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Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven & Tchaikovsky Ticket Giveaway

CONCERT PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Canzonetta: Andante

III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo

Esther Yoo, violin

Intermission

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60

  1. Adagio – Allegro vivace
  2. Adagio

III. Allegro vivace

  1. Allegro ma non troppo

Peter Oundjian conductor says, ‘Two brilliant young musicians make their Canadian débuts with us in this concert of music by the masters. Karina Canellakis begins the concert with Mozart’s zesty Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, one of his wittiest and most engaging works. This is truly Mozart at his finest—ebullient, tuneful, energetic, and full of surprises. Esther Yoo then joins the Orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s great Violin Concerto, one of the most famous works in the repertoire. Tchaikovsky’s success with audiences probably comes from his endlessly inventive melodic gift, his ability to spin out memorable melodies effortlessly. The Violin Concerto is also a true showpiece for the soloist. Considered unplayable when it was written, it’s now a cornerstone of the concerto repertoire. Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, on the other hand, is less well known to audiences than the two mighty giants on either side of it, the Third and Fifth Symphonies. But many musicians consider it to be one of the composer’s most masterful works—it’s hugely attractive, with some of Beethoven’s best melodies and a truly dazzling finale.’

Thank you to our friends at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for gifting Thirty Four Flavours with a pair of tickets to Beethoven & Tchaikovsky Ticket Giveaway for their Saturday October 8, 2016 performance!

What are the rules when entering the Thirty Four Flavours and Toronto Symphony Orchestra Ticket Giveaway?

Simple! Please sign up to Thirty Four Flavours Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thirtyfourflavours, Twitter https://twitter.com/34flavours, or email subscription to enter the draw. When you have signed up please send me a Facebook message, a tweet or email (thirtyfourflavours@gmail.com) telling me you why you want to win the Symphony tickets.

Deadline for the Thirty Four Flavours and the Beethoven & Tchaikovsky Ticket Giveaway is Wednesday October 5, 2016.

Here’s the scoop!

Twitter: @TorontoSymphony

Facebook: facebook.com/torontosymphonyorchestra

YouTube: youtube.com/torontosymphony

Instagram: instagram.com/torontosymphony

About the TSO: Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s most important cultural institutions, recognized internationally. Music Director Peter Oundjian leads the TSO with a commitment to innovative programming and audience development through a broad range of performances that showcase the exceptional talents of the Orchestra along with a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. The TSO also serves the larger community with TSOUNDCHECK, the original under-35 ticket program; the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; and music-education programs that reach tens of thousands of students each year.

https://www.tso.ca/

Toronto Symphony Orchestra: The Music of Abba Ticket Giveaway

FUN FACTS ABOUT ABBA

  • Before they were “ABBA” (the initials of the members’ first names), the band was known as “Festfolk”, meaning “party people” in Swedish.
  • ABBA’s greatest hits album, Gold, is one of the best-selling records of all time.
  • ABBA was well-known for performing in outrageous, sparkly outfits. Part of the reason they did so was for tax purposes—according to Swedish laws, the cost of clothes for performance (i.e. could not be worn as normal street clothes) was tax-deductible.
  • ABBA was one of the first groups to use videos to promote their music. Most of them were directed by Lasse Hallström, who received Academy Award nominations for the films My Life as a Dog and The Cider House Rules.

Steven Reineke conductor says, ‘Mamma mia, here we go again! Welcome to the first TSO Pops concert of the 2016/17 season! I’m delighted to welcome back to the TSO stage the extraordinary Finnish vocal ensemble, Rajaton, to perform the greatest hits of 70’s Swedish pop sensation, ABBA. As always, Rajaton bring their infectious energy and dazzling vocals to interpret the music of one of the most commercially successful music groups of all time—ABBA’s songs continue to remain ever popular, decades after they hit No. 1 on worldwide music charts.  And it’s not difficult to see why—especially when you hear them with the full forces of your Toronto Symphony Orchestra!’.

Thank you to our friends at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for gifting Thirty Four Flavours with a pair of tickets to The Music of Abba for their Tuesday October 4, 2016 performance!

What are the rules when entering the Thirty Four Flavours and Toronto Symphony Orchestra Ticket Giveaway?

