2018-2019 Season


 

OUTREACH CONCERT

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2018 @ 12pm (Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Ave)

Blythwood Presents a special concert featuring Samuel Barber's Summer Music, Living Miniatures by Kevin Lau, Pura Vida Suite by Aura Pon and music from Alan Silvestri's brilliant score to Back to the Future, arranged by Curtis Vander Hyden.

 

Wet Hot American Winds

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019 @ 8pm (Burdock Music Hall, 1184 Bloor St West)

Blythwood celebrates the rich legacy of music written by our esteemed American neighbours. This program features music spanning seventy years, including Amy Beach's serene Pastorale, Op. 151 (1942), the high-charged, passionate journey through Eastern Europe, by way of the Romani in Valerie Coleman's Tzigane (2011). The concert also presents Jennifer Higdon's homage to Samuel Barber in Autumn Music (1995), and David Maslanka's evocative Quintet for Winds No. 1 (1984). Victoria Bond's Hot Air (1991) explores musical material from her opera, Travels, based on Jonathan Swift's satirical classic, Gulliver's Travels, while lyrical beauty contrasts with comedic parody in Aria and Quodlibet (2004) by the late Arne Running.

RETURN OF THE JEDI

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Monday, June 3rd, 2019 (Burdock Music Hall, 1184 Bloor St West)

Back for the third chapter in the original Star Wars Trilogy, Blythwood Presents: Return of the Jedi! Arranged by our multi-talented horn player, Curtis Vander Hyden, enjoy this wonderful music John Williams' epic space opera film score in a casual bar venue with excellent local craft beer selections.

OUR CANADA: FORECASTING THE CANADIAN WIND

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 @ 8pm (Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St)

Blythwood Winds takes part in Forecasting the Canadian Wind, an exciting series of concerts. 5 brand new Canadian works premiered across the country by 5 wind quintets in 5 different cities.

Admission by Donation (suggested ticket price $20).

Concert co-presented by the Canadian Music Centre* in Toronto and made possible by a generous New Chapter grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

*The Canadian Music Centre is an accessible venue through a street level entrance to the right of the main entrance. The CMC has gender neutral washrooms. Contact matthew.fava@cmccanada.org with any questions pertaining to accessibility. Watch the LIVE STREAM.

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Sunday, October 21st, 2018 @ 2pm (Location TBA)

Blythwood Presents a private Pocket Concert featuring Samuel Barber's Summer Music, Living Miniatures by Kevin Lau, Pura Vida Suite by Aura Pon and music from Alan Silvestri's brilliant score to Back to the Future, arranged by Curtis Vander Hyden.