Aligning with the BALANCE mission, this Benefit Concert and Reception was established to raise funds to support our incredible groups. This inaugural concert event will host about 250 guests for a music-filled evening followed by an elegant wine and cheese reception.
Featuring: Michael Arnowitt, Pianist
Opening: Susanna McCleary, Fiddle
Hosted by Kelly MacDonald, AMI host and talk show personality
More about Michael Arnowitt
Michael’s imaginative musical landscapes and extraordinary sense of touch at the piano have delighted audiences in concert halls around the world. Michael will grace our ears with classical pieces by Bach, Brahms, Prokofiev and others, some of his own jazz compositions from his recent recording Sweet Spontaneous, and selections from his Jazz Suite from West Side Story, which draws on songs such as Maria and Somewhere. Michael lives with sight loss due to RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa).
More about Susanna McCleary
Training first as a classical violinist, Susanna performs traditional fiddle styles of all kinds. In honour of our venue, Susanna will include Klezmer in her repertoire for this concert. Susanna was born in England, where she attended the Royal National College for the Blind. Residing and performing in Hamilton, Ontario, Susanna has studied with Anne Lederman and others in Canada, as well as with traditional and Klezmer fiddlers in the UK and Ireland. Susanna learns by ear and her repertoire currently numbers thousands of tunes.
Our Host: Kelly MacDonald, Accessible Media Inc.
Kelly MacDonald is co-host of Kelly and Company weekdays at 2 pm ET on AMI-audio. Kelly began his broadcasting career with CJCS radio Stratford. In his spare time, Kelly directs Out Of Sight Productions, a London, Ontario, based theatre company he founded 10 years ago.
Who is it for?
In advance: 45
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2019 | 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Venue & Address
Al Green Theatre (Miles Nadal JCC), 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2J2
Accessible by Public Transport