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May and June Free Concert Series Highlights

The Free Concert Series may be wrapping up its 2012/2013 season in the first week of June, but these final weeks are packed with fantastic performances! Read our May and June highlights below to begin the countdown to summer with a selection of concerts that feature extraordinary vocal artistry, instrumental showcases, edgy new talent, and a unique cross-cultural collaboration.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12 p.m. - Mauro Bertoli - Romantic Rhapsodies

Award-winning Italian-born pianist Mauro Bertoli presents an alluring program featuring music by Romantic composers, including works by Brahms, Schumann, Granados and Liszt. Preview one of the pieces you will hear in the video below.


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April Free Concert Series Highlights

We're welcoming spring to the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre with two world premieres of Canadian compositions, a silver anniversary celebration of dance, and concerts from young, rising talent. You won't want to miss any of April's diverse performances in the Free Concert Series. Here are some highlights.


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February Free Concert Series Highlights

Unleash your inner romantic, travel back to 1930, or experience performances by renowned jazz and dance masters. This February, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - Stephen B. Hargreaves - Variations on 1930

American pianist, harpsichordist and conductor Stephen B. Hargreaves presents a colourful snapshot of the year 1930 with an eclectic program of piano music ranging from Copland's Piano Variations, Britten's Three Character Pieces, and Kodály's Dances of Marrosszék to Art Tatum's Tea for Two.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 12 p.m. - Franz-Josef Selig - Love's Dark Shore 

If you haven't had the chance to experience internationally acclaimed German bass Franz-Josef Selig's powerful performance as King Marke in the COC's current production of Tristan und Isolde, now is your opportunity to hear him explore the dark side of love in a rich and compelling program of lieder by Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss. See him perform with WDR Sinfonienorchester in the video below!


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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001



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