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Hula Hoop Performance And Fun Zone With Aly Hoops

Get ready for a whirlwind of fun and excitement with Aly Hoops. This high-energy, 25-minute show is a delightful fusion of hula hooping and mind-blowing tricks, all wrapped up in a cute comedic package. This show takes you on a journey filled with jaw-dropping hula hoop stunts, mesmerizing choreography and hilarious antics. Don’t miss this […]

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Hula Hoop Performance And Fun Zone With Bex In Motion

Take a spin with Bex in Motion!, a wild mix of comedy, juggling and mind-blowing hula hoop tricks. With her quirky, light-hearted vibe, Bex will have you laughing and cheering in no time. Don’t blink – you might miss her incredible feat of spinning up to 50 hula hoops simultaneously!  Following the show, step into […]

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Power Kids

Inspired by 44 Thursdays – create your own portrait booklet through drawing, collage and photography.  Join Power Kids and capture your self-portrait! This activity is inspired by June Clark’s 44 Thursdays at the Power Plant Contemporary Gallery. Using Clark’s unique method, participants will express themselves through drawing, collage and photography to create a beautiful handmade […]

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Bead Art Painting / Dot Art Inspired By Metis Beadwork

In this workshop, participants will learn about the beautiful, traditional floral beadwork of the Métis people through dot art/bead art painting. Participants will be encouraged to create their own work of art inspired by what they have learned or by something important to them.

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The Joining Of Light

The newest member of the Bang-On-A-Can All-Stars, Arlen Hlusko, plays solo Bach in addition to a program of works that speak to the power of hope and community through darkness.  “The Joining of Light” ties together works composed in the past few years, with works written hundreds of years ago. Many of the pieces were created in […]

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From Toronto To Kyoto

From Steve Reich’s “Music for Pieces of Wood,” “Mallet Quartet” and John Psathas’ “Kyoto”, these talented young percussionists explore groove, pulse and timbre with unrivalled joy and rhythmic energy. The concert will start with two pieces by American composer Steve Reich, one of the most celebrated composers of our time. Many of his works feature percussion […]

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The Family That Sings Together

Prepare for a transformative visceral experience with traditional toasting, work, dance and songs reflecting on the fleeting and eternal from Sakartvelo (also known as Georgia), a small, ancient and mountainous country located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Ori Shalva, the Makharashvili family, is the first singing family of Georgian origins to perform, teach […]

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Songs Of Faith, Hope And Love

Enjoy an afternoon of gospel and inspirational songs of faith, hope and love with Melissa Davis and friends. Program: Part 1 1. Lift Every Voice 2. My God is So High (Spiritual) 3. His Name So Sweet (Spiritual) 4. Wash O God Our Sons and Daughters (Hymn) 5. All We Ask Part 2 1. Sound […]

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Nichol Robertson’s Country All-Stars

In the playground of country music, Nichol Robertson exposes beauty, improvises possibilities and explores its dangerous outer limits.

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The Art Of Expression

A word that means drum and dance in Swahili, Ngoma is a virtuosic multi-generational drum and dance ensemble that embraces and shares their African ancestry, with contemporary hints of Afrobeat, Latin rhythms and hip-hop. 

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From Baghdad To Toronto

A musical journey from Baghdad to Toronto that combines the warmth of Arabic Maqam and the groove of Africa with the energy and joy of jazz, funk and reggae.  The performance will take you on a captivating voyage through Baghdad, Iraq’s rich sounds and rhythms. The warmth of Maqam and the groove of Africa inherited by […]

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Tango and Diaspora

Take a deep dive into the origin story of the tango, including klezmer, Yiddish and Argentine Jewish tango, plus original music by Rebekah Wolkstein. They will perform music from their newest album, Silent Tears – the Last Yiddish Tango, which hit #1 on the world music charts in Europe. Tango music developed in the slums of […]

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From Tehran to Casablanca

The group will treat listeners to new arrangements of folk and old popular music in Persian, Arabic, Turkish, Greek and some crossovers in English/French. Opa Yallah will perform several original compositions inspired by these styles along with these selections. There is a common thread in these musical cultures’ melodies, rhythms and poetry, which Opa Yallah […]

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From Canada To Cuphead

“From Canada to Cuphead” is a program carefully curated by Duo Holz for Summer Music in the Garden. It follows the duo’s current direction of showcasing Canadian composers in diverse works for violin and percussion, this time with an exciting new premiere by Matthias McIntire supported by Harbourfront Centre. Audiences can expect styles ranging from […]

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Scenic Sojourn

Take a journey across many cultural regions of China through the sounds of their music, played on Guzheng, Erhu, Pipa and Dizi.

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The Nine Maidens

Experience a musical journey like no other as Ménestrel performs old music in an intimate show with their unique blend of voices, plucked strings and violin. Their performance, a fusion of ayres and ballads, will recount the transience of good fortune in the life of a voyager. In The Nine Maidens, these English-language folk songs will paint vivid […]

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Crossroads

Tarolinbak is an instrumental ensemble featuring the unconventional combination of tar, violin and tonbak/daf at the crossroads of modal music from Iran and beyond. Led by a masterful trio of musicians Shahin Fayaz (tar), Bijan Sepanji (violin) and Naghmeh Farahmand (tonbak/daf), this dynamic ensemble made its debut recording at the beginning of the pandemic in […]

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Up And Coming

An incubator for Canada’s elite talent, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada brings its best and brightest stars to the Music Garden for a summer chamber music concert. Bringing a fresh perspective to everything they play, these musicians are unmatched in exuberance. Come and experience the next generation of Canada’s orchestras. 

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Secret Heart

Hailey Gillis and Andrew Penner bring you a reinvention of songs from this century’s greatest songwriters, as well as original musings that both offer comfort and ask questions. Having worked together many times over the last decade, these award-winning virtuosic performers now offer you songs that reflect on every moment, big and small.

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It’s Pronounced “George”

Two-time JUNO Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Caity Gyorgy scats, swings, bees and bops in her Summer Music in the Garden debut. 

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Cello Revel

Celebrate the 25th birthday of the Music Garden with Rachel Mercer, principal cellist of the NAC Orchestra. Revel in the sounds of the solo cello, including works by Bach and a Harbourfront Centre commission of cellist/composer India Gailey.  Program: Suite No. 1 in G major – J. S. Bach Naga – Harbourfront Commission (world premiere) […]

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The IndigiDivas

Featuring acclaimed singers Melody Courage (soprano), Rebecca Cuddy and Michelle Lafferty (mezzo-sopranos), The IndigiDivas is an empowering showcase of female-identifying Indigenous singers who weave together Indigenous traditions and cultures with the operatic and orchestral world.  Indigenous-led and realized in collaboration with the Allegra Chamber Orchestra, this program will feature operatic and orchestral works by Indigenous and Canadian […]

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Gabby’s Dollhouse

Celebrate the launch of JUNIOR with a special appearance from fan-favourite Gabby from Gabby’s Dollhouse. Children will have a chance to meet their favourite character, snap a photo, get some high-fives and hugs or even just waves! Fans and families alike are welcome.   And don’t miss your chance to meet Chase from PAW Patrol at […]

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PAW Patrol

Celebrate the launch of JUNIOR with a special appearance from fan-favourite Chase from PAW Patrol. Children will have a chance to meet their favourite character, snap a photo, get some high-fives and hugs or even just waves! Fans and families alike are welcome.   And don’t miss your chance to meet Gabby from Gabby’s Dollhouse at […]

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