Oct 02 2017 (Monday)
With Roger Waters' Canadian tour quickly approaching, and in a bid to refute his misguided and inflammatory views on the State of Israel, B’nai Brith Canada is proud to team up with #1 New York Times best-selling author and award-winning filmmaker Ian Halperin (Who Killed Kurt Cobain?, Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson) to present screenings of his latest film, Wish You Weren’t Here. The Wish You Weren’t Here Canadian Tour will include screenings in Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Edmonton, Ottawa, and Winnipeg, and will take place on the same nights Waters is performing in those respective cities. The tour is a counter protest to Waters’ Us + Them tour, where he’s already engaged in lengthy anti-Israel tirades on stage.
Oct 29 2017 (Sunday), 01:00 PM
Audiences of more than 30 countries around the world on all continents applauded him! He was awarded prizes at prestigious circus competitions and festivals! He was invited to participate in their shows Jay Leno, Johnny Carson, David Letterman. The circus of Grigory Popovich is coming to Toronto! The program is adapted specifically for scenic stages. Many spectators could see the episodes in the well-known TV show "America's Got Talent" - Grigory Popovich's Circus reached the final where the jury selected participants from more than 1000 artists all over America.
Dec 03 2017 (Sunday), 05:00 PM
Join us as Italian music royalty duo Al Bano and Romina Power take the stage together to perform hits: “Sempre, Sempre”, “Felecita”, “Sharazan” and “Ci Sara” as well as some holiday classics to celebrate the festive season.
Sep 22-23 2017
Genius. Innovator. International superstar. The TSO pays tribute to the life and legacy of legendary pianist Glenn Gould in a must-see concert including music that defined his career. Plus, witness the world première of Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy’s new orchestral work inspired by Gould. Jan Lisiecki marshals all the nobility and turbulent drama of Brahms’s First Piano Concerto, a piece that Gould made uniquely his own. (Pictured: Glenn Gould, piano)
May 25 - Sep 23 2017
Bring your family to the ballpark every Saturday home game for Jr. Jays Saturdays presented by Boston Pizza! Every Saturday Home Game at the Ballpark, with the exception of Canada Day, is a Jr. Jays Saturday presented by Boston Pizza. Kids 14 and under can visit our Jr. Jays Zones on the 100, 200 and 500 levels to take part in many fun activities that will keep them entertained up until the eighth inning! Don't forget - kids can run the bases just like the pros following the game. Line ups open beginning in the eighth inning at sections 108, 208 and 508. Kids 14 and under can enjoy a special kids' priced ticket (500 level and 200 level outfield)
Sep 24 2017 (Sunday), 11:00 AM
Word on the Street is an annual Canada-wide festival for book readings, author meet and greets, literary workshops and more. The festival celebrates and encourages literacy by displaying the work of some of the country’s top authors. It also offers a large variety of workshops and interactive performances to help and encourage new authors develop their craft.
Sep 24 2017 (Sunday), 02:00 PM
Our original ROMWalk. Discover the newly refurbished, dynamic 50-year old Nathan Phillips Square abutted by two extraordinary City Halls, and view nearby historic buildings. Hear about the civic, political and legal challenges spanning two centuries.
Sep 24 2017 (Sunday), 02:00 PM
The Royal Canadian Military Institute, in conjunction with Roy Thomson Hall are delighted to present UNCONQUERED, an afternoon of military band music in celebration of Prince Harry's Invictus Games Toronto 2017. This Massed Military Band Spectacular, will feature some of the best Canadian military bands joined in an afternoon of musical celebration with Scottish-Canadian tenor John McDermott. The Invictus Games, to be held in Toronto from September 23 – 30, 2017, are the only international, adaptive, sporting event for wounded, ill and injured, active duty and veteran, military members.
