Phoenix Sessions - Novemberaeolianhall.regfox.com/the-aeolian-phoenix-sessions-november
The Aeolian takes the virtual stage with the launch of our brand new “Phoenix Sessions.” Each month we bring premier artists to you virtually in the comfort of your own home. A one month subscription and access to at least four performances is available for $20.
Aeolian’s Phoenix Sessions are proud to produce four outstanding performances in November. For just $20 you have access to all four digitally streamed productions anytime, anywhere. One new show will be released every Friday including: Sarina Haggarty & Connor Morand, the Great Lake Swimmers, Gina Farrugia and Peter Karle, and Pat Robitaille. Subscribe once, enjoy live music all month long!
This performance is part of the Aeolian’s Phoenix Sessions. To view, purchase the November pass or become a recurring monthly member.
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gina farrugia and peter karle
Peter is an old soul – Gina is a young spirit at heart, so they never had to compromise – they just balance each other.
They first worked together in an 18 piece big band – both love all kinds of music, love to share and enjoy teaching. They decided to adopt each other and spend a lot of time rehearsing and experimenting with new tunes and styles, swapping cds, drinking really good coffee and just being goofy.
Peter is a Kenora boy whose jazz inspired Radiohead, Sting and Miles show sold out Aeolian Hall. He always has a new project on the go including stage work like playing for Jesus Christ Superstar and Funhome in between all his gig work with Julia Haggarty and his funk band project. Gina’s made music everywhere-everything from singing standards with a jazz quartet in Hamburg, playing electro violin in a a bunch of rock bands and Great Gigging it with a Pink Floyd Tribute band.
Gina Farrugia is a jazz musician and educator from Southwestern Ontario who studied voice, violin and arts admin at the University of Waterloo and started her career in Hamburg, Germany. She regularly performs with Peter Karle and with jazz and big bands, country bands, church gigs and contemporary multidisciplinary projects. She has performed on a train, on the roof of a car, a Christmas parade float, a riverboat and on a firetruck. She loves when music genre lines are blurred and likes nothing better than talking shop with fellow musicians and getting the stories first hand from the masters.
Armed with an eclectic taste in music and the experience to match, Peter Karle is excited to bring his young talent and energy to the Prime Time Big Band.
Throughout his undergraduate degree in the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University, Peter actively sought out diverse musical projects to hone his craft as a musician. Along with private classical guitar with Robert Kubica, Peter served as Guitarist and Rhythm Section Leader with the Western University Jazz Ensemble.
Peter has also sought out conducting opportunities outside of the faculty to continue his spirit for giving music. Peter served at the 2014-2015 Western Chamber Ensemble (orchestra division) as director under the tutelage of conductor Alain Trudel. He also served separately as Producer/Music Director/Conductor for Theatre Western’s Xanadu (2013) and Rent (2014) and Into The Woods (2015).
Peter is currently performing as a leader/sideman and session player with various styles of groups around London Ontario. He also takes great pride in being a musical mentor, both as a private teacher and as an instructor at London’s Academy of Music.
Peter has produced a number of productions on the Aeolian stage including a tribute to Miles David, the Police, and David Bowie.
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