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Antoine Pierlot & Jason Cutmore

Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Avenue)
Antoine Pierlot (cello), Jason Cutmore (piano)

French cellist Antoine Pierlot and Canadian-American pianist Jason Cutmore team up from across the Atlantic to present a concert of French and Franco-Canadian masterpieces, including Saint-Saens' riveting cello Sonata #1.

Programme
- G. Fauré: Elégie op. 24
- C. Debussy: Sonata in D minor
- N. Boulanger: Trois pieces
- A. Prevost: Sonata No. 2
- C. Saint-Saens: Sonata No. 1 in C minor, op. 32

Jason Cutmore
Pianist Jason Cutmore has performed solo recitals and collaborative concerts throughout North America, Europe and India. Mr. Cutmore made his Chicago recital debut in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in 2005 with an all-Liszt program which was broadcast live on radio and television. Since then he has returned twice to the Hess series, and has performed in Canada's Elora, Music Niagara, and Colours of Music festivals, "Sundays Live" in Los Angeles, Calgary's "Celebrity Series," and at venues in New York City, San Francisco, Toronto, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Edmonton and elsewhere across North America. His concert performances, and an ardent interest in foreign travel, have frequently taken him abroad to Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, and India. These performances have included appearances at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Mumbai), the Alliance Francaise (Bangalore), and the India International Centre (New Delhi), as well as at the Franz Liszt Museum in Budapest, and Bartok Hall in Szombathely, Hungary.

In 2008, Mr. Cutmore's debut commercial CD, an album of piano music by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla on Centaur Records, was released to critical acclaim. Gramophone magazine declared that "more than a few orchestras can learn from Cutmore's perfectly placed accents and ideal dance tempi" and Classicstoday.com called it "a first-rate release."

An avid interest in chamber music has led to many musical collaborations, both traditional and unusual, including past partnerships formed with Lithuanian pianist Guoda Gedvilaite, and with concert organist Daniel Sullivan. One of Mr. Cutmore's current projects is a collaboration with narrator (and former CBC radio personality) Rick Phillips, in works for solo piano and narrator by great composers such as Debussy, Roussel, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens and others, in live concert performances for children.

Mr. Cutmore's major teachers have included Stephanie Brown, Robert Shannon, and Michael Massey. Currently based in a New York City suburb, Jason Cutmore is originally from Edmonton, Canada, and serves as the Director of Alberta Pianofest. Additionally, Mr. Cutmore was recently appointed to the faculties of two historic community music schools in Manhattan, the Third Street Music School Settlement, and Turtle Bay Music School.

Antoine Pierlot
Nominated for the Victoires de la Musique 2009 as « instrumental soloist revelation » and elected « classical revelation » by ADAMI in 2006, Antoine Pierlot is a prizewinner of the Fondation de France and the Fondation Natixis.

Born to musician parents, Antoine Pierlot began to play the cello at the age of five, first studying with Elizabeth Chenivesse and Jean Huchot, then with Philippe Bary and Carlos Dourthé. He entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in 2001 to study with Roland Pidoux and Xavier Phillips. Four years later, he won a first prize summa cum laude and the first prize of chamber music with Olivia Hughes and David Fray. Simultaneously, he also received coaching from Young-Chang Cho, Eberhard Feltz, and the Ysaye Quartett. In 2004, he won a first prize at the Festival d'Automne des Jeunes Interprètes which gives him the opportunity to play the greatest concertos of the cello repertoire.

He is now regularly invited to perform in France and worldwide as soloist with various orchestras (Strasbourg Philarmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Les Siècles, Orchestre Philarmonique de Nice... under the baton of Marc Albrecht, Grzegorz Nowak, François-Xavier Roth...), in recitals and with chamber partners, notably with Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Karine Deshayes, Svetlin Roussev, Anne Queffelec, Barbara Hendricks, Priya Mitchell, Maurice Bourgue, Guillaume Coppola, Magali Léger, David Grimal, Marielle Nordmann, Nathalie Manfrino, and Jason Cutmore. Invitations to many festivals have followed, including The Folles journées de Nantes, the Flâneries musicales de Reims, the Festival Pablo Casals in Prades, Ottawa Chamberfest, Nortalje Kammermusik Festival, Bremen Musikfestival, Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo and others.

