Classical Music Club

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Sun Jan 14 2:00 Romantic Cello Concertos
Sun Feb 25 2:00 Boito: Mefistofele
Sun Mar 18 2:00 Made in Canada: Bruckner's Symphonies

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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 Classical Music Club of Toronto meets to hear and discuss 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 gay and gay positive 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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31st Season - Upcoming Programs

Sun Jan 14 2:00

Romantic Cello Concertos

When one thinks of the music of the Romantic period, what usually comes first to mind are the great songs of Schubert and Schumann as well as the symphonies of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Schubert. From the concerto realm it is the great piano concertos that also take pride of place. However, a unique phenomenon began in this period. The cello began to move forward from being just a participant in string quartets and other chamber music to taking its place as a solo instrument with orchestra.

To celebrate this incredible body of work, we will examine several of the greatest examples of this collaboration with the symphony orchestra. The cello concertos of Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Dvorák, and Elgar have taken their place on concert programs the world over. Concentrating on leading soloists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Stephen Isserlis, and Mstislav Rostropovich, we will focus on audio and video recordings by them from this incredibly rich period.

Details of concerts February 21 & 22 at Roy Thompson Hall
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Gimeno, conductor

· Dvorák: Cello Concerto with Johannes Moser, cello
· Ligeti: Concert Românesc (Romanian Concerto)
· Beethoven: Symphony No. 4


Sun Feb 25 2:00

Boito: Mefistofele


Sun Mar 18 2:00

Made in Canada: Bruckner's Symphonies


View the full 31st season programme schedule
for 2017-18 (subject to change)

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Last Updated: January 11, 2018