Past Shows

Oct 16-17, 2015, 8PM

The curious roadmaps of influence are traced in a program that connects lesser known Roma musical traditions to popular styles from across Europe. Characteristics of Romani music - rich ornamentation, unorthodox rhythms and dizzying speed - are on display in virtuosic performances of works by Brahms, Sarasate, and Ravel. 

The evening's atmosphere will shift from concert hall to cafe with a performance by Van Django, playing in the hot jazz style made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Members of the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company - amongst the best in their craft - will put on a stunning display of flamenco guitar and dance.


Harbourfront Centre Theatre


Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G Minor

Hungarian Dance No. 4 in B Minor

Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor

Johannes Brahms

Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
Pablo de Sarasate


De Los Buenos Mantaniales
Fandangos de Huelva


Tzigane, Rhapsodie de Concert for Violin and Piano
Maurice Ravel

Sam M. Lewis, Joe young & Harry Akst

Swing 39
Django Reinhardt

Ford Dabney

Danse Norvegienne
Edward Grieg, arranged by Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt

Quartet No. 1 for Piano and Strings, Op. 25
iv. Rondo alla Zingarese Presto
Johannes Brahms

Production Manager

Dora Tomassi


Yehonatan Berick, violin

Carolyn Blackwell, viola

Andrew Burashko, piano

Rachel Mercer, cello

Van Django

Cameron Wilson, violin

Budge Schachte, guitar

Finn Manniche, guitar

Brent Gubbels, bass

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company

Esmeralda Enrique, dancer

Ilse Gudino, dancer

Benjamin Barrile, guitar

Caroline Plante, guitar

Fernando Gallego, singer

Derek Gray, percussionist

Lighting Designer

Kevin Lamotte

Season Sponsor
Season Patrons

Eli & Phil Taylor

Production Sponsor

James & Margaret Fleck