Doors at 6 p.m., Show at 6:30 p.m.
$15 at the door
An innovative artist, queer classical pianist Darren Creech “shows his belief in a new potential for the classical concert stage” (CBC Music), and his playing has been heralded as “full of ease, very convincing” (Yannick Nézet-Séguin). Engaging his audience through an immersive combination of queer theatre, captivating costumes, and glittery hair, he was the Keynote Performer at McGill University’s Music Graduate Symposium and was awarded the Best Artist Prize at Toronto’s Nuit Rose. Having grown up in Senegal, West Africa, Darren draws on his cross-cultural background to inform his unconventional approach to the stage. He currently lives in Toronto.
Toronto–based pianist Thompson T. Egbo-Egbo has been known to seduce audiences around the world by pushing the definition of genre. His mixing of styles and unique interpretation of repertoires from jazz to classical to pop are at the heart of his distinct and exciting sonic blend. He believes the cultural diversity of Toronto has created a wonderful breeding ground for the development of his creativity. He is a graduate of Humber College (Toronto) and Berklee College of Music (Boston).