It’s a bit of a crazy week coming up. On Monday at 8pm there’s the first in a series of young artists concerts presented by Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu and Yamaha Canada. This one features pianist Cindy Liu in an all Prokofiev program. It’s at Rosemarie’s atelier at 310 Davenport Road and tickets are $20 ($10 student).
Tuesday is a double header with Erin Wall performing at noon in the RBA in a program of Korngold, Debussy and Duparc. Then at 5.30pm at the Canadian Music Centre there’s a CD launch concert for Sing Me at Midnight; the latest recording from CASP featuring songs by John Greer. Both these events are free.
Wednesday evening features the two Tapestry charity fundraisers for disaster relief at the Ernest Balmer Studio to celebrate their new piano and Thursday is opening night for Opera Atelier’s The Marriage of Figaro at the Elgin Theatre. Thursday also features a gala concert at the Four Seasons centre celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Ben Heppner will host, with performances by Richard Margison, Krisztina Szabó, Simone Osborne and Andrew Haji. and, of course, the choruses of the CCOC. Tickets at various prices are available through the COC box office.
Friday offers perhaps the most intriguing event of the week with the opening night of Soundstreams presentation of Claude Vivier’s Musik für das Ende. Billed as “a ritual journey through life, through death, and beyond” it’s being fully staged for the first time with an all star cast and design team. This one’s at Crow’s Theatre at 8pm and continues through November 4th.
There are also two last chances to catch Arabella at the COC on Sunday (matinee) and next Saturday while The Elixir of Love continues into November.