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Enjoy two perspectives of classical music – traditional and fusion – from around the world! We break down the borders surrounding the constantly evolving art form of classical music. During the three-day festival, diverse classical music from Europe and Latin America, to the Middle and Far East will be explored. Guest curated by Art of Time Ensemble's Artistic Director Andrew Burashko.

 

Part of Hot Spot Summer 2011, a series of festivals and cultural events that run from Victoria Day weekend through to Thanksgiving!

Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

Discover What’s Classical

6:00pm –10:00pm

Join us in asking What's Classical? at the weekend long exhibit that explores the cross-pollination between classical and popular music.

Family

Music

Learning

Rhythm & Motion Tango Lesson

6:30pm – 7:00pm

The artistic director of Rhythm & Motion Dance Studio, Elizabeth Sadowska, teaches the introductory basics to dancing the most romantic dance in the world - the Tango.

Dance

Learning

Rhythm & Motion Tango Demonstration

7:00pm

Rhythm & Motion Dance Studio provides a dance demonstration that traces the variety and history of the tango from the clubs of Buenos Aires to Toronto.

Dance

An Evening of Tango featuring Quartango

8:00pm – 9:00pm

A full hour of Nuevo Tango-inspired music by Montreal quartet, Quartango.

Music

An Evening of Tango featuring Tango Soul

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Traditional Argentinean tango dancers, Bryant and Faye Lopez of Tango Soul, are featured guests for An Evening of Tango, performing with Quartango.

Dance

Music

Rhythm & Motion Tango Demonstration

9:00pm – 9:30pm

Rhythm & Motion Dance Studio provides a dance demonstration that traces the variety and history of the tango from the clubs of Buenos Aires to Toronto.

Dance

Film: El día que me quieras

9:00pm –11:00pm

A film screening of El día que me quieras featuring Carlos Gardel, the first great singer of the Tango.

Film

Music

An Evening of Tango featuring Art of Time Ensemble

9:30pm –11:00pm

A programme of jazz, pop and classical tangos by Art of Time Ensemble, one of Canada's most innovative and artistically accomplished music ensemble.

Music

Discover What’s Classical

12:00pm –10:00pm

Join us in asking What's Classical? at the weekend long exhibit that explores the cross-pollination between classical and popular music.

Family

Music

Learning

Young Artists Performance Academy

1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Young Artists Performance Academy of The Royal Conservatory of Music will be featuring some of their rising stars in a classical music showcase that focuses on gifted musicians aged nine to 18.

Family

Music

Classical Music Crafts

1:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us in the HarbourKIDS Zone Tent and learn how to make an easy-to-play musical instrument – the tambourine!

Craft & Design

Family

Music

Learning

Now & Then: Music from the Middle East featuring Bassam Bishara

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Begin your afternoon with classical music pieces from Iraqi, Syrian and Egyptian repertoires by Bassam Bishara.

Music

The Story of Babar narrated by Steven Page

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Babar comes to life with a new energy featuring Steven Page as narrator and accompaniment by Serouj Kradjian performing music by French composer Francis Poulenc.

Family

Music

Young Artists Performance Academy

3:00pm – 3:30pm

The Young Artists Performance Academy of The Royal Conservatory of Music will be featuring some of their rising stars in a classical music showcase that focuses on gifted musicians aged nine to 18.

Family

Music

Strolling Musicians

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Classical, jazz and world musicians are put to the task of creating their own version of Leonard Cohen songs.

Music

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