There are many unique opportunities at the Sony Centre to attend engaging and informative pre-show or post-show talks or demonstrations by experts. These ‘talks’ are as wide-ranging and educational as they are entertaining.
Attend a pre-show or post-show talk, and you can uncover a wholly new and informed insider’s perspective on what you are about to see. Do not miss the chance to be a theatrical insider.
These talks and demonstrations take place in the lower lobby, unless otherwise specified.
Thursday December 28 show
6:30pm-7:00pm in lower lobby
Join us before the show on Thursday, December 28, for a conversation with Toronto Film Critic and TV Host Richard Crouse and Conductor Evan Mitchell. Together, they will share a closer look at Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece, Jurassic Park, and the impact it had and continues to have on pop culture. They will also explore John Williams’ memorable score and share a behind the scenes look of how the orchestra performs live and in sync with the film! Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Richard Crouse is the film critic for CTV’s News Channel and CP24. His syndicated radio show, The Richard Crouse Show, originates on News Talk 1010 in Toronto. He is the author of nine books including the bestselling Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils and Elvis is King: Costello’s My Aim is True. His weekly Metro column appears on Fridays and Pop Life, his new television show airs across the Bell Media network.
Evan Mitchell is proving to be one of the most able and imaginative young conductors in Canada. Having recently finished successful residencies as Assistant Conductor of the Vancouver and Kitchener-Waterloo symphony orchestras, Mr. Mitchell has enjoyed three triumphant seasons as Music Director of the Kingston Symphony Association. During his various residencies, Mr. Mitchell conducted over 200 concerts, acted as a Canadian ambassador during a historic two-week tour of China, Korea, and Macau, and served as an official consultant to the Vancouver Olympic Committee and Assistant Producer for the recording of the medal ceremony national anthems. Mr. Mitchell is a champion of initiatives designed to enhance the live concert experience, such as insider videos, informational podcasts, pre-concert talks, and special concerts devoted to live, onstage insights into major orchestral works. He is a regular guest conductor with the Toronto Symphony and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. He has also led orchestral collaborations with the Barenaked Ladies, Judy Collins, and Pink Martini.