 30(mat). =z1c =cham =must =voic

Oct 30 8:00: McMichael Signature Performance Series. Emily Songs, with Tony Quarrington and Friends. Music inspired by the art and writings of Emily Carr. Julie Michels; Brian Dickinson; Jane Bunnett. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg. 905-893-1121 x2209. $39-$49; $19(st). =z3 =jazz =othr

Oct 30 8:00: Musideum. Vivia Kay. Vivia Kieswetter, vocals; Jordan O'Connor, bass; Eric St. Laurent, guitar. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =jazz =othr =voic

Oct 30 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Masterworks: The Dream of Gerontius. Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius. Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo; Stuart Skelton, tenor; John Relyea, bass-baritone; Amadeus Choir; Elmer Iseler Singers; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. $33–$145. Also Nov 1. =z1c =chor =orch

Oct 31 12:10: Life & Music at St. Andrew's. Noontime Recital:  Jordan Klapman, Jazz Piano. St. Andrew's Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. =z1c =pian =jazz

Oct 31 1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. =z1c =pian

Oct 31 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Madama Butterfly. Puccini. Patricia Racette, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Kelly Kaduce, soprano (Cio-Cio San); Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo (Suzuki); Stefano Secco, tenor (Pinkerton); Andrea Carè, tenor (Pinkerton); Dwayne Croft, baritone (Consul, Sharpless); Gregory Dahl, tenor (Consul, Sharpless); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Patrick Lange, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 10, 11(4:30), 15, 18, 19(2:00), 21, 22, 24, 26(2:00), 28, 30. =z1c =oper

Oct 31 7:30: Opera Atelier. Canadian premiere of Handel's Alcina. Meghan Lindsay (Alcina) and Mireille Asselin (Morgana), sopranos; Wallis Giunta (Bradamante) and Allyson McHardy (Ruggiero), mezzos; Olivier Laquerre, baritone (Melisso); Krešimir Špicer, tenor (Oronte); Marshall Pynkoski, director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreography; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik (David Fallis, conductor). Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. $38-$181. In Italian with English surtitles. Runs Oct 23(media night), 25, 26, 28, 31, Nov 1(mat). =z1c =danc =oper

Oct 31 10:00: Music at Metropolitan/Royal Canadian College of Organists. Phantoms of the Organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331x51. Freewill Offering. Donations support student organists. =z1c =orgn

Nov 01 2:00: Cantabile Chorale of York Region. Over There. Songs, solos, & readings in remembrance of WWI and WWII. Audience participation. Robert Richardson, conductor, Lona Richardson, accompanist. St. Matthew's United Church, 333 Crosby Ave., Richmond Hill. 905-731-8318. $20. =z3 =chor =othr

Nov 01 3:00: Neapolitan Connection. Musical Matinées at Montgomery's Inn: Bach to Basics! Rachel Mercer, cello. Montgomery's Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W. 416-231-0006. $15-$37.99. 2:00: Museum tour. Tea, historical tour and cookies included. =z1w =othr =cham

Nov 01 3:30: Toronto Jazz Orchestra/Allison Toffan. Big Band Tap Preview. Classic swing to contemporary big band, pop, hip-hop and tap dancers. Josh Grossman, conductor. The Rex Hotel, 194 Queen St. W. 416-899-5299. By donation. =z1c =danc =jazz

Nov 01 4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection: Evensong. Kye Marshall, cello; Don Thompson, piano. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. Freewill offering. =z1c =jazz =relg =cham

Nov 01 4:30: Opera Atelier. Canadian premiere of Handel's Alcina. Meghan Lindsay (Alcina) and Mireille Asselin (Morgana), sopranos; Wallis Giunta (Bradamante) and Allyson McHardy (Ruggiero), mezzos; Olivier Laquerre, baritone (Melisso); Krešimir Špicer, tenor (Oronte); Marshall Pynkoski, director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreography; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik (David Fallis, conductor). Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. $38-$181. In Italian with English surtitles. Runs Oct 23(media night), 25, 26, 28, 31, Nov 1(mat). =z1c =danc =oper

