Queer Songbook Orchestra 5 Year Anniversary
Mar
31
7:30 PM19:30

Queer Songbook Orchestra 5 Year Anniversary

Marking 5 years since the inaugural performance of the Queer Songbook Orchestra, which took place at the beloved Videofag in March of 2014, the QSO are gathering to celebrate and reflect on many of the songs, stories and collaborations of the past years. Since that first show to a packed audience of 35 people, the QSO have gone on to perform all across Canada, played many of the countries largest arts festivals, released two albums and a short animated film, performed to kd Lang, and collaborated with over 150 writers, arrangers, musicians, guest singers and narrators from the 2SLGBTQ and allied communities from Whitehorse to St. John’s.

The ensemble will be joined by several special guests as they dive deep into the Songbook and present a mix of QSO classics and some of the lesser played material in the repertoire. All are welcome to join in this evening exploring and celebrating queer experience and the songs most deeply connected to them.

ALL AGES (minors permitted on balcony level only)
FREE TICKETS FOR 2SLGBTQ YOUTH ARE AVAILABLE, please email info@queersongbook.com to have your name placed on the youth list.
$15/Advance - Students, Seniors, Arts Workers (online only)
$20/Advance - General
$25/Door

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Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

House Show: Simone Baron+B McCarroll-Butler / Mingjia Chen / Kohen Hammond

Dufferin and Bloor - send me a message for the address: b.mccarroll.butler@gmail.com

1:
Friend and collaborator Simone Baron (Washington DC) and I are playing a duo set of compositions and improvisations while she’s in town. Simone has a beautiful voice on the accordion and I look forward to exploring together in this intimate setting.

2:
Mingjia Chen performs solo renditions of her beautiful music.

3:
Composer Kohen Hammond presents a collection of new solo pieces for violin, cello, voice and bass clarinet.
Hunab Felix Flores - violin
Jillian Sauerteig - cello
B McCarroll-Butler - bass clarinet
Mingjia Chen - voice

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Mar
19
8:00 PM20:00

DKJO plays the music of Maria Schneider and Christine Jensen

The Dennis Kwok Jazz Orchestra (DKJO) returns to the beautiful Gallery 345 playing music from two of today's finest big band composers and arrangers - Maria Schneider and Montreal's own Christine Jensen. We will be presenting old and new selections from their repertoire.

20$/10$ Students cash at the door or online

http://www.christinejensenmusic.com/
https://www.mariaschneider.com/

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Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

The Furniture Music Composition Workshop @ The Tranzac

Back in the Tiki Room with a new panel who's ready to talk about the finer points about those tunes of yours that just aren't sitting quite right. Got something you're having a hard time with? Can't get an idea what it sounds like from Finale (or Sibelius)? Trying something new? Just curious about the process? Come hang out!

Tara Kannangara - Trumpet/Voice
B McCarroll-Butler - Alto Sax
Ashley Urquhart - PIano
Alex Fournier - Bass
Stefan Hegerat - Drums

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Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

CoexistDance with Molly McGregor

Improvising with my dear collaborator, dancer Molly McGregor in coexisDance at Array Space. There will be many other duets between musicians and dancers throughout the evening.

“coexisDance is a duet series with the format, ‘no more than two dancers, no more than two musicians, at least one of each.’  Each piece is about eight or nine minutes long. A coexisDance performance involves eight such pieces, which can be improvised, choreographed, or anything outside of that or in between.”

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Feb
10
5:00 PM17:00

The Furniture Music Composition Workshop @ The Tranzac

Back in the Tiki Room with a new panel who's ready to talk about the finer points about those tunes of yours that just aren't sitting quite right. Got something you're having a hard time with? Can't get an idea what it sounds like from Finale (or Sibelius)? Trying something new? Just curious about the process? Come hang out!

Tara Kannangara - Trumpet/Voice
B McCarroll-Butler - Alto Sax
Ashley Urquhart - PIano
Alex Fournier - Bass
Stefan Hegerat - Drums

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