Classical IV: Strings – Maryem Tollar

Maryem Tollar is coming to Harbourfront Centre tonight, Friday July 27th, at 7pm to challenge our idea of what is “classical”. Not only is Maryem playing a traditional middle eastern string instrument called a qanun (pronounced canoon) but she will be using it to play hits by Kate Bush, Prince, Joni Mitchell and Gotye. Her performance will be a far-cry …

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Classical IV: Strings – Regent Park School of Music

Regent Park School of Music (RPSM) has been providing music education to youth-in-need for the past twelve years, offering diverse classes to an ever increasing area of Toronto. Violin students from RPSM will be coming to Classical IV this Sunday to show you what they’ve learned and their love of music. We were fortunate to have Richard Marsella, director at …

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Classical IV: Strings – iNSiDEaMiND

Classical IV: Strings is a festival that challenges our preconceptions of classical music. No performance lives up to this theme more than iNSiDEaMiND. Their sound is often described as “listening to a movie” and their cinematic sensibilities have been geared towards four successful releases as well as soundtracking films, television and theatrical performances. This Friday they will be performing a …

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Classical IV: Strings – Mike Ford

We are very excited to have Mike Ford here at Harbourfront for Classical IV: Strings. Mike, formely of Moxy Früvous and now a Juno-nominated solo artist, has released 4 acclaimed albums of Canadian history-inspired songs and brings his passion for Canada to thousands of students each year with his tours of Canada Needs You and Le Retour D’Étienne Brûlé. This …

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Uncharted Waters Interviews: Johan Hallberg-Campbell

We waited anxiously for the rain to stop (it was off and on), and when it did we pulled Johan Hallberg-Campbell aside and chatted about his work in the exhibition.

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Classical IV: Strings – Lute Legends Ensemble

The Lute Legends Ensemble is a new collaboration between three of Toronto’s most noted performers and teachers of plucked-string instruments. Although the lute, the oud, and the pipa are cousins with a common ancestor, each instrument evolved very different playing techniques and styles along different parts of the Silk Road centuries ago. This ensemble now puts them on the same …

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Classical IV: Strings – The Afiara String Quartet

The all-Canadian Afiara String Quartet is set to take the stage at this years Classical IV: Strings. Their concert will explore what we really mean when we say “classical music” by juxtaposing the music of Mozart and Haydn with contemporary compensations such as Dan Becker’s “Lockdown,” Severiano Briseno’s “El Sinaloense” (arr. by Osvaldo Golijov) and new arrangements of you favourite …

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Taco Takedown Interviews: Aaron Foster

To finish up our interview series with the Taco Takedown Featured Chefs we turn our spotlight on Aaron Foster. We sat down with Aaron at L.A Italian+Bar to talk about his experiences working at his mom’s restaurant, opening a restaurant in Bangkok and moving back to Toronto. Make sure you check out Aaron’s taco creation tonight at 6:30 at the …

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Taco Takedown Interviews: Mary Luz Mejia

Hosting this years Taco Takedown, our very own Chairman Kaga, is Mary Luz Mejia. Food columnist, travel writer and cookbook nerd, Mary was kind enough to answer a few questions for us. Check them out below ____ You’re hosting Taco Takedown at our Hot & Spicy festival.  What do you think it is about spicy food that brings people together? …

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Taco Takedown Interviews: Sang Kim

Sang Kim is an author, restaurant consultant and owner of the sushi-making class Sushi Making for the Soul. He stopped by Harbourfront for a quick chat about sushi, his new book Woody Allen Ate My Kimchi, and why he is deserving of a pity win at this years Taco Takedown. We think his competition should not be fooled by his …

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