Award-winning children’s entertainers Splash’N Boots are on the road, performing “The Big Love, Kisses and Hugs Tour” in 6 provinces from Sept 20-Oct 28, 2018.
In Ashley with a “Y”, Ashley Botting performs songs composed on the spot! Forget gaudy. Forgo glitz. Instead, prepare for Ms Botting’s improv talents to spin ideas from her audiences at the Toronto Fringe Festival into cabaret gold.
The Polka Dogs have reunited and released their first cd in 25 years, featuring all 5 original members: Tom Walsh, Tiina Kiik, Colin Couch, Ambrose Pottie and John Millard, who told us, “[THE BEE] is a wonderful document of where we are as players, and we are thrilled to be sharing it with the world!”
Toronto residents will not be surprised to see tabla guru Ritesh Das’ name on the list of finalists for the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Celebration of Cultural Life Award. The biennial award, inspired by Toronto Arts Council’s founding president William Kilbourn, recognizes the excellence of three senior arts practitioners. An award recipient must be an individual […]
The 5 at the First Chamber Music Series’ 8th season finale concert is on May 5. “Three Voices: Twelve Strings” will be performed by Rachel Mercer, Yehonatan Berick and Jethro Marks, and feature the world premiere of “Ein Kleines Trio” by Abigail Richardson-Schulte.
SesayArts in conversation with Maestro Kevin Mallon, music director of Orchestra Toronto, about A Night at the Opera, featuring Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, in collaboration with Essential Opera at the Toronto Centre for the Arts
Canadian Music Centre (CMC) presents cellist Rachel Mercer in a solo recital of all-Canadian music for cello and electronics. And this recital comes with a built-in conundrum. . . is it a solo if it includes a duet with herself? Putting aside this mystery for a moment, the innovative combination of cello and electronics is […]
Yep, we’ve decided. We’re going to pass on the usual treacly Valentine’s Day songs this year that get relentless airplay on FM airwaves. So what to listen to instead? We sought the reliable opinion of Richard Simon, an educator, lover of classic rock and commendium of pop musicology. Here are our recommendations of underplayed decades-spanning […]
This week, super quartet Ensemble Made In Canada performs in various venues in southern Ontario, including a free noon-time concert with clarinetist Dionysis Grammenos at the COC and a Romance-themed concert at Five at the First music series.
5 at the First Chamber Series opens 2018 with the AYR Trio‘s Piano Trio Masters. Violin virtuoso Yehonatan Berick is the “Y” in the group’s name, bookended by his collaborators: pianist Angela Park (the “A”) and cellist Rachel Mercer (the “R”). In truth, his nickname is “Big Y”, and though his website bio describes him […]