Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Musical Canada: Young Classical Pianist Anastasia Rizikov Touching the Hearts of the Audience

Photo: Canadian Classical Musician: Anastasia Rizikov
"Let’s take a look at a young popular classical musician who is from Toronto, Ontario: Anastasia Rizikov. 
At just 15-years-old, Anastasia is already being labeled at the “one to watch” when it comes to classical music."

Young Canadian Classical Pianist Anastasia Rizikov is a remarkably poised and precocious fifteen year old who is already showing signs of being “one to watch”.


She is currently performing numerous solo concerts in major US and Canadian cities.

Anastasiaa has a heavy and busy schedule in Toronto.

Anastasia Rizikov
Piano Solo Concert

Date: April 10, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm

Venue: Bernard Betel Centre
Address: 1003 Steeles Ave. West, Toronto, ON, M2R 3T6

More info: anastasiarizikov.ca: Future Events

Please come and enjoy an evening of classical music with Anastasia Rizikov, a remarkable young pianist!

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Fifth Function in the Junction: A Fundraiser for Futurewatch: March 29

Function in the Junction - fundraiser for FutureWatch,   Saturday, March 29, 2014, West Toronto Masonic Temple, Toronto
Poster: The Fifth Annual Function in the Junction
Saturday, March 29, 2014, West Toronto Masonic Temple
This year’s function is about raising funds for The FutureWatch.
Poster design by MarkDallas.com

The Junction Residents Association
proudly presents


Annual Fundraiser

FUNCTION in the JUNCTION 5

All proceeds go to FutureWatch Environment and Development Education Partners, a local not-for-profit registered charitable organization, and their youth group Y-ECO Youth Environmental Community

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Where: West Toronto Masonic Temple

Location: 151 Annette Street, Toronto, ON M6P 1P3
(next to the Annette Public Library)

Tickets: $50

Sold in advance only at:
Agora Café (3015 Dundas St.W) &
Latitude 44 (2900 Dundas St.W)

featuring dinner provided by local restaurants

served from 6 pm till 8 pm
Silent Auction

or

$5 Admission
after 8 pm
Live Auction
Raffle
Cash Bar
Live Music by Local Artists
at 9 pm


A message from the Junction Residents' Association:

Function in the Junction #5 — Sat., March 29

JRA’s Function in the Junction #5 is coming up — evening of March 29, 2014, at the Masonic Temple, 151 Annette Street. 


This annual event centers on food, drinks, music, silent and noisy auctions, and socializing with neighbours. 

This year we will be raising funds for FutureWatch, a not-for-profit registered charitable organization, and their youth group Y-ECO Youth Environmental Community. 

Posters for Function in The Junction are appearing in Dundas St. shop windows, and tickets ($50 including dinner provided by local restaurants) are on sale at Agora Cafe and at Latitude 44. 

Dinner and silent auction begin at 6 pm, and the after-dinner events start at 8: live auction, raffles, and cash bar, with live music from 9 pm. Those who come after dinner pay just $5 at the door. 

See the event poster.

Below are the four dinner menus, get you tickets today at Agora Café, 3015 Dundas St. W.

Agora Cafe #1:
Appetizer:
Salad
Ontario apple, walnut, endive and arugula salad, with honey vinegrette

Entree:
Individual Moroccan Pie
Butternut squash, marinated in a medley of spices and roasted cranberries, shallots, pistachios, almonds and spinach, layered with Agora hummus, enveloped in layers of phyllo pastry and baked to perfection.
Served with yogurt dressing.

Agora Cafe #2:
Appetizer:

Salad
Ontario apple, walnut, endive and arugula salad, with honey vinegrette

Entree:
Chickpea and Roasted Vegetable Tagine
A selection of seasonal vegetables and chikpeas slow cooked in a medley of spices on a bed of organic brown rice (gluten free).

North of Bombay #1
Appetizer:

Onion Bhaji
Chopped onions, green peppers and spices mixed with chick pea flour.