Sep 26 2017 (Tuesday), 06:30 PM
The Next Fire Fight: Transitioning out of Uniform Battlefield Proven, Boardroom Approved Celebrate the incredible work of Canada's Armed Forces personnel both in and out of uniform with the inspiring life story of decorated Lt.-Col. David Quick (retd). Having spent the majority of his adult life as Regular Force Infantry Officer in the Royal Canadian Regiment, today Mr. Quick is a vocal advocate for post-service veterans and their transition to corporate careers. Sharing stories from his long and remarkable career, Mr. Quick sheds light on the challenges facing the men and women of Canada's military as they step out of uniform and into a business suit. ASL Interpretation will be provided. Speaker: David Quick
Sep 27 2017 (Wednesday), 09:00 AM
In conjunction with our upcoming exhibition Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters, we are excited to announce a book signing by the legendary artist himself. + Guests can begin lining up outside of the AGO at 9 am The book signing is expected to be a very popular event. Here are some tips to help you plan for the day: + Buy your book, or any Guillermo del Toro-themed item in advance at shopAGO, online or at Fan Expo between August 31 – September 3 + shopAGO will be open early at 9 am on September 27 + Keep your receipt – you will need to show proof of purchase + Those who arrive with the book, or Guillermo del Toro-themed item and receipt can go directly into the book signing line at 9 am to avoid the purchase line up + Capacity is limited so arrive early to ensure you get your chance to meet Guillermo del Toro + Costumes are welcome and encouraged so long as they do not pose a risk to the art in the Gallery + To avoid long queues at Coat Check please refrain from bringing backpacks
Sep 27-28 2017, 08:00 PM
Scored for two vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra, and setting German-language texts from the Lutheran Bible, A German Requiem is Brahms’s most expansive and moving composition. The concertmasters of the TSO, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and the National Centre Arts Orchestra pool their talents in an intriguing new concerto by Alexina Louie. (Pictured: Erin Wall, soprano)
Oct 01 2017 (Sunday), 02:00 PM
An introduction to Toronto’s first planned suburb for professional and upper middle class residents with unique Toronto architecture from the 1800s to the 21st century.
Oct 02-03 2017
George Roger Waters is an English singer, songwriter, bassist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd with drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Rick Wright, and guitarist, singer, and songwriter Syd Barrett.
Oct 04 2017 (Wednesday), 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Oct 04 2017 (Wednesday)
Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known professionally as Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. Her stage name is a reference to the Halsey Street station of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn, and an anagram of her first name.
Oct 03-05 2017
The TSO celebrates the incredible catalogue of the most-honoured film composer of all time: John Williams! For decades he’s been providing memorable themes for an incredible lineup of classic movies, collecting an unequaled 50 Oscar nominations (and five Oscars) in the process. You’ll enjoy all your favourite Williams themes, including the Star Wars series, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, and many more, conducted by TSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke. (Pictured: Steven Reineke, TSO Principal Pops Conductor)
Oct 07 2017 (Saturday), 08:30 AM
All Aboard! Enjoy the wonderful fall colours on a vintage train of the South Simcoe Railway. Travel from Tottenham through the scenic Beeton Creek Valley. Visit the Dufferin County Museum and enjoy lunch at Mrs. Mitchell's at Violet Hill. There’s even time for shopping at Heidi's Room and Granny Taught Us How featuring gifts, decor treasures and one-of-a-kind finds.
Oct 07 2017 (Saturday), 07:30 PM
Celebrate the evocative culture of Canadian Indigenous peoples in a singular concert curated and directed by Sandra Laronde, founder and artistic director of Red Sky Performance. Experience the world première of Adizokan—a new genre-bending creation that explores Indigenous connections to ancestral origins. This image-rich experience is a potent mix of dance, video, electro-acoustic, and orchestra by Canadian composer Eliot Britton.
Oct 08 2017 (Sunday)
Joel Thomas Zimmerman, better known by his stage name deadmau5, is a Canadian record producer and DJ from Toronto, Ontario. Zimmerman produces a variety of styles within the progressive house genre and sometimes other forms of electronic music.
