On November 9, 1989, 25 years ago, mass demonstrations caused the fall of the Berlin Wall. A symbol of the ideological and political division of the Cold War, the Wall of Shame left a lot of scars that are still visible today and continue to inspire many artists and cultural trends.

We now have the opportunity to look back on the Old Continent’s history, its worldwide influence—sometimes painful—regarding the economy, the politics and the art, as well as to explore its relations with Canada. From Toronto or from Québec, several artists will give us their own vision of Europe. 

Cantautore: Here & Now
Concert

Cantautore: Here & Now

October 9
4:00 pm
Espresso Manifesto creates music as spicy, intense and sophisticated as the Italian people it pays tribute to.
Bogota in Berlin in Toronto
Exhibition

Bogota in Berlin in Toronto

October 22
2:30 pm
Artist: Dr. Théodore Witek. Curator: Hilda Yasseri. This exhibition tells the story of the Hotel Bogota, old artists’ studio converted into a Ministry of Culture during the third Reich…
20th Century European Composers discover African-American Music
Concert – Jazz

20th Century European Composers discover African-American Music

November 7
3:00 pm
Artists: Diane Roblin (piano and composer), Jeff King (saxophone), Russ Boswell (double bass), Roger Travassos (percussions) and Howard Spring (guitar). Upon the release of their last album, Reconnect invites you to an evening blending jazz, fusion and funk, as well as exploring the links between Europe and African-American music.
Europe in Hollywood
Lecture - Documentary

Europe in Hollywood

November 10
2:00 pm
Michel Ciment, distinguished film critic, specialist of Stanley Kubrick and American cinema, will tell us about those European directors, such as Billy Wilder or Wim Wenders, that went across the Atlantic to work in Hollywood.
European Reading Club I
Lecture

European Reading Club I

December 10
1:30 pm
First opus of this reading club organised with our European collaborators in Toronto. Martha Baillie, Canadian author, will be our host.
Europe and Opera
Opera concert

Europe and Opera

January 23
3:00 pm
Singers from the COC Ensemble Studio celebrate the Old Continent and offer extracts from operas in 4 languages: German, French, Italian and English.
European Reading Club II
Lecture

European Reading Club II

February 3
1:30 pm
For the second time, Martha Baillie will present the European Book Club. The book that has been chosen for this second edition is "Fear and Trembling", written by Beligian author Amélie Nothomb.
Europe in tune
Classical concert

Europe in tune

February 27
3:00 pm
Olivier Chauzu, French virtuoso pianist, will compile for us a syllabus of pieces written by the most talented European composers: Liszt, Schumann, and Debussy.
« Sous le soleil »
Film - Concert

« Sous le soleil »

April 17
4:00 pm
With Man Ray, Georges Méliès or even Marcel Duchamp. Artists: Andrew Downing (cello), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), William Carn (trombone), Peter Lutek (bass flute/clarinet), Joe Phillips (double bass) and David Occhipinti (guitar). 6 Torontonian artists will plunge you into the cinematic universe of Man Ray, Duchamp and Méliès through their touching and inspiring music.
Cambini Quartet
Classical concert

Cambini Quartet

April 30
4:00 pm
Used to performing in prestigious places like the Louvre in Paris or the Frick Collection in New York, rewarded by critics for their recordings at Naïve-Ambroisie, the musicians of that quartet playing with ancient instruments will delight you.
All Images Are Unstable
Exhibition

All Images Are Unstable

May 6
2:30 pm
This exhibition of Claire Harvie's photographs, presented in partnership with Ryerson School of Image Arts and organized by Elena Potter, explores the connections between perception, language, and memory.
The most beautiful tango in the world
Concert - World Music

The most beautiful tango in the world

May 22
4:00 pm
Artists: Denis Plante (bandoneon), David Jacques (guitar), Ian Simpson (double bass) and Carmen Genest (vocals). Quebecois Tango Boreal will offer you a selection of tangos that marked the Roaring Twenties in Europe.