Once and awhile you get to cover a performance that you do not expect. Last night was one of them. A fun evening with the Lemon Bucket Orchestra. Founding member Mark Marczyk met bartender and musician Michael Louis Johnson in 2009 after returning to Toronto from Kiev Ukraine. Johnson then introduced Marczyk to the Gypsy-Punk band Worldly Savages. Marczyk joined them on fiddle. It was at afterparties for the Savages' shows that eventual members of the band, such as Tangi Ropars and Os Kar, joined in on late night jam sessions. Eventually, the concept for the band was solidified during a conversation between founding members Mark Marczyk and Tangi Ropars in a Vietnamese restaurant in Toronto. Other members began to join the band over the next few years, usually after seeing the group live. Many of these meetings were by chance or accident. By 2013, the group had swelled to 17 members.
The longest-running tango show in Broadway history! Forever Tango features fourteen world-class tango dancers, one vocalist, and an on-stage eleven piece orchestra, in an evening that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina. Sensuous and sophisticated, the tango inhabits a world where everything can be said with the flick of a leg, the tug of a hand, the tap of a foot and the arch of an eyebrow. Forever Tango Creator/Director Luis Bravo is a world-class cellist who has performed with major symphonies throughout the world.
Burlington's Sound of Music Festival Sound of Music Festival is held annually in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. It is held in mid-June and falls on Father's Day Weekend. Sound of Music Festival is free and spreads along the city's waterfront Spencer Smith Park and into the downtown core. Over the course of its 35-year history, it has grown to become Canada’s Largest Free Music Festival. The event attracts over 225,000 visitors annually. The Festival features a unique blend of new and emerging artists, Canadian icons and returning fan favourites, located on several stages throughout the waterfront and downtown area. Complete with a Carnival, Downtown Streetfest, Parade, Family Zone, and a free music education program for children, the event offers something for everyone and appeals to a wide demographic.
This exciting production of The Nutcracker is unique among Nutcracker productions because of its setting in the “Land of Peace and Harmony.” The Moscow Classical Ballet features 50 of Russia’s finest dancers, including graduates of the Moscow Choreographic Institute and the world-renowned Vaganova Academy of St. Petersburg.
The Company gave its first performance in 1968, and since then has regularly performed at the Kremlin Palace of Congresses in Moscow. The company has also performed in more than 30 countries around the world and over 200 cities in Russia.