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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Canada Day in Rome Streamed Live on the Internet


Live at 1:30 p.m. in Quebec and Ontario; 10:30 in B.C. – Friday, July 5
CANADIAN MUSICIANS HEARD LIVE FROM ROME ON INTERNET



Canadian music will be heard around the world, when a concert from Canadian Day in Rome will stream live on the internet.   The broadcast will begin Friday, July 5 at 1:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 in Rome; 10:30 a.m. Pacific) viawww.radiocemat.org.   

The performance airs live from the Sala Casella in the elegant building and grounds of the Accademia Filarmonica Romana in Central Rome.  Canadian Day closes the week-long celebration Le Nazioni, The Festival of Nations, hosted by the AFR.

The concert features classical musicians from across Canada in their European, Italian or Rome debuts: Vancouver’s Borealis String QuartetEdmonton based violinist Guillaume Tardif (originally from Quebec), Toronto based clarinetist Kornel Wolak, and Montreal soprano Jana Miller (originally of Nova Scotia) and pianist Jordan de Souza.

The performance includes Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock (soprano, clarinet, piano) and a virtuosic arrangement of his Erlkönig for solo violin.  Canadian works receiving their European or Rome premieres are Aria(1946) by Jean Papineau-Couture; String Quartet No. 1 (2004) by Imant Raminsh; and Ashes of Soldiers (2010) byColin Eatock, with a text based on Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.

Canada this year became the first North American nation invited to Le Nazioni. The Festival also features the cultures of four other countries this week:  with Norway on July 1; Morocco, July 2; Brazil, July 3; Iran, July 4; and Canada, July 5.   

Canada’s participation in Le Nazioni, The Festival of Nations is being organized by the Toronto-based International Resource Centre for Performing Artists and produced by IRCPA Director Ann Summers Dossena.  More information is posted at http://ircpa.net and at www.filarmonicaromana.org.   

WELCOME HOME CONCERT AT TORONTO’S LULA LOUNGE AUGUST 1
Most of the Canadian Day artists – including jazz/world music artists the Dominic Mancuso Group – perform in a “Welcome Home” concert at Toronto’s Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West (west of Dufferin), Thursday, August 1, 8 p.m. 

Doors open 6:30 for dinner reservations.  Concert tickets are $25.  Dinner (with concert) reservations may be made by calling 416-588-0307, or by visiting www.lula.ca

The event is also presented by the IRCPA, which will post more info at http://ircpa.net.

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