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from Sep 27 2014 to Sep 30 2016
European Sculpture from the Collection of Murray Frum (1931-2013)
Jul 24 - Oct 02 2016
Once again, the ROM will be offering free walking tours this year throughout the summer and fall, rain or shine. The walk through Yorkville will be exploring its unique identity within the heart of Toronto, as well as its history as a small village north of Toronto.
Oct 02 2016 (Sunday), 06:00 PM
This one-day series features performances by emerging South Asian dance and percussion artists in the fields of bharathanatyam dance, kathak dance, mridangam (South Indian drums) and tabla (North Indian drums) in front of a panel of esteemed judges, including renowned percussion master professor Trichy Sankaran.
Oct 03 2016 (Monday), 07:30 PM
Adele will return to North America for her first tour in five years. The North American tour dates begin on July 5th in St. Paul, MN at Xcel Energy Center and run through November 15th in Mexico City at Palacio de los Deportes. The tour will have multiple shows in most markets, including six nights at Staples Center in Los Angeles and six nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden. These dates will follow an already announced sold out tour of the U.K. and Europe. - See more at: http://www.theaircanadacentre.com/events/event.asp?event_id=1471#sthash.qYdypQKi.dpuf
Oct 04-05 2016
Back by popular demand! The spectacular Finnish vocal ensemble Rajaton pays tribute to their fellow Scandinavians, the ’70s Swedish pop supergroup, ABBA. You’ll hear all your favourite ABBA hits—Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Dancing Queen, Does Your Mother Know, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, S.O.S., and many, many more!
Oct 08-09 2016
Two brilliant young musicians—a conductor, whom the Cincinnati Enquirer has praised as “a rare and special talent,” and a violinist whom the BBC chose as a New Generation Artist—team up for this program of rich and engaging favourites.
Oct 14 2016 (Friday), 07:30 PM
Rob Kapilow takes you inside Russian composer Mussorgsky’s kaleidoscopic suite, Pictures at an Exhibition. He talks about the images it portrays, and conducts excerpts that demonstrate how Maurice Ravel created his marvelous orchestral transcription of Mussorgsky’s piano original. Then you’ll hear the complete orchestral version with fully informed ears!
Oct 13-15 2016
The captivating keyboard dynamo Yuja Wang channels all the virtuosity and warmth of Bartók’s final, most appealing piano concerto. Polish conductor Krzysztof Urbański, Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, returns by popular demand to invite you into the heartfelt world of Dvorák’s glorious “New World” Symphony.
Oct 21 2016 (Friday), 08:00 PM
In conjunction with the release of Secret Path, the forthcoming album, graphic novel and film, Gord Downie, has announced two very special live shows, in Ottawa (Oct 18) and Toronto (Oct 21), with proceeds directed to reconciliation. Secret Path, is ten songs that tell the story of Chanie Wenjack (whose teachers miscalled “Charlie”), a twelve year-old boy who died fleeing the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, Ontario fifty years ago. Chanie was attempting to walk the 400 miles back home to the family from whom he was taken. Downie was introduced to the story by his brother Mike, who shared with him Ian Adams’ Maclean’s story from February 6, 1967, “The Lonely Death of Charlie Wenjack.”
Oct 21-22 2016
Made in China is an interdisciplinary performance by Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang, Gao Yanjinzi, Qui Xia He and Sammy Chien, all of whose stunning contemporary art practices have been influenced by their shared Chinese heritage.
Oct 23 2016 (Sunday), 02:00 PM
Exquisite Chinese instruments in a grand Western orchestra. New York-based Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra blends the musical traditions of two worlds in what critics call a breakthrough in classical music. Western strings, percussion, woodwinds, and brass conversing with soul-stirring ancient Chinese instruments like the two stringed erhu and the plucked pipa.
Oct 21-23 2016
The Everything To Do With Sex Show is North America's biggest consumer romance show. You're invited to celebrate our 17th anniversary in Toronto with us. The show runs from October 21 - October 23, 2016, at the Enercare Centre. It's packed with tantalizing stage shows, educational seminars, live erotic art performances, a kinky playroom, and a whole lot of shopping! The Everything To Do With Sex Show is geared towards singles, couples, and groups looking to spice up their lives
Oct 24 2016 (Monday), 08:00 PM
Passionate, soulful and haunting, fado music is known as the soul of Portugal. Mariza, with her powerhouse voice and flair for the dramatic, is the world’s foremost fadista, taking the music to the global mainstream, an into and atop the world’s hallowed Halls – Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall and Massey Hall – and biggest stages – the World Cup, the Olympics and Live 8. Born in Mozambique and raised in Portugal, she was surrounded by fado – literally: it was the soundtrack to the tavern owned by her parents. Her rise to become one of the biggest names in global pop and folk came quickly in the wake of her 2001 debut and has been defined by a desire to bring traditional music into the present, and on to the future.
