2011-2012 Event Season
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September 2011


Mon, Sep 26, 2011
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LLBT
History on Film presents:
The Return of Martin Guerre

Speaker: Natalie Zemon Davis – historical consultant of French film – also the author of the book of the same name will discuss and evaluate the film as a way of telling an amazing story about the past.

October 2011


Mon, Oct 17, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LLBT
History on Film presents:
Medea

A film screening based on the life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Directed by Pasolini; opening remarks by Prof Katherine Blouin.
Mon, Oct 19, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LLBT
History on Film presents:
Troy

An epic story of love and war based on Homer’s The Iliad, starring Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger. Learn the story behind the Trojan Horse and the infamous Achille’s heel in this chronicling of the Trojan War.
Thur, Oct 27, 2011
2:00 - 3:00 PM
AA303
World Rhythms: Performance Lecture:
Music & Silent Film: The Old and The New

Composer Andrew Downing’s 6-piece chamber group will demonstrate and discuss the challenges and advantages of performing music with a set medium such as film.
Mon, Oct 31, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LLBT
History on Film presents:
Troy

An epic story of love and war based on Homer’s The Iliad, starring Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger. Learn the story behind the Trojan Horse and the infamous Achille’s heel in this chronicling of the Trojan War.

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011
3:00 PM
BV340

VPA Studio Visiting Artists presents:
Abbas Akhavan

Born in Tehran, Abbas Akhavan currently lives and works in Toronto. His practice ranges from site-specific ephemeral installations to drawing, video and performance. For the past five years, the domestic sphere has been an ongoing research in Akhavan’s work.
Monday, Oct 24, 2011
10:30 AM
AA 304
VPA Studio Visiting Artists presents:
Jinny Yu

Yu, who is Associate Professor of Painting at the University of Ottawa, was a finalist for the Pulse Prize New York 2011 and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec. She is represented by Galerie Art Mur in Montreal.
Mon, Oct 3, 2011
7:30 PM
AA 303
World Rhythms: Performance Lecture Series presents:
Liszt & Literature

Featuring: Lenard Whiting (tenor); Brett Kingsbury (piano); Christina Kingsbury (narrator)
Wed, Oct 20, 2011
5:00 - 9:30 PM
AA 303
VPA Performances & Exhibitions presents:
Open House Rehearsals

UTSC Concert Band 5:00 - 7:00 PM
UTSC Alumni & Community Band 7:30 - 9:30 PM
All are welcome to attend, listen, and participate. Bring your own instruments
Thur, Oct 27, 2011
2:00 - 3:00 PM
AA 303
World Rhythms: Performance Lecture:
Music & Silent Film: The Old and The New

Composer Andrew Downing’s 6-piece chamber group will demonstrate and discuss the challenges and advantages of performing music with a set medium such as film.
Mon, Oct 27, 2011
8:00 - 9:30 PM
LLBT
World Rhythms: Concert presents:
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

A screening of the eerie silent horror expressionist film from 1920. Relive this classic with a live performance of an original orchestrated soundtrack, composed by Andrew Downing.
Thursday, Oct 27, 2011
2:00 - 3:00 PM
AA 303
World Rhythms: Performance Lecture:
Music & Silent Film: The Old and The New

Composer Andrew Downing’s 7-piece chamber group will demonstrate and discuss the challenges and advantages of performing music with a set medium such as film.

November 2011


Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011
10:30 AM
AA 304
VPA Studio Visiting Artists presents:
Lani Maestro

Born in Manila, the Philippines, Maestro is an award-winning artist whose work has been exhibited widely across the world. Based both in Canada and around the world, some of her recent exhibitions include "Bisa/Potent Presences", Complete and Unabridged, Mixed Bathing Woods, and Tempo au Tempo.
Thursday, Nov 3, 2011
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LLBT
Cultural Pluralism in the Arts presents:
South Asians in the Arts

Four award winning South Asian artists, writers, performers, educators, administrators and practitioners will provide an insider’s view on the connections between community, arts practice and administration, and alliances with Aboriginal and other racialized artists and communities in Toronto and beyond.
Thursday, Nov 3, 2011
2:00 - 4:00 PM
LLBT
Cultural Pluralism in the Arts presents:
Border Crossings: An "Erotic" Affair?

