In association with the screening of
‘An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power’ (AL GORE 2017)

19 November 2017 at 2pm & 7pm

Counterpoint Concerts

Les Amis

St Peter's Anglican Church

240 College Street

Cobourg, Ontario

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This event is part of ClimateKeys, a glocal initiative launching with over thirty concerts in nine countries during October & November 2017 to raise public engagement with CoP23, the 2017 UN climate talks taking place in November. ClimateKeys, founded by London-based composer pianist Lola Perrin, features concert pianists and climate change experts collaborating in performances that include a conversation with the audience about positive response to climate change. To date, over a hundred concert musicians and expert speakers in twenty countries have joined ClimateKeys. More concerts are being planned through 2018.

"Where I now live in Canada, and in Italy, my country of origin, climate change has drastically affected the lives of the people. In Italy, this summer in particular, a serious heat-wave and drought with fires in the South and unusual storms in the North have divided the country. People seem to be aware of the actuality of the issue of a climate change, but at the same time I found also a lot of resistance on this topic, arguing that the climate has always been unusual -for example, fires in the South are not unusual. People have been remembering other storms and other droughts, claiming that the issue is just being "dramatised" because of the media. Part of the reason I am interested in this project is to be able to bring an informed discussion to the fore: it seems to me that many people form an opinion without exploring the topic and I welcome the opportunity to inform, myself first, on what I feel is an issue that effects every single person who shares this planet. (ERIKA CRINO - PIANIST)


Luciano Berio: Wasserklavier

Toru Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketch II