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The latest news on performances of Classical Music in Toronto.

George And Nora London Foundation For Singers Announces Its 2024-25 Season
by A.A. Cristi - June 25, 2024

The George and Nora London Foundation for Singers unveils its 2024-25 season, featuring a series of concerts and events showcasing talented vocalists and supporting emerging opera singers....

BWW Q&A: Mikaela Bennett on BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTERS with Ramin Karimloo & Mikaela Bennett at Toronto Symphony Orchestra
by Joshua Wright - June 17, 2024

Mikaela Bennett is a celebrated singer and actress who is garnering praise for her artistic versatility on stage and in concert halls across the globe and is a recent recipient of the Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists. ...

Maestro Hamid Motebassem Performs In Toronto After 10 Years
by Blair Ingenthron - May 11, 2024

Internationally acclaimed Iranian musician, Maestro Hamid Motebassem (Holland), will perform with the George Crotty Trio on May 30 at the Small World Centre as part of the Experimental Link Series, and with Damsaz Ensemble on May 31 at Agricola Church....

Maestro Hamid Motebassem Performs In Toronto After 10 Years
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2024

Join Maestro Hamid Motebassem, renowned Iranian musician, as he returns to Toronto after a decade. Experience his Persian classical music with the George Crotty Trio and Damsaz Ensemble, showcasing his exceptional talent in composition and improvisation....

The Royal Conservatory Of Music Establishes 'My Piece Of The City' Program
by A.A. Cristi - May 07, 2024

Explore the Royal Conservatory of Music's program, MY PIECE OF THE CITY, an initiative aimed at engaging young musicians and fostering a love for music....

Video: Soprano Janai Brugger on Cherubini's MEDEA at Canadian Opera Company
by Joshua Wright - April 17, 2024

Watch as Soprano Janai Brugger gives us a taste of Cherubini’s heady score for MADEA, exquisitely brought to life in this excerpt from her Act I aria “O Amore, vieni a me!'...

Video: Creative Team Talks APORTIA CHRYPTYCH: A BLACK OPERA FOR PORTIA WHITE at the Canadian Opera Company
by Joshua Wright - April 12, 2024

Watch as lead creator, director & librettist HAUI and composer Sean Mayes talk about the exciting world premiere of APORTIA CHRYPTYCH: A BLACK OPERA FOR PORTIA WHITE. APORTIA CHRYPTYCH: A BLACK OPERA FOR PORTIA WHITE at the Canadian Opera Company....

Interview: Measha Brueggergosman-Lee of Opera Atelier's ALL IS LOVE
by Ilana Lucas - April 08, 2024

BroadwayWorld Toronto spoke to ALL IS LOVE star Brueggergosman-Lee about her love for the show and the company, the importance of taking risks, and how her upcoming Governor General’s Lifetime Achievement Award is really an encouragement to keep creating....

Zefira Valova Makes Tafelmusik Debut In BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: HAYDN & BENDA In April
by A.A. Cristi - March 26, 2024

Rising star Zefira Vaolva is set to debut with Bohemian Rhapsody. The concerts on Apr 19, 20, 21 will feature music by Haydn & Benda. Don't miss this musical event....

Video: Johannes Debus on Conducting at Canadian Opera Company
by Joshua Wright - March 06, 2024

Watch as Canadian Opera Company Music Director Johannes Debus explores the nature of conducting, the 'breathing animal that an orchestra is,' and his role in bringing music to life with the incredible artists of the COC Orchestra....

John Pizzarelli, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and More Announced for April Concerts At The Royal Conservatory Of Music
by A.A. Cristi - February 27, 2024

Discover the exciting lineup of global music concerts coming to The Royal Conservatory of Music in April, featuring renowned artists like Laurie Anderson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and more!...

Roy Thomson Hall's Free Choir & Organ Concert Series to Return in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 22, 2024

Roy Thomson Hall's free Choir & Organ Concert Series is back! See who is performing and what you can expect from the series....

