Top February Events: Master Violinists & Grilled Cheese

Toronto Life
Grilled Cheese Fest
Grilled Cheese Fest

February is the shortest month, but that doesn’t mean it lacks its fair share of excitement. The city bustles with events for Valentine’s Day and Family Day, and people are settling in to the New Year. Look out for these 2 featured events!

Emmanuel Vukovich and the Parcival Project

When: February 23, 2014, 3:15 pm

Where: Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park Crescent

Emmanuel Vukovich by Meiying Li
Emmanuel Vukovich by Meiying Li

Emmanuel Vukovich is a successful violinist based in Montreal who has played across the world after mastering his studies at the Juilliard School in New York City and completing his training at McGill. He has won McGill University’s Schulich Golden Violin Award, and he was the winner of the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. In 2011, he founded the international music collective called the Parcival Project.

This February, Vukovich is coming to Toronto to perform with violinist Victor Fournelle-Blain (winner of the 2012 Prix d’Europe), violist Marina Thibeault (Les Violons du Roy), cellist Julia MacLaine (Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble), and clarinetist Dominic Desautels (principal of Symphony Nova Scotia). The eclectic program will include Haydn, Bach, and Brahms. It's a promising show that music buffs and amateurs alike will enjoy.

Tickets are $30 or $20 for those aged 20 and under, and tickets are available here

Grilled Cheese Fest

When: February 28, 2014, 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street

Grilled Cheese Fest Toronto
Grilled Cheese Fest Toronto

Roy Thomson Hall is opening its doors to Torontonians to enjoy all you can eat of the best comfort food — gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. For $39.99 per person, you can sample a variety of sandwiches from specialty vendors across the city, enjoy some soup to accompany your sandwiches, and receive three drink tickets for locally brewed beer or non-alcoholic beverages.

And these aren't your white-bread-and-Kraft-slices kind of grilled cheese sandwiches. You can look forward to some of the best innovative combinations of fresh ingredients between specially selected breads. For instance, try the kimchi, sweet soy pork, lotus chips, cilantro, and fontina cheese sandwich on light rye bread. Or sample St. John's Bakery's organic bread, two-year-old cow cheddar from Ontario Dairy, and caramelized onion chutney with organic butter.

It’s going to be a fun foodie event for an inside look at the best comfort food this city has to offer. For information and to buy tickets, visit this website.

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