Echo Women’s Choir offers a rousing and inspiring alternative to holiday season fare in its December concert When She Won’t Back Down. Special guests for the evening are the Latin American band Las Brujas del Barrio.
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) continues its season with bold symphonic masterpieces to audiences this month. Highlights include Vivaldi, Samuel Barber, Fjóla Evans, Tchaikovsky, and many others.
As many of you know, I always enjoy my time at the TSO. Below are my picks for concerts this month. Which are yours?
Last night, I had the pleasure of attend The Musical Stage Company‘s Uncovered: Stevie Wonder And Prince — an opportunity to enjoy some of the greatest works by these two artists reimagined under Reza Jacobs‘ direction. The night included Thom Allison (Broadway), Colin Asuncion (singer & cabaret performer), Aimee Bessada (multi-instrumentalist & songwriter), Jully Black (Juno award-winner), Michelle Bouey (2018-19 Banks Prize winner), Divine Brown (Juno award-winner), Alana Hibbert (Stratford & Shaw Festivals), Lydia Persaud (singer-songwriter) Jackie Richardson (Gemini & Dora award-winner), Cary Shields (Broadway) among others. Accompanying Jacobs were Jamie Drake, Justin Gray, and Erika Nielsen.
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) welcomes another visit from incoming Music Director Gustavo Gimeno this week, October 9, 10 & 12! Gimeno Conducts Daphnis et Chloéfeatures four works by French and Russian composers that give the entire Orchestra the opportunity to shine.
Last week, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO)’s 2018/19 concert season culminated with Gustavo Gimeno Conducting The Firebird. The Spanish-born conductor and incoming Music Director returned to Toronto to lead this ever-popular suite from Stravinsky’s fairy-tale-inspired ballet.
When world music meets brass meets community outreach, the result is a celebration of The Heavyweights Brass Band‘s latest project, This City. As part of the TD Discovery Series Special Projects, The Heavyweights will perform on Thursday, March 29 at Lula Lounge for the CD, digital and vinyl release of their new album, released worldwide on March 9, 2018. READ MORE
The Winterfolk XV Blues and Roots Festival will offer a collection of community stages at the festival this year. As a key component of the festival, local community groups such as Acoustic Harvest, Nashville Songwriters Association of Canada (NSAI), the Seneca College Independent Music Program and Best of The Moonshine Café present showcases throughout the weekend event, which runs from February 17-19 on the Danforth in Toronto. READ MORE