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Centennial College Music Celebration Concert

George Weston Recital Hall

April 26, 2014

Centennial College’s Music Industry Arts & Performance program is pleased to present a celebration concert that showcases music students performing in four different bands: The Millers, Black Water’s Mist, Soul Journey, and Arts at Heart. You’ll hear everything from rock, soul, and hip-hop to world music. Come celebrate the end of a fantastic school year with us!

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Russian Serenade

George Weston Recital Hall

May 9, 2014

Presented by Sinfonia Toronto

One of Russia’s meteoric piano talents returns ALEXANDER GHINDIN Pianist to Toronto for a mostly Russian concert  BACH Piano Concerto in D Minor SCHNITTKE Concerto for Piano and Strings BORODIN Sinfonia

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Sing Sea to Sea

George Weston Recital Hall

May 10, 2014

Presented by Bach Children's Chorus

Sing Sea to Sea is a Canadian celebration of diversity and unity. The title is taken from Canadian icon, Howard Cable’s medley of Canadian folk songs from Newfoundland to Quebec & Ontario, to the Red River, the Yukon, Alberta and BC.  Other songs will be by Canadians about their homeland; native chants both traditional and inspired by native styles, by Lydia Adams and Mark Sirett; songs brought to Canada ...

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Shostakovich Piano Concerto 1

George Weston Recital Hall

May 11, 2014

Presented by Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Jean-Yves Thibaudet blazes his way through Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1, a highly irreverent frolic by the then 27-year-old Russian composer. Composed during World War II, compatriot composer Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony is a monumental work that celebrates the strength of the human spirit. The Los Angeles Times raves that this dapper French pianist gives performances that "sparkle with sustained ...

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A Celebration of Jeanne Lamon

George Weston Recital Hall

May 13, 2014

Presented by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Directed by Jeanne Lamon In celebration of her remarkable tenure, Jeanne is selecting her favourite repertoire from 33 seasons at Tafelmusik, weaving together a tapestry of her fondest musical memories. To honour Jeanne, musicians from the orchestra will write “goodbye gifts” of newly-composed pieces based on a hornpipe from Purcell’s Abdelazer. And there will be an audience-choice portion of the concert, ...

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“Tafelmusik has a giftin Jeanne Lamon…”
- TORONTO STAR


Dare 2 Create

George Weston Recital Hall

May 15, 2014

Presented by TDSB

What is Dare2Create? The 4th annual Dare2Dance event will expand this year to become part of a TDSB Dare2Create Festival. This first annual system-wide celebration of dance, drama, media arts and visual arts will take place between May 12 and June 9 in schools, communities, galleries, and performing arts venues around the city of Toronto. Students, teachers, and artists will come together as a community to create, ...

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Exquisite Flavors

George Weston Recital Hall

May 17, 2014

Presented by Toronto Chinese Orchestra

In its 21st year, Toronto Chinese Orchestra presents its annual concert Exquisite Flavours. Guest ensemble Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra (gCO) from Taiwan shares the stage to present a program of concerti and full orchestra works. Highlights include Dream of Red Chamber Suite, Ancient Capital, Kavalan, Spring in Eulanbi sheng concerto, and Moonlit Lake in Autumn dizi concerto. Toronto Chinese Orchestra ...

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The Kids From Brooklyn

George Weston Recital Hall

May 21, 2014

Presented by Beth Tzedec Congregation, part of Jewish Music Week in Toronto

THE KIDS FROM BROOKLYN:  SEDAKA, KING, DIAMOND, MANILOW Starring Simon Spiro Following his 2013 sell-out smash hit The Great American Jewish Songbook, Simon Spiro now brings us another fantastic night of music and entertainment. Join us for the songs and stories of Neil Sedaka, Carole King, Neil Diamond and Barry Manilow -  four Jewish singer/songwriters who changed the face of popular music forever. ...

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Jose Feliciano

George Weston Recital Hall

May 22, 2014

Presented by Canadian Friends of the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind

The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind was founded in 1991 with a single goal -- to help blind and visually impaired Israelis achieve independence and mobility through the use of guide dogs. While the Center’s objective is simple, the near-miraculous work it does and the challenges it faces, are complex. Compared to other countries, Israel has a disproportionately high number of blind people -- more than ...

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Michael Kazinik & Vyacheslav Zubkov

George Weston Recital Hall

May 24, 2014

Michael Kazinik is a virtuoso violinist and musicologist. He is also a social activist, critic, professor at the Dramatic Institute in Stockholm and the Graduate Business School of Scandinavia, a researcher in the field of music therapy, actor and director of the Stockholm theater Teatrstudio Lederman, and an author of articles and studies on musical perception. Michael Kazinik accompanies Vyacheslav Zubkov - a ...

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The Diamonds of Brahms

George Weston Recital Hall

May 25, 2014

Presented by Orchestra Toronto

Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1, Op.68 in C minor Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.77 Guest Artist, Jonathan Crow, violin 

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Vibe Dance

George Weston Recital Hall

From June 7, 2014 - June 8, 2014

VIBE Dance and Fitness Studio is a high quality, recreational studio which creates a challenging and enjoyable learning environment for all. This end of year recital is an extravagant showcase of skills, talent and dance routines.

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Resa's Pieces Concert Band

George Weston Recital Hall

June 10, 2014

Conducted by Resa Kochberg, this lively community band of over fifty members promises a night of recognizable tunes that are sure to engage audiences in an evening of fun. From rock and roll to classical music, jazz standards to marches, audiences will be clapping, cheering and singing along with this energetic band. The energy is contagious! Guest Artist: Joining in the fun...Resa's Pieces Singers will ...

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