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Today in Toronto: Christ Walsh, Tchaikovsky and Lieberson and more

Chris Walsh Walsh, a Brooklyn transplant, is calling this show The Right Mistake, which nails both the abstract nature of his canvases and the grid-like structure he often employs to keep his visual exuberance under control. Find out more »

Tchaikovsky and Lieberson The TSO is counting on the Russian composer’s thoroughly dramatic fourth symphony to draw an audience, but the real highlight of the program is the Canadian premiere of Peter Lieberson’s settings of poems by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Find out more »

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Today in Toronto: Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra and Sarah Brightman

Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis formed this 15-member group from players in his own septet and surviving members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra—musicians who are steeped in the sound and traditions of the past century’s large ensembles. Find out more »

Sarah Brightman For decades, Brightman has been unleashing that famous three-octave voice of hers in every conceivable venue: at the Olympic Games, in opera, and now, on the second stop of her latest tour, at the Air Canada Centre. Find out more »

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Today in Toronto: Tristan und Isolde and Angela Meade

Tristan und Isolde Wagner transformed erotic longing into music for his epic story of a medieval Irish princess for the man who killed her betrothed. Find out more »

Angela Meade There is no more ravishing farewell than Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs, completed in 1948, the year before he died. Find out more »

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Today in Toronto A Woman of No Importance, Buika and more

A Woman of No Importance A lady, a lord and their illegitimate offspring form the centre of this 1893 Oscar Wilde play. Find out more »

Buika Named by NPR as one of the world’s 50 great voices, this Spanish singer pays no heed to traditional musical boundaries, unleashing that wrap-around mantilla of a sound on flamenco, blues, jazz, Afro-Cuban and gypsy traditions. Find out more »

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Today in Toronto: Mahler’s Symphony no. 6 and the Interior Design Show

Mahler’s Symphony no. 6 The sixth major work by the late-Romantic giant is sometimes called the “Tragic” symphony. Find out more »

Interior Design Show Some 300 exhibitors roll out their latest in the way of home decor porn, while the speakers series spotlights both home-grown luminaries (Douglas Coupland, Bonnie Brooks and Christiane Lemieux) and big-name imports. Find out more »

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Today in Toronto: Human Rights Human Wrongs and Mahler’s Symphony no. 6

Human Rights Human Wrongs Ryerson’s new home for the world-famous Black Star photo collection kicks off a series of curated shows with an investigation into the impact of photojournalism on scenes of political struggle, suffering and violoence, from the end of World War II up to the Rwandan genocide. Find out more »

Mahler’s Symphony no. 6 The sixth major work by the late-Romantic giant is sometimes called the “Tragic” symphony. Find out more »

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Today in Toronto: Marc-Andre Hamelin and Visions: Rhapsodies and Fantasias

Marc-Andre Hamelin The Montreal-born pianist goes old school: works by Rachmaninov are the most modern on the program. Find out more »

Visions: Rhapsodies and Fantasias Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico is the go-to gal if you want to premiere a new composition that requires both formidable technical skill and emotional sensitivity (Ann Southam and Helga Schmidt have written for her). Find out more »

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Today in Toronto: Bacharachattack and the Maple Blues Awards

Bacharachattack Burt Bacharach and his recently deceased lyricist, Hal David, may no longer be dominating the charts with their jazz-inflected pop tunes, but there’s always something there to remind us. Find out more »

Maples Blues Awards The Academy Awards of Canadian blues get chosen, in our nicely collaborative Canuck way, by fans across the country. Find out more »

 

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Today in Toronto: Dance Ontario Dance Weekend and The Body in Question

Dance Ontario Dance Weekend The city’s biggest dance party celebrates its 2oth. Practitioners and partisans descend on Harbourfront for a peek at the best in ballet, bharatanatyam, jazz, contemporary, flamenco and breakdancing. Find out more »

The Body in Question The mutual admiration society formed by Toronto Dance Theatre’s artistic director, Christopher House, and American postmodern pioneer Deborah Hay—an acolyte of choreographer Merce Cunningham and composer John Cage—pays off handsomely for local audiences. Find out more »

 

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Today in Toronto: All Mozart All the Time and Shen Yun

All Mozart All the Time The TSO often devotes a good chunk of January to Mozart, who was born on the 27th of the month, 257 years ago. Find out more »

Shen Yun This New York–based dance company promotes traditional Chinese culture far from the reach of the Chinese government. Find out more »

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Today in Toronto: The Walkmen and Father John Misty

The Walkmen and Father John Misty New York-based indie rock group The Walkmen are the headliners, and rightly so, but the more interesting act on this bill is the opener. Find out more »

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Today in Toronto: Fucked Up, Robin Hood: The Legendary Musical Comedy and more

Fucked Up Last year’s David Comes to Life – a sprawling concept album played at breakneck speed – grabbed a deserved spot on a lot of critic’s best-of lists. Find out more »

Robin Hood: The Legendary Musical Comedy It’s not quite Mel Brooks’s Men in Tights, but this cock-eyed take on the legend of the charitable vigilante has a similarly motley crew of characters: a not-so-altruistic Robin of Loxley, a dim-witted Prince John, a bad-girl Maid Marian and a Norwegian merry man. Find out more »

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Today in Toronto: The Penelopiad, Chris Walsh and more

The Penelopiad Nightwood Theatre’s smash success returns after last winter’s sold-out run. Find out more »

Chris Walsh Walsh, a Brooklyn transplant, is calling this show The Right Mistake, which nails both the abstract nature of his canvases and the grid-like structure he often employs to keep his visual exuberance under control. Find out more »

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Today in Toronto: All Mozart All the Time, Kirk MacDonald Big Band and more

All Mozart All the Time The TSO often devotes a good chunk of January to Mozart, who was born on the 27th of the month, 257 years ago. Find out more »

Kirk MacDonald Big Band MacDonald, a Nova Scotia-born sax player and composer, has a fluid style that has garnered him nominations and awards reaching back two decades. Find out more »

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Today in Toronto: Oliver Twist at the TIFF Lightbox

Oliver Twist at the TIFF Lightbox Poor orphan Oliver always wants more. And TIFF delivers, with two adaptations of the classic Dickens novel. Find out more »

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