Prince credited Stevie Wonder as a “role model.” Wonder said that Prince “took music to a whole other place.” These friends, sometimes collaborators, and groundbreaking icons inspired each other and the world.
The Musical Stage Company’s 13th annual signature concert spotlights hit songs from two hugely influential artists with wildly imaginative arrangements by music director Reza Jacobs. Featuring Canada’s most celebrated performers, UnCovered is a one-of-a-kind ‘unmissable’ event.
Hear Broadway star, Thom Allison in UnCovered: Stevie Wonder & Prince
music direction, vocal arrangements & orchestrations by
Sarah Afful (Stratford Festival)
Thom Allison (Broadway, Stratford Festival)
Colin Asuncion (Singer & Cabaret Performer)
Aimee Bessada (Multi-instrumentalist & songwriter)
Jully Black (Juno Award Winner)
Michelle Bouey (2018-19 Banks Prize Winner)
Divine Brown (Juno Award Winner)
Alana Hibbert (Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival)
Lydia Persaud (Singer & Songwriter)
Jackie Richardson (Gemini & Dora Award Winner)
Cary Shields (Broadway)
Chy Ryan Spain (Dora Award Winner)
Jamie Drake (Percussion & Additional Arrangements)
Justin Gray (Basses)
Reza Jacobs (Piano/Conductor)
November 4-7, 2019
TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
November 8-9, 2019
George Weston Recital Hall,
Toronto Centre for the Arts (soon to be Meridian Arts Centre).
The UnCovered: Stevie Wonder & Prince show programme is available to download as a PDF at the following link: UNCOVERED 2019 WEB PROGRAMME (PDF). This PDF has been optimized for Optical Character Recognition and can be read using screen reader and text-to-speech technology.
The TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning has been designed to be accessible to people accompanied by small children and people with disabilities.
The patron seating can accommodate 9 persons seated in wheelchairs or using other mobility devices (scooters, walkers). In Koerner Hall accessible seating locations, patrons can remain in their mobility device or transfer to theater seats. Patrons who cannot, or do not wish to transfer to a theatre seat, should request accessible seat locations when ordering tickets.
Folding arm rests are available in orchestra level row A and B both aisle seats and Lower Balcony, Row E both aisle seats.
Two of the building’s three entrances are accessible by people using mobility devices (example – a wheelchair, scooter, or walker) and strollers:
• the Bloor Street entrance on the west side of the building (Tim and Frances Price Wing)
• the Philosopher’s Walk entrance on the east side of the building
Two elevators provide convenient access to all areas of the building.
The south passenger elevator is accessed from the orchestra lobby or student lounge and can take patrons to the lower or upper levels of the Leslie & Anna Dan Gallerias. Alternatively, the west passenger elevator is located by the box office, and between the concourse (C) level and level 5.
Signage will be posted in the event that one of the elevators is unavailable and patrons will be directed to use the second functioning elevator.
The main public washroom is fully accessible and located on the ground level, opposite from b espresso bar. Other washrooms are located on the concourse, level 2, 3, 4, and 5. (These washrooms do not have an access button; however, please ask our staff to assist you in opening the door.) In addition to standard hand dryers and paper towel dispenses, there are always additional paper towels available on the sink counter. Please contact security if supplies need to be replenished.
GEORGE WESTON RECITAL HALL – MERIDIAN ARTS CENTRE
Assisted-listening devices: Listening devices are available on loan for all Toronto Symphony Orchestra presentations at George Weston Recital Hall. Devices are loaned on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve, please contact the box office at 416.250.3708 prior to the concert, or speak to any of our Front of House staff members on concert night.
Wheelchair loans: There are house wheelchairs available to transport patrons from the lobby to their seats. Please note that the wheelchairs are not for patrons to sit in during the concert. Call the House Manager at 416.733.9388 to reserve in advance.
Main floor: Left and Right Parterres can accommodate a maximum of four persons who use wheelchairs.
Upper level: Centre Dress Circle, row E, seats 221–222 via Portal 71 and seats 239–234 via Portal 70 can accommodate a maximum of four persons who use wheelchairs.
Any person hired or chosen to accompany you to provide you with essential services is welcome. The support person who accompanies a patron with special needs is eligible for a discount of 50% off the regular ticket price. Ability to book seats for any given performance or date is subject to availability. For more information on Accessible Services at our venues or support persons, please call Patron Services at 416.598.3375 for more information.
Service Animals are welcome at Toronto Symphony Orchestra performances. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure the comfort and safety of your Service Animal and others while on the premises.
The main entrance of Toronto Centre for the Arts, located at 5040 Yonge Street, is fully accessible.
Elevators are located on the main floor beside Portal 55 and on the upper level beside Portal 71.
The George Weston Recital Hall’s washrooms are all located on the house-left side of the hall (opposite Portals 55 and 71, respectively).
Orchestra level: There is one separate accessible washroom, and there are accessible stalls in the other washrooms on the Orchestra level.
Balcony level: There are accessible stalls in the Balcony-level washrooms.
Main floor: There is one separate accessible washroom, and there are accessible stalls in the other washroom on the main floor.
November 4-7, 2019
TELUS Centre for Performance & Learning
(A Musical Stage Company Production)
November 8-9, 2019
George Weston Recital Hall
Toronto Centre for the Arts
(Produced in association with TO Live)
Reza Jacobs’ musical direction is immaculate.
– The National Post
To get this much talent in one beautiful venue in one night and then use it as a corporate hosting opportunity… there’s not an event in the city that beats it.
– Jordan Banks Managing Director, Facebook Canada
[The] annual Uncovered concert is my favourite event of the year.
– Lawrence Tepperman, Managing Director, K2 Digital
Photos & Videos
Photos & Videos
The Haynes-Connell Foundation