HISTORITOURS 2018 : SOLDIERS IN MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY

Save the date! On Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., the Société d'Histoire de Toronto invites you to visit the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto,national historic site of Canada, where soldiers who fought in the First World War are buried. This visit is an opportunity to commemorate the centenary of the armistice of 11 November 1918.

Guided by Rolande Smith and Nicole Baboulène, you walk down the aisles to discover the graves and cenotaphs in memory of the Canadian soldiers who fought. You will see the monuments erected in honour of various Canadian regiments and the historic squares, such as the one established in honour of William George Barker, a pilot who received the Victoria Cross.

In addition, a focus will be placed on the role played by the City of Toronto during the two World Wars with its weapons and aircraft manufacturering factory, pilot training camps, etc.

INFORMATIONS:

Departure: 1:30 pm - Cemetery entrance gate on Yonge Street*, north of St. Clair. St. Clair Metro.

* IMPORTANT NOTE, there is no number at the cemetery gate on Yonge Street. Do not go to the number you could find on the Internet, it is simply the address of the administrative office.

Arrival: return to the Yonge Street gate.

Reservations are not required.

Smokey Joe & The Kid

From Bordeaux (France), Smokey Joe & The Kid is a group of two beatmakers. These gentlemen gangsters are passionate about hip hop, american bass and groovy melodies of the early twentieth century. Dressed in vintage clothes (30s) on stage, they play live scratched solo percussions, beats and melodies played with MPC. These compositions echo the hip-hop style of the traditional American music. Along with their own productions, this band has collaborated with bands like The Procussions, Blake Worell, R-Wan... to name a few. They also shared the stage with Chinese Man, Caravan Palace, Dj Krush, Bonobo...

They will be soon in Toronto: listen to them on Thursday, November 22 at Adelaide Hall!

DISCOGRAPHY

2017 : Take Control (w/ Mysdiggi)- EP (Banzaï Lab)
2016 : Running To The Moon – album (Banzaï Lab)
2015 : Smokid Inc. – EP (Banzaï Lab)
2014 : Rough & Tough – EP (Banzaï Lab)
2014 : The Game – EP (Banzaï Lab)
2013 : Nasty Tricks – album (Banzaï Lab)
2012 : The Grand – EP (Banzaï Lab)

Classical Music Concert THE MYSTERY OF HISTORY: 1889 in Paris and Vienna

 

THE MYSTERY OF HISTORY: 1889 in Paris and Vienna
Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 

427 Bloor Street West, Toronto

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 AT 3PM

“Music should be flexible and adaptable to fantasies and dreams.”
– Claude Debussy

Paris, 1889. Millions of visitors flock to Paris to witness the great wonders of an ever-expanding and brave new world. Among them, a young Claude Debussy strolls through the Exposition Universelle and is transfixed by the music of the Javanese gamelan.

Just over 1000 kms away, in Vienna, there is great turmoil. The Crown Prince Rudolf has committed suicide. The fate of the Austro-Hungarian Empire hangs in the balance. Join us as we visit this auspicious moment in history, through the lens of its most exciting compositions.

FEATURING
Helen BECQUE , piano
Stephen CERA, host
Shannon MERCER, soprano
Inna PERKIS, piano
Mark SKAZINETSKY, violin
Krisztina SZABÓ, mezzo soprano
William WEBSTER, actor
Boris ZARANKIN, piano

Organized par le Off Centre Music Salon 

Klô Pelgag and Julie Kim performing live on September 29th - Annual Francophonie en Fête

Spadina Theatre 

8:00PM

Opening act : Julie Kim, artist from Quebec 

Main concert : Klô Pelgag performs at the 13th Annual Francophonie en Fête 2018 on Sept 29th. 

Inspired by visual art (Botero, Dali, Magritte), literature and theatre (Vian, Ionesco), cinema (André Forcier, Jean-Claude Lauzon), and music (Vigneault, Debussy, Brel, Zappa), Klô Pelgag began composing as a teenager. Her musical universe is vast from baroque to contemporary. Beginning in 2009, she participated in various contests and her talent earned her many awards.

