July 23-29, 2012
Week 30 of Year 2012

Free Flicks - Napoleon Dynamite

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 9:00 PM

Napoleon Dynamite stands as an unlikely hit, with an unprecedented level of awkwardness and quotable lines!

July 25, 2012

Music from the Natural World

Thursday, July 26, 2012 7:00 PM

The virtuosi of Erosonic – David Mott (baritone saxophone) and Joseph Petric (accordion) – perform new music inspired by nature.

July 26, 2012

Dancing on the Pier: Line Dancing and Two-Step

Thursday, July 26, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00PM

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

July 5-26, 2012

The Listening Trees

Friday, July 27, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:30PM

Catch a relaxing time under the Zone 5 trees listening to the way that music can tell stories!

July 27-29, 2012

Maryem Hassan Tollar

Friday, July 27, 2012 7:00 PM

Maryem Hassan Tollar's favourite classic pop tunes, with ancient string accompaniment. Kate Bush on qanun, Joni Mitchell on tambura and Prince on violin - as if it t'were ever so.

July 27, 2012

Aesthetec Studio: Sing & Paint

Friday, July 27, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:30PM

Sing & Paint is an interactive installation where audiences paint their own vocal chords!

July 27-29, 2012

Tio Chorinho

Friday, July 27, 2012 8:00 PM - 9:00PM

Old world mandolins transposed to the new world, played brazilian style - with all the verve, colour and sexiness that that conjours up.

July 27, 2012

iNSiDEaMiND

Friday, July 27, 2012 9:00 PM - 9:30PM

Having shared the stage or collaborated with artists such as Kid Koala, RJD2 and DJ Food among others, iNSiDEaMiND's sound is often described as "listening to a movie."

July 27, 2012 21&22

Masters of Mali Featuring Sidi Touré

Friday, July 27, 2012 9:30 PM - 10:30PM

Masters of Mali deliver ancient African string airs as if they were written today, speaking to generations of tomorrow. Featuring Sidi Touré.

July 27, 2012

iNSiDEaMiND

Friday, July 27, 2012 10:30 PM - 11:00PM

Having shared the stage or collaborated with artists such as Kid Koala, RJD2 and DJ Food among others, iNSiDEaMiND's sound is often described as "listening to a movie."

July 27, 2012 21&22

Royal Conservatory of Music presents Young Artists Performance Academy

Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:00 PM - 6:00PM

Don't miss an afternoon of outstanding virtuosic performances by brilliant young musicians, ages 9-18, of the Royal Conservatory’s Young Artists Performance Academy.

July 28, 2012

Flames Across the Border Featuring Mike Ford

Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:00 PM

An interactive breakneck tour through the history of the 1812 war and its historical implications told with brilliant guitar playing and song by Mike Ford. Suitable for families and children, eight and up.

July 28, 2012 13&17

Dare to Create: Strings and Things

Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:00 PM - 7:00PM

Make an instrument and decorate it to the hilt. There will be specially announced times when the creators of the instruments can join together on the Redpath Stage and play along to a classic rock or violin track! Play loud, play proud!

July 28-29, 2012

The Listening Trees

Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:00 PM - 9:30PM

Catch a relaxing time under the Zone 5 trees listening to the way that music can tell stories!

July 27-29, 2012

Wandering Musicians

Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:00 PM - 6:00PM

Keep an eye (and an ear) out for wandering musicians, playing a variety of stringed instruments sometimes enticingly, sometimes amusingly, always surprisingly.

July 28-29, 2012

Aesthetec Studio: Sing & Paint

Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:00 PM - 7:30PM

Sing & Paint is an interactive installation where audiences paint their own vocal chords!

July 27-29, 2012

The Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble Featuring George Sawa and Nada El Masriya

Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:30 PM - 2:30PM

Qanun airs from across the centuries to entrance the ears, the heart and the soul.

July 28, 2012

Ethiopia: Classical Variations

Saturday, July 28, 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30PM

Brand new arrangements of traditional Ethiopian music, by a master of the Krar, Fantahun Shewankochew Mekonnen.

July 28, 2012

Musideum

Saturday, July 28, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

A music emporium full of wondrous instruments comes to Harbourfront Centre!

July 28, 2012

Lute Legends Ensemble

Saturday, July 28, 2012 3:30 PM - 4:30PM

Flowing from the same source, what happened to the pipa, the lute and the oud at intersections along the silk road? Can they speak to each other today?

July 28, 2012

Flames Across the Border Featuring Mike Ford

Saturday, July 28, 2012 5:00 PM

An interactive breakneck tour through the history of the 1812 war and its historical implications told with brilliant guitar playing and song by Mike Ford. Suitable for families and children, eight and up.

July 28, 2012 13&17

East Meet West Mash-Up Concert featuring Radha Academy of Carnatic Violin

Saturday, July 28, 2012 5:30 PM - 6:30PM

Indian violin and Ontario folk converge to create brand new musical offerings.

