The xx (Tonight – Tuesday): The xx return to Massey Hall for what promises to be another epic performance supporting their new album Coexist. The show is previewed in the current issue of NOW Magazine and a review of a recent concert in Chicago is in the Chicago Tribune hinting at what we have to look forward to tonight: “…there were times that the packed crowd achieved the ecstatic release of a club, bobbing and swaying to the music, waving their hands in the atmospheric light…it’s the rare act that’s managed to create a world worth getting lost in.” Watch their 2010 set at Glastonbury embedded above.
Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass (Saturday): We’re super excited about this presentation – not only is Ira Glass, the voice behind the public radio show This American Life, going to be here and on Massey Hall’s stage, he’s also going to tell us how all the magic happens. This Saturday’s Big Interview in the Toronto Star was with one Mr. Glass. In it, he explains the upcoming show: “I stand on the stage with an iPad and recreate the show… I talk about how the show is made and why we’ve chosen to make it differently from all other programs on the airwaves.” Check out the This American Life website for podcasts of the show and all sorts of other good stuff.
Phillip Addis (Sunday): This is the first performance as part of our 2012|13 Canadian Voices vocal recitals series at Glenn Gould Studio. With Emily Hamper on piano, Phillip Addis will perform works by Ravel, Vaughan-Williams, Tchaikovsky, Fauré, and CONTINUE READING >