Two artists, Mesma Belsare and Sylvat Aziz, each will present their work and discuss the complex ways of interweaving gender, sexuality, culture and artistic practice as they confront how dislocation, and their longing for relocation, is mapped on their bodies.
Friday, Nov 04, 2011
7:00 PM
AA 112
Tung Lin Kok Yuen Public Lecture Series presents:
Buddhism Under Pol Pot

TLKY Distinguished Visiting Professor in Buddhist Studies, Dr. Ian Harris, will give a free public lecture examining the violent and repressive conditions faced by Cambodian Buddhist monks as Cambodia unravelled through the 1970s. Please RSVP for this event by contacting AEP at aep-rsvp@utsc.utoronto.ca or 416 208 4769.
Mon, Nov 07, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LLBT
History on Film presents:
Incendies

A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to the Middle East in search of their roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love.
Mon, Nov 14, 2011
7:30 - 9:00 PM
AA 303
World Rhythms: Perfromance Lecture:
Violin and Piano Recital

Mark Whale (Violin)
Brett Kingsbury (Piano)
-Beethoven: Violin Sonata, Op. 96
-Prokofiev: Violin Sonata, Op. 94a
Wed, Nov 23, 2011
7:00 PM
LLBT
Opera by Request:
The Saint of Bleecker Street

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of American composer Gian Carlo Menotti, the UTSC Concert Choir and Ensemble TrypTych Chamber Choir present The Saint of Bleecker Street.
Admission: $20 ($10 for UTSC students).
For tickets, visit AA 301 or call 416 455 2365.

Sat, Nov 23, 2011
7:30 PM
Trinity Presbyterian Church

Opera by Request:
The Saint of Bleecker Street

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of American composer Gian Carlo Menotti, the UTSC Concert Choir and Ensemble TrypTych Chamber Choir present The Saint of Bleecker Street.
Admission: $20 ($10 for UTSC students).
For tickets, visit AA 301 or call 416 455 2365.

Sat, Nov 26, 2011
2:00 - 4:00 PM
7:00 - 9:00 PM
AC223

VPA Performances and Exhibitions:
Sounds of the Season I & II

Fill your ears with music as the VPA Music Students end their semester with a free public concert.

January 2012


Winter's Journey Mon, Jan 16, 2012
7:30 PM
AA 303
World Rhythms Performance Lecture Series presents:
Winter's Journey

Join Lenard Whiting (Tenor) and Brett Kingsbury (Piano) as they perform Franz Schubert's epic song cycle, Winterreise.
Satyricon Mon, Jan 23, 2012
6:00 PM
SY 110

History on Film presents:
Satyricon

The film is loosely based on the book Satyricon attributed to Petronius Arbiter, and dated to the time of the rule of Nero (37-68 AD). The book is considered to be one of the first, if not the first, novels to have been written, but has only survived in fragments.

Winter Blues Festival Mon, Jan 30, 2012 to
Fri, Feb 3, 2012
Various locations
Winter Blues Festival
Come and beat the Winter Blues with a week-long celebration of arts and culture at the University of Toronto Scarborough. A wide-range of events are planned for this year's festival, including the 1st Annual UTSC Guitar & Piano Competition, Lunchtime Music Solos, and a special lecture given by the 2012 Snider Visiting Arist, Martin Arnold. Click here for a complete list of events.

February 2012


Lawrence Hill Wed, Feb 1, 2012
11:00 AM
LLBT
* Poster *
City of Words: Reading Scarborough Writing presents:
Lawrence Hill

Lawrence Hill is one of the most gifted African-Canadian writers working in Canada today. He has authored a number of bestsellers, including Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada, Some Great Thing, and The Book of Negroes. His most recent recent non-fiction book is The Deserter's Tale: the Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq.
Martin Arnold Tues, Feb 1, 2012
2:00 - 3:30 PM
BV 340
VPA Studio Visiting Artists presents:
Colette Urban

Urban is a visual artist working in the area of sculpture, installation and performance. The subject of Urban's work is guided by her interest in questions of identity and response to landscape. Her work challenges boundaries between artist and audience as she develops viewer activated installations that address the political and social structures of domestic and/or public space.
FreePlayDuo Fri, Feb 3, 2012
2:00 - 3:00 PM
LLBT
World Rhythms Performance Lecture Series presents:
Beyond the Page: Learning Choral Music By Rote

Suba Sankaran and Dylan Bell of FreePlay Duo will conduct a contemporary a cappella workshop consisting of physical, breathing and vocal warmups, harmonic exercises, vocal percussion, teaching a song by rote, and a vocal group improvisation. No preparation necessary: singers will use their ears as their guide!
Seraphine Trio Fri, Feb 3, 2012
7:30 PM
LLBT
World Rhythms Concert Series presents:
Autorickshaw

Autorickshaw performs its fusion of jazz, funk, and Indian classical and popular music. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by calling 416 208 4769 or email us.
Agora Mon, Feb 6, 2012
6:00 PM
SY 110

History on Film presents:
Agora

In ancient Egypt during the rule of the Roman Empire, violent religious upheaval bursts into the streets of Alexandria. Confined within the walls of the most famous library of the Antiquity, two rivals - the prefect Orestes and Davus, a young slave - compete for the heart of Hypatia of Alexandria, the eminent and famous mathematics and philiosphy teacher.

