And so, into November

ThomasOliemans28-e1534886868523-1024x489Here are a few interesting events happening in the first half of November.  There are competitions.  There are also concerts…

Thursday 8th at 1.30pm in Walter Hall the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto are presenting baritone Thomas Oliemans, and pianist Malcolm Martineau in a programme consisting of Brahms’s Die schöne Magelone and Schumann’s Liederkreis, op. 39.  Tickets etc here.  There’s also a pre concert talk at 12.15pm when Jane Cooper will talk about Bertha Crawford.

On the 8th and 10th at 8pm the TSO are doing Britten’s War Requiem (it’s that time of year).  The soloists are Tatiana Pavlovskaya, Toby Spence and Russell Braun.  Bramwell Tovey conducts.

On the 8th/9th/10th at 8pm and the 11th at 3.30pm Tafelmusik are doing a programme of music by Agostino Steffani including his Stabat Mater.  The soloist is Krisztina Szabó, Ivars Taurins conducts and there’s a pre concert talk with Larry Beckwith at T-1.  Details here.

There’s the Elizabeth Krehm Memorial Concert in aid of St. Mike’s ICU on the 10th at 7:30pm at Christ Church Deer Park.  The concert will feature a set of songs which have been written on Elizabeth Krehm’s texts by Canadian composer Ryan Trew. The texts are evocative and are a window into her heart and mind. The program will also feature the Overture to Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck and Symphony Number 4 by Brahms. Rachel Krehm will be singing with an orchestra conducted by Evan Mitchell. Admission is Pay what you can with a suggested minimum donation of $30. 100% of the ticket sales are donated to St Michael’s Hospital ICU.

On Thursday 13th at 8pm,TSO Principal Flute Kelly Zimba collaborates with soprano Stacie Dunlop on aprogram of living American and Canadian composers, including premieres by Toronto composer David Jaeger and the duo HaRebraIN (Anh Phung/Alan Mackie) along with works by Leslie Uyeda, Braxton Blake, Kate Soper and James O’Callaghan.  That one is at Gallery 345. Reserve tickets at


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