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Events listing

Magic and Loss: A Tribute to Lou Reed

February 27-28, 2015

Singers Margo Timmins, Kevin Hearn, Mike Timmins, Tom Wilson, Sarah Slean, John Southworth and others perform 18 songs in a retrospective on the career of Lou Reed.

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The Dragon of Glory

February 28-March 1, 2015

The largest gathering of dragon dances in Toronto will be at LunarFest 2015! The Warrior Dragon, the Lotus Dragon, the Dragon of Glory and the glow-in-the-dark Dragon For The Stars will be performed by the Jhuo Lan High School Dragon Dance Team from Miaoli County in Taiwan, making their debut performance in Toronto.

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Meeting of Drums

February 28, 2015 14&16

Chinese war drums, Korean janggu and the Japanese taiko drum are three of the best known percussion instruments to emerge from Asia. No Lunar New Year celebration is complete without soaring beats and vibrant energy from the drums.

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Mo Kenney

March 21, 2015

Shortly after her performance at the Rivoli in February 2013, folk-pop artist Mo Kenney went on to win the SOCAN Songwriter Prize for her infectious single, “Sucker.” No surprise there—far from novice, Kenney has been composing and recording since she was 14. Buoyed by the support of acclaimed musicians such as Joel Plaskett and Ron Sexsmith, the 23-year-old is destined to continue her meteoric rise.

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Intermezzi

April 9-11, 2015

Canadian dance legends James Kudelka and Peggy Baker each explore a collection of Brahms’ intermezzi with intriguingly contrasting results. Produced in association with Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie.

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Nagata Shachu & The Toronto Tabla Ensemble

April 11, 2015

The powerful and evocative rhythms of Japan and India converge in this highly anticipated collaboration between two pillars of the Toronto world music scene. The Juno nominated Toronto Tabla Ensemble, founded in 1991 by Artistic Director and Tabla Master, Ritesh Das, has toured Canada six times, as well as Australia and India. They will join Nagata Shachu in an evening of thrilling rhythms and joyous percussion.

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The Story of Babar

May 18, 2015 13&15

Be moved to tears — and laughter, too — with The Story of Babar, a touching and majestic piece that captures the adventures of the famous little elephant through a variety of musical forms. Part of HarbourKIDS: The Toronto International Circus Festival, co-produced with Zero Gravity Circus.

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Songbook 8: Brent Carver

May 22-23, 2015

Accompanied by a selection of our finest musicians, Brent Carver will perform 12 songs arranged especially for this concert by a selection of the best composers and arrangers in Canada.

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Peter Katz

May 29, 2015

Peter Katz captivates listeners with his unique brand of contemporary folk music.

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Torn From the Pages with Miriam Toews, hosted by Dave Bidini

May 30, 2015

Torn from the Pages is an evening where the worlds of books and music collide. It's a frisson of prose and melody based on the ouevre of a single artist, in this case, Winnipeg's Giller nominated Miriam Toews.

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