Oct 11 2017 (Wednesday), 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Apr 18 - Oct 15 2017
Manasie Akpaliapik was born in 1955 in a hunting camp near Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), Nunavut, on north Baffin Island. He spent his youth in Arctic Bay, relocated to Montreal, then settled in Toronto where he created all of these carvings. Now based in Ottawa and Montreal, Manasie is known for his animated and ambitious sculptures that sympathetically utilize the unique material and structure of bone, ivory and stone. Deeply connected to the culture and traditions of the Arctic, his works reflect a concern for the vulnerability of his homeland. They offer unflinching depictions of social ills that have impacted northern communities and reflect the belief that humans must live in balance with and respect all living things.
Oct 19-20 2017
One of the finest voices of her generation, Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester dazzled audiences worldwide. Honouring her memorable life and career, these performances feature a new song cycle for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by Howard Shore, performed by Canadian Susan Platts, plus one of Forrester’s signature works: Mahler’s symphonic song cycle, Das Lied von der Erde.
Oct 21-22 2017
This all-Canadian program—curated by renowned conductor and Canadian music champion Victor Feldbrill—explores Canada’s rich history of classical composers. Notable Canadian pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico is the featured soloist in the Romantic-style Piano Concerto by Québec composer Claude Champagne. (Pictured: Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano)
Oct 25 2017 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
This Chicago-native group will embark on a 20-city North American fall arena tour, kicking off October 20. Presale tickets will be available for all MLSE LIVE Insiders on Thursday, May 4. General tickets will be available to the public beginning Friday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. The special guest for the tour will be announced at a later date. In addition, $1 of every ticket of the tour will go towards the band’s newly launched Fall Out Boy Fund which will support a number of charities in the Chicago area
Oct 25-26 2017, 08:00 PM
Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena, Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, returns to lead Schubert’s rich, broadly-scaled final symphony. In soloist Marc-André Hamelin—a member of the prestigious Gramophone magazine Hall of Fame—Ravel’s ingenious, jazz-tinged Concerto for the Left Hand finds its ideal interpreter. (Pictured: Juanjo Mena, conductor)
Oct 28 2017 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
The illustrious Israel Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Toronto after an absence of many years, for a one-night-only event that’s sure to be a highlight of the season! Under the baton of internationally revered music director Zubin Mehta, the IPO presents the mighty deeds and soaring romance of Strauss’s tone poem A Hero’s Life, and the heady atmosphere of a suite from Ravel’s super-sensuous ballet, Daphnis et Chloé. (Pictured: Zubin Mehta, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conductor)
Oct 29 2017 (Sunday), 06:30 PM
Toronto Concert Orchestra conducted by Kerry Stratton Piano Solo: Victoria Korchinskaya-Kogan Singers: Vaguif Kerimov, Inga Filippova-Williams, Sergey Martsenyuk
Sep 17 - Oct 29 2017
Roger O. Thornhill is a suave and successful advertising executive, abducted by thugs who insist he is a man called George Kaplan. There’s obviously been a mix up. When they don’t believe him, that’s infuriating. When they try to kill him, that’s frightening. And when they pin a murder on him, that’s time to run! From New York to North Dakota, Thornhill is chased by spies, Feds, crop-dusting planes and the inevitable cool blonde. Years before the James Bond films there was NORTH BY NORTHWEST—a lightning paced thriller that mixed glamour with espionage for a truly irresistible cocktail. This is an unmissable theatrical spectacle, where the magic of film and theatre collide live on stage.
May 06 - Oct 29 2017
The Family Camera invites you to see family photographs differently. Tucked away in a box, framed on the wall, or saved to the cloud, personal photos are all around us in abundance. For Canadians, family photographs are often linked to stories of migration. Whether recent or in the distant past, over short or long distances, international or even within Canada, photographs play an important role in these experiences. From departures and arrivals to everyday moments and milestones, they capture these journeys and keep us connected; even the family photos that are lost or destroyed along the way can still linger in our imaginations. Exploring the relationship between photography and the idea of family, The Family Camera looks at family photographs as a cultural practice through the lens of migration. It considers the social, political, and technological influences that impact how we conceptualize and represent family. Cultural shifts, such as same sex marriage and transnational adoptions enhance our notion of family, while the arrival of Polaroid cameras, smart phones, and the digital age have transformed the moments we capture and how we share them. With nearly every photograph featured in this exhibition coming from a Canadian home, The Family Camera sheds light on how family photos reflect and shape our sense of self, family, community, and nation.
