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What’s On Calendar
August 5–7, 2011

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Friday, August 5, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Check out our Summer 2011 Exhibitions. FREE Public Opening Reception: Friday 17 June, 6-10pm.

Discover What’s Classical

Friday, August 5, 2011
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.

Rhythm & Motion Tango Lesson

Friday, August 5, 2011
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.

Rhythm & Motion Tango Demonstration

Friday, August 5, 2011
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.

An Evening of Tango featuring Quartango

Friday, August 5, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

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

An Evening of Tango featuring Tango Soul

Friday, August 5, 2011
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.

Rhythm & Motion Tango Demonstration

Friday, August 5, 2011
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.

Film: El día que me quieras

Friday, August 5, 2011
9:00pm –11:00pm

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

An Evening of Tango featuring Art of Time Ensemble

Friday, August 5, 2011
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.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Saturday, August 6, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Check out our Summer 2011 Exhibitions. FREE Public Opening Reception: Friday 17 June, 6-10pm.

Discover What’s Classical

Saturday, August 6, 2011
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.

Young Artists Performance Academy

Saturday, August 6, 2011
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.

Classical Music Crafts

Saturday, August 6, 2011
1:00pm – 7:00pm

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

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

Saturday, August 6, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

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

The Story of Babar narrated by Steven Page

Saturday, August 6, 2011
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.

Young Artists Performance Academy

Saturday, August 6, 2011
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.

Strolling Musicians

Saturday, August 6, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

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

Now & Then: Music from the Middle East featuring Doula

Saturday, August 6, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Experience the musical heritage of the Middle East including Sufi devotional love songs by Doula

Strolling Musicians

Saturday, August 6, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Young Artists Performance Academy

Saturday, August 6, 2011
6:00pm – 6:30pm

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.

Exploring What's Classical: A Dynamic Conversation Between Festival Artists

Saturday, August 6, 2011
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Moderator Andrew Burashko leads a discussion with artists performing at the festival.

John Kameel Farah

Saturday, August 6, 2011
6:30pm – 7:30pm

John Kameel Farah is a Toronto-based composer, pianist and visual artist who creatively blends improvisation, composition and electronic music.

Young Artists Performance Academy

Saturday, August 6, 2011
7:30pm – 8:00pm

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.

Joe Trio

Saturday, August 6, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Amply witty, charming and tremendously musical, Joe Trio leaves audiences with a new appreciation for classical music.

John Kameel Farah

Saturday, August 6, 2011
9:00pm

John Kameel Farah is a Toronto-based composer, pianist and visual artist who creatively blends improvisation, composition and electronic music.

Sarah Slean

Saturday, August 6, 2011
9:30pm –11:00pm

With help from a 21-piece orchestra, this will be the first performance of its kind by a pop writer with classical training.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Sunday, August 7, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Check out our Summer 2011 Exhibitions. FREE Public Opening Reception: Friday 17 June, 6-10pm.

Discover What’s Classical

Sunday, August 7, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Now & Then: Music from South Asia featuring Classical India 3

Sunday, August 7, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

An afternoon performance of pure, traditional ragas with Samidha Joglekar, Ravi Naimpally and George Koller.

Classical Music Crafts

Sunday, August 7, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Little Ustaads

Sunday, August 7, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Children and parents to discover and appreciate the world of Indian classical music through rhythmic tunes, rich vocals, mini instruments and vibrant visuals.

Joe Trio’s Carl Stalling Lecture and Performance

Sunday, August 7, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Joe Trio presents a workshop/lecture on the cartoon music of composer Carl Stalling.

Strolling Musicians

Sunday, August 7, 2011
2:00pm – 2:30pm

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

Now & Then: Music from South Asia featuring Indian West Fusion

Sunday, August 7, 2011
2:15pm – 3:15pm

Fusion at its finest! Eastern ornamented melody soars over western harmony on a mixed foundation of eastern and western rhythm featuring George Koller, Ravi Naimpally, Samidha Joglekar, Pat Murray and Sundar Viswanathan.

The Story of Babar narrated by Steven Page

Sunday, August 7, 2011
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.

Jayme Stone: Room of Wonders

Sunday, August 7, 2011
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Inspired by folk dances from around the world, Jayme Stone’s Room of Wonders includes music from Norway, Sweden, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy and North America. See him perform it live!

Reed Blowout in the Music Garden

Sunday, August 7, 2011
4:00pm

Two reed virtuosi – 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.

Exploring What's Classical: A Dynamic Conversation Between Festival Artists

Sunday, August 7, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Moderator Andrew Burashko leads a discussion with artists performing at the festival.

Strolling Musicians

Sunday, August 7, 2011
4:30pm – 5:00pm

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

Time For Three

Sunday, August 7, 2011
5:00pm – 6:30pm

The groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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