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Event:
O CANADA with TorQ Percussion
Start:
June 29 @ 7:00 am
End:
June 29 @ 9:00 pm
Cost:
25
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Organizer:
Updated:
May 28, 2019
Venue:
Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance
Phone:
9026348667
Address:
97 Kaulbach St
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada

Described as “outstanding – no, make that astonishing!” (Ottawa Citizen) and as having a “sense of unbreakable continuity and energy” (Toronto Star), Canada’s premiere percussion ensemble returns to Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance this June for its 8th annual percussion seminar and two spectacular concerts, made possible by presenting sponsor Abco Industries.
TorQ Percussion Quartet – comprised of musicians Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake and Daniel Morphy – has toured across Canada and the US, performing at Ottawa Chamberfest, Open Ears Contemporary Music Festival, the Indian River Festival, Stratford Summer Music, the Music Garden Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company concert series, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and many other festivals and events.
The group has also performed as a featured soloist with the Toronto Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra Symphonique de Montréal (for which they were recently awarded the Prix Opus from the Quebec Music Council), Stuttgart Chamber Choir, University of Toronto Wind Ensemble, Ontario Honour Band and University of Saskatchewan Wind Ensemble (WASBE 2015. This is its third engagement at LAMP.
Committed to bringing new vitality to percussion repertoire and performance, as well as developing and performing Canadian music, TorQ has premiered over 80 pieces (including three concertos) by composers such as Nicole Lizée, Christos Hatzis, Michael Oesterle and Dinuk Wijeratne, and each ensemble member also contributes compositions and arrangements.
They have released four albums on their own label, Bedoint Records, and their recording (with soloist Ben Reimer) of Lizée’s “Katana of Choice” was nominated for a 2019 Juno for “Classical Composition of the Year.”
Strong advocates for musical education, TorQ has played school concerts for more than 130,000 students, and will be fitting in a program at Bayview as part of their engagement at LAMP.
Their annual percussion seminar, which now alternates between Stratford and Lunenburg, has attracted keen young percussionists from across Canada and the United States. This year’s guest artist is Dr. Russell Hartenberger, member of NEXUS and Steve Reich & Musicians and Professor Emeritus of Percussion at the University of Toronto. Russell will be coaching a complete performance of Steve Reich’s seminal composition Drumming, to be performed June 27.
Both this concert and the performance of Drumming will be held at the Lunenburg Community Center, 19 Green St, Lunenburg.

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