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April 12, 2014

Classic Albums Live: The Eagles

Classic rock fans unite! Classic Albums Live channels the best of the 1960s and ’70s with gimmick-free, A-list performances from the country’s top musicians. Exactly as you remember hearing it growing up! Note for Note. Cut for Cut.

You’ll check in and never want to leave this epic retelling of one of the most masterful rock albums in history. A veritable showcase of songwriting and harmony.

For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com or 416-872-4255.

Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: April 12, 2014
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Location: Massey Hall

Eat Bulaga! Live!

Eat Bulaga! is a noon-time variety show in the Philippines produced by Television And Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE) and aired by GMA Network. The show celebrated its 34th year on Philippine television on July 31, 2013, holding the record of being the longest-running noontime variety program on air in the history of television. Its first overseas version was Eat Bulaga! Indonesia, which premiered on Indonesia’s SCTV network on July 16, 2012. Eat Bulaga! became the first Philippine show, variety show in particular, to be franchised by another country.

Coming this April in Toronto, Eat Bulaga! Live! will feature the comedy trio Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto & Joey De Leon along with child star Ryzza Mae & the EB Dabarkads: Jimmy Santos, Ruby Rodriguez, Anjo Yllna, Allan K, Julia Clarete, Pauleen Luna, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros, Keempee De Leon. Also featuring are the EB Babes.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

 
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April 11, 2014

Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks

Tip-off: 7:00pm.

For tickets: www.Raptors.com

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

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Date: April 11, 2014
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Location: Toronto Raptors Basketball Club

April 11, 2014 – April 12, 2014

Goode Plays Mozart

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth, the TSO performs Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben, a cheeky self-portrait of the composer.

Come for: The deeply respected pianist, Richard Goode, has been playing Mozart with unsurpassed skill and taste for 50 years.

And more: The hero of Strauss’s epic musical depiction is a not only a hero in battle, but also a great lover, and a visionary who seeks to crown his turbulent career with acts of peace.

Post-concert Chat onstage with Peter Oundjian on Apr 11th.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: April 11, 2014
End: April 12, 2014
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Orpheus Choir of Toronto

Celebrating its 50th season of music making, the Orpheus Choir of Toronto has earned a reputation as one of our city’s most illustrious large choral ensembles. Under the leadership of Robert Cooper since 2004, the 60-voice choir is known for its adventurous programs that includes both the old and the new from classical to jazz. Highlights of the choir’s program will feature an eclectic blend of choral favourites by Duruflé, Britten and Ešenvalds, plus a charming selection of spirituals and folk tunes and a dash of “La Cucaracha!”

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: April 11, 2014
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Location: Roy Thomson Hall

April 10, 2014

Tango Legends

Tango, born in the working-class heart of Buenos Aires, conquered the whole world with it sensuality, beauty and soul-moving body language. It transcended cultural boundaries to become a worldwide phenomenon.

Recently reviewed as “truly fiery”, Tango Legends brings to the stage the soul of Argentina in a spectacular show. The group consists of 14 award-winning dancers, a remarkable quintet and a skillful singer. The group was founded by leading Tango dancers and choreographers Mariela Maldonado and Pablo Sosa, who were honoured by the government of Capital Province of Buenos Aires as “Outstanding Personalities of Culture” in 2012.

Their show Tango Legends puts on stage the grand legends and history of this dramatic dance form. They seek to revive the passion of the men and women who danced the first tangos, and who were convinced that Tango would become a musical genre of its own years later.

These master artists will reveal what makes Tango legendary, displaying all styles with their signature glamour and sensuality.

Expect a performance that is not only electrifying but utterly compelling!

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

 
Date: April 10, 2014
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Location: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

Up Jumped Spring

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. Montreal’s Norman Marshall Villeneuve leads an all-star quartet in an uplifting and fun-filled hour of swinging jazz standards, welcoming spring in true jazz form with “Up Jumped Spring” and other songs of the season. This quartet’s bebop tempos will get your toes tapping and thinking of flowers in May.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: April 10, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

April 10, 2014 – April 13, 2014

Arabesque presents their signature expression of Middle Eastern dance. In Sawah (wanderer/tourist/vagabond), the dance company and orchestra delve deep into a wide range of dance and music styles. The artistic character of Egypt, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia are represented as well as instances where the East and West have influenced each other. Where the paths of Middle East dance nuance meet and depart other forms is a fascinating journey. The audience is invited to join the company on this adventure. Expect the unexpected. Sawah explores the traditional and the innovative, often weaving in and out of foreign influences, begging the question: “Who influenced who and what is the Arab artistic nuance?” If you have followed Arabesque in the past, be aware, you are in for a surprise. Sawah leads you from pure Arab classics such as the music of Ahmed Adaweya, Feirouz, and Farid El Attrache, to some other unexpected places.

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

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: April 10, 2014
End: April 13, 2014
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

April 9, 2014

Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Tip-off: 7:00pm.

For tickets: www.Raptors.com

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

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Date: April 9, 2014
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Location: Toronto Raptors Basketball Club

April 9, 2014 – April 13, 2014

The Rival Queens with Isabel Bayrakdarian

“Bayrakdarian … was utterly entrancing.” WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Isabel Bayrakdarian joins Tafelmusik for a concert of music written for the famous “rival queens” of 18th-century London: baroque era superstar sopranos Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni. Their rivalry inspired riots at the opera house, and their behaviour so enraged Handel that he threatened to dangle one of them out a window! We will try to avoid such extremes, but look forward to hearing the stunning Isabel Bayrakdarian perform arias penned for these original prima donnas by Handel, Hasse, and Bononcini. Please join us for a Talkback after our Wednesday performance.


For tickets: www.tafelmusik.org

Venue: Koerner Hall

 
Start: April 9, 2014
End: April 13, 2014
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Location: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir