Monday, February 26, 2024

CRITIC’S PICKS | Classical Music Occasions You Completely Want To See This Week: February 12 – February 18


L-R (clockwise): Zhao Xiaoxia (Photo courtesy of the artist); The Nathaniel Dett Chorale (Photo courtesy of the NDC); The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (Photo: Dahlia Katz)
L-R (clockwise): Zhao Xiaoxia (Photograph courtesy of the artist); The Nathaniel Dett Chorale (Photograph courtesy of the NDC); The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (Photograph: Dahlia Katz)

This can be a record of live shows we’re attending, wishing we might attend, or desirous about attending between Feb. 12 and Feb. 18, 2024. For extra of what’s taking place round Toronto, go to our calendar right here.

Isabelle Moretti in Recital

Monday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Walter Corridor, Edward Johnson Constructing, College of Toronto. Free.

French harpist Isabelle Moretti presents a solo harp recital as a part of the continuing France-Canada Distinguished Customer sequence on the College of Music, College of Toronto. At present instructing on the Conservatoire Nationwide Supérieur de la musique et de la danse de Paris, and the Royal Academy of Music, Moretti’s recital guarantees to be a joyous celebration of the French harp faculty.  Moretti will lead two public harp masterclasses on Tuesday Feb.13 (6-830 p.m.) and Friday Feb.16 (4-6 p.m.) at Walter Corridor. Information right here.

Exchanges and Collaborations

Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Midday.
Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 4 Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Free.

Upcoming skills of the Glenn Gould Faculty, Royal Conservatory of Music and the Royal Academy of Music (UK) co-present a midday hour live performance on the COC, as a part of the Sir Elton John International Trade Program an change and collaborative schooling initiative between 12 main worldwide music schooling establishments. Information right here.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Yr of the Dragon: A Lunar New Yr Celebration

Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.
Roy Thomson Corridor. $55+

The TSO and particular company will have a good time the primary day of the Yr of the Dragon 2024 with a Chinese language favorite, the Butterfly Lovers Concerto, and conventional melodies of Ballad of the Pipa, and Jasmine Flower, amongst different classical favourites. Zhao Xiaxia, whose collaboration with Tan Dun introduced conventional Chinese language soundscapes to the world, guarantees to attraction the viewers along with her 7-string guqin. Hovering Eagles Lion Dance crew and Chinese language Collective Arts Affiliation will grace the viewers for this auspicious day. Learn our Preview right here. Information right here.

The Scorching Sardines: Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m.
Koerner Corridor. $65+ (Offered-out with waitlist)

A Valentine’s day particular. NYC jazz group, the Scorching Sardines, deliver early jazz and swing to Koerner. Anticipate sizzling tunes from New Orleans to Nineteen Forties Paris. East Facet 6 Dance will heat up the ground at 7 p.m. for a pre-concert, and audiences are invited to hitch them post-concert for extra dancing and jollity. Information right here.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Superman in Live performance

Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Roy Thomson Corridor. $55+

An prompt basic, Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman options nice music from John Williams. TSO performs the Superman soundtrack reside, in its Forty fifth-anniversary yr.  This tremendous standard occasions will promote out; get your tickets quickly. Information right here.

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra: Britannia

Saturday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m.
George Weston Recital Corridor, Meridian Arts Centre $22+

Conductors Simon Rivard and Trevor Wilson lead this gifted group of children in a Britain-centric program centered on Elgar’s well-loved Enigma Variations. Holst’s Edgon Heath, and two fashionable works by James MacMillan and Hannah Kendall promise familiarity and an opportunity for brand spanking new discovery. Information right here.

Nathaniel Dett Chorale: Voices of the Diaspora: Haitian Voices

Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m.
Grace Church-on-the-Hill. $45; $39 (sr 65+); $15 (st); Free (12 and below).

In celebration of Black Historical past month, Nathaniel Dett Chorale presents music of Haitian-American composer Sydney Guillaume. As a high-calibre chamber choir, Nathaniel Dett Chorale’s energy lies of their flexibility in exploring the African Diaspora in multi-disciplinary, cross-genre programming. Information right here.

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