Weekend Preview: October 18th – 20th

This weekend has another slew of concerts lined up for those eager to listen. Three days, three concerts, all with different things to offer.

Friday October 18th: The X Avant VIII Festival at the Music Gallery continues on Friday and Saturday. Friday features Montreal ensemble Ensemble Supermusique playing a concert of their compositions. The works will vary between graphics scores and traditional notation, as well as orally transmitted instructions. These soloists are a must see.

Saturday October 19th: Saturday offers us First Nations DJ group ‘A Beat Called Red’, along with Nunavut throat-singer and beatboxer Nelson Tagoona as well as the DJ collective ‘MAMA’. If you’re interested in hip hop, DJ’s, electronic music, and music stemming from little known musical traditions, check out this concert.

Sunday October 20th: Musica Reflecta kicks off its 2013-2014 season with an event for people of all ages at Gallery 345. ‘Peter in the Gallery: Children’s Tales for Woodwind Ensemble’ combines the new children’s music, with the classics. Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (1936) will be performed alongside Toronto composer Chris Thornborrow’s Mini Piano Concerto No. 1 (2013), and canadian composer Harry Freedman’s Tiki Tiki Tembo (1971). Bring your kids and have a blast. This is a short but sweet concert, perfect for an afternoon out.

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