Canadian Opera Company Announces Free Concert Series

December 12
12:20 2011


The Canadian Opera Company presents a FREE CONCERT SERIES IN THE Richard Bradshaw AMPHITHEATRE from March 6 – March 29, 2012 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue).

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto's most exciting cultural hubs. Six series concerts offer dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

March 6, 2012
From 12 – 1 p.m., Vocal Series

* World Premiere of A Celebration of Canadian Art Song

This concert marks the official launch of the Canadian Art Song Project, an exciting new Toronto-based collective dedicated to the creation and performance of Canadian art song. Co-directed by tenor Lawrence Wiliford and pianist Steven Philcox, the program includes the world premiere of Sewing the Earthworm, a new cycle by Brian Harman written for soprano Carla Huhtanen, and
David Passmore's Seven "Dark Lady" Sonnets performed by mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó. The program also features Srul Irving Glick's Two Landscapes, performed by Lawrence Wiliford.

March 7, 2012
From 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Jazz Series

My Foolish Heart

Two of Canada's undisputed jazz greats, trumpeter/flugelhornist Guido Basso and pianist/bassist Don Thompson, team up for a heart-melting hour of good old-fashioned romantic melodies. The multi-talented instrumentalists perform tunes from the golden era of jazz, as well as some of Thompson's most tender and original creations.

March 8, 2012
From 12 – 1 p.m., Chamber Music Series

The Accordion and all its Charms

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