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TorQ Brings Percussion to a New Level

by on October 26, 2010

The Fredericton Playhouse will be filled with percussive melodies when TorQ performs on Tuesday, November 2 at 8pm.

Awarded a MARTY for the Best Emerging Performing Arts Group in 2009 by the Mississauga Arts Council, TorQ (pronounced “tork”) was formed in 2004 by four young, enthusiastic Toronto-area percussionists looking to add new energy to percussion repertoire and performance. They range from sweetly lyrical mallet quartets to no-holds-barred and high energy percussion show pieces. The members of TorQ are each accomplished musicians in their own right and together they form an incredibly dynamic group, performing to much acclaim across Canada.

Members Richard Burrows, Jamie Drake and Daniel Morphy all met while studying music at the University of Toronto with Russell Hartenberger, Beverley Johnston and John Rudolph, while Adam Campbell hails from PEI and studied at Acadia University before completing further studies at UofT. TorQ is as exciting as it is musical and their standing ovations are definitely deserved.

Join the members of TorQ as they offer an introductory level workshop on Monday, November 1st at 6:30pm at the Fredericton Playhouse. The workshop fee is $20 ($10 for Spotlight members) and registration is required by calling the box office at 458-8344. Instruments will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own percussive instruments if they wish. The workshop is open to ages 12 and up.

Tickets for TorQ’s November 2nd performance are available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at www.theplayhouse.ca.

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