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Friday February 26, 2021
7:30 pm  
$20 Advanced   

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The Aeolian Phoenix Sessions take centre stage… in the comfort of your own home. Each month we premier at least four artists’ recordings from the Aeolian stage. Membership to the Phoenix Sessions is $20 per month (recurring) and you select the productions you want to watch.

Aeolian’s Phoenix Sessions are proud to produce four outstanding performances in February. For just $20 you have access to all four digitally streamed productions anytime, anywhere. One new show will be released every Friday including: Lewington & Downie (of Enter the Haggis), Colin Linden… Live from Nashville, Jully Black… Live from Toronto, and Nocturne Romantique featuring Clark Bryan, pianist.

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Nocturne Romantique featuring Clark Bryan, Pianist

Footsteps on freshly fallen snow. The smell of a wood burning fire. Stars dancing among a frozen sky. A candlelit window breaking the darkness. Quiet contemplation.

Experience an evening of passion and romance as Clark Bryan plays nocturnes, night music, for a winters’ eve.

Come in from the cold. With Talisker or a smoky wine in hand, step out of reality and into romance. Dreamy and suggestive, piano nocturnes are among the most beautiful and the most melancholy.

From love to love lost and the new to the comfortable, this evening of nocturnes will warm your heart, feed your restless soul, leaving you lost, for just a moment, among the starry, starry night.

As an award-winning concert pianist, Clark Bryan has performed internationally, recorded 14 CD’s and has been featured on radio and television.  As a teacher, Mr Bryan has taught thousands of students, adjudicated more than 60 music festivals coast to coast in Canada, given dozens of workshops and written a book “Gateways to Learning and Memory”.

The founder of The Aeolian Performing Arts Centre, Clark believes that everyone should have universal access to music, art and culture.  Because of this belief, he launched El Sistema Aeolian in 2011.  This free, intensive music program has offered hundreds of children and youth an opportunity to experience the joy of a rich musical experience.  In 2016, Mr. Bryan secured Bishop Cronyn Memorial Place, a second facility to develop an Education Campus.   Shortly after securing this facility, he co-founded two new programs.  Pride Men’s Chorus London is a choir open to men of all backgrounds and identities. Rebelheart Collective is a conductor-less chamber orchestra that offers mentorship to young apprentices and offers free tickets to every concert.

Mr. Bryan is engaged in community activism and speaks regularly at events, on radio and television and has given a TEDx talk about the power and joy of music study.

He has been awarded Musical Personality of the Year (2005), Jack Richardson Award for Community Contribution (2011).  In 2017, Mr. Bryan was given the Western Alumni Award of Merit and inducted into the Don Wright Faculty of Music Wall of Fame.  In 2018, Clark was recognized with a Canada 150 Award through the House of Commons for his contributions to community and the nation.

To Night

Swiftly walk o’er the western wave,
Spirit of Night!
Out of the misty eastern cave,
Where, all the long and lone daylight,
Thou wovest dreams of joy and fear,
Which make thee terrible and dear–
Swift be thy flight!

Wrap thy form in a mantle gray,
Blind with thine hair the eyes of day;
Kiss her until she be wearied out,
Then wander o’er city, and sea, and land,
Touching all with thine opiate wand–
Come, long-sought!

When I arose and saw the dawn,
I sighed for thee;
When light rode high, and the dew was gone,
And noon lay heavy on flower and tree,
And the weary day turned to his rest,
Lingering like an unloved guest,
I sighed for thee.

Thy brother Death came, and cried,
Wouldst thou me?
Thy sweet child Sleep, the filmy-eyed,
Murmured like a noontide bee,
Shall I nestle near thy side?
Wouldst thou me?–And I replied,
No, not thee!

Death will come when thou art dead,
Soon, too soon–
Sleep will come when thou art fled;
Of neither would I ask the boon
I ask of thee, beloved Night–
Swift be thine approaching flight,
Come soon, soon!        – Percy Bysshe Shelley