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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Canadian Day in Rome - Revisited at Toronto's Lula Lounge December 3

Soprano Jana Miller, violinist Guillaume Tardif, clarinetist Kornel Wolak,
pianist Younggun Kim and Dominic Mancuso Group

Musicians who took part in Canadian Day July 5 in Rome reprise their performances in a concert titled Canadian Day Revisited, at Toronto’s Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West (west of Dufferin),Tuesday, December 3, 8 p.m.  Doors open 6:30 for dinner reservations.

The evening brings together Montreal soprano Jana Miller, Toronto clarinetist Kornel Wolak, and Edmonton violinist Guillaume Tardif, together with Toronto’s Dominic Mancuso Group.   They will be joined by Toronto pianist Younggun Kim.*

Admission is pay-what-you-can.  Dinner (with concert) reservations may be made by calling 416-588-0307, or made on line  Dinner reservations guarantee concert seating.

The event is presented by the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists, which has more information posted at

Jana Miller, Guillaume Tardif, Kornel Wolak and Younggun Kimwill offer stunning classical performances featuring music by Brahms, Schubert, Poulenc, Rossini and Nikolai Kapustin, and Canadians Colin Eatock and Jean Papineau-Couture (full program below). The second half will showcase the JUNO Award-winning Dominic Mancuso Group in Sicilian-inspired jazz and world music.

Miller, Tardif, Wolak and the Dominic Mancuso Group had all performed during Canadian Day, July 5 at Rome’s Accademia Filarmonica Romana.  Canada was one of five countries invited to present its art and culture as part of the AFR’s weeklong Le Nazioni, The Festival of Nations.

Revenue from the December 3 concert will help offset the artists’ travel and hotel expenses from the summer’s Rome trip.

Ann Summers Dossena, founder of the IRCPA, and producer of the July 5 Canadian Day concert, is also producing Canadian Day Revisited.  “Our Canadian artists did us proud in Rome,” she said, adding, “The excellence of the performances and variety of the program kept the intensity throughout the concert.  Toronto audiences will enjoy a similar experience December 3 at Lula Lounge.”
Sandro Cappelletto, artistic director of the Accademia Filarmonica Romana, wrote Summers Dossena, “My deepest admiration for your job, and for the quality of the artists you invited. Canada, a great nation.” 

The IRCPA is a registered charity, and accepting donations via Canada Helps,  Alternatively, cheques made payable to the IRCPA may be mailed to IRCPA, 43 Bright Street, Toronto ON M5A 3H5, or using Visa faxed to 416-359-0043.  All donations will be acknowledged. Donors of $50 or more will receive a tax receipt, plus a copy of the July 5 live steamed broadcast of the classical concert.

Canadian Day was presented with the help of the City of Vaughan, Mirvish Productions, Summers International, Faye Perkins, theGlenn Gould Estate; Glenn Gould Foundation; the President's Fund, University of Alberta; and anonymous donors.

The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists presents
Featuring artists from Canadian Day concert in Rome*
At Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West, Tuesday, December 3, 8 p.m.


Brahms: Sonata Op. 120, No. 1
(Allegro appassionato and Vivace)
Kornel Wolak, clarinet; Younggun Kim*, piano

Jean Papineau-Couture (1916-2000): Aria
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1812-1865): Grand Caprice on Schubert’s Erlkönig, Op.26
Guillaume Tardif, violin

Francis Poulenc: Intermezzo in A flat major
Nikolai Kapustin (1937- ): Concert Etude Op. 40-1
Younggun Kim, piano

Colin Eatock (1958-): Ashes of Soldiers
Jana Miller, soprano; Kornel Wolak, clarinet; Younggun Kim, piano

Rossini: Theme and Variations
Kornel Wolak, Younggun Kim

Schubert: The Shepherd On The Rock
Jana Miller, Kornel Wolak, Younggun Kim


World music and jazz
The Dominic Mancuso Group

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