Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Britten's War Requiem - BBC Proms

A powerful statement of the composer’s pacifist beliefs – composed in the shadow of the Second World War, but harking back to the carnage of the First via the war poetry of Wilfred Owen – Britten’s War Requiem today remains one of the most devastating artistic responses to conflict: a work that mourns but also rages against the senseless violence and destruction of war. The Huddersfield Choral Society, RSNO Chorus (175 this year) and RSNO Junior Chorus (40 this year) join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and its outgoing Music Director Peter Oundjian for a performance marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

September 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom

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Oct
13
to Nov 2

Idomeneo - Lyric Opera of Chicago

ONE OF MOZART’S NOBLEST CHARACTERS, KING IDOMENEO OF CRETE IS ALSO THE MOST LOVING OF OPERATIC FATHERS.

Shipwrecked, he gets safely to shore only after promising Neptune to sacrifice the first person he sees—but it’s his son, Idamante. As Idomeneo agonizes over the catastrophe facing him, Idamante woos one princess, the lovely Ilia, and is madly pursued by another, the jealous Elettra. Through all their sorrows and joys, the constant is Mozart’s heavenly music—ravishing in its beauty, stirring in its eloquence, and reaching deeply into the soul of every character.

Matthew Polenzani - Idomeneo
Erin Wall - Elettra
Janai Brugger - Ilia
Angela Brower - Idamante
David Portillo - Arbace

Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, original production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle.

October 13, 18, 21, 24, and 28; November 2, 2018.
Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL, USA

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Dec
6
to Dec 11

Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

“Music is life, and, like life, inextinguishable” wrote Danish composer Carl Nielsen of his Fourth Symphony, written during the early years of World War I. His life-affirming composition is preceded by Strauss’ poignant Four Last Songs, which has been called “the most beautifully delivered farewell in all of music.”

Wagner: Overture to Rienzi
R. Strauss: Four Last Songs
Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 (The Inextinguishable)

Edward Gardner conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

December 6, 7, 8, and 11, 2018
Symphony Hall, Chicago, IL, USA

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Jan
26
to Feb 22

Elektra - Canadian Opera Company

Elektra feverishly awaits the return of her brother to avenge their father, who was slain years earlier by their mother and her new lover. Driven by an obsessive combination of rage and grief, Elektra feeds her thirst for revenge with primal single-mindedness in this ground breaking work of musical modernism.

For three consecutive seasons, powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke has thrilled COC audiences with her portrayal of Brünnhilde through Wagner’s Ring Cycle operas. She now returns for another defining performance as the hair-raising, unforgettable Elektra.

Elektra - Christine Goerke
Chrysothemis - Erin Wall
Klytämnestra - Susan Bullock
Orest - Wilhelm Schwinghammer
Aegisth - Michael Schade
Conductor - Johannes Debus
Director - James Robinson

January 26, 31; February 6, 10, 12, 16, and 22, 2019
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON, Canada

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Mar
16
to Mar 30

Faust - Washington National Opera

Is the freedom of youth worth an eternity in hell? It is to the aging Faust, who makes a pact with Méphistophélès to exchange his soul for Earth’s mortal pleasures. With his youth restored, Faust woos the lovely Marguerite, but his troubles are far from over. Along the seductive path to riches and power, Faust realizes his salvation is tragically bound to others, including those he loves most.

WNO takes a look at this French classic with a riveting production featuring a storybook aesthetic and phenomenal cast. From Marguerite's celebrated “Jewel Song” to the beloved soldiers’ chorus, Gounod’s score propels Goethe’s tale of redemption and damnation into a dizzying dance with the devil that will be impossible to forget.

Marguerite: Erin Wall
Faust: Benjamin Bernheim
Valentin: Joshua Hopkins
Méphistophélès: Raymond Aceto
Dame Marthe: Deborah Nansteel
Siébel: Allegra De Vita
Conductor: Keri-Lynn Wilson
Director: Garnett Bruce

Mar. 16, 18, 22, 24, 27 & 30, 2019
Opera House, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, USA

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Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Beethoven's 9th Symphony - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

The Unanswered Question by American composer Charles Ives poses that most vexing of existential questions: What is the meaning of existence? Unanswerable, it remains unanswered. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 has become a universal anthem for hope, joy, friendship, and optimism for the future. This extraordinary symphony, called by many the greatest piece of music ever written, was the centerpiece of an historic concert by the Berlin Philharmonic on Christmas in 1989 that celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall, with the great Leonard Bernstein conducting. A fitting end indeed to the 2019 VSO Spring Festival: Music and Power.

Otto Tausk conducts the VSO and soloists.

The Orpheum, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Apr
17
to Apr 18

Vivier - Lonely Child - National Arts Centre Orchestra

Alexander Shelley and the NAC Orchestra offer a French-inspired program featuring contrasting works by jazz-influenced French composer Maurice Ravel and Quebec’s doomed visionary Claude Vivier.

