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MUSIC MONDAY – COAST TO COAST CELEBRATION EMBRACED BY CANADIAN MUSIC MAKERS
The Honourable Mayor John Tory and Canadian Brass among the list of participants confirmed for Showcase Concert taking place live from Nathan Phillips Square.

LOCATION

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Toronto’s City Hall at Nathan Phillips Square

100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Toronto, ON  (website)

Start time: 12PM (Noon)

 

Special Guests:

 

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  • Canadian Brass – the “Kings of Brass”
  • Toronto’s JUNO nominated singer-songwriter Scott Helman
  • Beloved children’s entertainers and JUNO award winners Sharon & Bram
  • Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto

 

Special Announcements:

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FROM THE MINISTER OF CANADIAN HERITAGE

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FROM THE MAYOR OF TORONTO

Message from the Mayor

PERFORMERS

  • Connor Ross and North of Nowhere

    Connor Ross (vocals, guitar), Duncan Boudreau (keyboards, vocals), Matthew Grosso (bass),  Chris Mermer (drums)

    NORTH OF NOWHERE is a 4-piece pop band of 18 year olds from Toronto, Canada. They’re led and fronted by the Connor Ross and Duncan Boudreau songwriting duo, alongside their dashing drummer Chris Mermer and slaphappy bassist Matt Grosso. NORTH OF NOWHERE just recently performed at the Juno’s TD Greenroom alongside artists such as The Arkells, Karl Wolf, and Eleven Past One. Through their mix of danceable grooves, catchy vocal hooks and good looks, NORTH OF NOWHERE can do anything. Catch their latest music videos for singles like Can’t Keep Pretending, Dreaming in Colour and Insomniac, as well as their upcoming EP on ITUNES this SUMMER!

    @NORTH0FNOWHERE

  • Melanie Doane and the Uschool Ukulele Ensemble

    Doane Uschool70 Ukulele students in Gr. 5 and 6 from multiple schools in the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board

    Doane Uschool provides a high standard of music education to city students regardless of their financial circumstances through ensemble-based ukulele instruction.  Uschool began with 8 students as a volunteer effort by successful recording artist and Juno award winner Melanie Doane at her children’s elementary school.  Now a registered charity, Doane oversees the instruction of over 500 weekly students in 18 schools throughout the full school year.  Uschool’s Advanced Ensemble has performed with Astronaut Chris Hadfield via satellite link to the International Space Station on Music Monday, with Sarah MacLachlan and Jim Creeggan, as part of the Writer’s Trust Gala in Celebration of Margaret Atwood’s 75th Birthday and in the Panamania Cultural Festival for the 2015 Pan Am Games.

    Message from Melanie Doane and the Uschool Ukulele Ensemble

    “We believe in music! “

  • GCVI Highland Drumline

    GCVI Highland Drumline

    Dan Austin, Music Teacher

    FLUTES:  Camryn Peirera, Hannah McParland-Jones, Winnie Yu, Carolyn Lui, My Vu, Tiffany Askett, Duncan Gould, Holly Lavergne, Julie Tu, Simran Rajpal, Harkiran Sidhu, Morgan Provencher, Rowena Hetherington-Wilson

    CLARINETS:  Sophie Rymill, Tarana Steinke, Ryan Ly, Darren Tran, Katherine Zhang, Mehda Prakash, Alex Lu, Ivan Dip

    ALTO SAX:  Peter Vorvis, Aiju Chau, Wissuta Duraphongtorn, Calvin Horn, Krutarth Jaged, Michaela Van Vliet

    TENOR SAX:  Ray Tu, Sam Rymill, Aiden Stevens, Max Farley, Anika Chevedalva

    TRUMPET:  Tracy Hyuhn, Caitlin Briggs, Josh Summers, Heather Duff, Samantha Wright, Jacob Briggs, Hugh Smart, Connor Wilken, Porter Woods, Nathaniel Gibson

