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Dec 14-16 2017
Art of Time is gathering the best holiday songs, wintery tunes, readings and more to present a broader range of sentiments and styles than you’ll find at any other holiday concert.
Dec 19 2017 (Tuesday), 12:00 PM
The illustrious 20-voice Elmer Iseler Singers, founded in 1979 by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler and led by conductor-artistic director Lydia Adams since 1998, have built an international reputation through concerts, broadcasts, recordings and touring. In addition to their annual Toronto series, the Singers are frequent guests with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and other major arts organizations.
Dec 31 2017 (Sunday), 09:00 PM
New this year! Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner in the ROM’s stylish c5 Lounge. Guests will enjoy a three-course gourmet meal, wine service with dinner, a complimentary welcome cocktail, and access to an exclusive cash bar in c5 all night long. Plus, receive early entry at 7 pm to see our new spectacular exhibition Christian Dior, presented by Holt Renfrew, until 9 pm.
from Dec 31 2017 to Jan 01 2018
Enjoy waltzes, polkas and operetta excerpts, with European singers, dancers and full orchestra.
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.
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 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.
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 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!
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 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), 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 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 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.
Dec 16 2017 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
Когда The Eagles перестали выступать несколько десятилетий назад, продав более 100 миллионов рекордов, получив шесть Grammy's и выпустив шестм альбов, группа Отель Калифорния начала новаторское путешествие по истории - от создания музыки, которая прогремела по всему миру до восторга от сотен тысяч поклонников Eagles.
Dec 15-17 2017
Guests of all ages are invited to a family concert celebrating the sounds of the season from around the globe. Featuring Mike Ross leading an all-star line-up of Toronto’s best musicians.
Dec 17 2017 (Sunday), 07:00 PM
Two-time Juno Award winning vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow celebrates her newest recording Lumières d’hiver, featuring original takes on an eclectic mix of Christmas and wintry tunes. Classics like River, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Noël Blanc, will be performed alongside Quebec favourites, As-Tu Vu le Père Noël, Marie Noël, and surprises such as a French version of the Wilson Sisters pop tune Hey Santa, and Tricot Machine’s Combien de Noel. An engaging performer, imaginative arranger Emilie-Claire and her incredible band bring fresh interpretations of holiday favourites, classics from her popular repertoire, and of course, Winter Wonderland.
Dec 22 2017 (Friday), 10:00 PM
Join thousands of Party Goers from across Canada for THE BIGGEST CHRISTMAS PARTY IN TORONTO ! Show off your Ugliest, Craziest, Funniest and Most Ridiculous Christmas Sweaters to WIN CASH PRIZES
Dec 01-23 2017
Back for its 2nd amazing year, Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square celebrates the season with an enchanting artisan market, delicious food, festive drinks at the Jackson Triggs Polar Point Bar, live entertainment, and a winter midway, bringing excitement and charm to the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto, all in support of Epilepsy Toronto.
Dec 29 2017 (Friday)
Featuring the Motion Picture Symphony Orchestra One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-grossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards®. Masterfully directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park transports us to a secluded island where scientists have succeeded in reviving the age of dinosaurs in a brand new, immersive theme park, the likes of which has never been seen before.
Dec 02-31 2017
Experience the magic of winter at Evergreen’s Winter Village. Celebrate the holidays with friends and family as you enjoy fun wintry activities, shop for unique local gifts and sample tasty eats in Toronto’s winter playground. Entry is free! Try your hand at street curling or ski biking, take a walk through the nature trails, join a fat bike ride or get your hands dirty in the Children’s Garden. Enjoy your holiday shopping experience as you browse unique crafts at the Holiday Etsy Market on Sundays. Plus, don’t forget to pick up your Christmas tree from Evergreen Garden Market!
from Dec 31 2017 to Jan 01 2018
Celebrate New Year's Eve on Dec 31, 2017 in Niagara Falls, Canada's largest FREE New Year Eve Extravaganza, is indeed a great event to ring in. The New Year's Party on December 31, 2017 begins at 8:00pm at Queen Victoria Park featuring exciting musical entertainment by renowned bands and artists. Highlights include two spectacular fireworks displays, food and beverage vendors and a licensed area. Each year as many as 40,000 people pack the park just steps from the mighty Falls to celebrate New Years Eve with a huge outdoor concert. Past performers have included Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Jan 11 2018 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
Founded in 1992, the Brentano Quartet just celebrated its 25th anniversary season. The quartet performs music spanning from the Renaissance, through the beloved Classical and Romantic literature, up to music of today’s composers. The Brentano played their Bach Project for MTO in November 2003 (Bach’s Art of the Fugue with 10 modern compositions) and Fragments, the incomplete thoughts of great composers, in September 2012. They succeeded the Tokyo as quartet-in-residence at Yale in 2014. Dawn Upshaw has achieved worldwide celebrity as a singer of opera and concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today. A five-time Grammy Award winner, in 2007 she was named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation, the first vocal artist to be awarded the five-year “genius” prize.
Jan 13 2018 (Saturday), 01:00 PM
Cawley has been ranked the #1 Elvis impersonator in the USA by a committee of Elvis fan club presidents. His amazing voice allows the audience the chance to relive the excitement of having seen "The King" in person.
Jan 15 2018 (Monday), 07:00 PM
oin us for the annual all-star concert, awards event, and after party! This celebration of Canada’s blues music, hosted by ShoShona Kish, features a star-studded lineup of the hottest blues artists from across Canada, including performances by Cécile Doo-Kingué, Donald Ray Johnson, and many more, all backed by the renowned Maple Blues Band. Then don’t miss the after party headlined by Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes.
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), 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 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 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), 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.