ALERT: Please be advised that due to COVID-19 the events section is not currently being maintained. Events listed here are likely rescheduled or canceled and new submissions will not be approved.
euphonia, back by popular demand, Mahler 4 Redux!
EUPHONIA & LULA LOUNGE PRESENT
GUSTAV MAHLER ~ SYMPHONY NO.4
Redux by Klaus Simon
Soprano, Erin Bardua
May 12th (doors 7 pm, show 8 pm)
1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto, www.lula.ca (416) 588 0307
$10 cover charge. Dinner reservations guarantee seating.
"To experience a symphony by Gustav Mahler is to embark on an epic journey. With our REDUX performance at Lula Lounge we think that the intimacy of the arrangement and venue will add spine tingling immediacy to that experience." ~Simon Capet
And it did! The April performance of Mahler 4 was received with so much enthusiasm and comments about wishing friends had been brought to experience it, that we are doing it again in May. Don't miss what we think is euphonia's best show yet!
Recently nominated for a Premier's award, the group's conductor and general director, Simon Capet, founded euphonia one year ago, in April of 2013.
The group plays with passion and skill and their often sold out monthly shows at Lula Lounge are attended by a refreshing mix of people of all ages and backgrounds. They’ve been called “The Hippest Band Around Town” by David Farrell of newcanadianmusic.ca; “Toronto’s Hottest Classical Band” by John Terauds of musicaltoronto.com; Robert Rowat of the CBC highlighted them as a ‘Hot Trend’, and in a bachtrack.com poll of the world’s favourite orchestras of 2013 they made the top 100.
The ensemble is building their reputation by presenting shows that are adventurous and exciting, challenging and varied. They make classical music more accessible and engaging not by dumbing it down, but by being daring in their programming. On May 12 euphonia is continuing in audacious fashion by performing a REDUX version of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. A transcription for 13 instruments and soprano. Joining euphonia for the May 12th show is Soprano, Erin Bardua.
“I love chamber versions of large-scale orchestral works,” says Capet. “This version is in no way inferior to Mahler’s original. It simply offers different perspective on his vision. I see these reproductive-transcriptions as the musical equivalent of the art of the master engraver who revisits a great painting using only black lines on white paper; his insight and skill can give us a totally new perspective on the original." Experience the spine-tingling adventure on May 12th!
FOR LULA: Tracy Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org, (416) 588 0307
FOR EUPHONIA: Simon Capet, email@example.com, (416) 893 6264