There are a few things I didn’t mention in my back half of April post. Century Song opened a couple of nights ago at Crow’s Theatre. It’s a live performance hybrid, inspired in part by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Alice Walker’s In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens, Soprano Neema Bickersteth melds classical song (music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Oliver Messiaen, John Cage, Georges Aperghis and Reza Jacobs) and movement to inhabit a century of women whose identities are contained within a single performer. Details here.
Wednesday evening at the early time of 7pm Adanya Dunn (soprano), Alice Gi-Young Hwang (piano) and Brad Cherwin (clarinet) will present the third and final instalment in their intriguing series of themed concerts. This one is titled Intersections and will explore the “sphinx-like mind” of Robert Schumann. The concert will also include guest artist Laila Zakzook on viola and select pieces by Canadian composer Adam Sherkin. It’s at Heliconia Hall and tickets are $15 at the door.
Finally, on Thursday, there’s Haus Musik which is a sort of spinoff of Tafelmusik for trendy young people like me. It’s a stand up concert/performance with bar at Longboat Hall, the lower level of The Great Hall at 1087 Queen West. This one is designed and directed by Alaina Viau so it should be intriguing. Details here.