September – December, 2019
We’re delighted to partner with Toronto arts organizations to bring you music, dance, theatre, and workshops in different venues around the city.
MALAGASY GUITAR: MUSIC FROM MADAGASCAR WITH D’GARY AND WEN ZHAO
LOCATION: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St W, Toronto
DATE & TIME: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 12 pm–1 pm
D’Gary, widely considered to be one of the top slide guitarists in the world, will give a solo performance as part of the Canadian Opera Company’s free lunchtime performance series. Opening his performance, will be Wen Zhao, a pipa virtuoso.
A co-production with the Canadian Opera Company
WOMEN IN PERCUSSION FESTIVAL: RAJNA SWAMINATHAN
LOCATION: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St W, Toronto
DATE & TIME: Thursday, September 29, 2019, 7 pm, Doors open at 6 pm
Boston/New York-based mrudangam artist and composer Rajna Swaminathan brings together a unique ensemble of Toronto-based improvisers for a collaborative exploration of sound and movement.
A co-production with Lula Music and Arts Centre
NASEER SHAMMA & ORONTES: FLAMENCO NIGHT
LOCATION: Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St. East
DATE & TIME: Friday, November 1, 2019, 7:30 pm
Feel Flamenco rhythms from one of the world’s pre-eminent oud masters and a Syrian guitar quartet.
A co-production with the Canadian Arabic Orchestra
REBIRTH OF THE SUN
LOCATION: Ismaili Centre, Toronto
DATE & TIME: Friday, December 21, 2019, 4 pm and 8 pm
Saturday, December 22, 2019, 4 pm
TICKETS: $30, $27 Friends, $22.50 students and seniors
Celebrate the winter solstice with performances that channel ancient stories through music, song, dance, chants, and whirling dervishes.
A co-production with Sashar Zarif Dance Company and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto
With support from Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council
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