Since 2008, he has been a member of the Contraste ensemble, alongside Geneviève Laurenceau, Pierre Fouchenneret, Arnaud Thorette, Maria Mosconi and Johan Farjot, with whom he looks towards new musical horizons (tango, musicals, etc.).

He has participated in about 10 recordings devoted to chamber music by Mendelssohn, Fauré, Villa-Lobos, Beffa and others for different labels (Zig-Zag, Triton, Timpani…). In 2011, with Abdel Rahman El Bacha and Olivier Charlier, he records Frédéric Chopin's sonata and trio for the Transart Live label. His latest recording, dedicated to Benjamin Britten's suites for solo cello, recently released by Transart Live, was rewarded by Télérama's "ffff."


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Wednesday, September 28th

Wednesday, September 28th

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Franc'open mic

Free Times Café (320 College Street)

Franc'open mic est la première scène ouverte francophone de Toronto, ouverte à toutes les disciplines: le chant, la comédie, la poésie, l'impro, le conte ou encore le slam.

Ouvert à tous niveaux, depuis les débutants jusqu'aux professionnels.

DEBUT DES INSCRIPTIONS DES ARTISTES: 7:30pm

DEBUT DU SHOW: 8pm

REGLE: Chaque artiste/groupe peut jouer 2 morceaux OU 10 min.

MATERIEL DISPONIBLE au Free Times Cafe:
- 2 micros
- 1 système de sonorisation pour brancher tous types d'instruments (guitare, clavier, violon, mp3, etc...)
- 1 piano électrique.
- Il n'y a PAS de guitare disponible!

Organisé par Cyril Mignotet et Florian François.
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Franc'open mic is the first francophone open stage in Toronto for all the performing arts like singing, comedy, stand up, poetry, impro, tales or the spoken word.

The event is open from beginners to professional artists.

SIGN UP STARTS at 7:30pm

SHOW STARTS at 8pm

RULES: Artists get 2 songs OR 10min.

VENUE SUPPLIES:
- 2 mics
- 1 PA System to plug any instruments (violin, guitar, keyboard, mp3, etc)
- 1 keyboard
- NO guitar available

Hosted by Cyril Mignotet and Florian François

Franc'open mic
Franc'Open Mic est la première scène ouverte francophone de Toronto. L'événement est ouvert à tous types de disciplines comme la poésie, la musique, le slam, l'impro ou encore la comédie ou le conte.

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Franc'Open Mic is the first francophone open stage in Toronto. The show is open for everyone from beginners to experienced artists who want to perform in French. All performance arts like poetry, spoken word, music, comedy, stand up or improv are welcome!


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Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Peter Boyd (guitar/voice), Noah Zacharin (guitar/voice)

Peter Boyd
Peter Boyd has been a songwriter for over thirty years. Drawing on gospel and blues from Chicago all the way back to the Delta and re-invented upside-down-and-backwards, Peter's songs are a sepia-tinged glimpse into his messy, not-fully-developed soul where faith has as much a chance as folly to send you careening into the abyss.

Peter's new CD 'Beulahland' is garnering great reviews, most recently a rave from Greg Quill in the Toronto Star - "stunning and powerful blues-rooted original songs and astonishing guitar wizardry. Among the best of the year's roots/blues crop."

Noah Zacharin
Noah Zacharin was born in Montreal and resides in Toronto. He was given his first guitar at age 9, wrote his first song at 13, began performing at 14, and is happy to say that he still loves playing music. He has been called "a wonderful songwriter and performer, and stunning guitarist" (Paul Mills, Borealis Records, Producer (Stan Rogers, Oscar Peterson), a "wonderful, adventurous guitarist" (Blues Bytes), "a poet, a songwriter, a singer we have been waiting for" (Penny Lang), "a great guitarist/singer/songwriter...a wonderfully musical player" (Randy Finney, President and Founder Toronto Fingerstyle Guitarist's Association), "in a league of his own" (Brian Gladstone, AD Winterfolk Festival), "one of the best songwriters this country has produced" (the late great Rick Fielding, recording artist, radio host) and "deserving to be mentioned in the same breath with names such as James Taylor and David Wilcox" (Minor 7th).

