Skip to main content

What's Classical? at Harbourfront Toronto August 5 to 7

From a media release:

WHAT’S CLASSICAL?
Harbourfront, Toronto - August 5 to 7, 2011


Toronto - Guest Artistic Director Andrew Burashko of the Art of Time Ensemble with the staff of Harbourfront Centre have programmed a festival that goes well beyond the normal concepts of classical music to create an event that is unlike any other. Exploring influences from popular music and traditions from Western Europe to Latin America, from the Middle East to the Far East, the festival re-defines how we see classical music.

Here are some of the highlights - check the full listing at the link

An Evening of Tango: Quartango
Friday, Aug. 5, 8 p.m. (WestJet Stage)

Quartango is a group of highly accomplished Montreal musicians bound by their shared passion for the tango. They perform a program of music by Astor Piazolla and other luminaries of the tango nuevo. (pictured below)



An Evening of Tango: Art of Time Ensemble
Friday, Aug. 5, 9:30 p.m. (WestJet Stage)

One of Canada’s most innovative music ensembles comprised of pop, classical and jazz musicians, Art of Time Ensemble, performs a program of tangos taken from pop, jazz and classical worlds.

Joe Trio
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m. (WestJet Stage)

Joe Trio is not your average piano trio. Their repertoire includes classics (from Papa Haydn to Uncle Shostakovich), new works by contemporary composers and their own arrangements of popular, jazz and rock tunes. Joe Trio leaves audiences with a new appreciation for classical music.



Now & Then: Music from the Middle East: Bassam Bishara
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m. (Redpath Stage)

Bassam Bishara kicks off Saturday with a musical experience that explores the heritage of the Middle East.

The Story of Babar the Elephant Narrated by Steven Page
Saturday, Aug. 6, 3 p.m. & Sunday, Aug. 7, 3 p.m. (Brigantine Room)

The Story of Babar the Elephant is a classic French children's story created by Jean de Brunhoff in 1931. In 1940, French composer Francis Poulenc was challenged by his daughter to play The Story of Babar on piano, much like Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf  yet with subtle differences. Poulenc improvised a piece of classical music that is fantastically entertaining set to the words of Jean de Brunhoff. With Steven Page as narrator, Babar comes to life with a new energy.

Now & Then: Music from the Middle East: Doula
Saturday, Aug. 6, 4 p.m. (Redpath Stage)

Sufi Devotional Love Songs by Doula are featured in a performance of ancient Arabic music with a new world spirit. Maryem Tollar and Roula Said take you on a journey into the heart of the Muwashah tradition. Doula will be joined by guest percussionists Naghmeh Farahmand (pictured below) and Hamasseh Daneshzad (Sarv Ensemble).

Sarah Slean
Saturday, Aug. 6, 9:30p.m. (Westjet Stage)

Over the course of her 12-year career, Sarah Slean (pictured) has made six albums, starred in short films and a movie musical, published two volumes of poetry, held exhibitions of her paintings and shared the stage with four of the country's leading orchestras. She has been nominated for two Geminis, three Junos, and her records have been released in over 10 countries worldwide.

Now & Then: Music from South Asia: Classical India 3
Sunday, Aug. 7, 1:30 p.m. (Redpath Stage)

Samidha Joglekar doing vocals, Ravi Naimpally playing the tabla and George Koller playing the dilruba perform traditional ragas (classical Indian melodies).

Now & Then: Music from South Asia: East/West Fusion
Sunday, Aug. 7, 3:30 p.m. (Redpath Stage)

The South Asian influence continues in East/West Fusion, which is a blend of eastern ornamented melodies that soar over western harmonies on a mixed bed of eastern and western rhythm, including a Beatles medley, performed by George Koller (bass, voice, sitar, dilruba), Ravi Naimpally, Samidha Joglekar, Pat Murray (voice), and Sundar Viswanathan (saxophone/composer).

Joe Trio’s Carl Stalling Lecture and Performance
Sunday, Aug. 7, time TBA (Studio Theatre)

In this one-hour lecture and performance, Joe Trio (pictured) explores the work of “Looney Tunes” composer Carl Stalling (1891-1972), who was the expert at adjusting musical style changes according to cartoon movement.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

NU MUSES 2017 Luxurious Fine Art Nude Calendar Now Available

From a media release:

NU MUSES 2017 Luxurious Fine Art Nude Calendar Now Available
24 Fine Art Prints from Celebrated Photographer David Bellemere Available In Three Limited Edition NU MUSES 2017 Calendar Packages

“What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment” -Michelangelo

Buy the collections
Check them out at Art Basel, Miami - December 1-4, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – November 22nd, 2016 – NU MUSES, the luxurious 2017 fine art nude calendar, is now available to purchase in three unique limited edition collectors packages. Drawing inspiration from the Pirelli calendar of the 1970s, NU MUSES is set to celebrate the forgotten art of the classic nude and capture the elegance and romance of the female form.


The NU MUSES limited edition art piece is a sublime collectable calendar, featuring nude photographs of 12 of the world’s most stunning models, captured by famed photographer David…

Guitar Rock | Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds Independent: May 31, 2019

Guitar Rock
Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds
Independent: May 31, 2019
Stream/Buy on Bandcamp
Stream it on Spotify

With tight musicians and intriguing lyrics, Happy Freuds delivers high energy guitar rock with stylistic flair on Echo Of Sounds, their debut release. Produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes, the album consists of a mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock.

A kinetic rhythm section is the bones of the music, offering interesting patterns that augment sometimes unexpected harmonic changes. It's brainy rock, in other words, meant for music lovers who can appreciate the quality. Teo's vocals are raspy and expressive, growly when necessary - perfect for the musical mode. Teo also covers lead guitar, adapt at ear worm leads, with a tone that can be clean or dirty as required

Their sound ranges from straight up hard rock in tracks like The Mountain to the pop-flavoured acoustic Background Noise and folky To …