SUMMER SOLSTICE DREAM CONCERT
Date: Thur., June 29, 2023 7PM
18974 LESLIE STREET, SHARON, ONTARIO L0G 1V0
An exclusive concert performed by flutist Ron Korb and harpist Sharlene Wallace at the beautiful preserved Sharon Temple National Historic Site and 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.
Ron and Sharlene have known each other since their student days at the Faculty of Music, U of T. Despite their more recent propensity for creating Christmas concerts together, the exquisite acoustics of the beautiful Sharon Temple has inspired them to present this concert of Summer magic.
CAD 30 (online), CAD 35 (at door)
CDs available for purchase at the concert (cash preferred).
Free parking is provided.
Washroom at ground level in a separate building outside the Temple.
Online ticket sale is closed after 7pm June 28.
Please proceed to the door for ticket purchase.
RON KORB - FLUTES
Japanese-Canadian Grammy®Award winning flutist and composer Ron Korb has developed a distinctive global musical persona, fluidly blending Pan-Asian, Celtic, and Latin influences, acquired through a lifetime of exploration.
In 2021, Ron played on Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Ricky Kej’s Grammy-winning album Divine Tides. This year he is featured on Masa Takumi’s Grammy winning album for Best Global Music Album (2023).
Ron’s albums top favourite lists and legendary singers in Asia have recorded his music. He has toured in North America, Europe, Central America, Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, India, & Australia.
SHARLENE WALLACE - HARPS
Harpist and composer, Sharlene Wallace is one of Canada's most prolific and versatile harp players. Winner of two international competitions, the Lyon & Healy International Pop & Jazz Lever Harp Competition (Tucson, Arizona) and the Concours d'Improvisation de Rencontres Internationales de Harpe Celtique (Dinan, France), Sharlene has toured internationally performing in festivals and concert series across North America and in Europe. Sharlene’s seven albums express journeys of rhythm, spaciousness, the Canadian landscape, Celtic, Classical, South American and original music. As an educator Sharlene has taught harp workshops across North America and teaches both lever and pedal harps privately and at York University, and Wilfrid Laurier University.
About Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum
Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum was constructed by the Children of Peace, an Upper Canada Quaker sect from 1825 – 1831. The Temple is an architectural symbol of their vision of a society based on the values of peace, equality and social justice. It opened as a museum in 1918 and was designated a National Historic Site in 1990 because of its historic and architectural significance. Acquisition and preservation of the Temple, by the York Pioneers in 1917, was one of Canada’s first examples of historic preservation. The Children of Peace cultivated music wholeheartedly both in and outside of the Temple recognizing its education and community-building value. They created the first civilian band in Canada and built the first organ in Ontario.
The Sharon Temple is now operated as a Museum by the Sharon Temple Museum Society.
(From Sharon Temple official website)