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Refuge Canada Opens at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Opening March 10, Refuge Canada explores Canada’s place in the global refugee crisis. Through images, soundscapes, first person accounts and artifacts, this powerful exhibition begins “no one wants to be a refugee, anyone could become a refugee.” Moving through major waves of arrival from Second World War era up to present day, Refuge Canada does not shy away from opportunities to portray the darker chapters of history. Hopeful stories of optimism and success are balanced by moving accounts of shattered lives, fear, and examples of Canada’s mixed record in welcoming refugees.

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Glenn Gould Reimagined for Ideas of North

Award-winning violinist and composer Andrew Forde creates a modern interpretation of the work of Glenn Gould, breathing new life into a classical legacy. Following sold-out shows in Toronto, Forde now brings his intimate and compelling musical journey to the Museum on Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. Ideas of North will embrace Gould’s landmark documentary piece, The Idea of North, with what Forde calls “a modern quilt,” of voices and instrumentation. As part of Forde’s mission to present live music as it once was - performance art, Ideas of North aims to create an unexpected, improvisational environment and to challenge perceptions along the way.

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Father and Son Dueling Pianos is Back by Popular Demand

For the third consecutive year, the amazing father-son pianist duo, Eddie and Quincy Bullen, are back at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 with their Dueling Pianos.

Based in Toronto with roots in Grenada, Eddie and Quincy Bullen engage their audience with a moving musical message told through a variety of piano genres, including jazz and contemporary. The musical arrangements are highlighted by commentary about their family history and relationship. The two grand pianos used for the duel will be positioned in the middle of Kenneth C. Rowe Hall, with seating surrounding the performers, creating an intimate and engaging audience venue. This is a free event, presented in English.

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