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Our 2016 - 2017 Season Line-UP
Friday October 7, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Quartetto Gelato - "For 25 years, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with their exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion and humor. Classical in training – eclectic by design – Quartetto Gelato (QG) not only thrills its audiences with its multi-instrument mastery, but also offers the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor. With a performance repertoire that spans the globe including classical masterworks, operatic arias, the sizzling energy of tangos, gypsy and folk songs, the group’s theatrical stage presence and relaxed humor establishes an intimate rapport with audiences worldwide.
QG established themselves as dominant forces on the music scene early in their career by winning the coveted title of NPR Performance Today’s Debut Artist of the Year. The selection panel concluding the quartet was “an amazing ensemble that achieves the nearly impossible: they play salon music with real style and classical music with real precision; Great chops and a commitment in all that they play.” In 2007, the group’s first DVD Quartetto Gelato: A Concert in Wine Country! was picked up by PBS throughout the U.S. for broadcast. Most recently, QG won the honor of Best Classical Ensemble at Canada’s 2010 INDIE awards." - read more HERE!
Christmas Home - Guy Few, Leslie Fagan & Stephanie Mara
Sunday November 27, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Christmas Home - "A cozy house, a fire crackling on the hearth, the scent of pine and spice. A time for friends and family reconnecting and sharing in music and stories around the piano, the warm air filled with laughter and love. The holiday season is a time for reminiscing and making new memories. Join Project Aria as they celebrate Christmas with their new show “Christmas Home.”
Instrumentation is varied, combining voice, trumpet, piano and even piano, four-hands in many beautiful ways. The program features traditional carols, jazzy Christmas songs, readings of classic Christmas stories and even sing-a-long songs." - read more HERE!
Friday, FebRuary 17, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Duo Percussion - "Nominated for “Best Percussion Ensemble” in 2014 by Drum! Magazine, Duo Percussion is a professional percussion pairing known for their eclectic and high-energy performances. Using traditional and non-traditional percussion instruments including marimba, vibraphone, drum set and brake drums, they present diverse programs of classical, contemporary and Canadian music. Founded by Brennan Connolly and Dave Robilliard, Duo Percussion is dedicated to expanding the percussion duo repertoire and attracting new audiences. Having commissioned a number of works by Canadian composers, they are committed to musical excellence and have a passion for fostering creativity." - read more HERE!
Micah Barnes' New York Stories
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Micah Barnes - "Micah's new show "New York Stories" takes you on a musical tour of The Big Apple starting uptown at The Apollo Theatre and The Cotton Club and moving midtown to Time Square & Broadway before landing downtown at Jazz Clubs Birdland and The Blue Note in The Village. The Canadian Jazz crooner will be performering classic songs from legendary New York songwriters like Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Carole King & Burt Bacharach, as well as songs from Micah's critically acclaimed disc "New York Stories" (eOne Music).
Micah Barnes has been a treasured voice on the Canadian music scene for decades, and is a former member of the A Cappella group The Nylons. Micah's latest C.D. "New York Stories"(eOne Music) is a romantic collection of original songs inspired by the Big Apple's rich musical history, as well as the artist's own romance in "The City that Never Sleeps". In his new show Micah takes the audience on a tour of New York City's musical history including beloved chestnuts from the world of Broadway, Jazz and Doo Wop in every show!". - read more HERE!
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Barbra Lica - "Barbra Lica is a fast-rising star in the Canadian Jazz scene and has been receiving accolades for a unique vocal ability that stresses subtlety and grace. Based in Toronto, Canada, Barbra’s live show captivates audiences all over North America with her genuine warmth and confident stage presence.
A deep passion for jazz and the music of classic American vocalists like Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, and Betty Hutton led Barbra to pursue a Bachelor of Music specializing in Jazz Voice Performance at the University of Toronto, where she simultaneously studied Human Biology. She laughingly recalls, “I’d be doing my jazz combo rehearsals in my lab coat then running down to the sciences building!” She honed her performance chops on historic Toronto stages such as The Rex Hotel and The Old Mill with the likes of the John MacLeod Big Band and the Dave Young Sextet. In 2013, Barbra was runner-up in the prestigious Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition in New York City." - read more HERE!
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