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CHAVELA

A singular force of nature, Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas dared to live openly and proudly as a queer diva who followed in nobody’s footsteps as she pushed her culture’s boundaries. A controversial icon who spoke her mind, dressed against the norm, and created beautiful music, Vargas was also a tortured soul who struggled with alcoholism and fame. With never-before-seen interview footage, the award-winning Chavela gives you the chance to discover this extraordinary woman­­­-her story, wisdom, infectious spirit and emotionally stirring art.

I Am Canada: Celebrating Canadian Picture Book Art

Children's picture books tell many stories about what it is like to grow up in Canada. This exhibit celebrates the work of best-loved Canadian illustrators who bring these stories to life.

I Am Canada showcases original picture book art from Toronto Public Library's Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books and the private collection of Scholastic Canada, which has been introducing young people to the joys of reading for 60 years.

Mozart's Piano

Kristian Bezuidenhout brings Mozart’s fortepiano to life in a program of 18th-century keyboard gems and orchestral works.

 "Bezuidenhout is a prince of the fortepiano" – The London Times, UK

Elisa's Italian Adventure

Take a Grand Tour across baroque Italy with Tafelmusik’s new Music Director, Elisa Citterio, as she leads you through the sights, sounds, and tastes of her home country in Elisa’s Italian Adventure from October 11-15 at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. From Vivaldi’s “Autumn” to Fontana’s sonatas (written in Elisa’s hometown, Brescia), Steffani’s dramatic suites to Locatelli’s energetic concertos, the innovations and passions of Italy’s musicians are all to be found here.

LONG TIME RUNNING

In 2015, The Tragically Hip’s iconic frontman Gord Downie revealed he was battling incurable brain cancer. The following year the band set out on a final tour across Canada that captured hearts across the nation. In support of their album Man Machine Poem, The Tragically Hip went on to play 15 shows culminating in a historic final concert in Kingston broadcast on CBC to over 10 million viewers.

**PROGRAM CHANGE: Thursdays at Noon: Wallace Halladay and Stephen Clarke

*Please note that the concert with Jonathan Crow and Joseph Johnson originally scheduled for today had to be cancelled. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

UPDATED CONCERT INFORMATION
Wallace Halladay, saxophone, and Stephen Clarke, piano, perform Schmitt's Légende, Op. 66, Leroux's SPP and Denisov's Sonata.

All Thursdays at Noon concerts start at 12:10 pm in Walter Hall at 80 Queen's Park and are free.

 

Joseph Johnson and James Parker

Joseph Johnson, Principal Cello with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and James Parker, Gryphon Trio pianist, team up for an unforgettable evening.

DEBUSSY Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor
BEETHOVEN Sonata for Cello and Piano, No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5
BRAHMS Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park

$40, $25 senior, $10 student | Tickets available online or by phone @ www.music.utoronto.ca or 416-408-0208

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