Nov 01 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Falstaff. Verdi. Lauren Segal, soprano (Meg Page); Simone Osborne, soprano (Nanetta); Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo (Mistress Quickly); Frédéric Antoun, tenor (Fenton); Gerald Finley, baritone (Falstaff); Russell Braun, baritone (Ford); COC Orchestra and Chorus; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $12-$339; $22(under 30). Also Oct 3, 9, 12(2:00), 14, 25(4:30), 29. =z1c =must =oper

Nov 01 7:30: Gallery 345. Britten, Tippett, Greenwood: Angles in War and Peace. Britten: Four Sea Interludes for Brass Quintet and Two Percussionists; Tippett: Kaleidoscopic Oratorio "A Child Of Our Time"; Michael Brooker: Musica Reflecta; and other works. Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet; Vanessa Mollard, violin; Riko Higuma, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; $10(st). =z1w =cham =pian =voic

Nov 01 7:30: St. John's United Church. Michael Ciufo, Canadian Tenor. Joshua Tamayo, piano. 2 Nobert Rd. 416-491-1224. $25. =z1e =oper =pian =voic

Nov 01 7:30: Toronto International Piano Competition. Final round:  Three competitors. Concerti with the Toronto Concert Orchestra; Kerry Stratton, conductor. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $30 & $40. =z1c =pian

Nov 01 8:00: Arraymusic. Array Session #28. Arraymusic artistic director Rick Sack leads an evening of improvisation. Toronto and out-of-town improvisers. Array Space, 155 Walnut St. 416-532-3019. Free/PWYC. =z1c =newm =othr =impr

Nov 01 8:00: North York Concert Orchestra. Rule Britannia! Works by Lavallé, Elgar, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Parry and others. David Bowser, conductor. Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord Seaton Rd., North York. 416-628-9195. $25; $20(sr); $10(st). =z1n =orch

Nov 01 8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Scarborough: Not As Scary As It Sounds! Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre Op.40, Dukas: Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette; and other works. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-429-0007. $30; $25(sr); $15(st); $10(under 10). Costumes encouraged. =z1 =orch

Nov 01 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Masterworks: The Dream of Gerontius. Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius. Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo; Stuart Skelton, tenor; John Relyea, bass-baritone; Amadeus Choir; Elmer Iseler Singers; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. $33–$145. 7:15: pre-concert chat. Also Oct 30. =z1c =chor =orch

Nov 01 8:00: TorQ Percussion Quartet. TorQ Turns 10. A milestone celebration of TorQ's first decade together, featuring favourites from their repertoire. Works by Cage, Hatzis, Wijeratne, Morphy and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-788-8272. PWYC. Reception to follow. =z1c =cham =newm =othr

Nov 02 1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles: New Orford String Quartet. Interactive performance for young audiences. Guest: Teng Li, viola. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-922-3714 x103. $13(includes a chocolate truffle at conclusion). =z1c =cham =kids

Nov 02 1:30: Kingston Road Village Concert Series. Beaches Reads: An Equal Music. Readings from Vikram Seth; works by Haydn, Beethoven, J.S. Bach and others. Toronto Symphony Orchestra String Quartet; Tom Allen, host. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6091. $20; $10(st); free(under13). =z1c =cham =newm =othr

Nov 02 2:00: Royal Conservatory/Toronto Harp Society. Mazzoleni Masters: Alice Giles. J.S. Bach: Lute Suite in e BWV996; Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie for Harp in a Op.95; Whitehead: Toccata; Salzedo: Ballade for Harp Op.28. Alice Giles, harp. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $32. =z1c =cham =othr

Nov 02 2:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. La Gran Via. Chueca. Margie Bernal; Fabian Arciniegas; Pablo Benitez; Diego Catala; José Hernández, music director and piano. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $46-$63. =z1c =must =oper

Nov 02 2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket. Trillium Brass Quintet. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. $26; $20(sr); $10(st). =z3 =cham =othr

Nov 02 3:00: Musideum. Don Naduriak's Jambanda - "Party Music". Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =jazz =worl

