View our accessibility package Skip to the Main Content
Home

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.

 

Curatorial StatementAcknowledgmentsInternational MarketplaceToronto Music Garden

True North Brass

7:30pm

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

Music

The Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra

8:00pm

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!

Music

U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha

8:30pm

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.

Film

East Village Opera Company

9:30pm

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

Music

Toca Loca featuring guest artists The Walter Haul

11:00pm

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

Music

Khayal Darpan: A Mirror of Imagination

1:00pm

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

Film

Kazoo or Drum Workshop with Sistah Lois’ Creative Capers

1:00pm – 5:00pm

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.

Family

Music

Learning

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

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

Dance

Ontario Chinese Orchestra

2:00pm

Experience the first professional Chinese Orchestra in Canada!

Music

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

3:00pm

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

Dance

Riffat Sultana and Party

3:30pm

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

Music

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

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

Music

“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.