• This Month in Free Concert Series: March

    By COC Staff

    Experience the vast talent and passion of Toronto's music community at any of this month's nine Free Concert Series performances!

    Among these unique programs, join us for an afternoon with our COC Teaching Artists, as well as some opera previews from the talented teams behind both Against The Grain Theatre and Opera Atelier! Read on for our highlights.

    Wednesday, March 15, at 12:00 p.m.

    COC March Break: The Old Maid and the Thief

    Artists of the COC's Community Partnerships & Programs Team

    Members from the COC’s roster of Teaching Artists will be taking the stage to lead an interactive workshop inspired by Gian Carlo Menotti’s 1939 opera The Old Maid and the Thief. Navigating through dramaturgy, set design, and a few of its most famous arias, this workshop will provide an educational exploration of the well-loved radio opera—while also experiencing the various artistic components involved in this production.

    Tuesday, March 21, at 12:00 p.m.

    Spring Preview
    Against the Grain Theatre

    Against the Grain Theatre creates genre-bending, boundary-breaking operatic and vocal works by weaving together memorable artistic experiences with diverse storytelling. Get a sneak-peek into Against the Grain Theatre's upcoming season with a preview of their spring production.

    Tuesday, March 28, at 12:00 p.m.

    The Resurrection
    Opera Atelier

    Costumed excerpts of George Frideric Handel’s first operatic masterpiece will be performed in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre just in time for the Easter season. This extraordinary feast of vocal music and dancing plays out in the heavenly and earthly realms.

    See our full performance schedule on the Free Concert Series web page!

    As always, the Free Concert Series is free for all attendees, but arrive early! Doors open half an hour prior to the performance start time and admittance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is presented by:

    Header photo: Karen E. Reeves

    Opera Atelier image: Artist of Atelier Ballet Dominic Who. Photo by Bruce Zinger.
    Posted in 22/23 Season


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