Juried BFA Graduation Exhibition at Gallery 1313
Mar 14 – Mar 25 all-day

student artwork installed in Gallery 1313

This exhibition showcases the creativity of 19 talented students selected by a faculty jury who will be graduating from York’s studio arts program this spring.

Featured artists are Nima Arabi, Danielle Clarke, Christina Chiarelli, Haley Cobran, Elham Fatapour, Ana Ghookassian, Sophia Goshulak, Shannon Hyatali, Alissa Leung, Gloria Li, Danjing Lin, Carlie Mackrell, Tyler Matheson, Catherine Orav, David Sicilia, Laura Sbrizzi, Malina Sintnicolaas, Camden Wallenwein, Robert Warner

The works on view span a wide range of media and artistic approaches, from expressionist to minimal, conceptual to pop. The diversity of subjects is equally varied, reflecting the personal concerns, interests and commitment of these rising young artists.

Reception: Thursday, March 15, 6:30-9:30pm

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1-6pm

Gallery 1313 website:
Gallery 1313 phone: 416-536-6778


Theatre@York presents Dido, Queen of Carthage
Mar 18 – Mar 24 all-day

“Worlds of Exile,” Theatre @ York’s 2017-18 season, culminates in Christopher Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage, an epic story in an intimate and innovative new production directed by acclaimed director, dramaturg and playwright Peter Hinton.

Shadowed by war, Dido, Queen of Carthage is the original tragic love story with its hero Aeneas, the exiled prince of Troy, compelled by Fate to leave his beloved Dido, Queen of Carthage to fulfil a political destiny. Aeneas, the son of Venus, is one of the Trojans who escapes from the city after it is destroyed. In his exile he seeks refuge in Carthage. Learning of Aeneas’ experience and loss, Dido falls in love with him, only to be forsaken shortly after. Torn between her personal abandonment and national sacrifice, Dido performs an ultimate act of resistance.

Dido, Queen of Carthage is Marlowe’s first play, written when he was just 19 and still a student at Cambridge. Inspired by the fourth book of Virgil’s Aeneid, the story of Dido and Aeneas has stimulated artists for two millennia; from Ovid to Henry Purcell to modern-day science-fiction like Battlestar Galactica, with its exiled travellers seeking a prophesied new home. It isn’t hard to see the story’s appeal.

Performance Schedule: March 18 to 23 at 7:30pm

Box Office Information: Tickets are available online or over the phone 416-736-5888

Previews: $7.00 March 18 & 19

Relaxed Performance: $5.00
Thursday March 22  7:30pm

All Other Performances:

Tickets: $20.00
Student/Senior $12.00

Groups of 10 or more : $10.00
(Group price applies when all group tickets are purchased at once for a single performance. Not available online, please phone or visit the box office)
Sold-out Show Advisory:  Cash only Rush Seats are usually available at the door for sold out shows. If the show is sold out, please check back as seats may become available.  There is NO GUARANTEE that seats will come available and the timing of seats coming available varies. We recommend booking early & coming early!
Music @ Midday: York University Brass Ensemble – CANCELLED
Mar 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The York University Brass Ensemble directed by James MacDonald and the York University Percussion Ensemble led by John Brownell perform works by Byrd, Handel, Bach and others.

Admission is free.

Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

FREE hip-hop dance workshop. All are welcome!

Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert – CANCELLED
Mar 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Music at Midday series presents a recital featuring student soloists in the classical performance program.

Admission is free. Everyone welcome.

Maps & Directions

AMPD World Café
Mar 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of drop-in activities with students from around the world. FREE admission, coffee, and snacks!

Music @ Midday: York University New Music Ensemble – CANCELLED
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The York University New Music Ensemble directed by Matt Brubeck performs an eclectic mix of new music.


Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Maps and Directions.

Music @ Midday: York University R&B Ensemble – CANCELLED
Mar 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Professor Ron Westray directs the York University R&B Ensemble in a show-stopping performance of soul and funk music.

