More this month

feb23_2Here are a few more gigs that I didn’t check in my earlier February post.

This Saturday (18th) at 7.30pm at 918 Bathurst the Happenstancers have a concert.  It’s called Hypersuite and it will consist of movements from Bach works for solo instrument interspersed with contemporary works in like vein. Composers to be featured include Ana Sokolovic, Augusta Read Thomas and Elliot Carter.  More info and tickets here.

February 21st sees the first preview of Paolo Santalucia’s Prodigal presented by Howland Company at Crow’s Theatre.  Prodigal follows the return home of Edmund Clark, the gay, alcoholic, eldest son of a prominent Toronto family, after he is cut off from the family trust.  It runs until March 12th.

John Beckwith (1)On Tuesday 28th at 7.30 pm in Walter Hall there’s a memorial concert for John Beckwith who died a few weeks ago.  It celebrates an extraordinary musical career that spanned 75 years.  Performers will include Soundstreams’ Choir 21 (conducted by David Fallis), the New Music Concerts Ensemble, Opus 8 Vocal Ensemble, members of the Faculty of Music Opera Department, flutist Robert Aitken, baritone Bradley Christensen, soprano Monica Whicher and pianists Steven Philcox and Christopher Bagan.  It’s ticketed but free (UoT Faculty of Music website).

And if you haven’t yet seen Ambur Braid’s extraordinary take on Salome there are three more chances to see it.  Details here.



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