Entree:
Butter Chicken
Marinated chicken breast cooked in a fresh tomato sauce with herbs and cream
Served with:
Aloo gobi – cauliflower (gob(h)i) and potatoes (aloo) cooked with tomato, onion, herbs and spices.
Rice pulao - saffron basmati rice with vegetables.
Nan - unleavened bread made with white flour.
Mango chutney and lime pickle.

North of Bombay #2
Appetizer:

Onion Bhaji
Chopped onions, green peppers and spices mixed with chick pea flour.

Entree:
Paneer Makhani
Homemade cottage cheese cubes cooked in a fresh tomato sauce with herbs and cream
Served with:
Aloo gobi – cauliflower (gob(h)i) and potatoes (aloo) cooked with tomato, onion, herbs and spices.
Rice pulao - saffron basmati rice with vegetables.
Nan - unleavened bread made with white flour.
Mango chutney and lime pickle.

Image: The Fifth Annual Function in the Junction Dinner Menus
Saturday, March 29, 2014, West Toronto Masonic Temple
Credit: Junction Residents Association


About Y-Eco – Youth Environmental Community

Y-Eco – Youth Environmental Community, is a youth community club part and parcel of FutureWatch EDEP, involving environmentally passionate youth to take active leadership in the betterment of the planet and building a more knowledgable, eco-conscious foundation in the community!

Watch a YouTube video, FutureWatch EDEP,  to find out more about this organization.


Celebrate Earth Hour

On Saturday March 29th at 8:30pm, millions of people across the world are switching off lights for one hour - to celebrate their commitment to the planet.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Junction Music Festival 2014: Call for Musicians

Poster: The Junction Music Festival Call for Musicians
Starting March 1st - Closing May 15th, 2014
Preference will be given to local talent

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

The Junction Music Festival is putting out a call for musicians starting March 1st.

Apply now to play at the Junction Music Festival,
which will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014!

Apply online: thejunctionmusicfestival.com/apply-2014/

Application deadline - May 15th, 2014.

Preference will be given to local talent
 
More details can be found at www.thejunctionmusicfestival.com

Spread the word #junctionTO!



YouTube Video: Highlights from The Junction Music Festival, September 21, 2013 
The clouds cleared and west end music fans were treated to a a diverse, eclectic selection of music including Young Running, Polaris nominee Zaki Ibrahim, Annabelle Chvostek, and Dirty Penny. 
Highlight of the night - Ottawa based show band "The Peptides" and the strange stage performance by the lead singer from Dirty Penny. 
Only in the Junction. 
Published by JimmysWorldVideo

Monday, January 27, 2014

Art Meets Science: Panel Discussion

Art Meets Science: Panel Discussion
When: March 9, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: JJR MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Bldg., University of Toronto, 
1 Kings College Circle, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8 

The Royal Canadian Institute (RCI) for the Advancement of Science
FREE Science Lectures ... live!

Art Meets Science: Panel Discussion

When: March 9, 2014

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: JJR MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Bldg., University of Toronto
 

Location: 1 Kings College Circle, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8


When Art Meets Science: Broadening Horizons through Interdisciplinary Practice – A Discussion

Panel Members:
*Robin Kingsburgh, PhD, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences/ School of Interdisciplinary Studies OCAD University; Natural Science, York University

*Stephen Morris, PhD, Department of Physics, University of Toronto

Lisa Carrie Goldberg, Multidisciplinary Artist, and founder of Action Potential Lab, dedicated to merging science and art.

Scott Menary, PhD, Department of Physics, York University

Moderator:
Ian Clarke, BSc, PhD, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences/ School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University

Science and art often have a perceived divide in contemporary culture, yet historically their roots stem from similar manifestations of creativity and aesthetics, in exploring, responding to and explaining Nature. This panel presentation brings together scientists, artists and those with a foot in each of the ‘two cultures’ to discuss their interdisciplinary practices, and encourage novel ways to understand the world around us.

