Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Blythwood Winds Hogtown Roundup at The Music Gallery

Blythwood Wind, Toronto’s energetic young wind quintet, present a concert of premieres by talented Toronto composers titled, Hogtown Roundup, taking place on Monday, April 13 at 8 PM in The Music Gallery, Toronto’s Centre for Creative Music.

A stellar line-up of composers provide some incredible music for the evening.  Kevin Lau, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra RBC Affiliate Composer, got to know many of the members of the quintet through their work at the Sneak Peek Orchestra.  He has been commissioned to compose a brand new piece for the group, entitled Living Miniatures.  Lau has been described as a “self-assured voice” (Barczablog) with a “masterful control over his idiom" (Classical Music Sentinel).

Other works include the Casa Loma Quintet by Nathaniel J.S. Barnes, a new wind quintet by current Artistic Director of the Sneak Peek Orchestra, William Rowson, and the Pura Vida Suite by Aura Pon.  Pon describes the piece as "Inspired by the sounds, spirit, and unofficial motto of Costa Rica … an ode to living life to the fullest, as it could and ought to be.”

Concert takes place at The Music Gallery (197 John Street, Toronto) at 8 PM on Monday April 13th.  Drinks and refreshments available for purchase. Tickets: $15 advance | $10 Music Gallery member | $20 regular – all available at www.musicgallery.org

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