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Bill Evans: The French Connection

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April 9, 2013

12 – 1 p.m. Christopher Mokrzewski, one of Toronto’s most versatile and exciting young pianists, takes a fascinating look at the influence of French classical composers on the music of legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans. With Evans’ iconic “Peace Piece” as a point of departure, this unique program weaves together the music of Ravel, Poulenc and Messiaen with some of Evans’ signature tunes.

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

For more details: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West