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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

March Listings from RTH/MH/GGS


CHRISTOPHER Oĺ─˘RILEY, PIANO

Wednesday, March 11 at 8 PM / GLENN GOULD STUDIO / $39.50

416 872 4255 or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office at King & Simcoe / www.roythomson.com

From his groundbreaking transcriptions of Radiohead to his unforgettable interpretations of classic and new repertoire, pianist Christopher O'Riley has redefined the possibilities of classical music. This evening's program features the work of Radiohead, Nick Drake and Elliott Smith.

Sponsored by XM Satellite Radio at Glenn Gould Studio.

COLIN LINDEN

Saturday, March 14, 2009 / GLENN GOULD STUDIO / $39.50

416 872 4255 or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office at King & Simcoe / www.roythomson.com

This concert marks a CD Release for the new album ĺ─˙From The Water.ĺ─¨ A Grammy-nominated, singer/songwriter/guitarist and producer, Colin Linden is one of this countryĺ─˘s national treasures, who spent most of 2008 touring the world as guitarist for Emmylou Harris. He has performed with and produced some of the best in the business, including Colin James, Bruce Cockburn, Keb Mo, Lucinda Williams and continues to somehow find the time to still have a very prolific solo career.

ART GARFUNKEL

Saturday, March 14 at 8 PM / RTH / $89.50 - $39.50

416 872 4255 or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office at King & Simcoe / www.roythomson.com

His signature vocalĺ─ţa stunning countertenor, both clear and resonantĺ─ţis instantly recognizable. One half of the iconic pop duo Simon & Garfunkel, his acting, songwriting, and sensitive interpretation of the American songbook, folk and rock & roll standards confirm his status: American icon.

THE CHIEFTAINS ON ST. PATRICKĺ─˘S DAY!

Tuesday, March 17 at 8 PM / RTH / $69.50 - $49.50

416 872 4255 or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office at King & Simcoe / www.roythomson.com

The Chieftains inspired the worldwide love affair with Celtic music over forty years ago and are just as popular today. This evening, celebrate St. Paddyĺ─˘s and the Scottish-Irish connection with a trio of renowned Scottish musicians Alyth McCormack, Brian Mcalpine, and Jonny Hardie.

Presented by rbi productions.

THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE WITH YO-YO MA

Thursday, March 19 at 8 PM / RTH

Friday, March 20 at 8 PM / RTH

$149.50-$49.50 / 416 872 4255 or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office at King & Simcoe / www.roythomson.com

Under the leadership of beloved cellist Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Project has been a catalyst for a new kind of conversation, opening avenues of inter-cultural communication and collaborative thinking. Since its inception ten years ago, the Silk Road Ensemble has traveled the globe, reaching new audiences, educating young and old. These concerts feature traditional works of the countries along the Silk Road and newly commissioned works from both established and emerging composers.

Presented in association with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

March 19 is sponsored by ENBRIDGE; March 20 is sponsored by LEXUS.

MAVIS STAPLES WITH SPECIAL GUEST JAMES HUNTER

Saturday, March 21 at 8 PM / MH / $69.50 - $49.50

416 872 4255 or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office at King & Simcoe / www.masseyhall.com

Mavis Staples blazes a rhythm & blues trail, without relinquishing her gospel roots. Sheĺ─˘s a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, and her remarkable gifts inspire, heal and uplift. Grammy Award nominated James Hunter gets it all rolling with infectious vocal and guitar performances, clever songwriting and a skin-tight band.

RTH: 60 Simcoe Street (corner of King Street & Simcoe Street)

MH: 178 Victoria Street (corner of Shuter Street, just east of Yonge Street)

GGS: 250 Front Street West (at John Street)

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cecila Bartoli adds 2nd Show



Roy Thomson Hallĺ─˘s 08-09 International Vocal Recitals

1st show SOLD OUT; 2nd performance added

Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano

With Orchestra La Scintilla of Zł║rich Opera

On Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 7 PM / Roy Thomson Hall

(Sunday, March 1 at 2 PM is sold out)

Tickets on sale to FriendsFirst members Friday December 12 at 10 AM

To the Public on Monday, December 15 at 10 AM

$195 - $75 - Call 416-872-4255 or online at www.roythomson.com

Or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Toronto, ON. December 11, 2008

Due to the very high demand for tickets to Cecilia Bartoli's concert on March 1 at 2:00 pm, Roy Thomson Hall is pleased to announce that Ms. Bartoli has agreed to perform a 2nd concert the same day at 7:00 PM. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, December 15 at 10 AM.

Cecilia Bartoli is one of the worldĺ─˘s most cherished and celebrated classical artists and undisputedly the most famous mezzo-soprano of her generation. Her two upcoming recitals, 2 PM and 7 PM, at Roy Thomson Hall on March 1, 2009 celebrate the life and roles of 19th century opera diva Maria Malibran (1808-1836), a superstar of her era and muse for such composers as Rossini and Donizetti.

Ms. Bartoli is joined by the 25-member Orchestra La Scintilla of Zł║rich Opera, a distinguished period instrument ensemble, for a program drawn from Ms. Bartoliĺ─˘s award-winning album Maria, and includes works by Garcia, Persiani, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Donizetti, Balfe, Beriot and Malibran. The orchestra will be led by concertmaster Ada Pesch.

The 2 PM performance is sponsored by RBC Financial Group.

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