Oliver Jones, Canada’s elder statesman of jazz piano, is one of the most beloved and admired musicians in the country. After a six-decade career that has been rich and varied, Jones is embarking on his final farewell tour, performing across the country before he retires. Joining Oliver will be Jim Doxas on drums and Eric Lagace on bass.
AVISHAI COHEN TRIO
Bassist Avishai Cohen performs as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. The energy Avishai puts into bringing the upright bass into the spotlight while pushing the boundaries of jazz has paid off and earned him international awards and recognition. Cohen will be joined by Daniel Dor on drums and Omri Mor on piano.
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
29/07/2016 to 06/08/2016
Based on Charles Dickens’ master work, A TALE OF TWO CITIES tells of the political upheaval during the French Revolution and the subsequent Reign of Terror with its impact on London, England. Love, heroism and tragedy are enveloped in a musical score and textual adaptation that are both memorable and transformative.
THE TALES OF HOFFMAN
30/07/2016 to 07/08/2016
An opéra fantastique from the master of opéra bouffe in Paris, Jacques Offenbach. The tales are rendered vividly by a dissolute poet possessed by images of the occult and fantasy, a work of horrific dramatic power and musical mastery. In the grip of evil, only Hoffmann’s muse is able to guide him to redemption.
30/07/2016 to 05/08/2016
One of the most performed baroque operas of all times. The encounter between the Roman Emperor Julius and Queen Cleopatra in Egypt is as mythic as it is romantic. Handel brings to the fore a complex world of political intrigue, cultural clashes and historic drama with musical force and clarity. The opera introduces ravishing melodies of incomparable beauty.