Piano Therapy Concert

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Event Title: Piano Therapy Concert
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $20 regular admission $10 students, arts workers, mental health clients/workers
  • Genre: Keyboard
  • External Link: Click here to purchase tickets!
  • Composer: Frank Horvat
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EVENT DETAILS: Piano Therapy Concert
Co-presented by the Canadian Music Centre

  • Date: Wednesday, October 10
  • Time: Doors at 7, show at 7:30pm
  • Venue: Canadian Music Centre*, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto

Half of ticket sales will be donated to Toronto mental health organizations, Stella's Place, and The Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto.

  • $20 regular admission
  • $10 students, arts workers, mental health clients/workers
  • (first 20 ticket purchasers get a free stress ball!)

In conjunction with World Mental Health Day, pianist and CMC Associate Composer, Frank Horvat, will be giving a special solo piano performance. Frank will share compositions from his album, You Haven't Been, as well as the personal stories behind them. Introspective, full of hope and despair, the music looks at this storytelling pianist’s own struggles and successes dealing with depression and anxiety. "Deeply personal and profoundly beautiful music," – WholeNote Magazine

Mental health can be a difficult subject to discuss. This evening hopes to remove the stigma surrounding mental health and give audiences rare access to peer into another’s personal journey.

Half of ticket sales will be donated to Stella's Place and The Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto. Representatives from these mental health organizations will be on-hand to answer questions and talk about how they help those dealing with mental health issues. By the time Canadians reach 40 years of age, 1 in 2 have—or have had—a mental illness (Mental Health Commission of Canada). 

*The Canadian Music Centre is an accessible venue through a street level entrance to the right of the main entrance. The CMC has gender neutral washrooms. Contact ontario@musiccentre.ca with any questions pertaining to accessibility.

About FRANK HORVAT: One of the most inventive songwriters to come out of the contemporary scene in Canada (WholeNote Magazine), this award-winning, Toronto-based, composer’s music explores a wide array of themes from love to social justice issues. He is the recipient of the inaugural 2017 Kathleen McMorrow Music Award for contemporary composition. www.frankhorvat.com

About THE CENTRE FOR MINDFULNESS STUDIES: The Community Program helps remove financial barriers and provides access to quality mindfulness for mental health programs for disadvantaged individuals. They make a real difference in the lives of those who experience mental health challenges. www.mindfulnessstudies.com

About STELLA's PLACE: Changing the landscape of young adult mental health, Stella's Place is the go-to place for 16-29 year olds in Toronto with mental health challenges and who want to learn about the best way to move forward and to get the support they need. www.stellasplace.ca