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Mar 27 8:00: Array Music. Situated Sounds II: Science of Sound. Situated Sounds is a series of curated performances of sound art through an online platform that will present commissioned new work from a combination of established and emerging artists, both local and international, from various disciplines. Zul Mahmod, Interspecifics, and Carson Teal. Visit Science of Sound. ONLINE
Mar 27 8:00: Tapestry Opera. Where Do I Go? Morgan-Paige Melbourne, piano. Visit Tapestry Opera. Free. ONLINE
Mar 28 11:30am: TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Gospel Soul Brunch. Jennifer Lewin and W10, with an opening performance by Keturah & Jonathan Morris. Visit Gospel Soul Brunch. $20 (VIP); $15(show only); $9(artists/arts workers.st); $29(dinner & show). Until 2pm. ONLINE
Mar 28 1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Online Concert. David Louie, harpsichord. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. Free. ONLINE
NEW!! Mar 28 4:00: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. A New Performance Video. The last Sunday of every month, the WCC releases a new concert video performance by The Wychwood Clarinet Choir, preceded by a live chat with Michele Jacot and Roy Greaves. This month we present two recordings both arranged by our own Roy Greaves. Prelude to La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, and the classic sea shanty, What shall we do with a Drunken Sailor. Visit Wychwood. Free. LIVESTREAM ONLINE
NEW!! Mar 28 8:00: FabCollab. Women in Song: A Celebration of International Women's Day. 8:00pm: Amanda Martinez featuring Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Dancers Adrián Ramírez Juárez and Akari Fujiwara; 8:25pm: Jessica Hana Deutsch; 8:50pm: Maryem Tollar; 9:15pm: Tamar Ilana featuring Indigneous fancy shawl dancer Cotee Harper. Visit FabCollab. Free. ONLINE
Mar 29 7:30: Intermezzi in Musica. Concert 3. Boccherini: String Trios. Elinor Frey, cello; Laura Andriani and Elisa Citterio, violins. Visit Elinor Frey. ONLINE
NEW!! Mar 31: 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSO Live Streams: All Mozart. Mozart: Overture to La finta giardiniera, K. 196. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3, K. 216. Mozart: Symphony No. 40, K. 550. Simon Rivard, RBC Resident Conductor; Zeyu Victor Li, violin. Visit TSO Live Streams. Pay what you wish from a selection of pre-set amounts starting at $10! Viewable for seven days following the live concert. ONLINE
RETURNING!! Apr 01: Against the Green Theatre. Back by popular demand, Messiah/Complex returns for an encore presentation starting on AtG TV. This Easter, the globally-lauded and distinctly Canadian reimagining of Handel’s Messiah, accompanied by and in partnership with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), becomes available for free on-demand viewing until Apr 13. Registration is available now at www.Messiah/Complex. ONLINE
NEW!! Apr 01 1:30: Music in the Afternoon. Chamber Music Concert. Caroline Shaw: Entr'Acte; Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in d "Death and the Maiden". Viano String Quartet (Lucy Wang, violin; Hao Zhou, violin; Aiden Kane, viola; Tate Zawadiuk, cello). Visit Music in the Afternoon. On demand Apr 1-25. ONLINE
Apr 02 8:00: Metropolitan United Church. God So Loved the World: Music for Good Friday. Works by Allegri, Bach, Victoria and others. The Metropolitan Choir, soloists, and organ. Visit Met United Live. Free. ONLINE
Apr 02 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Sacred Music for a Sacred Space. Schubert: Stabat Mater; Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV4; and Brahms: How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place from A German Requiem. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Simon Rivard, conductor; Gergely Szokolay, piano; William Maddox, organ; Laurence Lemieux, choreography and dance. Visit TMC Sacred Music. Free. Donations requested in support of TMC programming. Available on demand after the concert date. ONLINE
Apr 03 8:00: Array Music. Array Presents III: Joseph Petric – 40th Anniversary Concert. Visit Joseph Petric. ONLINE
Apr 04 3:00: Trio Arkel. La Bonne Chanson. Beethoven: String Trio in G; Shostakovitch: String Quartet No.1; Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge; Fauré: La Bonne Chanson. Marie Bérard, violin; Winona Zelenka, cello; Russell Braun; baritone; Carolyn Maule; piano; Erika Raum; violin; Rémi Pelletier; viola. Available on Eventbrite here. ONLINE
Apr 07 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Rebanks Family Fellowship Concerts Series: Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. Free. ONLINE
