The Ton Beau String Quartet performs a colourful program of solos, duets and quartets from the classical and traditional repertoires, including four movements from the Bach Suite that inspired the Toronto Music Garden. Violins Jeremy Potts, Bijan SepanjiViola Alex McLeodCello Sarah Steeves Program Prelude, Sarabande, Menuet I/II, Gigue from Suite No 1 in G Major for unaccompanied celloJ.S. […]

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The Humanist’s Lyre

The brilliant young Slovenian lutenist Bor Zuljan performs songs, dances and ricercars from Leonardo’s and Raffaello’s Italy of 1500, with improvisation and surprising “new-old” sounds.

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Telemann: à 1, 2, 3, 4!

Montreal’s brilliant quartet Flûte Alors! celebrates one of the most imaginative – and the most prolific! – of Baroque composers: Georg Philipp Telemann. With his unparalleled fluency in the German, Italian, French and Polish musical styles, Telemann’s inventive compositions have resonated with audiences throughout the centuries. This afternoon’s program features original works and arrangements for […]

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The Magic of Yaman Through Khayal & Cinema

Renowned vocalist Ramneek Singh reveals two sides of the Raag Yaman, presenting it first in classical Hindustani forms, then as it reappeared, transformed, in classic scores of the Golden Age of Hindi Cinema. Additional vocals Malhar Singh Program Note “Raag Yaman, a romantic evening raag, is performed at a time when Nature creates an ambiance of […]

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No Boundaries

The Venuti String Quartet performs the beloved Nocturne from Borodin’s String Quartet No 2, the dazzling second movement of Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major and two pieces by Drew Jurecka. Violins Rebekah Wolkstein and Drew JureckaViola Shannon KnightsCello Lydia Munchinsky Program The SpiderDrew Jurecka and Jay Danley, arr. Drew Jurecka II. Assez vif – Très rythmé from String […]

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Three Cellos Tie Some Knots

This video is no longer available for public viewing. Baroque cellists Mélisande Corriveau, Elinor Frey (direction) and Andrea Stewart perform music by Giuseppe Dall’Abaco, J.S. Bach, and Maxime McKinley.* Baroque Cellos Mélisande Corriveau, Elinor Frey and Andrea Stewart Program Prelude from Suite No 3 in C Major for unaccompanied celloJ.S. Bach (1685–1750)Performed by Elinor Frey Sarabande from Suite No […]

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Swedish Folk’apella

With spine-tingling vocal polyphony and blue notes, intimacy and power, the four women of the Swedish a capella group Kongero bring Scandinavian traditional music into the 21st century. Vocals Lotta Andersson, Emma Björling, Anna Larsson and Anna Wikénius

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The Egyptian and His Neighbour – A Tale of Plague and Freedom

This inspiring story from Rumi derives from the Masnavi, the Sufi mystic’s vast verse epic which collects some of the most celebrated stories from the Sufi tradition. The tale turns on the expectations listeners may have of the popular narrative of the Plagues of Egypt. Told by storyteller Ariel Balevi, accompanied by improvisations by Sina Bathaie […]

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Introducing Portage: an exciting new Canadian fiddling super-group that brings together leaders and innovators in their respective traditions – Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies, Appalachia and the West Coast. Guitar Jean HewsonFiddle, Vocals Anne LedermanFiddles Erynn Marshall, Laura RiskFiddle, Cello Christina Smith Supported by Bureau du Québec à Toronto

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Have Guitar, Will Travel (Even in Quarantine)

Celebrated for its energy, passion, and refinement, the Canadian Guitar Quartet performs a delightful program of solos, duets and quartets by composers from Germany, Spain, Italy, France and Montreal. Guitars Julien Bisaillon, Renaud Côté-Giguère, Bruno Roussel, Louis Trépanier Program Prelude from the Suite in C Minor for Lute, BWV 997, by J.S. BachPerformed by Renaud Côté-Giguère Granada from Suite […]

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Virtual Virtuosa

A program of music written by or for women, performed by Montreal’s Infusion Baroque. Baroque Flute, Recorder Alexa Raine-WrightBaroque Violin Sallynee AmawatBaroque Cello Andrea StewartHarpsichord, Vocals Rona Nadler Program The Broom of Cowdenknows/Bonny Christy (Grave, Adante-Grave, Grave, Presto) by Francesco Geminiani (1687–1762) L’Heraclito Amoroso by Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) Concerto “per Anna Maria” in A Major, […]

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From Bach to Infinity

The Elmwood Trio performs solos by J.S. Bach, Vieuxtemps and Jeremy Bellaviti. Together they will perform a movement of Bach’s Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1029, originally written for viola da gamba and harpsichord. Violin Sarah Fraser RaffViola Jeewon KimCello Mary-Katherine Finch Program II. Allemande from Suite No.2 in D minor for Solo Cello, BWV […]

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Tio Chorinho – Canada’s first ensemble dedicated to performing Brazilian choro music – will perform choro classics as well as originals from their forthcoming album, sharing the energy, nostalgia and virtuosity of Brazil’s original soul music. With special guest Flavia Nascimento. Mandolin Eric Stein7–String Guitar Andre ValerioCavaquinho Carlinhos CardosoPercussion Maninho CostaAccordion Milos PopovicVocals Flavia Nascimento […]

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“Sweet as Honey, Bright as Silver”: Voices from the Balkans and Beyond

Meden Glas (meaning “sweet as honey,” or conversely, “a silvery, metallic timbre”) is our sonic tour guide through Bulgaria, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Greece, Albania, Turkey, Italy, and Russia via the entrancing vocal styles, intricate rhythms and instrumental sounds of their traditional music. Vocals, Accordion, Tambura Irene MarkoffVocals, Flutes, Hand Drums EkaterinaVocals Nadia YounanVocals, Hand Drums Mario MorelloVocals, […]

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Five Toronto-based fusion music specialists create new Canadian soundscapes that unite instruments from China, Korea, Japan and Syria. Shinobue, Dongxiao Heidi ChanPercussion Nour KDNGayageum Roa LeeErhu Amely ZhouPipa Wendy Zhou Program Revelations by Marko Koumoulas The Day After by Roa Lee Wind Chaser by Matthew Van Driel Pipa Language Medley arranged by Wendy Zhou Kokkiriko […]

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Forró Live!

With its trademark charisma and infectious energy, a small formation of Maria Bonita and The Band perform original compositions and interpret the greats of classical forró dance music. Zabumba Mari PalharesBass Robert LeeRabecas Kelly LefaiveTriangle Flávia Oliveira

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Aiyun Huang

To the Earth by Frederic RzewskiText from a Homeric hymn To the Earth, Mother of all,I will sing the well established, the oldest,Who nourishes on her surface everything that lives.Those things that walk upon the holy ground,And those that swim in the sea,And those that fly in the air,All these are nourished by your abundance. […]

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An innovative follow-up to Harbourfront Centre’s contemporary dance series TORQUE, in collaboration with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, REBO(U)ND is a choreography of suspension, composed of video projected on architectural surfaces. REBO(U)ND reveals the ephemeral instant when the performer floats, between momentum and falling, between liberty and unbalance, just as the body seems to defy notions of […]

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CoMotion Festival, curated by Alex Bulmer, celebrates new ideas and expressions by Deaf and disabled artists in a multidisciplinary program including visual arts, music, performances, digital art, workshops and panel discussions.  “Disability is political.  Disability is community. Disability is identity. Disability is an experience of living in a world with a ‘one size fits one’ design.  An international […]

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