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The Door You Came In

The Door You Came In A play by David Macfarlane and Doug Cameron Sunday, November 10 2 to 4 pm About the event An extraordinary two-man performance of spoken word and song, The Door You Came In tells the story of a Newfoundland family and the war that changed it forever. Author David Macfarlane and musician Douglas [...]

Free

The Woods Are Burning

The Woods Are Burning Sunday, October 6 4 to 6:30 pm About the event In The Woods Are Burning, novelist and poet Anne Michaels and singer-songwriter David Sereda lead a stellar ensemble to celebrate the life, art and passion of Tom Thomson. Over a century ago, Thomson’s [...]

Free

Stephen Fearing: Every Soul’s a Sailor

A beguiling teller of tales and master guitarist, Stephen Fearing presents an afternoon of music and stories that reflect his love of Canada's East Coast.

$10 – $39

Susan Crowe: Time Shapes You in a Way

A keen observer and an insightful writer, Crowe’s performance will offer an afternoon of reflection and sheer musical beauty that she will share with her close musician friends: Danny Greenspoon and Tony Duggan-Smith.

$10 – $39

Canada Day

Come celebrate the Canada Day weekend at the opening of the Maud Lewis art exhibition.

Celebrate Canada, Art & Music Festival

Join us to celebrate the Canada Day weekend and the McMichael’s summer exhibitions including the opening of the exhibition Maud Lewis.

Concert: Celtic Travels with Tony McManus

Celebrate St. Patrick Day with Tony McManus , a guitar virtuoso whose work both as a guitarist and as a composer has come to represent Celtic music in the guitar world. McManus tours extensively in Europe, the UK, Australia and North America and is a recipient of several festival awards. Registration required.

$10 – $39

Acoustic Conversations: Michie Mee

Michie Mee, Canada’s Queen of hip hop, and Big Tweeze in conversation about her rise to fame, the emergence of Toronto as a hip hop epicenter, and her various experiences navigating the recording industry. The conversation will be followed by a live performance.

$20.00

Acoustic Conversations: Michie Mee

Michie Mee, Canada’s Queen of hip hop, and Big Tweeze in conversation about her rise to fame, the emergence of Toronto as a hip hop epicenter, and her various experiences navigating the recording industry. The conversation will be followed by a live performance.

$20.00

Toronto Children’s Chorus Tour Send-Off Concert: Ring of Fire

The Toronto Children's Chorus Chamber Choir will return to the McMichael to perform a special repertoire ahead of their appearance at Choral Canada’s national Podium Conference and Festival in Newfoundland and Labrador. The concert will feature music from such countries as Russia, New Zealand, the United States, and Canada—nations linked by the unpredictable geological forces of the 'Ring of Fire.’

Free

Artist Talk & Performance: Give Me Wood and I Will Make it Sing for You

In this entertaining lecture/slideshow/concert, award-winning guitar maker, inlay artist, and performer William “Grit” Laskin will answer these questions and more. A not-to-miss event for those who want to learn about the artistry of guitar making, and listen to a performance by one of their favourite folk singers and songwriters.

$20 – $49

Happy Holidays – Family Sunday

Celebrate the season with art and music by participating in artmaking workshops and attending our afternoon concert of winter holiday classics performed by trumpeter/composer Suresh Singaratnam with vocalist Joanna Majoko, pianist Stu Harrison, and the Blythwood Winds. The concert begins at 2pm, and the repertoire will include the world premiere of a new carol composed by Suresh to celebrate #Canada150.

Acoustic Conversation: Tom Thomson’s Guitar

The eighth instrument presented in The Group of Seven Guitar Project is a baritone guitar created collaboratively by all seven luthiers working together. Join the exhibition's curator, Dr. Sarah Stanners, and the guitar makers in this final conversation focused on their fascination with Tom Thomson whose art and life have inspired this fine instrument. The conversation is then followed by a live performance from their friend, Stephen Fearing, celebrated Canadian folk singer and songwriter.

$20 – $59

Acoustic Conversations: Arthur Lismer Guitar

Luthier Tony Duggan-Smith created this guitar inspired by the work of Arthur Lismer. Duggan-Smith will be in a moderated conversation with musician Kevin Breit about the creation of the guitar before a live performance, where Breit will perform.

$20 – $49

Acoustic Conversation: Frank Johnston Guitar

Luthier George Gray created this guitar inspired by the work and life of Frank Johnston. Gray and Jonhston share a passion for flight, and Gray's guitar incorporates a photograph he took from his own two-seater airplane of the same view of Beamsville that Johnston painted from above. Gray will be in a moderated conversation with musician Don Ross about the creation of the guitar before a live performance, where Ross will perform

$20 – $49

Acoustic Conversations: Franklin Carmichael Guitar

Luthier David Wren created this guitar inspired by the artist Franklin Carmichael, and Wren will be in a moderated conversation with musician Mike Francis about the creation of the guitar before a live performance, where Francis will perform.

$20 – $49

Acoustic Conversations: Lawren Harris Guitar

Luthier Linda Manzer created this remarkable guitar inspired by several works by Lawren Harris, and with the spirit: "if Lawren Harris were to build a guitar, what would it look like?" Manzer will be in a moderated conversation with musician Tony McManus about the creation of the guitar before a live performance, where McManus will perform.

$20 – $49