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The Ninth Glenn Gould Prize Celebrations - Free Events

Honouring Ninth Prize Laureate, Leonard Cohen, The Glenn Gould Foundation has programmed a series of free events starting Monday, May 7, 2012 in Toronto including a display of Mr. Cohen's own artwork, street performances, screenings and more. Click here to for full event listings and more information.

  • Artworks (May 7-19) - 40 pieces of Leonard Cohen's visual art on exhibit at Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place
  • Street Tribute! The Glenn Gould Prize Salutes Leonard Cohen (May 11-12) - Musicians take to the streets to play Leonard Cohen's music all over downtown Toronto
  • Make This Waltz (May 11) - Aspiring singer/songwriters from Dixon Hall and Sketch music programs work with mentors from the Songwriters Association of Canada with a special Bluebird North concert (Private Event)
  • The Three Lennys (May 12) - The Toronto Jewish Film Festival special feature of three Leonard Cohen films at Bloor Cinema


These free event celebrations culminate with The Glenn Gould Prize Gala Dinner at Arcadian Court followed by the Gala Concert in Honour of Leonard Cohen at Massey Hall on Monday, May 14, 2012.

The Tribute Concert is hosted by Colm Feore and features musical performances by Basia Bulat, Adam Cohen, Cowboy Junkies, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, James McMurtry, Gordon Pinsent with Greg Keelor and Travis Good, John Prine, Serena Ryder, and Anjani Thomas. Special guest speakers The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Alan Rickman, Michael Ondaatje, and Melissa Auf der Maur.

Mr. Cohen will be present to receive his award at this ceremony and is attending the Gala Dinner at Arcadian Court.

Purchase VIP Gala Dinner & Concert tickets online until Monday, May 7 vipgouldprize.eventbrite.com