Be Our Guest: Batman, Dragons & Disney
Thursday, December 12th, 2019 7pm at Burdock Music Hall (1184 Bloor Street West)
Join us for another program of wonderful film music skillfully arranged by our horn player, Curtis Vander Hyden! Fun musical medleys from favourites including Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin!
Also featuring Danny Elfman’s music from Batman, and debuting a new arrangement of Klaus Badelt’s Pirates of the Caribbean Suite.
Featured on this show will be Curtis’ hot-off-the-press arrangement of John Powell’s How to Train Your Dragon. Join us for this family friendly show, and feel free to sing along!
Blythwood Breaks it Down
Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 7pm at Burdock Music Hall (1184 Bloor Street West)
On this unusual program, Blythwood brings an exciting array of works that “break down” the traditional quintet ensemble into duos, trios and quartets!
Anthony on bass clarinet and Kevin on bassoon go toe-to-toe on Marc Mellits’ Black (2008), Sarah and Liz present Alberto Ginastera’s exceptional neoclassic Duo for Flute and Oboe (1945), while Curtis and Anthony present the pastoral Quatre Petites Pièces pour clarinette et cor, op. 173 (1938) by Charles Koechlin. This exciting showcase also features trios and quartets found in the Habanera from Aires Tropicales (1994) by Paquito D’Rivera, John Cage’s Music for Wind Instruments (1938), and Paul Hindemith’s Kleine Kammermusik No. 1, 3rd movement (1922).
After breaking down the quintet, Blythwood reassembles to present Juno Award-winning composer Ana Sokolović’s Chansons à boire pour quintette à vents (2001), and Valerie Coleman’s Red Clay and Mississippi Delta (2009).