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LUMINATO: Instruments of Happiness

BRADYWORKS Composer and guitar soloist Tim Brady in collaboration with Instruments of Happiness, DOANE USCHOOL Melanie Doane, Musical Director community, family, music

June 16, 2018

11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Brookfield Place Toronto
181 Bay St.,
Toronto, M5J 2T3

A Luminato Production Bradyworks & Doane Uschool

A reverberating tribute to George Harrison by 100 electric guitarists led by Montreal virtuoso Tim Brady and hundreds of Doane Uschool ukulele students

100 electric guitars, hundreds of ukuleles, one rockin’ afternoon! This major free event celebrating George Harrison takes over Brookfield Place on June 16.

Since 2015, composer/guitarist Tim Brady has been creating site-specific works for mass ensembles of electric guitars, enlivening shopping malls, old railway buildings and hockey arenas. Now, Luminato has commissioned him to write a new work for 100 spatialized guitars to pay homage to George Harrison, who would have been 75 years old in 2018. With a mix of professional and community musicians, While 100 Guitars Gently Weep – Concerto for Georgeis a monumental new work that celebrates the electric guitar and the sheer joy of playing it out loud, in public for all to hear!

To further celebrate George Harrison – a well-known advocate of the humble ukulele and its amazing capacity for making music – hundreds of young ukulele players from Toronto’s Doane Uschool, led by Melanie Doane, will put their twist on Harrison’s songs and other music with “My Sweet Uke, A Tribute to George Harrison“.

Come honour the “quiet Beatle” as we make a lot of joyful noise with this powerful celebration of strings.

While 100 Guitars Gently Weep – Concerto for George commissioned by Luminato from Bradyworks

Duration & Times:
11:00 a.m. and 3:30 pm Guitars only at 20 mins
12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Full program at 40 mins


Presented by TD

With support from Province of Ontario & Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund

With assistance from The J.P. Bickell Foundation