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Emergents III: The Music of Ken Aldcroft + Fundraising Afterparty
April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$8 - $12
The Music Gallery presents
Emergents III: The Music of Ken Aldcroft
+ Fundraising After-party
Friday April 6 2018
The Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst St.
Doors 7:30PM/Concert 8PM
Concert tickets: regular price $12 / members & students $8 / advance $12 at www.musicgallery.org
Reception & silent auction to follow
For more than 40 years, we’ve been encouraging all sorts of creative music, but conducted improvisation has been a primary focus in every era of the Gallery. On April 6 we celebrate and interact with that community once again: this concert is dedicated to the celebration of the late Ken Aldcroft’s music.
This show will also have a fundraising after-party – during and after the show we’ll be holding a silent auction featuring donations from Soundstreams, Red Eye Espresso and many more! We’ll also be holding a bake sale with contributions from some of your favourite new music stars. Hang out, have some snacks and make your best offer!
Guitarist, composer and community organizer Ken Aldcroft is fondly remembered by improvisers in Toronto old and young. Since his untimely death in 2016, saxophonist and member of Ken’s Convergence Ensemble Karen Ng has been sorting through his music in the hopes of cataloging it all. Ken’s “pan-idiomatic” compositional style was all his own and both bands and students expanded their personal vocabularies upon coming into contact with it.
Such a wealth of music ought not only to be catalogued but shared: tonight is a celebration of Ken’s work as passed from one generation to another. Karen has selected music and her and trumpeter Emily Denison have brought a very special ensemble together to bring Ken’s music to life in a new context. As an educator, Ken would no doubt have been pleased to see his peers imparting his music to an emerging generation of players.
Set 1 – Daniel Kruger (solo guitar) / 4tet – Karen, Emily, Andrew Furlong, Mark Zurawinski
Set 2 – quintet – Karen, Emily, Andrew Furlong, Mark Zurawinski, Daniel Kruger
The Emergents series is generously supported by Roger D. Moore.
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