• Announcing the 2018/2019 Free Concert Series

    By COC Staff

    "A cornucopia of culture... and it's all mind-blowingly free." Toronto Star

    This season marks a significant milestone for the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre as we hit 1,000 concerts and beyond!
     
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  • 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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  • 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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