Tourists flocked to 17th-century Italy to devour the new “baroque” style, finding music that was fresh, exhilarating, and even shocking in its use of free form and improvisation.
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This utterly enjoyable and globe-spanning jaunt follows Canadian actor and comedian Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up, How to Train Your Dragon) on an epic road trip through Canada, Ireland and Scotland with his new friend, well-known Irish soccer journalist Eoin O’Callaghan.
Thursdays at Noon features the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Catherine Chen, bassoon, and Keith Atkinson, oboe, with piano accompaniment, presenting a French-themed program of chamber music classics including works by Jeanjean, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns.
Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park
This exhibition displays books, packaging and postcards designed and created by Takashi Hiraide for his《TH_AIRPOST》project, which delivers art and literature to readers worldwide.
The《AIRPOST POETRY》exhibit is the first time that an overview of this experiment 《FOR ONE FROM ONE》has been presented.
** As October 16 is the day before the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot, film screenings will take place at the special times of 11:30 am and 3:00 pm.
Guest Speakers: Screenwriters of A Fish in the Bathtub John Silverstein & David Chudnovsky
On October 3, new faculty member Enrico Elisi performs works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Berg, Debussy and Liszt. Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, Dr. Elisi has established himself as one of the most passionate Italian pianists on the concert scene today and has been hailed for his mastery of elegance, refinement and fantasy (La Nueva España). He regularly performs to acclaim throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Tickets: $40, $25 senior, $10 student | 416-408-0208
Lecture on the origins of France’s far right by Jack Veugelers, professor of sociology at the University of Toronto.
Lecture in English.
"This exhibition is intended to be a visual exploration and a celebration of what represents the sensitive reality of my environment in 2016.
From the royal palace in Pyongyang comes a story so bizarre it could only be true. Acclaimed filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and glamorous actress Choi Eun-hee were the hottest couple of ‘70s South Korea—but only after their romance was over did their collaborations receive unlimited resources. The catch? Both were kidnapped by their biggest fan: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. Enduring torture and imprisonment, their love is rekindled and they realize escape is only possible through filmmaking.
Sea monsters, invented islands, and uncharted lands - discover the unexpected beauty of maps and atlases from the 16th to the 19th century. The Art of Cartography features world maps, atlases, sea charts, celestial maps, city plans and other cartographic curiosities from Toronto Public Library's Special Collections.
Guided tours every Tuesday at 2 p.m. PLUS - Join us for fascinating talks on miniature maps and the art of map-making today.