March Break Guide: Two Free Concerts at the Canadian Opera Company | Toronto Teacher Mom

March Break Guide: Two Free Concerts at the Canadian Opera Company

Saturday, March 12, 2011

We are officially off for the March Break and it's so nice to be able to spend a lot more time with the kids, family and friends. It's always fun to throw in some excursions and entertainment for the kids if possible. Better still, it's great to take the kids somewhere and it doesn't cost much. This March Break, the Canadian Opera Company has two free concerts coming up that offer enriching and educational entertainment for those families who live in or near Toronto. The first features piano and percussion selections and the second features hip-shaking Brazilian jazz. Below you will find the dates, times and a brief description of each of these free concerts. For more details and full concert listings, visit the Canadian Opera Company website.

Tues. Mar 15, 2011
12 – 1 p.m.
Tandem Duo
Jamie Drake, percussion
Lily Ling, piano/accordion

Fingers and Sticks
Piano and percussion are natural music-making companions – after all, the piano is a member of the percussion family! Tandem presents a concert featuring the best of music for piano and percussion, both pitched and non-pitched. Selections will include American composer Dave Hollinden’s Platinum, music from the “king of tango”, Astor Piazzolla, the premiere of a new Canadian work, and Tobin Stokes’ exciting Brazilian-influenced El Sol del Sur.

Wed. Mar 16, 2011 12 – 1 p.m.
Humber Brazilian Jazz Project
Gordon Sheard, director

Rio Comes to Toronto
No need to go to Rio…internationally acclaimed pianist/composer Gordon Sheard and an exuberant and talented group of young artists conjure the irresistible and inimitable spirit of Brazil. With its seductive melodies, sunny harmonies and floor-shaking rhythms, this program of authentic Brazilian music is guaranteed to take the chill off the Toronto winter.

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