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9/26/2013

Free Concert Series Highlights for September & October


Nagata Shachu's 2010 performance in the Free Concert Series.

Are you finding it difficult to choose from all the exciting concerts featured in the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre this fall? We understand! With 14 wildly diverse concerts, ranging from classical recitals, to swinging jazz, to heart-pounding percussion ensembles, the choices seem endless. To help you out, we've highlighted six of the must-see concerts in September and October.

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9/24/2013

The Big COC Podcast: Episode 18

By Gianmarco Segato, Adult Programs Manager

 

For Episode 18, our “KICKSTARTING (literally) the fall season” edition, we welcome back Opera Canada editor, Wayne Gooding; Alia Rosenstock, Associate Artist Manager with Dean Artists Management as well as Ali Kashani, the COC’s Associate Director, Institutional Gifts (and opera aficionado.) Gianmarco Segato, the COC’s Adult Programs Manager, is your host.

You can tell things are heating up in opera land as we had lots to talk about this week:

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9/21/2013

Alexander Neef Introduces CinéTFO+'s Sunday Opera Series

Stefano Secco as Roméo and Nino Machaidze as Juliette in Arena di Verona's 2011 production of Roméo et Juliette.

This fall, spend your Sunday nights at the opera in your own living room with COC General Director Alexander Neef and CinéTFO+'s Sunday opera program! At 8 p.m. each Sunday, from September 22 to October 20, watch as Alexander introduces each of the late 19th-century French operas featured below and shares his insights about the productions, history and cast.

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