WORLD FIDDLE DAY TORONTO 2017
SATURDAY, MAY 20TH at The Aga Khan Museum
FEATURING GUEST ARTISTS
Pascal Gemme/Yann Falquet, Kousha Nakhaei, Amely Zhou, Anne Lindsay,
DnA (Diana and Andrew Dawydchak)
“Around-the-World” Fiddle Jam!!
WORLD FIDDLE DAY TORONTO 2017 promises to be another spectacular event taking place on Saturday, May 20th at the prestigious Aga Khan Museum. There will be 100 fiddlers playing a multitude of tunes from all over the world, accompanied by a stellar back-up band consisting of world percussion, clarinet, and keys, all celebrating world music.
Special guest artists DnA (Diana and Andrew Dawydchak – Ontario Fiddle/stepdance), Kousha Nakhaei (Persian fiddle), Pascal Gemme/Yann Falquet (Quebec fiddle/guitar), Amely Zhou (Chinese erhu), Anne Lindsay (jazz, original music) will lead the morning workshops, then perform at an evening concert in the acoustically superb Aga Khan Auditorium.
PLAYERS/SUPPORTERS: We encourage you all to consider taking out a membership to World Fiddle Day Toronto, whether or not you play a bowed instrument. Membership supports the artistic activities of the day, our Community workshops (open to all) and our Outreach programs to schools to encourage them to go beyond the musical boundaries of their curriculum. Click HERE for Membership info
2 – 5 pm: “Around-the-World” Fiddle Jam w/ House Band & fiddlers
The “Around-the-World” Fiddle Jam takes players of bowed instruments of all ages and stages through 32 tunes from around the world. The tunes span Canada, and across to Asia and back to Canada again. We pay tribute to Leonard Cohen and this year focus on the middle east. The tunes have been arranged for not only our fantastic house band, but rhythm, melody and harmony. Fiddles can choose which parts to play. In the past few years we’ve had somewhere between 80-96 fiddlers arrived with their instruments, some large as in cellos and small as in built for small hands.
We encourage players of bowed instruments to become members of World Fiddle Day Toronto to enjoy the 2017 Tunebook & CD, admission to the entire World Fiddle Day Toronto event at the Aga Khan, including morning workshops and evening concert. Become a Member
5:30 – 6:30: Youth Showcase – young professional-track students who will treat us to their creativity. Buffet supper for those who’ve pre-purchased tickets.
7 – 10 pm: Evening Concert with Guest Artists in the Aga Khan Museum (Auditorium)
Tickets available now: https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/performing-arts/events
FREE with Membership to World Fiddle day Toronto
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What’s it all about?
Watch this beautiful video from World Fiddle Day Toronto 2016 shot by Manfred Becker and edited by Sue Meggs and Manfred Becker.
Read about the beautiful Aga Khan museum and their collection.