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October 11, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

Joe Satriani

Multiple Grammy Award nominee Joe Satriani is a rock guitar superstar with thirteen landmark solo studio recordings that have changed the landscape of six-string-oriented music. His latest effort, Unstoppable Momentum, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #42, making this Satriani’s highest chart debut in over twenty years.

For more details and tickets: www.MasseyHall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: October 11, 2013
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Location: Massey Hall

Wainwright with Orchestra

Come for: Hear a diverse range of Rufus Wainwright’s music, including his orchestral setting of Five Shakespeare Sonnets and selections from his first opera Prima Donna, plus classic songs performed with the Orchestra.

And more: Hailed worldwide for his astonishing versatility, Rufus Wainwright is truly a musical phenomenon who leaves his unique stamp on various musical genres.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 11, 2013
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Adam Cheng and Liza Wang: Super Stars Charity Concert Tour

World Vision Canada proudly presents this year’s highly anticipated mega hit concert series featuring Hong Kong’s Superstar Power Duo – Adam Cheng & Liza Wang. The concert is already building immense hype as it is Adam & Liza’s first-ever Duet Concert in Canada. The long awaited tour is scheduled to hit 4 Canadian cities with its second stop being centre stage at Toronto’s Sony Centre.

Adam & Liza, along with a live band, are prepared to light up the stage with their all time favorite golden melody hits and unforgettable duets! It will definitely be a once and a lifetime concert you won’t want to miss! Get your tickets now before they are sold out!

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

Live Jazz

4:00pm:
HOGTOWN SYNCOPATORS.
6:30pm: SARA DELL:
Sara Dell-Vocals/Solo Piano.
9:45pm: ROBERTO OCCHIPINTI:
Luis Deniz-Sax,
Hilario Duran-Piano,
Roberto Occhipinti-Bass, &
Mark Kelso-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: October 11, 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

James Ehnes Returns

Oct. 10 and Oct. 12. Launching the era of nineteenth-century Romanticism with unprecedented strength and breadth, Beethoven’s “Heroic” Symphony set a gold standard for symphonic composition. Countless composers have tried to equal it—and never have. Created at the outbreak of World War II, English composer Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto reflects the turbulent spirit of the time.

Come for: The Times of London praised violinist James Ehnes for “playing of phenomenal control, allied to musicianship of the highest order.” He performs English composer Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto—created at the outbreak of World War II, it reflects the turbulent spirit of the time.

And more: Audience-favourite Stéphane Denève returns to lead Beethoven’s ground-breaking “Eroica” symphony.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: October 10, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

FREE tours of The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

Join the 100th Anniversary Celebrations with FREE tours of The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre.

FREE tours will be happening this October, in celebration of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre’s 100th Anniversary.

Including, a special evening on October 10, when members of the original restoration team – David and Patti Hannivan and Janis Barlow -
will recount some exciting and interesting stories about the project and how this beloved theatre was restored to its original glory.

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre is a National Historic Site and the only operating double-decker theatre left in the world.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, October 9 at 5 p.m.; Thursday, October 10 at 5 p.m. with special guests – the original restoration team; and
Saturday, October 12 at 11 a.m.

Location: The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre — 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)

Website: www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg100

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