Hidden in a lovely park - behind a garden designed to reflect the moods of classical music - and right by the lake, is a small amphitheater where a variety of music is played in the summer months on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons
On this afternoon the featured performance is:
On the Shoreline: A (Not Always) Quiet Exchange! http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/today.cfm?id=4877&festival_id=132
The three musical friends who make up ERGO Music Projects meet on the shore of Lake Ontario to share magical sounds and colours: clarinets of many different sizes, a wild array of percussion instruments, First Nations vocals and instrumental playing, and even a cameo appearance by the Persian tar, an ancient and revered lute! Peter Stoll, Richard Moore and Barbara Croall.
Peter Stoll has been a prizewinner in the International Clarinet Society Competition and solo clarinetist with the World Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales in Berlin and Vienna. He performs regularly in Toronto as a solo, chamber, orchestral and contemporary musician and has toured across Canada, to the US and Europe as a soloist and with various ensembles. He teaches clarinet, chamber music, performance studies and the Business of Music Performance at the University of Toronto as well as privately, and is a member of the Royal Conservatory's National College of Examiners.
Percussionist Richard Moore obtained his master’s degree at the University of Toronto in both jazz and orchestral studies. He also studied cimbalom and percussion in Munich, Germany. Richard is currently completing his PhD in ethnomusicology at York University. Performances include: Winnipeg Symphony, Quebec Symphony, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Esprit Orchestra, National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and Opera Quebec.
Barbara Croall barbaracroall.ca
Barbara Croall is Odawa First Nations (Giniw dodem, Manidoo Mnissing) and balances her time between work in outdoor education rooted in traditional Anishinaabe teachings, work with aboriginal youth and composing music. Apart from her music for traditional flutes and voice in the Anishinaabe way, her music for soloists, chamber ensembles, orchestra, film and theatre has been premiered internationally and across Canada. She also performs as a soloist (native flutes/voice) with orchestras across Canada and the US, and has frequently been a guest composer and performer at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.
This is a FREE performance. Please note: It will be cancelled if it is raining.
It begins at 4 pm and runs approximately 1 hr.
Bring a blanket as seating is limited.
We will meet at 3:15 pm close to the gardens and get the chance to explore a bit before the performance begins - I will provide details on where closer to the date
For details on how to get to the park go to: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/thewaterfront/parks/musicgarden.cfm