Tues. September 29, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Love Shards of Sappho
Toronto's Arraymusic celebrates women composers and the female voice in a program of vocal and chamber music featuring Barbara Monk Feldman's The Love Shards of Sappho and Linda Catlin Smith's Hieroglyphs
Thurs. October 1, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Micah Barnes Trio
New York Stories
Inspired by the song writing of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Stephen Sondheim, Canadian jazz and indie treasure Micah Barnes presents New York Stories, a romantic collection of original songs inspired by the Big Apple’s rich musical history, as well as Barnes’ own experience in the city that never sleeps.
Tues. October 6, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
Ensemble Les Songes
Passionate love, faithful love, naive love and jealous love. Discover Italian baroque music of the 18th century through the dynamic young musicians of Ensemble Les Songes in a program that includes works by Handel, Corelli and Scarlatti.
This concert is part of the Emerging Artists Concerts Presented by Desjardins in Partnership with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.
Thurs. October 8, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
John Kameel Farah, piano
Between Carthage and Rome
Pianist-composer John Kameel Farah presents a unique program that showcases his creative hybrid of improvisation, composition and electronics that mixes elements of early music, contemporary classical, Arabic music and forms of Electronic Dance Music. Simultaneously using piano, synthesizer, and computer, Farah takes the audience on a journey through works from his recently released album, Between Carthage and Rome.
Tues. October 13, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. Tom Brouillette, choreographer/dancer
Artists and Lovers Visionary choreographer and dancer Tom Brouillette presents a preview of his latest work, Artists and Lovers, a piece for six dancers set in 1920s Paris. Maurice Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano conjures up the heady sensuality of the cafés, clubs and salons of Montparnasse.
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Wed. October 14, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. Joseph Johnson, cello
Cello Suites: Bach and Britten Internationally acclaimed cellist Joseph Johnson (principal cello of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra) performs an intimate hour of two great solo cello works: the third cello suites of Johann Sebastian Bach and Benjamin Britten.
Thurs. October 15, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. UofT Opera
The Art of the Prima Donna UofT Opera presents a charming program of operatic gems by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and others, interposed with anecdotes from the great 19th-century prima donnas.
Tues. October 20, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. Afiara Quartet Graham Campbell, guitar/composer
Ritmos Brasileiros Campbell/Afiara unites the formidable talents of the Afiara String Quartet and versatile guitarist, composer and arranger Graham Campbell. This new fusion ensemble brings a lush chamber sound to jazz, the infectious sounds of Brazilian choro, and new works.
Thurs. October 22, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. Monsoon
Cross-Cultural Synthesis Monsoon is an Indo-Jazz collective that combines elements of creative jazz and traditional Indian classical music into a rich cross-cultural expression. Performing their own original compositions, Monsoon's synthesis of the deep spirituality and penetrating moods of India’s Ragas with the creative and harmonic expression from the West brings a fresh and innovative approach to Indo-Jazz.
Tues. October 27, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. Quinn Kelsey, baritone Rachel Andrist, piano
Songs from the Heart Hawaiian baritone Quinn Kelsey, winner of the 2015 Beverly Sills Award and appearing as Giorgio Germont in the COC’s production of La Traviata, presents a program of some of his favourite art songs and Lieder, including Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel and Finzi's Let Us Garlands Bring.
Wed. October 28, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. McGill Jazz Orchestra Joe Sullivan, musical director
The MJO Sessions The McGill Jazz Orchestra has earned a reputation as one of the finest university jazz ensembles anywhere. Led by jazz composer and trumpeter Joe Sullivan, the MJO performs traditional and contemporary jazz masterworks and takes on challenging new repertoire that embraces Canadian composers and music written by their own students.
Thurs. October 29, 2015 12 – 1 p.m. Tussah Heera, piano
Love, Death, Madness Award-winning young pianist Tussah Heera showcases her passion and virtuosity in a program that features works by some of her favourite master composers, including Chopin’s impressive Sonata No. 3.