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The Music Gallery presents

MG Encore


Friday, October 16

Doors: 7pm | Music: 7pm

The Music Gallery, 197 John St.

Tickets: $25 Regular | $15 members/students | $20 Advance at musicgallery.org

Sometimes it seems like a composition’s premiere is the be-all-end-all, raison d’etre of its creation, so it’s important to give an encore to bright moments during anniversaries like this. Curator Chelsea Shanoff took the lead on combing through the archives of Music Gallery commissions, partnerships, and members of our extended musical community. MG Encore presents a selection of unforgettable works spanning several decades.

Our ensemble for the evening includes Wesley Shen, who performs piano solos by Linda Catlin Smith and Ann Southam. Also included are a chamber music work by Allison Cameron, and an reflection on this city by Erik Ross from Concrete Toronto (2007). a sure highlight of the show will be Nic Gotham’s final work: Miniature Pieces, based on his response to the manuscript of The Search for Heinrich Schlögel. The performance of this piece will pay tribute to Gotham’s legacy as a composer, musician, and mentor. Tying everything together is Toronto-based composer and new music enthusiast Martin Arnold, who reimagines of one of his older works especially for this concert.

Let us take you on a journey spanning forty years of compositions, musicians, and history rooted in the walls of the Music Gallery.


Ann Southam – Remembering Schubert

Allison Cameron – Retablo

Martin Arnold – Rubber Wain

Linda Catlin-Smith – Zart

Erik Ross – Concrete Toronto Mvmt 2 and 3

Nic Gotham – Miniature Pieces


Piano: Wesley Shen

Clarinet: Mara Plotkin

Violin: Sharon Lee

Cello: Bryan Holt

Sax: Wallace Halladay

Voice: Xin Wang

Percussion: Dan Morphy

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