Good news everyone! There are four (technically five) events happening this week!
Let’s get down to it:
Tuesday December 3rd:
12:00 PM: The Canadian Opera Company’s regular chamber music series presents a concert of Canadian and American music, put on by musicians from the Glenn Gould School and surrounding areas. Music by John Rea and Martin Bresnick, as well as a world premiere by Scott Good are on the program. This should be fun, as each piece calls for sizable ensembles.
7:00 PM: The CMC hosts the Score Reading Club. This club combines the music of Canadian composers, mini-lectures on their music and lives, and, you guessed it, a bit of score reading. This is always a very enjoyable event to attend, so get out to it if you can.
8:00 PM: Lula Lounge hosts ‘Canada Day Revisited’. This is a repeat of the Canada Day concert put on earlier this year (can you guess the date?). Poulenc, Brahms, and Schubert are on the program as well as Canadians Colin Eatock and Jean Papineau-Couture.
Wednesday December 4th:
7:00 PM: Continuum music works with last year’s Toronto Emerging Composer award winner Anna Höstman, dramaturge Dylan Robinson, and mezzo-soprano Marion Newman to create a program exploring the lives and times of the Norwegian settlers who arrived in Canada circa the 19th century. This show is presented on Wednesday and Thursday, and I advise you not to miss it.
Thursday December 5th:
7:00 PM: Same as above. ‘Singing the Earth’, presented by Continuum and Anna Höstman.
– Paolo Griffin
Please take the time to read this: https://newmusictoronto.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/funding-a-concert-northern-connections-and-the-music-of-finland-canada-2/. It would be lovely to see emerging composers inside and outside of Canada combine their works for a great concert.