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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pluck, strum, bow and pick at Classical IV: Strings at Harbourfront Centre

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 Tollar’s take on pop classics; legendary sitarist Irshad Khan; the Lute Legends Ensemble’s blend of three Silk Road musical traditions into one new form; the Afiara String Quartet’s 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 Tchaikovsky’s “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):          It’s 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


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