When Sisters Speak is North America’s largest and longest running annual showcase of Black, female spoken word poets. This isn’t the poetry you hear in school! Prepare to laugh, cry, and share in the experiences of these women as we celebrate International Women’s Day!
Austrian pianist Tell Fellner first came to world attention in 1993 by winning First Prize at the important Clara Haskil International Piano Competition at Vevey, Switzerland. He was a student of Helene Sedo-Stadler before going on to study privately with Alfred Brendel, Meira Farkas, Oleg Maisenberg, and Claus-Chirstian Schuster.
The Elias String Quartet take their name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, of which Elias is its German form. The quartet was formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester; they also spent a year studying at the Hochschule in Cologne with the Alban Berg Quartet.
The Bessies is bigger and better than ever. Join us on March 26th, 2015 as we celebrate the best in Canadian television advertising. And now with the addition of silvers and new categories, there’s even more brilliance to be recognized at the 2015 Bessies!
Canadian baritone Elliot Madore completed both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. He was a winner of the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, recipient of the 2010 Award for a Canadian Singer from the George London Foundation, a finalist in the 2010 Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers in Houston, and the recipient of the ARIAS Emerging Young Artist Award from Opera Canada.
In LOUISE, we sense the voice of Paris itself at the dawn of the modern age. Seduced by the city, Louise and Julien break the bonds of convention and embrace the future promised by the City of Light.
AN EVENING WITH BILL KURTIS
An Evening with Bill Kurtis is a two hour special event with award winning journalist Bill Kurtis, who has more than 40 years of experience as a broadcast journalist, host and producer of investigative programs for A&E Television, The History Channel and CNBC.
The Lafayette celebrated 25 years as a quartet in 2011 – an even more impressive anniversary since they have never had a single personnel change. The LSQ studied for two years with the Cleveland Quartet. The LSQ also received coaching from the Amadeus and the Alban Berg quartets, and from violinist Rostislav Dubinsky of the legendary Borodin Quartet, their “musical father” until his death in 1997.
HEART AND SOUL
HEART and SOUL is a musical montage featuring performances by some of Canada’s finest Latin, jazz, soul, pop and musical theatre artists, all in support of young adults with cancer and Alli’s Journey.
OF DISTANT MEMORIES
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.
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.
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.