Hugh’s Room has graciously extended a 2 for 1 offer to Toronto Ravel, October meeting ONLY. Bring a friend/colleague/client to Ravel (preferably one who has not been before) and the guest gets in FREE.  Or, both of you get in for 1/2 price – your choice!

Help us to spread the word about Toronto Ravel by taking advantage of this generous offer. And what better way to introduce someone to Ravel than by experiencing the music and insights of Dr. Paul Hoffert, one of this country’s shining musical lights, and a leader in advancing the causes of intellectual property and copyright law in Canada.


Special Guest Paul Hoffert:   Dr. Paul Hoffert is the founder of the rock group Lighthouse, a songwriter and composer of concert and screen music. He is Professor of Music and Law at University of Toronto and founder of Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), Chair of the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, and President of the Glenn Gould Foundation Inc. He is former Chair of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, President of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and Chair of the Ontario Arts Council. 

His recordings have sold millions and he has composed hundreds of music soundtracks for feature films and television programs. He has four Juno Awards, three SOCAN Film Composer of the Year awards, numerous other international awards for his music. He is author of a textbook for composing video game, web, and mobile music and received the Pixel award as Canada’s New Media Visionary. He was inducted into the Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Order of Canada for his contributions to Music and Media. paulhoffert.ca

Paul will take us through this outstanding work, in all of its phases; Sibelius file, small ensemble (13 instruments), medium orchestra (29 musicians), and finally the 85-piece orchestral version performed live in Germany.  VIEW THE TRAILER FOR THE DOCUMENTARY at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ3FOFfalNs  READ A DESCRIPTION OF THE DOCUMENTARY at Rhapsody 1939-1945 Poster  LISTEN TO THE SCORE at http://www.visiontv.ca/videos/leo-spellmans-rhapsody-in-concert/

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.
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.
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.  We need people who can assist with publicity and promotion to work with Janal Bechtholt in spreading the word.  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
See you at Ravel!
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