The river is deep and the river is wide, hallelujah
Green pastures on the other side, hallelujah
Join the Aeolian as we celebrate remembrance with the Phoenix Sessions in a special Thursday night premier of “Songs of Remembrance: Music of the 1960s Folk Revival.”
This powerful journey through music of the folk revival and beyond will remind us of love and lives, lost. With very special guests, Paul Mills, Joanne Does, Douglas Long and Dan Rutledge, this performance will balance evocative memories of a different time and the extraordinary events of the past two years. From Pete Seeger to Joni Mitchell to Ian & Sylvia Tyson, this production will take us back to turbulent time history. The Civil Rights Movement, which had been stewing for some time, came to a head. The Cold War was at its height. The United States was going from a turbulent war in Korea to another in Vietnam. And, with the baby boom generation coming of age, there was a lot of change in the air.
And the band played Waltzing Matilda
As the ship pulled away from the quay
And amidst all the cheers, the flag-waving and tears
We sailed off for Gallipoli.
Aeolian Phoenix Sessionsaeolianhall.ca/phoenix
The Aeolian Phoenix Sessions take centre stage… in the comfort of your own home. Every month we premier at least four productions recorded at Aeolian’s studios or in the artist’s home.
The Aeolian Phoenix Sessions are intended to provide patrons with a cross-section of the music going experience. From classical to jazz, rock to country, and bluegrass to folk, the Sessions aim to bring music back into your home and heart.
Interested in one show only? Trust us: you’ll like what you see. Try the Phoenix Sessions all month and experience a few productions that you might never have seen in person.
Our goal was to reignite live music and get artists on stage, technicians behind the soundboard and our patrons on their feet listening to extraordinary talent in extraordinary times.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Membership to the Phoenix Sessions is $20 per month (automatically recurring) and you select the productions you wish to enjoy.
Though membership renews automatically, patrons must validate their membership number every month to receive an access code for each new set of productions by email. This process is not automatic. Patrons will receive their first access code immediately upon registration. An access code is only good for one calendar month. Validation instructions are contained in the Membership tab on this page, in our weekly newsletter and in the monthly rollover announcement sent by the Aeolian Box Office.
We do not have a multi-viewer pass. If you plan to safely watch with friends or family, please consider donating to further offset the costs associated with these productions.
Tickets to individual productions are not available.
If you do not intend to subscribe for longer than one month, refunds will not be provided to patrons who forget to cancel their membership or who have not read the terms and conditions: membership renewal is automatic every 30 days. This information is noted on every ticketing page, on event pages and marketing, on event posters and in our weekly newsletter. It is important to read information carefully before joining so as to not misunderstand how membership works.
Upon registration and after monthly validation, you will receive a confirmation email including a link that you will use each time you wish to view a performance. Save that link… or follow instructions at www.aeolianhall.ca/phoenix to receive it again.
Shows will be available on the date and time specified on Aeolian’s website.
Paul began his performing career almost sixty years ago inspired by the music of the 1960s Folk Music Revival. He went on to become an award-winning producer of folk music records (over 200) with artists such as Stan Rogers, Ron Hynes and children’s performers Sharon Lois & Bram. He is now retired from that profession but continues to perform folk music and is delighted to a part of this show for the Aeolian Phoenix series.
Joanne Does loves nothing better than connecting with others through music. Coming from a musical family she grew up listening to Simon & Garfunkel and Peter, Paul & Mary. By day she works in long term care making music with residents; on her time off you might catch her at a local song circle.
Dan enjoys guitar, mandolin, banjo, and upright bass and loves most styles of music. His CDs are singer-songwriter oriented, and with thanks to Internet sales, one of them is growing roots in over 20 countries. Dan currently does solo and duo work, has a chair in a local jazz trio, a folk quartette and a singer songwriter group. An American friend easily explains this lifestyle: ‘Without music, life would Bb’.
It was at the Riverboat Folk Club in Toronto in the 60s that a precocious intellectual kid bound for an academic career saw Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, Murray McLachlan, Phil Ochs, Tim Hardin, Gordon Lightfoot and many others. That was when Doug Long learned how to feel, and how to express feelings in music. When he sings and plays now – guitar, violin, viola – the years melt away and Doug is once again, as Dylan said, “young” and “unlearned” and full of a passion for life and for music.