This can be a record of concert events we’re attending, wishing we may attend, or fascinated about attending between Jan. 16 and Jan. 22, 2023. For extra particulars on what’s taking place round Toronto, go to our calendar right here.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Friday Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. (repeats Saturday Jan. 21 at 8 p.m.). Roy Thomson Corridor. $75+
The highly-regarded younger Englishman, who performed on the marriage ceremony of Harry and Meghan in sunnier days, joins TSO debut in Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Of comparable curiosity is the world premiere of Gary Kulesha’s Symphony No. 4. Peter Oundjian, who is aware of a factor or two about British (and Canadian) music, leads these things and Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. Information and tickets right here.
RCM/21C Music Pageant
Friday Jan. 20 to Sunday Jan. 22. Koerner Corridor and Temerty Theatre. $21.
The Conservatory’s celebration of the still-youngish century restarts this weekend with extensively different programming. Jean-Michel Blais, a chart-topping Montreal pianist with a crossover following, brings a quartet to Koerner Corridor Friday at 8 p.m. for a night of his personal compositions. Saturday at 5 p.m. in Temerty Theatre, a trio of vocalists carry out After the Fires by Lembit Beecher (music) and Liza Balkan (phrases); flutist Susan Hoeppner and percussionist Beverley Johnston are heard in Christos Hatzis’s Arctic Goals and the world premiere of Ice Girl by Alice Ho. Again in Koerner, Saturday at 8 p.m., jazz followers have the choice of the American pianist Fred Hersch and Toronto-based trumpeter Andrew McAnsh, backed up appropriately. Additionally in Koerner, Sunday at 3 p.m., we hear premieres of chamber works by Ian Cusson and Stewart Goodyear as carried out by a dozen notables, together with Goodyear himself, who (as a pianist) takes the lead in Specifically Blended, a seven-movement RCM fee that guarantees jazz and Trinidadian components. Tickets to all the above begin at an inflation-busting $21. Information and tickets right here.
Sinfonia Toronto/Mozart and Mozetich
Friday Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. Jane Mallett Theatre. $44, $17 scholar, $17 digital.
The chamber orchestra underneath Nurhan Arman beefs up Mozart’s “Dissonant” Quartet and performs the Concerto for Bassoon and Strings with Marimba by the veteran Canadian Marjan Mozetich with bassoonist Samuel Fraser. Additionally on this system: the Ontario premiere of By no means to Return, a piece by the College of Waterloo composer Karen Sunabacka that was impressed by her Métis heritage. Information and tickets right here.
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