Monday, April 25, 2011

Mozart Unlaced Benefit for the Royal Conservatory School April 27

From a media release:

MOZART UNLACED TAKES OVER
THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
A Benefit for The Glenn Gould School and its Young Artists Performance Academy


MasterCard presents Mozart Unlaced, the seventh annual celebration of The Royal Conservatory's Glenn Gould School (The School) and Young Artists Performance Academy (The Academy). This elegant evening of unexpected encounters with enchanting music takes place on Wednesday, April 27, at 8:00 p.m., at The Conservatory’s home, the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning. Leaders in philanthropy and the arts will mix and mingle with talented young musicians as they perform throughout The Conservatory’s spectacular spaces, including the stunning Koerner Hall, and historic Ihnatowycz Hall.

“Mozart Unlaced is a remarkably inspiring and unconventional experience, with students and attendees roaming the building, interacting with one another and participating in student performances,” says James Anagnoson, Dean, The Glenn Gould School. “It is first and foremost a celebration of our students, and we are privileged to present them in our gorgeous facilities.”

Launched in 2005 as a fundraising event supporting the performance training programs of The Glenn Gould School, Mozart Unlaced has established itself as a highlight of Toronto’s social season. With no sit-down dinner and no speeches, students float through the building performing planned pieces and unexpected interludes. Guests interact with students while enjoying an array of savoury and sweet foods among all The Conservatory’s breathtaking spaces. With its colourful Victorian brickwork, sleek modern lines, superb acoustics, and gorgeous city views, the facility is a fantastic showcase for these talented young musicians.

In an interesting twist to this year’s event, Tom Logan, a long-time patron of The School and The Academy, has challenged Mozart Unlaced to raise $75,000 in patron packages, contributing an additional $50,000 donation himself if successful. This year’s event also features a Historic Violin Workshop presented by Heinl’s, where guests learn the old-fashioned art of creating and stringing violins, and an Instrument Petting Zoo, encouraging attendees to test their talents on various instruments.

Founded in 1886, The Royal Conservatory is the largest and oldest independent arts educator in Canada, providing opportunities for personal development through music and arts education in over 300 communities across Canada and a dozen countries around the world. The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School and Young Artists Performance Academy is an internationally recognized centre for professional training in music performance at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The School provides an intimate training environment, with a curriculum designed to prepare gifted young musicians for all aspects of a professional career. Founded in 1987, The Glenn Gould School was renamed in 1997 to honour Canada's legendary pianist, himself a Conservatory alumnus.

MOZART UNLACED
Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 8:00pm–11:00pm
273 Bloor Street West, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
Tickets: $250 per person (with a $175 tax receipt)
Young Patrons (30 and under): $100 per person
Patron Packages: $1,000
• Purchase tickets by contacting Nevine Sedki at 416.408.2824 x311 or nevine.sedki@rcmusic.ca

• For more information or to purchase tickets online: http://www.rcmusic.ca/mozart

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