Alan Lomax tribute concert in honour of this great ethnomusicologist and famous for having one of the most extensive collections of music in the world. He helped many artists become known, including Woody Guthrie. With four renowned musicians: Jayme Stone (banjo), Moira Smiley (voice, accordion), Sumaia Jackson (violin) and Joe Phillips (double bass).
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An outstanding group of musicians, Nhapitapi specializes in the mbira (thumb piano), a traditional instrument of Zimbabwe. They’ll introduce you to the traditional South African music typical of their country. Co-presented with the Batuki Music Society.
Directed by Fath Allah Laghrizmi, this group brings together talented musicians, including Khalil Abou Abdelmajid, who heads the group Bambara Trans. They’ll introduce you to this very special music of the Maghreb, which has often influenced other styles of music such as jazz fusion, blues and reggae.
Co-presented with the Batuki Music Society.
Pierre Schaeffer was an important figure in building the foundation for the development of electroacoustic music in Canada. This concert – curated by NAISA’s Artistic Director Darren Copeland – will profile the music of Pierre Schaeffer and trace his influence on the growth of Canadian electroacoustic music from the 1950s to the present day.
Co-presented with NAISA: New Adventures in Sound Art.
With GRM's authorization.
Born into a large family of Malian griots, Djely Mori Tounkara followed in the footsteps of his musician father by becoming an undisputed master of the kora. Co-presented with the Batuki Music Society.
An evening combining gorgeous classical and popular French songs with masterful jazz improvisations, with music spanning over 250 years, featuring the songs of Rameau, Fauré, Poulenc, Debussy, Satie, Messaien, Barbara, Serge Gainsbourg, and Artur H, featuring three world-renowned Canadian artists, Patricia O’Callaghan (voice), Marilyn Lerner (piano) and Andrew Downing (double bass).
This concert will cover an important period in the history of French song in Canada,including all the provinces and all the varieties of French spoken in the country. Extracts from the opera The Bells of Baddeck will be presented to the audience. Recital offered by soprano Lorna MacDonald, professor of voice and Lois Marshall, Chair at the Faculty of Music of the U of T.
The 2017 New Music Festival is centred around the work of visiting prominent Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino and features several Italian guest performers including violinist Emmanuele Baldini and pianists Roberto Turrin and Erika Crinò. The festival also presents the results of an ongoing musical collaboration with Italy’s Conservatorio G. Tartini.
On Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:30pm at Tartu College, Estonian musicians Monika Evelin Liiv (mezzo soprano) and Marje Lohuaru (piano) will be performing a concert. The concert provides a diverse overview of the world's best vocal music from opera arias to classical chamber music. Although the focus is on Estonian vocal music, the program also includes Western and Russian classics.
Featuring jazz vocalist Steven Taetz
Celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Day with performances of timeless love songs, standards from the golden era of Broadway and film, and hits from such crooners as Frank Sinatra,Tony Bennett and Harry Connick Jr.
Doors open: 1:00 pm
Program: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
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