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Toronto’s group of 27 reimagines the orchestra with DIY Symphony concert

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“We have an opportunity here, let’s try something different.” ~ Eric Paetkau

Pay-What-You-Can at Group of 27 Orchestra


This Friday at Trinity-St-Paul’s Centre (427 Bloor Street West), artistic director Eric Paetkau and the group of twenty-seven orchestra round out their first official season with “DIY Symphony”, a pay-what-you-can evening of spontaneity where audiences can mix and match movements from a “playlist” of symphonies that will be sight-read by seasoned and young musicians on the spot.

While this group has a deep reverence for the traditions of classical and orchestral music, g27 is re-imagining the symphonic experience. The members perform regularly with the likes of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company and other major ensembles. However, when they are with the g27, they get to try out new ideas for audience engagement, and play some of their favourite orchestral music that audiences rarely get to hear in performance. Read on…

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