March Concert Listings

Week of February 29

Tues. March 1, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Beauty of Baroque
Join five members of the esteemed Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra on a Grand Tour of baroque Europe, in a delightful program featuring chamber music from England, France, Germany, Austria, and Italy.

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Wed. March 2, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.

Avataar marries Hindustani raag and taal, hardbop jazz, Brazilian lyricism, electronica, atmospheric textures and ambiance, Javanese gamelan, and contemporary improvisation. The resulting confluence is a mesmerizing blend of rhythmic hypnotism, sonic landscapes and soaring melody that marries old and new musical sounds. Led by Sundar Viswanathan, this concert features excerpts from Avataar’s upcoming release, Petal, which speaks to the fragility and delicate nature of a flower petal and its metaphor for the impermanence of life and our universal consciousness.

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Week of March 7

Tues. March 8, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
The Danforth Four

Music of Ireland
The Danforth Four present a stirring concert of traditional Irish music and song. Featuring haunting airs, toe-tapping dance-tunes, and old-style Irish songs, this talented ensemble celebrates the musical traditions of Ireland, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

Thurs. March 10, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Members of the Canadian National Brass Project

Brass Brilliance
Members of The Canadian National Brass Project (Vanessa Fralick and Gordon Wolfe, trombones; David Pell, bass trombone; Sasha Johnson, tuba) present a program of original brass chamber works and arrangements spanning centuries.

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Week of March 14

Tues. March 15, 2016
12 — 1 p.m.
Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio
Kyra Millan, soprano
Christina Faye, piano

Opera Interactive
Join soprano/artist educator Kyra Millan and pianist Christina Faye and guests from the COC Ensemble Studio in a lively interactive March break concert featuring favourite operatic arias and sing-along choruses. Audience members of all ages can listen to, learn about, and try their hand at the fascinating art of opera. The performance is family-friendly and all ages are welcome!

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Thurs. March 17, 2016
12 — 1 p.m.
Cawthra Park Chamber Choir
Bob Anderson, conductor
Charles Sy, tenor
Hyejin Kwon, piano

Choral Journeys: Then and Now
Cawthra Park Chamber Choir and conductor Bob Anderson take the audience on a journey through various choral traditions and styles from the Renaissance to contemporary Canadian works. COC Ensemble Studio member and Cawthra Park alumnus tenor Charles Sy reunites with his high school alma mater in this special performance.

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Week of March 21

Tues. March 22, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Canada's Ballet Jörgen

Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty
The creation of new ballets is at the heart of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, a company seeking to build dance from coast to coast to coast. In this program, the dancers present highlights from the new full-length production of Sleeping Beauty (which premiered in October 2015) along with other works.

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Thurs. March 24, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Artists from The Glenn Gould School's Rebanks Family Fellowship Program

Exquisite Chamber
Talented young artists from The Glenn Gould School's Rebanks Family Fellowship Program perform two great chamber works: Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango and Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No. 1.

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Week of March 28

Tues. March 29, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio

Four Tenors
The four tenors of the COC Ensemble Studio (Andrew Haji, Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure, Charles Sy, and Aaron Sheppard) team up in a program featuring beloved arias and ensembles that showcase the beauty of the tenor voice.

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Thurs. March 31, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Adam Sherkin, piano

True North Stories
Canadian virtuoso pianist and composer Adam Sherkin presents a concert inspired by the North. The program includes works by the great Nordic composers Sibelius and Grieg, as well as new original works by Sherkin, inspired by the Canadian North.

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