July 28, 2012

Minor Empire

Saturday, July 28, 2012 7:30 PM

Classic turkish melodies energized with contemporary vigour!

July 28, 2012 19&21

Irshad Khan

Saturday, July 28, 2012 8:15 PM - 9:15PM

Irshad Khan creates ancient melodies in a new context.

July 28, 2012

Minor Empire

Saturday, July 28, 2012 9:15 PM

Classic turkish melodies energized with contemporary vigour!

July 28, 2012 19&21

Deborah Henson-Conant

Saturday, July 28, 2012 10:00 PM - 11:00PM

Step into the mind of Deborah Henson-Conant. A mind where watermelons can swing their hips like Elvis, dogs go back to school to get their pedigrees and Jimi Hendrix turns up the distortion on his solid-body electric harp in Heaven.

July 28, 2012

Regent Park School of Music

Sunday, July 29, 2012 1:00 PM - 1:30PM

Regent Park School of Music (RPSM) is thrilled to be participating in Classical IV: Strings as violin students of all ages and levels share their talent with you!

July 29, 2012

The Canadian Opera Company presents Hansel and Gretel

Sunday, July 29, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00PM

Join in and let your vocal chords soar as Hansel and Gretel follow the breadcrumb trail to the gingerbread house.

July 29, 2012

Dare to Create: Strings and Things

Sunday, July 29, 2012 1:00 PM - 6:00PM

Make an instrument and decorate it to the hilt. There will be specially announced times when the creators of the instruments can join together on the Redpath Stage and play along to a classic rock or violin track! Play loud, play proud!

July 28-29, 2012

The Listening Trees

Sunday, July 29, 2012 1:00 PM - 6:00PM

Catch a relaxing time under the Zone 5 trees listening to the way that music can tell stories!

July 27-29, 2012

Wandering Musicians

Sunday, July 29, 2012 1:00 PM - 5:00PM

Keep an eye (and an ear) out for wandering musicians, playing a variety of stringed instruments sometimes enticingly, sometimes amusingly, always surprisingly.

July 28-29, 2012

Aesthetec Studio: Sing & Paint

Sunday, July 29, 2012 1:00 PM - 6:00PM

Sing & Paint is an interactive installation where audiences paint their own vocal chords!

July 27-29, 2012

Jayme Stone: Bach on the Banjo

Sunday, July 29, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00PM

Can you imagine hearing Bach played on the five-string banjo? Well two-time Juno-winning banjoist Jayme Stone sure can. Join Stone, and his stellar ensemble, for a genre-blurring musical journey that includes works by the German master-composer as well as a Trinidadian Calypso, Malian melodies and Stone's own tiny symphonies.

July 29, 2012

Ukulele Workshop with Judy Marshak

Sunday, July 29, 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30PM

Be a part of the Ukulele Project! Bring your own ukuleles to this workshop and learn the chorus of the "1812 Overture," led by instructor Judy Marshak.

July 29, 2012

Toronto Mandolin Orchestra

Sunday, July 29, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Exuberant classics played on massed mandolins meet Ukrainian traditions of longing.

July 29, 2012

The Hammer Band - From Violence to Violins featuring Yosvani the Violinist

Sunday, July 29, 2012 3:30 PM - 4:00PM

You're in for a treat as The Hammer Band and Yosvani Castañeda team up for a not-to-miss concert!

July 29, 2012 15&16

Wild Reeds

Sunday, July 29, 2012 4:00 PM

Clarinetist Kornel Wolak and accordionist Joseph Macerollo team up for an entertaining, sometimes dramatic, musical reunion of these two distant relatives of the reed family. Thanks to David Graham.

July 29, 2012

Ukelele Project

Sunday, July 29, 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00PM

The simplicity of the ukulele re-creating the pomp of the "1812 Overture" - an intersection of classic proportions.

July 29, 2012

The Hammer Band - From Violence to Violins featuring Yosvani the Violinist

Sunday, July 29, 2012 4:30 PM - 5:00PM

You're in for a treat as The Hammer Band and Yosvani Castañeda team up for a not-to-miss concert!

July 29, 2012 15&16

Rosbilt Tin Can Banjo and Ukulele Maker

Sunday, July 29, 2012 4:30 PM - 5:30PM

Ross Stuart, banjo and ukulele maker, will show you the intricacies that go into making a (fairly sophisticated) ukulele and banjo from scratch.

July 29, 2012

The Afiara String Quartet

Sunday, July 29, 2012 5:00 PM - 6:00PM

The repertoire for this concert counterpoints music by Mozart and Haydn with Dan Becker's "Lockdown," Severiano Briseno's "El Sinaloense" (arr. by Osvaldo Golijov) and new arrangements of you favourite Elvis songs. Hold onto your hats - you are in for a surprising ride of extraordinary chamber music!

July 29, 2012

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details inquire at the Info Desk or call 416-973-4000.

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