PWC MS BIKE
On Now to September 17
The New Classical FM is the Official Radio Sponsor of “PWC MS Bike”. Join the largest cycling series in North America with 4 tours in Ontario from on now through September 17. MS Bike combines fun with fundraising as cyclists of all ages and fitness levels ride to end Multiple Sclerosis. Choose your challenge and ride with friends and family as part of a team or as an individual. For more information go to msbike.ca/Ontario.
THE SHAW FESTIVAL
On Now to October 8
The New Classical FM is the Official Radio Sponsor of The Shaw Festival 2017 Season at Niagara-On-The-Lake. This year’s World-class theatre line-up includes 11 plays on 4 stages. See “Dracula”, “Me and My Girl”, “Saint Joan” and more. To check out their complete schedule or to order tickets go to shawfest.com or call 1-800-511-SHAW.
TO CANADA WITH LOVE
On Now to December 31
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of the “City of Toronto Historic Sites TO Canada With Love” programming in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. It’s a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada’s 150th birthday. A rich tapestry of museum-produced events taking place across the city throughout 2017. For more information and a list of events go to toronto.ca/canada150
CULTURAL HOTSPOT 2017
On Now to October 31
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of “Cultural Hotspot 2017” on now to October 31. The program shines a spotlight on arts, culture and community in East York and east end neighborhoods and most events are free. For a complete list of exciting events go to: toronto.ca/culturalhotspot
On Now to March 18, 2018
The New Classical FM is the Media Partner of TIFF’s Cinematheque programme. A year-round programme at the TIFF Bell Lightbox devoted to film classics and favourites, rarities and recent restorations. This fall TIFF Cinematheque presents retrospectives on some of the most exciting filmmakers working today — Denis Villeneuve, Sofia Coppola and Johnnie. For tickets and info go to tiff.net.
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S FREE CONCERT SERIES
On Now to May 31, 2018
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of the Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. The series features a diverse mix of international talent and rising stars in six varied series running throughout the season – Vocal, Chamber, Piano Virtuoso, Jazz, Dance and World Music. For a full calendar of events visit coc.ca.
September 9 to October 7
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of Soulpepper’s World Premiere of Picture This. For a group of struggling artists, a visiting Hollywood producer could be the key to a glamorous career in show business. Their dreams all hinge on filming a Napoleonic saga, with thousands of extras… in just two weeks. From the team behind Soulpepper’s Parfumerie, comes a new comedy of epic proportions. On stage September 9 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Distillery Historic District. For tickets call (416) 866-8666 or visit soulpepper.ca.
WAITING FOR GODOT
September 8 to October 7
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of Soulpepper’s production of Waiting for Godot. On a bare road in the middle of nowhere, two world-weary friends wait, speculating, quarreling, joking and pondering life’s greater questions. As dusk approaches, two figures appear on the horizon. This fall, Soulpepper revisits one of the most significant plays of the 20th century. On stage September 8 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Distillery Historic District. For tickets call (416) 866-8666 or visit soulpepper.ca.
GUITAR SOCIETY OF TORONTO PRESENTS DAVID LEISNER
A performance by an extraordinarily versatile musician/guitarist. “Among the finest guitarists of all time”, according to American Record Guide. SATURDAY, SEPT. 16, 2017 | 8PM at CHURCH OF ST. SIMON THE APOSTLE, 525 BLOOR ST. E. for tickets visit: guitarsocietyoftoronto.com
WE LOVE ANIMALS MOVIE SERIES
Zoomer Radio and The New Classical FM are proud media sponsors of the “WE LOVE ANIMALS MOVIE SERIES” at The Carlton Cinemas – 20 Carlton Street in Downtown Toronto. It’s a free series of movies that raise awareness of animals rights, veganism and our collective love for our animal friends and the planet and it’s presented by the Toronto Pig Save and the Save Movement. The first in the free series is “Speciesism: The Movie”** on Sunday September 17, 6 pm. There will be Vegan snacks, door prizes and a Question and Answer period with Director Mark Devries. For more information go to weloveanimals.ca **Please note some scenes in the movie are disturbing in nature.
