Maestros of Magic

Maestros of Magic

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EVENTS HAVE CONCLUDED

Concerto for Piano & Pasteboards

June 14, 15, 16
Mazzoleni Concert Hall
Royal Conservatory of Music
$45

Chamber Magic

June 17, 18, 19
(two shows nightly)
George Brown House
$60, $75

Compositions

June 21, 22, 23
Conservatory Theatre
Royal Conservatory of Music
$45

Generously supported by
The Slaight Family




Miguel Puga

Concerto for Piano & Pasteboards

Canadian Premiere

This unusual concert with two players, four hands, a piano and a deck of cards began when a magician, counting the white keys of a grand piano, noted that there were 52, the same number as cards in a deck. Joining forces with a musician, the two blurred the boundaries of their artistic domains and discovered how objects so fundamentally different could be used to bring forth deep emotions of a remarkably similar nature— the Primordial Spirit—that “something” so mysterious and elusive, yet unquestionably real, that all audiences crave. Miguel Puga is the magician, joined by pianist Paz Sabater and Luis Britos as the Primordial Spirit.

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Chamber Magic

Chamber Magic

Canadian Premiere

For those who only believe what they see, Steve Cohen invites you to come close, really close. A master magician whose repertoire is designed to engage the mind as much as the eye, Cohen’s Chamber Magic hearkens back to an era when wealthy patrons secured the services of elite wonder-workers to transform a salon into a stage and mesmerize family and friends with magic. Known as the “Millionaires’ Magician,” Cohen has performed the role of a society performer for over a decade at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. As the show is designed to be experienced up close, fewer than 60 patrons will be admitted to each performance. With an adults-only mandate, audience members are asked to dress to impress in cocktail attire.

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Rafael Benatar

Compositions

Canadian Premiere

Great music performances are often described as magical, and amazing feats of magic are as transfixing as stellar music works. Rafael Benatar is unique in possessing both skills. He studied several instruments of the lute and guitar families. He also taught himself magic combining his enthusiasm for mystery and communication with his background and discipline in the practice of music. He now intertwines his passions in Compositions, a dazzling blend of Baroque lute and guitar music with his unique style of magic which appeals to the same audiences and spaces, a combination that is magically greater than the sum of its parts.

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