Iconic Chilean Music Group Inti-Illimani in Markham ON

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Week-long residency of public, education and community outreach concerts brings the spirit of Latin American music to Markham, Ontario, Canada!

Inti-Illimani Public Performances: Friday, November 7, 2014; Show Time: 1 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Tickets: $54-$59, Diamond 4-Pak: $150, Students: $ 10.00 plus HST
Seniors (Matinees: Nov. 6, 1 p.m. & Nov. 7, 1 p.m.): $10.00 plus HST
Visit www.markhamtheatre.ca or call 905-305-SHOW (7469)

Iconic Chilean folk music group Inti-Illimani has spent over four decades intoxicating audiences around the world with their traditional Latin American roots music. A veritable institution in their homeland and Latin America, and culturally iconic for their unique and poetic socio-political history, the group will participate in a week-long residency from November 2 to 7 that will culminate with two public performances at the Theatre on November 7 at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Featured in Inti-Illimani’s artist residency will be special workshops as well as informances at Markham Public Libraries, schools and seniors residences in the community. Inti-Illimani will also participate in the Flato Markham Theatre’s Every Child, Every Year school matinee series on November 5 and 6, with interactive performances showcasing the music of Latin America to students at the theatre. The performances will be both entertaining and engaging, and will encourage students to explore different instruments, sing in Spanish, and listen closely to South American folklore.

Programmed to evoke the spirit of the much anticipated Pan Am and Parapan Games, coming to Markham the summer of 2015, Inti-Illimani will dazzle audiences with their joyous musical performance. Playing more than 30 wind, string and percussion instruments, the group’s compositions are a treasure for the human spirit as they present timeless themes and an inclusive spirit through their harmonious instrumental and vocal compositions.

“We are very excited to witness live! Inti-Illimani’s new material “Teoría de cuerdas” (“Theory about strings”) since the unique, virtuous and adventurous play of various instruments Inti-Illimani have been displaying for decades, to create colourful and poetic music, atmospheres deeply connected with the human heart. Many thanks to Flato Markham Theatre for bringing Inti- Illimani to Ontario and to expose Chilean and Latin-American music to Ontarians of all generations,” says Patricio Powell, Consul General of Chile in Toronto.

The group’s most recent album entitled Pequeño Mundo, continues Inti-Illimani’s exploration of Latin American, Afro-Latin, and Italian sounds and includes the group’s first foray into jazz-flavoured composition. Pequeño Mundo also features appearances by several special guests, including former founding member Max Berru, past members Pedro Villagra and Renato Freyggang, and longtime collaborator and dear friend Patricio Manns.

“What an amazing opportunity for Markham residents of all ages to experience this world-renowned musical group at the Theatre for an entire week in November,” says General Manager Eric Lariviere. “These performances, workshops, educational and outreach activities will expose students and Markham residents to the finest Chilean musical ensemble in over four decades, and bring Latin American culture to the community; a wonderful way to celebrate the spirit of the upcoming 2015 Pan American|Parapan Games.”

Inti-Illimani is sponsored by IBM Canada.

Residency Schedule: November 2 to 7, 2014

Free! Markham Public Library One-hour Outreach Informances

Angus Glen Library, 3990 Major Mackenzie Drive, Markham
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Markham Village Library, 6031 Highway # 7 East, Markham
Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Senior’s Residence Informance
Monday, November 3, 2014, The Marleigh, Residents only, Unionville

School Workshops (with students in grades 5 to 7)
Tuesday, November 4, & Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Flato Markham Theatre Every Child, Every Year Program – Educational Shows for Markham Schools
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10:30 a.m. Flato Markham Theatre – SOLD OUT
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 1 p.m. Flato Markham Theatre – Seats still available

Informance at Hispanic Cultural Centre Casa Maiz
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 8 p.m.

Public Shows
Friday, November 7, 2014, 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Flato Markham Theatre
Tickets: $54-$59, Diamond 4-Pak: $150, Students: $ 10.00 plus HST
Seniors (Matinees, 1 p.m.): $10.00 plus HST

Special Students and Seniors Matinee
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 1 p.m. at Flato Markham Theatre, Tickets: $ 10.00 plus HST

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