Today in Toronto: The Overwhelming opens, RJD2 performs and more

Today in Toronto: The Overwhelming opens, RJD2 performs and more

The Overwhelming: Studio 180 (Stuff Happens, Blackbird) builds on its reputation for bringing other countries’ theatrical think pieces to the Canadian stage with this acclaimed 2007 play by J. T. Rogers. Find out more >>

Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Lars Vogt appears as soloist in Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg’s warhorse Piano Concerto in A Minor, part of a program that also has guest maestro Robin Ticciati leading the orchestra. Find out more >>

Music Toronto: The award-winning Viennese ensemble Hugo Wolf Quartet makes its Toronto debut with Mozart’s String Quartet in D Major, K. 575, Anton Webern’s angular Five Pieces and Schubert’s poignant String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 (“Death and the Maiden”). Find out more >>

Rachid Ouramdane: This French-Algerian choreographer explores the sticky concept of “foreigner” for World Stage’s winter program. Loin…(Far…) follows Ouramdane’s father’s journey as an Algerian soldier in the French Army in Indochina—one colonial force fighting another. Find out more >>

Brad Goode: Goode is an inventive trumpeter whose Chicago background led to collaborations with such greats as Eddie Harris and Curtis Fuller. He’s playing here with an all-star Toronto group that includes saxophonist Mike Murley and guitarist Lorne Lofsky. Find out more >>

RJD2: No Star Wars robot was ever even a fraction as funky as this hip-hop musician and producer. The Philly-based artist otherwise known as Ramble John Krohn showcases his skills as turntablist, instrumentalist and vocalist on The Colossus (2010), his latest solo disc. Find out more >>