Toca Loca plays Ottawa Chamberfest

July 25th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Toca Loca will be playing two shows in the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, both on August 3rd. First show will feature works by Andrew Staniland, Juliet Palmer, Quinsin Nachoff and Nicole Lizée. Second show will be a performance of Grisey’s Vortex Temporum, the greatest chamber work written in the past 60 years, IMHO.

More details here

Please note that the extra players mentioned are involved in the Grisey, not in the first show.

XXX LIVE NUDE GIRLS!!!! The Summerworks Show

July 25th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

XXX LIVE NUDE GIRLS!!!! A North American Premiere
Written by Jennifer Walshe.  Directed by Graham Cozzubbo.  Music Direction by Gregory Oh.

Witness our blog: xxxlivenudegirls.blogspot.com

Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave, presented as a part of the Summerworks Festival.

August 6th 4:30pm :: August 12th 10:30pm
August 8th 8:30pm :: August 15th 6:30pm
August 10th 6:30pm :: August 16th 12:30pm

Starring Patricia O’Callaghan, Christine Duncan, Ginette Mohr and Kate Fenton.
A Barbie Opera for the 21st Century! (click below for more information)

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NYOC 2009

July 3rd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

This is the third year that I’ve been lucky enough to be working at the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.  This year we are gathering in the lovely UWO Campus.  I’m playing a Haydn Trio with Steve Sitarski and David Hetherington tomorrow night, and some Shostakovich with Mark Skazinetsky.  Especially exciting is a mass performance of Coming Together we have planned for July 13th.  I’ve never performed it with such a big group – should be pretty fantastic!