CD Launch: Into the Stone

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Event Title: CD Launch: Into the Stone
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street W., Toronto M5V 3G5
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Price: $15; or $20 with a CD included
  • Genre: Strings (bowed)
  • External Link: Tickets
Description:

CD Launch: Into the Stone

Halifax violinist Gillian Smith (https://gilliansmithviolin.com) makes her Toronto debut, launching her first solo CD, “Into the Stone” – the premiere recording of solo violin works by five Canadian women composers. Joined by Toronto pianist Emily Rho, she performs selections from the album, along with music by Carmen Braden (Magnetic North), Eugène Ysaÿe and G-P Telemann. Juno-nominated Toronto composer Alice Ping Yee Ho will be present to talk about her work, “Caprice”.

“Intense, passionate and imaginative” is how Ms. Smith describes the five different compositions on the recording. The CD, released by Leaf Music, draws its title from the composition Inside the Stone by Veronika Krausas, inspired by a line by Canadian poet Gwendolyn MacEwen, “What lives inside the stone? Miracles, strange light.”
Also on the CD are works by JUNO Award winning composer Ana Sokolović (Cinque danze per violino solo); JUNO nominee Kati Agócs (Versprechen); and Montreal-based composer Chantale Laplante (Le ciel doit être proche).

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.