What have you to say?
12:00 PM12:00

What have you to say?

COC Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Free Concert Series:
What Have You to Say?
Alex Samaras, vocals
Lara Dodds-Eden, piano
Bram Gielen, bass
APRIL 15, 2020 AT 12:00PM

Vocalist Alex Samaras, pianist Lara Dodds-Eden, and bassist Bram Gielen perform an eclectic and genre-defying concert which draws inspiration from disparate and unlikely sources. Jazz, musical theatre, classical art song, indie, and original music all come together in a sensitive and passionate ode to life, art, and the human experience which ultimately asks the question, “What have you to say?”

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited. Please join the line-up early to avoid disappointment. Latecomers will not be admitted.

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Off Centre Music Salon: Intersections
3:00 PM15:00

Off Centre Music Salon: Intersections

“The more people I meet the happier I become. From the meanest creature one departs wiser, richer, more conscious of one’s blessings. Even you…even you, who knows, will have added to my store.” Samuel Beckett

Lara Dodds-Eden piano
Joni Henson soprano
Inna Perkis piano
Brett Polegato baritone
Boris Zarankin piano

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TCC Tours New Zealand and Australia
to Jul 24

TCC Tours New Zealand and Australia

Recognized as one of the finest treble choirs in the world, the Toronto Children’s Chorus has built a musical education structure over the past four decades that includes sight singing, theory training, master classes and workshops with expert clinicians while offering exceptional performance opportunities and collaborations with other musicians such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

The Chamber Choir, the Toronto Children’s Chorus’s top-level ensemble, gives many guest and outreach appearances each year, and regularly represents Toronto and Canada throughout the world. While in the North Island of New Zealand, the 39-member Chamber Choir will perform in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Palmerston North, and Masterton.

1 July: Auckland Museum at 11am
3 July: St Matthew-in-the-city at 7.30pm
Also featuring Cantare choir and Alumni from Key Cygnetures Choir, Westlake Girl’s High School

4 July: Hamilton Gardens at 11am
4 July: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Waikato University at 7.00pm
Also featuring Tron Songsters Children’s Choir

6 July: Harvest Apostolic Church, Westbrook at 7.00pm

Palmerston North
7 July: St Peter’s Church, Ruahine St at 2.30pm

8 July: Crossway Church, Queen St, Masterton at 6.30pm
Also featuring Viva Camerata – combined choir from Rathkeale College and St Matthew’s Collegiate


13 July: St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott Street, Wellington at 7.30pm

The Toronto Children’s Chorus will perform in this concert with New Zealand Secondary Students Choir and will be joined in the final work by the the ACD Choral Connect convention delegates in Bob Chilcott’s “Canticles of Light”.

Gondwana Children’s Choral Festival, Sydney

Great Southern Series Concert 3
Thursday 18 July, 1pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

World Showcase Series Concert 3
Friday 19 July, 7pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Sounds of the World Closing Gala
21 July, 3pm
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
livestream here https://www.facebook.com/gondwanachoirs/videos/902760533415683/?t=16

Canberra Girls Grammar School Chapel
22 July, 7pm

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3:00 PM15:00

OFF CENTRE MUSIC SALON Russian Salon: Ages and Stages

“I am as though dead. But as a comfort to the world, with its thousands of souls, I live on in the hearts of all loving people. And that means I am not dust.”
– Michelangelo Buonarroti

We begin with Mussorgksy’s visionary Nursery cycle, in which the composer attempts to musically embody the stilted charm of a child’s patter, feelings and thoughts. We end with Shostakovich’s
Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti which captures the infamous sculptor and painter’s yearning to live longer, love better and continue creating art. Composed one year before his death in 1975, Shostakovich sets these words to music as he contemplates his own death. Join us as we embark on a musical journey of life’s ages and stages.

Lara DODDS-EDEN, piano
Tyler DUNCAN, baritone
Julie HEREISH, cello
Sheila JAFFÉ, violin
Inna PERKIS, piano
Boris ZARANKIN, piano
Ilana ZARANKIN, soprano

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 ≥ 1
7:30 PM19:30

≥ 1

with Macmillan Singers, Gena van Oosten, Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt
with Sheila Jaffé, Keith Hamm, Julie Hereish
with Helen Becqué

DMA Recital
Collaborative Piano
Walter Hall, Free Entry


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What's In Your Book? Stephanie Higgins Lecture Recital
2:30 PM14:30

