Pictured: Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni in “No Tenors Allowed” at Koerner Hall
Here at The New Classical FM we’ve started to fill out our calendars for the month of April. 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!
Tue April 2 at 8 pm
Wed April 3 at 2 pm & 8 pm
Sat April 6 at 8 pm
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Best of Hollywood
As you know, we love playing movie music on The New Classical FM on many of our shows, in particular, Pop Classics with host Paul Thomas heard Saturdays at 5pm. The TSO hosts conductor Richard Kaufman who’ll showcase Oscar-winning and –nominated music from scores such as Frozen, Out of Africa, Dr. Zhivago, The Godfather, Gone with the Wind, and many more. A fun night out for different generations.
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Whitney Clarie Kaufman, vocalist
Roy Thomson Hall
April 9 to May 5.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
The inspiring true story of King’s rise to stardom, being a songwriting with husband Gerry Goffin, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music. The wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring many of her hits like “I Feel The Earth Move”, “One Fine Day”, “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman”, and “Beautiful”.
Princess of Wales Theatre.
April 17 – May 22
Canadian Opera Company
This is the opera that the popular musical “Rent” was based on. La Bohème was also featured to great affect in the hit movie “Moonstruck”. That whole romantic “artists starving in the garret” thing? Started right here with La Bohème (The Bohemian). Young artists navigate poverty, love and loss in 19th century Paris.
Paolo Carignani, conductor
Mimi Angel Blue/Miriam Khalil
Rodolfo Atalla Ayan/Joshua Guerrero
Musetta Andriana Chuchman/Danika Lorèn
Marcello Lucas Meachem/Andrzej Filończyk
Colline Brandon Cedel/Önay Köse
Benoit/Alcindoro Donato Di Stefano
Schaunard Phillip Addis/Joel Allison
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
April 25 at 8 pm
April 26 at 8 pm
April 27 at 8 pm
April 28 at 3 pm
April 30 at 8pm (George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts)
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir
The Hunt: Mozart & Haydn
Tafelmusik’s Music Director Emerita, Jeanne Lamon, returns to direct this concert with the noble sound of the classical horn as the focal point. Mozart, Haydn, and Kruas. Don’t be surprised if you have visuals of a foxhunt in the countryside with dapper men in smart red coats and derby hats atop horses. These concerts also formally mark the last with principal cellist Christine Mahler.
Directed by Jeanne Lamon
Scott Wevers, horn soloist
All concerts except for the last at Jean Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre
April 30 at 8 pm
The Royal Conservatory
Luca Pisaroni & Thomas Hampson: No Tenors Allowed
Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni and father-in-law baritone Thomas Hampson perform a mixed bag of operatic arias and Broadway songs. Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Lehar, Rogers, Arlen, and Bernstein.
Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Vlad Iftinca, piano