Apr 08 8:00: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. On the Road. Purcell: Incidental music to The Double Dealer; Biber: Partita for violin & viola scordatura; Brescianello: Sonata for oboe, violin & continuo; Telemann: Quartet in e; Couperin: Sonate “La Sultane”; Vivaldi: Sonata “La Follia”. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-833-964-6337. ONLINE
Apr 11 1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interlude Series: ARC Ensemble: Ottoman Treasures. Sephardic works by Hemsi; Works by Rieti. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. Free. ONLINE
Canadian Opera Company. Spring Break at the COC: Exploring New Opera. Hosted by COC Opera Teaching Artist Makenzie Morgan, this program gathers a group of artists and craftspeople to explore what a career in the performing arts can look like. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Fantasma, the company’s upcoming original Opera for Young Audiences for youth ages 12-18. Join us for hour-long sessions with Fantasma’s creative team, to learn about what it's like to work with a composer, design props and costumes for the stage, and much more! Free admission. For more information and to receive an alert for when registration opens, visit COC Spring Break. ONLINE
Apr 12: COC Composer-in-Residence Ian Cusson takes us through the genesis of the story of Fantasma and how this translates into his music.
Apr 13: Ensemble Studio artists Matthew Cairns (tenor) and Alex Soloway (pianist) share what it is like to work with a living composer, and originating a new role in an opera.
Apr 14: Wulf Higgins (COC Props Supervisor) gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how the world of Fantasma is created and brought to life through the use of props and set dressing.
Apr 15: Wig & Makeup Supervisor Sharon Ryman and Costume Supervisor Sandra Corazza give us a sneak peek at the Zombie character in Fantasma, and share some of their backstage tips and tricks.
Apr 16: Julie McIsaac, COC Lead Curator, Opera Everywhere, speaks with music therapist Dr. SarahRose Black about her considerations in staging Fantasma, as well as creating an engaging experience for young people from the moment audience members walk in the door.
Apr 14 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Kobo Town & Wesli. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. $20. LIVESTREAM ONLINE
Apr 15 7:30: Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Together in Concert: In Solidarity with African Grandmothers. Jackie Richardson, host; Steven Page; National Ballet of Canada; The Stratford Players; Kym Gouchie; and others. Email Grandmothers to Grandmothers for information. Free. Vimeo Livestream for 72 hours from April 15 to April 18 at 7:30 pm. ONLINE
Apr 15 7:30: Music Toronto. Chamber Music Concert. Haydn: String Quartet in C Op.76 No.3 "Emperor"; Brahms: String Quartet in a Op.51 No.2. Castalian Quartet. Visit Music Toronto. Free. ONLINE
TO BE CONFIRMED!! Apr 16 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. RCO Concerts Series: Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Beethoven: Overture from King Stephen Op.117; Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.5 in F Op.103 “Egyptian”; Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor; Kodály: Háry János Suite. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. $25-$60.
Apr 17 7:00: VOCA Chorus of Toronto. VOCA Cabaret & Silent Auction. A variety of vocal & instrumental folk, pop, jazz, classical & musical theatre selections. Jenny Crober, artistic director; Elizabeth Acker, piano; Emily Vick Agnew & Tom Roedding, co-hosts. Call 416-931-8224 or visit VOCA Chorus Cabaret. $25. ONLINE
Apr 18 2:30: Intermezzi in Musica. Concert 4. Bach on 3 different cellos! Bach: Cello Suites No.1 & 6; and Partita No.1. Elinor Frey, cello. Visit Elinor Frey Events. ONLINE
Apr 18 7:00: INNERchamber Inc. All in Good Time. Scott Good: New Work for Percussion & String Quartet; Boccherini: Quintet for Strings and Castanets No.4 G448; Haydn: String Quartet in g Op.20 No.3; Piazzolla: Tango Ballet (arr. for String Quintet). Graham Hargrove, percussion; Cathy Anderson, cello; INNERchamber String Quartet (Andrew Chung, violin; Julie Baungartel, violin; Jody Davenport, viola; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello). Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford. Visit INNERchamber for information. $35; $10(st/arts workers). Pre-show 6:30pm. A light take-out meal is provided by Revival House for patrons living in Stratford. LIVE & ONLINE
NEW!! Apr 18 8:00: New Music Concerts. Broadcast: The Ice Is Talking. Works for violin & percussion by Georges Aperghis, Vivian Fung, Lei Liang, Sophie Dupuis, and others. Mark Fewer, violin; Aiyun Huang, percussion. Available on Facebook and YouTube. Broadcast links will be available closer to the date. ONLINE
TO BE CONFIRMED!! Apr 21 7:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Concert Series: Glenn Gould School Chamber Competition Finals. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. Free.
