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Toronto classical concert and opera picks for March 25 to March 30, 2014

Toronto classical concert and opera picks for March 25 to March 30, 2014

March 25, 2014

"As spring seems to be slowly setting in in Toronto, this week looks to be a basket of roses – in concerts anyways.

25 Tuesday

CMC’s Score Reading Club at Chalmers House. 7 p.m. Free

This event is a great way to present contemporary music in an informal and accessible way. Each piece will be treated to a passionate and informed discussion with an opportunity for questions and dialogue with each presenter. The event features works by John Weinzweig, Sofia Gubaidulina. They will be performed by locals Chris Dickson, Jason Doell, and pianist/conductor Anastasia Tchernikova. Details here..."

"27 Thursday

Canadian Art Song Project

The Canadian Art Song Project with Monica Whicher, Soprano, Brett Polegato, Baritone, Colin Ainsworth, Tenor, Steven Philcox, Piano, Kathryn Tremills, Piano. Noon. Free.

I can’t say enough about how lucky we are in Toronto to have these on-going free noon-hour concerts. They feature incredible performances, and this Thursday’s is perhaps one of the most promising of the season. The Canadian Art Song Project is the brainchild of tenor Lawrence Wiliford and pianist Steven Philcox. They will be presenting a varied recital of songs by Canadian composers Derek Holman, Pierre Mercure, Matthew Emery and James Rolfe. Don’t miss this one.

Also, Ash Roses, a newly recorded CD of songs by Derek Holman, will be on sale after the concert. For program information, see here..."


Related Composers: John Weinzweig, Derek Holman