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Dedicated to Italian writer Primo Levi

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy, is pleased to present an evening of literature and music. Some excerpts from Primo Levi’s literary work “If This is a Man” will be read. Musical intermissions featuring some classic klezmer and jewish repertoire will be performed by Robbie Grunwald, pianist and Drew Jurecka, violinist.

Salon 21: SoundWeavers

Over the past eight months, composer Emilie Lebel has been composing a work in collaboration with Jumblies Theatre, a hub for community-driven creativity. Join us for the premiere of her new work, and a discussion between Lebel, Ruth Howard, Artistic Director of Jumblies, and the community participants in the new work.

Season 2015-16: THE SOUL OF NAPLES The Toronto Consort joins forces with Vesuvius Ensemble

The soul of Naples has always been expressed in its passionate, vivacious music, and Renaissance Naples is no exception. Comic street songs, erotic love poetry, wild tarantellas, virtuoso fantasias, all of these come alive when the Toronto Consort joins forces with Vesuvius Ensemble in a magnificent evening of music from 16th-century Naples. Vesuvius Ensemble is one of the world’s foremost groups specializing in early Neapolitan music, led by singer extraordinaire Francesco Pellegrino.


Italian violinist Elisa Citterio leads the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in a refreshing programme of music by baroque masters: concerti grossi by Corelli and Locatelli (the beautiful Il Pianto d’Arianna), an orchestral suite by Fasch, and a Vivaldi Concerto for two violins and two oboes. Ms. Citterio will celebrate her Tafelmusik debut with performances of Bach’s Concerto for violin in A Minor BWV 1041.

Thursday, Nov 5/ Friday, Nov 6/ Saturday, Nov 7 - 8pm
Sunday, Nov 8 - 3:30pm
Call 866.882.9844

Outside-the-Box Baroque

Through listening, lecture, discussion and the use of images, this 6-week course will explore the music, composers and musical life of Baroque Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Scotland, Scandinavia, and Russia.

Wednesdays, 10:00AM-12:00PM

Phone: 416.408.2825


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