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Music with Bite returns to Harbourfront Centre for final performances of the season

FREE interactive concerts for kids feature cabaret performer Patricia O’Callaghan
and medieval ensemble Skarazula


TORONTO, ON (Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010) Harbourfront Centre is thrilled to present the next installment of Music with Bite, an interactive and intimate FREE concert series designed especially for kids ages five to 12.

The next Music with Bite concert features Canada’s own Patricia O’Callaghan on Sunday, April 18, 2010. The whole family can enjoy a vocal performance by the most promising cabaret performer of her generation. O’Callaghan has performed her critically-acclaimed show around Europe and North America; she has also toured the Juno Award-winning opera Constantinople. O’Callaghan is no stranger to the camera; she appeared in CBC’s Youkai Hotel and the acclaimed series, Foolish Heart. For more information visit patricia-ocallaghan.com.

Satisfy your ears and your taste buds! Music with Bite is a refreshing experience where children can pull up a comfy cushion and sit in front of the stage for an enjoyable, interactive music performance tailored to young audience members. This is a fantastic opportunity to sample music of diverse styles in a friendly, accessible format. All of the artists performing bring an element of interactivity, education and entertainment to their programmes. After the concerts, children can enjoy a complimentary Natrel® milk beverage and cookie. In partnership with Jeunesses Musicales Ontario.

This season’s Music with Bite series concludes with a performance by Skarazula on Sunday, May 23, 2010, as a part of the annual HarbourKIDS: Circus festival weekend. Audiences young and old can journey into time and space to medieval Europe with Skarazula! This group of musicians sings in various different languages while playing unusual instruments. For more information visit skarazula.com.
Please note: Originally scheduled performance by George Gao has been replaced with Skarazula.

Music with Bite concerts take place selected Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m. in the Brigantine Room at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West.


For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000.


*MEDIA NOTE* High-resolution images available on request.


HarbourKIDS Club Membership
Sign up to be a HarbourKIDS Club Member and receive your very own “Splooshy” tattoo! Pick up a copy of our Kid’s Guide to Harbourfront Centre and explore our site on an interactive discovery walk! If you want, we’ll send you periodic emails to let you know what fun family events are coming up at Harbourfront!

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. For more information visit 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.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Rosie Shaw
416-973-4381
rshaw@harbourfrontcentre.com
media.harbourfrontcentre.com
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