Friday, April 17, 2015

Toronto Centre for the Arts

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The Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra is pleased to present TorQ Percussion Quartet, in concert on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Praised by the Ottawa Citizen as “Outstanding – no, make that astonishing”, TorQ Percussion Quartet was formed by four Canadian percussionists looking to add new vitality to percussion repertoire and performance. Renowned for their engaging performances and repertoire, members Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake and Daniel Morphy are committed to making new music accessible to audiences that span generations and geography.

Winners of the Mississauga Arts Council’s 2009 Emerging Performing Group award, TorQ has performed to critical acclaim and standing ovations across Canada and beyond, including performances at the International Percussion Quartet Festival (Luxembourg), Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Indian River Festival (Prince Edward Island), Stratford Summer Music Festival, MusicFest Canada (Vancouver), Colours of Music Festival (Barrie, ON), Open Ears Contemporary Music Festival (Kitchener, ON), and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Indianapolis). They have been featured as touring recital artists with Jeunesses Musicales Canada (October 2011), Prairie Debut (January 2012) and Debut Atlantic (September 2012). Spring 2012 saw them collaborate with Soundstreams Canada and the Stuttgart Chamber Choir, leading to premieres of Paul Frehner’s commissioned work Corpus in Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton and Mannheim, Germany. They have premiered numerous works for percussion quartet, including David Gillingham’s Concertino for Four Percussion and Orchestra with the Mississauga Symphony.

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