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Classical Calendar: March, 2019! Lots of great events happening!

Classical Calendar: March, 2019! Lots of great events happening! featured image

Pictured: Soulpepper’s Wedding at Aulis

Here at The New Classical FM we’ve started to fill out our calendars for the month of March. 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!

Now til March 24
Mirvish Productions
The Last Ship
Featuring original music and lyrics by Sting as well as a few of his best-loved songs – Island of Souls, All This Time, and When We Dance – The Last Ship is coming to Toronto from an acclaimed UK and Irish tour. Sting will perform at all shows.
Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King Street West, east of John

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March 6 – onwards, at various times
Free
Canadian Opera Company
Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre
The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Dress warmly for the outdoor lineup! Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.
Concerts include vocal, jazz, and world music.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)

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Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 pm & 8 pm
Thursday, March 7 at 8 pm
Toronto Symphony Orchestra ….
The Second City Guide to the Symphony
Back by popular demand! The legendary Second City comedy theatre and the TSO team up once again to present this hit show, filled with sketch comedy, satire, songs, improvisation, and, of course, incredible classical music. This light-hearted comic performance will take on all things orchestral, from the colourful musicians to the mighty maestro, from send-ups of classical music history and conventions to the manner and mannerisms of our beloved audiences.
Steven Reineke, conductor
Colin Mochrie, host
The Second City
Roy Thomson Hall (Simcoe at King)
A web feature on this concert is coming soon!

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Thursday, March 7 at 8 pm
Friday, March 8 at 8 pm
Royal Conservatory of Music
Farruquito
Farruquito is the “heir to one of the most renowned flamenco dynasties in Spain – so says The New York Times. Farruquito comes from a long line of flamenco dancers and musicians and has been dancing since age four.
Program:
Soleá
Soleá por bulerías
Seguidilla alegría
Taranto zapateo
Sevillanas
Performers:
Juan Manuel Fernandez Montoya “Farruquito”, dance
Gemma Moneo, dance
Juan Antonio Fernández Montoya “Barullo”, dance & hand-clapping
Antonio Moreno Fernández “Polito”, dance & cajón
Ezequiel Montoya Jimenez “El Chanito”, vocals
Mari Vizarraga, vocals
Maria Mezcle, vocals
Yerai Cortés, guitar
Melchor Borja, bass & keyboards
Juan Fernández Gálvez “Juan Parrilla”, flute
Manuel Lozano “Lolo”, percussion
Koerner Hall, Bloor Street, west of Queen’s Park

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Thursday, March 21
Friday, March 22
Saturday, March 23, all at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 24 at 3:30 pm
Tafelmusik
Bach St. Matthew Passion
Anniversary season highlight: Masaaki Suzuki, multi award-winning conductor and founder of the Bach Collegium Japan, makes his Tafelmusik debut conducting one of Western culture’s most iconic masterpieces.
Masaaki Suzuki, guest director
Hannah Morrison, soprano
Terry Wey, countertenor
James Gilchrist, tenor/Evangelist
Stephan MacLeod, bass-baritone/Jesus
Tyler Duncan, baritone
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
Members of the Toronto Children’s Chorus
Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre
427 Bloor Street West (a block west of Spadina subway)

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Friday March 22 – held over until April 14
Soulpepper
Wedding at Aulis
To get the one thing he wants, Agamemnon must destroy the one thing he loves. A uniquely immersive experience places the audiences to the precipice of the Trojan War.
Stuart Hughes as Agamemnon, directed by Alan Dilworth, Director.
Very limited seating left; contact box office at 416 866 8666 / 1 888 898 1188 / [email protected] / 50 Tank House Lane in The Distillery District.

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