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The work and ideas of Pierre Shaeffer

Pierre Schaeffer was an important figure in building the foundation for the development of electroacoustic music in Canada. This concert – curated by NAISA’s Artistic Director Darren Copeland – will profile the music of Pierre Schaeffer and trace his influence on the growth of Canadian electroacoustic music from the 1950s to the present day.


Co-presented with NAISA: New Adventures in Sound Art.

With GRM's authorization.

La trace de Satyr

An evening combining gorgeous classical and popular French songs with masterful jazz improvisations, with music spanning over 250 years, featuring the songs of Rameau, Fauré, Poulenc, Debussy, Satie, Messaien, Barbara, Serge Gainsbourg, and Artur H,  featuring three world-renowned Canadian artists, Patricia O’Callaghan (voice), Marilyn Lerner (piano) and Andrew Downing (double bass). 

Yesterday and today: a recital of the songs and music of the New France

This concert will cover an important period in the history of French song in Canada,including all the provinces and all the varieties of French spoken in the country. Extracts from the opera The Bells of Baddeck will be presented to the audience. Recital offered by soprano Lorna MacDonald, professor of voice and Lois Marshall, Chair at the Faculty of Music of the U of T.


The 2017 New Music Festival is centred around the work of visiting prominent Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino and features several Italian guest performers including violinist Emmanuele Baldini and pianists Roberto Turrin and Erika Crinò. The festival also presents the results of an ongoing musical collaboration with Italy’s Conservatorio G. Tartini.

Concert by Estonian Musicians Monika Evelin Liiv (mezzo soprano) and Marje Lohuaru (piano)

On Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:30pm at Tartu College, Estonian musicians Monika Evelin Liiv (mezzo soprano) and Marje Lohuaru (piano) will be performing a concert. The concert provides a diverse overview of the world's best vocal music from opera arias to classical chamber music. Although the focus is on Estonian vocal music, the program also includes Western and Russian classics.

The Kings of Swing: A Valentine’s Day concert

Featuring jazz vocalist Steven Taetz
Celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Day with performances of timeless love songs, standards from the golden era of Broadway and film, and hits from such crooners as Frank Sinatra,Tony Bennett and Harry Connick Jr.
Doors open: 1:00 pm
Program: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Admission: $5.00
Advance registration required. To register call (416) 924-6211 x0. 
Info: (416) 924-6211, x155

John Burge: Preludes for solo piano (New Music Festival)

Pianist John Burge was born in Dryden, Ontario (1961) and holds degrees in composition and theory from the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. He has been teaching at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario since 1987 where he has been Director of the School of Music. He will perform Salvatore Sciarrino's Preludes for Solo Piano. The event takes place in Walter Hall at 80 Queen's Park.


Karen Keiser Prize Concert (New Music Festival)

A chamber ensemble and soprano Stacie Dunlop will perform Sophie Dupuis’ 2016 prize-winning Perceptions de La Fontaine. The Cecilia String Quartet will perform Salvatore Sciarrino’s String Quartet No. 7, as well as the winning student piece of the 2016 University of Toronto String Quartet Composition Competition. Presented by Dennis Patrick. The concert takes place in Walter Hall at 80 Queen's Park.



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