After two sold-out concerts at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre last December, Massey Hall is thrilled to again present the Juno Award-winning Good Lovelies, this time at Winter Garden Theatre, on Friday, October 16, with special guest Tim Chaisson.
In this episode, we take a closer look at Torn From the Pages. The merging of music and literature event hosted by author and Rheostatic Dave Bidini. Featuring interviews and music from John K. Samson, Christine Fellows, Grand Analog, Miriam Toews, Dave Bidini, Tom Wilson and more.
Guest contributor Amy Helm, daughter of the late Levon Helm and a ten-year veteran of his band, the Midnight Ramble Band, returns to Massey Hall on September 17, this time as a solo artist accompanied by her own band, The Handsome Strangers. In this exclusive post, Helm recalls her experience performing at Massey Hall as part of Ramble on the Road in 2010 and 2011, shares her excitement for Toronto and her upcoming performance as special guest to Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell.
I remember both Ramble on the Road performances at Massey Hall, and just to walk into a theatre of that stature, with that history and the immediate elegance that it holds, is such an honour. My father loved Massey Hall. He had such respect for the venue and was so CONTINUE READING >
Living in one of the world’s most diverse cities, the idea of the coming together of different cultures, peoples and ethnicities is part of our everyday reality. But the way the Silk Road Ensemble actually embodies that idea – and the idea that there are unrecognized, essential and exciting connections between cultures – is extremely rare.
The trade route that inspired the group’s name began seeing traffic just over 2000 years ago. That traffic, which went both Eastward and Westward, brought more than just products that fueled the ancient world’s economy: It brought people, ideas and art, linking together Europe, Africa and Asia in ways difficult to measure, but easy to imagine. The Silk Road has become shorthand for a cross-cultural meeting point, but it wasn’t until celebrated cellist, veteran of many Roy Thomson Hall appearances and the only French-born Chinese-American cellist to have a Toronto street named after him, Yo-Yo Ma, put the group together in 2000 that the concept of the cross-cultural meeting was truly brought to life.