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A Weston Weekend of Music & Theatre

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Memorial Park

22 Little Avenue

Toronto, ON M9N 1K6


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A weekend of free, outdoor performances featuring Weston Silver Band, Rebanks and Alphonse by Wajdi Mouawad presented by Theaturtle.

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Join us at Memorial Park for a Weston Weekend of Music & Theatre presented by Shakespeare in Action in partnership with Theaturtle! Each day will feature free, live performances of music or dance before closing on Sunday, August 1st with a performance of Alphonse by Wajdi Mouawad! In this family-friendly event, come and celebrate all the wonderful things the Weston community has to offer!

All safety protocols issued by the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto will be in place. Therefore, we ask that you pre-register for this event and arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the performance begins so you don't miss any of the fun!

About the Artists:

Weston Silver Band: WSB Trombone Choir (Thursday July 29th @ 7PM)

Featuring musicians from the award-winning Weston Silver Band, the 8 member WSB Trombone Choir presents chamber music from classical to jazz. If you have never heard a trombone choir, "slide" on down to the park to check out this big beautiful sound!

Now in its 100th year, Weston Silver Band (WSB) traces its continuous history back to 1921, when it was created as the Weston Boys’ Band. Under the baton of Music Director Larry Shields, the bands membership is made up of accomplished brass players from Toronto and surrounding areas.

Rebanks Family Fellowship Program: Evening of Music and Dance (Friday July 30th and Saturday July 31st @ 7PM)

Some of the world’s most extraordinary young artists join forces to present an unforgettable evening of chamber music and contemporary dance. The Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School has launched the successful professional careers of many outstanding musicians and singers. Alumni of the program grace the world’s great stages, including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall and Koerner Hall, and perform with major orchestras in Canada and abroad. The Weston Weekend of Music and Theatre program will include two danceworks choreographed by Neshama Nashman, one of which, a setting of J. S. Bach’s "Erbarme Dich” from St. Matthew Passion, was premiered last month to great acclaim by Ballett am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Rebanks Fellows performing in this event are: Jillian Bonner, mezzo-soprano; Michael Bridge, accordion; River Guard, tenor; Luri Lee, violin.

Alphonse (Theaturtle) (Sunday August 1st @ 3PM)

Alphonse is lost and walking along a country road, weaving an intricate web of stories, while everyone is searching for him: parents, friends, teachers, the police. What they find is the thing we often give up in order to grow up.

Run time is approximately 70 minutes. More information:

Creative Team:

Written by: Wajdi Mouawad

Translated by: Shelley Tepperman

Directed by: Alon Nashman

Performed by: Gabe Maharjan

Sound by: Verne Good

Set and Costume by: Lindsay Anne Black

Performer Schedule:

On July 29, 2021 at 7pm - An Evening of live music with the Weston Silver Band.

On July 30, 2021 at 7pm - Rebanks Family Fellowship Program: Evening of Music and Dance.

On July 31, 2021 at 7pm - Rebanks Family Fellowship Program: Evening of Music and Dance.

On August 1, 2021 at 3pm - Outdoor performance of Alphonse by Wajdi Mouawad presented by Theaturtle.

Weather Policy:

Shakespeare in Action’s policy is to perform rain or shine – if there is an audience, the show will go on. If there is heavy rain or lightning, we will hold for 15 minutes before making a decision on the performance. More severe weather conditions may result in performances being postponed or cancelled.

COVID - 19 Safety Protocols and Seating:

- To ensure social distancing upon your arrival to our venue you and your party will be assigned a socially distanced pod. Our socially distanced pods are spaced 6ft apart and can accommodate parties of 1 - 6 people.

- This event is BYOBC (Bring Your Own Blanket and/or Chair).

- Upon your arrival, you will be asked a few self-evaluation COVID screening questions. You will be asked to provide your name and phone number for contact tracing.

- Please bring your own mask. You will be asked to keep your mask on for the entire duration of the event.

- Hand sanitizer will be available on site.

- If you experience COVID 19 symptoms, please stay home, self-isolate, and contact Toronto Public Health (416) 338-7600.

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Memorial Park

22 Little Avenue

Toronto, ON M9N 1K6


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