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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!

Aga Khan Museum Calendar

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CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES Eternal Unfolding: Hidden Dimensions of Hindustani Classical Music and Beyond by Warren Senders
Sep
25
3:00 PM15:00

CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES Eternal Unfolding: Hidden Dimensions of Hindustani Classical Music and Beyond by Warren Senders

Explore the sophisticated melodic concepts, rhythmic structures, and formal architectures of the Hindustani music tradition in this unique lecture-demonstration. Warren Senders (vocals), Raya Bidaye (harmonium), and Ravi Naimpally (tabla) reveal the “hidden dimensions” of classical music through live performance, archival recordings, and opportunities for you to participate!

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CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES Sitar by Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES Sitar by Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee

The first concert in our Classical Musical Series features raags (melodic scales) special to the musical traditions of Northern India. Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee, master of the gayaki ang (a vocal style) made famous by the Imdadkhani Gharana, presents evening raags on the sitar.

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Arab Jazz Series: Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble — Under One Sun
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Arab Jazz Series: Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble — Under One Sun

Master percussionist Jamey Haddad, who collaborates regularly with singer-songwriter Paul Simon, composer Elliot Goldenthal, and saxophonist Joe Lovano, is no stranger to different musical styles. He can also play over 1,000 percussion instruments — from a Syrian darbuka to the Western snare. Yet his heart remains in the jazz world. Join him for an evening of internationally-inflected jazz featuring an eclectic group of musicians from Palestine, Afghanistan, and Toronto, including Ali Amr (qanun), Salar Nader (tabla), Michael Ward-Bergeman (accordion), Billy Drewes (saxophone), Leo Blanco (piano), Luisito Quintero (percussion), and Roberto Occhipinti (double bass).


Learn about more performances in this series:

Two Rivers Ensemble
Saturday, September 26

Monsoon-Music
Saturday, November 7

Kinan Azmeh City Band
Saturday, November 28


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Spotlight on Afghanistan: Ustad Eltaf Sarahang
Dec
5
8:00 PM20:00

Spotlight on Afghanistan: Ustad Eltaf Sarahang

For one night only, world-renowned singer Ustad Eltaf Hussain Sarahang brings the best of Indo-Afghan musical traditions to the Aga Khan Museum. Son of the legendary musician Mohammed Hussain Sarahang and grandson of Ghulam Hussain Khan, Sarahang was appointed as Royal Musician to the Court of King Zahir Shah of Afghanistan (reigned 1933–73) at a very young age. His career spans decades and continents, and he continues to perform with the world’s most accomplished Indian and Afghan artists. 

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Spotlight on Afghanistan: The Road to Paradise
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Spotlight on Afghanistan: The Road to Paradise

The Road to Paradise tells a story of love and loss in a time of war through three characters: a child suicide bomber in Pakistan, a Canadian soldier in Kandahar, and an Afghan immigrant in Toronto. Based on interviews conducted with families of the Canadian Armed Forces and families of the Pakistan and Afghan Army, this gripping play explores how the war in Afghanistan has affected the lives of women and children. For mature audiences.

A Human Cargo/Crow’s Theatre co-production presented by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in English and Dari, with English surtitles.

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Arab Jazz Series: Kinan Azmeh City Band
Nov
28
8:00 PM20:00

Arab Jazz Series: Kinan Azmeh City Band

Performing music from their acclaimed album Elastic City, this New York City-based quartet led by clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh (also of Silk Road Ensemble fame) brings its virtuosity to the Aga Khan Museum after wowing audiences in Europe, the Middle East, and the US. Western classical music, jazz, and the music of Syria are balanced in Elastic City. Azmeh’s clarinet soars and weaves with Kyle Sanna’s guitar, energized by John Hadfield on percussion and Petros Klampanis on double bass.


