Jan 18 2018 (Thursday)
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, known professionally as Lana Del Rey, is an American singer, songwriter, and model.
Jan 17-18 2018, 08:00 PM
The [email protected] Festival continues with an entertaining yet substantial program of masterworks, from a “double concerto”—with the TSO’s Concertmaster and Principal Viola as soloists—to the symphony that he composed at top speed but unflagging skill for a visit to the Austrian city of Linz. Two merry operatic overtures complete the bill.
Jan 19 2018 (Friday), 07:30 PM
Peter Oundjian crowns his final performances in the treasured annual Mozart Festival that he created, with Mozart’s symphonic masterpiece: the exhilarating “Jupiter” Symphony. Charles Richard -amelin takes centre stage for a graceful piano concerto, and emerging Canadian violinist Adrian Anantawan performs two engaging short works
Jan 20 2018 (Saturday)
Join us at Rogers Centre on January 20, 2018 for the inaugural Toronto Blue Jays Winter Fest presented by TD. The brand new, one-day event will offer fans access to their home team like never before, featuring some player, prospects and alumni appearances, front office and coaching staff, interactive experiences, live entertainment, baseball-themed games and activations, exclusive ballpark tours and more! Doors Open - 10:00 a.m. Event Ends - 6:00 p.m.
Jan 20 2018 (Saturday), 07:30 PM
The tour announcement comes on the heels of Shakira’s 11th studio album release, EL DORADO, which hit #1 on iTunes in 37 countries and held 5 of the top 10 spots on the iTunes Latino Chart within hours of its release. The 5x platinum album, including her already massive global hits - “La Bicicleta,” “Chantaje,” “Me Enamoré,” and “Déjà vu”- currently holds the top spot on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums, marking her 6th #1 album on this chart. Her single, “Chantaje” featuring Maluma, is 16x diamond certified, while its video currently has been viewed over 1.4 billion times, making it the #5 fastest video to reach 1 billion views worldwide and working its way to soon be the most viewed video of her entire catalogue.
Jan 20 2018 (Saturday), 10:00 AM
n this one-day workshop students will learn various direct methods of primitive casting. We will cover cuttlefish bone and charcoal block casting - which involve carving a design into the material and pouring molten silver into the void, along with combustible material free form casting (broom casting, salt casting, etc.). Using several basic jewellery techniques, students will turn the cast pieces into finished pendants.
Jan 12-21 2018
The transformation begins! Watch LIVE as we change the home of the Toronto Marlies into the world's largest indoor lake!
from Dec 10 2017 to Jan 21 2018
Long before “going green” was mainstream, The Lorax spoke for the trees and warned of the dangers of disrespecting the environment. The powerful message of THE LORAX has enlightened generations about the importance of seeing the beauty in the world around us and our responsibility to protect it. This classic story has been brilliantly adapted for the stage by David Greig, with music and lyrics by Charlie Fink, and directed by Max Webster, in a dazzling new show direct from London’s acclaimed Old Vic theatre. This funny, moving, and inspiring show that The Independent calls “terrifically inventive”, is a riot of eye-popping colour, gorgeous puppetry and infectious original music. You won’t want to miss it!
Jan 19-21 2018
Totally unique and completely captivating, DanceWeekend’18 is a veritable feast of globally inspired dance from 25 professional companies presenting in Toronto throughout the year. Join us for over 350 dancers and live musicians and two world premieres from exciting new choreographic voices – a celebration of all things dance!
Jan 23 2018 (Tuesday), 06:30 PM
Join acclaimed wildlife photographer Joel Sartore as he shares his ground-breaking journey to create the National Geographic Photo Ark. This multi-year project’s mission is to build an invaluable photographic record of all animal species; a powerful testament to the importance of saving them. His emotional and humble portraits of nature's incredible treasures will offer a rare chance to look animals directly in the eye, where you can see the beauty, grace, and intelligence of the creatures with which we share this planet. Speaker: Joel Sartore
Jan 25 2018 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
Conductor John Storgårds returns to the TSO for this program which opens with the Canadian première of Stravinsky’s recently rediscovered Funeral Song, a piece he composed in memory of his teacher, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. In an extraordinary act of coproduction, the TSO, featuring its brilliant Principal Trumpet as soloist, is one of more than 20 Canadian orchestras to perform John Estacio’s new Trumpet Concerto. The program concludes with Holst’s majestic suite portraying seven of the planets in our solar system.
