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Free Concert Series: Trios For Clarinet, Bassoon And Piano


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Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

145 Queen St W

Toronto, ON

Directions: Concerts are located in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


When it comes to trios with piano, one usually thinks about the vast repertoire dedicated to violin, cello, and piano. It is much less common to see the clarinet, the bassoon, and the piano united for a chamber music performance. In this program, Dominic Desautels, Zsófia Stefan and Jean-Luc Therrien present Beethoven's own trio arrangement of his Septet Op. 20, followed by Glinka's Trio Pathétique, a treasure of the romantic repertoire, which he brilliantly composed for this unusual yet effervescent ensemble formation.

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, presented by TD Bank Group, brings artists from around the world to share their talent and passion in one of Toronto's most breathtaking and intimate spaces. The series features nearly 70 concerts from September to May and includes artists from across genres including instrumental, vocal, jazz and dance performances.

Pre-registration is not required. Attendance is first-come-first-served. Doors to the concert open at 11:30am.


Canadian Opera Company

Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. General Director Perryn Leech joined the company in 2021, forming a leadership team with Music Director Johannes Debus and Deputy General Director Christie Darville.

The COC enjoys a loyal audience, including a dedicated base of subscribers, and has an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation. Its diverse repertoire includes new commissions and productions, local and international collaborations with leading opera companies and festivals, and attracts the world’s foremost Canadian and international artists.

The company is an incubator for the future of the art form, nurturing Canada’s new wave of opera performers and creators with customized training and support. The COC’s purpose-built opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, is hailed internationally as one of the finest in the world.