Sun, June 23 4:00pm

Cello Revel

Revel in the sounds of the solo cello with principal cellist Rachel Mercer, including works by Bach and a Harbourfront Centre commission of cellist/composer India Gailey.
Western Classical
all ages

part of Summer Music in the Garden

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

Sun, June 23 4:00pm

Cello Revel

Revel in the sounds of the solo cello with principal cellist Rachel Mercer, including works by Bach and a Harbourfront Centre commission of cellist/composer India Gailey.

Western Classical
all ages

part of Summer Music in the Garden

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

About

Celebrate the 25th birthday of the Music Garden with Rachel Mercer, principal cellist of the NAC Orchestra. Revel in the sounds of the solo cello, including works by Bach and a Harbourfront Centre commission of cellist/composer India Gailey. 

Program:

Suite No. 1 in G major – J. S. Bach

Naga – Harbourfront Commission (world premiere) – India Gailey

Adaptation Acceleration – Kelly-Marie Murphy

viyolonsel semai – Andrew Downing

Cool As Funk (world premiere) – John B Hedges

About Rachel Mercer

Described as a “pure chamber musician” and “bringing moments of pure magic,” Canadian cellist Rachel Mercer is the principal cello of the NAC Orchestra in Ottawa, co-artistic director of the “5 at the First” series in Hamilton and one-half of the Mercer-Park Duo with pianist Angela Park. Previously cellist of the JUNO Award-winning piano quartet Ensemble Made In Canada, AYR Trio and the Aviv Quartet, she is also an advocate for new Canadian music. She has commissioned and premiered over 30 solo and chamber works. In 2014, Mercer released a critically acclaimed album of the Bach Suites recorded on the 1696 Bonjour Strad Cello from the Canada Council Instrument Bank.

Photo by David Leyes.

Dates & Times

Sun, June 23
4:00pm 5:00pm

Tickets

Free admission
No tickets required

Venue

Toronto Music Garden

479 Queens Quay West,
Toronto, ON