A JOYOUS WELCOME
September 21 to 26
The New Classical 96.3FM presents A JOYOUS WELCOME. Join Tafelmusik’s new Music Director Elisa Citterio for this gala season-opening concert, featuring performances of Handel, Rameau, and “Summer” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Concert Dates and venues: Sept 21-24 at Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre (273 Bloor St West) AND Sept 26 at George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge St)For tickets visit: tafelmusik.org
September 22 to 23
A music comedy direct from Vienna in cooperation with Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Three tenors vying for stardom! The best in Viennese Operetta and a little bit more. With tenors Michael Barrett, Adam Fisher and Thomas Sigwald with Christian Koch as Music Director and Pianist. All performances at the St. Lawrence Theatre, 27 Front St. East – Box Office: 416-366-7723 or STLC.com
September 23 to October 22
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of Life After – September 23 to October 22 at The Berkeley Street Theatre. Life After is a funny and frank story of love, loss and vivid imagination from Britta Johnson, one of the most exciting new voices in Canadian musical theatre. An expanded production of the 2016 Toronto Fringe hit with an all-star, all-Canadian cast it is the must-see opener of Canadian Stage’s 30th anniversary season. For information or tickets call (416) 368-3110 or go to canadianstage.com.
THE WORD ON THE STREET BOOK & MAGAZINE FESTIVAL
he New Classical FM is a proud “Radio Sponsor” of The Word On The Street Toronto – Sunday September 24 from 11 am to 6 pm at Harbourfront Centre. It’s Canada’s largest book and magazine festival. Enjoy over 200 authors and presenters as they join hundreds of publishers, booksellers and exhibitors for this free outdoor celebration of the written word. For more Information go to thewordonthestreet.ca.
October 5 to 28
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of The Canadian Opera Company’s production of Strauss’s “Arabella” – October 5th to 28th at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Arabella is pressured into making a good marriage to save her family, but she is determined to wait for true love. What happens next will sweep you off your feet. For tickets call 416-363-8231 or visit coc.ca.
The Royal Conservatory Presents Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017 8PM at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Hungarian Maestro Gábor Takács-Nagy leads the Royal Conservatory Orchestra (RCO) in a program of works by Mendelsson, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky. Part of the Temerty Orchestral Program. Tickets start at only $25
Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.performance.rcmusic.ca
SHEN YUN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT TOUR
The New Classical is the Official Radio Sponsor of the “Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra Concert Tour at Roy Thomson Hall, Wednesday October 11 at 8 pm. Hear the ancient Chinese instruments lead a grand Western symphony through melodies rooted in 5000 years of culture…a unique blend of musical traditions from two worlds. Experience the vast repertoire of Shen Yun’s all-original music as well as celebrated Western classics. For tickets go to roythomsonhall.com.
ELISA’S ITALIAN ADVENTURE
October 11 to 15
The New Classical 96.3FM presents Elisa’s Italian Adventure. Join Tafelmusik’s new Music Director for a tour across baroque Italy, through the sights, sounds, and tastes of her home country. Concert Dates and venues: Oct 11-15 at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (427 Bloor St West). For tickets visit: tafelmusik.org
DONIZETTI’S THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
October 11 to November 4
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of The Canadian Opera Company’s production of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love… October 11th to November 4th at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The Cinderella story is presented with a twist in this delicious romantic comedy about a man in love with a woman who is out of his league. For tickets call 416-363-8231 or visit coc.ca.
Music and Dance from Canada and Finland with the Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Soundstreams’ 35th season opens at Koerner Hall with a celebration of kindred northern identities. The Lapland Chamber Orchestra performs music by iconic composers from Canada and Finland, past and present, including Jean Sibelius, Harry Somers, and Claude Vivier. Doubly marking Canada’s sesquicentennial and Finland at 100, this program by Europe’s northernmost professional orchestra includes dance by powerhouse choreographer Michael Greyeyes, the world premiere of Soundstreams’ 35th Anniversary Fanfare by Canadian Anna Pidgorna, and gems by Stravinsky and Debussy. For tickets visit Soundstreams.ca or call 416-504-1282.
The Royal Conservatory Presents Khachaturian Trio on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017 – 8PM at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Critics have praised this Armenian ensemble’s virtuoso performances, subtle sense of style, warm sound, and deep musicality. Armine Grigoryan (piano), Karen Shahgaldyan (violin), and Karen Kocharyan (cello) will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Khachaturian, and Arno Babadjanian. Tickets start at only $35 – Tickets: 416.408.0208 or rcmusic.com
GUITAR SOCIETY OF TORONTO PRESENTS ONE OF NORTH AMERICA’S PREMIERE CLASSICAL GUITAR DUOS, THE HENDERSON KOLK DUO (CANADA)
Performing works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert and more, the Duo’s sexond album was featured on Classical Guitar Alive! as “Best New Release” on SATURDAY, OCT. 21, 2017, 8PM at CHURCH OF ST. SIMON THE APOSTLE, 525 BLOOR ST. E. For tickets visit: www.guitarsocietyoftoronto.com
WITH GLOWING HEARTS
October 21 and 22
The New Classical FM is the “Official Media Partner” of the TSO’s Light Classics Concert Series at Roy Thomson Hall. The next concert in this themed series is “With Glowing Hearts” on October 21 and 22. This all-Canadian program—curated by renowned conductor and Canadian music champion Victor Feldbrill—explores Canada’s rich history of classical composers. Notable Canadian pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico is the featured soloist in the Romantic-style Piano Concerto by Québec composer Claude Champagne. For more information or to order tickets visit
TSO.CA or call 416.593.1285.