Five New Productions Announced For Canadian Opera Company's 2024/2025 Season
by Joshua Wright - February 22, 2024

The Canadian Opera Company announced its 2024/2025 season with exciting programming comprised almost entirely of new-to-Toronto productions including the first-ever COC staging of Verdi’s Nabucco, the world premiere of a new production of Gounod’s Faust, and the Toronto premiere ...

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Unveils 2024/25 Season Featuring New Works, Guest Artists & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 22, 2024

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has revealed the details of its 2024/25 concert season. Learn about its programming and see how to purchase tickets....

Video: 3 Things to Know about THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN at Canadian Opera Company
by Joshua Wright - February 15, 2024

Soprano Jane Archibald, who playes Vixen, shares '3 Things To Know' about the unforgettable production of Janáček's THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN. ...

Video: Get A First Look at Mozart's DON GIOVANNI at the Canadian Opera Company
by Joshua Wright - February 02, 2024

Enjoy a first look at the 'mind-bending' new production of Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI, on now at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts!​​​​​​​...

Video: From the Armchair to the Podium: Peter Oundjian
by Joshua Wright - February 02, 2024

Amidst the hustle and bustle of concerts, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra took a moment to catch up with a visiting long-term member of the TSO family, Conductor Emeritus Peter Oundjian. ...

Video: Watch a Pre-Performance Chat with THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN's Jane Archibald
by Blair Ingenthron - January 28, 2024

Watch Canadian-born soprano Jane Archibald discuss the process of bringing the character of Vixen (Sharp Ears) to life on stage in Janáček's THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN in the video here!...

Video: Get A First Look At Janáček's THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN At Canadian Opera Company
by Alan Henry - January 26, 2024

Journey into the woods this winter with Janáček's THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN! Canadian soprano and COC favourite Jane Archibald stars as the clever fox, Sharp Ears, while COC Music Director Johannes Debus leads the COC Orchestra through Czech composer Leoš Janáček’s lush score. ...

VIDEO: Discover the Music of THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN at Canadian Opera Company
by Joshua Wright - January 18, 2024

Watch Brian Cho, collaborative pianist and coach with the COC’s Ensemble Studio, as he walks through some key musical features of THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN—accompanied by examples of the unique soundscape Janáček created to animate his cast of unforgettable characters. ...

Aisslinn Nosky to Lead Tafelmusik Concerts And US Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 17, 2024

Aisslinn Nosky leads Tafelmusik concerts and US tour, showcasing the 'Passions Revealed' program. Learn how to purchase tickets!...

VIDEO: Go Inside The Making Of An Opera With Opera Atelier
by Joshua Wright - January 09, 2024

Go inside the making of an opera with a new featurette from Opera Atelier. All is Love will be presented in the superb acoustics of Toronto’s Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, April 11 and 13 at 7:30 pm, and April 12 and 14 at 2:30pm....

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir to Appear in Toronto in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 03, 2024

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir will make a single Canadian appearance on February 3, 2024 in Toronto, ON....

Giedrė Šlekytė to Make Her North American Debut Leading Staatskapelle Berlin in Koerner Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 17, 2023

The Royal Conservatory will present upcoming Staatskapelle Berlin concerts in Koerner Hall will be led by dynamic Lithuanian conductor Giedrė Šlekytė, who recently performed critically acclaimed performances with the Staatskapelle Berlin....

The 11th Edition of the 21C Music Festival at The Royal Conservatory of Music to Feature World Premieres and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 07, 2023

The 11th edition of the 21C Music Festival at The Royal Conservatory of Music features performances by Fazıl Say and Friends, Lara St. John, Bridget Kibbey with the Calidore String Quartet and Mervon Mehta, Brad Mehldau, Laurie Anderson, and Kronos Quartet: Five Decades....

Tafelmusik's MESSIAH! To Return This Holiday Season
by A.A. Cristi - November 02, 2023

Nothing says Christmas like Tafelmusik's Messiah! Performances of Handel's baroque masterpiece take place on December 14, 15 & 16, 7:30 pm at Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre. ...




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