Will you be within driving distance of Toronto this coming weekend? We hope you will join us for two upcoming NEXUS concerts in the heart of downtown. On Saturday evening November 21st, NEXUS performs in the MacMillan Theatre (80 Queen’s Park), presenting the Canadian premiere of Eric Ewazen’s Eternal Dance of Life with the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble. NEXUS has been looking forward to this performance of the newly-commissioned work! Also on the program will be John Adams’ Lollapalooza which was written as a fortieth birthday present for Simon Rattle. Adams calls the piece a “dancing behemoth” that “ends in a final shout by the horns and trombones and a terminal thwack on timpani and bass drum”. He chose the title because it “suggests something large, outlandish, oversized, not unduly refined.” You can listen to a clip of the New World Symphony’s rendition here. NEXUS and the U of T Wind Ensemble will also perform Michael Colgrass‘ Bali, inspired by two summers spent in Bali, and Chen Yi ‘s Suite from China West. For ticket information, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
The second Toronto concert will take place next Monday November 23rd. NEXUS will be performing in one of Toronto’s finest small auditoriums, the intimate Walter Hall (also at 80 Queen’s Park) in a solo concert of music by Cage, Reich, Part, Cahn and Hartenberger. The concert starts at 7:30 and tickets can be had by phoning the Box Office at 416-978-3744 or Emailing email@example.com
Look forward to seeing you there!