Robin Kingsburgh will discuss the teaching of science to art and design students, and the value of incorporating art making into the teaching of science. Creatively rendering a scientific idea facilitates understanding, and provides an alternate way for an artist to learn about science. This science/art making practice deepens students’ understanding of the topic at hand, as the choice of how to render an idea visually greatly clarifies thought, and encourages abstract and metaphorical thinking. Art created can be displayed to the community, and provide a bridge into scientific concepts for the general public. Robin will show recent work from her students at OCAD University.

Stephen Morris works in experimental non-linear physics, and will discuss self-organized, emergent patterns and textures. These shapes emerge spontaneously from a dynamic process of growing, folding, cracking, wrinkling, branching, flowing and other kinds of morphological development. His work is informed by the scientific aesthetic of nonlinear physics. Stephen’s stunning visual images draw upon both laboratory physics experiments and Nature; his work celebrates the subtle interplay of order and complexity in emergent patterns.

Lisa Carrie Goldberg is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. Her artwork often takes the form of full-sensory installations that examine the realm of art and science, including topics in sleep science, tissue culture, physiology and molecular biology. Lisa will discuss her recent work as Director of Action Potential Lab, Toronto’s first laboratory dedicated to merging science and art. Based on a collaborative learning-teaching model, Action Potential Lab provides opportunities for children and adults to experience true interdisciplinarity, engaging in creative projects designed to merge art and science, and encourage novel ways of understanding the world around us.

Ian Clarke will guide the panellists through a moderated discussion, which touches upon issues of commonality and difference in art and science, including: the creative process; the role of aesthetics; the importance of interdisciplinarity; and the role or visualization in art and science.

*Robin Kingsburgh and Stephen Morris are curatorial team members for “Occam’s Razor: Art, Science & Aesthetics”, a juried exhibition of works of art inspired by science, examining similarities in practice amongst scientists and artists, at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (April 2-20, 2014), and the !dea Gallery, Ontario Science Centre (May 3- June 1, 2014).

More information about RCI Winter Lectures:

facebook: Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science

royalcanadianinstitute.ca: Calendar: When Art Meets Science: Broadening Horizons through Interdisciplinary Practice – A Discussion - Toronto


Poster:  Occam’s Razor: Art, Science & Aesthetics
Juried Call for Works of Art Inspired by Science
Submissions will be accepted online at: http://huutaart.com
Poster design by Keijo Tapanainen


Sunday, January 12, 2014

ROM Wooden Angels: Choral Performance by the Christ the Saviour Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir

Screenshot:n: Special performance by the Christ the Saviour Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir!
Royal Ontario Museum: Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium
Free Family Programs: Sunday, January 12, 2014

Choral Performance by the Christ the Saviour Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir

Date & Time: Sunday, January 12, 2014

Family Programs | Free Family Programs
Sessions: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Royal Ontario Museum

Map:  100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

Join Royal Ontario Museum for a special performance by the Christ the Saviour Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir!

1:30 pm
The choir will sing a Moleben in front of the 16th century Moscow icon of the Tikhvin Mother-of-God and other icons in the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium located on Level 3.

2 pm
In honour of the Feast of the Nativity, the choir will sing at the early 16th century Brussels retable in the Medieval section of the Samuel European Galleries located on Level 3.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Junction Residents Association Annual General Meeting: November 14

Toronto Junction Residents Association AGM, November 14, 2013
Flyer: Junction Residents Association (JRA) Annual General Meeting
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7-9 pm; West Toronto Baptist Church
3049 Dundas Street West (between High Park and Quebec Avenue)

Junction Residents Association (JRA)
Annual General Meeting

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7 to 9 pm

West Toronto Baptist Church
3049 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON M6P 1Z5 (Map / Directions)
(between High Park and Quebec Avenue)

Pizza as usual!  

Come out and join your neighbours in a conversation on these Junction topics:
  • 2014 JRA executive team elections
  • JRA year in review
  • Goals for the Junction neighbourhood and plans for the JRA in 2014


Note: If you cannot attend in person, we stream a video version of the meeting. To watch it live on your computer, go to http://www.junctionra.ca/jra-tv. There may be a 15-second commercial (not ours) before you can watch. We’ll post the agenda on the front page of our website, so you can follow along. There is a facility for asking questions. If you have any problem with these instructions, please call 647-235-0843 on the night of the meeting and we’ll try to help.


