Events Calendar

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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

October 26, 2013 – May 1, 2014

Light My Fire: Some Propositions about Portraits and Photography

In 1977, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) purchased its first photograph: Arnold Newman’s collage portrait of Henry Moore, a fitting complement to the 1974 gift of Moore’s plasters to the gallery. This purchase marked the initial focus for collecting photography at the gallery: portraits of artists. The photography holdings have since grown to number more than 50,000 works. Though the collection now spans the wide reach and long history of the medium, portraits remain one of its strongest threads.

In Part II of Light My Fire: Some Propositions about Portraits and Photography – a show that Toronto Star art critic Murray Whyte called “utterly beguiling” – discover a fresh selection of more than 120 portraits from the AGO’s permanent collection, along with select loans from local private collections. Organized under two new propositions, these works showcase the descriptive power of the medium but also its malleability.

“We are Not Ourselves” highlights the ways artists have manipulated photographic materials to create or reveal strange states of being. Through collage, long exposure, darkroom doubling and retouching, among other techniques, each of these photographs lead us from the realm of the familiar and recognizable to other more mysterious planes of existence.

For more details: www.ago.net

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: October 26, 2013
End: May 1, 2014
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

December 21, 2013 – May 1, 2014

What’s So Funny? Recent Acquisitions of Humorous Art

December 21, 2013 – May 2014.

In 1976 the Trier-Fodor Foundation gave the Art Gallery of Ontario more than 1100 works by the humorist and illustrator Walter Trier. The gift was accompanied by an endowment to support the acquisition and exhibition of humorous, satirical and illustrative graphic art. More than 500 prints and drawings, representing highlights in the history of caricature, have been purchased with this fund. This installation features works that have been acquired in the past five years, which date from the late 1700s to the early 1800s.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

For more details: www.ago.net

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: December 21, 2013
End: May 1, 2014
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

May 1, 2014

Appassionato

12 – 1 p.m. Award-winning 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.

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.

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

Website: www.coc.ca

 
Date: May 1, 2014
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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