Events Calendar

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October 17, 2014

Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Start time: 7:30pm

The best in National Hockey League action!

For tickets: www.mapleleafs.com

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Date: October 17, 2014
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London Philharmonic Orchestra

Only once in the Hall’s history has the peerless London Philharmonic Orchestra appeared on stage at Roy Thomson. Indeed, the LPO is considered one of the finest orchestral ensembles in the world. It’s the resident orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in London and every summer it plays the same role at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. And if you ever saw Lord of the Rings, the LPO is who you heard for the entire trilogy.

The Orchestra will be led by its Principal conductor, Vladimir Jurowski, who is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra and a Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Maestro Jurowski and the Orchestra will be joined by multi-award winning French pianist, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, who’s been hailed as one of the most engaging performers of his generation.

For tickets: www.roythomson.com

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 17, 2014
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October 16, 2014

2014 Toronto Book Awards: Awards Ceremony

Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, The Toronto Book Awards honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. The annual awards offer $15,000 in prize money. Each finalist receives $1,000 and the winning author receives the remaining prize money.

The 2013 winner is Kamal Al-Solaylee for Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes.

Toronto.ca

 
Start: October 16, 2014 6:00 pm
End: October 16, 2014 11:55 pm
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Venue: Toronto Reference Library (The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon)
Address:
789 Yonge Street, Toronto

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

Ancient Chinese instruments lead a grand Western orchestra through melodies rooted in 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture in a program including vast repertoire of Shen Yun’s original music and celebrated classics from Berlioz and Dvořák.

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2012 and is part of internationally acclaimed Shen Yun Performing Arts. With unparalleled collaborations among composers, conductors and musicians, they integrate Chinese instruments in a Western orchestra on a grand scale—an achievement requiring a command of both musical traditions—and deliver original compositions crafted exclusively for the one-of-a-kind orchestra.

Website and tickets: www.shenyunperformingarts.org/symphony

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 16, 2014
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October 16, 2014 – October 19, 2014

Red Bull Flying Bach

Featuring Berlin-based dance troupe and four-time break dance world champions, The Flying Steps, Red Bull Flying Bach combines contemporary breakdance with live classical music.

The show features the seven break dancers of The Flying Steps along with contemporary Swedish dancer Anna Holmström in a series of vignettes, each showcasing a stunning array of breaking, popping and locking, flares, head and hand spins, footwork and acrobatics.

Opera director and pianist extraordinaire Christoph Hagel serves as Music Director, performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier live. In between Bach’s rolling preludes and fugues for solo piano and harpsichord, electronic beats created by Ketan and Vivian Bhatti turn traditional melodies into modern anthems.

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

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Start: October 16, 2014
End: October 19, 2014
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October 15, 2014

Bastille

U.K. band Bastille – introduced Stateside last summer with intimate, sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ Troubadour and San Francisco’s Popscene – will be playing numerous arenas on its fall 2014 North American tour. In the past year, the band has completed three sold-out runs here and scored a multi-format smash hit with its debut single, “Pompeii,” which has sold nearly three million downloads.

The band’s October outing will kick off on October 11 at the Patriot Center outside Washington, DC. It will include shows at Canada’s two largest indoor arenas – Montreal’s Bell Centre (October 14) and Toronto’s Air Canada Centre (October 15) – and an evening at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati (October 17).

Bad Blood, Bastille’s debut album, entered the albums chart at No. 1 in the U.K., where it closed out 2013 as the biggest selling debut album and the biggest selling digital album. It has sold more than 750,000 units in the U.S. The band, which was named an MTV 2014 “Artist to Watch,” has received a BRIT Award (British Breakthrough Act) and a Woodie Award (Best Cover).

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Date: October 15, 2014
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Russian Masterworks

12 – 1 p.m. Award-winning 15-year-old Canadian pianist Anastasia Rizikov showcases her virtuosity and passion in a program featuring some of the greatest masterworks of the Russian repertoire, including works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky and Balakirev.

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 15, 2014
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BOOMBOX

What happens inside the box? Come see for yourself at our fundraising event in support of the major upcoming TIFF exhibition Stanley Kubrick. BOOMBOX is an all out explosion of film, art, music, and fun.

Thursday, October 30.

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West.

Party begins at 9pm.

Tickets: $160 ($150 for TIFF Members).

Ticket Package: $1,600 (12 for the price of 10).

This event will raise funds for TIFF to continue to showcase its world-renowned film programming and innovative exhibitions, to provide enriching workshops and diverse educational initiatives for youth and aspiring filmmakers, and to support the community through outreach.
More information about BOOMBOX to come. In the meantime, join the conversation @TIFF_NET for regular updates on #BOOMBOX.

Please visit the website: www.tiff.net/boombox

 
Date: October 15, 2014
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October 14, 2014

Colorado Avalanche vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Start time: 7:30pm

The best in National Hockey League action!

For tickets: www.mapleleafs.com

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Date: October 14, 2014
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Alcina

12 – 1 p.m. Hosted by co-artistic director Marshall Pynkoski, singers and dancers from Opera Atelier present excerpts from the Canadian premiere of the company’s fully staged production of Handel’s Alcina. This Baroque masterpiece tells the story of a sorceress whose world is a mirage composed of the souls of her past lovers, and the Christian knight Ruggiero destined to set them free.

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 14, 2014
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