Wednesday, March 5, at 8 PM / Massey Hall / Toronto
Tickets $69.50 - $49.50 - 416-872-4255 or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Toronto, ON. February 5, 2008
Legendary American pianist/composer Chick Corea, known for his many brilliant collaborations, appears at Massey Hall on Wednesday, March 5, at 8 pm in a rare “solo” acoustic piano performance.
Considering the staggering volume of Chick Corea’s recorded output over the past 40 years, it is no overstatement to call him one of the most prolific composers of the second half of the 20th century. From avant-garde to bebop, from children’s songs to straight ahead, from hard-hitting fusion to heady forays into classical, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is simply uncanny. A restlessly creative spirit, he continues to explore and generate new material for a number of different vehicles, including his Elektric Band and his flamenco flavored Touchstone band.
A prodigiously talented keyboard player, Corea has mastered most genres of jazz piano and has also performed parts of the classical repertoire, notably the Mozart piano concerti. He is a highly gifted composer, having written several standards including his best-known hit “Spain”, but also covering stylistic territory as wide-ranging as that of his playing, from jazz, to fusion, to Latin music, to orchestral and chamber works.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 8 PM / Massey Hall
178 Victoria Street, Toronto
Tickets $69.50 - $49.50 - Call 416-872-4255 or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office
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