    TROMBONE: Simon Pequagnat, Jill Phelps, William Shi, Andrew Xu, Alex Cattran

    EUPHONIUM: Claire Vais, Tim Trivett

    TUBA: Dean Yu

    DRUMLINE SNARES: Owen Hyatt, Anthony Leblanc, Siebren Kuitart, Logan Hunt

    DRUMLINE QUAD TOMS:  Roy Wang, Eden Segal-Grossman

    DRUMLINE BASS DRUMS:  Michael Barker, David Kaine, Samantha Diamond-Darcy

    Guelph CVI is one of Canada’s oldest schools, recently celebrating it’s 161st year. This past year the GCVI Music department felt that they wanted to re-establish a long retired tradition at the school; Marching Band. There had not be a fully equipped marching band at the school since the 1960’s. Through fundraising and community performances the school was able to buy a fully equipped drumline. The group was an instant success in the community and has performed at sporting events, parades, and festivals across Ontario. The group participated in the 2016 CBC Canada’s Greatest Music Class Competition and ended up with the most viewed video in all of Canada

  • Canadian Brass

    Group 03 - White WallChuck Daellenbach (tuba), Caleb Hudson & Christopher Coletti (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone), Bernhard Scully (horn)

    Canadian Brass has been a formidable force in the world of Chamber Music since its inception. The group has been hailed as the “Kings of Brass” by the press as it singlehandedly established brass as a major influence on the classical music scene.  Masters of concert presentations, Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. Each of their concerts shows the full range from trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new compositions and arrangements created especially for them – from formal classical presentation to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects.

    Exclusive artists for Conn-Selmer Musical Instruments

    www.canadianbrass.com

    @CanadianBrass

  • Charlotte Siegel

    Charlotte SiegelCharlotte Siegel (voice), Ivan Jovanovic (piano)

    Charlotte Ann Siegel is a 21-year-old Toronto born singer/songwriter, and performer who has just recently released her 3 song EP called, “Travelling” on Itunes. She was named artist of the week, and her song ‘Travelling’ was named song of the week on CBC radio 99.1FM on the show “Here and Now”, during the week of April 28th to May 2nd, 2014. She just currently presented her first classical recital in April, and is off to Munich this July for the Bel Canto Opera Program. She continues to work on her pop music on the side, while she studies and pursues classical voice performance.  Charlotte is a past student of Regent Park School of Music where she studied for 11 years. She was a member of the choir at RPSM for 8 years. Throughout her years at RPSM, she had many performance opportunities with the choir. These included performing with Roger Waters of Pink Floyd at the ACC, Chantal Kreviazuk at the launch of the Pan American games, Nikki Yanofsky at the launch of the Jazz Festival, Barenaked Ladies, and with Andy Kim. As a member of the choir she also recorded and performed “A Piece of the City’ written by Mitchell Cohen with Jackie Richardson. In 2012, Charlotte recorded and performed the song “Every Little Voice” that was written and produced by Hawksley Workman for the RPSM. In 2013 she recorded the song ‘Quilt of Love’ written by Mitchell Cohen and performed it in the show “The Journey” at Daniels Spectrum, and revived the role of Charay in June 2015.       Charlotte studies Classical Voice Performance at the University of Toronto.

  • Youth Jazz Canada

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    Matt Lagan (tenor saxophone), Ewen Farncombe (piano), Abby David (acoustic bass), Davide Corazza (Drums) 

    Youth Jazz Canada is a pre-professional training program in jazz performance that brings talented high school and post-secondary students together with established jazz artists in an intensive mentorship role.  The quartet members performing on Music Monday are all past or present alumni of Youth Jazz Canada and represent gifted youth from across the country.

    www.youthjazz.ca

    @YouthJazzCanada

    https://www.instagram.com/youthjazzcanada/

  • Dijah SB

    Dijah SBDijah SB, DJ Crooksy

    Dijah SB is a 22-year-old female rapper from Toronto ONT. She specializes in lyricism and creating feel good hip-hop. Her latest mixtape “blue” resonated with the people as she dived deep into her struggle with depression and anxiety. Along side is the creative group 9WD, which includes various other artists, specifically DJ Crooksy, who will be attending Music Monday with her. She hopes to one day help heal the entire world through hip-hop.

