By Against the Grain Theatre (other events)

3 Dates Through Nov 12, 2016

Against the Grain Theatre bring its unique new production of Ayre, a song cycle of Arabic, Ladino, Sardinian and Spanish texts by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov, to Toronto's Ismaili Centre for three nights only. Directed by AtG artistic director Joel Ivany, this immersive musical experience features the lyrical voice of Lebanese-Canadian soprano Miriam Khalil along with eleven world-class instrumentalists. Debuting to acclaim last summer at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Ayre is a moving AtG production that is not to be missed.

“ . . . this was the best I’ve ever heard [Ayre]. Khalil carried the melodies to an entirely new place that tied together the amalgam, and the troupe became a band — the kind that you might imagine would roam the streets of Cairo with the best of them."  - Musical Toronto

This production is a partnership with the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music which will open the first half of the program with Golijov's Lúa Descolorida; Yiddishbbuk and Tenebrae.


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This first half of the program features a completely accessible promenade aspect where we will be led around the Ismaili Centre.  Please wear comfortable footwear.  

Following a 30 minute intermission, we invite you to take your assigned seat in the performance space for Ayre.

Mailing Address

PO Box 26003 RPO Broadway Toronto, ON M4P 0A8 Canada