Artscapes of Muslim Africans Tues, Feb 7, 2012
1:00 - 3:00 PM
HW 215
Cultural Pluralism in the Arts presents:
Artscapes of Muslim Africans: Intra-Cultural Dialogues in
Post-Colonial Spaces

A free public lecture by Zulfikar Hirji, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at York University and Vice-President of Subtle Technologies, a Toronto-based cultural organization that fosters collaborations between art and science.
Martin Arnold Tues, Feb 7, 2012
5:30 - 7:00 PM
BV 340
The Department of Humanities and The Snider Fellowship present:
The 2012 VPA Visiting Arist, Martin Arnold

Martin Arnold, PhD (Victoria), is a composer, performer, arts administrator, writer, and teacher whose musical works have been enjoyed by national and international audiences. To welcome Dr. Arnold, the Department of Humanities will host a reception in his honour following which Dr. Arnold will give a free public lecture.
Varieties of Modern Buddhism Wed, Feb 8, 2012
7:00 PM
AA 160
The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Perspectives in Buddhist Thought and Culture Series presents:
Varieties of Modern Buddhism

TLKY Distinguished Visiting Professor in Buddhist Studies, Dr. Ian Harris, will examine Buddhism in Burma, China, India, Tibet, and Vietnam and will discuss whether, taken as a whole, Buddhism continues to flourish or whether it is in a state of decline. Please RSVP for this event by contacting AEP at aep-rsvp@utsc.utoronto.ca or at 416 208 4769.
Seraphine Trio Mon, Feb 13, 2012
7:30 PM
AA 303
World Rhythms Performance Lecture Series presents:
Seraphine Trio

Sarah Fraser Raff (Violin), Amber Ghent (Cello), and their new piano accompanist Brett Kinsbury (Piano) bring their classical ensemble to UTSC.
Most Dangerous Man in America Wed, Feb 15, 2012
5:00 PM
SY 110

History on Film presents:
Good Night, and Good Luck

During the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America, Edward R. Murrow and his news team defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee during McCarthy's communist 'witch-hunts'.

Most Dangerous Man in America Mon, Feb 27, 2012
6:00 PM
SY 110

History on Film presents:
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a leading Vietnam War strategist, concludes the war is based on decades of lies. He leaks 7,000 pages of top-secret documents to The New York Times, a daring act of conscience that leads directly to Watergate, President Nixon's resignation, and the end of the Vietnam War.

March 2012


Mark Campbell: In Conversation Thu, Mar 1, 2012
12:00 - 1:00 PM
AA303
World Rhythms Performance Lecture Series presents:
Turning the Tables: Moving Past Remixology beyond Segregated Knowledge Systems

Mark Campbell, an accomplished DJ (DJ Grumps) and current postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph. He will likely include a performance component, hopefully involving turntables.
Jesus of Montreal Mon, Mar 5, 2012
6:00 PM
SY 110

History on Film presents:
Jesus of Montreal (Jésus de Montréal)

Directed by Denys Arcand, the film tells the story of a group of actors who develop a controversial but acclaimed Passion Play, which challenges Christian dogma and infuriates the religious leaders who commissioned the play.

Phil Nimmons: In Conversation Fri, Mar 9, 2012
12:00 - 2:00 pm
AA303
World Rhythms Performance Lecture Series presents:
Phil Nimmons: In Conversation

Join us for a Q&A with Phil Nimmons, the University of Toronto Faculty of Music's Director Emeritus (Jazz) and a Canadian jazz legend.
St. Cecilia Mass Sat, March 10, 2012
8:00 PM
P.C. Ho Theatre
The UTSC Concert Choir & the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra present:
St. Cecilia Mass

Conducted by Norman Reintamm, the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, the UTSC Concert Choir, and the Ensemble TrypTych Chamber Choir perform Charles Gounod's St. Cecilia Mass. Tickets: Adults - $30; Student/Senior - $25; Children under 12 are free. For tickets, please call 416 879 5566.
Humanities Conference 2012 Mon, Mar 12, 2012
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
AA 160
The Departments of English and Humanities present:
3rd Annual Student Research Conference in the Humanities

