Ukrainian-born composer-pianist Lubomyr Melnyk has spent much of his adult life playing and promoting a form of pattern music he calls “continuous music.” It relies on ultra-fast repetition to creates waves and washes of sound in a sort of mass-resonance effect.
Being released tomorrow is a new recording on the ATMA Classique of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion by Montreal’s Arion Baroque Orchestra. Conductor/keyboardist Alexander Weimann looks almost like a jazz performer in this promotional video. Note Torontonians, soprano Shannon Mercer and tenor Lawrence Wiliford, in the chorus:
Pianist Lucille Chung at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m.
Lucille Chung, who originally hails from Montreal, is a very fine pianist who hasn’t played here in a long time. It’s been 10 years since she blew me away at a live recital, and I’d love to hear what she’s up to artistically these days. But how can I be tempted to travel all the way up to Richmond Hill’s new arts centre if I don’t know what she is going to perform? If you’re feeling adventurous, you may be rewarded with an evening of fine music in a relatively intimate setting. Details (or lack thereof) here.
But today, Global news has posted a video of Ontario PC leader, Tim Hudak’s campaign kick-off which took place at the legendary Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario. The irony was not lost on the reporters, who recalled his voting against the $45 million Ontario Music Fund in last years 2013 budget, describing it as “corporate welfare.”
At last night’s 38th annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards at Elgin Theatre, it was Tapestry Operas time to shine with a total of five awards in the Opera Division, including Outstanding Direction to Michael Mori.