Live Music (Still) Lives - An RTO7 Partnership Story

Posted by Ginny Henry | November 06, 2020
Live Music (Still) Lives - An RTO7 Partnership Story
When Ontario entered lockdown in March, fulltime musician and violinist, Victoria Yeh, suddenly found herself with an empty schedule for the first time in over a decade.

So instead of travelling the country, she found herself moving out of Toronto to a new home in Meaford, and settled into a quiet routine amid calls for social distancing. While she continued to work out of her own recording studio on film, online and educational projects, it didn’t take long for the performance itch to return.

Thus came to life Yeh’s Travel by Sound Virtual Concert & Adventure Series, which launched in September and runs for six months until February 2021. “We’re heading into a long winter, and this is my way to help my fellow artists and my community come together and have something to look forward to” added Yeh.

The series will centre around monthly concerts featuring celebrated and award-winning Canadian musicians performing bold, adventurous and original music. Each concert is being filmed in a concert hall in the BruceGreySimecoe region - and as an added bonus, will also include footage of Yeh exploring hidden gems and adventures throughout the same region.

Travel by Sound ticket holders get access to unlimited on-demand concert access, behind-the-scenes artist interviews, virtual adventures, and door-prize draws. Episodes launch monthly this fall/winter:

September 20, 2020 - Spirit Awakens (Saugeen Shores), featuring Victoria
Yeh’s live trio performing original fusion music and reimagined classics live at Southampton Town Hall. Also featuring David Hines (guitar) and Gino Mirizio (percussion). Explore Saugeen Shores and the Southampton Arts Centre. Door prizes donated by Southampton Arts Gallery. CLICK to watch the trailer.

October 18, 2020 - Aaron Davis Quartet (Orillia), featuring Aaron Davis (piano), Ian de Souza (bass), Kevin Breit (guitar), John Johnson (winds) and Victoria Yeh (violin), performing live at the Orillia Opera House. And take a float plane tour over Orillia with Lake Country Airways! CLICK to watch the trailer.

November 22, 2020 - Paul DeLong’s ONE WORD (Collingwood), featuring Paul DeLong (drums), Marco Luciani (keys), Michael Murray (guitar), Steve Lucas (bass) and Victoria Yeh (electric violin), performing fusion classics by The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, Jeff Beck, Return to Forever and many more. Performing live at Collingwood’s Simcoe Street Theatre. Tag along virtually to kayak the Beaver River and fly fish at the Rocky Saugeen. Door prizes provided by Ken Chandler Fly Fishing.

December 20, 2020 - Winter Classics (Meaford), featuring Victoria Yeh and Natalie Wong (violins), Fanny Tang (viola) and Jill Sauerteig (cello) performing Vivaldi’s Winter from the Four Seasons, excerpts from the Nutcracker, and other holiday favouries. Performed live at Meaford Hall. Explore life on the farm and snowshoe the Bruce Trail.

January 17, 2021 - Freeman Brothers (Owen Sound), featuring twins Carson Freeman (sax) and Curtis Freeman (bass) performing live from Owen Sound. Go winter caving and explore the vibrant and diverse downtown scene.

February 21, 2021 - Victoria Yeh closes the Travel by Sound concert series with a very special compilation - featuring special guests and brand new to-be-released music.

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