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April 24, 2014 – April 27, 2014

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company

This world premiere production of De Idas Y Vueltas celebrates the Latin American songs that have been integrated into flamenco and uses these transmigrations to explore how things come and go in our lives, sometimes they return forever altered, other times they never return at all.

Flamenco, an art form like no other, speaks to the heart and touches the soul. This award winning company of Canadian and Spanish singers, musicians and dancers deliver the power of this expressive art with elegance and passion. The Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company never fails to enthrall audiences, eliciting shouts of “ole” and standing ovations. Come and be captivated.

Joining the company from Spain: “El Junco” (dancer), Óscar Lago (guitarist) and Manuel Soto (singer).

For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/performances/

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: April 24, 2014
End: April 27, 2014
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

April 29, 2014

Legendary Ladies

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. Toronto vocalist Shannon Butcher and her powerhouse quartet celebrate the sophisticated ladies of song who brought swing and style to the golden age of jazz. Acclaimed for her sultry vocals and sassy sense of fun, Butcher’s distinctive style is steeped in the great tradition of legendary ladies like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, yet possesses a contemporary sensibility and sophistication all her own.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: April 29, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

April 5, 2014 – April 30, 2014

Hercules

Peter Sellars returns to direct a dream cast in his acclaimed production of Handel’s timeless and poignant tragedy.

The ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles was also a war general who knew first-hand the devastating psychological traumas that imperilled returning veterans. With Hercules – Handel’s take on Sophocles’ play – Sellars creates a healing work in which the untold horrors of war and the unspoken complications of reunion find their voice.

Performance time is approximately three hours, 15 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in English with English SURTITLES™.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

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

 
Start: April 5, 2014
End: April 30, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

February 9, 2014 – April 30, 2014

Uptown Abbey & Speakeasy

Come and join the fun, and see if Lieutenant Carumbo can solve the case before everything is turned Upside Downton, in this classic Drawing Room Mystery!
A hilarious spoof of the popular British TV Drama.

Opening April 11th: Speakeasy! A roaring 20′s Murder Mystery:
Flappers and Gangsters and Guns… Oh, my!
Come and join the fun and participate in the solving of a hilarious whodunit?!

For more details: www.MysteriouslyYours.com or toll-free 1-800-NOT-DEAD.

Venue: Mysteriously Yours… Mystery Dinner Theatre — 2026 Yonge Street

 
Start: February 9, 2014
End: April 30, 2014
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April 30, 2014 – May 1, 2014

Mahler Symphony 9

Is Mahler’s Ninth a symphony of farewells—to love, to folk music, to the hustle and bustle of modern times, to life tself—or a voyage towards a new level of being? Either way, it leads you on a journey like no other.

Come for: Mahler’s music—the late symphonies in particular—needs a seasoned conductor to do it justice. The TSO’s distinguished Conductor Laureate meets every challenge of this epic work.

And more: Big orchestra, big emotions, big rewards.

7:15pm Pre-concert Chat in the Lobby on April 30th.

This concert will be performed without an intermission.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: April 30, 2014
End: May 1, 2014
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

May 1, 2014

Hamilton Children’s Choir & Young Voices Toronto

This collaborative concert brings together two of Canada’s leading children’s choirs under the direction of Zimfira Poloz, who has been the artistic director and conductor for both choirs over the past decade.

The Hamilton Children’s Choir, formed nearly 40 years ago, has participated in many festivals and competitions across Canada and in Europe, and won many top awards, including most recently the Grand Prize at the 2012 1st Xinghai International Choir Championships in China.

Young Voices Toronto (formerly High Park Choirs of Toronto) is the Children’s Choir-in-Residence at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. Established in 1986, the JUNO-Award-winning choir has performed at many major Canadian festivals and in 2009 toured Germany and France.

Made possible by the generous support of Edwards Charitable Foundation.

Concerts suitable for ages six and up.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: May 1, 2014
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Location: Roy Thomson Hall

Appassionato

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 p.m. Award-winning young Canadian pianist Leonard Gilbert showcases his virtuosity and expressive range in a dynamic program featuring Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata, as well as works by Bach, Ravel and Chopin.

For information: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: May 1, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

May 2, 2014

The Ten Tenors

8:00pm. Single Tickets: $74, $79, $84. Subscribe from $56. The Ten Tenors’ unique approach to opera keeps them in high demand, performing an average of 250 shows per year across seven continents to 3.5 million fans! By bringing rock and classical music together, kicking and screaming, they have created a sound that is uniquely theirs. Now, for two nights only, they invite you to enjoy a wonderful collection of Broadway’s greatest hits. Expect The Ten Tenors to bring their signature contrast of raw power and soothing beauty to this special evening of the best of Broadway.

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

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

 
Date: May 2, 2014
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Location: Rose Theatre Brampton

Investors Group Stars On Ice

The world’s premier figure skating production, Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt, is proud to announce that Canada’s top Olympic medal contenders at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia will headline the 2014 nationwide tour this spring. As always, this year’s production will showcase the athleticism and grace that define the sport, through performances by some of its finest Canadian Olympic talent. The Tour will arrive in Toronto, ON on Friday, May 2 for a 7:30 PM performance at the Air Canada Centre.

Three-time and reigning World Champion Patrick Chan, a favorite to become the first Canadian man to win the men’s Olympic Gold, and defending Olympic Dance Champions Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir will highlight a spectacular cast for this year’s Investors Group Stars on Ice Tour presented by Lindt. Joining them will be Four-Time World Champion & Four-Time Canadian National Champion Kurt Browning; 2010 Olympic Bronze Medalist Joannie Rochette; and many more. Please visit www.starsonice.ca regularly for updates to the cast.

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Date: May 2, 2014
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Location: Air Canada Centre – Concert Venue

April 26, 2014 – May 3, 2014

Persée

When we first produced it in 2000, Opera Atelier “rescued Persée from two centuries of slumber, to the astonishment and delight of audiences and critics alike” (The Toronto Star). We are thrilled to be returning to one of the company’s cornerstone productions this season, and to be bringing it to Versailles, where it has not been on stage since it inaugurated the Royal Opera House in 1770. Called “an exquisite piece” (The Globe and Mail) and “a masterful ‘run-don’t-walk’ production” (Classical 96.3 FM), and “a resounding triumph” (The WholeNote), Persée is a lavish retelling of the Classical Perseus myth.

For tickets: www.operaatelier.com

Venue: Elgin Theatre — 189 Yonge Street

 
Start: April 26, 2014
End: May 3, 2014
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