Announcing: The Green Keys Tour & Dates


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Feb 10, 2010
All Day

The Green Keys Tour

It’s a concert of new piano music | It’s raising funds for the earth | It’s showcasing sustainability | It’s FREE

Composer and pianist, Frank Horvat, releases his second CD of solo piano music, “A Little Dark Music“, on Earth Hour 2010 (March 27) and kicks off a 60+ city concert tour of Canada and the United States.

Putting the planet in the light, this tour takes place from March 2010 to April 2011 and will showcase eco-friendly behaviour and businesses.

Canadian National Sponsor:
Bullfrog Power

UPDATE: MEDIA CLIPS
The Green Keys Tour generated more than 100 media clippings, here are just a few:

Album Review: WholeNote Magazine – A Little Dark Music
Victoria Times Colonist: Eco-warrior Frank Horvat keeps his concert audience in the dark
St. John’s Downhome Magazine: Devotions in the Dark
Toronto Star: Last Canadian Date on the Tour
Unfolding Arts Ottawa: No Place For Half-Heartedness
WWF-Canada Blog: Promoting eco-sustainability, one note at a time
Philadelphia Classical Music: Philadelphia Classical Music

UPDATE: TOUR PHOTOS
Canadian Tour Photos
US Tour Photos

PRESS RELEASE: Announcing The Green Keys Tour

CONCERT DATES

Date & Time City Venue Sponsors
March 27,
2010
7:30pm
Toronto/Etobicoke The Assembly Hall Lakeshore Arts
The Assembly Hall
Front Door Organics
April 11,
2010
2:00pm
Montreal, QC (FR) St. James United Church Marriott Residence Inn Montreal Centre-ville
Life Without Plastic
April 12,
2010
7:30pm
Kingston, ON Upper Canada Academy of Performing Arts
April 17,
2010
8:00pm
Guelph, ON Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Braden Homes
April 30,
2010
8:00pm
Sudbury, ON Cambrian School of Music Amphitheatre Cambrian College School of Music
Quality Inn Sudbury
May 1,
2010
7:00pm
North Bay, ON Brava Music Studios ORMTA – North Bay Branch
May 2,
2010
2:00pm
Orillia, ON St. James’ Anglican Church
September 24,
2010
7:30pm
Vancouver, BC Unitarian Church of Vancouver Salt Spring Coffee

Delta Vancouver Suites
Unitarian Church of Vancouver

September 25,
2010
7:30pm
Victoria, BC Grace Lutheran Church Salt Spring Coffee
Inn at Laurel Point
Dockside Green
Silk Road
September 26,
2010
2:00pm
Nanaimo, BC St. Paul’s Anglican Church Moksha Yoga Nanaimo
September 27,
2010
7:00pm
Kelowna, BC St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Sopa Square
Urban Harvest Organic Delivery
September 28,
2010
8:00pm
Lethbridge, AB Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery Spirit In Motion Yoga
Lethbridge Public Library
ARMTA – Lethbridge Branch
September 29,
2010
7:30pm
Calgary, AB Unitarian Church of Calgary Power in Motion
REAP Calgary
The Naked Leaf
September 30,
2010
7:30pm
Edmonton, AB Robertson-Wesley United Church raisingspaces.com
October 1,
2010
7:00pm
Saskatoon, SK St. James’ Anglican Church Confederation Inn
SRMTA – Saskatoon Branch
October 2,
2010
7:30pm
Regina, SK Westminster United Church Regina Geothermal and Solar
Wingate by Wyndham
October 3,
2010
7:00pm
Brandon, MB Knox United Church Aagaard Farms
Comfort Inn
October 4,
2010
7:00pm
Winnipeg, MB St. Andrew’s River Heights Or-gownic
St. Andrew’s River Heights
October 5,
2010
7:30pm
Thunder Bay, ON LU Recital Hall, William H. Buset Centre for Music & Visual Arts, Lakehead Comfort Inn
October 7,
2010
7:30pm
Sault Ste. Marie, ON Zion Lutheran Church ORMTA – Sault Ste. Marie Branch
October 16,
2010
7:00pm
Cobourg, ON St. Peter’s Anglican Church Eco Burials
October 23,
2010
7:30pm
Windsor, ON University Community Church Quality Suites Downtown
University Community Church
October 24,
2010
7:00pm
Chatham, ON Studio One, Chatham Cultural Centre ORMTA – Chatham-Kent Branch
October 25,
2010
7:30pm
Stratford, ON Zion Lutheran Church Best Western The Parlour Historic Inn & Suites
Zion Lutheran Church
November 6,
2010
7:30pm
St. John’s, NL St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Quality Hotel
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
November 7,
2010
2:00pm
Halifax, NS The Music Room be well spa
Delta Barrington & Delta HalifaxDartmouth Chapter – Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers’ Association
November 8,
2010
7:30pm
Truro, NS First Baptist Church First Baptist Church
November 9,
2010
7:30pm
Sackville, NB Sackville United Church Sackville United Church
November 10,
2010
7:30pm
Charlottetown, PEI Beaconsfield’s Carriage House Beaconsfield Historic House
November 11,
2010
7:30pm
Moncton, NB Salle Neil-Michaud Coastal Inns
Moncton Music Teachers Association
November 12,
2010
7:30pm
Fredericton, NB Charlotte Street Arts Centre Picaroons
The Whitney Coffee Company
November 13,
2010
7:30pm
Saint John, NB Saint John Arts Centre
November 20,
2010
7:30pm
Mississauga, ON Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga
November 21,
2010
3:00pm
Hamilton, ON First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Moksha Yoga Hamilton
ORMTA – Hamilton-Halton Branch
November 27,
2010
7:30pm
Ajax, ON Pickering Village United Church
November 28,
2010
4:00pm
Peterborough, ON St. Giles Presbyterian Church Enviro-Solutions
Swish Maintenance
ORMTA – Peterborough Branch
January 15,
2011
7:30pm
Oakville, ON St. Simon’s Anglican Church Oakville Place
January 16,
2011
2:00pm
Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Guizzetti Developments
January 23,
2011
3:00pm
Burlington, ON St. Christopher’s Anglican Church
January 29,
2011
7:30pm
London, ON New St James Presbyterian Church
January 30,
2011
2:00pm
St. Marys, ON St Marys United Church St Marys United Church
January 31,
2011
7:00pm
Waterloo, ON Wilfrid Laurier University Fenigo.com
Nedlaw Living Walls & Roofs
Radisson Hotel
Wilfrid Laurier University
February 5,
2011
7:30pm
Barrie, ON Westside Evangelical Lutheran Church
February 6,
2011
2:00pm
Owen Sound, ON Division Street United Church Division Street United Church
February 10,
2011
7:30pm
Belleville, ON Pinnacle Music Studios Belleville Ramada
ORMTA – Belleville Branch
February 11,
2011
7:30pm
Brockville, ON Anglican Parish of St. Lawrence
February 12,
2011
7:30pm
Pointe-Claire, QC St. John’s United Church St. John’s United Church
February 13,
2011
4:00pm
Ottawa, ON Freiman Hall, University of Ottawa M.P. Lundy Construction
EXIT Realty
ORMTA – Ottawa Branch
February 20,
2011
4:00pm
Niagara Falls, ON LaMarsh Room, Niagara Falls Public Library ORMTA – Niagara Falls Branch
February 26,
2011
7:00pm
Aurora, ON Trinity Church ORMTA – Newmarket & Area Branch
February 27,
2011
6:00pm
Brantford, ON First Baptist Church
March 9,
2011
8:00pm
Toronto, ON Hart House Music Room, University of Toronto Front Door Organics

