On Friday night, as part of NXNE's free concert series, The National played a long set in the packed square. Lit by neon billboards, they opened with "I Should Live In Salt," the lead track from their new album Trouble Will Find Me, and then proceeded to just rip through a well-curated 90-minute set. There was a great balance between old and new tracks, something that the more seasoned fans of the band in the crowd appreciated, I'm sure.
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LECTURE | Luminato Presents: Evening Illuminations - Verdi vs. Wagner: A Love Story?
A favorite TO festival, Luminato, is now in full swing! Tonight, as part of the festival's Evening Illuminations series, a special group discussion comparing and contrasting two composers: Verdi and Wagner. Italian-born, Romantic composer, Giuseppe Verdi was known for his operas, much like German composer Richard Wagner, but the latter's work was more complex, and his Gesamtkunstwerk concept is thinking on the level of 'multimedia'. But this is just scratching the surface, and the awesome panel of Alexander Neef, Canadian Opera Company director; singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright; Gerard Mortier, and others will delve far deeper tonight.
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St West) 6PM $20