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 favorites, 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.
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.
THE SHAW FESTIVAL
On Now to October 28
The New Classical FM is the Official Radio Sponsor of The Shaw Festival 2018 Season at Niagara-On-The-Lake from April 4 to October 28. This year’s World-class theatre line-up includes 14 plays on 3 stages. See “Grand Hotel”, “The Magician’s Nephew”, “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and more. To check out their complete schedule or to order tickets go to shawfest.com or call 1-800-511-SHAW.
THE 5TH ANNUAL CULTURAL HOTSPOT
On Now to October 31
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of “The 5th Annual Cultural Hotspot”on now to October 31. The program features arts, culture, culinary adventures, festivals, family events in Scarborough and most events are free. For a complete list of exciting events go to: toronto.ca/culturalhotspot.
LEAVE A LEGACY™ INFORMATION SERIES
On Now to October 11
For several years, the CAGP GTA Chapter has conducted a highly popular Leave A Legacy Community Outreach information series in the Greater Toronto Area. Join us from May to October as we host our annual LEAVE A LEGACY™ Public Information Series which this year is presented by WEALTHinsurance.com. For more info visit cagptoronto.org.
THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR
November 2 to 11
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of the spectacular 2018 Royal Horse Show at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair from November 2 to 11 at Exhibition Place. You can Get Agricultured with a full day of fun family entertainment including 5,000 animals, hundreds of daily activities, cooking lessons with celebrity chefs, live music, shopping, the President’s Choice Super Dogs and more. The Horse Show program features Olympic-caliber athletes and horses from around the globe competing for one of Equestrian sport’s biggest honours. For information or to purchase tickets go to www.royalfair.org.
WORD ON THE STREET BOOK & MAGAZINE FESTIVAL
The New Classical FM is a proud Radio Sponsor of The Word On The Street Toronto 2018 – September 23 from 10 am to 5 pm at Harbourfront Centre. It’s Canada’s largest book and magazine festival featuring over 200 exhibitors and more than 200 authors plus programming for all ages. For more information go to thewordonthestreet.ca.
ART WITH HEART
The New Classical FM is the Official Radio Sponsor of the 25th annual Art With Heart in support of Casey House…Tuesday October 16th at the AGO. This landmark year for Canada’s premiere contemporary art auction features works by some of the country’s foremost established and emerging artists in live and silent auctions plus a gala reception. It’s all in support of innovative HIV/AIDS care at Casey House. For tickets visit artwithheart.ca or call (416) 962-4040 – extension 4000. Art With Heart 2018 is presented by TD Bank Group and sponsored in part by Waddington’s, Monnet Design and The New Classical FM.
The New Classical FM is the Official Radio Sponsor of “MS Bike”. Join the largest cycling series in North America – Sunday, September 16 at Centennial Park in Etobicoke. 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.
EVA’S TASTE MATTERS
The New Classical FM and TD are “Official Sponsors” of Eva’s Taste Matters 2018. Toronto’s finest in food and beverage…a Foodie’s delight – October 16, 6 to 9 pm at The Atrium in the Queen Richmond Centre West to support Eva’s initiatives for Homeless Youth. Enjoy delectable delights from restaurants and vendors and help homeless youth for better futures. For tickets and information, go to tastematters.ca.
