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Concerti in Galleria

Villa Charities presents Concerti in Galleria, a new concert series featuring renowned musicians performing a brilliant array of musical genres including opera, chamber music and more, all held in the beautiful Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery.

Concerto di Carnevale
Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30pm

Soprano, Michiko Hayashi
Violinist, Carina Sandejas
Pianist, Adolfo De Santis

Join Soprano Michiko Hayashi, opera singer with the renowned La Fenice Theatre in Venice, Italy, Violinist Carina Sandejas and Pianist Adolfo De Santis for an evening of beautiful music to celebrate Venice, the worldwide renowned Capital of Carnival. They will perform selections by Gioacchino Rossini, Reynaldo Hahn and Julius Benedict.

Amore Per Sempre
Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm

Soprano, Victoria Gydov
Tenor, Michael Nasato
Pianist, Adolfo De Santis

Different musical worlds come together in one exhilarating concert! Soprano Victoria Gydov, Tenor Michael Nasato and Pianist Adolfo De Santis join for a festive musical evening as they perform unforgettable Italian arias and romantic duets from operas by beloved composers such as Verdi, Puccini and Mozart. The concert also includes popular Broadway music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as entertaining Neapolitan songs by Leoncavallo and others.

Italian Love Cantatas
Saturday, March 7 at 7:30pm

Soprano, Agnes Zsigovics
Oboe, Marco Cera
Harpsichord, Christopher Bagan

An intimate evening of 18th century Italian chamber music, featuring cantatas by Lotti, Aldrovandini, Handel and Mancini, an oboe sonata by Ferrandini, and a wonderful follia for solo harpsichord by the 17th century icon Girolamo Frescobaldi. The music is bright, delicate, tender, fiery and varied – and the performers are amongst Canada’s brightest too. Warm your late winter spirits with this perfect program for the imminent arrival of spring, in one of Toronto’s loveliest small concert venues.

“Passio”: The Mater Dolorosa in Popular Tradition
Sunday, April 5 at 7:30pm*

At this special Easter concert with the Vesuvius Ensemble, we present a unique comparison of popular and classical music for Holy Week with a particular emphasis on the “Mother of Sorrows”. Anguished melodies from various folk traditions will mix with heart-rending settings of the “Stabat Mater” and other liturgical texts. This juxtaposition invites a collective meditation on the mystery which has inspired so much passion and faith.

*Please be advised that this event has been postponed until further notice. All tickets purchased will be honoured for a future concert date or a refund can be provided. If you have questions or concerns, please forward your inquiries to rsvp@villacharities.com

Columbus Concert Band Spring Concert
Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30pm*

The Columbus Concert Band, under the direction of Annamaria Mazzaferro, performs their “Kickoff to Spring!” concert. Come join us in celebrating the upcoming spring season with melodies from around the world, standard band tunes from times past, and of course the music of Italy! A rousing musical experience for all ages to enjoy.

*Please be advised that this event has been postponed until further notice. All tickets purchased will be honoured for a future concert date or a refund can be provided. If you have questions or concerns, please forward your inquiries to rsvp@villacharities.com

Fantasia
Saturday, April 25 at 7:30pm*

Soprano, Mira Solovianenko
Tenor, Giacomo Folinazzo
Violin/Mezzo-Soprano, Viera Zmiyiwsky
Piano, Maestro Adolfo De Santis

A passionate experience of Italian opera and classical crossover. This newly formed group of singers and talented musicians will perform some of the most beautiful arias, canzoni and duets ever written in the Italian repertoire – from canzoni Napoletane to Puccini; from Verdi to Ennio Morricone. Fantasia will take you on a romantic and passionate journey of favourite melodies and stories that will speak to the soul about love, passion and pain. Fantasia is grateful to be making their debut with Villa Charities.

*Please be advised that this event has been postponed until further notice. All tickets purchased will be honoured for a future concert date or a refund can be provided. If you have questions or concerns, please forward your inquiries to rsvp@villacharities.com

TICKET PRICES
Adults $20.00
Students (13-25) & Seniors (65+) $10.00
Children (12 & Under) FREE

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Location: Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre

For more information about Concerti in Galleria, please contact rsvp@villacharities.com or call 647-954-9867.