I’ve just received news of programming into the fall and beyond from Tapestry, Toronto City Opera and Loose Tea Music Theatre.
Tapestry have announced three livestream concerts to be shown on their Youtube channel.
- October 24th 8pm: jazz pianist Robi Botos will be improvising on Tapestry’s amazing Bösendorfer Imperial Grand in live collaboration with an Art Battle Toronto artist, creating something new and unique.
- November 7th: The first episode of S.O.S. Sketch Opera Singers. It’s a collection of short opera sketches like the LibLab with an amazing line up of composers, librettists and performers. Check out the details.
- November 28th at 8pm there’s a collaboration between husband and wife duo soprano Xin Wang and saxophonist Wallace Halladay directed by Michael Mori and featuring the music of Ana Sokolovic.
Tapestry have also introduced a free “membership program” to create added value for their audience. Details here.
Loose Tea Music Theatre have announced a film version preview of their “in development” piece Dead Reckoning; lyrics by Lezlie Wade, music by Scott Christian. LTMT describe the plot thusly: “In 1937, Amelia Earhart is a celebrated female aviator but grapples against female norms of the time. Fifteen-year-old Betty Klenck is struggling with her sense of identity. Bullied in school for being ‘different natured from everyone else’ she finds inspiration and solace in the persona of Amelia Earhart. Dead Reckoning explores the importance of female role models on the developmental identity of young women.”. The preview will feature the first 30 minutes of the projected 90 minute piece and can be seen on Loose Tea’s Youtube channel on October 24th. The video will be rebroadcast on Monday October 26th through to Friday October 30th.
Toronto City Opera have announced a 2020/21 “hybrid” season. There are three shows:
- On October 24th at 7.15pm there’s a live stream of a double bill of Menotti’s The Telephone (Nicole Dubinsky and Johnathan Kirby) and Poulenc’s La voix humaine (Rachel Krehm). Jennifer Tung on piano for both. Access to the livesream is by ticket ($30).
- Verdi’s Nabucco will be presented in February next year; in person or virtually as the situation permits. Either way tickets will be $40.
- The final show will be Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana at the Fleck Dance Theatre on May 13th, 15th and 16th. Tickets will be $45/$55.
More details here.