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Showcase Series: DISTANCIA by Solidaridad Tango
Date and time
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St W
Directions: Concerts are located in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.
Offered in English.
Tango is the poetry of a city: the music of one, or many, caught in the surprise of passionate fate. DISTANCIA, by Solidaridad Tango, will take you on a journey through the despair of the pandemic to a celebration of life, love, and hope, that kept us going through our darkest hours. Bridging the distance from Toronto, to Buenos Aires, to Kandy in Sri Lanka, this show takes you on an emotional roller coaster of a journey that is a searing portrait of our times.
Featuring poetry and music by Sri Lankan-Canadian composer Aparna Halpé, and contemporary works by Argentine composers Pétalo Selser, Eva Wolff, and Julián Peralta, DISTANCIA rocks out with tango, rock, candombe, murga, milonga, and vannam rhythms and melodies that embody the diversity of this band of women who are changing the face and sound of tango. Described as “bringing tango forward” by Laura Fernandez, host of Jazz FM 91’s Café Latino, Solidaridad Tango band is a passionate embrace of life.
Taking place in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Showcase Series features artists and creatives from the Asian, African and Caribbean, and Latin American diasporas, to celebrate and amplify voices of colour through creative expression, storytelling and cultural participation.
Please register for this program in advance on the COC website!
Canadian Opera Company
Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. General Director Perryn Leech joined the company in 2021, forming a leadership team with Music Director Johannes Debus and Deputy General Director Christie Darville.
The COC enjoys a loyal audience, including a dedicated base of subscribers, and has an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation. Its diverse repertoire includes new commissions and productions, local and international collaborations with leading opera companies and festivals, and attracts the world’s foremost Canadian and international artists.
The company is an incubator for the future of the art form, nurturing Canada’s new wave of opera performers and creators with customized training and support. The COC’s purpose-built opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, is hailed internationally as one of the finest in the world.