Classical Music Club

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Sun Apr 14 2:00 Peter Serkin
Sun May 19 2:00 Verdi’s Otello

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Who we are

The Classical Music Club of Toronto is a music appreciation society founded by gay music lovers but is open to everyone. The Club meets to hear and discuss recorded classical music. Each programme is lead by a presenter, who has selected the topic and arranged the programme. The contents of the programme are entirely up to the presenter to choose and to organise. Programmes run approximately three hours. There is a program about every three to five weeks. Typically in the winter the programmes are Sunday afternoon, and in the summer Saturday evening. However, the exact times of the programmes can vary - read the calendar carefully!

Membership information

The Classical Music Club Toronto invites music lovers to come to a presentation or two, and give us a try. If you join, membership fees are a modest $25/yr, just $10/yr for seniors and students, and are due each September.

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Using the Classical Music Club of Toronto's calendar

The calendar listings include all the basic programme information (date, time and subject) and in addition each presenter provides a brief summary of what the programme is to be about. There may be additional information such as links to another web page with a biography or background material about the works being presented.

Where you see [Discography] as a link, the presenter has provided details on the exact performers and recording references. This is usually available within a week of the programme having been given. Only upcoming programmes are listed on the main page, so you will need to locate the programme in the full-season calendars. You will find the links to the current and past seasons listed after the list of upcoming programmes.

More information

For your convenience, the Classical Music Club Toronto has assembled links to music-related sites and gay music-related sites .

32nd Season - Upcoming Programs

Sun Apr 14 2:00

Peter Serkin, Pianist

Originally, the program scheduled for today was to be a survey of the pianistic viruosity of Murray Perahia presented in conjunction with his appearance in Toronto on May 1. Unfortunately, Mr. Perahia had to cancel his appearance and the Royal Conservatory of Music has scheduled Peter Serkin for that date. Hopefully, Mr. Perahia will be able to return to Toronto at a future date.

Meanwhile, the Club now has an opportunity to enjoy the work of an equally virtuosic American. Although Peter Serkin was born as an heir of the European tradition being the son of the great pianist Rudolf Serkin and the grandson of influential violinist Adolph Busch, he grew up to become an Amercian hippie wandering in Tibet. Peter began studying at the age of 11 at the Curtis Institute of Music, and in the following year made his concert debut at the Marlboro Festival, but his interest turned to contemporary music as one of the founding members of the avant–garde group TASHI.

Perhaps a typical feature of New York–based classical musicians, as with Perahia, a deeply rooted sense of tradition and touches of contemporary sensitive twists magically live together in Peter Serkin”s performances. Let”s hear his brilliant jazz–like wit being sprinkled on top of the magnificent base of his solid sound structure.


View the full 32nd season programme schedule
for 2018-19 (subject to change)

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Last Updated: April 12, 2019