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Music for a Winter’s Dream- Ron Korb and Sharlene Wallace

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Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville , 89 Dunn St , Oakville, ON L6J 3C8

Magical, Merry Music with Celtic, Latin and original music for Classical and World flutes & harps. Update: online ticketing is closed after 12pm Nov. 26. Please proceed to the door for ticket purchase.

CA$30 (online), CA$35 (at door). Children under 12 free

Summer Solstice Dream Concert

Sharon Temple, 18974 Leslie Street, , Sharon, Ontario L0G 1V0

Flutist Ron Korb and harpist Sharlene Wallace will perform at the beautiful preserved historic Sharon Temple Museum built in 1825. The concert celebrates the coming of summer and takes place before sunset. The natural acoustics of the main building are breath taking and the surrounding grounds provide a pleasant escape. There are limited seats so early booking is strongly suggested. Simply click on the link below to buy your tickets. Free parking is provided.

CA$30 (online), CA$35 (at door).

This gala event at The Globe & Mail Terrace, with panoramic city and lake views will feature live entertainment (Grammy winner Ron Korb and legendary singer Jackie Richardson), virtual celebrity presentations (Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, and Barenaked Ladies), emcee CBC Journalist Tom Harrington, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres/food, a fundraising auction, and a celebration of the history that is making us a centre of excellence in paediatric hospice care, and a leader in innovative hospice program delivery. Dress is “smart cocktail.”

$250 per person

HIGH NOTES AVANTE welcomes you to join us for a magical evening of hope and inspiration! Performers include: Lily Frost (singer/songwriter/radio host) Michael Bridge (digital accordion), Yolanda Bruno (violin), Ron Korb (flute with Xiaoqiu Lin - erhu and Bill Evans piano), Ballet Jörgen, David Hetherington (cello) Shulamit Mor (clinical psychologist/pianist), Ernesto Ramirez (tenor), Jamie Robinson (actor), Frank Russo (professor) & Alan Shiner (composer)

$50, plus $4.52 handling fee. VIP TICKETS: $75, plus $4.52 handling fee

The story of Kimiko’s Pearl is written by Emmy Award winner Howard Reich and inspired by the family history of Bravo Niagara!’s co-founders Christine Mori and Alexis Spieldenner.

The narrative unfolds not with words but via music, movement, and imagery. Kimiko’s Pearl features original music by Kevin Lau, sound design by Aaron Tsang, and choreography by Yosuke Mino of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Directed by Jeff Herd and produced by Bravo Niagara!, Kimiko’s Pearl: Digital Short features Royal Winnipeg Ballet Principal Dancers Alanna McAdie, Yue Shi, and Chenxin Liu. The work is performed by Conrad Chow (violin), Rachel Mercer (cello), Ron Korb (shinobue, flute), and Mariko Anraku (harp).

First Annual War Abolisher Awards

WorldBeyondWar.ORG, Toronto, Canada

Please join us for the presentation and acceptance of the first annual War Abolisher Awards.

The event is open to the public and will include presentations of three awards, a musical performance by Ron Korb, and three breakout rooms in which participants can meet and talk with the award recipients. Participation is free. The event will include interpretation into Japanese and English. Three awards will be presented. The Lifetime Organizational War Abolisher of 2021: Peace Boat. The David Hartsough Lifetime Individual War Abolisher of 2021: Mel Duncan. The War Abolisher of 2021: [to be announced on September 27].

Hope For The Earth

virtual, Toronto, Canada

On the evening of August 6, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, we invite you to attend Hope for the Earth: Canada, Sign the Ban Treaty.

Peace activists and dynamic artists will highlight the importance of Canada's joining the growing number of nations signing the Ban Treaty, and how we can contribute to the elimination of nuclear weapons.This event will include esteemed speakers, musical performances, Mayoral Proclamations and a lantern ceremony.

