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Five Free Concerts Announced For Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival Photo Five Free Concerts Announced For Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

Musicians from around the world join Tafelmusik for five FREE concerts in three different venues including the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, Grace Church-on-the-Hill, and Jeanne Lamon Hall at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre - part of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival, June 3 to 15, 2019....
London Ontario Concert Presented By Canada's Only Renaissance Music Summer School Photo London Ontario Concert Presented By Canada's Only Renaissance Music Summer School
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019

On Saturday May 25 at 8pm in the pristine acoustics of St Peter's Cathedral Basilica at 196 Dufferin Avenue, choral music enthusiasts are invited to attend 'Musica Transalpina', a performance which marks the final concert in the unique 2019 London-based 'Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School (CRM...
Italian Chamber Of Commerce Of Ontario Names Elisa Citterio Winner Of Leonardo Award Photo Italian Chamber Of Commerce Of Ontario Names Elisa Citterio Winner Of Leonardo Award
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2019

Tafelmusik is delighted to announce that Music Director Elisa Citterio has been named the winner of the 2019 Leonardo Award for Arts, Science & Culture by the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (ICCO). Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the award honours an ...
Mahler Resurrection Symphony: Matthew Halls Steps In For Juanjo Mena Photo Mahler Resurrection Symphony: Matthew Halls Steps In For Juanjo Mena
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2019

Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena sincerely regrets that due to illness he must withdraw from this week's performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). In his place, acclaimed British conductor Matthew Halls will lead the concerts. Mahler's Symphony No. 2 'Resurrecti...
Peter Serkin Replaces Murray Perahia During The Royal Conservatory Of Music's Season Photo Peter Serkin Replaces Murray Perahia During The Royal Conservatory Of Music's Season Finale Festival
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2019

The Royal Conservatory regrets to announce that American pianist Murray Perahia has had to cancel what would have been his Koerner Hall debut on May 1, during Koerner Hall's 10th anniversary season finale festival. A statement from his management reads, It is with great regret that Mr. Perahia has b...
The Guelph Chamber Choir Welcomes The Elora Singers for CHORAL MASTERPIECES Photo The Guelph Chamber Choir Welcomes The Elora Singers for CHORAL MASTERPIECES
by Sarah Hookey - March 21, 2019

The Guelph Chamber Choir has announced that it will be joining forces with The Elora Singers under the baton of Gerald Neufeld for Choral Masterpieces: music for two choirs and organ on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm at St. George's Anglican Church....
Fourth Annual Toronto Bach Festival Offers The Best In Baroque, May 24-26 Photo Fourth Annual Toronto Bach Festival Offers The Best In Baroque, May 24-26
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2019

The fourth annual celebration of one the world's most prolific and best loved composers, the Toronto Bach Festival takes place Friday-Sunday, May 24-26 at St. Barnabas-on-the-Danforth, 361 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, and at an added nearby location - The Black Swan, at 154 Danforth - where, in a new F...
Roy Thomson Hall Welcomes Two Incredible Performers In May 2020 Photo Roy Thomson Hall Welcomes Two Incredible Performers In May 2020
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2019

Roy Thomson Hall is thrilled to announce two new recitals with internationally acclaimed pianists. Both friends to the Hall, Lang Lang & Evgeny Kissin have both confirmed their return in May 2020....
New Artistic Director & Conductor Appointed By Guelph Chamber Choir Photo New Artistic Director & Conductor Appointed By Guelph Chamber Choir
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2019

After an extensive search process, we are delighted to welcome Dr. Charlene Pauls as the new Artistic Director and Conductor of the Guelph Chamber Choir.  ...
TSO Announces New Relaxed Performance For Neurodiverse Audiences Photo TSO Announces New Relaxed Performance For Neurodiverse Audiences
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2019

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announces its first Relaxed Performance, the most recent addition to the TSO's acclaimed Education & Community Engagement programs, to meet the needs of neurodiverse audiences....
April 2019 At The TSO: Monumental Works Include Beethoven Eroica Symphony And Mahler Photo April 2019 At The TSO: Monumental Works Include Beethoven Eroica Symphony And Mahler Resurrection Symphony
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2019

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) waltzes into April with masterpieces by Beethoven, Szymanowski, and Mahler, bookended by an irresistible Pops program and a toe-tapping family concert....
Guelph Chamber Choir to Welcome Guest Conductor Charlene Pauls for GLORY Photo Guelph Chamber Choir to Welcome Guest Conductor Charlene Pauls for GLORY
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2019

