St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts

27 Front St E, Toronto, ON, M5E 1B4 Canada
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St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts website Event information
Oct 02 2018 (Tuesday)
Marc-Andre Hamelin is ranked among the elite of world pianists for his unrivalled blend of musicianship and virtuosity in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries—in concert and on disc. This will be his 12th recital on our stage since his debut in 1986.
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 21 2018 (Sunday)
Stuart Hamilton was endearingly known as Stuartissimo!, a moniker which paid tribute to his grand contribution to the vocal arts in Canada, and his penchant for humour. We sing – and laugh – in memory of Stuart Hamilton, his genius and his legacy.
Nov 03 2018 (Saturday)
A concert dedicated to the music of Latin America. Featuring Lynn Isnar, Margie Bernal, Guillermo Silva-Marin and Larry Beckwith.
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 08 2018 (Thursday)
Robert Pilon (Phantom from Phantom of the Opera, Jean Valjean, Les Miserables) returns to the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts with his “friends” for an inspiring evening of musical remembrance marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1 for the benefit of Wounded Warriors Canada. Exceptional talent confirmed thus far: Dr. Draw (electric violinist extraordinaire), Holly Carr (performance artist), and a sixty member choir. This evening of outstanding entertainment, featuring music from Broadway to pop to inspirational, will be held on the eve of the Remembrance Day weekend for the benefit of Wounded Warriors Canada, who “honour the fallen, help the living”, a charity that brings support and hope to those in uniform and their families, military, veterans and first responders, suffering from mental health challenges, in particular, PTSD. This will most certainly be an evening to remember.
Nov 10 2018 (Saturday)
20 musicians, singers and chorists from the Canadian Arabic Orchestra take the stage with Charbel Rouhana for a tribute to Sayyed Darwish in a modern day rendition of his all-time favorites. Dubbed as the father of Modern Arabic Music with songs like “Zourouni”, “Salma Ya Salama”, “El Helwa Ahi” and “Ahou Da Elli Sar”, Sayyed Darwish is honored in this performance almost 100 years after his passing.
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 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.
Nov 27 2018 (Tuesday)
Over her 35 year career, Louise Bessette has gained renown for her performances and for her commitment to promoting contemporary music. In addition to many recordings as a soloist and with chamber ensembles, along with appearances worldwide with orchestras and at important festivals, Ms. Bessette regularly tours throughout America, Europe and Asia. In 2016 Louise Bessette won her eighth Opus Prize (the Quebec Junos).
Nov 28 2018 (Wednesday)
Speaker Slam is Canada’s largest Inspirational Speaking Competition bringing together the best speakers, reputable professional judges and hundreds of passionate attendees who thrive on inspiration, community and connection.
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.
from Dec 28 2018 to Jan 02 2019
Die Fledermaus is an operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Karl Haffner (de) and Richard Genée. “Champagne’s delicious bubbles” set the stage for the Waltz King’s greatest hit.
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.
Mar 16-17 2019
Sigma is a spectacular new cross art-form production in collaboration with Gandini Juggling and dazzling Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Seeta Patel. The production showcases exuberant rhythms, patterns and colours, celebrating the dialogue between the worlds of juggling, music and classical Indian dance.