 In his  Mother Goose Suite, Ravel takes the listener gently by the hand, leading us into the world of fairy tales, culminating in a glittering soundgarden of magical childhood memories.

In Vivier’s Lonely Child, acclaimed Canadian soprano Erin Wall inhabits both the innocent world of a child and the often-difficult world of an adult, giving voice to our search for simple and unconditional love.

Calgary-born pianist Jan Lisiecki has become an international sensation, winning a coveted Echo Klassik Award for his 2016 recording of works by Chopin.  He performs Ravel’s dazzling, jazz-influenced Concerto in G, deftly navigating its textures and harmonies, with virtuosic technique that will leave you breathless.

April 17 and 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Southam Hall, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Jul
21
7:30 PM19:30

Beethoven's 9th Symphony - BBC Proms

In the centenary year of the end of the First World War, the World Orchestra for Peace – founded by Georg Solti as an expression of international musical harmony – returns to the Proms with one of classical music’s most potent statements of brotherhood and fellowship, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Composed in the shadow of the Second World War, Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem adds its own emotive warning against war. The concert opens with a new, First World War-themed work by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, commissioned for the talented young singers of the BBC Proms Youth Choir.

Donald Runnicles conducts.

Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom

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Jun
1
to Jun 2

Beethoven's 9th Symphony - Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

La 9e Symphonie de Beethoven – avec son célèbre « Hymne à la joie » – clôture majestueusement ce festival. Véritable fresque, elle parvient à l’expression d’un espoir de paix et de fraternité entre tous les hommes. La partition fait partie du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO depuis 2003.

Kent Nagano conducts soloists, choir, and the OSM.

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Maison Symphonique, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

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May
17
to May 19

Beethoven's 9th Symphony - Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra's Centennial Season concludes with two weekends focused on the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Franz Welser-Möst offers a renewed point of view on these groundbreaking works – rooted in a studied understanding of the composer’s philosophy of politics and art, and presented within the context of his thoughts and beliefs.

In doing so, Franz has created “The Prometheus Project,” featuring all nine of Beethoven’s symphonies, paired with important overtures. These concerts are a not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear Beethoven’s musical genius in all its glory — as a full-throated cry for humanity’s heroic “fight for good over evil.”

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH, USA

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Apr
11
to Apr 13

Penderecki's Credo - Indianapolis Symphony at Kennedy Center

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will be one of just four orchestras to participate in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts’ 2018 SHIFT Festival. The week-long festival is composed of mini-residencies, with each orchestra presenting education events, symposia, and community events in venues around Washington, D.C., along with full-orchestra performances in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The ISO will preview its Kennedy Center program—featuring music of Krzysztof Urbański’s homeland—in a special “bon voyage” concert on April 11. The Kennedy Center concert follows on April 13.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis, IN, USA
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Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, USA
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Jan
19
to Jan 20

Mendelssohn - Lobgesang - Calgary Philharmonic

“Let us cast off the works of darkness… and take up the armour of light!” Noble and uplifting, Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise is his most ambitious symphonic work, following in the tradition of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Together with Beethoven’s heroic “Emperor” Piano Concerto, the evening proclaims a blazing musical vision of faith and humanity.

RUNE BERGMANN, conductor
KRZYSZTOF JABLONSKI, piano
ERIN WALL, soprano
MARIANNE BEATE KIELLAND, mezzo-soprano
MICHAEL SCHADE, tenor
CALGARY PHILHARMONIC CHORUS

BEETHOVEN: Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major for Piano & Orchestra “Emperor”
MENDELSSOHN: Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise)

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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Nov
16
to Nov 18

Verdi - Requiem - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Verdi's Requiem is a bucket list experience. The multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning combination of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its love affair with Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles in this star-studded performance featuring Erin Wall, a "soprano of radiance, pristine beauty and tingling top notes" (Financial Times), Jamie Barton, "irresistibly rich and colorful" (Likely Impossibilities), and Dimitri Pittas, “a rich tenor, charged with electricity" (Houston Chronicle).

November 16, 2017 at 8:00 PM
November 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA, USA

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Nov
10
to Nov 11

Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder & Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation

A powerful and haunting work, Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation returns to Calgary for the first time since its highly acclaimed 2012 premiere, commemorating the end of Canada’s combat mission in Afghanistan. With texts by Suzanne Steele, Canada’s first War Poet, and music by Jeffrey Ryan, the work chronicles and pays tribute to the lives torn apart and brought together by war.

Rune Bergmann conducts the Calgary Philharmonic , Calgary Philharmonic Chorus, Cantaré Children's Choir, and soloists Erin Wall, Rebecca Hass, Benjamin Butterfield, and Tyler Duncan. Ms. Wall also performs Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder on this program.