What's In Your Book? Stephanie Higgins Lecture Recital

Crossing Over From Classical Music To Contemporary Music Theatre: A Lecture Recital
Rodgers & Hammerstein : If I Loved You (from Carousel)
Jerry Bock : Vanilla Ice Cream (from She Loves Me)
Malloy : No One Else (from Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812)
Jason Robert Brown : Still Hurting (from The Last Five Years)
Fats Waller : I've Got A Feelin' I'm
Stevie Nicks : Landslide
Holland-Dozier-Holland : Stop, In the Name of Love!
Merrill and Rubicam : I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Wilder and Zippel : Reflection (from Mulan)
Alicia Keys : Fallin'
Stephen Sondheim : Getting Married Today (from Company)
Lin-Manuel Miranda : Satisfied (from Hamilton)
Lady Gaga : You and I

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Off-Centre Music Salon  dérangé #i'mwithher
8:00 PM20:00

Off-Centre Music Salon dérangé #i'mwithher

Sadly, we learned this year that the world was not quite ready for a Madam President… So we’re taking this as an opportunity to pledge allegiance to HER. Not specifically to that her but rather to a few of the incredible leading women of our musical worlds: Toronto’s dream-pop band Bernice (Robin Dann), jazz-trumpeteuse extraordinaire Rebecca Hennessy’s New-Orleans-inspired-modern-jazz-flavoured FOG Brass Band and NYC-based envelope pusher and new music champion mezzo Lucy Dhegrae with pianist Lara Dodds-Eden.

Tonya Ko - Smoke and Distance
Skye Macklay - Glossolalia
Anna Thorvaldsdottir - Hvolf

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Die schöne Müllerin
7:30 PM19:30

Die schöne Müllerin

Ist es der Nachklang meiner Liebespein?
Soll es das Vorspiel neuer Lieder sein?

Is this the echo of my love’s sorrow,
or could it be the prelude to new songs?

COC ensemble tenor Charles Sy joins pianist Lara Dodds-Eden to sing the songs of Schubert's wandering miller. Original drawings by Scott Leeming will accompany the music, unspooling on a handmade 'crankie'.



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A Musical Invasion of Paris: the mighty four
3:00 PM15:00

A Musical Invasion of Paris: the mighty four

In the words of Audrey Hepburn: “Paris is always a good idea.” Our unlikely, but “mighty” four – Chopin, Wagner, Rossini and Meyerbeer – certainly thought so. Our programme will include Chopin’s twelve op. 28 Preludes, a piano four-hand arrangement of Wagner’s Tannhäuser Ouverture as well as beloved scenes from Rossini and Meyerbeer operas.

Michèle BOGDANOWICZ, mezzo-soprano
Lucia CESARONI, soprano
Lara DODDS-EDEN, piano
Adrian KRAMER, tenor
Peter McGILLIVRAY, baritone
Inna PERKIS, piano
Boris ZARANKIN, piano


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There will be stars - Music of Stephen Chatman and other contemporary composers
2:30 PM14:30

There will be stars - Music of Stephen Chatman and other contemporary composers

The MacMillan Singers and Women’s Chamber Choir present music by Stephen Chatman for mixed voices, and contemporary treble settings of texts by women, featuring music by Ramsay, Parker, Hagen, Chatman and Brandon.

MacMillan Theatre
Hilary Apfelstadt and Tracy Wong (conductors)

$30, $20 senior, $10 student | BUY TICKETS

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are you here?
8:30 PM20:30

are you here?

Buy tickets: http://burdockto.com/shows/?show=504
$13 in advance, $15 at the door

Doors at 8:30pm, Show at 9pm

duets for two plus you
soft songs with Alex Samaras and Catherine Gardner
by Barber, Bernstein, Britten, Copland, Hindemith, Korngold, Meredith Monk, Palej, Poulenc, Rachmaninov and Sondheim
(many with new English translations) 
softer music for piano four hands with Helen Becqué
the second movement of Brahms' Symphony no. 3 and Ravel's Mother Goose Suite
readings by Jessica Moore of texts by
Pasternak, Berger, Ondaatje, Quignard, Hesse, Clara Schumann, Derrida amongst others

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/lara-dodds-eden/ned-rorem-as-adam-early-in-the-morning

Lara: www.laradodds-eden.com
Helen: https://music.utoronto.ca/our-people.php?fid=269
Alex: www.sondheimjazzproject.com
Catherine: http://catherinegardnersopr.wix.com/catherinegardner
Jessica: http://www.jessicamoore.ca/

Image by Gaëlle Legrand

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7:30 PM19:30



DMA Recital
Walter Hall 7.30pm

Faure - La chanson d'Eve
Rorem - As Adam Early In The Morning
Szymanowski - Mythes for violin and piano
Crumb - Apparition for voice and amplified piano
and something new by Robin
with songbirds Ilana Zarankin, Danika Lorèn, Robin Dann, Alex Samaras, violinist Sheila Jaffè, and pianist Lara Dodds-Eden

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