H E A L
Date: August 17th, 2021 7PM
Time heals, dance heals, art heals. We work on healing with dance with English Country Dance instructor Catherine Campbell, with music from the Jane Austin era, including some of Austen’s favourite music. Also in line with the theme of music to heal, we share the sublime Adagio from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, featuring TCO clarinetist Anthony Thompson. Bringing joy to our concert are the young musicians of the Mooredale Jr. Orchestra and their conductor (and TCO violinist) Bijan Sepanji for two Renaissance dances, and we complete the program with Canadian female composer Liza McLellan’s “Ballad for the Passing of Time,” a nod to the age old saying “Time heals all things”
Anthony Thompson, clarinet
Toronto Concert Orchestra
As a freelance clarinetist, Anthony Thompson performs with many Toronto-based ensembles. As an orchestral musician, Anthony has appeared with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Concert Orchestra. He has performed under the baton of renowned conductors Leonard Slatkin, Kerry Stratton, and Sir Andrew Davis.
Anthony has a deep passion for contemporary music, performing regularly with many of Canada's premier new music ensembles. He has toured across Canada and parts of Asia with Soundstreams, Continuum Contemporary Music, and the Thin Edge New Music Collective. As a founding member of the Blythwood Winds woodwind quintet, Anthony is also an active chamber musician, performing regularly at many of Toronto’s musical and cultural venues.
In addition to his performance career, Anthony has a large private teaching studio. Away from the clarinet, he enjoys spending time with his family, practicing yoga, and triathlon training.