from Oct 21 2017 to Jan 28 2018
Painter, poet, designer and feminist are only a few of the words that describe the multifaceted early 20th-century artist Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944), one of the undersung pioneers of modern painting in America. Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry—the first major exhibition of her work in North America in twenty years, and the first ever in Canada—will offer fresh ways of thinking about her art both within its time, and as it resonates now within our own moment. It promises to delight audiences new to Stettheimer’s work. For those familiar with her work—especially her playful, vibrant, and psychologically complex paintings—it will offer fresh ways of understanding the lasting impact of both Stettheimer’s art and catalytic presence within some of the most innovative creative communities of her time.
from Jul 20 2017 to Jan 28 2018
The greatest crime ever committed by architects -- Dr. Robert Jan van Pelt, exhibition principal and University Professor, University of Waterloo School of Architecture An examination of the chilling role architecture played in constructing Auschwitz.The Evidence Room is a powerful installation which reconstructs key objects used in the forensic analysis of the architecture of Auschwitz. Historian Robert Jan van Pelt introduced the objects as evidence in a court case to demonstrate that Auschwitz was purposefully designed as a death camp. This ground-breaking research became a source for a new and emerging discipline—architectural forensics—encompassing architecture, technology, history, law and human rights.
Jan 09-28 2018
Widely considered Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Lear tells the story of an aging monarch’s loosening grip on the reigns of power and the slow, lonely descent into madness that follows. The Dora award-winning Groundling Theatre Company follows their celebrated productions of The Winter’s Tale and Measure for Measure with an intimate and provocative Lear at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre.
Jan 28 2018 (Sunday), 11:00 AM
Come along on a prehistoric journey millions of years in the making! From tiny beginnings to enormous dinosaurs, join ROM researchers and discover how fossils trace the incredible history of life on Earth. Activities run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free with Museum admission. Armouries of the Past: From shin-breaking dinosaur Zuul's armour to Medieval maces, discover means of protection and survival both prehistoric and historic. Featuring Fossils: Get the inside scoop from student researchers as they share their latest discoveries. Cretaceous Quarry: Dig in and channel your inner palaeontologist as you search for dinosaur bones in our enormous bone bed. What species will you uncover? Prehistoric Puzzles: Palaeontologists often have to reconstruct animals from a jumble of bones. Figure out how to put a creature back together, and make your own puzzle to take home. Fossils of the River ROM: Many dinosaur bones are found in rocks formed by rivers. Find out what happens when you bury dinosaurs in the River ROM. Will they fossilize? Only time will tell!
from Nov 04 2017 to Jan 28 2018
Bloodthirsty plunderers. Pillaging warriors. Seafaring traders. What do we really know about Vikings? Explore the myths and stereotypes of this ancient culture, in Vikings: The Exhibition opening November 4, 2017. Offering a fresh and contemporary look into the Viking Age, Vikings is an extraordinary window into the lifestyle, religion, and daily lives of these legendary explorers, artisians, and craftsmen. Encounter objects rarely displayed outside of Scandinavia in this compelling exhibition that challenges the perceptions of the Viking Age through hundreds of objects, interactives, and immersive experiences.
Jan 31 2018 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
A double helping from Richard Strauss’s magnificent catalogue anchors this program. You will be enthralled by the lilting waltzes from his most beloved opera, and the ardent escapades of the amorous Spanish rake, Don Juan. Argentinean pianist Ingrid Fliter strikes sparks from Falla’s exotic nocturnal evocation of Spain.
Jan 31 2018 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
Under the direction of world-renowned kaval (traditional, wooden shepherd’s flute) virtuoso Theodosii Spassov, the stellar musicians of the quintet will present unique and exciting performances of traditional Bulgarian folk music. Their dazzling technical and musical skills appeal to an international audience.
