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October 22, 2014 – October 26, 2014

imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

October 22-26th, 2014. Come celebrate their 15th anniversary with the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival. This international festival celebrates the latest works by indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media.

The Festival will take place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and other various venues. Please review the website for further details.

Website: www.imaginenative.org

 
Start: October 22, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
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June 11, 2014 – October 26, 2014

The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll

Experience science in the key of rock! Have you ever wondered about the science behind rock ‘n’ roll? How has technology shaped this multi-billion dollar industry? How can performers bring hundreds of thousands of screaming fans to their feet? What physiological effects does rock have on the listener? The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll is an interactive exhibition that provides a fresh look at the history of rock from the perspective of science and technology. See how music has shaped the tools of rock – and how those tools have changed the music.

The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll is included with general admission to the Science Centre.

Website: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/rocknroll

Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road

 
Start: June 11, 2014
End: October 26, 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 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 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 10, 2014 – October 31, 2014

Madama Butterfly

Love waits for no one.

The story of the young geisha Cio-Cio San, her devotion to her American husband, and her subsequent heartbreak, unfold to Puccini’s exquisite score in one of the world’s best-loved operas.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

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

 
Start: October 10, 2014
End: October 31, 2014
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October 3, 2014 – November 1, 2014

Falstaff

No money. No morals. No problem.

Falstaff’s life of sport and pleasure comes crashing down when his appetites lead to an ill-advised seduction scheme. Director Robert Carsen lovingly evokes 1950s England in this hilarious production, which recently delighted audiences at Covent Garden, La Scala and the Met.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

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

 
Start: October 3, 2014
End: November 1, 2014
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October 30, 2014 – November 1, 2014

The Dream of Gerontius

Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. This cornerstone of British choral music tells the uplifting story of an elderly man whose dreams of the afterlife are filled with beauty and drama. It is performed by a massed chorus and a superlative cast of soloists.
*Please note that Ben Heppner, originally scheduled to perform the tenor part, has retired from singing and will no longer be a part of the concert. Acclaimed Australian tenor Stuart Skelton will perform in his place.
Pre-concert Chat in the Lobby on Nov. 1.

For tickets: www.tso.ca

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: October 30, 2014
End: November 1, 2014
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