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Royal Conservatory Toronto - Schedule Changes March/May 2012

From a media release:

THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY Performance Schedule updates
SUSANA BACA withdraws from concert
MEOW MEOW CONCERT RE-SCHEDULED

TORONTO -
The Royal Conservatory regrets to inform its patrons that there have been changes to two upcoming concerts in the 2011-12 concert season. Peruvian singer Susana Baca, scheduled to appear on Wednesday, March 7, with Mexican-American singer Lila Downs, has had to withdraw from the concert due to her political appointment in Peru. This concert will now feature Ms. Downs in an expanded multi media performance that transcends categorization. Both earthy and ethereal, she recasts the grand narratives of religion in light of contemporary issues while adding a visual component to the music by commissioning a series of Mexican devotional paintings that are thematically connected to each song on her new album, Pecados y Milagros (Sins and Miracles). This Latin Grammy-winning artist’s indomitable spirit is the common thread that seamlessly ties it all together. Known for her striking voice and magnetic performances, Downs has created one of the most singular explorations of Mexican roots music. In addition to headlining venues all over the world, she has appeared at major festivals and events, including the World Sacred Music Festival, WOMAD, Live Earth, the Bicentenario de Mexico, and the 2011 Pan American Games. Hollywood also took notice when she played a role in the Salma Hayek film Frida, and her music has been included in several other feature films such as Tortilla Soup, Real Women Have Curves, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Carlos Saura’s Fados, and the 2012 film release Mariachi Gringo.

Cabaret singer Meow Meow, who was scheduled to appear in Koerner Hall on Friday, May 11, as part of the Kabaret at Koerner! concert series, regrettably announced that she must postpone all her spring 2012 North American engagements for personal reasons. While disappointing to all, most especially Meow Meow, we are pleased to announce that she will be re-scheduled for the 2012-13 concert season on Saturday, February 2, 2013. The rest of the Kabaret at Koerner! concert series remains unchanged and includes two evenings featuring Max Raabe and Palast Orchester, who sold out their Royal Conservatory concert during Koerner Hall’s inaugural concert season; Ute Lemper and the Vogler Quartet in an intimate evening of Weimar era songs and the classical works they influenced; and Royal Conservatory faculty member and “cabarazz” vocalist Adi Braun in “Noir,” a concert of delicious and dangerous music from the film noir era, in which she is joined by a trio of local musicians.

The Royal Conservatory apologizes for the inconvenience and ticket buyers have the option of keeping their existing tickets, which will be valid for the new Meow Meow date, exchanging into a concert during our 2011-12 season, exchanging to a gift card, or obtaining a refund.

The Royal Conservatory thanks World MasterCard and NOW magazine for their support of the Lila Downs concert; and McMillan, Georgian Capital, and Goethe-Institut Toronto for their support of the Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester concert, and Jazz FM and NOW magazine for the support of the Kabaret at Koerner! concert series.

Changes to the Schedule:
Lila Downs (World music): Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 8pm (KH); starting at $33.50 all inclusive
Kabaret at Koerner! Max Raabe & Palast Orchester: Thur., Mar. 8, and Fri., Mar. 9, 2012 at 8pm; Koerner Hall; starting at $39 all inclusive
Ute Lemper and the Vogler Quartet: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 8pm; Koerner Hall; starting at $39 all inclusive
Adi Braun & Trio present Noir: Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 7:30pm; Conservatory Theatre; $31.50 all inclusive

All concerts take place at The Royal Conservatory,
TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Tickets are available online at www.rcmusic.ca, by calling 416.408.0208, or in person at the Weston Family Box Office

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