The Guelph Chamber Choir is part-way through a search process for a new permanent Conductor and Artistic Director.  Two guest conductors will each have selected, rehearsed and presented a full concert with the choir before a final decision is made. Last fall, Patrick Murray conducted a concert entit...
Arctic Symphony Earns 2nd Juno Nomination For Best Classical Composition In 2 Years F Photo Arctic Symphony Earns 2nd Juno Nomination For Best Classical Composition In 2 Years For Vincent Ho!
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2019

JUNO Award nomination for Best Classical Composition for composer Vincent Ho, his second in two years. The nomination for Arctic Symphony, Ho's mesmerizing atmospheric musical portrait of the north, co-commissioned by climate change scientist Dr. David Barber of the University of Manitoba, follows l...
TSO Receives JUNO Nomination For Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works Photo TSO Receives JUNO Nomination For Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2019

The recording of Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Serenade to Music; Flos Campi featuring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) received a nomination for a JUNO Award in the Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble category....
February at the TSO To Feature Sir Andrew Davis, Barbara Hannigan, Thomas Dausgaard, Photo February at the TSO To Feature Sir Andrew Davis, Barbara Hannigan, Thomas Dausgaard, and Alisa Weilerstein
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2019

The month of February at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) marks the returns of singer & conductor Barbara Hannigan, superstar cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Moreover, Interim Artistic Director Sir Andrew Davis celebrates his birthday on the TSO podium, and som...
Adrianne Pieczonka Appointed Vocal Chair Of The Glenn Gould School Photo Adrianne Pieczonka Appointed Vocal Chair Of The Glenn Gould School
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2019

The Royal Conservatory announced today that it has appointed internationally acclaimed Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka as Vocal Chair and Head of the Vocal Department of The Glenn Gould School (GGS), its acclaimed school of professional performance training for artists at the undergraduate, grad...
TSO Announces January 2019 Events Photo TSO Announces January 2019 Events
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2018

Launching the new year with epic music, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) features renowned guest artists like Leila Josefowiczand Pinchas Zukerman; timeless masterpieces by Stravinsky, Mozart, Sibelius, and Wagner; and the anticipated presentation of Star Wars: A New Hope-In Concert....
New Works By Five Emerging Canadian Composers Brought To Life By The TSO Photo New Works By Five Emerging Canadian Composers Brought To Life By The TSO
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2018

The TSO invites audiences to discover new music performed by the Orchestra for the first time right before their ears! In an ongoing commitment to support the development of emerging Canadian composers and the creation of new orchestral works, and to give the public the opportunity to witness artist...
Guelph Chamber Choir Presents Handel's Messiah At River Run Centre Photo Guelph Chamber Choir Presents Handel's Messiah At River Run Centre
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2018

The Guelph Chamber Choir invites the community to its beloved annual performance of Handel's Messiah on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm featuring Musica Viva Orchestra playing on period instruments with four outstanding Canadian soloists.Handel's Messiah is a treasured Christmas tradition for...
Guelph Chamber Choir's Presents CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS Concert Photo Guelph Chamber Choir's Presents CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS Concert
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2018

The Guelph Chamber Choir invites you to indulge in the joy of the season with an afternoon concert of Carols for Christmas at St. George's Anglican Church on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:30 pm....
Toronto Loves Gustavo Gimeno! New Performance Added This June Photo Toronto Loves Gustavo Gimeno! New Performance Added This June
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2018

Due to popular demand, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is adding an extra performance of Gustavo Gimeno Conducts The Firebird on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 7:30pm at Roy Thomson Hall....
John Storgårds Returns to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra November Photo John Storgårds Returns to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra November
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2018

The month of November at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) begins with The Mozart Experience (a pair of delightful family concerts) and ushers in the holiday season with Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker & More. In between, the TSO offers much-loved music by Beethoven, John Adams, and Ravel-in a progr...
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces $2.3 Million Surplus Photo The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces $2.3 Million Surplus
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2018

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) held its Annual General Meeting today, announcing that the TSO ended the 2018 fiscal year with a surplus of $2.3 million. Board Chair Catherine Beck and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Loden outlined a series of initiatives over the past year that have focused th...
Guelph Chamber Choir's HAVEN To Be Guest Conducted By Patrick Murray Photo Guelph Chamber Choir's HAVEN To Be Guest Conducted By Patrick Murray
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2018

The Guelph Chamber Choir seeks a new permanent Conductor and Artistic Director. Founding Conductor, Gerald Neufeld helms several concerts in this transition year and two guest conductors, selected through an extensive search process, will each rehearse and present a full concert of music they have s...
The Latvian Radio Choir Comes to Metropolitan United Church Photo The Latvian Radio Choir Comes to Metropolitan United Church
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2018

Soundstreams presents The Latvian Radio Choir, one of the most distinctive musical identities on the planet....