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Heliconian Hall

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Toronto, ON

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November 19 clock 07:30 PM

Literature Salon: On Passage, Peril And Passion

With Anubha Mehta, Author of Peacock in the Snow. At her book launch last fall, Anubha Mehta declared, “Writing this novel saved me. Through it I found the resilience to cope and come to terms with my imp...More Info »

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November 22 clock 07:30 PM

The Four Seasons

Join us for a concert celebrating the Four Seasons with classical and jazz music by Vivaldi, Richard Rodgers, Peteris Vasks, George Gershwin and others. There will be artwork by Heliconian visual...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 07:00 PM

Christmas In Southern Italy + Cd Release

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 11, 2020 clock 07:30 PM

Drama Salon: The Art Of Reviewing A Play

J. Kelly Nestruck, chief theatre critic, The Globe and Mail Previously, he wrote for The Guardian, in London, England. In 2017, he won the Nathan Cohen Award for Excellence in Critical Writing for his essay on ...More Info »

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February 14, 2020 clock 07:00 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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March 05, 2020 clock 07:30 PM

How Sweet Is The Passion: A Concert Of Italian Love Cantatas

An intimate evening of 18th-century Italian chamber music, featuring cantatas by Lotti, Aldrovandini, Handel and Mancini (Francesco, not Henry!), an oboe sonata by Ferrandini, and a wonderful Follia for solo ha...More Info »

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March 13, 2020 clock 07:30 PM

Folkloric - Canadian Women Composers

Join Heliconian musicians for an evening steeped in legend, exploring and celebrating cultural heritage. Along with traditional Canadian gems and contemporary composers, you will hear from Di Cas...More Info »

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March 31, 2020 clock 07:30 PM

Music Salon: Adventures In Classical Music And Beyond

With Ottie Lockey, director of Ottie Lockey Management. Memories from the early days of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra shared by the orchestra’s first managing director, Ottie Lockey.  Subsequent exper...More Info »

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April 24, 2020 clock 07:30 PM

Dance The Night Away

Put on your dancing shoes for this diverse tribute to dance. Your toes will be tapping as you listen to dances from pavanes to polkas, from waltzes to rhumbas, from ballets to boleros. For a rous...More Info »

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April 28, 2020 clock 07:30 PM

Humanities Salon: The Ability To Love: L’arche And The Legacy ...

With Beth Porter, member of L’Arche Daybreak community. Founded in 1964, L’Arche was the vision of Jean Vanier. He began by inviting some persons with intellectual dis­abilities to share a home ...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 12, 2020 clock 07:30 PM

Dance Salon: From Ballroom Lessons To Centre Stage

With Amy Bowring, Executive and Curatorial Director of Dance Collection Danse. At this salon, we shall learn of some of the fascinating personalities of the Heliconian dance community. Dance historian Amy ...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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