Viola Dana's North American Tour
My band Viola Dana is excited to be heading to North America in April to tour live performances of my soundtrack for the Buster Keaton silent film The General. Here's our schedule of performances:
Tuesday 9 April
7pm, Revue Cinema, Roncesvalles; North American premiere of my soundtrack for The General performed by Viola Dana.
This is part of the Toronto Silent Film Festival and includes a screening of The Railrodder
Wednesday 10 April
8pm, Aeolian Hall, London, Ontario
Friday 12 April
6:30pm, Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa, Ontario. Advance ticket purchase available at the Theatre (see left).
Saturday 13 April
11am, Belleville Public Library & John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville, Ontario. Advance ticket sales available at the Theatre.
Sunday 14 April
4pm, Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, New York City. Advance ticket sales available online - see Museum link.
Monday 15 April
8pm, Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn, New York City. Tickets available at the door (cash sales only)
Photo of Viola Dana by Nik Babic.
...lessons with Atar Arad
Prior to meeting up with my Viola Dana cohorts in Toronto I will be taking a few lessons with the incredible Atar Arad in Bloomington, Indiana, whose recordings have been such an inspiration. I remember hearing his gorgeous sound in recordings with the Cleveland String Quartet and being struck by its beauty - that, and the sensitivity of his playing. Mr Arad was, in fact, a teacher of my university tutor Tzvi Friedl, and I feel very privileged to have this opportunity to meet with and learn from him. This was made possible through the assistance of an 'Artstart' grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. I'm a lucky lady!