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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Toronto Summer Music 2012 Starts in Three Weeks

The Toronto Summer Music Festival starts in three weeks
July 17 – August 4, 2012 / Koerner Hall / University of Toronto: Walter Hall & Hart House Great Hall / Festival Passes & Tickets:  416 408 0208 / The Royal Conservatory Box Office, 273 Bloor Street West
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Tuesday, June 26, 2012
TORONTO, ONTARIO –  Summer’s upon us, and those who crave live music through the warm nights can take in a night or two – or more - of music.  Right here in the city, classical music fans can look forward to the Toronto Summer Music Festival (TSMF), which opens on July 17 at 7:30 PM, Koerner Hall, with a piano recital by André Laplante.  “The Toronto Summer Music Festival is like a well-kept secret,” explains Artistic Director Douglas McNabney, Artistic Director.  “Most of the major performing arts organizations break during the summer – and we’re right here to pick up the slack.  There’s something for everyone at the festival – from traditional chamber music concerts to late-night concerts featuring eclectic programming every Friday night at Hart House.  Toronto Summer Music hopes Toronto residents and visitors alike will enjoy the festival.”
Mr. Laplante will perform Bach/Busoni’s Organ Toccata; several works of Ravel: Oiseaux tristesLa vallée des clochesSonatine; Morel’s Deux etudes de sonorité; and Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage,Première année Suisse (selections). 
The TSMF continues to keep the patrons of the future in mind, and along with standard programming, brings back the Friday Late Nights series.  This year, the cabaret-style concerts all take place at the Great Hall of the University of Toronto’s Hart House, starting at 10 PM. 
Friday Late Night with Music and Video from Louis Dufort & Taurey Butler (July 20) - The music and videos of Montreal-based electroacoustic composer Louis Dufort transports to another realm, where sound and light are fused with elements drawn from cinema, dance and painting.  Jazz pianist Taurey Butler also featured.
Friday Late Night with violinist Mark Fewer (July 27) - Mark Fewer and guitarists Chris Bezant, Graham Campbell, and Roberto Rosenman present a “hot club” style event with tributes to Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.
Friday Late Night from Montreal with Warhol Dervish (August 3) - Warhol Dervish is an unorthodox chamber music collective of early-music HIPsters, new music specialists, ardent 19th century romantics, pop collaborators, rockstar wannabes, meditators and yogis! The ensemble pushes chamber music into the 21st century with an eclectic program: works by Nico Muhly, Richard Parry (of Arcade Fire), and a set of Klezmer music.
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Toronto Summer Music Festival gratefully acknowledges Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Arts Foundation, and Ontario Arts Foundation.
Foundations: Fleck Family Foundation, Browning Watt Foundation, and Earlaine and Gerald Collins Foundation.
Corporate sponsors: TD (Chamber Music Institute Sponsor), RBC (Art Of Song Program Sponsor),
BMO Financial Group, KPMG, Remenyi House of Music, Duke of York, Bang & Olufsen Yorkville, Show One Productions.
Travel partners: Aeroplan and InterContinental Toronto Yorkville
Media Partners:  The Wholenote, The Epoch Times, Forever Young Information
Venue Partners: University of Toronto Faculty of Music, Hart House, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning 



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