May - Nov

Latitude 45 Arts

Montreal-based arts management agency Latitude 45 Arts is delighted to announce the activities of several of its artists’ upcoming tours in the Asia-Pacific region.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra returns to Australia this year in collaboration with Musica Viva, with eight concert dates in May and June of 2018. The award-winning ensemble will present their concert Bach and His World, featuring excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations, his Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, and the first Orchestral Suite in C Major, all performed on period instruments. This multi-media performance promises to deliver an intimate and detailed look into the musical creations of one of classical music’s most revered composers.

19 May – Perth, 22 May – Melbourne, 24 May – Canberra, 26 May – Melbourne, 29 May – Adelaide, 31 May – Brisbane, 2 & 4 Jun – Sydney. You can read up more on their tour details here.

Eve Egoyan

In September 2018, Canadian pianist Eve Egoyan will be touring her new programme EarWitness in Australia. Using a disklavier, a fully digitally interfaced acoustic concert piano, the programme is a deeply integrated virtuosic mix of sound, image and unspoken narrative which challenges traditional conceptions of piano and pianist. EarWitness leads its audience through layered emotional musical worlds; contrastingly introspective, startling, playful, poetic and urgent.

Concert dates to include performances in Wollongong, Monash University in Melbourne, and Perth from 14 – 28 Nov.

Corey Hamm

In November 2018, Canadian pianist Corey Hamm will tour in China and Thailand with two recital programmes: his celebrated performance of Frederic Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated, and a programme of piano sonatas by Prokofiev, Dutilleux and Kapustin. Hamm has established a unique musical profile as a soloist and chamber musician performing widely throughout North America and Asia. His recording of The People United Will Never Be Defeated won Spotify’s Best Classical Recording 2014. He has commissioned, premiered and recorded over 200 works by composers from all over the world, in addition to over 70 commissions for his duo, PEP (Piano and Erhu Project) with Erhu virtuoso Nicole Ge Li.

His upcoming tour in Asia includes concert dates at universities and conservatories throughout China and in Eelswamp, Thailand – dates to be announced soon! There are still some available dates in November, so please contact Latitude 45 if you have an interest in presenting this incredible pianist and musician.

Tambuco

The Mexico City-based percussion quartet Tambuco recently returned from a tour in Japan this past November which included a number of concerts, masterclasses, world premières and the recording of a new CD. They will return to Japan for a concert in late June 2018 at the Rohm Theatre in Kyoto. With 22 years of international concerts and recordings and four Grammy nominations, Tambuco is the world’s premier percussion quartet, with a repertoire ranging from structuralist percussion music to a wide range of ethnic drum music and avante-garde sound interpretation. You may have even seen them in the opening scene of the latest James Bond movie, Spectre. Click here to watch Tambuco percussionist Ricardo Gallardo’s composition Café Jegog.

collectif9

Looking ahead, collectif9 is planning to return to Asia for a third time in October 2019. The genre-bending classical string band offers a fresh spin on classical music with its pop and rock-based arrangements of both standard classical works and new compositions by contemporary composers. Previous tours took collectif9 to China and Korea, and they are eager to make their debut in more countries in the region next year. Please contact Latitude 45 to learn more about this exciting ensemble. Click here to view their teaser video.

Latitude 45 Arts looks forward to seeing friends and colleagues this September in Auckland, New Zealand for the upcoming AAPPAC conference!