RUBY’S GOLD: 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONCERT
On October 26, 2017, the CCOC will kick of its momentous 50th anniversary celebrations with a celebratory concert at Canada’s foremost opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The company has shared the stage with countless opera stars over the years and we are thrilled to invite some of the best Canada has to offer to share the occasion. Internationally renowned tenor and radio personality Ben Heppner will host, with performances by Karina Gauvin, Measha Brueggergosman, Krisztina Szabó, Alana Bridgewater, and many more. CCOC Music Director Teri Dunn will conduct the choruses of the CCOC while former music and artistic directors John Tuttle and Ann Cooper Gay will lead a chorus of the company’s many alumni. The event, one of the largest in the CCOC’s history, is generously supported by our partners at BMO Financial Group, Donnelley Financial Solutions, and our colleagues at the Canadian Opera Company. For tickets visit: canadianchildrensopera.com
MOZART’S THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
October 26 to November 4
Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street
Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro pits servant against master in this hilarious story of love, subterfuge and forgiveness in a world on the brink of revolution. Don’t miss this period production of Mozart’s racy commedia dell’arte-inspired opera. For tickets visit: www.operaatelier.com
MUSIK FUR DAS ENDE
October 27 – November 4
A ritual journey through life, through death, and beyond. Musik für das Ende invites audiences into a mesmerizing and utterly immersive experience featuring an intercultural vocal ensemble and actor. We proudly present the world premiere of the first staged production of this work by legendary Quebecois composer Claude Vivier. Choir 21, award-winning director Chris Abraham, and music director John Hess collaborate to create an intimate and unforgettable ritual that symbolizes some of the dominant themes of our time: exile, immigration, and “otherness”. At Crow’s Theatre. For tickets visit Soundstreams.ca or call 416-504-1282.
ZOOMERSHOW TORONTO 2017
October 29 to 30
It’s the 10th Year Anniversary of The ZoomerShow, featuring the British Isles Zone. The ZoomerShow is Canada’s largest National consumer show and lifestyle expo for men and women 45+. Health, money, travel, lifestyle… if it’s hot, if it’s important, if it can benefit you, it’s at the ZoomerShow. Find the latest trends, the newest products and services, all focused on you and your needs. At the Enercare Centre – Hall A, 100 Princes’ BLVD. For tickets visit: zoomershow.com
40th Anniversary of the VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert Chorus under Robert Cooper, C.M., featuring alumni Isabel Bayrakdarian and Russell Braun. A celebration of 40 years of glorious achievement, great music making by Chorus Director Robert Cooper and the VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert Chorus, featuring classics in the best choral tradition of the opera stage. All performances at the St. Lawrence Theatre, 27 Front St. East – Box Office: 416-366-7723 or STLC.com
THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA?
November 1 to November 18
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of Soulpepper’s production of The Goat or, Who
is Sylvia? A shocking play about marital infidelity and the devastation of a family. America’s great provocateur, Edward Albee, invites us to a contemporary Greek tragedy with his trademark subversive humour. On stage November 1 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Historic District. For tickets call (416) 866-8666 or visit soulpepper.ca.
EVA’S TASTE MATTERS
The New Classical FM and TD are “Official Sponsors” of Eva’s Taste Matters 2017. Eva’s Taste Matters is the annual feast of delectable delights… Toronto’s finest in food and beverage…a Foodie’s delight – November 2, 6 to 9 pm at the Liberty Grand to support Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth. Enjoy delectable delights from restaurants and vendors and help homeless youth receive critical job and life skills training and education, shelter, and housing for better futures. For tickets and information, go to tastematters.ca.
THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR
November 3 to 12
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of the spectacular 2017 Royal Horse Show at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair from November 3 to 12 at Exhibition Place. The Fair is a full day of fun with family entertainment including 5,000 animals, hundreds of daily activities, food, live music, 350 vendors, the PC Animal Theatre and more. The Horse Show program features Olympic caliber riders and horses from around the globe competing for top honors. For information or to purchase tickets go to www.royalfair.org.
