9:00 PM21:00

Kohen Hammond Group @ Burdock

Kohen Hammond brings his haunting chamber music to the Burdock. We will be performing his suite Used To Rhyme with a large chamber ensemble, featuring the words of Nawi Moreno. More info TBA.

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5:00 PM17:00

The Furniture Music Composition Workshop @ The Tranzac

Back in the Tiki Room with a new panel who's ready to talk about the finer points about those tunes of yours that just aren't sitting quite right. Got something you're having a hard time with? Can't get an idea what it sounds like from Finale (or Sibelius)? Trying something new? Just curious about the process? Come hang out!

Tara Kannangara - Trumpet/Voice
B McCarroll-Butler - Alto Sax
Ashley Urquhart - PIano
Alex Fournier - Bass
Stefan Hegerat - Drums

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12:30 PM12:30

Constant/Gray Duo & Incandescent Cat-Dude

A rare noon set at the Tranzac. Join us for: 

Constant / Gray
"A duo project featuring Rebecca Gray (voice) and Sara Constant (flutes), working with an emphasis on contemporary chamber music / multimedia / new music theatre / interdisciplinary collaboration."

Followed by a group I’m excited to join for this show:

Incandescent Cat-Dude
"The music of the 17-piece big band Incandescent Cat-Dude showcases classical, cinematic music illustrating images such as a delusional, inept superhero who is half-cat, half-dude, a gravelord who found the Souls of Lords within the flame, and a gluttonous monster that will engulf the world."

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8:00 PM20:00

b mcc-b / Kristen Zimmer, Kontraband Kollectif, Greene / Theriot

Playing a duo set with poet Kristen Zimmer at the Tranzac.

Stay for:

Justin Greene and Elizabeth Theriot (Tuscaloosa)

Kontraband Kollectif (Toronto).

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The Queer Songbook Orchestra: Anthems & Icons
8:00 PM20:00

The Queer Songbook Orchestra: Anthems & Icons

I'll be joining the special once-in-a-lifetime choir addition to the Queer Songbook Orchestra's stellar lineup. They do amazing work and I'm honoured and excited to join them in this performance.
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June 17 at 8:00PM
The Chamber
$20 advance, $25 at the door, $16 students & seniors

The Queer Songbook Orchestra return to Buddies for their fourth annual Queer Pride appearance. Aligned with the release of the ensemble's first studio album, Anthems & Icons, this evening also marks the world premiere screening of Reach the Sky, a short stop motion animation the QSO have developed over the winter months. The QSO have grown tremendously since their first show at Videofag in 2014, and this evening is an opportunity to bring to the stage a selection of the best material the ensemble has developed to date.

Featuring several special guests from our Toronto queer community.

**Limited number of free tickets available to 2SLGBTQ youth by emailing info@queersongbook.com**



Part of Queer Pride 2018 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Buddies In Bad Times Theatre presents
June 8-24

Festival Sponsor: TD Bank Group

Buddies celebrates Queer Pride with a month-long festival of theatre, comedy, art, music, and parties that feature the very best queer entertainers our community has to offer.

Box Office 416-975-8555

Accessibility: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is an accessible building. For more information and resources, visit buddiesinbadtimes.com/accessibility

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TCML 2018 Showcase
8:00 PM20:00

TCML 2018 Showcase

Come see the premiere of many new compositions with a fantastic ensembles made up of emerging composers and performers from around the world.

$15 Regular
$10 Members
$12 Advance


Join us for a unique, varied program of contemporary music that will be developed as part of the 2018 Toronto Creative Music Lab (TCML).

TCML is an annual artistic and professional development workshop for early-career musicians and composers with experiences ranging from jazz, classical, improvisation, and beyond. TCML brings 40 artists from around the world together in a peer-mentored, 8-day workshop that fosters professional development, artistic growth, collaborative learning, and community building through workshops, rehearsals, social events, panel discussions, and performance.
Audiences will experience 10 new works that have been developed at 918 Bathurst in the week leading up to the concert.


Please note that there are 3 steps to the entrance at 918 Bathurst. Inside the venue there is a short staircase to the basement and a short staircase to the hall. 918 Bathurst has gendered washrooms.

You can learn more about the Toronto Creative Music Lab at www.tcml.ca

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Decoration Day House Concert
7:30 PM19:30

Decoration Day House Concert

  • Davenport and Bathurst (email for address) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

~ please send an email to Ben or a message to the decoration day fb page for the address ~

8pm doors / $10 cover

8:30 PM Cole Blouin
(GENRE: MUSIC OF MOUNTAINS aka irresistible)
Cole Blouin is an improvisational guitarist, composer and songwriter whose music wanders in the wilderness between the singer-songwriter, jazz, contemporary classical, and American folk traditions. His work has been described by Tin Hat's Carla Kihlstedt as being "very beautiful and very strange". Formerly a liberal arts student at Oberlin College, he now studies Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory.

9:30 PM decoration day
Led by songwriters Justin Orok and Tiffany Wu, Decoration Day is a chamber-folk group based in Toronto. Bringing together musicians from classical, indie rock, and improvised music circles, the group’s approach to traditional song forms is striking and wholly unique. Fluttering acoustic guitars and crystalline vocals rest atop a soft sound field of violin, harmonium, vibraphone and bass clarinet.
tldr; randy newman vs nick drake who will win

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