It’s your Junction, it’s our Junction!

Visit junctionra.ca today
email to info@junctionra.ca

Here you will find a monthly round-up of local news and events for the Junction community:
JRA e-newsletter -  November 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Slavic Autumn: A Classical Music Concert by Prater Ensemble

Classical Music Concert "Slavic Autumn"  by Prater Ensemble, poster
Poster: Classical Music Concert "Slavic Autumn"
October 23, 2013 at The Toronto Centre for the Arts

Russian Carousel Cultural Centre
Prater Ensemble
Present

Music Wednesdays

Slavic Autumn

Roufat Amiraliev, violin
Alexander Volkov, violin
Valeriya Koroleva, viola
Olga Drugalyova, cello
Rachad Feizoullaev, piano

When: October 23, 2013 7:30 pm

Where: The Gallery, Toronto Centre for the Arts

Address: 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6R8 (Map)


Program:
A. Borodin (1833-1887) - String quartet #2 in d major
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo. Allegro
III. Nocturne. Andante
IV. Finale. Andante. Vivace

S. Rachmaninov (1873-1943) - String quartet #1 "Unfinished"
II. Romance. Andante espressivo
III. Schenzo. Allegro

----Intermission---

A. Dvorak (1841-1904) - Piano quintet #2 in major
I. Allegro, ma non tango
II. Dumka. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo furiant. Molto vivace
IV. Finale. Allegro

For more information, call 416-727-5300
 
A. Dvorak - Piano quintet in a major, op.81, III movement- Scherzo.furiant
Rena Amiralieva - piano; Prater String Quartet: Roufat Amiraliev, Albina Molodozhan - violins;
Anna Antropova - viola; Teimour Sadykhov - cello
Uploaded by PraterEnsemble

Friday, October 04, 2013

Drop Everything and Sing: Junction Sing-Along Invitation

Drop Everything and Sing: Toronto Junction Neighbourhood Sing-alongs return
Poster: Drop Everything and Sing
Neighbourhood Sing-alongs return
Oct 10-Dec 19, 2013

Neighbourhood Sing-alongs return! 

No experience or talent needed. 

Judith, a lively retired music teacher, will lead with piano accompaniment.

When: 10am to 11am on these Thursdays:
Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 21, Dec. 5, Dec 19, 2013


2014 Dates:  
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Thursday, March 20,  2014  

Time: 10am to 11am

Where: High Park Avenue near Humberside Avenue, Toronto ON (Map)

How: No long-term commitment required.
Just register a day ahead by phone or email.

Cost: To cover the cost of supplies, a $2.00 donation is suggested

Info: For more information, please contact
Judith Butler
Email: Highparksingalong@gmail.com
Phone: 647-343-8412


Nourish Your Mind, Body and Soul with Song! 

links:
insidetoronto.com: Events: Toronto: Music: Drop Everything and Sing!
Nourish your mind, body and soul at these popular sing-alongs lead by a retired music teacher. No talent, experience or long-term commitment necessary. Register a day ahead for the session you wish to attend.
 

snapbloorwest.com: SNAP Bloor West: Drop Everything and Sing!
Neighbourhood sing-alongs led by retired music teacher. No experience necessary. Location: High Park Avenue at Humberside.Register a day ahead. highparksingalong@gmail.com to register.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Junction Music Festival September 21 – Program and Map

The Junction Music Festival Map and Schedule September 21, 2013

September 21, 2013; Dundas Street West (Indian Grove - McMurray Ave)
The Junction neighbourhood anchored by Dundas St. West and Keele Streets


The 2nd annual Junction Music Festival, happening September 21, 2013 features music on 5 outdoor stages, 20+ venues, both traditional music stops and participating local businesses, from café’s to bookstores, all hosting music acts throughout the day.

