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Free family concert series Music with Bite returns
On Nov. 27, an old friend returns in Annabelle Follows Her Voice

TORONTO, ON (Thursday, Nov. 03, 2011) – Harbourfront Centre, in partnership with Jeunesses Musicales Ontario, is pleased to announce the second performance of the 2011-2012 Music with Bite season. On Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at 1 p.m., the interactive FREE concert series designed especially for kids continues with Annabelle Follows Her Voice.

Music with Bite is a refreshing experience for eyes, ears and taste buds: Children can pull up a comfy cushion and take in an enjoyable and interactive music performance tailored to young audience members, featuring music of diverse styles in a friendly, accessible format. After the concerts, children can chat with the artists while enjoying a complimentary Natrel® milk beverage and cookie.

Sunday, Nov. 27 marks the return of Annabelle Canto, a character familiar to Music with Bite fans from last season. Annabelle Follows Her Voice finds the title character at the peak of her fame. Renowned by many as the greatest opera singer in the world, it comes as no surprise when a famous impresario offers her a world tour. But before signing the contract, he asks Annabelle to go to an audition. High-strung, vulnerable and anxious, Annabelle misunderstands the impresario’s request. She thinks she has to show him that she can pack her suitcases in a flash, pass through customs with panache and sign 50 autographs in 10 minutes. That’s when she asks her loyal accompanist, Henry, to help her to prepare for this tour to the land of opera. Henry is ready to play along, but he has his own ideas…

Annabelle Follows Her Voice will be performed on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. in the Brigantine Room. Entry is FREE. Stay tuned for more Music with Bite performances coming in 2012! Fred Piston and his 7 Trumpets on Sunday, March 18, 2012 and TorQ on Sunday, Apr. 22, 2012.

For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West, in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront.

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Jeunesses Musicales Ontario is a non-profit arts organization that fosters the careers of outstanding young professional musicians at home and abroad. JMO promotes the development of the arts in Ontario by bringing fine classical music to audiences of all ages. As young artists gain valuable experience and exposure, students, families and the general public enjoy high-quality, affordable, accessible musical entertainment. JMO is a branch affiliate of Jeunesses Musicales Canada.

Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, all within a collection of distinctive venues on a 10-acre site in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront.


Jon Campbell

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