Zacharin's recordings have garnered praise from fans and critics alike. silence spoken here (1997) was called "an understated classic...musical versatility and lyrical depth" (Xpress-Ottawa); Scene Roots and Blues dubbed aLIVE! (2000) "a real gem"; and a review of crow dark wind (2001) in Minor 7th elicited the following: "like Bruce Cockburn, Ry Cooder, and Bonnie Raitt, Noah Zacharin possesses a virtuoso command of the guitar...world-wise songwriting."


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Thursday, September 29th

Thursday, September 29th

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Bossa Tres

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Bossa Tres, Victor Monsiváis (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass)

Bossa Tres
Bossa Três has been performing Bossa Nova and Brazilian Samba classics, as well as a variety of Brazilian rarities and original material since 2001. Their repertoire draws from the greatest of the Brazilian composers and performers like Ary Barroso, Dorival Caymmi, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendoça, João Gilberto, Chico Buarque and Caetano Veloso.

Bossa Três leader Victor Monsivais: vocalist, songwriter, guitarist; has been playing and singing Bossa Nova for over forty years, in particular the music of Antônio Carlos Jobim who, along with Thelonious Monk and Jimmy Van Heusen, is one of his favorite composers. The Trio consists of Victor, who sings Jobim's songs in their original Portuguese versions and plays the guitar with the true Bossa beat; bassist Frank Sants who plays a deep and mellow-toned bass, and drummer/percussionist Federico Monsivais who plays with a soft, classical feel, yet, with the attack and syncopation of authentic Latin rhythm.

The rarely heard hard-smooth Brazilian and Latin percussion of Bossa Três recreates the atmosphere of a quiet night in Copacabana... the mood of a Carnival in Bahia...a hot Tropicana session in La Habana, or the romance of a classical jazz evening. Bossa Três' performances bring life to the pieces they play, creating an aura of "alegría and saudade" which are the two basic ingredients of Brazilian music. Bossa Três often appears as a quartet or quintet featuring talented guest musicians, this evening, pianist Dan Farrell and Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute player Brendan Cassidy, both a perfect fit to Jobim's music and long time Victor's associates, will be joining the ensemble.

Many have said that listening to Bossa Três is like being transported to a warm evening in Rio De Janeiro in the fifties…


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Friday, September 30th

Friday, September 30th

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Jake Feeney

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
Jake Feeney (voice/guitar)

Jake Feeney
A songwriter since he was 8, Jake Feeney continues to explore music, guitar, and how he plans to come crashing into the contemporary music scene. His influences range from John Mayer, to Frank Ocean, to The Tallest Man on Earth. If you let him go on long enough, he'll tell you about how he is a mix of singer/songwriter, adult contemporary, folk, and blues rock. In July 2013, he released his homemade, debut EP, 'Imbued'.


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Sunday, October 2nd

Sunday, October 2nd

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Jewish Brunch Buffet with Thaller Family Klezmer Band

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
Thaller Family Klezmer Band

Live music as part of the "Bella did you eat" Sunday brunch
1st seating - Reserve between 10:30 – 11am, music at 11:45
2nd seating - Reserve at 1:15pm Club (1:00 Bistro)

Buffet includes over 50 Homemade Items - Potato latkes, blintzes, lox eggs & onions, challah, french toast, sour cream, apple sauce, bagels, lox & cream cheese mix, salmon patties, gelfilte fish, cheese, salads galore, fresh fruit, cheeses, cakes, sweets, tea, coffee and much more! Children 12 and under 1/2 price, 3 and under free.

Thaller Family Klezmer Band
From shtetl to night club. Journey through time with this genre blending ensemble.
​Four people, ten instruments, three voices, one amazing family.


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