Speakers and performers include: Setsuko Thurlow is a Hiroshima survivor and co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN, for its work in achieving the 2017 UN nuclear ban treaty. Kehkashan Basu is a UN Human Rights Champion; iconic youth leader; global influencer; and peace and sustainability campaigner for nuclear disarmament, the environment, and human rights.
Ron Korb is a Grammy nominated and multi-award-winning flautist. Playing a wide variety of indigenous woodwinds from around the world, his compositions evoke imagery of diverse cultural traditions. Erin Hunt is the Program Manager at Mines Action Canada, an expert in humanitarian disarmament, victim assistance, and Canadian disarmament policy, and a contributor to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Nathaniel Erskine-Smith is the Member of Parliament for Beaches-East York and a vocal advocate for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and why Canada should sign the Treaty.


In this workshop “Making a Life in Music” Ron Korb will discuss how to sustain a career in music over many decades. He will also answer a variety of questions concerning amateur and semi-pro musicians.

Ron’s special guest will be, legendary shakuhachi master John Kaizan Neptune who started in the 70s as an ethnomusicology major in Hawaii which led to studying traditional shakuhachi in Kyoto which led to him to becoming a pioneer in composing and performing jazz on the instrument. In addition, to being an expert player John Kaizan Neptune has also become a top professional shakuhachi maker and has also invented new percussion instruments made from bamboo.

Ron will be joining us from his home in Toronto, Canada and John Kaizan Neptune with be joining us from his Dome house in Kamogawa, Japan.

At this flute festival Ron will be presenting his Ron Korb Live concert film featuring him and his band performing on a wintery evening at the peak of Mont Arthabaska, in Quebec. It is directed by Grammy and Emmy Award winning team of Pierre and François Lamoureux who produced concert films for Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis, RUSH, The Who, Peter Frampton and Willie Nelson. In addition to Ron’s band it features Quebecois artists Alain- François, on fiddle and foot stomping by Dominic Grenier. This concert is also available as a DVD with special features including interviews and a flute pictionary. For more information visit the store on this website The line up for this evening starting at 6pm CDT also includes Jonny Lipford (Native American-style flute) and Suzanne Teng (world flutes) with Gilbert Levy (drums and strings).

Monday Musings with Maestoso


Join Keith Richie live at 5PM CDT on Monday July 12th, 2021 for another episode of Monday Musings with Maestoso where I'll be joined by my special guest and friend Ron Korb! Grammy nominated and multi-award-winning flautist Ron Korb is famous for playing a wide variety indigenous woodwinds from around the world. His critically acclaimed music has been released in twenty countries on various record labels. The albums are on many top favourite lists and legendary singers in Asia have made cover versions of his music. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, Canada, The USA, Central America, Australia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore and Japan. Ron’s compositions are evoke imagery of the diverse cultural traditions and experiences of his travels. We multicast to Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch. Find more details about how to watch in the following link!

Toronto Storytelling Festival (Tracing back the Silk Road)

Toronto, Canada

Ron Korb will be sharing his personal story "Fukuoka with Love" describing his adventures searching for his Japanese Heritage in Kyushu as part of the The Katari Japanese Storytellers’ portion of the Toronto Storytelling Festival. The Katari Japanese Storytellers’ annual show in spring has been part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival since their inauguration. In 1994, a group of Japanese teachers in the Toronto area started telling Japanese traditional and contemporary stories both in English and Japanese for two purposes: to share Japanese culture, and to pass their heritage to the next generation growing up here in Canada. This event will be available to view on YouTube and Facebook May 17-30.

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW)

Toronto, Canada

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) I am pleased to be in touch to extend an invitation for a virtual occasion on May 8, Mother’s Day. VOW will again be hosting an evening where we annually present awards to noteworthy Canadian peace women. These are given to honour special women perhaps familiar to you - Kim Phuc, Shirley Farlinger, Ann Adelson; Muriel Duckworth and Ursula Franklin. Ron will be appearing at the event to congratulate the honourees.

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