Notes on Art: A unique concert celebrating the perfect marriage of music and painting



    If an artist painted a Beethoven violin sonata, what would it look like?

    You're invited to the Workman Theatre on June 25 at 8 pm to see (and
    hear) for yourself.

    TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - In an evening celebrating the healing power of
music and art, Mayumi Seiler, renowned violinist and Artistic Director of the
Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra, will perform selected works by Schumann and
Beethoven accompanied by pianist Yuval Fichman and string players Benjamin
Bowman, Rafael Hoekman and Carolyn Blackwell.
    In a very unique concert experience that will delight the senses, visual
artists Henry Benvenuti and Ann Davidson, will join these talented musicians
on stage and capture with paint strokes the essence and power of everything
they hear. Both high-profile members of Workman Arts, Benvenuti is an
internationally exhibited artist whose work is hung in the National Gallery of
Canada.
    The concert will takes place in the Workman Theatre located at the Centre
for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and be based on a theme of madness.
Mayumi Seiler will read from Schumann's letters and talk about Beethoven's
dramatic life.
    An auction of the freshly-created paintings will be held at the end of
the evening. The auctioneer, appropriately enough, will be the Master of
Ceremonies and psychiatrist Dr. David Goldbloom, CAMH's charismatic Senior
Medical Advisor, Public Affairs.
    Mayumi Seiler, who has performed as a soloist with the Academy of St.
Martin in the Fields, the Royal Philharmonic, Moscow Symphony and the Toronto
Symphony Orchestra, among others, has achieved consistently rave reviews on
her recent concerts and recordings. Born in Japan, she grew up in Austria,
established her professional international career in London and is now living
in Toronto. Ms. Seiler plays a 1740 Guadagnini violin.
    Please join us as we celebrate Workman Arts and congratulate CAMH on its
10th Anniversary with this exceptional free concert.

    When and Where:

    June 25, 2008 at 8 pm at the Workman Theatre, CAMH, 1001 Queen Street
West (at Ossington), Toronto.

    Founded in 1988, Workman Arts is a not-for-profit professional arts
company working in partnership with and located at the Queen Street site of
the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto's Art and Design
District.
    The mission of Workman Arts is to support aspiring, emerging and
established artists with mental illness and addiction issues who are committed
to developing and refining their art forms, and to promote a greater
understanding of mental illness and addiction through film, theatre, visual
arts, music and literary arts.




For further information:

For further information: Lisa Brown at (416) 583-4339 or (416) 535-8501
ext. 1905; or Michael Torres at (416) 535-6015

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