    Message from Dijah

    “Music has changed my life completely. My passion and drive for it is what keeps me and many youth alive. It is important to keep music in our lives as a way to heal.”

    www.soundcloud.com/dijahsb

    @DijahSB

    www.instagram.com/dijahsb

  • Rose Avenue Orff Orchestra

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    Urszula Starzec, Music Teacher

    Marian Asafu-Adjaye (chromatic alto xylophone), Thaanya Aswathaman (soprano xylophone), Helena Zhang (chromatic glockenspiel and alto xylophone), Angelique Dancel, Anushen Selvasegar (soprano metallophone, cymbal), Michael Mamo (alto xylophone), Isabelle Schram (soprano xylophone), Vithusan Jegatheesan (alto glockenspiel, soprano), Aarika Jnawali (alto glockenspiel, soprano recorder), Kaaviya Vasanthakumar Kaavitha (alto glockenspiel), Simon Ting (alto glockenspiel, soprano recorder), Lakmitha Kalyanakumar (alto glockenspiel), Oliad Rundassa (alto xylophone), Aurelia Tran (contrabass bars)

    Rose Avenue ORFF Orchestra was founded in 1998 by its current director Urszula Starzec. In the past it consisted of 30-35 talented Rose Avenue P. S. students from grades two to six. This year the group has only 16 members from grades four to six. This unique approach to music education and performance allows children aged 7 through 12 play somewhat sophisticated, mainly instrumental music using very simple and accessible instruments. Most our students do not have any other formal musical training. Many of our arrangements include original students’ compositions as creativity is very important to us. In addition to playing beautiful arrangements of folk songs, choral works and jazz pieces, we also love to sing, dance and drum West African traditional djembe music from Guinea, Senegal and Ghana

  • Seneca School

    Seneca School is a JK – 8  school within the TDSB for children with Developmental Disabilities. Our students have many needs – physical, intellectual, behavioural, and medical.  Despite these challenges, we work hard to reach our learning goals in a fun, caring and safe learning environment.  To give us a singing voice, we learn and use sign language to express the message found in song lyrics.

    Seneca School will perform “The Harvest”, a First Nations song that will be launched in August through  book sales of “Legacy and Tradition”.  The book and song is written by Jean Miso and 10 thousand copies have already been presold!   Two Manitoba bands perform the song.  The Red Bear Singers from the Sagkeeng First Nations Reserve and C-Weed band.  The song will be featured on a C-Weed CD that will be coming out later this year.

    Seneca School

    @Seneca580

  • Eldorado Public School Choir
  • Toronto’s Youth4Music ensemble

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    Youth4Music Toronto Ensemble

    Julian Troiano – Leader (vocals, keyboard), Sasha Molotkow (acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals), Aaron Teelucksingh (bass, backing vocals), George Murga (trumpet), Tracey Soman (drums), Allie Kennedy (vocals)

    With a diverse and eclectic sound from talented professional and student musicians in the area, the Youth4Music Toronto ensemble comprises Youth4Music Ambassadors who connected at the 1st Annual Youth4Music Leadership Symposium in 2015. Their purpose is to celebrate the importance of music education and to support Youth4Music plans for “learning, creating, making and valuing music in Canada”.

    For more information, visit Youth4Music.ca!

HOST

Céline Peterson, Youth4Music Ambassador

celine-11Writer, Speaker, and Social Media Manager with a passion for the arts. Growing up in a family with a legacy beyond compare, led Céline to discover the depth of the life lessons she learned while extensively traveling the world during the first 16 years of her life. Céline has a deep passion for the advancement of music in schools around the world. Along with giving a keynote speech for Copenhagen’s International Jazz Day celebrations, Céline has spoken on the importance of music education and the advancement of the arts in Toronto, Ottawa, Barbados, and New York.