2019-2020 SUBSCRIPTION SERIES

Join us for seven stimulating and entertaining programs featuring music from
throughout the ages presented in an inclusive and engaging way.

 

CELEBRATING
CLARA SCHUMANN

September 28, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Pre-concert talk by Larry Beckwith
with special guests 7:15 p.m.

St. Thomas’s Church, 383 Huron St., Toronto

Tom Allen hosts an interactive, dynamic celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of this exceptional pianist/composer. 

featuring Tom Allen, Christopher Bagan, Alison Beckwith, Larry Beckwith, Patricia O’Callaghan
and many other special guests.

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AN EVENING WITH
MARION NEWMAN

November 26, 2019 at 8 p.m.
November 27, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Pre-concert talk by Larry Beckwith with special guests 7:15 p.m.

Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto

The celebrated Kwagiulth and Stó:lo First Nations, English, Irish and Scottish mezzo-soprano curates a special program asking the  question “What is classical Indigenous music?”

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HUGO AND WILLIE:
SONGS OF THE SOUL

January 25, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Pre-concert talk by Larry Beckwith with special guests 7:15 p.m.

St. Thomas’s Church, 383 Huron Street, Toronto

Baritone Giles Tomkins steps to stage centre to showcase the lieder of
Hugo Wolf and the songs of the Canadian iconoclast Willie P. Bennett,
with a whole host of special guests.

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BULLET TRAIN /
WITCH ON THIN ICE

February 21, 2020 at 8 p.m.
February 22, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Pre-concert talk by Larry Beckwith with special guests 7:15 p.m.

Location TBA, Toronto

Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster and Gregory Oh are featured in a dynamic reading of Madeleine Thien’s short story Bullet Train, partnered with the world premiere of Witch on Thin Ice, inspired by the life and work of Yoko Ono, by Alice Ping Ye Ho and performed by superstar percussionist Beverley Johnston.

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BAROQUE MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

April 6, 2020 at 8 p.m.

St. Thomas’s Church, 383 Huron Street, Toronto

An annual Holy Week tradition, this season featuring a complete performance of Dietrich Buxtehude’s masterpiece Membra Jesu Nostri
(This is a co-presentation with St. Thomas’s Church.
A freewill offering is taken during the concert.)


SECOND ANNUAL
WALTER UNGER SALON:
AGING AND CREATIVITY

April 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

The Shaftesbury Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Toronto

Celebrated authors and educators Linda and Michael Hutcheon
curate a salon based on their recent book
Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

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THE MANDALA

May 9, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Pre-concert talk by Larry Beckwith with special guests 7:15 p.m.

St. Thomas’s Church, 383 Huron Street, Toronto

A powerful season-ending show curated by Suba Sankaran with
words and music inspired by a most enduring image.

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