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The Sonority Sisters @ Jan’s Backyard

September 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Could not attend in person? Full concert below!

The Sonority Sisters featuring Kelly Zimba and Clare Semes

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Presenting: The Sonority Sisters featuring Kelly Zimba and Clare Semes

Kelly ZimbaKelly Zimba is the Principal Flute of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 2017. Previously a Flute Fellow at the New World Symphony, she has performed with the Pittsburgh, Detroit, Palm Beach, and Battle Creek Symphony Orchestras, and was a two-time Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Originally from Pittsburgh, Ms. Zimba completed her graduate studies at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and received bachelor’s degrees in flute performance and music education from the University of Michigan.

Clare SemesClare Semes joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2017. She is a recent alumna of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. In addition to serving as a concertmaster of the New World Symphony, she has served as concertmaster of The Juilliard Orchestra and the Verbier Festival Orchestra. Clare enjoys exploring the outdoors, hiking, and running, and recently ran her first full marathon.

Concert Program:

W. A. Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
J.S. Bach: Air from Suite in D
G.P. Telemann: Canonic Sonata No. 1
Jules Massenet: Meditation from ‘Thais’
Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune
W.A. Mozart: Rondo alla Turca
Antonin Dvorak: Songs My Mother Taught Me
Sergei Rachmaninov: Vocalise
J.S. Bach: Selections from Partita No. 3 for Solo Violin
Nina Shekhar: Waves for Emma (Canadian Premiere)
Ian Clarke: The Great Train Race for Solo Flute


Journey: Don’t Stop Believin’
Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah
Ed Sheeran: Perfect
Ennio Morricone: Cinema Paradiso
Bill Withers: Lean on Me
The Beatles: Yesterday, Hey Jude, Let it Be, Here Comes the Sun
Josh Groban: You Raise Me Up
Charles Gayley: The Yellow and Blue
Encore: Queen: Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Followed by Audience Q & A







Location: Jan’s Backyard at 307 Lawrence Avenue East

The backyard is open at 1:30 pm for a 2 pm start. As you arrive to the front of the house, turn left and go around the house to the backyard. Here’s the view:

5-day Forecast for Toronto Ontario

Parking: Free, restricted authorized parking courtesy of Toronto French School, 306 Lawrence Ave East

Social Distancing: Please bring your own mask, and set up your own lawn chairs. Please wear masks until you sit down; re-mask if you wander around or go inside to use the powder room. Walk-ins are discouraged, so please buy your ticket(s) below. We have a maximum of 70 tickets to sell.

Refreshments: Red/white wines, mineral water and packaged snacks. All refreshments are courtesy of Robert Greening, Jr. MBA, UM Ross School of Business.

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September 12, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Jan’s Backyard
307 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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