Category: Music

Coding Chaos

 at The Tell


Where:
The Tell, 401 Richmond Street West
When: May 2, 2019. Pre-concert chat @ 7:30pm, concert @ 8pm.
Cost: Advance Tickets: $25 adults; $15 students. At the door: $30 adults, $20 students. Visit www.spectrummusic.ca

Details: Jazz and artificial intelligence combine to take centre stage when Spectrum Music presents their latest work, Coding Chaos. A TD Discovery Series Special Projects, Coding Chaos features six new works by emerging composers born out of the jazz scene each exploring new technological advances through cross-genre composition. The featured Spectrum composers on the program include Mason Victoria, Chelsea McBride, Jackson Welchner, Suzy Wilde and guest composers Nebyu Yohannes and Harrison Argatoff.

Pushing the boundaries of the digital experience in music, Coding Chaos combines live performance with artificial performance, featuring the electric trio of Bruce Cassidy (EVI), Larnell Lewis (electric drums) and Chris Pruden (keys). Treated as another musician in the ensemble, the artificial intelligence unit will not only react to the music through sound as its own jazz improviser, it will also produce a visual element that will be projected on screens surrounding the audience as it responds to the music.

A preconcert chat with software artist, Ryan Kelln will discuss AI’s role in our society presently and going forward. In a digital world where technology constantly blurs the lines between fact and fabrication, the Spectrum composers ask: will we lose our sense of identity and grasp on reality – or will technology give us room to grow?

Spectrum Music is a collective of new-generation of Canadian composers and music curators who create and present genre-defying new music that fuses many genres. Rooted in jazz and creative music, the core of their philosophy has grown from the idea that the future of jazz music lies in its synthesis with other genres.

More Info: www.spectrummusic.ca @401Richmond @SpectrumMusicTO

Seven Deadly Sins at The Great Hall

Aviva Chernick @AvivaChernick


Where:
The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St West
When: April 9-11, 2019
Cost: Tickets from $22 and available online at www.soundstreams.ca or call 416.408.0208

Details: “Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all deadly sins.” – Edith Wharton

Seven Deadly Sins, an evening of music theatre, will feature original, sinful songs served up naughty but nice by an eclectic group of songwriters, composers and performers, each with their own errant point of view on these timeless transgressions.

Join singer-songwriter, performers Chloe Charles, Elizabeth Shepherd, Aviva Chernick and Robin Dann, and composers Christopher Mayo, Analia Llugdar, and John Kameel Farah as they take a sly and sometimes irreverent look at these taboos across a spectrum of styles, genres and cultures. It would be a sin to miss this!

More Info: www.soundstreams.ca   www.facebook.com/Soundstreams/  www.thegreathall.ca

Holly Cole at BPAC

 

Photo courtesy of BPAC.

Where: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington
When: February 28, 2019, @ 8pm
Cost: Tickets $59 Regular, $54 Member. Group pricing available. To purchases online visit www.burlingtonpac.ca, or call 905-681-6000 or in person at the box office.

Details: BPAC is thrilled to host multi JUNO award-winner Holly Cole as she tours her new album HOLLY featuring classics such as They Can’t Take That Away From Me and Everybody Loves Somebody. These classics showcase her dynamic artistry while bringing currency to these timeless tracks.

Produced by Grammy Award winning producer Russ Titelman (Eric Clapton, Randy Newman, Ricki Lee Jones) and arranged by pianist extraordinaire Larry Goldings, HOLLY, was mostly recorded at Sear Sound Studio in New York City alongside an exemplary cast of both New York and Toronto based musicians. The album was recently nominated for a 2019 JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.

Holly is lauded internationally for her sensuous and original music, receiving praise as a pre-eminent interpretative singer working between the poles of jazz and pop. Her unique interpretations are applauded as being highly musical, intensely original, sophisticated, witty and sexy. In her hands, even familiar repertoire – from Hank Williams to Cole Porter – enjoys the potential to shine like never before. Holly never fails to present her music with style, humour and grace, sending it out on journeys straight to the listener’s heart. Her approach is sensual and intense, non-calculating and without any retro pretensions.

