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Monday, June 16, 2008

COC's September Listings



September 16 to September 30, 2008

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.)

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre begins a new season with concerts, performances and presentations by young musicians, Canadian and international opera stars and COC staff. This is an exciting opportunity for Torontonians to experience the artistic excellence and cultural diversity of the city. All performances are free to the public.




September 16, 2008

12 1 p.m.

Vocal Series

The COC Ensemble Studio and pianist Liz Upchurch present Meet the Young Artists, an opportunity for the 2008/09 Ensemble members to introduce themselves by singing their favourite arias.

September 17, 2008

5:30 6:30 p.m.

Piano Virtuoso Series

Canadas premier piano duo James Anaganoson and Leslie Kinton present a dazzling piano-four-hands performance of Stravinskys Petrouchka suite in a spectacular arrangement by the composer.

September 18, 2008

12 1 p.m.

Jazz Series

Jazz pianist Chris Donnelly performs highlights from his highly anticipated debut CD Solo.

September 23, 2008

12 1 p.m.

Chamber Music Series

Under the direction of Mayumi Seiler, the acclaimed Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra presents George Gershwins jazzy and lyrical Lullaby for String Orchestra and Marjan Mozetichs Bassoon Concerto with special guest Michael Sweeney.

September 25, 2008

12 1 p.m.

Piano Virtuoso Series

In celebration of the COCs staging of Prokofievs monumental opera War and Peace, 20-year-old award- winning Russian-Canadian pianist Alexander Seredenko presents Prokofiev Piano Sonatas 1 and 2. The complete piano sonatas of Prokofiev are presented throughout the season by some of the most exciting young pianists emerging from The Glenn Gould School.

September 30, 2008

12 1 p.m.

Vocal Series

The COC Ensemble Studio and pianist Liz Upchurch present Songs of Russia, an exploration of the passion and poignancy of the Russian operatic and art song repertoire, featuring some of the rarely heard songs of Prokofiev.

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