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September 26, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

Meet the Young Artists

The young artists of the 2013/2014 Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio introduce themselves by singing their favourite arias. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear the most exciting rising stars from across the country in a program of operatic gems.

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: September 26, 2013
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Location: Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Free Concert Series — Meet the Young Artists

12 – 1 p.m. The young artists of the 2013/2014 Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio introduce themselves by singing their favourite arias. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear the most exciting rising stars from across the country in a program of operatic gems.

For more details: www.COC.ca

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

 
Date: September 26, 2013
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

Live Jazz

6:30pm: Jazz Website Launch: TORONTO JAZZ CENTRAL hosted by Josh Grossman.
9:45pm: The Rex’s Annual Birthday Tribute to John Coltrane: PAT LaBARBERA & KIRK
MacDONALD QUINTET: Kirk MacDonald-Sax, Pat LaBarbera-Sax, Brian Dickinson-Piano,
Neil Swainson-Bass, Bob McLaren-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: September 26, 2013
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Perlman Plays Tchaikovsky

No violin soloist would touch Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto when it was originally composed. Yet just a few years later, it had become the beloved classic that it remains today. English composer Sir William Walton’s 1935 symphony charts a compelling path from darkness to light in the style of Beethoven through the masterful use of a large, twentieth-century orchestra.

Come for: A fascinating “new” Britten piece. During World War II, Britten began composing a clarinet concerto for Benny Goodman, but he didn’t finish it. It was completed by Colin Matthews and received its première in 2008.

And more: Itzhak Perlman—say no more!

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: September 25, 2013
End: September 26, 2013
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Faith Healer

Three versions of the same story – but which one is true? This mesmerizing tale centres on a small-time faith healer who travels the countryside, miraculously curing the sick (or does he?) in every small town along the way. We also meet his wife (or is it his mistress?) who tells us her own tale of faith and healing; and his manager Teddy, who has his own version of events. Brian Friel is one of Ireland’s master playwrights, and Faith Healer one of his many worldwide successes.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Royal George Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: June 13, 2013
End: October 6, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

The Flood Thereafter

A Canadian Stage Production in co-production with the Hopscotch Collective in association with the Theatre Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University.

Part portrait of small-town Canada and part timeless fable, The Flood Thereafter is a magical play by Sarah Berthiaume, a rising star of Quebecois theatre. Every day, twenty-year-old June does an abrupt strip show in the gritty Emotions bar with all the men of the town watching and weeping. June’s relationship to the men stretches back to the sirens who ensnarled the mariners of ancient Greece, but when a young stranger arrives in town the tide begins to turn.

For more details: www.canadianstage.com

Venue: Berkeley Street Theatre — 26 Berkeley Street

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Start: September 22, 2013
End: October 6, 2013
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Guys and Dolls

In New York City, you’ll meet wise guys and chorus gals, gamblers and actresses, cops and
bobby-soxers. Pious Sarah Brown, a sergeant at the Save-A-Soul mission, wants to save their souls while Nathan Detroit needs $1000 to save the city’s oldest floating craps game. Enter high-roller Sky Masterson who takes Nathan’s crazy bet – to woo the virtuous Sarah! Who will take a real gamble on love? Will luck be a lady tonight? Guys and Dolls has been called the “greatest of all American musicals.”

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Festival Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: April 12, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

Peace in Our Time: A Comedy

Take Geneva, one of Shaw’s fascinating but thornier late plays, lend it a freewheeling, extravagant adaptation by one of Canada’s most well-respected playwrights, and presto! The result is a sharp, contemporary, political comedy where affairs of state meet the Three Stooges. The play opens in a dysfunctional diplomatic office prior to the Second World War and ends in The Hague at a trial of the world’s dictators. Between, you are taken on a totally manic ride.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Court House Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: May 19, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

Trifles (Lunchtime One-Acts)

Two gripping marital mysteries by two playwrights who helped bring modern drama to America. In Trifles, a man is found dead but his wife can’t explain the rope around his neck. An obvious whodunnit? Not according to the wives of the investigators. In A Wife for a Life (O’Neill’s first play), a husband seeks revenge for his wife’s infidelity. He meets a young man in love and is forced to reconsider the very marriage he seeks to defend. Two little-seen plays in one gem of an outing.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Court House Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: May 29, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

The Light in the Piazza

A glorious musical story set in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara has a chance encounter with Fabrizio, a handsome Florentine, and they fall in love. Margaret tries to keep them apart to protect her daughter, who isn’t what she seems. But the romance of Italy is powerful, and it slowly transforms them all. From the writer of the musical Floyd Collins, which the Shaw Festival produced to huge acclaim in 2004.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Court House Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: July 4, 2013
End: October 13, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival