September is just around the corner and the Bloor St. Culture Corridor offers visitors and Torontonians a truly unique and world class experience of arts and culture presented by some of Toronto’s most vibrant organizations.
Events in September include the Culture Days Bloor St. Culture Corridor Hub, the eagerly awaited launch of 2015-16 concert seasons, enlightening lectures on prized artifacts, globally renowned authors in conversation, award winning documentary screenings, art exhibition openings, and more.
Here are a few events I’d like to highlight a few for you.
The Gardiner Museum Signature Lecture Series continues with international experts who provide insight into the Gardiner Museum’s permanent collection. On September 8, the Dance of the Maize God Film Screening and Panel Discussion includes speakers David Lebrun, Director of Dance of the Maize God, and Maya Archaeologists Dr. Helen Haines and Dr. Gyles Iannone, in conversation about Maya mythology and royalty. Continuing on September 16, the museum welcomes speaker Dr. Stacey Pierson for Design as Signs: Decoration and Meaning in Chinese Blue and White Porcelain, incorporating examples from the Museum’s collection.
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir launches the 2015-16 season on September 16 with The Human Passions, featuring violinist and guest director Rodolfo Richter, with additional performances by Mireille Lebel and Dominic Teresi, and a post-performance Q&A at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall. On September 20, The Royal Conservatory presents a performance by pianist John Perry in concert at Mazzoleni Concert Hall in Ihnatowycz Hall.
The sixth annual Culture Days weekend takes place Friday September 25 through Sunday September 27, where everyone can participate, share, and celebrate culture. This includes a Jewish and Indigenous art exhibition at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, European Day of Languages at Alliance Française de Toronto, the grand reopening of the transformed European Porcelain Gallery at the Gardiner Museum with a performance by the Talisker Players, film screenings at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, free admission to the Bata Shoe Museum, a performance by The ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory) at The Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall, and much more!
For a complete calendar of events and programs, with links to each presenting organization, admission and ticket information, please visit bloorstculturecorridor.com.