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Welcome to our 109th Toronto Ravel Study!

TORONTO RAVEL STUDY is back in-person at The Tranzac Club

 
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This Month’s Guest

Charles Cozens

We are pleased to welcome Charles Cozens back to Toronto Ravel. An award-winning composer, arranger, conductor, pianist, accordionist and orchestrator, he has had a very broad musical career. His arrangements for full orchestra, performed by artists such as Sir Elton John, Randy Bachman, The Canadian Tenors, Countermeasure, Bridge & Wolak, Quartetto Gelato, Mark Masri, The Nylons, Michael Danso, Bending The Bows and many more.

With over 150 CD recordings to his credit as a composer, arranger, performer, conductor and producer, he was recognized by the International Conductors Guild in 2007 as a leading expert on orchestral conducting in the recording environment. One of his recent worldwide record releases includes the 2nd international branding of The Mozart Effect; a 17 album collection of the works of Mozart, which he conducted and produced for Linus Entertainment during the summer of 2016

Maestro Cozens has for many years been a strong advocate for the Canadian music industry, helping to develop and nurture up and coming Canadian artists. As the founder and conductor of the Burlington New Millennium Orchestra (BNMO), he is looking forward to present young dynamic Canadian artists over the course of the next several seasons.

In 2023, Maestro Cozens was inducted into the Burlington Performing Arts Centre Hall of Fame.

For more on Charles, please visit http://charlescozens.com

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**IF YOU ARE JOINING US ON ZOOM, PLEASE CONSIDER A $10 DONATION TO SUPPORT TORONTO RAVEL. SEND YOUR eTRANSFER TO info@torontoravel.com. PLEASE NOTE – ONLY Adventures in Listening and the study will be broadcast

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A GUEST STUDY LEADER, please contact John info@torontoravel.com.

LISTEN TO PAST STUDIES @ https://soundcloud.com/toronto-ravel-podcast

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NEW ADVENTURES IN LISTENING – Film clips from “On The Waterfront” and “Ryan” are posted on the “Study Materials” page for download. With the sound removed, they can be scored as an exercise, and brough in to “Adventures in Listening” for feedback and analysis. Adventures in Listening is a unique opportunity to get unbiased and honest feedback on your ‘in-progress’ or experimental work from a community of your professional peers. Because it is anonymous, it is a risk-free environment.  Whether you are an emerging composer or an experienced one, and whether your work is for concert or screen, I encourage you to take advantage of this invaluable resource.

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Many of you are actively performing musicians or are composers with TV shows or films containing your original scores. If you would like me to mention upcoming concerts or showtimes, please see me during the first hour, and I will make the announcement during “Adventures in Listening”. This way we can get the word out while preserving the relaxed and casual atmosphere that we have created at Toronto Ravel.
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We need your helpWe know that Toronto Ravel is viable, but we need to ensure that it is sustainable. There are 2 ways you can help;  First, by spreading the word to your friends, Facebook friends, colleagues, etc., and by passing around the links to our videos – the links are below. Also – you can volunteer a bit of your time and be part of the Ravel team.  Please email info@torontoravel.com if you can lend a hand. 
 
Promo Video PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AQN8yoJpDI
Producer Larry Weinstein talks about Ravel 
http://youtu.be/PAsiZJYFeY
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See you at Ravel!
JH