Shannon’s piece “The Mysterious Island” inspired by the Jules Verne novel will be premiered on Sunday June 2, 2019 at Alliance Francaise de Toronto.
Sunday June 2, 2019
Alliance Francaise Toronto, 24 Spadina Road
Tickets: advance $20 adults / $10 children / $10 adult members / $5 children members
Young Audience show.
Presented by Spectrum Music with Florian François.
What can transport you Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea or take you on a trip Around the World in 80 Days? The novels of Jules Verne and now, the music of the Spectrum composers. With this concert, in partnership with the Alliance Française de Toronto’s Sunday Family program, we pay tribute to one of France’s greatest literary figures and the Father of Science Fiction. Can the exploration of the world around us deepen our understanding of ourselves? Verne’s stories from “Voyages Extraordinaires” will inspire playful and wondrous new pieces performed by a hand-picked ensemble of Toronto’s finest jazz/world musicians. The addition of Francophone actors, Florian Francois and Genevieve Fontaine, will bring this adventurous music to life.
FEATURED STORIES AND COMPOSERS:
Voyage au centre de la Terre (Journey to the Centre of the Earth) – Graham Campbell
Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) – Naoko Tsujita
Autour de la Lune (‘Round the Moon) – Mason Victoria
Une ville flottante (A Floating City) – Suzannah Wilde
Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (Around the World in 80 Days) – Chelsea McBride
L’Île mystérieuse (The Mysterious Island) – Shannon Graham