“The Aroma of France and Korea” is a chamber music concert, focused on works for flute, clarinet, piano and vocal. The programme includes various French composers' classical music, Korean-Canadian composer and the Toronto Messiaen Ensemble (TME)'s artistic director, Gideon Gee-Bum Kim’s new work based on a Korean folk tune, and Kim's two arrangements of French and Korean popular songs such as "Hymne a l'amour" and "Magic Castle". As a unique collaboration between the musicians and Victoria Bond, a French painter, “The Aroma of France and Korea” project also includes an exhibition of Ms.
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This performance, co-presented with New Adventures in Sound Art, will feature two rising Quebecois media artists.
Martin Messier’s “Field” captures imperceptible electrical signals that become performance generators while the music in Myriam Bleau’s “Soft Revolvers” is generated by the motion of spinning tops
Certainly the most inventive group on Canada’s French music scene, this trio, with its abstract musical universe, simultaneously ambient and vibrant, is a must-see.
Co-presented with the Centre Francophone de Toronto and Réseau Ontario.
The Franco-Ontarian artist Mélanie Brûlée will be the opener of the show.
Socalled’s “The Golem” : a live soundtrack to the classic silent film
Just in time for Halloween, Montreal's Socalled will present a live soundtrack to the 1915 silent horror film version of "the Golem" written and directed by Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen. Based on an ancient Jewish myth set in Prague, Socalled developed a live soundtrack to the film some ten years ago in that very city, where his grandmother's family was from.
Music of Maurice Ravel and Albéric Magnard.The involvement of the two composers in the global conflict was very different. Ravel, a pacifist sensitive to the ideas of Jean Jaurès, tried to join the war effort despite being refused by the military authorities. He managed to do a brief stint in 1916 but was decommissioned in 1917. Magnard was also excluded from the war effort because of his age (he was 49 in 1914) but died on September 3, 1914, defending his house against the German invaders.
Allan Gorman is a performer and an educator in the Toronto music community. He grew up in northern Ontario and that experience has been an important influence throughout his life. Playing acoustic guitar and improvised stringband music evolved into a passion for jazz. In 2014, he formed his latest quartet to record “Bisco Blues’, a nod to his roots.
Le Centre Francophone, Francophonie en Fête and Alliance Française are pleased to present this exceptional artist with the charming voice who won the 2016 Réseau Ontario Coup de Foudre award!
CBC Music’s Under 30 Live
Sunday, May 7, 2017 2pm
Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.
Free (ticket required)
Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.performance.rcmusic.ca
The RCM collaborates with CBC Music to showcase young Canadian classical music stars from CBC Music’s “30 Under 30” in mini recitals.