Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Summer season Music within the Backyard Is Again At Toronto’s Harboufront With Eclectic Combine

Toronto Music Garden (Photo: H. Michael Miley/CC BY-SA 2.0)
Toronto Music Backyard (Photograph: H. Michael Miley/CC BY-SA 2.0)

Harbourfront Centre’s Summer season Music within the Backyard collection is again on the Toronto Music Backyard for its twenty second season. The free live performance collection is curated by Dora award-winning music director Gregory Oh.

The road-up contains JUNO award-winners, worldwide musicians on tour, metropolis foavourites, and far more. Arabic jazz takes its place alongside baroque and chamber music, Indigenous classical, opera, folks, and extra.

The Line-up

Deantha Edmunds: Connections | Wednesday, June 21

Modern Indigenous Classical (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Soprano Deantha Edmunds, Canada’s first Inuk skilled classical singer, performs a program of unique compositions in addition to conventional music in each English and Inuktitut.

Nationwide Youth Orchestra of Canada: Up Subsequent | Sunday, June 25

Western Classical (Ontario)
The Nationwide Youth Orchestra of Canada is without doubt one of the nation’s strongest incubators of classical music expertise. They’ll be performing a program of chamber music.

Tafelmusik: Music In The Backyard | Thursday, June 29

Western Classical (Ontario)
The baroque music orchestra will carry out a program of chamber music from Bach, Handel, and different favorite composers of the period.

L-R (clockwise): Deantha Edmunds (Photo courtesy of the artist); Tafelmusik (Photo courtesy of Tafelmusik); Beau Dixon (Photo: Dahlia Katz)
L-R (clockwise): Deantha Edmunds (Photograph courtesy of the artist); Tafelmusik (Photograph courtesy of Tafelmusik); Beau Dixon (Photograph: Dahlia Katz)

Moneka Arabic Jazz: From Baghdad To Toronto | Sunday, July 2

Arabic Jazz (Iraq)
Ahmed Moneka’s music journey begins in Iraq and results in Toronto’s music scene, wehre it blends maqam-style Arabic music approach with the African rhythms of his descendants. His band assembles a few of Toronto’s most interesting musicians.

Morgan Toney: First Flight | Thursday, July 6

Mi’kmaltic Music (Nova Scotia)
Mi’kmaq Celtic Fiddler Morgan Toney has developed a singular fashion he calls excessive vitality acoustic. He’s accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Keith Mullins.

Beau Dixon: Freedom 2.0 | Sunday, July 9

Soul Roots (Ontario)
This intimate acoustic efficiency journeys by blues, gospel, reggae, soul, and jazz to hint the affect of African American music on Western tradition in the course of the Civil Rights period. It contains phrases and music by Martin Luther King Jr., Stevie Surprise, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Maya Angelou and plenty of others.

The Musical Stage Firm: Placing It Collectively: In Live performance | Thursday, July 20

Musical Theatre (Ontario)
A forty five-minute live performance that explores how musical theatre creates characters that audiences love and root for utilizing materials from musicals presently creating at The Musical Stage Firm.

Naghmeh Farahmand: In direction of A New Day | Sunday, July 23

Iranian Music (Iran)
Naghmeh Farahmand and the Jap Dawn Ensemble carry out conventional music from the traditional Center East on classical Persian percussion devices. The ensemble offers a voice to girls from cultures the place they nonetheless combat for the correct to creative expression.

Lori Cullen: It’s All Love | Thursday, July 27

Artfolk (Ontario)
Kurt Swinghammer and Chris Gartner be part of JUNO-nominated songwriter Lori Cullen for a set of music from her newest album BLOOD WONDER. Lori’s music is infused with a mix of people, jazz and a spread of feelings.

Nick Fraser Quartet: If There Had been No Opposites | Saturday, July 29

New Jazz (Ontario)
Saxophonist Tony Malaby and string gamers Andrew Downing and Rob Clutton spherical out drummer Nick Fraser’s quartet for a efficiency of progressive jazz.

Aline Morales: Forró! | Thursday, August 3

Conventional Brazilian (Brazil)
Aline Morales and her band will carry out a set of old skool Forró, a beloved dance style that has traveled from Brazil around the globe.

L-R (clockwise): Brandi Disterheft (Photo courtesy of the artist); Raging Asian Womxn Taiko Drummer (Photo: Ima Jing); Chroma Duo (Photo: Amy Brandon)
L-R (clockwise): Brandi Disterheft (Photograph courtesy of the artist); Raging Asian Womxn Taiko Drummer (Photograph: Ima Jing); Chroma Duo (Photograph: Amy Brandon)

Opus 8: Songs For A Summer season Backyard | Sunday, August 6

Eclectic Choral (Ontario)
A cappella choral group Opus 8 carry out a blended program that features all the pieces from Britten to conventional items, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Cyndi Lauper.

Chroma Duo: Programs Of Two Rivers | Thursday, August 10

Modern Classical (Ontario)
The classical guitar duo delivers a set of recent repertoire written for them, together with a Harbourfront fee by Amy Brandon.

Waleed Abdulhamid: Songs From The Nile And Afrika | Sunday, August 13

North African Roots (Sudan)
Waleed Abdulhamid is a wanted multi-instrumentalist within the Toronto music scene. He performs a set of songs and tales that journey up and down the banks of the Nile.

Daniel-Raums Household: The Wellspring Of Bach | Thursday, August 17

Classical People (Ontario)
Canadian violinist Erika Raum and her household carry out their folk-infused interpretations of items by Bach and different classical composers.

Raging Asian Womxn Taiko Drummers: Raging For Change | Sunday, August 20

North American Taiko (Ontario)
9 girls carry out Japanese Taiko drums with a contemporary spin on the standard artwork.

Brandi Disterheft: Coup de foudre | Thursday, August 24

Jazz (British Columbia)
JUNO-winning bassist Brandi Disterheft performs a set of requirements and originals in her signature highly effective fashion.

Hasheel: A Assembly Place | Sunday, August 27

Indian Classical Jazz (Ontario)
Hindustani classical flautist Hasheel, Carnatic hip-hop producer Yanchan and Balkan composer Anton carry out an acoustic set of meditative music.

Extra particulars in regards to the performances and placement [HERE].


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