OFFSITE PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS

PERFORMANCE

OFFSITE PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS

Date: September 2019 – April 2020

We’re delighted to partner with Toronto arts organizations to bring you music, dance, theatre, and workshops in different venues around the city.

WINTER 2020:

 

Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series: Ensemble Sayr
LOCATION: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St W.
DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 12 pm
TICKETS: Free
The hypnotic sounds of the santur and percussion are united with the captivating movement of Sufi whirling in this performance of traditional Persian and Sufi music, featuring Farzad AttarJafari (whirling dervish), Naghmeh Farahmand (percussion), and Amir Amiri (santur).
Presented in collaboration with the Canadian Opera Company

Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series: Fethi Nadjem Trio
LOCATION: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 12 pm
TICKETS: Free
Algerian multi-instrumentalist, Fethi Nadjem performs with virtuosic Syrian clarinetist Majd Sekkar and Peruvian percussionist Matias Recharte. Together they explore the music of Syria, Iran, and the Balkans.
Presented in collaboration with the Canadian Opera Company

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
TICKETS: Free
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
TICKETS: www.lula.ca/calendar
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
TICKETS: www.stlc.com
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: Saturday, December 21, 2019, 4 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, 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




With support from


Ontario Arts Council

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