So it looks like January is finally over and that means we can look ahead to next month. Things are definitely winding down. There’s the last Opera Pub of the season on the 3rd at the Amsterdam Bicycle Club. The Vancouver Symphony is appearing with Bramwell Tovey at Roy Thomson Hall on the 26th with the highlight being Marion Newman singing Ancestral Voices; a piece Tovey wrote for her. Also that evening the Canadian Children’s Opera opens a two performance run of Alice Ping Yee Ho’s new piece The Monkiest King. That’s at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.
In lunchtime gig news there are a few things of interest at the RBA. May 1st sees Sondra Radvanovsky in a bel canto program. Danika Lorèn and Bruno Roy have a Les Adieux concert on the 3rd featuring works by Ravel and Strauss. And, finally, on the 22nd Keri Alkema is appearing.
Finally, the Montreal International Music Competition opens on May 28th and runs for the following two weeks. I’ll be up there live blogging the song and aria competitions.