Balance of April and into May

rurThere’s a fair number of shows appearing at fairly short notice as people scramble to adapt to relaxing regulations so this post will contain events for April not previously noted plus a look forward to May.

  • April 26th at 7.30 pm Likht Ensemble have a free Holocaust Remembrance Day concert at Mazzoleni Hall.
  • April 28th at 8pm at St. Andrews on King St. Soundstreams are reprising the Vivier Lovesongs concert that was done as a stream last fall.
  • April 29th at 7.30pm at 918 Bathurst The Happenstancers have a concert featuring music by Julia Wolfe, Nahre Sol, Kaija Saariaho, Gyorgy Kurtag, Oliver Knussen, and WA Mozart.

And so to May:

  • May 2nd at 7.30 pm in Temerty Theatre the GGS New Music Ensemble has a free concert featuring Paul Frehner’s Sometimes the Devil Plays Fate for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra plus other works.
  • May 3rd to 22nd Emma Haché’s play Lesson in Forgetting is being presented by Pleiades Theatre at the Young Centre.  It’s a two person drama exploring love and brain trauma.
  • May 5th to 7th Toronto Operetta Theatre are performing Michael Rose’s Northern Light’s Dream at the St. Lawrence Centre.  (8pm Thurs/Fri, 3pm Sat)
  • May 6th to 21st at 7.30pm at the Four Seasons centre it’s Mozart’s Magic Flute presented by the COC.  It’s a revival of the Diana Paulus production.  Details here.
  • May 15th at 3pm at Koerner Hall it’s the near legendary Anne-Sofie von Otter with a mainly Mozart and Schubert programme.
  • May 21st at 8pm at Roy Thompson Hall it’s Gimenez and Hannigan with the TSO.  The concert features two world premiers and Stravinsky’s Firebird.
  • May 22nd at 2,30pm VOICEBOX:Opera in Concert are performing Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of Us All; an opera about Susan B. Anthony with a libretto by Gertrude Stein.
  • May 24th to June 5th (8pm except 4pm on May 29th and June 5th) in the Great Hall at OCAD Tapestry Opera are premiering RUR: A Torrent of Light by Nicole Lizée and Nicholas Billon.  It’s a multi-media opera based on Karel Čapek’s Rossums Universal Robots.  There’s a terrific cast headed up by Krisztina Szabó and Peter Barrett.  Details here.

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