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November 21, 2013

Songs of the Sea

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.

12 – 1 p.m. Internationally acclaimed baritone Sir Thomas Allen (Don Alfonso in the COC’s production of Così fan tutte) teams up with pianist Rachel Andrist in a bittersweet program of folk songs, art songs and arias by Haydn, Schubert, Mahler and Britten.

For more details: www.coc.ca

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

 
Start: November 21, 2013 8:00 am
End: November 21, 2013 5:00 pm
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Celtic Tenors

8:00pm. Single Tickets: $52, $57, $62. Subscribe from $39.50.
Three Tenors, One Voice. The Celtic Tenors have established themselves as the most successful classical crossover artists ever to emerge from Ireland. The Celtic Tenors continue to re-invent the tenor idiom by pioneering a new style, never before seen on the classical stage, and by breaking the traditional stuffy tenor mould. While each of The Celtic Tenors have been influenced by the musical traditions of their native Ireland, Daryl, James and Matthew, along with music director Colm Henry, show great flexibility in melding their voices to suit the appropriate classical, folk, Irish and pop genres alongside their undeniable Celtic charm.

For tickets please visit: www.rosetheatre.ca or via phone at 905-874-2800.

Venue: The Rose Theatre — 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, Ontario

 
Date: November 21, 2013
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Location: Rose Theatre Brampton

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators

Puck drops: 7:00pm

For tickets: www.mapleleafs.com

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Date: November 21, 2013
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Location: Toronto Maple Leafs

Live Jazz

6:30pm:
KEVIN QUAIN:
Kevin Quain-
Vocals/Solo Piano.
9:30pm: Cal Tjader Tribute:
TJADERAMA: Randy Stirtzinger-Vibes, John Sherwood-Fender Rhodes, Duncan Hopkins-Bass, Kevin Dempsey-Drums & Alex Godinas-Piano.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West

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Date: November 21, 2013
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Virtuoso Masterpieces — Free Concert Series

November 21, 2013. 12 – 1 p.m. Piano Virtuoso Series.

Award-winning Russian-Canadian pianist Alexander Seredenko showcases his virtuosity and passion in an exciting program of masterworks, including Chopin’s Polonaise-Fantaisie, Liszt’s “Dante” Sonata, Debussy’s Images and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82.

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 information: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: November 21, 2013
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

Beethoven and Strauss

Nov. 20 & Nov. 23. In its light-heartedness and amiable tunes, Beethoven’s Fourth contrasts sharply with the Third and Fifth, but supplies just as much satisfaction and creative ingenuity. TSO Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis is passionate about the music of Berg and the Seven Early Songs, which are performed by soprano Erin Wall.

Come for: Richard Strauss’s rollicking musical depiction of Till Eulenspiegel offers an encyclopedia of musical humour, from sly digs at dusty academics to cartoon-style slapstick.

And more: (Mostly) light-hearted music by serious composers.

Program: Beethoven: Overture to The Consecration of the House; Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Berg: Seven Early Songs; and
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: November 20, 2013
End: November 23, 2013
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

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Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival

November 19 – November 24, 2013. Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival showcases environmentally themed films as a catalyst for public awareness, discussion and appropriate action on the ecological health of the planet.

For more information: www.planetinfocus.org

Venue: TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King Street West

 
Start: November 19, 2013
End: November 24, 2013
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David Bowie Is

Straight from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, North America’s debut of hit exhibition includes culture icon’s original stage costumes, instruments, album art and music videos.

This fall the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) offers North America its first chance to take an exciting odyssey through the world of pioneering artist David Bowie—musician, performer and style icon—in the acclaimed exhibition David Bowie is, direct from the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London, England. Spanning five decades and featuring more than 300 objects from Bowie’s personal archive, the multi-media show exposes the groundbreaking artist’s collaborations in the fields of fashion, sound, theatre, art and film. David Bowie is will open on Sept. 25, 2013 and runs to Nov. 27, 2013, giving Toronto two full months to live the experience. The AGO is the exhibition’s first stop on its world tour.

Acclaimed by the New York Times as “united in sound and vision in a way rarely seen in a museum,” David Bowie is marks the first international exhibition devoted to the British-born musician and performer (born David Robert Jones in 1947), who has sold more than 140 million albums to date throughout his genre-defying career. Organized thematically, the show immerses visitors in a spectacular and interactive trip through Bowie’s numerous personae and legendary performances, with particular attention paid to his artistic influences. His experiments with Surrealism, German Expressionism, Music Hall, mime and Japanese Kabuki performance are all explored in an explosion of colour, light and sound.

For more information: www.ago.net/david-bowie-is-coming-to-the-ago-this-fall

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: September 25, 2013
End: November 27, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble

While making her mother’s Everything-That-Is-Bad-For-You casserole, Iris struggles with life, family and the unwieldy laws of the universe. Beth Graham (co-creator of the acclaimed Drowning Girls) has painted a heartbreaking but funny portrait of family in crisis.

For tickets: www.factorytheatre.ca

Venue: Factory Theatre — 125 Bathurst Street

 
Start: November 2, 2013
End: December 1, 2013
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ROM Friday Night Live

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) stays up late as
ROM Friday Night Live (#FNLROM) returns for
its fourth season of eight cutting edge Friday
nights in Toronto. This popular adult only event
(ages 19 +) redefines the museum experience from
7 pm to midnight each Friday night from October
18 to December 6, 2013.

#FNLROM continues to offer hip and eclectic
entertainment and inventive programming,
including dance, film presentations, music, art,
interactive conversations and contesting. ElectriCITY Events returns to deliver the city’s hottest house
DJs every week, as well as live house jazz by Jamie Ruben Trio and U of T JazzProgram. Local and
international spoken word poets also perform weekly. Friday Night Live continues to serve up some of
Toronto’s best known and best loved pop-up food vendors, including City Gourmet, Pimenton, The
Saucy Pierogi, Curbside Bliss, Gourmet Gringos, HotBunzz Street Cuizine, Kanto by Tita Flips,
LaRivolta, and Little Tomato Catering, New this season FNL features international and domestic craft
beer Peroni and Amsterdam.

For more details: www.rom.on.ca

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

 
Start: October 18, 2013
End: December 6, 2013
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum