#TOPride17: ‘Elegy For Orlando’ by The LGBTQ Classical Music Orchestra

Saturday June 10th, join us for the world premiere of Elegy for Orlando, commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Orlando nightclub shooting.

Elegy for Orlando is dedicated to our sisters and brothers who died at the Pulse nightclub in Florida on June 12, 2016,” says Andrew McClure, a composer who plays cello with Counterpoint. McClure wrote the piece to mark the anniversary of this tragedy and to express Counterpoint’s support for the larger LGBTQ community.

Elegy for Orlando will be performed along with the Toronto premiere of Victor Davies’ Mennonite Piano Concerto, performed by queer classical pianist Darren Creech. “As a classical pianist who is both queer and of Mennonite heritage, it’s incredibly important for me to breathe new life into this work with an inclusive, cross-cultural lens,” says Creech.

Tickets are $18 in advance ($20 at the door) and can be purchased here. Love & Light: Celebrating Canada’s 150 With Pride takes place at St. Luke’s United Church (353 Sherbourne Street) on Saturday June 10th.

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