Russian Events

Jun 16 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, named Artist of the Year by Gramophone magazine, and who at age 20 won the Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition, joins the TSO for one night only! He meets every challenge of Rachmaninoff’s monumental Concerto No. 3, then Maestro Oundjian and the Orchestra guide you through the kaleidoscopic imagery of Mussorgsky’s picture gallery
Jan 24-27 2018
Based on the poems of Joseph Brodsky Directed by Alvis Hermanis Performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov BRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV is a one-man theatrical performance that gives voice and verse to the poetry of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre, BRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV is a synthesis of word and action, an emotional journey deep into the poet’s visceral and complex compositions. Performed in Russian, Brodsky’s mother tongue, Baryshnikov recites a selection of his long-time friend’s poignant and eloquent works. His subtle physicality transports the audience into Hermanis’ reverent imagining of Brodsky’s interior world.
Feb 06 2018 (Tuesday), 08:00 PM
Born in Moscow in 1944, Alexei Lubimov premiered many 20th century pieces in Russia, despite heavy Soviet criticism of his commitment to Western music. Since political restrictions were lifted during the 1980s, he has given solo recitals throughout the world, appeared with leading symphony orchestras, and worked regularly with early music ensembles. His recordings have been issued on the Melodia, Erato, BIS, Sony. ECM and Harmonia Mundi labels Mr Lubimov performed and recorded with the Toronto Symphony under Jukka-Pekka Saraste in the middle 90s. Music TORONTO is proud to recognize an artist who has made an undeniable contribution to the world of music, and welcomes him for his Toronto recital debut.