Concert June 2, 8pm
Alliance Francaise de Toronto
24 Spadina Rd.
Buy Tickets at SpectrumMusic.ca
Is “home” a place in which you reside, or something that resides within you? What does it mean to grow and evolve, without forgetting one’s roots? The Spectrum composers tells stories of home, identity, and ultimately, the common experiences that unite us as human, no matter where we live.
Chan Kol Nidre by Patty Chan, arr. Chelsea McBride
Doghouses by Jacob Starling
No Place Like Home by Chelsea McBride
Northeast Lakota Lullaby, traditional, adapted by Patty Chan, arr. by Chelsea McBride
Re-cordis by Javier Vazquez
Remembering Home by Roydon Tse
Rumination by Shannon Graham
Spectrum composers create a distinctly Canadian repertoire for traditional Chinese instruments performed by:
Patty Chan, Concertmaster of the Toronto Chinese Orchestra, on Erhu (Chinese fiddle)
Di Zhang on the Yangqin (Chinese Dulcimer)
Ziwen Qin on the Gu Zheng (Chinese Harp)
The concert will be preceeded by a pre-show panel discussion at 7:30pm about home and identity as it relates to music, featuring:
Patty Chan, performer
Roydon Tse, composer
Shelley Zhang, ethnomusicologist
Aziza Mohammed, host of Salon West
Dialectica Saxophone Quartet celebrates the release of their debut CD with a special performance with guests The Toronto Saxophone Quartet.
Wednesday, April 18th 2018
Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
115 Simpson Ave, Toronto ON
Tickets available here:
Advance: $15 general/ $10 student
At the door: $20 general/ $15 student
And of course freshly pressed CDs for sale!
Forward-thinking choral music inspired by the desire to go back in time…
Saturday February 24th, 2018
Knox Presbyterian Church, Toronto
Tickets $20 ($25 at the door)
If you look at the world with a child’s eye, it becomes very beautiful. The Spectrum composers created new pieces of music to investigate the many sides of innocence: having it, losing it, and feeling nostalgic for it.
Spectrum and Musicata: Hamilton’s Voices, the 25 person chamber choir, join forces for the second time, to delve deeper into their exploration of new works for classical choir and jazz improvisers. This forward-thinking music will explore the wistful desire to go back in time.
If I Had Known by Chelsea Mcbride
Sweep the Sky by Graham Campbell
The Shadow Monster by Shannon Graham
Volver a la inocencia by Javier Vazquez
Was / Am / Will Be by Ben McCarroll-Butler
When I Was by Tiffany Hanus
The Achromatics CD
The Achromatics T-Shirt
Modus Tollens Download
The Storytellers CD
Wednesday Nov 29 @ 8pm
Hugh’s Room Live
2261 Dundas St W, Toronto
Reserve your table to guarantee a seat here.
$20 Advance/ $25 Door
The Achromatics are releasing their debut album, Give Me That Beat, with a one-night-only event in Toronto!
Come on out for the hottest party of the fall – your admission gets you a copy of the new CD. Featuring DJ General Eclectic (Jason Sanders / Footprints / Freedom Time), you’ll be dancing all night long!
Preview the record here:
Myths become music on October 28th, 8:00pm at Alliance Francaise de Toronto.
In our modern world, what use do we have for mythology? Whether it be urban legend, ghost story, harmless superstition, or cultivating our own personal myths, our ancient love of legend and lore is certainly alive and well.
The lost city of Atlantis, the mermaid of Dutch folklore, and the Aztec diety Quetzalcoatl are transformed into intriguing new works performed by Toronto superstars, The Heavyweights Brass Band. In a concert to bring jazz, classical, and pop audiences together, when the lines between fact and fiction become blurry, can music fill the gap?
For tickets visit SpectrumMusic.ca
Saturday September 2, 2017: A day of performance taking place in the heart of Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square from 2-10pm. Robert Everett Green of the Globe and Mail describes the event as “a marathon of sound in the middle of traffic.”
DIALECTICA SAX QUARTET
2:15 – 2:45pm / Stage 1
Shannon Graham (tenor sax), Chelsea McBride (baritone sax), Olivia Shortt (alto sax), and Jennifer Tran (soprano sax) blur the lines between jazz and classical traditions. Both Graham and McBride sit in the composer’s chair along with Javier Vazquez, who all also write for Spectrum Music. Dialectica sees the group play with latin themes, minimalism, and not to mention dipping into new age territory at times. Leaving the idea of genre at the door they are able to traverse a varied musical landscape. Keeping a cohesive voice through a their playful voice & dialogue.
For more information about Intersection, presented by Burn Down the Capital and CONTACT contemporary music click here.
The Achromatics’s Summer Heat Wave is well underway but there are still many opportunities to experience their soulful melodies, Latin rhythms, and ferocious showmanship.
July 7 – Beaches Jazz Presents Sounds of Leslieville and Riverside – http://beachesjazz.com/sounds-of-leslieville-riverside/
July 16 – Mississauga Ribfest – https://mississaugaribfest.com/
July 27 – July 28 – Beaches Jazz Streetfest – http://beachesjazz.com/street-fest/
July 30 – Bradford Ribfest – http://ontariofestivalgroup.com/event/bradford-ribfest/
August 3 – 3030 – http://www.3030dundaswest.com/events/
August 6 – Scarborough Ribfest – http://www.scarboroughribfest.com/
August 20 – Esplanade Park Concert Series – http://calendar.pickering.ca
August 26 – Newmarket Music Festival – http://newmarketmusicfestival.com/
September 3 – Canada’s Largest Ribfest – http://www.canadaslargestribfest.com/
September 14 – Burdock – http://burdockto.com/
Find out more:
Official website: www.TheAchromatics.com
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBCOrmcl9ucTpkCjyWC4gFw
Toronto’s most unique saxophone quartet is back for two summer performances:
TD Toronto Jazz Festival presents Dialectica Sax Quartet and Hogtown Brass Quintet
Monday June 26, 7pm-9pm, Church of the Redeemer, Free admission
Music Mondays: Lunch hour concerts at Church of the Holy Trinity
Monday July 3, 12:15pm-1pm, Admission by donation
They are performing their signature, all original repertoire that fuses classical, jazz, pop, and Latin music.
For a preview, check out their live recordings here.