Friday, November 10, 2107 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Life Reflected - NAC Orchestra Tour - Vancouver

Four riveting new Canadian works based on the inspiring lives of Nobel Prize-winner Alice Munro, anti-bullying advocate Amanda Todd, astronaut Roberta Bondar, and Mi’kmaw elder Rita Joe. Canada’s biggest orchestral production ever conceived told through music, photography, motion picture, and 3D immersion. Our nation. Our Life Reflected.

The National Arts Centre Orchestra and guests, conducted by Alexander Shelley.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM

The Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Life Reflected - NAC Orchestra Tour - Calgary

Four riveting new Canadian works based on the inspiring lives of Nobel Prize-winner Alice Munro, anti-bullying advocate Amanda Todd, astronaut Roberta Bondar, and Mi’kmaw elder Rita Joe. Canada’s biggest orchestral production ever conceived told through music, photography, motion picture, and 3D immersion. Our nation. Our Life Reflected.

The National Arts Centre Orchestra and guests, conducted by Alexander Shelley.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Oct
24
12:00 PM12:00

Canadian Opera Company Free Concert Series - Noon Recital

Canadian soprano Erin Wall (title role in the COC’s Arabella) has received critical acclaim for her performances around the world of Strauss, Mozart, Mahler, and contemporary opera. In this solo recital, she presents a stunning program that features the music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Henri Duparc, and Claude Debussy, with Sandra Horst at the piano.

October 24, 2017 at 12:00 noon

Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Oct
15
2:00 PM14:00

A Song For All Seasons - Recital - Royal Conservatory of Music

Soprano Erin Wall explores all four seasons in a myriad of languages. She shares the afternoon with Glenn Gould School alumnus, tenor Asitha Tennekoon, known for “his silky, emotional presence on stage – both vocally and dramatically.” (The Globe and Mail) and Rachel Andrist, piano.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Mazzoleni Concert Hall in Ihnatowycz Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada

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Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Peter Grimes - Edinburgh International Festival

What really happened to the young apprentice of surly fisherman Peter Grimes? Suspicion turns to violence when villagers mob together to uncover the unsettling truth.

Benjamin Britten’s immensely powerful work is the defining British opera of the 20th century, a remarkably compelling drama examining gossip, rumour and mob rule in some of the composer’s most dramatic sea-inspired music.

Australian tenor Stuart Skelton was widely celebrated for his visceral yet vulnerable recent performance as Grimes at English National Opera. He returns to the title role, teaming up again with Edward Gardner, who makes his second 2017 International Festival appearance with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. They are joined by a powerful international cast, including Canadian soprano Erin Wall as the woman who tries to save the shunned outsider.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

Elgar - King Olaf - Edinburgh International Festival

World-renowned Elgarian Sir Andrew Davis conducts a rarely heard masterpiece: Elgar's Viking cantata Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf.

In music from rousing battle scenes to touching love songs, this stirring choral spectacular tells the vivid story of ancient Norwegian King Olaf’s battles with the wrathful Norse gods.

Davis is joined by the outstanding Philharmonia Orchestra, a trio of exceptional international soloists and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus to tell Elgar’s unforgettable tale of vengeful gods, warring Vikings and doomed love.

Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

Beethoven's 9th Symphony - BBC Proms

Beethoven’s great hymn to humanity joins Sir James MacMillan’s European Requiem, which also makes a plea for unity.

CBSO Chorus
BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Xian Zhang conductor

Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom

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Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Life Reflected - Luminato Festival - National Arts Centre Orchestra

Four Canadian composers created compelling musical portraits of four exceptional Canadian women. Roberta Bondar, Rita Joe, Alice Munro, and Amanda Todd are the inspiration behind Life Reflected, a unique symphonic and multi-media celebration of youth, promise, and courage. The National Arts Centre Orchestra commissioned four works by Zosha Di Castri, Jocelyn Morlock, Nicole Lizée, and John Estacio to create its largest production ever. The staging includes stunning projections, which immerse the audience in sound, motion picture, photography, and graphic design.

Dear Life, based on the short story by Alice Munro is a reflection on memory, childhood and the formative stages of life. Alexander Shelley conducts the National Arts Centre Orchestra and guest performers.

June 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON, Canada

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Mar
23
to Mar 25

Richard Strauss - Vier Letzte Lieder - BBC Scottish Symphony

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony in a program of Wagner, Strauss, and Elgar, including Strauss' Four Last Songs.

March 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM in Grand Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
March 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM in The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle, England

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Mar
4
to Mar 5

Strauss - Vier Letzte Lieder - Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra

Mark Russell Smith conducts the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra in  a program of Wagner and Strauss, featuring Erin Wall as soloist in the Four Last Songs and Liebestod.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8:00 PM in the Adler Theater, Davenport, Iowa, USA

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Centenial Auditorium, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, USA

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