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Meet the Author: Howard Shrier

Howard Shrier is an award-winning author of crime fiction.Howard's novels - all featuring Toronto Jewish investigator Jonah Geller - include: Buffalo Jump, High Chicago, Boston Cream and Miss Montreal.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bring your lunch & stay for our Thursday afternoon drop-in program Klezmer in the New World: A Musical Alchemy.
FREE (Klezmer music afternoon drop-in: $4) 
info: lisar@mnjcc.org (416) 924-6211 x 155

Lecture: The Representation of Japan in the Republic of Letters

6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)
Admission: Free (please register at link)

Speaker: Professor Francesco Campagnola (Ghent University) with an introduction by Professor Thomas Keirstead (Chair, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto)

How did seventeenth and eighteenth century European documents, maps and journals represent Japan? How did the Republic of Letters – the self-proclaimed community of the scholars and the learned – imagine it well before the country was completely opened to the eyes of the foreigners?

Music: INTRODUCTION TO ROSSINI’S ‘WILLIAM TELL’ by IAIN SCOTT

On Friday, December 5, 2014 Teatro Regio di Torino hosted by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will perform Rossini’s William Tell with Mo. Gianandrea Noseda, conductor (click here for more information).
On this occasion the Istituto Italiano di Cultura will host a presentation of Rossini’s "William Tell" by Iain Scott as part of a special ticket package. 

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