Mar 24 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra returns for another highly anticipated visit. The heart of their program lies in Brahms’s most serene and refreshing symphony. Russian-born Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg is the soloist in the lively piano concerto that Dmitri Shostakovich composed specifically for his nineteen-year-old son, Maxim.
Mar 24 2018 (Saturday)
The best in professional National Hockey League (NHL) action!
Mar 24 2018 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
Join the TSO and the cast from Classical Kids Live! as you learn the story of Gershwin and his music. With over twenty of Gershwin’s most popular works featured in this concert, including Rhapsody in Blue, I Got Rhythm, and An American in Paris, this program is sure to please kids of all ages!
Mar 25 2018 (Sunday)
The Toronto Marlies Present: Russian Heritage Night!
Mar 28 2018 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
Renowned German pianist Lars Vogt joins the TSO and the enormously popular conductor Stéphane Denève to explore the strong and wide-ranging emotions—from heroic and stormy to serene and graceful—of Brahms’s Concerto No. 2. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances—his final composition and one his greatest—presents a satisfying blend of propulsive energy, poignant lyricism, and a stormy conflict between the powers of light and the powers of darkness.
Mar 28 2018 (Wednesday)
This powerful and intimate documentary of Joan Mitchell blends interviews with the fascinating and complex artist with images of her art. Joan Mitchell was born in Chicago in 1925 and died in Paris in 1992. After graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mitchell settled in New York City in 1950. She was an active participant of New York's dynamic Abstract Expressionist scene and hung out with fellow painters Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning and Philip Guston and, soon, poets Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler and John Ashbery. In the mid-fifties, she moved to Paris, France. There she was part of a circle of friends that included Pierre Matisse, Samuel Beckett and Alberto Giacometti. Mitchell is one of the great abstract painters of the 20th century. This elegantly edited documentary weaves interviews with the acerbic Mitchell and other leading painters and critics while letting her stunning pictures dominate the film.
Mar 30 2018 (Friday)
Who is Yayoi Kusama? This rarely shown candid observational documentary captures Yayoi Kusama’s daily activities and creative process over a period of several months in 2006 – 2007 as she diligently works to complete a series of 50 large monochrome drawings. Kusama is seen in her studio, meeting with visiting curators, and reflecting on her life and success.
Apr 02 2018 (Monday)
The best in professional National Hockey League (NHL) action!
Apr 05 2018 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
TSO Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis leads a hearty and varied program, anchored by Bruch’s beloved Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring violinist Ray Chen as soloist, and Sibelius’s towering Symphony No. 5. It also offers a sparkling fairy-tale overture by Mendelssohn.
Apr 05-07 2018
Histoire d’amour is an ode to love, to its vulnerability, beauty, darkness and strength; a peek at the courage it takes to continue looking for what love means in each of us. It questions, defines and redefines this ever-changing and elusive concept that has been with us since the beginning of time.
Apr 07 2018 (Saturday)
The Gothic Revival Bloor Street United Church to see its Great South Window, amid 20th century stained glass by Celtic Studio. You will then walk down Huron Street to St. Thomas Church, designed in Arts & Crafts style by renowned Toronto architect Eden Smith to view examples of stained glass design including ones from the Bromsgrove Guild.
Apr 10 2018 (Tuesday), 08:00 PM
Join Steven Reineke and two of Broadway’s brightest stars for an unforgettable tribute to the Great White Way! The program draws together the crème de la crème of American musical theatre, presenting favourite, toe-tapping songs from such vintage classic shows as Carousel, Funny Girl, The King and I, and Gypsy, and from more recent hit productions including Wicked, Company, and Into the Woods.
Apr 13 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
The highly accomplished musicians of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and music director Kent Nagano make their eagerly awaited annual appearance. German violinist Christian Tetzlaff explores the poetry of Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto. Maestro Nagano and the orchestra also guide you through the grandiose expanses of Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony.
Apr 13 2018 (Friday), 12:00 PM
Founded in 2002, the Ottawa Bach Choir has already achieved international acclaim through appearances at many of the world’s major capitals and choral festivals including Venice, Vienna, Salzburg, Leipzig and Beijing. The choir performs music from all periods past and present while keeping Bach’s choral music as the focus of its repertoire.
Apr 14 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
Experience Beethoven in all his unsurpassed variety—in a single concert! Selections range from the tempestuous Fifth Symphony to a pair of sweet-natured romances for violin and orchestra with soloist Blake Pouliot, the Grand Prize winner of the 2016 Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Manulife Competition, and two forceful, dramatic overtures.
Apr 21 2018 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
It’s time to use your imagination and go on an adventure with the TSO! The perfect concert for the daydreamer in all of us, The Animated Orchestra introduces us to a curious and creative ferret named Ari who leads the audience on a journey through which we discover the magic of music and the orchestra. Be a part of creating the story with narrator Greg Smith and the TSO. Also, enjoy orchestral favourites with the TSO that spark your imagination, including an audience sing-along!
