22 Jul JULY 29 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Toronto Summer Festival
Toronto Summer Festival
JULY 29 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
ERIN COOPER GAY: VOICE, LUTE, VIOLIN, BASS
July 29, 5:00pm
ERIN COOPER GAY, a singer “with a seductively warm, lyric quality” is a remarkably versatile and spirited musician. A real affinity for collaboration compels her to seek out other artists from different genres who want to break ground and create new sound worlds.
A professional french horn player from the age of 19, having made her solo debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Erin draws upon her eclectic background to inform her singing style. Working as a session movie and gaming soundtrack player, as principal horn for the latest Toronto production of Les Misérables, and appearing with the orchestras of Seattle, Cleveland, Vancouver, National Arts Centre, Oregon Bach Festival and for the last ten years, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, has paved the way for Erin to hone her skills as a kind of musical craftsman.
While still performing as Acting Utility Horn with the Toronto Symphony, she completed an Artist’s Diploma in Voice at the University of Toronto focusing on Early Music. What followed was a busy time of engagements owed, kicking off with her vocal debut as “Kate Middleton” in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Last Night of the Proms in 2011, her American recital debut with the Madison Bach Players, multiple recitals in Toronto, and a solo feature with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, where she was previously principal horn. A”double threat”, she toured Europe with Bernard Labadie’s Violons du Roy on horn and then sang in his Chapelle de Québec at Carnegie Hall. An avid chamber musician, Erin has been soprano in residence at the Scotiabank Northern Lights Festival in Ajijic, Mexico for the past 3 years, exploring new genres with the Attacca Quartet, pianist Jamie Parker, flautist Susan Hoeppner, pianist Angela Park, Richard Underhill Jazz Quartet, and with the festival orchestra.
About Shuffle Concerts
Inspired by the Shuffle function on an iPod, these short (45-60 minute) informal, eclectic sampler performances are pay what you can and feature Festival Artists, special guests and next-generation emerging artists performing a wide range of musical offerings.
Limited reserved seating* is available by going to our Eventbrite page.
Doors open at 4:30pm. Your reserved seats will be released 10 minutes prior to the concert if you have not yet arrived. These concerts often sell-out and are first-come, first-served.
Something for everyone. Be prepared to be surprised!
Date: July 29
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Website: https://www. eventbrite.ca/e/erin-cooper- gay-voice-lute-violin-tickets- 25240316466
Toronto Summer Music
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