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October 06 clock 08:00 PM

The Spider’s Web: Tarantellas From The Ancient & Modern Worlds

The tarantella is more than a musical genre – it is the musical expression of tarantism, which some describe more as a medical philosophy or even a world view.  Joined by special guests including Taf...More Info »

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November 26 clock 08:00 PM  Multidates

An Evening With Marion Newman

The celebrated Kwagiulth and Stó:lo First Nations, English, Irish and Scottish mezzo-soprano curates a special program asking the  question “What is classical Indigenous music?”

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November 30 clock 07:30 PM

Encircling The World: Zithers

Different cultures, similar instruments, shared musical meanings. This second installment of our ongoing 'instrumental families' concert project focuses on zithers, dulcimers and psalteries from Egypt, ...More Info »

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December 13 clock 07:30 PM

Quanno Nascette Ninno: Christmas In Southern Italy

The Messiah was born in humble conditions familiar to the peasants of the Southern Italian countryside, who continue even now to mark the season with special music for the zampogna and ciaramella.  Vesuviu...More Info »

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February 14, 2020 clock 07:30 PM

Lu Primmo Ammore: Serenades From The Old Country

In a tender tribute to “San Valentino,” Vesuvius offers a select playlist of our favourite Italian love songs from multiple centuries.  At turns pleading, playful, erotic, and sincere, these ro...More Info »

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May 02, 2020 clock 08:00 PM

The Tale Of Tales

In collaboration with StoryFusion (Storytelling Toronto)By popular demand, Vesuvius brings back our program of tales by Giambattista Basile’s Pentamerone (The Tale of Tales).  Originally written...More Info »

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May 28, 2020 clock 08:00 PM

“so You Wanna Be Americano?” Intro To Italian Swing

As Southern Italy became Americanized in the years following World War II, this traditional rural society saw their young people playing baseball, smoking Camel cigarettes, and drinking whisky & sodas. ...More Info »

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