Today in Toronto: Christ Walsh, Tchaikovsky and Lieberson and more

Today in Toronto: Christ Walsh, Tchaikovsky and Lieberson and more

Chris Walsh Walsh, a Brooklyn transplant, is calling this show The Right Mistake, which nails both the abstract nature of his canvases and the grid-like structure he often employs to keep his visual exuberance under control. Find out more »

Tchaikovsky and Lieberson The TSO is counting on the Russian composer’s thoroughly dramatic fourth symphony to draw an audience, but the real highlight of the program is the Canadian premiere of Peter Lieberson’s settings of poems by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Find out more »

Esprit Orchestra: Orion The ensemble is turning 30, and this program is anniversary-centric, with a piece by Canadian composer Claude Vivier, who was murdered 30 years ago in Paris, and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, which premiered a century ago Vivier’s Orion is shimmeringly interstellar. Find out more »

Every Letter Counts Things are looking up at the Factory Theatre after an annus horribilus that saw the forced departure of long-time artistic director Ken Gass, and a subsequent wave of bad publicity and creative boycotts that nearly sank the season. Find out more »

Robert Mapplethorpe The Olga Korper Gallery has put together some 30 visceral prints from the late New York photographer. Find out more »

Sandrine Piau Though she specialized in Baroque repertoire, the French songstress has been known to wander as far afield as Britten’s setting of Rimbaud’s Les Illuminations. Find out more »

St. Lawrence Quartet The violinist Geoff Nuttall and violist Lesley Robertson are the sole remaining founding members, but personnel changes haven’t dimmed this ensemble’s passionate musicality. Find out more »

Taj Mahal Trio More than 40 years in, the Harlem-born singer and guitarist doesn’t sound like he’s slowing down one bit. Find out more »