Oct 26-27 2016
This first sampling of music from the “Roaring Twenties” displays the amazing range of styles that flourished during that era—from Gershwin’s jazz rhapsody to the folksy wit of Kodály’s Hungarian fairy tale and the neoromanticism of Rachmaninoff. Steve Reich’s piece pays tribute to another major ’20s style: neo-classicism.
Oct 29-30 2016
The TSO will perform selections of Danny Elfman's celebrated film scores brought to life on stage by orchestra and choir, enhanced by the stunning visuals of Tim Burton’s original sketches, drawings, story boards, and film clips rendered in exquisite detail on the big screen. Films include Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and Nightmare Before Christmas.
Nov 02-03 2016
This second helping of the finest music of the 1920s brings the electrifying Piano Concerto No. 3 by Prokofiev and the satirical, remarkably mature symphony that the nineteen-year-old Shostakovich composed as his graduation piece from the Leningrad Conservatory. A jazz-tinged mythological ballet score by Milhaud completes the bill.
Nov 03 2016 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
Amy is one of the entertainment industry’s leading forces as a standup comedian, actress, writer, producer and director. She is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the award winning Inside Amy Schumer, for Comedy Central. Inside Amy Schumer won the 2015 US Writers Guild Award for Best Comedy/Variety Sketch series. Last Autumn, the show was honored with the first-ever Emmy Award for “Outstanding Sketch Variety Series.” She was also nominated for “Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series,” and “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
Nov 11-12 2016
MOonhORsE Dance Theatre celebrates its 20th anniversary with Canada's most distinguished veteran dance artists including beloved dance legend Margie Gillis in Older & Reckless #39 Presented in association with Harbourfront Centre
Nov 15-16 2016
Founded in 1882, the Philharmoniker has long been regarded as one of the world's greatest orchestras, and its Digital Concert Hall, launched in 2009, demonstrates the organization’s firm 21st-century footing. Sir Simon Rattle took the orchestra's helm in September 2002, and his 2016 appearances at Roy Thomson Hall will be among his last with the orchestra before his tenure ends in 2018.
Nov 17-19 2016
The combined sounds of orchestra and organ give this program an awesome foundation! Gianandrea Noseda leads the Saint-Saëns blockbuster, plus a towering work by a composer he strongly champions: Alfredo Casella. The colourful Italian pianist (and musical “Renaissance man”) Stefano Bollani channels every delightful twist and cheeky turn of Ravel’s glittering concerto.
Nov 22 2016 (Tuesday), 07:30 PM
Master violinist Itzhak Perlman headlines a very special concert with connections to great movies. He performs familiar themes from films such as Casablanca, Cinema Paradiso, Out of Africa, and Schindler’s List. Beethoven’s energetic Seventh Symphony—which has appeared on the soundtracks of such movies as The King’s Speech, Mr. Holland’s Opus, and Immortal Beloved—completes the program.
Nov 23 2016 (Wednesday), 07:30 PM
The Ghosts of Christmas Eve' was an experiment, to take something that was conceived for TV and try to express that story live on stage. Integrating segments of the TV show, with a live narrator, and full rock band was something TSO has never done. It brought back so many memories to see Ossie Davis and everyone else who helped make that TV special into the annual tradition that it has become.
Jul 13 - Nov 27 2016
Four hundred years ago in Japan, male youths, called wakashu, were the objects of sexual desire for women and men. Creating a third gender, wakashu looked different from both women and adult men and played distinct social and sexual roles. The exhibition, A Third Gender, explores the complex system of sexual desire and social expectation from 1603 to 1868 in Edo Japan. Featuring stunning woodblock prints, paintings, illustrated books, kimono, and armour, it tells a pivotal story in the history of human sexuality. Unsettling contemporary North American values, A Third Gender invites you to think differently about gender and sexuality.
Dec 01-03 2016
Torontonian Howard Shore’s sweeping, Academy Award–winning score for the first film in director Sir Peter Jackson’s three-picture adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy classic comes to life like never before when the TSO, a large chorus, and a cast of soloists perform it live to the epic motion picture!
Dec 13-14 2016, 08:00 PM
Canada’s beloved pop diva Jann Arden brings her sensational voice and warm, witty personality to this holiday-season extravaganza! Featured tunes include such timeless numbers as Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Silver Bells, and It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year—all done the inimitable Jann Arden way.
Nov 19 - Dec 16 2016
Life happens in the kitchen. Late night confessionals over tea and a jar of Nutella. Elaborately choreographed family meals. Lessons learned, secrets exchanged, bonds forged, reinforced by our most visceral of senses. Accompanying the usual eye-popping flight of acrobatic choreography and pulsating music are the other three senses — the touch of hands in batter, the smell of cookies baking, the taste of roasted oregano — leading us through a span of times and countries, all the while the iconic kitchen our common meeting point.
Dec 17 2016 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
Who Chris Mitchell is: a genre-spanning sax superstar and a Grammy Recording Academy saxophonist Where to start: his album Turquoise, which features Latin jazz tracks alongside Turkish toe-tappers and contemporary pop classics “My Heart Will Go On” and “I Will Always Love You” His latest: I Found Forever, a collection of romantic bossa nova jazz