MAESTRO GABOR TAKACS-NAGY CONDUCTS THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA
Hungarian Maestro Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts the Glenn Gould School’s Royal Conservatory Orchestra and violinist Orin Laursen in a program of works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Dvořák. Part of the Temerty Orchestral Program. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Free (ticket required) FREE TICKETS FOR THIS CONCERT WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING FRI. SEPT. 21, 2018. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
KOERNER HALL 10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA: KATHLEEN BATTLE
Join us for an extra special gala evening! Kathleen Battle’s soaring voice is “without qualification, one of the very few most beautiful in the world.” (The Washington Post) In her Koerner Hall debut, she will perform classical songs and arias, selections from Porgy and Bess, and spirituals. Proceeds from the evening support Resounding! The Campaign for The Royal Conservatory. For gala dinner and concert packages please call 416.408.2824 x447. Concert-only tickets are available through the Weston Family Box Office at 416.408.0208. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Concert tickets start at $100. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
THE ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
“Their sound is sweet and pure, their ensemble work airtight.” (The Washington Post) Program includes works by Carl Nielsen, Jean Françaix, and Ludwig van Beethoven. Pre-concert Talk 7pm. Koerner Hall. Tickets start at only $40. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
YANNICK NEZET-SEGUIN CONDUCTS ORCHESTRE METROPOLITAIN AND NICHOLAS ANGELICH
Montreal-born Yannick Nézet-Séguin is Music Director of The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Metropolitan Opera (New York), and Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal). American pianist Nicolas Angelich, who has been called “spellbinding” (Bachtrack), makes his Koerner Hall debut playing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 4. The program also includes Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, and the Ontario premiere of Nicolas Gilbert’s Avril. Pre-concert Talk 7pm. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Tickets start at only $75. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
DANIEL HOPE AND FRIENDS: AIR – A BAROQUE JOURNEY
British violinist Daniel Hope, “among the best in the world as well as the most thoughtful,” (The Observer) returns to Koerner Hall with an outrageous romp through the baroque with a dazzling ensemble of virtuosi wandering minstrels. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Tickets start at only $45. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance
DANISH STRING QUARTET
“This is one of the best quartets before the public today.” (The Washington Post) The high technical and musical quality, the joy of playing, and powerful impact have become the trademarks of the Quartet. They will perform works by Haydn, Abrahamsen, and Beethoven. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Tickets start at only $35. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
BRAMWELL TOVEY CONDUCTS THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA
Friday, November 23, 2018 8pm
Grammy and Juno Award-winning conductor and a renowned composer, Maestro Tovey has recently been named Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra. Cellist Hannah Craig performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto. He will lead The Glenn Gould School’s Royal Conservatory Orchestra in a program of Elgar, Mahler, and Strauss. Prelude Recital 6:45pm. Pre-concert Talk 7:15pm. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Tickets start at only $25. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
GABRIELA MONTERO: INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE
“Montero’s playing has everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power in climactic moments, soulful lyricism in the ruminative passages and, best of all, unsentimental expressivity.” (The New York Times ) She will perform a special program called “Innocence and Experience” featuring music by Schumann, Shostakovich, Chick Corea, and her own compositions and improvisations. Pre-concert Talk 2pm. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Tickets start at only $35. Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.rcmusic.com/performance.
September 30 to November 3
A love letter. A rejection. A regret that will last a lifetime. COC TICKET SERVICES: Call 416-363-8231 or visit coc.ca/Tickets Photo Credit: Gaetz Photography.
October 13 to 27
World Premiere by Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor. An epic love story. Erased by history. Reclaimed for the 21st century. COC TICKET SERVICES: Call 416-363-8231 or visit coc.ca/Tickets. Photo Credit: Gaetz Photography.
October 12 to November 11
An electrifying adrenaline rush that shows us the deeply human cost of making history. For tickets and more info visit: https://soulpepper.ca
November 23 to December 1
Set under the lights of a post-nuclear wasteland, two contestants battle for refuge. For tickets and more info visit: https://soulpepper.ca
October 28 to November 25
The apocalypse begins with tea. For tickets and more info visit: https://soulpepper.ca/performances/escaped-alone/6160
SHEN YUN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA RETURNS TO ROY THOMSON HALL
Intricate Chinese melodies. Grand Western orchestration. So masterfully woven together the sound is at once refreshing, dynamic, and uniquely expressive. Experience the classical sensation conducted by Milen Nachev → Oct. 5 | Roy Thomson Hall. This year’s repertoire offers an uplifting and refreshing experience, featuring Shen Yun’s most celebrated compositions, as well as timeless classics by Wagner, Sarasate, and Tchaikovsky. For program highlights, sample music, and ticket information, visit: www.ShenYunSymphony.org
October 2, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Since the release of Crazy Life in 1973, Gino Vannelli has remained one of the most distinctive and lauded voices in music, with 20 million records sold worldwide, 2 Platinum albums and 5 Gold albums. With his 20th studio album, a collection of acoustic songs set to be released in 2018, Gino Vannelli continues to rise to great heights. Box Office: (905) 874 2800, RoseTheatre.ca or direct link to purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/ginovannelli
BRAMPTON CONCERT BAND: A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
Founded in 1884, the Brampton Concert Band is one of the oldest civic concert bands in Canada. A Night at the Movies takes audiences on a thrilling journey through music and film. Watch live as Brampton Concert Band performs in sync with some of the most famous films of all time projected on the big screen. Box Office: (905) 874 2800, RoseTheatre.ca or direct link to purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/bcboct13
THE ROSE ORCHESTRA: HAUNTING MELODIES
October 27, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Music is an adventure of the senses, especially music with the power to haunt us. Join the Rose Orchestra as they open their 8th season at The Rose with Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, themes from Harry Potter and other timeless melodies. Box Office: (905) 874 2800, RoseTheatre.ca or direct link to purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/roseorchoct27.
