Previews – Toronto – November

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Tania Miller and the Royal Conservatory Orchestra

The first Canadian Maestra to become Music Director of a major symphony orchestra, Tania Miller takes the podium to lead the Royal Conservatory through a program that includes works by Prokofiev and Stravinsky. Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 2 will be played by pianist Sae Yoon Chon. The Royal Conservatory Orchestra is comprised of members of the Glenn Gould School’s Performance Diploma and Artist Diploma programs. Nov. 24, Koerner Hall. www.rcmusic.ca

Rodelinda with VOICEBOX: Opera In Concert

One of Canada’s oldest opera companies continues it 2017-18 season at the Jane Mallett Theatre (St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts) with a single performance of G. F. Handel’s beloved opera. Conducted by Toronto Masque Theatre’s Larry Beckwith and featuring the VOICEBOX: Opera In Concert Chorus under the direction of Robert Cooper they are joined by soprano Christina Raphaëlle Haldane counter tenor David Trudgen, and tenor Charles Sy. November 26. www.operainconcert.com

Philip Chiu at Music Toronto

Making his Toronto recital debut at the St. Lawrence Centre, pianist Chiu plays a program of Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Schubert and Lizst. A chamber music pianist, Chiu is the creator and director of the Collaborative Piano Program at the Domaine Forget International Festival. He was the first recipient of the Prix Goyer – Canada’s largest prize for an emerging classical artist. Nov. 28. Jane Mallett Theatre. www.music-toronto.com

Home Alone with TSO

One of the holiday offerings that the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has on the docket this December are performances of John Williams’s (Jurassic Park, Superman, Star Wars) score to the 1990 blockbuster holiday classic starring Macaulay Culkin. The orchestra plays along to the actual film about a young boy who gets forgotten when his family takes a Christmas vacation. This seems like it will be a great night out for the whole family. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2 at 7:30PM and December 2 at 2PM, Roy Thomson Hall. www.tso.com

Tafelmusik presents Messiah

This perennial Holiday favourite returns with Conductor Ivars Taurins at the helm Tafelmusik Orhcestra and Chamber Choir invites soprano Joanne Lunn, countertenor James Laing, tenor Rufus Müller, baritone Brett Polegato for four performances at Koerner Hall. A special fifth performance is the annual a Sing-along conducted by “Herr Handel” himself; grab your score and head on over to Massey and see how much fun it is to sing the Hallelujah Chorus with almost three thousand ­people. December 13, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30PM with the sing-along on ­December 17 at Massey Hall at 2PM. www.tafelmusik.org

The Toronto Consort presents Navidad: A Spanish Christmas

This holiday offering presents Spanish Christmas music from both sides of the Atlantic. The “liveliest Christmas concert in town” featuring motets by Victoria and Guerrero as well as villancicos from Latin America. This will be a lively night of exuberant music to help you and yours ring in the Christmas Season. December 8, 9, at 8PM and December 10, 3PM. Trinity St. Paul’s. www.torontoconsort.com

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