Pop Rock

Jan 18 2018 (Thursday)
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, known professionally as Lana Del Rey, is an American singer, songwriter, and model.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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), 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
Jan 18 2018 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
o share the release of his fourth full-length album, Earthtones, Bahamas, aka Toronto’s Afie Jurvanen, will play a special hometown album release show at Massey Hall On Stage, on January 18, presented by SiriusXM Canada. The intimate performance will see lucky fans not seated in the auditorium seats but sharing the stage. This concert will be recorded for broadcast on SiriusXM The Verge.
Jan 18 2018 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
In her relatively young career, Nikki Y has worked with a stunning assortment of music legends—Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder. Though these collaborations come with bragging rights, Nikki instead talks about a lesser-known man who gave her a break. “My dad. He had this band called Past Their Prime Time Players,” says the Montreal native, raised on The Beatles and Motown. “It was basically a bunch of middle-aged men jamming, and I would sing songs with them.” The basement her stage, the 10-year-old would take on weighty classics such as Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools.”
Jan 19 2018 (Friday), 09:00 PM
Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country, recently launching his own comedy channel on SIRIUSXM. His Git-R-Done Foundation, named after his signature catchphrase has donated more than 7 million dollars to various charities.
Jan 20 2018 (Saturday), 09:00 PM
Iranian-born Seyyed Hamed Mahmoodzadeh, known as Hamed Homayoun, started music lessons at an early age, and quickly mastered the guitar and piano. A dedicated musician, he continued his musical instruction throughout university and after graduation taught guitar and piano at various institutions and music academies in Shiraz for eight years. An introduction to a small broadcasting company in Shiraz led to a record deal with major label “Taraneh Sharghi”.
Jan 20 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
Bridging the gap between rock 'n' roll and classical music, Windborne Music invites fans to experience an orchestral tribute to influential rock band Led Zeppelin.
Jan 24 2018 (Wednesday), 08:30 PM
We’re excited to present our Open Mic Night at LIVE Restaurant. You provide the beat, we provide the stage! Sign up in advance by contacting Tom Taylor to book your spot and wow the crowd! Bring your friends and family to enjoy good music and good eats!
Jan 26 2018 (Friday), 07:00 PM
Escape the cold and tropic like it’s hot this January! Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada invites you to its second annual epic indoor 19+ beach party. Sip on a signature tropical cocktail from our Malibu Rum Bar and grab some beach-inspired fare by Daniel et Daniel. Let loose to scorching hot dance beats and capture the moment at the photo booth. Beach attire is not mandatory but is highly recommended.
Jan 26 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
Together, calypso and soca living legend, Calypso Rose, and nu-calypso pioneers, Kobo Town, create a lively Caribbean party. Calypso Rose is a true people’s diva who has been giving rousing performances since the 1950s, while Toronto’s Kobo Town takes a fresh approach to the old school calypso of Trinidad and Tobago.
Jan 26 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
Join us for a party to kick off the new year and celebrate the launch of The Power Plant's Winter 2018 Exhibition Season! Be amongst the first to experience exhibitions by Kader Attia and Emeka Ogboh, and view the progression of Michael Landy's continually evolving Fleck Clerestory Commission Project.
Jan 12-28 2018
For three weekends in January the Niagara region is transformed into wintery wonderland, celebrating one of Canada’s most cherished products, Ontario Icewine. From the Xerox Icewine Gala, to wine and culinary pairings, outdoor activities along the famed Wine Route, the 23rd Niagara Icewine Festival is the perfect place to celebrate the upcoming winter season and the incredible Icewine harvest in Niagara.
Feb 02 2018 (Friday), 07:30 PM
Amanda Rheaume is an award-winning Métis singer-songwriter with a powerful, slightly gritty, deeply personal, and instantly accessible roots-pop Americana sound. She delivers her unique and soulful blend of folk-country-pop twinged tracks internationally at major country and folk/roots festivals, theatres and clubs in Canada, Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, England, Scotland and Ireland.
Feb 01-02 2018, 07:30 PM
Through his Emmy Award winning work on "So You Think You Can Dance", Travis Wall has established himself as one of America's favorite choreographers. His artistic direction of SHAPING SOUND has already produced one spell-binding show in Dance Reimagined, which has captivated audiences all across North America. Now, Travis and SHAPING SOUND are back with their brand new show, After the Curtain. These visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart-wrenching, breath-taking and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever.
Feb 03 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. They have performed in 22 countries for over seven million spectators and captivated a global audience when performing in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Breaking past the traditional notions of taiko, the men and women of TAO continue to create an entirely new art form that is modern yet retains sense of nostalgia. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, dance, gymnastics, and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO will wow audiences with their energetic and unforgettable new production, DRUM HEART.
Feb 08 2018 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin Live,
Feb 09-10 2018
And so the magic of figure skating, dance & music finally come together on a grand stage, in a romantic new twist on the tale of the Ice Queen & her castle. We invite you to experience the passion, excitement & beauty that is SHIVER…a truly one of a kind performance phenomenon!
Jan 02 - Feb 11 2018
Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy, Hamlet is reimagined on Toronto’s Tarragon stage through the powerful lens of rock and roll. Юнг Prince Hamlet seeks to avenge his father’s death in a world torn apart by political deception.
Feb 12 2018 (Monday), 07:00 PM
González is an Swedish - Argentinian indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from Gothenburg, Sweden. González is also a member of the band Junip, along with Tobias Winterkorn
Feb 14 2018 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
What began in 1970, the popular American Rock Band STYX has remained a staple on the radio domestically and internationally as one of the greatest groups in rock music and the first and only band to have four consecutive multi-platinum albums. Rockin’ the Paradise focuses on STYX’s trademark high-pitched harmonies, mixed with dual-guitar assault, solid rhythm section as the driving force of talent and influential, flashy keyboards.
Feb 14 2018 (Wednesday), 07:30 PM
What better way to spend Valentine's Day than with the Basically Basie Big Band featuring songs of Michael Bublé! The Basically Basie Big Band under the direction of Jim Davey will be presenting the Bublé music that will help you celebrate this very romantic evening in a way that no other music can.
Feb 09-14 2018
Gangsters, flappers, booze and jazz - prohibition didn’t stop the party, it only forced it underground where it thrived. Writer/narrator Albert Schultz and Music Director Mike Ross invite you to the Distillery District for a night of stories and songs from the “dry” days of the Roaring Twenties.
Feb 15 2018 (Thursday)
Featuring The Adi Braun Trio at the Al Green Theatre Celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Day with one of Canada’s leading jazz vocalists and enjoy a live performance of vintage torch songs, timeless standards and classic love songs. Jazz chanteuse Adi Braun draws us in with her smooth and sultry vocals and her ability to use a song to tell a story. Adi is joined by Tom King on piano and Pat Collins on bass.
Feb 16 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
At Valentine's Heat you will experience alt-reggae jams from The Steady Rebels & Street Pharmacy, dive into psychedelic rock grooves laid down by Uforia & The Celebration Army, and end off the evening with infectious tunes from Mississauga's own reggae-pop infused Jungle Man Sam who has been making waves internationally! Escape the cold outside & bring your loved ones in for a night you won't forget!