Starry Night

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    24 Spadina Road (Bloor & Spadina)
    Alliance Française de Toronto
    7:30 pm pre-concert chat / 8:00 pm concert

This concert took place on February 7th 2015.


“[Allemano is] one of the top 25 trumpeters for the future” – Downbeat

“A Canadian Jazz Secret” – The Globe and Mail

In 1889 Van Gogh, contemplating the night sky, created one of the most famous images conveying humanity’s captivation with the cosmos. Over a century later, as quantum theories brush alluringly close to unravelling the secrets of the Universe, are we any further in understanding our existence?

Join us as we use music to explore awe-inspiring questions with a hand-picked ensemble including celebrated Trumpeters Lina Allemano and Jim Lewis, enveloped by projections and immersive staging.

Lina Allemano, trumpet
Jim Lewis, trumpet
Heather Segger, trombone
Tom Richards, trombone
Aline Homzy, violin
Matt Roberts, bass

Featuring All New Music:
Starry Night, Shannon Graham
Life of a Pulsar, Ben Dietschi
The View Beyond, Chelsea McBride
Looking Up, Heather Segger
Matter and Energy, Jim Lewis
Solipsism, Aidan Sibley
Rosetta, Tom Richards

John PercyWith a pre concert talk
Starry Night: Astronomy and the Arts through the Ages
from special guest John R. Percy, PhD Professor Emeritus: Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto

Lead Producers: Shannon Graham & Heather Segger