Friday, September 19, 2008
One of the most fascinating confluences of musical styles is the cabaret repertoire, with its cultural mashup of both popular and classical genres. From Oct 2 to 5 you can see 50 cabaret performances at the Canwest Cabaret Festival at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto's Distillery District. Some of the artists include Patricia O'Callaghan, Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies (who is no stranger to the classical genre with his performances with the Art of Time Ensemble this spring), Maryem Tollar, and others. The Songbook Series looks fascinating, with a large cast of performers appearing in the Kurt Weill, Leonard Cohen, Duke Ellington, and Breithaupt Brothers songbooks. You can also check out a printable .pdf file of the festival's full concert listings.