Sunday, June 17, 2007

Toronto Free Events: Four Seasons Centre

Free concerts in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
12 – 1 p.m.

The Musicians in Ordinary presents
Not One Lady Failed to Shed a Tear: The Birth of Opera

Thursday, June 21, 2007
12 – 1 p.m.

Claudia Moore
Tedd Robinson, choreographer present
How to be Older and Reckless


Not One Lady Failed to Shed a Tear: The Birth of Opera Concert for Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies & Canadian Opera Company
A program of early 17th-century Italian Baroque music. The new affective Baroque style sought to make even the rocks weep. Contemporary descriptions of performances by singers such as Adriana Basile and Francesca Caccini tell us that the people in the audience were so moved. The new style has the power to entrance and enthrall. Composers to be heard will include Monteverdi (Lamento d’Arianna), Giulio and Francesca Caccini, Stefano Landi, Alessandro Picininni and others.

Presented in collaboration with the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria University in the University of Toronto, on the occasion of the Renaissance Spring Festival 2007.

How to be Older and Reckless
Claudia Moore is one of Canada's most celebrated senior dance artists. She trained at Canada's National Ballet School and has performed with The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Dance Theatre and Desrosiers Dance Theatre. For the past 10 years she has been the artistic director of Moonhorse Dance Theatre. Ms Moore continues to be "older and reckless" as an artist and has teamed up with celebrated choreographer Tedd Robinson to create this brand new solo. Claudia will reveal the process of dancing alone and on the edge—and invites you to join her in this journey. ". . . One of the most beautiful and expressive bodies in Canadian dance." Dance Connection
The performances of young Canadian artists in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre are made possible by a generous donation from Massey College through the Bernard Ostry Cultural Foundation fund and the Fellows’ Fund endowed by Vincent Massey Tovell, O.C.

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