The New Classical FM is the Official Media Partner of TIFF’s “Cinematheque” programme. This year-round programme at the TIFF Bell Lightbox is devoted to film classics and favourites, rarities and recent restorations. Each season “Cinematheque” features curated retrospectives, national and regional spotlights, experimental and avant-garde cinema and in-cinema conversations and special guests. For tickets and info go to tiff.net.
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S FREE CONCERT SERIES
On Now to May 28
The city’s best all-access cultural programming returns with the Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. Over 400 emerging and established artists, spanning a broad spectrum of artistic and cultural traditions, will perform in 72 concerts from now until May. For tickets and more info visit www.coc.ca.
THE NEW CLASSICAL FM PET OF THE WEEK
We’re proud sponsors of The Toronto Humane Society and each week we highlight a different pet who is in need of finding it’s “forever home”. Check our website every Monday for each weeks updated pet or learn more about the adoption process by visiting torontohumanesociety.com.
On Now to April 14
Mooredale Concerts celebrates 30 years with great music for all! Highlights include three top-tier string quartets, a wind quintet super-group, an all-Beethoven program, and grand piano works by Mozart and Schumann. Tickets available at mooredaleconcerts.com.
ROSS PETTY PRODUCTIONS “THE WIZARD OF OZ”
November 30 to January 5
“Toto, I don’t think we’re in Toronto anymore!” Ross Petty Productions proudly presents THE WIZARD OF OZ – The Toto-ly Twistered Family Musical. Follow the yellow brick road to the Elgin Theatre in Toronto from November 30, 2018 – January 5, 2019 for the 23rd annual fractured fairytale! Tickets can be purchased online at rosspetty.com, by phone at 1.855.599.9090 or in person at the Elgin Theatre Box Office, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto.
THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY PRESENTS PAQUITO D’RIVERA WITH THE HARLEM QUARTET
Friday, December 7, 2018 8pm
Living legend and multiple Grammy Award winner Paquito D’Rivera is joined by the Harlem Quartet, praised for its “panache” by The New York Times and for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent” (Cincinnati Enquirer). Their program will include classical chamber music as well as Latin jazz and improvisations. At Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Tickets start at only $45. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 7 to 24
Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who help him understand the importance of charity in the holiday season. For tickets and more info visit: https://soulpepper.ca.
BRAMPTON CONCERT BAND – CHRISTMAS AT THE ROSE
Joined by St. Roch’s choir for their annual Christmas show at The Rose, Brampton Concert Band performs a joyous collection of holiday favourites for the whole family. For tickets and more info visit: http://www.brampton.ca/sites/Rose-Theatre
December 8 to January 5
A lively musical reimagining of J. M. Barrie’s classic story about the boy who would never grow up. For tickets visit https://soulpepper.ca.
The charismatic, globe trotting trio are the most successful classical crossover act to emerge from Ireland, with over a million CDs sold worldwide. They sing songs they love, and they most certainly don’t take themselves too seriously. It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. The Celtic Tenors will perform songs such as Danny Boy, You Raise Me Up, Nessun Dorma, and other such favourites. For tickets visit: http://www.brampton.ca/sites/rose-theatre
TORONTO CHILDREN’S CHORUS PRESENTS “A CHORUS CHRISTMAS: CHILDREN OF THE WORLD:
Kindle the joys of the holiday season with the angelic voices of the TCC’s 300 choristers, the Toronto Youth Choir, and the TCC Alumni Choir. For tickets visit www.roythomsonhall.com/tcc or call the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office: 416 872 4255.
THE TENORS – HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: CHRISTMAS CLASSICS AND THE HITS TOUR
The New Classical FM is proud to sponsor multi-platinum vocal supergroup “The Tenors” and their “Home for the Holidays: Christmas Classics and the Hits Tour” to The Sony Centre on December 17. To purchase the album visit: https://tenors.lnk.to/ChristmasTogether. The Tenors have sold over 1 million albums worldwide – don’t miss their annual Christmas concert where they’ll perform Holiday favourites as well as their hits. For tickets go to ticketmaster.ca.
December 18 to 21
The New Classical 96.3FM Presents Handel Messiah. Tafelmusik’s annual performances of Messiah have become a cherished annual Toronto holiday tradition – join them this season and discover why! At Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre (273 Bloor Street West) For tickets visit tafelmusik.org
DAVID WARRACK’S CANADA POPS 2018 HOLIDAY CONCERT
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of “David Warrack’s Canada Pops ’18 Holiday Concert” in support of The United Way …December 19, 8 pm at The Sony Centre. The concert features performances by Chantal Kreviazuk, Ben Heppner, Louise Petre, Thom Allison, Avery Saltzman and Sheila McCarthy along with a 64-piece orchestra. For tickets go to ticketmaster.ca.
