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Harbourfront Centre sizzles with South American folk music and the Spanish beat on October 3

TORONTO, September 22, 2004 – Embark on a music adventure filled with South American folksongs, gypsy music and Spanish dances written by some of the foremost Spanish composers. In Latin Colors, Marie-Hélène Breault, flute, and Catherine Meunier, percussion, combine the warmth of the hot Spanish sun and the sensuality of South American music to sweep the audience away to a new world. As part of the Music with Bite concert series, Latin Colors takes place Sunday, October 3, at 1 p.m., at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. Tickets are $8 each or $25 for four tickets. For tickets and information, the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com.

Both based in Montreal, Catherine Meunier and Marie-Hélène Breault form a duo that blends the familiar tones of the flute with the often misunderstood qualities of percussion. The almost boundless possibilities of resonance from the various percussion instruments lend themselves to unexplored and mesmerizing combinations of sound. From Bizet’s Carmen to Astor Piazzolla’s languorous tangos, the duo present a spectacular programme. Meunier, the first percussionist laureate of the Prix d’Europe in 2000, and Breault, first prize winner of the Clermont- Pépin Competition in the same year, are currently completing their doctorate degree in music at the Université de Montréal.

Music with Bite is an intimate, refreshing experience; children can sit up close to the artists and after the concert ask them questions, while enjoying a complimentary Natrel milk beverage and cookies. Music with Bite, a co-production with Jeunesses Musicales of Ontario, is designed to bring families to Harbourfront Centre to give them the opportunity to sample music of all styles in a friendly, accessible format. All of the artists selected to perform at the concerts bring an element of interactivity, education and entertainment to their programs. Jeunesses Musicales of Canada has, since 1949, dedicated its work to musical excellence and the promotion of music for young people. Jeunesses Musicales of Canada is a member of Jeunesses Musicales International.

Music with Bite is co-produced with Jeunesses Musicales of Ontario with the support of the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.

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Media Contact:
Linda Liontis
416-973-4381
lliontis@harbourfrontcentre.com
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