Apr 22 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Opera in Miniature. Massenet: Le Portrait de Manon. Sacha Smith (Aurore); Parker Clements (Des Grieux); Lindsay Connolly (Jean); Angelo Moretti (Tiberge); Vlad Soloviev, piano; Russell Braun, conductor; Michael Patrick Albano, director. Visit U of T Opera Productions. Free. Zoom link will be provided closer to the date. ONLINE
Apr 23 7:30: Heliconian Club. Alone Together. Musical styles from classical to jazz and from Persia to the Baltic Sea. Call 416-922-3618 or visit Heliconian Club. $15. Available until Apr 30. ONLINE
Apr 23 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Opera in Miniature. Wolf-Ferrari: Il segreto di Susanna & Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor. Il segreto di Susanna - Juliana Krajčovič (Susana); Alex Mathews (Gil); Andrea Grant, music director/piano; Mario Pacheco, director. Der Schauspieldirektor - M Herz: Heidi Duncan (Mme Herz); Noelle Slaney (Mme Silberklang); David Walsh (Vogelsang); Vlad Soloviev, piano; Sandra Horst, conductor; Michael Patrick Albano, director. Visit U of T Opera Productions. Free. Zoom link will be provided closer to the date. ONLINE
Apr 24 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Opera in Miniature. Bizet: La Tragédie de Carmen. Mélissa Danis (Micaela); Elias Theocharidis (Don Jose); Alex Hetherington/Alessia Vitali (Carmen); Escamillo: Danlie Rae Acebuque/Luke Noftall (Escamillo); Sandra Horst, conductor & piano; Michael Patrick Albano, director. Visit U of T Opera Productions. Free. Zoom link will be provided closer to the date. Also Apr 25. ONLINE
Apr 24 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Opera in Miniature. Walton: The Bear & Hoiby: Bon Appétit. The Bear - Renee Fajardo (Popova); Nicholas Higgs (Smirnov); TBA (Luka); Andrea Grant, music director/piano; Mario Pacheco, director. Bon Appétit: Alexandra Fee, mezzo; Andrea Grant, music director/piano; Mario Pacheco, director. Visit U of T Opera Productions. Free. Zoom link will be provided closer to the date. ONLINE
Apr 24 8:00: Array Music. Array Ensemble – Baroque Reflections: Sheila Jaffé. Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Viola; Bach: Chaccone in d; Saariaho: Frises for violin and electronics. Sheila Jaffé, violin & viola. Visit Baroque Reflections. ONLINE
Apr 24 8:00: Tapestry Opera/The Piano Lunaire. A Joke Before the Gallows. Libretto by David James Brock. Chopin: Four Scherzi. Adam Sherkin, piano; Tom Diamond, director. Visit Tapestry Opera. Free. ONLINE
Apr 25 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Opera in Miniature. Bizet: La Tragédie de Carmen. Mélissa Danis (Micaela); Elias Theocharidis (Don Jose); Alex Hetherington / Alessia Vitali (Carmen); Escamillo: Danlie Rae Acebuque / Luke Noftall (Escamillo); Sandra Horst, conductor & piano; Michael Patrick Albano, director. Visit U of T Opera Productions. Free. Zoom link will be provided closer to the date. Also Apr 24. ONLINE
Apr 28 7:00: Achill Choral Society. Journeys: Spring Concert. Shawn Grenke, conductor; Nancy Sicsic, piano; and others. Visit Achill Choral Society for a YouTube link which will be available until May 11. Free. ONLINE
Apr 29 7:00: Magisterra Soloists. Women Composers. Pejačević: Piano Quintet; Schumann: Piano Trio; Auerbach: T'filah; Sokolovic: Tempo rubato; Richardson: World premiere of commission. Russell Braun, baritone; Martin Karlíček, piano. Museum London Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N., London. 519-615-0163 or visit Magisterra Soloists. $30; $25(sr); $15(student with id); $10(child under 10); $85(young adult pass-30 years and under); $15(streamed tickets-adult). All tickets must be purchased in advance.
