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Free family concert series Music with Bite season to end with bangs
TorQ pounds out rhythms on April 22, 2012


TORONTO, ON (April 2, 2012)Harbourfront Centre, in partnership with Jeunesses Musicales Ontario, is pleased to announce another Music with Bite performance. On Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m., the 2011-2012 season of the interactive FREE concert series designed especially for kids winds up with a performance by the percussion-and-then-some ensemble TorQ.

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

TorQ is not your average drumming ensemble. With over 75 instruments – bells, drums, shakers, cymbals, marimbas, garbage cans and more – TorQ commands the stage with their high-energy performance and lyrical melodies. Audiences embark on a musical journey via original and cover songs as well as improvised pieces never heard before and never to be seen again. Created especially for families, this is a unique opportunity to hear some of Toronto's finest musicians in a relaxed setting. You’ll surely come away with a smile on your face and a rhythm in your heart.

TorQ performs on Sunday, Apr. 22 at 1 p.m. in the Brigantine Room. Entry is FREE. Stay tuned for the extremely family-friendly festival, HarbourKIDS: The Toronto International Circus Festival, which celebrates the big top and beyond on Victoria Day weekend, May 19-21, and kicks off our summer festival season. For more information, and to sign up for our HarbourKIDS eNewsletter, visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/harbourkids.

For more information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com 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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ABOUT JEUNESSES MUSICALES ONTARIO
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. jmontario.ca

ABOUT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
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. harbourfrontcentre.com

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