April 10 – 30, 2014: “HAVANA REALITY” Photography Exhibition by Mary Perdue


“Award-winning photographer shows 30 vibrant images of life in old Havana: a city thriving with colour and activity, but beneath the colourful exterior the city is literally crumbling away.”

The dramatic photographs (16×20 and larger) are uniquely presented: printed on fine art paper, mounted on wood panels and painted with acrylic.

RECEPTION/OPENING Saturday April 12, 1-4 pm




April 11, 2014, 8:00 pm: “Spring At Last,” Heliconian Concert Series

After a too long Canadian winter, we celebrate the joys of springtime with a diverse program of chamber music featuring performances by fellow heliconians and guest artists, with special appearances by members of the Heliconian Choir and Orchestra.

Enjoy works including Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite for four hands plus quintets and trios by Schumann and Mendelssohn, accompanied by readings of works by Canadian poet Gwendolyn MacEwan. Feast on an evening of popular and classical music, delightfully paired with literary and visual arts, as we welcome the arrival of this long-awaited season.


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May 1 – 22, 2014: “Encounters with Light” a photography show with a difference.

Seven photographic artists will join together with professional dancers, poets, and musicians to present an afternoon of visual art and performances in response to the photographs presented. The photographic artists whose works are being presented are: Linda Briskin, Simone Creed, Sue Ennis, Kye Marshall, Mary Perdue, Jana Skarecky, and Patricia Stamp. Performances by Jasmine D’Costa, Kye Marshall, Angela Blumberg, and Yui Ugai.

RECEPTION/OPENING:  May 3, 2014   1:00pm -4:30 pm. Performances begin at 2pm and 3:15 pm.


October 13, 2013: Exploring Identity by Tatjana Hutinec

Tatjana Hutinec’s solo art show “Exploring Identity” is a collection of symbolist paintings, headpieces and masks exploring aspects and roles of identity, searching for signs and clues through a journey from the Garden of Eden, Amazon jungle, the bronze-age civilization of Vucedol, through Einstein’s Delusion of Separateness, Freudian psychology, Deepak Chopra’s philosophy and David Foster Wallace’s novels.

The gala opening is Wednesday, October 23 from 3 to 10 p.m. Other viewings by appointment until November 7.

Please contact Heliconian Club by phone at 416 922-3618 or email info@heliconianclub.org for more information.

Concert Series: “Two Men, Two Worlds, Two Centuries” on Oct 25

Two Men, Two Worlds, Two Centuries
Friday, October 25, 2013 at 8pm

“How’s the water?” by Tatjana Hutinec

To celebrate the 200th birthdays of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, we feature both musical titans in a commemorative concert that honours their musical legacies.

Hear soprano Barbara Fris sing Wagner’s Mathilde Wesendonk Lieder, Susan Tsagkaris as Brünnhilde sing “Hai Jo To Ho!” from Die Walküre, baritone Stuart Graham perform Wotan’s Abschied, “Leb’wohl”, and Joan Zarry perform Franz Liszt’s piano transcription of Liebestod.

Feast on Verdi arias and duets with sopranos Leigh-Ann Allen and Deanna Hendriks, and tenor Derek Kwan. Embrace Verdi’s grandeur and verismo with Nataliya Lepeshkina performing a piano rendition of “Aïda’s Triumphal March”, and a special sing-along of “Va, pensiero” (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco).

Concert Series: “Tangos & Tapas” on Sept 27

The 2013-2014 concert series (click here for PDF brochure) features chamber performers, diverse programs, and collaborations with artists, actors and guest performers. Works of art that will be showing in the hall at our concerts are also featured in the brochure.

Tangos & Tapas
Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8pm

“Apple Orchard” by Bronwyn Fitz-James

A fiesta of Hispanic music, dance, food and wine, this wonderful program opens our 2013-2014 concert series. This concert features musical duo flutist Jaye Marsh and guitarist Lawrence Barley; pianists Joan Zarry and Ruth Kazdan; soprano Barbara Fris with guitarist Drew Henderson; and the Arriaga String Quartet with violinists Velma Ko and Edna Wolteger, violist Lea Kirstein, and cellist Kye Marshall.

We are also excited to present guest poet Beatriz Hausner, who will give a bilingual reading of a work by the poet Frederic Garcia Lorca.

Listen and watch the melancholy and excitement of the sounds and rhythms of Hispanic culture. Music by Ginastera, Albeniz, Piazzola, Turina, Bizet and much more. Bring your castanets and join the fun!

September 7, 2013: The Art of Seven Women

You are invited to The Art of Seven Women, an art show and sale of paintings and photography by seven New Members of the Heliconian Club: Linda Briskin, Kye Marshall, Marjut Nousiainen,  Claudia Pisa, Lynda Pogue, Margaret Stawicki and Anya Rudzicz Orzechowska.




  • Saturday September 7, 2013 1-4 p.m. – with solo cello concert by Kye Marshall (2-2:30 p.m.)
  • Sunday September 15, 2013 2-5 p.m.