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 May 2010 - Nr. 5

International Vocal Recitals & Virtuoso Performances


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Roy Thomson Hall is delighted to announce its classical music series for the 2010-2011 Season – International Vocal Recitals and Virtuoso Performances – each featuring a spectacular line-up of today’s most exciting Canadian and international artists.

Virtuoso Performances 2010-2011 (series of 3 concerts) – Roy Thomson Hall

This annual Roy Thomson Hall series celebrates orchestral and instrumental artistic brilliance and virtuosity from around the globe. This year’s lineup includes outstanding ensembles and performers from Italy, United States, Russia, Austria and Canada.

Subscription prices: $350

The Seasons Project
Venice Baroque Orchestra

Robert McDuffie, violin soloist & leader

Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 8:00 pm

The Venice Baroque Orchestra is world-famous for its performances and award-winning recordings of music by Venice’s most illustrious musical son, Antonio Vivaldi.With The Seasons Project, the ensemble performs Vivaldi’s best-loved work, The Four Seasons,” together with Philip Glass’s Concerto No. 2 for Violin & Orchestra: “The American Four Seasons.”  Internationally renowned American violinist Robert McDuffie leads the orchestra and is the soloist in the Glass concerto, a work written for and “spectacularly” premiered by him with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under Peter Oundjian in December 2009.

“The first performance of the work – Violin Concerto No. 2, ‘The American Four Seasons’ – was so spectacularly played by the new piece's muse, American violinist Robert McDuffie, at Roy Thomson Hall… that the event turned into one of the most exciting musical evenings of the year.”
(Dec. 2009) - Toronto Star

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 8:00 pm

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is considered by many to be the finest orchestra of our time. Founded in 1842, the orchestra has been “fine-tuned” by such masters as Mahler, Toscanini, Furtwängler and von Karajan.  With no permanent conductor since 1933, the VPO invites the foremost maestros of the day to “guest” conduct its whirlwind schedule of concerts, recording sessions and world tours. Russian-born Maestro Semyon Bychkov is a frequent guest conductor with the world’s best-known orchestras, including those of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw. He is also an esteemed guest opera conductor at Covent Garden, La Scala and the Salzburg Festival, and was recently awarded the 2010 BBC Music Magazine’s coveted “Disc of the Year” for Wagner’s opera Lohengrin with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, of which he has been Chief Conductor since 1997.


Celebrating 40 years of the JUNO Awards

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 8:00 pm

Roy Thomson Hall and CARAS are proud to present OVATION, an evening celebrating the best of Canadian classical performers in tandem with the 40th Anniversary of the JUNO Awards. The evening will be hosted by Peter Oundjian, Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and will feature performances by the Gryphon Trio, Tafelmusik and an array of JUNO-nominated classical artists.

Toronto Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall show top performances of the arts, entertainment, orchestra, stage performances, musicals, jazz, opera, choirs, choral performances.

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