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04/05/2020 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – ***EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATES*** The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists presents an evening of operatic arias and art songs in the concert/live broadcast Ten Singing Stars – New Generation.  Singers who have taken part in the IRCPA’s April 17 “Encounter with Theodore Baerg” will perform with pianist Rachel Andrist. A post-concert […]

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16/01/2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – The most talked about candidate in the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Lucas Debargue was unanimously chosen the winner of the Moscow Critics’ Prize, given an artist whose “incredible gift, artistic vision, and creative freedom have impressed the critics as well as the audience.” Immediately after, he began performing around the world in solo recitals in […]

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08/11/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Skataris, a duo concerto by Larysa Kuzmenko, receives its world premiere in a concert that also features Mozart’s Salzburg Symphony K. 138; Tchaikovsky’s Serenade, and the North American premiere of Letter from an Unknown Woman by Airat Ichmouratov. The Kuzmenko concerto was written for pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico, who joins violinist Marc Djokic and Sinfonia […]

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01/12/2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Echo Women’s Choir offers a rousing and inspiring alternative to holiday season fare in its December concert). Special guests are the Latin American band Las Brujas del Barrio (The Witches of the Neighbourhood). The program features stirring marches, anthems and songs of determination and encouragement in the struggle for rights and justice. With its spirited […]

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03/11/2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Soprano Hibla Gerzmava, star of the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden and other major halls, makes her Toronto recital debut, in a program of deeply affecting Russian romances. French art songs, and heart-stopping arias from Anna Bolena, La forza del destino and Norma, with pianist Ekaterina Ganelina. Ms. Gerzmava stunned critics and her audience […]

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06/12/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – A Christmas Fantasy opens the Upper Canada Choristers’ 26th season, following a successful and memorable tour of Japan to cap off their 25th anniversary celebrations. The 40-voice mixed choir performs five centuries of Christmas music, in a wide range of carols dating back as far as the 15th century in addition to some more modern […]

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10/05/2019 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – The Upper Canada Choristers, a mixed choir founded in 1994, celebrate a quarter century of bringing joy to audiences in concert halls, churches, hospitals, chronic care facilities, seniors’ residences and many other spaces.  The choir has commissioned and premiered new music, collaborated with many artists, and encouraged music in the schools.   Co-founder Laurie Evan […]

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25/05/2019 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Montreal baroque cellist Elinor Frey presents solo works on the five-string cello, including Bach’s Suite No. 6 in D major, and two works recently written for her by Canadian composers Scott Edward Godin (Guided by Voices – the title track on her new Analekta CD) and Isaiah Ceccarelli (With Concord of Sweet Sounds). A laidback […]

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26/05/2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – The Toronto Bach Festival concludes with two of the shorter Lutheran masses Bach wrote before undertaking his masterpiece, the Mass in B minor. For this concert, John Abberger directs the Toronto Bach Festival Orchestra and Singers. All-Bach Program: Mass in G major, BWV 236; Sanctus in D major, BWV 238; Mass in F major, BWV […]

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24/05/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm – Opening concert in a three-day festival of historically informed performances celebrating one of the world’s most prolific and best loved composers, Johann Sebastian Bach. All-Bach program: Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, BWV 152; Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050; Concerto in A minor for violin, BWV 1041; Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn, BWV 23 The […]

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25/05/2019 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Engaging and witty music historian Dr. Ellen Exner (New England Conservatory of Music) shares her knowledge, insight and humour while revealing how Bach’s approach to writing music was shaped by his exposure to the French Style as a young musician.  

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25/05/2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Award-winning Montreal harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour draws from some of J.S. Bach’s most beautiful and inventive music for solo keyboard, to perform French and English suites in an intimate Toronto setting.  Strongly influenced by Bach’s study of French masters, this concert is a perfect mix of the composer’s virtuosic performance, and divinely inspired melodies.

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05/11/2018 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm – Ten young professional singers perform operatic arias with pianist Rachel Andrist, in this concert presented by the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists.   At the conclusion, one singer will be named recipient of the Career Blueprint, a coveted singer’s “tool kit” – three days at the National Opera Center in New York, where new […]

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07/12/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – The Upper Canada Choristers and conductor Laurie Evan Fraser perform holiday favorites and less familiar repertoire – among them Hodie Christus Natus Est from Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, and a set of Christmas selections by John Rutter, including his delightful musical fable Brother Heinrich’s Christmas, with narrator Valerie Abels; bassoonist Christian Sharpe and pianist […]

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15/04/2018 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm – Mooredale Concerts concludes its season and pays homage to Canada’s sesquicentennial with a guitar extravaganza. Québec-based ensemble Forestare comprises 12 guitars and two double basses. Since its 2002 inception, Forestare has participated in the creation of 50 original works and adapted nearly another 100 for its unique configuration – as a result creating the largest […]

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18/02/2018 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Violinist Paul Huang, recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, performs an inspiring, interactive concert for young people age 5-11, joined by pianist Helen Huang, who made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age eight, and two years later with the New York Philharmonic.   Host Joanna […]

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18/02/2018 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm – Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, violinist Paul Huang is already recognized for his intensely expressive music making and effortless virtuosity. Following his Kennedy Center debut, The Washington Post proclaimed: “Huang is definitely an artist with the goods for a significant career.” He plays on the 1742 ex-Wieniawski […]

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14/01/2018 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm – Back by popular demand, two acclaimed Canadian pianists David Jalbert and Wonny Song (Mooredale’s artistic director) pool their virtuosic talents and contrasting styles in shimmering 20th Century grand works for two pianos. They will perform Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 1 (Fantasie-tableaux) in G minor, Op. 5 and the Sleeping Beauty Waltz, as well as Darius Milhaud’s […]

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14/01/2018 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Pianists David Jalbert and Wonny Song will delight young people age 5-11 with a special concert.   Host Joanna explores the music and chats with the artists, facilitating some audience involvement.  Adults wishing to learn more about music and music-making are also welcome.  Everyone receives a Lindt chocolate truffle at the end.  

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29/10/2017 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm – Named after the Canadian national park, the Philadelphia-based Jasper String Quartet has scaled the musical peaks, winning the prestigious CMA (Chamber Music America) Cleveland Quartet Award and other chamber music competitions. Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians, the ensemble formed in 2006 at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, and has performed […]

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26/11/2017 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Young audiences age 5-11 will be treated to a one-hour interactive concert by a quartet of four leading Canadian string soloists and violinist Mai Tategami, winner of the inaugural (2016) Orford Music Award.   Host Joanna explores the music with the audience.   Adults are also welcome, to learn more about the music and music-making.  Everyone […]

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26/11/2017 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm – The newly formed Rebelheart Collective, four of Canada’s most accomplished string players, and alumni of Mooredale Concerts and Orchestras, join forces with the winner of the 2016 Orford Music Award.   The four players perform Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 33, No. 2 (The Joke) and Dvorák’s String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 […]

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24/09/2017 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm – The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Chamber Soloists came together in 2014 with a mission to create programming that features a diverse and varied range of instruments. Acclaimed as an ensemble of distinguished virtuosi, the Chamber Soloists have the flexibility to present a wide range of unusual and infrequently performed repertoire, along with some of the best-loved […]

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29/10/2017 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Jasper String Quartet launches the 15th season of Music & Truffles, five classical concerts for young people age 5-11. This concert also celebrates Halloween.  Everyone, adults included, is invited to come in costume, take their picture in a photo booth in the lobby, and parade their costumes on stage. Host Joanna explores the music and […]