University of Guelph Contemporary Music Ensemble Performance | College of Arts

University of Guelph Contemporary Music Ensemble Performance

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Macdonald Stewart Art Gallery, 358 Gordon St., Guelph



Free admission.  Free parking in P23/24.

Come hear the end of Fall semester performance by the University of Guelph Contemporary Ensemble, Joe Sorbara, conductor.



Joe Sorbara, Conductor

Joe has worked extensively as a workshop facilitator and guest lecturer at the University of Toronto, Humber College, Carleton University and elsewhere. He began teaching in the Music Department at the University of Guelph in 2007. There, he currently directs the Contemporary Music Ensemble, a large ensemble focusing on improvisation, and works with young percussionists in the Applied Music program.  Sorbara has a strong sense of community and has dedicated himself to applying his energies to the organizing and building of the creative music scene in Toronto.  In addition to his activities as a performing musician, Sorbara runs Oval Window Records out of his home and serves the local music community as the director and co-curator of the weekly Leftover Daylight Series; now in it's fifth year. He is a founding member of the Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto and has served on AIMToronto's board of directors since it's beginnings in 2004.

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.