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August 13–19, 2018


Harbourfront Centre is disappointed to announce that serious infrastructure issues have forced the closure of its iconic outdoor waterfront rink this winter.

We are also deeply disappointed that we must cancel our 2020–21 skating season, including our Learn to Skate program, as we were all looking forward to getting outside and skating on one of the most beautiful rinks in the city. Learn more here.

Harbourfront Centre continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. For the health and safety of all our staff and our volunteers, our patrons, supporters and the community, and in line with the advice and guidelines of Toronto Public Health, we will be closed to the public until further notice. Learn more here.

Rebekah Wolkstein and Drew Jurecka: Faces of the Violin

Thursday, August 16, 2018
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Rebekah Wolkstein and Drew Jurecka perform classical and traditional music on violin, mandolin and the 9-string hardanger fiddle. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Ladies of Swing

Thursday, August 16, 2018
7:00pm –10:00pm

Swing and sway to live music with views of the waterfront! Toronto All-Star Big Band and Niagara Lindy Hop celebrate the legendary lady swing singers from the 1920s to the 1950s. Part of Dancing on the Pier.

Daraa Tribes (Morocco)

Friday, August 17, 2018
8:00pm – 9:00pm

With each member originating from a different tribe, Daraa Tribes presents a fusion of ancestral tribal music, Saharan blues and the voices of a desert oasis in their Toronto debut.

Vieux Farka Touré (Mali)

Friday, August 17, 2018
9:30pm –10:45pm

Malian singer, songwriter and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré captivates with his dazzling speed and dexterity, and a unique sound rooted in Malian blues, rock and reggae.

Panel Conversation: WOMAD 30

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Gain insight into the climate that launched a community-based international festival and changed the perception of music in Toronto. Participants include Denise Donlon (Moderator), Ann MacKeigan, Lillian Allen, Rob Bowman and Derek Andrews.

Sahba Motallebi and Naghmeh Farahmand

Saturday, August 18, 2018
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Two remarkable rising stars of Persian classical music, among the few women performing it, modern tar and setar virtuoso Sahba Motallebi and renowned percussionist Naghmeh Farahmand. Get your tickets today!

Kalàscima (Italy)

Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:00pm – 9:00pm

One of Italy's hottest bands, Kalàscima is rocking the ancient trance rhythms of tarantella squarely into the 21st century.

Mexico, Cielito Lindo Fest 2018 presents Folkloric Ballet of Universidad Veracruzana in Para Bailar La Bamba, roots of Veracruz

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Folkloric Ballet of Universidad Veracruzana is a Mexican dance company that has achieved worldwide fame with the unique style they have been developing over four decades. Now you can enjoy this show in Toronto for the first time!

La Dame Blanche (Cuba, France)

Saturday, August 18, 2018
9:30pm –10:45pm

With her explosive mix of hip-hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae, Cuban artist Yaite Ramos Rodriguez delivers a powerful and compelling sound during her Toronto debut.

Cénacle: Sunday Afternoon at the Opera

Sunday, August 19, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Delightful arrangements of scenes and arias from Mozart's operas, performed on historical clarinet, viola and violone by Cénacle. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Las Cafeteras (USA)

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms with an LA-alternative edge and political message close out this year’s Small World Music Festival. Travel to the past and listen to the future of the Americas in one show!

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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