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Toronto's newest park and talk of the town, the Aga Khan Park encompasses both the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, and offers a broad range of cultural and community activities. The Aga Khan Park aims to provide an experience like no other, with innovative programming ranging from large public events, exceptional art, music & unique food flavours, talks by distinguished speakers, and much, much more. See you soon at the Aga Khan Park!

Ismaili Centre Calendar


Tolerance, Understanding Coexistence: Oman's Message of Islam
Feb
20
to Mar 31

Tolerance, Understanding Coexistence: Oman's Message of Islam

The Ismaili Centre Toronto
Exhibition Hall

February 20 – March 31, 2016
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am–4 pm

The Aga Khan Museum, in proud collaboration with the Ismaili Centre Toronto and the Institute of Islamic Studies (University of Toronto), invites you to attend this public exhibition.

Sponsored by the government of Oman, “Tolerance, Understanding and Coexistence: Oman’s Message of Islam” promotes interreligious dialogue on the daily practice of Islam.

This event is hosted at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto.

Exhibition presented in collaboration with the Aga Khan Council for Canada, the Aga Khan Museum and the Institute of Islmaic Studies, University of Toronto.

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Constantinople
Nov
26
to Nov 28

Constantinople

Gryphon Trio with guests Maryem Hassan Tollar and Patricia O'Callaghan

The Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Social Hall
Thursday, 26 November, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, 27 November, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, 28 November, 2015 (Gala Evening)/TBA

Constantinople, composed by award winning composer Christos Hatzis, is a multi-disciplinary theatre work set against a backdrop of vibrant images. Constantinople was nominated for a 2008 Juno Award and noted by the Globe and Mail to be ‘one of the most talked about contemporary classical compositions of the decade’.

Produced and performed by the Gryphon Trio, one of the world’s top chamber ensembles comprising violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, pianist Jamie Parker and cellist Roman Borys, along with vocalists Maryem Hassan Tollar and Patricia O’Callaghan, Constantinople is a collaborative work that speaks from the heart about cultural inclusion. It is a metaphor for a utopian vision whereby the cultural and religious diversity of our world today—normally a cause for conflict—can become the seed of future peace and unrestrained creativity.

On 25 November 2013, sections of Constantinople were performed at a special convocation at Trinity College, University of Toronto, held to confer an honorary degree upon His Highness the Aga Khan. The Ismaili Centre, Toronto, will host three special, site-specific performances of Constantinople on November 26, 27 & 28, 2015 to conclude Cities of Arrival — a curated program of lectures, workshops and performances exploring the pasts, presents and futures of cities and urban spaces.  

Constantinople explores the spirit of an ancient city: the cultural crossroads of East and West, a diverse urban centre often challenged by political division and clashes of faith, and a reminder of what can be beautiful in our complex, often divergent modern existence. This work also speaks about modern day North-American urbanism, where cultural diversity is a new—the only—emerging identity. Constantinople is about present day urbanism with its multiple faces and its multiple histories: our cities, which—like the Constantinople of old—are poised to become a living experiment in the future culture of the “global village”.

Tickets for November 26 & 27: $30 ($10 discount for students with valid id at venue)
Tickets available on August 1 online at:
www.citiesofarrival.com/portfolio-item/constantinople/
Tickets prices and availability for November 28 (Gala performance) will be announced on August 1 online at: www.citiesofarrival.com

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Nov
1
to Dec 31

Sensory Cities

Exhibition Curated by Faisal Anwar and Zulfikar Hirji

November-December 2015
The Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Exhibition Hall

Sensory Cities is a multi-media installation that uses tweeted and instagrammed images and sounds to explore how urban density, connectivity, resilience and diversity are understood amongst young city dwellers. The installation’s data is collected through the series of participatory social media workshops and will ultimately take the form of projections and sound-showers that can be viewed and heard on the surface of a wall and accessed through electronic tablets and cell phones. The exhibition and corresponding workshops examine how the ethical use of social media and big data can be used for positive social change.

Free event.

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Sep
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Monsoon in the City: Raags of the Rainy Season

Ustaad Iqbal Ahmed Khan and party
Concert preceded by lecture-demonstration by Smt. Ramneek Singh and party

Saturday, September 19, 2015
The Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Social Hall/Lecture-Demonstration
6:30 pm/Concert 7:30 pm

Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan is a renowned composer and vocalist. He is the custodian of the Delhi gharana (musical style) that traces itself back to Hazrat Amir Khusraw, a 13th century Sufi musician, poet and scholar. Khansaheb and his musical group will perform raag compositions that are inspired by the monsoon season.

Smt. Ramneek Singh is a senior vocalist, who received her training in the Indore gharana, made famous by the late maestro Ustad Amir Khan. Ramneekji will present a 45-minute introductory lecture-demonstration on aspects of Indian classical music that will serve to enhance the enjoyment of the concert that will follow.

The performances are presented in partnership with the Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto.
Tickets: $35 ($10 discount for students with valid id at venue)
Tickets available on July 5 online at: www.citiesofarrval.com

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