For more information, please contact Dr. Maria Assif at massif@utsc.utoronto.ca.
Rhinoceros Wed, Mar 14, 2012 to
Sat, Mar 17, 2012
7:00 PM
LLBT
VPA Performances & Exhibitions presents:
Rhinoceros

How far would you go to save the planet? The unexplained appearance of rhinoceroses on the streets of Toronto prompts one man to stand up for the latest endangered animal: the human being. As citizens decide to join the call of the wild, who is left to run the industrialized world? For tickets, please click here.
Film in Toronto Thurs, Mar 15, 2012
2:00 - 5:00 pm
BV 340
Cultural Pluralism in the Arts presents:
Film in Toronto

Featuring Scott Miller Berry (Images Festival), Heather Keung (Reel Asian Int'l Film Festival), Sinara Rozo (aluCine), Gina Badger (FUSE Magazine), and Jason Ryle (imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival).
Solo & Ensemble Recital Mon, March 19, 2012
5:30 PM
AA 303
VPA Performances & Exhibitions presents:
Solo & Ensemble Recital

Join us for a free concert featuring UTSC stdents in solo and chamber music ensembles.
Rhinoceros Wed, Mar 21, 2012 to
Sat, Mar 24, 2012
7:00 PM
LLBT
VPA Performances & Exhibitions presents:
Rhinoceros

How far would you go to save the planet? The unexplained appearance of rhinoceroses on the streets of Toronto prompts one man to stand up for the latest endangered animal: the human being. As citizens decide to join the call of the wild, who is left to run the industrialized world? For tickets, please click here.
End of Year Studio Exhibition Fri, Mar 23, 2012
5:00 PM
Gallery 1265

VPA - Studio presents:
End of Year Studio Exhibition

After a semester of hard work, UTSC's VPA - Studio students are proud to present their work in a special juried studio exhibition. The jury will be composed of Kohila Kurunathan, Heather Nicol, and Alex McLeod. Exhibitions will be showcased in the AA building, AA 304, BV 340, SY 105, and Gallery 1265.

April 2012


Spring Awakening Sun, April 1, 2012
2:00
AC 223
VPA Performances & Exhibitions presents:
Spring Awakening I

Fill your ears with music as the UTSC Concert Choir, the UTSC Concert Band, and the String Ensemble end the Winter 2012 semester with a free public concert.
Spring Awakening Tues, April 3, 2012
7:00 PM
LLBT
VPA Performances & Exhibitions presents:
Spring Awakening II

Fill your ears with music as the members of the UTSC Jazz Orchestra end the Winter 2012 semester with a free public concert.
Martin Arnold & his band Wed, April 4, 2012
7:30 PM
LLBT
The Snider Visiting Artist Initiative presents:
Martin Arnold & his band

Join the 2012 Snider Visiting Artist, Martin Arnold, and his band as they perform Thomas the Rhymer.
Senior Studio Student Exhibition Sat, Apr 7, 2012
Sun, Apr 8, 2012
IX Gallery
Gallery 345
* Exhibition schedule *

VPA - Studio presents:
Tinker, Painter, Sculptor, Maker

The senior students of the VPA - Studio program are proud to present their work in a special off-site exhibition at IX Gallery and Gallery 345. For further information, please click here.

Chamber Music Festival April 11, 2012
10:00 AM
AA 303
The University of Toronto Scarborough and the Ontario Band Association present:
The 3rd Annual Chamber Music Festival

For more information or to register, please visit the Ontario Band Association website.
Buddhism and the Political Process April 13, 2012 to
April 15, 2012
Miller Lash House
Tung Lin Kok Yuen presents:
Buddhism and the Political Process

The conference aims to construct a bridge between the disciplines of Buddhist studies and political science and will discuss the relevance of Buddhist categories and practices for the political process. A large public lecture will take place on one evening (TBA), to which all are welcome to attend. Click here for more information.
Chamber Music Festival April 17, 2012 to
April 19, 2012
LLBT
The University of Toronto Scarborough and the Ontario Band Association present:
The 3rd Annual Chamber Music Festival

For more information or to register, please visit the Ontario Band Association website.
Roots & Routes Conference 2012 April 30, 2012 to
May 11, 2012
IC 300/302
The Connaught Summer Institute and the Department of Humanities present:
Roots & Routes: Translation, Mediation, and Circulation

For more information about the Roots & Routes 2012 Summer Institute on translation, mediation, and circulation, please visit the Roots & Routes website.

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