Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble
“A new breed of younger, social-media-savvy musicians is forming and running its own groups, often with innovative programming, concerts in unexpected places... History thus repeats itself. The new groups evoke the arrival in the 1970s of ensembles like St. Luke’s and Orpheus, then adventuresome, now established names.” --- NYTimes, December 3, 2010, D. Wakin
Music in the Barns concerts transform the urban industrial Wychwood Barns Mainspace into Toronto’s newest “out-of-the-box” concert hall. The heritage site’s first-rate acoustics serve as the backdrop for evenings of chamber music performed by cutting-edge musicians from Toronto, Montreal, Boston and New York City.
Having garnered an impressive reputation for their bold mix of traditional classical and new composition, Canadian and abroad, Music in the Barns performances have presented the Toronto Premiere of Richard Reed Parry’s (Arcade Fire) String Quartet, Heart and Breath, the World Premiere of Toronto composer Rose Boltons’, Coming of Sobs and recently their first World Premiere commission “all that is solid melts into the air” String Quintet by Scott Godin.