TORONTO…Toronto Summer Music announced details for its SHUFFLE concerts, a new offering co-curated by Douglas McNabney and Carol Gimbel, for this year’s Toronto Summer Music Festival (July 16-August 3, 2013). Inspired by the Shuffle function on an iPod, these informal, eclectic sampler performances are pay what you can and feature Festival Artists, special guests and next-generation emerging artists performing a wide range of musical offerings. These short (45 to 60-minute) concerts are held at 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays at Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Avenue).
Wednesday, July 17 “Mark Fewer and Friends”: Mark Fewer (violin), Lucas Harris (theorbo), Chris Bezant (guitar) and Chris Kettlewell (bass)
Thursday, July 18 Jake Charkey, cello fusion/ Amir Amiri, Indian Santoorist
Friday, July 19 “Alexandru Sura and friends” virtuoso Romanian cimbalom
Wednesday, July 24 Assemblage Duo (NY) Charles Waters and Ryan Ingebritsen
Thursday, July 25 LA Guitar Quartet / Alexander Fiterstein, klezmer clarinet
Friday, July 26 Pemi Paull, viola / Cellophone – Chelsea Shanoff (saxophone), Nadia Klein (cello)
Wednesday, July 31 Tango Café led by Soohyun Nam
Thursday, August 1 John Kameel Farah, electric keyboards/ Lori Freedman, bass clarinet
Friday, August 2 Spectrolite Piano trio led by Carol Gimbel and Vernon Regehr/ Music in the Barns Ensemble
Now in its eighth year of bringing outstanding classical music experiences to the city in the summer, Toronto Summer Music Festival (July 16-August 3) features renowned Canadian and international artists performing in 12 mainstage concerts at Koerner Hall and Walter Hall, plus masterclasses, lectures, interviews, workshops, and free outreach concerts. The theme of the 2013 Festival, Paris La Belle Époque, celebrates the unrivalled cultural phenomenon that swept turn of the century Paris and showcases great musical works by French composers performed by renowned artists including France’s distinguished Trio Pennetier Pasquier Pidoux, pianist Cédric Tiberghien, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Brentano String Quartet, Juno award-winning Gryphon Trio, and bass-baritone Philippe Sly. For information on all 2013 Festival activities call 416-408-0208 or visit www.torontosummermusic.com .
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