THE 8TH ANNUAL “ANIMALS BEYOND BORDERS” FUNDRAISER
The New Classical FM is proud to sponsor the 8th Annual “Animals Beyond Borders” fundraiser on Wednesday, December 19 from 6 to 11 pm at The Ralph Thorton Community Centre at 765 Queen Street East. It’s an evening of music, captivating speakers, a Silent Auction and delicious Vegan food. Tickets are available at the door with proceeds going to Toronto Pig Save and local Animals Rescue organizations. For more information go to animalsbeyondborders.com.
ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE
Toronto’s innovative and eclectic Art of Time Ensemble presents a holiday tradition that’s anything but traditional. This show brings together comedic readings, favourite holiday carols, seasonal songs and more. Singers Jackie Richardson, Tom Wilson, Jessica Mitchell, Liam Russell, and David Wall front an ensemble of extraordinary instrumentalists for an evening brimming with festive music that’s sure to get your “mistletoes” tapping. For tickets and more info visit brampton.ca/sites/rose-theatre.
SING ALONG MESSIAH
The New Classical 96.3FM Presents Sing-Along Messiah. Pick up your score, warm up your vocal chords, don your holiday finest, and join Tafelmusik in its new surroundings at Roy Thomson Hall to “raise the roof” with Mr. Handel himself. At Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe Street). For tickets visit tafelmusik.org.
The New Classical is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of Toronto International Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” at The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday December 22 at 2 pm and 7 pm. The Guest Artists are principle dancers from world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. Don’t miss this family Holiday Classic. For tickets visit the Sony Centre Box Office, sonycentre.ca or toro
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATION AT ROY THOMSON HALL
The New Classical FM is the proud Radio Sponsor of the “Annual Christmas Eve Celebration at Roy Thomson Hall” on December 24th at 10:30 pm. This annual Christmas Eve service and celebration features Christmas Carol singing with The Choir of Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, a special musical performances by Jackie Richardson, Julie Michels, Mark Cassius and more as well a Christmas message by Reverend Jeff Rock of MCC Toronto. Tickets are available at the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office, by phone at (416) 872-4255 or on-line at roythomsonhall.com.
December 28 to January 2
“Champagne’s delicious bubbles set the stage for the Waltz King’s greatest hit.” Starring Lara Ciekiewicz, Elizabeth Beeler and Adam Fisher, conducted by Derek Bate. December 28, 29, 30 (Mat at 3 PM), 31 and January 2 (Evening performances at 8 PM). St Lawrence Centre – 27 Front St. East. Tickets – www.stlc.com or phone 416-366-7723 – 1-800-708-6754.
SALUTE TO VIENNA
December 30 and January 1
The New Classical FM presents Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concerts on January 1st at Roy Thomson Hall and on Sunday, December 30th at Hamilton’s First Ontario Concert Hall at 2:30 pm. This wonderful tradition will waltz you into the New Year with its celebration of Viennese music, featuring champion ballroom dancers and exquisite ballet, and famous operetta hits featuring top European singers, backed by a full symphony orchestra. For tickets in Toronto call (416) 872-4255 or visit roythomsonhall.com and in Hamilton call 1 (855) 872-5000 or visit ticketmaster.ca.
BRAVISSIMO! OPERA’S GREATEST HITS
New Years Eve
The New Classical FM is the proud Radio Sponsor of “Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits” on New Year’s Eve, 7 to 9:30 PM at Roy Thomson Hall. A spectacular performance of opera favourites, with 4 stars, 40-singer opera chorus and full orchestra. Centuries of opera highlights include Cosi fan tutte, Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto, Pagliacci, Tosca, and more. For tickets call (416) 872-4255 or visit roythomsonhall.com. Presented by Attila Glatz Concert Productions, Roy Thomson Hall and The New Classical FM.
January 9 to 13 and March 26 to 31
The New Classical is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of the all-new “Shen Yun 2019″ in Mississauga at The Living Arts Centre January 9 to 13 and in Toronto at The Four Seasons Centre from March 26 to 31. Shen Yun is an unmatched theatrical experience and it takes you on a journey through China’s five millennia of inspired culture featuring Chinese dancers, a spectacular animated backdrops accompanied by a full orchestra. For tickets go to shenyun.com.
