Grammy nominee, multiple award winner, internationally renowned flautist, and great entertainer Ron Korb returns to St. Paul’s on Saturday, May 13th at 7:00 pm. Ron will be joined by Aidan Mason – guitar, Wendy Solomon – cello, and Xiaoqiu Lin – erhu. Tickets are only $25.00 and are available through the church office at 905-853-7285 or after Sunday services. He promises that it will be different from his previous shows at St. Paul’s.
Ron never fails to delight an audience with his stirring original musical compositions, interesting and entertaining stories, and his spellbinding abilities to perform on any of his collection of over 250 flutes from around the world! With over thirty CDs released on various labels, and over 25 very successful international tours to his credit, he has a huge world-wide following of fans.
Ron’s latest album Asia Beauty received a nomination at the 58th Grammy Awards and won the “Best of Show” at the Global Music Awards, and First Prize for Best Instrumental at the International Acoustic Music Awards. The album has also won the Best World Album at the 2016 ZMR Awards and Best World Fusion at the One World Radio Awards. Ron also received The Brand Laureate International Personality Award in 2016 along with Adele, Keanu Reeves, Andy Serkis, English footballer Sol Campbell and veteran BBC journalist John Simpson.
Wendy Solomon, who was with us for Ron’s first headline appearance at St. Paul’s, is a charter member of both Bowfire, and LUSH cellos. It will be great to have her back with us. After a long successful career touring the world and performing on many recordings as guitarist behind singer Anne Murray, Aidan Mason is engaged in arranging, composing and producing commercials/music for various media in the Toronto area. He is known for co-writing “Love To Live In Toronto”–currently the official song for the city.Also joining us for the first time at St. Paul’s will be Xiaoqiu Lin playing the erhu –also known in the West as the “Chinese Violin or Chinese two-string fiddle”, which is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument. It can be played as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. The history of Erhu can be tracked back to the instrument introduced into China more than a thousand years ago.
Don’t miss this unique and entertaining concert!