Feb 02 2018 (Friday), 12:00 PM
Celebrating its 50th season, the Canadian Children’s Opera Company is the only permanent children’s opera company in Canada that regularly commissions and produces opera for children. Based in Toronto, the members frequently perform with the Canadian Opera Company and other arts groups as well as tour nationally and internationally. This concert features the 80 choristers of the company’s Principal and Youth choruses.
Feb 02-03 2018
dance Immersion proudly celebrates 23 years of supporting, promoting and producing dancers and dances of the African Diaspora with welcoming back dynamic dance company Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE for a full evening presentation. Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, Evidence, A Dance Company focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Through work, Evidence provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms.
Feb 09 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
With its complex vocals and defining harmonies, the Eagles’ chart topping album Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) became the first album ever certified platinum. Over 40 years after its release, the album is now one of the most influential albums in music history with hits like “Take it Easy,” “Witchy Woman” and “Desperado.”
Feb 10 2018 (Saturday), 11:00 AM
Join us for a fun Valentine’s Day workshop! Make a unique gift for your special someone! Instructors will work with participants one-on-one to sculpt hot glass into a heart. Each participant will spend a half hour in the hot shop.
Feb 10 2018 (Saturday)
The best in professional National Hockey League (NHL) action!
Feb 11 2018 (Sunday), 07:00 PM
Since the release of her 2013 breakout Pushin' Against A Stone, June has been patiently at work in the garden of song, nurturing seedlings with love and care into the lush bloom that is her stunning new album, The Order Of Time. Some songs grew from seeds planted more than a decade ago, others blossomed overnight when she least expected them to, but every track bears the influence of time. See, time has been on June's mind a lot lately. It's the only constant in life, even though it's constantly changing. It's the healer of all wounds, the killer of all men. It's at once infinite and finite, ever flowing with twists and turns and brutal, churning rapids that give way to serene stretches of placid tranquility. Fight against the current and it will knock you flat on your ass. Learn to read it, to speak its language, and it will carry you exactly where you're meant to be.
Feb 13 2018 (Tuesday)
It’s been called the “edge of the world.” The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it’s here, in Newfoundland, where a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie and uncommon generosity. COME FROM AWAY is the breathtaking new musical that Toronto embraced with open arms and had audiences leaving the theatre night after night claiming they were “proud to be Canadian!”
Feb 14-15 2018, 08:00 PM
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the TSO’s esteemed Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis presents his selections from Prokofiev’s masterpiece, the passionate ballet Romeo and Juliet. The Orchestra’s gifted Principal Harp is featured in Reinhold Glière’s thoroughly romantic Harp Concerto, and a tuneful overture by 19th-century Russian composer Mily Balakirev opens the program.
Feb 16 2018 (Friday)
Kid Rock announced that he will be releasing his new album Sweet Southern Sugar on November 3 and will also hit the road on his "Greatest Show On Earth Tour 2018," produced by Live Nation.
from Dec 20 2017 to Feb 17 2018, 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Be part of Toronto’s free weekly “block party on ice” on Saturday evenings at the Harbourfront Centre Natrel Rink, where you can skate under the stars to DJ sets. This year’s season kicks off on December 16th, 2017. DJ Skate Nights runs Saturdays from December 16, 2017 to February 17, 2018, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Feb 17 2018 (Saturday), 07:30 PM
Perfect for Family Day weekend! Join the TSO to journey over the rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City. Every scene of this classic movie’s timeless enchantment is enriched with the unique glories of a live orchestra!
Feb 16-18 2018
The Motorcycle Show–Toronto, Ontario’s foremost motorcycle manufacturers’ showcase, premiered at our new venue, The Direct Energy Centre on February 21–23, 2014. Nice weather, hot rides, and a jam-packed schedule of entertainment drew 29,539 enthusiasts out to the three-day event, up 5% from the previous show.
Feb 19 2018 (Monday), 08:00 PM
Heiress to an Italian tyre manufacturing fortune and a former supermodel, Carla Bruni branched out into a successful singing career. Her debut album sold 1.2 million copies in France.
Feb 21-22 2018, 08:00 PM
The greatest of all cello concertos comes robustly to life under the expert fingers of Canadian Johannes Moser. Gustavo Gimeno, the charismatic Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, mines all the vitality and humour of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. You will also enjoy Ligeti’s diverting orchestral concerto on Romanian folk tunes.
