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CRITIC’S PICKS | Classical Occasions You Completely Want To See This Week: June 5 – June 11

L-R: Vikingur Olafsson (Photo: Ari Magg); Treemonisha graphic courtesy of Luminato Toronto
L-R: Vikingur Olafsson (Photograph: Ari Magg); Treemonisha graphic courtesy of Luminato Toronto

This can be a listing of live shows we’re attending, wishing we may attend, or excited about attending between June 5 and June 11, 2023. For extra of what’s taking place round Toronto, go to our calendar right here.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Víkingur Ólafsson/Gustavo Gimeno

Wednesday June 7 at 8 p.m. (repeats Thursday June 8 at 8 p.m. and Saturday June 10 at 8 p.m.). Roy Thomson Corridor. $35+

The high-profile Deutsche Grammophon artist performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor in a Gimeno-led program that includes a brand new work by one other Icelander, Daníel Bjarnason, and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Plus a celebration prelude by the Metis composer Eliot Britton. Extra data right here.


Saturday June 10 at 8 p.m. (repeats Sunday June 11 at 4 p.m. and June 14-17). Previews June 6 at 2 p.m., June 7 at 8 p.m. and June 8 at 8 p.m.). Bluma Appel Theatre. $30+

Scott Joplin’s nearly-lost opera of 1911 is refitted for Luminato by a predominantly Black feminine inventive staff with a brand new libretto and a modified rating. Canadian soprano Neema Bickersteth leads an all-Black solid within the title position. A black-and-gold gown code applies to the gala opening on Saturday. Learn our profile right here; extra data right here.


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