Thu, August 29 7:00pm

The Joining Of Light

Arlen Hlusko plays solo Bach in addition to a program of works that speak to the power of hope and community through darkness.
Classical
all ages

part of Summer Music in the Garden

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

Thu, August 29 7:00pm

The Joining Of Light

Arlen Hlusko plays solo Bach in addition to a program of works that speak to the power of hope and community through darkness.

Classical
all ages

part of Summer Music in the Garden

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

About

The newest member of the Bang-On-A-Can All-Stars, Arlen Hlusko, plays solo Bach in addition to a program of works that speak to the power of hope and community through darkness. 

“The Joining of Light” ties together works composed in the past few years, with works written hundreds of years ago. Many of the pieces were created in response to difficult times, like Andrea Casarrubios’ “Seven,” a piece written during the height of the pandemic in 2020, and Nicholas Yandell’s “Restless/Release,” a piece based on poetry reflective of the collective unrest while reckoning with racism and injustice in America in summer 2020. Some pieces evoke hope and light, like Kenji Bunch’s arrangement of “We Shall Overcome” and Reena Esmail’s “Sandhiprakash.” These pieces and fragments of pieces come together to create a story of hope and community through dark, upsetting times. 

Program:

Joseph Dall’Abaco: Caprice No 1 in c minor

Nicholas Yandell: Restless/Release

Traditional, arr Kenji Bunch: We Shall Overcome

Francis Carr: Improvisations (1 + 7)

Giancarlo Latta: Sarabande

Reena Esmail: Sandhiprakash

George Crumb: Sonata for Solo Cello, 2nd mvt

Andrea Casarrubios: SEVEN

J.S. Bach: Suite No 5 in c minor

About Arlen Hlusko

Hailed for her “sublime cello prowess,” “absorbing originality,” and “mesmerizing beauty,” internationally acclaimed Canadian cellist Arlen Hlusko is a dynamic, versatile artist who has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician across the Americas, Asia and Europe. Hlusko is also a laureate of numerous competitions, a Grammy Award winner for her collaboration with “The Crossing,” and a recent alumna of the Curtis Institute of Music and Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect. She has debuted with the LA Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, and the Calgary Philharmonic, and she was featured on CBC’s “30 under 30.” 

Photo by Jiyang Chen.

Dates & Times

Thu, August 29
7:00pm 8:00pm

Tickets

Free admission
No tickets required

Venue

Toronto Music Garden

479 Queens Quay West,
Toronto, ON