May 01 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Melodies of Emotion. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol; Chopin: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1; Scriabin: Symphony No.2. Ludmil Angelov, piano; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-604-8339. $30-$40; $22.50-$30(sr); $15-$20(youth). 7:10 pm: Pre-concert recital; 7:20 pm: Pre-concert talk.
TO BE CONFIRMED!! May 01 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: SongBird North. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. $40. ONLINE
TO BE CONFIRMED!! May 02 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Taylor Academy Concerts Series: Academy Chamber Orchestra. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. Free.
NEW!! May 06 7:30: Art of Time Ensemble. A Singer Must Die. Works by Leonard Cohen: Anthem (arr. Andrew Downing); Come Healing (arr. Robert Carli0; Famous Blue Raincoat (arr. Jonathan Goldsmith); Dance Me To the End of Love (arr. Steve MacKinnon); Hallelujah, and others. Sarah Harmer, Gregory Hoskins, Steven Page, Sarah Slean, Tom Wilson, singers. Art of Time streaming page or call 647-344-2254. Free. Available until May 9 at 7:30pm. YOUTUBE
NEW!! May 07 7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Discovery Concert Series: Glenn Gould School Piano Showcase. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. Free. ONLINE
Arts@Home. A vibrant hub connecting Torontonians to arts and culture. Designed to strengthen personal and societal resilience through the arts. Visit Arts@Home to learn more about this exciting collaborative initiative. ONLINE
Ottawa Chamberfest. Chamber Chats: At Home / Chez vous. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm. Hosted by celebrated broadcaster/writer Eric Friesen. Interactive episodes combine chat with pre-recorded and live performances and feature guest artists and lecturers from all over the world. For information: 613-234-8008. Visit Ottawa Chamberfest. ONLINE
NEW!! Amadeus Choir. Songs from a Celtic Heart. Concert tickets are available to purchase until April 20 and you can view the concert at any time! Get tickets here. ONLINE
NEW!! Esprit Orchestra. Toothpaste: The Opera. Composer Alexina Louie and librettist/comedian Dan Redican created the “nothing-like-it-anywhere” mini-opera Toothpaste and subsequently teamed up with film director Larry Weinstein and Alex Pauk conducting Esprit, to turn it into a widely laughed at, ground-breaking 6-minute opera for TV. Starring Barbara Hannigan and the famous Kids in the Hall comedian Mark McKinney (lip-synching to the wonderful voice of Doug McNaughton). Watch here Toothpaste: The Opera. ONLINE
NEW!! Tafelmusik. Musik in Motion Video. Tafelmusik cellist Keiran Campbell performing the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite no. 1 in G performing on our home stage at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre in Toronto. We hope this video offers some solace until we can meet again, or, if you are new to Tafelmusik, gives you a taste of the intimacy and character for which our home venue performances are known. Watch here Bach Cello Suite. ONLINE
Toronto Consort. Explorer: Discovering the World of Early Music. Explorer is a blog for the curious; a place of learning, sharing, and community. This all-new offering will present an assortment of curated content in a range of formats, like original short- or long-form articles, original video and audio recordings, and educational content on relevant topics relating to Early Music, history, and world music, as they relate our beloved repertoire. Visit here for further information. ONLINE
Recollectiv: A unique musical online meeting group made up of people affected by memory challenges caused by illness (such as dementia) or brain injury (stroke, PTSD, etc.) and their care partners. Volunteers of all ages also form part of the band, providing a positive intergenerational experience for all. Participation is free with pre-registration. Contact Recollectiv by email here for meeting times, information and registration. ONLINE
The Glenn Gould Foundation. The Gould Standard: In Conversation with Sondra Radvanovsky. Join us for this inside look at Sondra's career, the impact of COVID cancellations and her unlikely emergence as a podcast queen in her own right. A treat for newcomers to opera and seasoned aficionados alike. Listen on The Glenn Gould Foundation website. ONLINE
