Four new operas that explore travel by bicycle, car, and rocket ship

Co-presented with the Toy Piano Composers



Larissa Koniuk soprano Larissa141x141

Christopher Enns tenor Chris141x141

Wesley Shen piano/music director Wesley141x141

Anthony Thompson clarinet Erika141x141

Sonja Rainey designer Sonja141x141

Marjorie Maltais mezzo soprano Stephanie141x141

Geoffrey Sirett baritone Geoff141x141

Ilana Waniuk violin Ilana141x141

Liza Balkan staging Liza141x141


April 1, 2016, 8pm April 2, 2016, 8pm

Arts and Letters Club 14 Elm St, Toronto

Single Tickets: $15/$20 3-day Festival Pass: $30

Travelogue is the first concert of Toy Piano Composer’s inaugural new music festival, Curiosity Festival, with concerts April 1-9th, 2016.

In addition to this special two-night collaboration with Bicycle Opera Project, the Curiosity Festival includes Playback, an immersive sound installation at the Canadian Music Centre on April 6th and 7th, and Metala metal-inspired chamber music finale with the Toy Piano Composers Ensemble at Heliconian Hall on April 9th.


TPC, a collective of young Canadian composers, have impressed audiences since 2008 with their whimsical and playful approach to composition. Their concerts toss formality aside and engage audiences in a welcoming approach. Travelogue, an exciting evening of four premieres, includes: April by Monica Pearce Cycling up the Don Valley Trail, a young woman grapples with a decision she cannot put off any longer. Road Trip by Elisha Denburg What you'd expect from two guys on a road trip. Until it's not. My Mouth on Your Heart by August Murphy-King with a libretto by Colleen Murphy Liam encounters Life and Death as he travels to the spot where his girlfriend died. Waterfront by guest composer Tobin Stokes On the shuttle to Mars, scientists dispute their quest. The perfect espresso? Or something else entirely?