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New for this year! A festival that explores ideas of "classical" music from a broad range of cultural perspectives, including musical forms from South Asian, Chinese, African and others.

 

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True North Brass

7:30pm

Music

Experience a performance of classical pieces by one of Canada’s most exciting ensembles!

The Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra

8:00pm

Music

Come see why this group of young Toronto instrumentalists have thrilled audiences from the world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York to the world-famous Opera House in Sydney, Australia!

U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha

8:30pm

Film

Be thrilled by Bizet’s Carmen set in modern-day South Africa with the music, translated and sung in Xhosa and mixed with traditional African song.

East Village Opera Company

9:30pm

Music

This New York City based company brings the towering emotion and timeless musicality of well know opera into the 21st century!

Toca Loca featuring guest artists The Walter Haul

11:00pm

Music

Lovers of New Music will not want to miss this delightfully quirky trio who are currently shaking up the Toronto Underground scene.

Khayal Darpan: A Mirror of Imagination

1:00pm

Film

This documentary by Delhi-based filmmaker Yousuf Saeed examines the impact of the Partition on the classical music traditions of South Asia.

Kazoo or Drum Workshop with Sistah Lois’ Creative Capers

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Family

Music

Learning

Children will learn how to make and decorate their very own kazoo or drum using simple household objects, then learn how to play basic rhythms.

Beijing Opera Demo and Workshop Featuring Visiting Beijing Opera Masters

1:30pm

Rare opportunity to meet 3 visiting Opera Masters at an opera demo and workshop and hone your skill at Classical Chinese dance routines with the Artistic Director of Little Pear Garden

M-DO Dance (partnership) - “Horizons” a program of South Asian dance curated by Joanna de Souza

1:30pm

Dance

Emerging South Asian Classical dancers perform three distinct classical styles: The Odissi, Kathak and Kuchipudi dance styles.

Ontario Chinese Orchestra

2:00pm

Music

Experience the first professional Chinese Orchestra in Canada!

M-DO Dance (partnership) - “Horizons” a program of South Asian dance curated by Joanna de Souza

3:00pm

Dance

Emerging South Asian Classical dancers perform three distinct classical styles: The Odissi, Kathak and Kuchipudi dance styles.

Riffat Sultana and Party

3:30pm

Music

Classical Indian music fused with many western types of music, sung by the incredibly talented daughter of Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, one of the most respected classical singers in India and Pakistan

A Panel discussion - “Classical Music: Endangered Species or an Expanding vision in a global culture?”

4:30pm – 6:30pm

This panel is moderated by Tamara Bernstein, Artistic Director, Summer Music in the Garden and Music Writer/Broadcaster.

Pirouz Yousefian

5:00pm

Music

Experience Persian classical music as well as classical style pieces written by Iranian composer, Pirouz Yousefian and performed by the Mehrvarzan Ensemble

“Love Songs” by Queen of Puddings Music Theatre

5:00pm

Award-winning composer Ana Sokolovic chooses her favourite love poems from different countries sets them to music and frames each set with I Love You in 100 languages.

M-DO Dance (partnership) - “Horizons” a program of South Asian dance curated by Joanna de Souza

7:00pm

Dance

Emerging South Asian Classical dancers perform three distinct classical styles: The Odissi, Kathak and Kuchipudi dance styles.

Mozart Noir/Black Mozart

7:30pm

Film

The remarkable story of Joseph Boulogne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a black musician and 18th century composer whose music compositions inspired Mozart and Haydn.

“B2” a collaboration between Sampradaya Dance Creations and Ballet Jorgen

8:30pm

Dance

Classical South Asian Dance meets Classical Ballet.

The Nomi Song

9:00pm

Film

An award-winning film about German-born singer Klaus Nomi. One of the most profoundly bizarre characters of the late 70s/early 80s New Wave underground scene.

The Either/Orchestra with Mulatu Astatke

9:30pm

Music

Meet the musician and arranger known as the father of Ethio-jazz, and experience classical Ethiopian music and an orchestra widely considered one of the world's most gifted and adventurous big bands.

Two films from The Ethiopiques series

11:00pm

Film

The Canadian premiere of 2 films – "Ethiogroove" and "Getatchew Mekurya & The Ex + Guests"

Little Pear Garden – Classical Chinese Dance

12:30pm

Dance

Experience the many styles of Chinese classical dance that connect the many cultures and communities of China.

Tocar y Luchar/To Play and to Fight (70 min; Rating) PG

12:30pm

Film

Some of the most economically marginalized youth in Venezuela break down economic, social, cultural and class barriers to defeat the notion that only those from privileged backgrounds can earn the right “To play..and to Fight”!

Kazoo or Drum Workshop with Sistah Lois’ Creative Capers

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Family

Music

Learning

Children will learn how to make and decorate their very own kazoo or drum using simple household objects, then learn how to play basic rhythms.

Orphea and the Golden Harp by Cotton Robes Theatre. A production for families with children.

2:00pm

Bring the family to enjoy Monteverdi’s classic Opera featuring the music of Mozart, Handel, Gounod, Bizet and Offenbach

Cecilia String Quartet

3:00pm

Music

Enjoy one of Canada's most promising emerging ensembles!

Beijing Opera Demo and Workshop Featuring Visiting Beijing Opera Masters

3:00pm

Rare opportunity to meet 3 visiting Opera Masters at an opera demo and workshop and hone your skill at Classical Chinese dance routines with the Artistic Director of Little Pear Garden

“Love Songs” by Queen of Puddings Music Theatre

4:00pm

Award-winning composer Ana Sokolovic chooses her favourite love poems from different countries sets them to music and frames each set with I Love You in 100 languages.

Maria Sabaye Moghaddam presents two Persian dances and a workshop

4:00pm

Learning

Think you can dance? – Enjoy two Persian classical dance pieces, then learn one of the most popular dances amongst Iranians from the renown dance director for the Tirgan: Iranian Festival

Toronto Tabla Ensemble

4:30pm

Music

Listen and move to the intricate rhythms and abundant tonal variations of the Tabla as the Ensemble combines the North Indian percussive tradition of Tabla with exciting dance moves.

Little Pear Garden – Classical Chinese Dance

5:00pm

Dance

Experience the many styles of Chinese classical dance that connect the many cultures and communities of China.

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