Nov 03 2017 (Friday), 07:30 PM
Russian composer Igor Stravinsky broke through to fame in 1910 when his glittering and dynamic ballet score The Firebird premièred in Paris. The plot was drawn from Russian fairy tales, and Stravinsky packed the music with orchestral colour and folk-flavoured melodies. In the first half, Rob Kapilow takes you inside this magic kingdom to show you its roots and explore Stravinsky’s methods in bringing it to life. After intermission, he conducts the TSO in a full performance of the suite. (Pictured: Rob Kapilow, conductor & host)
Nov 03 2017 (Friday), 08:00 PM
The legendary American pianist Garrick Ohlsson focuses all his insight and strength on Beethoven’s broadest, most regal concerto. Conductor Jirí Belohlávek brings matchless authority to a fascinating symphony by his fellow Czech, Martinu, and TSO Principal Clarinet Joaquin Valdepeñas shines in Debussy’s fanciful rhapsody.
Nov 04 2017 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
The beat is contagious in this fun and interactive family concert that shines the spotlight on the percussion section. Join percussionist Vern Griffiths as he performs orchestral classics by Tchaikovsky and Bizet using everyday household items. You might even get a chance to join Vern and the TSO on stage! (Pictured: Vern Griffiths, percussion. Photo courtesy VSO)
Nov 09 2017 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
To commemorate Remembrance Day, the TSO presents Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation, a soul-searching work by Canadian composer Jeffrey Ryan and Suzanne Steele, Canada’s war poet in Afghanistan. The concert, directed by Canadian conductor Tania Miller, includes readings from famous war-related poems, and a warm-hearted selection by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, featuring TSO Concertmaster Jonathan Crow.
Nov 10 2017 (Friday), 08:00 PM
The Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre enjoys a long and distinguished history as one of the oldest musical institutions in Russia. Founded in the 18th century during the reign of Peter the Great and housed in St. Petersburg’s famed Mariinsky Theatre since 1860, the Orchestra entered its “golden age” in the second half of the 19th century under the musical direction of Eduard Napravnik, whose leadership for more than a half century (1863-1916) secured its reputation as one of the finest in Europe. In 2006 the Orchestra’s Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall opened and 2013 saw the addition of Mariinsky II, a new theatre placed alongside the historic and fabled Mariinsky Theatre.
Apr 18 - Nov 12 2017
This exhibition invites you to explore ongoing research into the works of Benjamin Cheverton from the Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Constantly seeking answers, AGO curators and conservators closely examine the works, comb through primary documents and visit other museums to study related objects and research materials. For example, new in-depth findings have revealed the identities of a number of the sitters depicted in Cheverton's works.
Nov 15-16 2017
This rich program explores a wide, appealing selection of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of Great Britain’s finest composers. Performed by an all-Canadian cast of soloists, it includes two full concertos—a sweet, pastoral piece for oboe, and a brisk, dynamic one for piano—and the unique Flos Campi, a sensuous suite for solo viola, chorus, and orchestra.
Nov 18 2017 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
Acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt, praised by the Sunday Times (London) as “the outstanding Bach pianist of her generation,” plays the solo part and leads the Orchestra in two of J.S. Bach’s finest concertos. She displays equal insight into two glorious concertos by Mozart.
Nov 23 2017 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
In Mahler’s emotionally devastating Sixth Symphony, he looked back nostalgically at bygone innocence, included a sweeping, ecstatic theme to represent his adored wife, Alma, and ultimately felt the harsh hammer blows of fate. Donald Runnicles, General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, brings decades of experience in late-Romantic music to this powerful score