CRITIC’S PICKS | Classical Music Occasions You Completely Want To See This Week: April 8 – April 14

Artists of Opera Atelier Ballet Rena Seeger, Eric César de Mell da Silva, Kealan McLaughlin, Xi Yi, and Julia Sedwick (Photo: Bruce Zinger); The Trinity Bach Project (Photo courtesy of the artists); Accordion duo con:trust (Photo courtesy of the artists)
Artists of Opera Atelier Ballet Rena Seeger, Eric César de Mell da Silva, Kealan McLaughlin, Xi Yi, and Julia Sedwick (Picture: Bruce Zinger); The Trinity Bach Mission (Picture courtesy of the artists); Accordion duo con:belief (Picture courtesy of the artists)

It is a checklist of live shows we’re attending, wishing we may attend, or excited about attending between April 8 and April 14, 2024. For extra of what’s taking place round Toronto, go to our calendar right here.

Canadian Opera Firm. Instrumental/Vocal Collection: Tales from the Entrance Strains of Music & Drugs

Tuesday, April 9, Midday
Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 4 Seasons Centre. Free, tickets required.

A life disaster is a robust muse, and critical diseases could deliver out hidden feelings from the depth of the guts — or suppress. What ideas undergo people who find themselves going through the sting of their lives? Music will interweave narrations from the entrance line of oncology and palliative care, from collections from people going through life-limiting diseases, and from music therapist SaraRose Black, who walks with them by means of their vibrant journeys. Tales will likely be informed by means of vocal and chamber repertoire, drawing from Bach to Arvo Half and Beatles, with SaraRose Black, Andrew Ascenzo, and Tristan Savella. Data right here.

Array Area: con:belief

Tuesday, April 09, 7pm; doorways at 6:45 p.m.
Arraymusic, 155 Walnut Ave. PWYC, urged value $5+, money solely.

Toronto has an lively scene of significant accordion music — which can come as a shock to many. As a ‘classical’ instrument, giant sections of accordion repertoire are really avant-garde, exploring the scale that don’t come up in folks and pop scenes — from the softest, barely audible whispers, to explosive, dense outbursts of sound. con:belief, an accordion duo that includes Marius Staible and Daniel Roth, from Germany, presents a uncommon one-night alternative to listen to the true versatility of the instrument. New commissions from René Hirschfeld, Matt Simon, Joshua Nuñez, Jose Eduardo Muñoz, and others, to be carried out. Data right here.

Opera Atelier: All is Love

Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2:30 p.m., Saturday April 13, 7:30 p.m., Sunday April 14, 2:30 p.m.
Koerner Corridor, $59+

Dancers, actors, and musicians will fill Koerner Corridor with a themed-program that includes works by Handel, Lully, Purcell, Rameau, Hahn, Debussy, and others. Centred across the native favorite, Measha Brueggergosman-Lee (soprano), musicians from Tafelmusik and extra vocalists will likely be led by David Fallis. Marshall Pynkoski’s stage route is at all times a pleasure to expertise, as he creates a ravishing visible feast for the viewers with costumes and good set choices. Restricted variety of $40 rush tickets can be found two hours earlier than every efficiency. Data right here.

Sinfonia Toronto: Mozart’s Spring

Friday, April 12, 8 p.m.
Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. $20+

Sinfonia Toronto presents a novel chamber orchestra program of each outdated and new. Opening this system is a world premiere of Prayer by Nina Grigoryan, adopted by Canadian composer Marjan Mozetich’s Concerto for Viola, Vibraphone and String Orchestra (a ST fee, premiered in 2013) that includes soloist Sharon Wei. Extra familiarly classical, Mercadante’s Flute Concerto in E minor with Mario Carbotta, and Mozart’s String Quartet: ‘Spring’, in a string orchestra model will spherical out the night. An effective way to expertise the flexibility of orchestra in an intimate setting. Data right here.

Choir! Choir! Choir!: Epic 80s Sing-Alongside

Friday April 12, 8 p.m. Massey Corridor.
Offered out with the choice of waitlist

Come and expertise the 80s another time — or for the primary time! Recent choral preparations of acquainted classics will likely be sung — by Choir! Choir! Choir!, and…you? They may share with the viewers a sing-along model of one of the best of the 80s from Prince, Madonna and George Michael, in order that we are able to all sing our hearts out. It’s mega-popular and is at present bought out, however value becoming a member of the waitlist. Data right here.

Trinity Bach Mission: Bach and Tallis

Saturday April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Little Trinity Anglican Church, 425 King St. E. PWYC, money, card, and faucet accepted.

Eleven voices, seven instrumentalists, with Bach, and Tallis. This younger ensemble brings Bach and his relation to the divine to the general public in an hour-long program drawing from the Lenten interval music of English Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis, and from Bach. As we simply handed the excessive level of Easter, TBP guarantees an opportunity to look again on the sombre temperament of Lent with BWV 131, Aus der Tiefen, Bach’s first sacred cantata, with contemporary pleasure in our hearts. Data right here.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Bhangra & Past

Sunday April 14, 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m.
Roy Thomson Corridor. $23.

TSO presents music and dance from Punjab, in three performances: a Relaxed efficiency, and two Younger Peoples’ Live performance sequence, with company Maritime Bhangra and Sanskriti Arts. Anticipate the heart beat of Bhangra pleasure in your ears, and your eyes, as we see the enjoyment of rhythm grow to be actual on the stage with implausible dance — even higher, you may take part out of your seats. The primary efficiency at 11 a.m., is a delegated Relaxed efficiency, the place neurodiverse patrons are welcomed to expertise a live performance within the method that fits them one of the best, as want for self-expression has been thought of and will likely be accommodated for each particular person. 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. live shows comply with. Data right here.

Ancestral Harmonies: Maestro Irshad Kahn meets Hildegard of Bingen

Sunday April 14, 7 p.m.
Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. $25

Sitar maestro Irshad Kahn from England and singer/harpist Andrea Gerhardt, are joined by Sadaf Amin (Santur: a hammered dulcimer), and Pedram Khavarzamini (Tombak: Iranian goblet drum), in a night of historical music from two totally different realms, drawing from custom, spirituality, and improvisation. Count on a wealthy selection, from conventional ragas to Hildegard of Bingen’s chants, and every thing in between. An ideal likelihood to expertise true cross-pollination on this numerous metropolis of Toronto. Data right here.


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