Ensemble Paramirabo (Montreal) and the Toy Piano Composers (Toronto), Thurs March 21
Thursday March 21, at 8 pm. $10 advance/$15 door (advance bookings www.toypianocomposers.com). This concert SOLD OUT!
“THRESHOLD/LE SEUIL”. Ensemble Paramirabo (Montreal) and the Toy Piano Composers (Toronto) are teaming up to present a cross-country tour of their collaborative concert “Threshold/Le Seuil”. The concert features six world premieres by the Toy Piano Composers (TPC): Monica Pearce, Chris Thornborrow, Elisha Denburg, Nancy Tam, Igor Correia and Fiona Ryan. The works are performed by Montreal’s young and talented quintet, Ensemble Paramirabo: flute (Jeffrey Stonehouse), clarinet (François Gagné), piano (Gabrielle Gingras), violin (Geneviève Liboiron) and cello (Viviana Gosselin), will be exchanging their grand piano for the most playful of instruments – the toy piano, a symbol of fun, innovation, humour and imagination!
Threshold is a point which must be exceeded by spontaneous reaction, phenomenon or effect. It is the starting point — the door that must be opened in order to experience something new. www.toypianocomposers.com www.ensembleparamirabo.com
Article in The Hamilton Spectator by Leonard Turnevicius: http://www.thespec.com/whatson/article/901452–turnevicius-more-than-just-child-s-play
This is the first collaboration between Paramirabo and TPC, who seek to concretize this concept by musically representing the meaning of the word in various ways. With support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the SOCAN Foundation, Performing in Banff, Regina, Hamilton, Toronto and Montreal between February 21 and March 25, 2013.