Group of 27, Eric Paetkau – Conductor, Shannon Mercer – Soprano

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Group of twenty-seven (g27) is a full classical chamber orchestra (strings, winds, brass, and percussion – the only of its kind in Toronto), comprised of Toronto’s finest musicians who are dedicated to providing concerts of the highest calibre in diverse programs that connect directly with audiences. By using innovative programming, the incorporation of social media, and exceptional musical abilities, g27 is also strongly committed to Toronto’s at-risk youth through their mentorship outreach program. In addition to orchestral concerts, g27 presents a monthly recital series entitled ‘g2-7 – Get To Know Your g27’ that highlights the magnificent individual talent of g27. With a soprano voice often described as luminous and dazzling, Canadian Shannon Mercer is equally praised for her profound yet witty acting ability and stage presence. An artist of uncommon musical artistry whose passion for her art form embraces repertoire ranging from early to contemporary music, Shannon maintains a challenging balance of opera, concert and recital appearances. Composer Norbert Palej has been increasingly recognized for his “first-rate and genuinely original work” (American Composers Orchestra), and a musical language that generates “visceral excitement” (Boston Globe). Norbert Palej is Associate Professor of Composition and the Theory and Composition Department Coordinator at the University of Toronto.