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03/08/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Leoš Janáček’s Violin Sonata (1914-21) is a typically passionate and quirky piece by this unpredictable Moravian master. In the words of the composer, Chan Ka Nin’s Our Finest Hour (1999, winner of the 2006 JUNO award for classical composition of the year), pays tribute to “the achievements of mankind” and “the power of the citizens […]

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02/08/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – During World War II the big band music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and others was the soundtrack of life on the home front, and these familiar tunes became a metaphor for the way of life soldiers were fighting to preserve. Join us for an uplifting evening of the best of the Big […]

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01/08/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Music shadowed by war makes up this intriguing program. Maurice Ravel began his Piano Trio in 1914, just before the First World War broke out. The grim events of that conflict cast a shadow upon this otherwise elegant composition. The Second World War cut short the promising career of Moravian composer Gideon Klein. Confined to […]

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31/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Gold medalist of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition, and hailed as “enthralling” in the Globe and Mail, Angela Cheng is one of Canada’s national musical treasures. Her solo repertoire for this recital includes Beethoven’s next-to-last piano sonata (an intensely beautiful piece that he composed in 1821), and a stormy ballade by Chopin (1835-36). […]

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30/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Join us for a very special homage to one of the world’s greatest violinists, Yehudi Menuhin. A highlight of TSM Artistic Director Jonathan Crow’s early career came when he performed, at age 20, the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Menuhin conducting the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. This program is based on concerts Menuhin performed at concentration camps […]

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29/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – After touring across the nation as a part of the Canada 150 celebrations in 2017, NYO Canada (National Youth Orchestra) returns to Koerner Hall as a part of their Migrations 2018 TD Tour. Presented as a part of Toronto Summer Music’s first-ever Community Day, come hear the 95-musician Orchestra perform works by Strauss, John Estacio […]

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29/07/2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – We are excited to present the National Youth Orchestra of Canada as part of the 2018 Festival on July 29 at 7:30pm at Koerner Hall. Featuring the top young talents in the country under the baton of renowned conductor Jonathan Darlington, the NYO’s Toronto concert will certainly be one of the most in-demand performances of […]

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27/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Beethoven created his “Serioso” string quartet in 1810, the year after Napoleon Bonaparte’s French army had occupied Vienna, the city where he was living. That catastrophic event may have influenced this piece’s tragic nature.

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26/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Ben Heppner and the Toronto Mass Choir join forces to perform Gospel favourites. You won’t want to miss this beautiful and heartfelt evening.

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25/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Perhaps the most popular of all Baroque-period orchestral compositions, the four vivid and immensely colourful violin concertos that make up Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons are a primary example of program music, the kind that takes inspiration from such outside influences as stories, places, atmospheres and philosophical ideas.

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24/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – The New Orford Quartet brings two contemporary American string quartet classics vibrantly to life. Reich’s Grammy-winning composition Different Trains (1988) presents a highly imaginative collage that combines taped speech and sound effects with music both live and pre-recorded.

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23/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – You won’t want to miss this multi-disciplinary musical journey into the life of the renowned Ojibwe WWI sniper and decorated officer of the Canadian military, Francis Pegahmagabow. Sounding Thunder uses film, chamber music, dance and drumming and draws upon the memoirs of Pegahmagabow himself, family memories, and historical sources to introduce you to a little-known […]

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20/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – One of the most joyous of all chamber compositions – it dates from a carefree holiday in the Austrian Alps during the summer of 1819 – Schubert’s sunny “Trout” Quintet anchors this enchanting program.

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19/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – Two works composed during the primary wars of the twentieth century make up this intriguing program. Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (1918) retells the Faust legend, in which the hero sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for the promise of wisdom and good fortune. Stravinsky called for a chamber ensemble and a narrator.

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18/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – Clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh (of Silk Road Ensemble fame) has wowed audiences in Europe, the Middle East, and the US. Join us for this not-to-be missed evening of classical music, jazz, and the music of Syria.

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17/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – Revered German singer Christoph Prégardien, rarely heard in Toronto but of whom the New York Times has written, “His lyric tenor voice had a youthful glow, yet he sang with plaintive beauty and piercing insight,” appears in recital with pianist Julius Drake.

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16/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – In the 7th century before Jesus Christ, Jerusalem was conquered by Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon. The destruction of the Temple of Solomon, the ruin of the Kingdom of Judah, and the captivity of the Jews in Babylon were depicted in the Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah

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13/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – Russian pianist Lukas Geniušas – a major prize-winner at the prestigious Tchaikovsky and Chopin Competitions – takes the spotlight for this program of treasures from the Russian tradition.

