September Concert Listings

Week of September 22


Tues. September 23, 2014
12 – 1 p.m.
Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio

Meet the Young Artists
The young artists of the 2014/2015 Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio introduce themselves by singing their favourite arias. This annual tradition features talented rising stars from across the country in a program of operatic gems.


Thurs. September 25, 2014
12 – 1 p.m.
Payadora Tango Ensemble

Fuego lento
Payadora, one of Toronto’s hottest new ensembles, performs highlights from their debut album, Payadora. The program features sophisticated and sizzling arrangements of traditional and contemporary tango music, including new works written specifically for the ensemble.

Payadora is: Argentinean bassist Alberto Munarriz, American violinist Rebekah Wolkstein, Canadian pianist Tom King and Serbian accordionist Branko Džinović

Composers include: Horacio Salgán, Julian Plaza, Osvaldo Ruggiero, Leopoldo Federico, Juan Carlos Cobián, Pedro Lauren, Juan José Mosalini, Ástor Piazzolla, Mariano Mores, Alejandro Scarpino and Juan Caldarella, Ángel Villoldo, Juan de Dios Filiberto and Aníbal Troilo

Week of September 29


Tues. September 30, 2014
12 – 1 p.m.
Michael Shand Trio
Michael Shand, piano
Marito Marques, drums
Andrew Stewart, electric bass

PeopleMakeTheWorldGo'Round
Acclaimed Toronto-born pianist, arranger and music director Michael Shand teams up with stellar sidemen Marito Marques (drums) and Andrew Stewart (electric bass) in a high-octane hour featuring highlights from their recently released album Patience for Life, as well as a sneak peek at new material for an upcoming release. Blues, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Funk, House, R&B, Soul and Latin music are the raw elements that form Shand’s musical identity, but jazz is the common thread that binds all these styles together.

 


Thurs. October 2, 2014
12 – 1 p.m.
Artists of the University of Toronto’s Opera Division

Brush Up Your Shakespeare
In celebration of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, the artists of the University of Toronto’s Opera Division offer a selection of arias and ensembles from operatic works based on the plays of the legendary bard.

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