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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Harbourfront Centre presents Classical V: Brass July 26 to 28

How do you blow your horn?

TORONTO, ON -- Back for its fifth installment, Harbourfront Centre presents Classical V: Brass from July 26 through 28.

This festival explores diverse manifestations of classical music from across the globe and cultural perspectives on the genre, whether it’s African soul, Indian celebratory bands, Chicago funk or traditional brass bands.

The festival aims to push boundaries on what people think classical music is and how it is defined through specially programmed workshops, musical performances and films.

Classical V: Brass focuses on brass instruments, where the musician uses only the shape of the instrument, their skill and the breath they produce to create beautiful music.
Highlights of Classical V: Brass include:
  • Musical performances by artists such as Genghis Barbie, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, Alison Melville, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Viva Mexico Mariachi;
  • Activities for the whole family including musical instrument inspired crafts and the hilarious genius of Al Simmons and his tuba;
  • Award-winning films including Tubby the Tuba and Brassed Off;
  • A Big Boat Blast where patrons are invited to blow their horns with all of the boats in the harbour;
  • And much more!
Complete festival event listings: media.harbourfrontcentre.com/mediaDisplay.php?id=1195
For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront. For information about getting here during the Queens Quay revitalization, visit harbourfrontcentre.com/gettinghere

Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities. Harbourfront Centre receives operational support from the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto and program funding from all levels of government, the private sector and individual donors.

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