A year and a half in the making, Everything Under the Moon is the most ambitious creation to date by celebrated Toronto visual and performance artist Shary Boyle and innovative Winnipeg songwriter and performer Christine Fellows. More »
Peggy Baker Dance Projects presents the sound and feel of it, a stunning evening of audio and physical contrasts by legendary dancer and choreographer Peggy Baker. Running Friday, January 20 — Sunday, January 29 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre, this multi-dimensional, contemporary Canadian dance performance features three pieces choreographed by Peggy Baker: a remount, a re-imagining and the world premiere of a major new work in celebration of the centenary of John Cage’s birth. More »
Weekend special drumming workshop – 2Hours in Toronto
Sunday January 22nd – from 2-4PM
Location: Downtown Toronto (See details in the registration form)
Cost: $25 for 2 Hours
Some Djembes will be provided at no extra charge (Call us to reserve)
Students already enrolled in our ongoing weekly classes will only be charged 1 class credit to attend this workshop
This is a great opportunity to learn new Djembe patterns and arrangements in a fun environment. More »
York U Faculty Concert Series:
Violinist Jacques Israelievitch and pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico perform contemporary Canadiana
Two of Canada’s leading classical performers come together for a thrilling concert featuring contemporary Canadian works on January 17 in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall at York University’s Keele campus. Violinist Jacques Israelievitch and pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico, both professors in York’s Department of Music, offer an evening of repertoire as diverse and inspiring as the Canadian landscape. More »
Dual-city (Toronto/Montreal) based electro-visionary trip rock band Sacred Balance celebrate the release of their self-titled debut independent EP at Toronto’s El Mocambo (464 Spadina Avenue) on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. The special guest is award winning Toronto composer, pianist, electronic musician John Kameel Farah, as he returns from fall tour dates in Germany; and folk/rock singer-songwriter Carlo Meriano will open the night. More »
Valentine Fiesta Romantica
with internationally renowned and award winning recording artists
Johannes Linstead & Antonitas D’Havila
(Toronto, ON) – Toronto plays host to two of the world’s most prolific guitar players. Latin guitarist and composer, Johannes Linstead and his group, along with Gypsy flamenco guitarist Antonitas D’Havila, share the bill at Valentine Fiesta Romantica on February 8 at Coconuts Restaurant & Lounge Night Club and again on February 10 at Latin Fever Night Club. Two very unique flavours in one show! More »
Hot on the heels of its universally acclaimed I Send You This Cadmium Red co-presented with Canadian Stage, the Art of Time Ensemble presents The Songbook 6, a brand new program of re-imagined songs featuring acclaimed singer-songwriter Steven Page, on Friday November 18 and Saturday November 19 at Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre. More »
Discover ancient Mexican traditions and celebrate the lives of the departed at Harbourfront Centre’s annual Day of the Dead Festival (Nov. 5 & 6, 2011 from 12-6 p.m.). Produced in partnership with Scotiabank and the Consulate General of Mexico, this FREE, two-day festival explores the vibrant cultural traditions, history and sacred elements of this popular Mexican holiday with an array of family-oriented activities.
For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay W, in the heart of Toronto’s downtown waterfront.
QUARTET PERFORMS GOLDILOCKS FOR CHILDREN
NOVEMBER 12, 12:30 P.M. AT MUSIC & TRUFFLES
“String lovers might be forgiven these days if they think they’ve died and gone to Quartet Heaven after yesterday’s concert by the New Zealand String Quartet.” – The Ottawa Citizen More »
Dr. Sara Diamond, President of OCAD University (OCAD U) is pleased to announce that legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist Gilberto Gil will launch the 2011/12 President’s Speaker Series at OCAD University with his talk “The Power of Art” on Monday, November 7 at 6:45 p.m. (free and open to the public; registration required).