THE ROSE ORCHESTRA: MESSIAH AND FRIENDS
The Rose Orchestra is joined once again by the amazing St. Roch Chamber Choir and Brampton Children’s Chorus to celebrate the holiday season. A joyous evening of Handel’s beloved Messiah, traditional carols and festive music from past and present. Box Office: (905) 874 2800, RoseTheatre.ca or direct link to purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/roseorchdec1.
September 20 to 23
Mozart’s evocative 40th Symphony opens Tafelmusik’s 40th season. Concert Dates and venues:
Sept 20-23 at Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre (273 Bloor St West)
For tickets visit: tafelmusik.org
VIVALDI CON AMORE
October 10 to 14
A celebration of Vivaldi’s most energetic and amorous concertos, starring Tafelmusik’s own musicians. Concert Dates and venues:
Oct 10-14 at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (427 Bloor St West) AND Oct 16 at George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge St) For tickets visit: tafelmusik.org
STEFFANI: DRAMA & DEVOTION
November 8 to 11
Discover sacred and secular works by a forgotten composer of the baroque era, with guest star mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó and the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. Concert Dates and venues:
Nov 8-11 at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (427 Bloor St West) For tickets visit: tafelmusik.org
SOUND THE TRUMPET!
November 21 to 25
Celebrate the holiday season with this concert of gleaming instrumental gems, featuring trumpet soloist David Blackadder. Concert Dates and venues: Nov 21 – 25 at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (427 Bloor St West) For tickets visit: tafelmusik.org
THE 8TH ANNUAL CHAIR AFFAIR
The New Classical FM is the “Official Radio Sponsor” of “The 8th Annual Chair Affair” November 2 at Casa Life – 350 Evans Avenue with special musical guest Matt Dusk. Chair Affair is “Furniture Bank’s” annual fundraising event where Canadian designers and famous faces come together to raise funds to help furnish the homes of families transitioning out of homelessness. Furniture Bank also accepts donations of your unwanted furniture and housewares. For tickets and information go to furniturebank.org or call (416) 934-1229.
WERTHER BY JULES MASSENT
“At the height of the romantic era, the impossible love of Goethe’s tragic hero is pitted against an unforgiving social environment, inspiring a wealth of melodic splendour.” Starring Isabel Bayrakdarian, Brett Polegato and Matt Chittick St Lawrence Centre – 27 Front St. East Tickets – www.stlc.com or phone 416-366-7723 – 1-800-708-6754.
TSO LIGHT CLASSICS SERIES
The New Classical FM is the “Official Media Partner” of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s “Light Classics Series” in 2018. For more information or to order tickets visit tso.ca or call (416) 593-4828.
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S FREE CONCERT SERIES
September 25 to May 28
The city’s best all-access cultural programming returns this fall when the Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre kicks off its 13th season on September 25, 2018. Over 400 emerging and established artists, spanning a broad spectrum of artistic and cultural traditions, will perform in 72 concerts from September to May. For tickets and more info visit www.coc.ca.
GUITAR SOCIETY OF TORONTO PRESENTS THE TEXAS GUITAR QUARTET (USA)
“The TxGQ perform with virtuosity, clarity, balance, and a refined character which will no doubt help to establish them as one of today’s leading guitar quartets.” Guitar International At Church of St. Simon the Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. For tickets visit: guitarsocietyoftoronto.com or call 416-964-8298.
GUITAR SOCIETY OF TORONTO PRESENTS ARTYOM DERVOED (RUSSIA)
“He is the first Russian to win two of the most prestigious competitions…was nominated for the ICMA Best Solo Performance Award in the Solo Instruments.” At Church of St. Simon the Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. For tickets visit: guitarsocietyoftoronto.com or call 416-964-8298.
GUITAR SOCIETY OF TORONTO PRESENTS GFA WINNER – TENGYUE ZHANG (CHINA)
First Prize Winner in the 2017 Guitar Foundation of American (GFA) International Concert Artists Competition. t Church of St. Simon the Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. For tickets visit: guitarsocietyoftoronto.com or call 416-964-8298.
September 30 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/tickets/