Learn about more performances in this series:

Two Rivers Ensemble
Saturday, September 26

Monsoon-Music
Saturday, November 7

Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble — Under One Sun
Saturday, December 12


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Arab Jazz Series: Monsoon-Music
Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

Arab Jazz Series: Monsoon-Music

Worldly grooves, Indian classical traditions, and jazz combine in the captivating music of Monsoon, a collective of Canadian musicians bridging the cultural traditions of East and West. Familiar to audiences at the Small World Music Festival, Toronto International Jazz Festival, and Indo-Jazz Festival, Monsoon fuses traditional instruments such as the bansuri and tabla with electric and acoustic basses, piano, and saxophone to create a distinctive sound that is equally fluent in the language of Indian Ragas and the language of jazz.


Learn about more performances in this series:

Two Rivers Ensemble
Saturday, September 26

Kinan Azmeh City Band
Saturday, November 28

Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble — Under One Sun
Saturday, December 12


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Focus on Iran: The OYAN! Project Awakening
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Focus on Iran: The OYAN! Project Awakening

At the crossroads of Eastern Europe and western Asia lies Azerbaijan, the home country of internationally-acclaimed composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh whose music inspires The Oyan! Project (Awakening). “Crossroads” also describes this unique performance, which is a multi-disciplinary collaboration teaming Ali-Zadeh with renowned dancer/choreographer Sashar Zarif and international musicians. Portraying a mystical journey of spiritual ascent through the body, mind, and emotions, Oyan! is a contemporary investigation of Mugham, a devotional integrated practice of poetry, music, and dance.

The Oyan! Project will also be performing Sunday, October 25, 2 pm

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Focus on Flamenco: Morente
Oct
4
2:00 PM14:00

Focus on Flamenco: Morente

This moving documentary captures the life and legacy of flamenco singer Enrique Morente, whose music was deeply influenced by the art of Pablo Picasso. Nominated for Best Film of 2011 by the Spanish Film Academy, Morente includes performances of songs from the beloved singer’s final album, Pablo de Málaga. It also includes extensive interviews with Morente, who died just days after filming finished in 2010.

Arts and culture journalist Justine Bayod Espoz will introduce Morente and lead a Q&A session following the screening.


Learn about more performances in this series:

Memoria Antigua
Friday, October 2

EviscerArt
Saturday, October 3


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Focus on Flamenco: EviscerArt
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

Focus on Flamenco: EviscerArt

EviscerArt premiered at the 2014 Chicago Flamenco Festival to two sold-out audiences and standing ovations. Presented by the talented trio of Vanesa Aibar (dance), Eduardo Pacheco (guitar), and Cristian de Moret (piano & vocals), the production unites traditional flamenco with jazz idioms. The evening culminates with a performance of El Silencio, whose extraordinary choreography was honoured at the XXI Flamenco Choreography Competition of Madrid.


Learn about more performances in this series:

Memoria Antigua
Friday, October 2

Morente
Sunday, October 4


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Focus on Flamenco: Memoria Antigua
Oct
2
8:30 PM20:30

Focus on Flamenco: Memoria Antigua

Award-winning dancers/choreographers Patricia Ibáñez and Abel Harana join a host of talented musicians to explore flamenco traditions from the far-reaching corners of Spain and Andalusia. As Memoria Antigua (Ancient Memory) immerses audiences in song, colour, and movement, it revives flamenco styles that have fallen into disuse, including the seguiriya de Frijones from Jerez and the Trilla and the Zángano of Puente Genil.


Learn about more performances in this series:

EviscerArt
Saturday, October 3

Morente
Sunday, October 4


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Arab Jazz Series: Two Rivers Ensemble
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Arab Jazz Series: Two Rivers Ensemble

Led by trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer Amir ElSaffar, the Two Rivers Ensemble was purpose-built to explore the juncture between jazz and music of the Middle East, especially the Iraqi maqam. This evening presents music from the 2015 album Crisis, largely inspired by ElSaffar’s first-hand experience of the Arab Spring protests and of working with Syrian musicians struggling with the impact of civil war. Don’t miss this powerful and visceral performance!


Learn about more performances in this series:

Monsoon-Music
Saturday, November 7

Kinan Azmeh City Band
Saturday, November 28

Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble — Under One Sun
Saturday, December 12


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