The back half of October

marionandbeastComing up later this month…

On October 14th at 7.30pm in the MacMillan Theatre, the UoT Symphony, UoT Opera and the MacMillan singers are joining forces for a programme of opera ensemble numbers.

October 20th at 8pm in the Ernest Balmer Studio sees the first show in the new Confluence series; Sovereignty Voiced.  Actor Cole Alvis, mezzo soprano Marion Newman, composer/pianist Ian Cusson, poet/filmmaker Armand Garnet Ruffo and singer/songwiter Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone and others share poems, songs and stories in an intimate cabaret.

October 22nd is the Rubies gala where Opera Canada gives out sundry awards at a posh dinner.  Details on the Opera Canada website.

Opera Atelier open their season at the Elgin Theatre on October 25th with a double bill of Charpentier’s Actéon and Rameau’s Pygmalion.  Colin Ainsworth, Mireille Asselin and Allyson McHardy head up the cast.  That runs until November 3rd.

Almost finally Collectìf have a Halloween cabaret show; Witch First at the Monarch Tavern on, surprisingly, October 31st with a party afterwards.

And in free concert news at the RBA at noon:

  • October 18th: Lauren Eberwein and Anna-Sophie Neher with a programme of French art songs
  • October 23rd: Helene Schneiderman with Yiddish, German and English songs.
  • October 25th: Simone McIntosh with Messiaen’s Harawi.  Catch that one if you can.  It’s an amazing piece.

…and at the UoT in Walter Hall

  • October 15th at 2pm, a master class with Thomas Hampson
  • October 18th at 12.10 pm, Nathalie Paulin and Stephen Philcox with Debussy’s Cinq poemes de Baudelaire.

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