12 – 1 p.m. Stephen R. Clarke, lecturer and curator of the acclaimed Stratton Estate, offers fascinating insights into early recordings of the art songs of Richard Strauss. Drawing on a rich collection of rare recordings, he will focus on songs for which Strauss himself wrote orchestrations. The lecture features samples from landmark recordings of opera singers, including distinguished artists like Julius Patzak, Peter Anders, Elizabeth Harwood, Lauritz Melchior, Elisabeth Schumann, Lotte Lehmann and Heinrich Schlusnus.
The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.
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Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West