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Classical Calendar: June 2019

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Gustavo Gimeno, Music Director Designate, Toronto Symphony Orchestra 

Classical Calendar – June highlights

Here at The New Classical FM we’ve started to fill out our calendars for the month of June. There are too many amazing concerts and events happening in the Toronto area to list them all, but below are a few that we think you’ll really enjoy! June is shaping up to be yet another stellar month in the performing arts.

June 1 – 21
88 Keys
Soulpepper presents 88 Keys ( … and 230 strings, and 7,500 working parts that make up the piano). For three hundred years, the piano has been the vehicle through which genius is conveyed, from Beethoven and Chopin to Fats Domino, Ray Charles, and Billy Joel. Mike Ross leads Soulpepper musicians on an exploration of “King of the Instruments”. Written and hosted by Tom Allen.
Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Distillery District

June 3 – 15
Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival
The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival returns with five free concerts for Baroque lovers to enjoy as part of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Tafelmusik fans can enjoy “Baroque Portraits”, “Many Strings Attached”, “TBSI Orchestras and Choir”, and “The Grand Finale”. Featuring Music Director Elisa Citterio, Choir Director Ivars Taurins, Music Director Emerita Jeanne Lamon, and guests.
Locations: Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, Walter Hall at U of T, and Grace Church on-the-Hill.

June 4 – June 9
Mirvish Productions
Little Black Dress 
A fun girls’ night out kind of musical featuring comedy, a male stripper, and improve. VIP tickets available.
CAA Theatre.
For more info, you can also visit here.

June 5, 6, 8 all 8 pm
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Brahms Symphony 4
Schumann: Overture to Manfred
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Karl-Heinz Steffens, conductor
Jan Lisiecki, piano
Roy Thomson Hall

June 14 at 8 pm
The Royal Conservatory of Music (presented by Luminato)
Inspired by the surge of the Indigenous global revolution, BIZIINDAN! features the diverse music and voices at the forefront of this movement. ‘Biziindan’ means ‘listen or listen to’ in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe peoples).
Koerner Hall

June 28 & 29 at 7:30, June 30 at 3 pm
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Gustavo Gimeno Conducts The Firebird  
Sibelius: Violin concerto
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 “Classical”
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird
Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Jonathan Crow, violin
Post-concert chat: Stay in your seat! After each concert, you’ll have a chance to get to know the TSO’s new Music Director. Gustavo Gimeno, in a chat with Concertmaster Jonathan Crow and CEO Matthew Loden.


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