Looking ahead

Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-2005-0119,_Kurt_WeillThings are starting to liven up again in the Toronto scene.  Here’s a look ahead to the balance of September and the first half of October.  This week sees a performance of Weill’s Little Mahagonny by VOICEBOX at Gallery 345.  That’s on Tuesday 25th at 7.30pm and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.

The COC season opens on the 30th with Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin featuring Gordon Bintner, Joseph Kaiser and Joyce El-Khoury.  There are eight performances ending on 3rd Novemeber.  The companion work is the premier run of Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian which opens on October 13th.  It’s a starry cast including Thomas Hampson and Karita Matilla.  There are seven performances ending October 27th.

In the free concert series at the Four Seasons Centre there are a number of interesting noon hour concerts:

  • September 25th: The annual opener with the Ensemble Studio.
  • September 27th: Awasakwaa; Barbara Croall performs traditional Indigenous music featuring voice and native flute.
  • October 2nd: Bass Oleg Tsilbulko with Russian songs.
  • October 9th: The Ensemble Studio again.  This time in a Rossini program.

And last but not least, Opera Pub is back at the Amsterdam Bicycle Club at 9pm on October 4th.

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