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October 30, 2014

Divertissement à 6

12 – 1 p.m. An all-female quintet featuring wind players of the COC Orchestra joins forces with pianist Monique de Margerie in a charming program of chamber works by Jean Françaix, György Ligeti and Francis Poulenc.

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 30, 2014
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Voice of Asia – Astana Opera

The symphony orchestra, choir and soloists of Astana Opera will present the concert program Voice of Asia, introducing a broad spectrum of Kazakh musical performing art. The original sound of ancient folk instruments dombyra and kobyz will communicate a flavour of the endless Kazakh steppe. The program includes Kazakh national songs and music written by modern composers A.Zhubanov-L.Khamidi, Y.Rakhmadiev, T.Mukhamedzhanov as well as excerpts from great masterpieces of Verdi, Rossini, Offenbach, Borodin, Bernstein. The second half of the performance will present Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concert. Erzhan Kulibaev, prizewinner in many international competitions, will play on the Stradivarius “Rode” 1722, courtesy of the Maggini Foundation.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front street East

 
Date: October 30, 2014
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Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde comes to Massey Hall on a North American tour in support of her new album Stockholm.

The October 30th Massey Hall show features the first live performances of Stockholm material alongside classics spanning Chrissie’s legendary and storied career with the Pretenders.

For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: October 30, 2014
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October 28, 2014

The Idea of North

12 – 1 p.m. Víkingur Ólafsson, Iceland’s award-winning rising star pianist and host of the Icelandic TV series Útúrdúr, makes his Toronto debut performing music from his native Iceland and neighbouring Nordic countries. He also pays tribute to one of his greatest inspirations, legendary Toronto pianist Glenn Gould, in a performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

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 28, 2014
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October 26, 2014

25th Annual Massed Military Band Spectacular

“It’s a Long Way to Tipperary,” “Pack Up Your Troubles,” “Roses of Picardy,” “Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning,” these are all familiar songs of the First World War. By modern day standards it was a less complicated time when duty called and thousands of young Canadians answered. This year the strife and sorrows, the glory and success of ‘The War To End All Wars’ will be commemorated at the Royal Canadian Military Institute’s Annual Massed Military Band Spectacular.

This is the 25th annual RCMI Concert and an occasion you must attend! As always, the band spectacular will feature stirring marches, contemporary numbers and period pieces that will get you tapping your toes and humming along. As well, we are in for a number of pleasant surprises, from vocals to guest bands, that you simply won’t want to miss. Of course we will once again feature more than 120 pipers, drummers, brass and woodwind players from Toronto’s Navy, Air Force and Army bands. It’s a once-a-year opportunity to enjoy the best musicians our Armed Forces have to offer.

Doors open at 12:30pm for display viewing.

For tickets: www.roythomson.com

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 26, 2014
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October 25, 2014

The Wynners

A Legend in the History of Hong Kong Music…

Performing to sold-out crowds around the world…

2014 marks the year of the largest concert series in World Vision Canada’s history and of the decade! Hong Kong’s Iconic band, The Wynners, re-unites in 2014 and in full force for a concert tour like no other. The Wynners is firing up to rock the Canadian stage touring around 4 cities, ending centre stage in Toronto at the Sony Centre. All 5 members of The Wynners is set to take the crowd in, leaving it all on the stage with back to back golden melody hits! It will definitely be a once in a lifetime concert you won’t want to miss! Get your tickets now before they are sold out!

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

 
Date: October 25, 2014
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Symphonic Spooks

Your family will be enthralled by hair-raising, spine-chilling classical music, as creatures of all kinds come to haunt the concert hall. Perfect for trick-or-treaters of all ages, well-known spooky works, including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera Overture, selections from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and Symphonie fantastique will be heard echoing throughout the hall. Come dressed in costume to help the Orchestra get into the Halloween spirit! Come to the concert half an hour early for a special pre-concert performance in the lobby!

For tickets: www.tso.ca

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 25, 2014
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Dream Serenade

Dream Serenade is a concert presented and curated by Toronto songwriter, Hayden Desser and his wife Christie Greyerbiehl, in support of services for children with developmental disabilities.

Proceeds from the inaugural event will benefit Toronto’s Beverley Street School, directed at furthering specialized technologies and equipment that are needed on a daily basis and towards the building of a customized green playground for the children and their families. In addition, towards a family relief fund for caregivers.

This very special evening will feature intimate performances from Feist, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner of The National, Sarah Harmer, Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies, Jason Collett, Grey Lands (Wayne Petti of Cuff the Duke), Lou Canon, and Hayden himself.

For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: October 25, 2014
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October 24, 2014

Sinéad O’Connor

Never the shy and retiring type, Sinéad O’Connor has entitled her upcoming 10th album (out August 12) I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss. In the almost 25 years since the release of her international hit “Nothing Compares 2U,” the Irish singer has always remained true to herself and her music. Last summer’s triumphant “Gospel Sessions” at New York’s Lincoln Center proved once again that O’Connor’s colossal stage presence is without equal.

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

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: October 24, 2014
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Chris Norman and Band

One of music’s most talented performers Chris Norman the former lead vocalist of “Smokie” and his band are delighted to announce their debut concert in Canada at the Roy Thomson Hall. Chris Norman is an English soft rock-singer, he has been a professional musician and songwriter for over 45 years. His wonderful voice and energy has seen him notch up over 20 million albums sales globally. Chris has worked with the likes of ABBA’s Agnetha, Cynthia Lennon, and has duetted with Suzi Quattro on the hit “Stumblin In.” Chris’s solo popularity took off in 1986 with the song, “Midnight Lady” which was a massive hit throughout Europe, and further success was followed by many other songs. Following several decades of international recognition Chris Norman continues to tour extensively around the world and is inviting you to experience him at what he does best.

For tickets: www.roythomson.com

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 24, 2014
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