LUMINATO - Instruments of Happiness

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Event Title: LUMINATO - Instruments of Happiness
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Brookfield Place, 181 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3
  • Time: 11:00am
  • Price: --
  • Genre: --
  • External Link: luminatofestival.com
Description:

June 16 , 2018
11 AM – 3:30 PM

Bradyworks and Doane Uschool

Instruments of Happiness

A reverberating tribute to George Harrison by 100 electric guitarists led by Montreal virtuoso Tim Brady and hundreds of Doane Uschool ukulele students

100 electric guitars, hundreds of ukuleles, one rockin’ afternoon! This major free event celebrating George Harrison takes over Brookfield Place on June 16.

Since 2015, composer/guitarist Tim Brady has been creating site-specific works for mass ensembles of electric guitars, enlivening shopping malls, old railway buildings and hockey arenas. Now, Luminato has commissioned him to write a new work for 100 spatialized guitars to pay homage to George Harrison, who would have been 75 years old in 2018. With a mix of professional and community musicians, While 100 Guitars Gently Weep – Concerto for George is a monumental new work that celebrates the electric guitar and the sheer joy of playing it out loud, in public for all to hear!