Music

Events listing

Zayo!

February 7- 8, 2015

Black Stars employ both dance and spoken word as methods of storytelling.

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Film: Coming Back for More

February 8, 2015

A documentary about pioneering musician, Sly Stone. In 2002, director/musician Willem Alkema began to look for Sly Stone. Two years later he found Stone living in a house on a dead end street on a hill just outside Los Angeles. Stone didn't want to be filmed, but the director didn't give up and eventually followed the musician as he took his first steps on stage since the '70s.

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Yes Yes Y'all Valentines

February 14, 2015

Toronto’s most popular queer-friendly DJ crew return to the Natrel Rink with their unique blend of hip-hop, dancehall and R&B for this special Valentine’s Day skate night session.

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MNFSTO SK8

February 21, 2015

Toronto’s hip-hop ambassadors, Manifesto, close our DJ Skate Nights season with a lineup featuring the legendary Kid Capri.

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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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Parade of Dragon Dances

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-March 1, 2015

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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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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