The historic neighbourhood of Belleville, Paris intersects the boarders of the 19th and 20th arrondissements. Belleville has been a hotbed of French culture and has hosted the likes of Django Reinhard and Édith Piaf. Les Petits Nouveaux and vocalist Denielle Bassels will take you on a journey to Bellleville with original compositions and their interpretation of classics. Aline Homzy (violin), Andy Mac (guitar), Mikko hildén – Swedish musician (guitar), Tak Arikushi (guitar), special guests: (double bassist) TBC, and Deniell Bassels (guest vocalist).
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Many were the foreign musicians who came to London at the end of the 17th century to try their luck. This capital, especially open to European influences, saw the flourishing of a virtuoso, passionate and flamboyant style, a blend of Italy’s sensuality and England’s harmonic originality. On the program, works of Corelli, Purcell, Geminiani and Finger.
A concert featuring original music by young composers of the province, evocative of Canada’s wide-open spaces, and in particular, the beauty of Ontario. With the Spectrum Ensemble: Anna Atkinson (violin), Lydia Munchinsky (cello), Tim Crouch (flute), Juan Olivares (clarinet), Chris Pruden (piano), and the group Georgian Bay, consisting of Kelly Lefaive and Joëlle Westman (vocals, violin and guitar). Concert in conjunction with the APCM’s Prix Trille Or Award Night.
Concert in conjunction with the APCM’s Prix Trille Or Award Night
In 2013, the students of Paul Vaillant-Couturier College in France discovered Étienne Brûlé, born in their city. This misunderstood and courageous hero fascinated them. They wrote presentation letters to be accepted into the class dedicated to the project. Twenty-six of them were selected. For two years, they wrote texts, then learned to sing them and to move on stage. The show was a great success. For a week, these 26 budding actors will be in Ontario to walk in Étienne Brûlé’s Canadian footsteps. Come applaud their show!
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).
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).