The concert will feature the music of Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power and many other great artists.

Admission is free and open to everyone.

Music @ Midday: Classical Piano Showcase – CANCELLED
Mar 29 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

two hands on a piano keyboardClassical piano students from the studio of Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico showcase their talent.

Free admission. Everyone welcome.

York University Symphony Orchestra
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Professor Mark Chambers conducts the York University Symphony Orchestra. 

Admission: $15 | $10 for students & seniors. 

Box Office: Purchase tickets online or phone

Maps & Directions

MFA Thesis Exhibition – ‘When Suddenly the Limb Did Quiver’ by Sonya Filman
Apr 2 – Apr 6 all-day
Artwork by Sonya FilmanSonya Filman’s MFA Thesis Exhibition When Suddenly the Limb Did Quiver takes the notion of an encounter as a starting point, attuned to the passing or touching between beings and objects — especially those that go unnoticed, or barely so. Utilizing materials that possess heightened sensitivities to touch, time, and light, Filman engages with objects and imaging technologies in order to conjure intangible presences into a state of emergence. This exhibition situates the material products of this practice — tool-like forms and spectral photographic images — within a darkened gallery space. Here, the conditions for reception are heightened, enabling palpable manifestations of vibratory energies and fleeting presences to emerge.

RECEPTION: Thursday, April 5 from 6-9PM

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday from 11AM-5PM or by appointment.

For more information, please contact

Admission is free and all are welcome.
Music @ Midday: Instrumental Masterclass in Concert – CANCELLED
Apr 2 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Master ClassStudents in the Department of Music’s Wind Masterclass perform works under the direction of Professor Patricia Wait.

Free admission. All welcome.

Music @ Midday: York University Chamber Strings – CANCELLED
Apr 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Matt Brubeck directs the York University Chamber Strings in a concert featuring classical chamber works.

Free admission.

Maps & Directions

chamber strings

York University Gospel Choir – CANCELLED
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day

The York University Gospel Choir directed by Professor Karen Burke presents a rafter-raising concert of works by Hezekiah Walker, Edwin Hawkins, Kirk Franklin and other Gospel greats.

The 100+ voice choir is backed by a rhythm section directed by Corey Butler:

Karen Burke is a pre-eminent singer, music director, choral conductor and composer in the field of African-American vocal music. An authority on the history and performance practices of Gospel music, she has worked with many major choral ensembles and organizations including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Youth Choir, Toronto Choral Society and Ontario Choral Federation, as well as numerous schools and church congregations. In 1988, she co-founded the Juno Award-winning Toronto Mass Choir and continues to serve as its principal director, touring nationally and internationally.

Fri. April 6, 7:30 – 9pm
Sat. April 7, 7:30 – 9pm

Admission: $15 | $10 students & seniors

Box Office: | 416-736-5888

Map & Directions

MFA Thesis Exhibition – Poetics of Materiality, It Is And It Is Not – Zahra Khan
Apr 9 – Apr 13 all-day
Artwork by Zahra KhanZahra Khan’s MFA Thesis Exhibition Poetics of Materiality/It Is And It Is Not is an investigation of materiality in contemporary art. In this show, the study of matter is a leitmotif in an artwork that aims to visualize the interrelation between socio-political and cultural construct, potentiality, spanning the scientific and the cosmic, while drawing on sources as wide-ranging as New Materialism and Contemporary Physics. It is by negotiating the relationship between the artist, the material art, the spectator and the space and within a vocabulary of coexisting opposites — such as past/present, human/non-human, physical/non-physical, visible/non-visible, external/internal, and particular/universal— that Zahra Khan explores concepts of intra-activity and the force, affect, of the physical artwork. Khan’s objective is to ascertain the significance of materiality as an extension of ontology through the force of substance experience of a work of art.

Gallery Hours: 12-5PM Or by appointment:

Reception: Monday April 9, 6-9PM

Free admission