Encircling The World - Flutes

June 15 clock 10:24 AM


Heliconian Hall
Toronto, ON

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Presented by:

North Wind Concerts

Event Details

Encircling the World is a musical project designed to illuminate the common experience of musicians and music lovers from many traditions. Against the noise of division and polarization heard around the world, we propose a different approach, with music as the means of exploration – what do we share, what do we have in common despite apparent differences, how can we better understand one another, and what is this beautiful thing called music?

This show is the first of several such events, and focuses this time on flutes:

Ernesto Cardenas, quena, sikus

Kianoush Khalilian, ney

Dora Wang, dizi, xun

Deep Ganguly, bansuri

Alison Melville, traverso, recorder


Bringing together flute players from five different traditions, Encircling the World: Flutes is an evening concert of solo and group music making, commentary and discussion, and interaction with the audience. The flutists come from Hindustani, Chinese, Peruvian, Persian and early Western European playing traditions, and play diverse flutes of bamboo, various types of wood, and clay.

Each musician will play a solo set and speak about what they see as most meaningful to share - their musical education, experience, philosophy, and/or the purpose of music in their own lives and the world at large. They will also play prepared and improvised music together, in various groupings, and the audience will also be able to interact with questions and discussion.

We’re all looking forward to it – please join us for an ear- and mind-opening evening!