Nikka Design

Hart House Social Justice Committee

Earth Hour
March 26,
2011
7:30pm
Chicago, IL First Trinity Chicago First Trinity Chicago
March 27,
2011
7:30pm
Columbus, OH Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University Conservatory of Music Good Nature Organic Lawn Care

Whole Foods Market Columbus

Capital University Conservatory of Music

March 28,
2011
7:30pm
Rocky River, OH West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church Good Nature Organic Lawn Care
West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
March 29,
2011
7:00pm
Marietta, OH First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta
March 30,
2011
7:00pm
Erie, PA Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie
April 1,
2011
8:00pm
Baltimore, MD Parrish Hall, First Unitarian Church of Baltimore Monavé
Social Action Clearinghouse
April 2,
2011
7:00pm
Philadelphia, PA Jacobs Music Jacobs Music
Art Plus Science Salon & Spa
April 3,
2011
3:00pm
New York City, NY St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery Sympathy for the Kettle

Hotel Deauville

April 5,
2011
7:30pm
New Britain, CT Founders Hall in Davidson, Central Connecticut State University CCSU Music Department
April 6,
2011
7:30pm
West Hartford, CT Berkman Recital Hall, The Hartt School, University of Hartford Institute of Contemporary American Music
April 9,
2011
7:00pm
Boston, MA Community Music Center of Boston Community Music Center of Boston

Admission is FREE!
CDs, download cards and sheet music will be available for purchase at the concert. 25% of proceeds of Frank’s new recording, A Little Dark Music, go to WWF-Canada (World Wildlife Fund).

The Concert
An engaging, full-length piano concert featuring Frank’s original compositions and improvisations. With an unpredictable meld of musical styles, these pieces without words tell deeply personal stories. Hear from the composer himself about what influences his works.

Sustainability of the Green Keys Tour

  1. Concert venues powered by Bullfrog Power
  2. No printed programmes at the concerts, a digital screen will be used to display the programme instead
  3. Sustainable and public modes of transportation used as much as possible on tour
  4. All travel will be carbon offset
  5. New CD’s packaging printed on FSC paper using vegetable inks
  6. Download cards (made with recyclable plastic) offered instead of having to purchase physical product
  7. All sheet music for sale printed on FSC paper
  8. Public transit available for all venues or consider carpooling, walking or biking.

Things to know about this Concert

  • During the second half of this concert, the venue will have little or no light. Those who find the darkness overwhelming are welcome to step out of the hall at any time during the performance – you might want to bring a flashlight!
  • Want to save this event for posterity? Frank invites you to take non-flash pics and video of the performance and post it online, don’t forget to mention www.frankhorvat.com and use the tag #greenkeystour
  • Frank is funding this tour through sponsorships and sales of CDs, download cards, and sheet music – you can show your support for this free concert by purchasing some of these items at the show – thank you!

Green Power Certificate - The Green Keys Tour

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

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