JOSHUA BELL WITH ALESSIO BAX
The Royal Conservatory Presents Joshua Bell with Alessio Bax on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017, 8PM at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. “Consistently dazzling,” (New Yorker) Joshua Bell “does nothing less than tell human beings why they bother to live.”(Interview Magazine) The Grammy Award-winning violinist makes his Koerner Hall debut in an intimate evening with “formidable” (The New Yorker) pianist Alessio Bax, who also creates a “ravishing listening experience.” (The Independent) Their program will include selections by Stravinsky, Grieg, and Brahms. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or rcmusic.com
THE WIDOW BY CALIXA LAVALEE
A Canada 150 Celebration! From the composer of our National Anthem comes this melodious and farcical screwball comedy! A Spanish diva, her philandering husband-to-be, a faked obituary and her match-making magic all lead to a happy end. Starring Julie Nesrallah, Diego Catalá and Stefan Fehr with Michael Rose as music Director. All performances at the St. Lawrence Theatre, 27 Front St. East – Box Office: 416-366-7723 or STLC.com
November 9 to 12
The New Classical 96.3FM presents Mozart’s Piano. Acclaimed fortepianist virtuoso Kristian Bezuidenhout returns to bring Mozart’s fortepiano to life in this program of 18th-century keyboard gems and orchestral works. Concert Dates and venues: Nov 9-12 at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (427 Bloor St West). For tickets visit: tafelmusik.org
BARBARA HANNIGAN WITH RENBERT DE LEEUW
The Royal Conservatory Presents Barbara Hannigan with Reinbert de Leeuw on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017, 8PM at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Soprano Barbara Hannigan, in her Koerner Hall debut with pianist Reinbert de Leeuw, will perform a curated look at the Second Viennese School, where new musical language was developed through extraordinary collaboration between artists in the salons and cafes of Vienna at the turn of the century. The program features works by Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Alma Mahler, and Hugo Wolf. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or rcmusic.com
The New Classical FM is a proud Media Partner of Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor, Denis Matsuev, Piano. The Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre enjoys a long and distinguished history as one of the oldest musical institutions in Russia. Friday, November 10 at 8PM at Roy Thomson Hall. For tickets visit: roythomsonhall.com
November 15 to 19
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of Triptyque – November 15 to 19 at The Bluma Appel Theatre. From The 7 Fingers, the world-renowned Quebec troupe behind Cuisine and Confessions, comes a captivating triple bill fusing circus and contemporary dance from three internationally acclaimed choreographers. For information or tickets call (416) 368-3110 or go to canadianstage.com.
November 17 & 18 at 8pm
Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto
The Toronto Consort kicks off its celebratory 45th Anniversary Season with a tour of the most spectacular courts of Renaissance Europe! Elizabeth I of England, Charles IX of France, the Dukes of Bavaria, and of Milan are featured in this lavish program of songs, dances, fantasias and madrigals. With a special appearance by dancers from the School of Atelier Ballet, in works choreographed by Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg of Opera Atelier. For tickets visit: torontoconsort.org
GUITAR SOCIETY OF TORONTO PRESENTS GFA WINNER – XAVIER JARA (USA)
A performance by the Rose Augustine grand prize winner of 2016 with a wide ranging repertoire on SATURDAY, NOV. 18, 8PM at CHURCH OF ST. SIMON THE APOSTLE, 525 BLOOR ST. E. For tickets visit: www.guitarsocietyoftoronto.com
The Royal Conservatory Presents Tania Miller conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017, 8PM at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Maestra Tania Miller is on the cutting edge of classical music. Her “experience and charisma are audible.” (Hartford Courant) She conducts The Royal Conservatory Orchestra in a program that includes the world premiere of Michael Oesterle’s Home (world premiere) alongside works by Prokofiev and Stravinsky. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or rcmusic.com
RODELINDA BY GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Larry Beckwith, conductor, featuring Christina Raphaelle Haldane, Charles Sy, David Trudgen and Korin Thomas-Smith. One of Handel’s greatest works, a favourite of opera houses and festivals the world over. All performances at the St. Lawrence Theatre, 27 Front St. East – Box Office: 416-366-7723 or STLC.com
FOUR WEDDINGS, A FUNERAL, AND A CORONATION
November 29 to December 3
The New Classical 96.3FM presents Four Weddings, A Funeral, and a Coronation. Life’s milestones get a baroque close-up in a concert of music directed by Elisa Citterio and Ivars Taurins, featuring the orchestra and choir. Concert Dates and venues: Nov 29 – Dec 3 at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (427 Bloor St West). For tickets visit: tafelmusik.org
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Voice” of Imagine Cinemas in Toronto. When you visit any Imagine Cinema including The Promenade Mall, Woodbine Centre, Elgin Mills, Market Square on Front and Jarvis Streets and Carlton Cinema at Carlton and Yonge they’ll be playing The New Classical FM before your favourite movie and watch for us on the big screen too. Imagine Cinemas…movie and radio magic from New Classical FM. For more information visit imaginecinemas.com.
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.