The Junction Music Festival Line Up

Stage Performances
S1. McMurray Avenue Stage      
Dirty Penny │ 9 PM - 11 PM
Junction City All-Stars │ 4 PM - 8 PM
Jake Chisholm │ 12 PM - 3 PM

S2. Pacific Stage      
Derek Miller & The Bliss Fiasco │ 9:00 PM
Annabelle Chvostek │ 8:00 PM
Joel Schwartz │ 7:00 PM
Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party │ 6:00 PM
Irene Torres & The Sugar Devils │ 5:00 PM
Air Marshal Landing │ 4:00 PM
Christian D and the Hangovers │ 3:00 PM
Clear Stone │ 2:00 PM
Cassava │ 1:00 PM
Stephanie Cadman │ 12:00 PM
      
S3. Train Platform Stage      
Union Duke │ 7:30 PM
Young Running │ 6:30 PM
Chris Staig │ 5:30 PM
Dan Gooch │ 4:30 PM
The Cautioneers │ 3:30 PM
Bard From the Club │ 2:30 PM
      
S4. The Alleyway Jam Space      
Projector Jam │ 7 PM onward
The Starfires │ 4 PM onward

S5. Mavety Street Stage      
Friday Night Trend │ 7:00 PM
Eastborough │ 6:00 PM
Elos Arma │ 5:00 PM
Persian Rugs │ 4:00 PM
The Stormalongs │ 3:00 PM
DRUMHAND │ 2:00 PM
Emily Jill West │ 1:00 PM

S6. Indian Grove Stage      
Zeus │ 9:00 PM
Cuff The Duke │ 8:00 PM
Zaki Ibrahim │ 7:00 PM
Dinosaur Bones │ 6:00 PM
Soul Motivators │ 5:00 PM
Lemon Bucket Orkestra │ 4:00 PM


Music Performances Venues
DJ OH16 │ 2. 3030 │ in between sets
The Peptides │ 2. 3030 │ 10:00 PM
Julia Pal Trio │ 3. VESUVIO Pizzeria & Spaghetti House │ 6 PM - 9 PM
Ania Ziemirska │ 4. The Hair Lounge │ 1:00 PM
Nichol Robertson & His Honkytonk/Boogaloo Boys │ 6. Pandemonium Books and Discs │ 3:00 PM
Michael Fiorino │ 7. FYI Interiors │ 2:00 PM
Das Fagott Mannschaft │ 7. FYI Interiors │ Time TBD
Jason Craig │ 8. Latitude 44 Gallery Framing Decor │ 5 PM - 7 PM
Lisa Marie Kruchak │ 9. Cornerstone Furniture │ 12 PM - 4 PM
The High Tides │ 10. SMASH │ 2 PM - 5 PM
Mariachi Band │ 13. La Revolucion │ 8 PM - 10 PM
Andrew Tai-Soon Park & Friends │ 16. Agora Cafe │ 4 PM onwards
The Cookers │ 15. Real to Reel Productions │ 2 PM - 4 PM
Jessica Bundy │ 17. West Toronto Paint & Wallpaper │ 2 PM - 3 PM
DJ Cozmic Cat │ 18. Gerhard Supply │ Time TBD
The Undadogg │ 19. The Beet Organic Cafe │ Time TBD
Kingsley Ettienne │ 20. Opticianado │ Time TBD
John T. Davis │ 20. Opticianado │ Time TBD
Oolong 7 │ 21. Haveli Home │ 2 PM - 4 PM
Young Running │ 22. The Hole in the Wall │ 8:00 PM
Richard Keelan │ 23. Shoxs │ TimeTBD
Glenn Williams │ Snug as a Bug │ 1:00 PM
The Imbayakunas │ Espresso Mi Vida │ Time TBD

The Junction Music Festival 2013

The Junction BIA is pleased to  announced the lineup and details for their 2nd annual Junction Music Festival, happening September 21st on outdoor stages and in businesses across the Junction neighbourhood anchored by Dundas St. West and Keele Streets.

