GUESS WHO’S COMING TO THE BARNS?

Composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist, DAVID AMRAM makes his Wychwood Barns debut

TORONTO, May 7, 2012 – Music in the Barns, in partnership with VIVA ARTS, is proud to present an event series featuring music legend, David Amram, a rare opportunity for Toronto musicians and music lovers alike.

The David Amram Residency Week kicks off on Sunday May 20th with “Classical for Kids!” featuring David Amram in the final concert of the Music in the Barns Children’s Series. Presented by Theatre Direct’s Sunday Family Series, Music in the Barn’s Children’s Series is an ongoing event designed to keep your young ones inspired and entertained! Tickets for the event are available on a first come first serve basis. Come early to avoid disappointment.

On Wednesday, the David Amram Residency Week continues at the Wychwood Barns with two special workshops. The master musician and recipient of six honorary Doctorates will share his personal tips on finding your own musical voice and being a successful collaborator. The workshops are part of the Music in the Barns professional development series, now in its third year, with previous guests including Burton Kaplan, Master Pedagogue, and Manhattan School of Music Teacher

Sunday, May 20, 3 PM, Theatre Direct Studio, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street / “Classical for Kids” with David Amram / $5 at the door First Come First Serve / For more information contact musicinthebarns@gmail.com or visit www.musicinthebarns.com

Wednesday, May 23, Theatre Direct Studios at Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street / “Workshops with David Amram” / Session 1 (10:00 – 12:30PM) David presents “How to be Your Own Cultural Centre”. / Session 2 (2:00 – 5PM) “The Composer as Collaborator”. / Each session is $60 or $95 for the full day. Refreshments and light lunch are included. / To register visit www.musicinthebarns.com/education or contact musicinthebarns@gmail.com/ Workshops are also included with the Festival Pass.  To purchase go to www.vivaarts.ca

For the complete event Listings -­‐ David Amram Residency Week -­‐ May 20-­‐27, 2012 visit www.vivaarts.ca

About Music in the Barns

Music in the Barns explores new avenues in the advancement of classical music. Functioning as performer, presenter, and educator, Music in the Barns aims to promote current and traditional classical music with its events, concerts and
educational opportunities. Located in Studio 164 at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, Music in the Barns is an intimate storefront-style studio, with performances in the industrial chic, Covered Street Barn.

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