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Kristen Dobbin and Thomas Volkmann's Photo Exhibitions "Two Ends of a Lifespan"

Kristen Dobbin and Toomas Volkmann's photo exhibits Two Ends of a Lifespan presents the perspectives on Estonian identity in Toronto's tight-knit diaspora community from two ends of a lifespan. Kristen Dobbin's nostalgic series on Estonian summer camp, Jõekääru, documents young campers exploring their culture and identity, while highlighting a diaspora institution in transition. Toomas Volkmann's triptychs portray Estonian-Canadians born in Estonia in the early years of the Republic, between 1918 adn 1923, alongside personal reflections on their lives spent in two countries.

UofT 12TET with Ineke van Doorn and Marc van Vugt

TERRY PROMANE director
INEKE VAN DOORN vocals and MARC VAN VUGT guitar

With fairy-like sounds, funky arrangements, modern music full of harrowing and twisting harmonies and sadly comforting songs, singer Ineke van Doorn and guitarist Marc van Vugt explore the boundaries between improvisation and composition, in original songs with regular lyrics and in pure improvisations, by giving their characteristic interpretation of standards or by amalgamation of different musical expressions.

Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park

The Artist's Life Through Song: Paint Me a Song

Paint Me a Song with Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano, Christopher Enns, tenor and Steven Philcox, piano

An evening of song including Ben Moore’s Dear Theo, inspired by the letter correspondence between Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo, Four Short Songs by John Beckwith, and the premiere of this year's Canadian Art Song Project commission Miss Carr in Seven Scenes by Jeffrey Ryan, based on the journal writings of Emily Carr.

Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park

Curious Minds Weekend

Presented by Hot Docs and The Globe and Mail, Curious Minds Weekend invites you to explore the most urgent and exciting issues of our time with the innovative thinkers who shape them. Speakers for the second edition include The Washington Post’s Marty Baron, legendary Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown, bestselling author Reza Aslan, The Daily Show’s John Hodgman, and many more. Join us for three days of thought-provoking discussions and dynamic panel conversations – all moderated by journalists from The Globe and Mail.

A Recorder Romp

Explode your preconceptions of the recorder with this concert of delightful and daring concertos.

If you thought the recorder was just an instrument for school concerts, think again. Virtuoso performer Alison Melville joins a select chamber group of Tafelmusik musicians to present the baroque recorder. Radiant, whimsical, melancholic, fun, bright—this is the nerdy recorder of your youth, but restored to its original glory.

Free Screening: STEP

Going to school and accessing a quality education isn't easy or isn't even an option for some students. Step documents the senior year of a girl's high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success amidst social unrest in their troubled city. 

A post-screening discussion and a live pitch by Toronto teachers to support their classroom projects will follow.

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