The Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra presents a holiday concert on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. The program includes Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors with TrypTych Concert & Opera, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 with world renowned pianist, Valerie Tryon.
Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors is the first opera written expressly for television, and which became a yearly holiday tradition throughout the world. Amahl, a young boy, offers his only possession, his crutch, as a gift for the wise men to take to the Christ Child.
TrypTych Concert and Opera is one of Toronto’s most enterprising musical producers. It was formed by Edward Franko, William Shookhoff and Lenard Whiting in 1999. Now in their 18th season, TrypTych has received critical acclaim for their contemporary/traditional opera productions like the Canadian premiere of Frid’s The Diary of Anne Frank, Doolittle’s Boiler Room Suite, the Canadian staged premiere of Verdi’s first opera, Oberto and the world premiere of Canadian composer Andrew Ager’s Frankenstein. TrypTych’s repertoire stretches from cabaret to choral to opera to musical theatre.
The concert will be held at P.C. Ho Theatre in the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto at 5183 Sheppard Avenue East. Tickets start at $35.00 ($30.00 for students and seniors), and can be purchased online, www.cathedralbluffs.com or through the Box Office by phone at (416) 879-5566.