Approximate run time: 90 minutes

More Info: www.burlingtonpac.ca

Rock Out at BPAC with I Mother Earth & Finger Eleven!

 

Photo Credit: Frances Caludikar

Where: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington
When: January 25, 2019
Cost: $69.50 Regular, $64.50 Member. Group pricing available. To purchase visit www.burlingtonpac.ca, 905.681.6000 or in person.

Details: Two of Canada’s most successful alternative rock bands are joining forces for one incredible concert! Singing hits like “One Thing” and “One More Astronaut”, I Mother Earth and Burlington’s own Finger Eleven will each take the stage to perform individually and together.

I Mother Earth have released five albums, and in 1994 took home the JUNO Award for Best Hard Rock Album of The Year, beating out their own childhood idols Rush for the award. To celebrate their 20th year, the band reunited with original lead singer Edwin for a concert in 2016. The reunion sparked a national tour and the band formally reunited, heading into the studio to create new music. I Mother Earth is made up of musicians Jagori Tanna (guitar), Christian Tanna (drums), Edwin (lead vocals), and Chuck Dailey (bass).

Founded right here in Burlington in 1990, Finger Eleven (originally Rainbow Butt Monkeys) have released six full-length albums, including the JUNO-Award winning Them Vs. You Vs. Me, and experimented with a variety of styles such as hard rock, classic rock, heavy blues, and textural pop. Finger Eleven is made up of musicians Scott Anderson (vocals), James Black (guitar), Rick Jackett (guitar), and Sean Anderson (bass). Finger Eleven have released seven albums, have won the SOCAN International Achievement Award in 2006, and been nominated for seven JUNO Awards, winning the JUNO for Rock Album of The Year in 2008.

This concert is a dream come true for 90’s music lovers and new music enthusiasts alike and BPAC is thrilled to have these two powerhouse rock bands take over the main stage.

More Info: www.burlingtonpac.ca twitter @ImotherEarth @Finger_Eleven
instagram @finger_eleven #rockband

Hair at Hart House Theatre

(l-r) Claire Boudreau as Mary, Mikaela MacGillivray as Natalie, David Andrew Reid as Hud, Sidney Klips as Diane. Photo credit – Scott Gorman

Where: Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle
When: January 18 – February 2, 2019
Cost: Adults $28, Seniors $17, Students $15, $12 Student tickets every Wednesday evening. Purchase at www.harthouse.ca

Details: Hair, the original rock musical, celebrates its 50th anniversary at a time of new-found social justice movements and civil unrest. When a tribe of freedom-loving hippies is confronted with the realities of war and an oppressive government hell-bent on conflict, they become even more committed to their ideals of freedom, liberty from social shackles and the space to form individual expression…through “long, beautiful Hair”…

Book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado; music by Galt MacDermot; produced for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler; originally produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre; directed by Julie Tomaino.

Cast includes Andrew Perry (Berger); Christian Hodge (Claude); Marisa Dashney (Sheila); Will Mackenzie (Woof); David Andrew Reid (Hud); Katie Miller (Jeanie); Georgia Fox (Dionne); Sophie Berkowitz (Crissy); Hunter Agnew (Hubert/Dad/Walter); Kevin James Doe (Margaret Mead/Principal/Ronny); Caitlin McMaster (Tribe/Linda/Dance Captain); Sidney Klips (Tribe/Diane); Claire Boudreau (Tribe/Mary); Jaymie Sampa (Tribe/Suzanna); Amy Janssen (Tribe/Emmaretta); Mikaela MacGillivray (Tribe/Natalie/Mom); Bianca Orvis (Tribe/Marjorie); Makenna Marshall (Tribe/Leatta); Sean O’Connell (Tribe/Steve); and Brendan Flynn (Tribe/Paul).

*WARNING: Coarse language, mature themes, sexually explicit scenes and nudity
*Approximate running time: 2 hours with one intermission

More Info: www.harthouse.ca

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