CRITIC’S PICKS | Classical Occasions You Completely Want To See This Week: Oct. 31 To Nov. 6 2022

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L-R (clockwise): Russell Braun (Picture courtesy of Intermusica); Fazil Say (Picture courtesy of the RCM); Jonathan Oldengarm (Picture courtesy of Met United Church)

It is a checklist of live shows we’re attending, wishing we might attend, or enthusiastic about attending between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6, 2022. For extra particulars on what’s occurring round Toronto, go to our calendar right here.

Elijah/Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Wednesday Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. Roy Thomson Corridor. $40+ (30 and below $25)

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir revives its namesake’s grand and once-popular oratorio, with Russell Braun within the title function and backup by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Jean-Sébastien Vallée conducts. Extra data and tickets right here.

Corcoran Concerto Competitors/Royal Conservatory of Music

Wednesday Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Koerner Corridor. Free.

The ultimate three of 40 unique candidates play a concerto (with piano) within the hopes of profitable prize cash and a gig subsequent season with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Open to instrumentalists and vocalists, so the expertise web is forged large. Extra data and tickets right here.

Jonathan Oldengarm/Organ Recital/MET

Thursday Nov. 3 at midday. Metropolitan United Church. Free.

The newly-appointed minister of music at Metropolitan United inaugurates a free noontime organ recital sequence on the church’s formidable Casavant. Repertoire contains works by his predecessors within the publish. Hear it on-line right here, program data right here.

Karen Donnelly and Andrew McCandless/Trumpet Duo

Thursday Nov. 3 at 12:10 p.m. Walter Corridor. Free.

The principal trumpets of the TSO and NACO get collectively for what needs to be a enjoyable session in Walter Corridor. Baroque picks embody actions from Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets and Petronio Franceschini’s Sonata for Two Trumpets; among the many more moderen items are Verne Reynolds’s Calls and Echoes and Britten’s Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury (with an aiding trumpeter enjoying third). Schedule & livestream hyperlink right here.

Venus and Adonis/Royal Conservatory of Music

Friday Nov. 4 at 7:30 (repeats Nov. 5 at 7:30). Mazzoleni Live performance Corridor. $20+

John Blow’s through-composed masque of 1683 (or thereabouts) is the earliest recognized English opera. Peter Tiefenbach leads a Glenn Gould Faculty forged of allegorical and pastoral varieties and a Baroque orchestra of 10. Extra data and tickets right here.

Fazil Say/Royal Conservatory of Music

Sunday Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. Koerner Corridor. $45+

The high-profile Turkish pianist performs Couperin, Mozart (Sonata Okay. 331), Debussy (Suite bergamesque) and three of his personal works, together with Black Earth, which evokes Turkish custom with plucked piano strings. Extra data and tickets right here.


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