Nov 02 3:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Air, Fire, Earth & Water: The Renaissance Sense of Humour(s). Selection of polyphonic madrigals, chansons and part songs from the age of polyphony. Artistic director: Lucas Harris; guest: R.H. Thomson, reader. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1695. $30; $25(sr); $12.50(under 30). Coffee, tea and home baking follow. =z1c =chor =earl

Nov 02 3:00: Ukrainian Art Song Project. Galicians I: Four Composers from the Western Province of Ukraine. Works by Barvinsky, Liudkevych, Sichynsky and Turkewich. Monica Whicher, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Russell Braun, baritone; Pavlo Hunka, bass-baritone; Marie Bérard, violin; Albert Krywolt, piano. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $40-$80. =z1c =cham =voic

Nov 02 3:15: Mooredale Concerts. New Orford String Quartet. Ravel: String Quartet in F; Brady: Journal: String Quartet No.2 (Toronto premiere); Mozart: String Quintet No.4 in g K516. Guest: Teng Li, viola. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-922-3714 x103. $30; $20(under 30). =z1c =cham

Nov 02 4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Warlock's Capriol Suite. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. =z1c =orgn

Nov 02 4:00: St. Olave's Anglican Church. Choral Evensong for All Saints and All Souls. Classical, contemporary and popular flute pieces. City Flutes, Lana Chou Hoyt, director. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Free will offering. Evensong at 4:00; concert at 5:00. =z1w =cham =relg

Nov 02 4:00: St. Philip's Anglican Church. Mariachi Vespers: Jorge Lopez & Mexico Amigo Mariachi Band. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. =z1w =relg =worl

Nov 02 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Amanda Tosoff Quartet. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211x22. Freewill offering. =z1c =jazz =relg

Nov 02 8:00: Musideum. Sandra Mogensen - The Book of Sounds. Otte: Das Buch der Klänge. Sandra Mogensen, piano. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =pian =newm

Nov 04 12:00_noon: Canadian Opera Company/Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. Chamber Music Series: White Night in Russia. Marina Thibeault, viola; Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. =z1c =cham =pian

Nov 04 12:00_noon: Jeunesses Musicales Ontario. Emerging Artists Concerts on Tour: White Night in Russia. Marina Thibeault, viola; Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Also Nov 7 (eve, Prescott). =z1c =cham =pian

Nov 04 7:30: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters: Musicians from Marlboro. Haydn: Piano Trio in e-flat; Britten: String Quartet No.3 Op.94; Fauré: Piano Quartet No.2 in g Op.45. Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin; Danbi Um, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Gabriel Cabezas, cello; Angela Park, cello; Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $32. =z1c =cham =pian =othr

Nov 04 8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. Agnes Obel. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-872-4255. $29.50-$39.50. =z1c =folk =pian

Nov 04 8:00: Musideum. Christa Couture & Hillary Grist, singer/songwriters. Folk, pop, jazz. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20. =z1c =folk =jazz =othr =worl

Nov 05 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday organ recitals. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. =z1c =orgn

Nov 05 5:30: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Walk to the Sea. Ensemble of jazz and world musicians explore cross-cultural commonalities from their shared Arabic, Roma, Sephardic and North African roots. David Buchbinder, trumpet and composer; Hilario Durán, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. =z1c =folk =jazz =pian =worl

Nov 05 7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. John R. Stratton Visitor in Music: Student Vocalists with Catherine Wyn-Rogers. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. Free. =z1c =oper =voic

Nov 05 8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. Agnes Obel. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-872-4255. $29.50-$39.50. =z1c =folk =pian

Nov 05 8:00: Royal Conservatory/Small World Music. World Music: Ana Moura. Portuguese fado music. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $35-$80. =z1c =voic =worl

Nov 06 12:00_noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: 1914–1918: Lest We Forget…. Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Works by Rachmaninov, Medtner, Hindemith, Scriabin, Fauré and Ravel. Maxim Bernard, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. =z1c =pian

Nov 06 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Opera Spotlight. A preview of the Opera Division’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. Free. =z1c =oper

Nov 06 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met. Matthew Whitfield, organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. =z1c =orgn

