201524 Spadina Road (Bloor & Spadina)Alliance Française de Toronto7:30 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.
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
With 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