Aeolian Blog

So long Summer. Hello…Oktoberfest and Germany!!

September 2018

We start our fall jazz season Sunday with a step into early German cabaret! Remember the movie Cabaret and Joel Gray as the MC?  That era, between the end of the 1st World War and the rise of the Third […]

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Sarina Haggarty… Live on the Aeolian Box Office Stage

October 2018

Recently we had the amazing pleasure of hearing the sweet, sweet sounds of Sarina Haggarty (with special guest Connor Morand) on the Aeolian’s Windows on Dundas Box Office Stage.  For someone who has been making music for as long as […]

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Tony Dekker…. Live on the Aeolian Hall Box Office Stage

September 2018

Tony Dekker and his band Great Lake Swimmers have long been friends of the Aeolian Hall for more than a decade. Born and raised in Wainfleet, Ontario, Dekker studied literature at the University of Western Ontario. Both of the band’s first […]

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Sarah Smith… live on the Aeolian Box Office Stage

September 2018

Our good friend Sarah Smith stopped by on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to chat about music, education, and life in general.  Never lacking in creative energy, we were happy to host Sarah in a “Little Office Concert” on our Box […]

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May is Great-Artists-Revisited Month!!

May 2018

Well welcome to instant spring!  After what seemed like the never-ending winter, nature firmly and finally  turned the page. The flora and fauna are responding!   And there is now a spring in our step that speaks of warm summer days […]

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Listening Notes: El Sistema Aeolian Chamber Music

September 2018

  El Sistema Aeolian is proud to present a concert comprised of chamber music.  For the past month, our participants have been working in groups of 3 to 8 members.  For many, the opportunity to prepare a work without a […]

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EL SISTEMA AEOLIAN: Brass and Winds

September 2018

  On Thursday, The El Sistema Trombone choir will perform the chorale “Nun Danket Alle Gott,” written by Johann Crüger (1648), harmonized by Johann Sebastian Bach and edited for trombones by Robert King (1958).   The trombone and the German […]

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Megan Bonnell set for London Release of New Album

April 2018

The Aeolian is proud to present MEGAN BONNELL’s London album release show for her new album: SEPARATE ROOMS MEGAN BONNELL *ALBUM RELEASE SHOW FOR SEPARATE ROOMS* with guests The Early Morning Thursday, April 26, 2018 Show at 8:00pm. Doors at […]

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Aaron Allen Releases New Album at Aeolian

April 2018

The Aeolian is proud to present LOCAL FOLK 6! AARON ALLEN & THE SMALL CITY SAINTS *OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOW* with guest Aistis Friday, April 27, 2018 Show at 8:00pm. Doors at 7:00pm $15 Advance. $20 Door. If you have […]

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Aeolian Shines at the Jack Richardson London Music Awards

September 2018

  On Sunday, April 8th, The Aeolian was proud to host The Jack Richardson London Music Awards Jazz/Classical/World Awards Gala! The event kicked off Jack Richardson London Music Week, the biggest celebration of London and area music and musicians. The […]

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Two great shows…back to back!

April 2018

The Aeolian is proud to present two amazing folk shows on April 18th & 19th! STEPHEN FEARING with guest Ken Yates Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 Show at 8:00pm. Doors at 7:00pm $30 Advance. $35 Door. 2017 Album of the Year […]

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“HOW HIGH THE MOON” DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE NOW!

April 2018

“HOW HIGH THE MOON” DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE NOW! Experience the astounding vocals of Matt Alber along with the incredible sounds of London’s Prime Time Big Band in How High The Moon, a recreation of Mel Tormé’s “Swingin’ on the Moon” album […]

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Let’s Talk About Fred…

April 2018

World-class jazz musician/composer and 12 time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch plays the Aeolian on March 29th – a solo performance from (in my opinion) one of the top 5 jazz performers in the world. This man has an amazing life-story.  […]

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So what exactly IS Jazz anyway?? Thoughts on compartmentalizing music…

March 2018

I always smile (well, kind of) when I hear people chopping music up… You know…   “Well, I don’t like jazz (or classical or country or…)  I only like _______“.  It’s as though there is a start and stop to […]

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The View From Here – February Jazz and an Interview with Peter Karle

March 2018

Three great shows coming to the Aeolian this month.. AND we get to talk with Peter Karle about his Kinda Kinda Blue event  on the 23rd.  So let’s get to Peter first… On February 23rd the Aeolian presents the Peter […]

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The View From Here – Jazz in February/March. We’re off and running!

