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Our event series runs in Spring, Fall and Winter. During each season we offer events in visual arts, classical music and opera.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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CLASSICAL IN THE UNDERGROUND

Classical music has been proven to stimulate baby's sense - we believe parents need it too! That is why we created our classical chamber series.

We invite you to enjoy a classical chamber recital with baby/toddler in tow. Adapted to parent/baby needs the recital will take place at the Drake Underground or in the beautiful SkyYard - where parents can enjoy seating arrangements, stand or walk - whatever works best.

Each themed 45 minute recital is curated by our artistic Director, Ivana Popovic. Each performance brings a varied program performed by the violin and the cello, in addition to occasional guest instruments.

Tickets are $15 per adult and at no cost for all accompanying babies and children. Tickets can only be purchased online - NO TICKETS ARE SOLD AT THE DOOR

Following the recital - you are welcomed to stay for Drake's 'Highchair Hangouts' in their North Lounge - where you can indulge in Drake's just-for-parents prix-fixe lunch menu.



Below are our Spring 2019 dates:

Tuesday March 26th at 11am - Classical Hits - Mozart, Boccherini, Beethoven - Event is at capacity and waiting list is full. Please select another date below.

Tuesday April 9th at 11am - Program to be announced shortly REGISTER HERE

Tuesday April 30th at 11am - Program to be announced shortly REGISTER HERE

Tuesday May 14th at 11am - Program to be announced shortly REGISTER HERE

Tuesday May 28th at 11am - Program to be announced shortly REGISTER HERE

Tuesday June 11th at 11am - Program to be announced shortly REGISTER HERE


Refunds are available until 24 hours prior to the event. We understand that last minute situations can happen on the day of the event. Should you need the cancel on the day of, we will not issue a refund but allow you to choose an upcoming event of similar value. If you do not inform us that you are unable to attend prior to the event, we unfortunately cannot offer you another attendance date. We appreciate your understanding.

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3 Exclusive Opera Events for parents & babies for the 2018/2019 season plus accessible free noon hour concerts for families



In the first half of 2019 season we are pleased to offer 2 exclusive opera events in partnership with the CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY

Produced by the Canadian Opera Company and performed by members of the prestigious Ensemble studio these events offer a first introduction to opera for babies. Offered at no charge and all donations go towards the growth of the Canadian Opera Company's Outreach and Education initiatives.

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We thank the Canadian Opera Company for expanding their family programming and below is a list of events which will be accessible to families through their 2018/2019 season. Events include performances part of their free noon hour Concert series as well as the new "Exploring Opera" series

List of COC Family-Friendly Events 2018/2019


FREE CONCERT SERIES: DANCE SERIES Tue. Feb. 26, 2019, 12–1 p.m.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto
Ballet Creole
Patrick Parson, artistic director
Tounkande
Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Malinke people with Ballet Creole. Led by Artistic
Director, Patrick Parson, this performance brings together traditional African rhythms and the
athletic and exhilarating dancers of Ballet Creole to create a presentation of history, education
and entertainment at its highest level.
Learn more at coc.ca

Wednesday, March 13
12 – 1 p.m. Opera Express Kids
Union Station March Break Performance
65 Front Street West
Everyone welcome – Free admission/No sign-up
· Relaxed concert for families at union station
Learn more here


FREE CONCERT SERIES: VOCAL SERIES Thu. March 14, 2019, 12–1 p.m.
Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio
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!
Learn more at coc.ca

FREE CONCERT SERIES: DANCE SERIES Wed. April 3, 2019, 12–1 p.m.
Canada's Ballet Jörgen
Bengt Jörgen, artistic director
Highlights from Coppélia: A Comedy with Love
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen (CBJ) seeks to build dance from coast to coast to coast. In this
program, the dancers present highlights from the classic ballet comedy Coppélia, a bold and
funny story that takes us into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned
toy maker who wishes he could bring his dolls to life. CBJ’s contemporary retelling of the story
will delight audience of all ages. 
Learn more at coc.ca

FREE CONCERT SERIES: JAZZ SERIES Wed. April 17, 2019, 12–1 p.m.
Humber Enriched Jazz Ensemble
Ted Quinlan, director
Old School, New School
Ted Quinlan, Head of the Guitar Department at Humber College, leads some of Canada’s most
promising young jazz artists in a program that is rooted in tradition while boldly exploring the
future.
Learn more at coc.ca

EXPLORING OPERA Fri. April 26, 2019, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto
Explore opera and Puccini’s La Bohème, through music, drama, and design activities. Free for
families! Registration is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Learn more at coc.ca/EO


FREE CONCERT SERIES: WORLD MUSIC SERIES Wed. May 1, 2019, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Métis Fiddler Quartet
Stomp the Floor
The siblings of the Métis Fiddler Quartet spread awareness about Métis music and culture in a
fun an exciting way. Join this award-winning group for an hour of toe-tapping music through
fiddle tunes and songs passed down by their elders across generations.
Learn more at coc.ca

EXPLORING OPERA Fri. May 17, 2019, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto
Explore opera and Verdi’s Otello, through music, drama, and design activities. Free for families!
Registration is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Learn more at coc.ca/EO


FREE CONCERT SERIES: WORLD MUSIC SERIES Tue. May 28, 2019, 12–1 p.m.
Nagata Sachu
Kiyoshi Nagata, director
Celebrate Japan!
The Free Concert Series comes to an exhilarating and celebratory close with internationally
acclaimed taiko ensemble Nagata Shachu. From the exhilarating assault of an arsenal of taiko
drums to the mesmerizing melodies of bamboo flutes, join us for an unforgettable hour of heart-
pounding and evocative music that masterfully combines unbounded spirit and passion with the
highest levels of musicianship and discipline.
Learn more at coc.ca


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Our refund Policy

Refunds are available until 24 hours prior to the event. We understand that last minute situations can happen on the day of the event. Should you need the cancel on the day of, we will not issue a refund but allow you to choose an upcoming event of similar value. If you do not inform us that you are unable to attend prior to the event, we unfortunately cannot offer you another attendance date. We appreciate your understanding.

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Passed events 2018
Ryerson Image Centre - June 2018
Canadian Opera event - May 2018
Art Gallery of Ontario tour - Women in art - March 22nd, 2018
Classical in the Bata Shoe Museum - March 20th, 2018
AGA KHAN Museum - February 8th, 2018
Classical in the Underground - Monthly from January 2018
Art Talks at the Commissary - April and May 2018
Art Gallery of Ontario tour - Fashion through the ages - May 2018
"Tweet tweet!" Theatre performance as part of Wee Festival - May 2018

Passed events 2017

AGA KHAN Museum - January 31st, 2017
Classical in the Underground - Monthly from January - June 2017
AGO - Women in Art Tour - February 21st, 2017
The Drake Hotel - Immersive Art tour - February 28th, 2017
AGO - Patrons and Collectors tour - March 24th, 2017
BATA Shoe Museum - April 6th, 2017
Gardiner Museum - May 2017
AGO - Women in Art tour - September 2017
AGA Khan Museum tour - September 2017


Passed events 2016
Behind the scenes with Tapestry Opera - May 11th, 2016
Classical in the park with Ivana Popovic - May 25th & June 15th, 2016
The Drake Hotel private collection tour - November 15th and 22nd, 2016
Bata Shoe Museum - December 1st, 2016
Ryerson Image Centre - May 2nd, 2017


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