This is a list of amazing concerts we are attending, wishing we could attend, or thinking about attending between Oct. 24 – 30, 2022. For more details on what’s happening around Toronto, visit our calendar here.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Film Scores
Tuesday Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. (repeats Wednesday Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.). Roy Thomson Hall. $35+
Principal pops conductor Steven Reineke surveys a century of film music from Nosferatu (1922) to The Batman (2022). Among the 16 selections are excerpts from King Kong (Max Steiner), The Sea Hawk (Erich Wolfgang Korngold), The Godfather (Nino Rota) and Gladiator (Hans Zimmer). Add Miklós Rózsa, Bernard Herrmann, Maurice Jarre, Jerry Goldsmith and you are bound to leave humming something. More information and tickets here.
Michelle Cann/Music Toronto
Tuesday Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. Jane Mallett Theatre. 47.50 + (students $10, 18-25 pay your age)
Hailing from the faculty of the Curtis Institute, this American pianist mixes Chopin and Brahms with music by her compatriots Florence Price and Margaret Bonds. More information and tickets here.
Philippe Jaroussky/Ensemble Artaserse
Wednesday Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. Koerner Hall. $50+
The French countertenor appears with his six-piece Ensemble Artaserse in a Baroque program featuring music by Ferrandini, Handel, Hasse, Piccinni and Vivaldi. More information and tickets here.
Thursday Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. Koerner Hall. $27+
The title piece is by the South Korean-German composer Unsuk Chin in a Canadian premiere; other works are by Christopher Goddard (Canada) and Thomas Adès (UK). Alex Pauk conducts. Read our interview with conductor Alex Pauk here. Tickets here.
Friday Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. (repeats Saturday Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.). Jeanne Lamon Hall. $39+
Violinist Nosky is in change of an interesting 19th-century chamber program of Reicha (Wind Quintet Op. 88 No. 1), Mendelssohn (Octet) and Farrenc (Nonet). More information and tickets here.
Lucas Debargue/Show One Productions
Saturday Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. Koerner Hall. $40+
The charismatic French pianist offers a recital of Mozart (Sonata K. 310), Chopin (Ballade Op. 38, Prelude Op. 45, Polonaise-fantaisie Op. 61) and Alkan (Concerto for Solo Piano). Not to be missed. Read our preview here; more information and tickets here.
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