Apr 26 2018 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
The TSO makes its major contribution to the global tributes to Leonard Bernstein’s centenary. Bramwell Tovey—whose early career was given a major boost through conducting Bernstein’s music in the composer’s presence—leads a brilliant cast of vocalists, members of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and the Orchestra, in Bernstein’s enchanting operetta based on Voltaire’s satirical story about a guileless young man’s education in the ways of the world.
May 02 2018 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
Peter Oundjian and the TSO give the Canadian première of a new edition of Anton Bruckner’s colossal Symphony No. 8. The distinguished Yale University professor Paul Hawkshaw published it in 2014 after years of research. Legendary American pianist Leon Fleisher brings decades of experience and insight to an exquisite Mozart concerto.
May 03-05 2018
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May 11-12 2018, 07:30 PM
As an early and enduringly popular example of program music—the kind that paints pictures or tells a story—Vivaldi’s set of violin concertos that he himself called The Four Seasons is the perfect piece for Rob Kapilow. He explores it through spoken introductions and musical examples, then conducts two of the four concertos with Timothy Chooi, the 25-year-old Canadian violin sensation, as the soloist.
May 23-24 2018, 07:30 PM
Beethoven’s “Emperor”—the most eloquent of all piano concertos, and a bold declaration of artistic and moral freedom—comes vibrantly to life in the adept hands of pianist Yefim Bronfman. Composed on the brink of the Second World War, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 offers a sharply contrasting, thought-provoking, and eventually rollicking sequence of moods.
May 25 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
One of the world’s greatest living pianists, Evgeny Kissin, returns to Toronto this spring, three years after his critically acclaimed, sold-out performance at Roy Thomson Hall in 2015. For this performance, Kissin brings an exciting programme which includes Beethoven’s Sonata No. 29, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier,” considered one of the composer’s greatest and most challenging pieces, as well as a selection of 12 preludes by Rachmaninoff, including the famous Prelude in C-sharp minor.
May 26 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
Brahms: Violin Concerto [36'] Bramwell Tovey: Stream of Limelight [9'] Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma” [29']
May 25-26 2018
In savage times, grace finds a natural refuge in the arts.
Mar 08 - May 27 2018
Spanning over five decades, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors focuses on the evolution of the Japanese artist’s immersive, multi-reflective infinity mirror rooms. The exhibition provides visitors with the unique opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once, alongside large-scale, whimsical installations of over 60 key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present. It also marks the North American debut of numerous new works by the 88-year-old artist, who is still actively creating in her Tokyo studio. These include large-scale, vibrantly coloured paintings and the recently realized infinity room, All the Eternal Love I have for Pumpkins (2016), featuring dozens of her signature bright yellow, dotted pumpkins.
May 27 2018 (Sunday)
Featuring CCDT's Young Apprentice and Core Apprentice dancers in a program of short contemporary dance works
May 29-30 2018, 08:00 PM
From Frank Sinatra to Elton John, Led Zeppelin, and Queen, experience your favourite hits from the 1930s to today! Guest vocalist Storm Large will lend her pitch-perfect chops to I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Somebody to Love, and more.
Jun 02 2018 (Saturday), 07:30 PM
This enthralling celebration of music inspired by water brings such tuneful and familiar favourites as Johann Strauss II’s most famous waltz, and Smetana’s glowing portrait of his Czech homeland’s principal river. Canadian soprano Leslie Ann Bradley lends her beautiful voice to songs by Schubert, Mozart, and Dvořák.
Jun 04 2018 (Monday), 12:00 PM
This concert features choristers from two of Canada’s leading children’s choirs. The Hamilton Children’s Choir, formed over 40 years ago, has participated in countless festivals and competitions across Canada, Europe and in China, winning an abundance of top awards and many prestigious prizes over the years. The Toronto Children’s Chorus, celebrating its 40th season, has represented Toronto on 30 international tours and four national tours, and its latest CD was named Outstanding Choral Recording by Choral Canada. This concert features the choristers of the TCC Chamber Choir.
Jun 08 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard, a regular guest of the TSO, returns with a program of outstanding works from the summit of the Romantic era. Deeply rooted in the soil of his beloved homeland, Czech composer Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony offers a feast of lush and spirited melodies. Soloist Vadim Gluzman, whose recordings of Russian music have been hailed as “spellbinding” in BBC Music magazine, ignites all the fireworks of Tchaikovsky’s marvelous Concerto.
Jun 13-14 2018, 08:00 PM
Two jaunty, jazz-flavoured American classics—Bernstein’s bouncy sailors-on-leave-in- New York ballet, and Gershwin’s captivating, bluesy concerto—launch this program in high style. Peter Oundjian pairs them with one of the grandest of all symphonies: the heartening, darkness-to-light emotional journey that Brahms shares with us in Symphony No. 1.
