Canadian Friends of Finland Education Foundation presents
The Violin Concerto
and the Tempest
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 1–4pm.
The seminar will be presented by Rick Phillips, the popular Toronto-based broadcaster, writer, reviewer, speaker and tour host in Classical music. Using recordings, Rick will explore the magical world of the Sibelius Violin Concerto, his incidental music to Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest and other works by Sibelius.
Although it took years to be fully appreciated, the Sibelius Violin Concerto is now standard concert repertoire-a concerto like no other in its expression, passion and emotion. Sibelius composed music to accompany theatre productions throughout his life, often winning greater accolades than the productions themselves. He had a gift for mood painting and character portraits in music. When the incidental music for Shakespeare’s The Tempest was heard in 1925, a critic claimed, “Shakespeare and Sibelius, the two geniuses have finally found one another!”
$25 for CFF and WAA members, $30 for non-members
Women’s Art Association of Canada
23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto
(near Avenue Road and Bloor Street)
Subway: St George Station, Bedford Street exit
Parking: public lot behind WAA, entrance off Bedford Pk.
For more information or to register:
call Ron Walenius 416-483-5645
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments will be served