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2007 05 23
The ROM Crystal Opens Next Week

With the opening of the ROM Crystal just a week away, it is no surprise that we receive new announcements from the ROM's PR people every day or so. Their tag line? "Dawn of the crystal age." Well, they have to say something...

In spite of the stretching prose Torontonians are anxiously waiting for June 2nd. Now the ROM is offering one more reason to make it to opening day:

Free concert celebrates Architectural Opening
of ROM’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal on June 2nd at 9:30pm

(Toronto, Ontario – May 22, 2007) The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) hosts A World of Possibilities, a free outdoor concert on the ROM’s new Bloor Street Plaza on Saturday, June 2, 2007 to celebrate the Architectural Opening & Building Dedication of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. Presented by CIBC, the Inaugural Season Sponsor, the 75-minute concert features three stages of theatrical performances by an outstanding line-up of Canadian and international artists, complemented by spectacular visual effects projected on the dramatic exterior façade of the Lee-Chin Crystal. The concert starts at 9:30 pm. The public is admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, with access beginning at 8 pm. Bloor St. W. will be closed between Avenue Rd. and Bedford Rd. for this event, but audience space directly in front of the stages is limited.

In related news, Libeskind is releasing a new chair design influenced by the ROM Crystal. The "Spirit House Chair" is definitely in the same design vein as the Crystal but one suspects is meant to be a pedagogic offering to be admired from afar. Price? $12,000.

[email this story] Posted by R Ouellette on 05/23 at 12:06 PM

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