September 3- 9, 2012
Week 36 of Year 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Monday, September 3, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Monday, September 3, 2012 10:00 AM - 12:00PM

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

September 1- 3, 2012

World Café

Monday, September 3, 2012 12:00 PM - 8:00PM

What are you in the mood for today? Thai? Latin? Indian? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

August 31 - September 3, 2012

Lifestyle Zone

Monday, September 3, 2012 12:00 PM - 7:00PM

Wanna relax by the waterfront? Come to the new Lifestyle Zone, sit back, Tweet, Instagram, snack and explore. Be a part of this new café culture!

August 31 - September 3, 2012

Toronto Jewish Folk Choir

Monday, September 3, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00PM

The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir is the oldest continuing Jewish performing group in Canada. Conducted by Alexander Veprinsky.

September 3, 2012

Pete Sokolow - The Last of the Old Guys

Monday, September 3, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00PM

Legendary klezmer/jazz pianist Pete Sokolow presents a musically-illustrated discussion of his six-decade career in NY's Jewish music scene.

September 3, 2012

Lucidarium Ensemble

Monday, September 3, 2012 1:30 PM - 3:00PM

A unique programme of little-known Renaissance-era Italian-Jewish music performed on period instruments in Hebrew, Italian and Ladino.

September 3, 2012

Fanfare Severni

Monday, September 3, 2012 1:30 PM - 2:30PM

Some of Montreal's top young folk/world musicians, Fanfare Severni captures the raucous energy of Balkan brass and east European village music.

September 3, 2012

Beyond the Pale

Monday, September 3, 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30PM

One of Canada's longest-running and most-acclaimed Klezmer/Balkan fusion ensembles returns to Ashkenaz for the first time since 2008.

September 3, 2012

Fern Lindzon Quartet - Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr.

Monday, September 3, 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30PM

This live musical score by Fern Lindzon weaves klezmer themes into a delightful new accompaniment to a Buster Keaton silent film classic.

September 3, 2012

Klezmerson

Monday, September 3, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Mexico City's Klezmerson reflects the diverse urban sounds of its hometown by injecting Latin American musical influences into its music.

September 3, 2012

Michael Wex - Heartburn as History: Traditional Ashkenazi Food

Monday, September 3, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Award-winning author, Yiddish raconteur and Ashkenaz fave Michael Wex returns to the festival with a sneak preview of his latest book about Jewish food.

September 3, 2012

Jewish Jug Band Featuring Joshua Skye Engel

Monday, September 3, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:45PM

Families and kids of all ages join in with Joshua Skye Engel in the return of one of the festival's most popular family programmes.

September 2- 3, 2012

David Buchbinder - Diasporic Genius: Transforming the City through Creative Power

Monday, September 3, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Ashkenaz Festival co-founder presents the vision behind his latest venture, Diasporic Genius, a non-profit organization engaged in intercultural artistic creation and community-building.

September 3, 2012

Sagapool

Monday, September 3, 2012 5:00 PM - 6:00PM

With a mix of good-natured shenanigans and striking musical skill, Sagapool is known for their high-intensity, spirited live shows.

September 3, 2012

Jerry Gray - From the Jewish Folk Choir to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Monday, September 3, 2012 5:00 PM - 6:00PM

Co-founder of The Travellers, Jerry has travelled across around the world singing for labourers, picketers, protesters, politicians, children and royalty.

September 3, 2012

Sholem Aleichem: The Ger Mandolin Orchestra

Monday, September 3, 2012 5:00 PM - 6:00PM

Inspired by a dusty photograph, the Ger Mandolin Orchestra is recreated by 11 of the world’s finest mandolinists. Exclusive sneak preview.

September 3, 2012

Anthony Russell

Monday, September 3, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00PM

African-American by birth and Jewish by choice, Anthony Russell's heartfelt programme of Yiddish art song simultaneously evokes Sidor Belarsky and Paul Robeson.

September 3, 2012

Leo Spellman’s Rhapsody 1939-1945

Monday, September 3, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00PM

The Canadian premiere performance of 99-year-old Toronto composer’s tour de force, originally written in 1947 in a German DP camp.

September 3, 2012

Nicole Borger - Jewish Music and Culture in Brazil

Monday, September 3, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00PM

Cultural organizer and singer-songwriter Nicole Borger discusses the Brazilian Jewish community and its cultural life over five centuries.

September 3, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Monday, September 3, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00PM

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

September 1- 3, 2012

Festival Finale

Monday, September 3, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:30PM

The festival comes to a rousing close with a series of performances by some of this year's headline artists, culminating in a massive jam session.

September 3, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 11:00 AM

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

September 5-26, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Thursday, September 6, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Thursday, September 6, 2012 5:30 PM

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

September 5-26, 2012

Bach at Dusk

Thursday, September 6, 2012 7:00 PM

Baroque cellist Kate Haynes performs J.S. Bach's beautiful, dark-hued Suite No. 2 in D Minor for unaccompanied cello. Note: Short concert (ca. 30 minutes) due to early sunset. Thanks to Q Media Solutions.

September 6, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Friday, September 7, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

Friday, September 7, 2012 4:00 PM - 9:00PM

The largest of its kind in North America, the annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine.

September 7, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, September 8, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

Saturday, September 8, 2012 12:00 PM - 9:00PM

The largest of its kind in North America, the annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine.

September 8, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Sunday, September 9, 2012 10:00 AM - 9:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

Sunday, September 9, 2012 12:00 PM - 7:00PM

The largest of its kind in North America, the annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine.

September 9, 2012

49th Parallel

Sunday, September 9, 2012 4:00 PM

The Ton Beau String Quartet performs music with cross-cultural threads by Haydn, Dvorak and Kevin Lau. Thanks to Judy & Wil Matthews.

September 9, 2012

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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