Hybridiana: Canadiana Music from the Modern Era

Monday, September 21, 2015
Event Title: Hybridiana: Canadiana Music from the Modern Era
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  • Venue / Location: Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St., Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9
  • Time: 7:30pm
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Monday, September 21, 2015
7:30 pm

Hybridiana: Canadiana Music from the Modern Era

Hybridity was born out of a desire to embrace individuality. In her final year of flute performance studies at the Glenn Gould School, Hybridity co-founder and artistic director Shaelyn Archibald (BMus, MMus, ADP) was splitting her time between flute and voice lessons. She sought a piece that would showcase both sides of her studies, but found the pool of repertoire to be quite dry. A consultation with Brian Current, conductor of the Glenn Gould School’s New Music Ensemble and award-winning composer, unearthed Piece for Flute and Soprano, Single Performer by David Litke. Inspired by the opportunity to build something unique in an otherwise empty niche, Shaelyn brought in “hyper-talented hybrids" Daniel Wheeler, Emily Hill, and Michael Bridge, and Hybridity was born.

Forced specialization is a modern phenomenon; it is only in recent history that the adage “jack-of-all-trades, master of none” began permeating the musical world. In the Baroque era of music history, it was not only encouraged, but expected that a musician be “fluent” in a number of instruments. Yet today, playing different instruments in different pieces, let alone switching during one piece, is a new kind of virtuosity for the musical world. However, since music has become a field in which circumstances demand that creators make their own opportunities in order to succeed, embracing that which makes a performer different has never been so crucial. Hybridity is an ensemble of versatility and virtuosity, with values harkening back to an era when musical fluidity was demanded, rather than discouraged; a group of individuals embracing their multifaceted musicianship and creating a unique and fascinating performance experience.

Feature Guest
César Aguilar (baritone/countertenor)

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat -Harry Somers
Twelve Miniatures -Harry Somers
Evening Rode Tenderly - Juliet Kiri Palmer
4 Songs for Baritone and Accordion - Walter Buczynski
A Sprig of Flowers - Violet Archer
Little Suite for Accordion Orchestra - Alfred Kunz
I Shall Miss the Sea - Leila Lustig
Music on a Scottish Folk Song - Jean Coulthard

Regular Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Student Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door (please present valid ID at the door)

Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph St.
Toronto ON, M4Y 1J9

Start-up donations for future programs and repertoire composition will be gratefully accepted at the venue.

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