• Urban Dance Company Gadfly Unpacks UNBXBL 2 for the Free Concert Series

    By Mischa Jackson



    Gadfly is one of Toronto’s leading urban dance repertory companies. Established in 2006 by Apolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho, the company aims to give visibility to the city’s underrepresented street dance community.

    Since its inception, their intricately choreographed productions have earned them numerous accolades, including a highly coveted Dora Award, and a Manifesto Award for Innovation & Originality.

    On April 25, they bring their latest production, UNBXBL 2, to the Free Concert Series. Ahead of their performance, Ofilio talked to the COC about his love for urban dance, upcoming projects and the future of Gadfly.

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    Posted in Free Concert Series
  • Something Old, Something New: Jeremy Dutcher Brings Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa to the Free Concert Series

    By Mischa Jackson

    Toronto-based composer and vocalist Jeremy Dutcher was trained in classical music – but “tenor” is just one of the descriptions he applies to himself. His debut album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (Our Maliseet Songs) was released this month to widespread acclaim and pairs the ancestral voices of his Wolastoq (Maliseet) First Nation heritage with the modern sounds of the folk, rock, and electronic genres. In fusing old and new, Dutcher has taken traditional Wolastoq melodies that haven’t been heard in hundreds of years and found a way to bring them to a brand new audience.

    On April 10, he’s bringing his distinctive sound to the Free Concert Series and, just ahead of his performance, Dutcher spoke to the COC about his career - and about giving voice to a "dying" language on his album.

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  • The 2017/2018 Free Concert Series Season!

    By COC Staff

    Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre 

    The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is back! Our 2017/2018 season begins on September 26, 2017 with a performance by the rising stars of the COC Ensemble Studio. Join over 400 artists from Canada and around the world, from headlining stars to emerging young talent, to celebrate Toronto’s rich artistic and cultural diversity in 76 concerts across six series—vocal, chamber, piano, dance, jazz and world music.

    Click here for the complete 2017/2018 season schedule.
    You won't want to miss a concert!


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