Art of Time Ensemble – Jason Plumb
If Venice is Sinking
The Art of Time Ensemble's first ever festival Northern Songs: A Festival of Canadian Music on February 16-18, 2017 featured arrangements by the country's top composers of songs by Canada's greatest songwriters, including Spirit of the West's John Mann in this performance featuring Jason Plumb (Waltons) of If Venice is Sinking.
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Kevin Breit – Johnny Goldtooth
Kevin Breit (Norah Jones, Celine Dion, Serena Ryder) presents Johnny Goldtooth and the Chevy Casanovas. Recorded live at the Lula Lounge in Toronto. This performance was from his launch celebrating the Stony Plain release.
Paying tribute to a mythical crew with a sly humor dancing on the frets, Breit and company show that deadly serious musicians can have a fun side as well and it’s on display here.
Penderecki String Quartet – “Oblique Light”
"Oblique Light by Kelly-Marie Murphy, was commissioned by the Penderecki Quartet in 2016 in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial. The work is full of technical devices: up-bows with crescendi, trills, glissandi, harmonics, melodic lines with vibrato against accompanying material without vibrato, and end of fingerboard technique. It was recorded in the Cambridge Mill Pavilion on the Grand River in Galt, Cambridge.
Why NYO? – The National Youth Orchestra of Canada
Filmed at Wilfrid Laurier University during the 2017 Summer Training Institute, learn more about the NYO Canada program from members of NYO Canada faculty that include James Campbell, Jamie Sommerville, Mark Fewer, Tom Allen, and many others.
Penderecki String Quartet – Schumann: String Quartet No 3
Watch this video featuring the Penderecki String Quartet performing Schumann's Quartet No. 3, Mvt II in the superb acoustics of the new Lazaridus Hall Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University...
The result is what you would expect: beautiful music making.
Sultans of String -
Canada’s foremost worldbeat ensemble returned to The Registry Theatre for the premiere concert performance of their new seasonal cd, Christmas Caravan. JUNO Award nominees and Canadian Folk Music Award winners, the Sultans delivered their exuberant originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites.