Using classical instrumentation with improvised jazz structures, international pianist David Braid and 13-piece contemporary orchestra Sinfonia UK Collective will perform 'Flow2', a unique trailblazing musical meditation on time, landscape, global cultures and intangible heritage. The performance will take place in Mann Island's Atrium, the covered space outside Open Eye Gallery as part of LightNight.
David Braid is a Steinway artist and double Academy Award winner, whose music has been described as "refreshingly uncategorizable" by Paris Transatlantic. Sinfonia UK Collective, led by Liverpool-born Lee Tsang, has an international reputation as one of the UK's most innovative ensembles, dedicated to championing new and unfamiliar musical perspectives.
Our performance is free to all, but we have special benefits for those who would like to support us.
Following LightNight, one of the new pieces we'll be performing (Corona Divinae Misericordiae) is planned for a special recording that is due to take place in Prague.
What our audiences say about us:
“18 minutes of wonderfulness… brilliant” BBC Introducing
**** The Guardian
"an unforgettable immersive musical experience" Liz Gould, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
"magnificent concert ... the public loved you! Bravo ... beautiful energy"Martine Cardinal, Executive Director, Festival Classique des Hautes-Laurentides
"Amazing Concert!"Pavel Hrnčíř, The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Canada
"spectacular, tremendous, vibrational, cosmic"Jennifer Jonas, producer New Real Films
"Thrilling" Jon Feidner, Steinway & Sons Label, New York
"... your music is emotional and colourful and captivated our audience throughout the concert, the standing ovation they gave your performance was well deserved."James Campbell, Artistic Director, Festival of the Sound
"Amazing concert... deep and satisfying...[an] abundance of musical riches"David Matheson, lead singer Moxy Früvous and The Ground Crew
"A spectacular performance ... an exceptional evening"Professor Emeritus Timothy J. McGee, University of Toronto
"exquisite... the orchestra performances... were superb... your music shines ... a sublime evening"Paul Read, leader of the Paul Read Orchestra and Professor Emeritus
"Wonderful, adventurous music, beautifully presented."Jack Chambers, author of Milestones: The Music and Times of Miles Davis
"spectacular programme – incredible musicians ... brilliant writing"Sybil Walker, General Manager, The Jazz Bistro, Toronto
"I absolutely loved it! Beautiful music - all of it. That long slow section in Chauvet with all the glissandi took me some place I've never been before. And Semi took me someplace new again. Very deep and rich listening experiences. Beautiful orchestrations and great playing from everyone - especially that bravura trumpet solo!"Mike Malone, jazz trumpeter (Mike Malone Orchestra)
"'YEHS' AD LIBITUM!!!!!!!!!>>>>>>!!!!!!!!!>>>>>>!!!!!!!!!"Phil Nimmons, Officer of the Order of Canada, formerly of Nimmons and Nine