Gilberto Gil is one of Brazil’s most influential musicians. Known for his musical innovation and melodic richness, Gil has released 52 albums, five of them platinum, and sold more than four million records, 12 of them gold. Over nearly half a century, his music has incorporated a blend of styles, including bossa nova, baião, samba, reggae and rock, and an eclectic range of influences including The Beatles, Luiz Gonzaga, João Gilberto and Jimi Hendrix. More »
Opera Atelier’s 2011-12 Season opens with a glittering new period production of Don Giovanni designed by OA’s acclaimed design team of Gerard Gauci and Martha Mann. Rising star Italian conductor Stefano Montanari makes his Opera Atelier debut. The new production runs October 29, 30, November 1, 2, 4, and 5, 2011, at the Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street. All performances begin at 7:30 pm, with the exception of the Sunday, October 30 3:00 pm matinee. As previously announced, Don Giovanni is also part of Opera Columbus’s 11-12 season, and will be performed by the Toronto company in Columbus, Ohio on November 25 and 27, 2011. More »
Esprit Orchestra will open its 29th season with works by accomplished Canadian and international composers: John Corigliano’s thrilling masterpiece often referred to as “the AIDS symphony”, Pärt’s tribute to a composer he greatly admired but never got the chance to meet plus moving works by Douglas Schmidt and Chris Paul Harman.
Alex Pauk – conductor; Shauna Rolston – cello
Programme: John Corigliano – Symphony #1; Arvo Pärt – Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten; Chris Paul Harman – Silver Threads Among the Gold; Douglas Schmidt – The Devil’s Sweat (Carbon Concerto) More »
DANCE o FILM o MUSIC: THE NEAT STRANGE MUSIC OF AHMED HASSAN: OCTOBER 21-22, 8pm
Betty Oliphant Theatre, 400 Jarvis St, Toronto
Highlighting this year’s Abilities Festival is a celebration of the singular artistic vision of this influential Canadian composer and musician curated by award-winning contemporary dancer Peggy Baker, Hassan’s wife and longtime collaborator. More »
Abilities Arts Festival:
A Celebration of Disability Arts and Culture
OCTOBER 1-30 throughout the city
Music, Dance, Visual Art, Film! More »
World-renowned mrdangam virtuoso Trichy Sankaran launches the 2011-12 Faculty Concert Series of York University’s Music Department with “Rhythms of India”, a showcase performance October 4 at York’s Tribute Communities Recital Hall. More »
The Musicians In Ordinary evoke the elegant courts of the Elizabethan and Jacobean age when soprano Hallie Fishel and lutenist John Edwards open their 11th season with a concert titled Apt for Voices, Viols or Violons. It takes place Saturday, October 8, 8 p.m. at the Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue (Bay subway). More »
Whoa Music and This Girl Friday are proud to present Meghan Morrison’s new CD, We Are All Born Naked.
The CD officially launches at the Velvet Underground on September 28th at 8 pm.
Please message me for more information, interviews or to get on the media list for the launch.
We hope to see you there!!!
Lizzie Violet More »
Steam Whistle is passionate about doing one thing really, really well leading to hosting events such as the UNSIGNED concert series (now in fourth year running). The September 30thshow hosted in the brewery’s Beer Hall will feature Bonjay’shigh-energy sound system of bass and soul, a stripped-down electro-shoegazePowers, and HotKid’sshake me, move me rock’n roll. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are only $5 at the door with all proceeds from ticket sales going back to the community through the Artists’ Health Centre Foundation. More »
Toronto’s professional Japanese taiko and music group release their second live performance video in Canada titled “IROHA” (filmed at and the title of last year’s concert) and present their new and 13th annual live production called “HANA”: Through an array of taiko drums, flutes, shamisen, voice and movement, ‘Nagata Shachu’ will explore the true meaning of “HANA” at three live performance shows.
WHERE: Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (207 Queen’s More »
OPEN REHEARSAL SEPTEMBER 21
The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir provides an opportunity to sing in Yiddish and other languages of the Jewish people, and meet a friendly group from around the world!
Conducted by Alexander Veprinsky, the historic choir invites new singers to join in its 86th season – a season that features Yiddish favorites, and a variety of songs in Hebrew, Ladino, English and other languages. Ability to read music is an asset but not required. More »