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Happy Summer!

I’ve been scolded by my mother that I have not posted anything in some time on this site, so thought I’d give a quick summer update – which is less of an update, and more of a wish for everyone to enjoy those precious few weeks left before September and concert season’s hit!

Summer is also an opportunity to do the following:

  • reflect on the past year of concerts, see what worked and what didn’t
  • start planning (can’t underestimate the power of Google Calendar) your upcoming year so that nothing sneaks up on you
  • setting goals for personal growth, artistic growth, and audience numbers (for marketing friends)
  • Drink beer

Happy Civic Weekend!

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Sneak Peek Orchestra – Illuminations

Just had our first rehearsal for Sneak Peek Orchestra’s Illuminations concert this Sunday at 4pm – and boy does the orchestra sound great!

The orchestra is proud to be featuring works by young Canadian composers, and a special performance by superstar violinist Erika Raum! This is an event not to be missed.  As a special note, this will be the final concert for good friend Kevin Lau with Sneak Peek Orchestra.


Ian Chan: Valse d’un Enfant
William Rowson: Aria
Kevin Lau: Illumination: Concerto for Piano, Percussion and Strings
Elizabeth Raum: Concerto for Violin
Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide

Victor Cheng, Conductor and Piano
Erika Raum, Violin
Michelle Colton, Percussion

More information can be found on the facebook event, and tickets are available through Be-Mused Network.

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21C Festival Goodness

The big news in the new music world in Toronto is that this week is the inaugural 21C festival at The Royal Conservatory.  Running May 21-25, the festival will boast 8 concerts in 5 nights, including 20 premieres.

The Royal Conservatory has always been able to impressively present music that spans a great many cultures, and this type of programming is very evident in the many 21C concerts.

In addition to larger concerts in Koerner and Mazzoleni Halls, including some by New Music Concerts and Esprit Orchestra, I find myself very fortunate to be performing in a late-night show entitled ’21C After Hours’ on May 23 at 10pm (Conservatory Theatre).  I’ll be performing next to the legend, Trichy Sankaran!

My friends at Musicworks Magazine (I currently sit on their Board) have also partnered with the festival, with editor Jennie Punter hosting the post-concert chat on Thursday night with composers R. Murray Schafer, Christos Hatzis, and Brian Current.

Click here for more information, and be sure to use #21Cmusic and #koernerhall for any social media fun!

21C Music Festival

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Party like it’s 1723.

I’ll be emceeing a great concert event on Thursday May 15.

Tafelmusik is going to be breaking down the barriers between audience and performance by recreating the type of performances that would have happened in salons when baroque music was being performed.

McAuslan Brewery will be providing complimentary beer samples, paired with the “Spring” and “Summer” movements from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons – all at the wicked cool Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue, near Bloor Street).

Here’s a funky trailer featuring Julia Wedman, Aisslinn Nosky, Patrick G. Jordan and a quick appearance from yours truly!

Click here for the trailer.  And click here for tickets!

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Blockbuster Weekend! Apr 12-13

Hello friends!

This is a big weekend with some great performances in the Toronto metropolis.

I’ll go in reverse chronological, since that makes sense, obviously.

Sunday April 13th at 7pm, the Blythwood Winds present Underscore: Music from the Stage and Screen, at the ArraySpace (155 Walnut Avenue).  This delightful concert will feature music typically associated with movies and plays, and we open with a special arrangement of the Candide Overture.  We will also be performing Toy Piano Composer Elisha Denburg‘s Extensions!

Tickets can be bought through me in advance (special $10 advance price), or can be bought at the door for $15 – admission gets you a free drink!

Also on Sunday at 2pm, Timothy Eaton Memorial Church (230 St. Clair Avenue West) presents Fauré Requiem, a special PWYC Palm Sunday concert.  Directed by Elaine Choi, and with Christopher Dawes on the organ, this powerfully intimate concert is sure to move any audience member.  Get there early to get your seat!

Click here for more information

On Saturday April 12th at 8pm, the Toy Piano Composers present Tension/Resolution, their season finale at Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Avenue).  Guest harpist Angela Schwarzkopf takes to the stage alongside the vibrant TPC Ensemble.  Plucks, glisses, rattles, harmonics, whistles – we hope you’ll join us for this memorable concert event.  Tension builds – and it will be music to your ears!

Tickets can be bought in advance here, or at the door the day of the concert.

A great weekend of fantastic music!

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Adding Value to your Concert Experience

Here’s a little talk I gave at a recent Orchestras Canada conference for Small Budget Orchestras in Toronto.

Hopefully there’s something of interest to some of you!

Click here for the audio file.

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Alright, alright, alright – Toy Piano Composers time!

The mischievously named concert To Be Announced will be presented Saturday, February 8 at 8pm at the intimate Heliconian Hall in the heart of Yorkville (35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto).  The participants selected from the Call for Works include some of Toronto’s most dynamic emerging composers: Jason Doell, Sophie Dupuis, August Murphy-King, Robert Taylor, and Tyler Versluis.  All works will be performed by the virtuosic Toy Piano Composers Ensemble, and conducted by Pratik Gandhi, Assistant Conductor of Symphony on the Bay in Burlington.

The guest composers’ new works cover a wide range of fascinating topics.  Jason Doell’s enigmatic piece Warheads creates a delicate, tenuous and provocative sound world.  Sophie DupuisWelcome to the Party explores the social psychological phenomena experienced in modern society.  August Murphy-King unearths the sounds and history of Toronto in Three Places in HogtownRobert Taylor’s eclectic Portraits of Childhood features lullabies, music boxes, and nostalgia, and encourages the listener to imagine their own experiences of childhood.  And finally, in Delightful Automata, Tyler Versluis questions the relationship between the composer and his art, and the mechanics of music-making itself.

Get tickets today – click here.

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Tim Crouch as an...
Arts Administrator
Timothy Crouch is an avid arts administrator in the city of Toronto, specializing in marketing for not-for-profits. Passionately devoted to the accessibility of 'classical' music in Canadian society, Mr. Crouch is constantly pursuing new methods to reach new audiences. This passion has resulted in him tackling several roles and opportunities within arts organizations in the city of Toronto.
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Flutist & Performer
Timothy Crouch is a flutist based in Toronto, Ontario. Across Southern Ontario he is in demand as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, as well as a sought after studio musician for film recordings. Timothy has also performed in orchestras under Maestros Peter Oundjian, Julian Kuerti, Johannes Debus and Uri Mayer.
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