Panamanian jazz pianist and composer, Danilo Pérez, serves as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, Cultural Ambassador to the Republic of Panama, Founder and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival, as well as Founder and Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in Boston’s Berklee College of Music. In this concert, he leads musicians from Palestine, Greece, Jordan, and Panama, with varied musical traditions and instrumentation to match.
WHEN: SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020 AT 8:00 PM
WHERE: KOERNER HALL – TELUS CENTRE
ADDRESS: 273 BLOOR STREET WEST – TORONTO
COST: STARTING AT $21 – BUY TICKETS
SERIES: 21C MUSIC FESTIVAL
Juno Award-winning saxophonist Allison Au opens the evening with her quartet and special guest vocalist Laila Biali.
The Royal Conservatory has commissioned both Pérez and Au to write new pieces, with Pérez’s work, titled Fronteras (Borders), receiving its Canadian premiere and Au’s, called Migrations, a world premiere.
Please stay and enjoy a beverage after the concert and enjoy the Postlude Performance with Andrew McAnsh Quartet.
* Commissioned by The Royal Conservatory with the generous support of Nance Gelber & Dan Bjarnason
Danilo Pérez, piano
Farayi Malek, vocals
Vasilis Kostas, laouto
Layth Sidiq, violin
Naseem Alatrash, cello
Tareq Rantisi, percussion
Allison Au, saxophone
Aline Homzy, violin
Amahl Arulanandam, cello
Jon Maharaj, bass
Michael Davidson, vibraphone
Todd Pentney, piano & keyboards
Fabio Ragnelli, drums
Laila Biali, piano & vocals
Program will include the world premiere of Allison Au’s Migrations* and the Canadian premiere of Danilo Pérez’s Fronteras.**
* Allison Au’s Migrations commissioned by The Royal Conservatory/Koerner Hall for 21C Music Festival 2020 with generous support from Nance Gelber & Dan Bjarnason
** Danilo Pérez’s Fronteras was co-commissioned by Detroit Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, The Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music, Wroclaw, Poland (Jazztopad Festival), and The Royal Conservatory/Koerner Hall for the 21C Music Festival 2020.