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December 1, 2014

Itzhak Perlman, violin

Itzhak Perlman is the world’s reigning violin virtuoso, enjoying an iconic status rarely afforded any musician. His performances before presidents and kings are legendary, including the Inauguration of President Obama.

A Kennedy Center Honoree, he has won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in recording and four Emmys, most recently for the PBS documentary Fiddling for the Future, about his work as a teacher and conductor for the Perlman Music Program.

Itzhak Perlman has long been associated with the Israel Philharmonic, taking part in history-making concerts in Warsaw, Budapest, Moscow and Leningrad.

For tickets: www.roythomson.com

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: December 1, 2014
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December 2, 2014

Steve Hackett

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has announced his Genesis Extended Tour, featuring a selection of classics to include some of the gems he had to sacrifice on the Award winning Genesis Revisited live shows. With a career and repertoire spanning decades between Genesis and his outstanding solo work, this will be the last opportunity for fans to see Hackett perform a whole set from the seminal prog band’s catalogue.

For tickets: www.masseyhall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: December 2, 2014
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Ballet 360

12 noon to 1:00pm. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is dedicated to the creation of new ballets. In a diverse hour of classical and contemporary ballet, dancers present highlights from the company’s productions of Cinderella, The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition and other excerpts from their extensive repertoire, including Robert Desrosier’s Bouffonia.

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.

Please visit our website: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: December 2, 2014
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December 3, 2014

Ripple Effect

5:30pm to 6:30pm. Juno Award-winning bassist and composer Mike Downes teams up with powerhouse pianist Robi Botos and one of Canada’s hottest young drummers, Larnell Lewis, in a sophisticated and swinging hour of standards and original music. The program includes highlights from the award-winning album, Ripple Effect, and a sneak preview of new tunes from their upcoming recording.

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.

Please visit our website: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: December 3, 2014
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December 4, 2014

Virtuoso Masterworks

12noon to 1:00pm: Multi-award-winning, 20-year-old American pianist Rossina Grieco, a veteran of international stages since the age of eight, showcases her passion and technical prowess in a program of virtuoso masterworks by Bach, Beethoven and Liszt.

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.

Please visit our website: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: December 4, 2014
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December 5, 2014

Gladiator Live

Ridley Scott’s swords and sandals 2000 epic Gladiator will be presented live in concert for the first time in Canada as Hans Zimmer’s and Lisa Gerrard’s sweeping score is brought to life by a live orchestra and chorus conducted by Justin Freer.

Winner of five Academy Awards® and countless other honours, Gladiator remains one of the most popular films in its genre of all time.

Gladiator follows loyal Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe), who is betrayed when the emperor’s ambitious son, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family and his emperor.

For music lovers, film-goers and anyone looking for an exciting and unique concert experience.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front St. East

 
Date: December 5, 2014
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William Tell: Turin Royal Theatre

The TSO welcomes one of its favourite guest conductors, the dynamic Gianandrea Noseda, and the full Turin Royal Theatre Orchestra and Chorus for this exceptional concert production of Rossini’s final opera, the inspiring historical drama William Tell.

For tickets: www.tso.ca

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: December 5, 2014
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December 6, 2014

Distant Worlds: music From FINAL FANTASY

Distant Worlds features award-winning music from the record-breaking video game series FINAL FANTASY performed live by a symphony orchestra and accompanied by the Tallis Choir of Toronto. Cosplayers are welcome!

Conducted by Grammy Award-winning conductor, composer, and record producer Arnie Roth, and featuring vocal soloist Susan Calloway, Distant Worlds will feature music and scenes from over 25 years of FINAL FANTASY.

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY combines live orchestral music with cutting edge videos and art stills from the games most memorable sequences on a 26 foot wide screen, projected entirely in HD! This hybrid of music and technology will allow new and old fans alike to experience the world of FINAL FANTASY.

Since its 1987 debut the FINAL FANTASY franchise has sold over 110 million copies worldwide and has become the most recognized role playing game in the world. It continues to reach new players and fans with unique characters, compelling storylines and engaging game play. These elements have helped propel the series into numerous sequels, live productions and motion pictures.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

 
Date: December 6, 2014
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December 3, 2014 – December 6, 2014

Best of Tchaikovsky

Dec. 3 and Dec. 6. This all-Tchaikovsky extravaganza showcases his unsurpassed skills for creating gorgeous, irresistible ballet music, dynamic, folk-flavoured concertos, and spirited “occasional” pieces such as the march he composed for Tsar Alexander III’s coronation.

For tickets: www.tso.ca

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: December 3, 2014
End: December 6, 2014
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December 7, 2014

The Bear

Celebrate a family Christmas with The Bear, a delightful animated film from the creators of The Snowman, and accompanied by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Based on the book by Raymond Briggs, The Bear tells the story of young Tilly, who accidentally drops her beloved teddy into the polar bear pit at the zoo, beginning a magical friendship with bear-sized complications!
Participate in a free intermission art activity with the Avenue Road Arts School.

For tickets: www.tso.ca

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: December 7, 2014
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