January 13 to 27
Chris Abraham’s production presents Molière’s dark comedy through a contemporary lens, deftly exploring how truth becomes blurred in the quest for power. Location: Bluma Appel Theatre. For tickets and more info visit canadianstage.com.
THE HARLEQUIN SALON
January 16 to 20
The New Classical 96.3FM Presents The Harlequin Salon. Experience the intrigue, artistry, and commedia of this dazzling Roman soirée. Created, scripted, and illustrated by Marco Cera and featuring soprano Roberta Invernizzi. At Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (427 Bloor St West). For tickets visit: tafelmusik.org
21C MUSIC FESTIVAL
January 16 to 20
8 concerts. 5 days. 21+ premiers! Don’t miss this twenty-first century music festival highlighting today’s most innovative musicians bringing us fresh new sounds and ideas. For tickets and more info visit https://performance.rcmusic.ca/21c.
21C MUSIC FESTIVAL: TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY TANIA MILLER WITH STEWART GOODYEAR
The TSO makes its 21C debut with works from Canadian composers Dorothy Chang, Jocelyn Morlock, Dinuk Wijeratne, and Stewart Goodyear—who also takes centre stage performing world premiere of his own work. Also on the program: the world premiere of a new piece from the TSO’s new Affiliate Composer, Emilie LeBel, and a work by celebrated minimalist composer Terry Riley. At Koerner Hall. Tickets start at only $21. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
January 17 to February 10
An inspiring new musical from Sarah Wilson and Mike Ross, co-creator of Spoon River. For tickets and more info visit https://soulpepper.ca.
21C MUSIC FESTIVAL: STEWART GOODYEAR
Pianist and composer Stewart Goodyear like you have never heard him before: singing and playing original compositions with his rock band. At Temerty Theatre. Tickets start at only $21. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
21C MUSIC FESTIVAL: TERRY RILEY: LIVE AT 85!
Intricate and often improvisational structures with elements of minimalism, jazz, ragtime, and north Indian raga. Featuring Tracy Silverman on electric violin and Gyan Riley on electric guitar. At Koerner Hall. Tickets start at only $21. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
21C MUSIC FESTIVAL: 21C AFTERHOURS WITH CONTINUUM
Works by Kati Agócs, Carolyn Chen, Unsuk Chin, Cassandra Miller, Linda Smith, and a world premiere by Monica Pearce. Featuring Wesley Shen, one of Canada’s extraordinary new pianists/harpsichordists, and Continuum’s internationally-renowned ensemble. At Mazzoleni Concert Hall. Tickets start at only $21.Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
21C MUSIC FESTIVAL: 21C CINQ A SEPT
Musicians from The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School and Rebanks Fellow Nicole Joshi perform music by Terry Riley, Vinko Globokar’s Corporel for body percussion, and other works. At Temerty Theatre. Tickets start at only $21. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
21C MUSIC FESTIVAL: SO PERCUSSION: AMID THE NOISE
Redefining the scope and vital role of the modern percussion ensemble, Sō Percussion performs Amid the Noise by Jason Treuting alongside works by Vijay Iyer, Suzanne Farrin, and Donnacha Dennehy. At Koerner Hall. Tickets start at only $21. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
GUITAR SOCIETY OF TORONTO PRESENTS THIERRY BEGIN-LAMONTAGNE (CANADA)
Known for his outstanding interpretations. Thierry Begin-Lamontagne reveals his artful personality through his instrument in a bold, passionate and expert manner. At the Church of St. Simon the Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. For tickets visit www.guitarsocietyoftoronto.com or call 416-964-8298.
21C MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble
The concert program includes a world premiere by Anna Höstman, commissioned by The Royal Conservatory/Koerner Hall, Zosha Di Castri’s Phonotopographie, and a large ensemble work by Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa. At Mazzoleni Concert Hall. Free (ticket required) FREE TICKETS FOR THIS CONCERT WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING MON., JAN. 14, 2019 Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
21C MUSIC FESTIVAL: ESPRIT ORCHESTRA PRESENTS CONSTELLATIONS
Alex Pauk, Music Director & Conductor, leads Esprit Orchestra in an evening of music by Claude Vivier, Canadian premieres of a work by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Toshio Hosokawa’s Concerto for Saxophone (with Wallace Halladay as soloist) , plus a world premiere piece by Christopher Goddard. At Koerner Hall. Tickets start at only $21. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
COC PRODUCTION OF “ELEKTRA”
January 26 to February 22
A bloodlust to avenge a murdered father. By Richard Strauss. For tickets and more info visit: https://www.coc.ca/.
