A legend of the brass band world, Edward Gregson returns to Toronto as guest composer and conductor of the 2015 Festival of Brass weekend. A true brass band extravaganza to wrap up our 31st season.
19/04/2015 to 19/04/2015
Writer, podcast host and comic Marc Maron comes to Canada as part of his North American tour, The Maronation Tour.
EARNEST, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING
29/04/2015 to 03/05/2015
Featuring our seasoned and emerging artists, TOT returns to Victor Davies’ and Eugene Benson’s rollicking parlour comedy based on the famous Oscar Wilde play – a fitting finale to TOT's 30th anniversary season.
LET HANDS SPEAK
Adam Sherkin’s main stage recital of the 2014-15 season features cutting edge music for the piano, written entirely by the newest generation of Canadian composers.
TRINIDAD VS JAMAICA
10/05/2015 to 10/05/2015
The 11th annual Toronto edition of Trinidad Vs Jamaica Comedy Clash stars the Canadian Kins and Queen of Caribbean Comedy: Jay Martin, Jean Paul, Marcia Brown and Marc Trinidad. Hosted by the African Prince Trixx.
Britain’s sensational entertainer and Cantor, Simon Spiro, salutes Moishe Oysher, whose upbeat career and jazz style changed the world’s perception of what Jewish music could be. A thrilling new show featuring the 22-piece Moishe Oysher Big Band and a special tribute to The Barry Sisters! Presented by Beth Tzedec Congregation with the support of ZoomerMedia and Jewish Music Week in Toronto.
26/05/2015 to 27/05/2015
Legendary Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel is, without question, the most trend-setting guitarist of our time. His solo concerts are a dazzling display of virtuosity presented with a charismatic flare unlike anything you have ever experienced.
THE LAWYER SHOW: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
28/05/2015 to 30/05/2015
Under the tutelage of professional directors, coaches and crew, 36 members of the legal community will take the stage this May as actors in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost while raising funds for Nightwood Theatre.
LIP SERVICE COMEDY AND VARIETY SHOW
The Lip Service Comedy Show will feature comedy, poetry and music from local artists and talent. Each artist is performing in their own genres with the purpose of raising funds for awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
OSCAR PETERSON 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
One of Canada’s most iconic jazz musicians will be honoured this summer as the Festival kicks off its 29th edition with the Oscar Peterson 90th Birthday Celebration, paying tribute to one of the most influential figures in jazz.
Please note there will be a post-concert reception held for patrons with $75 tickets.
EL PASADO ES UN ANIMAL GROTESCO
19/06/2015 to 21/06/2015
Argentinean writer and director Mariano Pensotti returns to Luminato Festival with a treatise on the effects of time. El pasado es un animal grotesco (The Past is a Grotesque Animal) follows the lives of four 20-somethings coming of age in Buenos Aires from 1999-2009.
ROBERT GLASPER TRIO
Fresh off the heels of his Grammy win earlier this year, Robert Glasper returns to the Festival stage with his acclaimed acoustic original trio.
AN EVENING WITH BRANFORD MARSALIS
Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most celebrated jazz performers of the last quarter-century. Leading one of the most innovative and forward-thinking jazz ensembles, Marsalis will be joined by Joey Calderazzo (piano), Eric Revis (bass) and Justin Faulkner (drums) on this memorable night.
DAVE HOLLAND, LIONEL LOUEKE, CHRIS POTTER, ERIC HARLAND QUARTET
Bassist Dave Holland has played with jazz greats such as Miles Davis and Chick Corea; guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke led the diverse trio Gilfema and accompanied Herbie Hancock; saxophonist Chris Potter is widely considered as the youngest person ever to win Denmark’s acclaimed Jazpar Prize; drummer Eric Harland is one of the most in-demand drummers of this generation. Together, these four jazz superstars join forces to form one sensational quartet.
A forward thinking musician’s musician, saxophonist Charles Lloyd has entrenched himself into the pantheon of musical greats. Whether playing standards, avant-garde or world music, Lloyd’s legendary career spans 50 years and shows no signs of slowing down.