This week, super quartet Ensemble Made In Canada performs in various venues in southern Ontario, including a free noon-time concert with clarinetist Dionysis Grammenos at the COC and a Romance-themed concert at Five at the First music series.
The noon hour is about to improve: the COC’s always-diverse Free Concert Series returns on September 27, opening with a concert by mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo and fellow artists of the COC Ensemble Studio
By his own admission, Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure is “slightly crazy.” Is this because he’s an operatic tenor whose star is rising fast? Or because he belted out one too many Nylons tunes on family road trips from his hometown of Kitchener to Montreal? It’s hard to say, yet it’s certain that, despite the eccentricities he imagines […]
Claire Morley’s got a sweet gig. As the new Program Manager for the Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series (FCS), she oversees the programming for 70-plus concerts being presented this season. Thanks to her, an estimated 15,000 people will experience the series this year. For free. Morley insists that she can’t take all the credit. […]