Esprit Orchestra. Soundbites: RBC Associate Composer/Conductor Eugene Astapov in Conversation with New Wave Composer Stephanie Orlando. Eugene Astapov sits down with composer Stephanie Orlando, whose upcoming Esprit commission will be premiered as part of our New Wave Festival. Find out more about Orlando's artistic processes and philosophies, and what she is currently working on for Esprit audiences! Visit Esprit Soundbites Insights. ONLINE
Flato Markham Theatre. Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung: Un Voyage Romantique. Mozart: Sonata in d K381; Mendelssohn: The Hebrides ("Fingal's Cave") Op.26 (arr. Mendelssohn); Schubert: Andantino varié from Divertissement on French Themes D823; Debussy: Petite Suite L65; Brahms: Hungarian Dances WoO1 - No.6 in D-flat; No.4 in f; No.5 in f-sharp. Visit Flato Markham Theatre. $24.99 USD. Available for Video on Demand 48 hours after the performance. ONLINE
Kevin Barrett. Live from Lockdown. Kevin Barrett does a live-streamed set of solo guitar tunes, coming directly from his Lockdown studio. Tune in to Kevin's Facebook page on Friday at 4pm here. If you can't join live, the video will be available afterwards on Kevin's page with each week's episode archived on his YouTube channel here. YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK
Kingston Symphony. Finale of Beethoven’s Third Symphony (Eroica). Forty members of the orchestra perform the finale of the Eroica, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 while in isolation in their homes. To view the virtual performance, please click here. For more information on the Kingston Symphony, please visit here. ONLINE
New Music Concerts. Sonic Grace: An NMC Audio Diary. Lynn Kuo, Canadian violin virtuoso and Assistant Concertmaster of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra has made her mark as one of Canada's most celebrated performers. Listen to Synchronisms No. 9 for Violin and Tape by Mario Davidovsky here. ONLINE
Royal Conservatory of Music. Songmasters & Recovered Concerts Series: To the Distant Beloved. Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte; Mansouri: World premiere commission. Call 416-408-0208 or visit RCM Performance. $10. Available until Mar 28. ONLINE
Thirteen Strings! Virtual Concert. Purcell: Excerpts from The Fairy Queen. Handel: Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 5 in D. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (Marc Djokic, violin). Elgar: Serenade for Strings. Find the link here. Free. ONLINE
Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Gondoliers. By W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Tonatiuh Abrego (Marco Palmieri); Daniela Agostino (Gianetta); Joshua Clemenger (Luiz); Elizabeth Beeler (The Duchess of Plaza-Toro); Bradley Christensen (Giuseppe Palmieri); and other vocalists; Derek Bate, music director/conductor; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director; Narmina Afandiyeva; piano. VIsit Eventbrite: The Gondoliers for tickets. $22.19. Available until Apr 5. ONLINE
Toronto Symphony Orchestra. On Demand: Vivaldi Four Seasons. Curated by Jonathan Crow. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Gabriela Lena Frank: “Coqueteos” from Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout; Dinuk Wijeratne: “A Letter from the After-life” from Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems. Jonathan Crow, leader & violin. Visit TSO On Demand or call 416-598-3375. Available until Apr 15. ONLINE
University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Opera Student Composer Collective: Escape Room. Libretto by Michael Patrick Albano. Sandra Horst, conductor; Mario Pachero, director. Now available on YouTube here. ONLINE
NEW!! International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA). Encounter with Theodore Baerg. Sign up now till May 9. For opera & art song Singers. Theodore Baerg, one of Canada’s leading baritones, will work as a mentor with 10 singers on May 21, 10am-5pm in downtown Toronto. With Andrea Grant at the piano, he will offer each singer suggestions on artistic skills, and provide valuable career information and guidance, stressing the need for professionalism and striving for excellence. There are no fees to sign up or take part. Scholarships will be assigned honouring Canadians past or present, provided through the generosity of private donors. Sign-up forms are available at IRCPA. The 10 selected singers will be announced on May 15 for the May 21 Encounter. Concert to be on June 4 or 11 (date to be confirmed).