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A Verdi Celebration

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April 11, 2013

12 – 1 p.m. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of opera’s greatest composers, artists of the COC Orchestra perform Giuseppe Verdi’s only surviving chamber work, the String Quartet in E Minor. The quartet is paired with the enchanting Three Madrigals for violin and viola by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů, in which the sprung rhythms of the English Renaissance intersect with the Bohemian-Moravian folk themes and dances of his homeland.

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

For more details: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West