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Opera for Young Audiences: The Magic Victrola
Imperial Oil Opera Theatre
OPERA FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES INVITES YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES TO ENGAGE WITH OPERAS CREATED JUST FOR THEM.
Gracie and Sam discover a mysterious trunk in their grandfather’s attic, full of costumes, opera recordings, and an old-fashioned record player... a victrola. As they begin to play it, scenes from great operas magically come to life before them!
Duration is one hour. Suitable for ages five and up.
December 1: 10:30am and 1:30 pm
December 2: 11:00 am and 1:30 pm
December 3: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Cast and Creative Team
Director: Ashlie Corcoran
Music Directors: Rachael Kerr/Stéphane Mayer
Set and Costume Designer: Camellia Koo
Lighting Designer: Davida Tkach
Mother/First Lady: Samantha Pickett
Papageno: Samuel Chan/Bruno Roy
Olympia/Lakmé/Papagena: Danika Lorèn
Mallika/Carmen/Second Lady: Simone McIntosh
Lauretta: Lauren Eberwein
Third Lady: Megan Quick
Grandpa: Ardon Bess
Sam: James Dunn
Gracie: Megan Dunn
Tickets are $30 for adults, and free for children under 12 (maximum of two free children's tickets for each adult ticket sold).
Additional children: $10 each
Call box office to purchase at 416-363-8231
Rehearsal Pianist: Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Metropolitan United Church
December 01, 2017
Sung in the original German, with orchestra and soloists.
This is a co-production with the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto.
Monica Whicher, soprano
Marjorie Maltais, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Mayell, tenor
Dion Mazerolle, baritone
Toronto Mozart Players Present: Brass by Alec Wilder
Church of the Redeemer
December 03, 2017
Alec Wilder (1907-1980), was an American composer whose original style fuses jazz, American song and European classical forms and techniques. His chamber music for brass is inventive, touching, beautifully crafted and thoroughly entertaining! While he didn't reach the fame and wealth of George Gershwin his musical expression similarly blends popular and classical styles and bridges musical communities.
The Toronto Mozart Players are proud to present these superb brass players from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in this unique program:
Steven Woomert, trumpet
James Spragg, trumpet
Audrey Good, horn
Vanessa Fralick, trombone
Mark Tetreault, tuba
Rachael Kerr, piano
Program: Music for Brass by Alec Wilder
Three Vignettes for trombone and piano
Suite in Three Movements for trumpet and piano
Duet for horn and improvised percussion
Suite No. 1 for tuba and piano “Effie”
Suite No. 2 in Five movements for horn, tuba and piano
Jazz Suite in Five Movements for Brass Quintet
Rehearsal Pianist: The Snowman
Roy Thomson Hall
December 10, 2017
This beloved holiday film returns to the stage and screen in a program filled with your holiday favourites. The TSO performs Howard Blake’s beautiful score to the animated film The Snowman, featuring the much-loved song “Walking in the Air”. Filled with magic and adventure, The Snowman is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! You’ll also hear holiday classics featuring Tha Spot Holiday Dancers and Resonance Youth Choir that are sure to get your toes tapping.
Concert running time is approximately two hours, including a 20-minute intermission.
The TSO’s Young People’s Concerts and Family Christmas concert are created especially for audience members ages 5–12.