Headliners include classic rock revivalists Zeus, alt-country heroes Cuff the Duke, klezmer-punks Lemon Bucket Orkestra, and Canadian/South African R&B singer Zaki Ibrahim, whose recent album Every Opposite is short-listed for the coveted Polaris Music Prize, awarded to the Canadian album “of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history.”  Ibrahim finds out if she’s won the $30,000 prize only 2 days after the festival.

The event features music on 5 outdoor stages, 20+ venues, both traditional music stops and participating local businesses, from café’s to bookstores, all hosting music acts throughout the day.

The bill features artists an eclectic mix of genres, from funk to punk to jazz and latin, focusing largely on Junction-area talent, and interweaving other artists who have unique connections to the neighbourhood.

“My dad was born and raised in the Junction on Clendenan Avenue, so we have a long family history with this area of Toronto“ says Cuff The Duke’s Wayne Petti. All of the artists’ unique Junction-area stories are available on the festival website.

In addition to performances, there will be music workshops and other programming, and local businesses are taking the opportunity to present music-related offerings on the day, including music-inspired menus from local eateries, and more.

The event is completely free and is an all day event.  The outdoor programming is all-ages, while the venue programming may be subject to 19+ licensing, depending on venue.

For detailed festival information go to thejunctionmusicfestival.com
Facebook Page dedicated to news and updates at https://www.facebook.com/TheJunctionMusicFestival
Official Festival hashtag #junctionmusicfest

Link: thejunctionbia.ca: The Junction Music Festival 2013

Junction Music Festival: A Vibrant Arts and Culture Destination: September 21
http://artjunction.blogspot.ca/2013/08/junction-music-festival-vibrant-arts.html

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Junction Music Festival: A Vibrant Arts and Culture Destination: September 21

Junction Music Festival  September 21, 2013; Toronto; poster
Poster: The Junction Music Festival
September 21, 2013
FREE, All Ages, All Day Long
5 Outdoor Stages; 20+ Participation Venues

The Junction Business Improvement Area presents

The Junction Music Festival

Date: Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Time: noon - 11 pm

Location: The Junction


On Saturday, September 21st, 2013 let the Music guide you through the Junction!

The Junction Music Festival is a festival of independent music for all ages, taking place September 21st, 2013 in Toronto’s Junction Neighbourhood.

Coined as the emerging art and design neighbourhood of Toronto, this eclectic community anchored by Dundas St West & Keele St is home to a festival celebrating local up-and-coming talent and rising stars. Move to the sounds of a collection of musical performances rocking a number of stages both day and night while discovering the celebrated food, drink and nightlife that makes the Junction a must visit Toronto destination.

For more information, visit www.thejunctionmusicfestival.com.
Bring your family, bring your friends and quench your musical thirst in the Junction!

DIRECTIONS
Anchored by the intersection of Dundas Street West and Keele Street, the Junction neighbourhood follows Dundas Street West and is easily accessible by walking, cycling, driving and public transit.

Walk: Easily accessible from Dundas West, Keele, or High Park Metro Stations. Average 15 minute walk (north).

Bike:  Explore West Toronto Bike Path on the way to the Junction. ( Detailed Directions)

TTC:
No. 30 from High Park Subway Station
No. 40 – from Dundas West Subway Station
No. 41 or No. 89- from Keele Subway Station

Drive:
From Gardiner Expressway, exit onto Lakeshore Drive and exit at Parkdale Drive. Drive north, until Parkdale Drive becomes Keele Street. Turn left/ right on Dundas Street West.

PARKING
Green P Parking is available at:
Pacific Ave South of Dundas St. West
2 Locations on Keele Street
Find Parking in Toronto with Green P Parking: Junction Map

ROAD CLOSURES
Pacific Ave ( between Dundas St. West & 1st alleyway north) 
McMurray Ave ( between Dundas St. West & 1st alleyway north)

Toronto Junction Music Festival September 21, 2013 Program and Map
The Arts Junction: Junction Music Festival September 21 – Line-Up Program and Map