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May 4, 2014

ProfTalks Lectures

9:30 a.m. May 4, 2014 to 4:15 p.m. May 4, 2014.

Ten outstanding Canadian and American professors present fascinating lectures on literature, history, music, art, science, economics and more.

Cost: $179 plus HST with promo code Toronto179

For more details: www.proftalks.ca

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building — 222 Bremner Blvd

 
Date: May 4, 2014
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May 5, 2014

Laura Ling

In August 2009, the world watched as former President Bill Clinton landed back in the United States after securing the release of American journalist Laura Ling and her colleague, Euna Lee, from captivity inside North Korea.

Ling had been reporting on a story about the trafficking of North Korean women when she was violently apprehended by North Korean soldiers along the Chinese-North Korean border. Sentenced to twelve years in a labor prison, Ling endured months of captivity, which ended with a dramatic and unexpected turn of events.

President Clinton later told Laura that when he visited North Korea’s leader Kim Jung IL, he told President Clinton that he was the first leader to call him to offer condolences after his father passed away. This may have impacted the Regime’s decision to release Laura.

Today, Laura continues her career as a journalist and producer covering sensitive stories including: slave labour in the Amazon, Mexico’s drug war, Internet censorship in China and Women’s rights in Turkey.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: May 5, 2014
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Location: Roy Thomson Hall

May 6, 2014

Of Love and Longing

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. Acclaimed Canadian mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy teams up with pianist Liz Upchurch, COC Ensemble Studio tenor Andrew Haji and artists of the COC Orchestra in a sumptuous program of songs by Brahms and Britten.

For information: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: May 6, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

May 7, 2014 – May 8, 2014

Tchaikovsky Symphony 6

Hear the TSO perform Tchaikovsky’s impassioned Sixth Symphony, a deeply personal work which is now also one of his most popular. His final completed symphony, the composer declared that he had put his “whole soul” into composing it.

Come for: The immensely popular and eloquent Scottish composer, James MacMillan, created this scintillating work expressly for Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Part concerto, part symphonic poem, it revels in colour, atmosphere and drama.

And more: TSO audiences agree with the New York Times that with Jean-Yves Thibaudet “every note he fashions is a pearl … the joy and musicality of his performance could not be missed.”

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: May 7, 2014
End: May 8, 2014
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

May 8, 2014

German Romanticism

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. COC concertmaster Marie Bérard and principal cellist Bryan Epperson join forces with acclaimed Canadian pianist David Louie to perform two masterpieces of the German Romantic period: Brahms’s rich and sweeping Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87 and Schubert’s rarely heard but sublime Notturno in E-flat Major, Op. 148.

For information: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: May 8, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

May 7, 2014 – May 8, 2014

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The best in Major League Baseball!!!

Game times: May 7 @ 7:07pm and May 8 @ 7:07pm.

For tickets: www.bluejays.com

Venue: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way

 
Start: May 7, 2014
End: May 8, 2014
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Locations: Rogers Centre

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club

May 9, 2014

City & Colour

City and Colour – acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green – has announced a cross-Canada tour for 2014. The tour, in support of Green’s latest album The Hurry and The Harm, kicks off in Halifax on May 3 and wraps up in Vancouver on May 23. This is the first major national tour since 2012, which sold-out across the country in record time, as well as the largest venues Green has headlined on a national tour. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16.

Recorded at Nashville, Tennessee’s Blackbird Studios with producer Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, Death Cab for Cutie and The Mars Votla), The Hurry and The Harm debuted at #1 on the Top 200 SoundScan Chart in Canada, outselling previous LP Little Hell, which also debuted at #1. The album made serious waves internationally as well, debuting at a career high #16 in the U.S., #4 in Australia, #32 in the UK, and #83 in Germany. Lead single “Thirst” also shot to #1 on the BDS Modern Rock and Mediabase Alternative charts – a first for Green. Current single “The Lonely Life” is Top 10 at Alternative Radio in Canada.

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Veneue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Date: May 9, 2014
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Location: Air Canada Centre – Concert Venue

Vladimir Spivakov & Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra

For 35 years, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and its maestro, Vladimir Spivakov, one of the world’s most prominent conductors and violinists, have set the gold standard for chamber music performance. The Washington Post has hailed the Virtuosi as “a dramatically unified ensemble” with “a sound that would put many full orchestras to shame.”

The ensemble – top-ranking soloists from the great orchestras of Russia – has garnered superlatives through both live performances around the world and more than 30 recordings on BMG/RCA Victor Red Seal of standard repertoire, lesser known gems and new creations.

Maestro Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi come to Toronto as part of the world tour celebrating their 35th anniversary. Music lovers here have always welcomed them with the greatest enthusiasm, filling up every seat in the house.

For this special celebration, Moscow Virtuosi are joined by International Classical Music Stars in an exuberant program.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: May 9, 2014
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Location: Roy Thomson Hall

April 29, 2014 – May 10, 2014

We Will Rock You

From London’s West End, the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton comes to Toronto for a limited engagement! WE WILL ROCK YOU features the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen. Now in its 11th year in London and seen by a staggering 15 million people worldwide, this hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can’t resist singing along to, such as Another One Bites The Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody and of course, We Will Rock You. It’s the world champion of musicals and the show that rocks harder than any other, so don’t miss the party – book your tickets now!

NOW AVAILABLE TO MIRVISH THEATRE SUBSCRIBERS

For tickets: www.Mirvish.com

Venue: Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon) — 244 Victoria Street

 
Start: April 29, 2014
End: May 10, 2014
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Location: Mirvish Productions

May 6, 2014 – May 10, 2014

Canadian Music Week

May 6 – May 10, 2014. With 800 artists, 60 venues and an eclectic mix of films, Canadian Music Week is an annual international music convention featuring Canada’s largest new music festival—Canadian Music Fest—a film festival and a comedy festival.

For more details: www.cmw.net

Location: Various Venues

 
Start: May 6, 2014
End: May 10, 2014
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Location: Canadian Music Week