Simple! Please sign up to Thirty Four Flavours Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thirtyfourflavours, Twitter https://twitter.com/34flavours, or email subscription to enter the draw. When you have signed up please send me a Facebook message, a tweet or email (thirtyfourflavours@gmail.com) telling me you why you want to win the Symphony tickets.

Deadline for the Thirty Four Flavours and The Music of Abba Ticket Giveaway is Saturday October 1, 2016.

Here’s the scoop!

Twitter: @TorontoSymphony

Facebook: facebook.com/torontosymphonyorchestra

YouTube: youtube.com/torontosymphony

Instagram: instagram.com/torontosymphony

About the TSO: Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s most important cultural institutions, recognized internationally. Music Director Peter Oundjian leads the TSO with a commitment to innovative programming and audience development through a broad range of performances that showcase the exceptional talents of the Orchestra along with a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. The TSO also serves the larger community with TSOUNDCHECK, the original under-35 ticket program; the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; and music-education programs that reach tens of thousands of students each year.

https://www.tso.ca/

Museum of Contemporary Craft: ShowPDX A Decade of Portland Furniture Design

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Founded in 1937, Museum of Contemporary Craft (MoCC) in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art is a vibrant center for investigation and dialogue that helps expand the definition and exploration of craft. Through dynamic exhibitions and provocative public programming, supported by the Museum’s collection and archives, the Museum advances the conversation on the role of craft and design in contemporary culture while at the same time honoring the history of the studio craft movement.

The Exhibition Galleries, 4500 square feet on two floors, at any time feature multiple exhibitions that look to the present, future and past of craft through the focused viewpoint of today. Along with featuring some of the leading contemporary national and international artists, exhibitions frequently draw from the rich archives of the MoCC collection, a public legacy of over 1000 objects that documents the active role of both the Museum and the Pacific Northwest in the evolution of craft over the last seven decades.

In addition to the exhibitions on view, the MoCC experience is complemented by The Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Craft—one of the primary destinations in the Pacific Northwest for purchasing exceptional contemporary crafts. The Gallery represents craft artists from across the nation working in ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media. Gallery artists routinely visit the Museum for public gallery talks and hands on demonstrations.

Review:

ShowPDX: A Decade of Portland Furniture Design

Created by Jennifer Jako and Christopher Bleiler of fix studio

October 31, 2014 – January 31, 2015 Curated by: Nicole Nathan

ShowPDX Innovative + Functional Furniture Design is a biennial exhibit presented by fix studio. Show2014 displays over 60 examples of unusual and stimulating furniture design while providing designers/fabricators/makers with a place and resource for peer and public recognition, support and dialogue.

In 2001, small group exhibits by local designers and fabricators inspired the birth of a regular venue for furniture design in Portland. Created by designers Jennifer Jako and Christopher Bleiler of fix studio, Show2002 was the first of its kind in Portland. The exhibit was a curated show of furniture design, featuring local designers, fabricators, and makers. Through the spirit and support of the ShowPDX curatorial group, Show2014 continues to fuel collaboration, inspire students, create dialog amongst colleagues, promote business and inspire events by other independent designers and regional designers at locations across the country.

In October, Show2014 opens to the public. ShowPDX: A Decade of Portland Furniture Design at Museum of Contemporary Craft is the first retrospective of this landmark juried invitational. The exhibition will bring together ten-years of ShowPDX, showcasing the evolution of furniture design in Portland.

I loved the space at the Museum of Contemporary Craft and especially the ShowPDX: A Decade of Portland Furniture Design.  It was easy to navigate without a hipster nose up in your business.  I really enjoyed Portland’s ode to nature and the using of natural fibres and materials.  This makes so much sense and I feel drawn to waning to create by observing a tree stump made of manmade materials, an interesting coffee table to house art books, a woven stool, a bark desk nook and a fantastic purposeful desk.

The works were contemplative, interesting and rich with ideas that perhaps you can emulate into your home and workspace.  It’s always since to see what designers are bringing to the table.  Perhaps we may not be able to afford it (just yet) but we sure can ponder its relevance in our lives.

Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with

Pacific Northwest College of Art

724 NW Davis Street

Portland, Oregon 97209

Tel: 503.223.2654

Fax: 503.223.0190

info@MuseumOfContemporaryCraft.org

http://mocc.pnca.edu/