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April 22, 2014

Modicani nel Mondo

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 – 1:00 pm. With its intriguing mix of Sicilian folk music and the best elements of modern jazz, the Sicilian Jazz Project is a musical project like no other. The brainchild of Juno Award nominee Michael Occhipinti, the group features some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians and Italian traditional vocalists, including Roberto Occhipinti, Dominic Mancuso, Louis Simão and Barry Romberg.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: April 22, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

April 19, 2014

The Backyardigans: Sea Deep in Adventure

Who explores a coral reef, plays in an octopus’s garden, and joins the jellyfish ballet – all before snack time? The Backyardigans! Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, Uniqua and Austin are back on stage, singing and dancing and ready to plunge sea deep into adventure.

Dive into the action as these five friends explore clues, discover underwater magic, and match wits with an all-too-tidy octopus and a pair of playful (but messy!) dolphins. With a splashy range of song-and dance styles to wade along to – including psychedelic soul, Bollywood, bossa nova, and more – our heroes save the day.

With non-stop excitement and surprises, this watery tale will mesmerize, entertain and delight audiences of all ages!

The theatrical production is based on the top-rated preschool television program The Backyardigans, airing on Treehouse TV in Canada and Nick Jr. in the US.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

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

 
Date: April 19, 2014
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Location: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

April 17, 2014

Sister’s Easter Catechism

8:00pm. Single Tickets: $37, $47, $57. Subscribe from $28.25. Will My Bunny Go To Heaven? Celebrate the Easter Season with Sister as she answers time worn questions of the season like “Who was Mary Magdalene?”, “Why isn’t Easter on the same day every year like Christmas?” and “Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” Part pageant, and wHOLY hysterical, this latest of the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism series unearths the origins of Easter bunnies and other Easter traditions. Sister answers questions about Saint Francis, patron saint of animals and pet heaven. Get ready to participate as Sister runs her own version of the Easter Egg Hunt. Don your bonnet and join Sister for this new seasonal treat!

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

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

 
Date: April 17, 2014
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April 17, 2014 – April 19, 2014

Grimaud Plays Brahms

April 17 & April 19. Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is a tumultuously emotional work where piano and orchestra pool their strengths to triumph over darkness.

Come for: Pianist Hélène Grimaud somehow finds time not only to pursue a brilliant career as a concert pianist and recording artist, but also to write books, and campaign on behalf of conservationist and human rights issues. She invests her multifaceted life experience in every performance she gives.

And more: Two quite different pieces inspired by Easter: Rimsky-Korsakov’s majestic overture on Russian liturgical themes, and Messiaen’s radiant visions of Christ’s ascension to heaven.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: April 17, 2014
End: April 19, 2014
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Inspired by Bach

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 – 1:00 pm. In a rare Toronto performance, internationally acclaimed violinist Mark Fewer embraces his reflective side in a program illustrating the connection between two remarkable works for solo violin written almost 300 years apart: Bach’s Partita in D Minor for Solo Violin No. 2, BWV 1004 (1723) and Chris Paul Harman’s Partita for Solo Violin (1995).

For tickets: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: April 17, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

Decadence

INK Entertainment presents the annual Decadence event at The Guvernment Entertainment Complex on Thursday, April 17, 2014 featuring international DJs including the Grammy-nominated David Guetta, ATB, Cosmic Gate, Sultan + Ned Shepard, Paris & Simo and more. Join thousands as Toronto’s biggest nightclub opens all seven rooms for an all-access celebration of the world’s biggest EDM DJs.

True to its reputation, Decadence’s 2014 roster of international talent proves there is nothing quite like it. Headlining inside the Kool Haus David Guetta, hot off the heels of his Las Vegas Residency at XS Nightclub, will make his Toronto return for the first time in four years. Alongside Guetta will be Canadian duo Sultan + Ned Shepard. Trance DJs ATB and Cosmic Gate will headline inside The Guvernment until the morning’s early hours.

Returning to The Guvernment, Decadence is a sublime music experience that brings the best in electronic music and talent to Toronto party-goers.

For more information and the full line-up, please visit www.theguvernment.com

Purchase tickets at www.inktickets.com

The Guvernment — 132 Queens Quay East

 
Date: April 17, 2014
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April 15, 2014

Music in the Time of War

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 – 1:00 pm. Pianist Philip Chiu presents a program of music composed during, and in response to, the two world wars: Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, the second movement of Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major and Chiu’s own arrangement of the Suite for Oboe and Piano, Op. 17 by Pavel Haas.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: April 15, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

April 12, 2014

Classic Albums Live: The Eagles

Classic rock fans unite! Classic Albums Live channels the best of the 1960s and ’70s with gimmick-free, A-list performances from the country’s top musicians. Exactly as you remember hearing it growing up! Note for Note. Cut for Cut.

You’ll check in and never want to leave this epic retelling of one of the most masterful rock albums in history. A veritable showcase of songwriting and harmony.

For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com or 416-872-4255.

Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: April 12, 2014
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Location: Massey Hall

Eat Bulaga! Live!

Eat Bulaga! is a noon-time variety show in the Philippines produced by Television And Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE) and aired by GMA Network. The show celebrated its 34th year on Philippine television on July 31, 2013, holding the record of being the longest-running noontime variety program on air in the history of television. Its first overseas version was Eat Bulaga! Indonesia, which premiered on Indonesia’s SCTV network on July 16, 2012. Eat Bulaga! became the first Philippine show, variety show in particular, to be franchised by another country.

Coming this April in Toronto, Eat Bulaga! Live! will feature the comedy trio Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto & Joey De Leon along with child star Ryzza Mae & the EB Dabarkads: Jimmy Santos, Ruby Rodriguez, Anjo Yllna, Allan K, Julia Clarete, Pauleen Luna, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros, Keempee De Leon. Also featuring are the EB Babes.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

 
Date: April 12, 2014
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April 11, 2014 – April 12, 2014

Goode Plays Mozart

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth, the TSO performs Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben, a cheeky self-portrait of the composer.

Come for: The deeply respected pianist, Richard Goode, has been playing Mozart with unsurpassed skill and taste for 50 years.

And more: The hero of Strauss’s epic musical depiction is a not only a hero in battle, but also a great lover, and a visionary who seeks to crown his turbulent career with acts of peace.

Post-concert Chat onstage with Peter Oundjian on Apr 11th.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: April 11, 2014
End: April 12, 2014
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra