Discover the various shades of Classical music
July 27-July 29
WHO & WHERE: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
WHEN: Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29, 2012
WHAT: Classical IV: Strings
A weekend-long festival celebrating the far corners of classical music with performances, activities and more for the whole family.
· Performances from artists including Masters of Mali featuring virtuoso guitarist Sidi Toure; traditional Egyptian musician Maryem Hassan Tollars take on pop classics; legendary sitarist Irshad Khan; the Lute Legends Ensembles blend of three Silk Road musical traditions into one new form; the Afiara String Quartets fresh take on the classic quartet;
· The audiovisual experience of live turntable composition and video from duo iNSiDEaMiND;
· Bring your uke and participate in the Ukulele Project, and play along with Tchaikovskys 1812 Overture;
· Witness how music plays a major role in the lives of kids in priority neighbourhoods with the Regent Park School of Music and From Violence to Violins;
· ...and much more!
HOW (MUCH): Its all FREE!
WHY: To challenge pre- and misconceptions of what classical might be.
For more information the public may call 416-973-4000 or visit harbourfrontcentre.com/summer/classicaliv/
Media materials are available for download at