EUPHONIA & LULA LOUNGE PRESENT COOL CLASSICS FOR A TORONTO SUMMER PART 2
EUPHONIA & LULA LOUNGE PRESENT
COOL CLASSICS FOR A TORONTO SUMMER
July 15 doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto lula.ca (416) 588 0307
$10 @ the door. Table reservations guarantee seating.
CPE Bach: Sinfonia in F
A Vivaldi: Concerto in F RV569
Jordan O'Conner: Silent Steps for accordion and orchestra, with soloist Branko Džinović
JS Bach: Concerto for two violins, with soloists Eskender Bekmambetov and Alex Toskov
J Haydn: Symphony #7 "Le midi"
“Clearly, euphonia is on the right track... this group will not just be the newest classical band in Toronto, but has the potential to develop into its hottest, too.”
– John Terauds, Musical Toronto
Attending euphonia’s COOL CLASSICS FOR A TORONTO SUMMER series at Lula Lounge is as natural a thing to do on a Summer evening as sitting on the porch sipping a cold beer. In fact at Lula Lounge you can also sip a cold beer, and have a delicious meal, but with the added enjoyment of listening to Bach, Vivaldi and Haydn played with joyful energy by the fabulous musicians of euphonia.
“There is such exciting energy in the room at our Lula Lounge shows” says euphonia conductor, Simon Capet. “The musicians enjoy playing music so much, and being surrounded by an audience who are so obviously enjoying the experience is truly inspirational. At the end of the night people come up to me and tell me that the experience was ‘exhilarating’, ‘engaging' and not what they expected from classical music; these are wonderful responses to hear. For many who come out to Lula Lounge this is their first classical music experience, or the first after not having attended for a long time due to bad experiences with stuffy classical performances. It’s fantastic to see that our approach is attracting a new audience to this amazing music. ”
But are performances in clubs and bars the future of classical music? euphonia conductor, Simon Capet thinks not so much the future but a return to the past. “We’re not forcing classical music into trendy, inappropriate venues but returning it to exactly the type of venues and atmosphere that it originated in! The first public concerts were given not in concert halls but in pubs and taverns like the Kings Head, Greenwich; Castle Tavern, Fleet Street and Swan and Hoop Tavern, Cornhill where, in 1765, the 9-year-old Mozart performed.
Whether pub or public music room, 18th century concerts included plenty of refreshments and Haydn, Mozart and their contemporaries were not composing for the formal presentations that we have come to think of as today’s classical concerts but for lively social gatherings that included food, drink and conversation. euphonia’s Lula Lounge events are a return to a social gathering with live classical music and great food; check out Lula’s superb menu at www.lula.ca/lula-lounge/menus/
Join euphonia at Lula Lounge for classical music as you've never experienced it before!
Tracy Jenkins for Lula: email@example.com, 416 588 0307
Simon Capet for euphonia, firstname.lastname@example.org 416 893 6264