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Today in Toronto: Dusk Dances and National Youth Orchestra of Canada

Dusk Dances No need to leave the kids or the dogs at home: Dusk Dances is as much a social occasion as a show. Audiences gather in the park, where a host leads the crowd to the performance areas amid the trees. Among this year’s scheduled troupes are Zata Omm Dance Projects, Bageshree Vaze and the 605 Collective. Find out more »

National Youth Orchestra of Canada A hatchery for the next generation of professional musicians, this ensemble goes for both youthful and brash, programming a new work by Canadian composer Nicolas Gilbert and hazarding Bartók’s daunting Concerto for Orchestra. Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite adds a dash of necessary lushness to the mix Find out more »