Jun 16 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, named Artist of the Year by Gramophone magazine, and who at age 20 won the Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition, joins the TSO for one night only! He meets every challenge of Rachmaninoff’s monumental Concerto No. 3, then Maestro Oundjian and the Orchestra guide you through the kaleidoscopic imagery of Mussorgsky’s picture gallery
Jun 20 2018 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
Peter Oundjian conducts the final Mahler performances of his tenure with one of the most achingly romantic of all symphonies: Mahler’s Ninth. Mahler’s last completed work, it bids farewell to everything he held dear: love, the dances of the central European countryside, the bustle of the big city, and finally to life itself. Mirroring the opening week of Peter Oundjian’s TSO directorship in 2004, pianist Emanuel Ax once again weaves his magic with a concerto by Mozart
Jan 14 - Jun 24 2018, 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Animal Explorers provides a series of fun scavenger hunts for kids ages 12 and under. Children can team up with one of our cuddly Animal Explorers and take them along as they explore the ROM. Most Sundays 11 AM to 3 PM; free with Museum admission.
Jun 26 2018 (Tuesday), 08:00 PM
Oscar and Tony Award–winning actor Christopher Plummer narrates this uplifting blend of Shakespeare’s immortal words with music by many of the great composers who have been inspired by their magic.
Jun 28-29 2018, 08:00 PM
Peter Oundjian concludes his fourteen-year term as Music Director with one of the enduring icons of music: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. A cast of exciting soloists and a large chorus join him and the Orchestra for this stirring testament to joy and brotherhood
Jun 21 - Jul 01 2018
Our Viking-inspired voyage will feast upon both historic and natural splendours as we journey from Scotland to Iceland. Highlights of the tour include: Explore the Celtic archaeological treasures of the Neolithic standing stones at Stenness and Brogar and the amazingly preserved prehistoric villages of Skara Brae and Jarslof. Learn about the famous Fair Isle weaving and pick up a piece of this highly sought after textile. Visit the bird watchers’ paradise of the Faroe islands where gannets, puffins, skuas and fulmars soar above their rugged homes amid the dramatic seascapes, cliffs and waterfalls. Spend time in Torshavn, “Thor’s Harbour”, capital of the Faroe Islands, whose old town features wooden houses covered with turf roofs.
Jul 20 - Aug 01 2018
We will visit Star City, just outside Moscow, the once secret site to train the pride of the Soviet Union, Russian cosmonauts. Canada’s Chris Hadfield trained in its full-sized Soyuz capsules. We will visit the great sites of Moscow too… Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the Kremlin. Then on to see the greatest treasures of the Old Russian Empire in St. Petersburg with its renowned palaces, canals and a jewel of the art world – the Hermitage. Your host for this unique trip will be Bob McDonald of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks.
Aug 03-04 2018
Following her latest album drop, Taylor Swift has just announced that her reputation Stadium Tour is coming to Rogers Centre on Friday, August 3, 2018 and Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018.
Aug 07 2018 (Tuesday), 07:30 PM
Shakira’s doctors have determined that she needs to spend the next few months working towards recovery in order for her vocal cords to be in optimal condition for touring, and as such we are obliged to postpone the U.S. leg of the “El Dorado World Tour,” previously scheduled for January 2018.
Aug 17 - Sep 03 2018
The President's Choice SuperDogs are back at the Canadian National Exhibition with shows daily!
Sep 25-26 2018
After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen Elton John claim his place as a true global icon, the superstar today announced via an exclusive VR180 live stream on YouTube, details of his final tour called ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’.
Mar 01-15 2019
See one of the world’s truly magnificent countries. The setting for much of this African trip is the stunning veldt where you will experience big game safaris and bush walks from our base at a private game reserve lodge. We will visit “the Cradle of Humanity”, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a renowned expert, Dr. David Evans of the ROM. We will also visit the site of his remarkable find… a dinosaur nursery! We will tour the award winning “wine district” for some fabulous food and drink and see penguins at the tip of the Cape of Good Hope. We will visit Robben Island, near Capetown, site of Nelson Mandela’s long captivity, visit the house he was arrested in, and learn about the apartheid era.
Mar 23-24 2018, 07:30 PM
Join Steppin' Out in celebrating its 10th year with performances of your favourite Broadway shows. Enjoy songs from Annie, Rent, Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Oliver, Music Man, Footloose, 13, Mary Poppins, Into the Woods, Les Miserables and many more. An exciting evening with Steppin' Out's best performers and hit tunes for all the family!
Mar 24 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
Winner of the Grammy Life Time Achievement award, his greatest hits include: “Kiss an Angel Good Morning”, “Crystal Chandeliers” & “The Snakes Crawl at Night”.
Mar 24 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
Join Cohen and Cooper for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The late night talk show host and the journalist, longtime friends, interview each other and take questions from the audience. It's a live, interactive look behind the scenes of pop culture and world events. Anderson Cooper is the multiple Emmy award-winning CNN anchor and correspondent for CBS’ 60 Minutes. He has covered most major news events in the US and around the world for the past 23 years, and his memoir, Dispatches from the Edge, topped the New York Times' Bestseller list.