“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.”Starring Amy Moodie, Lawrence Wiliford and Justin Welsh, with conductor Kevin Mallon and the Aradia Ensemble. At St. Lawrence Centre – 27 Front St. East. Tickets – www.stlc.com or phone 416-366-7723 – 1-800-708-6754
COC PRODUCTION OF COSI FAN TUTTE
February 5 to 23
An experiment in seduction. A test of true love. By Mozart. For tickets and more info visit: https://www.coc.ca.
February 6 to 24
Ravi Jain’s reimagined, and bilingual Prince Hamlet features a cross-cultural, gender-bent cast, challenging conventional ideas. Combining spoken word and American Sign Language, this production creates a fully integrated retelling for both hearing and Deaf audiences. Location: Berkeley Street Theatre. For tickets and more info visit: canadianstage.com.
THE TEMPESTUOUS VIOLIN
February 7 to 12
The New Classical 96.3FM presents The Tempestuous Violin. Embrace music’s power to incite human passions and unleash the force of Mother Nature. Featuring guest director and violin soloist, Enrico Onofri. Feb 7-10 at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (427 Bloor St West) AND Feb 12 at George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge St). For tickets visit tafelmusik.org.
LA BOHEME (FULLY STAGED OPERA)
February 7 and 9
Puccini’s passionate, timeless, indelible story of love and loss among young artists in 19th century Paris. Living Arts Centre – Hammerson Hall. For tickets and more info visit: mississaugasymph
Canadian Opera Company Music Director, Johannes Debus, conducts The Glenn Gould School’s Royal Conservatory Orchestra for this special performance, which includes Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, and Phernambucq (flute) in Mozart’s Flute Concerto. At Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Tickets start at only $25. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance. Part of the Temerty Orchestral Program.
PETER AND THE WOLF
Profokiev’s orchestrated story, Peter and the Wolf, delightfully combines the art of storytelling with magnificent harmony. Join the Rose Orchestra for an exploration of this classic fairy tale, set to music and words. For tickets and more info visit: http://www.brampton.ca/sites/rose-theatre.
THE 30TH ANNUAL DRAGON BALL
The New Classical FM is an “Official Radio Sponsor” of Canada’s most lavish Chinese New Year celebration The 30th Annual Dragon Ball, Saturday February 9 at The Beanfield Centre in support of senior care at Yee Hong Centre. Enjoy a fantastic evening of fine cuisine, live entertainment and magnificent auction items. For more information or to purchase tickets go to: yeehongdragonball.org or call (416) 321-0777.
‘HYMN: SARAH BRIGHTMAN IN CONCERT’ AT THE SONY CENTRE
The world’s most successful and best selling soprano SARAH BRIGHTMAN will bring her HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert Tour to Sony Centre in Toronto on February 10, 2019. For tickets visit LiveNation.com.
JACKIE RICHARDSON AND MICAH BARNES: THE DUET CONCERT
Two of Canada’s most beloved vocalists sing the world’s greatest love songs in this Valentine’s Day concert. Canada’s foremost lady of jazz, blues and gospel joins forces with Micah Barnes, chart-topping jazz artist, to explore the world of love and romance in this exciting new concert evening. Along with their jazz band, they present songs made famous by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Dinah Washington, Smokey Robinson, and Etta James. For tickets and more info visit: http://www.brampton.ca/sites/rose-theatre/en/Pages/Welcome.aspx
TALES OF TWO CITIES: THE LEIPZIG-DAMASCUS COFFEE HOUSE
February 21 to 24
The New Classical 96.3FM presents Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House. Tafelmusik’s groundbreaking multimedia fusion of European and Arabic music returns. Conceived, scripted, and programmed by Alison Mackay, featuring narrator Alon Nashman, with Toronto’s Trio Arabica. At Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre (273 Bloor St West). For tickets visit: tafelmusik.org
GUITAR SOCIETY OF TORONTO PRESENTS JÉRÉMY JOUVE (FRANCE)
An active ambassador of classical guitar around the world, Jérémy Jouve continues his international tours and recording with one objective: to attune classical guitar with modernity. At Church of St. Simon the Apostle, 525 Bloor S.t East. For tickets and more info visit: www.guitarsocietyoftoronto.com or call 416-964-8298.