The Season starts! SEPTEMBER

The Season starts! SEPTEMBER

My recommendations for this month:

11 SEPTEMBER  — Aradia Ensemble performs a semi-staged Giulio Cesare in Egitto at the Glenn Gould Studio. Inexplicably, one day before the performance, the names of singers have not yet been publicized.

14 SEPTEMBERRoyal Conservatory begins its free lunch time series on the mechanics and materiality of piano. Music comes in later. This is where I’ll have my Tuesday brown bag lunches until December.

15 SEPTEMBERTafelmusik & Opera Atelier Pre-Season Open House, with performances. St Lawrence Hall, 157 King St E. 7pm, free.

Hildegard von Bingen Feast Day Concert

17 SEPTEMBERThe Hildegard Project will perform Hildegard von Bingen’s vocal music in Meditation in Motion: Hildegard von Bingen Feast Day Concert and Labyrinth Walk at the Church of the Holy Trinity (Eaton Square), 8pm.

24-26 SEPTEMBERFallen Voices: Three Operas for Two People is a new operatic triptych (or should I say Il Trittico) by the composers Ben Mueller-Heaslip, Michael Hynes and Alex Eddington which for the first time in herstory brings Edith Sitwell, Tammy Faye Bakker and Anna Akhmatova in the same room. Performing the three twisted pieces are Kristin Mueller-Heaslip (soprano, librettist) and Jen Wardle (saxophone). NOT TO BE MISSED. Bread & Circuses, 8pm on 24-25th, 3pm on 26th.

Fallen Voices - Photo by Celeste Gillis

25 SEPTEMBERCanadian Opera Company opens its doors to the public for the ORCA rehearsal (Orchestra, Chorus, Soloists) of Aida which opens October 2. Free tickets on first-come-first-served basis. 7pm, details here and here.

29 SEPTEMBERToronto Mayoral Arts Debate, Walker’s Court at the Art Gallery of Ontario, 7pm. This is the only debate which will focus on candidates’ art platforms, so make sure to attend, ask questions, and shake your head in disbelief.  Arts Vote Coalition has been keeping the fires of art advocacy burning in the past months — follow and join them here.

Mayoral-Debate-Focus on the Arts

And that is only the initial calendar of events, which is bound to grow. October will be even fuller. But about October in October.

PS: Five months and fifteen days until Anne Sofie von Otter’s recital in Toronto.


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2 thoughts on “The Season starts! SEPTEMBER

  1. It wasn’t advertised at all, anywhere. I came upon it on another listings aggregator which then led me to the actual page on the RCM website: http://performance.rcmusic.ca/performance/index/year/2011/month/02/day/25/time/2000/venue/koerner

    When I got in to choose my seat, the parterre was almost 2/3 sold out. HOW?! Who are these people? Maybe it’s the Mehldau people, or subscribers who got the secret Koerner Hall brochure months before everybody else.

    Anyhoo: the program is way too jazzy, but it’s ASvO. She can sing Klinga mina klockor, and it’ll be divine.

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