Nov 06 3:00: Neapolitan Connection. Maxim Bernard, Piano. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 416-231-0006. $12.50-$30. =z1c =pian

Nov 06 6:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Spotlight Series. Complete Mozart Violin Sonatas (selections). Jacques Israelievitch, violin; and Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano. Tribute Communities Hall, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. $15; $10(sr/st). Also Oct 24. =z1 =cham =pian

Nov 06 7:30: Opera York. Lucia di Lammermoor. Donizetti. Allison Arends, soprano (Lucia); Gary Relyea, bass (Raimondo Bidebent); Guiseppe Macina, stage director; Sabatino Vacca, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. $40–$50; $25(st). Also Nov 8. =z3 =oper

Nov 06 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T 12TET. Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Terry Promane, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. $20; $10(st). =z1c =jazz =othr

Nov 06 8:00: Musideum. Bill Gilliam. Experimental. Bill Gilliam, composer/pianist. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20; $15(sr/st). =z1c =newm =othr =impr =pian

Nov 07 12:10: Life & Music at St. Andrew's. Noontime Recital: Adam Zukiewicz, Piano. St. Andrew's Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. =z1c =pian

Nov 07 7:30: Brott Music Festival. We Will Rock You! The Music of Queen. Concert and Craft Beer Tasting. Bohemian Rhapsody; Another One Bites the Dust; Under Pressure. Jeans ‘n Classics Revival Band; National Academy Orchestra. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-525-7664. $38. Ticket includes a free  beer tasting beginning at 6 pm. =z2 =jazz =orch =othr

Nov 07 7:30: Ontario Christian Music Assembly. Christian Festival Concert 2014. Liselotte Rokyta, panflute; Andre Knevel, organ; OCMA Vocal Quartet; Leendert Kooij, conductor and musical director. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $25-$50. =z1c =cham =chor =orgn

Nov 07 7:30: Ontario Christian Music Assembly Choirs. Christian Festival Concert. Guests: Toronto Brass Quintet; Beatrice Carpino, soprano; Michael Ciufo, tenor; Adolfo De Santis, piano; Andre Knevel, organ; and others; Leendert Kooij, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-636-9779. $25-$50. Audience participation. =z1c =chor =othr =pian =orgn

Nov 07 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Paradoxical by Nature. Blend of musical and theatrical performances with humour and pathos. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-408-0208. Free. =z1c =cham =must

Nov 07 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. The Poem/The Song. Music inspired by the poem and poetry in musical settings. Works by Liszt/Petrarch, T.S.Eliot/Lloyd Webber; Whitman/Crumb, Cohen and others. Reader: Margaret Atwood; singers: Thom Allison, Gregory Hoskins, Carla Huhtanen; musicians: Andrew Burashko, piano; Barry Shiffman, violin; Andrew Downing, bass; John Johnson, saxophone; Rachel Mercer, cello; Rob Piltch, guitar. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. $25-$59. Also November 8. =z1c =cham =newm =voic =othr =pian

Nov 07 8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. "Swingin' to the Future" Tribute to the Big Band Era. Guests: Toronto All-Star Big Band; John Edward Liddle, conductor. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-1570. $15; $5(st); free(child). =z1w =band

Nov 07 8:00: Music Gallery/Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival. Rub Out The Word: A William S. Burroughs Centennial Event. Extended multi-media work, featuring an actor, 11-piece orchestra, electroacoustic sound and visual projections. Glen Hall, saxophones, flute, Kyma X, electroacoustic sound. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. $20/$15(adv); $10(member). =z1c =jazz =newm =othr =impr =must

Nov 07 8:00: Musideum. Emily Coulston, singer/songwriter. Suite 133 (main floor), 401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323. $20; $15(sr/st). =z1c =newm =othr =voic

Nov 07 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: An Evening with Bruce Cockburn. Blend of folk, blues, jazz, and rock. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $40-$90. =z1c =folk =jazz =voic

Nov 07 8:00: The Toronto Consort. Paris Confidential. Music, words and images of 16th century Paris. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. $21-$64. Also November 8. =z1c =cham =earl =voic


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