Classical Music

Oct 18 2018 (Thursday)
Established in Toronto in 1989, the SLSQ came to Music Toronto in 1992 and continues annually. The Quartet has developed an undisputed reputation as one of the world’s great ensembles. Fiercely committed to collaboration with living composers, the SLSQ also has a special dedication to the string quartets of Haydn.
Oct 20 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SERGEI NAKARIAKOV Trumpeter MARIA MEEROVICH Pianist SINFONIA TORONTO / NURHAN ARMAN Conductor “The Paganini of the Trumpet” and a superb pianist kick off our 20th Anniversary season with two brilliant favourites Program MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4 SHOSTAKOVICH Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Orchestra BEETHOVEN Kreutzer Sonata
Nov 04 2018 (Sunday)
One of the finest young tubists in the world today, Carol Jantsch will bring her unique blend of virtuosity and lyricism to Toronto for a wonderful afternoon of new and familiar music for tuba and brass. These lows notes will definitely be a highlight to open our 2018-19 season.
Nov 15 2018 (Thursday)
Ensemble Made in Canada, Canada’s premier piano quartet, brings together four musicians with solid individual careers: Angela Park, piano; Elissa Lee, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; and Rachel Mercer, cello. Awarded the 2006 Galaxie Stars Award, EMIC has performed extensively throughout Canada, and has been Ensemble-in-Residence at Western University since 2014.
Nov 16 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
A Rachmaninoff favourite plus two lush late-Romantic masterpieces. ANNE LOUISE-TURGEON Pianist SINFONIA TORONTO / NURHAN ARMAN Conductor A Rachmaninoff favourite plus two lush late-Romantic masterpieces RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini BRUCKNER Adagio from String Quintet HARRY STAFYLAKIS Ashes To Light The Sky BACEWICZ Sinfonia
Nov 24 2018 (Saturday)
Sondra RADVANOVSKY, Soprano with Anthony MANOLI, piano From Bel Canto to Verismo A Rare Intimate Evening with One of the Great Voices of Our Time
Nov 25 2018 (Sunday)
Featuring Isabel Bayrakdarian, Brett Polegato, and Matt Chittick. At the height of the Romantic era, the impossible love of Goethe’s tragic hero is pitted against an unforgiving social environment, inspiring a wealth of melodic splendour.
Dec 06 2018 (Thursday)
Celebrating their 25th anniversary season throughout 2018, the Gryphon Trio continues to impress critics and audiences around the world with its highly refined, dynamic performances. Repertoire from the traditional to the contemporary, commissioning – and playing – more than fifty mostly Canadian works, teaching and touring: the Gryphon does it all.
Dec 08 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
VIVALDI The Four Seasons PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Dec 11 2018 (Tuesday)
The Holiday Season hits full stride with the incomparable Ben Heppner in a glorious evening of warmth, song and seasonal celebration. Join us at the marvellous Metropolitan United for an inspiring respite from the season and bathe in the glorious sounds of choir and brass.
Jan 31 2019 (Thursday)
Since their formation in 2012, Quatuor Van Kuijk has collected accolades: First, Best Beethoven and Best Haydn Prizes at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition, First Prize and an Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, as well as becoming laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy. Currently BBC New Generation Artists, the Van Kuijk Quartet is in residence at ProQuartet, Paris, where they study with members of the Alban Berg, Artemis, and Hagen Quartets.
Feb 03 2019 (Sunday)
Featuring Justin Welsh, Amy Welsh and Lawrence Wilford. Canadian premiere. The juxtaposition of two religions is the backdrop for powerful rivalries, the triumph of love and new understanding in the most idealistic of Romantic traditions. (in German with English surtitles)
Feb 05 2019 (Tuesday)
Celebrated as one of Finland’s most outstanding pianists, Juho Pohjonen gives recital and concerto performances widely in Europe and the U.S. Recent highlights include his debuts with Vancouver, Baltimore, and Cleveland Symphonies, and he continues his close association with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall and on tour. He was a student of the Sibelius Academy where he completed his Master’s Degree in 2008.
Feb 14 2019 (Thursday)
The Juilliard returned to Music Toronto in 2015 after many years’ absence. They were invited back in 2016 with their new cellist, Astrid Schween. The renewed Juilliard retains its legendary reputation and continues to represent the best in American string playing. Marc-Andre Hamelin needs no introduction. He plays his 12th recital on our stage in October to open the 18-19 season. Among the great pianists of this age, with a discography that now numbers more than 100 recordings, he also loves to play chamber music.
Feb 21-22 2019
Experience the return of the multi-Academy Award® winning 1984 motion picture, Amadeus on a vast HD screen while Mozart’s most celebrated works are performed live in-sync by a full orchestra and choir.
Mar 05 2019 (Tuesday)
One of Britain’s most respected and versatile pianists, Danny Driver made his Toronto debut on this series in November 2016 and we discovered his “impeccable technique and musicianship” (Gramophone). Most of his 15 recordings are on Hyperion—a label he shares with Marc-Andre Hamelin and Stephen Hough, company in which he definitely belongs. In addition to a busy performing career, Danny Driver was appointed Professor of Piano at London’s Royal College of Music in Fall 2016.
Mar 14 2019 (Thursday)
The Lafayette has achieved more than 30 years as an ensemble without a single change of personnel. Coaching with major quartets followed by important awards led to an enduring career. The LSQ have been artists-in-residence at the University of Victoria since 1991. The Saguenay (formed in 1989 as the Alcan) has developed a reputation for excellence throughout Canada and internationally since its formation over twenty-five years ago. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec, it receives the unconditional support of the Orchestre symphonique du Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean. The two quartets have played together numerous time during the course of their quartet careers, and have a special musical bond and creative friendship.
Apr 18 2019 (Thursday)
Formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago when its members were students, the Quartet was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The Ariel serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, where they play their own annual series of concerts in addition to their busy international touring schedule.
Apr 23-28 2019
Enjoy the greatest waltz of them all in Lehar’s masterwork of love, comedy and romance.
May 09-11 2019
Returning for their fourth anticipated Toronto engagement, the dramatic intensity and exquisite artistry of Eifman Ballet invites viewers into the brilliant mind and tumultuous struggles of the unparalleled composer, Tchaikovsky.
from Jan 16 2015 to Jan 17 2020
Improvisational Drum Jam The third Friday of the month from 7:30 to 11:00 pm Bring your own instruments and let’s swing in rhythm! 5$ donation at the door, Thanks!