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Aretha Franklin halftone portrait

FREEDOM! A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Tue, May 21–Wed, May 22, 2024 Roy Thomson Hall

From singing at age 10 for her father’s church in the City of Detroit to performing on the world stage for six decades, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, defined contemporary Gospel, Blues, R&B, Jazz, and Rock across the globe. Three powerhouse vocalists, Shaleah Adkisson, Blaine Alden Krauss, and Tamika Lawrence, join your Toronto Symphony Orchestra to showcase the hits of the artist Rolling Stone recently hailed as the “greatest singer of all time.”

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Dina Gilbert


Shaleah Adkisson


Blaine Alden Krauss


Tamika Lawrence