February 2018

As we work through these longer, darker months of winter, being together to experience great entertainment gets us away from the cold.  February is our jazz kick-off month at the Aeolian.  Here’s what’s coming up. First, February means Valentine’s Day […]

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The View From Here – Bryan’s notes at Christmas

January 2018

There’s nothing like stopping at a light on the way to the Mall to spend $600.00 to upgrade my Iphone and seeing a homeless man with a paper cup to make me think about what exactly we seem to value […]

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Inspiring Visitors to the Hall

January 2018

The team at Aeolian had the pleasure of hosting Grade 7 and 8 students from W. Sherwood Fox Public School on Monday. After a busy weekend of events, the students brought energy and laughter to an otherwise sleepy Monday morning. […]

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Spanish Rhapsody… an evening of piano duets

January 2018

Until recently, we have been experiencing a record-breaking fall heatwave. In some parts of the world… Spain for example… these hot “summer” nights would have us dancing Flamenco in the streets and hoping for just a few more weeks of […]

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Bryan’s September Blog

December 2017

Before we go any further, press this Spotify button    and then press play on the screen that comes up.  Then come back here and read on while you listen to a musical patchwork for the 9th month of 2017.  It’s […]

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Celebrating Volunteerism, Summer & Friends

January 2018

Aeolian Hall and El Sistema volunteers recently celebrated the end of a successful Summer Season with a potluck event at the Hall. It was one of the last warm nights before Labour Day was the eve before the Fall art […]

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Friends of Aeolian – Meet Norma

January 2018

Welcome to a regular feature called “Friends of Aeolian.”  Over the last 13 years since Clark Bryan became Artistic & Executive Director, our family has continued to grow. With every brush stroke painted, every patron seated, every drink served, every […]

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Why We Fly the Rainbow Pride Flag

January 2018

The Rainbow Flag, flown worldwide in celebration and support of the constant fight for LGBTQII equality, originated in San Francisco, California. Artist and rights activist Gilbert Baker was born in Parsons, Kansas. After serving in the United States Army for […]

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An Aeolian Moment

January 2018

Did you know that there have been other Aeolian Hall’s around the world? Located in Manhattan, the New York Symphony Society performed at Aeolian Hall on West 42nd Street from 1912 to 1924. The building, now a Dental School, was […]

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Aeolian Fall Art Show Opening

January 2018

The Aeolian is excited to present it’s fall art show.  Featuring the work of Vanessa Zita Vanderidder, Kristina Simpson, Sebouh Koulian and Ani Sarian, the show will feature everything from representational to the abstract including vivid colours, expressive techniques, and […]

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88 Keys Celebration

January 2018

We were delighted to celebrate with Dalia and Romeo as they received their donated piano as part of the 88 Keys to Inspiration Program. We enjoyed an impromptu performance by Romeo as he demonstrated some of his amazing skills.  Congratulations […]

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Six Must See Shows This Fall

October 2017

VALDY – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23</strong  Valdy is a long time friend of The Aeolian and one of Canada’s most iconic folk musicians. Last fall, his show sold out two weeks in advance. We expect similar enthusiasm about this year’s concert. […]

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THE BACK LINE: Bryan’s notes on So Much Music.

August 2017

Mid-Summer 2017: Ahh, these August afternoons… The flowers in full-bloom, the direct sun, that soft breeze on your face.  Relaxed in your favourite chair, your ½ bottle of rosé by your glass, the universe unfolding as it should.  Can it […]

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Matt Alber and the Aeolian El Sistema Senior Choir

September 2018

Special to the Aeolian Blog by Ayden Soney This week has been absolutely astonishing and incredibly fun! We spent the past week with 2 time grammy winner Matt Alber and i can speak for the whole choir when i say […]

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Tony Dekker of Great Lake Swimmers talks about recording, London, & The Aeolian

July 2017

Tony Dekker of Great Lake Swimmers is a long time friend of The Aeolian. Tony started coming to The Aeolian in the late 1990s while going to school at Western University. In the early 2000s, Tony chose the hall as […]

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Celebrating Volunteers: Bryan Gloyd and Rod Culham

July 2017

Volunteers are the heart of The Aeolian’s Mission.  Without them, we would not be able to operate.  This week, we are celebrating two volunteers who have given generously to the Aeolian. Bryan Gloyd has been a volunteer at The Aeolian […]

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El Sistema Aeolian Receives Three Years of Funding from TD Bank

July 2017

The Aeolian is thrilled to announce that its free afterschool music program El Sistema Aeolian has received three years of funding from TD Bank.  The funding is to support the expansion of the program including places for new participants, the […]

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Rebelheart Collective Concert Finishes Season with Tears of Joy

July 2017

Last Saturday, The Aeolian’s new Rebelheart Collective Chamber Ensemble gave a stunning concert featuring works from Ravel to Richardson.  The Aeolian’s Rebelheart Collective was formed through the collaborative partnership of Scott St. John violinist and the Aeolian’s Artistic Director Clark […]

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Pride at The Aeolian!

August 2017

At the Aeolian we are firm believers in collaboration and advocacy which is why we are proud to work with Pride London with hosting various events at our venue year after year. This year will not disappoint as we will […]

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History of The Aeolian

August 2017

The Early Years The story of the Aeolian Hall begins in 1882. The London East Town Council bought a plot of land from David E. Glass, former mayor of London. The Council then authorized the expenditure of $7,000 towards the […]

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