She won of the Cabaret at the End of the World in 2009 in Gaspé, the Richard-Desjardins prize First Place-des-Arts 2010, the Dégelis Springboard 2010, the “Festival Vue sur la relève” 2011, and the Granby International Song Festival 2012.

Klô Pelgag released a first eponymous EP on April 19, 2012, coproduced by Yves DesRosiers. In 2013 she released her first album, “L’Alchimie des monstres”, which was hailed by critics. In October 2014, she won a Félix prize for Revelation of the Year, awarded by “l’ADISQ”. In 2014, she won the Barbara Prize and the Grand Prix de la Francophonie awarded by the Academy Charles Cros. On December 12, 2015 during the last concert of the “L’Alchimie des monstres” tour at Club Soda in Montreal, she shaved her head on stage to raise public awareness for the association Leucan.

She released a new album in November 2016 entitled “L’Étoile thoracique”, which was hailed by critics, and went on to win several honours and prizes in 2017.  The album was also nominated for the Polaris Prize 2017, the Rapsat-Lelièvre prize, the Félix-Leclerc Song prize (Quebec category), and  the SOCAN song prize for “Les ferrofluids-fleurs”, co-written with Karl Gagnon aka VioleTT Pi. She will receive four Felix at the 39th ADISQ Gala: Alternative Album of the year, Critics Choice Album of the year, Record Producer of the year (with Sylvain Deschamps, Mathieu Pelletier-Gagnon and Klô Pelgag) and Singer-Songwriter of the year.

 

ORELSAN

OrelSan is a French rapper, songwriter, actor and film director who became famous with outstanding music videos published on the Internet in 2008. Since his first album came out in 2009 – Perdu d’avance –, OrelSan switched from project to project and, soon, became well-known to a bigger audience. Today, he is one half of the French hip hop duo Casseurs Flowters, along with Gringe, with whom he has released two studio albums: Orelsan et Gringe sont les Casseurs Flowters in 2013, and the original soundtrack of his 2015th first movie Comment c’est loin. In addition to his rapper career, OrelSan is introducing his exclusive clothing brand, co-curated by Sebastian Strappazzon: Avnier. He is also the voice of One Punch Man (Saïtama) in France. 

Released on October 2017, his third record La Fête Est Finie offers an explosive mix of catchy rhythms and well-written punchlines. Within three months, the album was already certified 4 times platinum in France and he received three major awards in the French music industry : Best Rap Album / Best Audiovisual Creation / Male Artist of the Year. After 20 sold out shows in France, Belgium and Switzerland (170 000 tickets sold), including two AccorHotels Arena in Paris, he will carry on by headlining the biggest european summer festivals.

BASTILLE DAY 2018 AT WYCHWOOD BARNS

Toronto will feel like France on July 14th! 

French, francophiles and friends of France - come celebrate the French national holiday and enjoy some fun activities at 2:30pm at Wychwood Barns: concerts, a French market, food sampling, artistic performances, and activities for children. You'll also have the chance to win great prizes! More information will be shared soon. 

Toronto Jazz Festival : francophones artists

Tuesday, June 26 | Heliconian Hall

Les Malcommodes et Sonia Johnson

Creating music that seduces with its dynamic freshness, originality and contagious humour, Les Malcommodes are Pierre Tanguay on drums, Daniel Lessard on bass and Félix Stüssi on piano.They’ll be joined by JUNO winner Sonia Johnson, one of Canada’s best jazz vocalists.

