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?