August 16, 2014
by Canadian Architect
The Bloor Street Culture Corridor, a uniquely Torontonian arts and culture destination, has recently announced a new partner: The University of Toronto Faculty of Music.
The University of Toronto Faculty of Music joins 12 other permanent world-class arts organizations presenting professional arts and cultural events for the public year round in destination venues – all located within a block of Bloor, along almost exactly one mile between Bathurst and Bay Streets. The Bloor Street Culture Corridor offers a wide variety of arts genres, from museum experiences to films, art exhibitions to music concerts, and it offers opportunities to experience some of Toronto’s cultural diversity, including French, Jewish, Italian, Japanese and Aboriginal arts and culture.
The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, based at the Edward Johnson Building at 80 Queen’s Park, is one of Canada’s leading music institutions for concerts and for training performers, scholars, composers and music educators. The Visiting Artists and Scholars Program provides opportunities to see performances and music lectures by leading composers, performers, and scholars. Resident Artists include the Gryphon Trio, Cecilia String Quartet, Nexus Percussion Ensemble, the Canadian Brass and Theatre of Early Music.
The Faculty of Music hosts hundreds of free performances and lectures throughout the academic year, including its popular Thursday at Noon series as well as the Monday Evening Concert Series, which this year includes the St. Lawrence String Quartet (Tuesday, September 16); Gryphon Trio (Monday, September 29); Nexus Percussion Ensemble (Monday, October 27); and Cecilia String Quartet (Monday, November 10).
The Bloor St. Culture Corridor now includes 13 partnering arts and culture destinations in a vibrant stretch of Bloor Street from Bathurst to Bay, including: Alliance Française de Toronto, Bata Shoe Museum, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Gardiner Museum, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Japan Foundation, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, the Royal Conservatory/Koerner Hall, the Toronto Consort, and now, the University of Toronto Faculty of Music.
The Bloor Street Culture Corridor highlights the extraordinary wealth of cultural experiences that are so easily accessible on Bloor Street. Torontonians and visitors to the city can easily take public transit to get to the Bloor Street Culture Corridor (there are five major subway stations along the Corridor), and walk from a museum to an afternoon art talk or exhibition, shop, have lunch or dinner, and enjoy an inspiring concert or film — all within just a few blocks.
For more information, please visit www.bloorstculturecorridor.com, www.facebook.com/bloorstculturecorridor and Twitter @bloorstculture.
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