EVENTS

Sat. May. 31, 2022   Singing Classical Chinese Poetry  
 12pm EST
Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 4G1
Free Admission

Jialiang and her amazing vocalist team join the Canadian Opera Company in celebrating the Asian Heritage Month! Together with three talented and dynamic sopranos - Xin Wang, Emily Lapin, Maeve Palmer, Jialiang will present poetry that is written thousands years ago and set in song by composers from diverse Chinese-speaking communities around the world in the past one hundred years. Come hear the dialogue across time and culture and experience some powerful universal human experience through stunning poetry and music!

Sat. Mar. 19, 2022   Immersed 
 5pm/8pm EST
Ernest Balmer Studio, 315-9 Trinity Street, The Distillery Historic District, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Welcome back to Bedford Trio's 2021-2022 season! Continuing our mission of collaborating with local fellow artists, we will be showcasing the amazing talent of young composers from the Earl Haig Secondary School and University of Toronto. In the past three years, we have had the fortune to work with students in both institutions and received piano trio pieces written for our ensemble. It is a tremendous joy and honour to build connections with fellow composers; and together we contribute to expanding the Canadian chamber music repertoire. Furthermore, we will be infusing digital art by local artists in this programme to provide you with a multisensory concert experience. Come join us to witness the world premiere of these Canadian works!

Updated Schedule!
Thur. Mar. 24, 2022   
Festival of Song
live-stream at https://youtu.be/L4vP82yD3YU 
Free Admission
 7:30pm EST

Welcome to the opening concert of the University of Toronto's Festival of Song, where Jialiang joins forces with the exceptional soprano Katy Clark in a song recital. The programme explores music by four female composers - Cecil Chaminade, Rebecca Clarke, Ana Sokolović, and Alice Ping Yee Ho - with poetry written in French, English, German, and Mandarin-Chinese.

In the summer of 2021, Jialiang had the great pleasure and fortune to work with Katy on composer Alice Ping Yee Ho's upcoming album for high voices and piano. Although only collaborating for the first time, the two artists immediately found special sparks and greatly admired each other's musicianship. Click here to learn more about Katy and hear her beautiful performances. 

Recent Events

Wed. Dec.8, 2021   “古韵新唱” 
UTCAA X Jialiang 多伦多大学华人校友会线上系列讲座 (免费活动)
7-8pm EST

中国流行歌后王菲在一曲《但愿人长久》中以其缥缈的声线,将近千年前古人皓月当空、骨肉分離的情怀淋漓尽致地展现,撩动今人心弦。作为东方文化瑰宝的中文古典诗词如果和西方古典音乐结合会产生什么样的艺术火花呢?儿时熟读的古诗词在西洋曲调的衬托下又会给我们带来什么不同的感受呢?欢迎大家周三12月8号美东时间晚7-8点加入多伦多大学华人校友会的线上系列讲座,届时嘉亮将带领大家探索中文古诗词艺术歌曲的魅力!

 

Jialiang is thrilled to join UTCAA (University of Toronto Chinese Alumni Association)'s online lecture this coming Wednesday, Dec.8th, at 7-8pm EST and share with you the beauty and depth of art song inspired by classical Chinese poetry. Many familiar classical poems that native Chinese speakers grew up with have been set to music in the idiom of Western art song by composers around the world. What would result from the merging of these two art forms? And how do musicians from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds interpret these songs? Join us to explore more this coming Wednesday! Simply click on "Go to Link" on the event page below to register. The lecture will be delivered in Mandarin.

Tues. Dec.14, 2021   Music Mosaic 
12pm EST
Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 
230 St. Clair Ave. W, Toronto, ON M4V 1R5
(416) 925-8494, info@temc.ca
or via live-stream at https://www.temc.ca/musicalmosaic  

Bedford Trio is thrilled to join the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church's Music Mosaic Series and warm up your holidays with some festive music! Please check back for programme updates.