Kevin Mallon conducts the Aradia Ensemble with the Toronto Youth Chamber Orchestra and the Kingsway Conservatory Strings for "Baroque Idol 2" at the Music Gallery, Toronto. Young composers are invited to submit new works written for baroque ensemble, and based on audience votes, the winner is crowned then commissioned to write a new work for Aradia. This year, some of the collaborating composers are invited to bring their own bands along too - Roman Tomé, Ronley Teper and her Lipliners, Scott Maynard and the Quiet Revolution.
May 10 – 11
Charlotte Corwin and Benjamin Covey star in John Blow's opera Venus and Adonis with Toronto Masque Theatre's double bill, "The Lessons of Love" and Marion Newman stars in the newly commissioned opera by Alice Ping Yee Ho and librettist Marjorie Chan, The Lesson of Da Ji
Music in China – Soundstreams Canada, Koerner Hall
East meets West in this dynamic evening of music and dance from Taipei’s Chai Found Music Workshop, dancer/choreographer Lars Scheibner, and an ensemble of brilliant Canadians, with Leslie Dala, conductor
Dion Mazerolle is baritone soloist in Mozart's Requiem with Toronto Choral Society at Eastminster United Church
Dion Mazerolle is baritone soloist in Orff's boisterous Carmina Burana
Soprano Virginia Hatfield and Countertenor Scott Belluz are guest soloists in the final concert presented by Aldeburgh Connection, celebrating Britten: "A Time There Was"
Jun 1 | 8pm
Baritone Anthony Cleverton is among the outstanding soloists at the exciting launch of “Recitals at Rosedale”, Rosedale Presbyterian Church, Toronto
The Star of Robbie Burns
Church of the Redeemer
In the first half of this story-telling show, explore Burns' world through word and song. Hear his famous "Comin' thru the rye", "Ye Banks and Braes", "Sweet Afton", "My love is like a red, red rose" and "Auld Lang Syne", sung by outstanding singers Virginia Hatfield, soprano and baritone Benjamin Covey, with acclaimed pianist Melody McShane.
Enjoy tea and shortbread at intermisson, then revel in the delightful Broadway classic Brigadoon, following the tale of Americans Tommy and Jeff who stumble on the mythical village of Brigadoon in the misty Scottish highlands. Songs include "The Heather on the Hill", "Almost like being in Love", "Waitin' for my Dearie" and "Go Home to Bonnie Jean".
(Includes Tea & Shortbread)
Marion Newman is Mitrena with Matthias Maute conducting Ensemble Caprice’s presentation of Vivaldi's opera Montezuma at the Montreal Baroque Festival
Jul 5 – 7
Leslie Dala conducts UBC Opera Ensemble in a fully staged production of Carmen, directed by Nancy Hermiston
Virginia Hatfield joins Gabrielle Prata, David Pomeroy and Peter McGillivray for Festival of the Sound's "Opera Gala"
Marion Newman joins violinist Moshe Hammer for "Lost Voices", including the haunting work by Glick: “I Never Saw Another Butterfly”, songs on poems written by children in Theresienstadt www.festivalofthesound.ca
"The Star of Robbie Burns", soprano Charlotte Corwin, baritone Benjamin Covey and acclaimed Canadian actor R.H. Thomson present the poetry and songs of Scotland's own Robert Burns ("Comin' thru the Rye", "My Love is like a red, Red Rose", "Auld Lang Syne") plus a tribute to Broadway's Brigadoon, including "Almost like being in Love", "The Heather on the Hill", "Go home to Bonnie Jean".