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Free family concert series Music with Bite returns
Horns aplenty with Fred Piston and His 7 Trumpets on March 18, 2012


TORONTO, ON (Feb. 28, 2012)Harbourfront Centre, in partnership with Jeunesses Musicales Ontario, is pleased to announce Music with Bite’s first performance of 2012. On Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 1 p.m., the 2011-2012 season of the interactive FREE concert series designed especially for kids continues with Fred Piston and His 7 Trumpets.

Music with Bite is a refreshing experience for eyes, ears and taste buds. Pull up a comfy cushion and take in an enjoyable and interactive music performance tailored to young audiences, featuring diverse music in a friendly, accessible format. After the concerts, children can chat with the artists while enjoying a complimentary Natrel® milk beverage and cookie.

Young and likeable Fred Piston, a “doctor of trumpeting” and assistant to the famous Professor Trompettito, drops by with his 7 trumpets and invites you to join him for a dazzling musical and “technomultimediatic” demonstration. With great passion and amusement, he plays, fiddles with, explains and shares his love for the most dazzling instrument of all: the trumpet! What follows is a joyous and virtuosic interactive show that takes you on a musical journey from prehistory to tomorrow, loudly trumpeting the virtues of the most magnificent of all instruments!

Fred Piston and His 7 Trumpets will be performed on Sunday, March 18 at 1 p.m. in the Brigantine Room. Entry is FREE. Stay tuned for one more Music with Bite performance this season by drumming and percussion ensemble extraordinaire TorQ on Sunday, Apr. 22, 2012.

For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West, in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront.

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ABOUT JEUNESSES MUSICALES ONTARIO
Jeunesses Musicales Ontario is a non-profit arts organization that fosters the careers of outstanding young professional musicians at home and abroad. JMO promotes the development of the arts in Ontario by bringing fine classical music to audiences of all ages. As young artists gain valuable experience and exposure, students, families and the general public enjoy high-quality, affordable, accessible musical entertainment. JMO is a branch affiliate of Jeunesses Musicales Canada. jmontario.ca

ABOUT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, all within a collection of distinctive venues on a 10-acre site in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront. harbourfrontcentre.com

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Media Contact: Jon Campbell | 416-973-4655 | jcampbell@harbourfrontcentre.com
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