Silver Roots at the Japan Foundation

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Silver Roots at the Japan Foundation

Post  JF on Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:04 pm

The Japan Foundation, Toronto presents

Silver Roots
featuring violinist Maria Kaneko Millar

Concert Date & Time
Friday, September 25th at 7:30 pm (doors open 7:00 pm)

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
131 Bloor Street West, 2nd floor of the Colonnade

Admission is free
*RSVP required: RSVP through our website or call 416-966-1600 x 105

Silver Roots lives in the continuum between classical and world music. Fronted by Juilliard graduates Shawn Wyckoff (flute) and Maria Kaneko Millar (violin), Silver Roots performs revolutionary, customized programmes that draw from a mix of classical and world music, original works and improvisation. Communication is the driving force behind Silver Roots, whether through masterful execution and interpretation, conversations with the audience, sharing the history behind the music or even song & dance! By utilizing every part of the performer - the fingers, the mind, the voice and the story - Silver Roots redefines the concert-going experience.

This concert, titled Japan Meets World, explores the intersection between Japanese music and the Western World. The programme will include Japanese and Western classical and traditional music as well as works by Maria Kaneko Millar for violin, flute, cello, voice and dance.

Silver Roots:
Maria Kaneko Millar (violin)
Canadian violinist, singer and composer Maria Kaneko Millar has performed as a soloist throughout Canada, Ireland, China, Japan and the US; The Canadian, British and American Broadcasting Corporations as well as The WB's One World Jam, CBS Sunday Morning and CBS The Early Show have aired concerts, interviews and clips of her work. 170 performances in the principal role of Solo Dancing Fiddler in Riverdance On Broadway and the North American and Asian Tours of Riverdance: The Show included 4 center stage numbers of improvised solos and simultaneous fiddling and dance.

Shawn Wyckoff (flute)
American flutist Shawn Wyckoff is an avid solo and chamber musician who has been featured in performances at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Kennedy Center Concert Hall as well as featured solo and chamber ensemble presentations at Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, The Library of Congress, BargeMusic, Cathedral of St. John of the Divine, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum and the United Nations.

For complete musician bios and programme (TBA), please visit our website.

This concert is supported by the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto.


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