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Toronto: March free concert series at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available. 

March 5, 2019
12 – 1 p.m.
Vocal Series
Le Récital des Anges: Songs of Ian Cusson
Ian Cusson, a Canadian composer and pianist of Métis and French-Canadian descent, showcases two of his song cycles: Five Orchestral Songs on Poems of Marilyn Dumont sung by Kwagiulth and Stó:lo First Nations mezzo-soprano Marion Newman, and the world premiere of Le Récital des Anges on poems of Émile Nelligan, sung by Canadian mezzo-soprano Marjorie Maltais.
March 6, 2019
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Jazz Series
Vegas Breeze
Former Nylons frontman Micah Barnes explores the sounds of Las Vegas with songs from his new album, Vegas Breeze. This concert combines sophistication, swagger and sincerity to transport audiences back to the early ‘60s, when the hottest entertainers in the world made their home on the Vegas Strip.
March 12, 2019
12 – 1 p.m.
Chamber Music Series
Hidden Treasures
Despite thousand years of cultural history, the music of Armenia remains little known. This concert celebrates the creativity and resilience of the Armenian people, whose music bears the mark of both the genocide and the country’s folklore. Accompanied by pianist Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, violinist Nuné Melik will share the music of her people.
March 14, 2019
12 – 1 p.m.
Vocal Series
Opera for All Ages
Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio playfully explore opera in a lively, interactive March Break presentation. Audience members of all ages can listen to, learn about, and try their hand at the fascinating art of opera. Fun for the whole family!
March 19, 2019
12 – 1 p.m.
Vocal Series
The Next Wave
Musique 3 Femmes seeks to identify and support the future female leaders of classical music. This performance highlights winners from its inaugural Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes, a new initiative to develop operatic creations by teams of emerging female composers and librettists in Canada.
March 20, 2019
12 – 1 p.m.
Jazz and World
Music Series
Cultural Crossroads
Indo-Jazz is an emerging genre that explores the synthesis of two musical worlds. Humber College alumnus and professor, bassist Justin Gray, leads the audience and the talented young artists of Humber Indo-Jazz Collective on a cross-cultural journey through his unique compositions that blend elements of traditional Indian classical raga music and contemporary jazz.

Photo: Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre inside the Four Seasons Centre.