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29/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – TSM Academy Fellows, some of the most talented musicians of their generation, are joined by Academy mentors to perform compelling chamber music repertoire.

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29/07/2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – TSM Academy Fellows, some of the most talented musicians of their generation, are joined by Academy mentors to perform compelling chamber music repertoire.

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22/07/2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – TSM Academy Fellows, some of the most talented musicians of their generation, are joined by Academy mentors to perform compelling chamber music repertoire.

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22/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – TSM Academy Fellows, some of the most talented musicians of their generation, are joined by Academy mentors to perform compelling chamber music repertoire.

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15/07/2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – TSM Academy Fellows, some of the most talented musicians of their generation, are joined by Academy mentors to perform compelling chamber music repertoire.

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15/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – TSM Academy Fellows, some of the most talented musicians of their generation, are joined by Academy mentors to perform compelling chamber music repertoire.

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15/07/2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – This recital showcases outstanding young singers and pianists from the Toronto Summer Music’s 2017 Academy Art of Song Program.

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05/08/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – The Festival’s closing night celebration will feature highlights from the TSM Academy programs.

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15/07/2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – This recital showcases outstanding young singers and pianists from the Toronto Summer Music’s 2017 Academy Art of Song Program.

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02/08/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Celebrated pianist Jane Coop is joined by several Toronto Symphony Orchestra soloists for a hearty evening of music featuring Debussy’s haunting “Syrinx” for flute solo and the premiere of a work by composer Carmen Braden.

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03/08/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – This tribute to Anton Kuerti features pianist Jane Coop performing in every piece, from the winsome solo Bagatelles, Op. 33 by Beethoven to the monumental Piano Quintet in F Minor by Brahms.

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31/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – In this tribute to the two founding nations of Canada, TSM Artistic Director Jonathan Crow joins forces with pianist Philip Chiu for a program of French, English and English/Canadian pieces.

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28/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – This program is anchored by one of the true masterworks of the chamber music repertoire, Schubert’s richly emotional and broadly proportioned String Quintet in C Major, D. 956.

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26/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – There’s a deeply melodic Eastern European flavour to this attractive program with its repertoire by Czech, Hungarian and Czech/Canadian composers.

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21/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Five seasoned artists pool their talents for this intriguing program which begins with Mozart’s sunny String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, K. 157 and concludes with Dvo?ák’s rich and genial Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major.

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14/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – The evening begins with Mozart’s delectable Duo No. 1 for violin and viola in G Major, K.423 followed by Beethoven’s Sonata No. 7 for piano and violin in C Minor and the tuneful Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32 by Russian composer Anton Arensky.

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18/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Finnish soprano Soile Isokoski makes her TSM recital debut with pianist Martin Katz with an exciting program that showcases her artistry and includes a selection of songs by Finland’s supreme musical genius, Jean Sibelius.

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04/08/2017 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm – This concert features Schubert’s powerfully dramatic String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor known as “Death and the Maiden”.

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27/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah is your guide to this sampling of favourite arias and ensembles from the operas of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and more.

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04/08/2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Join us for a special flag-waving Canadian version of the BBC’s beloved annual Last Night of the Proms concert.This fun-filled audience-participation program features Québec composer Maxime Goulet’s delectable Symphonic Chocolates along with Proms favourites Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory, Arne’s Rule, Britannia! and Parry’s Jerusalem.

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25/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – The Unsilent Project is a special Canada 150 signature project that tackles issues of Truth and Reconciliation.

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13/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – The Festival launches with a formidable recital by the world-class St. Lawrence String Quartet which showcases three superlative works from three vital periods in the history of the string quartet.

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17/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – There’s nothing more demanding for violinists than an entire program of unaccompanied music. Canadian superstar James Ehnes, has proven time and time again, he is more than equal to the task.

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29/07/2017 – 30/07/2017 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Canada’s finest symphonic brass musicians from fifteen orchestras under the artistic leadership of Canada’s premiere horn soloist and conductor, James Sommerville. Wagner/Friedman: Gathering of the Armies from Lohengrin Lau: Concerto for Brass Beethoven/Frackenpohl: Symphony No. 5

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13/07/2017 @ All Day – Toronto Summer Music Festival brings outstanding classical music experiences to the city in the summer with a program featuring renowned Canadian and international artists in 26 mainstage concerts, plus masterclasses, free outreach concerts, lectures, and workshops. The 2017 Festival theme, Celebrating Canada’s Sesquicentennial explores the music of Canada and features some of the country’s renowned […]