Toronto Summer Music Presents
The Modern Age
Tuesday, July 22 to Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Modern Age features 20 mainstage concerts by renowned Canadian and international artists including the Emerson String Quartet, Sondra Radvanovsky, Milos Karadaglic, and the Toronto Symphony, plus masterclasses, lectures, interviews, workshops and free outreach concerts from July 22 to August 12, 2014.
“The 2014 Festival celebrates the music of the early 20th century, a fascinating period of wildly diverging artistic currents,” said Artistic Director Douglas McNabney. “From the late romanticism of Strauss, Rachmaninoff and Vaughan Williams, to the iconoclasms of Prokofiev and Bartok, to the raucous modernism of Schoenberg, this year’s Festival explores the multifaceted musical offerings of the Modern Age. This compelling music was set against a backdrop of great change including the ascension of popular music fuelled by the emergence of a recording industry and new mediums for distribution, namely the radio and the phonograph.” The 2014 Festival explores many of the influences and ideas of the time through both the concert programs and numerous ancillary Festival Insiders events.
Festival Insider Pass
Festival Insider events are special behind-the-scenes offerings including interviews with artists, guest lectures, and masterclasses with featured guests. Festival Insider events take place Tuesdays through Fridays at 2 p.m. in the Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto (80 Queen’s Park).
OLG SHUFFLE Concerts
Back by popular demand, OLG SHUFFLE Concerts take place at 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays at Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Avenue). Inspired by the Shuffle function on an iPod, these informal, eclectic one-movement performances are Pay What You Can and feature Festival Artists, special guests and next-generation emerging artists.
Free TSM Academy Concerts
Don’t miss these popular free concerts showcasing gifted Toronto Summer Music Academy Fellows and guest artists. Performances are at Noon on July 25, July 31, August 1 and August 7 at Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Avenue).
Click here for the 2014 Toronto Summer Music Festival Schedule
Ticket & Venue Information
Festival, Weekly and Flex passes ($202 -$592) are on sale as of April 3, 2014.
Individual concert tickets ($20 to $99) will be on sale as of April 17, 2014.
To purchase festival passes and single tickets visit www.torontosummermusic.com, call 416-408-0208 or visit the Weston Family Box Office at the Royal Conservatory of Music (273 Bloor Street West).
The Festival Insider pass is $75 for unlimited access to behind-the-scenes lectures, films, interviews, and masterclasses, and is free with the purchase of a Festival Pass.
For information on all 2014 Festival activities visit www.torontosummermusic.com or call 416-408-0208.
Festival mainstage performances take place at: Koerner Hall in The Royal Conservatory (273 Bloor Street West) or Walter Hall at University of Toronto (80 Queen’s Park).
See the full program here