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Monday, September 15, 2008

COC December Listings


December 2 to December 18, 2008

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre includes concerts, performances and presentations by young artists, Canadian and international opera stars and COC staff. This is an exciting opportunity for Torontonians to experience the artistic excellence and cultural diversity of the city. All performances are free to the public.

Date

Series

Artist

December 2, 2008

12 1 p.m.

World Music Series

University of Torontos 20-piece Balinese Gamelan Dharma Santi with I Wayan Sinti, playing the Balinese suling, presents Music from the Temples and Palaces of Bali. I Wayan Sinti is one of Balis most distinguished artists, who specializes in the Balinese flute known as suling.

December 3, 2008

5:30 6:30 p.m.

December 9, 2008

5:30 6:30 p.m.

Jazz Series

Jazz Series

Sultans of String features Chris McKhool, violin, and Kevin Lalibert, guitar, performing Songs of Canada and Beyond. This unique mix of global rhythms and sounds comes together to tell stories like only the Sultans of String can. The Sultans of String have made their mark on the Canadian music scene, receiving two Ontario Independent Music Awards as well as being finalists in the 2008 International, Canadian and Toronto Independent Music Awards.

The Humber Vocal Jazz Ensemble featuring director, Trish Colter, perform Vocalise and All That Jazz. Imaginative director, Trish Colter and an exciting eight-voice ensemble with jazz rhythm section, explore the sounds of Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Vocalise and All That Jazz.

December 10, 2008

12 1 p.m.

Vocal Series

The Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble led by conductor

Brian Current presents composer Dean Burrys Pandoras Locker.

This new urban-inspired opera tells the story of the Greek myth, Pandoras Box. The opera places the myth of Pandora in the contemporary setting of an inner-city high school. Modern themes like gender issues, sexuality, and gun violence along with the musical ensemble of modern and urban inspired electronics help achieve the setting of Pandoras Locker.

December 11, 2008

12 1 p.m.

Vocal Series

The Artists of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio perform Seasonal Songs. The young artists of the COC Ensemble Studio brighten up the holiday season with a lively performance. Enjoy a varied selection of music celebrating the festive season.

December 16, 2008

12 1 p.m.

World Music Series

Jeng Yi and the JM Dance Collective present Korean Dances and Korean Drums. This program delivers a captivating mix of original and traditional Korean percussion and dance pieces. The Toronto-based JM Dance Collective is a contemporary Korean dance ensemble presenting a combination of traditional and modern work.

December 18, 2008

12 1 p.m.

Piano Virtuoso Series

Pianist Li Wang performs Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 6

War Sonata 1. An acclaimed pianist and Glenn Gould School Alumnus, Li Wang, presents the first of Prokofievs three powerful war sonatas. The largest and most turbulent of Prokofievs spectacular sonatas, Piano Sonata No. 6 has become one of the cornerstones of 20th-century piano repertoire. The program will also feature excerpts from Tchaikovskys Seasons and the Dumka, Op. 59.

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