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Entertaining family concert featuring Acclarion tickles your ears and stirs your soul on Sunday, November 12


Toronto, November 3, 2006Music with Bite, Harbourfront Centre’s concert series for families, presents Acclarion, Canada’s premiere accordion-clarinet duo. With virtuoso flare and casual, entertaining banter, Acclarion, David Carovillano (accordion) and Becky Sajo (clarinet), performs a pot-pourri of musical genres from light classics to folk to sultry tangos. Acclarion performs on Sunday, November 12, at 1 p.m., at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. Admission is free. For information, the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com.

Since 2003, the mission of Acclarion, Canada’s spectacular accordion and clarinet ensemble, has been to expose audiences to its ear tickling performances of popular classics and original composition, in a concert format that is anything but conventional. A keen sense of humour and light-hearted programming has distinguished Acclarion as a spectacular entertaining duo on the concert scene. Acclarion's debut, self-titled CD (2004) has been favourably received by audiences everywhere. Sales of the album have been widespread, from Australia to Europe, with many new fans being introduced to Acclarion's unique sound.

Individually, David Carovillano and Becky Sajo each hold Masters degrees in music from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. They have played with major ensembles including the Stratford Festival, ArrayMusic, members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Tapestry Music. Recently, Acclarion was greeted enthusiastically by the audience that gathered in Montmagny, Quebec, for the Carrefour Mondiale de l'Accordeon, the annual celebration of all things accordion.

Music with Bite, part of Harbourfront Centre’s ZOOM! Family Sundays, is a refreshing, interactive experience in which 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 is a co-production with Jeunesses Musicales Ontario, an organization dedicated to musical excellence and the promotion of young artists and music for young people.

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

Visitors are invited to walk in the shoes of the creators we are bringing to our spaces and experience intimate journeys that consider the powerful and formative connections to "place." Geography, history, memory all guide us as we struggle to find a sense of belonging and identity. They can direct us as clearly as a map or a compass. But does your heritage define you or does it make you part of a community? Do you belong to your neighbourhood or does it belong to you? What is your place in the world? Power of Place is part of an ongoing exploration of ideas-based programming at Harbourfront Centre, September through December 2006.

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


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