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Isabel Bayrakdarian in an evening performance at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts

Toronto classical concert listings - free series at The Four Seasons Centre For the Performing Arts

::  The 2011 Free Concert Series in the 3rd floor Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, which allows for breath-taking views through floor to ceiling glass windows of University Avenue as a backdrop, 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 in the beautiful new Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts.
  All concerts are free to the public. "Brown bag" lunches are welcome for the noon performances.

Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.)


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Sept. 18, 2012    12 1 p.m.
Vocal Series
Meet the Young Artists    The young artists of the 2012/2013 Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio introduce themselves by singing their favourite arias. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear the most exciting rising stars from across the country in a program of operatic gems.

Sept. 19, 2012    5:30 6:30 p.m.
Jazz Series
Autumn Serenade    Two of Canada's jazz giants, Phil Dwyer (saxophone) and Don Thompson (piano/bass), kick off the fall jazz season with a serenade to autumn. The program ranges from timeless standards to original creations, including Thompson's beautiful September.

Sept. 25, 2012    12 1 p.m.
Jazz Series
Aspects of Oscar    Canadian bassist Dave Young pays tribute to his long-time friend and collaborator, the legendary Oscar Peterson. The concert features tracks from Young's Juno-nominated CD, Aspects of Oscar, which includes familiar gems alongside lesser-known material he performed with Peterson over the years. Young is joined by his stellar sidemen: Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Robi Botos (piano) and Terry Clarke (drums).

Sept. 27, 2012   12 1 p.m.
Dance Series
Road Trip    Acclaimed choreographers Susie Burpee and Linnea Swan take the audience on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey in a tragicomic duet that blends


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