CRITIC’S PICKS | Classical Occasions You Completely Want To See This Week: Nov. 21 – Nov. 27

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L-R (clockwise): Dalia Stasevska (Photograph courtesy of the TSO); Tania Miller (Photograph courtesy of the RCM); Tafelmusik (Photograph courtesy of Tafelmusik)

This can be a record of live shows we’re attending, wishing we may attend, or fascinated by attending between Nov. 21 and Nov. 27, 2022. For extra particulars on what’s occurring round Toronto, go to our calendar right here.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Dalia Stasevska/Sergei Babayan

Wednesday Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. at Roy Thomson Corridor (repeats Thursday Nov. 24 at 8 p.m., Friday Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 26 at 8 p.m.). $35+

The repertoire is greater than slightly acquainted — Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” — however the Ukrainian-born Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska is an up-and-comer and the Armenian-American pianist Sergei Babayan is an underrated powerhouse. This system is accomplished by Birds of Paradise II, a compendium of birdsong by the Swedish composer Andrea Torrodi. Extra info and tickets right here.

U of T Opera/A Comedic Trilogy

Thursday Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. (repeats Friday Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 27 at 2:30 p.m.). MacMillan Theatre. $40 (seniors $25; college students $10)

The opera faculty mounts a bound-to-amuse triple invoice of Hindemith’s Hin und Züruck, Offenbach’s Monsieur Choufleuri and Douglas Moore’s Gallantry. Michael Patrick Albano directs and the equally dependable Sandra Horst conducts. How are the youngsters within the solid? Just one strategy to discover out. Extra info and tickets right here.

Royal Conservatory Orchestra/Tania Miller

Friday Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. Koerner Corridor. $25+

The B.C.-based conductor leads a program of Valentin Silvestrov (The Messenger, a neo-Mozartian piano concerto), Beethoven (Piano Concerto No. 1) and Shostakovich (Symphony No. 5). Conservatory pupil Chelsea Ahn is soloist. Extra info and tickets right here.

Tafelmusik Choir/Reflections of Mary

Friday Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. (repeats Saturday Nov. 26 at 2 p.m.). Jeanne Lamon Corridor. $25+

A program specializing in music devoted to the Virgin Mary options Charpentier’s substantial Missa Assumpta est Maria as its important occasion. Poulenc is also promised, together with a premiere by the Canadian composer Tawnie Olson. Extra info and tickets right here.

Mooredale Live shows/Ensemble Caprice

Sunday, Nov. 27 at 3:15 p.m. Walter Corridor. $30+

Mooredale presents the creative Montreal baroque group in a Vivaldi program that includes The 4 Nations, a cycle of concertos principally reconstructed from fragments. France, Spain, England and India are represented. Extra info and tickets right here.

Esprit Orchestra/Violinissimo

Sunday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. Koerner Corridor. $25+

Three concertmasters (Marie Bérard, Aaron Schwebel, Stephen Sitarski) be part of forces in Alexina Louie’s Triple Concerto. Additionally heard are violin concertos by Jose Evangelista, John Rea and Andrew Staniland. Alex Pauk conducts. Arrive at 7:15 p.m. for a pre-concert chat. Extra info and tickets right here.


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