From the Bronze Age to the Space Age, new ROM trips feature archaeologists (Trinity Jackman, Giles Spence Morrow) and scientists (Bob McDonald, CBC Quirks and Quarks). Ancient Greece, classic Peru, and Russia's cosmonauts training centre are the destinations in The Traveller, the Royal Ontario Museum's travel newsletter.Read More
Since its founding in 1972, the Toronto Consort has become internationally recognized for its excellence in the performance of medieval, renaissance and early baroque music. Some of Canada’s leading early music specialists have come together to form the Toronto Consort whose members include both singers and instrumentalists (lute, recorder, guitar, flute, early keyboards and percussion).Read More
The Royal Conservatory offers a diverse variety of Music Appreciation sessions with world class leading musical experts. Join our students and explore many musical genres in a fun and engaging environment. Select sessions include live performances and special ticket offers!Read More
A message from Laura Fitzpatrick, Public Programs Manager, The Royal Conservatory School: Please remember that the exceptional students of the Glenn Gould School have many free performances this time of year. CLICK HERE for a full list of FREE concerts and recitals at the Royal Conservatory.Read More
Walking tours of Toronto. ROMwalks encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most tours are free.Read More
The Toronto Heliconian Club is the oldest association of its kind in Canada. Founded in 1909 to give women in the arts and letters an opportunity to meet socially and intellectually, the club holds to its original purpose while responding to the changes of contemporary life.
Website for activities, concerts, lectures and more.
La Société d’Histoire de Toronto offre onze visites guidées en français d’avril à novembre 2015, qui invitent à découvrir l’histoire, l’architecture, la gastronomie, les personnages, les lieux et les événements marquants de la ville de Toronto.Read More
Recitals at Rosedale are back! After an inaugural season that transported audiences from The Seven Virtues to The Seven Deadly Sins, artistic directors Rachel Andrist and Monica Whicher are thrilled to announce the 2014/15 season.Read More
For more information go HERE.
A NEW YEAR’S DAY CONCERT
After all the pre-Christmas Messiahs and A Baroque Christmas programs, you will have a week off so you will be ready for our annual concert of High Baroque music with Hallie Fishel, soprano and John Edwards on archlute, with Christopher Verrette and Patricia Ahern, Baroque violins and Borys Medicky, harpsichord. The only new year’s alternative to Strauss waltzes.
For Orpheus’ lute was strung with poets’ sinews,
Whose golden touch could soften steel and stones,
Make tigers tame and huge leviathans
Forsake unsounded deeps to dance on sands.
Two Gentlemen of Verona, 3:2
We still call poems sung to guitars and electronic keyboards lyrics, though the lyre is not often heard in the mp3 format, or even in the modern concert hall. It wasn’t even heard in the chamber music of the Renaissance and Baroque, though they, like the Ancient Greeks they imitated, thought unsung lyric poetry wholly inadequate. For them the lute was the instrument that best accompanied what was a golden age of poetry. Hear music you will hear nowhere else in The Musicians In Ordinary’s 2014-2015 seasons at the Heliconian Hall and at St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto.
The Musicians in Ordinary WEBSITE HERE.
WHAT IS BEMUSED? Part interactive discovery tool, part knowledge network for the performing arts, BeMused Network offers you quick and easy access to live performances in Toronto, and a way to connect with the performing arts community—whether as an audience member, artist, producer or venue owner.Read More