Cynthia Dale in Concert: Outside Looking Inwith special guest Dan ChameroyStudio TheatreMay 23, 24, 28 and 30 and June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 21 at 2 p.m.A full-length program of song, with a focus on themes of the season. Admission: $45. ARC Ensemble St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 25 St. Andrew Street. The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory) present two concerts introduced by Artistic Director Simon Wynberg. Admission: $35. • Tradition and the Jewish Composer Sunday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m. • Music Suppressed in Fascist Italy Saturday, September 21, at 5:30 p.m. Night Music Festival Theatre lobby on selected Mondays in June, July and August, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Drinks and light refreshments available from the Lobby Café. Admission: $22 in advance, $25 at the door.Night Music generously supported by Sandra Rotman in honour of Louis Applebaum through The Louis Applebaum Visiting Artists Program.• Remembering Louis Monday, June 10 Walter Pitman, author of Louis Applebaum:
A Passion for Culture, discusses Applebaum’s life, while the Festival Gems perform music he composed for Festival productions. • Movies and TV Shows à la Jazz Monday, June 17 Charles Rallo and his quartet lend a jazz flavour to theme songs and music associated with well-known movies and TV shows. With Chris Norley (guitar) and Richard Brisco (drums). • Celebrating Stanley Monday, June 24 Laura Burton and Ian Harper celebrate Stanley Silverman’s 75th birthday with a concert of his Stratford-related compositions over the past 50 years. Hosted by award-winning producer of The Office, Ben Silverman, with introductions by Festival artists including Brian Bedford, Martha Henry, Colm Feore, Deborah Hay, Paul Nolan and Steve Ross. • Beat the System Event has been canceled During the 1930s the real heroes/rebels of the U.S.S.R. and Eastern Bloc countries produced some of the greatest artistic statements of all time. Celebrate their indomitable spirit with the Zielinski Quartet, Wayne Brennan and Peter Shackleton as they perform pieces by Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Shostakovich, among others. The centerpiece of the program will be L'Histoire du soldat (translated as The Soldier's Tale), a 1918 theatrical work, composed by Stratvinsky, with narration by Scott Wentworth.• Non-Speaking Parts Monday, July 22 Orchestra instruments emerge from the pit in this season’s musicals (violin in Fiddler on the Roof and French horn in Tommy) to play prominent roles in the stories. Join Music in Common as they feature these instruments and others in an evening of delightful chamber music. • Larry’s Jazz Guys Monday, August 12 Larry Larson returns with his Guys for an evening of classic jazz old and new. With David Martin (trombone), Paul Shilton (piano), and Dave Campion (drums). • Arrhythmia Monday, August 19 Anna Atkinson, Graham Hargrove, Ian Harper, Terry McKenna and George Meanwell continue their exploration of world music. Arrhythmia’s engaging passion for arresting rhythms, seductive melodies and unexpected instrumentation will entertain and inspire you.
Support for the inaugural season of The Forum is generously provided by Kelly and Michael Meighen