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Renée Fleming in Recital

Renée Fleming returns to the NAC for one night only. Don’t miss this intimate recital by one of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time. Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry and compelling stage presence. Renée Fleming’s ability to interpret a stunning range of music, from art song to […]

Beethoven’s Ninth

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 “Choral” By the time his 9th Symphony premiered in Vienna in 1824, Ludwig van Beethoven – an overtly humanist and political composer – was profoundly deaf, and he heard not a single note of it. As the first choral symphony ever written by a major composer, his 9th broke with the Classical […]

Beethoven Symphony No. 7

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 exudes a cheerful exuberance of celestial proportion. Composed at the same time as the celebrated “Immortal Beloved” letters of 1812, the mysterious 10-page note was penned by the lovelorn composer over the course of two days. Found only after his death, its addressee remains unknown […]

Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral” “A Titan, wrestling with the gods”, was how Richard Wagner aptly described Beethoven and his music. Symphony No. 4 bears the unmistakable stylistic fingerprint of the bold composer: strength, spirited manipulations of harmony and key, and structure shaped by innovation and ingenuity. Beethoven is also to many, the […]

Beethoven’s Fifth

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 The NAC Orchestra brings to life Beethoven’s electrifying and tempestuous Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Groundbreaking when it debuted in 1808, the world’s most famous symphony gives virtually every instrument in the orchestra a solo, each individual voice on a collective journey culminating in powerful triumph. One would be hard-pressed to find anyone […]

Opening Night with Beethoven

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” Beethoven’s first three symphonies are invested with every quality of the human condition, brilliantly illuminating the young composer’s humanist and idealistic beliefs. Lose yourself in this unforgettable evening of music from Ludwig van Beethoven, the musical superstar of the 19th century whose work has inspired, […]

Tabula Rasa

An eclectic programme of easy listening and classical music to feed your soul.  Tabula Rasa with French violist and composer Benjamin Rota and soprano Julie Ekker will perform music by popular composers Eric Whitacre, G.F. Handel, Vaughan Willams and Urs Joseph Fleury.

OrKidstra Concert

In demand for their talent and enthusiasm, join OrKidstra on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 PM at Glebe Collegiate (212 Glebe Ave.) for their inspiring End-of-Year Concert. FREE – DONATIONS WELCOME! OrKidstra helps kids from under-served Ottawa communities to find their voice and build their potential through music.

Mozart à la Haydn

SCHNITTKE Moz-Art à la Haydn HAYDN Cello Concerto in C major MOZART Symphony No. 39 Discover a long-lost musical treasure with Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C. Written in the 1760s for the private orchestra of Prince Eszterhazy of Austria, the concerto disappeared for 200 years — until a young musicologist found a hand-written copy in the Czech National Library in […]

Toronto Symphony Orchestra | Orchestre symphonique de Toronto

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8 (ed. Hawkshaw) Bruckner’s radiant eighth symphony unleashes the full power of the TSO and is sure to be a riveting performance, bringing the remarkable Peter Oundjian era to a close. — MOZART Concerto pour piano no 12 BRUCKNER Symphonie no 8  (éd. Hawkshaw) La radieuse Huitième symphonie de Bruckner met en évidence toute la puissance du TSO, et vient conclure […]

Music in Greenboro presents: The fiVe Woodwind Quintet

Come join us on Saturday May 5 from 2 – 3 PM at Gloucester Presbyterian Church, 91 Pike St. as the fiVe Woodwind Quintet presents a program with music by Mozart, Franck and Holst.  The fiVe was formed in 2003 by members of the Divertimento Orchestra: Elsa Slater (flute), Christiane Wilke (oboe), Angela Blackwell (clarinet), Bob Brown […]

Russian Masterpieces | Chefs-d’œuvre russes

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1 RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 MUSSORGSKY Prelude to Khovanshchina Thrill to the music of the last great romantic composer, in this evening dedicated to the works of Sergei Rachmaninoff. A son of imperial Russia, Rachmaninoff sought to express his country’s innermost soul, “with its overtones of suffering and unrest, its pastoral but tragic beauty, its ancient and […]

Lortie Plays Mozart | Lortie joue Mozart

ROSSINI Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7  “Ah, we shall never be able to do anything like that!” Beethoven told a friend, when he first heard Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24. Grandly orchestrated, moody, and tumultuous, Mozart’s greatest piano concerto has held audiences spellbound for more than 200 years. Savour the elegant […]

MacKay concert blends traditional with the seldom heard

The MacKay United Church chamber music series wrapped up its 2015-16 season with an intriguing blend of well-known classical music and seldom heard selections. In addition to the Silflay String Quartet, a mainstay of the New Edinburgh music scene, celebrated Canadian guitarist Roddy Ellias played one of his own solo compositions and joined with three […]