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Jazz Meets Classical: Points of Convergence

Wednesdays, 1-3pm

October 11 - November 15

Although the genres of jazz and classical music can be said to possess distinctive characteristics, both look to each other for inspiration and inevitably exert a subtle yet undeniable influence on one another. In this series, we?ll look at the similarities and differences between these musical styles, while exploring the intersections that have spawned new musical treasures.

The Surprising Side of Ballet: Part 3

With Katherine Barber, Canada’s Word Lady
Did you know that some ballets were inspired by popular music like ragtime, The Andrews Sisters or The Rolling Stones? Or that some ballets have comedic moments? Ballet is not always what we think.
Part 3: June 19: The Joy of Dance: The most joyful moments in the ballet repertoire, which will make you feel as elated as the performers.
Drop-in: $16
Info: lisar@mnjcc.org (416) 924-6211 x155

The Surprising Side of Ballet: Part 2

With Katherine Barber, Canada’s Word Lady
Did you know that some ballets were inspired by popular music like ragtime, The Andrews Sisters or The Rolling Stones? Or that some ballets have comedic moments? Ballet is not always what we think.
Mondays: June 12 & 19
Part 2: June 12: Ballet Goes Pop: Ballet isn't always performed to classical music. From ragtime to the Rolling Stones, from the Andrews Sisters to Sinatra, some of ballet's most enjoyable repertoire has been inspired by popular music.

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