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October 23, 2014

An Afternoon of Song

12 – 1 p.m. Artists of the COC’s production of Falstaff join pianist Liz Upchurch for a sumptuous program of art song.

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.

Website: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: October 23, 2014
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October 22, 2014 – October 23, 2014

Romeo & Juliet

TSO favourite Stéphane Denève anchors his latest programme with his personal selection of the finest music from Prokofiev’s masterful Shakespearean ballet. Dynamic Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti, praised by the Times of London for giving her playing “a degree of heat, subtlety and quicksilver colours only achieved by the world’s best,” illuminates every facet of Shostakovich’s powerful Concerto No. 1. The concert opens with the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra performing side-by-side with the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s stirring Marche Slave.
7:15pm Pre-concert Chat in the Lobby on Oct. 22.

For tickets: www.tso.ca

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: October 22, 2014
End: October 23, 2014
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October 21, 2014

Falling for the Oboe

12 – 1 p.m. Two of Canada’s most passionate young performers, oboist Vincent Boilard and pianist Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, shine the spotlight on the oboe, oboe d’amore and English horn in a selection of spirited pieces by Bach, Poulenc and everything in between.

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.

Website: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: October 21, 2014
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October 18, 2014

Fleetwood Mac

It’s official! After a 16-year absence, Christine McVie will be re-joining Fleetwood Mac band mates Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks as they launch the On With The Show Tour. Exclusively promoted by Live Nation, the tour will kick off on Tuesday, Sept. 30 in Minneapolis, Minn. at the Target Center and the reunited band will perform 34 shows in 33 cities across North America. Christine has not toured with the band since 1998′s The Dance Tour.

The reunion of the multi-GRAMMY Award®-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and one of rock’s most beloved bands was announced during an interview from Los Angeles, Calif. with Carson Daly on NBC’s TODAY this morning. A full tour schedule follows this release.

Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, April 7 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com.

During Fleetwood Mac’s 2013 tour, the four members happily welcomed Christine back on the stage during their show at London’s O2 Arena, where she performed their classic “Don’t Stop” and received a wild ovation from the crowd. “It was so comfortable being back onstage with them as if no time had passed, and then we all started talking and it feels like the time is right. I’m really happy,” she commented. “As far as we’re concerned, she’s never really left. We are overjoyed to have Christine back on stage with us,” said the other members of Fleetwood Mac in a joint statement.

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Date: October 18, 2014
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October 18, 2014 – October 19, 2014

The Planets & More

Please note revised concert start time (on TSO website) for Sun. Oct. 19 due to the Waterfront Marathon.
This sensational programme takes you on an entertaining journey with stopovers in Norway, Russia, Mexico—and outer space! Selections from Holst’s incredibly popular The Planets depicts the worlds of our solar system with brilliant imagination.

For tickets: www.tso.ca

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: October 18, 2014
End: October 19, 2014
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October 17, 2014

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Only once in the Hall’s history has the peerless London Philharmonic Orchestra appeared on stage at Roy Thomson. Indeed, the LPO is considered one of the finest orchestral ensembles in the world. It’s the resident orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in London and every summer it plays the same role at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. And if you ever saw Lord of the Rings, the LPO is who you heard for the entire trilogy.

The Orchestra will be led by its Principal conductor, Vladimir Jurowski, who is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra and a Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Maestro Jurowski and the Orchestra will be joined by multi-award winning French pianist, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, who’s been hailed as one of the most engaging performers of his generation.

For tickets: www.roythomson.com

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 17, 2014
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October 16, 2014

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

Ancient Chinese instruments lead a grand Western orchestra through melodies rooted in 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture in a program including vast repertoire of Shen Yun’s original music and celebrated classics from Berlioz and Dvořák.

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2012 and is part of internationally acclaimed Shen Yun Performing Arts. With unparalleled collaborations among composers, conductors and musicians, they integrate Chinese instruments in a Western orchestra on a grand scale—an achievement requiring a command of both musical traditions—and deliver original compositions crafted exclusively for the one-of-a-kind orchestra.

Website and tickets: www.shenyunperformingarts.org/symphony

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 16, 2014
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October 16, 2014 – October 19, 2014

Red Bull Flying Bach

Featuring Berlin-based dance troupe and four-time break dance world champions, The Flying Steps, Red Bull Flying Bach combines contemporary breakdance with live classical music.

The show features the seven break dancers of The Flying Steps along with contemporary Swedish dancer Anna Holmström in a series of vignettes, each showcasing a stunning array of breaking, popping and locking, flares, head and hand spins, footwork and acrobatics.

Opera director and pianist extraordinaire Christoph Hagel serves as Music Director, performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier live. In between Bach’s rolling preludes and fugues for solo piano and harpsichord, electronic beats created by Ketan and Vivian Bhatti turn traditional melodies into modern anthems.

For tickets: www.masseyhall.com or call 416-872-4255

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Start: October 16, 2014
End: October 19, 2014
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October 15, 2014

Bastille

U.K. band Bastille – introduced Stateside last summer with intimate, sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ Troubadour and San Francisco’s Popscene – will be playing numerous arenas on its fall 2014 North American tour. In the past year, the band has completed three sold-out runs here and scored a multi-format smash hit with its debut single, “Pompeii,” which has sold nearly three million downloads.

The band’s October outing will kick off on October 11 at the Patriot Center outside Washington, DC. It will include shows at Canada’s two largest indoor arenas – Montreal’s Bell Centre (October 14) and Toronto’s Air Canada Centre (October 15) – and an evening at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati (October 17).

Bad Blood, Bastille’s debut album, entered the albums chart at No. 1 in the U.K., where it closed out 2013 as the biggest selling debut album and the biggest selling digital album. It has sold more than 750,000 units in the U.S. The band, which was named an MTV 2014 “Artist to Watch,” has received a BRIT Award (British Breakthrough Act) and a Woodie Award (Best Cover).

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Date: October 15, 2014
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Russian Masterworks

12 – 1 p.m. Award-winning 15-year-old Canadian pianist Anastasia Rizikov showcases her virtuosity and passion in a program featuring some of the greatest masterworks of the Russian repertoire, including works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky and Balakirev.

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.

Website: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: October 15, 2014
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