Feb 24 2018 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
Welcome the Year of the Dog with the TSO! This dazzling celebration for the whole family features fun-filled music from both Chinese and Western origins, plus costumes, dancing, and more. You won’t want to miss the festivities!
Feb 22-24 2018
Toronto’s innovative and eclectic Art of Time Ensemble has gathered artists – writers, singers, and instrumentalists – who share a profound love and respect for Leonard Cohen’s work to pay tribute to his musical and literary legacy. This concert will include readings, anecdotes and performances of his music in clever and loving arrangements. Highlighted participants include Steven Page, Sarah Slean, Sarah Harmer, Tom Wilson, Gregory Hoskins, writers Michael Redhill, Adrienne Clarkson, Christopher Dewdney, Karen Solie and many more
Feb 24 2018 (Saturday)
The best in professional National Hockey League (NHL) action!
Mar 01 2018 (Thursday), 07:00 PM
Superstar pianist Lang Lang brings his drive and his poetry to Beethoven’s tempestuous Third Piano Concerto. The blossoming artists of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra play side-by-side with the TSO to give a supersize reading of the magical tone poem, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The TSO also performs the Canadian première of Insomnia, a vivid portrait of a sleepless night by Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Mar 01 2018 (Thursday)
Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Tour
Mar 03 2018 (Saturday), 07:30 PM
The Festival gets off to a roaring start with the blazing Piano Concerto by Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason. Also on the bill is the latest symphony by American composer Larry Alan Smith. The concert leads off with a piece by JUNO Award–winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung that she describes as “full of raw and intense energy.”
Mar 07 2018 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
At the centre of this riveting program is the Little Mass for children’s chorus and orchestra by Scotland’s James MacMillan, “full of sepulchral trombones, explosive crescendos and heavy-duty use of a thunder-sheet,” as one reviewer has described it. Also featured is German composer Wolfgang Rihm’s Duo Concerto, written expressly for accomplished soloists Mira Wang and Jan Vogler.
Mar 10 2018 (Saturday)
The best in professional National Hockey League (NHL) action!
Mar 10 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
For the Festival’s finale, Gary Kulesha has written a double concerto as a showcase for two brilliant members of the Orchestra: Concertmaster Jonathan Crow, and Principal Viola Teng Li. Rounding out this exciting program are the vibrant concert symphony that John Adams drew from his opera Dr. Atomic, and Insomnia, a vivid portrait of a sleepless night by Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Mar 17 2018 (Saturday)
The best in professional National Hockey League (NHL) action!
Mar 18 2018 (Sunday)
The best in professional National Hockey League (NHL) action!
from Dec 16 2017 to Mar 18 2018
One hundred all-new images from across the globe reveal fascinating animal behaviour, otherworldly marine scenes, and breathtaking landscapes—in ways the human eye might never see unaided.
from Nov 25 2017 to Mar 18 2018
Explore the brilliance behind Christian Dior’s dramatic creations that revived the Paris haute couture industry after the devastation of the Second World War in ROM’s original exhibition, Christian Dior, presented by Holt Renfrew. Senior Curator, Dr. Alexandra Palmer, draws from the ROM’s extensive collection from the first ten years of Christian Dior haute couture, 1947 to 1957, to offer captivating insights into the creative process and mechanics of the fashion industry in Paris during a pivotal time. Celebrating the House of Christian Dior’s 70th anniversary, Christian Dior features a selection of breathtaking designs from daytime to evening wear for grand occasions, and explores how and why Christian Dior’s iconic lines, luxury textiles, and romantic embroideries laid the foundation for the global success of the fashion house.
Mar 20-21 2018
International pop icon, P!NK will be bringing her North American arena tour to Toronto on March 20 & 21, 2018. Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released six studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 42 million albums, over 75 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1).
Mar 21-23 2018, 07:30 PM
The classic thriller movie that emptied beaches in 1975 and became the first summer mega-blockbuster, rises to a whole new level of heart-pounding suspense when the TSO performs the iconic John Williams score live with the film! “You’re going to need a bigger boat...” Jaws is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios.
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!