Professor Ron Westray directs the York University R&B Ensemble in a show-stopping performance of soul and funk music.
The concert will feature the music of Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power and many other great artists.
Admission is free and open to everyone.
Classical piano students from the studio of Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico showcase their talent.
Free admission. Everyone welcome.
The York University Gospel Choir directed by Professor Karen Burke presents a rafter-raising concert of works by Hezekiah Walker, Edwin Hawkins, Kirk Franklin and other Gospel greats.
The 100+ voice choir is backed by a rhythm section directed by Corey Butler:
Karen Burke is a pre-eminent singer, music director, choral conductor and composer in the field of African-American vocal music. An authority on the history and performance practices of Gospel music, she has worked with many major choral ensembles and organizations including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Youth Choir, Toronto Choral Society and Ontario Choral Federation, as well as numerous schools and church congregations. In 1988, she co-founded the Juno Award-winning Toronto Mass Choir and continues to serve as its principal director, touring nationally and internationally.
Fri. April 6, 7:30 – 9pm
Sat. April 7, 7:30 – 9pm
Admission: $15 | $10 students & seniors
Box Office: ampd.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice | 416-736-5888
Gallery Hours: 12-5PM Or by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reception: Monday April 9, 6-9PM
Adapt to change and become the future. The Next Design Grad Show captures the milestones and achievements of the York University/Sheridan College Design graduating class of 2018. This milestone is a product of the hard work and dedication from the graduates — highlighting the work and achievements they have made over the past four years. They invite the public to join them in celebrating the closing of this chapter in their lives and the beginning of the next.
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Industry: Wed April 11, 5pm-8pm
Public:Wed, April 11, 8pm – 10pm
Thurs, April 12, 11am-4pm
Fri, April 13, 11am-4pm
Nedda Baba’s MFA Thesis Exhibition From Protests to Pomegranates is a performative installation ruminating on origins, objects, and transformative possibilities. How do we resolve our resistances in diaspora and unravel our inclinations towards belonging? This body of work explores symbolic transformations of various ancestral objects, queering the relationship to them and to belonging itself. Appropriating the act of wheatpasting, photographs of playful hand gestures with these objects are repeatedly applied and torn off the walls in a cyclical process of doing and undoing. Straddling this are passing conversations with visitors over a bowl of pomegranates and strange materializations of drafting stencils. Both the fruit and the tools, though seemingly disparate, simultaneously share a history of functioning as affective placeholders for a distant familial past – a history that is in the process of unbinding in this work. This exhibit is a working template for understanding the potential of reorientations in postcolonial diasporic space.
Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau‘s MFA Thesis Exhibition What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest? is an autofiction, and the second chapter in a series of speculative works reflecting on the affective relationships between sentient bodies and objects. The first instalment, Is It the Sun or the Asphalt All I See is Bright Black, an installation, performance, and video work, was presented in Montreal at Circa Art Actuel (Spring 2017). What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest? takes a similar approach in telling the interior monologues of a character wishing to expand their limited mobility through their senses.
A romance of reclaiming the ill body from the jaws of stillness by merging with the universe of things. Via a network of things, the body extends itself, connecting with stuff, reaching spaces and places with greater ease and expanded potentials. Like an ever-growing creature made of unfired clay, new limbs being hastily built-on as others drop off. Possibilities multiply. Stilted with the anxiety of showing its vulnerability to the outside world, the ill body is awkward in public, but comfortable at home. The ill mind/body is never fully relieved; at best, it manages to forget its ill state through distraction and fantasy. The pain of the body slows down the mind, opening it up to near-constant reverie.
Yannick Desranleau is the 2016 recipient of The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art.
Performances: May 3 & 24
Concordia University 1515 St. Catherine St. West Montreal