CRITIC’S PICKS | Classical Music Occasions You Completely Want To See This Week: Might 13 – 19


L-R (clockwise); Violinist Itzhak Perlman (Photo courtesy of the artist); Payadora (Photo courtesy of the artists); The Orpheus Choir of Toronto (Photo courtesy of OCT)
L-R (clockwise); Violinist Itzhak Perlman (Picture courtesy of the artist); Payadora (Picture courtesy of the artists); The Orpheus Choir of Toronto (Picture courtesy of OCT)

It is a listing of concert events we’re attending, wishing we might attend, or fascinated by attending between Might 13 and 19, 2024. For extra of what’s occurring round Toronto, go to our calendar right here.

Amadeus Choir of Higher Toronto: Haydn’s Creation

Wednesday, Might 15, 7:30 p.m.
Meridian Arts Centre, George Weston Recital Corridor, 5040 Yonge St. $42+

To mark their fiftieth anniversary season, The Amadeus choir selected Haydn’s Creation to have fun. A real masterwork stuffed with humour and sweetness, the Creation will function soloists Midori Marsh (soprano), Andrew Haji (tenor), and Tyler Duncan (baritone), with musicians of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Singing in neighborhood for 50 years means many issues — artistry, dedication, community-building and extensive accessibility. Please take part for this momentous event. Information right here.

Payadora Tango Ensemble: A Night time of Tango with Payadora

Wednesday, Might 15, 8 p.m.
Jazz Bistro. $25.

Payadora just lately misplaced their beloved pianist, Robert Horvath, in March to most cancers, however the present should go on, and multi-instrumentalist Clark Schaufele will probably be taking the piano bench. Their mixture of tango, classical, jazz, folks, and unique music is all the time heartfelt, and this could be the proper night to return and present one’s help, and to satisfy the following model of Payadora. Information right here.

TO Dwell: John Coltrane: Legacy

Wednesday, Might 15, 8 p.m., Meridian Corridor, 1 Entrance St. E.
$50+, arts employee low cost obtainable at $33.75.

Composer and arranger Carlos Simon selected Toronto to premiere his model new orchestral preparations of John Coltrane’s music with soloist Joe Lovano, the American saxophone big, and musicians of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with conductor Edwin Outwater. Simon is a real pan-American composer, well-versed in types of jazz, gospel, and up to date classical music; an Atlanta native of three generations of preachers, Simon’s been busy connecting totally different spheres of the world, and the featured soloist, Lovano, is without doubt one of the absolute best we’ve obtained for the time being. An incredible probability to expertise Coltrane’s music in a brand new gentle. Information right here.

Trinity Bach Challenge: Bach & Handel: Chamber Baroque

Wednesday, Might 15, 8 p.m.
Holy Household Roman Catholic Parish, 1372 King St. W. Pay-What-You-Select ($30/20/10)

For his or her nineteenth and ultimate live performance of the season, TBP is mounting an encore efficiency of ‘Bach and Handel.’ Three sopranos will sing with 4 instrumentalists (however this time, with organist Aaron James), to fill the beautiful area of Holy Household parish. With a mixture of vocal works and a trio sonata, there’s loads of fascinating music to fill this tidy one-hour program. Information right here.

Itzhak Perlman & Rohan De Silva

Thursday, Might 16, 8 p.m.
Roy Thomson Corridor. $99+

Itzhak Perlman, going sturdy at age 78, is bringing the expertise and finesse that earned him 16 Grammy Awards and 4 Emmys to Toronto, along with his frequent collaborator, Rohan De Silva. The blended program contains Leclair, Beethoven’s Kreutzer, Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, and a shock choice. Perlman turned an prompt sensation when he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Present for the primary time in 1958 as a 13-year-old, and ever since then, he’s been busy, hopping throughout the globe, taking part in, conducting and educating. Seeing an artist on the peak of their maturity is usually a fancy expertise that goes past easy musical pleasure — and this live performance certainly could possibly be magical. Solely a handful of tickets left. Information right here.

TO Dwell: Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Dwell In Live performance

Friday, Might 17, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Might 18, 7:30 p.m.
Meridian Corridor, 1 Entrance St. E., $76.50+

Pirates of the Caribbean. Dwell orchestral music. Tremendous Enjoyable. Nice selection for the light-hearted, or the pirate-crazed; an ideal weekend household outing, and cute date thought. The one problem that lies forward is: getting your ticket. Almost sold-out, so act quick along with your fortunate allure. Information right here.

Trio Arkel

Sunday Might 19, 3 p.m.
Jeanne Lamon Corridor, Trinity St. Paul’s. $40

This intimate Sunday afternoon live performance will function Trio Arkel with visitor artist David Louie on piano. A beautiful program of Brahms’ Piano Quartet, Op. 25., picks from Janáček’s On an Overgrown Path for the solo piano, and Beethoven Trio No.3, Op.1 No.3. Nice chamber music requires congeniality, familiarity, and consideration, from everybody, and Trio Arkel all the time delivers with finesse. Information right here.

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