For more information, click here : http://torontojazz.com/concert/les-malcommodes-sonia-johnson

 

Wednesday, June 27 | Heliconian Hall
François Bourassa Quartet

Internationally acclaimed pianist François Bourassa has become a staple of the contemporary Canadian jazz scene for over 30 years. Leading his longstanding quartet, he will be performing music from his latest album Number 9. Bourassa is considered to be one Canada’s most innovative and creative musicians-improvisers in contemporary jazz.
For more information, click here : http://torontojazz.com/concert/francois-bourassa-quartet-1


Wednesday, June 27 | OLG Stage on Hazelton Ave
Amélie et les Singes Bleus

Hard to define but easy to recognize, their music will inevitably have you dancing, blending a cocktail of flavours including French cabaret jazz, ska, samba, country, hip-hop and more. Toronto’s French darlings, they have created a modern and unique sound that is built with the musical cobblestones of the past.
For more information, click here : http://torontojazz.com/concert/am%C3%A9lie-les-singes-bleus-0

 

Friday, June 29 |Church of the Redeemer
Guillaume Perret

After getting noticed by renowned musician John Zorn, Guillaume Perret has burst onto the jazz scene with his blend of funky grooves, abstract harmonies and impressions of retro-futurist. Africa where all influences collide, opening up uncharted terrain. He performs solo.
For more information, click here : http://torontojazz.com/concert/guillaume-perret

26th annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival

We are pleased to present at Alliance Française de Toronto - Centre culturel two films programmed as part of the 26th annual of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival !

 

SIMON AND THEODORE - a french movie by Mikael Buch (2017, 84 minutes)

In this very touching French drama, Simon, an emotionally-troubled man is about to become a father. But, he wonders, how can he take care of his baby when he can barely take care of himself? His encounter with a rebellious teen forces him to question his uncertainties.

Saturday May 5 2018 • 9:00 pm • Alliance Française
Wednesday May 9 2018 • 5:00 pm • Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Cinema 5

 

Trailerhttps://vimeo.com/261210682

Buy ticketshttps://tjff.com/films/simon-theodore/

 

THE N°5 WAR - a french movie by Stéphane Benhamou (2017, 52 minutes)

In 1921, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel created her iconic fragrance, Chanel N°5, which quickly became the ultimate symbol of luxury. French-Jewish businessmen, the Wertheimer brothers, financially backed the perfume. Never satisfied with the ownership agreement, Chanel used her Vichy connections and the war’s Aryanization laws to try to force the Wertheimers out of the contract.

Sunday May 6 2018 • 5:30 pm • Alliance Française
Tuesday May 8 2018 • 3:30 pm • Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Cinema 9

Buy ticketshttps://tjff.com/films/the-n5-war

ALL SCREENINGS ARE IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

WeeFestival - Play words

Vox Theatre Company (Ottawa)

Life played on the score of words!
Available from 18 months to 4 years

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 16th, 10:00 am - 11:15 am and 1:00 pm

Location: Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst St, Toronto ON M5V 2R2

Three actors are at the centre of this universe where words, speech and language are found, with their rhythms, sounds, musicality and poetry. Life as a poem. Words like toys. Word games, word games.

To purchase tickets, visit: www.weefestival.ca

For information contact: 416.537.4191 x220

The beautiful Helen

The operetta by Offenbach “La Belle Helene” will be performed at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts on April 27, 28 and 29th, 2018. (The operetta will be performed in English)

C'est la vie

C’EST LA VIE! (LE SENS DE LA FÊTE)

A film by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache Starring Jean-Pierre Bacri, Gilles Lellouche, Suzanne Clément France – French with English Subtitles - 117 min.

SYNOPSIS

After running his catering company for 30 years, Max has begun to grow tired. While planning a large wedding for clients Pierre and Helena, a series of mishaps upends a very tight schedule, and every instant of happiness and emotion could veer into disaster and chaos. From the preparations to daybreak, we get a behindthe-scenes look at a wedding party through the eyes of the people working the event. They will all have to count on their one common quality: they know what it means to throw a good party!

GOOD TO KNOW! Closing Night Film - TIFF 2017 IN THEATRES ON DECEMBER 15 IN QUEBEC Later in the rest of Canada